Indonesia

In good spirits: Southeast Asia’s rising love of wine

After completing two years of national service in his home country of South Korea, Stanley Chang took his career in an entirely different direction by becoming a sommelier. His passion for fine wines has taken him across the world – from the US to Thailand and the Maldives – and he is now leading the


Indonesia readies itself for more Ahok protests

Protestors are planning to gather today in Jakarta in the hope of forcing the city’s Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, out of office for comments he made allegedly insulting the Qur’an Jakarta is set to face protests today calling for the dismissal of the city’s governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, who has


Officials prepare for hardline Islamic protest against Jakarta governor

Almost 20,000 security forces are to be deployed in response to a mass protest against Jakarta’s Christian governor by fundamentalist Islamic groups tomorrow Security forces in Indonesia’s capital are bracing themselves for a mass political rally against Jakarta’s Christian and ethnically Chinese governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, tomorrow. The Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), an extremist group