Agustinus Beo Da Costa

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9 May 2018 | 5:15 PM

Islamist prisoners kill five Indonesian police, take one hostage in jail clash

DEPOK, Indonesia (Reuters) - Islamist militant prisoners at a high-security jail in Indonesia have killed five police and were holding one hostage following clashes on Wednesday at a high-security jail on the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta, police said.

11 Apr 2018 | 8:37 PM

Indonesia set for repeat contest in 2019 presidential poll

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Former Indonesian general Prabowo Subianto has accepted the endorsement of the main opposition party to stand as a candidate in a presidential election next year, setting the stage for a rematch with President Joko Widodo.

9 Apr 2018 | 2:55 PM

The one that got away - Indonesia seizes illegal fishing boat with 30-km nets

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia, acting on a request from Interpol, has seized a fishing boat carrying 600 illegal gillnets that can stretch up to 30 km (18 miles) after it evaded capture in several countries, the Fisheries Ministry said.

4 Apr 2018 | 7:41 PM

Islamic groups report Indonesian politician for reciting 'blasphemous' poem

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hardline Islamic groups on Wednesday filed a blasphemy complaint against a daughter of Indonesia's first president, accusing her of reciting a poem insulting Islam and prompting fresh concerns over intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.

23 Mar 2018 | 8:22 AM

In Indonesia, a shadowy campaign to stoke unrest as elections loom

BANDUNG, Indonesia (Reuters) - A spate of mysterious attacks on Islamic clerics, schools and mosques in Indonesia in recent weeks has ramped up tensions as the world's most populous Muslim-majority country heads into provincial elections and a presidential poll next year.

28 Feb 2018 | 8:51 PM

Indonesia brings together former militants and attack survivors

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's anti-terrorism agency on Wednesday held a controversial meeting of 124 former Islamic militants and 51 survivors of a string of attacks in the country, including the deadly Bali bombings. 

10 Feb 2018 | 1:49 PM

Criminal code revamp plan sends chill through Indonesia's LGBT community

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Zulfikar Fahd, an openly gay man, says he flew from Indonesia to Canada late last month and claimed asylum on grounds that he faced discrimination and persecution in his home country, which is poised to criminalise same-sex relations and consensual sex outside marriage. 

3 Feb 2018 | 10:33 PM

BBC journalist ordered to leave Indonesia's Papua over tweets

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A BBC journalist on a reporting trip to cover a health and malnutrition crisis in Indonesia's easternmost area of Papua was forced to leave the province after the country's military said tweets she sent on her trip had "hurt soldiers' feelings".

29 Jan 2018 | 7:08 PM

Draft proposals in Indonesian parliament aim to ban extramarital sex

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's parliament is drafting proposed revisions to the national criminal code that could ban all consensual sex outside marriage, sparking alarm among activists who it would breach basic rights and could be misused to target the LGBT community.

15 Jan 2018 | 4:57 PM

Scores injured as Indonesia stock exchange building lobby floor collapses

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesian Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, injuring scores of people, many of them students, under slabs of concrete and other debris, officials and witnesses said.