June 20, 2018

Isn’t it time Indonesia blew its fuse over bomb hoaxes? On May 17, two female passengers boarded their flight in Makassar in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, bound for Manado, North Sulawesi. Soon after, they told flight attendants they had bombs in their checked luggage. They didn’t. On the same day, on a flight carrying 147 passengers […]

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June 6, 2018

Indonesian pair sentenced to 15 years for killing Dutchman in Jimbaran Two Indonesian defendants have been sentenced to 15 years in Denpasar District Court over the murder of a Dutchman in Bali’s quiet Jimbaran area. Winda Wilantara, 23, and Andika Budiyanto, were found guilty in court on Thursday of the premeditated murder of elderly Dutch […]

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May 23, 2018

Bali put on highest security alert following bombing of churches in East Java Following the terrorist bombing of three churches in Surabaya on Sunday, May 13, 2018, Police in Bali and related security agencies have tightened security precautions island-wide. Balipost.com reports that the Bali Police Command has placed the island on a “Siaga Satu” alert […]

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May 9, 2018

Australian female surfer drowns off Suluban Beach An Australian woman, Joy Haiden, has drowned off Suluban Beach, South Kuta, on the late afternoon of Monday, April 23, 2018, while surfing. Beritabali.com quotes eyewitnesses who say the woman was staying at Nyoman Home Stay in North Kuta from where she departed for a full day of […]

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April 25, 2018

Bali drug smuggler Isaac Roberts Sentenced to 15 months’ rehabilitation  A former Brisbane accountant has been sentenced to 15 months’ rehabilitation in Bali for drug smuggling. Isaac Emmanuel Roberts pleaded guilty to the illegal use of narcotics for personal consumption and possession of psychotropic drugs after his arrest at Bali’s Ngurah Rail airport on December […]

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April 11, 2018

Balinese man gets 15 years’ prison in murder of Japanese couple An Indonesian court on Monday sentenced a Balinese man to 15 years in prison for robbing and murdering an elderly Japanese couple last year on the tourist island of Bali. The defendant, Putu Astawa, was arrested Sept. 14, two weeks after the discovery of […]

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March 28, 2018

Legal battle over $250 million yacht seized in U.S. fraud probe Indonesia’s seizure of a luxury yacht wanted as part of a U.S. probe into the alleged multibillion-dollar theft of funds from a Malaysian state investment company is being challenged by the vessel’s owner, police said Monday. National police deputy director of economic crimes Daniel […]

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March 14, 2018

FBI seizes $250 million megayacht A luxury yacht has been seized in Indonesia as part of an FBI investigation into alleged multibillion-dollar corruption at a Malaysian state-run investment fund. Local police and FBI officers were seen onboard the $250million vessel moored off the tourist island of Bali, on Wednesday. It is owned by Malaysian financier […]

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February 28, 2018

Australian man, 60, dies from electrocution in Bali An Australian expatriate living in Bali has died after he was electrocuted while cleaning his swimming pool. Anthony Gallagher, from Liverpool, NSW, was killed at his rented property in Jimbaran, Bali, in what Indonesian officials describe as a ‘tragic accident’. The 60-year-old had been living on the […]

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February 14, 2018

Islamic hardliners in Indonesia push to outlaw premarital sex Unmarried tourists could face jail in Bali if they have sex, under proposed Indonesian laws after a petition from Islamic hardliners to change the criminal code will be put forward to Indonesia’s Constitutional Court this year. Riding a tsunami of moral conservatism and anti-gay prejudice, Indonesia’s […]

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