Tsunami warning buoys fail

Memories of 2004 are still fresh in Sumatra. Source: Wikimedia All 22 tsunami warning buoys installed near low-lying islands failed to warn the authorities when...

Jakarta leads descent into homophobia

Eid al-Fitr mass prayer in Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. The government is increasingly appeasing conservative Islam. Source: WikimediaIndonesia increasing...

Jakarta demands tax from internet giants

Indonesia’s young population is spending an increasing amount of time online. Source: PixabayInternet giants could have their services blocked in Indonesia if they do...

Widodo: end ‘embarrassing’ business record

Sunda Kelapa, old harbour of Jakarta. Indonesia is keen to open up to the outside world. Source: WikimediaIndonesia’s President Joko Widodo says there is...

35 detained in Java anti-terror raids

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

Widodo demands monetarist reforms

Indonesia President Joko Widodo wants more economic liberalisation. Source: WikimediaIndonesia will further open its markets and lift obstacles for foreign investors, President Joko Widodo told...

Indonesia looks to ban gay emojis

Gay emojis sit uncomfortably with increasingly conservative Indonesia. Source: FlickrJakarta wants social networking sites operating in the diverse archipelago to remove any emojis representing...

Widodo asks for lower interest rates

Indonesia is looking to end its protectionist tradition. Source: WikimediaIndonesia’s President Joko Widodo is hoping to boost economic growth and create a stronger industrial sector...

Jakarta trumpets surprise growth figures

Jakarta’s economy and politics are looking more stable. Source: WikimediaIndonesia’s economy grew faster than expected at the end of last year as President Joko...

China’s Java high-speed rail project hits buffers

It is easy to see why Indonesians might want to find alternative forms of transport. Source: FlickrThe Chinese US$5.5 billion high-speed rail project in...

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