Indonesian ex-minister held over post of president Jokowi’s face on Buddhist statue

JAKARTA (AFP) – Indonesian police have arrested a former minister on charges of hate speech and blasphemy after he posted pictures of President Joko Widodo’s face digitally superimposed on a Buddhist statue. Former sport and youth minister Roy Suryo’s arrest, which included the seizure of his Twitter account and mobile phone, was aimed at preventing […]

ST Live: Japan’s Abe in critical condition after he was shot, ‘barbaric’ attack will not be tolerated, says PM Kishida

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said that Mr Shinzo Abe is in critical condition after he was shot on Friday (July 8) during a rally speech. In an address to the country, Mr Kishida added that doctors are working to save the former prime minister’s life. He also strongly condemned the violence, saying that the […]