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Indonesian Parliament Speaker sends letter pleading to keep his job

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Family of man shot dead in Indonesia advised to seek legal counsel
KUCHING: Police are advising the family of a man shot dead in Entikong, Indonesia, to engage legal counsel to request a court order for a post-mortem to be conducted. State CID head Senior Asst Comm Datuk Dev Kumar said Malaysian police had no jurisdiction to investigate the case as the death occurred on foreign soil. He said as such, it could not request the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) to conduct a post-mortem   Read More ...
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Meet Indonesia's Niqab Squad, working to destigmatise the full face covering
Bogor, Indonesia: A bevy of black-robed niqabis are giggling girlishly as they glide around me, adjusting my abaya, a loose garment that covers me from head to foot. It's mostly black, but is fringed with a strip of lime green material with black polka dots, a trademark of vivacious clothing designer Indadari Mindrayanti, who believes polka dots symbolise the sharing of happiness with others   Read More ...
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Indonesia has 'no clear structure' for Freeport stake purchase yet
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s State Owned Enterprise Ministry, tipped to oversee an acquisition of a majority stake in the local unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc, has “no clear structure” yet for the deal, a ministry official said on Friday. The government needed to be “careful” as the interests of Rio Tinto, which has a joint venture with Freeport in Indonesia, have not been accommodated into government plans for the acquisition yet, Deputy Minister for State-Owned Enterprise Fajar Harry Sampurno said   Read More ...
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A voice for Indonesia’s indigenous peoples
What inspires a person to eventually find his or her goal in life is difficult to say. But for Abdon Nababan, the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay award winner, it was an incident in the 1990s — a paper milling company seized a piece of land belonging to the Toba Batak, an ethnic group of indigenous peoples, close to his hometown in North Sumatra, in Indonesia   Read More ...
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Indonesian kills snake on a train with bare hands - ASEAN/East Asia
JAKARTA: An Indonesian man who used his bare hands to kill a snake that was discovered slithering on a busy commuter train has become an Internet hero. The train made an emergency stop after the reptile was spotted lurking on a baggage rack in a carriage headed to Jakarta from Bogor, south of the capital. Smartphone footage, which quickly went viral, showed the bespectacled man casually snatch the snake’s tail and then smash its head on the floor in a violent whipping motion   Read More ...
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Indonesian start-up wages war on plastic with edible seaweed cups
JAKARTA Jakarta food and beverages retailer Ong Tek Tjan sells ice cream in cups his customers can eat afterwards, instead of throwing away — they are made from seaweed and taste like jelly, in flavours from peppermint to green tea. Indonesian start-up Evoware, which makes the cups, as well as other containers, from farmed seaweed free of chemicals, is relying on its biodegradable alternative to plastic packaging to reduce contamination of the environment   Read More ...
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Hero commuter uses bare hands to kill giant snake on board packed train
A HEROIC passenger stunned fellow commuters as he used his bare hands to kill a snake slithering through his train carriage. In dramatic footage of the event, terrified passengers can be seen cowering in the background after the serpent is spotted moving along the luggage rack above. The train, which was travelling to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, was forced to make an emergency stop as a policeman attempted to tackle the snake   Read More ...
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8 pemain bola keranjang Indonesia digantung kerana rasuah
JAKARTA: Lapan pemain bola keranjang profesional Indonesia dan seorang pegawai pasukan digantung seumur hidup selepas didapati bersalah mengatur perlawanan. Laporan bagaimanapun mendakwa wang daripada hasil tindakan mengatur perlawanan itu digunakan untuk membayar gaji skuad berkenaan. Pasukan Siliwangi Bandung, salah satu dari 12 pasukan dalam liga Bola Keranjang Indonesia, disiasat selepas mencatat kekalahan sekurang-kurangnya empat perlawanan musim lalu. Ia adalah kes yang pertama dikesan di negara itu membabitkan mengatur perlawanan dalam sukan bola keranjang, walaupun terdapat beberapa kes penipuan di Indonesia yang membabitkan sukan popular iaitu bola sepak dan badminton   Read More ...
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Indonesia basketball players fixed games 'to pay their salaries' - Capital Sports
Eight Indonesian pro-basketball players and a team official have been banned for life over match fixing, the league said Thursday, reportedly to help their cash-strapped squad pay salaries. The members of Siliwangi Bandung, one of a dozen teams in the Indonesian Basketball league, were given the boot this week for throwing at least four games last season. It is the graft-riddled country’s first-known case of basketball fixing, although there have been numerous instances of similar cheating in Indonesia’s most popular sports football and badminton   Read More ...
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Snake on a train: Indonesian kills serpent with bare hands
JAKARTA (AFP) - An Indonesian man who used his bare hands to kill a snake that was discovered slithering on a busy commuter train has become an Internet hero. The train made an emergency stop after the reptile was spotted lurking on a baggage rack in a carriage headed to Jakarta from Bogor, south of the capital. Smartphone footage, which quickly went viral, showed the bespectacled man casually snatch the snake's tail and then smash its head on the floor in a violent whipping motion   Read More ...
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Tornado in Indonesia injures 35, damages hundreds of homes
JAKARTA (REUTERS) - A tornado ripped through a densely populated area in Indonesia's East Java province on Wednesday (Nov 22), injuring 35 people and damaging more than 600 homes, the head of the local disaster mitigation official said. The tornado, with wind speeds of 70km per hour, carved a path of destruction in the Sidoarjo area, lasting about five minutes, Dwidjo Prawito of Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said by telephone   Read More ...
