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How The December 2018 Tsunami In Indonesia Took Everyone By Surprise Despite Today's Technology  Forbes

How did everyone get caught completely unaware by the Dec. 2018 tsunami in Indonesia? This question was originally answered on Quora by Kelly Martin.

Forbes
Indonesia: Gay Muslim Comic Disappears From Instagram  TIME

An Instagram account that posted comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared after a government warning.

TIME
Valentine's Day not feeling the love in Indonesia  Channel NewsAsia

About 100 students in Surabaya city protested against Valentine's day, saying it promoted Western decadence and casual sex. (Photo: AFP/Juni Kriswanto).

Channel NewsAsia
Indonesia’s Next Election Is in April. The Islamists Have Already Won.  The New York Times

JAKARTA, Indonesia — When Joko Widodo, the incumbent president of Indonesia, last year chose Ma'ruf Amin as his running mate for the general election this ...

The New York Times
Bali looks to turn the tide on Indonesia's plastic waste  Aljazeera.com

The Indonesian resort isle is drowning in waste, authorities are banning single-use plastics.

Aljazeera.com
Indonesia and Australia will sign trade deal in March, minister says  Sydney Morning Herald

Jakarta: Indonesia will sign a trade and investment partnership deal with Australia in March, Indonesia's Trade Minister said on Thursday, three months later ...

Sydney Morning Herald
Gay Muslim comic strip taken off Instagram after outrage in Indonesia  BreakingNews.ie

An Instagram account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared following a frenzy of outrage online in the ...

BreakingNews.ie
Indonesia Slaps Strict Regulations for Cryptocurrency Futures Trading – Is the Sector Dead On Arrival?  CCN

The regulations proposed by Indonesia's markets regulator for cryptocurrency futures threaten to strangle the sector prematurely.

CCN
Indonesia's Garuda airline cuts ticket prices by 20%  Channel NewsAsia

JAKARTA: Indonesia's national flag carrier Garuda has slashed ticket prices by 20 per cent, the company said on Wednesday (Feb 13), following Indonesian ...

Channel NewsAsia
14 students with HIV expelled from school in Indonesia  ABS-CBN News

Fourteen students with HIV have been expelled from a public elementary school in Indonesia following demands from parents of other students, the school's ...

ABS-CBN News
Indonesian state companies unite to take on Go-Jek and Ovo  Nikkei Asian Review

JAKARTA -- Indonesian state-owned companies are merging their mobile payment services to challenge Go-Jek and Ovo, the two dominant players in th.

Nikkei Asian Review
Indonesia invites Japanese firms to invest in fish shipment - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

The government has invited Japanese companies to invest in fish shipment and cold storage services to take advantage of Indonesias growing fish production, ...

Jakarta Post
Saudi crown prince to visit Indonesia next week  Rappler

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia will host Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for a state visit next week, Jakarta said Thursday, February 14, ...

Rappler
Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures raises new $50M fund  TechCrunch

Intudo Ventures, a VC firm focused on Indonesia, has closed a new $50 million fund. This is Intudo's second fund to date following its $20 million debut last year.

TechCrunch
Comexposium moves up a gear with Indonesia Motorcycle Show  Exhibition World

Global event organiser Comexposium has announced the addition of Indonesia Motorcycle Show (IMOS) to its joint venture partnership with Amara Pameran ...

Exhibition World
I used my powerless Indonesian passport to apply for UK visa. This is what happened. - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

You see it all the time in Hollywood films: Main characters nonchalantly get on a plane to fly somewhere abroad, impulsively booking a trip to a foreign ...

Jakarta Post
Direct flight with Indonesia a boon for relations: PM  Khmer Times

PM says the launch of the first direct flight with Indonesia will spur growth in tourism.

Khmer Times
GIEWS Country Brief: Indonesia 13-February-2019 - Indonesia  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Indonesia about Agriculture and Food and Nutrition; published on 13 Feb 2019 by FAO.

ReliefWeb
Restructure spurs protest at Indonesia's largest research institution  Nature.com

Hundreds of scientists in Indonesia protested on Friday against a major reorganization of the country's largest research institution that is set to relocate more ...

Nature.com
Indonesia's Minas crude no longer shipped to Hawaii after Island Energy asset sale  S&P Global Platts

Indonesia's Minas crude will no longer flow to Hawaii following Island Energy Services' closure of its 54000 b/d Kapolei refinery and sale of refining assets to US ...

