In Indonesia, pious punks promote Islam

“Prophet Mohammad forever,” chant the young Indonesian Muslim musicians. But instead of a mosque, the men are singing at an outdoor concert with a mosh pit full of followers of the country’s first Islamic punk movement. The movement is the first of its kind in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, and has hundreds of members … Read more In Indonesia, pious punks promote Islam

Deadly magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Aceh in Indonesia

An earthquake off Indonesia’s northern Aceh province has killed at least 97 people, say local military officials. The magnitude 6.5 quake struck just off the north-east coast of Sumatra island, where dozens of buildings have collapsed and many people are feared trapped under rubble. “So far, 97 people have been killed and the number keeps … Read more Deadly magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Aceh in Indonesia

11 bonded logistics centres opened in Indonesia

In a bid to increase Indonesia’s industry competitiveness, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo inaugurated 11 bonded logistics centers on Thursday (March 10). The Indonesian government, through these logistics centres, aims to curtail the country’s ever-increasing logistics cost. This was part of the country’s second economic stimulus package that was unveiled on September 30 last year. At … Read more 11 bonded logistics centres opened in Indonesia