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Context-wise, said Airlangga in his article, Sukarno can't be blamed for the '350 years' "because this [his] speech was a form of propaganda to ignite the spirit of patriotism and nationalism among Indonesian people against the Dutch that wanted to re-colonize Indonesia during the war for independence ...
The Afghan Taliban say they are deeply skeptical that a proposed three-nation conference in Indonesia will be a step toward peace. Jakarta is preparing to host a trilateral conference where religious scholars from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Indonesia would seek ways to bring peace to war-torn Afghanistan. But the Afghan ...

President Widodo received a 21-gun salute at Government House in Wellington this morning, before laying a wreath at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. He was met by a lone protester repeatedly yelling "Free West Papua". Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been urged to raise the issue of West ...
His story begins in the twilight of Indonesia's colonisation by the Dutch and the Japanese, and takes in the turbulent first two decades after its independence in the 1940s. He describes the military saturation of Indonesian society during the war with the Dutch, and explains the country's instability on the eve ...
JAKARTAIndonesia is battling a wave of fake news and online hate speech ahead of next year's presidential election, as a string of arrests underscores fears that it could crack open social and religious fault lines in the world's largest Muslim-majority country. The pluralist nation's reputation as a bastion of ...

Indonesia braces for looming US trade war, local industry players calling for govt help ... Indonesian Iron and Steel Industry Association executive director Hidayat Triseputro said the local industry might soon feel the impact of the US policy and, therefore, metal manufacturers would rely heavily on the ...
Vice President Jusuf Kalla said Indonesia will not back away from a potential trade war with the United States, should US President Donald Trump ... as it can make investors lose interest in the Indonesian market due to the policy being not affirmative to the domestic market," Hidayat told the Jakarta Globe.
For the past year an irate Dutch government has been lobbying Indonesia in a series of joint meetings to try and determine how its celebrated war graves disappeared, while Britain has decried a breach of international law. Responding to reports by Indonesian news website Tirto.id that some of the human ...
Indonesian policemen guard Chinese nationals arrested for cyber fraud in Jakarta. ... Indonesia has unleashed a new cyber and encryption agency as a weapon in its long war on cybercrime, online radicalism and fake news, but the Southeast Asian nation still needs to define the office's scope of authority ...
Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu labeled LGBT rights activism a proxy war on the nation led by outsiders, and more dangerous than a nuclear war. Powerful institutions supported the invective. The Indonesian child Protection Commission issued a decree against "gay propaganda." The Indonesian ...
The West Papua National Liberation army's central command in the Papuan Highlands has made a fresh declaration of war against Indonesian military. ... 1970s after Indonesia took control of West Papua, the army has been waging a sporadic guerilla campaign for independence with limited weaponry.
Indonesian politics is reserved for the wealthy and the elite. That could be about to change. By Oliver Ward. Cash is the lubricant that keeps the engine of Indonesian politics in motion. It flows between candidates, parties and the communities themselves. It is also the gatekeeper that decides who will run for ...
Indonesia has unleashed a new cyber and encryption agency as a weapon in its long war on cybercrime, online radicalism and fake news, but the ... The agency currently has no operating budget, but it has requested 3 trillion Indonesian rupiah (US$217 million) from parliament, which would be used to ...
History often surprises and at the end of the 1990s the long-entrenched Suharto regime crumbled and was succeeded, not by chaos or civil war or another ... At the same time, U.S.-Indonesian security relations improved as Indonesia found itself dealing with a serious homegrown Islamist terrorist threat and ...
The 'no fuss' war on leprosy ... In the small Indonesian village where he lives, doctors say, anecdotally, that up to 60 per cent of the people could possibly have leprosy. .... According to the World Health Organisation, 17,000 new cases of leprosy have been reported in Indonesia every year since 2010.
A sword attack at a Catholic Church by a Muslim assailant this week in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta injured four people during Sunday Mass, a disturbing sectarian episode in a country that has typically seen communities of various faiths live together without incident. This wasn't the first such attack on ...

