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Police Officers and Poll Workers Died of Exhaustion on Indonesia’s Election Day

Two days after Indonesia's general elections on Wednesday, the hashtag #MartirDemokrasi ("martyrs of democracy" in Indonesian) was the number one trending hashtag on Twitter. As debates on the election's quick counts continued, the hashtag was a reminder of a much darker side of the elections: Polli


What Will Indonesia’s Foreign Policy in Jokowi’s Second Term Look Like?

While official results are not expected for a few weeks, initial results from Indonesia’s elections last week suggest that Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will likely be re-elected for a second five-year term. Though it is still early days and much more will become clearer in the months th


USD/IDR: Corrective bounce stalled at 4H 50MA, Indonesia to cut rates later this year

USD/IDR is struggling to beat the 4-hour 50-candle moving average for the second day. The IDR could lose altitude in the near-term on speculation Indonesia's central bank is set to begin a new easing cycle later this year.


Joko Widodo Can't Save Indonesia from Extremism

Indonesian president Joko Widodo apparently won his electoral rematch with Prabowo Subianto by a solid if not overwhelming margin. That almost certainly is to the benefit of Indonesia and its neighbors.


Fast track: Indonesia, Malaysia rail projects may give China more deals

WALLINI, Indonesia (Reuters) - In a rural part of Indonesia’s Java island, two orange-clad workers confer in Mandarin over plans to lay tracks on a stretch of a $6 billion high-speed rail project between the capital Jakarta and the textile hub of Bandung.


Indonesia’s election and the return of ideological competition

When the results of Indonesia’s presidential election became clear last Wednesday evening, they told a story of an electorate even more divided after five years of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi). Jokowi defeated Prabowo Subianto as expected, winning an estimated 54% to 55% of the vote—scarcely impro


Indonesia’s Go-Jek Liga 1 Leading the Most Wanted League for FIFA 20

In the recent poll made by FIFPlay Indonesian Go-Jek Liga 1 is leading by 400 votes as the most wanted league in FIFA 20, followed by Liga Super Malaysia, Finnish Veikkausliiga (only one team in FIFA 19, HJK Helsinki) and Liga I Betano (Romania).


Mortal Kombat 11 will not release in Indonesia due to violent content

Every part of the world is different when it comes to censorship. For example, here in the states we tend to be easier on the old ultra-violence, while censors get in an uproar over a bit of skin. When it comes to Indonesia, their rules and regulations against violent content make it pretty much imp


Indonesia ETFs Wait to Cheer Election Results

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. The VanEck Vectors Indonesia Index ETF (NYSEArca: IDX), the first US-listed exchange traded fund (ETF) dedicated to Indonesian stocks, is up 9.10% this year and trails the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. Some of that lag could be attributable to t


Inside the Secret World of Indonesia’s Jewish Community

JAKARTA, Indonesia — About an hour’s drive from the city center on a low-traffic day, some of Indonesia’s small Jewish community gathers once a month to secretly pray on Shabbat.


Indonesia’s elections point to religious intolerance

Indonesia (MNN) – Last Wednesday Indonesia re-elected President Joko Widodo. But with this most recent election have come concerns for religious freedom in the country. Indonesia is home to over 17,000 islands scattered across the Pacific’s Ring of Fire. Of those islands, NPR says over 900 are inhab


Strong eruption at Agung volcano, ash rains down on Bali, Indonesia

A new eruption took place at Indonesian Mount Agung, Bali at 19:20 UTC on April 20, 2019 (03:20 local time, April 21). The eruption produced a column of ash up to 5.4 km (18 000 feet) above sea level.


Saudi Arabia Urges Nationals against Approaching Indonesia’s Mount Agung

Riyadh warned on Sunday Saudi tourists against approaching Indonesia’s Mount Agung, which erupted overnight. The Saudi embassy in Indonesia urged tourists against moving within a radius of 4 km from the Bali volcano, which spewed a large column of ash.


New Helicopter Deal Puts Indonesia’s Domestic Defense Industry into Focus

Earlier this month, Indonesia’s defense ministry inked a contract with a domestic defense firm for a new helicopter. While the contract was just one among several that were signed between the two sides, it nonetheless emphasized Jakarta’s ongoing efforts to boost its defense capabilities as well as


Video: Meet Indonesia’s go-to expert witness against haze-causing plantation firms

Helping the Indonesian government prosecute companies accused of environmental crimes is a risky job. Last year, Bambang Hero Saharjo, the Indonesian environment ministry’s chief expert witness against plantation companies accused of setting fires or allowing them to spread, was sued by a palm oil f


Slight Rebound Tipped For Indonesia Stock Market

(RTTNews) - The Indonesia stock market on Monday halted the three-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 100 points or 1.4 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just beneath the 6,415-point plateau although bargain hunting may give the market a lift on Tuesday.


Factbox: After Indonesia election, new crop of leaders in focus for 2024 vote

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Even with Indonesia’s current presidential election result still to be officially confirmed, attention is turning to the next race for the top job in 2024 with some rising political stars and well-connected figures in the frame.


Investors show upbeat response on early result of Indonesia’s polls

JAKARTA, April 18 (Xinhua) — Indonesia’s presidential and legislative polls on Wednesday has been well responded by investors as the unofficial results heralded persistence of business-friendly environment in the Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.


Pama Davies Turns It Up in Indonesia

The surf world doesn’t see enough of Pama Davies. That’s probably because he spends almost all of his time in the water and not enough flogging his wares to the surf masses, but the water-time pays off. He spends a lot of time in Indonesia, quietly going about the business of ripping much harder tha


Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Luwuk in Indonesia

A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Luwuk in Indonesia. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 122.6282° East, -1.7916° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/04/19 / 2019-04-22 13: