Joko Widodo

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) inspecting coronavirus vaccine trials and production facilities during his visit at the state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma in Bandung, Indonesia. Photograph: EPA/Indonesian presidential palace handout

China’s Sinovac Biotech launched a late-stage human trial on Tuesday that will involve as many as 1,620 patients in Indonesia for a Covid-19 vaccine c(...)

Cars wait to cross the border at Gold Coast Highway checkpoint on the Gold Coast, Australia. Photograph: Albert Perez/EPA

An Australian state is toughening its punishments for anyone caught violating coronavirus quarantine rules, including up to six months in jail. The m(...)

An man negotiates the stairs in his flood-damaged house on January 3rd, 2020 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photograph: Ed Wray/Getty Images

Indonesia’s air force seeded clouds with salt on Friday to try to stop rainfall reaching the Jakarta after deadly flash floods and landslides triggere(...)

A street vendor pushes her noodle stall in front of the popular tourist street of Khaosan Road in Bangkok. Photograph:  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images

Thailand could be the next nation in southeast Asia to relocate its capital after prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hinted such a move could be a “poss(...)

 Indonesian police officers  clash with protesters outside the parliament building in Jakarta. Photograph: Mast Irham

Thousands of students across Indonesia took to the streets to protest a “disastrous” draft criminal code that would include outlawing extramarital sex(...)

 Jakarta:  the steadily sinking Indonesian capital, built on swampland,  is a teeming megacity plagued by traffic and air pollution.    Photograph: Josh Haner/The New York Times

Indonesia has named the site in East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo where it plans to build a new capital to replace Jakarta, president Joko Widod(...)

 An injured police officer is helped by colleagues after clashes with protesters in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday night. Photograph: Antara Foto/Rusyidi Zain/ via Reuters

Calm returned to the streets of the Indonesian capital on Thursday after a second night of clashes between security forces and protesters angry about (...)

 Protesters clash with  police during  outside of the Election Supervisory Board (building in Jakarta on Wednesday. Photograph: Adi Weda/EPA

Six people have died and about 200 have been injured in clashes in Jakarta following the official announcement that incumbent Joko Widodo had won the (...)

  Joko Widodo takes a selfie with local residents after his victory speech following the announcement of election results at a slum area in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA

The woman threw herself on the road in front of the motorcade, forcing the vehicle with the licence plate “Indonesia 1” to slam on the brakes. “Jokow(...)

A woman looks at her ballot during a revote due to logistical issues in Indonesia’s general election in Banda Aceh. Photograph: Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP/Getty Images

Ten days after Indonesia held the world’s biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illnesses ca(...)

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