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  TOP STORIES

President Joko Widodo: Consolidation is Still Not Completed (Global Inodnesian Voices/Kompas)

KMP Hails Meeting Between Prabowo, Jokowi (Tempo Interactive)

Police probing Abraham Samad's alleged political ambition (Republika)

Kalla Tells Freeport Smelter Must Be in Papua (The Jakarta Globe)

Exclusive: GM and China’s SAIC to push into Indonesia with no-frills vans (Reuters)

BP to hand back two exploration blocks to Indonesia on risk concerns (Business Times)

BKPM to put stalled projects back on table (The Jakarta Post)

  NATIONAL, POLITICS

PDI-P: Budi Is Clean, and Not Megawati’s Stooge (The Jakarta Globe)

KPK to serve another summons on BG next week (Republika)

President Joko Widodo: Consolidation is Still Not Completed (Global Inodnesian Voices/Kompas)

KMP Hails Meeting Between Prabowo, Jokowi (Tempo Interactive)

KMP hails meeting between President Jokowi and Prabowo (Republika)

Police Quiz ‘Witness’ Who Claims to Have Hosted KPK Chief, PDI-P Officials (The Jakarta Globe)

Police probing Abraham Samad's alleged political ambition (Republika)

Budi Gunawan Lawyer Boasts of Evidence of KPK Technical Violations (The Jakarta Globe)

Komnas HAM finds flaws in KPK arrest (The Jakarta Post)

Jokowi finds support - in opposition camp (The Straits Times/ANN)

Jokowi told to bring focus back on human rights (AsiaOne)

AirAsia captain left seat before jet lost control - sources (The Star Online)

AirAsia flight QZ8501: Indonesia resumes search for victims after break (The Straits Times)

More bodies from crashed AirAsia flight found in Indonesian waters (People's Daily)

Budi snubs KPK, waits for court (The Jakarta Post)

Big Fish Susi by Far the Most Popular Minister: Survey (The Jakarta Globe)

‘Jokowi’ popularity goes down (The Manila Times)

Indonesian human development index improving: Minister (Antara News)

Jakarta Police Chief Trumpets City Safety Following Unflattering Economist Report (The Jakarta Globe)

PKS faction proposes revision of regional head election law (Republika)

Indonesia Supports Morocco in Western Sahara Issue: Indonesian Official (Morocco World News)

Four illegal fishing ships now hide in Taiwan waters: Indonesia (The China Post)

Indonesia's illegal vessels crackdown effective deterrent (Radio NZ)

Malaysian monitoring post does not violate borderlines: Indonesian military (Antara News)

Vigil in Sydney for two Australians on death row in Indonesia (Euronews)

British diplomat Alys Harahap involved with case of Cheltenham grandmother Lindsay Sandiford “suspended” over allegations that she had affair with drugs lord (Diplomat)

Lindsay Sandiford: 'Time on death row is running out' (BBC)

Bali Nine: Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran's judicial review application won't prevent executions, Indonesia's A-G office says (ABC News)

Thailand Wants To Meet Malaysia, Indonesia Over Low Rubber Price (Bernama)

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  ECONOMY, BUSINESS

Currencies (Bank Indonesia)*

1 US$  =  12,625
1 € Euro =  14,306.66
1 JPY =  106.99
1 GBP  =  19,035.36

1 AUD =  9,829.83
1 CNY =  2,057.20
1 SGD  =  9,338.36
1 HKD  =  1,628.57

Market Prices (IDX)
Date Close Change Previous
Jan. 30, 2015 5,289.404 +26.686 5,262.718
* Data as of Jan. 30, 2015

Exclusive: GM and China’s SAIC to push into Indonesia with no-frills vans (Reuters)

Finance Minister: Lowered Fuel Prices Reduces Inflation (Tempo Interactive)

BKPM to put stalled projects back on table (The Jakarta Post)

Minister to review land-and-building tax collection (Republika)

Price pressure faces Indonesian cement producers (World Cement)

Indonesia’s Bonds Complete Biggest Monthly Gain Since February (Bloomberg)

Indonesia aiming for food self-sufficiency in three years (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesia Rejects Imported Rice (Tempo Interactive)

Fight against tax evaders escalates (The Jakarta Post)

