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President Widodo Gives Rp7.2 Billion in Aid for Mount Agung Evacuees

President Joko Widodo has delivered humanitarian aid worth up to Rp 7.2 billion for the evacuees of the Mount Agung disaster, according to the State Palace. “The aid...

Indonesia Rises in the Global Competitiveness Index

Indonesia has increased its standing to 36th place in the Global Competitiveness Index due to the country’s large market, robust macroeconomic environment and notable...

Man Behind Matchmaking Site Arrested Over Breach of ITE and Pornography Law

The owner of a controversial matchmaking website has been arrested by the Jakarta Police for allegedly offering prostitution services under the guise of the site. Aris...

Over 34,000 evacuated, but Bali Tourist Sites Safe, Says Official

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has said that more than 34,000 people have been evacuated from areas in and around Karangasem regency in Bali following...

Linkedin Releases List of Indonesia’s Most-Viewed Professionals

Business-oriented social networking service Linkedin has released the first Linkedin Power Profiles in Indonesia which lists the country’s most-viewed professionals in...

Australian Minister Praises ‘Beautiful’ Jakarta Street Food after State Lunch Treat

Jakarta Street food is obviously not the kind of meal to serve an official state guest, but it was a choice that Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita went with after he...

Foreign Minister Retno Receives UN Agent of Change Award

Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi received the Agent of Change award from the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the...

Indonesia Needs to Invest in Teachers to Improve Education Quality, says World Bank

The Indonesian government must invest in teachers and reform the teaching profession that in order to improve the quality of the country’s education, according to...

Jakarta Stations to Have Special Ojek Areas to Ease Congestion

The Jakarta administration says that it will build special parking designated for ojek areas (motorcycle taxi) at 17 train stations in the city in an effort to reduce...

Marvel Wants Indonesian Superheroes

Comic producer Marvel is very much open to the possibility of featuring Indonesian superhero characters made by Indonesian artists, says Chester Bror Cebulski, Marvel...

Bandung Awarded Asean’s Cleanest Air Prize

The city of Bandung received an award for having the cleanest air among other major cities in Asean in the 4th Asean Environmentally Sustainable City Award ceremony in...

Indonesia Wildlife Gets 25% Royalty in ‘Monkey Selfie’ Copyright Battle

The prolonged copyright dispute over the royalties to the famous ‘monkey selfie’ has finally been settled, with the photographer agreeing to share revenue from the...

River Polluters Will Be Publicly Shamed, Jakarta Governor Warns

People caught throwing garbage into Jakarta’s rivers will be publicly shamed by having their photos displayed in a banner, says Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat....

Woman Taken to Hospital After Being Lashed for Adultery in Aceh

A woman in Aceh has sought hospital treatment after being publicly caned as a sharia court punishment for the crime of adultery. The court in Aceh, the only Indonesian...

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