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Alcohol prohibition bill could soon become law: House

Indonesia’s alcohol prohibition bill is one step closer to becoming law with the House of Representatives agreeing on Friday to further discussion of the bill.

Mass killings may be contagious: US study

Mass killings in the United States may be contagious, according to a study Thursday that found each deadly tragedy can increase the likelihood that another will soon follow.

E-commerce group concerned over draft regulation

A group of e-commerce business players have raised concerns over a draft regulation prepared by the Trade Ministry, saying that the legislation had the potential to prevent small e-commerce business…

Analysis: June CPI: Reflection of demand slowdown

Indonesia’s inflation of 0.54 percent was subdued in June, lower than our and the consensus of market expectations, a reflection of weak demand on the ground.

ASEAN launches fund to share cost of hosting trafficking victims

Southeast Asian countries Thursday launched a fund to share the cost of hosting human trafficking victims, after a regional migrant crisis saw victims ping-ponged between countries reluctant to accept them.

Jokowi signals approval for Freeport continued operation

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has indicated that he will approve a plan to revise Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold. Inc.’s contract of work (COW), with a top minister conceding that…