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Has corruption stalled ‘the Shenzhen of Indonesia’?

A spate of illegal payments and arrests involving developer Lippo Group has cast doubts over the future of the US$21 billion Meikarta megacity project.

A spate of illegal payments and arrests involving developer Lippo Group has cast doubts over the future of the US$21 billion Meikarta megacity project.

19 Oct 2018 - 11:18PM
‘China calls it fishing, Indonesia calls it crime’: Pudjiastuti finds her target for Oceans summit

The Indonesian fisheries minister – known for her penchant for blowing up wayward vessels – sets her sights on Chinese habits ahead of an international conference that will tackle overfishing.

The Indonesian fisheries minister – known for her penchant for blowing up wayward vessels – sets her sights on Chinese habits ahead of an international conference that will tackle overfishing.

22 Oct 2018 - 2:49PM
All smiles for Asian Para Games, but Indonesia wins no medals in disability rights

Disabled people in the country face barriers towards education, employment and independence. In the worst cases, they are locked in cages or chains in state-run institutions.

Disabled people in the country face barriers towards education, employment and independence. In the worst cases, they are locked in cages or chains in state-run institutions.

15 Oct 2018 - 11:32AM
1,600 dead, 70,000 homeless. Why wouldn’t tsunami-hit Indonesia want aid?

In Indonesia, where earthquakes and a tsunami have left more than 1,600 dead in Sulawesi, relief efforts often face an added obstacle: the politics of accepting foreign aid.

In Indonesia, where earthquakes and a tsunami have left more than 1,600 dead in Sulawesi, relief efforts often face an added obstacle: the politics of accepting foreign aid.

7 Oct 2018 - 4:10PM
Rupiah at lowest since Asian financial crisis, but Indonesia keeps calm and carries on

With consumer prices falling, wages rising and inflation under control, the Bank Indonesia governor rubbishes comparisons with 20 years ago. “Come on!,” he says. “You make it sound like Indonesia is falling apart”

With consumer prices falling, wages rising and inflation under control, the Bank Indonesia governor rubbishes comparisons with 20 years ago. “Come on!,” he says. “You make it sound like Indonesia is falling apart”

6 Oct 2018 - 11:14AM
What good is Asean, Indonesia wonders

The 10-member bloc has just finished another round of summits pledging cooperation, peace and prosperity, but its inability to confront thorny issues such as the Rohingya crisis leaves observers wondering why any of it matters.

The 10-member bloc has just finished another round of summits pledging cooperation, peace and prosperity, but its inability to confront thorny issues such as the Rohingya crisis leaves observers wondering why any of it matters.

22 Oct 2018 - 2:53PM
How Islamists stigmatise Indonesia’s transgender waria

The waria were respected in Indonesia’s Hindu-Buddhist period. Now, they find themselves reviled.

The waria were respected in Indonesia’s Hindu-Buddhist period. Now, they find themselves reviled.

16 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
‘Non-halal’ measles-rubella vaccine hits resistance in Muslim Indonesia

The country is running out of time to achieve its goal of inoculating 32 million infants and children against measles and rubella by the end of September.

The country is running out of time to achieve its goal of inoculating 32 million infants and children against measles and rubella by the end of September.

1 Sep 2018 - 4:57PM
I’m blind. Indonesian justice isn’t: acid attack graft-buster Novel Baswedan

Sixteen months ago, thugs threw a vial of hydrochloric acid into the face of the country’s leading anti-corruption investigator. So why aren’t Indonesian police taking his case seriously?

Sixteen months ago, thugs threw a vial of hydrochloric acid into the face of the country’s leading anti-corruption investigator. So why aren’t Indonesian police taking his case seriously?

30 Aug 2018 - 8:32PM
Gridlock, putrid waterways: is Jakarta Asian Games ready?

Indonesia’s capital has scrambled to prepare for this weekend’s pan-Asian multi-sport event, but organisers insist that whatever is left on the to-do list is minor – critics disagree.

Indonesia’s capital has scrambled to prepare for this weekend’s pan-Asian multi-sport event, but organisers insist that whatever is left on the to-do list is minor – critics disagree.

19 Aug 2018 - 9:48AM
What Widodo’s pick for veep says about Indonesian politics

After years of battling sectarian politics and attacks on the strength of his religious beliefs, Indonesia’s president has joined forces with Islamic leader Ma’ruf Amin to boost his election chances

After years of battling sectarian politics and attacks on the strength of his religious beliefs, Indonesia’s president has joined forces with Islamic leader Ma’ruf Amin to boost his election chances

18 Oct 2018 - 10:00PM
Caught between an earthquake and sex abuse in Indonesia

For women fleeing natural catastrophes in Asia, reaching shelter doesn’t mean safety. Often, it’s where the real suffering begins.

For women fleeing natural catastrophes in Asia, reaching shelter doesn’t mean safety. Often, it’s where the real suffering begins.

4 Aug 2018 - 5:36PM