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Indonesian President Rejects Lockdown as Jakarta Governor Claims Hundreds Dead

Indonesian President Rejects Lockdown as Jakarta Governor Claims Hundreds Dead

The governor of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, said on Tuesday that nearly 300 suspected and confirmed victims of the Chinese coronavirus had been buried since the start of March.
China Chases Indonesia’s Fishing Fleets, Staking Claim to Sea’s Riches

China Chases Indonesia’s Fishing Fleets, Staking Claim to Sea’s Riches

The Indonesian government appears to have backed away from confronting China, its largest trading partner. “Our fishermen feel scared,” one official said.
China Chases Indonesia’s Fishing Fleets, Staking Claim to Sea’s Riches

China Chases Indonesia’s Fishing Fleets, Staking Claim to Sea’s Riches

The Indonesian government appears to have backed away from confronting China, its largest trading partner. “Our fishermen feel scared,” one official said.
Indonesia: Police Scramble to Stop Religious Zealots from Holding Thousands-Strong Meetings

Indonesia: Police Scramble to Stop Religious Zealots from Holding Thousands-Strong Meetings

Indonesian government authorities successfully halted a planned gathering of almost 9,000 Muslim pilgrims late Wednesday, amid fears it would spread Chinese coronavirus.
Having Brushed Off Coronavirus Threat, Southeast Asia Begins to Confront It

Having Brushed Off Coronavirus Threat, Southeast Asia Begins to Confront It

The delay in containment efforts could prove dangerous, particularly in nations where the health care system can’t handle a major outbreak.
Having Brushed Off Coronavirus Threat, Southeast Asia Begins to Confront It

Having Brushed Off Coronavirus Threat, Southeast Asia Begins to Confront It

The delay in containment efforts could prove dangerous, particularly in nations where the health care system can’t handle a major outbreak.
Fallout from the Nationals leadership spill continues – as it happened

Fallout from the Nationals leadership spill continues – as it happened

Indonesian president Joko Widodo addresses parliament, as Nationals rebel elected deputy Speaker. This blog is now closed • Nationals in disarray as rebel MP Llew O’Brien is elected deputy speaker•

Flash Floods in Indonesia Leave Hundreds of Thousands Homeless

At least 43 people have been killed in the most intense rains to strike Jakarta, the country’s capital, since record keeping began.
Deadly Flash Floods in Indonesia’s Capital Leave Thousands Homeless

Deadly Flash Floods in Indonesia’s Capital Leave Thousands Homeless

At least 17 people have been killed in the most intense rains to strike Jakarta, the country’s capital, since record keeping began.
Indonesia to Deploy 200,000 Police to Defend Christmas from Islamic Attacks

Indonesia to Deploy 200,000 Police to Defend Christmas from Islamic Attacks

President Joko Widodo of Indonesia warned the nation's devout Muslims on Tuesday not to use violence to enforce a fatwa handed down by the nation's Islamic council in 2016 against Christmas
Indonesia: Police Arrest Teacher for Molesting Children, Using Quran to Swear Them to Secrecy

Indonesia: Police Arrest Teacher for Molesting Children, Using Quran to Swear Them to Secrecy

An Indonesian school teacher was arrested this weekend on charges of molesting 18 of his school students, having reportedly making them swear to secrecy through the Islamic holy book.
Indonesian General Accused of Kidnapping Is Named Defense Minister

Indonesian General Accused of Kidnapping Is Named Defense Minister

Prabowo Subianto, a former general who was discharged from the military for breaking the law, violating human rights and disobeying orders, will oversee Indonesia’s defense policy.
'Dark day for human rights': Subianto named as Indonesia's defence minister

'Dark day for human rights': Subianto named as Indonesia's defence minister

General who has been accused of abuses is named in cabinet of Joko Widodo, against whom he ran for presidentThe Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, has appointed as his defence minister his former
Indonesian President Is Sworn In Amid High Security and Protest Ban

Indonesian President Is Sworn In Amid High Security and Protest Ban

Joko Widodo took the oath of office for a second term as he faces public opposition over his willingness to limit personal freedoms and weaken the corruption fight.
Indonesian President Is Sworn In Amid High Security and Protest Ban

Indonesian President Is Sworn In Amid High Security and Protest Ban

Joko Widodo took the oath of office for a second term as he faces public opposition over his willingness to limit personal freedoms and weaken the corruption fight.
Scott Morrison travels to Indonesia as Labor embraces free trade agreement

Scott Morrison travels to Indonesia as Labor embraces free trade agreement

PM to attend Joko Widodo’s inauguration and hold talks on FTA, which opposition leader says will be good for jobsScott Morrison’s whirlwind trip to Indonesia is a “good thing”, his political opponent
Thousands in Indonesia Protest Bills to Limit Rights and Ban Extramarital Sex

Thousands in Indonesia Protest Bills to Limit Rights and Ban Extramarital Sex

President Joko Widodo faces pressure to revoke a law curbing anti-graft efforts and to kill measures that would forbid abortion and sex outside marriage.
Thousands in Indonesia Protest Bills to Limit Rights and Ban Extramarital Sex

Thousands in Indonesia Protest Bills to Limit Rights and Ban Extramarital Sex

President Joko Widodo faces pressure to revoke a law curbing anti-graft efforts and to kill measures that would forbid abortion and sex outside marriage.
Indonesia’s Leader Faces Student Protests and Crises Heading Into New Term

Indonesia’s Leader Faces Student Protests and Crises Heading Into New Term

President Joko Widodo’s decision to limit the power of Indonesia’s anticorruption commission has helped set off protests before his second term begins.
Indonesia's criminal code: what is it, why does it matter, and will it be passed?

Indonesia's criminal code: what is it, why does it matter, and will it be passed?

Violent protests have stymied the draft bill that contains controversial measures on sex, abortion and blasphemyIndonesia’s draft criminal code is a comprehensive set of proposed changes to the