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‘KKN di Desa Penari’ Becomes Indonesia’s Biggest Ever Homegrown Blockbuster
May 24, 2022

‘KKN di Desa Penari’ Becomes Indonesia’s Biggest Ever Homegrown Blockbuster

By James Guild
As Indonesian box office sales continue to rise, so too is the demand for locally produced films.

Indonesia to Scrap Controversial Palm Oil Export Ban
May 20, 2022

Indonesia to Scrap Controversial Palm Oil Export Ban

By Sebastian Strangio
President Jokowi claims that the country now has enough domestic supplies of cooking oil to control runaway price rises.
Indonesian Farmers Protest Falling Palm Oil Prices Amid Export Ban
May 19, 2022

Indonesian Farmers Protest Falling Palm Oil Prices Amid Export Ban

By Sebastian Strangio
Intended to control soaring domestic cooking oil prices, the Indonesian government's ban has had a series of unintended consequences.

Why Indonesia Banned Palm Oil Exports
May 03, 2022

Why Indonesia Banned Palm Oil Exports

By James Guild
Palm oil firms chasing export profits were driving up costs for consumers, creating a potential political headache for the government.

Ukraine, China Top Agenda During Japanese PM’s Southeast Asia Tour
May 02, 2022

Ukraine, China Top Agenda During Japanese PM’s Southeast Asia Tour

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Kishida Fumio's visits to Vietnam and Indonesia demonstrated Tokyo's enduring diplomatic strengths in Southeast Asia.

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy Says Indonesian President Invited Him to G20 Meet
April 29, 2022

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy Says Indonesian President Invited Him to G20 Meet

By Sebastian Strangio
In recent weeks, Indonesia has come under Western pressure to disinvite Russian President Vladimir Putin from the November summit.

Indonesia’s Mosque Loudspeakers Continue to Spark Controversy
April 27, 2022

Indonesia’s Mosque Loudspeakers Continue to Spark Controversy

By A’an Suryana
Indonesian government attempts to regulate the azan, or Islamic call to prayer, continue to inflame religious sentiments.
Indonesia Bans Exports of Palm Oil Amid Domestic Price Rises
April 26, 2022

Indonesia Bans Exports of Palm Oil Amid Domestic Price Rises

By Sebastian Strangio
The ban, which comes into effect on Wednesday, will add further upward pressure to the global price of cooking oil.

Hundreds in Jakarta Protest Talk of 2024 Election Delay
April 21, 2022

Hundreds in Jakarta Protest Talk of 2024 Election Delay

By Fadlan Syam and Niniek Karmini
Rumors that President Joko Widodo is seeking to extend his time in office continue to spark protests, alongside inflation and controversial legislation.

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines Consider Expanding Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols
April 19, 2022

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines Consider Expanding Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Ongoing efforts to further develop the minilateral mechanism bear close watching, despite lingering challenges.

Indonesia’s GoTo Goes Public
April 19, 2022

Indonesia’s GoTo Goes Public

By James Guild
GoTo is a key part of Indonesia’s vision for future economic growth: It’s a company that uses technology and capital to make domestic markets more efficient.
As Southeast Asia Reopens, Will Transnational Terrorism Return?
April 15, 2022

As Southeast Asia Reopens, Will Transnational Terrorism Return?

By Kenneth Yeo
Terrorism in the region has plummeted amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Will reopened borders lead to a resurgence in terrorist networks?

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