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· September, 2009

Stories about Indonesia from September, 2009

30 September 2009

Indonesia: Strong earthquake hit West Sumatra

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

18 September 2009

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.

17 September 2009

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

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...

14 September 2009

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...

9 September 2009

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.

6 September 2009

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...