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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As Indonesia's Widodo prepares for second term, challenges await - Al Jazeera English
  1. As Indonesia's Widodo prepares for second term, challenges await  Al Jazeera English
  2. Scott Morrison travels to Indonesia as Labor embraces free trade agreement  The Guardian
  3. Indonesia's Jokowi kicks off fresh term with inauguration ceremony  CNA
  4. Indonesia’s popular president to be sworn in for final term  Washington Post
  5. How did Indonesia's Jokowi and Prabowo go from enemies to best mates?  ABC News
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Could This Tree Be An Eco-Friendly Way To Wean Indonesian Farmers Off Palm Oil? - NPRCould This Tree Be An Eco-Friendly Way To Wean Indonesian Farmers Off Palm Oil?  NPR

A Season of Fire Tests Indonesia’s Efforts to Curb Deforestation - The New York TimesA Season of Fire Tests Indonesia’s Efforts to Curb Deforestation  The New York Times

How ethnic Chinese shaped the home of Indonesia’s new capital - South China Morning PostHow ethnic Chinese shaped the home of Indonesia’s new capital  South China Morning Post

Jakarta, Indonesia: Scott Morrison flies in to lockdown for inauguration - NEWS.com.auJakarta, Indonesia: Scott Morrison flies in to lockdown for inauguration  NEWS.com.au

Jokowi Looks to Reboot Indonesia’s Economy With a Revamped Cabinet - BloombergJokowi Looks to Reboot Indonesia’s Economy With a Revamped Cabinet  Bloomberg

Green groups flag threat to Indonesia forests recovered from palm planters - ReutersGreen groups flag threat to Indonesia forests recovered from palm planters  Reuters

In Era of Crumbling Trade Deals, India and Indonesia Get Closer - BloombergIn Era of Crumbling Trade Deals, India and Indonesia Get Closer  Bloomberg

Indonesia picks McKinsey to help plan capital in the forest - ReutersIndonesia picks McKinsey to help plan capital in the forest  Reuters

Supercharged Indonesian Bonds Have All These Reasons to Rally - BloombergSupercharged Indonesian Bonds Have All These Reasons to Rally  Bloomberg

'Vocal, unafraid': Indonesia activist's sudden death questioned - Aljazeera.com'Vocal, unafraid': Indonesia activist's sudden death questioned  Aljazeera.com

At a School for Suicide Bombers’ Children, Dancing, Drawing and Deradicalization - The New York TimesAt a School for Suicide Bombers’ Children, Dancing, Drawing and Deradicalization  The New York Times

Indonesia Security Chief Stabbed in Attack Linked to ISIS - The New York TimesIndonesia Security Chief Stabbed in Attack Linked to ISIS  The New York Times

Indonesia’s Mandatory Halal Labeling Leaves Firms in Disarray - BloombergIndonesia’s Mandatory Halal Labeling Leaves Firms in Disarray  Bloomberg

Indonesia Oligarchs Are Trying to Yank Power From the President - BloombergIndonesia Oligarchs Are Trying to Yank Power From the President  Bloomberg

Indonesia security minister stabbed by suspected Isis radical - The GuardianIndonesia security minister stabbed by suspected Isis radical  The Guardian

Indonesia’s Leader Faces Student Protests and Crises Heading Into New Term - The New York TimesIndonesia’s Leader Faces Student Protests and Crises Heading Into New Term  The New York Times

Jokowi supporters left disappointed after Indonesian government opts for low-key inauguration - CNAJokowi supporters left disappointed after Indonesian government opts for low-key inauguration  CNA

Indonesia’s President Halts Bill That Would Ban Sex Outside Marriage - The New York TimesIndonesia’s President Halts Bill That Would Ban Sex Outside Marriage  The New York Times

Indonesia's anti-graft Bill ushered in after deadly protests - CNAIndonesia's anti-graft Bill ushered in after deadly protests  CNA

Thousands in Indonesia Protest Bills to Limit Rights and Ban Extramarital Sex - The New York TimesThousands in Indonesia Protest Bills to Limit Rights and Ban Extramarital Sex  The New York Times

Indonesia's fires are bad, but new measures prevented them from becoming worse - Science MagazineIndonesia's fires are bad, but new measures prevented them from becoming worse  Science Magazine

