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Indonesia graft witness worried about safety before his death

Aug 14 2017

JAKARTA A witness in a $170 million Indonesian graft investigation linked to a national electronic identity card system told a witness protection agency he was worried about his safety just weeks before his suspected suicide, officials said.

Indonesia arrests alleged recruiter for Marawi siege

Aug 11 2017

JAKARTA Indonesian police on Friday arrested an alleged recruiter and fundraiser for pro-Islamic State (IS) militants locked in a bloody battle for control of the southern Philippine city of Marawi.

Forbidden fruit: Indonesia palm oil plantations boost security to stop thieves

Aug 09 2017

JAKARTA Indonesian security companies have seen a surge in demand for guards to protect palm oil plantations from fruit thieves and land grabbers, amid a rebound in prices of the commodity used to churn out everything from cooking oil to soap.

Google to work with Indonesia to tackle content deemed offensive

Aug 04 2017

JAKARTA Alphabet Inc's Google is working with Indonesia to tackle video content deemed to be offensive, including material that might incite violence or hate speech, a senior official of the search giant said on Friday.

Indonesian travel site Traveloka to expand tourist attraction booking service

Aug 02 2017

JAKARTA Indonesian travel start-up Traveloka, which has raised nearly $500 million from investors including Expedia Inc and China's JD.com Inc, plans to ramp up its new tourist attraction booking service next year, a senior executive said.

Veiled marketing: Anti-smoking groups slam Indonesia's Big Tobacco

Aug 02 2017

JAKARTA Anti-smoking groups in Indonesia have slammed Big Tobacco for promoting sales by giving retailers cash rewards, shopping vouchers and even money to renovate, urging authorities to enforce advertising curbs to safeguard public health.

Indonesia drug czar warns methamphetamine seizures tip of iceberg

Jul 28 2017

JAKARTA Indonesia is probably only stopping a fraction of what could be hundreds of tonnes of methamphetamine flooding in from countries such as China, even after a record seizure this month, its anti-narcotics czar said.

Jakarta's traffic-clogged economy gets a lift from motorbike deliveries

Jul 25 2017

JAKARTA Three years ago, Ferly Aninditya's stall at a Jakarta food court was losing money. Deterred by the Indonesian capital's paralysing traffic, few customers were prepared to come to him.

Shares in Indonesia's Tiga Pilar fall as police probe rice sales

Jul 21 2017

SINGAPORE, July 21 Indonesian police have confiscated more than 1,000 tonnes of rice over alleged false labelling by a unit of food manufacturer PT Tiga Pilar Sejahtera Food, causing its shares to tumble 25 percent to a 14-month low.

Indonesia's gay community driven underground after police raids

Jun 29 2017

JAKARTA When an angry mob of Islamists threatened to burn down a place hosting a gay and lesbian film festival in Jakarta in 2010, Indonesian police came to protect those staging it.

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