Indonesia court orders Suharto foundation to return $325 mn

An Indonesian court has ordered a foundation set up by former Indonesian dictator Suharto to pay back about $325 million of embezzled state funds, an official said on August 11. 

The Supreme Court ruled that the huge sum, which came from an educational foundation controlled by the Suharto family, must be returned, said court spokesman Suhadi.    

Indonesia government aims to outlaw insulting president, sparks uproar

Indonesian legislators and human rights activists criticized Aug. 5 a government proposal to make insulting the president illegal, citing concern for freedom of speech in the world's third-largest democracy. 

The proposal aims to revive a law from the era of former authoritarian ruler Suharto that was used to silence dissidents with jail sentences and fines. 

More than Hundred Feared Dead After Military Plane Crashes in Indonesia

More than a hundred people are feared dead after a military transport plane crashed in the Indonesian city of Medan on Tuesday.

The Hercules C-130 plane crashed into a residential area of the city, hitting two houses and a hotel before bursting into flames, the BBC reports.

Indonesia Hit by Earthquake of Magnitude 5.9

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5,9 on Richter's scale has been registered close to the Indonesian coast, as stated in information released by the US geology service, as quoted by RIA Novosty.

The epicenter of the earthquake has been located 103 kilometers south-westwards of the island of Sumatra at a depth of 34 kilometers.

Turkey, Indonesia agree to develop medium-weight tank

Turkey and Indonesia have signed an agreement to jointly develop and produce a medium-weight tank, Turkey's Undersecretary for Defense Industries announced on May 7.

The two countries signed an agreement for the design and manufacture of two prototype medium-weight tanks. The intellectual property rights will belong to both countries, the Undersecretary said in a statement.