Criticism grows as Saudi Arabia dilutes Sharia; Aceh, Indonesia, enforces strict Sharia amidst tolerance concerns, shaping broader religious and governance trends.
Prabowo Subianto claims victory in Indonesia's presidential election amid unofficial results, positioning himself as a potential leader amidst geopolitical shifts.
Indonesia's youth-dominated electorate transforms elections, shaping political strategies with TikTok, K-pop concerts, and social media blitzes. Candidates vie for attention, addressing substantive concerns amidst a backdrop of screen-centric campaigning.
Incumbent Indonesian President Jokowi's indirect support for candidate Prabowo sparks controversy, challenging political norms. Prabowo leads polls, raising concerns about dynastic politics and electoral integrity.
Democracies face rising election costs, exemplified by Indonesia's $1.7 billion budget. Officials express confidence, anticipating economic growth spurred by elections' positive impact on GDP and national development.
Indonesia's new capital project, relocating from Jakarta to Nusantara, faces scrutiny and differing views among presidential candidates, impacting the ambitious $35 billion initiative's future and economic prospects.
Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, grapples with rising anti-Rohingya sentiments fueled by misinformation on social media, challenging efforts to aid refugees amid domestic concerns.
Indonesia's upcoming election sees Prabowo, linked to Suharto, gaining popularity through playful social media presence. Political dynasties, including President Widodo's, dominate the race amid societal acceptance.
Malaysia and Indonesia make strides in resolving long-standing land disputes, aiming for unity against external pressures, especially China. Key progress includes plans to conclude border negotiations by year-end, addressing challenges with a neighborly approach, and acknowledging the urgency amid China's assertiveness in the South China Sea.
Bahasa Indonesia gains UNESCO recognition as the 10th official language, marking global significance and promoting cultural ties. Indonesian language's popularity surges, attracting learners worldwide and bolstering international cooperation.