Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo issued a regulation Wednesday that provides tougher penalties for child rapists, including chemical castration and the death penalty.
Bank Indonesia (BI) has warned modern retailers in Bali over the use of candies as small change, saying it was an illegal practice to use other means of exchange aside from rupiah issued by the central bank, The jakarta Post reported.
Two German tourists have stirred up trouble by bathing at Ujong Blang Beach, Lhokseumawe wearing only bikinis, Tempo.co reported.
A joint team from the police and the Bali Natural Resources and Conservation Agency (BKSDA) has seized four protected birds from a British national in Berangbang village in Jembrana, Bali.
Indonesia’s president will soon sign a decree authorizing the use of chemical castration to punish pedophiles, the attorney general said, following a string of headline-grabbing child sex crimes.
Indonesia’s legal system just proved its inability to protect foreign investments in the country as the Swedish furniture company IKEA recently lost the trademark to its own name in Indonesia after a Jakarta court ruled against them in a lawsuit filed by PT Ratania Khatulistiwa. The Supreme Court also rejected their appeal of the ruling
“The issue is about the permit. They don’t follow the rules. They also display violence and adult content,” said the firm’s consumer director Dian Rachmawan
Joining the growing chorus calling for the closure of Bali’s Kerobokan Prison and its removal to a more remote location on the Island is Bali’s Governor Made Mangku Pastika. As reported by Beritabali.com, Pastika renewed his long-standing call for a new prison for Bali during a meeting with a delegation from the Director General of Prisons, I Wayan Kusmiantha Dusak, from the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights visiting his office.
Indonesia’s alcohol prohibition bill is one step closer to becoming law with the House of Representatives agreeing on Friday to further discussion of the bill.
Australian man Nicholas Langan has delivered a heartfelt apology to Indonesia and pleaded with judges in a Bali court to let him go home.