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Indonesia’s LGBT community survives despite growing threats from government, clerics

17-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Abc | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s reigning transgender beauty queen holds her head up high as a wave of intolerance sweeps across Indonesia. Kiki, or Qie Nabh Tappiii, became Miss Waria [...]
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Indonesian gay couple beaten on video before vigilantes hand them over to religious police

17-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

Video captures the moment two gay men are assaulted by Indonesian vigilantes who caught them having sex and then turned them over to religious police. The shaky footage [...]
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Indonesia: Tax Amnesty Missed Some Goals but Could Mean More Future Revenue

17-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Benarnews | 6:00 AM

While Indonesia’s recently concluded tax amnesty programme fell short of goals for previously uncollected revenue, analysts said it could help improve future [...]
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Indonesia: Polls Tight as Jakarta Governor’s Race Nears Run-Off

17-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Benarnews | 6:00 AM

Jakarta Gov. Basuki “Ahok” Tajahaja Purnama is facing a stiff challenge from opponent Anies Rasyid Baswedan, with polls showing them running neck-and-neck before [...]
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Indonesia’s Joko Widodo laments Saudi investment of ‘only’ $8.8bn

17-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Theaustralian | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo lamented Saudi Arabia’s disappointingly small pledge for investment during King Salman’s 13-day visit to the country last month, [...]
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Indonesia shall not be dictated by Europe over CPO: Agriculture minister

17-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Thejakartapost | 6:00 AM

Agriculture minister Andi Amran Sulaiman has asserted that there is no way for Europe to dictate Indonesia’s agriculture industry in relation to the single sustainable [...]
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Indonesia, Angola to expand trade, investment

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

Indonesia and Angola officials have met to discuss ways to boost their economies through trade and investment, especially in the industrial sector. Industry minister [...]
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Ant Financial extends mobile payment services to Indonesia

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Zdnet | 6:00 AM

Alibaba Group affiliate Ant Financial has extended its mobile payment services to Indonesia in partnership with the local media conglomerate Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek). [...]
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US to launch probe into Argentina, Indonesia biodiesel imports

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Dailymail | 6:00 AM

The United States said on Thursday it would start an investigation into imports of biodiesel from Indonesia and Argentina for possible dumping and subsidisation. The US [...]
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Ill-ease of doing business in Indonesia

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Atimes | 6:00 AM

A high court decision threatens to derail President Joko Widodo’s deregulatory drive to promote business competition and attract foreign investment When Indonesia began [...]
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Indonesia’s purple squad rescues abandoned elders

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

With a rapidly ageing population, more than one million people in Indonesia are known to besuffering from Alzheimer’s. A growing number of those are being found [...]
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Tensions Lurk Behind Pence’s ‘Partnership’ Visit to Indonesia

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Washington has billed vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Indonesia next week as a booster for the Strategic Partnership between the world’s second- and [...]
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US vice President Mike Pence Should Cancel Visit to Indonesia: Expert

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Jakarta Globe | 6:00 AM

A professor of international law at the University of Indonesia said on Thursday (13/04) that United States vice President Mike Pence should cancel his visit to the country, [...]
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Indonesia’s capital Jakarta is so congested, government might move it to Borneo

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Few people outside of Indonesia would have heard of Palangkaraya. The city on the island of Borneo is a flyspeck by Indonesian standards – in 2014 it had a population [...]
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Indonesia sentences New Zealand woman to 30 months for drugs

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian court has sentenced a New Zealand woman to 2 1/2 years in jail for possessing methamphetamine. The Denpasar District Court made the ruling against Myra Lynne [...]
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