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Indonesia: Prison fire kills at least 41 people

More than 40 prisoners died and 70 others were injured after a fire tore through an overcrowded prison block on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, police said. The blaze started in the early hours of Wednesday morning local time in Block C of Tangerang Prison, in Banten province, according to Jakarta police spokesman […]

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Indonesia Protests: Thousands rally against new job law that relaxes rigid labour and environment rules

Thousands of protesters rallied against the a new job law in the two cities of Indonesia, police use water cannons and tear gas. On Tuesday, thousands of workers and students protested peacefully across the archipelago at the start of a three-day national strike against President Joko Widodo’s “omnibus” Job Creation bill, which was passed into […]