S&P Global Platts
Vivendi to buy initial 20 percent stake in TV arm of Indonesia's MNC: MNC executive  Reuters

French media conglomerate Vivendi will finalise the purchase of an initial 20 percent stake in the television subscription arm of Indonesia's Media Nusantara ...

Reuters
Marie France Bodyline discontinues operations in Indonesia market  Marketing Interactive

All operations under the Marie France Bodyline, Bella Skin Care and Svenson Hair Centre brands have ceased operations in Indonesia, following its parent ...

Marketing Interactive
Indonesia, South Korea Close to Signing Attack Submarine Deal  The Diplomat

Indonesian is close to signing a contract for three more Type 209/1400 diesel-electric attack submarines.

The Diplomat
Indonesia to save $200m by cutting marine fuel oil imports - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

The government has estimated the country will save US$200 million a year by cutting marine fuel oil (MFO) imports after four private companies agreed to ...

Jakarta Post
An Overview on Peer-To-Peer Lending in Indonesia [Brought to You by IABF]  Legal Business Online

Two years following the enactment of Financial *Service* Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan/"OJK) Regulation No. 77/POJK.01/2016 of 2016 (POJK 77/2016), ...

Legal Business Online
Indonesia seen again having big trade deficit in Jan  Free Malaysia Today

JAKARTA: Indonesia likely suffered another wide trade gap in January even though imports probably contracted for the first time since June 2017, a Reuters poll ...

Free Malaysia Today
Indonesia to focus on developing household gas network to curb LPG imports  S&P Global Platts

Indonesia will further develop its nationwide pipeline network to supply natural gas to households to reduce reliance on imported LPG, the Ministry of Energy ...

S&P Global Platts
Indonesia enters final stages of negotiations for another three-submarine contract with DSME  IHS Jane's 360

Key Points Indonesia is close to signing a contract for three more Type 209 submarines with DSME Jakarta has been studying several vessel types for the ...

IHS Jane's 360
Indonesian Elementary School Expels 14 Students With HIV  TIME

A public elementary school in Indonesia expelled 14 HIV/AIDS-positive children following backlash from parents, the Jakarta Post reports. Parents at the school ...

TIME
Malaysia and Indonesia rush to slice up $3tn global halal market  Nikkei Asian Review

KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA -- Japan may have a minuscule Muslim population, but the country still represents the way forward for Malaysia's Faisal Ahmad Fad.

Nikkei Asian Review
Credit Suisse cuts Indonesia stocks, a move that burned JPMorgan - Business News  The Star Online

SINGAPORE: Credit Suisse Group AG has downgraded Indonesia's equities market to a sell rating, despite the government backlash JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The Star Online
Alibaba's cloud operations in indonesia to open new growth opportunities  Digital News Asia

IDC believes that there will be a rise in datacentre consolidations and migrations with the second launch of Alibaba's Cloud operation in Indonesia. The launch ...

Digital News Asia
Indonesia opens registration for Int'l Borobudur Marathon - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

JAKARTA, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia opened on Thursday the registration for the 2019 Borobudur Marathon, which was participated by 205 runners from 30 ...

Xinhua
Travel Boom Drives Multi-Billion Indonesian Airports Expansion  Bloomberg

Indonesia's largest airport operator is looking to spend billions of dollars to build a new facility in Jakarta and upgrade the existing one to cater to an ...

Bloomberg
Indonesia, Eurasia Economic Commission to expand economic cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

JAKARTA, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Ministers of Indonesia and the Eurasia Economic Commission (EEC) agreed on Thursday to sign a Memorandum of Cooperation ...

Xinhua
Indonesia to welcome US$900m in automotive industry: Minister - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto says several investors are committed to investing US$900 million in the automotive industry.

Jakarta Post
Ani Yudhoyono, former First Lady of Indonesia, is in Singapore for blood cancer treatment  The Independent

Kristiani Herrawati, the wife of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the former President of Indonesia, has been in Singapore since February 2 for treatment for blood ...

The Independent
Anglesey mum drowned snorkelling in Indonesia  BBC News

A coroner has criticised limitations in investigating deaths abroad after a "strong swimmer" drowned while snorkelling on holiday in Indonesia. Kathryn Cooke ...

BBC News
Erupting Indonesian volcano spews ash, lava  Channel NewsAsia

Mount Karangetang on Sulawesi island also erupted this week with more than a hundred nearby residents ordered to evacuate AFP/UNGKE PEPOTOH.

