Wearing gas masks and designer dresses, models parade down a catwalk against a backdrop of polluted, rubbish-strewn paddy fields in central Indonesia, a colourful condemnation of the fashion industry's role in causing environmental devastation
Workers across Indonesia begin a two-day strike on Thursday to demand higher salaries, the latest industrial action in the Southeast Asian economy as people push for a greater share of the profits from stellar growth.
Calls have been growing in recent months for a hike in the minimum wage as the cost of living skyrockets due to high inflation.1 Nov 2013 - 5:13pm
Authorities in central Indonesia plan to ask a restaurant owner to explain his reasons for opening a Nazi-themed cafe that has sparked controversy among locals and tourists.20 Jul 2013 - 1:18am 1 comment
Indonesian police on Saturday expanded their search for 131 inmates including four militants who escaped from an overcrowded jail during a riot that left five dead, a spokesman said.
Inmates began rampaging through the jail in Medan city on Sumatra island on Thursday, setting fires and hurling bottles at guards in anger over power cuts and water shortages at the facility.13 Jul 2013 - 3:16pm
A powerful earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province flattened buildings and sparked landslides yesterday, killing at least 11 people and injuring dozens in a region devastated by the quake-triggered tsunami of 2004.3 Jul 2013 - 2:21am
Indonesia has begun seeding clouds in an attempt to create rain to put out blazes that have choked Singapore and Malaysia with smog, officials said, while launching investigations into plantation firms suspected of starting the fires.24 Jun 2013 - 5:31am
The Pollutant Standards Index reading at noon stood at 105, according to the National Environment Agency (NEA) website. Any reading above 100 is categorised as unhealthy.17 Jun 2013 - 4:11pm
Malaysia was yesterday shrouded with haze from forest fires on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, causing "unhealthy" levels of pollution in six areas. Haze is an annual problem during the monsoon season from May to September as winds blow the smoke across the Malacca Strait to Malaysia.17 Jun 2013 - 5:15am
Jakarta mayor governor Joko Widodo, who leads popularity polls for Indonesia's presidential poll next year, affirmed his allegiance to the party of former leader Megawati Sukarnoputri and said she would decide if he runs.15 Jun 2013 - 1:51am
The line of latitude at 20 degrees north neatly bisects East Asia. Skirting Thailand's northern border, and passing eastward between the Philippines and Taiwan, it divides the region into two distinct economic zones.13 Jun 2013 - 6:49am 12 comments
An unidentified motorcycle driver carried out an apparent suicide bombing at a police headquarters in central Indonesia, police said on Monday.
Police chief Lieutenant Colonel Sisnadi said the man was trying to enter the station early in the day in the central Sulawesi town of Poso when his bomb went off, killing him instantly.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
After praying for good grades in their exams, a group of Indonesian high-school students received a surprising text message - come to class 90 minutes early and you'll be given the answers.1 Jun 2013 - 3:58am
After praying for good grades in their exams, a group of Indonesian high-school students received a surprising text message - come to class 90 minutes early and you’ll be given the answers.31 May 2013 - 2:53pm
PT Freeport Indonesia has resuming mining operations at the giant US-owned gold and copper mine where a tunnel collapse killed 28 workers two weeks ago.
A company statement late Wednesday said activities restarted gradually since Tuesday. Inspectors from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources have completed their initial investigation and issued recommendations to the mine.30 May 2013 - 12:39pm
More than 60,000 people packed into Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on a recent Saturday night to see the national soccer team play. Another 100 million tuned in to television to watch the match, underlining the appeal of soccer in Indonesia where attendance rivals the top English and German soccer leagues.25 May 2013 - 2:42am