Orangutans not spared current haze onslaught

Toxic haze blanketing Southeast Asia has had two casualties so far with a four-month-old toddler and 60-year-old plantation worker succumbing to respiratory complications. But humans...

Indonesia busts Instagram ‘baby sales’

The authorities in Surabaya (pictured), Indonesia's second-largest city, say they have broken up an operation selling babies on Instagram under the guise of an...

Bags of snakes thrown into Papuan student dorm 

Papuan students in Java say two bags of snakes were thrown into their dormitory as the unrest in Indonesia's easternmost provinces began to reduce. The...

Freeport looks to sue Jakarta

Most indigenous Papuan communities have not embraced the foreign mining companies. Source: Wikimedia Freeport-McMoRan has warned Indonesia it was prepared to sue if it...

Indonesia promises action in Papua after calls for UN probe

Indonesia has promised action against officers who abused a Papuan suspect with a live snake after a United Nations panel called for a probe...

Indonesian woman gets jail reprieve after recording boss’ lewd call

An Indonesian woman, who is facing six months in jail for recording a graphic phone call of her boss as evidence she was being harassed,...

Indonesia relaxes Papuan internet ban 

Indonesia has partially relaxed an internet blackout imposed following violent protests in Papua, but it has not restored connections in the worst affected areas. The...

Indonesia mulls nickel export ban 

Indonesia says it is considering bringing forward a ban on mineral ore shipments after nickel prices surged amid speculation Jakarta would halt exports. The initiative...

Solomans defends Indonesia police deal

The Solomon Islands claims there is no relation between its support for West Papua (pictured) and its proposed policing co-operation with Indonesia. Vanuatu and the...

Jakarta set to ban Grindr

Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta. Indonesia’s balancing act between gay rights and Islam is becoming increasingly problematic. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta looks poised to ban gay-dating apps like Grindr,...

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