Condoms Blocking Drains is a Serious Problem in Indonesia’s Capital
Used condoms are clogging Jakarta’s drains and stressing out wastewater treatment centers workers.
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In Indonesia, Muslim Youth are Turning to Their Clerics to Find Them a Wife
As religious conservatism increases in the country, more and more young people are choosing to marry early to avoid what Islam considers the sin of premarital sex.
An Islamic Body in Indonesia Forbids Women From Playing Football
The U.S. Women’s National Football team just capped off an inspiring World Cup victory, but in Indonesia, one city is forbidding women from playing the game.
An Herbal Plant From Southeast Asia Could Be Banned For Being As Addictive As Morphine
“Small quantities of kratom act as a stimulant like cocaine, but larger doses act similarly to opioids, like morphine and heroin.”
Jakartans Sue The Government Over Poor Air Quality
With Jakarta consistently topping the list of cities with the worst air pollution, a group of fathers, NGOs, and online motorcycle taxi drivers are taking matters into their own hands.
Terrorist Group Behind Bali Bombings Use Palm Oil Plantations to Fund Terrorist Activity
Jemaah Islamiyah remains a threat to the region even after Indonesian police captured numerous high-ranking group leaders, the latest being Para Wijayanto, who was involved in the 2002 Bali bombings.
Riding Along With the People Saving Lives During the Jakarta Protests
The city's paramedics were stretched thin and fatigued, but still out there helping the injured.
People Power? Not so Fast: Making Sense of Jakarta's Post-Election Chaos
Provocateurs, mysterious "commanders," and clashes in the streets of Central Jakarta—the protests and ensuing riots left us with more questions than answers.
Asia's Newest Nation of Timor-Leste Is Fighting for LGBTQ Rights
The nation of Timor-Leste is predominantly Roman Catholic. Yet it’s leading a fight for LGBTQ rights in a part of the world where such rights are increasingly under attack.
Indonesia Tightens Inspection of Travellers from Singapore Amid Monkeypox Case
Authorities are closely monitoring several ports in Indonesia to prevent the disease from spreading.
Indonesia Is Home to the Most Climate Change Deniers in the World
Experts say the lack of education and focus on religion are reasons why many Indonesians don't believe in global warming.
People Are Calling for the Disbandment of Indonesia’s Radical Islamist Group
The online petition demanding the government to refuse the Islamic Defenders Front's permit renewal is gaining traction. But is it enough?