Gay crackdown boosts HIV: HRW

A crackdown against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups in Indonesia is leading to a rise in HIV infections and causing a public...

Malaysia fears rabies outbreak 

Malaysia and Thailand will hold talks next month to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation on disease control amid growing fears of a Borneo...

Sulawesi cake spoils Xmas buzz

A bakery in the Indonesian city of Makassar on Sulawesi has refused a customer's request to write a Christmas message on a cake over...

Moody’s: Borrowers to face debt shock next year

Governments and corporations accumulating a significant amount of debt to combat the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are bound to shell out...

US knew about slaughter: files

The US knew that civilians were being "delivered for slaughter" and did nothing during Indonesia’s 1965-66 anti-Communist massacres, declassified documents have revealed. Between 500,000 and...

Aceh ‘gay’ men face lashing 

There were 339 public canings in Aceh last year. A human rights group has called on Indonesia to release two men detained in Aceh province under...

Manila told to break Abu Sayyaf

Malaysia’s Sabah province has proved vulnerable to raids. Source: Flickr Malaysia and Indonesia are pushing for Manila to take action to increase security in the...

Indonesia eyes aviation boom

The Indonesian aviation industry is forecasting double-digit passenger growth for 2018 due to rising demand. Transport Ministry aviation boss Bintang Hidayat said he expected air...

Indonesia prepares repatriation of trapped citizens in Hubei

The Indonesian government is set to repatriate its citizens trapped in China after it sought the evacuation approval of the virus-hit country. Foreign Minister Retno...

Islamist faces blasphemy charges 

Islamic Defenders Front condemns Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama last October. Source: YouTube Indonesian police will prohibit a rally in Jakarta next month led by...

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