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  • Open-air movie theater back

    The Kineforum Misbar open-air movie theater is back this month for its second year running, aiming to reclaim public space and promote local movies.

  • Muslims, Buddhists team up to bring about peace for Rohingya

    Muslims and Buddhists in Indonesia are joining forces to push for conflict resolution in Myanmar, where the Rohingya Muslim minority has been persecuted and denied citizenship for more than three…

  • Four die, one missing in landslide

    At least four people died and a 4-month-old baby went missing in a landslide that hit Sibio Bio village in Sibabangun, Central Tapanuli, North Sumatra, at 1 a.m. on Saturday.

  • UGM appoints first female rector

    The Gadjah Mada University’s (UGM) board of trustees has appointed Dwi Korita Karnawati as the university rector, replacing Pratikno, who has been installed as state secretary in Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s…

  • By the way ... Unbearable lightness – and pointlessness – of selfies

    Of all social media-related shenanigans, selfies to me are one thing that I cannot wrap my head around. I mean, what is the point of taking pictures of your mostly…

  • Comic convention haven for collectors

    Two big exhibitions — the first-ever Indonesian Toy, Game and Comic Convention at JIExpo in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta and the 10th HelloFest Anima Expo in Senayan, South Jakarta – offer…

  • Jokowi steals spotlight during Singapore visit

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo returned to Indonesia on Sunday after completing a short trip to Singapore, where he attended his son’s graduation ceremony, snapped selfies with his son’s college friends…

  • Govt sets out maritime dream

    The government will need to invest a mammoth Rp 699 trillion (US$57.40 billion) for its sea-highway program between 2015 and 2019 in support of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s maritime-axis doctrine.

  • Comic convention celebrates pop culture

    Get ready to spoil the child in you as the powerhouses of the pop-culture industry are in town this weekend for the first ever Indonesia Toy, Game and Comic Convention.

  • Bataks to ‘settle’ for BKPM head post

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will likely give a “consolation prize” to the Batak community, which was deeply disappointed with his decision not to include any representatives of the ethnic group…