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Stanley Widianto

Crumbling seawall heightens worries over flood threat to Indonesian capital

13 Dec 2019

JAKARTA When part of a seawall protecting Jakarta collapsed last week near fisherman Awing Takalar's shack it brought back bad memories of when another levee burst in 2007 and all his belongings were washed away.

Top Indonesia graft buster warns on risk of spike in corruption

06 Dec 2019

JAKARTA An Indonesian anti-corruption investigator, who was partially blinded in an acid attack in 2017, said on Friday a new law governing the country's anti-graft agency could unleash a spike in corruption in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

RPT-Indonesia needs to urgently establish data protection law - minister

18 Nov 2019

JAKARTA, Nov 16 Indonesia aims to bring in a new law to protect personal data by next year as it follows in the footsteps of Southeast Asian neighbours such as Singapore and also the European Union, the country's new communications minister told Reuters.

Indonesia needs to urgently establish data protection law: minister

16 Nov 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia aims to bring in a new law to protect personal data by next year as it follows in the footsteps of Southeast Asian neighbours such as Singapore and also the European Union, the country's new communications minister told Reuters.

Murder of Indonesia palm oil activists shows growing threat, rights groups say

10 Nov 2019

JAKARTA The murder of two Indonesian activists, which police say was ordered by a palm oil businessman, highlights the escalating violence and threats faced by environmentalists who challenge the industry, rights groups say.

Anger on campus: Behind the student protests that have rocked Indonesia

08 Nov 2019

JAKARTA He was once a boy scout and member of a patriotic flag-raising team in high school. | Video

Indonesia activists say constitutional amendment could hurt democracy

16 Oct 2019

JAKARTA 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 the views of all sides before pressing ahead with the reforms.

Indonesian president tightens security for ministers after attack

11 Oct 2019

JAKARTA 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 crowds in a provincial town.

Indonesia minister has surgery after attack by suspected Islamist

10 Oct 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's chief security minister was stabbed on Thursday by a man authorities suspect had been radicalised by Islamic State ideology, and underwent surgery for his wounds, the first time such a senior politician has been attacked in recent years.

Hashtags and Hong Kong protest tips: How Indonesian students mobilised to stop new laws

27 Sep 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian students who took to the streets this week to block new laws they feared would threaten hard-won reforms mobilised amid a flurry of online activity that included tips and advice from pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

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