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Plot to kill Joko Widodo’s most trusted security officials ‘meant to create fear’ in Indonesia

A post-election assassination plot targeting four security officials, including the intelligence chief and a cabinet minister, was designed to destabilise Joko Widodo’s leadership, police say.

29 May 2019 - 12:13PM

A post-election assassination plot targeting four security officials, including the intelligence chief and a cabinet minister, was designed to destabilise Joko Widodo’s leadership, police say.

Plot to kill Joko Widodo’s most trusted security officials ‘meant to create fear’ in Indonesia
Indonesian police arrest six over assassination plot during Jakarta unrest

The suspects are believed to be linked to a plan to kill four state officials and a pollster as part of a broader plot to sow discord. Details have also emerged of religious teachers directing youngsters to take part in the riots.

28 May 2019 - 10:58AM

The suspects are believed to be linked to a plan to kill four state officials and a pollster as part of a broader plot to sow discord. Details have also emerged of religious teachers directing youngsters to take part in the riots.

Indonesian police arrest six over assassination plot during Jakarta unrest
Indonesia riots: Jakarta traders pick up the pieces as life slowly returns to normal

But for some Chinese Indonesians in Jakarta, the fear of being caught up in racially-inspired violence remains.

27 May 2019 - 11:18PM

But for some Chinese Indonesians in Jakarta, the fear of being caught up in racially-inspired violence remains.

Indonesia riots: Jakarta traders pick up the pieces as life slowly returns to normal
Indonesia riots: police draw Islamic State links to deadly Jakarta protests that killed seven

Two of 442 detained protesters belong to a group that sent Indonesians to fight in Syria, police said, adding that the suspects had intended to ‘carry out jihad’ during the riots.

27 May 2019 - 2:04PM

Two of 442 detained protesters belong to a group that sent Indonesians to fight in Syria, police said, adding that the suspects had intended to ‘carry out jihad’ during the riots.

Indonesia riots: police draw Islamic State links to deadly Jakarta protests that killed seven
Chinese Indonesians in Jakarta fear attacks on the community, as anti-China hoaxes spread on social media

After several people died in violent protests in Jakarta, messages spread on social media blaming the deaths on ‘police from China’.

23 May 2019 - 10:54PM

After several people died in violent protests in Jakarta, messages spread on social media blaming the deaths on ‘police from China’.

Chinese Indonesians in Jakarta fear attacks on the community, as anti-China hoaxes spread on social media
Indonesia riots: Prabowo Subianto tells supporters to go home after unrest over election results leaves six dead

Protesters in Jakarta and elsewhere attacked police with Molotov cocktails, slingshots with marbles, and rocks to express their opposition to the nation’s election results.

23 May 2019 - 5:54PM

Protesters in Jakarta and elsewhere attacked police with Molotov cocktails, slingshots with marbles, and rocks to express their opposition to the nation’s election results.

Indonesia riots: Prabowo Subianto tells supporters to go home after unrest over election results leaves six dead
Indonesian police officer claims he was fired for being gay, files lawsuit for wrongful dismissal

A spokesman for the country’s National Police Headquarters said homosexuality breached legal and religious norms, as well as social norms of ‘politeness’ and ‘morality’.

21 May 2019 - 9:48PM

A spokesman for the country’s National Police Headquarters said homosexuality breached legal and religious norms, as well as social norms of ‘politeness’ and ‘morality’.

Indonesian police officer claims he was fired for being gay, files lawsuit for wrongful dismissal
Chinese tourists made Indonesia’s Manado a big winner – and now the Maluku Islands are looking to follow its economic template

More than 2 million Chinese tourists visited Indonesia in 2018, and the Southeast Asian nation predicts that figure will increase to 2.6 million this year.

8 May 2019 - 9:45AM

More than 2 million Chinese tourists visited Indonesia in 2018, and the Southeast Asian nation predicts that figure will increase to 2.6 million this year.

Chinese tourists made Indonesia’s Manado a big winner – and now the Maluku Islands are looking to follow its economic template
Dancers being attacked by an angry mob? Just the latest sign of rising anti-LGBT sentiment in Indonesia

The perpetrators, members of a Malay youth paramilitary organisation, justified their actions by claiming the dance was ‘vulgar’ and not compatible with local culture.

5 May 2019 - 9:15PM

The perpetrators, members of a Malay youth paramilitary organisation, justified their actions by claiming the dance was ‘vulgar’ and not compatible with local culture.

Dancers being attacked by an angry mob? Just the latest sign of rising anti-LGBT sentiment in Indonesia
Australia angered by plans for new restaurant at 2002 Bali bombing site

Sari Club, one of the two sites targeted by a suicide bomber in 2002, will be replaced with a five-storey restaurant, scuppering plans by Canberra to establish a peace park for victims.

