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Indonesia court rejects election disputes, upholding President-elect Prabowo’s win

Jakarta, Indonesia Reuters An Indonesian court on Monday rejected challenges from both losing candidates seeking a re-run of February’s presidential election and the disqualification of winner Prabowo Subianto and his running mate, bringing an end to all election disputes. The Constitutional Court ruled that there was no evidence of systematic fraud and presidential “meddling”, nor […]

Losing Indonesian presidential candidate Ganjar calls for new election

Jakarta, Indonesia Reuters The legal team of losing Indonesia presidential candidate Ganjar Pranowo filed a complaint at the country’s constitutional court on Saturday, calling for a fresh election and disqualification of the winning team of defence minister Prabowo Subianto. Ganjar, a former Central Java governor supported by the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), […]

Indonesia’s Prabowo claims victory after presidential election rout

Jakarta, Indonesia Reuters Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto declared victory in Wednesday’s presidential election after unofficial results showed him trouncing rivals in his third shot at the top job in the world’s third-largest democracy.  Former special forces commander Prabowo clinched about 58 per ent of votes according to unofficial “quick counts” by four independent pollsters, […]

Indonesians vote to replace President Jokowi, candidates call for clean election

Jakarta, Indonesia Reuters Indonesians cast their ballots on Wednesday across the South-East Asian archipelago in an election headlined by the race to succeed President Joko Widodo, whose influence could determine who takes the helm of the world’s third-largest democracy.  Nearly 259,000 candidates are contesting 20,600 posts in the world’s biggest single-day election. A woman votes […]

Huge rallies in Indonesia as candidates finish election campaign

Jakarta, Indonesia Reuters Hundreds of thousands of supporters of Indonesia’s presidential contenders packed final rallies in the capital Jakarta and the Central Java city of Solo on Saturday, ahead of the world’s biggest single-day election. Candidates enter a cooling-off period on Sunday, running through election day on Wednesday, when voters will choose among three contestants […]

Indonesia’s capital named world’s most polluted city

Mosques are seen in a residential area, as smog covers high-rise buildings in the background, in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 9th August, 2023.

Jakarta, IndonesiaReuters Indonesia’s capital Jakarta topped the list as the world’s most polluted city on Wednesday, having consistently ranked among the 10 most polluted cities globally since May, according to data by Swiss air quality technology company IQAir.  Jakarta, which has a population of over 10 million, registers unhealthy air pollution levels nearly every day, […]

Indonesia starts reparations program for victims of its bloody past

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo speaks about the planned new capital Nusantara, at Ecosperity Week in Singapore, on 7th June, 2023.

Jakarta, Indonesia Reuters Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday launched an unprecedented reparation program for victims of past human rights abuses by the state, a project critics fear will compensate only a small fraction of those who suffered.  Jokowi, as the President is known, in January expressed deep regret over 12 deadly events from 1965-2003 […]

Myanmar makes no progress on peace; ASEAN needs unity – Indonesia

Indonesia President Joko Widodo delivers his speech during the 42nd ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, on 10th May, 2023.

Abuan Bajo, Indonesia Reuters Myanmar’s ruling military has made no meaningful progress on implementing a peace plan agreed with ASEAN two years ago and the bloc must show unity in deciding how to address the escalating crisis, Indonesia’s president said on Thursday. Joko Widodo, who is chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations this […]

Indonesia quake toll rises to at least 268 people, many of them children at school

Indonesia earthquake Cugenang

Cianjur, Indonesia Reuters An earthquake that struck Indonesia’s West Java killed at least 268 people, many of them children, with 151 still missing, disaster relief officials said on Tuesday, as rescuers searched the rubble of destroyed buildings for survivors. The shallow 5.6-magnitude quake struck in Indonesia’s most populous province on Monday afternoon, causing significant damage […]