Indonesian police on Thursday defended giving the highest award to the Philippine's top law-enforcement official despite criticism of a statement describing the man leading Manila's deadly drug war as a "rockstar-like inspiration." Philippine National police (PNP) chief Gen. Ronald dela Rosa personally ...
Indonesian police on Thursday defended bestowing their highest honour on the Philippine police chief, who has been criticised for spearheading the war on drugs that has left thousands of suspects dead. Ronald dela Rosa was among five neighbouring police chiefs who were presented with the award by ...
Manila, Philippines - Philippine National police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa was honored by the Indonesia National police (INP) on Wednesday, February 14. Called the "Bintang Bhayangkara Utama," the INP's Medal of Honor was awarded to Dela Rosa during a conferment ceremony at the ...
"This is not a state of war, epidemic or natural disaster. This is something more dangerous," Yameen said on national television. "This is an obstruction of the very ability of the state to function." Yameen has rolled back a series of democratic reforms during his five years in office and said that the court ...
With the dwindling appeal of the Nonaligned Movement among its crucial founding members, such as India and Indonesia, South Asia had come to play second fiddle to Indonesia's strategic focus on its immediate neighborhood: the ever-happening Southeast Asia, as well as Australia. Jokowi's visits to Sri ...
How studying 1945-1949 wars can benefit Indonesia 'Panjat pinang' (climbing the slippery pole) is one of the competitions that are held to celebrate Indonesia's Independence. One point in history Indonesia and the Netherlands cannot agree on is the date when Indonesia became independent. Indonesia ...
Since 2016, a minister has equated the country's LGBT rights movement with "a form of proxy war" more dangerous than nuclear warfare, a mayor has warned that formula milk and instant noodles "make babies gay", and the leading Indonesian psychiatric body has classified homosexuality, bisexuality and ...
Kopassus, which is short for "Special Forces Command" in Indonesian, was founded in 1952 and its activities include unconventional warfare, ... In fact, ever since founding the Non-aligned Movement in the Cold War, Indonesia has taken pains to not to form explicit alliances with world powers like the U.S..
Since 2015 there have been raids on gay saunas, calls for the criminalization of homosexuality and statements made by prominent politicians about the evils of LGBT rights, with one saying it was more dangerous to Indonesia than "nuclear war." In January, Indonesian politicians began discussions on ...
Jakarta, Indonesia -- Ibrahim Adam fled armed conflict in his home region of Darfur, Sudan, in 2011, and ended up seeking asylum in Indonesia, ... Globally, there are more than 24 million certified refugees and asylum seekers, the highest levels since World War II, according to the United Nations.
Afghan ambassador in Qatar, Faizullah Kakar, had stated in October 2017 that Indonesia wants to help in peace. Earlier addressing the joint session of the parliament in Islamabad, the Indonesian president said economic activities will never take place if there is conflict or war. "Conflicts and wars benefit no ...
He said that as a token of appreciation on August 17, 1995, coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the Indonesian Independence, Indonesia had conferred First Class Adipurna Star to Pakistan's Father of the Nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah for his contributions in supporting Indonesia's independence.
Depok, Indonesia - Saudi Arabia has "politicised" access to the Hajj, according to organisers of a Muslim youth conference in Indonesia. Ziyad Abdul Malik ... Saudi Arabia severed its diplomatic ties with the Syrian government in 2012 owing to the ongoing civil war in that country. In Yemen, Hasheem noted, ...
Some of the foreign fighters are believed to have travelled to Marawi via the porous maritime borders of the Sulu sea, next to Indonesia, Malaysia and The Philippines. "This is something that seems so simple, but the effect is extraordinary," said Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu at the "soft ...
The greenback also firmed 0.6% against the Korean won and saw moderate gains against the Philippine peso and Indonesian rupia. The dollar's rebound improved market sentiment, with Tokyo stocks snapping a two-day losing streak and Hong Kong jumping off to a strong start. In an interview with CNBC ...
On the just-concluded Indonesian swing of this trip, he kept grinning during a demonstration by Indonesian troops that included both snake blood and men rappelling from helicopters with German shepherds strapped to their chests. And he smiled later as he left Indonesia on the cusp of an agreement to ...
Despite all the difficulties posed by life in a war-torn country like Afghanistan, he managed to study International Relations at Kabul University and ... have a mandate to assist asylum seekers and refugees, the Indonesian immigration authorities or the UNHCR refer asylum seekers and refugees to its care.
