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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.

AirAsia’s ‘screaming’ alarms story a disaster porn beat up

Following on the official nonsense from the chair of Indonesia’s transportation safety committee about not releasing the AirAsia 8501 crash preliminary report another anonymous investigator has been quoted by the media about the alarms in the cockpit ‘screaming’ at the pilots. This is gratuitous disaster porn. The audio alarms generated by all jet airliners [...]

Indonesia Executed Five Foreign Nationals on Drug Charges and the World Is Pissed

[body_image width='1008' height='675' path='images/content-images/2015/01/20/' crop='images/content-images-crops/2015/01/20/' filename='indonesia-executed-six-drug-criminals-and-the-world-is-pissed-420-body-image-1421789482.jpg' id='19633'] Republic of Indonesia Marines practicing on a Pindad SPR sniper rifle. Show More Summary

Indonesia’s Crazy Income Gap Has a New Enemy: The Internet

Free WiFi in Jakarta. Photo from Flickr user Charles Wiriawan. Indonesia has lately experienced an unprecedented burst of economic optimism from international investors, with many hailing it as Southeast Asia’s next economic powerhouse. Show More Summary

Attys: Bali, Indonesia charges against Chicago couple should be thrown out in "suitcase murder"

4 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Two Chicagoans are accused of murdering the woman's mother at Indonesian resort; lawyers claim indictments should be thrown out

Indonesia: AirAsia Plane Climbed Like Fighter Jet

Initial speculation about what doomed an AirAsia jet appears to have been on the mark: It climbed way too fast and stalled, reports the BBC. Indonesia's transportation minister told parliament today that Flight 8501 was climbing at 6,000 feet per minute before the engines died, which he quickly put...

U.S. couple present defense in Bali suitcase murder case

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Trisha Sertori DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - A U.S. man and his pregnant girlfriend presented their defense on Wednesday at a hearing where they stand accused of murdering the woman's mother, whose battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali last August. Show More Summary

Sebangsa Puts an Indonesian Spin on Social Media

A team of some of the savviest technophiles in Indonesia are trying to build the concept of social government in their country – and they’re doing it with a tool some are calling the Indonesian Facebook.

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Reportedly ‘Climbed At Abnormal Speed’ Before It Stalled And Crashed

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 apparently “climbed at abnormal speed” before it stalled and crashed into the Java Sea in December, according to Indonesia’s Transport Minister Ignasius Jonan. Being that the Plane’s black boxes have been foundShow More Summary

Indonesian Authorities Say AirAsia Plane Climbed at Abnormal Rate, Then Disappeared

(JAKARTA, Indonesia) — An AirAsia plane that crashed last month with 162 people on board was climbing at an abnormally high rate, then plunged and suddenly disappeared from radar, Indonesia’s transport minister said Tuesday. Ignasius Jonan told Parliament that radar data showed the Airbus A320 was climbing at about 6,000 feet a minute before it…

Indonesia's Pick for Top Cop is a Suspect in a Bribery Scandal

The police chief nominee also made suspicious bank transactions as a police officer, according to the country's anti-corruption agency. Many Indonesians think this makes Budi Gunawan unfit for the job.

Microsoft survey reveals large disparities in how people living in developed and developing nations regard the internet, except on privacy issues

A recent Microsoft survey of internet users from developed (USA, France, Germany, Japan and South Korea) and developing nations (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia) revealed that on the whole most people are optimistic about the affects technology is having on … Continue reading ?

eBay Foundation’s Plan to Get Indonesian Businesses Online

The eBay Foundation's recent partnership with website creator Kolabo may spell great potential for small businesses in Indonesia, where websites are still a growing concept. But it's also helping to change the concept of selling to customers, by permitting small startups to reach bigger markets overseas.

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