Amnesty demands Jakarta allow massacre discussion

Armed soldiers stand guard in Sarawak in 1965, as a group of Chinese villagers take a communal bath. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Amnesty International is calling...

Palm-oil giants attack EU ban

The two dominant palm-oil producers, Indonesia and Malaysia, have criticised the European Union for backing a ban on the product’s use in biofuels. A Malaysian...

Indonesia fears global trade war 

Pinisi ships at the Sunda Kelapa harbour in Jakarta. Source: Wikimedia President-elect Donald Trump’s protectionist promises are not expected to have an immediate impact on...

Jakarta calls for refugee help

Australia’s Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre. Source: Wikimedia The Indonesian foreign minister has challenged Australia and other countries to do more to deal with the...

Freeport backs down in Papua row

Arizona-based mining giant Freeport-McMoran and two Indonesian ministers say they have ended the prolonged dispute over the world's second largest copper mine in Papua. Freeport...

Measles ravages Papua children

  Indonesia is struggling to contain a prolonged outbreak of measles in poverty-stricken Papua Province that has killed dozens of children. Dr Stefanus Lange at a...

Jakarta defends Grasberg rules

Indonesia has hit back at claims that tough new environmental regulations imposed on the giant Grasberg copper mine in Papua are politically motivated or...

Freeport boss in Papua quits

Freeport’s controversial copper mine in Papua, Indonesia. Source: Wikimedia Chappy Hakim, the chief executive of mining giant Freeport-McMoran in Indonesia, has stepped down after the...

Study points to Java’s Islamist youth

One in five students in further and higher education in Java support the establishment of an Indonesian caliphate instead of a secular government, according...

Indonesia retreats on energy tax

President Joko Widodo has promised to increase power production while cutting outputs. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta has postponed a levy on fossil fuels intended to support...

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Thai king takes control of vast fund 

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