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India

Agustinus Beo Da Costa

Indonesian opposition demands that court annuls election

14 Jun 2019

JAKARTA Lawyers for Indonesia's opposition leader called on Friday for President Joko Widodo's election victory to be annulled, telling the Constitutional Court it had been achieved through "systematic electoral fraud and abuse of power".

Tight security at Indonesia court as opposition pushes for fresh election

14 Jun 2019

JAKARTA Lawyers for Indonesia's political opposition called on Friday for President Joko Widodo's election victory to be annulled, telling the Constitutional Court it had been achieved through "systematic electoral fraud and abuse of power".

Indonesian suspects detail alleged plot to kill top officials

11 Jun 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian police on Tuesday aired video testimony from three suspects who alleged a retired soldier backing the political opposition had offered them money and, in one case, a family vacation to join a plot to kill government officials.Last month, police arrested six people suspected of plotting to assassinate four security officials and a pollster during chaos surrounding protests against the confirmation of President Joko Widodo's election victory.

Indonesian rallies were coordinated to cause chaos, says president's chief of staff

29 May 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian authorities believe different groups coordinated plans to exploit political rallies last week to cause chaos, which included a bid to create "martyrs" by shooting protesters, President Joko Widodo's chief of staff said.

Indonesia lifts social media curbs targeting hoaxes during unrest

25 May 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia on Saturday lifted temporary social media restrictions that were imposed to stop online hoaxes during violence around the announcement of official election results.

Indonesia should probe deaths of election staff: parliament deputy

09 May 2019

JAKARTA A top Indonesian lawmaker has demanded a parliamentary inquiry into the deaths of more than 500 officials during recent elections, most of them linked to fatigue-related illnesses in gruelling work conditions.

UPDATE 1-Indonesia plans to move capital city out of crowded Java island

29 Apr 2019

JAKARTA, April 29 Indonesia's president has decided to move the capital of the world's fourth most populous country away from the crowded main island of Java, but has yet to finalise a new location, the planning minister said on Monday.

Indonesia election fraud allegations are 'baseless': security minister

24 Apr 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's chief security minister said on Wednesday accusations that the government and security forces conspired with election agencies to conduct systematic fraud during last week's polls are "baseless" and threatened national security.

How Indonesia's president has tried to claw back voter support in Muslim heartland

12 Apr 2019

GARUT, Indonesia When Wawan Setiawan, a volunteer for Indonesian President Joko Widodo's re-election campaign, goes door-to-door in this conservative part of Java, his opening line is: "If you hear he is anti-Islam or a communist, remember, it's all lies."

Fact-checkers vs. hoax peddlers: a fake news battle ahead of Indonesia’s election

11 Apr 2019

JAKARTA Armed with laptops, three dozen journalists and fact-checkers braced for battle before a live debate between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his challenger, Prabowo Subianto.

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