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Book on Indonesia’s seventh president to be launched

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

A book about Indonesian president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will be launched at the Pendhapi Gede in Surakarta City Hall in Surakarta, Central Java on Saturday. [...]
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Constitutional Fine Print: Challenging Indonesia’s Elections Law

04-Oct-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Legal challenges to Indonesia’s controversial new elections law boil down largely to interpretations of a few key words – such as “direct manner” and [...]
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Thailand, Malaysia support rubber floor price plan, as futures slide

03-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thai and Malaysian rubber producers have thrown their support behind an Indonesian proposal to set a $1.50 (RM4.91) per kilogram minimum on prices as the world’s top [...]
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Making Mobile Commerce Work in Indonesia – Isn’t it About Time?

03-Oct-2014 Intellasia | ACN News Wire | 6:00 AM

Cheap smartphones have put the Internet in everyone’s pocket. You can now surf, chat, post and mail from the palm of your hand, anytime and anywhere, the same as from [...]
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Will IS infect Indonesia’s tolerant Islam?

03-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Like other parts of the Muslim world, Jakarta has been confronted by the growth of the Islamic State (IS). For months, the organisation has been trying to recruit new members [...]
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Indonesia: Aceh’s New Islamic Laws Violate Rights

03-Oct-2014 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s central government and the Aceh provincial government should take steps to repeal two Islamic bylaws in Aceh province that violate rights and carry cruel [...]
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Indonesia – E-commerce’s new frontier market?

03-Oct-2014 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Along with many other Indonesians, 26-year-old Emerra Tioanda sees her smartphone as a “life-saver”; helping her negotiate the daily traffic jams in capital [...]
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Why Indonesia banned ISIS – Dominic Berger

03-Oct-2014 Intellasia | New Mandala | 6:00 AM

Like in all democracies, the proscription of terrorist groups in Indonesia is a politically delicate and legally ambiguous process. It requires the government to articulate [...]
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Only Incremental Reforms Likely For Indonesia: Eurasia Group

03-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Barrons | 6:00 AM

In Indonesia last Friday, the Parliament passed a widely unpopular bill that eliminates direct elections of local leaders. Eurasia Group’s Brian Harding and Christian [...]
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In Indonesia, Stage Is Set for Battle Over Future of Democracy

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

The Indonesian Parliament, under the control of emboldened political forces opposed to President-elect Joko Widodo, convened for a new five-year term on Wednesday, setting [...]
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Indonesia’s XL Axiata to Shed Some Telecom Towers for $459 Million

03-Oct-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Mobile operator PT XL Axiata EXCL.JK +0.41 percent of Indonesia intends to sell some of its telecom towers to a tower operator linked to private-equity firm Carlyle Group CG [...]
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Abbott government calls for more openness in West Papua, risking insulting Indonesia again

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

The Abbott government has risked insulting Indonesia again by calling explicitly for more openness in its most sensitive province, West Papua. A Senate motion passed on [...]
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Freeport Indonesian copper mine still blockaded after accident

03-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Protesters blockaded Freeport-McMoRan Inc’s Indonesian copper mine for a second day on Thursday, stopping people getting to work, as talks continued between management [...]
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How Australia’s Fusion Payments got recharged on Indonesia

03-Oct-2014 Intellasia | BRW | 6:00 AM

Sprawling, underdeveloped Indonesia is an unlikely place to find the future of an Australian e-commerce business, but Chris Eyles says his experience with mobile payments in [...]
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Will Prabowo & Co. Control Wider Indonesia?

03-Oct-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

With the passage of legislation that discontinues direct regional elections in Indonesia, a coalition of old-guard parties opposing President-elect Joko Widodo would appear [...]
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