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Indonesia mobilises to combat health-damaging forest fires

23-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-damaging haze across much of Southeast Asia. The [...]
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Keeping the US-Indonesia Relationship Moving Forward

23-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Cfr.org | 6:00 AM

Overview “The relationship between the United States and Indonesia has long underperformed its potential,” writes Joshua Kurlantzick, senior fellow for Southeast [...]
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Indonesia seizes 2nd drug-loaded boat falsely flying Singapore flag

23-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Indonesian authorities said a boat carrying a record 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine that it had intercepted near the Riau Islands on Tuesday was falsely flying the [...]
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Indonesia to revise tax incentives in bid to lift investment

23-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Indonesia will revise its tax incentives and offer them to a larger number of business sectors, in a bid to attract more investment, the finance minister said. Tax allowance [...]
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Indonesian president puts off signing law protecting parliament

23-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has delayed signing a draft law that would allow parliament to crack down on criticism aimed at its members or the legislature, suggesting it [...]
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Indonesia declares disaster alert as forest fires rage in Sumatra, Kalimantan

23-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Today | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s disaster agency has declared disaster alert status for four provinces, including Riau province near Singapore, as the number of hotspots from forest fires [...]
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Indonesia to hand over 2m ha of forest land to locals: minister

22-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

Environment and Forestry minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said on Tuesday that the government this year planned to hand over 2 million hectares of forest land to local residents [...]
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Zahid: Malaysia, Indonesia meeting today over possible maid ban

22-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s ambassador to Indonesia will be meeting with Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower today over a potential ban on maids here, according to Datuk Seri Ahmad [...]
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Indonesia Seizes Record 1.6 Tonnes of Crystal Methamphetamine

22-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia seized a record 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine from a ship off the northern island of Batam on Tuesday, a narcotics official said, the second major drug bust [...]
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Indonesia seizes second drug-loaded boat falsely flying Singapore flag

22-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Indonesian authorities said a fishing boat carrying a record 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine that it had intercepted in the vicinity of the Riau Islands on Tuesday [...]
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A powerful eruption ‘completely annihilated’ an Indonesian volcano’s peak

A powerful eruption ‘completely annihilated’ an Indonesian volcano’s peak

22-Feb-2018 Intellasia | QZ | 6:00 AM

Mount Sinabung, one of Indonesia’ most active volcanoes, erupted on Monday (February 19), unleashing a massive ash cloud over the island of Sumatra. The images from the [...]
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LGBT ‘taskforce’ in Indonesian city adds to fears of gay rights crackdown

22-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

The Indonesian city of Depok has announced it will set up a “taskforce” to curb the activities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, raising [...]
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Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano erupts, unleashes towering ash column

22-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 16,400 feet into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday. [...]
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Indonesia suspends infrastructure projects after string of accidents

22-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia suspended on Tuesday the construction of elevated infrastructure projects, including rail and roads, after a series of accidents raised questions about the safety [...]
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Indonesia Places Firm Order for 11 Su-35 Multirole Fighters

22-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Ain Online | 6:00 AM

Indonesia and Russia have signed a contract for 11 Sukhoi Su-35S multirole fighters. According to Indonesian Defense Ministry spokesman Totok Sugiharto, the $1.14 billion [...]
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