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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Jokowi announces Indonesia's new capital in East Kalimantan - Nikkei Asian Review
  1. Jokowi announces Indonesia's new capital in East Kalimantan  Nikkei Asian Review
  2. Jokowi Picks Borneo for New Indonesia Capital  Bloomberg
  3. Jokowi to announce new Indonesia capital to replace Jakarta - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post
  4. Jokowi to announce site of new Indonesia capital to replace Jakarta  The Straits Times
  5. Analysis | Why Indonesia Is Shifting Its Capital From Jakarta  Washington Post
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81% of Indonesia’s oil palm plantations flouting regulations, audit finds - Mongabay.com81% of Indonesia’s oil palm plantations flouting regulations, audit finds  Mongabay.com

An Indonesian government audit has found the vast majority of oil palm plantations operating in the country are in breach of a range of regulations.



Eight historic destinations you can visit in Indonesia - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostEight historic destinations you can visit in Indonesia - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

There are many picturesque places that tourists can visit in Indonesia, but for those particularly fond of exploring sites that boast historic values, below are some ...



30 passengers missing after Indonesia ferry fire - Aljazeera.com30 passengers missing after Indonesia ferry fire  Aljazeera.com

Vessel was carrying 277 people from Tanjung Perak port in East Java's Surabaya when it caught fire late on Thursday.



As the Amazon Burns, Indonesia Shows World How to Fight Forest Fires - OZYAs the Amazon Burns, Indonesia Shows World How to Fight Forest Fires  OZY

Blazes across Indonesia in 2015 left Southeast Asia shrouded in a haze. Now, the country offers a global model of prevention.



Dozens wounded, detained in West Papua crackdown: Witnesses - Al Jazeera EnglishDozens wounded, detained in West Papua crackdown: Witnesses  Al Jazeera English

Families say they are too frightened to speak as they report relatives injured during the crackdown by security forces.



West Papua: Indonesia claims province has 'returned to normal' amid internet blackout - The GuardianWest Papua: Indonesia claims province has 'returned to normal' amid internet blackout  The Guardian

Indonesia's president, Joko Widodo, has said West Papua “has returned to normal” after clashes with police, a claim dismissed by independence protesters who ...



Indonesia proposes joint commitment on mangrove restoration - World - Jakarta PostIndonesia proposes joint commitment on mangrove restoration - World  Jakarta Post

Indonesia has invited five countries that have mangrove forests — Australia, Kenya, Mexico, Jamaica and Ghana — to make a joint commitment to restoring and ...



The elephant in the room: Racism in Indonesia - National - Jakarta PostThe elephant in the room: Racism in Indonesia - National  Jakarta Post

While laws against discrimination exist in Indonesia, civil rights lawyers say that the state is primarily responsible for perpetuating racism against Papuans.



Indonesian coffee farmers struggle as prices hit 8-year low - Aljazeera.comIndonesian coffee farmers struggle as prices hit 8-year low  Aljazeera.com

The world's third-largest growers of the Robusta variety of coffee beans say they will go bankrupt if prices do not improve.



Indonesia's growing service sector creates new professions for young people - Jakarta PostIndonesia's growing service sector creates new professions for young people  Jakarta Post

Many professions that in the past were often overlooked or questioned have now become popular career paths for young people. When Reza Adam Ferdian, 36, ...



For Indonesia’s Child Jockeys, Time to Retire at 10, After 5 Years of Racing - The New York TimesFor Indonesia’s Child Jockeys, Time to Retire at 10, After 5 Years of Racing  The New York Times

On an Indonesian island, jockeys as young as 5 compete in high-stakes horse races, a risky practice decried by critics but an important source of income for ...



Another Asian central bank cuts interest rates — analysts say the region's not done easing yet - CNBCAnother Asian central bank cuts interest rates — analysts say the region's not done easing yet  CNBC

Indonesia's surprise interest rate cut is the latest in a wave of monetary policy easing in Asia, and analysts say central banks in the region have to ease monetary ...



Riots in West Papua: why Indonesia needs to answer for its broken promises - The Conversation AURiots in West Papua: why Indonesia needs to answer for its broken promises  The Conversation AU

Violence has returned to West Papua over the arrests of students for allegedly desecrating a flag. So much for the new push for reconciliation under Indonesia ...



