Indonesia retreats on energy tax

President Joko Widodo has promised to increase power production while cutting outputs. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta has postponed a levy on fossil fuels intended to support...

Probe launched into Indonesia terror funding

Indonesia's uniformed forces have been on alert. Source: Wikimedia A militant financing probe has uncovered about US$500,000 in Australian cash transferred to Indonesia to arm...

Indonesia to appeal against court ruling on haze lawsuit

A NASA satellite image showing the haze blanketing the region on September 24, 2015. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.The Indonesian government said it will appeal against a...

Guinness launches alcohol-free drink in response to Jakarta ban

The Indonesian market has become far tougher for brewers. Source: Flickr Brewing giant Diageo has been forced to change its strategy in the world’s biggest...

Australia claims credit for foiling Indonesia terror plot

The 2002 Bali bombing memorial. Source: WikimediaAustralian security services claim to have helped neutralise an ISIS-inspired attack in Indonesia and the two governments have agreed to co-operate to...

Scores feared dead in Indonesia sinking 

Sea travel is an essential part of life on the unusually shaped island of Sulawesi. Source: Flickr A ship carrying 118 passengers and 12 crew...

Indonesia to beef up security for Christmas holidays

The Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta. More than 80 per cent of Indonesians are Muslims, but the government official recognises five other religions. Photo: Michael J. Lowe/Wikimedia...

Fires twice as expensive as 2004 tsunami: World Bank

Indonesia is still paying the price for this year's fires. Source: Flickr by mararie Indonesia's forest fires and the so-called haze it caused this year have...

Unesco names Singapore and Bandung as Creative Cities of Design

Unesco director-general Irina Bokova. Photo: UNESCO/Michel Ravassard/Wikimedia Commons. Singapore has been named a Creative City of Design by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation...

Indonesia quiet ahead of elections

Politics in Depok is being dominated by coalition deals. Source: WikimediaIndonesians will vote in the country's first simultaneous local elections on Wednesday (December 9)....

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