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Indonesia plans to close all red-light districts by 2019

Indonesia plans to close all red-light districts by 2019

25-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia plans to close all red-light districts in the country by 2019, an official said on Wednesday, stepping up a campaign against prostitution after a controversial push [...]
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Indonesia sinks 27 foreign boats to stop illegal fishing

Indonesia sinks 27 foreign boats to stop illegal fishing

24-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia sank 27 impounded foreign boats on Monday, a minister said, as the world’s largest archipelago nation stepped up a campaign against illegal fishing in its [...]
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BC company helping fight wildfires in Indonesia

24-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Vancouversun | 6:00 AM

One of the largest pulp-and-paper producers in the world has launched a major wildfire prevention initiative in the wake of large-scale forest fires in its home country of [...]
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Indonesia Slashes Rates Again: ETFs in Focus

24-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Zacks | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year in its efforts to improve sluggish economic growth. Bank Indonesia (BI) slashed [...]
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Emerging Market ETFs Snap 6-Week Losing Streak; Indonesia Leads

24-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

US exchange traded funds that invest in emerging markets snapped a six-week losing streak, led by inflows to Indonesia and Mexico. Deposits into emerging-market ETFs that [...]
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Indonesia postpones unpopular revision of anti-corruption law

24-Feb-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The revision has been seen as an attempt to curb the work of Indonesia’s anti-corruption agency. Indonesia has postponed a law revision widely viewed as an attempt to [...]
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Oil, gas investors return 15 exploration blocks to Indonesia

24-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Oil and gas investors relinquished 15 exploration blocks to the Indonesian government in 2015, nearly double those they returned the previous year, according to the [...]
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Malaysian and Indonesian navies to focus on improving ties

24-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) will give new focus emphasising on efforts to improve the existing ties between the two nations. RMN chief [...]
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Indonesia’s Solution for Pollution Is in the Bag

24-Feb-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Indonesia has started charging consumers for plastic bags, in a move aimed at cleaning up the environment and cutting waste in one of the world’s worst plastic [...]
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Indonesia arrests ‘dozens of suspected Islamic radicals’

23-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesian police have arrested dozens of suspected Islamic extremists on Java island, most of whom were allegedly carrying out military-style training on a remote mountain, [...]
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How Indonesia’s Tech Boom Poster Child Proved His Doubters Wrong

23-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

William Tanuwijaya was helping small companies build websites when he began shopping an idea for Indonesia’s first Internet shopping hub. It took 11 pitches to get [...]
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Most suspects freed in Indonesia raid as tough law pending

23-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Indonesian police on Sunday released most of the men detained while attending military-style training at a suspect jihadi camp, as officials lamented weaknesses in the [...]
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Indonesia not willing to discuss Papua with MSG leader

23-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Radionz | 6:00 AM

In the wake of more intransigence from Indonesia, the Melanesian Spearhead Group has called for Jakarta to hold talks with the United Liberation Movement of West Papua. At a [...]
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UAE-based Islamic council visits Indonesia to support fellow religious scholars

23-Feb-2016 Intellasia | The National | 6:00 AM

Members of a council of high-ranking Islamic scholars flew from Abu Dhabi to the Indonesian capital on Sunday to provide support to fellow scholars in Jakarta. Led by the [...]
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Indonesia launches campaign to reduce use of plastic bags

23-Feb-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

According to guidelines issued by the Environment Ministry, retailers should charge consumers up to Rp5,000 (US$0.37) for each plastic bag used. Indonesia on Sunday (February [...]
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