A Blood-Red Sky: Fires Leave a Million Indonesians Gasping - The Indian ExpressA Blood-Red Sky: Fires Leave a Million Indonesians Gasping  The Indian Express

Indonesia pressed to conduct independent inquiry in West Papua - Al Jazeera EnglishIndonesia pressed to conduct independent inquiry in West Papua  Al Jazeera English

Indonesia grapples with how to deradicalise suicide bombers' children - New Straits Times OnlineIndonesia grapples with how to deradicalise suicide bombers' children  New Straits Times Online

Indonesia: Investigate Environmental Lawyer's Death - Human Rights WatchIndonesia: Investigate Environmental Lawyer's Death  Human Rights Watch

The World’s Flush With Coffee, and Indonesia Wants to Add More - BloombergThe World’s Flush With Coffee, and Indonesia Wants to Add More  Bloomberg

Indonesian Woman Tried for Blasphemy Over Mosque Incident - Human Rights WatchIndonesian Woman Tried for Blasphemy Over Mosque Incident  Human Rights Watch

Not just about sex: Indonesia's protests explained - BBC NewsNot just about sex: Indonesia's protests explained  BBC News

Mysterious Stock Surge Produces Indonesia’s Newest Billionaire - BloombergMysterious Stock Surge Produces Indonesia’s Newest Billionaire  Bloomberg

Indonesia ramps up Pacific diplomacy with aid fund - Reuters.comIndonesia ramps up Pacific diplomacy with aid fund  Reuters.com

Indonesia arrests two dozen people after knife attack on security minister Wiranto - CNAIndonesia arrests two dozen people after knife attack on security minister Wiranto  CNA

'Nowhere to go, nowhere to hide': The horror of Indonesia’s haze - Al Jazeera English'Nowhere to go, nowhere to hide': The horror of Indonesia’s haze  Al Jazeera English

20 killed, 70 hurt in protests in Indonesia’s Papua province - India Today20 killed, 70 hurt in protests in Indonesia’s Papua province  India Today

Nickel prices surges on demand for electric cars and Indonesia export ban - ABC NewsNickel prices surges on demand for electric cars and Indonesia export ban  ABC News

Indonesia's criminal code: what is it, why does it matter, and will it be passed? - The GuardianIndonesia's criminal code: what is it, why does it matter, and will it be passed?  The Guardian

Indonesia's huge fires and toxic haze will cause health problems for years to come - The Conversation UKIndonesia's huge fires and toxic haze will cause health problems for years to come  The Conversation UK

Boeing’s Lion Air Crash Lawsuits May Move to Indonesia - BloombergBoeing’s Lion Air Crash Lawsuits May Move to Indonesia  Bloomberg

Relatives of Dutch colonial victims in Indonesia to get day in court - The GuardianRelatives of Dutch colonial victims in Indonesia to get day in court  The Guardian

Indonesia Posts Surprise Trade Deficit - BloombergIndonesia Posts Surprise Trade Deficit  Bloomberg

Indonesia issues rules to block illegally imported mobile phones - CNAIndonesia issues rules to block illegally imported mobile phones  CNA

Indonesia Finds One-Fifth of Palm Oil Plantations Are Illegal - BloombergIndonesia Finds One-Fifth of Palm Oil Plantations Are Illegal  Bloomberg

More than 16,000 flee unrest in Indonesia's Papua region - Al Jazeera EnglishMore than 16,000 flee unrest in Indonesia's Papua region  Al Jazeera English

Strong Earthquake Strikes Indonesia, Killing at Least 20 - The New York TimesStrong Earthquake Strikes Indonesia, Killing at Least 20  The New York Times

Protests Against Joko Widodo Rock Indonesia - Foreign PolicyProtests Against Joko Widodo Rock Indonesia  Foreign Policy

Hong Kong and Indonesia: different protests, similar political problems - South China Morning PostHong Kong and Indonesia: different protests, similar political problems  South China Morning Post

ISIL-linked Jamaah Anshurat Daulah blamed for attack on Wiranto - Al Jazeera EnglishISIL-linked Jamaah Anshurat Daulah blamed for attack on Wiranto  Al Jazeera English

Trade War: Why manufacturers are not rushing into India, Indonesia - Economic TimesTrade War: Why manufacturers are not rushing into India, Indonesia  Economic Times

