Updated Tuesday, October 21, 2014 0:03 am TWN
Joko Widodo, Indonesia's first president from outside the political and military elite, got a rock-star welcome from a cheering crowd at a celebration marking his inauguration Monday but takes power facing huge challenges in enacting bold reforms.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia's new president on Monday, facing the challenges of rebooting a slowing economy and working with a potentially hostile opposition that has already landed some blows against his administration.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Indonesia's defeated presidential candidate Friday urged his supporters to back winner Joko Widodo as the pair met for the first time since the bitterly fought poll, signaling a thaw that could help the incoming leader enact much-needed reforms.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
An Indonesian suicide bomber has died fighting with the Islamic State (IS) organization in Iraq, a monitoring group said Tuesday, sparking fresh concern from Jakarta authorities who fear the group is spawning a new generation of radicals.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Indonesian flag carrier Garuda has placed an order for 50 planes worth almost US$5 billion, U.S. plane giant Boeing said, as competition heats up for passengers in Asia's increasingly crowded skies.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Despite lower national production, the country's foreign exchange earnings from coffee exports are expected to increase by at least 10 percent this year, thanks to the surge in the commodity's price in the global market.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Indonesian rights groups and concerned citizens mounted a legal challenge Monday to parliament's decision to scrap direct elections for local leaders, a move criticized as weakening the country's young democracy.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Gay sex could be punishable by 100 lashes of the cane in Indonesia's staunchly conservative Aceh province if parliament passes a draft law that critics say violates basic human rights. Aceh is the only part of the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation to enforce Islamic sharia law and has been slowly implementing it since 2001, when it gained some powers of autonomy.
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