Indonesia

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

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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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Amnesty sounds alarm as Indonesia slays drug suspects - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Amnesty sounds alarm as Indonesia slays drug suspects
Aljazeera.com
Amnesty International has condemned what it described as an alarming number of police killings of suspected drug dealers in Indonesia. The rights group said on Wednesday that police had killed at least 60 suspects this year, compared to 18 in all of 2016.

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From frogs' legs to the Komodo dragon: Top 10 facts about Indonesia - Express.co.uk

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From frogs' legs to the Komodo dragon: Top 10 facts about Indonesia
Express.co.uk
Indonesia comprises over 17,500 islands, some 6,000 of which are inhabited. 2. Because of all those islands, Indonesia's coast is about 34,000 miles long, the world's second longest coastline after Canada. 3. Indonesia has a population of more than 260 ...



Indonesia President Pledges to Tackle Extremism, Wealth Distribution - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

Indonesia President Pledges to Tackle Extremism, Wealth Distribution
U.S. News & World Report
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's president said on Wednesday that the world's most populous Muslim-majority country needed to pull together to meet the threat of extremism and safeguard a constitution that enshrines religious freedom and diversity.
Singapore leaders congratulate Indonesia on 72nd Independence DayChannel NewsAsia
Indonesia's economy to grow by 5.4%The Straits Times
Indonesia president: Spread wealth, protect diversityMiami Herald
Pakistan Observer
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Ex-terrorists pledge allegiance to Indonesia, decry terrorism as sickness - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald

Ex-terrorists pledge allegiance to Indonesia, decry terrorism as sickness
The Sydney Morning Herald
Ali Fauzi, borther of the Bali bombers and Chairman of the Lingkar Perdamaian Foundation reads the proclamation of independence of Indonesia in Tenggulun on Thursday. Photo: Sarep. In 2008 he oversaw the religious rites on the bodies of Amrozi and ...

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How To Decarbonize Indonesia And Achieve Low-Carbon Prosperity - Forbes

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How To Decarbonize Indonesia And Achieve Low-Carbon Prosperity
Forbes
Indonesia stands at a crossroads . It is the fourth-largest country in the world, with a population approaching that of the United States and a per-capita GDP nearly as large as China's. Like many countries in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is developing ...



Indonesia and Thailand play-out tense 1-1 draw - Fox Sports Asia

Fox Sports Asia

Indonesia and Thailand play-out tense 1-1 draw
Fox Sports Asia
Indonesia went into the sheds trailing 1-0 and with the Thailand firmly in control. On the hour mark, a lapse in concentration from Thailand's young-guns gifted Indonesia a way back into the game. Some clumsy defending saw Indonesia awarded a penalty ...
SEA Games holders Thailand pegged back after Indonesia penaltyESPN FC (blog)
SEA Games: S'pore edge Indonesia in women's waterpolo openerTODAYonline
Defending champions Thailand held by gutsy Indonesia in Group BFourFourTwo

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Whatever happened to Indonesia's mighty oil and gas industry? - WorldOil (subscription)

Whatever happened to Indonesia's mighty oil and gas industry?
WorldOil (subscription)
JAKARTA (Bloomberg) -- Once a cornerstone of the economy, Indonesia's oil and gas sector is in a slump, even as the country's appetite for energy soars. Hit by a drop in global prices, changing regulations and competition from neighbors that are ...



Aussie dollars paving way for 'ten new Balis' in massive Indonesian tourism boom - 9news.com.au

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Aussie dollars paving way for 'ten new Balis' in massive Indonesian tourism boom
9news.com.au
Indonesia is planning "ten new Balis" as part of a hoped-for tourism boom, and Australian tax dollars are helping to pave the way. The government is providing funding for the initiative through the World Bank. The sites for the proposed developments ...



Witness in Indonesia corruption case commits suicide - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Witness in Indonesia corruption case commits suicide
Aljazeera.com
Last month, Marliem had been in contact with Indonesia's Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) on several occasions and also told media he had evidence in the form of digital recordings of his dealings with Indonesian politicians implicated in ...

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Indonesia clinic gives relief to Muslims with tattoo regrets - CBS News

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Indonesia clinic gives relief to Muslims with tattoo regrets
CBS News
TANGERANG, Indonesia -- Each staccato rat-a-tat-tat of the laser firing an intense beam at the elaborate red, green and black dragon on Taufiq Hidayat's arm is, he prays, bringing him closer to God. The shirtless, slender 30-year-old says he got his ...

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