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Winners and Losers in the 2014 Indonesian Legislative Polls

The winning parties of the recently concluded legislative polls in Indonesia will participate in the July presidential election.

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Blocked from Australia, refugees give Indonesia a miss. Not that persecuted, then

If they were real refugees they’d be glad to be safe in Indonesia: AUSTRALIA’S hard-line strategy against people smuggling has…

Indonesia works to save endangered oranguatans

Say ahhhhhhhhh. Poaching and shrinking habitats are imperiling large segments of the primate population in Indonesia.

Indonesia Tries to Save the Orangutan

Their habitats and lives are threatened by growing plantations and poachers

Is Indonesia shifting its South China Sea policy?

Chinese President Xi Jinping addressing members of the Indonesian parliament, October 2013 (Photo: Reuters/Supri) A Jakarta think-tank intellectual was once asked whether Beijing listens when Jakarta speaks. He responded emphatically:...Show More Summary

Indonesian elections: 'Jokowi effect' falters in legislative poll

Joko Widodo, with his wife Iriana, voting on Wednesday. Quick counts from Wednesday's legislative elections in Indonesia have presidential favourite Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo's party out in front, but with less than the percentage of theShow More Summary

What Southeast Asian leaders can learn from Jokowi

Indonesia, Southeast Asia's most populous country, is holding presidential elections in July, and the highly popular Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (commonly known as Jokowi) is predicted to win. The ways in which Jokowi has cultivated...Show More Summary

Peaceful election day in Jakarta

In Indonesia, about 180 million eligible voters were welcomed to the polls today to elect representatives in the district, provincial and national legislatures. Polling booths were housed in schools, community centres and on residential streets. Show More Summary

Indonesia buzzing as election day arrives

Indonesians heading to the polls today will be presented with four colour-coded ballot papers and thousands of choices from whom to elect their representatives at the district, provincial and national levels. The elections will decide...Show More Summary

Weekend catch-up: Abbott in Asia, Islamic votes in Indonesia, next-gen jihad and more

Bringing together the best longer Interpreter articles you were too busy to read this week. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is set to visit Japan, South Korea and China next week. Rory Medcalf laid out some of the challenges Mr...Show More Summary

Hope for democratic Indonesia in 'Jalanan'

[youtube:TtIOFyNyF6U] Those wanting to see Jakarta's Blok M shopping and nightlife district on the big screen don't have to sit through the gut-splattering gore of The Raid 2: Berandal. Jakarta cinemas next weekend will be screeningShow More Summary

Indo-Pacific security links: Obama's visit to Asia, Indonesia, MH370, the pivot and more

The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary

East/South China seas: The strategy is failing

It now seems reasonable to assume that China will continue to ramp up the pressure on the disputed islands across the East and South China Seas until it owns them. The latest moves against the Philippines and Indonesia, and on over-fishing, are just the most recent steps towards eventual possession. Show More Summary

Australia-Indonesia relations: Democracy is the winner

Campaigning is now in full swing for Indonesia's two-step democratic process, first to elect members of the House of Representatives in early April and then to vote directly for a new president later this year. Indonesia's vibrant free...Show More Summary

'Noah' flunks, 'Raid 2' passes Indonesian censors

[youtube:MG9uFX3uYq4] Russell Crowe's Noah didn't get past Indonesia's Film Censorship Board (LSF), with chairman Mukhlis Paeni saying the depiction of the Islamic prophet would be 'fishing for trouble' in the Muslim-majority nation....Show More Summary

Why Islamic parties don't win Indonesian elections

Almost 90% of Indonesians identify as Muslim, with millions not only practicing Islam in their personal lives but joining Muslim mass organisations as well. 'Aspirational pietism' is a growth industry in Indonesia, producing a boom in...Show More Summary

Weekend catch-up: Abbott in PNG, money and votes in Indonesia, the Taliban's crimes and more

Bringing together the best longer Interpreter articles you were too busy to read this week. We've had some great Pacific coverage on The Interpreter lately, so let's start there. This week Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow Tess Newton...Show More Summary

New Lowy Institute fellow Aaron Connelly on Indonesia's election

This week the Lowy Institute welcomed Aaron L Connelly as a research fellow in the East Asia Program. Aaron's research will focus on Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia. Prior to joining the Lowy Institute Aaron worked at Albright Stonebridge Group, a commercial diplomacy consultancy and CSIS in Washington and Jakarta. Show More Summary

'Noah' rejected by censors in Indonesia

[youtube:B23jMgq34ws] Indonesia's Film Censorship Board (LSF) this week rejected the Hollywood epic Noah, which made its premiere in Sydney on Wednesday. LSF chairman Mukhlis Paeni told news portal that the film's contents...Show More Summary

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