Sushma Swaraj arrived in Jakarta on a five-day visit to attend the 60th commemoration of the historical 1955 Asian-African Conference.
With the painful memory of two plane disasters this year still fresh, the news left many in Malaysia bewildered during the traditional year-end festive season.
US President Barack Obama arrived in Beijing on Monday for a regional summit, his first stop on a week-long Asian diplomatic tour. Obama is due to meet new Indonesian President Joko Widodo during the morning, and then address an Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) meeting in the Chinese capital.
The Constitutional Court's dismissal of ex-general Prabowo Subianto's challenge seals victory for Widodo, Indonesia's first leader without deep roots in the era of dictator Suharto.
The court was set to hand down its ruling on Thursday afternoon after two weeks of hearings, with independent analysts expecting the nine-judge panel to reject Prabowo's challenge. The verdict cannot be appealed.The court was set to hand down its ruling on Thursday afternoon after two weeks of hearings, with independent analysts expecting the nine-judge panel to reject Prabowo's challenge. The verdict cannot be appealed.
Several hundred Subianto supporters gathered outside the court building, located near the presidential palace in central Jakarta. More than 1,500 policemen were deployed to safeguard the court as well as its nine judges.
The can-do, clean image Jokowi has cultivated as a small-city mayor, and over the past year-and-a-half as Jakarta governor, has propelled him to the presidential palace.
With both presidential candidates of Indonesia continuing to claim victory, the leader of the world's third-largest democracy could be decided in court.
After weeks of bitter campaigning, millions of Indonesians cast ballots for president Wednesday in a race far too tight to predict, hoping their vote would bring change to a country plagued by corruption and poverty.