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Indonesia's Indrawati to stay on as finance minister, cheering rupiah

Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Tuesday she had been asked by President Joko Widodo to stay in her post in his new cabinet, and the rupiah strengthened on expectations fiscal..
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Indonesia's Widodo retains Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday asked Sri Mulyani Indrawati to continue in her role as finance minister of Southeast Asia's biggest economy during his second five-year term in office,..
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Indonesian woman climbs 15m wall in under seven seconds

Indonesian climber Aries Susanti Rahayu climbed this wall at just under 5mph.
BBC News - Published

Indonesian president taps opposition rival, tech CEO for reform cabinet

Indonesian President Joko Widodo asked opposition leader Prabowo Subianto on Monday to join his new cabinet for a second term, while the co-founder of tech start-up Gojek and a former chairman of Inter..
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Lion Air 737 MAX families set for crash report briefing

Indonesia plans to share a final report into a deadly Boeing Co 737 MAX crash with the families of victims on Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the country's air accident investigator.
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Indonesia to share final 737 MAX crash report with victims' families on Wednesday

Indonesia plans to share a final report into a deadly Boeing Co 737 MAX crash with the families of victims on Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the country's air accident investigator.
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Indonesia president targets 'innovative' cabinet, taps Gojek CEO

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday he wanted "innovative" ministers in his cabinet for a second term, as the co-founder of tech startup Gojek said he would join and a former chairman of..
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Gojek CEO quits to join Indonesian cabinet, replacements named

Gojek CEO and co-founder Nadiem Makarim said on Monday he had resigned to join Indonesia's cabinet, and the ride-hailing and payments company said two senior officials would jointly take over running..
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Gojek CEO Makarim quits, says will join Indonesia's cabinet

Gojek CEO and co-founder Nadiem Makarim said on Monday he had resigned from the ride-hailing and payments company to join the cabinet of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, raising questions over who..
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Indonesia president may delay cabinet announcement to Wednesday

Indonesian President Joko Widodo may delay announcing his cabinet until Wednesday morning, according to Mahfud MD, a former head of the Constitutional Court, who said he was interviewed for a post at..
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Indonesia's Widodo faces test on reform credentials in second term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in on Sunday for a second five-year term leading the world's third-biggest democracy, after an election dominated by economic issues but also the growing..
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Indonesian president pledges to improve human resources, job creation

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Sunday he would make improving human resources his top priority in a second term in office to help lay the foundation for making the economy among the world's..
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Factbox: Key challenges for Indonesia's Widodo in second term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo started his second five-year term on Sunday pledging faster infrastructure development and more investment opportunities to create jobs and growth in Southeast Asia's..
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Indonesia's Joko Widodo sworn in for second term as president

Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in on Sunday for a second five-year term as president, leading the world's third-biggest democracy after a first term marked by heavy infrastructure spending.
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Indonesia ramps up Pacific diplomacy with aid fund

Indonesia launched an international aid agency on Friday to strengthen its regional diplomatic relations, some of which have been strained by Jakarta's approach to the restive Papua region.
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Houses torched, hundreds homeless near site of Indonesia's new capital

A clash between two Indonesian communities reignited near the site of the Southeast Asian country's planned new capital, police said on Thursday, with rioters burning down scores of houses, leaving..
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Indonesia activists say constitutional amendment could hurt democracy

Indonesian activists said on Wednesday that proposed changes to the constitution could set back democracy and end direct presidential votes, while President Joko Widodo himself urged parliament to seek..
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South Korea unveils fighter jet mock-up amid program challenges

South Korea has displayed the first full-size mock-up of the KF-X fighter jet it is developing with Indonesia, after officials said the program passed key design reviews in September.
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Indonesia steps up security, bans protests ahead of inauguration

Indonesia will deploy more than 30,000 police and military personnel to ensure security for Sunday's inauguration of President Joko Widodo and will not allow demonstrations over the period, police said..
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Indonesia shuts some schools as haze again clouds the skies

Indonesia warned its citizens of more choking smoke from forest fires on Tuesday as several provinces closed schools due to worsening air quality.
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Police in Indonesia's Papua to investigate alleged killings

Police in Indonesia's restive Papua region pledged on Friday to hold an investigation after a local leader said the bodies of five villagers had been found with bullet wounds in an area where there has..
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Indonesian president tightens security for ministers after attack

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Friday he had ordered tighter security for state officials a day after a suspected Islamist militant stabbed the chief security minister as he was greeting..
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Indonesia minister has surgery after attack by suspected Islamist

Indonesia's chief security minister was stabbed on Thursday by a man authorities suspect had been radicalized by Islamic State ideology, and underwent surgery for his wounds, the first time such a..
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Wiranto: Indonesia security minster stabbed by 'IS radical'

The 72-year-old - a former head of Indonesia's military - suffers "two deep wounds" to his stomach.
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Indonesia chief security minister in stable condition: police

Indonesia's Chief Security Minister Wiranto is conscious and his condition is stable after he was attacked by a man wielding a knife near his car during a visit to a town on the island of Java, a..
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Indonesian security minister attacked by man with knife: police

