After PSI founder Grace Natalie reiterated that her party would reject any laws based on sharia, politicians accused PSI of promoting Islamophobia (despite many PSI members being Muslim) and rejecting all religion just like the long gone yet still vilified Indonesian Communist Party (PKI).
Discarded statue turns out to be that of national hero, torn down 15 years ago over ‘idolatry’ concerns
This statue, which was recently fished out of a river in Indonesia, is actually that of national hero Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa. It was torn down 15 years ago by a local government...
Religious Affairs Ministry launches marriage cards for ‘ease to carry around’, not replacing marriage books
This adds to the number of government-issued cards we have already forgotten that we are supposed to have.
Thousands join anti-LGBT protest in Bogor, mayor agrees to demands for more discriminatory legislation
The protest's leader said that LGBT people in Indonesia now have more courage to be open about themselves because “they take refuge behind human rights”, which is increasing...
Martha Kande’s family lived with her greying, shriveled corpse at their home in Indonesia for seven months, as they prepared an elaborate funeral that is central to the...
Transwomen hosed down with fire truck for ‘impurity cleansing’ by authorities in Indonesia: Activists
Three transwomen in the Indonesian province of Lampung were reportedly hosed down by authorities on Friday evening in yet another instance of extrajudicial punishment against the...
The Bekate Color Run was scheduled for October 21 in the West Sumatra city of Bukittinggi, but no runner crossed the finish line because the race event never happened.
High court denies appeal against prison sentence by Indonesian woman in mosque loudspeaker blasphemy case
The Medan High Court yesterday upheld the much-criticized 18-month prison sentence previously given by the Medan District Court to Meiliana.
Palu mayor denies ‘deviancy’ in his city in response to Malaysian politician blaming disasters on LGBT
Even Indonesians aren't blaming the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi on the LGBT community.
Cooking pork with dates is probably nothing more than a form of culinary expression in most parts of the world, but here in Indonesia it has sparked debates about blasphemy...