Jakarta governor completes blasphemy term

Jakarta’s Christian former governor has been released from prison, nearly two years after his blasphemy conviction reinforced an image of Indonesia as an increasingly...

Report due on AirAsia crash

The Airbus A320: Source: Wikimedia Indonesia is set to release the findings of its probe into last year's Indonesia AirAsia plane crash, the first official...

Jakarta steady as rupiah slides

Indonesian consumers are beginning to feel the effect of Donald Trump. Source: Wikimedia The Indonesian central bank concluded a policy meeting shortly after the US...

Papuans poised to boycott Indonesia election

Papuan representatives have called for an Indonesian election boycott and a referendum on independence instead. It is hardly a surprise as successive Indonesian elections...

Indonesia unveils $400bn investment plans 

Indonesia has unveiled plans for more than US$400 billion in building projects, from constructing 25 airports to developing power stations in an attempt to...

Indonesia set to ban gay sex 

Under pressure from religious conservatives, Indonesia is moving toward outlawing gay sex and possibly premarital relations, further undermining traditions of tolerance in the Muslim-majority...

Ahok suffers heavy defeat 

Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, commonly known as Ahok, has conceded defeat in his attempt to secure re-election, ending a campaign fuelled by...

Oxfam highlights Indonesia wealth gap

Jakarta’s poor. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia’s four richest men have more wealth than the 100 million poorest residents of the archipelago, Oxfam claims, although inequality statistics can...

Poor equipment hampers Lombok rescue

About 20,000 people have been moved to unaffected areas of the Indonesian island of Lombok since the 6.9-magnitude quake on Sunday left 98 dead,...

Indonesia mulls free-trade deal 

Australian sugar exporters will now be able to compete on Asean terms. Australia is pinning its hopes on sugar to boost exports to Indonesia,...

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