Monday, 24 September 2018

Tag Archives: Indonesia

Indonesian woman jailed for complaining about mosque noise

MEDAN: A woman in Muslim-majority Indonesia was sentenced to 18 months in jail Tuesday for complaining about the volume of a mosque´s call to prayer – the latest conviction under a controversial blasphemy law. Meiliana, 44, an ethnic Chinese Buddhist, was found guilty of insulting Islam for asking her neighbourhood ...

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2018 Asian Games torch reaches Jakarta

JAKARTA: The torch for the 18th Asian Games reached Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, ending a month-long journey across the Southeast Asian archipelago nation. It was welcomed in style by marching bands, traditional dances and concerts, after starting its journey in the host country’s cultural centre Yogyakarta on July 17. The flame ...

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Death toll from Indonesia quake tops 380

MATARAM: An earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed 387 people, authorities said Saturday, adding hundreds of thousands of displaced people were still short of clean water, food and medicine nearly a week on. The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake Sunday levelled tens of thousands of homes, mosques and businesses ...

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Indonesian woman held captive in cave for 15 years

JAKARTA: Police in Sulawesi, Indonesia say they have freed a 28-year-old woman who was held captive in a cave for 15 years by a village shaman. The 83-year-old man is alleged to have kidnapped the woman when she was 13, and brainwashed her into believing he was possessed by a ...

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Strong quake on Indonesia holiday island kills 13

(AFP PHOTO / Aulia AHMAD) A powerful earthquake on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok killed at least 13 people, injured hundreds and damaged thousands of homes on Sunday, officials said. The shallow 6.4-magnitude quake jolted the island in the early morning, sending people running outside in panic and triggering ...

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Malaysia and Indonesia agree to settle border issues

AP JAKARTA: Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed to resolve issues pertaining to the delineation of borders of both countries. Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi announced the commitment in a joint media conference here. “We will resolve the issues related to the delineation (sea and ...

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Indonesian teen raped by her brother jailed for abortion

JAKARTA: A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her brother has been sentenced to six months in prison for having an abortion, police said Sunday. Both the girl and her 18-year-old brother were convicted Thursday by the District Court of Muara Bulian in Batanghari district in Jambi province, said ...

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Indonesia mob kills hundreds of crocodiles after man dies

JAKARTA: A mob slaughtered nearly 300 crocodiles at a breeding ground in Indonesia’s West Papua province in retaliation for the death of a local man, officials said. A total of 292 crocodiles were killed by hundreds of villagers on Saturday following the funeral of a 48-year-old man who was killed ...

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At least 12 killed as ferry capsizes in Indonesia

JAKARTA: At least 12 people died after a ferry carrying over 139 passengers went down in waters off Bulukumba district of Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province on Tuesday, officials said. Search and rescue operations are still underway, and some of the passengers were rescued. Ferry KMP Lestari Maju, heading to Selayar ...

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