Provinces of Indonesia

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Sunday, 15 May, 2011, 12:00am

Jakarta's plan for economic boom requires more action and less talk

Indonesia is on the cusp of an economic explosion that could bring untold wealth and certain entry into the BRICS club of leading emerging economies. If only Jakarta could get around to lighting the fuse.

28 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

China fast-tracks Indonesian deals

In a sign of growing US and China competition to woo Indonesia, the mainland is investing aggressively in the Southeast Asian nation just as President Barack Obama completes his visit there.

12 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

BOOK (1979)

The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher Koch (Penguin)

30 May 2010 - 12:00am

Unearthing regional treasures

Homes in Hong Kong with Asian interiors are the kind of places that invite visitors to inquire of the origins of the Chinese rosewood furniture, the Indochina objets d'art on the walls, the Thai silk cushion covers, and whether the enigmatic sculpture gazing into the beholder is Lao or Khmer?

Everything in the room seemingly has its own story to tell.

13 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

So close, yet so fab

Hongkongers may be ready to scale back many things as the economy tanks, and holidays are no exception.

11 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Chinese-Indonesians fight squatters who have built on graves

A Chinese-Indonesian community is fighting squatters and a passive local administration to save a cemetery that dates back to the Dutch colonial era and contains several generations of their ancestors.

19 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Fears gas project will fuel tensions in Papua

A coalition of 30 international human rights organisations has warned that a new US$6 billion gas project could worsen the security situation in Papua, the troubled Indonesian region that has recently experienced a rise in tensions.

7 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Decision to split Aceh, Papua into new provinces 'dangerous'

Analysts and religious leaders in Papua and Aceh have decried a decision by the Indonesian parliament to split the provinces into several administrative areas, labelling it dangerous politicking.

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives unanimously endorsed its own initiative to create eight provinces and 13 regencies in the sprawling Indonesian archipelago.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Expert accused of selling stolen Java artefacts denies wrongdoing

A prominent Dutch archaeological expert, accused by Indonesian police of selling artefacts stolen from a Java museum, has denied doing anything wrong and says the statues were purchased from the region's traditional ruler, the Sultan of Solo.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

45 Christians held for blasphemy

Up to 45 Christians have been arrested in the East Javanese province of Malang for allegedly making a videotape in which the Koran is treated as the source of all evil in Indonesia.

Indonesia's main Muslim body, Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), said the suspects had been charged with blasphemy against Islam.

4 May 2007 - 12:00am

Burning issue

The weather is hot as Bambang Hero Saharjo collects soil samples and debris in a burned-out forest in Riau, Sumatra, clues that could point to the perpetrators of the massive fires which sent choking fumes to large parts of Indonesia and the region this year.

18 Dec 2006 - 12:00am


Borneo Festival

August 20

Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan

East, Central, West, and South Kalimantan are the hosts, while Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam are the guests of honour. The event features the cultures of the Dyaks and Malays, their arts and crafts.

10th Nusa Dua Festival 2006

September 1-5

17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Indonesian migrant workers meet to remember earthquake victims

Updated at 5.21pm: Some 100 Indonesian migrant workers gathered at Victoria Park on Sunday to pray and listen to relatives of victims of the recent devastating earthquake in central Java.

Organisers said the meeting had been held in order to raise money and offer support to migrant workers, local radio reported on Monday.

5 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Dual challenges of curing and housing

The four volunteers strain as they haul Karhono into the back of a waiting van outside the Bethesda Hospital in Yogyakarta.

The 40-year-old farmer has a broken leg and extensive bruising, and moans as his mattress is slotted next to 60-year-old Imo Prawiro, whose arm is being held at an odd angle by plaster.

1 Jun 2006 - 12:00am