Channel NewsAsia
Indonesia sexual violence bill sparks conservative opposition  Aljazeera.com

Proposed draft legislation aiming to tackle sexual crimes stirs controversy in Indonesia ahead of April elections.

Aljazeera.com
Manufacturing sector to drive Indonesia's economy: Bappenas - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

The government believes the manufacturing sector will be the new engine of economic growth for Indonesia and will, therefore, focus on its development in the ...

Jakarta Post
Indonesia's devastating 2018 earthquake was a rare 'supershear,' according to UCLA-led study  UCLA Newsroom

Only a dozen such quakes have been identified in the past two decades, according to Lingsen Meng, UCLA's Leon and Joanne V.C. Knopoff Professor of ...

UCLA Newsroom
Earthquakes today MAPPED: Indonesia and Papua New Guinea hit as Alaska in mini quake SWARM  Express.co.uk

EARTHQUAKES rocked much of the Pacific 'Ring of Fire' today, where some 90 percent of the World's seismic activity takes place. Indonesia, Papua New ...

Express.co.uk
Indonesia’s Opposition Takes Up the Uighur Cause  Foreign Policy

“Xinjiang, what a wonderful place,” declared an op-ed by China's ambassador to Indonesia, Xiao Qian, published by the Jakarta Post last September.

Foreign Policy
In Asia High-Yield Battle, Indonesia Grabs Upper Hand Over India  Bloomberg

In the battle between Asia's two highest-yielding major bond markets, Indonesia once again appears poised to gain the upper hand over India.

Bloomberg
British woman jailed in Indonesia for slapping immigration officer  Fox News

A British woman was sentenced to six months in jail by an Indonesian court on Wednesday after she slapped an immigration officer who asked her to pay a fine ...

Fox News
Indonesia's jobs for generals plan alarms rights groups  Fox News

The Indonesian government is planning to post some of the dozens of underemployed generals into high-ranking civilian roles, alarming rights groups who see ...

Fox News
Indonesia's Next President Won't Fix Human-Rights Problems  The Atlantic

A debate showed that neither candidate in Indonesia's presidential race has any plans to address human-rights abuses.

The Atlantic
Indonesia Finds 193 Bangladeshis Locked Up In A Shop  NDTV News

Indonesian police found 193 Bangladeshis locked up in a shop house after human traffickers had lured them with the promise of getting them to Malaysia, ...

NDTV News
Karangetang volcano (Api Siau Island, Indonesia): lava flow has stopped after entering the sea and cutting off a village  VolcanoDiscovery

Our correspondent Andi reported that the recent lava flow, which had crossed the coastal road near Batubulan village and created a new sea delta, has now ...

VolcanoDiscovery
Polish Man's Treason Trial Spotlights Indonesia's Papua Problem  The Diplomat

The ongoing trial has raised further concerns regarding a longstanding issue in the Southeast Asian state.

The Diplomat
Indonesia’s Economy Shows Resilience as GDP Beats Forecasts  Bloomberg

Indonesia's economy grew faster than economists expected last quarter, showing resilience in the face of a series of interest-rate hikes and weaker global ...

Bloomberg
Radical Indonesian Cleric to Be Released: Lawyer  TIME

The ailing radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, who inspired the Bali bombers, will be released from prison next week, according to his lawyer.

TIME
Tough policing is restoring Indonesia's fisheries  chinadialogue ocean

Scuttling illegal vessels is reducing illegal activity and improving Indonesian fisheries but better cooperation with China is still needed.

chinadialogue ocean
Indonesian teens publicly flogged for cuddling  CNN

Two 18-year-olds were publicly flogged Thursday in the conservative Indonesian state of Aceh for displaying affection.

CNN
Indonesia's Jokowi is walking a tightrope as he tries to appeal to Muslim voters  CNN

Indonesians this week got a taste of how far their outwardly secular President Joko Widodo, known as Jokowi, would go to buttress his reelection campaign ...

CNN
CB Industrial bags palm oil mill contracts worth RM131.7mil in Indonesia - Business News  The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: CB Industrial Product Holding Bhd (CBIP) told the exchange today that it has secured new contracts in Indonesia, boosting its palm oil mill ...

