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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian province Aceh proposes 100 lashes for gay sex under sharia law

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 12:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Banda Aceh Aceh mulls 100 lashes for gay sex Gay sex could be punishable by 100 lashes of the cane in Indonesia's 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1596744/indonesian-province-aceh-proposes-100-lashes-gay-sex
  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian Islamists 'exploit political vacuum' ahead of Widodo presidency

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:34pm by Amy Chew

    ... Amy Chew in Kuala Lumpur Room to grow for jihadist group as Indonesia focuses on transition of presidency, experts warn Militants exploit political vacuum A political vacuum in Indonesia as the nation transitions from the presidency of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to that of newly elected Joko Widodo has opened up space for a fugitive militant with links to Islamic State to expand his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595568/indonesian-islamists-exploit-political-vacuum-ahead-widodo-presidency
  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Islamic State suspects are Chinese Uygurs

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

    ... province, a major hotbed of militancy in the country. National police spokesman Colonel Agus Rianto said the four were arrested with three associates of Abu Wardah Santoso, a fugitive militant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593082/indonesia-says-4-chinese-uygurs-caught-suspected-islamic-state-ties
  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    New Jakarta governor quits Prabowo's Gerindra party over local election bill

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 01:19pm by AFP

    ... visible ethnically Chinese politician in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation, where Chinese-Indonesians suffered widespread suppression and persecution during the three-decade Suharto ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590090/new-jakarta-governor-quits-prabowos-gerindra-party-over-local-election
  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono calls Islamic State 'embarrassing'

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Indonesian president condemns jihadists and urges Muslim leaders to unite against them Yudhoyono calls Islamic State 'embarrassing' The president of the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, yesterday called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578700/susilo-bambang-yudhoyono-calls-islamic-state-embarrassing
  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    15 people, including 10 foreigners, missing when boat sinks off Indonesia

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:06pm by AFP

    ... a search-and-rescue official. The nationalities of the foreigners still missing were not clear. The missing Indonesians were four boat crew members and a tour guide. "A tourist boat with 25 people ... it was aware that its nationals might be involved. "We are in touch with the local authorities and stand ready to provide consular assistance," a spokesman said. Komodo island is one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575524/15-missing-after-tourist-boat-sinks-indonesia
  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Prabowo to challenge Indonesian presidential election result in court

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:57pm by AFP

    ... to unite following the country’s tightest and most divisive election since the downfall of Suharto in 1998. A Constitutional Court official said that if Prabowo’s team filed the appeal by Friday, ... observers in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation have said the poll was largely free and fair. Widodo’s victory capped a meteoric rise for the former furniture exporter who was born ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557551/indonesias-prabowo-challenge-presidential-election-result-court
  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

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

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

    ... Purnama, 48, is the first ethnic Chinese to become the governor of Jakarta, the capital of the world's largest Muslim nation of 245 million people. The rise of geologist and businessman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1559899/jakartas-first-ethnic-chinese-governor-ahok-break-past
  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

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

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:27pm

    ... smuggling. French national Serge Atlaoui is on death row in Indonesia. He was handed the penalty in 2007 after he was caught working in a drugs factory outside the capital Jakarta. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557489/indonesia-hands-frenchman-15-years-prison-bali-drugs-smuggling
  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Widodo wins Indonesian presidency, but doubts remain as rival vows supporters 'will not remain silent'

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:00pm by Agencies and Kristine Kwok

    ... will be a better nation under Jokowi, God bless," wrote one Twitter user with the name Prettyinpink69. Watch: Reform-minded governor wins Indonesian presidential race But there was an equal amount ... Asia at the National Institute of International Strategy at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said China would be monitoring the situation as instability could affect its investment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557199/presidential-candidate-prabowo-subianto-rejects-indonesia-election-process

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