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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...

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Jokowi Orders Fast Distribution of Financial Aid to Aceh

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has been ordered by President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo to immediately distribute aid allocated for the victims of the...

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House Ends Sitting Session with Targets Unmet

The House of Representatives recently concluded a month-long sitting session, where two bills were passed into laws and leaving 40 others delayed.

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Attorney General to Prioritize Drug Criminals in Next Round of Executions

While President Jokowi has mentioned the government’s move in the direction of abolishing the death penalty, Indonesia’s Attorney General HM Prasetyo is firm about...

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At Least 97 Dead, Dozens Missing After Quake Hits Indonesia’s Aceh

A strong undersea earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early Wednesday, December 7, killing at least 97 people, destroying...

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Workers to Stage Nationwide Protest on Dec 2 for Pay Rise and Ahok’s Arrest

On Friday, December 2, thousands of Indonesian workers will take to the streets and hold a national protest against the city’s minimum wage policy as recently imposed...

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China Is Third Biggest Foreign Investor in Indonesia

China continues to be one of the biggest economic contributors of Indonesia, pouring in more millions than the United States.   President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s...