Elections

Head of Asian soccer running unopposed for new term

Apr 5, 2019

Head of Asian soccer running unopposed for new term

Facebook prohibits foreign-funded ads for Indonesia election

Mar 5, 2019

Facebook is prohibiting political ads for Indonesia's presidential and legislative elections that are purchased from outside the country

Indonesian forest fires highlight president's campaign gaffe

Feb 19, 2019

Indonesia's disaster agency says deliberately set fires are burning through peatlands in the province of Riau, just two days after President Joko Widodo incorrectly claimed there'd been no forest fires for several years

Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

Feb 18, 2019

Indonesia's presidential candidates debated pressing issues facing the world's third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest fires _ and unicorns

Papuans get independence petition to UN despite obstacles

Jan 31, 2019

Activists in Indonesia's mountainous jungle-clad Papua region risked imprisonment to collect 1.8 million signatures for a petition calling for self-determination but faced a dilemma: They were blocked from presenting it to the United Nations

Malaysian royals pick Pahang sultan as new king

Jan 24, 2019

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state has been named Malaysia's new king, replacing Sultan Muhammad V who abdicated unexpectedly after just two years on the throne

Governor convicted of blasphemy freed from Indonesian prison

Jan 24, 2019

A polarizing Christian politician whose campaign comments ignited the largest protests in years in Muslim-majority Indonesia has been freed after serving nearly two years in prison for blasphemy

A look at Malaysia's monarchy before sultans pick next king

Jan 23, 2019

A look at Malaysia's monarchy before royal sultans choose the next king amid a reassertion of political influence for constitutional head of state

Indonesia cleric to be freed despite holding to radicalism

Jan 19, 2019

Lawyers say the Islamic cleric who was the ideological leader of the Bali bombers and other Indonesian militants is being freed after the country's president relented on a requirement he renounce radical beliefs

Indonesia leader to free radical cleric behind Bali bombings

Jan 18, 2019

Indonesia's president says the ailing 80-year-old radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers and other violent extremists in Indonesia will be released from prison

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