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Jailed Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong arrested for 'subversion': police source

January 07, 2021 2:01 PM

Wong is currently serving a sentence of 13 and a half months for his role in organising pro-democracy protests.

Mumbai police arrest TV chief as media dispute in India intensifies

December 14, 2020 12:43 PM

Evidence suggests Vikas Khanchandani had direct knowledge about ratings figures being manipulated.

President Joko says Indonesia operates on rule of law after controversial preacher's arrest

December 13, 2020 10:48 PM

JAKARTA - President Joko Widodo said on Sunday (Dec 13) that Indonesia operates on the rule of law that is enforced on everyone to protect the people and nation, a day after police arrested controversial Islamist preacher Rizieq Shihab.

Hardline Indonesian cleric Rizieq arrested over alleged lockdown breaches: Lawyer

December 12, 2020 9:02 PM

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesian Islamic cleric Rizieq Shihab was arrested in Jakarta on Saturday (Dec 12) on suspicion of having breached coronavirus restrictions by holding events that drew thousands of followers in the city, his lawyer said.

Indonesian police say they have evidence of vigilante group bodyguards carrying guns

December 09, 2020 5:11 PM

JAKARTA - Indonesian police have obtained hard evidence confirming that the bodyguards of Islamic Defenders' Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab illegally possessed firearms, which police said were pointed at officers tailing their cars outside Jakarta on Monday (Dec 7).

HK arrests eight activists as US votes to welcome city's residents

December 09, 2020 5:00 AM

HONG KONG • Eight Hong Kong democracy activists, including three former lawmakers, were charged yesterday over their part in a July protest, amid a broad crackdown by the authorities under a sweeping new security law.

Concerns rise after six supporters of Indonesia's hardline cleric Rizieq killed by police

December 08, 2020 4:35 PM

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Six supporters of Indonesian Islamist cleric Rizieq Shihab were killed in a shootout on Monday (Dec 7), police said, raising worries the clash could reignite tensions between authorities and Islamist groups in the world's biggest Muslim majority country.

Hong Kong arrests 8 more activists as crackdown on opposition shows no sign of let-up

December 08, 2020 9:39 AM

Local media said veteran activist Leung Kwok-hung, known as Long Hair, was among those arrested.

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