SoftBank and ride hailing app Grab investing $2 billion in Indonesia

Business Jul 30, 2019

SoftBank and ride hailing app Grab investing $2 billion in Indonesia

SoftBank and Southeast Asian ride hailing app Grab say they're investing $2 billion in Indonesia over the next five years. Grab made the announcement after a meeting Monday between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and executives from Grab and its major investor, SoftBank. Grab is using money ...

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.