In the news
- In Bali, Foreign Minister @JulieBishopMP and her Indonesian counterpart Dr Marty Natalegawa have signed a code of conduct which Ms Bishop says will “further strengthen and enhance” the bilateral relationship.
- Indonesian politics is again consumed by the energy subsidy issue, with the outgoing president ignoring requests from his successor to raise fuel prices.
- The Wall Street Journal reports that the interminable Bank Century investigation may complicate the recruitment of economic ministers.
- At Inside Indonesia, a look back on the Australian students who protested for Indonesian independence in the 1940s.
- @BenjaminBland looks at how Indonesia’s largest micro-lender copes with infrastructure challenges by putting bank branches on wheels.
- Al Jazeera’s @StepVaessen reports that Indonesia’s sweet tooth could lead to a public health crisis.
Events and opportunities
- Canberra, 3 September: Andreas Harsono of Human Rights Watch will speak at the ANU on the human rights challenges for Indonesia’s new president.
- At the AIYA Job Board: Ruma, a social enterprise that empowers the poor using mobile phone technology, is looking for a Jakarta-based Payroll and Tax Accountant and a Procurement Officer.