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Top Indonesia graft buster warns on risk of spike in corruption

06 Dec 2019

JAKARTA An Indonesian anti-corruption investigator, who was partially blinded in an acid attack in 2017, said on Friday a new law governing the country's anti-graft agency could unleash a spike in corruption in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

Indonesia urges public to report civil servants over 'radical' content

12 Nov 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia launched a website on Tuesday that would allow the public to report "radical" content posted by civil servants, as authorities in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country push to combat hardline Islamist ideology permeating government.

Indonesia's Indrawati to stay on as finance minister, cheering rupiah

22 Oct 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Tuesday she had been asked by President Joko Widodo to stay in her post in his new cabinet, and the rupiah strengthened on expectations fiscal discipline would be maintained.

Indonesian president taps opposition rival, tech CEO for reform cabinet

21 Oct 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo asked opposition leader Prabowo Subianto on Monday to join his new cabinet for a second term, while the co-founder of tech start-up Gojek and a former chairman of Inter Milan soccer club were also tapped for posts.

Indonesia's Widodo faces test on reform credentials in second term

21 Oct 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in on Sunday for a second five-year term leading the world's third-biggest democracy, after an election dominated by economic issues but also the growing influence of conservative Islam.

Indonesia police fire tear gas as rallies over new laws turn violent

01 Oct 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian police fired tear gas in several areas of Jakarta on Monday as a protest against legal reforms descended into running battles, causing traffic gridlock and chaotic scenes in parts of the central business district.

Police fire water cannon as Indonesians rally against new laws

25 Sep 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian police fired water cannon and tear gas to break up protests on Tuesday, as tens of thousands of students gathered in cities nationwide over issues that included a new criminal code that penalises adultery and revised laws on corruption.

Thousands rally against Indonesian bill to ban extra-marital sex

23 Sep 2019

JAKARTA Thousands of students protested at rallies across Indonesia on Monday against a new criminal code that would outlaw sex outside marriage and gay sex, as lawmakers met the president to discuss how to proceed with a bill that has divided Indonesians.

Indonesia postpones vote on bill criminalizing sex outside marriage

20 Sep 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's president ordered parliament on Friday to delay voting on a bill to criminalise extra-marital and gay sex, amid protests and criticism from rights groups and after major tourist market Australia warned its citizens about the plan.

Indonesia revises law to put checks on anti-graft agency, sparks protests

17 Sep 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's parliament on Tuesday approved changes to a law governing the country's anti-corruption agency, sparking alarm among activists who say revisions that include curbing its freedom to wiretap suspects will hurt the fight against graft.

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