(Photo credit: The Jakarta Globe)

 Not long after Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull visited Indonesia earlier this month, in an effort to rebuild ties after a period of strained relations, tensions have once again flared between Indonesia and Australia over asylum seeker policy after a boat that was pushed back from Christmas Island by the Royal Australian Navy ran out of fuel off Indonesia. On Thursday evening - just hours before a two-day summit on refugees began in Jakarta with 14 countries participating including Australia - the boat carrying 16 asylum seekers and an Indonesian captain washed up at a beach in West Kupang. (NEWS/PHOTO: Sydney Morning Herald)

National, Politics, Security

Indonesia protests boat push-back policy after asylum seekers found stranded (Sydney Morning Herald)

Indonesia raises concerns over Australia's handling of asylum seekers (Reuters)

Asylum seekers return to Indonesia after Christmas Island turn-back (ABC News)

Mystery asylum seeker boat 'pushed back by Australian navy' found (Sydney Morning Herald)

Australia, Jakarta likely to discuss 'root causes' of people smuggling (Sydney Morning Herald)

Indonesia: experts call for deradicalization of returning IS supporters (AsiaOne)

Indonesia is Host for Terrorism in Southeast Asia, says Police (Tempo Online)

Bali bomber shows remorse, condemns ISIS' violence (The Straits Times)

Indonesia 'keeping an eye' on ISIS returnees (The Straits Times)

Australia received East Timor 'hit list' before Indonesian invasion (ABC News)

Watchdog: Campaign Funding Least Transparent in Maluku, East Nusa Tenggara, Riau (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesia Seeks to Form Peat Ecosystem Body Before Climate Meet (Tempo Online)

Indonesia can avoid being 'global villain' at Paris climate talks: Activists (Channel NewsAsia)

KPK on the Case as Graft Probe Into Petral Begins (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesia sentences 3 drug smugglers from Hong Kong to life imprisonment, 20 years in jail (Xinhua)

Indonesia jails three Hong Kong men for drugs (AFP/Yahoo)

BNN Chief Settles on East Java Island for Drug Prison — but No Crocodiles (The Jakarta Globe)

Islet off Madura to host Waseso's Narcotics prison (Thejakartapost.com)

Bantleman remains unable to leave Indonesia (Calgary Herald)

Neil Bantleman likely stuck in Indonesia over Christmas (Calgary Sun)

Shake-up at ethics council puts Setya on edge (The Jakarta Post)

President Jokowi says he will not intervene in House Speaker`s case (Antara)

For Most Indonesians, KPK Is the Only Credible Graftbuster (The Jakata Globe)

House Commission Defends KPK Fit and Proper Test Postponement (The Jakarta Globe)

House buying time on KPK leadership (The Jakarta Post)

Joko Asks House to Get On With Vetting Candidates for KPK (The Jakarta Globe)

Attorney general office quietly stops investigation of corruption case (Antara)

Safety behind plan to buy choppers (The Jakarta Post)

Leaders kick off global drive for peaceful Islam (The Jakarta Post)

From Indonesia, a Muslim Challenge to the Ideology of the Islamic State (The New York Times)

Jakarta focused on domestic extremism (The Straits Times)

IS propaganda has spread to five provinces: Police (Thejakartapost.com)

Bali Bomber Repentant, Speaks Out Against Islamic State (The Jakarta Globe)

Pew's research that 10 million Indonesians ‘like’ ISIS worrying: The Jakarta Post (The Straits Times)

Experts divided over attack risk as Indonesian ISIS members return (Today Online)

Indonesia needs to balance Chinese and US influence: Research (Thejakartapost.com)

MFA refutes CNN report; no agreement with Indonesia on airspace management (Today Online)

Report on Singapore not objecting to Indonesia taking over Riau airspace ‘inaccurate’: MFA (Channel NewsAsia)

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Business, Economy

Economists urge more pro-investment policies (Thejakartapost.com)

Indonesia budget deficit could hit legal limit in worst-case scenario: fin min (Business Times)

The Taxman Cometh – With the Help of Spooks (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesian Bonds Gain as Slower Inflation Boosts Rate-Cut Bets (Bloomberg)

