Posts Tagged ‘Jakarta’

Jakarta gets a Christian governor

Friday, November 21st, 2014

A Christian has been inaugurated as governor of Jakarta. This is the first time such a thing has happened for  50 years. There have been weeks of protests against it from Islamic hardliners. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is also the first person from the country’s tiny ethnic Chinese minority to become leader of Jakarta. He was sworn in Read more

McCully won’t talk to West Papua representative

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully would not meet West Papuan freedom fighter Benny Wenda when he was in New Zealand last month even though the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta had recommended a meeting take place if Mr Wenda requested it. There have been numerous reports from West Papua about the voilent behaviour of the Indonesian military and Read more

Indonesia – thousands of Police deployed to ensure peaceful Easter

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Thousands of police were deployed in Indoneisa to ensure a peaceful Easter. In Jakarta a total of 4,313 police were deployed to secure 1,262 churches, while West Java deployed more than 8,000 officers across the province over the Easter period. Thousands of people attended services at Jakarta Cathedral in Central Jakarta. Services were performed three Read more