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Is Indonesian democracy up to the challenge?

Is Indonesian democracy up to the challenge?

Author: Editorial Board, ANU Viewed from most places in Southeast Asia, Indonesia?s upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections seem a landmark in a democratic success story. While good-news stories for democracy are few and far between throughout the region, this April Indonesians will for the fifth time in 20 years elect […]

The world must face our shared existential threats together for the common, and not let rivalries separate us

The world must face our shared existential threats together for the common, and not let rivalries separate us

Managing an economy is not for the faint of heart. Policymakers must constantly monitor the ever-evolving global economic landscape, and anticipate lightning-fast changes that can breed volatility and uncertainty. As today?s political and economic turbulence attests, the impact of events in one place can be felt far and wide, but […]

Indonesia orders flights to stay away after a devastating tsunami killed more than 430 people without warning

Indonesia orders flights to stay away after a devastating tsunami killed more than 430 people without warning

Read full story This aerial picture taken on December 23, 2018 by Bisnis Indonesia shows the Anak (Child) Krakatoa volcano erupting in the Sunda Straits off the coast of southern Sumatra and the western tip of Java. – The death toll from the December 22 volcano-triggered tsunami in Indonesia has […]

After the Tsunami in Indonesia?s Sunda Strait

After the Tsunami in Indonesia?s Sunda Strait

On December 22, 2018, a tsunami devastated the Sunda Strait in Indonesia?s Banten and Lampung regions. The tsunami was triggered by the Anak Krakatau volcano, which has been spewing ash and lava for months. On December 22, a 64-hectare (158-acre) section of the volcano?s southwest side collapsed into the sea, […]

Ahmedabad?s ?Spider Man? finds new species

Ahmedabad?s ?Spider Man? finds new species

AHMEDABAD: Dhruv Prajapati, an Amdavadi who is pursuing his doctoral studies at Sacred Heart College in Kerala, has found a new species of jumping spider from Kerala. His findings have been published in the latest issue of Arthropoda Selecta. He has proposed the name Icius Vikrambatrai for the arachnid to […]

Massacre in Nduga: Indonesia?s Papuan Insurgency

Massacre in Nduga: Indonesia?s Papuan Insurgency

In early December 2018, separatist militants killed about 20 people in the Nduga Regency of Indonesia?s easternmost Papua Province. Those killed included at least 19 construction workers employed by a state-owned firm, PT Istaka Karya, which was engaged in various infrastructure development projects in the region, and one Indonesian soldier. […]

WB allocated over Rs 1k cr for tea garden workers since 2011

WB allocated over Rs 1k cr for tea garden workers since 2011

KOLKATA: The government has allocated over Rs 1,000 crore for the welfare of in the state since 2011, chief minister said on Saturday. Banerjee, in a Twitter post on International Tea Day, said her government has also been providing 35 kg of rice at Rs 2 per kg to the […]

Indonesia: State health insurer gets shot in the arm

Indonesia: State health insurer gets shot in the arm

The Indonesian government will inject more capital into cash-strapped state health insurer BPJS Kesehatan this month, a senior finance ministry official said last week, although questions remain on how to ensure the firm no longer operates at a loss, according to a Reuters report. The world’s fourth most populous country […]

What to do with former terrorist inmates in Indonesia

What to do with former terrorist inmates in Indonesia

Author: Chaula Rininta Anindya, RSIS The growing complexity of counter-terror efforts in Indonesia means the country can no longer centralise its Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) initiatives in Jakarta. Instead, Indonesia should start by involving local governments in the crafting of sustainable CVE programs. Civil society organisations (CSO) in Indonesia have […]

The Rise of Discriminatory Bylaws in Indonesia

The Rise of Discriminatory Bylaws in Indonesia

Grace Natalie, chairperson of the newly formed Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI), was questioned by police on on November 22 after being reported to the Police Criminal Investigation Agency the week before. during a speech in which she told the audience PSI will never support sharia bylaws or perda syariah. is […]