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Politicians blamed for Jakarta protest

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.

Tens of thousands of hardline Muslim protesters in Indonesia marched on Friday to the presidential palace to demand the resignation of the governor of the capital, Jakarta, who they said had insulted the Koran.

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The Philippines is considering holding coordinated military and police operations with Malaysia to combat the alarming surge of kidnappings and piracy by Islamic militants.

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IT must have been a very difficult mission for President Duterte – his seeing Indonesian President Joko Widodo in behalf of death convict Mary Jane Veloso.

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President Duterte met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo to talk about Filipinos incarcerated in their jails, including convicted drug mule Mary Jane Veloso.

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Human rights, cause-oriented and students groups appealed to President Duterte to save the life of Mary Jane Veloso who is languishing in Indonesia’s death row months after being spared from execution by firing squad.

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