Indonesia blocks Papuan internet as riots spread

Indonesia has imposed an internet blackout on the occupied provinces of Papua and West Papua as it grapples to stop riots triggered by the...

Indonesia oil and gas project delayed

Jakarta's demand for fuel is rising. Source: Wikimedia Japanese oil and gas extractor Inpex Corp plans to delay introducing a US$15 billion liquefied natural gas...

Indonesia restricts social media to end riots

Indonesia has restricted access to Facebook and WhatsApp after rioting broke out in Jakarta in the wake of the presidential election results. Blocking social media...

China’s Java high-speed rail project hits buffers

It is easy to see why Indonesians might want to find alternative forms of transport. Source: Flickr The Chinese US$5.5 billion high-speed rail project in...

Google agrees to censor for Jakarta

Indonesia and Google have signed an agreement to step up monitoring of content on YouTube after Jakarta complained about the misuse of social media...

Indonesia plans electric vehicle perks 

Indonesia is reportedly planning incentives for electric-car manufacturers, luring investment from Toyota Motors and SoftBank Group.  Indonesia said Toyota, which has the biggest market share...

Widodo energy policy flounders

Coal provides the bulk of Indonesia’s energy. Source: Wikimedia After taking office, Indonesia President Joko Widodo pledged to boost electricity capacity by two-thirds by 2019...

14 inmates face execution

Nusa Kambangan houses Indonesia’s death row. Source: Wikimedia The UN human rights chief has called on Jakarta to stop the executions of 14 prisoners for...

Judges mull non-marital sex ban

Indonesia is trying to encourage young couples to tie the knot. Source: Pixabay The Indonesian supreme court is debating whether non-marital sex should be outlawed,...

Abu Sayyaf blamed for Indonesian sailor seizures

Jakarta says that 10 of its citizens are being held hostage in the Philippines after their vessel was seized in the unstable border region...

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Indonesia’s Papuan lies continue

Indonesia has opened its Sorong Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on a 524-hectare site in the troubled province of West Papua.  Speaking at the inaugural ceremony,...

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