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The responses from Indonesian politicians have been much stronger than elsewhere in the world. Threats have been made to block access to Facebook, while lawmakers have embraced the opportunity to confront the platform on other social media issues, including the spread of fake news and extremist ...
Setya Novanto was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday for his alleged role in the siphoning off public funds from a project to introduce electronic identity cards to Indonesia. Indonesian prosecutors allege 80 people, including legislators, officials and businessmen, used a $440 million (€360 million) ...

In Southeast Asia, for example, Indonesian politicians have singled out Chinese as being “not indigenous” and therefore as not really to be trusted. The Myanmar military and many Buddhist figures have justified the oppression of Rohingyas on (false) grounds that they are foreigners who should to “return” ...
JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Several Indonesian politicians are vying to become the vice-presidential running mate of Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto. Last week, despite doubts that he would succeed in his bid due to potential problems in forming a coalition, ...
On the other side Indonesian politicians can be over eager to play the racism and colonialism cards, telling electors they are victims, their problems made by outsiders. Michael Bachelard spent three challenging years in the archipelago reporting for Fairfax Press. He was told by a President Joko “Jokowi” ...

Indonesia's parliament recently passed a controversial legislative amendment that bans public criticism of the government. The law, known as MD3, highlights a growing problem with the lack of accountability for Indonesian politicians. It will harm the administration's reputation for tackling corruption, and ...
JAKARTA: Hardline Islamic groups on Wednesday filed a blasphemy complaint against a daughter of Indonesia's first president, accusing her of reciting a poem insulting Islam and prompting fresh concerns over intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. Sukmawati Sukarnoputri, a ...

The Indonesian Constitutional Court rejected a petition to make gay sex illegal. But the gay community remains an easy target for Indonesian politicians. By Oliver Ward. Indonesia's downtrodden lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community scored a narrow victory in the Indonesian ...
Setya Novanto. Doctors say Indonesian politician Setya Novanto can answer questions about the theft of public money (AAP). Indonesian authorities have arrested a politician who has long evaded questions over alleged role in theft of $US170 million in public money. Updated Updated 20 November 2017.
Indonesian politician who disappeared in corruption scandal found in hospital. Setya Novanto had reportedly been on his way to meet investigators when his car collided with an electrical pole. Top Indonesian politician embroiled in huge corruption case goes missing · Kate Lamb in Jakarta. Fri 17 Nov ...
These are four other Indonesian politicians who have beaten corruption charges, despite seemingly strong evidence piled up against them: Former Bekasi Mayor Mochtar Muhammad. Mochtar Muhammad, the mayor of Bekasi, West Java, from 2003-2008, was accused of handing out bribes all over the ...


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