Stories About ‘Law’

The following stories talk about the subject ‘Law’.

The Jakarta Charter

Monday, July 24th, 2006, by . 2 Comments

Politically minded Muslims are urged not to keep regretting the fact that the state does not have an explicitly Islamic basis.

Eggy Sudjana

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006, by . 16 Comments

Eggy Sudjana goes on trial for insulting president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Teguh Santosa

Friday, July 21st, 2006, by . 1 Comment

The editor of the Rakyat Merdeka Online faces criminal prosecution over his website's publishing of the prophet Muhammad cartoons earlier this year.

MUI On Problematic Local Laws

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006, by . No Comments

The Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) says there are no regional regulations that apply Islamic law.

General Suharto

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006, by . No Comments

Some interesting works on Mohamed Suharto, or Soeharto, former president of Indonesia including some works of biography.

Andara Early

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006, by . 3 Comments

One of the "Playboy Three", Andara Early, was questioned again by police and will likely be charged with indecent behaviour.

Reactions to Anti-Sharia Push

Friday, June 16th, 2006, by . 5 Comments

The attempts by legislators to have Islamic type laws repealed have met with a lukewarm response from the government.

Lilies Lindawati

Friday, June 16th, 2006, by . 3 Comments

Update for the story of Lilies Lindawati, the pregnant mother of two convicted of soliciting in Tangerang.

MP’s Denounce Sharia Laws

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006, by . 2 Comments

Pressure on the existence of sharia type laws in the provinces grows as fifty-six members of parliament in Jakarta demand their annulment.

Press Freedom & Playboy

Saturday, June 10th, 2006, by . 3 Comments

There is debate over whether Indonesian Playboy magazine can be considered part of the press or as something else.

Radical Groups

Friday, June 9th, 2006, by . 1 Comment

The government appears willing to better deal with extremist thuggery.

Education Budget & The Constitution

Thursday, June 8th, 2006, by . 2 Comments

The constitution of Indonesia says that 20% of the state budget must be spent on education. This year the government is setting the unconstitutional target of 10%.

Repressive Pornography Law

Sunday, June 4th, 2006, by . 10 Comments

Los Angeles Times' writer Richard C. Paddock produces an interesting article on the pornography law.

Local & Regional Laws

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006, by . No Comments

The proliferation of regional and local laws, and their conflict with national law, receives some attention.

Indonesia’s Role in UN Human Rights Council

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006, by . 1 Comment

On 9 May, 2006 the UN General Assembly elected Indonesia along with 46 other nations to the Human Rights council. There is also the possibility that Indonesia will be elected to the Security Council in November 2006, says guest writer Sarawut Pratoomraj.

War on Sin Battles & Advances

Friday, May 26th, 2006, by . No Comments

Some stories from around the country on morality lifting efforts by the authorities and police and the less than pleased response of some.

Religion Minister Reported to Police

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006, by . 5 Comments

The state Minister for Religion was reported to the police over his intolerant attitude to some religious minorities.

Debate on Morality Bill

Monday, May 22nd, 2006, by . 4 Comments

A review of recent news on the pornography and morality bill as thousands of Muslims rallied in Jakarta in support of it yesterday.

From Munir to Somchai Neelaphaijit

Sunday, May 21st, 2006, by . No Comments

Guest writer Sarawut Pratoomraj discusses the similarities in the cases of the murders of two human rights activists, Munir Said Thalib in Indonesia and Somchai Neelaphaijit in Thailand.

Political Disappearances

Friday, May 19th, 2006, by . 1 Comment

Guest writer Sarawut Pratoomraj discusses cases of political disappearances in the last years of the Suharto regime.

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