The following stories talk about the subject ‘Law’.
Politically minded Muslims are urged not to keep regretting the fact that the state does not have an explicitly Islamic basis.
Eggy Sudjana goes on trial for insulting president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
The Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) says there are no regional regulations that apply Islamic law.
Some interesting works on Mohamed Suharto, or Soeharto, former president of Indonesia including some works of biography.
One of the "Playboy Three", Andara Early, was questioned again by police and will likely be charged with indecent behaviour.
The attempts by legislators to have Islamic type laws repealed have met with a lukewarm response from the government.
Update for the story of Lilies Lindawati, the pregnant mother of two convicted of soliciting in Tangerang.
Pressure on the existence of sharia type laws in the provinces grows as fifty-six members of parliament in Jakarta demand their annulment.
There is debate over whether Indonesian Playboy magazine can be considered part of the press or as something else.
The government appears willing to better deal with extremist thuggery.
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%.
Los Angeles Times' writer Richard C. Paddock produces an interesting article on the pornography law.
The proliferation of regional and local laws, and their conflict with national law, receives some attention.
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.
Some stories from around the country on morality lifting efforts by the authorities and police and the less than pleased response of some.
The state Minister for Religion was reported to the police over his intolerant attitude to some religious minorities.
A review of recent news on the pornography and morality bill as thousands of Muslims rallied in Jakarta in support of it yesterday.
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.