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Man faces firing squad over Bali drugs A US citizen is facing a possible death penalty if convicted over a trafficable quantity of drugs allegedly found in a house in Indonesia over the weekend. The 46-year-old man identified only by his initials CS and a 24-year-old Indonesian man identified as MR were arrested and charged […]

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Agriculture Ministry to train 12,000 ‘millennial farmers’ in Bali I Made Agus Wijaya, 29, spends most of his day in front of his computer at an elementary school in Bangli village, Tabanan, Bali. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, he works at the school. Once his working hours are done, he changes […]

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Australian man jailed for drug offences in Bali An Australian man and his Indonesian girlfriend have each been sentenced in a Bali court to five years and four months in prison on drug offences. Brendon Johnsson, from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, and his partner Remi Purwanti, both 43, were arrested last August, caught with 11.6 grams […]

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Bali to legalize traditional liquor, create new island brand The Bali administration is set to legalize traditional Balinese arak (liquor made from tuak, a sweet drink from coconut palm flower) with the hope that it will serve as a new trademark of Indonesia’s main tourist destination, said Bali Governor Wayan Koster. “How is it that […]

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Bashir’s near release a wake up for Australia The near release of Abu Bakar Bashir, the alleged Bali bombing mastermind, was an unwanted reminder of the dangers the old and ailing cleric could pose when he eventually emerges from prison. Bashir, 81, has served more than half a 15-year jail term for terrorism-related charges. He […]

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Bali bombings: Indonesia reviews Abu Bakar Bashir’s release after Morrison’s request Indonesia’s security minister says the decision to release alleged Bali bombing mastermind Abu Bakar Bashir is being reviewed, hours after Scott Morrison urged president Joko Widodo to show respect for Australia. The minister, Wiranto, told a hastily called news conference on Monday night that […]

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North Bali Airport could be a game changer The construction of the new Bali airport in Kubutambahan in Buleleng Regency will begin in 2020, according to reporting in local news wires. Bali Governor, I Wayan Koster made the announcement in a speech at the Arts Centre in Denpasar on New Year’s Eve following surveys and […]

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20 volcanoes across Indonesia currently showing above normal activity The Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG) has noted that there are 20 volcanoes with above normal levels of activity across the country. “One of them has the status of awas [danger], two are on siaga [watch] and the remaining 17 mountains are on waspada […]

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Plans a foot to charge tourists for waste management Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, is working on plans to charge visitors coming to tourism destinations across Indonesia, including Bali, a waste management tax according to local newswires. Waste management, especially plastic waste management, is a growing global problem and one that Indonesia […]

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Ship capsizes in waters off Indonesia’s Bali, leaving seven missing KM Multi Prima One cargo ship heading to Waingapu town of East Nusa Tenggara province capsized in Bali Gulf after leaving waters off Surabaya, the provincial capital of East Java province, said Yusuf Latief, head of communication for media of the national search and rescue […]

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