Indonesia names controversial ex-general as security chief

Jul 27, 2016

Indonesia names controversial ex-general as security chief

A controversial former military chief accused of atrocities during Indonesia’s brutal occupation of East Timor was appointed top security minister Wednesday, with activists calling it a step backward for human rights. Wiranto, named to the powerful post in a Cabinet reshuffle, was among senior ...

Indonesia lets migrants ashore after week on stranded boat

Jun 18, 2016

Indonesia lets migrants ashore after week on stranded boat

Indonesia allowed a group of Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka to come ashore in Aceh province on Saturday after confining them to their stranded boat for a week, but is insisting they will be towed out to sea once the vessel is repaired. Rights ...

Indonesian police arrest 41 suspected Islamic militants

Feb 20, 2016

Indonesian police arrest 41 suspected Islamic militants

Indonesian police have arrested dozens of suspected Islamic militants on the main island of Java as authorities get set to tighten anti-terrorism laws following last month’s deadly attack in Jakarta. Central Java police spokesman Col. Liliek Darmanto says police early Saturday arrested 36 men ...

Jan 16, 2016

Indonesian police arrest 12 after Jakarta attack

Indonesian police said Saturday they have arrested 12 people suspected of links to the Jakarta bombings. The audacious attacks by suicide bombers and gunmen on Thursday that targeted a Starbucks and traffic police post in bustling central Jakarta killed seven people, including two civilians. ...

Sep 8, 2015

Woman believed to be Japanese found dead in Jakarta

A woman believed to be a Japanese national has been found dead in her apartment in Jakarta, and while the cause of death was unconfirmed, preliminary investigations indicate she may have been murdered, according to police and a Japanese Embassy official. I Ketut Sudarma, ...