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7th and current President of Indonesia

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Joko Widodo: 7th and current President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is an Indonesian politician who is the 7th and current president of Indonesia. Elected in July 2014 as the first president not to come from an elite political or military background, he was previously the Mayor of Surakarta from 2005 to 2012, and the Governor of Jakarta from 2012 to 2014.

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Indonesia's Jokowi: Reformer turns pragmatist

Joko Widodo swept into power promising to change Indonesia - but the journey hasn't been smooth.
BBC News - Published

Factbox: Indonesia bill relaxes rules from mining to labor laws to spur investment

Indonesia's government has submitted to parliament a bill that proposes changes in 80 laws ranging from politically sensitive labor regulations to rules on mining, as President Joko Widodo seeks to..
Reuters - Published

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The Indonesia-China standoff, explained [Video]The Indonesia-China standoff, explained

One of the biggest standoffs in the South China Sea in years is souring relations between Indonesia and its biggest trading partner, China. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

Tens of thousands caught in deadly Indonesian floods [Video]Tens of thousands caught in deadly Indonesian floods

The death toll from flash floods and landslides in and around Indonesia’s capital Jakarta reached at least 21 on Thursday, with more heavy rain forecast, authorities said. The floods are the worst..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

 

Joko Widodo urges Australia to unite against xenophobia and intolerance

President Joko Widodo has urged Australia to stand with Indonesia in defence of human rights during a historic speech in Canberra.
SBS - Published

Australia and Indonesia must be partners in Pacific development: Widodo

Indonesian president Joko Widodo told Australia's parliament on Monday that he wanted to work with the traditional Pacific power to expand influence in the region in the face of China's stepped-up..
Reuters - Published

Watch: Indonesia's President Joko Widodo addresses the Australian parliament

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo is addressing the Australian parliament in Canberra.
SBS - Published

Watch: The Prime Minister and Indonesia's President hold joint media conference

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo is speaking with Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the second day of his official visit to Australia on the second day of his official visit to Australia
SBS - Published

Indonesian president welcomed to Australia

Governor-General David Hurley will hold a ceremonial welcome for Indonesian President Joko Widodo ahead of Monday's trade agreement signing with Australia .
SBS - Published

Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrives in Australia to sign lucrative trade deal

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has touched down in Australia for an official visit.
SBS - Published

GG to greet visiting Indonesian president

Governor-General David Hurley will hold a ceremonial welcome for Indonesian President Joko Widodo ahead of Monday's trade agreement signing with Australia .
SBS - Published

Indonesia, UAE sign $23 bn investment deals: officials

indonesia, uae sign $23 bn investment deals: officials
Other investments include deals in ports, renewable energy and agriculture. JAKARTA: The figure includes nearly a dozen deals signed after a meeting between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Crown..
WorldNews - Published

Indonesia asks Japan to invest in islands near waters disputed with China

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo on Friday asked Japan to step up investment in fisheries and energy in some of its South China Sea islands following a stand-off with China in waters that China claims..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian military says Chinese vessels left disputed waters

Indonesia's military said on Thursday that Chinese coast guard vessels and fishing boats had left disputed waters in the western reaches of the South China Sea following a visit by President Joko..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian trade unions to rally as government files new labor rules to parliament

A coalition of trade unions will mobilize thousands of people next week to block the Indonesian government's plan to relax restrictive labor rules, as President Joko Widodo's administration is set to..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president seeks to speed up 'Silicon Valley'-like capital

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday he had ordered his cabinet to speed up a $33 billion project to move the capital city from Jakarta to forested Borneo island so that the new "Silicon..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president defends bid by family to enter politics

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has brushed off accusations by critics that he is looking to create a political dynasty after a decision by his son and son-in-law to run for mayoral posts in next..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president rejects end to direct votes, relaxing term limit

Indonesian President Joko Widodo rejected on Monday proposals by some politicians and a Muslim group to amend the constitution to end direct elections for the presidency and relax term limits in the..
Reuters - Published

A vibrant Asean is in India’s interest: PM

“India’s Act East policy is an important part of our Indo-Pacific vision and Asean lies at the core of it. Integrated & economically vibrant Asean is in the interest of India,” PM Modi told Asean..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi meets Indonesian President Joko Widodo at Asean summit