The Star Online
Rare durian costs RM4,000 in Indonesia - Asean Plus  The Star Online

JAKARTA: A rare variety of durian is being sold for 14 million rupiah (RM4,080) each at a shopping mall in an Indonesian town.

The Star Online
Indonesia's struggle with renewable energy  East Asia Forum

Renewables look set to continue to take a backseat in Indonesia's energy policy mix.

East Asia Forum
The chaotic world of Indonesia's violent ultras  These Football Times

To some they're destroying a game growing faster than ever, but the reality is that Indonesia's violent ultras are the product of years of corruption.

These Football Times
Indonesia to let UN workers into West Papua as violence continues  The Guardian

UNHCHR wants access after Indonesian military crackdown in response to guerrilla attack.

The Guardian
Religion and economy will take center stage as Indonesia's president seeks re-election, experts say  CNBC

As Indonesians head to the polls in April, religion and the economy will likely take center stage as President Joko Widodo seeks re-election, experts told CNBC.

CNBC
Indonesia: Officers to guard presidential election debate  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia is planning to mobilise military and police officers to guard the second presidential election debate scheduled on February 17.

http://en.vietnamplus.vn/
Funds Are Getting Bullish About Indonesian Stocks  Bloomberg

Indonesia's biggest mutual funds are putting their cash to use.

Bloomberg
Indonesia's Widodo sets conditions for release of jailed leader  Aljazeera.com

After criticism, president says Abu Bakar Bashir will only be freed if he pledges loyalty to the state and its ideology.

Aljazeera.com
$1,000 price tag for unique Indonesian durian raises a stink  CNN

Indonesian publication Kompas reports that the Plaza Asia shopping center in the West Java city of Tasikmalaya is selling the J-Queen variety of durian for 14 ...

CNN
Indonesia's Third-Richest Person Dies At Age 98  Forbes

Eka Tjipta Widjaja, the founder of Sinar Mas Group, one of Indonesia's largest conglomerates, has died. He was the country's third-richest person with a fortune ...

Forbes
Indonesia seeks to ban negative 'foreign' influences on music  The Guardian

Artists concerned that draft bill, which follows outcry over K-pop band, will destroy freedom of expression.

The Guardian
Facebook removes hundreds of accounts linked to fake news group in Indonesia  TechCrunch

Facebook said today it has removed hundreds of Facebook and Instagram accounts with links to an organization that peddled fake news. The world's fourth ...

TechCrunch
Earthquake of magnitude 6 hits Indonesia's Sumbawa  CNBC

An earthquake of magnitude 6 struck south of the city of Raba on Indonesia's central island of Sumbawa on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

CNBC
‘Ahok’ Case Highlights Indonesia’s Blasphemy Law  VOA News

Release of the popular former governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok, after serving time for blasphemy, highlights the controversial ...

VOA News
A Woman Was Mauled to Death by a Pet Crocodile in Indonesia  TIME

A pet crocodile being held illegally mauled a 44-year-old Indonesian woman after fall she into its pen on the island of Sulawesi.

TIME
Indonesia has benefited from the US-China trade war, minister says  CNBC

Indonesia's industry minister, Airlangga Hartarto, said companies producing textiles and footwear have looked at moving out of China into his country.

CNBC
Warung Pintar raises $27.5M to digitize Indonesia’s street vendors  TechCrunch

The digital revolution in Indonesia, Southeast Asia's largest economy, continues to attract big money from investors. Hot on the heels of a $50 million round for ...

TechCrunch
Indonesia's CT Corp. remodels retail around recreation  Nikkei Asian Review

JAKARTA/BANGKOK -- Indonesian conglomerate CT Corp. looks to lure consumers who increasingly shop online by designing retail centers around leisure ac.

Nikkei Asian Review
Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides jumps to 59  Al Jazeera English

Heavy rains in South Sulawesi trigger floods and landslides that kill dozens of people and force thousands to evacuate.

Al Jazeera English
Indonesia presidential race hots up, SE Asia News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

Campaigning for the Indonesian presidential election by the camps of President Joko Widodo and his only challenger Prabowo Subianto are on a faster track as ...

The Straits Times
Slow replanting of palm a blow to Indonesia's efforts on environment  Channel NewsAsia

JAKARTA: An ambitious scheme to replant about a fifth of the land under palm oil in Indonesia is running far behind schedule, marking a blow to ...

Channel NewsAsia
Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes off western Indonesia, no potential for tsunami  India Today

Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency said there were no immediate reports of damage and that there was no potential for tsunami.

