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Indonesia’s new president sworn in, calls for unity

Indonesia’s new president sworn in, calls for unity

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | LA Times | 6:00 AM

After a bruising election campaign, former businessperson Joko Widodo was sworn in Monday as president of Indonesia, becoming the first man from outside the country’s [...]
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Jokowi says Singapore can help him achieve goals: PM Lee

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong today (October 20) expressed his wish for Singapore to take its relationship and cooperation with Indonesia another step forward, following the [...]
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Indonesia’s leader and his ambitious plan

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | The Age | 6:00 AM

A few years ago, it was inconceivable that someone such as Joko Widodo could rise, as he did, from childhood poverty in a riverside hovel to become president of one of the [...]
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Remarks on Secretary Kerry’s Trip to Jakarta, Indonesia

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | State | 6:00 AM

MODERATOR: Okay. So for the purposes of the transcript, this is a background briefing to preview the Secretary’s trip to Jakarta, Indonesia, and to run through the [...]
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Australia needs to talk human rights issues with Indonesia

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Tony Abbott had the opportunity to restart his “more Jakarta, less Geneva” foreign policy when he attended the inauguration of Indonesia’s [...]
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Indonesia Swears In President Who Ran On Promise Of Change

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Indonesia gets a new president today. Joko Widodo is inaugurated. He’s known as Jokowi for short. He is the new leader of a country that is not [...]
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Indonesian Rupiah Advances to Four-Week High on Cabinet Optimism

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Business Week | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s rupiah rose to the strongest level in almost a month on optimism President Joko Widodo will name a cabinet seen as capable of helping him carry out economic [...]
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Joko Widodo’s first speech as Indonesian President focuses on maritime power

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Joko Widodo has used his first speech as Indonesian president to call his people to “work together, and work and work and work” to make a stronger nation, with a [...]
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Megawati ready to help Jokowi lead Indonesia

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri said that she was fully prepared to help President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo lead the [...]
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New Leader Takes Oath of Office in Indonesia

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Joko Widodo, a commoner who was born in a Javan slum, was sworn in on Monday as president of Indonesia, completing an improbable political rise from hometown mayor to leader [...]
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One step forward for Indonesia, one step back for Malaysia

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

While Indonesia marked another democratic advance on Monday, democracy in neighbouring Malaysia goes backwards. Indonesia inaugurates the man that most voters chose to be [...]
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Fitch: Indonesia Insurance Law Unlikely to Stem M&A from Abroad

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Fitch | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s new comprehensive insurance law, due to take effect by 23 October, adds some restrictions to foreign investment in the sector, but is unlikely to discourage [...]
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Indonesia’s Widodo to visit Malaysia soon, says Najib

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who took his oath of office on Monday (October 20), has consented to visit Malaysia officially soon, according to Malaysian prime minister [...]
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India politician jailed for graft freed on bail

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Southern India’s powerful politician Jayaram Jayalalitha was released on bail Saturday, 22 days after being convicted of corruption and sentenced to four years behind [...]
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Cinemaxx to open Indonesia’s largest movie theater in Palembang

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post Travel | 6:00 AM

Indonesia is arguably a country that considers the art of watching movies in movie theaters a very serious business. “I have been living across Europe and Singapore [...]
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