Javanese People

14 killed in ethnic clashes in Sumatra

Villagers carry wooden sticks during clashes in Lampung. Photo: EPA

Hundreds of police and soldiers have been dispatched to restore security in western Indonesia after 14 people were killed and dozens wounded in ethnic clashes.

Thursday, 1 November, 2012, 3:54am

Documentary trilogy details working family's lot in Indonesia

Documentary trilogy details working family's lot in Indonesia

The Eye of the Day/Shape of the Moon/Position Among the Stars

Director: Leonard Retel Helmrich


20 Aug 2012 - 10:21am

Rich and powerful flocking to tycoon's funeral

The funeral of Indonesian tycoon Liem Sioe Liong is drawing a contingent of his countrymen to Singapore to attend the service, with many flights and hotels heavily booked.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

You give them an inch and they want a foot. They're too much of a bully

Leung Fuk-yuen, co-owner of a Yuen Long theme park that has occupied land illegally, referring to the Lands Department

He has been polite and co-operative during the trial, and regretted what he has done

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

It is disappointing that ... we have the trainer of a horse making very public complaints about a jockey's ride

Jockey Club official Kim Kelly responds to the spat between Tony Millard and Douglas Whyte

We are not against legislation, but we want to make sure it [complies] with the Basic Law

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Maids protest at agency abuses

More than 100 Indonesian domestic helpers took to the streets of Central yesterday to protest against what they say is collusion between Jakarta government officials and unscrupulous employment agents.

They held demonstrations as their country's president, Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, made an official visit to the city.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ties with Indonesia strengthened

China and Indonesia signed a series of investment agreements worth US$17.4 billion yesterday during a visit to Beijing by Indonesian President Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, as they pledged to strengthen their co-operative partnership.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Civil suits put brutal Suharto era and his children back in public eye

Since the downfall of their strongman father 13 years ago next month, the adult children of the late Indonesian dictator Suharto have studiously avoided the public spotlight.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Indonesia's military: from pariah to toast of the town

In September 1999, the Indonesian armed forces reached perhaps its lowest point in its proud but controversial history. As Indonesian soldiers went on a burning, pillaging and murder rampage in the province of East Timor after it voted for independence, then-United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan warned that its actions could constitute 'crimes against humanity'.

1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Susilo and defence chief clash over generals' defiance

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Defence Minister Juwono Sudarsono are locked in a dispute over whether former generals implicated in human rights abuses should co-operate with investigators.

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Media concerned by new law in Indonesia

Media organisations in Indonesia are worried the new Electronic Information and Transactions Law, which includes long jail terms for those found guilty of being potentially defamatory, will curtail free speech.

17 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Opera Jawa

Opera Jawa

Starring: Martinus Miroto, Artika Sari Devi, Eko Supriyanto

Director: Garin Nugroho

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Suharto heirs appeal to sharia law

The legal battle involving the children of Indonesia's late ruler Suharto has taken on a religious tint, with the heirs arguing that sharia law frees them from any obligations arising from the case.

13 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Outrage at conviction of journalist in Java

The Indonesian media is up in arms after a journalist was sentenced to prison for repeating a 27-year-old quotation describing government prosecutors as 'slow-witted'.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Silence of the ruling brotherhood

In death, Indonesia's former president Suharto was praised as a great and almost saintly ruler. At the state funeral, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono saluted the casket, one general to another, and declared: 'His service is an example to us.'

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am