Police consign illegal drugs to the fire, and a bike race helps promote a healthy lifestyle. It's all part of ramped-up efforts to keep Indonesia's youth on the right track.
Reactions to the plan to merge time zones across the vast archipelago are decidedly mixed.
A drug bust earlier this week could help investigators unravel the shadowy nexus between Deep South insurgents and smuggling rackets.
Passing off fake banknotes can seem like an easy way to gain free services, but police warn that the consequences can be harsh.
Lacking privacy and adequate sanitation while facing an uncertain future, Muslims and Christians alike suffer in temporary shelters after the latest sectarian violence in Ambon, Indonesia.
After ten years in temporary housing, many people displaced by conflict have given up on going back to their original homes
Suspected insurgents greeted the start of Islam's holy month with violence, conducting a series of bloody attacks and disrupting the lives of citizens.
Malaysia can boast a partial success story in the cleanup of a notorious drug district, now a major tourist attraction. But more remains to be done.
New programmes aim to safeguard the educational prospects for young people in Madiun, East Java.
An NGO-run programme offers training that can help women earn a livelihood and gain economic independence. Meanwhile, the production of organic coconut palm sugar also promises to improve the quality of life in the area as a whole.
Language skills will be vital to success when the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) takes off in 2015, says the secretary-general of ASEAN, Surin Pitsuwan.
Internet usage, including social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, is expanding from desktops and laptops to web-ready mobile phones. The implications for social movements and democracy could be significant.
Quaint, manpowered pedicabs are one of Yogyakarta's many attractions. Now, drivers are getting help communicating confidently with foreign visitors.
Thailand's southern prisons are making changes to be more sensitive to its Muslim inmates, who form a majority in that part of the country.
Thousands have joined a Facebook page that pokes fun at the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI). Meant to build tolerance, it has attracted threats.
In the Dieng Plateau, local traditions are preserved and Islamic beliefs are practiced. Locals say the combination is essential to their identity.
Robbery, hacking and drug sales are being used to finance terrorist activities, officials say.
In East Java pesantren and madrassa teachers agree to guard against radicalism among their students and to teach them the true values of Islam.
On weekend nights, Mat Rempit bike clubs turn city streets into venues for stunt-riding and races. Many say the bikers go too far, menacing ordinary citizens.
The use of hijab is growing in Indonesia, where the head covering can communicate fashion sense as well as faith.
Indonesia's president expressed his pride at seeing Muslims and Christians work together to host the National Qur'an Recital Competition in Ambon.
The region's esteemed leader, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, encourages the community to play a mentoring role for students who might fall into lethal habits.
Efforts to jumpstart local aquaculture are paying off for residents in an area relatively unscathed by insurgent violence.
A new centre that helps drug addicts is cleaning up one of Kuala Lumpur's seamiest neighbourhoods.
Women who have trouble finding the resources to start a business can look forward to government assistance in the form of a new low-interest loan scheme.
As the region works to defuse an ongoing source of tension, Indonesia hopes to play a role in turning conflict to co-operation.
Don't allow homecoming extremists to import their brand of jihad from Syria, cleric warns.