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Warjiyo, currently a deputy governor, was President Joko Widodo's sole nominee to become Bank Indonesia (BI) governor, succeeding Agus Martowardojo, whose five-year term ends in May. BI's website said the 59-year-old Warjiyo, who has a PhD in monetary and international economics from Iowa ... central bank

Indonesia's government has argued that it has more people of Melanesian stock than any other country and therefore deserves its associate member status in the MSG. However, an application for full MSG membership by the United Liberation Movement for West Papua remained on the table and is ...
The '7 Fund' is supporting UNICEF programmes in Indonesia, El Salvador, Nepal and Uganda to help children break down barriers and unlock their incredible potential. It is tackling bullying, violence, child marriage and missed education - making sure children, especially girls, get the opportunity to ...
"Indonesia is too big to fail when it comes to climate because it is such a big emitter… because of deforestation and peat burning," said Jonah Busch with the Center for Global Development. "It certainly makes it a lot harder to meet international climate goals if you have such a big emitter that [has] ...
Since being acquired by Flight Centre Travel Group last year, Bespoke Hospitality Management Asia (BHMA) is now opening a new office in Indonesia, a move expected to complement the group's current business activities in the country and take advantage of the destination's strong and growing ...

This week, Indonesia launched another locally-built patrol vessel in a ceremony attended by top officials and representatives. The scheduled event marked an advance within one of several classes of patrol vessels that Indonesia is building out as part of its wider military modernization effort, despite ...
Growing demand for these species, coupled with Indonesia's lax enforcement of customs regulations at international ports of entry and an outdated conservation act, have allowed the illicit international animal trade to grow, TRAFFIC said. The report also showed that non-native species were ...
After the Bali bombings of 2002, security forces within the Government of Indonesia, like their Western counterparts, worked towards incorporating "ideological" or "soft" approaches into counterterrorism portfolios. This approach later became commonly known as Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), ...
When architect Tamara Wibowo decided to move back to her home country of Indonesia after living 12 years abroad in Minneapolis, the adjustment period ... was not being familiar with the construction system and the materials that are commonly used in Indonesia and learning about the tropical climate.".
A team of explorers set off on a pioneering deep-sea expedition yesterday afternoon, hoping for a glimpse of an area where no man has ventured. Over the next 14 days, they will sail from Jakarta to the Sunda Strait and waters off the Indonesian port of Cilacap. Off the southern coast of West Java, they will ...
UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) has signed a memorandum of understanding with an Indonesian state-owned infrastructure financing company, PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero) (SMI), to support infrastructure development initiatives in Indonesia, the bank said on Friday. Both parties will collaborate on ...
According to the Franchise Regulation, a franchise agreement signed in a foreign language must be translated into Bahasa Indonesia. In practice, dual-language documents should be acceptable. This is also in accordance with the Law on Flags, Languages, State Emblems and National Anthems ...
It is not your typical “cruise”, but that is what one professor is calling it. A team of 30 researchers and support crew from Singapore and Indonesia is setting off on a quest to find out what crabs, prawns, fishes and other marine life dwell in the seas off western and southern Java. Over 14 days on board the ...
On March 20, Japan and Indonesia held the second iteration of a new high-level maritime security focus group discussion that both sides had started last year. The interaction marks just one of several developments that have occurred within the maritime security domain in the broader bilateral defense ...
Driving from Medan, Indonesia's third-largest city, to Lake Toba, the world's largest volcanic lake in the central highlands of Sumatra, the extent of the country's deforestation becomes numbingly clear. For hours, a visitor passes plantation after plantation — here palm oil, there paper pulp — all the way to a ...