29 Apr 2019 - 10:18PM

Sari Club, one of the two sites targeted by a suicide bomber in 2002, will be replaced with a five-storey restaurant, scuppering plans by Canberra to establish a peace park for victims.

Australia angered by plans for new restaurant at 2002 Bali bombing site
Indonesia election: 10 policemen, six polling officers die of fatigue

The country’s social media users paid tribute to the officers with #MartirDemokrasi.

19 Apr 2019 - 10:08PM

The country’s social media users paid tribute to the officers with #MartirDemokrasi.

Indonesia election: 10 policemen, six polling officers die of fatigue
Indonesia election: Jokowi declares victory while rival Prabowo rejects result

Citing exit polls and quick count surveys, the incumbent president tacitly claimed victory on Thursday as world leaders called to congratulate him.

19 Apr 2019 - 8:59AM

Citing exit polls and quick count surveys, the incumbent president tacitly claimed victory on Thursday as world leaders called to congratulate him.

Indonesia election: Jokowi declares victory while rival Prabowo rejects result
Indonesia election: Prabowo disputes quick count results to claim victory over Jokowi

Several quick count results suggest the incumbent president has a lead of 8 to 9 percentage points but Prabowo says he’s won 62 per cent of the vote.

17 Apr 2019 - 11:24PM

Several quick count results suggest the incumbent president has a lead of 8 to 9 percentage points but Prabowo says he’s won 62 per cent of the vote.

Indonesia election: Prabowo disputes quick count results to claim victory over Jokowi
Indonesia election: Jokowi and Prabowo both claim upper hand as polls close

Incumbent President Joko Widodo and his challenger Prabowo Subianto both say they’re optimistic about winning.

17 Apr 2019 - 3:05PM

Incumbent President Joko Widodo and his challenger Prabowo Subianto both say they’re optimistic about winning.

Indonesia election: Jokowi and Prabowo both claim upper hand as polls close
Pop stars, model, prince’s ex-wife: meet the Indonesian election’s most colourful candidates

At least 91 candidates in Wednesday’s elections to the House of Representatives are from the entertainment world, and they include musicians, film stars and dangdut singers.

17 Apr 2019 - 9:50AM

At least 91 candidates in Wednesday’s elections to the House of Representatives are from the entertainment world, and they include musicians, film stars and dangdut singers.

Pop stars, model, prince’s ex-wife: meet the Indonesian election’s most colourful candidates
Debt fears, delays and land disputes: how China’s belt and road plan for Indonesia got off track

Villagers complaining of no compensation, completion dates pushed back and ministers frustrated over having no information have thrust China’s high-speed rail link into spotlight ahead of the April 17 election.

15 Apr 2019 - 9:37PM

Villagers complaining of no compensation, completion dates pushed back and ministers frustrated over having no information have thrust China’s high-speed rail link into spotlight ahead of the April 17 election.

Debt fears, delays and land disputes: how China’s belt and road plan for Indonesia got off track
Indonesia elections: political parties react to allegations of vote stuffing

Supporters of opposition candidate Prabowo Subianto say the incident proves that the vote is rigged, while President Joko Widodo’s camp has dismissed the allegations

12 Apr 2019 - 8:52PM

Supporters of opposition candidate Prabowo Subianto say the incident proves that the vote is rigged, while President Joko Widodo’s camp has dismissed the allegations

Indonesia elections: political parties react to allegations of vote stuffing
Indonesia election: Prabowo Subianto rallies supporters in Joko Widodo’s heartland Solo, claiming he is on ‘holy mission to save the country’

Prabowo has also pledged to promote growth and transform Indonesia into an ‘Asian Tiger’.

11 Apr 2019 - 1:56PM

Prabowo has also pledged to promote growth and transform Indonesia into an ‘Asian Tiger’.

Indonesia election: Prabowo Subianto rallies supporters in Joko Widodo’s heartland Solo, claiming he is on ‘holy mission to save the country’
Indonesia election: unimpressed with both Jokowi and Prabowo, 31 organisations urge people to abstain from voting in #SayaGolput movement

Indonesia’s golput movement – the act of casting a blank ballot or abstaining from voting – is growing rapidly on social media.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:43PM

Indonesia’s golput movement – the act of casting a blank ballot or abstaining from voting – is growing rapidly on social media.

Indonesia election: unimpressed with both Jokowi and Prabowo, 31 organisations urge people to abstain from voting in #SayaGolput movement
Will Indonesia close its iconic Komodo National Park? Too soon to tell, says conservation chief

The park is home to an estimated 5,700 Komodo dragons and received nearly 160,000 visitors last year, but recent media reports suggested that it might close amid a wildlife trafficking incident.

2 Apr 2019 - 10:04PM

The park is home to an estimated 5,700 Komodo dragons and received nearly 160,000 visitors last year, but recent media reports suggested that it might close amid a wildlife trafficking incident.

Will Indonesia close its iconic Komodo National Park? Too soon to tell, says conservation chief