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Indonesia calls for calm

Indonesia calls for calm

The Indonesian government Wednesday asked people not to overreact to a gaffe that saw Indonesia’s flag printed upside-down in a Southeast Asian Games commemorative magazine, after protests were staged in several cities.

A rescue helicopter crashed while heading to help evacuate residents near an active volcano on Indonesia’s main island, killing all eight people on board, officials said Monday.

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A strong, shallow earthquake rocked Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province Monday evening, injuring at least three people and damaging some buildings and houses.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo lashed out at politicians for stoking a huge protest by Muslims that briefly turned violent on Friday night as a hardcore group pressed for the resignation of Jakarta’s governor, a Christian they say insulted the Koran.

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Indonesia’s Constitutional Court is considering making gay sex a crime, with Islamic activists pushing for the change insisting Thursday the homosexual community was causing “moral degradation” in the Muslim-majority nation.

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Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants kidnapped three Indonesian fishermen on the weekend in the latest in a series of incidents highlighting weak security in the Cerebes Sea that borders Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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