6:28 pm November 21, 2014 | 5 Comments
Amnesty International on Wednesday called on Indonesia’s new government to usher in an era of respect for human rights.
11:15 pm November 14, 2014 | 5 Comments
A hard-won victory in the protracted process to get Jakarta Acting Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama inaugurated as governor proper appeared short-lived on Friday, as political opponents of the popular leader sought to challenge his endorsement.
4:34 pm November 14, 2014 | 17 Comments
Residents of Pontianak in West Kalimantan who do not list their religion on identification cards will not be allowed to access public services, the city's deputy mayor has said.
6:55 pm November 13, 2014 | 2 Comments
Pope Francis will visit the world's largest Muslim-majority nation in 2017, the secretary general of the Indonesian Bishops Conference (KWI) said on Thursday.
12:05 am November 8, 2014 | 12 Comments
Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo’s remarks came after the government stated it wished to continue the graft-ridden electronic identity card program, which was stopped after the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) found that tens of millions of dollars earmarked for the scheme has been siphoned.
9:59 pm November 6, 2014 | 20 Comments
Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo said on Thursday that he intended to allow the followers of religions that are not formally recognized by the state to leave the religion field on their identity cards blank.
12:26 pm November 5, 2014 | 11 Comments
Islamic boarding schools in Indonesia should teach students to embrace diversity, and steer clear of radicalism and violence, Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin said on Wednesday.
11:56 am November 3, 2014 | 9 Comments
Every other week scores of would-be churchgoers head to Jakarta instead, but now, with 50 days to go before Christmas, a new president is in office.
12:15 am October 31, 2014 | 11 Comments
The lone minister to survive the cut in President Joko Widodo’s cabinet from the previous administration has unveiled plans to draft a bill that would afford unprecedented protection to religious minority groups, continuing where he left off in his battle against rising religious intolerance.