The two leaders met on the sidelines of the Asean summit held in Thailand. Noting that India and Indonesia are close maritime neighbours, both leaders reiterated their commitment to work together for..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indonesia president says no plan to drop controversial anti-graft bill

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Friday he had no plan to revoke a new law that critics fear could curb the powers of the country's anti-corruption agency and that has triggered nationwide..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian president opens bridge in Papua amid efforts to quell unrest

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will officially open a new $128 million bridge in Papua on Monday amid a renewed pledge to develop one of the country's poorest regions, which has seen a spike in..
Reuters - Published

Jokowi and Subianto: Why Indonesia's leader went from scorn to selfies

When Indonesia's president put his former rival in government many were left confused and concerned.
BBC News - Published

Indonesia president tells cabinet to fix regulations, create jobs

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday ordered his new cabinet members to simplify the country's regulatory framework within their first month in office, stressing the new administration's..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president taps opposition, start-up founder for new cabinet

Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced his second-term cabinet on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and tapping the opposition leader as he..
Reuters - Published

Widodo's gamble: Indonesia president includes fierce rival in cabinet

Indonesian President Joko Widodo took what appeared to be his biggest political gamble on Wednesday by including former general Prabowo Subianto in the cabinet, his main rival who has long harbored..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia cabinet includes president's rival, startup founder

Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and tapping the leader of the..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Policy challenges for Indonesia's Widodo in second term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and including the leader of the..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Key economic appointments in Indonesia's new cabinet

Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati at the core of his economic team but also bringing in some new..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia cabinet unveiled, taps opposition and Gojek founder

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday unveiled his new cabinet for a second term, picking former industry minister Airlangga Hartarto to head his economic team and retaining economist Sri..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia's Indrawati to stay on as finance minister, cheering rupiah

Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Tuesday she had been asked by President Joko Widodo to stay in her post in his new cabinet, and the rupiah strengthened on expectations fiscal..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia's Widodo retains Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday asked Sri Mulyani Indrawati to continue in her role as finance minister of Southeast Asia's biggest economy during his second five-year term in office,..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian opposition leader Prabowo Subianto to join cabinet

Indonesian opposition leader Prabowo Subianto said on Monday he had been asked by President Joko Widodo to join the cabinet to help in the area of defense, and the former general said he had accepted..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president targets 'innovative' cabinet, taps Gojek CEO

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday he wanted "innovative" ministers in his cabinet for a second term, as the co-founder of tech startup Gojek said he would join and a former chairman of..
Reuters - Published

Chinese vice president visits Indonesia for closer ties

chinese vice president visits indonesia for closer ties
JAKARTA, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan on Monday wrapped up a friendly visit to Indonesia as a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, with the two countries agreeing to..
WorldNews - Published

PM Modi congratulates Joko Widodo for his re-election as Indonesian President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Joko Widodo for his re-election as the President of Indonesia and expressed confidence in his "dynamic leadership" which would further help in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Gojek CEO Makarim quits, says will join Indonesia's cabinet

Gojek CEO and co-founder Nadiem Makarim said on Monday he had resigned from the ride-hailing and payments company to join the cabinet of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, raising questions over who..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president may delay cabinet announcement to Wednesday

Indonesian President Joko Widodo may delay announcing his cabinet until Wednesday morning, according to Mahfud MD, a former head of the Constitutional Court, who said he was interviewed for a post at..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia's Joko Widodo sworn in for second term

indonesia's joko widodo sworn in for second term
Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who rose from poverty and pledged to champion democracy, fight entrenched corruption and modernize the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, was sworn in..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Indonesia's Widodo faces test on reform credentials in second term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in on Sunday for a second five-year term leading the world's third-biggest democracy, after an election dominated by economic issues but also the growing..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Indonesian president pledges to improve human resources, job creation

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Sunday he would make improving human resources his top priority in a second term in office to help lay the foundation for making the economy among the world's..
Reuters - Published

Scott Morrison praises Joko Widodo as Indonesian leader is inaugurated

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has kicked off a fresh term today in a ceremony attended by a string of foreign leaders, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
SBS - Published

Trade top of the agenda as Scott Morrison attends Indonesian leader's inauguration

Scott Morrison will attend the Presidential inauguration of Indonesian leader Joko Widodo, which is expected to get underway in a matter of hours.
SBS - Published

Trade tops Morrison's agenda in Indonesia

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to focus on a recently struck trade deal and another in the works during talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
SBS - Published

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