In pictures: Wildfires ignite across Indonesia - BBC NewsIn pictures: Wildfires ignite across Indonesia  BBC News

As fires rage in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, the south-east Asian nation of Indonesia is witnessing a similarly devastating ecological tragedy unfold. The dry ...



Indonesian president calls for calm after violent protests in West Papua - The GuardianIndonesian president calls for calm after violent protests in West Papua  The Guardian

Joko Widodo tells residents it's 'better to be forgiving' after anger over mass arrests of Papuan students in Surabaya.



BlueScope among businesses pushing for Indonesia trade deal - The Australian Financial ReviewBlueScope among businesses pushing for Indonesia trade deal  The Australian Financial Review

The Coalition is increasing pressure on Labor to support Australia's free trade deal with Indonesia, as businesses eager to tap into growing markets in the region ...



Indonesian Carriers Could Be Banned From Buying Airbus Aircraft - Simple FlyingIndonesian Carriers Could Be Banned From Buying Airbus Aircraft  Simple Flying

A trade dispute is brewing between the EU and the government of Indonesia, which could affect the future fleets of Indonesia's airlines. According to CH-Aviation ...



How Indonesia Avoided Brazil's Economic Fate - The DiplomatHow Indonesia Avoided Brazil's Economic Fate  The Diplomat

In 2014, Brazil's previously steady economic growth came to an abrupt halt, with GDP contracting by around 8 percent during 2015 and 2016. This economic ...



Indonesia's Journalists Grapple With Islamism - Human Rights WatchIndonesia's Journalists Grapple With Islamism  Human Rights Watch

In early January 2016, journalists in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta chatted about a doctor who had left her husband, moving to Kalimantan Island and joining ...



Sinking city: Indonesia's capital Jakarta on brink of disaster - LivemintSinking city: Indonesia's capital Jakarta on brink of disaster  Livemint

Time is running out for Jakarta. One of the fastest-sinking cities on earth, environmental experts warn that one third of it could be submerged by 2050 if current ...



Indonesia threatens to halt Airbus jet orders over palm oil feud - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostIndonesia threatens to halt Airbus jet orders over palm oil feud - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Indonesia is pushing its domestic airlines to halt purchase of Airbus SE planes in retaliation for curbs imposed by the European Union on use of palm biodiesel.



Four dead in Indonesia ferry tragedy - The Star OnlineFour dead in Indonesia ferry tragedy  The Star Online

Jakarta: At least four people died and nearly three dozen were missing after a passenger ferry went up in flames off Indonesia's Java island, authorities.



Krakatau volcano (Indonesia): continuing eruptions with up to 9 hours duration - VolcanoDiscoveryKrakatau volcano (Indonesia): continuing eruptions with up to 9 hours duration  VolcanoDiscovery

Krakatoa volcano news & eruption update (Indonesia>Sunda Strait) / VolcanoDiscovery.



MullenLowe Indonesia loses senior management team as CEO, CCO and COO leave to start afresh - Mumbrella AsiaMullenLowe Indonesia loses senior management team as CEO, CCO and COO leave to start afresh  Mumbrella Asia

Three members of the agency management team have left MullenLowe Group Indonesia with an aim to start a separate agency. Among those who have left are ...



Products Labeled ‘Palm Oil-Free’ Are Banned From Shelves in Indonesia - BloombergProducts Labeled ‘Palm Oil-Free’ Are Banned From Shelves in Indonesia  Bloomberg

Indonesia, the world's top palm oil producer and consumer, is joining Malaysia in removing anti-palm oil products from grocery store shelves.



King to go on 4-day visit to Indonesia tomorrow - Free Malaysia TodayKing to go on 4-day visit to Indonesia tomorrow  Free Malaysia Today

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong's visit to Indonesia will further strengthen the ties between the two countries. (Bernama pic).



Timing Is Key for Indonesia’s Second Rate Cut: Decision Guide - BloombergTiming Is Key for Indonesia’s Second Rate Cut: Decision Guide  Bloomberg

Indonesia's central bank is ready to cut interest rates for a second time this year, but most economists aren't convinced it will come as soon as Thursday.



