Jakarta calls for joint sea patrols

An Abu Sayyaf video. Source: YouTube Jakarta is calling for naval patrols to be stepped up after Abu Sayyaf released 10 sailors from two Indonesian...

Landmark talks held on Indonesia massacres

A still from the recent film, the Act of Killing, about the 1965-66 massacres. Source: Vimeo Indonesia's leaders have taken part in an unprecedented meeting...

HRW calls for 1965-66 massacre reconciliation

Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch. Source: Wikimedia Increasing demands are being made for Indonesia to hold truth and reconciliation hearings to...

Jakarta to cut corporate tax

Bambang Brodjonegoro. Source: Flickr   The Indonesian government plans to cut corporate taxation to 20 per cent this year, down from 25 per cent, as it tries...

Indonesia to demand taxes from US tech giants

Jakarta. Indonesia’s vast population is hugely attractive to tech companies. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta's finance minister has said his office would examine the tax reports of...

Indonesia threatens DiCaprio over Sumatra trip

Leonardo DiCaprio with a Sumatran orangutan. Source: Twitter The government in Jakarta has threatened to deport Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio after the Oscar winner made critical statements...

Abu Sayyaf blamed for Indonesian sailor seizures

Jakarta says that 10 of its citizens are being held hostage in the Philippines after their vessel was seized in the unstable border region...

Widodo scraps offshore LNG project

Saumlaki harbour, Yamdena, near the Masela field. Source: Wikimedia Indonesian President Joko Widodo has rejected Inpex Corp and Royal Dutch Shell's proposal to build the world's largest...

Widodo scraps offshore LNG project

Saumlaki harbour, Yamdena, near the Masela field. Source: Wikimedia Indonesian President Joko Widodo has rejected Inpex Corp and Royal Dutch Shell's proposal to build the world's largest...

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...

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