Indonesia

Indonesian defense ministry seeks budget boost to counter Papuan insurgency

Experts on the conflict-ridden region said violence there would increase if security forces received more weapons.

As Indonesian President-elect Prabowo nears parliamentary majority, experts fear democracy will suffer

Including parliamentary seats from his coalition and of two parties that committed support, he would command a 71% majority.

Indonesia disputes US call for crackdown over religious freedom violations

The annual United States Commission on International Religious Freedom report recommends placing Jakarta on special watch list.

Timor-Leste seeks economic lifeline as oil wealth dwindles

Nearly 25 years after independence, unemployment and poverty remain challenges.

Upcoming changes to powerful Indonesian court will erode judges’ independence, experts fear

The Constitutional Court is an important institution that provides checks and balances in fledgling Southeast Asian democracy.

Timor-Leste seeks economic lifeline as oil wealth dwindles

Nearly 25 years after independence, unemployment and poverty remain challenges.

The Trisakti Tragedy, 26 years on. Will justice be served?