Indonesia struggles to enforce online gambling ban
14 January 2023 | 12:52 pm
Online gambling is against the law in Indonesia, as are all other forms of gambling, but the authorities are finding it particularly hard to catch online gamblers red-handed. DW met up with one Indonesian man taking a big gamble by playing poker for a living.
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A blaze took hold as two gangs from rival ethnic groups in the province of West Papua fought to settle a quarrel. The two sides used machetes, arrows and Molotov cocktails to attack each other.
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we spoke to members of two refugee communities currently blocked in countries and requesting resettlement. First, in Indonesia, members of the Hazara ethnic minority from Afghanistan told us about their rising desperation to be moved to a third country after police violence and a suicide in their community. Some of these refugees have spent over a decade in Indonesia, where they are unable to drive, work or go to school.
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President Joko Widodo had promised not to delay elections in order to hold on to power, but many say his statements don't convince. Monday's protests echoed those that ousted President Suharto in 1998.
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The ban from the world's largest exporter has rocked an already precarious edible oil market. The price of cooking oil has soared as war rages between sunflower oil producers Russia and Ukraine.
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At least 14 domestic tourists have been killed in a crash in East Java province. Police say there are reports the driver appeared to have been drowsy before the collision.
The Indonesian government has called on police to find the "perpetrators" of the tragedy that left 125 dead. Another fact-finding team will look into the causes of the events.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said "locked doors and steep stairs" were the main problem during a stampede at the Kanjuruhan Stadium that killed at least 131 people on the weekend.
Indonesia President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday that soccer's world governing body FIFA may help address management of the sport in Indonesia, having discussed the issue with FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Monday after a deadly stampede.
After years of underwhelming relations between the EU and Indonesia, a flurry of diplomatic visits and increased trade has renewed optimism that Brussels is now strengthening ties with Southeast Asia's largest economy.
It's been 20 years since the Bali bombings in 2002. Indonesia's worst terror attack led to huge counterterrorism and deradicalization efforts. DW met a person who joined an Indonesian deradicalization program and came out the other side.
The Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies have often pulled the strings at the G20, but the tide seems to be turning. Crucially, the G20 will be steered by developing countries over the next three years.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo pledged financial assistance to the victims of the deadly earthquake. During the visit to area, he also urged rescuers to focus on people still trapped under the rubble.
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