BP to hand back two exploration blocks to Indonesia on risk concerns (Business Times)

Minister officially announces gas infrastructure project in Batam (Republika)

Freeport asked to build smelter in Papua (The Jakarta Post)

Kalla Tells Freeport Smelter Must Be in Papua (The Jakarta Globe)

Freeport slammed for high occupational accident rate (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesian Adaro's 2014 coal production rises 8% on year, beats own forecast (Platts)

Spain to Make More Investments in Indonesia (Tempo Interactive)

US apple recall applies only to one producer (The Jakarta Post)

ICBC Indonesia in $500m Bond Sale to China Parent (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesia taxi firm Blue Bird sued for up to $527 mln by founder's daughter (Reuters)

Indonesia might see sub-par growth – Nomura (FXStreet)

Felda Global Ventures Gets Approval To Establish Company In Indonesia (Bernama)

Roaring Indonesia Property industry to grow in 2015 on rising middle class and infrastructure spending (Industry Today)

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  ANALYSIS, OPINION, REPORTAGE

Majority of Indonesians Now Disapprove Of Jokowi (The Diplomat)

The week in review : Political roller coaster (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesia President Builds Ties With Subianto (WSJ)

Watch your back! (The Economist)

Inflation Outlook Indonesia January 2015: Impact of Fuel Policy (Indonesia Investments)

Language Next Nationalist Battleground for Indonesia (Asia Sentinel)

An Indonesian Defense Revolution Under Jokowi? (The Diplomat)

Jokowi: From aspiration to confidence (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesia: President Widodo’s first 100 days disappoint on human rights (FIDH)

The EM investment case: India gains over Indonesia (Livemint)

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  REPORTS



Support for "Islamic State" in Indonesian Prisons
Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), Jam. 19, 2015 - “Islamic State” (IS) supporters are a minority among convicted terrorists in Indonesian prisons, and some of those who have sworn allegiance have done so for reasons that have nothing to do with ideology or religion.


World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update: Cross Currents
International Monetary Fund (IMF), Jan. 19, 2015 - Four key developments have shaped the global outlook since the release of the October 2014 WEO.


Global Economic Prospects
World Bank, Jan. 2015 - Having Fiscal Space and Using It ; The global economy is still struggling to gain momentum as many high-income countries continue to grapple with legacies of the global financial crisis and emerging economies are less dynamic than in the past.


Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2014: Year-end Update
UN-ESCAP, Jan. 2015 - Growth in Asia-Pacific developing economies will pick up moderately in 2015. Prospects for growth would be better if supported by much-needed structural reforms, and could also be boosted by lower oil prices that are an opportunity to mobilize resources for inclusive and sustainable development.


IMF Statement at the End of the 2014 Article IV Mission to Indonesia
IMF, December 18, 2014 - An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by David Cowen, visited Jakarta, Solo, and Yogyakarta during December 3-17, 2014 to conduct the 2014 Article IV Consultation discussions.


Asian Development Outlook 2014 Supplement: Growth Hesitates in Developing Asia
Asian Deveopment Bank. - Dec. 17  2014The growth outlook for developing Asia remains steady, with the aggregate gross domestic product expected to grow by 6.1% in 2014, the same as in the previous year but a slight downward revision from the 6.2% forecast in ADO 2014 Update


Indonesia Economic Quarterly, December 2014: Delivering change
World Bank, Dec. 2014 - Due to weaker investment growth and sluggish exports, Indonesia’s economy is projected to grow by 5.2 percent in 2015, lower than the 5.6 percent previously forecasted in July 2014, says a new World Bank report.


The LSI Survey on Jokowi (Bahasa)
Nov. 21, 2014 - The Indonesian Survey Circle (LSI) says that nearly 44% of voters are not satisfied with Mr. Widodo’s performance since his inauguration a month ago.


Prosecuting beliefs: Indonesia's blasphemy laws
Amnesty International, Nov 21, 2014 - Prosecuting Beliefs shows that the number of blasphemy convictions skyrocketed during former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s decade in power (2004-2014) compared to previous administrations.


Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia
McKinsey, November 2014 - A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, Southeast Asia at the crossroads: Three paths to prosperity, finds that the region can address its productivity challenges and find new catalysts for growth by pursuing the opportunities associated with three global megatrends


Ease of Doing Business in Indonesia
World Bank, 29 October 2014 - Summarizes Doing Business 2015 data for Indonesia and alsa the Economy Profile of indonesia.


WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: Global Growth Disappoints, Pace of Recovery Uneven and Country-Specific
A weak and uneven global economic recovery continues, but reflecting different evolutions across various countries and regions, says the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook (WEO).
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  LEGAL

Indonesia taxi firm Blue Bird sued for up to $527 mln by founder's daughter (Reuters)

Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran face execution within weeks after judicial review ruled out (ABC News)

Australians think Andrew Chan & Myuran Sukumaran should be executed (Roy Morgan)

Local media screwed up! Jokowi is not banning foreign acquisitions in Indonesia’s tech scene (TechinAsia)

Prosecutors: Americans' Murder Trial Should Proceed in Bali (NBC)

Bali Nine lawyers prepare last-ditch plea as Joko Widodo says 'no compromise' (The Guardian)

Govt to Enact Regulation Requiring All Public Officials to Disclose Wealth (The Jakarta Globe)

Foreign law firms eye Indonesia market (The Straits Times via ANN)

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  FEATURE STORIES, POPULAR TOPICS...

Gemstone fever hits Jakarta (AsiaOne)

'Battle of Surabaya' Promises Hollywood-Like Cinematography  (Tempo Interactive)

Juara Beauty Aims to Win Over Indonesia (The Jakarta Globe)

Katy Perry to roar in Jakarta again in May (The Jakarta Post)

A New Miss India Indonesia Is Crowned (The Jakarta Globe)

A common Asean time zone? 6 things about time differences in the region (The Straits Times)

Popular Greece envoy in Jakarta gets extension (The Jakarta Post)

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  TECHNO, MEDIA, TELCOS...

Indonesia’s eFishery to compete with 35 startups to nab US$500K (e27)

New smartphone regulation may boost smuggling (The Jakarta Post)

3 myths about foreign investments and acquisitions in Indonesia’s startup world (TechinAsia)

Finally, iPhone 6 gets Indonesia release date (Rappler)

Sony Xperia Z4 Official Announcement Expected Soon: Possible Certification in Indonesia Hints Its Arrival (International Business Times)

Uber’s Cheaper Service Called UberX to Start on Friday in Jakarta (The Jakarta Globe)

Who wants a BlackBerry these days? (The Conversation)

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  HOSPITALITY, TRAVEL, FOOD...

AirAsia resumes online promos, adverts after Indonesia jet crash (Reuters)

Uber reviews payment tools to net more customers (The Jakarta Post)

BukitVista Opens Surfer Bungalows Next to Uluwatu Beach (PR.com)

SkyTeam Opens Sydney Airport Lounge (Airport International)

Garuda To Make Documentary Film On Biak's Tourism (Bernama)

Korean food gives Jakarta food for thought (The Jakarta Post)

Uber’s Cheaper Service Called UberX to Start on Friday in Jakarta (The Jakarta Globe)

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  ENVIRONMENT, NATURE...

Indonesia Community Regains Forest Rights (Epoch Times)

Merging REDD+ into ministry should be more effective (The Jakarta Post)

Report: Environment Damage in Nusakambangan Reaches 40% (Tempo Interactive)

In pictures: APRIL's unhappy anniversary (Greenpeace)

Indonesia Humanitarian Bulletin | October - December 2014 (Reliefweb)

Group Urges End in Trading of Indonesia’s Endangered Primates (The Jakarta Globe)

Jokowi Folds Emissions Agency BP REDD+ Into Forestry Ministry (The Jakarta Globe)

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  RELIGION, FAITH...

Turkey's Erdogan gets dragged into Indonesia selfie debacle (Al Arabiya)

RI urged to end religious intolerance, back women's rights (The Jakarta Post)

Islamic finance looks to outgrow bad habits as it expands (Global Post)

Hindus commend Indonesia for efforts to restore 15th century Hindu temple (South Asia Mail)

VP tells NU to set example of morality in Islam (Republika)

Wasatiyyah should be made a way of life (NST Online)

Indonesian cleric declares selfies sinful under Islamic law (The Express Tribune)

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  ARTS, CULTURE...

