Indonesia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30272/all en Paper giant APP promises no deforestation in Indonesia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/paper-giant-app-promises-no-deforestation-indonesia-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The world's third-largest paper producer Asia Pulp and Paper said Tuesday it had stopped using logs from Indonesia's natural forests, after fierce campaigning by green groups against the company.</p> <p>The firm has in recent years lost packaging contracts with big brands such as foodmaker Kraft and Barbie's Mattel after Greenpeace accused APP of clearing carbon-rich forest, home to endangered Sumatran tigers and orangutans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/paper-giant-app-promises-no-deforestation-indonesia-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pulp & Paper Environment Forestry Indonesia Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:30:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746373 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesia resumes executions after hiatus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/indonesia-resumes-executions-after-hiatus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indonesia put to death a Malawian drug trafficker on Friday, the government said, in the country's first execution for several years. </p> <p>Adami Wilson was executed by firing squad in the early hours in the Thousand Islands, an archipelago popular with holidaymakers to the north of the capital Jakarta, Attorney General Basrief Arief said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/indonesia-resumes-executions-after-hiatus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia–Indonesia relations Bali Nine Indonesia Indonesia Social Issues War AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:30:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784473 at http://www.globalpost.com Yunnan-Indonesia cooperation seminar opens in Jakarta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/yunnan-indonesia-cooperation-seminar-opens-jakarta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A cooperation seminar between China's Yunnan province and Indonesia's entrepreneur association kicked off here on Monday, in a bid to motivate mutual collaboration in economy and trade, tourism, finance and cultural industry between China and Indonesia.</p><P>Li Jiheng, the governor of Yunnan province, said at the seminar that Yunnan and Indonesia have witnessed strengthened exchanges and cooperation in the areas of economy and trade, which help bring tangible benefits to both countries and their people.</p><P>"The cooperation of economy and trade, investment and people to people contact b</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/yunnan-indonesia-cooperation-seminar-opens-jakarta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indonesia Indonesia International relations Yunnan Yunnan Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:08:08 +0000 Asianet 5800279 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesia supports arms trade treaty global arrangement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/indonesia-supports-arms-trade-treaty-global-arrangement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Indonesia supports the presence of arms trade treaty global arrangement which could reduce human suffering and increase mutual trust among countries and promote international peace, Indonesia's Antara news agency reported.</p><P>A press release from the Foreign Affairs Ministry here on Friday said that the treaty was passed at the UN General Assembly on April 2, 2013 by a vote after a seven-year discussion, and cannot agreed in a consensus.</p><P>Although Indonesia has been actively involved in the discussion of the Treaty since its inception and fully supports international arrangements i</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/indonesia-supports-arms-trade-treaty-global-arrangement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Indonesia International relations Politics Asianet Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:34:57 +0000 Asianet 5802954 at http://www.globalpost.com Success story of Indonesia's fight vs TB http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/success-story-indonesias-fight-vs-tb <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Daeng Nuru from Langkai island, South Sulawesi province, sits for five hours in a small boat to get to Research Center for Lung Health in the province's capital city Makassar. "I am sick. I have been coughing for more than three months. I want to get my health checked at the center to make sure whether I'm infected by tuberculosis or not," he said.</p><P>He mentioned one of his relatives told him that the research center provide free medication and health service to cure TB.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/success-story-indonesias-fight-vs-tb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antibiotic-resistant bacteria Indonesia Medicine Technology Tuberculosis Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:17:30 +0000 Asianet 5814408 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesia's economic growth slows to still robust 6 per cent in the first quarter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130506/indonesias-economic-growth-slows-still-robust-6-cent-the-fir <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JAKARTA, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/indonesia">Indonesia</a> - Indonesia's economic growth slowed to a still robust 6 per cent in the first quarter of the year as business investment weakened and mining output decreased.</p> <p>Statistics Indonesia said Monday that the growth rate was down from 6.1 per cent in the final quarter of 2012.</p> <p>Indonesia is Southeast <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/asia">Asia</a>'s largest economy with annual gross domestic product of almost $1 trillion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130506/indonesias-economic-growth-slows-still-robust-6-cent-the-fir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economics G20 nations Indonesia Liberal democracies Member states of the United Nations The Canadian Press Mon, 06 May 2013 09:30:04 +0000 The Canadian Press 5831673 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesia's low-cost, green-car rule boosts Japanese carmakers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130606/indonesias-low-cost-green-car-rule-boosts-japanese-car <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has signed a long-awaited regulation on tax exemptions for the production of low-cost, green cars that will give a boost for Japanese car manufacturers in the country, the industry minister said Wednesday.</p> <p> Speaking to reporters after meeting the president, Industry Minister M.S. Hidayat said Yudhoyono had signed the regulation May 23 and "from now on, LCGC (low-cost green cars) can be legally produced."</p> <p> "The current trend is green cars, which can reduce the consumption of fuel," he added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130606/indonesias-low-cost-green-car-rule-boosts-japanese-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car classifications Indonesia Land transport Transport Kyodo News International Thu, 06 Jun 2013 05:02:21 +0000 Kyodo News International 5851784 at http://www.globalpost.com Singapore, Indonesia tussle over haze problem http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130618/singapore-indonesia-tussle-over-haze-problem <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Smog from forest fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island eased in Singapore on Tuesday but the city-state continued to press its larger neighbour to solve the recurring problem.