Jakarta governor says six dead in Indonesia post-election unrest

Asia Pacific May 22, 2019

Jakarta governor says six dead in Indonesia post-election unrest

Six people died in civil unrest that gripped parts of Jakarta on Tuesday night after the election commission confirmed that President Joko Widodo won last month's election, the governor of the Indonesian capital said. Protests on Tuesday by supporters of Widodo's challenger for the presidency, ...

Editorials Apr 21, 2019

Jokowi wins a second term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo should use his second term to double down on his reform efforts as well as resist more strongly the creep of hard-line Islam into what has been a model of tolerance for the Muslim world.

In first for Indonesia, Japan-funded subway opens in gridlocked Jakarta

Business Mar 25, 2019

In first for Indonesia, Japan-funded subway opens in gridlocked Jakarta

Indonesia's long-awaited first subway opened Sunday in the country's capital with the aim of relieving crippling traffic gridlock in Southeast Asia's biggest economy. Minutes after inaugurating the 16-km transit line running south from Jakarta's downtown, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo presided over a groundbreaking ceremony to ...