A debate has erupted online after Indonesian President Joko Widodo was seen wearing an expensive pair of Nike sneakers during a working visit to West Java last week. Critics pointed out that the president was wearing the Nike LunarEpic Flyknit… Read More ›
Indonesia’s Islamic authority issued a fatwa against fake news over concerns about how religious and ethnic tensions are fuelled by hoaxes, its chairman said Tuesday. The Indonesian Council of Ulema, a semi-official body, declared that producing and spreading fake news… Read More ›
Imprisoned Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has decided to withdraw an appeal against his two-year sentence for blasphemy, his family said.
Rallying cries by conservative Muslims for the prosecution of Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama have culminated in his imprisonment, sending shock waves through minority communities in Indonesia.
The governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, has conceded defeat in a religiously-charged election to lead the Indonesian capital after unofficial vote counts showed a comfortable lead for his opponent Anies Baswedan. “To our supporters, I know you are… Read More ›
Millions of Jakarta residents are set to cast their votes in a heated second-round gubernatorial election on April 19 that is both a test of secular democracy in Indonesia and of President Joko Widodo’s political clout in delivering back to… Read More ›
Jakarta’s residents will choose between a beleaguered Christian incumbent and a rival supported by conservative Muslims in a religiously charged gubernatorial election on April 19. The election, which sees Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese Christian, take on former… Read More ›