In the news
- E-commerce in Indonesia is on the cusp of a boom, but legal and tax issues make investors wary (FT)
- The Wall Street Journal interviews President Jokowi and head economics minister Sofyan Djalil about making Indonesia more business-friendly.
- Straining under the cost of importing fuel, the government is determined to boost Indonesia’s refining capacity (Bloomberg)
- Human rights activists are calling for an independent investigation into the shooting of five teenagers in Papua this week (Jakarta Post)
- David Hill and Krishna Sen look at how Indonesian language is landing cameos in Australian pop culture (The Conversation)
- Luhut Pandjaitan, a key advisor and long time associate of President Jokowi, spoke to CSIS in Washington about economics and foreign policy—watch the video here.
On the AIYA Blog
- We chat to a young Indonesian experiencing life a world away from the tropics in Norway.
- Nasya Bahfen reflects on the experience of being an Australian on Hajj.
Events & opportunities
- Tonight, 18:00, Yogya: AIYA Yogyakarta’s careers night at Pecel Solo Restaurant will bring together a panel of experts from who’ve made a career working within the bilateral relationship. (Only for those already registered).
- Saturday, 09:30, Sydney: the University of Sydney will host the Gus Dur Memorial Lecture, a reflection on the progressive legacy of former president Wahid by his daughter Yenny. Info here.