Environment

Indonesia forest fires choke Southeast Asia

Toxic haze spreads across Indonesia and into neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore forcing schools to shut.

Indonesia forest fires choke Southeast Asia

AJ Impact

Fighting fire: Malaysian PM wants to get tough on haze sources

Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysian companies that start forest fires in Indonesia may be forced to take action.

Fighting fire: Malaysian PM wants to get tough on haze sources

Environment

Indonesia 'doing everything' to put out forest fires: President

Pressure is growing to tackle forest fires as noxious smoke haze envelopes Malaysia and Singapore.

Indonesia 'doing everything' to put out forest fires: President

Reporter's Notebook

Malaysia tries cloud seeding amid choking smoke haze

The choking smog, blamed on forest fires in Indonesia, has become an annual occurrence in Southeast Asia, despite efforts to address the problem.

AJ Impact

Indonesia puts anti-corruption agency under supervisory board

Activists expressed concern that proposed legal reforms will weaken the anti-corruption agency.

Indonesia puts anti-corruption agency under supervisory board

Indonesia

West Papua unrest tests Indonesia's Jokowi as second term begins

President faces challenge of addressing Papuan demands and keeping country intact amid calls for independence.

West Papua unrest tests Indonesia's Jokowi as second term begins

Asia Pacific

Indonesia's decision to move capital to Borneo raises concerns

While plans are still in their early stages, the first construction is expected to be completed by 2024.

Asia Pacific

UN urges Indonesia to protect rights of West Papua activists

UN Human Rights Council experts call for immediate measures to protect freedom of expression as demonstrations continue.

UN urges Indonesia to protect rights of West Papua activists

Indonesia

Refugee families in Indonesia left in limbo

Indonesia is home to 14,000 refugees and asylum seekers but is not a signatory to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention.

AJ Impact

By the numbers: Economic impact of Southeast Asia's haze

Agriculture and healthcare sectors among those bearing cost of worsening air quality in Southeast Asia.

By the numbers: Economic impact of Southeast Asia's haze

Asia Pacific

Indonesia fires forces schools and airport to close in Sumatra

Worsening fires in Indonesia's Sumatra island threaten to cause more diplomatic frictions with neighbouring Malaysia.

Indonesia fires forces schools and airport to close in Sumatra

101 East

Killing Indonesia's Wildlife

101 East investigates how the illegal wildlife trade is wiping out rare species on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Indonesia

BJ Habibie, who oversaw Indonesia’s transition to democracy, dies

Habibie, was an engineer, oversaw Indonesia's transition to democracy and the referendum on East Timor's independence.

BJ Habibie, who oversaw Indonesia’s transition to democracy, dies

AJ IMPACT

Families of Boeing 737 Max crash victims demand more safety tests

Relatives urge US regulators not to rush return of ill-fated plane fleet as Boeing eyes certification later this year.

Families of Boeing 737 Max crash victims demand more safety tests

Asia Pacific

Haze blankets Kuala Lumpur, Singapore as fires rage in Indonesia

Transboundary haze from Indonesia's Sumatra island cited for rising pollution index in next-door Malaysia and Singapore.

Haze blankets Kuala Lumpur, Singapore as fires rage in Indonesia