Indonesia announces moratorium on executions

Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were executed in April.
Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were executed in April. JEWEL SAMAD

INDONESIA has announced a moratorium on executions as it concentrates on fixing its weak economy.

Indonesia's coordinating minister for political, legal and security affairs, Luhut Panjaitan, made the announcement at a media conference this morning.

He said Indonesia needed to concentrate on the economy.

Indonesia's economic growth dipped below 5 per cent for two consecutive quarters this year, and much needed foreign investment is yet to pour in to help build up the nation's depleted infrastructure.

Australians Chan and Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called Bali Nine, were among several foreigners shot dead in April.

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