Law And Order

Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise on trial for blasphemy

Aug 14, 2018

Indonesian prosecutors are seeking an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque's loudspeakers

Malaysia ex-PM fails in media gag bid ahead of graft trial

Aug 10, 2018

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has failed to win a court order barring the media from discussing the merits of corruption charges against him ahead of the start of his trial on Feb. 12.

Australian man arrested in Bali on cocaine charges

Aug 9, 2018

An Australian man faces up to 20 years in prison in Indonesia after being arrested for allegedly selling cocaine on the resort island of Bali

Malaysia ex-PM pleads not guilty to money laundering charges

Aug 8, 2018

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to new money-laundering charges related to the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund that led to his stunning electoral defeat

The Latest: Najib pleads not guilty to money laundering

Aug 8, 2018

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has pleaded not guilty to new money laundering charges related to the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund

Pompeo calls on Myanmar to release 2 Reuters journalists

Aug 4, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he spoke with Myanmar's foreign minister and urged him to immediately release two Reuters journalists held on charges of possessing secret documents

Australia says Malaysia hasn't sought hitman's extradition

Aug 1, 2018

Australia has rejected accusations it supported corruption and crime under Malaysia's former leader by harboring a high-profile fugitive; Bishop says Malaysia has not made any extradition request

Indonesian court outlaws Islamic State-linked group

Jul 31, 2018

An Indonesian court has outlawed Jemaah Anshorut Daulah, a network that supports the Islamic State group, following deadly attacks over the past two years

Indonesia graft buster returns to work after acid attack

Jul 27, 2018

An anti-corruption investigator almost blinded by an acid attack urged Indonesia's President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to set up a fact finding team to solve his case as he returned to work 16 months after the assault

Activists slam punishment of raped girl who had abortion

Jul 23, 2018

Activists have criticized a six-month prison sentence given to a 15-year-old Indonesian girl who had an abortion after being raped by her brother

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