Water pollution hampers treatment plants in Indonesia

Operations of two water treatment plants in Indonesia have been hampered following a liquor waste pollution that flowed into the Bengawan Solo River. Bayu Tunggul,...

ASEAN to focus on virus outbreak; set aside visa talks ‘for now’

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are not yet keen on bringing to the table any talks about visa exemptions and...

Indonesia bucks downward trend

Argo Bromo Anggrek, a long-distance passenger train serving Jakarta to Surabaya route. Indonesia’s infrastructural investment is boosting the economy. Source: Wikimedia A new confidence in Asean’s largest economy is...

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...

Aceh ‘gay’ men to be caned

A sharia court in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province on Sumatra has sentenced two supposedly gay men to public caning, further undermining the archipelago's moderate...

Papua mine talks still deadlocked 

Freeport-McMoran is encouraged by talks over its giant Grasberg copper and gold mine in Indonesian Papua, according to chief executive Richard Adkerson said. While conceding...

Sulawesi cake spoils Xmas buzz

A bakery in the Indonesian city of Makassar on Sulawesi has refused a customer's request to write a Christmas message on a cake over...

Mahathir adopts palm-oil folly

When confronted with a challenge from an external party, human nature often pushes us into defensive mode.  However, criticism should also force us to reflect...

Russia denies Indonesia election meddling

Russia has denied any involvement in the Indonesian presidential election, scheduled for April 17, after President Joko Widodo claimed his opponents were using "Russian...

Indonesia pushes ahead with capital shift

The Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, is pushing ahead with a plan to move Indonesia’s capital to Borneo to reduce pollution and congestion in sinking...

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