Indonesia

Bitcoin grows on Asian users

By Sat, Jul 26, 2014 3:17PM UTC Pic: AP.

Horry Chan spends more time on internet communication than talking to real people. As the owner of the Hong Kong-based online application store Easyapp.com, his team designs and customizes applications for local and international clients.

Prabowo appeals election result at Indonesia’s highest court

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 9:28PM UTC Prabowo Subianto. Pic: AP.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Lawyers say the losing candidate in Indonesia’s presidential election has filed a legal challenge of the outcome in the country’s highest court.

‘Losing is not an option’: How far will Prabowo go after election defeat?

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 8:50PM UTC Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo, left, and his defeated opponent Prabowo Subianto. Pic: AP.

On Tuesday this week, just hours before the official winner of Indonesia’s presidential election was scheduled to be announced, former military strongman Prabowo Subianto seemingly “withdrew” from the competition, leaving rival Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo to celebrate his victory amidst an atmosphere of widespread uncertainty and confusion, particularly among Prabowo’s own supporters.

Obama hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent Southeast Asia

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014 11:19AM UTC US President Barack Obama. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday congratulated Indonesia’s presidential election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result.

Indonesia: French drug smuggler sentenced to 15 years in jail

By Wed, Jul 23, 2014 5:10PM UTC

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesia court has sentenced a Frenchman to 15 years in prison for smuggling methamphetamine onto the resort island of Bali. Francois Jacques Guily was arrested in January upon arrival at Ngurah Rai airport after Customs officials discovered two plastic packs containing 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds)

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