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Indonesia court mulls blasphemy law

JAKARTA Indonesia - (APINTL) Hundreds of Indonesian police deployed to the constitutional court Monday as judges read their verdict on a controversial blasphemy law that if overturned, would open the door for new religions and sects to worship freely in the world's largest Muslim-majority country...

Indonesia court upholds blasphemy law

JAKARTA Indonesia - (AP) Indonesia's constitutional court upheld a controversial blasphemy law Monday that critics say limits religious freedom in the world's largest Muslim-majority country, ruling that the law is vital to religious harmony. The 1965 law was challenged by a coalition of rights...

As they fold, Indonesia garment makers blame China

JAKARTA, Indonesia - (AP) Mufardi Rusli's neighbors hunch over tables covered in brightly colored fabric, the whirring of their sewing machines echoing across his Jakarta neighborhood. For Rusli, the sound is a bitter reminder of the $2 line of jackets that bankrupted him, costing him a garment business...

Indonesia takes US ban on clove cigarettes to WTO

GENEVA - (AP) Indonesia on Tuesday asked the World Trade Organization to investigate whether U.S. tobacco control laws are illegally preventing imports of clove-flavored cigarettes to the United States. Jakarta said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ban on manufacturing, importing, marketing...

Clean Development Mechanism for Indonesia's Geothermal Industry

by Sigit Ardianto, Gita Syahrani and Ahmad Fikri Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has not received enough priority within Indonesia's legislation after its Kyoto Protocol ratification in 2004. Despite the "Bali Action Plan" and the 3rd Meeting of Parties to the Protocol in Bali...

Southeast Asian Laws Toolbox

Welcome to LexisNexis South East Asian Laws Toolbox , the law toolbox that brings you LexisNexis content available for the nations of South East Asia, excluding the Peoples’ Republic of China. You will find below the legal content and analysis that we have for several countries in this burgeoning...

D.C. Circuit Expands Federal Court Jurisdiction over Foreign Activities of U.S. Companies

By: Mark E. Nagle , Julie Mendoza , Donald B. Cameron, Jr. , Jeff M. Cohen The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Doe v. Exxon Mobil Corporation [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ] allows non...

Independence activists in Papua jailed for treason

JAKARTA Indonesia (AP) - A court in the restive Indonesian province of Papua has sentenced five independence activists to prison for treason. A court in Papua's capital, Jayapura, on Friday gave each of the five a Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Hamud M. Balfas on the Financial Services Authority Law and Its Impact on the Distribution of Financial Products in Indonesia

by Hamud M. Balfas Excerpt: On 22 November 2011, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudoyono finally signed the Financial Services Authority bill ( Otoritas Jasa Keuangan , or the OJK), enacting Law No. 21/2011 (Law 21). Law 21 was enacted to implement Law No. 23/1999 (as amended) (Law 23...