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Militant Islamic Group Forces Christian School to Remove Ad with Student in Hijab

After a Christmas service in Bandung was forcibly shut down by Islamic hardliners early last week, another militant Islamic group in Yogyakarta pressed a Christian...

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Local Mob Kills Suspect of School Stabbing Spree

Hundreds of angry locals broke into the police station and beat a man to death after he was accused of stabbing seven children at an elementary school in Central...

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Police Arrests Group for Suspected Treason Against Jokowi

Indonesian police nabbed a group of eight people for suspected treason in raids carried out a few hours before the national protest against Jakarta’s Christian...

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Police Plans to Move Ahok’s Trial to East Jakarta for Security Purposes

After announcements of the expedited blasphemy trial against Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama to start Tuesday, December 13, National Police Chief Tito...

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Cops Nab Man Who Splashed Acid on Wife and Allegedly Killed Her

On Tuesday, December 6, police arrested a 28-year-old suspect who allegedly killed wife after splashing 19 liters of acid at her when he saw her riding a motorcycle with...

Cleared land is seen at a palm oil plantation belongs to PT Kalista Alam at Tripa peat swamp in Nagan raya, Aceh province, Indonesia, September 29, 2012. (Dita Alangkara)

Indonesia to Protect Peatlands and Fight Climate Change

Environmental advocates lauded Indonesia’s call to ban the conversion of peatlands into plantations. The government explained the urgency of enforcing the ban to...

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Ahok’s Blasphemy Trial Will Be Opened to the Public and Media

The ensuing drama on Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama on his alleged blasphemy against Islam and the consequent mass protests against him has been in...

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At Least 97 Dead, Dozens Missing After Quake Hits Indonesia’s Aceh

A strong undersea earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early Wednesday, December 7, killing at least 97 people, destroying...

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FPI Leader Sues Ahok to Cover Private Investigation Costs

Ahok is embroiled in a legal battle, as his blasphemy trial takes centre stage. As if that wasn’t enough, he also has to cope with a civil lawsuit from the secretary...

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Workers to Stage Nationwide Protest on Dec 2 for Pay Rise and Ahok’s Arrest

On Friday, December 2, thousands of Indonesian workers will take to the streets and hold a national protest against the city’s minimum wage policy as recently imposed...

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Ethnic Chinese Fear For Their Lives Amid Islamist Protests

The growing protests against Jakarta’s governor only add to the worsening discrimination and violence fears of the ethnic Chinese. The November 4 protests against the...

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Cops Nab Militant Student with Bomb-making Lab

On November 25, Indonesian police announced the arrest of 23-year-old Rio Priatna Wibawa from whom they uncovered tools that could make bombs stronger than those used in...

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China Is Third Biggest Foreign Investor in Indonesia

China continues to be one of the biggest economic contributors of Indonesia, pouring in more millions than the United States.   President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s...

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Government Fuel Price Cut to Benefit Consumers and Industries

To attract foreign investments and make fuel price justified, Indonesia is set to cut prices drastically for both consumers and industries. Ten industries and one...

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