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UPDATE 2-Indonesian minister named as suspect in lobster export corruption probe

25 Nov 2020

JAKARTA, Nov 25 Indonesia's fisheries minister was charged with bribery on Wednesday by the country's anti-graft agency after simultaneous raids as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in the export of baby lobsters.

Indonesian fisheries minister arrested by anti-graft agency

25 Nov 2020

JAKARTA, Nov 25 Anti-graft officials arrested Indonesia's minister for maritime affairs and fisheries, Edhy Prabowo, early on Wednesday, an agency spokesman said, without giving a reason for the detention.

Indonesia hits half million virus cases as infection spike strains hospitals

23 Nov 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia reached a grim milestone on Monday in surpassing more than half a million coronavirus cases, as average new daily infections hit a record and hospitals in the country's most populated province edged closer to capacity. | Video

Indonesian musician jailed over social media post on coronavirus

19 Nov 2020

JAKARTA A Indonesian musician who is a drummer for Bali-based punk rock band Superman is Dead was sentenced on Thursday to 14 months in jail for criticising the country’s medical association on his Instagram account over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Indonesia, making of a mayor sparks talk of nation's newest dynasty

19 Nov 2020

SURAKARTA, Indonesia Running against an obscure rival, the son of Indonesian President Joko Widodo is expected to cruise to victory in an election next month for the post his father once held as mayor of Surakarta.

Indonesian unions file judicial review to challenge job creation law

03 Nov 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's two largest trade unions said on Tuesday they had filed a judicial review at the country's Constitutional Court to challenge the government's new "Job Creation" law that has sparked widespread protests in Southeast Asia's largest economy.

Indonesia Islamic groups, students join movement to scrap jobs law

14 Oct 2020

JAKARTA Wearing white Islamic garb and waving red and white Indonesian flags, more than 1,000 protesters from Islamic and student groups gathered in the world's most populous Muslim nation on Tuesday to show discontent over a divisive new jobs law.

Indonesia protests against new jobs law enter second week

12 Oct 2020

JAKARTA Hundreds of workers riding motorbikes and waving flags held a rally in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Monday, as protests calling on President Joko Widodo to repeal a controversial new jobs law entered a second week.

UPDATE 1-Indonesia protests against new jobs law enter second week

12 Oct 2020

JAKARTA, Oct 12 Hundreds of workers riding motorbikes and waving flags held a rally in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Monday, as protests calling on President Joko Widodo to repeal a controversial new jobs law entered a second week.

Indonesia protests against new jobs law enter second week

12 Oct 2020

JAKARTA Hundreds of workers riding motorbikes and waving flags held a rally in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Monday, as protests calling on President Joko Widodo to repeal a controversial new jobs law entered a second week.

World News

Biden picks diverse team of top economic advisers

President-elect Joe Biden named former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his Treasury secretary nominee on Monday, and named three women to other top economic posts, setting the stage for a more diverse White House.