What’s behind Indonesia’s move to reclaim Riau airspace from Singapore? - South China Morning PostWhat’s behind Indonesia’s move to reclaim Riau airspace from Singapore?  South China Morning Post

Widodo has pledged to take over control of the flight information region above Riau Islands, which has been managed by the city state since 1946.



Indonesia's Morotai Island offers a quieter alternative to Bali - ABS-CBN NewsIndonesia's Morotai Island offers a quieter alternative to Bali  ABS-CBN News

Everyone knows Bali, but not a lot of tourists have heard of Morotai. Located in the Halmahera group in North Maluku (once known as the Spice Islands), Morotai ...



Indonesia tells supermarkets to remove 'palm oil-free' products - New Straits TimesIndonesia tells supermarkets to remove 'palm oil-free' products  New Straits Times

JAKARTA: Indonesia, the world's top palm oil producer, has told some retailers in Jakarta to remove food products with “palm oil-free” labels from their shops, ...



El Niño in Indonesia: South Sumatra scrambles for water as rivers, wells dry out - Jakarta PostEl Niño in Indonesia: South Sumatra scrambles for water as rivers, wells dry out  Jakarta Post

The peak of this year's dry season has not only seen fires across thousands of hectares of South Sumatra, one of the worst-affected provinces, but has also left ...



Indonesia's Avengers rescue when disaster strikes - CNAIndonesia's Avengers rescue when disaster strikes  CNA

The Avengers are ready to rescue when disaster strikes Indonesia.



Indonesia Makes a Big Fiscal Bet - BloombergIndonesia Makes a Big Fiscal Bet  Bloomberg

Joko Widodo is putting money into roads, power plants and airports in pursuit of higher growth. Neighbors will watch closely.



Indonesia's imported waste problem - CNAIndonesia's imported waste problem  CNA

Villagers are furious at Indonesia's imported waste problem.



Indonesia's 'Watermelons Duo' singers rapped for suggestive video - The Straits TimesIndonesia's 'Watermelons Duo' singers rapped for suggestive video  The Straits Times

JAKARTA - Dressed in low-cut, fitting tops and miniskirts, a pair of Indonesian folk dangdut singers calling themselves the "Watermelons Duo" gyrate ...



Balinese courts 'too lenient' on drunk Aussie tourists: Indonesia Institute - 7NEWSBalinese courts 'too lenient' on drunk Aussie tourists: Indonesia Institute  7NEWS

A string of recent incidents in Bali has one group calling for badly behaved tourists there to be locked up.



Polluting Palm-Oil Plantations Have Been Breaking Rules for Decades, Indonesia Finds - BloombergPolluting Palm-Oil Plantations Have Been Breaking Rules for Decades, Indonesia Finds  Bloomberg

Indonesia, the world's largest palm oil producer, wants to reshape the industry after the state auditor found that about 81% of plantations broke various state ...



Strong earthquake strikes west coast of Indonesia - CNNStrong earthquake strikes west coast of Indonesia  CNN

A strong earthquake has struck the west coast of Indonesia Friday, according to the United States Geological Survey.



Campus journalists challenge Indonesia's limits on free press - Al Jazeera EnglishCampus journalists challenge Indonesia's limits on free press  Al Jazeera English

Students in Medan question legality of their dismissal from school publication after 'lesbian love story' went viral.



'It's okay to be poor': Why fighting poverty remains challenging in Indonesia - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post'It's okay to be poor': Why fighting poverty remains challenging in Indonesia - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Poverty remains an ingrained problem in Indonesia despite the country's success in cutting its poverty rate to a single-digit level for the first time in 2018.



Indonesia jailbreak: Convicts return to Papua prison - CNAIndonesia jailbreak: Convicts return to Papua prison  CNA

SORONG, Indonesia: More than 270 inmates - including convicted murderers - who bolted from a prison torched during violent riots in Indonesia's ...



Indonesia's plan for G-7 status is not bold enough - Nikkei Asian ReviewIndonesia's plan for G-7 status is not bold enough  Nikkei Asian Review

McKinsey has tipped Indonesia to reach Group of Seven status, having one of the world's largest economies, by 2030. With his new budget, the first sin.



