Jokowi returns to Jakarta with $74 billion in business deals

Mar 30, 2015

Jokowi returns to Jakarta with $74 billion in business deals

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has brought back business commitments worth a total of $74.34 billion in various planned projects and investments, following state visits to Japan and China over the past week, a senior government official said. Upon arriving in Jakarta after accompanying the ...

Mar 24, 2015

Indonesia to withdraw local language plan for foreign workers

Indonesia will withdraw a plan that would force foreign workers to take local language proficiency exams after protests from investors, two government officials said. Manpower Minister Muhammad Hanif Dhakiri earlier this month told reporters the government would require existing and prospective foreigners to pass ...

Mar 23, 2015

Indonesia detains alleged Islamic State recruiters

Indonesian anti-terror police have arrested five men who allegedly arranged for a group of mostly women and children to try and enter Syria to join the Islamic State group, an official said. The 11 children, four women and one man, detained in the Turkish ...

Mar 18, 2015

U.S. teen accused of killing mother in Bali gives birth

An American teenager imprisoned in Bali on accusations of killing her mother has given birth to a baby girl, her lawyer said on Tuesday. Heather Mack, 19, gave birth to a baby girl via cesarean section on Tuesday in an Indonesian hospital, Anthony Scifo, ...

Australia offers to pay for two prisoners' keep in Indonesia

Mar 12, 2015

Australia offers to pay for two prisoners' keep in Indonesia

Australia has offered to cover Indonesia’s costs for keeping two Australian heroin traffickers in prison for life if Jakarta grants permanent stays of execution, the foreign minister said Thursday. Australia is lobbying hard to prevent the executions by firing squad of Australians Andrew Chan, ...

Mar 6, 2015

Top court rejects Indonesians' suit over dam project

The Supreme Court has upheld lower court rulings rejecting demands for compensation by around 5,000 Indonesian residents who say they were displaced by a dam construction project backed by Japan’s official development assistance program, court officials said Thursday. Its ruling Wednesday upheld decisions at ...