Forest fires that raged across Indonesia dented Southeast Asia’s biggest economy to the tune of some $5.2 billion, the World Bank said yesterday, not including the health impacts from toxic haze that sent air quality plummeting.
A Sumatran tiger has killed an Indonesian farmer, police said Friday, marking the second fatal attack by the critically endangered species in less than a month.
When Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo triggered mass protests in September over his support for regressive amendments to the Criminal Code and the founding statute of Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), he beat a hasty retreat.
Currently, Cambodia’s domestic issue is being over-internationalized- this leads to the undermining of the country’s sovereignty, independence, peaceful democratization, and economic well-being.
Indonesia is a land that is rich with arts and cultural diversity. With thousands of impressive historical sites to see, there is no doubt that one would need more than a week to visit most of the incredible places there.
A suspected suicide bombing outside a police station in Indonesia has left at least one attacker dead and six other people wounded, authorities said Wednesday.
The decision by the Indonesian and Malaysian governments to allow fugitive Cambodian politicians to use their countries as political platforms against the Cambodian government is a clear violation of the non-interference principle of Asean.
Ten people, including several teenagers, were killed in Indonesia’s post-election riots, the human rights commission said, as it accused police of beating up protesters.
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo’s new cabinet welds two different visions of Indonesia together. One vision sees a bright future – for Indonesia to transform itself into a major economic power and bring prosperity to millions of Indonesians.
Indonesia’s central bank cut interest rates for the fourth month in a row.
Indonesia’s new cabinet members were introduced at an informal presentation on the palace steps Wednesday, with President Joko Widodo tapping his election arch-rival – a former general with a chequered rights record – as defence minister.
Widodo is sworn in for his second 5-year term at an inauguration ceremony attended by foreign dignitaries and special envoys.
Indonesian police said they have arrested more than two dozen suspected militants after members of a network linked to the Islamic State (IS) group tried to assassinate a government minister.
What is in a name? Mandalanusa or Nusantaria are both the possible names of the new Indonesian Capital.
Malaysia will benefit from Indonesia’s decision to relocate its capital to East Kalimantan on Borneo island, Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya told the Dewan Rakyat.
Two members of an ISIS-linked terror network stabbed Indonesia’s chief security minister Wiranto on Thursday, the intelligence head said, as the powerful politician underwent emergency surgery for his wounds.
More than 16,000 scared residents have fled an unrest-hit city in Indonesia’s Papua.
Indonesian President Widodo has opened the door to holding talks with separatists.
At least 26 people have been killed in fresh unrest in Indonesia’s restive Papua region.
Indonesian police fired water cannon and tear gas to break up protests on Tuesday, as tens of thousands of students gathered in cities nationwide over issues that included a new criminal code that penalizes adultery and revised laws on corruption.
The Hat Yai municipality endures the thickest haze yet from the current spate of Indonesian forest fires.
Indonesian security forces were battling on Monday to restore order in a town in the easternmost province of Papua, a police spokesman said, following media reports of buildings set ablaze and gunfire amid fresh demonstrations by protesters.
Nearly 2,500 Malaysian schools are closed due to toxic haze from Indonesia’s fires.
Indonesia’s central bank slashes interest rates for the third month in a row.
Schools in two cities in the Indonesian part of Borneo island will be closed for a week after smoke from forest fires caused air quality to hit “dangerous” levels, a local government official said on Sunday.
Pollution from forest fires in Indonesia pushed Singapore’s air to unhealthy levels.
Indonesia’s environment minister said on Friday some forest fires in its territory had started on land used by subsidiaries of Malaysian companies, as the neighbors traded blame for blazes that have spread haze across the region.
Malaysia steps up pressure on Indonesia to tackle the huge blazes.
Huge fires are raging across vast swathes of Indonesia’s rainforests.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s first term in office was criticised for lack of attention to and interest in foreign affairs, something that he himself has openly acknowledged. As he prepares for his second term, should we expect change?