Dozens of buildings collapsed on Wednesday in Indonesia's northern province of Aceh, when a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck in the early hours.
Environmental activists on Tuesday hailed Indonesia's ban on converting peatlands into plantations but said enforcement was critical to reducing annual fires that shroud parts of Southeast Asia in choking haze.
There are more than 33,000 street children in 16 provinces across Indonesia and local authorities are confident of achieving its target of ensuring that every child has a safe environment to live in by 2017.
Wages in Indonesia are due to go up by 8.25 per cent - about US$20 - next year, but workers are demanding a higher minimum wage increase. Labour unions are against the minimum wage formula which takes into account the current year’s inflation and the country's economic growth rates. Activists insist that the new wages should be based primarily on the basic cost of living.
Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla has blamed foreign countries for destroying Indonesia's forests, and wants them to pay to help restore the damaged land.
First Myanmar Investments, the inaugural company to be listed on the Yangon Stock Exchange this year, wants to become a main player in the country's tourism sector within the next year.
Thousands of protesters are expected to take part in a rally on Friday (Dec 2) demanding that Jakarta's governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is a suspect in a blasphemy case, be prosecuted.
Indonesia's counter-terrorism squad has arrested another suspect in connection with plans to attack several places in Jakarta using powerful high grade explosives. This is the fourth arrest by police in less than a week of members of a local terror cell based in West Java.
Nine suspected terrorists had infiltrated the demonstration, and were among some 100,000 protesters calling for Jakarta governor Ahok to be prosecuted for alleged blasphemy, say Indonesian police.
Businesses in Indonesia have welcomed the government's move to reform its legal system as this will provide greater certainty and transparency, and also helps to improve business and investor confidence in the country.