The Netherlands has pressed Indonesia to investigate reports that the remains of Dutch sailors from illegally salvaged Second World War shipwrecks off its coast were dumped in a mass ... The remains were buried in an unmarked grave on eastern Java, according to an Indonesian investigative website.
The missing bodies of World War II troops were unceremoniously dumped into the Java Sea by metal scavengers, prompting outrage from government officials across the world. Illegally stripping shipwrecks for valuable materials is rampant in Indonesia. Laborers paid by the scavengers to work on the ...
JANUARY 23: U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis (front) is welcomed by Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu (rear) during an official ceremony at Ministry of Defense Office in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 23, 2018. Mattis' trip to Asia aims to improve cooperation in regional defense and ...
PREMIUM The Indonesian-Dutch project entitled "Decolonization, Violence and war in Indonesia, 19451950" has caused an uproar. This research project on Indonesia's fight for independence is being executed by researchers from three Dutch institutes and Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta. On Nov.
Jakarta - The United States wants to work with Indonesia, as the maritime fulcrum of the Indo-Pacific, to ensure that the rule of law and freedom of ... The former commander of the US Central Command was speaking to reporters in Jakarta after a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart Ryamizard ...
A 2015 report by Ocean Conservancy and McKinsey found that 60 percent of the plastic that enters the world's seas originates from just five countries: China; Indonesia; The Philippines; Thailand; and Vietnam. Between 5 million and 13 million tons of plastic leaks into the world's oceans each year, some of it ...
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis's visit to Vietnam comes days before the 50th anniversary of a key Vietnam War battle. ... Washington on Sunday for an initial two-day stop in Indonesia, followed by a visit to Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday and Thursday for talks with senior government and military leaders.
An elegant rattan sofa-bench designed by 34-year-old Indonesian-born product designer Alvin Tjitrowirjo is among the products showcased at the ... But after the Indonesian government banned the export of raw materials, we were obliged to move our factory to Indonesia," the company's president director ...
As a cross-agency effort, the integrated system will also have a fleet from the Indonesian Maritime Security Board, Bakamla, to ensure overall security. Considering illegal fishing a transnational crime that severely hurts the country, Indonesia's war on illegal fishing has been ongoing. According to a report ...
Jakarta, NNC - war ships made by PT PAL Indonesia (Persero) are in demand by the market in Southeast Asia and Africa. "With regard to our exports, we are ready to enter the markets of Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia and also The Philippines and some African countries," said PT PAL President ...
The reports from Indonesian and Dutch media prompted the Ministry of Defence to condemn those who had disturbed the graves of the dead, and speak of their "distress" at the news. In recent years a series of huge wrecks have been all but removed from the waters off Indonesia by operators seeking to ...
Zoomcar also has international expansion plans and plans to cover South East Asia, to begin with. "We will be in Indonesia, The Philippines all these countries in South East Asia, over the next year .. those markets are very strong they don't have any player," he said, declining to share the investment details ...
Desperate for shelter, asylum seekers and refugees from many war-torn countries cross oceans and continents to arrive in Indonesia, despite restrictions that most often leave them stranded for years with no legal status. While in Indonesia they are free of violence or persecution they face at home, they must ...
However, the Defence Department said a shutdown would not impact the US military's war in Afghanistan or its operations against Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria. Mr Mattis is set to leave the US this weekend for a trip to Indonesia and Vietnam. the Pentagon said in a statement that Mr Mattis' trip to Asia ...
Jakarta, Indonesia -- A fire ripped through a 17th century Dutch colonial building that houses a maritime museum in the Indonesian capital on Tuesday, ... of Dutch East India Company ships, traditional Indonesian vessels and a newly installed diorama showing the history of World War II in the Java Sea.
The plans by the EU ban palm oil from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand are officially to protect rain forests, but the three countries claim it is to protect their flagging oil oil industry in Italy, Spain and Greece. Palm oil, which has also been used as an alternative to fossil fuels in cars in Europe and is a ...


 

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