Government And Politics

Police: Kim Jong Nam told friend he feared for his life

Feb 27, 2018

A police official has testified that the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader told a friend in Malaysia that his life was in danger six months before he was killed at an airport

2 Singapore Airbnb hosts plead guilty to illegal rentals

Feb 27, 2018

Two men have pleaded guilty to using platforms including Airbnb to rent out condominium units for less than six months in Singapore, where short-term rentals are illegal

Indonesia brings convicted militants and victims together

Feb 26, 2018

The Indonesian government is bringing together dozens of convicted Islamic militants and survivors of attacks in what it hopes will be an important step in combating radicalism and fostering reconciliation

Police: No video showing Indonesian attacking Kim Jong Nam

Feb 22, 2018

A police witness has told a Malaysian court that there is no video evidence that shows an Indonesian woman smearing a nerve agent on the face of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader as part of an airport attack that killed him

Blinded investigator to Indonesia graft fighters: Stay brave

Feb 22, 2018

An anti-corruption investigator blinded by an acid attack is urging graft fighters to "stay brave" as he returns to Indonesia after months of medical treatment

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

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