Bali reopening has yielded ‘joyful results,’ minister says
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Pandjaitan has urged other regional governments to take initiative and follow destinations such as Bali in restarting tourism activities, suggesting that the island’s reopening to domestic tourism has yielded “joyful results.
Jerinx, UU ITE, and the endless threat to freedom of expression in Indonesia
Here’s the thing: Jerinx has been a problematic figure in Indonesia for months, as he touted one conspiracy theory after another on social media amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But criminalizing his mindless rhetoric using the Information and Electronic Transactions Act (UU ITE) is a reckless move that further undermines freedom of expression in Indonesia.
Bali punk rock musician Jerinx detained over allegedly defamatory post about Indonesian Doctors Association
Balinese punk rock icon I Gede Ari Astina, who is more commonly known as Jerinx or JRX, has reportedly been detained over a social media post deemed insulting by the Balinese chapter of the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI).
Gov’t mulling plans to build railless train system connecting Ngurah Rai and Sanur
There are always plans right around the corner here in Bali, though whether or not they come to fruition may be another matter altogether, it appears that discussions have started on potentially building an autonomous rail rapid transit (ART) to connect Ngurah Rai International Airport and Sanur in Denpasar.
Bali residents protest cremation of COVID-19 victim over alleged lack of notice
Health officials in Bali allegedly neglected to inform local residents of a sub-district in Buleleng regency on matters related to the cremation of a COVID-19 patient, leading to a collective refusal in the area for the process to take place over the weekend.
Buleleng Police arrest man pretending to be shaman for alleged fraud, sexual assault
Police in Bali’s Buleleng regency arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly committing fraud and sexual assault by pretending to be a shaman, showcasing yet another criminal case under the guise of alternative treatment in Indonesia.