A Jakarta court has sentenced a female would-be suicide bomber to seven and a half years in prison, prosecutors and her lawyer said, the first time a woman has been convicted in Indonesia for planning such an attack.
In a video uploaded on Facebook by a netizen with an account named Novita Sitinjak, it can be seen that the naked man attempted to escape from the three Paspampres members who caught him. According to the video uploader, the incident occurred at 7:35 a.m. Monday.
Indonesia’s president has signed a decree giving the government the power to ban radical organisations, in a move aimed at outlawing groups behind an apparent rise in the political clout of hardline Islam.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ordered that the requirements for foreigners working in Indonesia to master Indonesian and to hold a Temporary Stay Permit (KITAS) be scrapped.
President Joko Widodo has urged for an increase in tourism promotional activities to attract more foreign and domestic tourists.