Two of the new parties are fronted by establishment figures. The United Indonesia Party (Perindo) is headed by US President Donald Trump's business partner in Indonesia, Hary Tanoesoedibjo, while the Berkarya Party is led by Suharto's youngest son, Tommy, who advocates a return to the "New Order" ...
It was another 10 years before she found the will to tell police and approach the service club that had put her in harm's way. The club had unwittingly delivered her, via a host family in Indonesia, to a sinister English couple who drugged and raped her. In the three years since she contacted the club, she ...
Indonesia has lobbied countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to carry out maritime patrols in the East Sea to strengthen security ... Indonesia is focusing on the Sulu Sea and the Malacca Strait as well as cooperating with Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia and the ...
While Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull would not commit to raising the issue of Myanmar's Rohingya crisis at the Sydney meeting of ASEAN leaders this weekend, Indonesia's leader promised he would. President Joko Widodo said that he would raise the crisis, which UN officials have said appears to be ...
Any investigation of a parliamentarian would have to be approved by the House Ethics Council under the new law, which could block probes by Indonesia's powerful Corruption Eradication Commission. Some observers say the new law would criminalise criticism of the endemic corruption and poor ...
At the weekend, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will meet with President of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on the margins of the Australia-ASEAN Special Summit. Although Turnbull seems to have built the positive personal relationship with Jokowi that eluded Tony Abbott, managing the bilateral ...
JAKARTA - A former Indonesian migrant worker, who last year was deported from Hong Kong after she posted a Facebook video of her pledging allegiance to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is now facing the death sentence along with her newly-wed husband for ...
SINGAPORE - Kicking off two learning-exchange programmes between Singapore and Indonesia, about 100 public sector leaders and education specialists gathered in a half-day leadership workshop to share e-commerce related challenges from their jobs. This learning exchange comes as part of both ...
JAKARTA - The trial of a former Batam-based civil servant who left for Syria with his extended family two years ago to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is due to start on Tuesday (March 13) at a Jakarta court. Prosecutors will table an indictment, using the country's anti-terror law, to hold Dwi Djoko ...
Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University in Indonesia's cultural capital Yogyakarta issued the edict last week to more than three dozen niqab-wearing students - and warned they could be expelled for non-compliance. The school, which has about 10,000 students, had said the now-cancelled rule was aimed ...
From cutting-edge DNA barcoding to smartphone apps that can identify illegal wildlife sales, conservationists are turning to hi-tech tools in their battle against Indonesia's animal traffickers. Spread across more than 17,000 islands, the Southeast Asian nation's dense tropical rainforests boast some of the ...
Police in Indonesia believe they have uncovered a clandestine fake news operation designed to corrupt the political process and destabilise the government. In a string of arrests across the archipelago in recent weeks, authorities have revealed the inner workings of a self-proclaimed cyber-jihadist network ...
Malaysia and Indonesia have elections coming, and religious parties could play a central role in both. Political Islam is poised to be a defining element of elections in both countries, which are economic leaders in a fast-growing region. The two countries boast significant Muslim populations — Indonesia ...
Prospective participants are asked to write about religious identity and diversity in Indonesia, and their motivations for joining the program. Preference is given to submissions that show signs of intolerance, which Maarif researchers believe young Indonesians are exposed to during extracurricular religious ...
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Online gaming is being hyped now. Namely Mobile Legend, Arena of Valor, and so on. The gamers are connected to each other with online games, sometimes they meet and form a community. Here is a list of the first generation online games, which are still being played today: 1.
B ank Indonesia, the country's central bank, estimates that the current account deficit will widen to 2.1% of gross domestic product from 1.7% last year, due to the continued deficit in international trade activity, the bank's governor said. “It is due to the large imports of raw materials that will be used for ...
