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MOST TEENAGERS starting at a new school want to fit in. But not Jeni Hia. On her first day at a public high school in Padang, the capital of West Sumatra province, the 16-year-old was the only girl whose hair was uncovered. Indonesia has the world’s largest population of Muslims: 235m, some 87% of its …

PTAR selects Metso’s technology for gold mine in Indonesia. Credit: Ralf Salonen/Metso Corporation. Exploration, mining and mineral processing firm PT Agincourt Resources (PTAR) has selected Metso’s energy-efficient grinding technology for use at its Martabe gold mine in Sumatra, Indonesia. PTAR has chosen Metso’s Vertimill VTM-4500 stirred mill, which Metso claims is the largest to be …

Another year, another attempt, another failure in collecting tax. Despite numerous tweaks and improvements over the last two decades, Indonesia’s tax administration has failed to generate a sustainable and meaningful increase in tax revenue over and above the pre-2000 levels. From conventional strategies — restructuring the organization, modernizing IT systems, developing data infrastructure — to …

Indonesia is the world’s second largest contributor to marine waste. Seeing the beautiful coral reefs off the coast of Indonesia’s capital drowning in plastic, 25 year-old Swietenia Puspa Lestari decided to take action. She leads a team of volunteer divers who clear rubbish from the reefs and recycle what they find. Produced by Callistasia Wijaya …

Why did East Timor hold a referendum in 1999? The landmark vote in 1999, in which 78.5% of East Timorese chose independence from Indonesia, was the culmination of 24 years of occupation by Jakarta and, before that, hundreds of years of colonial rule by Portugal. Why did Portugal relinquish its far-flung colony? In April 1974 …

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, Indonesia’s highly regarded disaster agency spokesperson, a man who continued to provide updates on the country’s inordinate number of natural disasters even as he suffered lung cancer, has died aged 49. Sutopo, known affectionately across the country as Pak Topo, an amalgamation of the Indonesian word for mister and an abbreviation of …