An Indonesian court issued on Wednesday guilty verdicts against the first three West Papuan defendants accused of treason, in a case that has drawn concern about deteriorating political freedoms in the world’s third-largest democracy. Buchtar Tabuni, one of the leaders of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, was found[…]
Tens of thousands of Indonesians were still unable to return to their waterlogged homes Saturday after flooding hit the Jakarta capital region, killing at least 53 people, authorities said. More than 170,000 people took refuge in shelters across the massive urban conglomeration – home to some 30 million – after whole neighbourhoods[…]
Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia has deployed more troops to the restive West Papua, as demonstrations continue to spread to several communities in the region, with reports of injuries and more attacks that belie earlier assurances by the government that the unrest had been contained. President Joko Widodo’s top Security Minister, Wiranto, told reporters on[…]
Jakarta, Indonesia – Large demonstrations in Indonesia’s West Papua region have turned violent as thousands of protesters angered by alleged police abuse against ethnic Papuan students, burned public facilities and blocked roads. In West Papua province’s capital of Manokwari, protesters burned the regional parliamentary building and local stores, according to police[…]
A clash between Indonesian security forces and protesters angry over the result of last month’s presidential election raged for a second night on Wednesday (May 22), turning central Jakarta into a battlefield of tear gas, rubber bullets, rocks and firecrackers. Protesters tore up slabs of pavement, destroyed street signs and[…]
Indonesians voted on Wednesday to pick a new president and parliament after a six-month campaign in the sprawling equatorial archipelago dominated by economic issues but also marked by the growing influence of conservative Islam. The eight-hour vote across a country that stretches more than 5,000 km (3,000 miles) from its[…]
At least 50 people have been killed by flash floods in Indonesia’s eastern Papua province, an official said on Sunday, as rescuers raced to find more victims of the disaster. The floods in Sentani, near the provincial capital of Jayapura, were triggered by torrential rain and subsequent landslides on Saturday,[…]
The two candidates squaring off for Indonesia’s top seat will face each other for the first time in a televised debate on Thursday as campaigning gathers pace for April’s election. President Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, is bidding for a second term in office against Prabowo Subianto, a controversial[…]
The alert level for Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano has been raised to the second highest level possible, after a series of eruptions. All flights around the volcano have been rerouted and a 5km exclusion zone has also been imposed. Indonesia’s disaster management agency (BNPB) said the alert level had been[…]
At least 62 people have been killed and hundreds injured after a volcano-triggered tsunami hit both sides of Indonesia’s Sunda Strait on Saturday, sending a wall of water crashing some 20 metres inland and sweeping away hundreds of homes and hotels, officials and witnesses have said. At least 20 people are[…]
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