1:50 pm April 16, 2015 | 36 Comments
Indonesia on Thursday officially banned the sale of alcoholic beverages in convenience stores and other small shops, but senior officials in the capital are already expressing fears that the nation-wide regulation could hurt tourism.
11:40 pm April 12, 2015 | 4 Comments
Emerging nations such as Indonesia stand to gain enormously from new technology because they can leap-frog more developed economies.
9:02 pm April 12, 2015 | 3 Comments
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines, an alliance of communist-led underground organizations in the country, has called on its Indonesian allies to lobby on behalf of a Filipina woman who is facing execution in Yogyakarta.
8:53 pm April 12, 2015 | 6 Comments
The family of Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipina woman facing execution in Indonesia for smuggling drugs in 2010, sought the help of the country’s Catholic bishops on Friday after “suspicious-looking men” came to their village
10:22 pm April 7, 2015 | 4 Comments
It wasn’t until a few years ago that the word “Shiite” suddenly began to inspire a negative, if not hateful, tone among some members of the Indonesian Sunni community.
8:50 pm April 7, 2015 | 2 Comments
Rights activists representing several nongovernmental organizations slammed the government’s recent move to block dozens of Islamic websites allegedly containing radical content, saying it threatened freedom of expression.
10:02 pm April 6, 2015 | No Comment
For the indigenous Dayak Iban living in Sui Utik, it has been a tradition that they only use about a third of their 9,500-hectares of ancestral forests for crop planting.
11:00 pm April 5, 2015 | 4 Comments
Administrators of Islamic websites blocked by the government last week over alleged extremist content are planning to file suit against the National Counterterrorism Agency and Communications and Information Technology Ministry.
8:15 pm April 2, 2015 | 36 Comments
A state university in South Kalimantan has drawn the ire of one of Indonesia's Islamic political parties for its decision to ban female students from attending class in a niqab, a full face covering similar to a burqa that is rare in Indonesia but nonetheless promoted by some Islamic teachers as a requirement for Muslim women.
10:10 pm April 1, 2015 | 12 Comments
The government’s move to block several websites believed to promote extremist Islamic teaching has triggered a backlash among some members of Indonesia’s Muslim community, who have accused officials of being Islamophobic and demanding that the ban on some of the websites be lifted.
2:45 pm April 1, 2015 | No Comment
East Nusa Tenggara Police will deploy over 1,000 officers from Thursday to beef up security at churches and transport hubs ahead of Easter celebrations, police said.
3:38 pm March 31, 2015 | 7 Comments
Commission I in House of Representatives, or DPR, says it will summon Communication and Information Technology Minister Rudiantara to explain the government's decision to block access to 19 websites believed to have spread radical Islamic ideology.
11:55 am March 31, 2015 | 5 Comments
To prevent them from traveling abroad, a group of 16 suspected sympathizers of the Islamic State group will not be able to get an Indonesian passport, the Bekasi Immigration Office has said.
8:09 am March 31, 2015 | 30 Comments
The military has vowed to wage war on followers of the extremist Islamic State group in Indonesia, amid a new survey that shows that one in every 14 high-school students in Jakarta and Bandung, West Java, sympathizes with the movement.
6:49 pm March 29, 2015 | 14 Comments
Former news anchor Grace Natalie is working on the establishment of a new political party run entirely by young people, she announced on Sunday.
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