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    Indonesia government to expand corporate tax discounts

    JAKARTA (June 29): Indonesia’s government plans to offer corporate tax discounts under a revised tax holiday regulation to attract investors and boost economic growth, the Jakarta Post reported on Monday, citing Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro. The government would offer discounts ranging from 20 percent to 100 percent, with the change coming as early as July,

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  • Army’s influence sparks fear for democracy in Indonesia

    NEARLY two decades after the fall of dictator Suharto forced Indonesia’s military out of politics, the army is inching back into civilian roles, risking a setback for democracy in this South-east Asian nation and perhaps even for the turbulent region. The vast Indonesian archipelago is one of the world’s most populous democracies and also among

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  • Indonesia: The mosques need turn down the volume a little

    Indonesia has set up a new team to reduce noise from mosques, an official said Thursday, as places of worship go into overdrive during the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan. There are approximately 800,000 mosques in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation but residents living nearby have long complained that their speakers are too loud.

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  • Indonesian toddler tests negative for MERS

    JAKARTA — An Indonesian toddler suspected of exposure to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, during a recent trip to South Korea has tested negative, the Ministry of Health confirmed yesterday (June 24). “The test result of a patient suspected to have been infected with MERS-CoV has come out negative,” said Professor Tjandra Yoga Aditama,

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  • French Drug Convict on Death Row Appeal Failed

    JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian court rejected on Monday an appeal of a French drug convict, potentially reigniting international tensions over the country’s use of the death penalty for serious narcotics offenses. The convict, Serge Atlaoui, 51, lost his appeal to the State Administrative Court in Jakarta, which aimed to upend President Joko Widodo’s decision

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  • Indonesia: Food delivery service by Uber for Fasting Muslim

    Uber launches “Uberbuka” food delivery service for fasting muslims in Indonesia. With the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in full swing, personal driver app Uber is testing a food delivery service in the Indonesian city of Jakarta. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company has launched a temporary service, UberBuka (Buka meaning “break fast”), in

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  • Indonesia: Australia made ‘illicit payments’ to crew of people smuggling boat

    Indonesia’s foreign ministry says it believes illegal payments were made by Australia to the crew of a people-smuggling boat. Australia’s ambassador to Indonesia, Paul Grigson, met with Indonesia’s foreign minister, Retno Marsudi, today. Ms Marsudi had demanded clarification about reports the crew of a boat carrying 65 asylum seekers were paid thousands of dollars each

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  • Shoppers left in dark about Jakarta Great Sale

    Thirty-five-year old Vansya visited Senayan City mall in South Jakarta recently with a mission. The civil servant who lives in Bintaro, Tangerang, Banten, said he had been anticipating the capital city’s annual discount fiesta, the Jakarta Great Sale (JGS), and wanted to splurge on some branded shoes he had been eyeing for a while. Armed

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