India Today
Appeal updates – Vanuatu and Indonesia - Indonesia  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Indonesia about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Children, Women, Earthquake, Tsunami and more; published on 31 Jan ...

ReliefWeb
Reclaiming control of Indonesia's oceans  The Ecologist

Indonesian activists are building a global movement to resist the financialisation and privatisation of the world's oceans.

The Ecologist
How political Islam is shifting Indonesia's relations with us  The Sydney Morning Herald

The fate of Ahok and Bashir in recent days show why the growing influence of political Islam in Indonesia means we will need to recalibrate our understanding of ...

The Sydney Morning Herald
Indonesia flash flood sweeps away entire longhouse  BBC News

Thousands of people in Sulawesi, Indonesia have been evacuated from their homes, as flash floods inundate the area sweeping away homes and buildings.

BBC News
In a twist of faith, Indonesia’s Prabowo plays to Muslim voters  South China Morning Post

Indonesian presidential contender Prabowo Subianto is trying to cultivate an image as a pious Muslim, with analysts calling his recent national address an effort ...

South China Morning Post
BBC journalist Ging Ginanjar: A giant of Indonesia's battle for press freedom  BBC News

The sudden death of BBC Indonesia's Ging Ginanjar at 54 has sparked many public tributes. The grief isn't just about the loss of a popular editor, Ging was ...

BBC News
Crocodile kept as illegal pet kills woman at Indonesian pearl farm  ABC News

A 4.4-metre crocodile kept as an illegal pet at a pearl farm in Indonesia's north kills a researcher who worked there, local media reports.

ABC News
Human Rights Overlooked as Indonesia's Presidential Election Nears  The Diplomat

The first televised debate in Indonesia's presidential election was set to focus on “law, human rights, corruption, and terrorism.” But viewers expecting a thorough ...

The Diplomat
 

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Indonesia ( (listen) IN-də-NEE-zhə, -⁠zee-ə; Indonesian: [ɪndoˈnesia]), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesian: Republik Indonesia [reˈpublik ɪndoˈnesia]), is a country in Southeast Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is the world's largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands, and at 1,904,569 square kilometres (735,358 square miles), the 14th largest by land area and the 7th largest in combined sea and land area. With over 261 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world's most populous island, contains more than half of the country's population.The sovereign state is a presidential, constitutional republic with an elected parliament. It has 34 provinces, of which five have special status. Jakarta, the country's capital, is the second most populous urban area in the world. The country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and the eastern part of Malaysia. Other neighbouring countries include Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines, Australia, Palau, and India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Despite its large population and densely populated regions, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support a high level of biodiversity. The country has abundant natural resources like oil and natural gas, tin, copper and gold. Agriculture mainly produces rice, palm oil, tea, coffee, cacao, medicinal plants, spices and rubber. Indonesia's major trading partners are China, United States, Japan, Singapore and India.History of the Indonesian archipelago has been influenced by foreign powers drawn to its natural resources. It has been an important region for trade since at least the 7th century, when Srivijaya and then later Majapahit traded with entities from mainland China and the Indian subcontinent. Local rulers gradually absorbed foreign cultural, religious and political models from the early centuries and Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms flourished. Muslim traders and Sufi scholars brought Islam, while European powers brought Christianity and fought one another to monopolise trade in the Spice Islands of Maluku during the Age of Discovery. Although sometimes interrupted by the Portuguese, French and British, the Dutch were the foremost European power for much of its 350-year presence in the archipelago. In early 20th century, the concept of "Indonesia" as a nation state emerged, and independence movements began to take shape. During the decolonisation of Asia after World War II, Indonesia achieved independence in 1949 following an armed and diplomatic conflict with the Netherlands.Indonesia consists of hundreds of distinct native ethnic and linguistic groups, with the largest—and politically dominant—ethnic group being the Javanese. A shared identity has developed, defined by a national language, ethnic diversity, religious pluralism within a Muslim-majority population, and a history of colonialism and rebellion against it. Indonesia's national motto, "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika" ("Unity in Diversity" literally, "many, yet one"), articulates the diversity that shapes the country. Indonesia's economy is the world's 16th largest by nominal GDP and the 7th largest by GDP at PPP. Indonesia is a member of several multilateral organisations, including the UN, WTO, IMF and G20. It is also a founding member of Non-Aligned Movement, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, East Asia Summit, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.