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Police Confirm Upcoming Protest in Jakarta

The FUI has scheduled a large protest for March 31 regarding Ahok’s blasphemy case. Local police officers confirm, and advise citizens to take precaution.

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E-KTP: One Identification Card, Big-time Corruption

Back in October, Fikrul Hanif, a history professor at a teacher’s college in Padang, West Sumatra, trudged to his local district office to renew his resident ID. He...

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Why Investor Confidence is Low in Indonesia’s Mining Industry

It’s no secret that Indonesia is a major player in the global mining industry. A country rich in natural resources, it has abundances of copper, gold, tin and nickel...

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Australia Urges Free Trade Partnership to Include Education

As part of the free trade deal that both countries are banking on finalising within the year, Australia urges the inclusion of the education sector, with the Land Down...

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Australia Finally Apologizes over Defence Fracas

Australia’s Army Chief Lieutenant General Angus Campbell apologised for “sensitive and painful” teaching materials at an Australian military base, promised strict...

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President Jokowi Responds to Sylviana’s Graft Defense

President Jokowi responds to implications of involvement in the Jakarta Scout Movement graft case.

Guests are treated to an aerial view of the lagoon on the short self-guided trail to the island’s south beach.

A Resort to Protect Biodiversity in Indonesia

When Andrew Miner discovered Batbitim Island in 2003, he found a remote shark finning camp in a vast sea devastated by dynamite and cyanide fishing. Where once the blood...

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Minister Pandjaitan Defends Jokowi’s Aim to Have ‘Bules’ Running State-Owned Enterprises

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan expressed his agreement with President Jokowi pushing to have foreigners taking charge of some of the...

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Foreign Diplomats Submit Credentials, Start Official Indonesian Duties

Eight new foreign ambassadors submitted their letters of credentials to President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo today, January 12, at the State Palace in Jakarta, which will...

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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,...

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Cops Nab ‘Jokowi Undercover’ Author for Slander Against Jokowi

Bambang Tri Mulyono, who has been accused of slandering Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo in his book ‘Jokowi Undercover,’ is now in the hands of police...

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Fake News Now a Security Priority in Indonesia

The flood of fake news in Indonesia is severe enough to make it a top security priority in 2017, along with terrorism.

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Jokowi Graces Inauguration of  North Sulawesi, South Sumatra Power Plants

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo graced the inauguration of the new power plant at the Minahasa geothermal power station at North Sulawesi as well as the additional...