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News Indonesia: Thousands caught in floods in Jakarta, Indonesia's sinking capital

Published on: Tuesday 25 February 2020
Thousands caught in floods in Jakarta, Indonesia's sinking capital
News source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/02/25/jakarta-floods-2020-indonesia-capital/4865913002/

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Floods that have crippled much of Indonesia's capital worsened Tuesday, inundating thousands of homes and buildings, including the presidential palace, and paralyzing transport ...

News Indonesia: In Queens, a Food Bazaar With the Vastness and Variety of Indonesia

Published on: Monday 24 February 2020
In Queens, a Food Bazaar With the Vastness and Variety of Indonesia
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/24/dining/indonesian-food-nyc.html

One Saturday a month, the countless cuisines of the archipelago are laid out in an Elmhurst church. Jengkol beans, as fat as silver dollars, bobbing in chile sauce. Jackfruit braised in sticky-sweet ...

News Indonesia: Indonesia Has No Reported Coronavirus Cases. Is That the Whole Picture?

Published on: Tuesday 11 February 2020
Indonesia Has No Reported Coronavirus Cases. Is That the Whole Picture?
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/world/asia/coronavirus-indonesia-bali.html

Experts find it astonishing that Indonesia has yet to announce a case despite hosting some 5,000 Chinese tourists a day in Bali before halting flights last week. NUSA DUA, Indonesia — The family from ...

News Indonesia: Indonesia-Australia Relations: What’s in the Growing Indo-Pacific Dimension?

Published on: Wednesday 12 February 2020
Indonesia-Australia Relations: What’s in the Growing Indo-Pacific Dimension?
News source: https://thediplomat.com/2020/02/indonesia-australia-relations-whats-in-the-growing-indo-pacific-dimension/

As I have observed before in these pages, beyond the U.S. Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy, which has tended to dominate the headlines, Indonesia and Australia have been among the countries that ...

News Indonesia: Indonesia: Islamic State Sympathizer in Bomb Plot Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

Published on: Friday 07 February 2020
Indonesia: Islamic State Sympathizer in Bomb Plot Sentenced to Life Imprisonment
News source: https://thediplomat.com/2020/02/indonesia-islamic-state-sympathizer-in-bomb-plot-sentenced-to-life-imprisonment/

A member of Indonesian Police Bomb Squad secures the area where a suspicious package found on a road side at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, April 28, 2011 (AP Photo/Achmad ...

News Indonesia: Concerns coronavirus is going undetected in Indonesia

Published on: Thursday 06 February 2020
Concerns coronavirus is going undetected in Indonesia
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/feb/07/concerns-coronavirus-is-going-undetected-in-indonesia

World’s fourth most populous country says it has no confirmed cases despite close links to China ...

News Indonesia: American Environmental Journalist Deported From Indonesia After Prolonged Detention

Published on: Friday 31 January 2020
American Environmental Journalist Deported From Indonesia After Prolonged Detention
News source: https://time.com/5773581/philip-jacobson-mongabay-indonesia-deported/

An American environmental journalist was deported from Indonesia Friday, after being detained for more than six weeks on suspicions he violated the conditions of his visa. Philip Jacobson, 31, an ...

News Indonesia: Indonesia's top clerical body threatens fatwa against Netflix - or does it?

Published on: Friday 24 January 2020
Indonesia's top clerical body threatens fatwa against Netflix - or does it?
News source: https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/indonesia-s-top-clerical-body-threatens-fatwa-against-netflix-or-does-it-20200123-p53u9o.html

And meanwhile, local users are infuriated by it. Global streaming giant Netflix is in the cross hairs of conservative Muslims in Indonesia over suggestions it is allowing people to watch indecent ...

News Indonesia: American Journalist Who Exposed Indonesia's Rain Forest Destruction Arrested For Visa Violation

Published on: Wednesday 22 January 2020
American Journalist Who Exposed Indonesia's Rain Forest Destruction Arrested For Visa Violation
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/american-journalist-who-exposed-indonesias-rain-forest-destruction-arrested-visa-2907968

Jacobson is accused of violating his visa conditions due to his reporting activities in Palangkaraya. His lawyer, Aryo Nugroho, said his client could face up to five years in prison.

