Chinese-Indonesian woman imprisoned for complaining about ‘adzan’ volume, released on parole, Asia News

JAKARTA¬†– Meiliana, a Buddhist woman of Chinese-descent who was sentenced to 18 months in prison for complaining about the volume of adzan (call to prayer) in Tanjungbalai, North Sumatra, has been released on parole after the Law and Human Rights … Continue reading Chinese-Indonesian woman imprisoned for complaining about ‘adzan’ volume, released on parole, Asia News

Sri Lanka DNA tests confirm Easter attacks ringleader was hotel bomber, Asia News

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s police Tuesday (May 21) said DNA tests confirmed that the ringleader of the Easter attacks, Zahran Hashim, was one of the suicide bombers who blew himself up at the Shangri-La hotel. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said … Continue reading Sri Lanka DNA tests confirm Easter attacks ringleader was hotel bomber, Asia News

Police fire tear gas to disperse crowds after Indonesia confirms president’s re-election, Asia News

JAKARTA – Indonesian police fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse protesters in central Jakarta following a rally held after official results showed President Joko Widodo had been comfortably re-elected, a Reuters witness said. The General Election Commission (KPU) confirmed … Continue reading Police fire tear gas to disperse crowds after Indonesia confirms president’s re-election, Asia News

Cops still probing reports lodged by EC for seven by-elections

A number of police reports lodged by the Election Commission over alleged offences in seven by-elections are still being investigated. These offences include holding ceramah without permits, putting up campaign materials in prohibited areas, and displaying ballot papers on social … Continue reading Cops still probing reports lodged by EC for seven by-elections