Updated Tuesday, September 30, 2014 0:03 am TWN
Indonesian rights groups and concerned citizens mounted a legal challenge Monday to parliament's decision to scrap direct elections for local leaders, a move criticized as weakening the country's young democracy.
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Gay sex could be punishable by 100 lashes of the cane in Indonesia's staunchly conservative Aceh province if parliament passes a draft law that critics say violates basic human rights. Aceh is the only part of the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation to enforce Islamic sharia law and has been slowly implementing it since 2001, when it gained some powers of autonomy.
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Indonesia's energy minister stepped down Friday, a presidential spokesman said, after anti-corruption officials named him a suspect in the latest graft case to embarrass the president's fractured Democratic Party.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Police in Central Java have tightened security measures at the Borobudur Temple in Magelang in response to an apparent threat made by Islamic State (IS) supporters to attack the world-renowned cultural-heritage site.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
With a legal challenge by his rival defeated, Indonesia's Joko Widodo has swept away the last barrier to the presidency and an ambitious reform agenda after an unlikely rise from his upbringing in a riverside slum.
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