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Agustinus Beo Da Costa

Indonesia police fire tear gas as rallies over new laws turn violent

01 Oct 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian police fired tear gas in several areas of Jakarta on Monday as a protest against legal reforms descended into running battles, causing traffic gridlock and chaotic scenes in parts of the central business district.

Police fire water cannon as Indonesians rally against new laws

24 Sep 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian police fired water cannon and tear gas to break up protests on Tuesday, as tens of thousands of students gathered in cities nationwide over issues that included a new criminal code that penalises adultery and revised laws on corruption.

Thousands rally against Indonesian bill to ban extra-marital sex

23 Sep 2019

JAKARTA Thousands of students protested at rallies across Indonesia on Monday against a new criminal code that would outlaw sex outside marriage and gay sex, as lawmakers met the president to discuss how to proceed with a bill that has divided Indonesians.

Indonesia shelves vote on penal code criminalising extramarital sex

20 Sep 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday ordered a delay in a parliamentary vote on a new penal code criminalising sex outside marriage and same-sex relations, which has been criticised by rights groups as an assault on basic freedoms.

Indonesia revises law to put checks on anti-graft agency, sparks protests

17 Sep 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's parliament on Tuesday approved changes to a law governing the country's anti-corruption agency, sparking alarm among activists who say revisions that include curbing its freedom to wiretap suspects will hurt the fight against graft.

Indonesia unveils site of new capital on Borneo island

26 Aug 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia on Monday revealed the long-awaited site for its new $33-billion capital on the forested island of Borneo to replace the crowded, polluted megacity of Jakarta, which is slowly sinking into the sea.

Indonesia president urges calm after violent protests in Papua cities

19 Aug 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday sought to ease tension after violent protests in several cities in Papua in response to claims of racist abuse and physical mistreatment of students from the country's easternmost region.

Indonesia president proposes to move capital to Borneo

16 Aug 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's president on Friday proposed to move the capital from Jakarta, a crowded, polluted city of 10 million people, to the island of Borneo, though he left Indonesians guessing as to the exact location.

UPDATE 1-Indonesia president proposes to move capital to Borneo

16 Aug 2019

JAKARTA, Aug 16 Indonesia's president on Friday proposed to move the capital from Jakarta, a crowded, polluted city of 10 million people, to the island of Borneo, though he left Indonesians guessing as to the exact location.

Indonesia president threatens to sack fire fighters if forest blazes not tackled

06 Aug 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo threatened on Tuesday to sack military and police officers fighting forest fires if they fail to extinguish the flames. He also promised government funds for high-tech equipment like drones to help tackle the blazes.

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