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Bitcoin Could Destabilise Financial System, Warns Bank Indonesia

16-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Indonesiaexpat | 6:00 AM

Trading in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin could lead to losses and destabilise Indonesia’s financial system, declared Bank Indonesia in a fresh warning against the [...]
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Indonesia to swear in new parliament speaker after huge graft case

16-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s parliament will swear in Bambang Soesatyo as its new speaker on Monday, his party said, a critic of President Joko Widodo’s government who was [...]
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Commentary: Why Ahok remains a man to watch in Indonesian politics

15-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Thejakartapost | 6:00 AM

In hindsight, it may appear that Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has become the Kim Kardashian of Indonesian politics. Nearly a year after his upset defeat in the [...]
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Bali’s Garbage Emergency Exposes Indonesia’s Big Rubbish Problem

15-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

The dark side of Southeast Asia’s insatiable appetite for consumerism has manifested itself in several environmental tragedies in the subregion, be it the annual haze [...]
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Indonesia hard-line Muslims protest ban on Facebook accounts

15-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Abcnews | 6:00 AM

Muslim hard-liners marched in Indonesia’s capital on Friday to protest Facebook’s blocking of accounts belonging to their group. About 200 protesters organised by [...]
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Protest by Indonesian Islamists accuses Facebook of discrimination

15-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Several hundred Indonesian Islamists held a protest rally outside Facebook’s headquarters in Jakarta on Friday, accusing the social media giant of discrimination for [...]
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Indonesia lays groundwork for transfer of giant Grasberg copper mine to local control

15-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

Indonesian regional and central government officials on Friday (January 12) signed an agreement with state holding company PT Inalum that lays the foundation for transfer of [...]
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UN Indonesia earthquake plan foresees 47 million affected, 10000 dead

15-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A UN contingency plan for an earthquake in Indonesia foresees a scenario where 10,000 people would die within 24 hours with 47 million more affected, according to emergency [...]
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Attempt to Criminalise Extra-Marital Sex in Indonesia Fails

15-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

Human rights activists in Indonesia have gained a brief respite after the Constitutional Court on December 14 narrowly rejected a petition to alter the criminal code to make [...]
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Bank Indonesia to Open Beijing Office to Boost Links With China

15-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s central bank is opening a representative office in Beijing in a sign of increasing links between China and Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. Bank [...]
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Bank Indonesia to Open Beijing Office to Boost Links With China

13-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s central bank is opening a representative office in Beijing in a sign of increasing links between China and Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. Bank [...]
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Volcano erupts in Indonesia’s Bali, airport remains safe

13-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s Bali international airport was declared safe, operating normally following eruption of the island’s Mount Agung volcano on Thursday afternoon. [...]
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Indonesia, Metropoli sign deal to develop 10 destinations

13-Jan-2018 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

The Indonesian government and Spanish urban spatial planning consultants Fundacion Metropoli have signed an agreement on Thursday to develop 10 new areas in Indonesia that [...]
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PetroChina eyes aggressive upstream expansion in Indonesia

13-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Platts | 6:00 AM

PetroChina is positioning itself for an aggressive expansion of its Indonesian upstream and downstream assets in what a senior executive called an “unlimited” [...]
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Beware Indonesia’s Quiet Drug War

13-Jan-2018 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Despite complications and concerns, the Jokowi government’s campaign has continued. In Indonesia, a quiet war on drugs has continued to be waged over the last year. In [...]
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