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British Man Found Dead, Murder Suspected Planned by Wife

DENPASAR ~ A British man found murdered in Bali. The bodies were identified as Robert Kelvin Ellis, 60, who also has Australian passport. Head of the Criminal Investigation Unit of Badung Police Assistant Commissioner Wisnu Wardana said that police have secured one suspect and also the victim’s wife, Julaikah Noor Aini (45) is alleged to […]

Presidential Inauguration Reflects Indonesia’s Image

JAKARTA ~ October 20, 2014, millions of Indonesians witnessed the inauguration of its seventh president, entrepreneur-turned-politician Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. Jokowi, 53, was mayor of Central Java’s town of Solo, from 2005 to 2012. He won the Jakarta gubernatorial election in 2012. And after two years as Jakarta’s governor, in July 2014 he decided to run […]

Sea Sand Thief Fined IDR5 Million

NEGARA ~ The Village customary of Yehembang and Yehembang Kangin, Jembrana, fined Rp5 million to thief of sea sand, complete with the apology ceremony in some temples. “We want to provide a deterrent effect to the perpetrators and they to pay a fine of Rp 5 million, and do ceremony in some temples,” said the […]

Governor Pastika Takes Steps Related to Village Law

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor, Made Mangku Pastika take immediate measures against the decision of the Director General of Rural Community Empowerment (PMD) of the Ministry of the Interior Tarmizi A.Karim which authorizes the Bali concerning Law No. 6 2014 on the Village Law. “Governor Pastika has reassemble related parties consisting of members of Parliament and […]

Bali Election Commission Postpones Simultaneous Local Election

DENPASAR ~ Regional Election Commission (KPUD) of Bali decided to postpone the implementation of the Bali local elections simultaneously in six regencies, one city on the island, which previously scheduled to take place in May 2015. “For the meanthime, we postpone it to avoid confusion,” said Chairman of the Election Commission of Bali, Dewa Raka […]

No Efforts to Thwart Jokowi’s Inauguration: Intelligence

JAKARTA ~ Head of the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) Lieutenant General Marciano Norman said there had not been any information to date on efforts to thwart the presidential inauguration of Joko Widodo. “Based on intelligence data, there has not been any effort to thwart the presidential inauguration,” Marciano stated during his visit to the People’s […]

Families of Victims Commemorate First Bali Bombing

KUTA ~ Families of the victims of the first Bali bombing and a number of foreign tourists commemorated the 12th anniversary of the tragedy by conducting prayers and sowing flowers at a monument at Legian, Kuta, Badung District, Bali, Sunday. At around 08.30 am local time, representatives of the victims’ families accompanied by the Governor […]

Bali Customs and Excise Foiled Smuggling of 1.178 Grams of Meth

KUTA ~ Customs and Excise Office of Ngurah Rai, Bali, managed to fail methamphetamine smuggling attempts through international cargo package at I Gusti Ngurah Rai airport. “This time we busted three packages transferred from abroad to Denpasar via courier service which is on 28 September, 30 September, and 30 October 2014,” said the Head Office […]