Malaysia, Indonesia threaten EU over palm oil ban

The European Union risks a trade war with Malaysia over its "grossly unfair" policies aimed at palm oil exports, according to nationalist Prime Minister...

UN body rejects Papuan appeal 

The UN’s decolonisation committee says it will not accept a petition signed by 1.8 million Papuans, calling for independence from Indonesia, saying the cause...

HRW calls for 1965-66 massacre reconciliation

Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch. Source: Wikimedia Increasing demands are being made for Indonesia to hold truth and reconciliation hearings to...

Indonesia firms face fire sanctions 

Riau province deforestation. Source: Wikimedia Five pulpwood producers in Indonesia's Riau province face administrative sanctions over the illegal fires which contributed to last year's smog,...

Malaysia bans open-burning to reduce effects of harmful haze

MALAYSIAN authorities on Wednesday moved to ban all forms of open burning as part of efforts to cut the harmful effects of the haze. Norlin...

Ahok blasphemy appeal fails

Happier times. Australian ambassador, Paul Grigson, with Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. Source: Flickr   An Indonesian court will proceed with the blasphemy trial of...

Indonesia probes Guernsey assets

Indonesia says it is investigating reports that US$1.4 billion held by Standard Chartered in Guernsey, mainly on behalf of Indonesian clients, was transferred to...

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...

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...

Indonesia plans fishing zone in disputed South China Sea

Indonesia says it plans to open a fishing zone inside its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the South China Sea this year to prevent...

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