Bali Tourism Remains Promising

DENPASAR ~ Bank Indonesia Representative Office of Bali Province stated that the tourism sector on the island still remains promising despite the current slowdown in global economic growth. “The potential for the development of tourism in Bali is still very promising,” said Head of Bali Provincial Representative of Bank Indonesia Dewi Setyowati in Denpasar on […]

Indonesia Will Accept Many Foreign Workers by 2030: Labor Ministry

BATAM ~ The Ministry of Labor and Transmigration has estimated that Indonesia will begin to accept foreign workers in large numbers by 2030 for lower-level labor markets that are no longer filled by Indonesian workers. “International institutions predicted that by 2030, Indonesia will rank fifth to seventh among the best economies of the world. Therefore, […]

Australia PM Rules Out Resettling Asian Boat Migrants

SYDNEY ~ Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Thursday ruled out helping resettle the wave of migrants fleeing to Southeast Asia, saying it would worsen the problem and “encourage people to get on boats”. Abbott, whose conservative government employs tough measures to stop boatpeople, said Australia “will do absolutely nothing that gives any encouragement to anyone […]

President Joko Widodo Urges People to Be Patient

JAKARTA ~ President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has appealed to Indonesians to be patient about the government achieving its development targets as they need time to process. “Change is difficult, not comfortable,” he said at a jamboree of his volunteers’ communities in Cibubur on Saturday. According to the president, there are a number of aspects that […]

Denpasar Police Investigates Controller of Online Prostitution

DENPASAR ~ Police of Denpasar, Bali, immediately investigates a woman with initial I, suspected of controlling online prostitution. According to the Chief of Denpasar Police Commissioner Pol Anak Agung Made Sudana, the police will send a letter to the Regional Bali Office of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights to obtain a permit on […]

Murderer of an Englishmen Asks Prosecutor to Cancel the Demand

DENPASAR ~ Murderer of an Englishmen Julaikah Noor Aini, through his attorney requested the Denpasar District Court Judge cancels any claim of Public Prosecutor. In the agenda of defense plea in Denpasar on Tuesday, the defendant’s legal adviser, Nyoman Wisnu said that prosecutor demand is only accumulated from disappointment of Noor Aini against victims that […]

Bali Can Dominate MICE Tourism Market in AEC

DENPASAR ~ Bali has a great chance of dominating the Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Exhibition (MICE) market of Southeast Asia in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015, creative industry expert Yoris Sebastian said. “Bali should take the AEC opportunity. As capital circulation increases, Bali will be the preferred host for MICE,” Sebastian stated here on […]

Russian Gets 16 Years for Importing Methamphetamine

DENPASAR ~ A Russian woman was sentenced to 16 years in jail here on Monday after being convicted of illegally importing two kilograms of methamphetamine. Magnaeva Aleksandra (26) was also fined Rp10 billion, failing to pay which her sentence will be extended for another six months. “The defendant was validly and convincingly proven guilty of […]