Millions of Indonesians this week began arduous journeys to return to their home towns to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr. Nearly 30 million revellers are expected to travel by car, bus, ferry, motorcycle and plane in the annual… 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 ›
Muslims in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, began observing the fasting month of Ramadan on Saturday. President Joko Widodo welcomed the occasion with a message calling for unity amid concerns about rising religious intolerance. “I hope that during… Read More ›
Those looking to have fun in the Indonesian capital during Ramadan should go elsewhere. The Jakarta administration has banned nightspots from operating during Ramadan, which is set to begin Saturday, ostensibly to respect those who observe the Muslim fasting month. Places… Read More ›
Imprisoned Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has decided to withdraw an appeal against his two-year sentence for blasphemy, his family said.
Two men convicted of gay sex were caned Tuesday in front of a crowd of onlookers in Indonesia’s sharia-ruled province of Aceh in the first such case in the devoutly Muslim region.
Police in the Indonesian capital Jakarta raided a gay club and arrested 141 people on suspicion of involvement in “gay prostitution”, an officer said. Ten people have been named suspects after the raid on Atlantis Gym and Sauna in north Jakarta on Sunday… Read More ›