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NEW DELHI | India’s #MeToo comes amid calls for 2013 law’s enforcement

NEW DELHI— Indian actresses and writers have flooded social media in recent days with allegations of sexual harassment and assault, releasing pent-up frustration with a law that was lauded internationally but that critics say has done little to change the status quo in the world’s largest democracy. “People using social media to articulate their complaints … Continue reading NEW DELHI | India’s #MeToo comes amid calls for 2013 law’s enforcement

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate in 2019

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The battle lines for Indonesia’s 2019 presidential election were drawn Friday as the incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo formally registered as a candidate after choosing a conservative Islamic cleric as his running mate. Jokowi, the first Indonesian president from outside the military and political elite, announced his vice-presidential candidate, Ma’ruf Amin, on Thursday … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate in 2019