Indonesia and the UK: A Growing Relationship

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Despite the lack of publicity, the ties between Indonesia and the United Kingdom have witnessed a remarkable growth in the last few years. Last year, the two governments inked four agreements in the fields of maritime, civil aviation, counter-terrorism and transnational crime, in addition to research and innovation.

Monkey Business: Can an Animal Own the Rights to Its Own Image?

Wayne Beynon | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Wayne Beynon

If an animal takes a selfie, does it own the rights? While this may sound like a modern day riddle, it is in fact a question that a Californian court had to consider after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) took issue with a Welsh photographer's picture of a monkey.

Balinese Retreats: The Mulia, Mulia Resort and Villas, Bali, Indonesia

The Spa Spy | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Before arriving at The Mulia, I have to confess I didn't know what to expect, I had heard that it was massive and wondered how a resort so large could pull off a luxury service. On our approach to the resort seeing the building looming in the distance I thought perhaps this wasn't the right fit for The Spa Spy.

Indonesians Unite To Share Powerful Message In The Face Of Terror Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK

The Indonesian capital of Jakarta was thrown into chaos on Thursday as terrorists launched a brutal wave of bomb and gun attacks across the city. S...

Indonesia is In No Need of ASEAN Economic Community 2015

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

A week ago, the 10 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries began to implement a regional free market, known as the ASEAN Economic Com...

Israel and ASEAN Relations: Opportunities and Obstacles

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Despite a lack of publicity, for several years Israel has silently and cautiously cultivated deep-running political and economic cooperation with ASEA...

Lindsay Sandiford Wins Reprieve From Indonesia Firing Squad

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

Lindsay Sandiford, the British grandmother facing the firing squad in Indonesia for drug smuggling, has been given a temporary reprieve after the coun...

Death Row Drug Convicts Could Be Guarded By Crocodiles In Indonesia

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK

Drug convicts on death row could be guarded by crocodiles under new plans from Indonesia’s anti-drugs chief - because they can’t be bribed. Bud...

Sailing By: Trouble in The South China Sea

Alistair Burnett | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

Most eyes may still be on Syria as the epicentre of global tension, but the temperature just rose in South China Sea too where several countries, including China, lay claim to the same waters.

Snuffing Out Fires in Indonesia

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

It can no longer be ignored that the situation must end soon. It is more than obvious that many people are in dire need of serious and concrete efforts by both the government in Jakarta and the regional community to alleviate the deteriorating condition.

Passenger Plane Carrying 10 People Missing In Indonesia

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

A passenger plane carrying 10 people on a domestic flight is missing in eastern Indonesia. Transportation Ministry spokesman Julius Barata said th...

We Travel to Come Home - An Indonesian Odyssey

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

I was terribly homesick in my last years, but in the words of philosopher Martin Buber (b 1878, d 1965), "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware". For me, the secret destination that I was meant to be, but was unaware of, is in the heart of the Mediana family.

The Decline of the Men of the Forest

Frontier | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK

Orangutans are highly intelligent animals. They are extremely similar to humans, given that they're able to use advanced cognitive skills, and in fact they share 96.4% of our genetic make-up. It is no surprise then that the word 'Orangutan' translates from the Malay language as 'Man of the forest'.

Everyone Wants To Save The Rainforest - On Paper

John Sauven | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK
John Sauven

Of course we need a strong commitment to forest protection and restoration to come out of the Climate Summit in Paris. But we must have action as well.

Wreckage Of Missing Indonesian Plane Found

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK

The wreckage of an Indonesian plane has been found in the Papua district of Oktabe, officials have said. The Trigana Air plane, carrying 54 people,...

Indonesian Plane Disappears With 54 People Aboard

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Officials say wreckage of plane has been found A plane has disappeared carrying 54 people after it flew into bad weather and lost contac...

Octopus Carries Coconut Across Ocean Floor, Like A Boss

Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

An industrious octopus has been caught on video appearing to carry two halves of a coconut across the ocean floor. The medium-sized species was fi...

Prohibit Globally, Execute Locally: International Drug Laws Made Manifest in Local Executions

Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

In the first months of 2015 Indonesia executed 14 people for non-violent, drug related offences. It's a mistake to view Indonesia's executions as the isolated actions of a president eager to solidify his position. These are part of a half-a-century-old international drug regime determined to crush anyone and everyone associated in any way with illicit drugs.

Rohingyas in Indonesia: Stories from the Ground

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

The international community must realise that the only solution to end the suffering of the Rohingyas lies with the Myanmar government. We must pressure them to end the atrocities that they are committing towards these people. The Rohingya minority must be allowed to return to their country and live peacefully in the place that they call home.

Rohingya Muslim Minority: The World's Most Unwanted People

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

It is difficult to see when all of this going to end, but one thing needs to be made clear: If we remain silent, all of us will eventually have to pay a heavy price.

Rohingya Refugee Crisis Is a Policy Success for President Thein Sein

Mark Farmaner | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Mark Farmaner

The simple truth is that the government of Burma has a policy of trying to drive the Rohingya out of the country. Boat loads of trafficked Rohingya heading for other countries are exactly what they want to see. For President Thein Sein, this is a policy success.

British Grandmother Has Just One Last Hope To Avoid Indonesian Firing Squad

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK

A British grandmother due to be executed by firing squad in Indonesia has just six months to lodge an appeal, which experts say is her “last hope”...

Indonesia Is 'Humiliating' Female Army Recruits With Virginity Tests

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK

International pressure group Human Rights Watch have condemned the Indonesian military's "virginity testing" of female army recruits. The "humiliat...

The Firing Squad in Indonesia

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

I went to the European Parliament chamber last week for a 'debate' about the death penalty in Indonesia following executions of Australians for drugs smuggling. A woman from my European Parliamentary constituency, Lindsay Sandiford, is on death row in Indonesia facing charges. Naturally, I wished to contribute to the debate...

Here's The Woman Who Saved Bali Nine Mother From Firing Squad

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK

The woman whose confession saved a Filipino mother-of-two from the firing squad just hours before her life was to be ended, along with the Bali Nine m...