Joko Widodo

Indonesian president to arrive Pakistan on January 26

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and First Lady Madam Iriana Widodo will pay a two-day state visit to Pakistan on January 26 to January 27, 2018, …

Pakistan

Teenager jailed for making ‘insulting’ posts on Facebook about Indonesian president

A teenager who challenged police to arrest him after insulting Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo on Facebook has been jailed for 18 months.<p>The …

Indonesia

Indonesian President Replaces Social Affairs Minister in Reshuffle

<b>Jakarta:</b> Indonesian President Joko Widodo replaced the social affairs minister in his cabinet on Wednesday and picked a new chief of staff in the …

Indonesia

Indonesia admits slow response to Papua's health crisis

The health crisis comes as a blow to Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who had promised to bring welfare to the Papuans.<p>The Indonesian government has admitted it has been too slow to respond to a health crisis in the eastern province of Papua.<p>Hunger and a measles outbreak in remote areas have …

Indonesia

Commentary: Cards stacked against Jokowi in Indonesia's new political landscape

SINGAPORE: As Indonesia faces its election years of 2018 and 2019, experts have begun speculating whether the rift between the government and the …

Indonesia

Malaysian farmers protest Europe's push to curb palm oil imports

© Reuters. Malaysian farmers protest Europe's push to curb palm oil imports<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Malaysian palm oil farmers …

Kuala Lumpur

Malnutrition kills dozens of toddlers in Indonesia

File: A number of toddlers have died from a combination of measles and malnutrition in Indonesia. Photo: Flickr.com/European Commission DG …

Indonesia

Indonesian teen jailed for insulting president on Facebook

An Indonesian teenager was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for "insulting" President Joko Widodo on Facebook.<p>The 18-year-old high-school …

Extremism

Indonesia's Stock Exchange Evacuated After Floor Collapse

Indonesia’s stock exchange evacuated people from the vicinity after a floor collapsed during the midday trading break.<p>The floor collapsed into the …

Business

Balcony Collapses at Indonesia Stock Exchange, Injuring at Least 70

JAKARTA—A mezzanine walkway at the Indonesia Stock Exchange building collapsed under the feet of dozens of visiting university students Monday, and police said more than 70 people were injured.<p>The accident at one of Indonesia’s most prestige office buildings came as a shock. National police said …

World News

Dozens injured when floor collapses at Indonesian stock exchange

JAKARTA, Indonesia — It was a few minutes before Indonesia Stock Exchange’s midday trading break on Monday when Issa Almawadi heard a noise so loud …

Stock Markets

Indonesia Wants to Lure More Foreign Banks to Its Financial Institutions

Banks from countries including China are looking to follow the example of Japan’s largest lender and buy stakes in Indonesian financial institutions, …

Indonesia

Indonesia's Golkar Party appoints new parliamentary speaker amid graft probe

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Golkar Party has appointed Bambang Soesatyo as parliamentary speaker, after the previous speaker was indicted in a $170 million corruption scandal late last year, the party's secretary general Muhammad Sarmuji said on Monday.<p>Golkar, which is a member of President …

World News

Indonesian lawmakers at odds over destroying poaching vessels

Author: Ismira Lutfia TisnadibrataSat, 2018-01-13 03:00ID: 1515795715272691900JAKARTA: Indonesia’s fishing community has urged the government to …

Indonesia

Protest by Indonesian Islamists accuses Facebook of discrimination

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Several hundred Indonesian Islamists held a protest rally outside Facebook’s headquarters in Jakarta on Friday, accusing the social media giant of discrimination for blocking some pages operated by hardline groups for allegedly spreading hate.<p>The protesters, many dressed in …

Indonesia

Muslim Hard-Liners Accuse Facebook of Blocking Accounts

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Hundreds of hard-line Muslims rallied against Facebook in the Indonesian capital on Friday, accusing the social-media giant of blocking their accounts and threatening to lobby for its ouster from the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.<p>Police said more than 500 protesters …

World News

Indonesian death penalty laws to be softened to allow reformed prisoners to avoid execution

Indonesian politicians have agreed to soften the nation's harsh death penalty laws.<p>The proposed new laws would impose a 10-year stay on executions, …

Prison

Bank Indonesia to Open Beijing Office to Boost Links With China

Indonesia’s central bank is opening a representative office in Beijing in a sign of increasing links between China and Southeast Asia’s biggest …

China

Indonesia Moves Forward on Plans to Relocate Capital

For as long as Indonesia has been a country, it has dreamed of moving its capital. Jakarta, once the seat of the medieval Sunda kingdom and then the …

Indonesia

Indonesia's regional elections will not derail economic reforms: fin min

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's finance minister, pledging steady support for investment and exports, said on Wednesday the government won't be distracted from its economic reform program by provincial elections this year.<p>In 2018, Indonesia is due to hold scores of provincial elections, ahead of a …

Business

[Full text] Indonesia: Partner for peace, security, prosperity

Good morning and may peace be upon us all, On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.<p>It is my hope …

International Relations

Sushma Swaraj urges NRIs to come back

Setting the tone for the government’s outreach to the Indian diaspora, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday urged people of Indian …

India

Indonesia: Some turn a blind eye to get things done

January 07, 2018 5:00 AM<br>Singapore companies operating in Indonesia often face a dilemma amid a culture of corruption in many of the country's …

Corruption

Blocked testimony imperils Veloso's death row reprieve - lawyer

MANILA - Indonesia may revoke the reprieve from death row of convicted drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso after a Philippine court prevented her …

Philippines

Protests set vs CA ruling to stop Mary Jane deposition

GENERAL NATIVIDAD, Nueva Ecija — The family of convicted drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso said protests may be staged next week following a Court of …

Philippines

2018 could see us facing a 'big unexpected crisis' equivalent to the 2008 financial recession

The New York based company says the world is closer to a ‘geopolitical depression’ than to a return to stability.

Economics

Jakarta airport rail link inaugurated

INDONESIA: The 36·4 km rail link to Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport began full commercial operation on January 2, following a formal …

Indonesia

Indonesia's new cyber agency looks to recruit staff of hundreds

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's recently established cyber security agency will recruit hundreds of personnel in the coming months, its chief said on Friday.<p>The agency has been set up amid rising concern over online misinformation and hoaxes ahead of simultaneous local elections set to take place …

Cybersecurity

Sushma Swaraj discusses ways to strengthen ties with Indonesian leaders

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday called on Indonesian Vice-President Muhammad Jusuf Kalla and held talks with her counterpart to …

India

India, Indonesia condemn terrorism, agree to work together to meet challenges in India-Pacific region - Firstpost

<b>Jakarta:</b> India and Indonesia on Friday "unequivocally condemned terrorism in all its forms" while agreeing to work together to harness the potential …

India