Edition:
India

Agustinus Beo Da Costa

Social taboos hinder Indonesia's fight against coronavirus

25 Jun 2020

JAKARTA Indonesian authorities complained on Wednesday that hundreds of people had refused testing for the new coronavirus as social taboos emerge as another obstacle to stopping its spread in the world’s fourth-most populous nation.

Indonesian court finds seven Papuan men guilty of treason

17 Jun 2020

JAKARTA An Indonesian court found seven Papuan men guilty of treason on Wednesday in a high-profile trial closely watched as an indicator of political freedoms in the world's third-largest democracy.

Escalating intimidation, threats, ahead of high-profile treason verdict, Indonesian rights groups say

16 Jun 2020

Rights groups in Indonesia have complained of escalating intimidation and security threats in the run-up to the verdict in a high-profile treason trial against seven West Papuans that is expected on Wednesday.

Coronavirus patients flood hospitals in Indonesia's second-largest city

28 May 2020

JAKARTA Hospitals in Indonesia's second largest city of Surabaya have been overwhelmed by a surge of new coronavirus cases, forcing them to turn patients away, the Indonesian Medical Association said on Thursday.

Soldiers, police enforce Indonesia's 'new normal' coronavirus restrictions

26 May 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's military ordered the deployment of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and police on Tuesday to enforce rules on wearing masks and safe distancing after reports of people in the world's fourth-most populous nation flouting them.

Soldiers, police enforce Indonesia's 'new normal' coronavirus restrictions

26 May 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's military ordered the deployment of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and police on Tuesday to enforce rules on wearing masks and safe distancing after reports of people in the world's fourth-most populous nation flouting them.

UPDATE 1-Soldiers, police enforce Indonesia's "new normal" coronavirus restrictions

26 May 2020

JAKARTA, May 26 Indonesia's military ordered the deployment of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and police on Tuesday to enforce rules on wearing masks and safe distancing after reports of people in the world's fourth-most populous nation flouting them.

For world's largest Muslim country, a virus-disrupted and bittersweet Eid

24 May 2020

JAKARTA For Indonesia's 225 million Muslims, celebrating Eid al-Fitr this year, the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, is bittersweet.

#IndonesiaWhatever: Indonesians vent online over virus response

18 May 2020

JAKARTA A flood of criticism of the Indonesian government's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the behaviour of many Indonesians has appeared on social media under a hashtag that translates as #IndonesiaWhatever.

Amnesty says 1,000 Rohingya stranded at sea as Southeast Asia seals borders

15 May 2020

JAKARTA At least 1,000 Rohingya are stranded at sea as Southeast Asian nations tighten their borders to keep out the new coronavirus, Amnesty International said on Friday, urging action to ensure they were not buried in an "invisible graveyard" at sea.

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