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15 Years After the Fall of Suharto, a Mixed Picture of Indonesia's Minorities
Mari Pangestu is a symbol of a new Indonesia . The economist turned technocrat, who now serves as Indonesia's Minister of Tourism and creative economy, was born into a country rife with anti-Chinese sentiment.
Mon May 20, 2013
UPDATE 1-Indonesia names investment chief as finance minister
Indonesia named respected investment chief Muhammad Chatib Basri as finance minister, who takes on the role as Southeast Asia's biggest economy grapples with slowing economic growth and how to bring down the cost of massive fuel subsidies.
Sun May 19, 2013
The Washington Post
Freeport Death Toll Rises to Eleven as CEO Adkerson Arrives
The death toll from an accident at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.'s mine in Papua province rose to 11 as Chief Executive Officer Richard Adkerson arrived in Indonesia.
Asean back on Russia's map as a region of interest
Russia is refocusing on Asean after years of inertia due to its domestic priorities and challenges.
A contradictory image abroad and at home
Bob Elson, the Australian historian who wrote Indonesia: A History of an Idea, has expressed his puzzlement at what he sees as a gap between Indonesia in the international arena and Indonesia at home.
Sat May 18, 2013
Asian leaders strive to make reforms stick
Voters in the Philippines appear to have delivered a resounding victory to President Benigno Aquino in midterm elections.
Consensus forming on a golden thread of development,a says co-chair of UN panel on post-2015 agenda
Addressing journalists at the UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Cameron said that members of the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which includes President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, "nailed our colours to the mast with one clear overarching aim - end extreme poverty in ... (more)
Catholic World News
Religious-freedom award to Indonesian leader draws protests
Catholic leaders in Indonesia are protesting the decision of an American foundation to honor the country's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for his contributions to inter-religious dialogue.
Fri May 17, 2013
Indonesia steps up killing of death row prisoners
For almost five years Indonesia did not execute a prisoner on death row. But since a Malawian drug smuggler broke that drought on March 15, the floodgates have opened.
Asia News Network
Indonesia's extended log ban welcome
Indonesia has drawn cheers for extending a moratorium on logging for another two years to protect its forests, but some analysts say the impact could be limited unless governance is improved.
Thu May 16, 2013
Asia News Network
JAKARTA: Renowned priest protests award for Yudhoyono
Rev. Franz Magnis Suseno, a philosopher and renowned Jesuit priest, has sent a letter to the Appeal of Conscience Foundation , objecting to its plans to bestow the World Statesman Award to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for promoting religious tolerance in Indonesia.
Asia News Network
BALI: Bali candidates neck and neck in gubernatorial polls
Bali's current governor and his estranged deputy were almost evenly tied against each other in a heated election for the top job on the island province, an outcome that signals the waning influence of Indonesian Democratic Party - Struggle there ahead of national elections next April.
Consensus forming on 'golden thread of development,' says...
A United Nations high-level panel on a post-2015 global development agenda wrapped up today with consensus emerging on how to make a more equitable world, said British Prime Minister David Cameron in his role as co-chair of the body.
The Miami Herald
Indonesia extends forest-clearing ban for 2 years
Indonesia has extended a landmark ban on clearing primary rainforests and peatlands for another two years, a move greeted by environmentalists with praise and skepticism.
Wed May 15, 2013
VW to Build Plant in Indonesia
Back in March VW told the Indonesian president Mr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that it plans to build a plant in the country.
Tue May 14, 2013
New hope for Schapelle Corby
Indonesia's President has significantly boosted Schapelle Corby's chance of parole by apparently clearing away the biggest remaining hurdle - her immigration status.
Mon May 13, 2013
West Papuan leader held by police
West Papuan independence movement leader Victor Yeimo was detained and allegedly beaten by police on Monday as another prominent Indonesian national politician warned Western countries against supporting separatists in the troubled province.
Togo leader slams rich countries over aid cuts
The president of Togo, one of the world's poorest countries, on Monday slammed rich nations who have cut development aid saying it contributes to the spread of terrorism.
Indonesia Set to End Finance Minister-to-Fuel Cost Ambiguity
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is poised to swear in a new finance chief as early as tomorrow while his government prepares to set higher subsidized-fuel prices, moving to end policy ambiguity that has hurt investor confidence and the currency.
Sun May 12, 2013
Hope for Indonesia's tigers and orangutans?
Indonesia, home to one third of the world's remaining tropical forests, is set to extend a ban on forest clearing.