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Indonesian Grunge Band Advocates for Environment

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Download Navicula is a grunge rock band from Bali that have just returned home after touring the US and Australia.

They are one of the few Indonesian bands that are making it internationally.

But they’re more than an ordinary rock band.

They are also known as the ‘green grunge gentlemen’.

Samantha Yap went to one of their gigs in Jakarta to find out what Navicula are all about.

آخری تازہ کاری ( ہفتہ, 02 فروری 2013 14:55 )

Salwa’s Birthday Wish: No More Floods in Jakarta

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Download Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta was recently paralyzed with major floods.  

Over 100 thousand people were forced to flee their homes as water levels reached the roof of some houses.

The governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo has declared a state of emergency until the end of January.

For young Salwa from Kampung Melayu, one of the most affected areas in the eastern part of Jakarta, this year’s floods will be a memorable one.

Samantha Yap has her story.

آخری تازہ کاری ( ہفتہ, 26 جنوری 2013 14:33 )

Protest Demands A Fix to Jakarta’s Pedestrian Problem

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Download The Indonesian capital Jakarta is a danger place to be a pedestrian....

You could fall into an open drain or be hit by a motorbike while trying to negotiate the cities broken walkways.

Last year there were over 900 official deaths from traffic accidents in the city, with many others going unreported.

Ben Westcott joined a group protestors this week who are demanding the government make it safe for people to walk...

آخری تازہ کاری ( ہفتہ, 26 جنوری 2013 15:21 )

Public Outcry over Rape Remark by Indonesian Judge

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Download Public outrage in Indonesia continues over the insensitive remarks made by Banjarmasin high court judge Daming Sanusi about rape.

At an interview for Supreme Court justice nominees, Mr Daming when asked if the death sentence should apply to rape said since both victim and perpetrator enjoy the act the death sentence should not apply.

Now despite his apology at least 4 political parties say they would not support his nomination and the country's Legal Aid service is demanding that he be not given a seat on the Supreme Court bench.

Kanaha Sabapathy from Radio Australia is speaking with Nursyahbani Katjasungkana, from Indonesia’s Legal Aid Association for Women.

آخری تازہ کاری ( ہفتہ, 19 جنوری 2013 13:51 )

Town in Indonesia’s Aceh Province to Ban Women from Straddling Motorbikes

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Download This week the straddle ban for women in Indonesia’s Lhokseumawe city was officially launched.

Local authorities distributed a notice to government offices and villages informing residents about the proposed law that bans women from straddling motorbikes or holding on to the driver.

Lhokseumawe is located in Aceh, the only province in Indonesia that practices Shariah law alongside national law. The right to apply Sharia law was granted in 2002, as part of an autonomy agreement.

It’s not yet clear what the penalty for women straddling a motorbike will be, but under Shariah law, the punishment could include public caning.

As Citra Prastuti reports from Jakarta, the proposed law has created a public outcry.

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