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Protests in Jakarta ahead of new MPs swearing-in ceremony

JAKARTA: Street demonstrations and riots took place again outside the Indonesian Parliament building yesterday, ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of parliamentarians today, with rioters destroying public property outside the building. However, the situation was reported to be under control at

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Police fire water cannon as Indonesians rally against new laws

Indonesian police fired water cannon and tear gas to break up protests in Jakarta yesterday evening, as tens of thousands of students gathered in cities nationwide over issues that included a new criminal code that penalises adultery and revised laws

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