Indonesia picks East Kalimantan province for new capital - media - The Star OnlineIndonesia picks East Kalimantan province for new capital - media  The Star Online

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will build a new capital in the province of East Kalimantan on Borneo island, media cited land planning minister Sofyan Djalil as ...



Indonesia anger as West Papua independence raised at Pacific forum - The GuardianIndonesia anger as West Papua independence raised at Pacific forum  The Guardian

Breakaway leader Benny Wenda will use meeting in Tuvalu to push for UN vote on Jakarta's control of province.



Indonesia picks area on Borneo island as site of new capital -President - New Straits TimesIndonesia picks area on Borneo island as site of new capital -President  New Straits Times

JAKARTA: Indonesia's president on Monday announced the capital would be moved to an area that forms part of the North Penajam Paser and Kutai ...



Indonesia-Africa Infrastructure Dialogue: Indonesia's increasing presence in Africa - Jakarta PostIndonesia-Africa Infrastructure Dialogue: Indonesia's increasing presence in Africa  Jakarta Post

Brand new: State-owned construction company PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA) has built 1000 apartments with all amenities in Ain Defla, Algeria.



Exclusive: WhatsApp in talks to launch mobile payments in Indonesia - sources - ReutersExclusive: WhatsApp in talks to launch mobile payments in Indonesia - sources  Reuters

Facebook Inc's messaging *service* WhatsApp is in talks with multiple Indonesian digital payment firms to offer their mobile transaction services, in a bid to tap the ...



Indonesia lures nontraditional African markets - World - Jakarta PostIndonesia lures nontraditional African markets - World  Jakarta Post

President Joko Jokowi Widodo has said Indonesia is ready to cooperate with countries in Africa in the face of the global trade war, as Indonesia seeks new ...



Wildfires Blaze Across Indonesia In 'Ecological Tragedy' - Plant Based NewsWildfires Blaze Across Indonesia In 'Ecological Tragedy'  Plant Based News

The fires come at the same time as major blazes roar across the Amazon rainforests.



Indonesia celebrates Independence Day with greasy pole contest - BBC NewsIndonesia celebrates Independence Day with greasy pole contest  BBC News

Indonesians take part in a greasy pole climbing contest - a tradition that dates back to Dutch colonial days.



Indonesia eyes Unesco recognition for geoparks - The Star OnlineIndonesia eyes Unesco recognition for geoparks  The Star Online

JAKARTA: Indonesia is to push for Belitung geopark in Bangka Belitung province and Toba Caldera geopark in north Sumatra to be inducted into the Unesco ...



Indonesia's higher education: A sleeping giant? - National - Jakarta PostIndonesia's higher education: A sleeping giant? - National  Jakarta Post

With more than 1000 universities, institutes and polytechnics spread across the archipelago, the country is struggling to excel on the international stage, ...



Indonesia blackout: Huge outage hits Jakarta and surrounding area - BBC NewsIndonesia blackout: Huge outage hits Jakarta and surrounding area  BBC News

Electricity is slowly being restored to millions of people affected in Jakarta and beyond.



Indonesia’s Trillion-Dollar Economy Is About to Get a Reboot - BloombergIndonesia’s Trillion-Dollar Economy Is About to Get a Reboot  Bloomberg

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is set to unveil measures to lift Southeast Asia's largest economy from the stagnation that's marked his first term, amid rising ...



Photos: wildfires hit the Amazon, Brazil, Spain, France, Turkey, and Indonesia - Vox.comPhotos: wildfires hit the Amazon, Brazil, Spain, France, Turkey, and Indonesia  Vox.com

The Amazon rainforest is the world's largest tropical forest. It's home to 30 million people and hosts the largest concentration of biodiversity on the planet.



Indonesian Teens Use Native Tree Species to Cure Rats of Breast Cancer - Good News NetworkIndonesian Teens Use Native Tree Species to Cure Rats of Breast Cancer  Good News Network

The Indonesian teen girls have received praise around the world after presenting research last month on how the native Bajakah tree cured cancer in a rat.



Indonesia should put more energy into renewable power - The InterpreterIndonesia should put more energy into renewable power  The Interpreter

Blackouts and chronic air pollution in a nation with abundant sources of clean energy makes no economic sense.



