The campaign against "Ahok" based on sectarian arguments shows that Indonesia is moving in a more conservative Muslim direction.
A finding of Ahok being guilty of blasphemy would quell the public protest, end his political career and be a travesty of justice.
What a spineless lot of Labor ministers Nicola Roxon exposed us to. Fancy a group of adults, tough enough to become politicians, being cowered into silent inaction by one man.
There's no question that Jakarta's charismatic new governor, Joko Widodo, is popular. But will his vast appeal and lofty promises translate into an effective government? Kevin Ponniah writes from Jakarta.
Crikey Media Wrap: Yesterday Indonesia was swept up in Obama fever as the US President returned to the country where he lived for four years as a child.
Journalist Ashlee Betteridge watches while Jakarta trembles with their latest earthquake, which hit 7.0 on the Richter scale.
Jakarta's Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels are reputed to have tight security since the bombings there six years ago. Not tight enough, it turns out. Time looks at how the latest gang of bombers slipped in.
Today Indonesia will head to the polls to directly elect its president, for only the second time ever in history, freelance Australian journalist Ashlee Betteridge reports from Jakarta.
Is the media pursuit of the pilots of the Garuda 737 that crashed at Yogyakarta in March killing 21 people including five Australians a side show? Yes. The official report vividly outlines the hellish situation in the cockpit, writes Ben Sandilands.