8:41 am October 31, 2014 | No Comment
Former Suharto-era general Ryamizard Ryacudu, tapped by Indonesian President Joko Widodo for defense minister, could become a conduit to the powerful armed forces for the country’s first leader to rise from outside the aristocracy or the military.
12:15 am October 31, 2014 | No Comment
The lone minister to survive the cut in President Joko Widodo’s cabinet from the previous administration has unveiled plans to draft a bill that would afford unprecedented protection to religious minority groups, continuing where he left off in his battle against rising religious intolerance.
4:07 pm October 27, 2014 | No Comment
The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says the appointment of a controversial former general to cabinet shows President Joko Widodo is "negligent" towards human rights.
10:26 am October 24, 2014 | No Comment
Two French journalists were on Friday handed short jail terms for illegally reporting in Indonesia's Papua province, but will walk free next week after already having served the time in custody, their lawyer said.
7:23 pm October 23, 2014 | No Comment
Two French journalists arrested in West Papua for operating without journalism visas should serve four months in jail and face a cursory $200 fine.
11:05 pm October 20, 2014 | No Comment
It’s time for us to continue with our next historical tasks, which are tremendously heavy; to transform Indonesia into a sovereign country politically, self-sufficient economically, and with its own strong cultural identity.
10:40 pm October 17, 2014 | No Comment
Jakarta’s acting governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, pledged to build more mental health clinics to treat and detect signs of mental illnesses, conditions that have largely gone untreated in Indonesia.
10:28 pm October 14, 2014 | No Comment
More than 40 percent of current members of the House of Representatives has a bad track record, a prominent human rights watchdog said on Tuesday.
11:35 am October 10, 2014 | No Comment
Indonesians suffering from schizophrenia are still subject to inhumane treatment — often at the hands of their parents who keep them locked away in shackles to live their lives as prisoners, describes psychiatrist Nova Riyanti Yusuf in her new book “A Rookie & the Passage of the Mental Health Law; The Indonesian Story.”
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