News Indonesia: US environmental reporter jailed in Indonesia over visa regulations

Published on: Wednesday 22 January 2020
US environmental reporter jailed in Indonesia over visa regulations
News source: https://www.foxnews.com/world/american-journalist-arrested-indonesia-visa-regulations

An American journalist was arrested in Indonesia Tuesday, sparking fears that his detention could signal an impending crackdown on other foreign journalists in the country. Philip Jacobson, an editor ...

News Indonesia: Papuans On Trial In Indonesia Ordered To Remove Penis Gourds

Published on: Sunday 19 January 2020
Papuans On Trial In Indonesia Ordered To Remove Penis Gourds
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/papuans-trial-indonesia-ordered-remove-penis-gourds-2905891

Two Papuan activists on trial for treason in Indonesia's capital decried what they described as "racism" after the court on Monday ordered them to remove traditional penis gourds. The Jakarta hearing ...

News Indonesia: Indonesia's economy faces a year of 'stabilization' in 2020: HSBC

Published on: Thursday 16 January 2020
Indonesia's economy faces a year of 'stabilization' in 2020: HSBC
News source: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/01/17/indonesias-economy-faces-a-year-of-stabilization-in-2020-hsbc.html

"Indonesia is on a good path," says HSBC's Frederick Neumann, who predicts modest growth for its 2020 economy after it demonstrated resilience through events like the recent Jakarta floods.

News Indonesia: Indonesia keeping two South Korea ship crews in custody

Published on: Wednesday 15 January 2020
Indonesia keeping two South Korea ship crews in custody
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/01/15/Indonesia-keeping-two-South-Korea-ship-crews-in-custody/7201579111606/

Jan. 15 (UPI) --Indonesia has detained two South Korean ships for crossing into territorial waters, according to multiple South Korean press reports. A Panama-flagged liquefied petroleum gas carrier ...

News Indonesia: Indonesia: LGBT community faces backlash after Reynhard Sinaga's rape conviction

Published on: Monday 13 January 2020
Indonesia: LGBT community faces backlash after Reynhard Sinaga's rape conviction
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/14/indonesia-lgbt-community-faces-backlash-after-reynhard-sinagas-conviction

Rights groups voice concern as mayor in Sinaga’s home city instructs police to carry out raids to uncover ‘LGBT behaviour’ ...

News Indonesia: California man sentenced to more than 9 years in prison in Indonesia

Published on: Sunday 12 January 2020
California man sentenced to more than 9 years in prison in Indonesia
News source: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-01-13/indonesia-sentences-american-man-to-9-1-3-years-for-drugs

Hernandez’s lawyer, Made Suardika Adnyana, told the court that his client accepted the verdict. Indonesia has strict drug laws and convicted traffickers are sometimes executed by firing squad. More ...

News Indonesia: Indonesia sentences American man to 9 1/3 years for drugs

Published on: Sunday 12 January 2020
Indonesia sentences American man to 9 1/3 years for drugs
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/indonesia-sentences-american-man-13-years-drugs-68241711

DENPASAR, Indonesia -- An Indonesian court sentenced an American man to 9 1/3 years in prison on Monday after finding him guilty of selling cocaine and marijuana on the resort island of Bali. Police ...

News Indonesia: In an increasingly conservative Indonesia, filmmakers fight to tell LGBTQ stories

Published on: Monday 13 January 2020
In an increasingly conservative Indonesia, filmmakers fight to tell LGBTQ stories
News source: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-01-13/filmmakers-lgbtq-movies-conservative-indonesia

One smoggy morning a few months ago, acclaimed Indonesian director Nia Dinata made her way to an angular eight-story building in south Jakarta. The building is home to Indonesia’s film censorship ...

News Indonesia: 10 New Songbird Species Have Been Discovered on a 'Lost World' in Indonesia

Published on: Thursday 09 January 2020
10 New Songbird Species Have Been Discovered on a 'Lost World' in Indonesia
News source: https://www.newsweek.com/new-bird-species-indonesia-1481300

Discovery comes 74 years after evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr predicted fewer than 100 bird species were left to be discovered in the whole world.