A man wielding a knife attacked Indonesia's chief security minister Wiranto on Thursday, during a visit to the town of Pandeglang in Banten province on the island of Java, images from police and..
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Exclusive: U.S. helps Mastercard, Visa score victory in Indonesia in global lobbying effort

U.S. trade officials, at the request of card networks Mastercard and Visa , convinced Indonesia late last year to loosen rules governing its new domestic payment network, according to Indonesian..
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Indonesia says over 11,500 have fled violence-hit Papuan town

Indonesian authorities said on Thursday more than 11,500 people have been evacuated from the town of Wamena in the easternmost province of Papua since dozens died during clashes last month in the area.
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Indonesia protests endanger president's pledge of tough reforms

Indonesia's biggest student demonstrations in decades will test President Joko Widodo's pledge to go all out in his second term to boost growth in Southeast Asia's largest economy, a former finance..
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Komodo: Tourists must pay $1,000 to enter 'Dragon Island'

Entry to the Indonesian island was $10, but authorities want to restrict the number of visitors.
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Indonesian president open to dialogue with Papuan separatists

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has opened the door to holding talks with separatists in the restive easternmost region of Papua, a departure from the stance of previous governments and some of his..
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Indonesia police fire tear gas as rallies over new laws turn violent

Indonesian police fired tear gas in several areas of Jakarta on Monday as a protest against legal reforms descended into running battles, causing traffic gridlock and chaotic scenes in parts of the..
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Indonesia police fire tear gas to break up sex-ban law protests

Indonesian police fired tear gas to break up a rally near parliament on Monday, as several thousand protesters gathered to oppose a new law that critics say undermines the anti-graft agency, and a..
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Indonesia protests enter second week as vote on sex-ban bill delayed

Indonesia's parliament on Monday officially agreed to delay to a next term a vote on a criminal code that bans sex outside marriage and penalizes insulting the president's honor as protests against the..
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Death toll in east Indonesia quake rises to 30, many still in shelters

The death toll from a strong earthquake in Indonesia's eastern province of Maluku has risen to 30 people, the national disaster mitigation agency (BNBP) said on Sunday, and hundreds of thousands of..
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Indonesia president urges police restraint after student protesters' deaths

Indonesian president Joko Widodo on Friday called for police restraint and promised an investigation into the deaths of two students, killed while taking part in protests that have spread to become the..
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Indonesian filmmaker named suspect after sharing posts on Papua

An Indonesian journalist and documentary filmmaker, Dandhy Laksono, was detained by police on Thursday night amid a crackdown on activists sympathetic to self-determination for the country's..
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Not just about sex: Indonesia's protests explained

The violent protests are about corruption, blasphemy and a draconian new criminal code.
BBC News - Published

After protests, Indonesia president considers dropping anti-graft law

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Thursday he is considering revoking a new law governing the country's anti-corruption agency, which has alarmed activists and helped drive the biggest student..
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Strong quake near Indonesia's Ambon kills at least 20

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Indonesia's eastern province of Maluku has killed at least 20 people, damaged buildings and sent people fleeing to the hills, officials and witnesses said.
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Indonesia president considers revoking law governing anti-graft agency

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Thursday that he is considering feedback and would make a decision soon on whether to use his authority to revoke a new anti-corruption agency law.
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Six dead after strong quake strikes near Indonesia's Ambon

At least six people died on Thursday after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Indonesia's eastern province of Maluku, damaging buildings and sending people fleeing to the hills, officials and witnesses..
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Indonesia minister says 'brutal' student protests were hijacked

Recent "brutal" student protests in Indonesia were hijacked by a group with the aim of disrupting parliament and the inauguration of President Joko Widodo next month for a new term, the chief security..
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Malaysian police arrest 15 over links to Islamic State

Malaysia has arrested 15 people, mostly foreigners from neighboring Indonesia, on suspicion of having links with the Islamic State militant group, police said on Thursday.
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Strong quake strikes Indonesia's Seram island, no tsunami risk

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit Seram island in Indonesia's eastern Maluku province early on Thursday causing damage to some buildings, but there was no risk of a tsunami, Indonesia's geophysics agency..
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Indonesia says 6.8 quake in Seram island, no tsunami risk

Indonesia's geophysics agency said on Thursday that an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 had struck in the eastern part of the archipelago in Seram island in Maluku province.
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Boeing settles first Lion Air lawsuits for at least $1.2 million apiece: sources

Boeing Co has settled the first claims stemming from the crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX in Indonesia, a U.S. plaintiffs' lawyer said, and three other sources said that families of those killed will..
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Indonesia student protests against law changes enter third day

Indonesian students rallied for a third day on Wednesday against proposed new laws, including a criminal code that would ban extramarital sex and insulting the president's honor, a day after clashes in..
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Indonesia protests over sex before marriage bill

Thousands have protested against the new criminal code that would also outlaw insulting the president.
BBC News - Published

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