Indonesia’s proposed penal laws suspended
In Indonesia, a bill that would have amongst other things imposed punishments on cohabiting non-married couples and people having sex outside of marriage has been put on ice by President Joko Widodo.
Indonesian court rejects election-rigging claims from ex-general
The Indonesian top court has upheld President Joko Widodo's election victory, rejecting claims of voter fraud leveled by his opponent. The accusations sparked deadly riots in Jakarta after Widodo's victory in May.
Indonesia mulls moving capital city
Indonesia is planning to relocate its administrative capital as the gridlock in Jakarta worsens. President Joko Widodo has ordered a financing plan for a move which could cost as much as $33B.
Indonesia: Ex-general rejects loss to Joko Widodo
Unofficial results from the presidential polls place Indonesia's Joko Widodo well ahead of his rival, former-general Prabowo Subianto. However, Subianto declared victory and announced a rally in Jakarta.
Indonesia offers help to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called for a quick and peaceful solution to one of the world's largest refugee crised unfolding Bangladesh and Myanmar. Widodo was speaking after a visit to refugee camps, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been living in makeshift tents after fleeing a military crackdown in Myanmar.