The economy is prospering despite the sense of crisis elsewhere, but the country’s politics could become more unstable
Ratifying this deeply unpopular legislation would see the Jokowi administration attempting to placate political Islam.
Thousands of protesters have rallied in Indonesia’s biggest cities seeking to pile pressure on the government to reverse the country’s first subsidised fuel price hike in eight years amid soaring inflation.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has raised some fuel prices by around 30% to contain ballooning spending on energy subsidies in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.
President Widodo has set up a team to resolve past serious human rights violations without going through courts of law, prompting some civil society organizations to accuse the government of trying to absolve the perpetrators of any guilt.
Australia’s former consular services boss Ian Kemish urges Anthony Albanese to stop release of Bali bombmaker
Mr Kemish said he still felt deeply for the families of the Australians killed in Bali and hoped Indonesian officials would make the “sensible” decision not to release Umar Patek.
Australia wants to put more of its $2.3 trillion pool of retirement savings to work in Indonesia as the government seeks to strengthen economic ties with its neighbor.
Working as a close research partner of Twitter, we are focusing on information manipulation in the Indo-Pacific to encourage transparency around these activities and norms of behaviour that are conducive to open democracies in the region.
Indonesians who were imprisoned as adult people smugglers using deeply flawed evidence have asked the current attorney general to use his mercy powers and resolve the “mockery of justice” overseen by his predecessor.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says the potential release of Umar Patek, jailed over the deadly 2002 blasts, will further ‘distress’ Australians.
Trade and business relations between the Northern Territory and Indonesia are set to be further strengthened following the appointment of Mr Yudistira Adipratama, as the Northern Territory Government representative to Indonesia.
News of the killing of a junior officer emerged slowly amid allegations that as many as 30 officers including three police generals had helped to obscure evidence and cover it up.
After three years of fighting the pandemic, President Joko Widodo is determined to fulfill his promise of restoring fiscal discipline while sustaining growth and protecting Southeast Asia’s largest economy from surging inflation.
Digital transformation is one of the four pillars of Indonesia’s presidency of this year’s G20, and officials are using its momentum to accelerate implementation of a long list of cyber legislation and policies that have been in the pipeline, including a draft bill on data protection, a national cybersecurity strategy and MR5.