Video showed body parts scattered near the gates of a packed Roman Catholic cathedral on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island.
The protests, which have at times turned violent, have seen police firing tear gas and water cannons at rock-throwing protesters.
The country's political center is literally being crushed under the weight of overpopulation and over-extraction of groundwater.
The site for a possible new capital city has not been announced.
KUALA LUMPUR -- It is right to criticize Indonesia for the forest fires that cast a suffocating haze across Southeast Asia this summer and fall. But this is a regional problem. Indonesia can't do it alone. ASEAN and the world must step forward and take action, before Southeast Asia is lost in the haze forever.
Indonesia doesn't often get the attention it deserves, but it is a key country with major links to the United States. It's in the G7, and millions of its citizens or former citizens live in the U.uS.
When Indonesian President Joko Widodo visits Washington this week, President Obama will be playing host to a world leader whose government is seemingly doing everything it can to launch itself as quickly as possible into the top ranks of climate polluters.
We still have some time left in 2014, and while I work on a "list" for 2015, now it's time to take a deep breath, review last year's predictions and see how I did.