World’s fattest boy and Indonesia’s media darling sheds heavy title after shedding 83 kilograms

World’s fattest boy and Indonesia’s media darling sheds heavy title after shedding 83 kilograms

By Iffah Nur Arifah and Erwin Renaldi Posted May 02, 2018 16:53:53 Arya Permana has shed his title as the world’s fattest boy after losing almost half of his staggering 190-kilogram body weight from two years ago. Key points Arya went through a gastric operation in an attempt to lose …

Setya Novanto, Indonesia’s former speaker of parliament, jailed for 15 years over corruption charges

Setya Novanto, Indonesia’s former speaker of parliament, jailed for 15 years over corruption charges

Posted April 24, 2018 19:17:31 Photo: Setya Novanto has been sentenced to prison for corruption. (AP: Tatan Syuflana) A senior Indonesian politician has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for his role in the theft of $170 million of public money, a victory for police fighting corruption in Indonesia. …

Decision to remove flogging from public eye in Indonesia’s Aceh draws Islamist resistance

Decision to remove flogging from public eye in Indonesia’s Aceh draws Islamist resistance

By Iffah Nur Arifah Posted April 23, 2018 16:20:15 Photo: Under the new rules only journalists and adults can witness the punishment inside private prisons. (Supplied, File) The decision of the Aceh Provincial Government in Indonesia to move flogging from public into more closed spaces has drawn resistance from the …

‘It’s hard being white’: Indonesia’s albino village

‘It’s hard being white’: Indonesia’s albino village

Posted April 22, 2018 04:50:04 Photo: Nana Suryana and his family. (ABC News: Phil Hemingway) The isolated western Java village of Ciburuy has possibly one of the highest rates of albinism in Indonesia, and nobody seems to know why. Nana Suryana always knew he had albino ancestors. His great-grandfather was …

Australia ‘should be grateful’ for Indonesia’s hard line on drugs, narcotics chief says

Australia ‘should be grateful’ for Indonesia’s hard line on drugs, narcotics chief says

Updated April 19, 2018 05:26:42 Photo: Inspector General Heru said Australia relied on Indonesia for information relating to drug smuggling. (ABC News: Adam Harvey) Related Story: Indonesian police seize one tonne of crystal methamphetamine Related Story: 12 years after Corby conviction, drugs still rife on the streets of Bali Indonesia’s …

Prabowo Subianto named as Gerindra’s candidate in Indonesia’s 2019 presidential election

Prabowo Subianto named as Gerindra’s candidate in Indonesia’s 2019 presidential election

Updated April 12, 2018 16:25:32 Photo: Prabowo Subianto (R) is the biggest threat to President Joko Widodo’s chances of winning a second term. (Reuters: Antara Foto) Related Story: Indonesian presidential candidate would seek Abbott meeting Related Story: Ahok dropping appeal against jail time for blasphemy, crying wife reveals Controversial former …

Caterpillar crisis won’t keep Indonesia’s skateboarders from Asian Games gold

Caterpillar crisis won’t keep Indonesia’s skateboarders from Asian Games gold

Posted March 31, 2018 06:14:06 Photo: Aldy Agustiano, 20, is one of the national team’s youngest members. (ABC News: Phil Hemingway) Related Story: Indonesian figure skaters dream of competing in the Winter Olympics Related Story: Indonesia needs Aussie help to chase Rio gold Indonesia’s national skateboarding team has suffered a …

Sharia in Aceh: Patrolling the streets of Indonesia’s most conservative province

Sharia in Aceh: Patrolling the streets of Indonesia’s most conservative province

Posted March 18, 2018 07:33:22 Video: Sharia police on patrol in Aceh (ABC News) Related Story: Calls for moratorium on beheading as punishment for murder in Aceh Related Story: Indonesian death row prisoners could avoid firing squad under reform deal “Your jeans are too tight. And you should be wearing …