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Environment Ministry Urges for More Jobs to Cut Wildlife Crimes

According to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, providing more employment opportunities in relevant communities will considerably reduce wildlife crimes.

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Ahok-Djarot Wins More Swing Voters After First Debate

A survey conducted after the first gubernatorial debate held on Friday evening, January 13, showed that many undecided voters have eventually declared they will most...

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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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Jakarta’s Former Red Light District Revamped as Sports Hub

Jakarta’s sports enthusiasts will be pleased to know that what used to be the capital’s red light district in Kalijodo Park, West Jakarta, has now been turned into a...

terrorism

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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Indonesia Ferry Fire Kills 23, Ship’s Captain Detained

The captain of the Zahro Express ferry, which caught fire off the coast of Jakarta’s capital over the New Year weekend, is now being detained by police authorities...

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Japan Commits to Upgrading Indonesian Railway

It’s full steam ahead for the upcoming railway upgrade of Indonesia’s railway system as Japan gives its nod of approval. One of the biggest foreign direct investors...

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Citilink CEO Steps Down After Sacking Drunk Pilot

After having Capt. Tekad Purna (the drunk pilot of flight QC 800) dismissed for unprofessional conduct, Citilink Chief Executive Albert Burhan announced he will be...

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Indonesia’s Top Google Searches for 2016

Indonesia's list of top Google searches for the biggest events, personalities, controversies and more for the year that was.

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Two Suspects in Pulomas Murder Case Nabbed

Two men accused in the Pulomas, East Jakarta murder case were arrested by police authorities on Wednesday, December 28.

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Blasphemy Case Could Have Ahok Temporarily Dismissed

With the ongoing trial that Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama is involved with for being a suspect in a blasphemy case, the Home Affairs Ministry may...

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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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Upscale Resort Rebrands in Jakarta

Intercontinental, one of Jakarta’s most successful hotels, plans to rebrand itself to Ayana Midplaza with hopes of becoming the capital’s top destination for...

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Indonesia Falls Behind Malaysia and Vietnam in English Proficiency

Malaysia and Vietnam rank higher than Indonesia in an English Proficiency Survey done by international education company, Education First (EF).