4:36 pm January 24, 2015 | No Comment
Vice President Jusuf Kalla flew to Jeddah on Saturday to pay his respects to late Saudi Arabian king Abdullah bin Abdul Azis.
10:21 pm January 23, 2015 | No Comment
Australia-Indonesia relations are at question as President Joko Widodo plans to execute more people on death row despite persistent clemency for the Australian Bali Nine prisoners Andrew Chan and Myuran Sakumaran.
1:34 pm January 22, 2015 | 9 Comments
The Jakarta Police on Wednesday arrested more than 800 people in an ongoing crackdown on street crime and other activities seen as disturbances of the public order.
6:21 pm January 21, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. Under Indonesian law, the minimum age of marriage for girls is a tender 16 years; for boys, the minimum is 19. Because of this age disparity and the dangerously low age requirement for teen girls, young women in Indonesia face health risks that range from complications in pregnancy to gender-based violence, both of which […]
12:50 pm January 20, 2015 | 6 Comments
The Foreign Affairs Ministry stressed on Tuesday that the ambassadors of the Netherlands and Brazil were only called back for consultation -- and not withdrawn.
8:46 am January 19, 2015 | 9 Comments
Canberra is pursuing efforts to save two convicted Australians from the firing squad in Indonesia, Foreign Minister Julia Bishop said on Monday after Jakarta executed six drug offenders.
7:14 am January 19, 2015 | 12 Comments
Indonesia said its execution of the citizens of Brazil and the Netherlands over the weekend were unlikely to damage diplomatic relations with the two countries.
7:04 am January 19, 2015 | 25 Comments
Firing squads executed six prisoners convicted of drug trafficking early Sunday morning, drawing intense criticism of Indonesia from the international community and local human rights activists.
11:55 pm January 16, 2015 | 29 Comments
In a controversial move, President Joko Widodo last month announced he would not grant clemency to at least 64 individuals who had been sentenced to death for drug-related crimes. Joko argued the extreme measure was necessary to combat the production and distribution of drugs in Indonesia. The government has also pledged to execute as many as 20 people each year, despite media scrutiny and criticism from human rights groups.
12:43 am January 16, 2015 | 21 Comments
President Joko Widodo risks repeating a 2009 standoff between Indonesia’s highly regarded antigraft commission and the country’s notoriously corrupt police force if he goes ahead in swearing in a corruption suspect as chief of the National Police, analysts and activists warned on Thursday.
12:25 am January 16, 2015 | 6 Comments
President Joko Widodo’s plummeting popularity reached its newest low with the recent nomination of Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan as his sole candidate for National Police chief. Political analysts call on Joko to withdraw the nomination following the House’s vote to approve it, saying he should not bow to political pressure at the expense of the people’s trust in him.
10:50 pm January 14, 2015 | 16 Comments
Former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono weighed in on the sharpening debate between absolute freedom of expression and a limited one, calling the latter necessary to prevent the world’s war against terrorism from growing into a war between Islam and the West.
12:41 am January 12, 2015 | No Comment
Critics in Indonesia have slammed President Joko Widodo’s decision to nominate Budi Gunawan as the next National Police chief, citing his political affiliation and lingering suspicions over the police general’s swollen bank accounts.
11:32 am January 9, 2015 | No Comment
Indonesia’s Human Rights Committee announced on Thursday that it had formed a team to investigate possible human rights abuses committed in the fatal shootings of at least five young civilians by security forces in Papua early last month.