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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

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

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

    ... of a presidential election. Thousands of Prabowo supporters gathered near the court and police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters trying to break through security barriers shortly after the court began its session. Witnesses said protesters rammed four trucks into the barriers, sparking the police response. A few people were injured and four were arrested. The crowds later largely ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Joko Widodo completes rise from slum to Indonesia's presidential palace

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:16am by AGENCIES

    ... will be to reduce the huge fuel subsidies that eat up about a fifth of the nation's budget, a move which economists say is urgently needed but which risks sparking street protests. Prospects for his ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia votes to scrap direct elections for local leaders

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 09:43am by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... opposition Indonesia’s parliament voted on Friday to scrap direct elections for local leaders, despite angry protests against the move and criticism that it will roll back a key democratic reform ... outside parliament in Jakarta during a noisy protest. “Democracy in this country has suffered a setback,” tweeted Ridwan Kamil, the directly elected mayor of Bandung, a city on the main island ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Opposition to Indonesian President-elect Widodo's plan to raise fuel prices

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by Reuters

    ... a fifth of its budget, and economists say they mainly benefit the rich in southeast Asia's largest economy. But raising fuel prices is a sensitive issue that typically sparks protests ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Prabowo Subianto launches legal challenge to Joko Widodo's win in Indonesia's presidential election

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:24am by AFP

    ... "revolution" if his challenge were to fail. "We won't let this country be led by the other camp. They will allow foreign intervention and communism," one protester shouted to supporters, ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Anti-Australia protests in Indonesia as crisis spreads to business

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 07:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Hundreds of protesters in Jakarta pelted the Australian embassy with eggs on Friday, as an escalating spying row spread to the business world when ... earlier this week and suspended co-operation with Australia in the sensitive area of people smuggling. On Friday about 400 protesters from nationalist and Islamic hardline groups descended ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia protests to US as spying row spreads

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 09:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Indonesia protested strongly to the United States on Wednesday after a report said Washington had been monitoring phone calls and communication networks ... but paid particular attention to their presence in Australia’s closest neighbours in Asia. It followed days of angry protests from America’s European allies after newspaper reports, based on leaks ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Miss Philippines is crowned Miss World for the first time after weeks of Muslim protest

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 03:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nusa Dua, Indonesia Finale passes off peacefully in Bali despite threat of demonstrations from thousands of opponents Miss World shrugs off protest threat Miss Philippines was crowned Miss World 2013 in a glittering finale Saturday on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, amid tight security following weeks of hardline Muslim protests. Hundreds of Islamic ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian Muslims hold anti-Miss World protest

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 09:04pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Jakarta Indonesian Muslim hard-liners staged a protest on Tuesday in the country’s capital to try to stop the holding of the Miss World pageant this weekend ... contest,” he said. The demonstration was peaceful and broke up after protest leaders met with the pageant organisers. Some of the contestants have already arrived for the competition set to be held ...

  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

    ... a different country." A victory for Prabowo would make him the sixth leader linked to Suharto, or the previous dictator he overthrew, Sukarno. After student protests culminated in Suharto's ...




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