Indonesia protests over sex before marriage bill - BBC NewsIndonesia protests over sex before marriage bill  BBC News

Indonesia shuts some schools as haze again clouds the skies - CNAIndonesia shuts some schools as haze again clouds the skies  CNA

Indonesia Has a Papua Problem - The New York TimesIndonesia Has a Papua Problem  The New York Times

UK and Indonesia announce new Joint Trade Review - GOV.UKUK and Indonesia announce new Joint Trade Review  GOV.UK

Indonesia: Thousands evacuated after violent protests in Papua - Aljazeera.comIndonesia: Thousands evacuated after violent protests in Papua  Aljazeera.com

Indonesia MPs sworn-in after mass protests, arrests - Aljazeera.comIndonesia MPs sworn-in after mass protests, arrests  Aljazeera.com

The 'World's Largest Dump' Is in Indonesia and It's a Ticking Time Bomb - VICEThe 'World's Largest Dump' Is in Indonesia and It's a Ticking Time Bomb  VICE

Indonesia Protesters Fear Rollback of Rights, Reforms - VOA NewsIndonesia Protesters Fear Rollback of Rights, Reforms  VOA News

Changi travelers invited to virtually explore Indonesia's tourist destinations - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostChangi travelers invited to virtually explore Indonesia's tourist destinations - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Suspicions of murder in death of Indonesian environmental activist - Mongabay.comSuspicions of murder in death of Indonesian environmental activist  Mongabay.com

App plays matchmaker in Indonesia between abandoned animals and adopters - CNAApp plays matchmaker in Indonesia between abandoned animals and adopters  CNA

PHOTOS: The Dead Live With Their Relatives In Indonesia's Toraja Community : Goats and Soda - NPRPHOTOS: The Dead Live With Their Relatives In Indonesia's Toraja Community : Goats and Soda  NPR

Sukarno heir elected as Indonesia's first female House speaker - Aljazeera.comSukarno heir elected as Indonesia's first female House speaker  Aljazeera.com

Indonesia cancels plan to ban tourists from Komodo Island - CNNIndonesia cancels plan to ban tourists from Komodo Island  CNN

Indonesia has banned marriage for young girls - The EconomistIndonesia has banned marriage for young girls  The Economist

Indonesian capital still sinking, despite groundwater improvements - New Straits TimesIndonesian capital still sinking, despite groundwater improvements  New Straits Times

YouTube FanFest Indonesia in Jakarta postponed for Jokowi, Ma’ruf inauguration - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostYouTube FanFest Indonesia in Jakarta postponed for Jokowi, Ma’ruf inauguration - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Indonesia rounds up 36 terror suspects ahead of Jokowi inauguration - South China Morning PostIndonesia rounds up 36 terror suspects ahead of Jokowi inauguration  South China Morning Post

Singapore Offers Indonesia Help to Combat ‘Scourge’ of Haze - BloombergSingapore Offers Indonesia Help to Combat ‘Scourge’ of Haze  Bloomberg

Jokowi pursues majority rule, not democracy, in Indonesia - Sydney Morning HeraldJokowi pursues majority rule, not democracy, in Indonesia  Sydney Morning Herald

Grab, Gojek, state-owned electricity provider PLN to develop EV in Indonesia - Tech in AsiaGrab, Gojek, state-owned electricity provider PLN to develop EV in Indonesia  Tech in Asia

Indonesia says 20 killed, scores hurt in fresh unrest in Papua - ReutersIndonesia says 20 killed, scores hurt in fresh unrest in Papua  Reuters

Indonesia's External Debt Slows with Healthy Structure: BI - Tempo.co EnglishIndonesia's External Debt Slows with Healthy Structure: BI  Tempo.co English

10 whales die at Indonesia's southern coast - Anadolu Agency10 whales die at Indonesia's southern coast  Anadolu Agency

Floods, mud: Sluggish progress a year after Indonesia disaster - Aljazeera.comFloods, mud: Sluggish progress a year after Indonesia disaster  Aljazeera.com

A requiem for Reformasi as Joko Widodo unravels Indonesia's democratic legacy - The Conversation AUA requiem for Reformasi as Joko Widodo unravels Indonesia's democratic legacy  The Conversation AU

New laws in Indonesia could affect LGBTQ travellers in popular spots like Bali - Lonely Planet Travel NewsNew laws in Indonesia could affect LGBTQ travellers in popular spots like Bali  Lonely Planet Travel News

