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Indonesian Clinic Keeps Villagers And Forests Healthy

Indonesian Clinic Keeps Villagers And Forests Healthy

Offering affordable healthcare to villagers and indigenous communities living near forests could help reduce illegal logging and fight global warming, researchers said, as an organisation running such a service in Indonesia won a U.N. climate award on Tuesday. A new study led by Stanford University analysed the health centre serving 120,000 people, set up by U.S.-based Health In […]

Indonesia Inches Forward On Community Forest Goal, Hobbled By Pandemic

Indonesia Inches Forward On Community Forest Goal, Hobbled By Pandemic

Indonesia has cut back its planned transfer of state forests to local communities this year by half – an area twice the size of Los Angeles – because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Bambang Supriyanto, the ministry’s director-general of social forestry and environmental partnership, said social distancing measures […]

Indonesia’s Aceh Censures Female Cyclists Over ‘Sexy’ Attire

Indonesia’s Aceh Censures Female Cyclists Over ‘Sexy’ Attire

A group of Indonesian female cyclists have apologised after they were summoned by authorities in the conservative province of Aceh over their “sexy” attire, an official said on Wednesday. Photos of nine women and a man, all wearing long-sleeved, pink t-shirts and dark trousers while cycling in Aceh, drew the ire of the mayor after circulating […]

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 […]

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