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Jokowi Graces New Yogyakarta Int’l Airport Inauguration

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the New Yogyakarta International Airport will be formally held on Monday, January 23, with President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo gracing the...

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Narcotics Agency Blames Drug-Using Pilots for Indonesian Plane Crashes

The anti-narcotics agency head minced no words when he blamed pilots on drugs as one of the leading causes of aviation accidents involving Indonesian planes.

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Indonesia Launches Anti-Hoax Campaign to Battle Fake News

In an attempt to stop the rampant circulation of hoaxes on the Internet and several social media platforms, an anti-hoax campaign was kicked off across six cities in...

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An Investor’s Guide: Hot Verticals in Indonesia for 2017

Savvy investors in Indonesia are positioning themselves to mop the floor in spaces that orbit e-commerce. But other hot verticals include fintech, agriculture, food and...

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How the Government Aims to Better Connect Indonesia’s Cities in 2017

Connecting people in a nation like Indonesia – which has an extremely diverse geography across thousands of islands – will always be a big challenge, especially with...

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Human Rights Commission: Religious Intolerance in Indonesia Is Alarming

Among the notable trends that defined 2016 in Indonesia was the growing sense of religious intolerance as evidenced by the large number of reports on attacks on...

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Tycoon Allies with Trump, Plans to Build Race Track, Theme Park

The Trump brand is coming to Indonesia through a partnership with one of its biggest business moguls. Indonesian tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo (also known as Tanoe)...

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US Sanctions Four Militants Linked with Islamic State

The US State Department now recognizes the Islamic State-linked Indonesian extremist organization responsible for the fatal attack in Jakarta on January last year as a...

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Terrorists Allegedly Using PayPal, Bitcoin for Funding

Terrorists in the Middle East are funding their spurious activities in the country using electronic payments and bitcoins, said an Indonesian independent financial...

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Indonesia Blocks 800,000 Sites in 2016

The Indonesian government tightens its grip on the Internet as it blocked 800,000 websites in 2016.

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Bird’s Eye Chili Pepper Threatened by Inflated Prices

The bird’s eye chili pepper is under threat not by pests but by a dramatic increase in its market prices. Consumers should expect to tighten their belts as prices for...

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No Target Set for Indonesian Team in the 2017 SEA Games

According to the Youth and Sports Affairs Minister Imam Nahrawi, Indonesian athletes will begin intense training this January 2017 but not in preparation for the SEA...

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Jokowi’s Signature Free-Visa Policy Up For Review

Jokowi's free-visa policy is up for review; and although the signature policy is meant to increase tourism, some think it only increased illegal workers.

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Government Blocks Unreliable News Portals, Sets Up Cyber Agency

Samuel A. Pangerapan, director general for the Ministry of Applications and Information, told reporters that news portals with non-credible sources and information,...