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Senior minister Luhut Pandjaitan sues activists for IDR100 billion over claims of ties to Papua gold mine

Top Indonesian minister Luhut Pandjaitan is on course to go head-to-head in court with two renowned human rights...

Senior minister Luhut Pandjaitan sues activists for IDR100 billion over claims of ties to Papua gold mine

16 years for Aceh man who raped niece as Supreme Court overturns acquittal by Sharia Court

A man in Aceh is set to serve more than 16 years in prison for raping his niece, after his recent acquittal by a...

16 years for Aceh man who raped niece as Supreme Court overturns acquittal by Sharia Court

Central Java teen murders his mother after being scolded for watching too much TV

A 17-year-old teenager in Jepara regency, Central Java was arrested by the police for the alleged murder of his own...

Central Java teen murders his mother after being scolded for watching too much TV

Cafes, restaurants with late operating hours in Java and Bali are now allowed to open until midnight

Restaurants and cafes in Java and Bali are now allowed to operate until midnight, as the government eased restrictions...

Cafes, restaurants with late operating hours in Java and Bali are now allowed to open until midnight

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