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· September, 2009

Stories about Indonesia from September, 2009

Indonesia: Strong earthquake hit West Sumatra

The coastal city of Padang, West Sumatra is once again devastated by an earthquake.

Indonesia: Most wanted man confirmed dead

Noordin M. Top, Indonesia's most wanted man, was confirmed dead after being involved in a shoot-out with police forces. Indonesian twitterrers were quick to react to this story.

Indonesia, USA: Segway the symbol of US economy failure?

Jotman thinks the Segway PT, quoted as “the world's first self-balancing human transporter”, symbolizes everything that is wrong with the American economy.

Aceh, Indonesia: Adulterers will be stoned to death

Bad news for adulterers and homosexuals in Aceh, Indonesia: The Regional House of Representatives has passed a law that imposes a punishment of stoning to death against married adulterers and...

Indonesia: Controversial new film law

Indonesia's Parliament has recently approved a new film law which drew strong reactions from the local movie industry. It is feared that the law would legitimize the government's tighter control...

Egypt: Prison Awaits Those who don't Fast in Ramadan

For the first time in Egypt, the Ministry of Interior arrests Muslims who eat and drink in public during the fasting month of Ramadan. Marwa Rakha has the story.

Indonesia: Raising toll fees

Youthful Insight from Indonesia advises the government on how to raise toll fees without affecting the inflation

Indonesia: A generous president?

Martin insists that the Indonesian president has claimed that he donated 58.8 percent of his total personal wealth for the victims of the 7.0 strong earthquake that rocked Java last...

Indonesia earthquake: Donations still needed

Donations are still needed in Indonesia as the number of homeless residents continues to rise after a 7.0 strong earthquake rocked Java last week.

ASEAN Basketball League

The ASEAN Basketball League was recently launched in Manila, Philippines. Basketball is a popular sports in the Southeast Asian region.

East Timor: Where is Justice for the Suai Church Massacre?

On the 10th anniversary of “Black September”, while Timorese people still mourn the violent crimes against humanity committed by pro-Indonesian militias, the Timorese leadership takes a controversial decision not to...

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