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Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia will push back by as much as seven years an October deadline for halal labels on food, drugs and cosmetics, after industry voiced fears the move could bring chaos [...]
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Indonesia land-burning fines unpaid years after disastrous fires

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Palm oil and pulp wood firms fined for burning huge areas have not paid hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties. Indonesian plantation companies which have been fined [...]
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Indonesia to propose rubber export restriction in upcoming producers meeting

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia will propose implementation of the Agreed Export Tonnage Scheme (AETS) in a meeting of the top three rubber-producing countries, a senior trade ministry official [...]
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Valentine’s Day not feeling the love in Indonesia

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Valentine’s Day wasn’t getting much love in the world’s biggest Muslim majority nation on Thursday (February 14) as Indonesian authorities urged amorous [...]
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14 students with HIV expelled from school in Indonesia

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

Fourteen students with HIV have been expelled from a public elementary school in Indonesia following demands from parents of other students, the school’s headmaster and [...]
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Restructure spurs protest at Indonesia’s largest research institution

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Nature | 6:00 AM

But supporters of the plan say it will make the Indonesian Institute of Sciences more productive. Hundreds of scientists in Indonesia protested on Friday against a major [...]
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Indonesia detained fishing boat in M’sian waters MMEA

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 6:00 AM

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has pointed out that a local fishing boat was still in Malaysian waters when it was detained by Indonesian authorities [...]
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Crocodile mauls Indonesian to death in Malaysia: police

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian man has been mauled to death by a crocodile in Malaysia, with his horrified nephew spotting the victim disappearing into a river during the attack, police said [...]
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Indonesia defends palm oil after EU targets 2030 phase-out in road fuel

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia, the world’s biggest producer of palm oil, will not accept an EU plan to curb the use of crops that cause deforestation, and argued that its higher production [...]
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Indonesia pressures Instagram over gay Muslim comic strips

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:00 AM

An Instagram account displaying comic strips depicting the struggles faced by gay Muslim men was removed on Wednesday after authorities labelled it “pornographic” [...]
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Indonesia seen again having big trade deficit in January: Reuters poll

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia likely suffered another wide trade gap in January even though imports probably contracted for the first time since June 2017, a Reuters poll showed. January’s [...]
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M’sia-Indonesia media practitioners should use social media to reach out to millennials

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Sun Daily | 6:00 AM

Media practitioners in Malaysia and Indonesia should make optimal use of the new platform to reach out to the millennial generation to ensure that the good bilateral ties [...]
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Indonesia central banks to add 3-month contracts to onshore NDF auctions

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

* Indonesia’s central bank on Wednesday will start offering 3-month contracts during its auctions of domestic non-deliverable forward (NDF), head of monetary management [...]
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Indonesian Police Apologise For Using Snake To Interrogate Suspect

Indonesian Police Apologise For Using Snake To Interrogate Suspect

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:00 AM

Police in Indonesia have apologised for using a snake to terrorise a man suspected of stealing cellphones. A video that has gone viral shows officers in the eastern Papua [...]
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Indonesia’s devastating 2018 earthquake was a rare supershear, UCLA study finds

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Science Daily | 6:00 AM

The devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last September was a rare ‘supershear’ earthquake, according to a study led [...]
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