Indonesian Security Minister Stabbed by Suspected Terrorist - BloombergIndonesian Security Minister Stabbed by Suspected Terrorist  Bloomberg

Facebook removes accounts from UAE, Nigeria, Egypt and Indonesia - Al Jazeera EnglishFacebook removes accounts from UAE, Nigeria, Egypt and Indonesia  Al Jazeera English

Indonesia launches international assistance agency - World - Jakarta PostIndonesia launches international assistance agency - World  Jakarta Post

Indonesia completes fiber-optic network to bring internet to remote east - ReutersIndonesia completes fiber-optic network to bring internet to remote east  Reuters

Indonesia's Ancient 'Hobbits' May Have Evolved Really, Really Quickly - Atlas ObscuraIndonesia's Ancient 'Hobbits' May Have Evolved Really, Really Quickly  Atlas Obscura

‘Fire Begets More Fires’: Rainforests Slip Into Cycle of Destruction - The Wall Street Journal‘Fire Begets More Fires’: Rainforests Slip Into Cycle of Destruction  The Wall Street Journal

Indonesia Riot Police, Student Protesters Clash Over Law - BloombergIndonesia Riot Police, Student Protesters Clash Over Law  Bloomberg

Thai meth swallowers get 16 years' jail in Indonesia - CNAThai meth swallowers get 16 years' jail in Indonesia  CNA

Indonesian Economy Expected to Grow at Fastest Pace in 7 Years - BloombergIndonesian Economy Expected to Grow at Fastest Pace in 7 Years  Bloomberg

The wrong visa could cost researchers $400K in Indonesia - The Australian Financial ReviewThe wrong visa could cost researchers $400K in Indonesia  The Australian Financial Review

Indonesia's president delays vote on law banning extramarital sex - Al Jazeera AmericaIndonesia's president delays vote on law banning extramarital sex  Al Jazeera America

Indonesia to Fault 737 MAX Design, U.S. Oversight in Lion Air Crash Report - The Wall Street JournalIndonesia to Fault 737 MAX Design, U.S. Oversight in Lion Air Crash Report  The Wall Street Journal

Wildfires in Indonesia Pose Economic Risk, Central Bank Says - BloombergWildfires in Indonesia Pose Economic Risk, Central Bank Says  Bloomberg

Time for Indonesia to optimize blue carbon habitats - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostTime for Indonesia to optimize blue carbon habitats - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Indonesian Security Minister Wiranto stabbed by suspected Islamic State sympathiser - ABC NewsIndonesian Security Minister Wiranto stabbed by suspected Islamic State sympathiser  ABC News

Volcano erupts in Indonesia's Java island, triggering aviation warning - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaVolcano erupts in Indonesia's Java island, triggering aviation warning - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Seven stranded whales found dead in Indonesia - CNASeven stranded whales found dead in Indonesia  CNA

Jokowi Wants Indonesia to Be More Than a Raw Material Giant - BloombergJokowi Wants Indonesia to Be More Than a Raw Material Giant  Bloomberg

Nobel Prize: SD Inpres, poverty research in Indonesia and women in economics - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostNobel Prize: SD Inpres, poverty research in Indonesia and women in economics - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Indonesia: Indigenous Peoples Losing Their Forests - Human Rights WatchIndonesia: Indigenous Peoples Losing Their Forests  Human Rights Watch

Students dead, activists arrested amid protests to stop legal changes in Indonesia - ABC NewsStudents dead, activists arrested amid protests to stop legal changes in Indonesia  ABC News

Indonesian Students are Rising Up, in Biggest Protests Since 1998 | The Takeaway - WNYC StudiosIndonesian Students are Rising Up, in Biggest Protests Since 1998 | The Takeaway  WNYC Studios

‘Isis version two’: Malaysia, Indonesia fear return of fighters jailed in Syria - South China Morning Post‘Isis version two’: Malaysia, Indonesia fear return of fighters jailed in Syria  South China Morning Post

Why climate change means Indonesian students are coming to Canada - Maclean'sWhy climate change means Indonesian students are coming to Canada  Maclean's

Indonesian travelers getting more selective, Google Indonesia reveals - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostIndonesian travelers getting more selective, Google Indonesia reveals - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post