Indonesia

What the United States Did in Indonesia

A trove of recently released documents shows that Washington’s role in the country’s 1965 massacre was part of a bigger Cold War strategy.<p>In Indonesia in October 1965, General Suharto responded to the kidnapping and murder of six high-ranking military officers by accusing the Indonesian Communist …

History

Mandalika on its way to become new Bali

<b>PREMIUM</b> For a long time, foreign tourists have adored Indonesia’s top resort island Bali, famous for beautiful tropical beaches and majestic temples. …

South-east Asia

Indonesia is Building New Bali-Like Destinations to Lure More Chinese Tourists

As China’s burgeoning class of affluent travelers seek out more exotic destinations, Indonesia is cashing in.<p>China is on track to become the biggest …

Tourism

Rahul Gandhi is planning to sweep polls in Russia and Indonesia: Smriti Irani after Twitter bot report

Union minister Smriti Irani took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's rising popularity on Twitter after an ANI report revealed that a …

India

RI pledges $1 million for ASEAN scientific development

Indonesia is set to contribute US$1 million to support scientific development in Southeast Asia, a top research official said on Friday at a …

Australian journalist Frank Palmos cited in declassified US files on communism purge in Indonesia

<b>Jakarta</b>: Among a trove of chilling declassified documents that reveal the US government's knowledge and support of a campaign of mass murder against …

Australian News

Rio Holds Talks With Indonesia About Exit from Giant Mine

Rio Tinto Group has held talks with Indonesian groups, including state-owned PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium, about a possible exit from its interest …

South-east Asia

Private sector left in dust in Indonesia's infrastructure push

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Soon after Indonesian President Joko Widodo took office in 2014, he ordered his ministers to give private companies first pick of profitable infrastructure projects, until then usually grabbed by state-owned enterprises (SOEs).<p>Three years on, the private sector is estimated to …

Business

Indonesia's Drug Czar is Threatening a Duterte-Style Drug War on Drug Dealers

The head of Indonesia's National Narcotics Agency (BNN) said Thursday that police should be prepared to shoot suspected drug dealers on the spot. His …

News

Indonesia tightens border security following Marawi liberation declaration

Indonesian authorities have tightened security in some areas bordering the Philippines and at the Philippine mission in Jakarta following Manila's …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Uncovering Indonesia’s Act of Killing

“My grandfather was a professor in Bali in 1965, and he was killed. We don’t even know which mass grave his body was thrown into,” said one of the …

Books

Indonesia shares higher at close of trade; Jakarta Stock Exchange Composite up 0.32%

Investing.com – Indonesia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Property, Miscellaneous Industry and Infrastructure sectors …

Markets

APRIL halts Indonesia paper unit ops as forestry permit revoked

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) has suspended forestry operations at its Indonesian pulp and paper subsidiary after the government canceled a long-term work plan citing environmental non-compliance.<p>PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper's (RAPP) work plan was …

Environment

American designer Nick Verreos praises Indonesia's costume at Miss Grand Interna...

The national costume worn by the third runner-up of Putri Indonesia 2017 Dea Rizkita at the Miss Grand International 2017 reportedly had caught the …

South-east Asia

Gatot could be Jokowi's potential running mate: survey

Despite his high approval ratings, according to recent surveys, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo still needed a right running mate to boost his chances …

Elections

Indonesia offers tourism investment opportunities at Annual Hotel Conference 201...

The Tourism Ministry partnered up with Indonesia Investment Promotion Center (IIPC) London to promote Lake Toba at the Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) …

South-east Asia

Jokowi's daughter to serve 'martabak' at her wedding

Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's daughter Kahiyang Ayu is set to marry fiancé Bobby Affif Nasution in November, and the President’s eldest son, Gibran …

Weddings

Singer Tulus continues campaign to help protect Sumatran elephants

Singer Tulus is collaborating with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia to create a new campaign titled #TemanGajah (Friends of Elephants) that aims …

Wildlife

As Indonesia’s Parties Scramble, Jokowi Won’t Commit to Re-Election Bid

Even as four political parties throw their weight behind Joko Widodo running for re-election, Indonesia’s president isn’t committing.<p>While the …

Business

Commentary: Why Anies Baswedan, a new governor with big shoes to fill, is echoing hardline sentiments

SINGAPORE: The new governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan and his running mate Sandiaga Uno were sworn in on Monday (Oct 16) in a ceremony at Jakarta’s …

South-east Asia

Declassified US documents reveal full extent of Indonesia's 1965-66 anti-communist massacres

In November 1965, the Indonesian Army warned a Dutch official in Sumatra that his locally-hired cook was about to be arrested on suspicion of being a …

Australian News

Asia Coffee -Mid-Nov harvest expected in Vietnam; Indonesia quiet

HANOI, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Vietnam's harvest season is expected to commence by mid-November with output seen exceeding the previous crop, while …

Vietnam

If Entire Countries Apologized More Often, the World Would Be More Peaceful

A recent study looks at whether collective apologies on behalf of countries may inspire hope that can lead to reconciliation. <br>Read More

South-east Asia

Survey finds Jakarta among world’s worst for women

The family of Dewi, a pseudonym, decided to drop a legal case at the beginning of 2017 against a man who raped her in Jakarta. She was ultimately …

Jakarta

Mohammad Reza Fayazi sentenced for assisting people smugglers in Indonesia

A man whose family fled persecution in Iran has been sentenced to at least four years jail in Australia for assisting people smugglers in …

South-east Asia

Marinda airport in Raja Ampat set to become international airport

Raja Ampat Regent Abdul Faris Umlati has been wanting to extend the runway from 1,200 meters to 2,500 meters that will allow larger planes to land at …

Airports

Raja Ampat promotes underwater beauty at marine festival

Raja Ampat is planning to hold other water sport competitions in the future such as canoeing, paddling and cliff diving.

Travel

Garuda Indonesia to ease access to Lake Toba from Singapore

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is set to offer a new route from Silangit Airport in North Sumatra to Singapore starting Oct. 28, marking the …

Travel

Russians perform gamelan, ‘jaipong’ dance in Moscow

A concert showcasing gamelan and traditional dances was held in the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in the Russian capital on Oct. 17.

South-east Asia

'Civilization VI' video game to include Indonesian culture

US-based video game developer Firaxis Games has announced that Indonesia will be part of its upcoming game <i>Civilization VI</i>.<p>The <i>Civilization</i> video game …

Game Development