In the news
- The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik as a suspect in a major corruption investigation.
- Indonesia sees a boost in its ranking in this year’s WEF competitiveness index.
- Stephen Grenville at the Lowy Interpreter looks at the recent agreement between Australia and Indonesian on intelligence matters.
- Meanwhile, polling by the ANU shows Australians unfortunately see Indonesia as ‘a friend, but no ally’.
- When compared to its ASEAN neighbours Indonesia is a beacon of democracy, reports the New York Times.
- East Java businesswomen have been on a study tour of W.A. thanks to a government-supported exchange program.
- @WJournal talks to Sacha Stevenson, creator of hilariously irreverent YouTube clips on Indonesian life.
- AIYA Victoria’s former President Samuel Bashfield, who’s motorbiking from Aceh to Jakarta for charity, got a write up from the ABC!
On the blog
- AIYA’s Clarissa Tanurahardja speaks to some young Indonesians about what the recent elections meant for them.
Events and opportunities
- The Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth (CAUSINDY) will come to Indonesia for the first time next week—keep up on Twitter by following @causindy and using the hashtag #causindy. See you there or online!
- Great news, teachers: the Asia Education Foundation is seeking applications from Australian schools to be a part of the 2015 Australia–Indonesia BRIDGE School Partnerships Project.
- At the AIYA Job Board: the Indonesia-Australia Language Foundation is looking for qualified English teachers to be based in Surabaya.