Last Sunday Indonesian author and Islamic cleric Felix Siauw tweeted a 17-point manifesto decrying selfies as a sin. In response, thousands of Indonesians took selfies with the hashtag #selfie4siauw.
Two Indonesian officers were killed on January 1. Now West Papuans are collectively paying the price.
Chan's plea for clemency was rejected earlier this month. As an alleged ringleader of the Bali Nine drug smuggling ring he will now face imminent execution.
Just after midnight on Sunday, Indonesia executed six drug offenders by firing squad. International observers see the executions as harsh, especially since five of the six prisoners were foreign nationals.
Despite all indications to the contrary, anti death penalty advocates believe there is still hope that Australian citizens Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will escape execution in Indonesia.
Photos appearing to show the country's leading ethics watchdog fooling around with Miss Indonesia have rocked the political and law enforcement establishment.
For centuries, pilgrims have traveled to a hill in Central Java to have sex with strangers in hopes of receiving blessings, but the government has shut the ritual down.
As Scott Morrison "takes the sugar off the table," let's step back a moment. What happened to us?
The Tana Toraja regency on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has an unusual death ritual: Every few years, families reunite to exhume the bodies of their deceased relatives, clean up the inside of their coffins, and sometimes give their ancestors a fresh
Two French journalists who have been trapped in a West Papuan jail for more than 40 days. Depending on how things pan out they could face 20 years behind bars.
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is possibly the first ethnic Chinese politician to become governor of Jakarta, a city that just 16 years ago was hit by several days of horrific anti-Chinese riots.
I spoke to Allan Nairn about confronting mass murderers and ruining their political careers. His specialty being US-backed atrocities, Nairn has reported from the killing fields of Haiti, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Indonesia.
Indonesia's reformist president-elect, Joko Widodo, already faces challenges after being declared the winner late Tuesday night. His rival, Prabowo Subianto, plans to file an appeal alleging widespread fraud in the bitterly fought race.
We were standing at the entrance to Dolly, Southeast Asia's largest red-light district. It's a sprawling complex of colorfully named brothels in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, and this was supposed to be its last night of business
Tourist stalls all over the country sell posters of Adolf Hitler, neatly displayed in between images of Kurt Cobain and European soccer teams. The swastika is also everywhere: on walls, cups, ashtrays, and T-shirts
Supporters of the government's asylum seeker policy rebut concerns about detention centres with the same comment: now the boats have stopped, we can start clearing the backlog of detainees currently in detention. Unfortunately, that argument doesn't hold…
This week on the Hate Boat, Australia's foreign minister, Julie Bishop, is dropping dollars while Scott Morrison raises detention-center tensions to riot levels.
Here aboard the Hate Boat we investigate this week's asylum seeker news, all of which points to increasing levels of desperation from all sides.
This week aboard the Hate Boat the Government is trying to charm the pants off Cambodia, calm Indonesia who's feeling scorned, and deal with Nauru who's being super needy. All of that plus our own issues at home. It's like trying to date four people at on…
Apr 8, 2014
With 186 million voters, 235,000 candidates, three time zones, across over 17,000 islands, it's a pretty big operation.
With Indonesia's Presidential election set for July, one man's popularity is blowing all other candidates out of the water.
Sometimes coffee is a delicious drink, sometimes it's implicit in shady backgrounds of corruption and even human rights abuses.
Settle in for your weekly instalment of uncomfortable national politics, otherwise known as The Hate Boat.
In this week's cheery asylum seeker round up we have a new nation possibly willing to take our refugees, more information on the Manus Island detention centre riot, and the four-legged refugees who may just jump the queue.