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities foiled the shipment of 21 containers of prized ironwood from Papua, highlighting what environmentalists say is a rampant illegal trade in the country's easternmost region. The Forestry and Environment Ministry's law enforcement agency said the wood ...
PEKANBARU, Indonesia (AP) — A rare Sumatran tiger fatally attacked a man in the latest human-tiger conflict in a western Indonesian region plagued by widespread deforestation, officials said Sunday. The victim, Yusri Effendi, a 34-year-old construction worker, was mauled Saturday evening in the ...
Rescued slow loris being held in a cage at the International Animal Rescue Indonesia in Bogor, Indonesia, on Oct 18, 2016. Animal conservation groups in Indonesia are going hi-tech in their battle against traffickers in the South-east Asian archipelago.PHOTO: AFP/INTERNATIONAL ANIMAL RESCUE ...
Research conducted by Central Connecticut State University in the US a year ago revealed that Indonesia ranked 60 out of 61 countries in terms of reading passion. Reading is imperative for world changemakers because it is not only inspiring, but also, as studies show, able to slow the rate of memory ...
Meanwhile, Dr Solahudin, who is also a researcher at the Centre for Terrorism and Conflict at the University of Indonesia, said authorities had limited legal tools available to crack down on those who had returned from Islamic State conflict areas like Syria and Iraq. "The act of terrorism — to be a crime ...
JOHANNESBURG - Indonesia has granted South Africa an additional three-year period to export horticultural products through Jakarta Port of entry until 11 April 2021. A statement issued by GCIS on Wednesday said Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana applied for an extension of ...
As I have noted before, Indonesia has long been looking to boost its aerial capabilities, which remain quite limited and have been dogged by a series of crashes over the past few years (See: “Can Indonesia Speed Up Its Aircraft Modernization?”). One of the platforms being explored is the A400M, a military ...
Indonesia has a Muslim-majority population and boasts the promotion of a moderate view of Islam that celebrates a diversity of beliefs to build a harmonious society. However, in recent years, hardline clerics have been pushing for the strict interpretation of Islamic teachings and their application in many ...
In this image made from video, an adult male orangutan smokes a cigarette in its enclosure at Bandung Zoo in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, Sunday, March 4, 2018. The zoo infamous for mistreatment of animals is being slammed again by activists after a video emerged of one of its orangutans smoking. (AP Photo).
Stuart McDonald, who has been based in Indonesia for over a decade and runs the brilliantly detailed Travelfish website, says, “You can try to excuse this away with comments about currents, wet season and prevalent winds (all of which contribute), but at the end of the day the challenges facing not just ...
The British government is in talks with Indonesia over the disappearance of half a dozen sunken warships illegally salvaged from the Java Sea, together with the remains of hundreds of Dutch and British sailors. British diplomats met the Indonesian maritime ministry in Jakarta to discuss the missing wrecks ...
While rarely grabbing headlines like his counterparts in conflict zones, Aman Abdurrahman has perhaps been the most influential leader among the loosely constituted jihadi networks in Indonesia over the past ten years. What makes this authority remarkable, however, is the 46-year-old cleric from outside ...
Kalbe started production trials following the inauguration ceremony attended by Indonesia's President Joko Widodo. Pending the final seal of approval from Indonesia's Drug and Food Monitoring Agency, the company expects to start near the end of this year the commercial production of erythropoietin, ...
Indonesia's Assembly Building in Jakarta (Source: Davidelit, Public Domain)The House of Representatives revised two weeks ago the so-called MD3 Law which allows members to bring charges against people who “undermine its honor or that of its members” and may allow police to haul people into the ...
When you think of jellyfish you probably imagine them drifting listlessly in the ocean current, but there's actually several places on Earth where jellyfish thrive in landlocked marine lakes. These lakes, which are filled with saltwater, can sometimes pop up in unexpected places. Researchers working in ...
The men say they're afraid to go back to Indonesia because being members of the country's Christian minority makes them vulnerable to persecution. The three men's immigration claims have shone a light on the worsening religious intolerance endured by religious minorities in Muslim-majority Indonesia.
Malaysia and Indonesia, important U.S. partners and leaders in Southeast Asia, have been touted over the past two decades as model countries where Islam coexists with civil law. Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, founded the Global Movement of Moderates in 2010, an organization that seeks to ...


 

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