Muslim-majority Indonesia votes in its biggest-ever election

INDONESIA kicked off one of the world’s biggest one-day elections Wednesday, pitting president Joko Widodo against…

All said and done, Jokowi still Indonesia’s best bet in this week’s election

WHEN Joko Widodo was first a candidate for Indonesia’s presidency five years ago, one might have…

Jokowi bets on an infrastructure boom

TIP O’NEILL, speaker of the US House of Representatives in the 1980s, famously declared that ‘all…

Indonesia presidential polls marred by fake news crisis

FOR THE first time in Indonesia’s history, the president, vice president, and constituents of the People’s…

Indonesia: Superficial presidential debates reveal major flaw in local politics

THE CURRENT presidential race between the incumbent Joko Widodo (Jokowi)–Ma’aruf Amin partnership and the Prabowo Subianto–Sandiaga…

To preserve its democracy, Indonesia must reconsider its current cyber-policy

INDONESIA has one of the fastest growing economies in Asia with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth…

Architects bring bamboo revival to Indonesia’s Sulawesi island

AMAN Wijaya looks up at the roof made from a thousand bamboo stems. “At last this…

How do conservative Muslims see Indonesia’s presidential hopefuls?

INDONESIA’s 2019 presidential election is a face-off between two old rivals: incumbent President Joko Widodo (Jokowi)…

Under Jokowi, Indonesia’s middle-class the winner of economic growth

WHEN Joko Widodo (Jokowi) took over the Indonesian presidency in 2014, he faced a stagnating poverty…

Rebuilding Asean’s financial safety net

SINGAPORE and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion bilateral swap agreement (BSA) in October 2018, allowing the…

Indonesia’s struggle with renewable energy

INDONESIAN President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated the 75-megawatt Sidrap Wind Farm in South Sulawesi in July 2018. Built…

Understanding youth unemployment and its impact on Asean

IN recent years, Southeast Asia has seen a surge in demand for a skilled workforce able…

Are Southeast Asia’s education systems preparing workers for the future?

WE’VE all heard it before. Most of us will have had it drilled into us by…

What happens to your plastic waste after you ‘recycle’ it?

LAST year many Australians were surprised to learn that around half of our plastic waste collected…

Can Jokowi bring the dynamism Indonesia’s economy so badly needs?

INDONESIA has achieved almost 20 years of continuous economic growth. The country navigated the 2008 global…

Southeast Asian nations top global rankings for investment, business

SOUTHEAST Asian nations have dominated a list of best places in the world to invest in…

Cockpit voice recorder of doomed Lion Air jet found

NAVY divers have located the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java…

Belt and Nope: Southeast Asia doesn’t trust China

SOUTHEAST Asian countries, among some of the biggest beneficiaries of Chinese investment, do not trust Beijing…

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