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Why is Indonesia’s draft criminal code so controversial?

Medan, Indonesia – Indonesia is once again facing a potential legal crisis as the passage of its controversial draft criminal code – a complete overhaul of the current criminal code – looks imminent.Edward Omar Sharif Hiariej, the deputy law and human ...

What’s at stake as Australia’s Albanese visits Indonesia?

Medan, Indonesia – Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong are due to arrive in Jakarta on Sunday in a sign that the country’s newly-elected Labor administration wants to breathe new life into Australia’s...

‘Not G19’: Why Indonesia won’t bar Russia from the G20

Medan, Indonesia – Indonesia is “in consultation” with other members of the G20 amid growing calls for Russia to be barred from the economic forum’s November summit in Bali.Some members of the intergovernmental group of 19 countries and the European Un...

ExxonMobil issued rare penalty in ongoing Indonesian rights case

Medan, Indonesia – Even by the standards of a justice system known for drama, a US court’s latest ruling in a case pitting Indonesian villagers against one of the world’s most powerful oil companies was unusual enough to raise eyebrows.John Doe ve...

Explainer: Why is Indonesia’s sexual violence law so important?

Medan, Indonesia – With the strike of a gavel, Indonesia’s controversial sexual violence bill has been passed into law by parliament.As legislators took to their feet on Tuesday to applaud the passage of the long-awaited bill, House Speaker Puan Mahara...

Far from Ukraine, Indonesia’s poor can’t get cooking oil

Medan, Indonesia – Each day, Siti Rohani fries hundreds of traditional Indonesian snacks at her roadside stall in Medan, North Sumatra, including three kinds of doughnuts, fried tempeh and tofu, banana fritters, spring rolls and curry puffs.All that fr...

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