4:18 pm July 27, 2015 | 31 Comments
Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has once again come to the defense of a religious minority congregation targeted by Islamic hard-liners, this time siding with a church threatened with demolition after three decades of serving its parishioners.
2:15 pm July 22, 2015 | 3 Comments
Police on Wednesday were set to charge several suspects linked to the torching of a mosque in Papua's Tolikara district last week as officials rushed to contain the fallout of the incident and prevent violence from spreading elsewhere.
7:42 pm July 21, 2015 | 20 Comments
Security across the country has been raised as provocative messages spread online in the aftermath of the burning down of a small mosque in Karubaga, in Papua’s Tolikara district last week.
2:16 pm July 18, 2015 | 12 Comments
The burning down of a small mosque in Karubaga, in Papua's Tolikara district on Friday, just as local Muslims prepared for Idul Fitri prayers, was an accident, President Joko Widodo's chief of staff has said.
11:27 am July 17, 2015 | 112 Comments
Residents in Papua's Tolikara district on Friday morning attacked a group of Muslims who were about to perform Idul Fitri prayers, throwing rocks at the congregation and setting fire to their mosque.
11:03 pm July 15, 2015 | 47 Comments
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama on Wednesday did something no other Indonesian leader has done since the late Abdurrahman “Gus Dur” Wahid was president: the Jakarta governor took a stand for a beleaguered minority group.
9:24 am July 12, 2015 | 1 Comment
When hundreds of fishermen were rescued from a life of slavery on Thai fishing boats off the coast of Indonesia earlier this year, the world took notice.
3:14 pm July 10, 2015 | 4 Comments
Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao was scheduled to meet with speakers from the House of Representatives on Friday afternoon as part of his efforts to reach out to President Joko Widodo on behalf of a Filipina currently on death row in Indonesia.
11:23 pm July 6, 2015 | 10 Comments
When 900 Indonesian slave laborers died of acute tetanus at a Japanese camp outside Jakarta in 1944, the country’s foremost researcher unearthed the grim truth behind their deaths. To silence him, the Japanese had him executed, but dogged research and historical archives have finally brought the truth to light.
7:05 pm July 6, 2015 | 5 Comments
Child welfare activists have called for greater awareness and adherence to formal adoption laws, as public debate on the adoption of Indonesian children by foreign citizens continues in the wake of high profile child abuse cases.
10:47 pm July 5, 2015 | 61 Comments
The Indonesian police are reluctant to crack down on hate speech, including by hard-line Islamic groups, because there are no “rewards” for doing so and they fear a backlash, an official has admitted.
5:23 pm July 5, 2015 | 6 Comments
Government institutions on all levels still have plenty of work to do if they want to end religious intolerance in Indonesia, observers say in response to a new report on religious freedom released by the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM).
3:48 pm July 4, 2015 | 8 Comments
The government has backed down on a controversial new regulation on a workers’ savings scheme, saying it will now allow policy holders to cash out after five years instead of 10, but with conditions attached.
6:40 pm July 2, 2015 | 11 Comments
Thousands of Indonesians have taken to the Internet and the streets in protest at a new government regulation requiring employees and former employees to wait until retirement age to withdraw their pension funds.
6:13 pm July 2, 2015 | 2 Comments
Southeast Asian nations proposed on Thursday setting up a fund to tackle illegal migration, in one of the first coordinated actions after thousands of “boat people” arrived on the region’s shores, but rights groups dismissed the offers as mere tokens.