Jakarta to host ocean ‘neighbours’

Piracy is one of the issues on the Indian Ocean Rim Association agenda. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta will host the first Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)...

‘Most-wanted’ militant killed

Sparsely populated, mountainous and covered in dense forest, Sulawesi provided a base for Santoso’s militant group. Source: Wikimedia The “most-wanted” Indonesian Islamist has been killed...

200 Sumatra inmates still on run

Indonesia says about 200 prisoners remain at large two days after a mass jailbreak from an overcrowded prison on Sumatra. The escape occurred when prisoners...

141 held in gay Jakarta raid 

Jakarta police detained 141 men (pictured), including several foreigners in a raid on a gay sauna in the north of Indonesia's capital.  Police spokesman Argo...

Jakarta set to ban Grindr

Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta. Indonesia’s balancing act between gay rights and Islam is becoming increasingly problematic. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta looks poised to ban gay-dating apps like Grindr,...

Indonesia plans to recruit crocodiles to guard prison

Indonesia’s narcotics agency has called for a prison on an island guarded by crocodiles to hold death-row drug convicts, an official has said. It is...

Tearful Ahok asks for mercy 

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok. Source: Flickr The ethnically Chinese, Christian governor of one of the world’s largest Muslim-majority cities delivered a tearful defence at...

Porn hacker held in Jakarta

Video taken of the "pornographic" billboard in Jakarta. Source: YouTube An Indonesian who was arrested for hacking into an electronic billboard displays in South Jakarta...

US death tied to Jakarta scandal

An American witness in a US$173 million Indonesian corruption probe linked to a national electronic identity card system reportedly told witness-protection officials he was...

Islamist faces blasphemy charges 

Islamic Defenders Front condemns Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama last October. Source: YouTube Indonesian police will prohibit a rally in Jakarta next month led by...

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