Some residents watched the cremation ceremony in a mass cremation ceremony in the village of Bona, Gianyar, Bali, on Saturday. A total of 80 bodies were cremated simultaneously. Photograph by The Bali Times/ANT.

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Bali Police Investigates an Australian Related to Engeline Murder Case

DENPASAR ~ Bali Regional Police is investigating an Australian who allegedly had been asked for money amounting IDR150 million by Engeline’s adoptive sister Yvone Megawe. The adoptive sister said to the Australian that the money was demanded by kidnappers at the beginning of the poor girl was reported missing. Christopher Burns came to Bali Police […]

Indonesia Hopes To Remain Unaffected by Greek Crisis

JAKARTA ~ Indonesia hopes that the country does not feel significant impacts of the Greek crisis. “The Greek condition is not new (to Indonesia). We hope its effects are not too considerable,” Director of Communications of Bank Indonesia Peter Jacobs said here on Monday. Greece has confirmed that it cannot pay off debts worth 1.54 […]

Companies to Get Sanctions for Not Paying Eid Allowance: Minister

PALANGKA RAYA ~ Companies that do not pay their workers Eid allowance will be given administrative sanctions, Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri said here on Friday. “Companies that do not pay THR (Eid allowance) to their workers will certainly be given sanctions such as postponement of administrative services. The government will not serve the companies concerned,” […]

Bali Steps Up Monitoring Measures to Prevent Spread of MERS

DENPASAR ~ Bali’s Public Health Office (PHO) has strengthened monitoring measures to prevent the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). PHO personnel watch out for foreigners arriving from countries plagued by the deadly disease. “We have taken preventive measures to keep an eye out for (indications of) the disease, especially at Ngurah […]

New Zealander Handed 15-Year Prison Sentence for Importing Narcotic Drug

DENPASAR ~ The Denpasar district court in Bali has sentenced 52-year-old New Zealander Antony Glen de Malmanche to 15 years’ imprisonment for illegally importing 1.602 kilograms of methamphetamine. “The defendant was proven to have violated Article 113, Paragraph 2 of Law Number 35 of 2009 on narcotic drugs for illegally importing meth,” Chief Judge Cening […]

Bali Expects Central to Fund Railway Development

DENPASAR ~ Bali provincial government wants the central government can finance the railway development surrounding the island to be used for tourism purposes. “We appeal to the central government that state-owned enterprises (BUMN) can build it later,” said Head of Regional Development Planning Board (Bappeda) of Bali Putu Astawa in Denpasar on Friday. According to […]

Police Name Margriet Suspect in Engeline Murder Case

DENPASAR ~ The Bali Police named Margriet Megawe a suspect in the Engeline murder case as the investigation team has collected enough evidence. “The investigation team has named Mrs MM a suspect based on ample initial evidence,” Bali Police Chief Inspector General Ronny Sompie said in an interview with a private television station. He, however, […]

Air Force Chief Denies Allegation of Overloading of Hercules C-130

MEDAN ~ Air Force Chief of Staff Marshal Agus Supriatna denied an allegation that the Hercules C-130 plane of the Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) crashed in the North Sumatra provincial capital of Medan on Tuesday due to overloading. “No, there was no overloading,” he said on Wednesday. The plane had a capacity to carry […]

Angkasa Pura I Appointed to Build Buleleng Airport

DENPASAR ~ PT Angkasa Pura I has been appointed by the central government to finance the construction of a new airport in Buleleng Regency, Bali. “Now we just need to ask for a letter of assignment from the Ministry of SOE to PT Angkasa Pura I,” said Deputy Governor of Bali, Ketut Sudikerta in Denpasar […]

Bali Governor Confirms to Refuse Geothermal Project

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika asserted that he consistently rejected the geothermal project plan or geothermal power plant in the area of Bedugul, Tabanan. “I never approve the project to be continued so that people do not need to restless and worry about it,” said Pastika while receiving a number of prominent observers […]

President Calls for More Tourism Promotions

JAKARTA ~ President Joko Widodo has urged for an increase in tourism promotional activities to attract more foreign and domestic tourists. “The president has asked the minister of tourism to maximize the country’s tourism promotional activities to attract more foreign tourists to Indonesia,” Chief of the Presidential Communications Team Teten Masduki said in a press […]

Bali to Increase the Visit of Tourist Interested in Yoga

DENPASAR ~ Bali Provincial Government is currently working to increase the number of tourist arrivals for the special interest segment of yoga as a tourist attraction on the island. “Yoga tourism included in the development of tourism to attract foreign tourists who want a special interest,” said Head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Office, Anak […]

Badung to Hold Agricultural Culture Festival

MANGUPURA ~ Badung Regency Government, Bali, to hold Agricultural Culture Festival in an effort to maximize the economic management in rural areas. “Agricultural Culture Festival is held continuously every year. It is carried out in the area of Tukad Bangkung Bridge, Plaga Village, Petang District for four days, 4-7 July 2015,” said Head of Public […]

Bali Police Check 51 Witnesses for Engeline’s Case

DENPASAR ~ Investigators of Bali Regional Police and Denpasar Police has examined 51 witnesses concerning the two cases of Engeline murder case and the alleged child neglect. Bali Police Chief Inspector General Ronny Sompie in Denpasar, on Monday, explained that for the murder case handled by the Denpasar Police with suspect Agus, investigators have asked […]

Foreigners Can Only Buy Luxury Apartments’

JAKARTA ~ Foreigners will be allowed to own only luxury apartments, Finance Minister Bambang Brodjojegoro said on Wednesday. “If a regulation is issued later, foreigners will be allowed to own only luxury apartments,” he said after attending the signing of a commitment against gratification. He added that the government would first have to prepare a […]