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Indonesia prepares to to issue a fatwa against fake news

02-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Indonesian clerics are preparing to issue a fatwa against “fake news” after a series of damaging hoaxes on social media which targeted the Chinese and Christian [...]
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New Indonesia Tsunami Network Could Add Crucial Minutes

02-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s tsunami detection system, made up of seafloor sensors that communicate with transmitting buoys on the surface, has been rendered useless by vandals and lack [...]
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Indonesia police vow to block ‘political’ rally led by Islamists

02-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian police will block a rally in Jakarta next month led by the hardline Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) if the group intends to make it political just days before an [...]
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Indonesia’s tax amnesty enters its third phase with good results so far

02-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Huffington Post | 6:00 AM

Indonesia has entered the third phase of its tax amnesty programme, which was first launched in July 2016 to boost the country’s meagre revenue by collecting previously [...]
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Government inaction creates space for rising intolerance in Indonesia

02-Feb-2017 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

Religious intolerance in the country has risen following President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s ascension to power in 2014 as the government has turned a [...]
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Trump’s Immigration Policy Has Little Impact on Indonesia: Kalla

02-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Jakarta Globe | 6:00 AM

Vice President Jusuf Kalla said as the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, Indonesia deplores the immigration policy issued by newly inaugurated United States [...]
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Indonesia reviewing Freeport request for new mining permit

01-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia may issue a temporary mining permit to the local unit of Freeport McMoRan Inc , the country’s mining minister said, that would pave the way for the mining [...]
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Not just Uber, now Grab is also hiring government insiders to grow its business

01-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Tech Crunch | 6:00 AM

Southeast Asia’s Grab is taking a leaf out of the Uber playbook and bringing in a prominent insider to get ahead in its most important market. Uber popularised the [...]
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Freeport may resume copper exports from Indonesia in ‘a day or two’ – authorities

01-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Mining | 6:00 AM

Shares in Freeport McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX), the world’s largest listed copper miner, were down on Monday despite reports indicating that Indonesia may issue a temporary [...]
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Indonesia not be affected by Trump`s immigrant policy: President Jokowi

01-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Antara News | 6:00 AM

Indonesia will not be affected by United States President Donald Trumps decision to ban immigrants from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries. “We will not be [...]
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Indonesia’s Ambitious Infrastructure Plans

01-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Breakbulk | 6:00 AM

Indonesia is pushing full steam ahead with the infrastructure development projects that President Joko Widodo – more usually referred to as Jokowi – had promised [...]
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Trump’s Muslim ban: Fate uncertain for refugees in Indonesia awaiting resettlement in US

01-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Busseltonmail | 6:00 AM

After three years of life in limbo in Indonesia, Hazara refugee “Saira” and nine of her extended family members received wonderful news from the UN refugee agency [...]
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Indonesian airline Garuda still plans US flights despite Trump policy

01-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian airline Garuda Indonesia still plans to start flying to the United States this year despite US President Donald Trump’s travel policy, a spokesman for the [...]
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Uber Rival Grab Hires Former Indonesia Police Chief

01-Feb-2017 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Ride-hailing company grapples with tough rules in its largest market Singapore-based ride-hailing company GrabTaxi Holdings Pte. Ltd announced Monday that a former chief of [...]
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Hard-line Muslim leader named in Indonesia defamation case

01-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Indonesian police say the leader of a hard-line Islamic group behind massive blasphemy protests last year is a suspect in a case alleging he defamed the state ideology. West [...]
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