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Furthermore, Saudi Arabia, as the custodian of Islam's holiest sites, sets quotas for the annual Haj. Indonesia has the largest quota in the world - 168,000 for 2015 - yet there is still a 20-year waiting list.
Some activists Indonesia corruption Watch (ICW) unfurled banners reading "democracy Without Corruption" in House of Representative, Jakarta (12/9).
In 2011, the program that panicked the Gillard government into banning live cattle exports to Indonesia relied in part on video footage from animal welfare activists. The same lobby was a player in last year's program on greyhound racing. In June-July ...
How does Indonesia fare? With Islamic conservatism on the rise, it's getting even harder to abolish this practice despite the fact that the law stipulates the marrying age for females is 18.

Jakarta. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated three airports in Indonesia's remote areas - including the northernmost on Miangas Island in North Sulawesi - on Wednesday (19/10), reinforcing the government's commitment to create better ...
A visitor views paintings of Munir in an exhibition held to mark the tenth anniversary of Munir's death at the Diponegoro University (9/9).
It was not without vocal opposition from rights activists and medical groups however, with the Indonesian Doctors Association stating that its members would refuse to perform the procedure on ethical grounds.
Indonesia's president Joko Widodo has announced large investments in welfare and infrastructure in West Papua, a region that over the last decades suffered continuous repression and disregard by the government in Jakarta.
Jakarta. Hundreds of activists and members from Taman Bacaan Masyarakat gathered in Palu, the capital city of Central Sulawesi, for the kick off event of the Indonesian Literacy Festival on Oct. 18-20. The event has been organized to commemorate the ...
A noisy spectacle of people speaking over one another to be heard is how established artist Jompet Kuswidananto views public expression in his home country, Indonesia, today. "After Suharto's New Order regime ended in 1998, Indonesia became a huge ...
An activist group is calling on the government to not ratify the ASEAN Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) clause on International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) 1991, saying that it will increase global ...
religious and political leaders have pushed a campaign of homophobic rhetoric and policies this year; according to AFP, "activists believe the backlash was triggered by widespread coverage of the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States ...
With Indonesia facing land and forest fires every year that are mostly man-made disasters that have degraded the health of its citizens as well as that of its neighbors, the government has vowed to improve the Sustainability of its agroforestry sector ...
Kwok said she took up the cause after a friend urged her to witness a large seizure of smuggled pangolins in Indonesia. What she saw broke her heart - that such "gentle creatures" were being wiped out through illegal trade.
Indonesia: Gay couple may go to jail for posting kissing photo on facebook. By Asian Correspondent Staff | 15th October 2016 | @ascorrespondent.

