Summit aims to bust piracy 

The USS Abraham Lincoln in the well-used Strait of Malacca. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to strengthen coordination to address problems like piracy in...

Freeport boss in Papua quits

Freeport’s controversial copper mine in Papua, Indonesia. Source: Wikimedia Chappy Hakim, the chief executive of mining giant Freeport-McMoran in Indonesia, has stepped down after the...

Time for a palm-oil rethink 

Malaysia and Indonesia’s trade ministers have said they will “discuss and coordinate” palm oil export issues, including organising a joint mission to the EU.  But...

Quake hits Java

A strong earthquake rocked the crowded Indonesian island of Java on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging several buildings.  The magnitude 6.5 quake...

Palm-oil giant blamed for deforestation 

The world's largest palm-oil trader is being blamed for large-scale deforestation in Indonesia, despite proclaiming in 2013 that it would end tree felling, according...

Jakarta governor completes blasphemy term

Jakarta’s Christian former governor has been released from prison, nearly two years after his blasphemy conviction reinforced an image of Indonesia as an increasingly...

Indonesia mulls nickel export ban 

Indonesia says it is considering bringing forward a ban on mineral ore shipments after nickel prices surged amid speculation Jakarta would halt exports. The initiative...

Indonesia to curb coal output to protect price

Indonesia has ordered coal mines to cut their output not out of environmental concern but because record exports last year reduced prices. The authorities in...

‘More carriers in the doldrums amid low travel demand’

More airlines were expected to go bankrupt this year as sales remained severely dampened by the weak travel volume. According to a report by The...

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