Religion

Morality push may outlaw sex outside marriage in Indonesia

Feb 2, 2018

Revisions to Indonesia's criminal code being considered by Parliament would outlaw sex outside marriage and could weaken checks and balances in Indonesia's young democracy

Myanmar court refuses bail for reporters in secrets case

Feb 1, 2018

A Myanmar court has denied bail for two Reuters journalists charged with illegally handling government secrets. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested Dec. 12 after police accused them of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act

Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi's Myanmar home; no injuries

Feb 1, 2018

A Myanmar spokesman says a petrol bomb was tossed into the residential compound of the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but she was not at home

Malaysia's top court annuls unilateral conversions of minors

Jan 29, 2018

Malaysia's top court in a landmark decision says both parents must consent to the religious conversion of a minor, ruling in favor of a Hindu woman whose ex-husband converted their three children to Islam

Skepticism, worry amid preparation for Rohingya repatriation

Jan 24, 2018

Myanmar says it's ready to begin repatriating Rohingya, Bangladesh says it might take time, but the Rohingya themselves? They are skeptical, if not terrified, of returning to burned-out homes to live in fear

Suu Kyi says Rohingya mass grave investigation positive step

Jan 14, 2018

Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called the military's investigation into the deaths of Rohingya Muslims found in a mass grave a "positive indication,"

Indonesia hard-line Muslims protest ban on Facebook accounts

Jan 12, 2018

Muslim hard-liners have protested in Indonesia's capital against Facebook's blocking of accounts belonging to their group

Huge Philippine procession secured tightly amid terror fears

Jan 9, 2018

A massive crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joins a procession of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ under extra-tight security

Malaysian PM leads protest in solidarity with Palestinians

Dec 22, 2017

Malaysian prime minister leads thousands of Muslims in a rally to show solidarity with Palestinians, slamming the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Indonesia clerics want boycott of US products over Jerusalem

Dec 17, 2017

Muslim clerics have called for boycott of American products in Indonesia's largest protest against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

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