Government And Politics

Indonesian police defend award to Philippine police chief

Feb 15, 2018

Indonesian police have defended bestowing their highest honor on the Philippine police chief, who has been criticized for spearheading the war on drugs that has left thousands of suspects dead.

Year after Kim's killing, suspected masterminds evade trial

Feb 13, 2018

Two unlikely defendants are standing trial in the killing Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother while the suspected masterminds are long gone

Indonesian woman dies in new maid abuse case in Malaysia

Feb 12, 2018

An Indonesian maid who allegedly suffered injuries on her body and was forced to sleep outside on a porch with a family's dog has died in Malaysia, prompting calls by activists and lawmakers for better laws to safeguard migrant workers

Indonesia bus crash kills 27; police say brakes failed

Feb 11, 2018

A packed tourist bus returning from an outing collided with a motorbike and plunged from a hill on Indonesia's main island of Java after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, killing at least 27 people

Study: Extremists still flourishing in Indonesia's prisons

Feb 9, 2018

A new study has found Indonesia's overcrowded prisons are ill-equipped to deal with Islamic militant inmates, hampering efforts to prevent the spread of violent radicalism

Court told woman in Kim Jong Nam killing was paid for pranks

Feb 9, 2018

A defense lawyer tells Malaysian court an Indonesian woman accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader was paid for acting in prank shows at the airport, hotels and shopping mall just weeks earlier

US pitches arms sales at Asia's biggest air show

Feb 7, 2018

U.S. diplomat overseeing arms sales sees keen interest in American weaponry in Asia

UN rights chief: Intolerance making inroads in Indonesia

Feb 7, 2018

UN human rights chief says "strains of intolerance" once thought foreign to Indonesia are making inroads in the world's most populous Muslim nation and warned the government against criminalizing its LGBT citizens

ASEAN renews calls for durable solution to Rohingya crisis

Feb 6, 2018

Southeast Asian foreign ministers have renewed calls for a durable solution to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and affirmed the need to enhance trust to resolve the South China Sea dispute.

Malaysia, Singapore to set up trade link for stockmarkets

Feb 6, 2018

Malaysia and Singapore regulators say they will establish a link to connect their stock markets by the end of the year to cut trading costs and woo cross-border investments

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