· July, 2008

Stories about Indonesia from July, 2008

Indonesia: Divorce cases increasing

  24 July 2008

Indonesia Matters reports that divorce cases are up in Indonesia with more women initiating the divorce. Adultery is still the top reason for divorce but it is interesting to note that “political differences” are also causing family break-ups.

Indonesia: 2009 elections

  17 July 2008

Thirty-nine (39) parties will compete in the 2009 Indonesian elections. Politics and Society analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of some of these political parties.

Memorizing Quran and Hadist competition

  13 July 2008

The Indonesian government in association with the Saudi government will hold an Asean Musabaqah Hifdzil Quran wal Hadist/MHQH (Memorizing Quran and Hadist competition) this month.

Southeast Asia: Alternative sources of energy

  3 July 2008

Due to skyrocketing oil prices, many Southeast Asian countries are intensifying efforts to tap alternative sources of energy. Lifestyles are changing since people are now more aware about the oil price crisis.