Dozens of ex-graft convicts to run in Indonesia elections

Dozens of Indonesians who served jail time for corruption are set to run for public office, the country’s electoral agency said Friday, as the world’s largest...

Indonesia signs moratorium to halt new palm oil plantation developments

Indonesia’s president has signed a moratorium on all new palm oil plantation development, an official said...

Indonesia signs moratorium to halt new palm oil plantation developments

Ratoh Jaroe dancers claim they haven’t been paid for mesmerizing Asian Games opening ceremony performance

A dance that awesome deserves financial recognition.

Ratoh Jaroe dancers claim they haven’t been paid for mesmerizing Asian Games opening ceremony performance

Police arrest parking attendant accused of serial butt-groping in Surabaya

He was reported by around 10 women, including one underage girl.

Police arrest parking attendant accused of serial butt-groping in Surabaya

Jakarta vet sued for IDR1.5 billion for death of ‘rare’ albino Siberian husky pup

Losing a pet may be one of the hardest things animal lovers have to go through.

Jakarta vet sued for IDR1.5 billion for death of ‘rare’ albino Siberian husky pup

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Thai architecture undergrads build rural dorm with falling rain design for underprivileged students

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