8:35 pm February 27, 2015 | 26 Comments
The death penalty is an inhuman form of punishment and not effective in deterring crime, the Indonesian Bishops Conference (KWI) said on Friday, ahead of the pending execution of 11 drug convicts.
7:25 pm February 25, 2015 | 2 Comments
President Joko Widodo, already under increasingly heavy fire over the planned executions of drug convicts, on Wednesday was presented with a lengthy to-do list courtesy of Amnesty International.
4:06 pm February 20, 2015 | 15 Comments
The Ministry of Religious Affairs has almost completed drafting a bill on protecting freedom of religion in Indonesia, saying a new law is necessary to keep the peace in society by, for instance, clarifying what exactly constitutes blasphemy.
8:20 am February 20, 2015 | 1 Comment
With the Chinese New Year coinciding with the second day of Lent, Chinese Catholics and Confucians in several cities across Indonesia staged joint ceremonies on Thursday in a show of religious tolerance.
4:04 pm February 15, 2015 | 89 Comments
Hundreds of Indonesian couples suspected of doing "the nasty thing" have been detained in Valentine's Day raids in several major Indonesian cities.
12:36 pm February 15, 2015 | 3 Comments
The Bogor chapter of Indonesian Ulema Council has described an attack on a local mosque by a group claiming to represent Shiite Muslims as "pure crime" and it should not be linked with religion.
2:21 am February 13, 2015 | 21 Comments
A man claiming to be a shamanic healer, or dukun, who police suspect molested 15 patients in Bandung, West Java, has been arrested, the city’s police chief said on Tuesday.
4:23 pm February 12, 2015 | 4 Comments
A mob claiming to be representatives of a Shiite group attacked the Az-Zikra mosque in Sentul, Bogor, on Wednesday night, beating a security officer in what appears to be a minor sectarian incident.
3:58 pm February 12, 2015 | 20 Comments
Indonesia’s highest Islamic authority has launched its annual protest movement against Valentine’s Day, telling young people that celebrating the event can lead to promiscuity and other things not in line with their interpretation of religious teachings.
3:46 pm February 11, 2015 | No Comment
Direct flights between Yogyakarta and Myanmar will start this year with the aim of boosting the number of tourists from Myanmar visiting the city and other places in Indonesia.
12:11 pm February 4, 2015 | 4 Comments
Indonesia’s image as a tolerant and pluralist nation has been shaken in recent years by a spike in religious violence. As well as Ahmadis, minority Muslim Shiites and Christians have been targeted in the Sunni-majority country. Indonesia’s minorities hope for a safer future under the new President Joko Widodo.
11:23 pm January 22, 2015 | 10 Comments
While security analysts in Indonesia have voiced support for US President Barack Obama’s recent remarks calling on the world’s help in combating terrorism, a close reading of domestic experts’ remarks suggests some nuances of Washington’s call to action may have been lost on Indonesian audiences.