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Indonesian Brothers May Face Death For ‘Honour’ Killing Of Schoolgirl Sister

Indonesian Brothers May Face Death For ‘Honour’ Killing Of Schoolgirl Sister

Two Indonesian brothers will go on trial next month for the murder of their teenage sister in a so-called honour killing, police said on Tuesday, a rare case in the country that has prompted calls for action to protect women and girls. The men are accused of killing the 16-year-old girl by attacking her with […]

Indonesians Act To Feed Poor As Lockdown Hits Daily Wage Earners

Indonesians Act To Feed Poor As Lockdown Hits Daily Wage Earners

Alarmed by how the coronavirus pandemic has left many Indonesians destitute, a group of volunteers are providing free meals to vulnerable daily wage earners in their neighbourhoods, ranging from rickshaw drivers to trash collectors. Millions of Indonesians have been thrown into poverty in recent months and are struggling to make ends meet in a country […]

Indonesian Gymnast Dropped After Told ‘She’s No Longer A Virgin’

Indonesian Gymnast Dropped After Told ‘She’s No Longer A Virgin’

An Indonesian female gymnast training for a major sport event has been sent home on grounds she was no longer a virgin, her family said on Friday, a claim rejected by officials who insisted it was over disciplinary issues. Shalfa Avrila Sania, 17, had been due to leave for the biennial Southeast Asian Games in […]

Palm Oil from ‘Orangutan Capital Of World’ Sold To Major Brands, Says Forest Group

Palm Oil from ‘Orangutan Capital Of World’ Sold To Major Brands, Says Forest Group

Palm oil from an illegal plantation inside an Indonesian rainforest home to endangered orangutans has found its way into the supply chains of major consumer brands including Unilever and Nestle, according to a U.S.-based environmental group. A Rainforest Action Network (RAN) investigation showed Asia-based palm oil traders Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) and Musim Mas Group bought oil from […]

Indonesia Raises Minimum Age For Brides To End Child Marriage

Indonesia Raises Minimum Age For Brides To End Child Marriage

Indonesia has one of the world’s highest numbers of child brides with one in four girls marrying before they turn 18 Indonesia’s parliament has revised the country’s marriage law to lift the minimum age at which women can marry by three years to 19, a move welcomed by campaigners as a step towards curbing child […]

Indonesia Quake Kills At Least 19, Injures Dozens

Indonesia Quake Kills At Least 19, Injures Dozens

A major earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday killed at least 19 people, injured dozens and damaged buildings, officials said. The seven-magnitude tremor struck just 10 kilometres (six miles) underground, according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two light to moderate secondary quakes and nearly two dozen aftershocks. “The latest […]

Officer, Four Attackers Dead In Police Station Assault

Officer, Four Attackers Dead In Police Station Assault

Four men were shot and killed as they staged an attack on a police headquarters that left one officer dead and two wounded, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday, days after a wave of deadly suicide bombings in another part of the country. The group slammed a minivan into a gate at the station in Riau on […]

Malaysian Oil Tanker Hijacked, Taken Into Indonesian Waters

Malaysian Oil Tanker Hijacked, Taken Into Indonesian Waters

A Malaysian oil tanker has been hijacked and taken into Indonesian waters, Malaysian authorities said Wednesday. The MT Vier Harmoni was carrying about about 240,000 gallons (900,000 liters) of diesel valued at about $400,000. Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar, the director general of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), said the vessel and its cargo are […]

Indonesia Executes Four Convicted Drug Offenders

Indonesia Executes Four Convicted Drug Offenders

Indonesia executed four convicted drug offenders by firing squad early Friday, the country’s deputy attorney general said. Noor Rachmad told reporters outside the Nusakambangan prison in central Java that authorities have not decided when 10 other prisoners will be executed. Executed were two Nigerians, one Senegalese and one Indonesian, CNN Indonesia, a CNN affiliate, reported. […]

Indonesia Executions Loom As Convict Merri Utami Is Sent To Prison Island

Indonesia Executions Loom As Convict Merri Utami Is Sent To Prison Island

The next round of executions in Indonesia appear imminent following the transfer of an Indonesian woman on death row, Merri Utami, to the execution island of Nusa Kambangan. Ordinarily female prisoners are not held at Nusa Kambangan, the prison site in central Java where Australian nationals Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were executed alongside six […]

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