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Google Maps Creates Feature to Help with Odd-Even Policy

The Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) has teamed up with Google to provide a special feature on Google Maps, which helps drivers avoid roads restricted to...

Ahok to Refuse Parole and Serve Out Prison Sentence

Former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is serving a two-year jail sentence for blasphemy, will refuse parole in hope of an early release date. Better known...

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Ban on Popular App “Tik Tok” Overturned by Indonesian Authorities

Indonesia has overturned its ban on Chinese video app Tik Tok after it agreed to censor “negative content”, the Communications Ministry said on Wednesday. Tik Tok,...

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Indonesian Ferry Runs Aground at Pulau Tekong in Singapore

A ferry carrying 45 people ran aground at Pulau Tekong within Singapore port waters on Monday (Jul 9), according to a Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)...

Dieng Plateau, Mt. Semeru Visitors Asked to Be Prepared for Freezing Temperatures

Parts of Indonesia have experienced unusually cold temperatures in the past few days, prompting authorities at the Dieng Plateau in Central Java and Mt. Semeru in East...

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Student Uses Closet to Grow Marijuana Plant in Bandung

Curiosity reportedly led a 21-year-old student, identified only as YCR, at a university in Bandung, West Java, to attempt to grow marijuana in the closet in his rented...

Chinese Video App “Tik Tok” Gets Banned in Indonesia

Indonesian authorities said on Wednesday, July 4, that they had banned Chinese video app Tik Tok for containing “pornography, inappropriate content and...

Human Rights Watch Report Says LGBT Crackdowns Fueling HIV Crisis in Indonesia

A crackdown against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Indonesia is leading to a rise in HIV infections and causing a public health crisis, according to a...

Jakarta Police Instructed to Shoot on Sight for Street Crimes

To ensure security for the 2018 Asian Games, which will see thousands of international athletes and officials descend upon the Indonesian capital, Jakarta Police chief...

At Least 29 Dead After Another Ferry Sinks

At least 29 people died after a ferry sank near Sulawesi island, officials said on Wednesday, as rescue teams searched for dozens of missing passengers a day after the...

Mount Agung Alert Raised to Level Three

Authorities have raised the alert level for Mount Agung in Karangasem regency, Bali, to Siaga (watch) status, or Level III of the four-tiered Indonesia volcano alert...

Mount Agung Eruption

Mount Agung Eruption Continues; Bali Airport Remains Open

Bali’s Mount Agung erupted again at 6.19am local time on Monday (July 2), spewing a 2,000m-high ash column and thick smoke into the sky. The eruption lasted three...

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Jollibee to Open Stores in Indonesia, UK, Malaysia

Jollibee has announced its plans to build 500 new stores, including in new markets like the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Indonesia as part of a Php 12-billion spending...

Woman Saved From Jumping Off Pedestrian Bridge

A passerby reportedly stopped a woman from jumping off a pedestrian bridge at the Kuningan Timur Transjakarta bus stop in South Jakarta on Saturday. According to...