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...

Papua excluded from island group

Baliem Valley in Papua, Indonesia. Source: Wikimedia  The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), a grouping of Pacific island nations, has denied full membership to the United...

Papua excluded from island group

Baliem Valley in Papua, Indonesia. Source: Wikimedia  The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), a grouping of Pacific island nations, has denied full membership to the United...

18 die in Javan traffic chaos

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

NZ calls for Papua rights

Papua has a distinct culture within diverse Indonesia. Source: WikimediaThe Indonesian authorities have been given until next year to address media freedom violations in...

Jokowi’s mixed messages

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

Manila told to break Abu Sayyaf

Malaysia’s Sabah province has proved vulnerable to raids. Source: FlickrMalaysia and Indonesia are pushing for Manila to take action to increase security in the...

Jakarta defiant over Natunas

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

Indonesia holds Chinese fishing crew

Indonesia’s Natuna islands. Source: WikimediaJakarta is holding a Chinese fishing crew it says was fishing illegally last week in the South China Sea. It...

1,000 West Papua arrests: activists

The banned West Papuan flag. Source: FlickrThe Indonesian authorities have been accused of arresting more than 1,000 people at West Papuan demonstrations that were demanding an...

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