18 die in Javan traffic chaos

Java has disastrous traffic problems. Source: Flickr Around 18 people died while waiting in Indonesian traffic in a 20km queue ahead of the Eid al-Fitr...

Probe launched into Indonesia terror funding

Indonesia's uniformed forces have been on alert. Source: Wikimedia A militant financing probe has uncovered about US$500,000 in Australian cash transferred to Indonesia to arm...

Jakarta unveils tax amnesty

Indonesian Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro. Source: Wikimedia     Jakarta has started to introduce its new tax amnesty programme as it seeks to boost tax revenues and...

AirAsia crash blamed on technical fault

An Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320-200 at Singapore Changi International Airport. Source: Flickr The Indonesia AirAsia crash off the Indonesian coast last year was a result...

Turnbull tries to rebuild Indonesia relations

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Australia's new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, made a half-day visit to Indonesia on Thursday to hold talks with President Joko...

Jakarta defiant over Natunas

An Indonesian frigate on patrol. Source: Wikimedia Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has rejected China's claim that it had competing claims in the South China...

Jakarta trumpets surprise growth figures

Jakarta’s economy and politics are looking more stable. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia’s economy grew faster than expected at the end of last year as President Joko...

Jokowi’s mixed messages

Jakarta International School. Indonesia’s expat institutions are feeling the pinch. Source: Wikimedia As ever, Indonesia is sending out mixed messages. It wants foreign investment but...

Indonesia and Australia hope to forge trade deal

Trade Minister Andrew Robb. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Australia says it will prioritise signing a trade agreement with Indonesia in the hope that the deal will be...

Jakarta’s religious card 

The future of one of the world's largest cities, Jakarta, lies in the balance. As ethnicity and religion have been increasingly exploited, the colossal...

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