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A number of artists were Dance of Dewi (Goddess) Saraswati at Culture Festival IX Badung Regency 2015 in Mangupura, Bali, Sunday. The festival, which was held for 16 days involving hundreds of artists from six districts in an effort to boost tourism and the preservation of arts and culture in the area. Photograph by The Bali Times/ANT.

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Knowing Buddha Organization founder Awakening the World…..

  Bangkok – Anyone visiting Bangkok these days will see the  Knowing Buddha Organization (KBO) signs at the airport on arrival,  starting at immigration desk, on billboards driving into the city, on displays and exhibitions at Buddhist temples throughout Thailand. All this is designed to raise awareness  about the misuse of Buddha’s image as decoration […]

“Bali Nine” Lawrence banned from entering Indonesia for life

Denpasar, Bali – Renae Lawrence, a member of “Bali Nine” drug smugglers, has been banned from re-entering the Indonesian territory for life, after her release and deportation to her home country Australia in November. “Certainly, she would be banned from entering Indonesia for the rest of her life. As of now, she is in the […]

Indonesia is more peaceful than other islamic countries: Kalla

Bandung – Vice President Jusuf Kalla said that Indonesia, as the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, was more peaceful than other Islamic countries today. “We are grateful that Indonesia, despite having experienced conflicts in the past, is now one of the most peaceful countries compared to other countries. We are not […]

5.3-magnitude jolts South Bali

Denpasar – An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale jolted South Bali on Thursday at 1:23 a.m. local time, but it did not have potential to trigger a tsunami. The quake`s epicenter was located at 9.42 degree southern latitude, 115.41 degree eastern longitude, at a depth of 20 km, and 78 km southwest of […]

Three important things Indonesia has to learn from Chinese industrial film

Nusa Dua – President of China Film Group Corporation Le Kexi revealed that there are three important things from the progress of the Chinese film industry that Indonesia must learn. “First, there must be regulations, policies or regulations for the international community. Because this is the most basic thing to develop the film industry,” Le […]

Health laboratory results awaited on JE virus spread in Bali

Jakarta – Health Minister Nila Moeloek confirmed that she still awaits the health laboratory center results on the issue of spread of the Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus in the island of Bali. “It is still being explored. We ask whether the health center laboratory is correct or not (the case),” Moeloek stated at the Ministry […]

Vice President leads ceremony to observe Heroes` Day in Jakarta

Jakarta – Vice President M Jusuf Kalla led a ceremony to commemorate Heroes` Day at the Kalibata heroes` cemetery, here, Saturday. Kalla and his spouse, Mufia Jusuf, arrived at the cemetery at 7:55 a.m. local time. The Vice President acted as the inspector of ceremony, with Colonel Rizayan as the commander of ceremony. The function […]

Direct flights to attract more Russian Tourists to Indonesia: Ambassador

Denpasar – Indonesian Ambassador to Russia M. Wahid Supriyadi said the number of tourists from Russia to Indonesia could be increased by opening direct flight between the two countries. “Direct flights between Moscow and Denpasar (Indonesia) would have big impact with more foreign tourist to visit Bali,” Wahid Supriyadi said when attending the ceremony welcoming […]

Indonesia Tells World Of Threat Of ISIS Lone Wolves

Nusa Dua – The Indonesian government on Wednesday warned countries of the damage that could be caused by individual terrorists returning home after fighting alongside ISIS in the Middle East. Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Law, Security and Political Affairs Wiranto said individual terrorists, known as “lone wolves” provided a new challenge in the fight against […]

Drug Agency Reports Drug Handling Cooperation to President

Jakarta – The Chief of the National Narcotics Agency, Budi Waseso, met President Joko Widodo at the State Palace in Jakarta on Thursday to report the cooperation arrangements made with ASEAN countries to deal with drugs circulation. “Today I reported my experience of working in Batam, Riau Islands with the ASEAN for interdiction cooperation,” Waseso […]

Indonesia-Australia to Conclude Trade Agreement

Jakarta – Australian Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Steven Ciobo is visiting Indonesia this week to conclude a free trade agreement with Indonesia, the Australian Embassy here said on its website on Monday. “This week I am visiting Jakarta to build further momentum for concluding a free trade agreement with Indonesia,” he said as quoted […]

AG offers apology for lack of precise information about executions

Jakarta – Indonesias attorney general HM Prasetyo has offered an apology for the lack of transparency when it came to information he gave regarding the execution of four death row drug convicts early Friday morning. “I am sorry I gave an impression of closing access to information because I wished to assure smooth and orderly […]

Attorney general yet to reveal time of prisoners` executions

Jakarta – Attorney General M Prasetyo has yet to reveal the time for the executions of 14 convicts who have been isolated in the Batu detention center in Nusa Kambangan, Cilacap, Central Java. “This is a matter of someones life. Despite their status as convicts, they need to be respected. Lets not speculate on the […]

Indonesian, Australian air forces hold joint exercise

Pekanbaru, Riau – Five F-16 fighter planes based at Air Squadron 16 Fighting Falcon, Roesmin Nurjadin Air Force Base in Pekanbaru, Riau will be participating in the joint exercise called Pitch Black 2016 which will take place in Darwin, Australia. The planes with 62 personnel — 12 pilots and 50 crew members and technicians — […]

President Jokowi names Sri Mulyani as finance minister

Jakarta – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has named Sri Mulyani Indrawati as the finance minister to replace Bambang Brodjonegoro as part of the second cabinet reshuffle of his two-year-old administration. “I have been striving optimally to improve the efficiency of the Working Cabinet through installing a solid team that supports each other,” President Jokowi stated […]

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