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Four arrested for allegedly smuggling half a tonne of marijuana

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) has arrested four people suspected of being involved in the smuggling of 500 kilograms of marijuana from Aceh to Tanjung Priok Port in [...]
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Not just Bali: Indonesia hopes to develop more tourism sites

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Hundreds of tourists, many of them young Westerners, sat on gray stone steps atop the world’s largest Buddhist temple, occasionally checking cellphones or whispering to [...]
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Mt. Slamet’s potential eruption puts five regencies at risk: BPBD

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | ReliefWeb | 6:02 AM

Five regencies in Central Java are at risk of being affected by a possible eruption of Mount Slamet, which has been increasing in volcanic activity over the past few months. [...]
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Consumer surveys paint bleak picture of Indonesia’s economy

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Confidence among Indonesian consumers is deteriorating, according to recent surveys, as concerns over a lack of jobs mount and secondary spending drops against the backdrop [...]
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Amid trade spat with EU, Indonesia’s palm oil finds silver lining in biofuel, China

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

As Indonesia, the world’s top palm oil producer and exporter, commits to fighting the European Union’s (EU) ban on the use of palm oil for its member [...]
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Commentary: Three things Jokowi could do better to stop the haze and forest fires in Indonesia

13-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Entering the second term of his presidency, Jokowi must prioritise tackling the forest fires, say researchers Rini Astuti, Helena Varkkey and Zu Dienle Tan. Early in [...]
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Indonesia anger as West Papua independence raised at Pacific forum

13-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Breakaway leader Benny Wenda will use meeting in Tuvalu to push for UN vote on Jakarta’s control of province Human rights violations and political independence in West [...]
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Better times ahead in Malaysia-Indonesia ties after Jokowi’s KL visit, say pundits

12-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Geopolitical observers see warmer ties between Malaysia and Indonesia leading to regional stability, after a decade of frosty relations over the treatment of migrant workers [...]
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Indonesia minister proposes dairy tariffs to fight EU biodiesel duties

12-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s trade minister on Friday said he has asked dairy product importers to find new sources of supply other than from countries in the European Union, as [...]
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Indonesia ready for greater cooperation with Singapore across industries: President Joko Widodo

12-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo said he wants to deepen ties and increase cooperation across sectors with Singaporehis country’s biggest investorin an exclusive [...]
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Indonesia to publish final report on Lion Air crash next month

12-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s transport safety agency (KNKT) will publish a final report in September into last year’s crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max after obtaining feedback [...]
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Indonesia president Jokowi visits Malaysia after winning reelection

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will hold a two-day official visit to Kuala Lumpur starting today which is expected to further strengthen the already close bilateral [...]
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Indonesia will overcome its protectionist urges, says foreign investment chief

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | SMH | 6:02 AM

The Indonesian president will pursue bold economic reforms to open the country to much needed foreign direct investment, and pursue economic reform as a key priority in his [...]
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Indonesia’s retail sales grow 5.9 pct in June YoY

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Retail sales in Indonesia accelerated 5.9 percent in June year-over-year as demand of consumer foods and clothes was back to normal after the Islamic festivity in the [...]
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Indonesia’s balance of payments falls to deficit in Q2 amid slowing growth

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TheJakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Indonesia posted a balance of payments deficit in the second quarter of this year amid heightened demand for foreign exchange as a result of dividend repatriations and [...]
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