Thousands of Indonesians, many of them students, battled police during protests against a law that some say will weaken the nation’s anti-corruption body, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.
Malaysian authorities have detained 123 Vietnamese fishermen in the first half of May in a campaign that Vietnamese press called Malaysia’s toughest move yet to curb illegal fishing.
Indonesia’s anti-corruption agency summoned on Tuesday the deputy chairman of the Chinese-Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group as a witness in a bribery case related to a $US21 billion construction project, Reuters reported.
Indonesian prison conditions are commonly known to be harsh, violent, and overcrowded but for the right price, powerful inmates can buy accommodations that look more like hotel suites than jail cells.
Indonesian lawmakers have come under fire for quietly passing a law that protects them from criticism and prosecution and even allows them to sue those who criticize them, ABC News reported Wednesday.
Indonesian prosecutors charged former parliament speaker Setya Novanto on Wednesday with stealing US$ 170 million of public money, according to Reuters.
Indonesia’s anti-corruption commission (KPK) brought parliamentary speaker, Setya Novanto, to a Jakarta detention facility Sunday night over alleged involvement in a US$ 170 million corruption case.
Indonesia’s corruption court handed one of the country’s former top judges an eight-year sentence Monday for accepting bribes in return for political influence, ABC News reported.
The speaker of Indonesia’s House of Representatives was named on Monday as a suspect in a multi-million dollar embezzlement case that siphoned funds from the country’s national electronic identity card program.
At least 69 Indonesian priests accused their bishop of embezzling more than US $100,000 of church funds for personal use and then resigned, the Catholic Register reported Thursday.
Indonesia's former top graft fighter has accused the country’s ex-president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, of ordering he be framed for a 2009 murder. He also claimed he was earlier threatened on Yudhoyono's behalf by the billionaire local business partner of United States President Donald J. Trump.
A former Indonesian health minister who courted international controversy by withholding bird flu samples from scientists at the height of a global pandemic scare was arrested Monday for allegedly receiving kickbacks from a company selling crucial medical supplies to deal with the virus.
As many as 8,000 people from Bangladesh and Myanmar are stranded in the Malacca Strait, the BBC and other news agencies report.
The European Union (EU) and United States (US) have been forced into action over the use of slavery by Thai fishing firms whose produce has reportedly found its way onto global markets.
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