</p> <p>Singapore's Pollutant Standards Index fell to a "moderate" rating of 82-88 before nightfall on Tuesday under an air-quality monitoring system that classifies any reading above 100 as "unhealthy".</p> <p>The index had peaked at 155 on Monday night, Singapore's worst outbreak of cross-border air pollution since 2006.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130618/singapore-indonesia-tussle-over-haze-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indonesia Island countries Law Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Political geography Politics AFP Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:30:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5859982 at http://www.globalpost.com Honda eyes quadruple sales in Indonesia by 2016 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130919/honda-eyes-quadruple-sales-indonesia-2016 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's Honda Motor launched its first low-cost car for Indonesia's booming automotive market Thursday, part of plans to more than quadruple sales in the country by 2016.</p> <p>The launch of the Mobilia, a multi-purpose vehicle, comes as Honda builds its second plant in Indonesia to boost both production and sales.</p> <p>Honda sold nearly 70,000 vehicles in Indonesia in 2012, and 62,000 in the first nine months of this year.</p> <p>"Now we are going to enter the more mass-oriented market," president- director of Honda's Indonesian arm, Tomoki Uchida, told reporters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130919/honda-eyes-quadruple-sales-indonesia-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Indonesia Land transport Private transport Social Issues Transport AFP Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:22:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5938659 at http://www.globalpost.com 20 dead as asylum-seeker boat sinks off Indonesia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130927/20-dead-asylum-seeker-boat-sinks-indonesia-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least 20 people, mostly children, have drowned and scores are missing after an Australia-bound boat carrying Middle Eastern asylum-seekers sank off Indonesia, police said Friday.</p> <p>Twenty-five people were plucked to safety but about another 75 were unaccounted for after the boat, carrying people from Lebanon, Jordan and Yemen, went down off the main island of Java, police said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130927/20-dead-asylum-seeker-boat-sinks-indonesia-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cianjur Forced migration Immigration to Australia Indonesia AFP Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:01:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5946551 at http://www.globalpost.com More than 25,000 flee Indonesian volcano http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140112/more-25000-flee-indonesian-volcano <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>More than 25,000 people have fled their homes following a series of eruptions and lava flows from a volcano in Indonesia, an official said Sunday.</p> <p>Mount Sinabung on the western island of Sumatra sent hot rocks and ash up to 5,000 metres (16,000 feet) in the air "several times" on Saturday, National Disaster Mitigation Agency emergency response director Tri Budiarto told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140112/more-25000-flee-indonesian-volcano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Geology Indonesia Plate tectonics Volcanology AFP Sun, 12 Jan 2014 05:45:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6040987 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesian floods kill 23, displace thousands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140118/indonesian-floods-kill-23-displace-thousands-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The death toll in days of floods and landslides in Indonesia has climbed to 23, an official said Saturday, as torrential rain pounded the capital.</p> <p>Families in Jakarta neighbourhoods waded through murky chest-high flood waters, clutching their belongings, while others were ferried to safety in rubber dinghies, local TV stations showed.</p> <p>"Five people have died in Jakarta so far from drowning or electrocution in the floods," National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nurgoho told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140118/indonesian-floods-kill-23-displace-thousands-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indonesia Jakarta Nugroho AFP Sat, 18 Jan 2014 11:33:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6046504 at http://www.globalpost.com Three injured in renewed activity at Indonesia volcano http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140201/three-injured-renewed-activity-at-indonesia-volcano <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three men were treated in intensive care for burn injuries Saturday after being engulfed in scorching clouds from Indonesia's Mount Sinabung in its biggest eruption in recent days, officials said.</p> <p>Mount Sinabung on the western island of Sumatra had shown a reduction of activity since mid-January. </p> <p>But it erupted again on Saturday morning, sending hot rocks and ash up to 2,000 metres (16,000 feet) into the air, blanketing the surrounding countryside with grey dust, said volcanologist Kristianto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140201/three-injured-renewed-activity-at-indonesia-volcano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Geology Human Interest Indonesia Plate tectonics Volcanology AFP Sat, 01 Feb 2014 10:31:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6058821 at http://www.globalpost.com Three injured in renewed activity at Indonesia volcano http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140201/three-injured-renewed-activity-at-indonesia-volcano-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three men were treated in intensive care for burn injuries Saturday after being engulfed in scorching clouds from Indonesia's Mount Sinabung in its biggest eruption in recent days, officials said.</p> <p>Mount Sinabung on the western island of Sumatra had shown a reduction of activity since mid-January. </p> <p>But it erupted again on Saturday morning, sending hot rocks and ash up to 2,000 metres (16,000 feet) into the air, blanketing the surrounding countryside with grey dust, said volcanologist Kristianto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140201/three-injured-renewed-activity-at-indonesia-volcano-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Geology Human Interest Indonesia Plate tectonics Volcanology AFP Sat, 01 Feb 2014 10:31:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6058822 at http://www.globalpost.com 1st LD Writethru: Volcano erupts in Indonesia, forcing evacuation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140530/1st-ld-writethru-volcano-erupts-indonesia-forcing-evacuation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>1st LD Writethru: Volcano erupts in Indonesia, forcing evacuation</p> <p>JAKARTA, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Powerful burst of hot ashes erupted from a rumbling Mount Sangiang in West Nusatenggara province of Indonesia on Friday, forcing evacuation of growers from the areas at the slope of the volcano, official said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140530/1st-ld-writethru-volcano-erupts-indonesia-forcing-evacuation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geology Indonesia Stratovolcanoes Volcanology Xinhua News Agency Fri, 30 May 2014 11:34:19 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6162046 at http://www.globalpost.com