A New Miss India Indonesia Is Crowned (The Jakarta Globe)

Students get chance to play Indonesian percussion instrument (Basingstoke Gazette)

Search Is On to Crown 2015’s Miss India Indonesia (The Jakarta Globe)

Collapsing Pyramid at the Hindu Temple of Sukuh to Be Restored by 2016 (The Jakarta Globe)

Entang Wiharso Mines the Discord in Indonesia’s Diversity (Hyperallergic)

Ambushed: Escaping the Cannibals of West Papua, Indonesia (Yahoo Travel)

Malaysia, Indonesia Set Up Action Committee To Promote Bahasa Melayu-Bahasa Indonesia (Bernama)

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 SCIENCE, RESEARCH, EDUCATION..

RI records third-highest English language proficiency in SE Asia (The Jakarta Post)

Students get chance to play Indonesian percussion instrument (Basingstoke Gazette)

Computer-based exam designed to prevent cheating (The Jakarta Post)

Leaders Say Graduates in Indonesia Don’t Make the Grade (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesian authorities request 100 more Turkish schools (BGN News)

Turning the Tide for Indonesia’s Unsettled Education Sector (The Jakarta Globe)

2013 Curriculum to Apply to All Schools in 2018 (Tempo Interactive)

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  HEALTH...

Promoting Healthy Local Foods (Tempo Interactive)

BPJS to add more benefits (The Jakarta Post)

Siloam Hospital Eyes Further Expansion in 2015 (The Jakarta Globe)

Street vendors still use chemical substances: BPOM (The Jakarta Post)

Sleeping on Tummy Linked to Sudden Death for Epilepsy Patients (Tempo Interactive)

MOFA warns against travel to dengue-affected areas in Indonesia (The Jakarta Post)

As EU scraps aid, Indonesia introduces health insurance for the poor (EurActiv)

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  SPORT TALK...

Indonesia wants Sabina Altynbekova of Kazakhstan to help revive women's volleyball (Tengri News)

Asian Cup 2015: Massimo Luongo becomes toast of a nation (The Australian)

Marquez, Pedrosa unveil 2015 Repsol Honda MotoGP colours (Crash Net)

Repsol Honda unveil new 2015 livery in Bali (MotoGP)

Q&A: Nidji (ManUtd)

Asia Olympic Council Urges Indonesia to Keep Focus On Renovation (The Jakarta Globe)

PSSI and sports ministry look to improve soccer (The Jakarta Post)

Gunners fire themselves into Indonesian record books (Inside World Football)

Saha keen to meet Jakarta fans (ManUtd.com)

Sports programs to drive pay TV growth: MP & Silva (The Jakarta Post)

Thohir: "On with the project, growth on and off the field" (Internazionale)

Cityzens: Indonesian competition winners (Manchester City)

Indonesia football marathon (Arsenal FC)

Asian Cup 2015: Massimo Luongo keeping Indonesia on edge with exploits for Socceroos (Herald Sun)

Young-dae to play in Superliga in Bali (The Jakarta Post)

Carlin Return To Formula Renault 3.5 With Gelael And Dillmann (Paddock Talk)

Irwin anticipates Jakarta party (ManUtd)

MAP Active become Indonesian partner (Arsenal FC)

Jakarta ready for UNITED: LIVE (ManUtd.com)

Garudafood, first regional partner in Asia (PSG.Fr)

GarudaFood, Paris Saint-Germain Join Hands to Sweep Indonesian Market (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesia To Represent Asia In Women's World Chess Championship (Bernama)

Djarum Rewards Shuttlers for 2014 Achievements (The Jakarta Globe)

  LIFE, PEOPLE, SOCIAL ISSUES...

