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 Bandung is eyeing Muslim visitors with a halal tourism concept. “Halal tourism is a concept of tourism that aims to meet the needs of Muslim visitors during their vacation,” said Bandung Culture and Tourism Agency head Dewi “Kenny” Kaniasari in Bandung on Monday. “Bandung already has the 3As to offer in halal tourism: attractions like […]

The National Police’s counterterrorism squad Densus 88 shot dead three alleged terrorists on Jl. Kaliurang in Ngaglik district, Sleman regency, on Saturday. “Today we arrested three and they are dead. They were fighting the police so we took a measured action,” Yogyakarta Police spokesperson Adj. Sr. Comr. Yulianto told the media on Saturday. Yulianto said the alleged terrorists used […]

State-owned mining holding company Inalum now owns a 51 percent from the previous figure of 9.36 share of gold and copper miner PT Freeport Indonesia after years of “tough” negotiations, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced on Thursday. Previously, US mining giant Freeport McMoRan Inc. (FCX), a parent company of PT Freeport Indonesia, owned 90.64 percent […]

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has said that the government plans to develop 10 new airports to support the development of tourism in the country. He said the government was discussing financial resources for the planned projects. “The valuation process is being discussed by the Finance Ministry,” Budi said in Jakarta on Wednesday as reported by kompas.com. Airports would be […]

National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro has said that the government is committed to creating new centers of economic growth outside Java in its effort to reducing economic disparities between Java and other regions. Bambang, who is also head of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), pointed out that 60 percent of the country’s economy was based in Java, […]