Yudhoyono-Jokowi Meeting Marks New Chapter in National Political History in Indonesia

NUSA DUA ~ The meeting between outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) and president-elect Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Wednesday night in Bali Province was a new chapter in the history of the national political that encouraged good leadership transition and mutual respect. “Jokowi and I have the same thing in mind. We agree to continue […]

Bali Gov Agrees Airport above the Sea, Asks More Study

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika expressed approval of the idea of building a new airport on the sea which will be located in Buleleng Regency, as described by the consultant from Canada Airport Kinesis. “The airport itself has been definitely determined in Kubutambahan, Buleleng, and there are many first class paddy fields. So […]

Denpasar Police Arrests France for Distributing Cocaine

DENPASAR ~ Drug Investigation Unit of Denpasar City Police arrested a French citizen, initials RY ,24, who distributed cocaine weighing 3.14 grams. “The suspect was arrested when the cocaine is being offered to a resident,” said Deputy Head of Denpasar Police Assistant Commissioner Nyoman Artana in Denpasar, on Wednesday. He explained that the suspect was […]

Suspect in JIS Case May Be Sentenced to 15 Years

JAKARTA ~ Agun Iskandar, who has been named as a suspect in the sexual assault of a kindergarten pupil of Jakarta International School (JIS), may be sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment, a public prosecutor said. “Because of his wrongdoings, the suspect, Agun Iskandar, could be sentenced under article 82 of Law No. 23 of 2002 […]

Jakarta Police’s Cyber Monitoring Exposes International Illegal Gambling Syndicate

JAKARTA ~ The Jakarta Metro Jaya Police conducted massive cyber patrol operations to bust an international illegal gambling syndicate. “The criminals are using advanced technology to operate the gambling network. Hence, we conducted cyber patrol to uncover their operations,” Metro Jaya Police Director of General Crime Investigation Senior Commissioner Heru Pranoto stated here on Monday. […]

Government to Boost Marine Tourism Promotion: Minister

SORONG ~ The central government is planning to boost promotion of marine tourism potential in various areas in Indonesia, Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sharif Cicip Sutardjo said here on Sunday. “Promotion of marine tourism will be focused more on conservation efforts while also explore the economical potential from the tourism sites,” said the […]

Denpasar City Goverment Develops Ecotourism

DENPASAR ~ Denpasar City Government cooperated with the Environmental Research Center University of Udayana to make efforts to develop ecotourism and environmental damage control. “Through this cooperation we expect environment in Denpasar will be more organized and better,” said Mayor of Denpasar, IB Rai Mantra Dharmawijaya in Denpasar on Tuesday. He said the development of […]

Bali to Hold Timeless Indonesia Festival to Introduce National Culture

Seven provinces in Indonesia will take part in the “Timeless Indonesia Festival” (TIF) Kelan Beach, Kedonganan, Jimbaran, Badung regency, on September 27-October 31, 2014 “The seven provinces are East Java, North Sumatra, South Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, East Kalimantan, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) and Bali as a host,” said Linda Siahaan founder of TIF in Denpasar […]