Indonesia is about to criminalize sex and living together outside marriage, in a move toward deeper religious piety in the world’s most populous Muslim country. The country’s parliament agreed to a final draft of the code Wednesday, and it is ready to be adopted in the next week, four parliamentarians told Reuters. Lawmakers said that...
As smog from Indonesia's sprawling forest fires chokes neighboring Malaysia, authorities there have distributed 2 million face masks to students in affected areas, state news agency Bernama reported Thursday.
During Southeast Asia's dry season, farmers in Indonesia and other countries clear land using fire, often for palm and wood pulp plantations, with flames frequently raging out of control to produce a choking haze that spreads across the region.
Three civilians, including a toddler, have been killed and four wounded after a shootout between Indonesian security forces and armed separatists in the country's easternmost Papua area, a military spokesman said on Thursday.
Indonesia is set to pass a highly controversial new penal code that would criminalize consensual sex outside of marriage and effectively outlaw same-sex relations, in a move rights groups have criticized as a violation of basic rights.
Malaysia will push its Southeast Asian neighbors to strengthen cooperation in finding a long-term solution for smog wafted across the region from forest fires in Indonesia, its environment minister said on Thursday.
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