Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (central) greets supporters after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 April 2019.
Indonesia's General Election Commission (KPU) has announced incumbent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's victory in 2019 presidential election. His opponent Prabowo Subianto, plans to challenge the result. Here's why it will likely end up in vain.
Protesters clash with police outside the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) building in Jakarta following the announcement of the Indonesian presidential election result on 22 May 2019.
Post-election riots in Jakarta prompted Indonesia to limit social media access. But this also hampers verified information from credible media reaching the public.
Fish fences are typically positioned on tropical seagrass meadows, which are important ecosystems for fish communities and the health of neighbouring habitats.
Benjamin Jones/Project Seagrass
To ensure overall biodiversity, the intensity and impact of small-scale fisheries' methods needs far more attention.
Photos of the victims of the Bali bombings currently hang on a fence outside the vacant lot where the Sari Club once stood.
A land dispute has left a potential peace park at the site in doubt. Here's why a memorial that explains what happened the day of the attacks is important.
Under the rain and burning sun, highly perishable fish need to be transported long distances to reach markets in Indonesia.
Regulating fish loss and waste is not easy, but it is worth the effort to save $7 billion every year for the benefit of the Indonesian people.
To establish a solid cyber security system, the government should ensure that its digital infrastructure is secure.
Indonesia needs to arm itself with stronger laws and build up its digital security systems and industry.
Democracy can still perform in Indonesia despite the absence of tolerance. Fifteen years after the Acehnese tsunami, various religious people visited mass graves built by Muslims in 2018.
Let's rethink the way we understand democracy and tolerance.
Oil palm fruits harvested in Malaysia.
Palm oil production is a leading cause of deforestation in Asia, but an EU ban may make matters worse.
The Dutch Royal Family lays a wreath at the National Monument in Amsterdam on May 4, 2009.
The Dutch holiday on May 4 that commemorates the country's dead from World War II and after reveals how Dutch policy divides people along racial lines and ignores the Indonesian dead in that war.
Indonesia plans to relocate its capital from the sprawling city of Jakarta – and it isn’t the only country with plans to build whole new cities.
Other countries are planning new cities using technological innovation to achieve more sustainable development. Such plans aren't new for Australia, but existing city growth is the focus of attention.
A man is trying glasses with hologram technology at a research centre called ARENA2036 in Stuttgart, Germany.
How Indonesia can improve its policy on the future on work
An Indonesian man looks at an information board at a polling station in Banda Aceh on April 17.
Whoever wins the election, Indonesia's foreign policy, in which the nation does not align with any superpower and has an active role in contributing to world peace, will remain.
Joko Widowo (centre, left) and his running mate, Ma'ruf Amin celebrate with supporters after the ‘quick count’ results showed him the likely winner of the presidential election.
Jokowi's challenger, Prabowo Subianto, has vowed to contest the result and urged his supporters to the streets – and that win him leverage in the new administration.
A critically endangered Tapanuli orangutan from Sumatra, Indonesia.
Maxime Aliaga / Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme
Jokowi's re-election may put the global biodiversity at risk
Supporters of incumbent Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who is running for re-election, react during his campaign rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, 13 April 2019.
While citizens of both countries will choose their representatives in their respective elections, they have different ways of carrying out elections.
Jokowi has maintained a double-digit lead in most recent polls, but some moderate supporters have indicated they may stay away from the polls.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been burnishing his religious credentials ahead of this week's election. Will it be enough to beat an old rival, the firebrand populist Prabowo Subianto?
Mount Merapi in Central Java, one of the most active of more than 100 Indonesian volcanoes, is among the most dangerous volcanoes on earth.
Whether in direct response to these events or as a way of coping with their consequences, many Indonesians react to the unpredictability of the natural world with a “wait and see” attitude.
Primary school students in a classroom in Bali, April 2018.
Overall, the research indicates there is no correlation between these policies and learning outcomes in the districts.
Which political party in Indonesia has the most social media followers? Does it matter?
Better understanding of Chinese investment and loans in Indonesia is needed.
During the presidential election campaign, the issue of China has been politicised further. Lost in this debate are the real benefits Indonesia could gain from its Chinese partners.