Indonesian sustainable village project wins grand prize at social enterprise forum in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The unique approach of addressing civil society issues with design ingenuity won an Indonesian social enterprise organization the Grand Jury prize at this year’s Asi...

Belt and Road investment under fire in Indonesia’s presidential elections

SYDNEY (East Asia Forum) -- In April 2019, Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will face retired general Prabowo Subianto in a "rematch" presidential election. Foreign policy...

Oldest known figurative art found in Borneo cave

Researchers have found the oldest known example of an animal painting, a red depiction of a bull on the wall of a cave in Indonesia. In an article published by the journal Nature late Wednesday, uran...

Indonesian soccer league suspended after fan killed

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian soccer league has been suspended following the killing of a fan by rival supporters. The chairman of the Indonesian Soccer Association, Edy R...

21 killed as Indonesia bus plunges into ravine

BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Officials say 21 people were killed when a tourist bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia's main Java island. The bus was carrying a group of employees from...

WORLD SPORTS at 2300 GMT

TOP STORY: SOC--MAN UNITED-WOMEN'S TEAM DEBUTS MANCHESTER, England — Within a few weeks, Casey Stoney assembles a squad completely from scratch. Now, 13 years after...

Son's start unable to inspire comeback win for South Koreans

BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Winning the gold medal at the Asian Games got a little more complicated for Tottenham forward Son Heung-min when his belated entry into the tournament for South Korea ended i...

Son Heung-min arrives in Indonesia for Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — After making his first appearance of the Premier League season on Saturday, Tottenham forward Son Heung-min landed in Indonesia on Monday to play for South Korea at the Asian...

72 Indonesian students receive scholarships from Taiwan government in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- 72 Indonesian students who received 2018 Taiwan Scholarships had a pre-departure briefing session with The Taipei Economic and Trade Office (TETO) in Indonesia. Those schola...

Nearly 80 dead from tainted liquor in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities say more people have died from toxic bootleg liquor, raising the toll this month to nearly 80 and highlighting how attempts to curb legal alcohol appea...

Nearly 50 Indonesians dead in April from bootleg liquor

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Nearly 50 people have died after drinking bootleg liquor in western Indonesia including the capital Jakarta in little more than a week. In the latest incide...

Zoo's smoking orangutan riles animal activists in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian zoo infamous for mistreatment of animals is being slammed again by animal rights activists after a video emerged of one of its orangutans smoking. ...

Air Asia employee dies mid-flight while traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Bandung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Wednesday a 46-year old Indonesian man and Air Asia employee died during a flight enroute to Bandung from Kuala Lumpur. Flight AK416 was diverted to Senai International A...

Tradition pulls some to Bali volcano, others refuse to leave

KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) — Dire warnings that a volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali will erupt have caused tens of thousands to flee, but some who survived its last eruption in 1963 ref...

Southeast Asian Overseas Chinese do not see China as their country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Most ethnic Chinese living in Southeast Asia see China as the country of their ancestors, not as their own country, according to Singaporean columnist Wee Kek Koon, writin...