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Widodo orders review of new Indonesia law 0

Widodo orders review of new Indonesia law

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered a delay in a vote by parliament on revisions to the country’s criminal code, which has been criticised by rights groups as an assault on basic freedoms.

Widodo orders review of new Indonesia law 0

Widodo orders review of new Indonesia law

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered a delay in a parliamentary vote on revisions to the criminal code, which has been criticised by rights groups as an assault on basic freedoms.

Indonesia raises minimum age for brides 0

Indonesia raises minimum age for brides

Indonesia’s parliament has revised marriage laws 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 marriage in the world’s biggest Muslim majority-country.

Indonesian police arrest 185 over fires 0

Indonesian police arrest 185 over fires

Indonesian police say they’ve arrested 185 people suspected of starting forest fires that are spreading a thick, noxious haze around Southeast Asia.

Internet restored in Papua as unrest fades 0

Internet restored in Papua as unrest fades

Indonesia has restored internet services in most of the easternmost Papua regions as unrest subsided after more than two weeks of protests, an official says.

Student dies in clash in Indonesia’s Papua 0

Student dies in clash in Indonesia’s Papua

One university student has been killed and several others injured in the latest violence to hit Indonesia’s Papua province, where unrest has grown over the alleged racist treatment of native Papuans.

Indonesia urges calm in Papua 0

Indonesia urges calm in Papua

Indonesia’s chief security minister is urging calm in the easternmost region of Papua after two weeks of sometimes violent protests, saying demands from demonstrators for an investigation into racism had been met.

Violent protest erupts in Papua 0

Violent protest erupts in Papua

Protesters in Indonesia’s easternmost region of Papua have set buildings ablaze, forcing the state power firm to cut off electricity in parts of the provincial capital of Jayapura, state media and an executive of the utility said.

Violent protest erupts in Papua 0

Violent protest erupts in Papua

Protesters in Indonesia’s easternmost region of Papua have set buildings ablaze, forcing the state power firm to cut off electricity in parts of the provincial capital of Jayapura, state media and an executive of the utility said.

Violent protest erupts in Papua 0

Violent protest erupts in Papua

Protesters in Indonesia’s easternmost region of Papua have set buildings ablaze, forcing the state power firm to cut off electricity in parts of the provincial capital of Jayapura, state media and an executive of the utility said.