Hong Kong protests: Chinese dissident artist speaks out

This week we speak to Chinese dissident artist Badiucao, who lives in exile in Australia. We talk to him about the latest Hong Kong protests and the Chinese government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak. We also head to Afghanistan, where authorities say repeat violations of Covid-19 lockdown measures are making a tough situation even more difficult, … Read more Hong Kong protests: Chinese dissident artist speaks out

Indonesia: Alone in a sinking village – BBC News

The village of Bedono, Central Java was once home to more than 200 families. But now it’s now under water as the island is taken over by rising sea levels and only one family still lives there. Researchers say Java, in Indonesia, is sinking because of intense groundwater extraction, the destruction of mangroves and rising … Read more Indonesia: Alone in a sinking village – BBC News

Indonesian grand mosque packed with Eid worshippers despite ban

Thousands packed the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Aceh, the only province in Indonesia that implements Sharia law, to perform Eid Al-Fitr prayers and mark the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. The government has banned Eid prayers in many major cities and provinces to curb the spread of coronavirus. Indonesia has confirmed 22,271 COVID-19 … Read more Indonesian grand mosque packed with Eid worshippers despite ban

Eid in Indonesia: Horse cart business hit hard by pandemic

Eid celebrations in the world’s most populous Muslim country are more subdued than usual. The coronavirus pandemic has stopped the annual homecoming for most workers in Indonesia, and millions are separated from their loved ones. Many are spending Eid alone for the first time. One horse cart driver in Jakarta shared his story with Al … Read more Eid in Indonesia: Horse cart business hit hard by pandemic

Coronavirus lockdown sees Indonesian zoos face heart-breaking future possibility | ABC News

Dozens of animal parks in Indonesia could run out of food by the end of May. After shutting their doors due to the coronavirus, zoos have little means to keep going. It’s presented those who take care of the animals with a heart-breaking “worst-case scenario”. Read more here: https://ab.co/2PTeDpK For more from ABC News, click … Read more Coronavirus lockdown sees Indonesian zoos face heart-breaking future possibility | ABC News

Indonesian traders risk losing licences to stay open during Eid

In Indonesia, some preparing for the Islamic Eid holiday are ignoring restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. Market traders are disobeying police orders and risking their business licences to stay open. Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from the capital, Jakarta. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish … Read more Indonesian traders risk losing licences to stay open during Eid

Manulife Investment Management Favors Indonesia, India, Philippines

May.21 — Sue Trinh, managing director of global macro strategy at Manulife Investment Management, talks about China’s policies and the implications for economy, and the opportunities she sees in Asian markets. She speaks with Rishaad Salamat and Haslinda Amin on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”

Trump’s business partner exhumed graves in rural Indonesia to build resort

How poor tenant farmers in rural Indonesia are facing off against a large corporation that has connections to President Trump. Read more: https://wapo.st/3buDVCr. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: … Read more Trump’s business partner exhumed graves in rural Indonesia to build resort

Indonesia gov’t urged to step up COVID-19 response

Some of Indonesia’s 267 million people are on the move again. The government has relaxed some domestic travel restrictions but it is also being criticised for being too slow and inconsistent. Health experts are warning that the virus crisis is far from under control – and could worsen unless tougher action is taken. Al Jazeera’s … Read more Indonesia gov’t urged to step up COVID-19 response

The battle for West Papuan independence from Indonesia has had deadly results | ABC News

The battle for West Papuan independence from Indonesia has been described as the secret war on Australia’s doorstep. The restive region is off limits to journalists, so very little information gets out. But Foreign Correspondent reporter Sally Sara has rare access, finding the conflict has escalated and there’s video evidence of a humanitarian disaster. For … Read more The battle for West Papuan independence from Indonesia has had deadly results | ABC News

Indonesian fishermen return home after deaths on Chinese ships

A group of fishermen who say they were exploited while working on Chinese fishing vessels have returned home in Indonesia after the death of four crew members. Speaking to Al Jazeera, the men said they were fed fish bait and some were physically abused. Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from Jakarta, Indonesia. – Subscribe to … Read more Indonesian fishermen return home after deaths on Chinese ships

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Sunday May 10 | ABC News

With coronavirus case numbers continuing to fall, jurisdictions around Australia are in the process of easing restrictions. The New South Wales Government has today announced its plans to begin easing restrictions. Starting Friday, people in NSW will be allowed to have up to five visitors at their house and outdoor gatherings of up to 10 … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Sunday May 10 | ABC News

Calls for probe into forced labour, deaths on Chinese vessels

Indonesia’s government is calling on Beijing to respond to accusations that fishermen were worked to death on board Chinese vessels. At least three Indonesian men allegedly died on ships between December and March. Some of their coworkers say they were physically abused and forced to work for days without rest. Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports … Read more Calls for probe into forced labour, deaths on Chinese vessels

Fears Indonesia’s coronavirus outbreak could be far worse than reported | ABC News

In Bali, officials have reported just 235 cases, and four deaths. However, an entire village is now in lockdown, after testing showed hundreds of people had COVID-19 antibodies, suggesting they have already been infected with the virus. Indonesia Correspondent Anne Barker reports. Read more of Anne Barker’s Indonesia coverage here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/anne-barker/166870 For more from ABC … Read more Fears Indonesia’s coronavirus outbreak could be far worse than reported | ABC News

Indonesia among countries struggling with social distancing

The outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has forced countries around the world to reassess what it means to be an essential worker. Drivers who are delivering food are one group at a higher risk of being exposed to the virus. Indonesia is one of the numerous countries that are unable … Read more Indonesia among countries struggling with social distancing