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Politics in Indonesia: Jakarta’s 2017 Gubernatorial Election

03-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Indonesia-investments | 6:00 AM

It is not a coincidence that ethnic, religious and social tensions have risen in Indonesia ahead of Jakarta’s gubernatorial election on 15 February 2017. Indonesian [...]
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Indonesian militants recruiting women terrorists

03-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Gender roles changing among extremists amid rise of ISIS, comms technology: Study “I wish someone would give me a bomb and show me the way so that I can blow up their [...]
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Indonesia Economy to Grow 5.1pct

03-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Financial Tribune | 6:00 AM

Along with the ongoing improvement of private investment and consumption levels in Indonesia, the Asian Development Bank estimates the Indonesian economy will grow 5.1 [...]
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Indonesia releases former finance ministry official detained for IS links

03-Feb-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

A former Indonesian finance ministry official and his family who were detained after being deported from Turkey back to Indonesia for allegedly trying to sneak into Syria to [...]
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Trump Policy Dims Hope for Refugees in Indonesian Limbo

03-Feb-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

After getting death threats from Al-Shabab militants, Mohamed Dahir Saeed and his wife fled their native Somalia with plans to seek safety in Australia. They arrived in [...]
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Indonesia to seek higher pay for its domestic workers in Taiwan

03-Feb-2017 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

Indonesian labour authorities are planning to raise the issue of higher monthly wages for their country’s migrant domestic workers in Taiwan with effect from next year [...]
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Indonesian women seeking to become Daesh suicide bombers: Think tank

03-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Arab News | 6:00 AM

Indonesian women are taking on a more active role in violent extremism, with some seeking to become Daesh suicide bombers, a leading security think tank has warned. The [...]
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Murky Indonesian cults in the spotlight after scandals

02-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Desperate and despondent after losing an Indonesian local election, Abdul Junaidi was the perfect prey for a charismatic cult leader promising great wealth and political [...]
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Indonesian who went missing during swim near Kuching beach found drowned

02-Feb-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

One of two Indonesian workers who disappeared while swimming during a seaside picnic at Pantai Damai Central here on Sunday, was found drowned yesterday evening. Sarawak Fire [...]
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Trump Trade Risk to Next Asian Economic Tigers Seen in Indonesia

02-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump’s trade policies could dash the hopes of emerging Asian economies seeking to emulate China’s early development, according to former [...]
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Indonesia prepares to to issue a fatwa against fake news

02-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Indonesian clerics are preparing to issue a fatwa against “fake news” after a series of damaging hoaxes on social media which targeted the Chinese and Christian [...]
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New Indonesia Tsunami Network Could Add Crucial Minutes

02-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s tsunami detection system, made up of seafloor sensors that communicate with transmitting buoys on the surface, has been rendered useless by vandals and lack [...]
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Indonesia police vow to block ‘political’ rally led by Islamists

02-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian police will block a rally in Jakarta next month led by the hardline Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) if the group intends to make it political just days before an [...]
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Indonesia’s tax amnesty enters its third phase with good results so far

02-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Huffington Post | 6:00 AM

Indonesia has entered the third phase of its tax amnesty programme, which was first launched in July 2016 to boost the country’s meagre revenue by collecting previously [...]
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Government inaction creates space for rising intolerance in Indonesia

02-Feb-2017 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

Religious intolerance in the country has risen following President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s ascension to power in 2014 as the government has turned a [...]
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