Indonesia to Relocate Capital Due to Climate Change

On January 18, Indonesia’s parliament passed a bill to relocate the nation’s capital from Jakarta to the jungle island of Borneo, with the new city’s name to be Nusantara. The move, according to BBC News, will cost an estimated 466 trillion rupiah, or roughly $32.4 billion. The bill passed by approvals from eight factions, with one faction rejecting, according to Indonesian House Representative Puan Maharani.

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2024February 2024Spring 2024 ElectionsFocusAsia

FOCUS on Spring 2024 Elections: Indonesia

Foreign policy, re-emergence of dictatorial regimes, misinformation, and trivialization of campaigns permeates Indonesia’s 2024 elections. How the population responds will be a better view into the mind and feelings of the young voter.

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