The Jakarta Post (Indonesia)

JAKARTA  (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Jokowi needs a special envoy with a strong mandate to hold talks with Myanmar’s leader. Former president Megawati Soekarnoputri is the perfect candidate for the job, because of shared similarities between the two strong women.

JAKARTA  (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia has been identified as a potential top three Asian market by food and beverage processing conglomerate Nestlé, which plans to invest in manufacturing and human resources, the company’s top executive in Indonesia has said.

JAKARTA  (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Activists and experts have often highlighted the declining quality of democracy in Indonesia, as indicated by worsening scores in the Freedom House and Economist Intelligence Unit democracy indexes as well as Statistic Indonesia’s (BPS) Democracy Index.

JAKARTA  (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - At least 56 people were subjected to sexual abuse in Catholic churches across Indonesia, as reported by the weekly magazine Warta Minggu published by the Tomang Roman Catholic parish in West Jakarta.

BATAM (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Hang Nadim International Airport operator in Batam said the ongoing construction of megablock Meisterstadt – also known as Pollux Habibie – may disrupt air traffic.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo conveyed his appreciation for Filipino surfer Roger Casugay who saved rival Arip Nurhidayat of Indonesia.

BATAM (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia's border island of Batam has increased security ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - According to the latest Truecaller Insights Report published on Dec. 3, Indonesian users currently receive up to 27.9 spam calls per month, with financial services (40 per cent) and insurance brokers (23 per cent) identified as the country's top spammers.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - “Google and Facebook have plans to build data centers here,” said Communications and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesian government to expand its tax incentive programme to cover more business sectors.