3 Major Ways The Seascape Collective Helps The Women Of South East Indonesia Strive For Gender Equality (Marie Claire)

After Crash of AirAsia Flight, Old Port City Has Sad New Role (The New York Times)

Majority of Australians Support Executing Bali Nine Duo (The Jakarta Globe)

Maid takes degree course, with employers' support (The Straits Times)

Real-Life Driving Experience in the 2015 Honda CR-V (The Jakarta Globe)

Bali Nine: how two young Australian men ended up on death row in Indonesia (The Guardian)

British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia (The Independent)

'Save sympathy for drug addicts' families '( Brisbane Times)

Bali Nine: Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan changed men, say lawyers and family (ABC News)

You could not kill them, if you met them: Bali Nine families' plea to Indonesia (Brisbane Times)

Group Petitions to End Early Marriage in Indonesia (The Jakarta Globe)

Divers Face Down Fear in Search for AirAsia Jet’s Victims (WSJ)

Eccentric Kem Chicks Business Guru Bob Sadino Passes Away at Age 76 (The Jakarta Globe)

Bob Sadino Once Said He is Lucky for Leaving College (Global Indonesian Voices)

NGOs praise regulation on domestic worker protection (The Jakarta Post)

Hundreds of Indonesian Migrant Workers Repatriated (The Jakarta Globe)

Second home among top sources of retirement income (Kashmir Reader)

Bali Nine leader Chan awaits clemency fate (9News)

Opinion: Irony and Indonesia, a Smidgen (Rio Times)

Bali Nine man on death row 'full of hope', says mentor Quilty (Brisbane Times)

Bali 9: Where they are now (The Age)

Stern Action Required to Deal with Belligerent Beggars (Tempo Interactive)

Bali Nine: Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan face execution together (The Guardian)

QZ8501: Analysing black boxes need mental strength (NST Online)

Bali Suitcase Murder: Trial Begins for Chicago Couple Charged with Brutal Killing (People)

Ben Quilty and Myuran Sukumaran's unlikely friendship (ABC News)

National SAR agency head calm and collected amid tragedy (The Jakarta Post)

AirAsia Flight 8501 Family Members Crave Return of Loved Ones (NBC News)

Jakarta Govt to Establish Domestic Abuse Hotline (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesia pays $1.87m to save maid from Saudi death row (Arabian Business)

Indonesia to lift maid ban if better conditions, pay offered (Yahoo Maktoob)

Indonesian children crewing asylum seeker boat put in adult jail (Sydney Morning Herald)

Massive struggle to raise minimum wage in Indonesia (Workers.org)

Indonesians help shipwrecked Australian yacht crew on remote tropical island (ABC News)

Bodies of 13 RI workers killed in Bering Sea arrive in Jakarta (The Jakarta Post)

Who Is Myuran Sukumaran? Bali Nine Drug Dealer's Clemency Plea Rejected By Indonesian President (International Business Times)

'What use will executing us be?': Bali Nine member Myuran Sukumaran speaks out after bid for clemency rejected (Sydney Morning Herald)

Family mourns loss of seven loved ones on AirAsia Flight QZ8501 (CNN)

Grieving family haunted by AirAsia victim's final birthday wish (AFP/Yahoo NZ)

Unaccompanied children seeking asylum face uncertainty and risk of exploitation

Indonesian school mourns students lost in QZ8501 tragedy (Channel NewsAsia)

10 years after the tsunami, a boy recognizes his mother: Chapter 3 (OregonLive)

10 years after the tsunami, mother receives a sign her daughter has been found: Chapter 2 (OregonLive)

10 years after the tsunami, was her daughter found? Chapter 1 (OregonLive)

AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Pilot's daughter asks the public not to blame her father (The Straits Times)

  AUDIO, VIDEO

From slums to the palace: President Widodo (CNN- Amanpour)

After 100 days, Indonesia's President says he still goes to the people (CNN)

Indonesians rebuild lives years after tsunami (Al Jazeera)

A decade on, Aceh's tsunami tourism rises (FT Video)

Indonesian Fin Min: Cheap oil isn't sustainable (CNBC)

Indonesia's Papua: Home to forgotten struggle (Al Jazeera)

Indonesia's black gold (Al Jazeera)

Bank Indonesia's Warjiyo on Rate Rise, Growth Outlook (Businessweek/Bloomberg)

Breakingviews: Bold fuel cut gives Indonesia opportunities (Reuters)

Indonesia's protective sea wall sparks controversy (BBC)

Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia, at the APEC CEO Summit (APEC)

Devastating 2004 tsunami cleared the way for better infrastructure in Indonesia (PBS NewsHour)

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