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Archipelago

  • Bali enjoys robust tourism: Reports

    Bali tourism remained strong in 2011 with foreign tourist arrivals slightly above the government’s target of 2.7 million people, according to the Tourism Agency.

  • Expat behind robbery of former girlfriend

    Police announced they had arrested German national Uwe Schweisfurth, 49, for allegedly masterminding a robbery, which was motivated by jealousy.

  • Power plant has yet to serve local residents

    Living alongside a steam-powered electricity (PLTU) plant does not appear to be a guarantee for some local people in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, of receiving electricity.

  • Berhala people may choose citizenship status

    Despite being administratively part of Jambi province, people on Berhala Island may choose to be affiliated with Riau Islands province, according to a government official.

  • Gas converter kit will be produced locally

    State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Minister Dahlan Iskan confirmed on Thursday that a consortium consisting of SOEs and private companies can manufacture gas converter kits for cars to support the government’s oil-to-gas campaign.

  • Governor sued over Rp 1.7t graft case

    The Taxation Advocacy Group (TAG) has reported the alleged misappropriation of Rp 1.7 trillion (about US$200 million) by the provincial administration and legislature to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

  • Police: Guns smuggled to Aceh from Malaysia

    The police have disclosed that illegal arms circulating in Aceh are believed to have been smuggled in from neighboring Malaysia.

  • Top NII activist gets 5 years

    A panel of judges at the Semarang District Court found Totok Dwi Hananto, alias Nizaz Sidiq, guilty of abetting attempted treason by the Indonesian Islamic State (NII) movement.

  • S. Sulawesi to continue honey shipments to Malaysia

    The South Sulawesi Forestry Agency will continue shipments of forest honey to Malaysia, which it started in 2011, although not in liquid form but in capsules.

  • What’s that smell?

    Freshly harvested durrian are auctioned at Mangunan plantation in Dlinggo, Yogyakarta, on Thursday.