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Letters 17 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Treat abuses of power as grave crimes

A young couple is apprehended by local government officers in a public place, accused of engaging in indecent acts. They protest, insisting on their innocence and alleging official indiscretions instead.

AseanPlus News 12 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Samudra welcomes death penalty

The suspected mastermind of the Bali bombings used his day in court yesterday to thank the prosecutors for demanding a death sentence and said execution by firing squad would bring him closer to God.

AseanPlus News 09 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lawyer: Amrozi to appeal

B>JAKARTA:/BIndonesian Islamic militant Amrozi is to appeal against his death sentence for the Bali bombings, a defence lawyer said Friday.

Nation 18 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Flurry of debates over number of single professionals

Gender issues probably rank as one of the media favourites, alongside politics, entertainment and religion.

Lifestyle 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Eternal testimony to Indonesia’s cultural diversity

The world's largest Buddhist monument celebrated the 20th anniversary of its restoration last month. MENG YEW CHOONG, who attended the event, was awed by the quiet majesty of Borobudur located in Indonesia's Central Java.

AseanPlus News 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cops: Suspects plotted worse strikes

B>JAKARTA:/BNine terror suspects arrested recently had planned #8220;devastating#8221; bomb attacks in shopping malls and churches, and assassinations of Indonesia's top figures, police said yesterday.

Nation 10 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Think-tank for ulamas

The World Conference of Muslim Scholars starting today aims to explore a bigger role for ulamas (scholars) in the new era of globalisation by making them the referral point for any problem ailing the Muslim community rather than limiting their role only to matters related to faith.

AseanPlus News 01 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Striking workers defy call for industrial peace

B>SEOUL:/BThousands of South Korean labour activists rallied yesterday to support a walkout by railway workers, defying President Roh Moo-Hyun's call for industrial peace.

AseanPlus News 01 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Death for Amrozi sought

B>DENPASAR: /B>Indonesian prosecutors yesterday demanded the death sentence for Bali bomb suspect Amrozi, saying he helped plan and carry out the attack on two crowded nightspots which killed 202 people.

Letters 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fighting terror among Muslims

B>JAKARTA/B>: The flames of Islamic fundamentalism are not confined to the Middle East and Central Asia. Indonesia is increasingly in the news because of its large Muslim population, the rise of fundamentalist rhetoric, and purported connections to international terrorism.