Wondering if you’re corrupt? In Indonesia there’s an app for that
One reason graft is so rampant is that people don’t know when a gift is a bribe. (Hint: Bars of gold? Not okay.)
The world's third largest democracy is now run by a populist neophyte
Despite the ovations, Jokowi's challenges are as massive as his public appeal.
Gay in Aceh? Brace for 100 lashes in front of a jeering crowd
The Indonesian province is also now authorized to punish homosexuality with 100 months in jail or 1,000 grams of gold.
Indonesian Twitter blasts lame-duck lawmakers for slashing democracy
With days left in their terms, they eliminated local elections, defying the wishes of 80 percent of the electorate.
Reacting to IS atrocities, Indonesia claims to be a model of Islamic tolerance
Yet religious minorities in the country complain that violence and abuse is getting worse.
Will Indonesia’s new president end one of Asia’s oldest conflicts?
Jokowi has promised a softer approach, but the country’s powerful generals may have other ideas.
What does the Islamic State's rise mean for Indonesia?
There's growing support for the Islamic State in the country with the world's largest Muslim population and authorities are getting concerned.
Here’s the scandal that an Australian court has banned from the media
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange says the gag order is about 'preventing embarrassment' in the highly sensitive money-printing business.
Bali’s government is on an unrepentant dog-killing spree
Asia’s heroin now sold in lemon yellows and cotton-candy pinks
Why pastel-colored smack is being produced in the wilds of Myanmar.
To guard against fraud, Indonesians are now crowd-sourcing the vote count for their presidential election
In Indonesia, a contentious presidential campaign has led to accusations of voter fraud and manipulation. So Indonesians are downloading ballots and counting them themselves.
Here's what Australia can learn from Uganda about handling refugees
A leading refugee expert debunks Tony Abbott’s refugee myths.
This Singapore mall has real live maids for sale
They are on display and marketed as 'sweet-natured and compliant.'
This Singapore blogger lost everything just by criticizing the prime minister
Now the internet is coming to his rescue.
A Nazi-themed cafe re-opens in Indonesia
Meanwhile, a leading presidential candidate embraces a Nazi-themed endorsement, to the tune of 'We Will Rock You.' (We're not making this up.)
Indonesia’s next president will be either a hot-tempered ‘manly man’ or a ‘puppet’ populist
The world’s fourth-biggest nation is holding a landmark election. It won't be boring.
Watch how this awesome Malaysian girl rescues a sinking canoe
Coordination level: Expert.
These maps show where you can still go to jail for apostasy or blasphemy
Nearly a quarter of the globe has anti-blasphemy laws.
Building collapse in Indonesia kills 2 workers, traps 13
Local disaster agency chief Robby Hartono blamed the building's weak foundations for the accident.
No, Beijing’s South China Sea offensive isn't about oil and fish …
… contrary to widespread reports. And that’s why the conflict matters to Americans.
In Indonesia, irresponsible tourism threatens the endangered orangutan’s survival
Photo ops can be dangerous — but they bring much-needed cash.
How your snacks and cosmetics are destroying the environment
And killing orangutans.
Obama’s Asia trip will be overshadowed by China’s 'blue national soil'
Beijing calls it Sansha. Others call it expansionism that makes Putin’s Crimea grab look like child’s play.
These are the countries where you can drink without being judged
And the ones where you really shouldn't order that second round.
Obama lands in Tokyo for the first US state visit in 18 years
Here are four key changes driving the president's agenda.
South Korea ferry disaster: How everything that could go wrong did go wrong
Four ways incompetence, bad luck, and bureaucratic bungling created a mess.
One Indonesian governor's solution for adultery: Attend mass prayers
'I have heard so many reports of married civil servants cheating. They have one girlfriend or boyfriend one day, and another the next,' Rusli Habibie said.
Indonesia's Islamic parties surprise with a strong showing in general election
In the run-up to the elections, pollsters were forecasting the downfall of the country's Islamic parties.
These candidates for Indonesia's election are hotter than your candidates
Some are just pretty faces used to fill quotas. Others aren't.
These 100 people live inside (like, literally) an urban bridge
They work for the city, and their housing is among its girders and tarmac.
The world has a new piracy hotspot
Sorry, Hollywood. It’s nowhere near Somalia.