Amnesty demands Jakarta allow massacre discussion

Armed soldiers stand guard in Sarawak in 1965, as a group of Chinese villagers take a communal bath. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Amnesty International is calling...

Ahok weighed down by fake news

After the ethnically and religiously divisive Jakarta election this week, fake news or hoaxes appeared as a potent force during the unseemly campaign. The vote...

Indonesia and Malaysia slam EU palm oil limits 

Indonesia and Malaysia, which account for around 85 per cent of global palm oil production, have accused the European Union of unfairly targeting the...

Indonesia busts Instagram ‘baby sales’

The authorities in Surabaya (pictured), Indonesia's second-largest city, say they have broken up an operation selling babies on Instagram under the guise of an...

Jakarta activists denied Singapore access

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, second left, has eccentric taste in shirts. Source: Wikimedia The Singaporean Embassy in Jakarta has rejected claims that two Indonesian activists were...

RCEP negotiations set for conclusion in November

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its six trade partners are hoping for the conclusion of the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive...

Java museum removes Hitler model 

A visual effects “museum” in Indonesia that encouraged visitors to take selfies with a wax model of Hitler against a backdrop of the Auschwitz...

Widodo U-turns on cleric release

Indonesia says an 80-year-old Islamist cleric, seen as the planner of the 2002 Bali bombings, will only be released from jail if he pledges...

Najib moves to boost Indonesia trade

Indonesia and Malaysia together dominated global production of palm oil. Source: Wikimedia Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak says he wants to double trade with Indonesia...

AirAsia Group faces probe over alleged corruption

Low-cost airline operator AirAsia Group Berhad is facing a regulatory probe over an alleged bribery from aircraft manufacturer Airbus. The Securities Commission Malaysia said on...

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