Posts Tagged ‘Indonesia’

Muslim Mob Forces Christians Out of Building in Indonesia

Depok, West Java Province, Indonesia. (Indrianto Eko Suwarso ANTARA FOTO, Creative Commons) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – A Muslim mob protesting a church site outside Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday (Sept. 16) has forced the congregation to temporarily move worship services online, sources said. The Indonesia Bethel Church (Gereja Bethel… Source

Iran looking to export construction materials to Indonesia

TEHRAN – Head of Iran’s Kerman Chamber of Commerce Mahdi Tayeb-Zadeh has said the development of Indonesia is a good opportunity for the Iranian private sector to export construction materials to the country. Source

Israel in covert talks with Indonesia on normalisation: media reports

Israeli officials are holding “confidential talks” with Indonesia aimed at improving diplomatic relations between the two countries, according to a report by Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper. The report notes that normalisation between the world’s largest Muslim-majority country and the occupation state could come into fruition following the upcoming elections for the Indonesian presidency in February 2024. As […]

Muslims with Machete, Club Halt Worship in Indonesia

Telukbayur Harbour, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia. (Gombang, Creative Commons) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – A machete-wielding Muslim threatened to kill members of a house church in Indonesia as he and family members on Aug. 29 broke up a worship service, sources said. In West Sumatra Province, the Sola Gratia congregation of Bethel Indonesia… Source

3-Month Jail Term Given for Halting Christian Worship in Indonesia

Bandar Lampung, on Sumatra Island, Indonesia. (22Kartika, Creative Commons) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – A court in Indonesia last week sentenced a Muslim to three months in jail for halting a Christian worship service. Sources said reducing the charge from blasphemy to disrupting a worship service, combined with an agreement the Muslim… Source

Mobs Impede Christian Worship at Two Churches in Indonesia

Damage done to GUPdI church building in Kabil village, Batam, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia on Aug. 9, 2023. (GUPdI for Morning Star News) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – Mobs in northern Indonesia this month blocked a church from its Sunday service venue in one town and damaged a worship building under construction in another, sources… […]

Muslims Again Break Up Worship of Church in Indonesia

Medan, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia. (Flickr, Creative Commons) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – As police looked on, a group of Muslims in North Sumatra Province, Indonesia, on July 2 asked why a church should be present in a Muslim-majority area as they broke up its worship service, a video shows. The disruption was the second in […]

Churches in Indonesia Fight to Regain Worship Venues

Skyline of eastern Jakarta, Indonesia. (Sambung.hamster, Creative Commons) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – Christians broke into joyful celebration when local officials in East Jakarta, Indonesia removed the seal on their church building on June 26, three months after it was closed. Citing lack of a permit, the East Jakarta City Planning Office on March 20 […]

Muslims Block Worship at Two Churches in Indonesia

Christians defend home worship to Muslims in Bekasi, Indonesia on June 18, 2023. (Morning Star News Screenshot) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – A local official and other Muslims on Sunday (June 18) stopped worship at a house church outside Jakarta, Indonesia, and a church site in Central Java Province was temporarily blocked, according to local… […]

Muslims Stop Christian Services in Two Cities in Indonesia

Medan, North Sumatra. (Flickr, Creative Commons) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – Muslim mobs on May 19 stopped Christians from worship in two cities of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, sources said. Muslims reportedly disrupted Christians as they worshipped in a café in a village in Binjai, 13 miles from Medan, capital of North Sumatra Province. In […]

Local Officials Seal Church Building Shut in Indonesia

Location of West Java Province, Indonesia. (TUBS, Creative Commons) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – Local officials sealed shut a church building in West Java Province, Indonesia on Saturday (April 1), two weeks after Muslims intruded into a worship service and demanded its closure, church leaders said. The congregation of the Simalungun… Source

Church in Indonesia Stands Up to Attempt to Stop Worship

Location of West Java Province, Indonesia. (TUBS, Creative Commons) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – A church in West Java Province, Indonesia refused to yield to Muslim intruders’ attempts to stop their worship service on Sunday (March 19), the pastor said. About 60 miles southeast of Jakarta, two Muslims entered the building of the… Source

Muslims Block Christians’ Construction in Indonesia

North Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. (NordNordWest, Creative Commons) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – Muslims in a village in northeastern Indonesia’s portion of Borneo Island prohibited a church from constructing a worship building, sources said. Local leaders of Selumit village, in Tarakan City in North Kalimantan Province, stated in a Feb. 28 letter that Mawar Sharon Christian […]

What unites and disunites Indonesia and Malaysia?

