Jokowi’s mixed messages

Jakarta International School. Indonesia’s expat institutions are feeling the pinch. Source: Wikimedia As ever, Indonesia is sending out mixed messages. It wants foreign investment but...

Manila told to break Abu Sayyaf

Malaysia’s Sabah province has proved vulnerable to raids. Source: Flickr Malaysia and Indonesia are pushing for Manila to take action to increase security in the...

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...

Indonesia holds Chinese fishing crew

Indonesia’s Natuna islands. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta is holding a Chinese fishing crew it says was fishing illegally last week in the South China Sea. It...

1,000 West Papua arrests: activists

The banned West Papuan flag. Source: Flickr The Indonesian authorities have been accused of arresting more than 1,000 people at West Papuan demonstrations that were demanding an...

Jakarta cuts rates for fourth time

An Indonesia vessel after taking exports across the Pacific. Source: Wikimedia The Indonesian central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate for the fourth time...

Widodo energy policy flounders

Coal provides the bulk of Indonesia’s energy. Source: Wikimedia After taking office, Indonesia President Joko Widodo pledged to boost electricity capacity by two-thirds by 2019...

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...

Widodo approves death penalty for paedophiles

Joko Widodo: Source: Kremlin Media   Indonesian President Joko Widodo has approved tough new punishments for child sex offenders, including the death penalty and chemical castration,...

Jokowi moves to boost Korean trade

South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Source: Wikimedia South Korea pledged to help accelerate industrial growth in Indonesia during a bilateral meeting with South Korean President...

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