Spotlight shines on wealthy minority 

Anti-Chinese riots in May 1998 in Jakarta. Source: Wikimedia The tiny community of ethnic Chinese-Indonesians in Jakarta has vast influence and could be key to...

Indonesia minority fears violence 

Two decades since the fall of Indonesia’s dictator Muhammad Suharto, the treatment of the affluent ethnic-Chinese community remains a sensitive issue.  Suharto’s bans on Chinese...

Jakarta defiant over Natunas

An Indonesian frigate on patrol. Source: Wikimedia Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has rejected China's claim that it had competing claims in the South China...

35 detained in Java anti-terror raids

Central Java’s Mount Sumbing. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia’s police claim to have detained numerous suspected Islamic extremists on Java, many of whom were reported to be...

Jakarta activists denied Singapore access

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, second left, has eccentric taste in shirts. Source: Wikimedia The Singaporean Embassy in Jakarta has rejected claims that two Indonesian activists were...

Indonesia hunts Papuan killers

Indonesian has vowed to catch the Papuan killers of between 19 and 31 construction workers who were building the major Trans-Papua highway in the...

Suspect’s brother urges caution

Police are on alert across Asean. Source: Pixabay   Police in Jakarta say a man called Muhammad Bahrun Naim, believed to be in Syria with Isis,...

Ahok jailed for blasphemy 

The defeated, ethnically Chinese, Christian governor of Jakarta has been jailed for two years for blaspheming the Koran, despite the prosecution requesting only a...

Jakarta officials attend radical mosques: study 

Indonesian mosques that host government staff are spreading radicalism and calling for violence against non-Muslims, according to Jakarta’s intelligence agency. The Indonesian State Intelligence Agency...

BP to expand in Indonesia 

Oil giant BP is hoping to open around 350 petrol stations and convenience stores in Indonesia over the next decade, teaming up with Indonesian...

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