Indonesia, a country of 275 million people, and Malaysia, a country of 33 million, are neighbors with many similarities. Malaysia and Indonesia have a shared history, culture, and religion, Islam. Their national languages belong to the same language family, making communication between their citizens simple. Furthermore, both Southeast Asian states are founding members of major […]

Indonesia field hospital treats over 2,000 people in quake-hit Turkiye

Physicians and paramedical staff from Indonesia have treated over 2,000 people in earthquake-hit Turkiye, an official from the country said on Monday, Anadolu News Agency reports. Dr. Corona Rintawan, deputy Head of Indonesian Field Hospital, said in a written statement that around 70 per cent of patients, who were treated by the Indonesian emergency medical […]

Christians’ Sunday Worship Broken Up in Indonesia

Local official Wawan Kurniawan stops worship service in Rajabasa Jaya village, Indonesia, on Feb. 19, 2023. (Morning Star News screenshot from YouTube) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – A local village official in Indonesia stopped a church service on Sunday (Feb. 19) in what became a mob intrusion, sources said. On western Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, […]

Australia aims at strengthening its ties with Indonesia

The Republic of Indonesia does not actively participate in the present geopolitical game being played on the world stage and strives to maintain harmonious ties with both its immediate neighbors and powerful nations like China, the United States, and Russia. Meanwhile, the fact that Indonesia is a pretty large state with 275 million citizens and […]

Christian Worship Service Prohibited in Indonesia

Church leader with public order official in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia on Jan. 8, 2021 (Morning Star News screenshot from YouTube) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – A church in Indonesia on Jan. 8 was prohibited from holding a Sunday service in front of a city hall building, where it had gone after losing its prior […]

We Met an All-Women Flogging Squad in Indonesia

ACEH, Indonesia – It’s just another day in Banda Aceh, the capital city of Indonesia’s only Shariah-regulated province and one of its poorest.  Officials—mostly men—from the Sharia police are gathered at Taman Sari, a popular public park at the heart of the city. Among the scant crowd is a group of college girls and photojournalists […]

Official Bans Christmas Celebrations in District in Indonesia

Performance at culinary festival in Serang, capital of Banten Province, in March 2017. (Banten tourism office, Creative Commons) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – A high-level official in western Indonesia on Saturday (Dec. 17) announced an agreement with a multi-faith body that prohibits Christmas celebrations in a district at sites without… Source

Earthquake Shakes Indonesia’s Java Island; Dozens Dead

An earthquake has shaken Indonesia’s main island of Java, damaging dozens of buildings and sending residents into the capital’s streets for safety. Source

Indonesia earthquake: Over 50 dead and 700 injured as 5.6 tremor strikes main island of Java

The magnitude 5.6 quake was centered in the Cianjur region in West Java province, 100 km from the capital Jakarta where high-rise buildings were shaken. Source

Officials Join Opposition to Church Construction in Indonesia

Small island near Merak Harbor, Banten, Indonesia. (Abdul Hadi Adriansyah, Creative Commons) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – Two local officials in Indonesia joined Islamist organizations’ call to block construction of a Christian church, triggering objections nationwide the past two months, according to published reports. In western… Source

Turkey Says Malaysia, Indonesia Interested in Buying Armed Drones

ANKARA—Turkey said on Monday that Malaysia and Indonesia had expressed keen interest in buying armed drones from Turkish defense firm Baykar, which has supplied the weapons to several countries after battlefield successes. “Many Asian countries, especially Malaysia and Indonesia, show great interest in our defence industry products. Agreements are being signed,” Turkish foreign minister Mevlut […]

Pakistan, Indonesia delegations visit Israel in apparent normalisation efforts

Pakistani and Indonesian delegations are currently on a visit to Israel to deepen ties, amid a seeming increase in the possibility of the countries’ normalisation with the occupation state. According to a report by the Pakistani news site, ProPakistani, the delegation began their visit to Israel today and is being headed by Pakistani-American, Nasim Ashraf, […]

Indonesia’s 31,000-year-old Amputee Shatters the History of Surgery

Archaeologists in Borneo, Indonesia have unearthed the skeleton of a man who was an amputee, and he underwent his complicated medical procedure some 31,000 years ago! Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later 

Indonesia Tries to Calm Public on Monkeypox: ‘You’d Look Ugly, Definitely,’ but Survive

Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin on Monday urged Indonesians not to worry about the recent global outbreak of monkeypox, noting at a press conference that while its signature sores would “definitely” make one “look ugly,” the disease has a low fatality rate. Source

Indonesia’s New Criminal Code Revealed, Modernizing the Controversial Anti-Blasphemy Laws

The newest draft of the Indonesian Government’s Criminal Code Revision has been revealed, reinforcing its anti-blasphemy laws, and creating new provisions which will disproportionately impact Christians and other religious minorities. 07/13/2022 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern… Source

Mattel’s Transgender Barbie Doll of Trans Actor Laverne Cox Made in Indonesia; Where Gays Beaten, Same-Sex Marriage Is Illegal

Mattel recently launched a new transgender Barbie doll to honor trans celebrity Laverne Cox on the occasion of Pride month. But reading the fine print on the box reveals the doll is manufactured in Indonesia, where gay and transgender people still experience widespread discrimination and same-sex marriage is illegal.

Is Ancient Human Species Homo Floresiensis Still Alive in Indonesia?

In his newly published book Between Ape and Human, retired anthropologist Gregory Forth breaks the taboo that normally separates traditional anthropological and zoological research from cryptozoology  Read more Section:  News Evolution & Human Origins Read Later 

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