The most important feature of democracy is the right of citizens to choose the people who exercise government power through electoral processes. These electoral processes are inherently competitive.
As Cambodia and Indonesia soon head to the polls, many will be watching this young and energetic participation.
Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, discussed his intentions to travel to Australia in the near future with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on the edges of the G7 summit in Hiroshima, according to a statement by Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi.
Indonesia’s ‘filthy rich officials’ are being named and shamed by social media users to bring them down
The government has now ordered a crackdown on public servants who flaunt their wealth in a country where corruption is endemic and the minimum wage is below $500 a month.
By this time next year, Anies Baswedan hopes to be elected president of the world’s fourth largest country.
Indonesia is set to move its capital Jakarta, just like Indonesia’s Dutch colonial rulers did more than 200 years ago.
Commentary: The latest global report on corruption perception by Transparency International was released and for Indonesia this is a deeply troubling result. For the second time in three years the country suffered a reversal in standing following almost a generation of steady improvement.
Until now, medical record data in Indonesia was only held by health facilities. Patients would only be able to get a copy of the documents, but were not able to access this data online.
The existence of civil society organisations does not necessarily introduce democratic change and they may face limitations in advancing a liberal political order.
Indonesia is using the Group of 20 summit next week to power through deals ranging from infrastructure to carbon trading that spotlights its ambitions as a Southeast Asian economic powerhouse.
Siswo Pramono says the two countries remain in close talks on ensuring the safety of Australia’s plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines.
The United States Federal Reserve could be close to a tipping point. Its aggressive monetary tightening in the past few months has failed to push inflation lower as it is caused by the fundamental shortage of goods in energy and labor.
Indonesia could offer value-added tax exemptions, longer land permits and swifter licensing for those who invest in the new capital project, Bahlil Lahadalia, the country’s minister for investment, told Nikkei Asia.