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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In Indonesia, women begin to fight 'epidemic' of street harassment - TODAYonline

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In Indonesia, women begin to fight 'epidemic' of street harassment
TODAYonline
“It's an epidemic, and, unfortunately, at the moment, Indonesia has no legal protection for sexual harassment,” said Yuniyanti Chuzaifah, vice chairwoman of the National Commission on Violence Against Women, who said she was once groped after falling ...

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More protesters in Indonesia rally against US decision - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

More protesters in Indonesia rally against US decision
The Straits Times
The PKS is an Islamic political party that is part of the opposition coalition in Indonesia. "We are here to show that we disagree, and are against (the decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital) and we believe the majority of the world's ...
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Anti-Trump violence flares as Palestinian stabs Israeli security guard - The Sydney Morning Herald

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Anti-Trump violence flares as Palestinian stabs Israeli security guard
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Indonesians Protest Trump's Stance on Jerusalem - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Indonesians Protest Trump's Stance on Jerusalem
Wall Street Journal
JAKARTA, Indonesia—Thousands of Indonesians protested President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the second such rally in recent days in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. The rally outside the U.S. Embassy ...



Indonesia, Japan eye successful co-hosting of FIBA World Cup - ABS-CBN News

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Indonesia, Japan eye successful co-hosting of FIBA World Cup
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"So I really see there being good cooperation for Indonesia, the Philippines, and also Japan." Moreover, Thohir believes that the landmark multi-nation hosting will only create more opportunities for other countries. Already, FIBA has said that ...
PH joins Indonesia, Japan as hosts of 2023 FIBA World CupThe Manila Times
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Stagnant wages and e-commerce ravage Indonesia's department stores - Nikkei Asian Review

Nikkei Asian Review

Stagnant wages and e-commerce ravage Indonesia's department stores
Nikkei Asian Review
Retail store sales in October grew by an anemic 1.3% from a year earlier, according to preliminary data released by Bank Indonesia, the country's central bank. This is causing store closures across the country, where the modern retail business model ...



Indonesia's nightlife fizzles amid growing conservatism - The Business Times

The Business Times

Indonesia's nightlife fizzles amid growing conservatism
The Business Times
Alcohol importers are often short of favourite brands, prompting some managers to dip into the black market - a risky proposition as a tax-hungry government steps up raids to crack down on bootleggers. PHOTO: REUTERS. Jakarta. AS revellers filed into ...



How Indonesia (finally) fell in love with man's best friend - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

How Indonesia (finally) fell in love with man's best friend
South China Morning Post
On his way to catch a film on a recent Saturday afternoon, Tommy Prabowo pulls into a parking space at one of the grander malls in downtown Jakarta. Inside the black Honda compact parked beside him is a distraught white Maltese terrier, named Valent ...



PNG and Indonesia to establish partnership - POST-COURIER

POST-COURIER

PNG and Indonesia to establish partnership
POST-COURIER
Papua New Guinea has expressed interest to start a dialogue with Indonesia on terms of the level of engagement towards a bilateral partnership on the Carbon Offset Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, (CORSIA). During the International Senior ...



In Indonesia, big tobacco clings to a smokescreen - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

In Indonesia, big tobacco clings to a smokescreen
South China Morning Post
As antismoking groups in the US celebrate a victory in their decades-long fight against Big Tobacco, their Southeast Asian counterparts are still struggling to loosen the industry's grip on policymaking in a region where more than a million people are ...