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Is Indonesia really a democratic, tolerant and peaceful nation? The Jakarta Post columnists

09-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

We have long prided ourselves as the world’s third largest democracy after India and the US, and the country with the world’s largest Muslim population. The [...]
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Popularity Is Now a Curse for Malaysia and Indonesia’s Currencies

09-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The popularity of Malaysia’s ringgit and Indonesia’s rupiah among global investors has made them Southeast Asia’s most volatile currencies, just as the [...]
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Indonesia’s Economic Growth Slows to 5pct, Matching Forecasts

09-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s economy grew in line with economists’ forecasts in the third quarter as President Joko Widodo seeks to spur the nation onto a higher growth path. Key [...]
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Indonesia’s Minorities Under Threat

09-Nov-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

The fate of Jakarta’s Governor is a test of religious tolerance and secular government. A violent protest against Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama on Friday is [...]
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Magnitude 6 quake hits western Indonesia; no tsunami alert issued

09-Nov-2016 Intellasia | PNA | 6:00 AM

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck off Banten province of western Indonesia earlier Tuesday, but was not potential for tsunami, the meteorology and [...]
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President Jokowi lauds Indonesian military for adopting a persuasive approach

President Jokowi lauds Indonesian military for adopting a persuasive approach

09-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Antara News | 6:00 AM

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has expressed his appreciation for the Indonesian Military troops who chose to follow an approach to persuade agitators and kept the situation [...]
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Two Indonesians kidnapped in Sulu Sea; Indonesia questions Malaysia’s commitment to safeguard its waters

09-Nov-2016 Intellasia | The Online Citizen | 6:00 AM

The government of Indonesia asked Malaysia about its commitment to safeguard its waters from the threat of armed groups. Kompas reported that the Foreign minister Retno LP [...]
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Indonesia Police Question Christian Politician in Blasphemy Case

09-Nov-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Jakarta governor accused of mocking Islam faces possible charges, despite apology Police questioned the most prominent Christian politician in this predominantly Muslim [...]
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Indonesia doesn’t need sectarian politics

09-Nov-2016 Intellasia | AFR | 6:00 AM

00 strong protest in Jakarta against an alleged insult of the Koran got out of hand last Friday. The rioting was the worst unrest since the protests of 1998 that ended the [...]
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How Jakarta’s first Chinese Indonesian governor became an easy target for radical Islamic groups

09-Nov-2016 Intellasia | The Conversation | 6:00 AM

Jakarta saw its biggest protest in years on Friday, prompting president Joko Widodo to cancel his planned visit to Australia. Some Western media report that the rally of some [...]
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Australia, Indonesia continue push for trade deal, after President Joko Widodo skips visit

09-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Coconuts | 6:00 AM

Trade ministers from Australia and Indonesia continued negotiations on Sunday to seal a trade deal between the two neighbours, despite Indonesian President Joko Widodo [...]
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Jokowi Calls for Open Investigation on Ahok

09-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Tempo.co | 6:00 AM

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo hoped that there will be no negative sentiments toward the investigation of the alleged religious defamation committed by [...]
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Amid South China Sea tension, defence exporters flock to Indonesia

08-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

From rescue helicopters to air surveillance equipment, defence manufacturers jostled in Jakarta this week to claim one of the region’s biggest prizes: a slice of [...]
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Australia-Indonesia relationship improving despite Joko Widodo’s postponed visit

08-Nov-2016 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo may have had to postpone his first official state visit to Australia but, behind the scenes, the bi-lateral relationship continues to grow [...]
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Australia, Indonesia continue push for trade deal, after President skips visit

08-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Trade ministers from Australia and Indonesia continued negotiations on Sunday to seal a trade deal between the two neighbours, despite Indonesian President Joko Widodo [...]
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