Gay man caned in Indonesia as crowd chants “hit him harder”
culture of fear
Malaysia Is Threatening to Jail WhatsApp Group Admins Over Spread of Fake News
Message apps are the latest technology to fall under the control of Malaysia's controversial Communications and Multimedia Act.
What It's Like to Be a Rohingya Child Bride
When Rashidah was 12, a mob of hardline Buddhists set fire to her Rohingya village. The girl was subsequently sold into slavery and raped by human traffickers. Her only way out of that life was getting married to a man many years her senior.
asia & pacific
'If We Feel Afraid, We Will Lose': Indonesia Reacts to Terror Attacks with Defiant Protest
On Thursday, Jakarta was rocked by an attack by Islamic State-related militants. On Friday, the capital of the world's largest Muslim nation told terrorists that it was not afraid.
Harsh Drugs Laws, Rising HIV Rates, and Indonesia's Battle Over Both
The country's aggressive policing techniques — simply possessing clean needles can be enough to be thrown in jail — appear to be hampering efforts to prevent the spread of HIV among intravenous drug users.
Joko Widodo is Indonesia's Reformist President-Elect
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.
Politicians Are Rewriting the History of Indonesia's Most Corrupt Dictator
Throughout his time in office, Suharto’s Golkar Party was an election vehicle masquerading as a political entity.