Indonesian President Joko Widodo swore in a new national police chief Friday, ending a long-running saga over the powerful appointment that tested his leadership and commitment to fight corruption in the graft-prone country.
Millions of Jakarta commuters will have to struggle through the world`s most congested traffic for almost another decade, authorities believe, and they may have to wait even longer if $4 billion worth of new railway projects don`t work out as planned.
Saudi Arabia executed an Indonesian domestic worker Thursday just days after beheading another woman from the country, prompting the Indonesian foreign ministry to summon the kingdom`s ambassador, Jakarta said.
Indonesia on Thursday introduced a ban on small retailers selling most alcoholic drinks, the latest move to curb drinking in the world`s most populous Muslim-majority country, despite opposition from the industry and in tourism hotspots.
Jakarta summoned the Saudi Arabian ambassador Wednesday to protest the beheading of an Indonesian domestic worker and complain that her family and consular staff were not given prior notice of the execution.
Indonesian factory manager Ronie, whose plant produces shoes for Western markets, is preparing for layoffs as orders fall and wages rise, an example of the challenge facing President Joko Widodo as he seeks to boost the country`s lacklustre manufacturers.
Two Islamic parties have proposed legislation to ban all consumption of alcoholic drinks and hand jail terms of up to two years to offenders in Indonesia, home to the world`s largest Muslim population.
A former doubles world champion has called on badminton chiefs to take corruption in the sport more seriously, a report said Tuesday, after two top Danish players revealed they were approached to fix matches.
Indonesia`s Islamic parties have proposed legislation banning alcohol consumption that could see offenders jailed for up to two years, lawmakers said Tuesday, the latest bid to crack down on drinking in the Muslim-majority nation.
Two Islamic parties have proposed legislation that would ban all consumption of alcoholic drinks and bring jail terms of up to two years for offenders in Indonesia, home to the world`s largest Muslim population, the Jakarta Post said on Tuesday.
Indonesia has reportedly accused FIFA of violating the country`s sovereignty after world football`s governing body threatened sanctions against Jakarta over government interference in its domestic league.