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Australia Tightens Asylum Seekers Access, Leaves Refugees in Indonesia

JAKARTA ~ Australia’s conservative government on Wednesday defended its decision to stop asylum seekers passing through Indonesia from settling in Australia, a move that could leave Indonesia with thousands of refugees from the Middle East. The government announced late on Tuesday that asylum seekers who registered with the U.N. High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in […]

Bali Deports Four Foreigners for Violating Stay Permit

KUTA ~ The Immigration Office of Bali province will deport four foreigners for violating their visa permits, Chief of Supervisory Unit at Bali’s Immigration Office Mohamad Soleh said here on Tuesday. The four foreigners have been identified as Steven Thomas Gibbs (25), Nancy May Evans (23), Nicholas William Thomas Jones (22), all British nationals, and […]

Customs and Excise Office Foiled Drug Smuggling via Post Package

KUTA ~ Customs and Excise Office of Ngurah Rai, Bali, foiled drug smuggling of MDMA or ecstasy type via Post Office package in Renon, Denpasar. “Postal delivery package from Germany in the form of illicit drug ecstasy with a total weight of 57 grams which is received by NSY (initial),” said Head of Regional Office […]

Pastika still Analyzes the Case of Balinese Women Workers Detained in Russia

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika is currently studying the situation towards three female migrant workers (TKW) from Bali who are reportedly detained in Kazan, Russia. “I’m looking out the information, exactly how is the case,” he said in Denpasar on Wednesday. Information about the arrest of three workers was made by members of […]

Police Foil Smuggling of New Type of Drugs

DENPASAR ~ Bali Police stated that a suspicious package that previously was estimated explosives, have been confirmed as a new kind of narcotics. “Based on laboratory tests, it is a new type of drug that is katinon,” said Head of Public Relations Bali Police Commissioner Hery Wiyanto in Denpasar on Friday. According to him, the […]

Hotel Association Records Losses Due to Meeting Prohibition

DENPASAR ~ Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) Bali recorded substantial losses as a result of the ban for government official to hold meeting at hotel. “From Badung reported about 25 percent (loss) from` mice` sector (`meetings, incentive, conference and exhibition`),” said Chairman of the PHRI Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati in Denpasar, on […]

Search and Rescue Team Searches for Missing German Tourist in Bali

DENPASAR ~ The Search and Rescue Team (SAR) of Denpasar, Bali, has been looking for 71-year-old German tourist, Bernhard Manfred Erich Lubke, who went missing while snorkeling at Nusa Dua Beach. “The victim’s wife reported that he went missing while snorkeling at the Nusa Dua Beach,” spokesperson of the SAR Office at Denpasar, Rama, said […]

Indonesia to Sell Oxygen: Chief Minister

CAILACAP ~ The new coordinating minister for maritime affairs, Indroyono Susilo, has said he plans to “sell” the oxygen that Indonesia produces to foreign countries. “Indonesia produces a large amount of oxygen that people all over the world inhale because its three million hectares of mangrove forest is the largest in the world in addition […]