Harimau Malaya to prey on Indonesia and UAE, but first the small matter of Jordan, says coach - Malay MailHarimau Malaya to prey on Indonesia and UAE, but first the small matter of Jordan, says coach  Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — National head coach Tan Cheng Hoe is hoping for the same performance his boys had dished out in the 2022 World Cup/Asian ...



New Upgraded Su-30 Aircraft Delivery Highlights Indonesia Air Force Capabilities - The DiplomatNew Upgraded Su-30 Aircraft Delivery Highlights Indonesia Air Force Capabilities  The Diplomat

Late last month, Indonesia received delivery of two upgraded Su-30 aircraft that had been scheduled earlier. The delivery highlighted Jakarta's continued ...



Donald Trump Jr., in Indonesia, Defends Family’s Global Business - The New York TimesDonald Trump Jr., in Indonesia, Defends Family’s Global Business  The New York Times

On a trip to promote Trump-branded resorts, the president's son said his father “wouldn't make decisions on a country based on a real estate deal.”



Horrific reality of Indonesia's dog meat market where animals have fur burnt off - Mirror OnlineHorrific reality of Indonesia's dog meat market where animals have fur burnt off  Mirror Online

WARNING: DISTRESSING IMAGES OF ANIMAL SUFFERING More than 250000 people have signed a petition to Indonesia's North Sulawesi Governor calling ...



Indonesia defeat third division club 4-0 as they prepare for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers - FOX Sports AsiaIndonesia defeat third division club 4-0 as they prepare for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers  FOX Sports Asia

Indonesia have defeated Liga 3 outfit Persika Karawang 4-0 in a practice match as they prepare for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers opener next month.



Female genital mutilation advertised on social media for as little as $10 in Indonesia - ABC NewsFemale genital mutilation advertised on social media for as little as $10 in Indonesia  ABC News

Female genital mutilation is still rife in Indonesia where there are no laws to protect women from the practice, which some believe is a religious requirement.



Child suicide bombers, and the shelter rehabilitating them in Indonesia - CNAChild suicide bombers, and the shelter rehabilitating them in Indonesia  CNA

They have been manipulated and radicalised to become fighters and human bombs. Will re-socialising and counselling these children at a secretive ...



Indonesia's digital economy to double in value by 2024, says study - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostIndonesia's digital economy to double in value by 2024, says study - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Indonesia's digital economy is expected to almost double in value from Rp 814 trillion last year to Rp 1.447 quadrillion (US$101 billion) by 2024, a recent study ...



President Joko Widodo says Islam in Indonesia is 'tolerant' as rights groups warn of rising fundamentalism - CNNPresident Joko Widodo says Islam in Indonesia is 'tolerant' as rights groups warn of rising fundamentalism  CNN

In his first international television interview since being re-elected in May, Indonesian President Joko Widodo denied being concerned about the rise of ...



Indonesia's plastic recycling exports hit by tougher rules on imported waste - CNAIndonesia's plastic recycling exports hit by tougher rules on imported waste  CNA

FILE PHOTO: Plastic waste from food packaging is pictured among the rubbish in Bangun village in Mojokerto, East Java province, Indonesia, July 31, 2019.



What Indonesia's largest Muslim organisation really wants - Sydney Morning HeraldWhat Indonesia's largest Muslim organisation really wants  Sydney Morning Herald

Yahya Cholil Staquf, a senior member of Indonesia's largest Muslim organisations, says more must be done to tackle Islamic radicals and extremists.



Scores of passengers 'trapped' in Indonesia ship fire - Khaleej TimesScores of passengers 'trapped' in Indonesia ship fire  Khaleej Times

Scores of passengers were believed to be trapped inside a passenger ship after it caught fire off East Java province in Indonesia, officials said on Friday.



Ambassadors' wives don 'kebaya' to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostAmbassadors' wives don 'kebaya' to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

The event, called Batik for Independence Day, presented the ambassadors wives in kebaya (traditional Indonesian blouse) and batik by Alleira Batik.



