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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