A Chinese-Indonesian woman is just the latest casualty of Indonesia’s opaque blasphemy law. But despite allegations that the law targets religious minorities, there appears to be little political will to change it.
Between Jokowi and Ma’ruf Amin, and Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno, human rights is likely to be left by the wayside in the 2019 Indonesian presidential election.
Our weekly round-up of the stories to watch this week: An espionage trial continues in Cambodia, more blasphemy charges are laid in Indonesia, and Malaysia’s new government gets its report card after the first 100 days.
Who decides what is or isn’t “heresy”? The Vietnamese government’s reaction towards the World Mission Society Church of God highlights the complexity of a nominally atheist state’s relationship with the faithful.
A look at the stories to watch in Southeast Asia this week: Singapore turns into a media circus for a historic summit, protests break out in Vietnam, and what’s with all the bomb jokes on planes in Indonesia?
Timor-Leste’s first Pride parade last year was heralded in international headlines as a major win for LGBTQ equality, but advocates and activists say there’s still a long way to go to shift mindsets.
A conversation with Dian Yulia Novi, the first woman to be convicted for plotting a bomb attack in Indonesia, sheds light on the journey taken towards radicalisation and violence.
The families of four individuals who have disappeared in Malaysia are pressing for answers in a public enquiry with few leads.
A weekly look-ahead at Southeast Asia’s major stories.
The Muslim Cyber Army is a wide network operating online via social media platforms like Facebook, spreading anti-Jokowi content under the guise of defending Islam. New Naratif infiltrates an MCA group to get a glimpse of how they work.