Indonesia


Indonesia's Prabowo challenges election result

2014-07-26 07:30

Indonesia's losing candidate in this month's presidential election has challenged the official result in the Constitutional Court.

Both rivals claim victory in Indonesia election

2014-07-10 08:22

Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo is leading in the Indonesian presidential election, but his rival is not conceding.

Indonesians head to the polls in tight race

2014-07-09 11:23

Millions of Indonesians have cast ballots for a new president in a race far too tight to predict, hoping their vote would bring change to a country plagued by corruption and poverty.

Give us jobs, say Indonesia's young voters

2014-06-27 10:33

To attract Indonesia's army of young voters, the two presidential candidates have a strong presence on social media as jobs top the agenda for most young adults.

Indonesian villagers turns trash into energy

2014-06-25 09:33

A community in East Java, Indonesia, is turning methane from the local garbage dump into gas for more than 400 homes.

Sunken Malaysia boat was massively overloaded

2014-06-19 08:20

The boat that sank off Malaysia with 97 Indonesian illegal migrants was likely carrying three times more passengers than it could safely transport, authorities say.

Frenchman faces 17 years on Indonesia meth charges

2014-06-09 12:45

An Indonesian prosecutor recommended a 17-year jail sentence for a Frenchman accused of smuggling a huge stash of crystal methamphetamine into the resort island of Bali.

2 dead, 13 buried in Indonesia building collapse

2014-06-03 13:02

A building under construction has collapsed on the Indonesian island of Borneo, killing two workers and burying at least 13 others.

Halaal testing of Cadbury products

2014-05-30 10:42

Indonesian authorities are testing products made by British confectioner Cadbury to check if they complied with Islamic standards.

Singapore braces for pollution nightmare

2014-05-22 08:38

Singapore is approaching its yearly haze season, when smoke from forest clearing in Indonesia chokes the air, with this year likely to be worse than 2013's record pollution.

Indonesia mulls castration to punish paedophiles

2014-05-16 10:43

Indonesia's health minister has proposed the introduction of chemical castration to punish paedophiles, following a string of headline-grabbing child sex crimes.

Indonesia central bank cuts growth outlook

2014-05-08 13:11

Indonesia's central bank left its policy rate unchanged, saying inflation remained under control, while slashing its 2014 economic growth outlook.

Indonesia finds boatpeople 'turned back' by Australia

2014-05-06 08:53

The Indonesian navy has found 19 boatpeople who say they were turned around trying to reach Australia in the latest tow-back of an asylum-seeker vessel under Canberra's hard-line policies.

'Tortured' Indonesia maid listed on Time's top 100

2014-04-25 13:06

Time magazine has named an Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her Hong Kong employer as one of the world's 100 most influential people.

Drunk passenger tried to break into cockpit

2014-04-25 12:00

A drunk passenger has sparked a hijack alert on a Virgin Australia flight heading for the Indonesian resort island of Bali after he attempted to break into the cockpit, officials say.

Boy 'sexually assaulted' at international school

2014-04-22 12:41

Indonesia has ordered the nursery of a prestigious Jakarta international school to close following an alleged sexual assault on a six-year-old boy by cleaning staff, an official says.

Indonesians cast votes in huge one-day election

2014-04-09 07:11

Polls opened for around 187 million Indonesians eligible to vote in single-day legislative elections, a huge feat in the still-young democracy.

WB scornful of Indonesia's mineral ore ban

2014-03-18 11:30

The World Bank has delivered a blunt assessment of Indonesia's ban on mineral ore exports, warning that it would hit trade and government revenue.

Malaysia couple to hang for starving maid

2014-03-07 09:19

A Malaysian couple have been sentenced to hang for murdering their Indonesian maid by starving her to death, according to reports.

Migrants say Australia sent them back

2014-02-25 18:17

Two dozen asylum seekers stranded in Indonesia have said Australian authorities exploded the lifeboat that carried them to Christmas Island then sent them back in a lifeboat.

Kerry mocks climate change denialists

2014-02-16 21:23

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called climate change perhaps the world's "most fearsome" destructive weapon and mocked those who deny its existence.

Kerry in Indonesia to talk climate change

2014-02-15 23:30

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia to discuss climate change and press authorities in Jakarta to step up efforts to combat it.

200 000 flee as Indonesian volcano erupts

2014-02-14 07:36

Hundreds of thousands of Indonesians have been ordered to evacuate and three international airports have been closed after a volcano on the main island of Java erupted.

SA, fragile five partners fight back

2014-02-07 21:00

Sights are turning as abrupt rate hikes in South Africa, Brazil, India and Turkey and tightening in Indonesia have helped alleviate pressure on currencies.

Fears death toll could rise after volcano eruption

2014-02-02 14:55

Indonesian officials have called off a search for bodies after Mount Sinabung volcano erupted, killing at least 15 people.

