The plan, which involves releasing Aedes aegypti mosquitoes injected with the Wolbachia bacteria in Bali, has now been put on hold indefinitely.
Former patients of an Indonesian drug rehabilitation facility allege they were slaves who faced regular torture, but others claim it saved thousands of men from losing their lives to drugs and crime.
Two Malaysian suspects behind the 2002 Bali bombings could return home subject to talks with US authorities on their plea deals.
Mohammed Farik bin Amin’s possible plea deal could see him give evidence against two others accused of killing some 200 people in the Bali bombings.
The death of an Acehnese man has triggered painful memories of Indonesia’s violent crackdown in the province and prompted calls for an end to military abuses.
The president urged his successor to continue his economic reforms to help Indonesia become one of the world’s biggest economies by 2045.
Indonesia’s recent deadly mining accidents have led to calls for more stringent standards for safety and worker welfare, but such operations are set to persist.
Ahead of Indonesia’s Independence Day, the man attached flags on his bike and other vehicles, and put one on the dog in the plantation where he worked.
The Supreme Court decision also spotlights transparency of Indonesia’s legal process, continued impunity and a lack of accountability in the police force.
In 2003, Hambali was arrested in Thailand and handed over to US authorities. He was then sent to CIA black sites where he was allegedly tortured, before being transferred to Guantanamo Bay where he remains awaiting trial.
Almost half of HIV transmission could be via mother to child, but stigma means many do not get tested for it or for syphilis and other dangerous STIs, or receive treatment.
There are fears that a return to the closed electoral system would be a setback for Indonesia, the world’s third largest democracy.
Convicted Bali bomber Iman Samudra said Hambali was not involved in the attacks, according to his lawyer James Hodes.
45-year-old Tohari – also known as Mbah Slamet – has confessed to some killings, police say, but does not recall the exact number of deaths or who all his victims were.
Two officers found not guilty on charges of negligence leading to injury and death, while a third officer was sentenced to 18 months in jail.
Ali Fauzi, a former Indonesian terrorist, said a ‘turning point’ came after he joined a deradicalisation programme designed by the Indonesian police in prison.
Some two dozen Indonesian families are suing two drug makers, the health and finance ministries, and the food and drug supervisory agency over their children’s deaths from tainted drugs.
Indonesia launched the food estate programme in 2020, with millions of hectares of land in Kalimantan, Papua earmarked for conversion for agricultural planting but poor planning and a lack of local stakeholder involvement resulted in failed crops and flooding on arid, barren land.
Indonesia Lion Air crash families’ heartache over accountability continues, with Boeing settling and paying the US$200 million fine imposed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Asian governments and companies have been slower, compared to their Western counterparts, in advocating for a healthy work-life balance.
Singapore’s confident it can keep inflation in check, but the Philippines could tip over into recession, analysts say – as Thailand looks to tourism to save the day.
Commentators complain that ‘Ticket to Paradise’ was filmed in Australia, and criticise casting of mixed-race actor amid accusations of ‘perpetuating colonial gaze’.
Indonesia’s ‘historical nostalgia’, Cold War neutrality means Russia isn’t all that cut off from the world.
Talks between the government and an alliance of legal and civil liberties groups to discuss the new draft criminal code have stumbled.
Waiting to be resettled to a third country after fleeing persecution in Afghanistan, they hope PM Albanese’s new government may ease Australia’s strict refugee policies
Despite air quality in Jakarta often exceeding WHO guidelines, campaigners say the government is still not tackling pollution. It is even appealing against last year’s landmark court ruling which said air quality must be improved.
A proposal to raise Borobudur’s entry fees for local visitors by 1,500% highlights Indonesia’s challenge in growing its travel sector while preventing overtourism.
New Australian PM Anthony Albanese tells Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo their ‘ever deepening’ bilateral relationship was strengthened by joint strategic and economic interests.
Killed for their tusks and straying into plantations, Sumatran elephants are in decline. In Indonesia, only about 1,400-1,600 are left in the wild.
The recent moves by Asian governments to save their own food supplies have sent already inflated food prices soaring across the region.