Singapore | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 05:53 AM IST
The trilateral exercise could turn multilateral with India hoping that navies from Malaysia and Indonesia would join next year. More than half the world’s shipping trade is conducted through the Malacca Straits.
Banda Aceh (Indonesia) | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 06:47 PM IST
The five couples flogged Thursday received between four and 22 strokes from a rattan cane outside a mosque in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, after they served several months in prison.
AP, Aceh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 12:08 PM IST
The caning last year of two men for gay sex before a baying mob drew attention to Aceh’s increasingly harsh implementation of Sharia law and a wave of condemnation.
Reuters | By Reuters, Banda Aceh
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 05:48 PM IST
Indonesia’s parliament is currently debating revisions to the national criminal code that could criminalise all sex outside marriage, including same-sex relations. Many believe the new rules could be used to unfairly target the LGBT community and other minority groups.