Bali residents protest cremation of COVID-19 victim over alleged lack of notice

Dozens of local residents refused a cremation process for a COVID-19 victim on Saturday, fearing that smoke from the coronavirus may lead to transmission of the virus.

Buleleng Police arrest man pretending to be shaman for alleged fraud, sexual assault

Buleleng Police arrest man pretending to be shaman for alleged fraud, sexual assault

The case illustrates another example of a crime committed under the guise of alternative treatment in Indonesia. 

Bali’s ‘new era’ will focus more on local resources over tourism, governor says

Bali’s ‘new era’ will focus more on local resources over tourism, governor says

As Indonesia’s top tourist destination, the global halt in travel has resulted in a massive decline for Bali’s tourism industry, which reportedly contributes between 54 to 58...

NTB court delivers life sentence to 18-year-old man for killing girlfriend and burning her body

NTB court delivers life sentence to 18-year-old man for killing girlfriend and burning her body

The man, identified as Agus Purnama, had strangled his girlfriend, identified as Olive, to death last September after finding out that she had been cheating on him.

Indonesia, US to exchange fugitives following arrest of American outlaw in Bali

Indonesia, US to exchange fugitives following arrest of American outlaw in Bali

Indonesia is on course to exchange American fugitive Marcus Beam with two Indonesian fugitives currently detained in the United States.

Punk rock icon Jerinx defends controversial post as ‘pure criticism’ on behalf of the people

Punk rock icon Jerinx defends controversial post as ‘pure criticism’ on behalf of the people

The 43-year-old said the post was a form of criticism and that he had no intention of insulting the healthcare professionals. 

Balinese man claims marriage to 2 women was based on ‘mutual agreement’

Balinese man claims marriage to 2 women was based on ‘mutual agreement’

A 39-year-old man from Bali’s Buleleng regency has attracted nationwide attention this week, after he claimed that his spouses had mutually agreed to enter a polygamous marriage.

Lombok’s Mount Rinjani partially closes park after hikers held wild weekend rave

Lombok’s Mount Rinjani partially closes park after hikers held wild weekend rave

The incident took place on Saturday night at the Savana Propok area of the national park.

American national arrested for alleged smuggling of weed-infused cake into Bali

American national arrested for alleged smuggling of weed-infused cake into Bali

A 21-year-old American national was arrested for allegedly smuggling cannabis-infused chocolate cake into Bali in a care package sent from his home country.

Punk rock icon Jerinx may face defamation charge over ‘insulting’ post about Indonesian Doctors Association

Punk rock icon Jerinx may face defamation charge over ‘insulting’ post about Indonesian Doctors Association

Balinese punk rock icon/avid conspiracy theorist Jerinx has been accused of defamation by the Balinese chapter of the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) over a social media post...


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