As freeze on workers lifts, Indonesians head to Sarawak in hope of a better life
They say they are willing to do anything as long as they can earn enough to provide for their families back home.
Indonesia to lift freeze on workers' entry to Malaysia
The restrictions on the entry of domestic workers and labourers will be lifted on Aug 1.
Japan to take part in 'Garuda Shield' exercises in Indonesia for first time
The annual exercises, typically between Indonesia and the US, will be 'significantly larger in scope and scale' than previous years, the US says.
China's Xi to hold talks with Indonesia's Jokowi in rare visit
The last time China hosted foreign leaders was at the start of the Winter Olympics in February, with Russian President Vladimir Putin among those who visited Beijing in a highly guarded bubble.
NZ urges extra travel precautions to prevent foot and mouth outbreak
Indonesia, including popular tourist destination Bali, have recently had an outbreak of foot and mouth disease, raising the risk that the virus could reach New Zealand.
Indonesian court rejects call to legalise medicinal marijuana
Three mothers of children with cerebral palsy backed by civil society organisations had in 2020 filed a judicial review of the country's strict narcotics law, arguing for the use of medicinal marijuana to treat symptoms.
Controversial Indonesian cleric released on parole
The hardline cleric and spiritual figurehead of the now outlawed Islamic Defenders Front was sentenced to four years in prison in June last year for violating Indonesia's quarantine law and spreading fake news during the pandemic.
Malaysia to integrate system with Indonesia, minister says on foreign worker freeze
Human Resources Minister M Saravanan says this will allow both countries to possess information on the entry of Indonesian workers into Malaysia.
MoU on Indonesian workers, financing of subsidies to be raised in Dewan Rakyat
Questions will also be raised on the status of transportation projects and the government's approach to combating online fraud.
Indonesia removes palm oil export levy until Aug 31
The decision by the world's biggest palm oil exporter could further depress prices, which have fallen by about 50% since late April to their lowest in over a year.
Ministries to hold urgent talks as Indonesia halts entry of workers
The human resources ministry says discussions will be held with the home ministry immediately.
Indonesia imposes temporary freeze on sending migrant workers to Malaysia
Indonesia cites Malaysia's use of an online recruitment system for domestic workers linked to allegations of trafficking and forced labour.