Indonesia

Country Indonesia
Capital Jakarta
Continent Asia
Currency Rupiah(IDR)
Languages Indonesian

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Introduction

The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hostilities, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to transfer sovereignty in 1949. Indonesia's first free parliamentary election after decades of repressive rule took place in 1999. Indonesia is now the world's third-largest democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state, and home to the world's largest Muslim population. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, improving education, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption, holding the military and police accountable for past human rights violations, addressing climate change, and controlling avian influenza. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in Aceh in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face a low intensity separatist movement in Papua.

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Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise on trial for blasphemy - The Hindu

The Hindu

Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise on trial for blasphemy
The Hindu
Indonesian prosecutors have sought an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque's loudspeakers. The ethnic Chinese defendant, Meiliana (44), was arrested on May 18 about ...

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As Asian Games Host, Indonesia Has More at Stake Than Just Sports - The Quint

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As Asian Games Host, Indonesia Has More at Stake Than Just Sports
The Quint
Indonesia is deploying 100,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the Asian Games, the biggest event ever held in its terror attack prone capital Jakarta, parts of which have been dramatically spruced up as the city readies to welcome tens of ...
Lights out for Indonesia's LRT just days before Asian GamesThe Straits Times
Malfunctions Plague Indonesia's Light Rapid Transit System, Days Before Asian GamesNews18

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Minister for Asia & the Pacific Mark Field visits Indonesia - GOV.UK

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Minister for Asia & the Pacific Mark Field visits Indonesia
GOV.UK
FCO Minister of State Mark Field is visiting Indonesia today (14 August) on a programme that includes bilateral meetings and a keynote speech on the UK's 'All of Asia' policy at the Centre for Strategic & International Studies. While in Jakarta, the ...

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Indonesia often quakes, but tourists to its beaches and jungles hold key to economic growth - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Indonesia often quakes, but tourists to its beaches and jungles hold key to economic growth
Minneapolis Star Tribune
On Aug. 6, the Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken for the second time in 10 days. A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the tourist haven, razing buildings, shattering roads and cutting off electricity. A government-issued tsunami warning added to the ...
Indonesia earthquake toll crosses 400The Hindu

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Here's why Indonesia is prone to earthquakes - Eyewitness News

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Here's why Indonesia is prone to earthquakes
Eyewitness News
Due to a large number of shallow earthquakes along the plate boundaries, Indonesia is particularly vulnerable to tsunamis. The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 165,000 people along the coast of Sumatra, and in 2006 over 600 people were killed ...
Death Toll From Indonesia Earthquake Passes 430TIME
Indonesia quake death toll tops 400 as more bodies recoveredChannel NewsAsia
Quake damage to Indonesia's Lombok exceeds $342 million as deaths top 400Reuters
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Why an Emerging Market Rout Has Hit Indonesia So Hard - Washington Post

Washington Post

Why an Emerging Market Rout Has Hit Indonesia So Hard
Washington Post
As a full-blown financial crisis in Turkey threatens to engulf global emerging markets, Indonesia is taking a bigger knock than its peers in Asia. The rupiah slumped to an almost three-year low against the dollar and stocks are being dumped. The ...

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Opinion | Different strokes: India versus Indonesia - Livemint

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Opinion | Different strokes: India versus Indonesia
Livemint
India and Indonesia experienced positive tectonic political change in their national elections in 2014. The actual delivery by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India and President Joko Widodo (“Jokowi”) in Indonesia has been positive, but less than the ...

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Indonesia's 'buzzers' paid to spread propaganda as political elite wage war ahead of election - ABC News

ABC News

Indonesia's 'buzzers' paid to spread propaganda as political elite wage war ahead of election
ABC News
Despite operating on a shoestring budget, the party is already the second biggest in Indonesia, in terms of social media presence, according to PSI director Michael Sianapar. He is helping the PSI party convert the "noise" online, into action in the ...

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What Drives Indonesia's Pacific Island Strategy? - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

What Drives Indonesia's Pacific Island Strategy?
The Diplomat
Indonesia has recently been lifting its presence in the Pacific, courting a number of Pacific Island countries in an attempt to quell the region's sympathies for the independence movement in the Indonesian province of West Papua. A particular recent ...



Indonesia plane crash: Boy, 12, survives Papua accident - BBC News

BBC News

Indonesia plane crash: Boy, 12, survives Papua accident
BBC News
A 12-year-old boy has been found alive in the wreckage of a plane crash which killed eight people in Indonesia. Photos from the scene show the boy conscious and looking at the camera. He was found with the wreckage on a mountainside near the border ...
Indonesia plane crash: 12-year-old boy is only survivor after aircraft plunges into Papua jungleThe Independent
Boy only survivor of Indonesia Pilatus plane crashNEWS.com.au
Plane carrying 9 people missing in eastern IndonesiaChannel NewsAsia
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