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...

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...

Aceh ‘gay’ men face lashing 

There were 339 public canings in Aceh last year. A human rights group has called on Indonesia to release two men detained in Aceh province under...

Solomans defends Indonesia police deal

The Solomon Islands claims there is no relation between its support for West Papua (pictured) and its proposed policing co-operation with Indonesia. Vanuatu and the...

Papua allowed to speak out 

The Asmat of Papua Province. The provinces are ethnically distinct from the rest of Indonesia. The unstable Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua...

Coral crash sparks Indonesia backlash 

The Raja Ampat islands have some of the world’s most fascinating reefs. The huge British-registered cruise ship which ripped through one of the world's...

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,...

Freeport row threatens bilateral ties

Little profit from Freeport’s mines has filtered down to the indigenous Papuans. Source: Wikimedia     Indonesian traders fear that tensions between US mining giant Freeport-McMoRan and...

Indonesia’s $1bn war on plastic

The Citarum, east of Jakarta, is regarded as the most polluted river in the world. Source: Flickr Indonesia will allocate up to US$1 billion a...

Widodo restores Australia ties 

Australian troops will be able to cooperate with their Indonesian counterparts again. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia and Australia have restored full military relations after Jakarta suspended...

Stay connected

10,344FansLike
773FollowersFollow

Latest article

Philippines transitions to online schooling amid coronavirus

The upcoming school year in the Philippines will push through as planned but the government was still not keen on allowing face-to-face classes. The Office...

Thailand rejects cash aid proposal for civil servants

Thailand’s Ministry of Finance has junked a proposal to offer cash aid to 91,000 farming civil servants for supplementary income, arguing that they are...

Singapore to reopen economy next month

Singapore is officially opening up its economy next month, albeit such a plan will be done so in phases, according to the multi-ministry task...