Second Rohingya boat with nearly 200 refugees lands on Indonesia coast

Rohingya refugees take part in a protest held to mark the five year anniversary of the mass migration of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at a makeshift camp in Kutubpalang, Ukhiya, Cox Bazar district, Bangladesh, 25 August 2022. EFE-EPA FILE/MONIRUL ALAM

Jakarta, Dec 27 (EFE).- At least 185 Rohingya refugees, including men, women and 32 children, on Monday landed on an island in the far north of the Indonesia’s Sumatra after spending days stranded at sea, marking the second large batch of refugees to arrive in the country in recent days, local authorities said. The refugees, … Read more

Protests erupt in Jakarta over reform to criminalize sex outside marriage

A person wearing a mask holds a a placard reading 'The criminal law controls women's body'

A protester holds a placard reading 'The criminal law controls women's body' during a protest against the draft of a new criminal law, outside the parliament building in Jakarta, Indonesia, 05 December 2022. EFE/EPA/MAST IRHAM

Jakarta, Aug 5 (EFE).- A crowd gathered in front of the Indonesian Parliament in the capital city of Jakarta on Monday to protest against the imminent approval of the country’s penal code, which, among other measures, will make sex outside marriage punishable with imprisonment. The reform in the penal code, which also seeks to criminalize … Read more