Indonesian authorities are trying to replace palm oil - which accounted for about 13 per cent of export earnings last year - with more environmentally friendly crops. But will they succeed?
Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean says differences of views between Malaysia and North Korea should be discussed and resolved without resorting to extreme measures.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo is expected to meet with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong around September this year for their Leaders' Retreat in Singapore.
The Indian Ocean region is playing a central role in global affairs, said Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the opening of the Indian Ocean Rim Association Leaders' Summit in Jakarta on Tuesday (Mar 7).
Malaysia has given Indonesia consular access to its citizen who is being detained in connection with the alleged assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Consular access has to given quickly according to the Vienna Convention, Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has told her Malaysian counterpart Anifah Aman.
Recent polls show that none of the three candidates running for the position of Jakarta governor has secured more than 50 per cent support, and the race could be decided by a small group of undecided voters.
Voters in Indonesia's capital city, Jakarta, will head to the polls on Wednesday (Feb 15) to choose their governor. Outside the capital, candidates have been hard at work rallying for voters' support.
Many businesses in Indonesia have indicated positive hiring intentions this year as the country's economy continues to generate optimism.
A Lippo-linked entity has launched a cash offer to take control of Singapore's largest private clinic operator Healthway Medical Corporation.