for 'wife schools' sparks outrage
Post December 29, 2018
The West Bandung administration's
plan to establish what it calls "wife schools" to prevent divorces has
sparked outrage among the public, particularly from women activists, who
have called the program unfair and sexist.
poor bear the brunt of deadly tsunami
Jezeera December 29, 2018
Ahmad Hidayat's smile seemed
strangely incongruous given the mess that lay around him. I have seen that
smile before in Indonesia a natural response, no matter the situation,
maybe out of innate shyness or deference when talking to a stranger.
to tone down security crackdown in Papua for holiday season
Post December 28, 2018
National Police chief Gen.
Tito Karnavian has called on his personnel to tone down for the Christmas
and New Year celebrations a security crackdown in Nduga regency, Papua,
that was initially aimed at pursuing an armed group with ties to the Free
Papua Movement (OPM)
call for end to church spite
Post December 28, 2018
Christians demanded on Thursday
that the local administration and Religious Harmony Forum (FKUB) be more
active in putting an end to discriminatory actions related to the construction
of churches in several parts of the country.
causes dominate Indonesia's clicktivism in 2018
Post December 28, 2018
Petitions on environmental
issues dominated Indonesia's digital movements in 2018 with the number
of people signing them having increased by 17 times compared to last year,
according to online petition platform change.org.
founders tell Amien Rais to stop meddling with party
Post December 27, 2018
National Mandate Party (PAN)
patron Amien Rais, who is known as an outspoken critic of President Joko
"Jokowi" Widodo, is being pressured to step down from his party post by
Dec 25 became a point of contention for Indonesia's presidential candidates
Jakarta December 27, 2018
at least according to one
contentious interpretation of Islamic law. Yet it's one many Muslims in
Indonesia ascribe to, believing that wishing people of other faiths joy
on their holy day equates to validating their beliefs, while casting into
doubt your own faith in Allah as the only true God.
violence in West Papua should be a wake-up call
Daily Blog December 26, 2018
Vanuatu is leading the way
in promoting a peaceful diplomatic solution for West Papua and plans to
take a resolution to the UN General Assembly next year calling for the
West Papua to be restored to the UN list of nations still to be decolonised.
prays on anniversary of 2004 Boxing Day tsunami
France Presse December 26, 2018
Thousands prayed at mass
graves Wednesday to mark the 14th anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami,
one of the worst natural disasters in history, even as aid workers raced
to help victims of the latest killer wave to hit Indonesia.
gets more likes': Indonesia's tsunami selfie-seekers
Guardian December 26, 2018
Solihat and her three friends
had everything sorted for their perfect selfie, ready to be taken by the
beach in Indonesia's Banten province. Their hijabs were striking: one pink,
one green. One of the gang was ready with a 'V' finger peace sign.
wish to celebrate Christmas in peace as nationwide security beefed up
Post December 25, 2018
Religious figures in the
predominantly Christian Papua have joined the provincial government's calls
for the central government to withdraw security troops from Nduga regency
ahead of Christmas, arguing that the presence of security forces and potential
armed conflict with the rebel group have prevented civilians from celebrating
Christmas in peace.
approves medical marijuana in New Year's 'gift'
December 25, 2018
Thailand has approved marijuana
for medical use and research, the first legalisation of the drug in a region
with some of the world's strictest drug laws.
in Nduga: Indonesia's Papuan insurgency
Diplomat December 24, 2018
The recent killings highlight
how Indonesia's attempts to use economic inducements to secure peace in
Papua are failing. In early December 2018, separatist militants killed
about 20 people in the Nduga Regency of Indonesia's easternmost Papua Province.
describes reports of chemical weapon attacks on West Papuans as 'fake news'
News December 23, 2018
Indonesia's Military has
dismissed "ridiculous" claims it used a banned chemical weapon to subdue
separatist forces in West Papua. Photos published by The Saturday Paper
yesterday show a man with a gaping wound to his leg and severe burns.
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