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BATAM: Indonesia's presidential polls could disrupt tourism
Indonesia's presidential election in 2014 could negatively effect tourism in the Riau Islands, with potentially fewer visitors travelling to the province, especially to Batam, the deputy governor of the province has said.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Former E. Timor president fumes over...
Former East Timor president Jose Ramos-Horta on Wednesday warned Australia not to underestimate the damage caused by spying allegations, which he said had angered many of his countrymen.
Indonesian minister urges boycott of Australian beef over spying row
Indonesia's agriculture minister has urged his nation's cattle importers to boycott Australian beef as a result of the phone-tapping row.
Facing gridlock, Jakarta takes aim at cheap, green car drive
Indonesia's president wants to revive a flagging economy by selling cheap, fuel-efficient cars to an emerging, aspirational middle-class.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Special Autonomy Plus: A Legacy from SBY
The two former presidents, namely Abdurahman "Gus Dur" Wahid and Megawati had leaved their respective policies in Indonesia's easternmost Papua.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
the lingering stench of a rattus .....
It is still not clear why Tony Abbott seems determined to trash Australia's hard-won reputation as a good citizen of the world, but there can be no doubt that he no longer cares what our erstwhile friends and neighbours think of us provided that he can achieve his short term domestic objectives.
Foreign direct investments may slow down in 2014
JAKARTA: Indonesia may see less foreign capital inflows next year, which could affect its ability to fill the gap in its external balance, as the United States Federal Reserve likely begins curbing its stimulus spending, according to a finance ministry official.
Abbott government sending mixed messages over spying, Indonesians say
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's foreign affairs adviser said that they were hearing different accounts from foreign minister Julie Bishop and Prime Minister Abbott.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
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JAKARTA: Indonesia democrats cry foul over bad press
The Democratic Party has lashed out at the media for the constant bombardment of bad press about the ruling party ahead of the 2014 general election.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
The China Post
Australia's Abbott says intelligence collecting on Indonesia won't stop
Australia will not halt collecting intelligence on Indonesia but would work towards becoming its trusted partner, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday in the wake of damaging espionage allegations.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Asia News Network
Nusa Dua, Bali/ Jakarta: Officials scramble for last-minute deal at Wto
Last minute efforts by negotiators to reach a compromise on the agriculture issue at the ninth World Trade Organization Ministerial Meeting could be in vain, with talks reaching their final day on Friday.
The New Zealand Herald
Australia braced for further revelations
Australia remains trapped in a growing intelligence bog as allegations of espionage against Timor Leste trigger another diplomatic spat and the nation's spy agencies brace for even more damaging revelations.
Bishop in Jakarta to repair spying damage
FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop has received a warm welcome in Jakarta ahead of a meeting with her Indonesian counterpart to begin mending fences.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Another asylum boat intercepted
Another asylum vessel has arrived on Christmas Island - the third to make it to Australia since Indonesia said it would end all cooperation on people smuggling.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
India refuses to budge on subsidies at WTO talks
Chances of a breakthrough in global trade negotiations dimmed as India refused to budge on food subsidies that are an obstacle to an eleventh hour agreement at a WTO summit.
Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs C...
Jeremy Jones speaks at inaugural World Culture Forum
Jeremy Jones, Director of International and Community Affairs for the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, was one of a small, select group of podium speakers at the inaugural World Culture Forum , an event eight years in the planning which host country Indonesia plans on making an equivalent to the Davos World Economic Forum and the World ... (more)
Is it illegal to spy on Indonesian officials?
It is no secret that countries spy on each other. As Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament on November 19, "every government gathers information and... every government knows that every other government gathers information".
ABC rebuked over spy stories
PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has publicly rebuked the ABC for publishing stories about Australia's spy agencies, but says he has no plans to retaliate by cutting funding to the public broadcaster.
'Now or never', WTO chief tells high-stakes meeting
The WTO's chief on Tuesday warned it was "now or never" as trade ministers opened a conference tasked with salvaging long-stalled efforts to liberalise trade and ensure the body's continued relevance.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Asia News Network
JAKARTA: Indonesia drafts contingency plan amid Thai unrest
Amid the growing political unrest in Thailand, with protesters calling on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down, the Indonesian government has reiterated that it supported the current government in Thailand because it had been formed through a legitimate and democratic process.