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Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were executed in Indonesia overnight. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Bali Nine duo executed: the view from Indonesia

A panel of Indonesian experts respond to the executions of eight people, including Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan.
The Indonesian government invited Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted on war crime charges by the International Criminal Court. EPA/Morwan Ali

Why did Indonesia invite a leader indicted by the ICC for war crimes?

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and other crimes in the Darfur conflict, failed to attend the 60th Asian-African Conference Commemoration…
Bali Nine members Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are on death row in Indonesia for drug trafficking offences. EPA/Made Nagi

Why Jokowi ordered the execution of drug traffickers in Indonesia

The Indonesian government plans to execute five convicts on death row before the year ends. Three have been convicted for drug-related crimes. According to The Guardian, the five condemned to death this…
Australia announced this week that asylum seekers who are waiting in Indonesia to be resettled in Australia will not be accepted. EPA/Hotli Simanjuntak

Why Indonesia shrugged off Australia’s move to bar refugees

There was a collective shrug in Indonesia over Australia’s decision to stop accepting refugees who are waiting in Indonesia to be resettled in Australia. Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison…
Tony Abbott arrives in Jakarta to attend the inauguration of Joko Widodo as Indonesia’s new president. AAP/Eka Nickmatulhuda

Q&A: Abbott’s hand of friendship to Indonesia’s new president

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott is joining in a big party in Indonesia. Indonesia’s new president and vice-president are being inaugurated today. Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf “JK” Kalla are being…
What is the legacy left by Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as he prepares to leave office after a decade in power? EPA/Mast Irham

Indonesia farewells SBY and his years of wasted opportunities

Indonesian leader Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will end his 10-year presidency in coming days. The retired general, popularly called SBY, won Indonesia’s first direct presidential election in 2004 and secured…
The signing of the code of conduct closes the rift between Australia and Indonesia over spying. AAP/Office of the Foreign Minister

Intelligence code of conduct saves face for SBY with added benefits

Australia and Indonesia have agreed on a code of conduct on intelligence co-operation, with Australia pledging never to use its spy agencies in ways that could harm Indonesia’s interests. Today’s signing…
Joko Widodo has won Indonesia’s presidential election. AAP Image/Eka Nickmatulhuda

Jokowi confirmed as Indonesian election winner, Prabowo rejects result: experts respond

Joko Widodo has won Indonesia’s presidential election, the Indonesian Election Commission’s (KPU) final tally shows. But his opponent, Prabowo Subianto, refused to admit defeat. Prabowo told a press conference…
Joko Widodo’s supporters organised a concert that managed to mobilise youth voters to support him. Hendrik Mintarno/Flickr

No thanks to PDI-P: Jokowi wins despite poor campaign

Despite an ineffectual campaign by Indonesia’s Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Jakarta governor Joko Widodo won Indonesia’s presidential election, according to quick count results. Data from reputable…
Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, pictured with wife Iriana, is in the box seat to be Indonesia’s next president. AAP/Eka Nickmatulhuda

Jokowi wins Indonesian election, exit polls show: experts respond

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo appears to have won Indonesia’s presidential election in a quick count jointly released by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Cyrus. Joko Widodo…
Supporters of presidential candidate Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla dress up to show support. The pair’s final presidential debate is on July 5. AAP/W.F Srihardian

More rhetoric, less substance in Indonesia’s presidential debates

Further tightening the race for the Indonesian presidency, Prabowo Subianto’s running mate, Hatta Rajasa, appeared stronger in the vice-presidential debates on Sunday night, building on Prabowo’s win over…

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