How much for your baby? Indonesian Police broke up a child trafficking operation

By Cassandra Elliott. Indonesian police say they have broken up a child trafficking operation, arresting four people involved in the alleged selling and purchasing of babies through Instagram. The Instagram account was using the guise of a social service for women undergoing family problems, offering pregnancy and adoption consultations. Police state there is evidence of…

Indonesia left in pieces following multiple aftershocks

By Cassandra Elliott More than 1,500 people are known to have died following Friday’s earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia’s island, Sulawesi. Aid has just begun and there are victims in several areas that have yet to be counted, meaning the death toll is expected to rise. On Monday night two more earthquakes measuring between 5.0…

Australia Boosts Financial Aid in Wake of Indonesian Quake

Australia will pledge a further $5 million in financial aid to Indonesia to assist the country, after a powerful earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 1,200 people. The Federal Government has announced the funding that will be given to the Indonesian Red Cross for disaster relief services, adding to an initial $500,000 donated to…

Java earthquake leaves at least two dead

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Java just before midnight at 11:47pm local time, collapsing buildings and leaving at least two dead. Tremors were felt throughout the island, including the capital of Jakarta about 200kms where buildings were swaying. So far a 62-year old man and an 80-year old woman have been confirmed as dead from…

Suicide Bombers Strike Jakarta Bus Station in Islamic State Linked Attack

Two suicide bombers have set off explosives outside a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. The attack happened just after 9:00pm (local time) on Wedneday with the blasts occurring about five minutes apart. Indonesian police said pressure cookers containing shrapnel such as nails and metal were used in the attack. They also confirmed…

Bus Crash Tragedy; 24 Severely Injured

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Kierath Taplin. 21 kids, 3 adults were injured after their bus rolled over in Gidgegannup. What was supposed to be an enjoyable overseas camping trip for a number of Malaysian and Indonesian students turned for the worst last night when their bus rolled over after hitting a speed…

Schapelle Corby Granted Bail

After spending more than 9 years in the Indonesian Kerobokan Prison, Schapelle Corby has been granted bail along with 1291 prisoners in the system. There was a media frenzy outside the prison as Mercedes Corby arrived in the afternoon. Indonesia’s Justice Minister Amir Syamsuddin held a press conference later this evening, but he refused to answer specific questions about…

Hong Kong Press lost their interview permit

The 25th APEC conference is currently being held in Bali. However, 3 of the Hong Kong presses have lost their interview permits after questioning Aquino III, the president of the Philippines, with regard to the follow-up jobs of the Philippines hostage tragedy yesterday. APEC claimed that the action of these journalists was ‘a menace’ to…