Indonesia to limit social media features to prevent hoaxes: Minister, Asia News

JAKARTA – Indonesia will partially block social media to prevent the spread of hoaxes after violence in the capital, Jakarta, following the announcement of official election results, the chief security minister said on Wednesday. “To avoid provocations, the spread of … Continue reading Indonesia to limit social media features to prevent hoaxes: Minister, Asia News

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