5:04 pm June 21, 2015 | 3 Comments
A coalition of rights groups are urging President Joko Widodo to stay true to his campaign promises to protect minority groups and ensure the safe return of a Shiite community to their home village on Madura island, East Java, nearly three years after their forced eviction.
9:25 pm June 19, 2015 | 3 Comments
Human rights activists have lambasted the Constitutional Court for rejecting a judicial review calling for official recognition of interfaith marriages, saying the ruling failed to protect the rights of those wishing to marry someone of a different religion.
11:01 am June 18, 2015 | 10 Comments
Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto of Bogor has warned civil servants to not let the fasting month affect their performance in the office.
8:01 pm June 17, 2015 | 35 Comments
Indonesia's most notorious hard-line Islamic group says its members will give a strong reprimand to streetside food vendors who remain open for business during daylight hours of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
7:40 pm June 16, 2015 | 14 Comments
Ahmadiyah Muslims in Tebet have urged the South Jakarta mayor to help mediate a peaceful settlement with a hard-line Muslim organization after an incident on Friday raised already heightened tensions between the two groups.
7:33 pm June 16, 2015 | 4 Comments
The Indonesian government has set the start of this year's fasting month for all Muslims in the archipelago.
2:04 pm June 16, 2015 | 36 Comments
As many as 5,500 bottles of liquor seized in Bengkulu were destroyed on Tuesday under the watchful eye of local administrators and police and military commanders, as authorities across the country held pre-Ramadan raids targeting various social vices.
1:52 am June 16, 2015 | 65 Comments
Conservative politicians and clerics have lashed out at Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin over his seemingly benign call for mutual respect and understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan.
3:17 pm June 14, 2015 | 15 Comments
A hard-line Islamic group infamous for its violent brand of intolerance says it will continue efforts to expel Ahmadiyah Muslims practicing in Tebet, South Jakarta.
12:38 am June 5, 2015 | 8 Comments
Human rights defenders from the Southeast Asian region and abroad have criticized Asean’s recent efforts to contain the Rohingya refugee crisis, claiming that the initiatives do not fully address the persecution of minority groups within Myanmar.
12:50 pm June 3, 2015 | 34 Comments
With six faiths officially recognized by the government, Indonesia can be considered the most religiously harmonious country in the world, Vice President Jusuf Kalla said in his opening speech at the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace, in Bandung on Wednesday.
5:02 pm June 2, 2015 | 2 Comments
The conflict between Rohingya Muslims and Buddhists in Myanmar should not be seen as representative of the entire Buddhist religion and all of its adherents, a monk from a Buddhist monastery in Jakarta said on Tuesday, stressing that his religion advocates peace.
1:32 pm June 2, 2015 | No Comment
One of the two rivaling camps inside the United Development Party (PPP) wants Vice President Jusuf Kalla to mediate in the party's ongoing leadership dispute, following Kalla’s success in — at least temporarily — fixing a similar problem at the top of the Golkar Party.
11:39 am June 2, 2015 | 1 Comment
Turkish authorities on Monday detained ten Indonesians who were planning on flying from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to Hatay, which is located in southeastern Turkey and borders Syria, over suspicion of intending to join the Islamic State, or IS. The Indonesians were later released after intervention from the Indonesian consulate general in Istanbul.
4:49 pm May 29, 2015 | 3 Comments
Promotional flyers for a competition encouraging contestants to dress up like "a terrorist's wife" as part of book launch are circulating in Depok, a city just south of Jakarta.
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