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BP Quits Indonesian Blocks on Risk Concerns

UK-listed energy giant BP has decided to relinquish two exploration blocks to Indonesia, after a survey of the blocks found them to be high risk, the company said on Friday.

Indonesia Police Prepare for Bali 9 Executions

Bali 9 inmates Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are closer to execution. They could be killed within weeks. Andrew Chan's appeal for clemency was denied last week. (Background here.) A police commander says he has received messages the two are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Indonesians to Muslim Cleric: We'll Take Selfies If We Want to!

You might think selfies are annoying, but at least no one is saying your duck face is a sin. In Indonesia, a Muslim cleric named Felix Siauw recently declared selfies prideful and arrogant, kicking off a national backlash in the form of Instagram flexing. Read more...

Dutch Partners to Build Artificial Island off Indonesia

Joint venture partners Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. and Van Oord have been contracted by PT Muara Wisesa Samudra to design and construct an artificial island

Entang Wiharso Mines the Discord in Indonesia’s Diversity

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In a recent interview, the Indonesian artist Entang Wiharso proclaimed: “I depict the condition of humans who are often divided by complex, multilayered political, ethnic, racial, and religious systems: they co-exist yet their communication is limited and indirect.”

Indonesia halts search for AirAsia crash victims

Rescue agency delays search, saying most bodies likely swept away from plane, after military pulls out of search.

Indonesia’s Jokowi Marks 100 Days of Presidency with Scandal, Falling Support

Following a slew of public scandals and broken campaign promises, Indonesia's "new hope" is hemorrhaging support

Steve King: The World Was Right in the 1950s and '60s

At the Citizens United Iowa Freedom Summit co-hosted by Rep. Steve King (R-IA 4), the congressman drew a comparison between President Obama's upbringing in Indonesia and his own. King referred to a statement made by Obama that the call...Show More Summary

Book Review: Marina Welker, Enacting the Corporation: An American Mining Firm in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia

In Enacting the Corporation, the anthropologist Marina Welker seeks to humanize corporate behavior by examining how the Denver-based mining conglomerate Newmont attempts to enact the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility in its dealings at a mine site on the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia. Welker argues that rather than seeing corporations as monoliths concerned only […]

Miss Indonesia's Elvira Devinamira Awarded Best Costume For Her Awesome Look at Miss Universe 2015!

Miss Indonesia Elvira Devinamira struts her stuff in her costume at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant over the weekend in Miami, Fla. The 21-year-old stunner won the Best National Costume for her piece, which she said weighed about 20 kilos (which translates to about 44 lbs!). The costume was inspired by the Borobudur Temple in [...]

Waves Of Grief

Andrea Woodhouse, who was in Indonesia when the Indian Ocean tsunami hit a decade ago, reflects on the connection between grief and catastrophe: In her book Upheavals of Thought, the philosopher Martha Nussbaum argues that emotion is bound up with intelligence: it is not opposed to rationality but rather at its center. Feelings such as […]

Islam and feminism aren't in competition

Muslim activists in Indonesia are bringing the fight for women's rights to Islam.

Indonesia leads on petrol subsidies, but will others follow?

The fall in the world oil price has created the opportunity to eliminate petroleum subsidies in a number of Southeast Asian countries. These subsidies have been the long-standing bane of economic reformers everywhere, but until now reducing...Show More Summary

The AirAsia tragedy and Jokowi's maritime vision

The recovered QZ8501 'black box' at an air base in Kalimantan. (REUTERS/Darren Whiteside.) When Indonesia's new president Jokowi pledged to strengthen the nation's focus on maritime affairs in his inaugural address in October last year, he could not have anticipated that the first test at sea would come from a disaster involving an aircraft. Show More Summary

Digital Asia links: China's censors, Indonesia investment, Indian tech revolution and more

The Asia Pacific is the most dynamic digital landscape in the world, home to the fastest adopters of new technologies, the largest concentration of social media and mobile users, and some of the world's most innovative tech companies. Show More Summary

The World Leader in Mobile Facebook Access? Indonesia

Indonesia leads the world in terms of the percentage of its Facebook users who access the social network on their mobile devices.

OnePlus Partners With Lazada To Launch In Indonesia

Smartphone startup OnePlus announced today that it will launch in Indonesia. The move is a significant one for the company, which is headquartered in Shenzhen, China, because smartphone penetration in Indonesia is still relatively low — about 23 percent of its 250 million population — but growing quickly. Show More Summary

Indonesian LNG Exports Seen Falling 25% as Domestic Demand Climbs

Indonesia’s liquefied natural gas exports may drop by a quarter this year as domestic demand rises and the country allows several contracts with overseas buyers to expire. The post Indonesian LNG Exports Seen Falling 25% as Domestic Demand Climbs appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

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