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Police Thwarts Militant Group’s Bombing Attack on Jakarta

Jakarta Police arrested four suspected Islamic militants and safely detonated a bomb on the outskirts of Jakarta last week, December 10. The group was believed to be...

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MUI Issues Fatwa Banning Muslims Partaking in Christmas Festivities

On Wednesday, December 14, the nation’s independent clerical body, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims partaking in the Christmas...

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Malaysian PM Asks Indonesians to Protest Myanmar’s Treatment of Rohingya

Earlier last week, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak urged Indonesians to come together and fight not only against Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama...

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Indonesians Made 4.1 Billion Tweets in 2016

Twitter Indonesia Country Head Roy Simangunsong reported at their end-of-year review event that Indonesians made around 4.1 billion tweets for the year 2016.

Indonesia Plans to Defend Papua Issue in New Zealand

The government has made serious efforts in settling the issue of Papua independence and would like NGOs in New Zealand to understand that the situation has been...

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD RENT A BIKE IN BALI

It is not uncommon for Bali tourists to use motorcycles to experience the scenic landscape of Bali. Here are five other reasons why you should rent a bike in Bali. 1....

Dirty Money

When buying votes or buying sex, some people resort to using counterfeit cash. Results can be fatal. The precise amount of counterfeit money in circulation in Indonesia...

Local Mob Kills Suspect of School Stabbing Spree

Hundreds of angry locals broke into the police station and beat a man to death after he was accused of stabbing seven children at an elementary school in Central...

Intergalactic Parenting

Ruth Reken’s co-authored book, Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, explores the experiences of people who have spent a significant part of their developmental...

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Drug Dealer Bagged for Minion Ecstasy Pills

Depok drug dealer was arrested on suspicion of peddling ecstasy tablets that looked like the Minions from “Despicable Me.”

Tax Amnesty for Foreigners: Not Too Late to Participate

Indonesia is changing. With tax amnesty, the Jokowi administration aims to bring Indonesia into a new era, shedding light on undocumented assets and increasing potential...

Immigration and The (Formalities) Agent, Living Apart Together

A clean government, Immigration kicks off It is official law and immediately implemented in the daily practice of immigration offices, on any level and through the whole...

Local Trans Women Redefine the Notion of Beauty in a ‘Secret Pageant’

LGBT community and activists continue to challenge status quo by secretly organizing a national beauty pageant in Jakarta, while successfully staying away from local...

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10 Things to Remember About Immigration Raids in Indonesia

Whether checking for documents, reducing the threat of terrorism or countering drug distribution, Indonesian Immigration authorities and the police regularly carry out...

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