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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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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 […]

Death row prisoner Merry Utami moved to Nusakambangan

Cilacap – Death row prisoner, Merry Utami, has been moved from the Tangerang prison in Banten, to the Nusakambangan island off this southern Java coastal city. Merry arrived at the Wijaya terminal here on Sunday morning with a tight police guard to be ferried to the notorious island, where a number of drug death convicts […]

Indonesia the most favorite destination for Australian tourists

  Jakarta – Indonesia has so far proven to be the most favorite destination for Australian tourists, overtaking New Zealand, Indonesian Ambassador to Australia Nadjib Riphat Kesoema said. “The variety of natural wealth and beauty, culture and world-class tourist facilities that the Indonesian government offers to tourists have become special attractions for Australian tourists,” he […]

Bali To Host Regional Meeting Of World Heritage City Organization

Denpasar – Bali will host a regional meeting of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWCH) for Asia and the Pacific, from August 7 to 10, 2016. Representatives of 41 heritage city networks from nine countries in Asia and the Pacific would participate in the meeting to be organized in cooperation with South Korea, Dewa […]

Over Six Million Tourists Visit Indonesia

Jakarta – Some six million foreign tourists visited Indonesia since the issuance of presidential regulation number 21 of 2016 concerning visa-free facilities for foreign citizens from 169 countries, an official said. While 4,095,264 tourists came from 15 countries which have reciprocal agreements with Indonesia, 2,881,945 tourists came from 144 countries without any such pact with […]

Police Doctors Ready to Execute Castration Against Pedophilia Convicts

Jakarta – Police chief spokesman Ins. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar said police doctors would be ready to carry out the order to castrate pedophilia convicts. “We are ready to be the executor of castration if given the order, as we are ready to carry out the order for death execution,” Boy Rafli said here on […]

Indonesia Calls on Asia, Europe to Overcome Terrorism

Jakarta – Indonesia called on the Asian and European countries at the eleventh Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on July 16, 2016, to overcome acts of terrorism. “We need to look closer at the root cause of every terror attack that has taken place around the world,” Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla […]

Heightening Ngurah Rai Airport Security

Jakarta – The security at the Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai International Airport in the Indonesian island resort of Bali will continue to be at a high level, although the 2016 Lebaran holiday season has ended. Even after the Lebaran transport period is over, the Ministry of Transportation asked the Nguran Rai Airport management and the relevant […]

Denpasar Customs Officials Confiscate Methamphetamine in Postal Parcels

DENPASAR Officials of Customs and Excise of Denpasar chapter’s office in Bali confiscated a hundred grams of methamphetamine which was being smuggled in two postal parcels sent from abroad, an official stated. Head of the Supervisory and Services division of Denpasar Customs and Excises office, Mohamad Saptari made the remarks here on Tuesday, adding that […]

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