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Indonesia reports record daily rise in coronavirus infections

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:55 AM

Indonesia reported its record daily rise in coronavirus infections on Sunday with 6,267 cases, bringing the total to 534,266, data from the country’s COVID-19 task [...] » More

Indonesian volcano erupts, forcing residents to flee

Indonesian volcano erupts, forcing residents to flee

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:54 AM

A volcano in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province erupted on Sunday, spewing ash and smoke as high as four kilometers into the sky and forcing more than 2,700 [...] » More

IS-linked militants kill four Christians in Indonesia: police

IS-linked militants kill four Christians in Indonesia: police

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:50 AM

Islamic State-linked extremists killed four people in a remote Christian community on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, authorities said Saturday, with one victim beheaded [...] » More

Indonesia seeks more investments from EFTA countries

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Aa | 6:50 AM

Indonesia’s investment authority said it is seeking to boost investment cooperation with the four member countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). In a [...] » More

Indonesia police hunt suspected militants after four killed on island

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

Police in Indonesia were on Saturday hunting suspected militants accused of killing four people said by rights groups to be Christians, beheading one and burning down their [...] » More

7 terrorist suspects arrested in eastern Indonesia

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:50 AM

Indonesian police said Saturday that they have arrested seven terrorist suspects in the country’s eastern province of Gorontalo. The suspects were held by the National [...] » More

Indonesia reports 5,418 new COVID-19 cases, 125 new deaths

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:50 AM

Indonesia recorded 5,418 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total tally to 527,999, with the death toll increasing by 125 to 16,646, the health [...] » More

China and Indonesia sign $1.5 billion thermal coal deal

27-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China will buy $1.467 billion worth of thermal coal from Indonesia next year, the Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI) said on Wednesday. The trade deal was signed [...] » More

Indonesian minister apologises after arrest on bribe charge

27-Nov-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s anti-corruption commission formally named the country’s fisheries minister as a suspect in taking bribes related to exports of lobster larvae, and [...] » More

Indonesia’s coal gasification programme needs subsidy-experts

27-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesia would need to subsidise the coal-derived substitute that it has hung its hopes on to reduce its import bill for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), industry experts told [...] » More

$600 Million ADB Loan to Expand Energy Access in Eastern Indonesia

27-Nov-2020 Intellasia | ModernDiplomacy | 6:02 AM

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $600 million loan to help the State Electricity Corporation (PLN), Indonesia’s state-owned power company, expand [...] » More

Indonesia sees highest single-day spike in virus cases

27-Nov-2020 Intellasia | AA | 6:02 AM

Indonesia on Wednesday reported 5,534 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day rise in the country, bringing the nationwide tally to 511,836. According to the health [...] » More

Jakarta to resume calling visa service for 8 countries

27-Nov-2020 Intellasia | AA | 6:02 AM

Indonesia will resume accepting visa applications from residents of eight countries that require a “calling visa” for entry starting Monday. The countries needing [...] » More

Indonesia’s attempt to ban alcohol may cause more problems than it solves

27-Nov-2020 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

The country with the world’s largest Muslim population has periodically tried to enforce prohibition. Members of the Indonesian parliament have just proposed an alcohol [...] » More

Indonesia minister busted in baby lobster graft case

26-Nov-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:46 AM

Indonesia’s fisheries minister was arrested Wednesday in a sweeping bust over allegations of graft linked to exporting baby lobsters, the anti-corruption agency said. [...] » More