7:15 pm July 29, 2015 | 36 Comments
Indonesia’s highest Islamic clerical body has issued a fatwa, or edict, denouncing the government’s universal health insurance program, claiming it fails to comply with Islamic precepts.
12:31 pm July 29, 2015 | 5 Comments
The Corruption Eradication Commission has charged North Sumatra Governor Gatot Pujo Nugroho and his wive Evi Susanti for their alleged role in a bribery case involving three court judges
4:18 pm July 27, 2015 | 33 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.
7:45 pm July 24, 2015 | 8 Comments
Papua Police have charged two people for allegedly inciting a riot in Tolikara district, which saw a small mosque burn to the ground last week and triggered widespread fears of sectarian violence across the country.
7:09 pm July 22, 2015 | 27 Comments
Members of the Ahmadiyah community in Indonesia continue to be discriminated against and religious leaders say a comprehensive, multi-pronged approach is needed to address persecution against the group.
5:41 pm July 22, 2015 | 4 Comments
Indonesia's newly inaugurated intelligence chief, Sutiyoso, has dismissed criticism that his agency failed to prevent a small-scale sectarian incident in Tolikara district, Papua last week in which a mosque was torched.
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.
3:27 pm July 21, 2015 | 5 Comments
Police in Central Java have launched an investigation after the front door of a Protestant church in Purworejo district was set on fire and a threatening letter left for its congregation.
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.
3:50 pm July 9, 2015 | 11 Comments
Members of an Indonesian minority Islamic sect protested on Thursday against the forced closure of one of their mosques amid concerns over rising religious intolerance in a country which is home to world's largest Muslim population.
11:31 am July 9, 2015 | 3 Comments
The Indonesian police and military force will deploy more than 145,000 personnel in a joint operation starting on Friday to beef up security during the end-of-Ramadan holiday of Lebaran, when millions of people are expected to leave the big cities for their hometowns in a tradition popularly known as mudik.