Commonwealth agrees to settle with more than 120 Indonesians wrongly detained as adult people smugglers, some when they were as young as 12.
Indonesia, a long-time supporter of the Palestinian cause, said on Sunday (Oct 8) it was deeply concerned about the escalation of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and called for the violence to end.
Malaysia called on neighbour Indonesia and a grouping of Southeast Asian nations to take action as air quality worsens across the country due to fires in Indonesia, its environment minister told Reuters on Thursday.
Indonesia’s Deputy Environment and Forestry Minister Alue Dohong is facing health issues after helping to fight forest and land fires in Kalimantan. Alue, 57, was on the ground in the fire-affected areas from last Friday until Tuesday, assisting with the extinguishing of fires in the Central Kalimantan and South Kalimantan regions.
TikTok has halted its online retail operation in Indonesia to comply with the country’s decision to ban e-commerce transactions on social media platforms — a big blow to the video platform’s fastest-growing market.
Efforts to extinguish forest and land fires engulfing parts of Sumatra and Kalimantan over the past week have yielded scanty results, with the air quality deteriorating to levels unsafe for activities such as schooling and travel and local officials noting an uptick in respiratory ailments.
The Constitutional Court delivered a decisive ruling on Monday, rejecting a motion by labor unions aimed at annulling a government regulation in lieu of the job creation law, which has been criticized for favouring employers over workers.
The Indonesian Navy’s Hydro-Oceanographic Centre (Pushidrosal) and the Australian Navy (RAN) are conducting a two-month joint survey of the seabed in the Timor Sea border area, ANTARA news agency reported.
Endangered Sumatran rhinoceros, the smallest and hairiest species, born in Indonesian conservation area
An endangered Sumatran rhinoceros, the smallest and hairiest of the five extant rhino species, was born in Indonesia last week in a conservation area, the country’s government said.
Indonesia has banned e-commerce transactions on social media platforms, the trade minister said, in a move intended to protect traditional retail and which will mostly impact short video platform TikTok and its shopping platform.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is scheduled to fly to Saudi Arabia next month to attend the ASEAN-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit, according to the Foreign Ministry spokesman Lalu Muhammad Iqbal.
Indonesia has kicked off its maiden trade in carbon credits, with the aim of creating a market to fund cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and become a major participant in the global carbon trade.