Indonesia's Pertamina signs HOA with Saudi Aramco for Cilacap refinery upgrade (Platts)

Saudi Aramco to invest more in Indonesia's oil and gas sector (Reuters)

Japan's JGC to upgrade state refinery in Indonesia (Nikkei)

Indonesia's Pertamina delays East Natuna gas startup target to 2030 (Platts)

Goverment Moves to Entice More Companies to Revalue Assets (The Jakarta Globe)

Is Indonesia’s Rice Production Data Inaccurate? (GIV News)

BPS to Do the Rice Thing After Fudged Figures Force Grain Import (The Jakarta Globe)

Govt claims surplus in rice production in 2015 (Antara)

Industry Minister: Manufacturing to Grow 5.7 Percent in 2016 (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesia to boost biodiesel output to meet new mandates -industry (Reuters)

Malaysia refiners call for common palm oil export duty plan with Indonesia (The Star Online)

Indonesia’s fund to be game changer for palm oil sector (The Star Online)

Unilever Opens Rp 2t Oleochemical Plant in North Sumatra (The Jakarta Globe)

Toshiba wins Cirebon expansion contract (Modern Power System)

Tourism to Take Center Stage in Push for Economic Revival (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesia aims to boosts competitiveness of tourism sector in region (Xinhua)

Official apologizes for Bali Sharia tourism proposal (Thejakartapost.com)

Hakkasan Group expands into Indonesia and the US (The Caterer)

TPG Indonesia affiliate Northstar nets $900m across new flagship, venture funds (AltAssets)

Indonesia stocks higher at close of trade; IDX Composite Index up 0.25% (Investing.com)

More business news....

Analysis, Commentary, Reportage

This week in Jakarta: Mental revolution, ASEAN, and 'rats in the rice fields' (The Interpreter)

Indonesia bribe scandal tests Jokowi’s reform plans (Rappler.com/Asia Sentinel)

The Importance of the Joint Statement on the US-ASEAN Strategic Partnership (The Diplomat)

Palm Oil Facing `Powerful Cocktail' of El Nino, Fuel Demand (Bloomberg)

Crude Palm Oil Industry Indonesia: Prices May Extend Rally into 2016 (Indonesia Investments)

Climate diplomacy in South-East Asia: Best-laid plans (The Economist)

Years of living prosperously — RI-OZ economic diplomacy (The Jakarta Post)

From Indonesia, a Muslim Challenge to the Ideology of the Islamic State (The New York Times)

Analysis: Indonesia automotive industry: More potholes ahead (The Jakarta Post)

Moody's: Stable Outlook for Rated Indonesian Companies in 2016 (Indonesia Investments)

Indonesia Hobbles CIMB's Ambition (Bloomberg)

Fitch Ratings about Indonesia's Insurance, Automotive & Motorcycle Industries (Indonesia Investments)

The ASEAN community (The Statesman)

Net-oil importer Indonesia set for surprising return to OPEC (The Globe and Mail)

INTERVIEW: Japan committed to Indonesian energy (Oil & Gas Year)

Gauging the ISIS Threat in Indonesia (Asia Sentinel)

Bank Indonesia Remains Committed to Tight Monetary Stance (Indonesia Investments)

INTERVIEW: Trade Minister Tom Lembong Says Reforms Will Start to Bear Fruit in Six to Eight Months (The Jakarta Globe)

The Guide to Corporate Establishment in Indonesia (Asean Briefing)

Introducing the New OPEC Member That Likes Lower Oil Prices (Bloomberg)

Analysis: Is the slowdown in the property sector set to continue? (The Jakarta Post)

Fitch Ratings' Indonesia Property Watch Report: Pessimistic View (Indonesia Investments)

Is Indonesia on a fast train to Beijing under Joko Widodo? (Australian FInancial Review)

Why the Indonesian Government Delayed Release of 7th Stimulus Package? (Indonesia Investments)

Commentary: We’ve humiliated Japan on train project: What’s next? (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesian President Joko Widodo seeks warmer ties with China (The Australian)

Double or Nothing Is Way Into Indonesia's Lucrative Bank Sector (Bloomberg)

Banking Sector Indonesia: Foreign Ownership & Sustainable Financing (Indonesia Investments)

More analysis...

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