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Police Plans to Move Ahok’s Trial to East Jakarta for Security Purposes

After announcements of the expedited blasphemy trial against Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama to start Tuesday, December 13, National Police Chief Tito...

Indonesia to Protect Peatlands and Fight Climate Change

Environmental advocates lauded Indonesia’s call to ban the conversion of peatlands into plantations. The government explained the urgency of enforcing the ban to...

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Ahok’s Blasphemy Trial Will Be Opened to the Public and Media

The ensuing drama on Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama on his alleged blasphemy against Islam and the consequent mass protests against him has been in...

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At Least 97 Dead, Dozens Missing After Quake Hits Indonesia’s Aceh

A strong undersea earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early Wednesday, December 7, killing at least 97 people, destroying...

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FPI Leader Sues Ahok to Cover Private Investigation Costs

Ahok is embroiled in a legal battle, as his blasphemy trial takes centre stage. As if that wasn’t enough, he also has to cope with a civil lawsuit from the secretary...

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Drug Dealer Bagged for Minion Ecstasy Pills

Depok drug dealer was arrested on suspicion of peddling ecstasy tablets that looked like the Minions from “Despicable Me.”

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Workers to Stage Nationwide Protest on Dec 2 for Pay Rise and Ahok’s Arrest

On Friday, December 2, thousands of Indonesian workers will take to the streets and hold a national protest against the city’s minimum wage policy as recently imposed...

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Ethnic Chinese Fear For Their Lives Amid Islamist Protests

The growing protests against Jakarta’s governor only add to the worsening discrimination and violence fears of the ethnic Chinese. The November 4 protests against the...

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China Is Third Biggest Foreign Investor in Indonesia

China continues to be one of the biggest economic contributors of Indonesia, pouring in more millions than the United States.   President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s...

What Will Donald Trump’s Presidency Mean for Indonesia’s Economy?

Awkward. That may best describe Indonesian policymakers’ response to Donald Trump’s election as 45th president of the United States last week. While President Joko...

Changes in Immigration Rules: New Paradigm or Business as Usual?

Should the government’s changes to the immigration process – particularly the use of formality agents for visas and stay permit applications – be a cause...

indonesia-military

Expert Advises Govt to Not Adopt ‘War Model’ to Fight Terror

Political researcher Hermawan Sulistyo expressed his concern over a recent bill proposed, which pushes for the involvement of military soldiers in fighting terror.

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Indonesia, Australia to Work Together on Improving Agriculture, Climate Change

Australia and Indonesia are committed to strengthening their ties to include better trade and reduction of carbon emissions.

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American Gets Life from Indonesian Court for Drug Smuggling

An Indonesian district court sentenced an American national to life for carrying 97 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine (meth) on Wednesday, November 16. The Semarang...