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Indonesia makes criticising politicians a crime

JAKARTA: Indonesians could be jailed for criticising national politicians under a new law which came into force Thursday, in what critics slammed as a major step back for the world's third-biggest democracy. The vaguely worded bill…

Indonesia scrubbing the ‘world’s dirtiest river’

MAJALAYA, Indonesia: The scabies on Indonesian rice farmer Yusuf Supriyadi's limbs are a daily reminder of the costs of living next to the "world's dirtiest river". Supriyadi depends on the Citarum's murky waters - a floating carpet of…