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After polarising campaign Baswedan wins Jakarta election

After polarising campaign Baswedan wins Jakarta election

A former Indonesian education minister won the race for Jakarta governor on Wednesday after a polarising campaign that cast a shadow over Indonesia's reputation for practicing a tolerant form of Islam.

Indonesia arrests Muslim leader for treason

Indonesia arrests Muslim leader for treason

Indonesian police arrested five people, including a Muslim leader, for suspected treason on Friday, signalling a clampdown on hardline Islamist groups that have agitated against Jakarta's Christian governor.

Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions

Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions

Indonesia on Thursday rejected mounting international pressure to halt the looming execution of 14 drug convicts as speculation mounted they could face the firing squad in a matter of hours.

Indonesia introduces death, chemical castration for paedophiles

Indonesia introduces death, chemical castration for paedophiles

Indonesia's president Wednesday approved tough new punishments for child sex offenders, including a maximum penalty of death and chemical castration, after the brutal gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl.