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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Islamic State suspects are Chinese Uygurs

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 02:46pm by AGENCIES

    ... to the emerging threat in recent months. They have outlawed Islamic State but have no laws to stop suspected militants from travelling abroad. The four Uygurs were arrested on Saturday in Central Sulawesi ... for law and human rights, said. As many as 200 Indonesians travelled to Syria to fight with the Islamic militant group, according to a report released last month by New York- based Soufan Group. ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia mulls ending direct elections for local leaders

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:26am by Reuters

    ... President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, whose party supports the bill, must approve the legislation before it becomes law. Indonesia has embraced democratic reforms since the downfall of autocratic ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia’s energy minister Jero Wacik faces corruption inquiry

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:12pm by AP

    ... illicitly secure additional funding worth 9.9 billion rupiah (HK$6.5 million) between 2011 and 2013. Bambang said Wacik, 65, had violated an article in the country's 2001 Anti-corruption Law ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Trials begin of cleaners over Jakarta International School sex assaults

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... was closed but prosecutor Rahima said afterwards that Iskandar had been charged under child protection laws and faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. The other cleaners accused ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia's constitutional court backs Widodo as Prabowo Subianto's supporters stage protest

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AGENCIES

    ... according to the law," justice Muhammad Alim said, striking down Prabowo's allegation that votes had been changed. The court also found that election officials' early opening of some ballot boxes was done in a transparent way. Prabowo, 62, a special-forces commando during the rule of his former father-in-law, dictator Suharto, questioned procedures at about 59,000 polling ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia sentences Frenchman to 15 years in prison for Bali drugs smuggling

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:27pm

    ... can be punishable by death under the country's anti-narcotics laws, which are some of the toughest in the world. British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford, 58, who was caught smuggling ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Jakarta's first ethnic Chinese governor, Ahok, a break with the past

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:49am by Amy Chew

    ... of the majority, as he is mindful of the stereotypes surrounding the community, long perceived as arrogant. But progress has been made. The reform era saw discriminatory laws revoked, including ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia to declare winner in presidential race

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by AP

    ... Suharto's former son-in-law, is seen by some as providing stronger leadership and was endorsed by Islamic-based parties, hard-line Islamic groups and outgoing President Susilo Bambang ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Constitutional battle looms as both poll rivals claim victory in Indonesia

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:52am by Reuters

    ... at a famous traffic circle in the capital, waving flags and setting off fireworks. But Prabowo- a general in the Suharto regime and the late dictator's former son-in-law- said he had different ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Prabowo, figure from Indonesia's past seeking to 'turn back the clock' on democracy

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by Bloomberg, AFP, AP

    ... Agencies in Jakarta Dictator's former son-in-law, who claims to have won election, has made no secret of his desire to 'turn back the clock' on democratic reform Old beat marchesIndonesia backto its future Sixteen years after the overthrow of the dictator Suharto, Indonesia could turn back towards that regime after his former son-in-law claimed victory in a race to run ...




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