Police say arrested legislative candidate in Bogor heads a gang of thieves

Police are still investigating whether the candidate might have used any of his gang's illicit earning to fund his campaign.

For nostalgia’s sake: Indonesian millennials demand Wall’s bring back discontinued Viennetta ice cream

Over the past week, Indonesian millennials have been referencing some of their favorite things from the ‘90s and...

For nostalgia’s sake: Indonesian millennials demand Wall’s bring back discontinued Viennetta ice cream

Indonesia’s IT Ministry demands Facebook improve censorship system in light of NZ shootings

The complicated issue of internet censorship has been a hotly debated topic worldwide since social media platforms and...

Indonesia’s IT Ministry demands Facebook improve censorship system in light of NZ shootings

Jakarta Police arrest man for selling porn-filled hard drives for IDR2 million

Police said the seller made a Rp 1 million profit off of each hard drive that he had filled with thousands of adult...

Jakarta Police arrest man for selling porn-filled hard drives for IDR2 million

Regional battles: Prabowo leads Jokowi in Jakarta & Sumatra but lags far behind in Java & Papua, survey says

Media giant Kompas today released the results of its presidential election poll, shedding insight on how people in...

Regional battles: Prabowo leads Jokowi in Jakarta & Sumatra but lags far behind in Java & Papua, survey says
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Coconuts Jakarta Directory Contest: Submit your event or business for a chance to win a free advertising campaign!

If you've been clicking around Coconuts lately, then you'll have noticed the expansion of the Coco universe -- our Coconuts Directory is up and running, connecting readers to the new, noteworthy spots and events popping up in their respective cities.

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