 

Prabowo withdraws presidential candidacy

2014-07-22 12:05

Indonesian former general Prabowo Subianto has withdrawn his presidential candidacy after denouncing the election process undemocratic.

Widodo leads early results in Indonesia election

2014-07-09 15:59

An unofficial quick-count results of Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election shows Joko "Jokowi" Widodo ahead of his rival with more than 80% of the votes tallied.

Indonesia's disastrous deforestation - new study

2014-06-30 08:19

Satellite images have found that Indonesia's ancient forests, a cradle of biodiversity and a buffer against climate change, have shrunk much faster than thought, scientists say.

Should we capture fish just to look at them?

2014-06-27 08:43

Scientists say the aquarium fishery off the Hawaii's Big Island is well managed, but it has become the focus of a fight over whether it's appropriate to remove fish from reefs for people to look at and enjoy.

Australia marks six months with no boatpeople

2014-06-19 10:45

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is "very satisfied" as Australia marked six months since the last asylum-seeker boat arrival, but warned it was not yet "mission accomplished".

'Racist' maid advert draws anger in Hong Kong

2014-06-18 13:48

A "racist" insurance commercial depicting a male Chinese actor as a Filipina maid has drawn outrage on social media in Hong Kong, with groups calling for an apology.

Indonesian election campaign kicks off

2014-06-04 10:58

Campaigning for next month's presidential election in Indonesia has officially begun, pitting a popular Jakarta governor against a former special forces commander.

Komodo dragon dies at infamous 'death zoo'

2014-06-02 12:59

A Komodo dragon has died at an Indonesian zoo, notorious for hundreds of animal deaths in recent years, an official says.

Hackers charged for targeting Australia, Indonesia

2014-05-22 11:14

Two alleged members of international hacker group Anonymous have been charged by Australian authorities with targeting local and Indonesian government websites.

84-year-old could face firing squad in Bali

2014-05-19 12:17

An 84-year-old man could face death by firing squad for smuggling crystal methamphetamine worth more than $400 000 into the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Indonesian VP testifies in graft case

2014-05-09 13:45

Indonesia's vice president has testified at the trial of a former official accused over a controversial bank bailout, renewing attention on a case that rocked the government just weeks before elections.

Indonesia 'gang-rape victim' faces public caning

2014-05-06 14:45

A woman allegedly gang-raped in Indonesia's Aceh as a punishment for sleeping with a married man may still be caned for the affair under the province's Islamic laws.

Indonesia jails former energy regulator

2014-04-29 13:01

An Indonesian court has jailed the former chief energy regulator for seven years for accepting millions in bribes.

Indonesian military chief in flashy watch row

2014-04-25 12:00

Indonesia's military chief has come under fire after rejecting claims he had been pictured wearing a luxury Swiss watch and insisting that the timepiece was a Chinese-made fake.

Hijacked plane forced to land in Bali - reports

2014-04-25 09:28

A Virgin Australia plane has landed at Bali airport after a suspected hijacking, Indonesian officials say.

Governor orders prayers to stop adultery

2014-04-16 15:58

An Indonesian governor says he has ordered all civil servants in a central province to attend mass prayer sessions and religious sermons in a bid to stop adultery.

Blood money saves maid from Saudis

2014-04-03 20:54

Indonesia has agreed to pay $1.9m to stop the impending execution of an Indonesian maid on death row in Saudi Arabia for murder.

Energy firm finds gas in Indonesian

2014-03-12 10:54

Salamander Energy says its West Kerendan-1 exploration well in Indonesia successfully tested for gas from the Upper Berai reservoir.

WWF: First fatwa issued to protect wildlife

2014-03-05 11:10

Indonesia's top Islamic clerical body has issued a religious fatwa against the illegal hunting and trade in endangered animals in the country, which the WWF hailed as the world's first.

Missing divers found alive in Indonesia

2014-02-17 17:35

Indonesian police say fishermen have found five of the seven Japanese scuba divers who were missing off the resort island of Bali.

7 scuba divers still missing

2014-02-16 08:59

Indonesian rescuers have resumed their search for seven scuba divers who vanished during a dive near Bali two days ago.

Indonesia volcano erupts

2014-02-14 17:08

A powerful volcanic eruption in Indonesia has killed 3, forced 100,000 to evacuate and shuts 7 airports.

Australian drug trafficker gets parole in Bali

2014-02-10 07:48

Australian Schapelle Corby, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Indonesia after 4kg of marijuana was found in her boogie board bag, has been released on parole after nine years.

New Indonesia volcanic eruption halts search

2014-02-03 14:05

A volcano in western Indonesia that killed 15 people in a weekend eruption shot hot ash and rocks high into the air again, halting a search for any more victims.

Komodo dragon dies at 'zoo of death'

2014-02-02 14:24

An endangered komodo dragon and a pregnant barking deer have been found dead in the latest animal deaths in Indonesia's largest and problem-plagued zoo.

 
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