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Indonesian police make mass arrests over ‘gay sex party’

24-May-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesian police have detained 141 men including several foreigners for allegedly taking part in a gay sex party at a sauna, an official said Monday, the latest sign of a [...]
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UN urges Indonesia to free jailed Jakarta governor

24-May-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United Nations pressed Indonesia on Monday to release Jakarta’s jailed Christian governor and repeal blasphemy laws which they say undermine religious freedom in [...]
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Indonesian crackdown fuels fears of criminalisation of gay sex

24-May-2017 Intellasia | The Australian | 6:00 AM

Indonesian LGBTI advocates fear the country is on the brink of criminalising gay sex, pointing to an escalation of police action against the homosexual community and an [...]
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Encouragement for Indonesia ETFs (EIDO, IDX)

24-May-2017 Intellasia | Investopedia | 6:00 AM

The iShares MSCI Indonesia ETF (EIDO iSh MSCI Ind Shs EIDO 27.21 -0.66 percent ) and the VanEck Vectors Indonesia ETF (IDX VanEck Vct Indn Shs IDX 23.87 -0.25%), the only [...]
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S&P’s Late Late Indonesia Show

24-May-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

It took S&P Global Ratings five extra years of hand-wringing to acknowledge that Indonesian sovereign debt was investment grade. Now that it has, expect the ripples to be [...]
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UN experts urge Indonesia to free jailed politicians, repeal its blasphemy law

24-May-2017 Intellasia | UN | 6:00 AM

A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the government of Indonesia to review and repeal its blasphemy law following the recent conviction and imprisonment [...]
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Indonesian men to be caned for gay sex

24-May-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two Indonesian men will Tuesday be publicly caned for having sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country where there are concerns over mounting hostility towards the [...]
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2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sex

24-May-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Two men in Indonesia’s Aceh province were publicly caned dozens of times Tuesday for consensual gay sex, a punishment that intensifies an anti-gay backlash in the [...]
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BCM Alliance targets Indonesia for maiden overseas venture

23-May-2017 Intellasia | The Edge Markets | 6:00 AM

ACE Market-listed BCM Alliance Bhd is aiming to enter Indonesia for its maiden overseas venture within two years, according to its executive director Lim Jit Wei. Lim said [...]
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Mood Brightening on Indonesia Stocks After Investment Grade Nod

23-May-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The decision by S&P Global Ratings to raise Indonesia to investment grade has the potential to boost inflows and support the record rally in its benchmark index as [...]
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Rita Panahi: Cut Indonesia aid until sharia law barbarism ends

23-May-2017 Intellasia | Herald Sun | 6:00 AM

IT is clear that Islamist elements are increasing their influence in Australia’s biggest neighbouring country, Indonesia. Tomorrow, two young men convicted of [...]
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Rise in line with Asian peers; Indonesia hits fresh high

23-May-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Monday, in line with Asian peers on cues from Wall Street and firm crude oil prices amid continued US political uncertainty. US stocks [...]
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A burning issue for Singapore: Indonesia readies for haze battle

23-May-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Almost every year around this time — during the dry season — haze descends on Riau. And every year Jois Marfu’ah suffers. Villages and some businesses [...]
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Emerging Markets Hot Spots This Week: Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia

23-May-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Traders can expect more of the political turmoil that fueled the biggest selloff for emerging market stocks and currencies since November. Brazil’s latest corruption [...]
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Once-drab Indonesian slum rejuvenated into ‘Rainbow Village’

23-May-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A slum area on Indonesia’s Java Island has become an unlikely tourist attraction, as well as a social media hit, after its homes were painted vivid colors to transform [...]
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