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In victory for Widodo, Indonesia parliament backs direct regional vote

22-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s opposition-dominated parliament on Tuesday approved direct elections for governors and mayors, overturning legislation passed in September and handing a [...]
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Indonesia says AirAsia plane was climbing at excessive rate

22-Jan-2015 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

An AirAsia plane that crashed last month with 162 people on board was climbing at an abnormally high rate, then plunged and suddenly disappeared from radar, Indonesia’s [...]
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Indonesia threatens action against US miner Freeport

22-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia on Tuesday (January 20) threatened to suspend Freeport-McMoRan’s export licence, with the energy minister accusing the US mining giant of failing to uphold [...]
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Indonesia retains direct elections for regional leaders

22-Jan-2015 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s new parliament has voted to retain direct elections for regional governors and mayors, reversing its predecessor’s decision. In September 2014, the [...]
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Why didn’t Indonesia’s Jokowi stop the execution of drug traffickers?

22-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Dw.de | 6:00 AM

Indonesia has ignored last-minute appeals by foreign leaders and executed six people convicted of drug trafficking. Analyst Yohanes Sulaiman tells DW President Jokowi is [...]
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Crompton Greaves bags $26 million contract from Indonesia

22-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Crompton Greaves, an Avantha group company, has bagged USD 26 million contract from Indonesia for supplying power equipment. “CG has sealed a deal with PT PLN [...]
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AirAsia jet climbed fast then stalled

AirAsia jet climbed fast then stalled

21-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 8:55 AM

An AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month with 162 people on board climbed faster than normal and then stalled, the Indonesian transport minister said [...]
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AirAsia crash probe focuses on human error, plane damage

AirAsia crash probe focuses on human error, plane damage

21-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 8:50 AM

Investigators examining the cockpit voice recorder of a crashed AirAsia jet said Tuesday they were considering whether human error or problems with the plane caused the [...]
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53 AirAsia victims found so far, says Indonesia

53 AirAsia victims found so far, says Indonesia

21-Jan-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

A total of 53 bodies have been recovered from the AirAsia QZ8501 crash site, the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) confirmed today. Of the number, 45 [...]
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Indonesia’s Execution of Foreigners Prompts Diplomatic Storm

Indonesia’s Execution of Foreigners Prompts Diplomatic Storm

21-Jan-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s weekend executions of two foreigners convicted on drug charges have prompted an indignant diplomatic reaction, as Brazil and the Netherlands withdrew their [...]
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Issue of the day: Indonesia executes six drug convicts

21-Jan-2015 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

Indonesia executed by firing squad five foreigners and an Indonesian woman convicted on drug trafficking charges despite appeals to spare them, with the government defending [...]
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Tin Miner in Australia Boosts Supply as Indonesia Cuts Sales

21-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Metals X Ltd (MLX), Australia’s largest tin mining company, is defying a two-year slump in prices with plans to increase output by about 14 percent. The Renison mine, a [...]
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Australia will keep diplomats in Indonesia for now: Julie Bishop

21-Jan-2015 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Australia has no plans to withdraw its diplomats from Indonesia but Foreign minister Julie Bishop would not speculate on what might happen “should the Indonesian [...]
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Indonesia says no evidence so far of terrorism in AirAsia crash

Indonesia says no evidence so far of terrorism in AirAsia crash

21-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian investigators said on Monday they had found no evidence so far that terrorism played a part in the crash of an AirAsia passenger jet last month that killed all 162 [...]
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Australia Calls for Indonesian Mercy for Death Row Inmates

21-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday he still held out hope that Indonesia would not execute two Australian drug traffickers on death row, saying mercy must play a [...]
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