As many as 15 residents of Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) – an archipelago province in eastern Indonesia – became victims of the crime of human trafficking (reported on 5 June 2023). They were illegally sent to work for a Malaysian company in Pekanbaru in October 2022, but the victims were not given a […]
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has confirmed that safeguarding migrant workers and victims of human trafficking is one of the primary agreements arising from the recently concluded 42nd ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia, May 2023. President Jokowi emphasized the crucial concern of leaders for matters directly affecting the people’s interests and called upon ASEAN countries […]
At the end of 2021, the largest Muslim country, namely Indonesia, was rocked by news of sexual violence and the heated pros and cons of its prevention policies. There was fierce debate at home about how to solve the violence against women, especially among women’s activist groups, university academics, community leaders as well as policy […]
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said the United States was committed to providing US$102 million (IDR 1.44 trillion) worth of assistance to ASEAN countries in dealing with climate change. The statement was made by Retno after attending a virtual US-ASEAN Summit on Wednesday (27/10/2021).
Eight warships, four aircraft and more than 1,000 personnel from the United States and 10 Southeast Asian countries will join maritime drills kicking off on Monday, as part of a joint exercise extending into the flashpoint South China Sea. The first ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise (AUMX) between the regional bloc and Washington lasts for five days, […]