Jakarta’s religious card 

The future of one of the world's largest cities, Jakarta, lies in the balance. As ethnicity and religion have been increasingly exploited, the colossal...

Indonesia’s blood-soaked past

Indonesia remains incapable of addressing its history. Source: YouTube Indonesian activists are making fresh calls for the international community to expose the murders of more...

Papuans held at independence protests

Around 300 Papuan activists calling for independence protested in the country's second-largest city of Surabaya to call for a referendum on independence. A lawyer...

Indonesia looks to ban gay emojis

Gay emojis sit uncomfortably with increasingly conservative Indonesia. Source: Flickr Jakarta wants social networking sites operating in the diverse archipelago to remove any emojis representing...

Mother jailed for mosque remark

An ethnic-Chinese woman in Indonesia whose supposed complaint about the volume of a mosque loudspeaker triggered a riot in the northern Sumatran town of...

Foreigners flee Bali prison 

The Indonesian authorities are hunting for four foreign prisoners who escaped from Bali’s overcrowded Kerobokan prison (pictured) by crawling through a tunnel dug under...

Jakarta leads descent into homophobia

Eid al-Fitr mass prayer in Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. The government is increasingly appeasing conservative Islam. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia increasing...

Jakarta demands tax from internet giants

Indonesia’s young population is spending an increasing amount of time online. Source: Pixabay Internet giants could have their services blocked in Indonesia if they do...

Malaysia fears rabies outbreak 

Malaysia and Thailand will hold talks next month to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation on disease control amid growing fears of a Borneo...

Oxfam highlights Indonesia wealth gap

Jakarta’s poor. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia’s four richest men have more wealth than the 100 million poorest residents of the archipelago, Oxfam claims, although inequality statistics can...

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