A woman in Indonesia is on a mission to ensure that men and women in her conservative culture can find the comprehensive information they need.
chemical Castration Regulation Neglects Victim rights: activists i. Members of the youth Network ... A recently passed regulation allowing for harsher penalties on child sex offenders has failed victims, a leading legal activist has said. The ...
activists say the president's developmental approach could barely address the root causes of the tensions, with the insurgency apparently having shown no signs of abating.
Jakarta. Vice President Jusuf Kalla has welcomed plans for the upcoming Asean Bridges event to be hosted in Indonesia from January to March next year.
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo said he is ready to take President Joko Widodo's order to search for investigative documents about the death of Munir Said Thalib that were collected by the case's fact-finding team (TPF).
BALI, Indonesia - The world culture Forum entered its second day of symposiums on Wednesday on the Indonesian resort island of Bali covering topics ranging from gender equality to the impact of the internet on culture, according to the WCF website ...
Although acknowledging the need for longer jail time, human rights activists criticised the use of the death penalty and castration.
Whilst Indonesian activists gain some influence and indeed formal training from transnational civil society organisations, author of Coming Out, Hendri Yulius says that Indonesian LGBTQI movements have been adaptive to local norms. In Indonesia, for ...
Indonesian activists from World Vision light 2880 candles during a World Aids Day event in Jakarta December 1, 2009. Photo: Reuters/Dadang Tri.
While women in the country - finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati being a perfect example - can have stellar careers in many fields, many Indonesian girls are sill facing social pressures to do domestic chores. According to a UNICEF report, the ...
tax haven: The devil is always in the detail An activist displays a newspaper headlining on the 'Panama Papers' revelations during a banking managers meeting, in Paris, France, April 14.
Again, their story was based largely on footage supplied by activists who then co-operated in a spectacular online campaign as the story went to air.
Commission orders govt to reveal findings on Munir Justice for Munir: A rights activist attends on Monday a hearing of a public information dispute between the State Secretariat and civil society groups at the Central Information Commission (KIP).
Jakarta, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Growing Anti-Gay sentiment in Indonesia could hamper efforts to combat fast-rising HIV infections among one of the most at-risk groups, threatening the country's target to end an AIDS epidemic by 2030, ...
Since it was enacted in 2008, the government has used the ITE Law to harass and detain activists by charging the state's critics with defamation.
"Unfortunately in recent years, intolerant groups have been imposing their rigid beliefs on people," said Agnes Dwi Rusjiyati, the local coordinator of activist group Bhinneka Tunggal Ika National Alliance. Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, Indonesia's national ...
How beholden is Thailand's ruling junta to China? Bangkok's detention and deportation at Beijing's behest of Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has cast an uncomfortable light on the state of Thailand-China relations. Criticism has mounted in ...
activists have criticized Indonesia's weak diplomacy efforts at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept.13-26, where member states from the Pacific voiced concerns over the country's human rights record in Papua.
Jakarta - Indonesia has hailed a tax amnesty as a major success after it raised more than US$10.2 billion (S$14 billion) in its first few months, but criticism is mounting that the controversial scheme lets the super-rich off the hook.
Jakarta: Indonesia has hailed a tax amnesty as a major success after it raised more than US$7bil (RM28.9bil) in its first few months, but criticism is mounting that the controversial scheme lets the super-rich off the hook.
activists have criticized Indonesia's weak diplomacy efforts at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept.13-26, where member states from the Pacific voiced concerns over the country's human rights record in Papua.
... Yunantyo Adi, right, an Indonesian activist, and Sukar, an eye witness to the aftermath of an execution of local communist party members and sympathizers in 1965, clean up around the monument erected at the site of a mass grave in Plumbon village ...
For years, blue-collar workers from Greater Jakarta have made life more difficult for many white-collar workers in the capital city who have to bear the brunt of being stuck in massive traffic jams every time they take to the streets to voice their ...
CO, Bangkok - Hong Kong student pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong's has been detained by Thai officials after arriving there to give a talk at a university, his political party said.
Indonesia Mass Graves The Associated Press. In this Sept. 3, 2016 photo, Yunantyo Adi, right, an Indonesian activist, and Sukar, an eye witness to the aftermath of an execution of local communist party members and sympathizers in 1965, clean up around ...
BANDA Aceh, Indonesia (AFP) - Indonesia's Aceh province, which has gained international infamy for its strict Islamic laws, won rare praise from rights activists Thursday (Sept 29) for introducing the country's most generous maternity leave policy.
Indriani Setiawati, a communication and network development manager of the Indonesian Eco Tourism Network, said conventional tourism usually ended up being a threat to natural conservation, while environmentally-friendly tourism was seeing growing ...
"Indonesia is fraught with complexities, contradictions and ironies. We are still in search of who we are," she said during an evening-lecture series titled "Indonesia's Curious Identity Crisis" held by the Indonesian Heritage Society at the Erasmus ...
Amnesty International has stated the attempt to abduct Aud highlights the unsafe environment faced by political activists in the Indonesian province of Papua and the oNGOing impunity for human rights violations by security forces. The NGO has launched ...
Greenpeace activists protest at the refinery. Photograph: Marten van Dijl/Greenpeace. Meike Rijksen, a Greenpeace campaigner on the protest, said: "IOI has been involved in rainforest destruction, fires and human rights abuses in Indonesia, through the ...
activists campaigning for an end to exploitation of migrant workers in Canada set out on Labour Day weekend from the Ontario town of Leamington, home to the largest concentration of agricultural greenhouses in North America.
14 that Indonesia's president, Joko Widodo, has decided that the country's new currency being issued later this year will bear the portraits of 12 Indonesians who have been officially designated "National heroes" by the government.
As a result, there are 54 West Papuan political prisoners jailed by Indonesia. In the past three years, 27 activists have been killed, nearly half this year alone. Wenda pointed to Indonesian forces targeting and killing young West Papuan high school ...


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