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Gojek, Grab Motorcycle Drivers Protest Low Fares

Thousands of motorcycle taxi drivers protested on Tuesday March 27 to demand that the government help them get higher pay from the ride-hailing services they work with....

Indonesian Supreme Court Rejects Ahok’s Appeal

Indonesia’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the Christian ex-governor of Jakarta to review his conviction for insulting Islam, a court spokesman said on...

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia’s Tanimbar Islands

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia in the early hours of Monday and triggered a brief tsunami alert that was swiftly lifted, according to seismic...

Citilink to Add Three New International Routes

Low-cost airline Citilink Indonesia has announced its plans to serve more international routes this year. This will be in addition to the new Jakarta-Penang route that...

Third Case of Measles in Western Australia Traced Back to Bali

Both Western Australia and New South Wales have issued a health warning after a third case of measles was diagnosed and traced back to Bali. Twenty cases of measles from...

Police Uncover Synthetic Marijuana Factory in Bali

A small factory that illegally produced synthetic marijuana, locally known as gorilla tobacco, was uncovered by a joint operation conducted by the National Police and...

Indonesian Celebrity Under Fire For Comments About Holocaust Memorial

Famous Indonesian singer Syahrini is under fire for an Instagram video shot at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, Germany. In the video, Syahrini...

President Duterte Supports Recommendation To Shut Down Boracay Island

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte is supporting the recommendation of Eduardo Año, officer in charge of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG),...

Inspection Reveals 80 Percent of Jakarta’s Construction Projects Unsafe

The Jakarta Manpower and Transmigration Agency has said that the majority of construction projects in the capital city are unsafe. “As much as 80 percent of the...

Google Maps Adds Motorcycle Mode in Indonesia

Google has recently released a motorcycle feature in the Indonesian market to help two-wheeled traffic move more efficiently. In a recent post, Google noted that the...

“Millennials Party” Emerges, Hopes to Appeal to Young Voters for Upcoming Elections

Dubbed the “millennials party”, the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI), is one of four new parties the General Election Commission is allowing to contest next...

Saudi Arabia Beheads Indonesian Migrant Worker for Murder

Despite President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s repeated pleas for clemency, Saudi Arabia has beheaded Indonesian migrant worker, M Zaini Misrin. The worker...

Expat Resort Manager Sparks Row With Politicians

On March 9–10, officials from the Mentawai Islands chapter of the National Democratic (Nasdem) Party held a working meeting on Simakakang Island. Nasdem is the party...

Jokowi’s Joke Gets Big Laughs During Speech At ASEAN Leaders Meeting

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo lightened the mood and earned some big laughs by dropping some millennial friendly pop culture references into one of his...