Uniqlo Indonesia to open new stores in Batam, Jakarta, Bekasi - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostUniqlo Indonesia to open new stores in Batam, Jakarta, Bekasi - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Japanese global apparel retailer Uniqlo has announced a plan to open new stores in Riau Islands Batam as well as Jakarta and Bekasi in West Java.



Hundreds celebrate Indonesia's Independence Day at KL embassy - New Straits TimesHundreds celebrate Indonesia's Independence Day at KL embassy  New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR: Some 300 Indonesians thronged the Republic's embassy here, today, to celebrate their nation's 74th Independence Day.



Indonesia's raging forest fires, explained - National - Jakarta PostIndonesia's raging forest fires, explained - National  Jakarta Post

More hot spots were detected because of the El Niño phenomenon, which has brought drought to the country.



Haze from fires, Indonesia’s national ‘embarrassment,’ are back - Mongabay.comHaze from fires, Indonesia’s national ‘embarrassment,’ are back  Mongabay.com

Indonesia is experiencing its worst annual fire season since 2015, with the cross-border spread of haze once again threatening to spark a diplomatic row with ...



Indonesia’s President Supports a Sea Wall for Sinking Jakarta - Voice of AmericaIndonesia’s President Supports a Sea Wall for Sinking Jakarta  Voice of America

Experts say a sea wall 30 kilometers long could prevent the sea from flooding parts of the capital, Jakarta. Others worry about the $42 billion cost and that it ...



How the US-China currency war will impact Indonesia - South China Morning PostHow the US-China currency war will impact Indonesia  South China Morning Post

Beijing's devaluation of the yuan and Trump's decision to label China a currency manipulator have seen the trade war escalate to a new level – one that will ...



How Indonesians celebrate Independence Day - ArabnewsHow Indonesians celebrate Independence Day  Arabnews

JAKARTA: Indonesians always find new ideas for celebrating the Aug. 17 Independence Day. While the most common celebration is a simple raising of the ...



How modern, moderate Islam is fighting back in Indonesia - The AgeHow modern, moderate Islam is fighting back in Indonesia  The Age

Indonesia is going to enter the international discourse of Islam abroad. And act against Islamism at home.



Indonesia's war veterans - CNAIndonesia's war veterans  CNA

As Indonesia celebrates 74th national day on Aug 17, 2019, those who fought for independence are finding it hard to make ends meet.



Can Indonesia Reclaim Its Dominance of Southeast Asian Strategic Policymaking? - Council on Foreign RelationsCan Indonesia Reclaim Its Dominance of Southeast Asian Strategic Policymaking?  Council on Foreign Relations

For the latter half of the twentieth century, after the United Nations officially recognized Indonesian independence in 1949, Indonesia dominated reg…



Indonesia's youngsters turn to internet for answers on sex, reproductive health - Jakarta PostIndonesia's youngsters turn to internet for answers on sex, reproductive health  Jakarta Post

In the absence of formal sex education at schools and homes, the digital-savvy generation has turned to the internet and social media to learn about sex and ...



A third of young people in Indonesia are or want to be entrepreneurs, says the World Economic Forum's ASEAN Youth survey - World Economic ForumA third of young people in Indonesia are or want to be entrepreneurs, says the World Economic Forum's ASEAN Youth survey  World Economic Forum

What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a question we've all been asked at some point. If you live in Indonesia, the answer could well be “an ...



Press Groups: Regulations, Violence Constrain Indonesia’s Journalists - VOA NewsPress Groups: Regulations, Violence Constrain Indonesia’s Journalists  VOA News

Leonard Triyono contributed to this report, which originated on VOA Indonesia. JAKARTA, INDONESIA — The Indonesian press continues to be constrained by ...



‘I can’t believe I’m seeing a Chinese guy’: dating stigma in Indonesia - South China Morning Post‘I can’t believe I’m seeing a Chinese guy’: dating stigma in Indonesia  South China Morning Post

Being in a relationship with an ethnic Chinese man, or just admitting to having feelings for one, can require courage for Muslim women in Indonesia. It presents ...



Mastercard, Indonesia's Artajasa to collaborate on payment gateway - ReutersMastercard, Indonesia's Artajasa to collaborate on payment gateway  Reuters

Mastercard Inc said on Thursday it signed an agreement with Indonesian payment switching firm Artajasa Pembayaran Elektronis to make a foray into the ...



