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24 Apr 2019 | 5:45 PM

Indonesia election fraud allegations are 'baseless' - security minister

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's chief security minister said on Wednesday accusations that the government and security forces conspired with election agencies to conduct systematic fraud during last week's polls are "baseless" and threatened national security.

12 Apr 2019 | 2:23 PM

How Indonesia's president has tried to claw back voter support in Muslim heartland

GARUT, Indonesia (Reuters) - When Wawan Setiawan, a volunteer for Indonesian President Joko Widodo's re-election campaign, goes door-to-door in this conservative part of Java, his opening line is: "If you hear he is anti-Islam or a communist, remember, it's all lies."

11 Apr 2019 | 12:38 PM

Fact-checkers vs hoax peddlers: a fake news battle ahead of Indonesia’s election

Armed with laptops, three dozen journalists and fact-checkers braced for battle before a live debate between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his challenger, Prabowo Subianto.

11 Apr 2019 | 7:07 AM

Fact-checkers vs. hoax peddlers: a fake news battle ahead of Indonesia’s election

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Armed with laptops, three dozen journalists and fact-checkers braced for battle before a live debate between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his challenger, Prabowo Subianto.

13 Mar 2019 | 2:19 PM

Wife, son of suspected Indonesian militant blow themselves up - police

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The wife and son of a suspected militant Islamist blew themselves up in their home on the Indonesian island of Sumatra early on Wednesday after hours of tense negotiations with counter-terrorism officers, authorities said.

13 Mar 2019 | 12:08 PM

In Indonesia, Facebook and Twitter are ‘buzzer’ battlegrounds as elections loom

Almost every day, "Janda", a self-described Indonesian housewife with 2,000 Twitter followers, dispenses lifestyle tips, complains about city life, and praises how the government of President Joko Widodo has improved her life as a young mother.

Widodo (left) shaking hands with Subianto in Jakarta, Indonesia. "Buzzer" teams, named for the social media buzz such groups aim to create, have sprung up in Indonesia ahead of the presidential election next month in the world's third-largest democracy. — Reuters
13 Mar 2019 | 12:01 PM

In Indonesia, Facebook and Twitter are 'buzzer' battlegrounds as elections loom

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Almost every day, "Janda", a self-described Indonesian housewife with 2,000 Twitter followers, dispenses lifestyle tips, complains about city life, and praises how the government of President Joko Widodo has improved her life as a young mother.

12 Mar 2019 | 5:31 PM

Indonesians get first chance to ride subway in traffic-clogged capital

Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, held on March 12 the first public trial run of its US$3bil mass rapid transit (MRT) system aimed at improving transport conditions in a city suffering some of the worst traffic jams in the world.

12 Mar 2019 | 4:37 PM

Indonesians get first chance to ride subway in traffic-clogged capital

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, held on Tuesday the first public trial run of its $3 billion mass rapid transit (MRT) system aimed at improving transport conditions in a city suffering some of the worst traffic jams in the world.

27 Feb 2019 | 2:23 PM

Indonesia says scores missing after illegal gold mine collapses

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian officials said on Wednesday dozens of rescuers were using spades and ropes to dig out around 45 people who were feared buried by the collapse of an illegal gold mine on the island of Sulawesi that killed at least one person.

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