Agustinus Beo Da Costa

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19 Dec 2017 | 8:01 PM

Indonesia labels calls for U.S. boycott over Jerusalem move 'misguided'

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's vice president said on Tuesday that calls for a boycott of U.S. goods over President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel were misguided - not least because of the country's reliance on U.S. technology.

17 Dec 2017 | 1:52 PM

Tens of thousands of Indonesians rally over Trump's Jerusalem stance

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Muslims marched from the main mosque in Indonesia's capital to a square in Jakarta on Sunday to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

15 Nov 2017 | 8:05 PM

Indonesia group pinpoints suspected mass graves from 1965 massacres

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The head of an Indonesian group representing victims of the mass killings of alleged communists in the mid-1960s said he had pinpointed 16 suspected mass grave sites in central Java that could contain about 5,000 bodies.

10 Nov 2017 | 6:14 PM

Indonesia's army plans tough response to separatists threatening mine

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's military is ready to take tough measures, if needed, to combat separatists who, it said, were holding civilian hostages in villages in the eastern province of Papua, but will pursue dialogue first.

9 Nov 2017 | 6:17 PM

Separatist violence threatens to disrupt Freeport's Indonesia mine

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Armed separatists have occupied five villages in Indonesia's Papua province, threatening to disrupt Freeport-McMoRan Inc's giant Grasberg copper mine, which has already been hit this year by labour unrest and a dispute over operating rights.

7 Nov 2017 | 8:33 AM

Indonesia's bid to root out Islamists throws spotlight on universities

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, (Reuters) - When students at Indonesia's prestigious Institute of Agricultural Studies swore an oath to support a caliphate in the world's largest Muslim-majority country last year, a video of the event went viral and the government grew alarmed.

27 Oct 2017 | 7:13 PM

Indonesia questions fireworks factory owner after deadly blaze

KOSAMBI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian police on Friday started questioning the owner of a fireworks factory destroyed in a series of explosions and a fire that killed 47 workers and injured dozens, leaving some with horrific burns covering up to 80 percent of their bodies.

24 Oct 2017 | 7:30 PM

Indonesia passes law to ban organisations deemed against its ideology

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Around 1,000 Indonesians, led by hardline Islamist groups, protested outside parliament on Tuesday as lawmakers approved a presidential decree banning any civil organisations deemed to go against the country's secular state ideology.

23 Oct 2017 | 3:58 PM

Six police wounded, one killed in shootings near Indonesia's Freeport mine

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Six police were wounded and one killed in shootings that police alleged on Monday were carried out by a separatist group that aims to disrupt operations at the Grasberg copper and gold mine in Indonesia's eastern-most province of Papua.

16 Oct 2017 | 3:20 PM

Indonesia considers ban on 'destructive' LGBT-related TV content

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Days after a long-running Indonesian television comedy aired last month, its producers got a letter from the broadcast commission warning that a male character in the show was "dressed and behaving like a woman" and could violate broadcasting standards.