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Indonesia’s Unending Mud Mess

For nearly 18 months, a pillar of thick white smoke has been escaping from the bowels of the earth 20 kilometers south of Indonesia's second-largest city, Surabaya, signaling the location of what... Read More...
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Time Takes a Hit in Indonesia

  The Indonesian Supreme Court’s stunning 1 trillion rupiah (US$129 million) libel award against Time Magazine in favor of ailing 86-year-old former strongman Suharto contains elements of bo... Read More...
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Yudhoyono in Command

Indonesia's first directly elected leader, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has just over two years left before he needs to go to the polls, and some analysts say that with no serious political challengers on the horizon the retired ge... Read More...
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Singapore and Indonesia Squabble over Defense Pact

    The joint defense pact that Indonesia wrung out of Singapore earlier this year after a stare-down over sand barges destined for reclamation projects in the city state appears to be in trouble, with Indonesian lawmakers seeing ... Read More...
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Indonesia’s Religious Frontline

At 8 am each Sunday morning for two years at the Indramayu State Prison in West Java prison, the jailhouse doors were opened to allow Christians in the surrounding community to attend religious s... Read More...
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Indonesia’s Yudhoyono Gets a Black Eye

Indonesia’s voters who swept President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono into office in 2004 as what they hoped as a clean and transparent leader, are growing increasingly disenchanted with his ability to clean up the country’s endemic c... Read More...
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Dodging Sectarian Strife in Indonesia

East Java is walking a tightrope over the arrest and arraignment of 41 Christians for blasphemy in early May on allegations that they had made a 10-minute video that vilified Islam. The lid ap... Read More...