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Heru Asprihanto

Indonesia's 'silver people' perform to make ends meet

Feb 09 2021

DEPOK, Indonesia Indonesian single mother Puryanti bows stiffly like a robot, as she and her five-year-old son, their bodies gleaming in silver paint, appeal to passersby for an occasional coin at a busy intersection outside the capital Jakarta. | Video

Grim milestone for Indonesia as coronavirus cases pass 1 million mark

Jan 26 2021

JAKARTA Indonesia surpassed a million confirmed coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a grim milestone for the Southeast Asian nation that has struggled since last March to get its COVID-19 epidemic under control. | Video

Indonesia church decorates Christmas tree with masks, sanitisers to promote COVID awareness

Dec 21 2020

JAKARTA A catholic church in Indonesia has decorated a Christmas tree with protective masks and hand sanitisers as a way to spread awareness of COVID-19 in the festive season, as the country's daily death toll hit a record high on Sunday. | Video

Indonesia church decorates Christmas tree with masks, sanitisers to promote COVID awareness

Dec 20 2020

JAKARTA, Dec 20 A catholic church in Indonesia has decorated a Christmas tree with protective masks and hand sanitisers as a way to spread awareness of COVID-19 in the festive season, as the country's daily death toll hit a record high on Sunday.

Supporters of hardline Indonesian cleric clash with police in Jakarta

Dec 18 2020

JAKARTA Supporters of firebrand Indonesian cleric Rizieq Shihab clashed with police during a demonstration in Jakarta on Friday, after demanding their spiritual figurehead be released from police detention.

'Cinema under the stars' offers Indonesians safe entertainment amid pandemic

Dec 01 2020

BANDUNG, Indonesia Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Indonesian city of Bandung neat lines of teepee-style tents are set up each evening on a patch of lawn in front of a large screen. | Video

Supporters throng airport to welcome back controversial Indonesian cleric

Nov 10 2020

JAKARTA Thousands of supporters gathered at Jakarta's airport on Tuesday to welcome back Rizieq Shihab, a firebrand cleric and Islamist leader, who went into exile in Saudi Arabia after facing charges over sending pornographic messages and insulting state ideology.

Indonesian Muslims ramp up global outcry against Macron the 'real terrorist'

Nov 02 2020

JAKARTA Thousands of angry Muslims protested outside the French embassy in the Indonesian capital on Monday carrying banners calling French President Emmanuel Macron the "real terrorist" and demanding the country’s ambassador be immediately expelled.

Indonesian gravediggers under strain as COVID-19 burials surge in Jakarta

Sep 21 2020

JAKARTA Gravedigger Junaedi Bin Hakim toils until nearly midnight almost every day in a Jakarta cemetery, preparing plots for fellow Indonesians amid a renewed spike in coronavirus burials.

As Jakarta heads into lockdown, doctors warn of buckling health system

Sep 10 2020

JAKARTA Doctors in Indonesia’s capital warned on Thursday the coronavirus pandemic is “not under control” with Jakarta intensive care units nearing full capacity and the city ordering new lockdown measures to stem a spike in infections.

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