Indonesian village wants Canada's trash - CBC NewsIndonesian village wants Canada's trash  CBC News

Indonesia's crackdown on imported foreign waste — including from Canada — has upset the village of Bangun, where residents say they earn more money ...



Indonesia's capital curbs private cars in bid to cut choking pollution - ReutersIndonesia's capital curbs private cars in bid to cut choking pollution  Reuters

Indonesia's capital announced new curbs on private cars on Wednesday as it moves to rein in Jakarta's choking air pollution, but experts warned the measures ...



Vietnam and Indonesia stand out as Belt and Road bets, reports show - Nikkei Asian ReviewVietnam and Indonesia stand out as Belt and Road bets, reports show  Nikkei Asian Review

SINGAPORE -- Southeast Asia is becoming ever more of a hotbed for investment related to China's Belt and Road Initiative, two separate reports issued.



Instagram-driven meat sales in Indonesia may harm Australia's live export industry - ABC NewsInstagram-driven meat sales in Indonesia may harm Australia's live export industry  ABC News

Indonesian 'mumpreneurs' are cashing-in on an appetite for purchasing cheap beef online, threatening Australia's live cattle trade.



Refugees protest in Indonesia over Australia border policy - The Straits TimesRefugees protest in Indonesia over Australia border policy  The Straits Times

JAKARTA (AFP) - Thousands of refugees protested in Indonesia Tuesday (Aug 20), saying they had been stranded in the South-east Asian nation for years ...



Indonesia is looking to create 10 new Balis to boost tourism - Lonely Planet Travel NewsIndonesia is looking to create 10 new Balis to boost tourism  Lonely Planet Travel News

When it comes to visiting Indonesia, travellers tend to favour Bali, attracted by its beautiful beaches, rich culture and amazing temples. In an effort to encourage ...



Deadly earthquake off Indonesia coast triggers tsunami warning, prompts evacuations - AccuWeather.comDeadly earthquake off Indonesia coast triggers tsunami warning, prompts evacuations  AccuWeather.com

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake off the coast of Indonesia and led to tsunami warnings.



SoftBank pumps $2B into Indonesia through Grab investment, putting it head to head with Gojek - TechCrunchSoftBank pumps $2B into Indonesia through Grab investment, putting it head to head with Gojek  TechCrunch

Grab — the on-demand transportation app worth $14 billion that is the Uber of Southeast Asia — today announced how it would be using some of the $7 billion ...



Recycling boom for Indonesia after China stops importing trash - South China Morning PostRecycling boom for Indonesia after China stops importing trash  South China Morning Post

Several poor communities in Indonesia are making a living from mining waste from around the world, after China's decision to stop importing foreign garbage.



How yuan’s depreciation affects the world, Indonesia - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostHow yuan’s depreciation affects the world, Indonesia - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

The US-China trade war will continue and enter the next episode, namely a currency war. The change will have a greater impact on and hurt not only the US and ...



WATCH | Foreign trash 'like treasure' in Indonesia's plastics village - News24WATCH | Foreign trash 'like treasure' in Indonesia's plastics village  News24

His weathered face breaks out in a big grin as Keman explains how sifting through rubbish paid for his children's education, one of many in his Indonesian ...



Seven killed in Indonesia ferry accident - New Straits TimesSeven killed in Indonesia ferry accident  New Straits Times

KENDARI, Indonesia: Seven people, including two children, were killed and four others missing after a ferry carrying dozens of passengers caught fire off ...



Trash for tickets on Indonesia's 'plastic bus' - CNATrash for tickets on Indonesia's 'plastic bus'  CNA

An hour-long bus ride with unlimited stops costs three large bottles, five medium bottles or 10 plastic cups in an Indonesian recycling scheme. (Photo: AFP/Juni ...



Bank Indonesia Seen Keeping Rupiah Bears at Bay as EM Risks Rise - BloombergBank Indonesia Seen Keeping Rupiah Bears at Bay as EM Risks Rise  Bloomberg

Indonesia's rupiah has braved headwinds both at home and abroad to escape largely unscathed in the recent emerging-market sell-off, and the nation's central ...