Apr 5, 2016

Japan considers underwriting construction of Indonesian port

The government may provide low-interest yen loans to Indonesia to help it build a major new port in Patimban, 120 kilometers east of Jakarta, sources said. As the Indonesian side has estimated construction will cost ¥300 billion, this is likely to be one of ...

Mar 29, 2016

Indonesia says 10 nationals held hostage after ship hijacked

Indonesia’s foreign ministry said Tuesday that 10 Indonesian nationals are being held hostage after their ship was hijacked in Philippine waters. The ministry said in a statement that the owner of the hijacked tug boat and coal barge has received two telephone calls, purportedly ...

Virulent anti-gay remarks test Indonesia's moderate image

Mar 27, 2016

Virulent anti-gay remarks test Indonesia's moderate image

Gays are a contagion, declares the banner in bold red and black lettering that hangs on the sidewalk of a bustling neighborhood in the Indonesian capital close to embassies, luxury hotels and the homes of some of the country’s leaders. Erected by an ultraconservative ...

Mar 22, 2016

Taiwan fishing boats fired on in Indonesian waters

Taiwan said Tuesday it was investigating allegations that an Indonesian ship pursued and shot at two Taiwanese fishing boats in the Malacca Strait, warning Jakarta that violence on the high seas was unacceptable. The alleged incident occurred just days after Indonesia detained the crew ...