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Indonesian start-up wages war on plastic with edible seaweed cups
JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Jakarta food and beverages retailer Ong Tek Tjan sells ice cream in cups his customers can eat afterwards, instead of throwing away - they are made from seaweed and taste like jelly, in flavours from peppermint to green tea. Indonesian start-up Evoware, which makes the cups, as well as other containers, from farmed seaweed free of chemicals, is relying on its biodegradable alternative to plastic packaging to reduce contamination of the environment   Read More ...
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Tornado in Indonesia injures 35, damages hundreds of homes
A tornado ripped through a densely populated area in Indonesia’s East Java province on Thursday, injuring 35 people and damaging more than 600 homes, the head of the local disaster mitigation official said, reports news agency Reuters. The tornado, with wind speeds of 70 km per hour (45 miles per hour), carved a path of destruction in the Sidoarjo area, lasting about five minutes, Dwidjo Prawito of Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said by telephone   Read More ...
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Tornado In Indonesia Injures 35, Damages Hundreds Of Homes
Jakarta: A tornado ripped through a densely populated area in Indonesia's East Java province on Thursday, injuring 35 people and damaging more than 600 homes, the head of the local disaster mitigation official said. The tornado, with wind speeds of 70 km per hour, carved a path of destruction in the Sidoarjo area, lasting about five minutes, Dwidjo Prawito of Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said by telephone   Read More ...
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Snake on a train: Indonesian kills serpent with bare hands
An Indonesian man who used his bare hands to kill a snake that was discovered slithering on a busy commuter train has become an Internet hero. The train made an emergency stop after the reptile was spotted lurking on a baggage rack in a carriage headed to Jakarta from Bogor, south of the capital. Smartphone footage, which quickly went viral, showed the bespectacled man casually snatch the snake's tail and then smash its head on the floor in a violent whipping motion   Read More ...
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Indonesian startup wages war on plastic with edible seaweed cups
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Jakarta food and beverages retailer Ong Tek Tjan sells ice cream in cups his customers can eat afterwards, instead of throwing away - they are made from seaweed and taste like jelly, in flavors from peppermint to green tea. Indonesian startup Evoware, which makes the cups, as well as other containers, from farmed seaweed free of chemicals, is relying on its biodegradable alternative to plastic packaging to reduce contamination of the environment   Read More ...
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Malaysia thanks Indonesia for tackling forest fires, keeping haze away
JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has expressed his appreciation for Indonesia's efforts in tackling forest fires on Sumatra and Kalimantan and sparing the neighbouring country from air pollution. Speaking during a joint press conference with President Joko Widodo before the 12th Malaysia-Indonesia annual consultative meeting in Kuching , Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib said his country had not experienced haze for two years   Read More ...
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WATCH: Indonesian kills snake on train with bare hands
New Delhi: A shocking video has emerged from Jakarta in which an Indonesian man killed a snake using his bare hands on a busy commuter train. He has become an Internet hero. After the reptile was spotted hiding on a baggage rack, the train made an emergency stop. The train was headed to Jakarta from Bogor, south of the capital   Read More ...
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Tornado in Indonesia injures 35, damages hundreds of homes
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A tornado ripped through a densely populated area in Indonesia’s East Java province on Thursday, injuring 35 people and damaging more than 600 homes, the head of the local disaster mitigation official said. The tornado, with wind speeds of 70 km per hour (45 miles per hour), carved a path of destruction in the Sidoarjo area, lasting about five minutes, Dwidjo Prawito of Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said by telephone   Read More ...
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Caught on Camera: Indonesia man kills snake with bare hands in train
An Indonesian man who used his bare hands to kill a snake that was discovered slithering on a busy commuter train has become an Internet hero. The train made an emergency stop after the reptile was spotted lurking on a baggage rack in a carriage headed to Jakarta from Bogor, south of the capital. Smartphone footage, which quickly went viral, showed the bespectacled man casually snatch the snake's tail and then smash its head on the floor in a violent whipping motion   Read More ...
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Decision to release fishermen by Malaysia and Indonesia brought cheers
KUALA LUMPUR: Fishermen caught encroaching in Malaysian and Indonesian waters could go back to earn their livelihood with the key decision made by the two countries to release them. In lauding the decision that follows the 12th Annual Consultation between Malaysia and Indonesia, the National Fishermen’s Association (Nekmat) expressed its gratitude to the government for looking after the fishing community who are mostly low income earners   Read More ...
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Snake on a train: Indonesian kills serpent with bare hands
JAKARTA – An Indonesian who used his bare hands to kill a snake that was discovered slithering on a busy commuter train has become an internet hero. The train made an emergency stop after the reptile was spotted lurking on a baggage rack in a carriage headed to Jakarta from Bogor, south of the capital. Smartphone footage, which quickly went viral, showed the bespectacled man casually snatch the snake’s tail and then smash its head on the floor in a violent whipping motion   Read More ...
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Snake On A Train, Man Who Killed Him With Bare Hands Is Internet Hero
Jakarta, Indonesia: An Indonesian man who used his bare hands to kill a snake that was discovered slithering on a busy commuter train has become an Internet hero. The train made an emergency stop after the reptile was spotted lurking on a baggage rack in a carriage headed to Jakarta from Bogor, south of the capital. Smartphone footage, which quickly went viral, showed the bespectacled man casually snatch the snake's tail and then smash its head on the floor in a violent whipping motion   Read More ...
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Snake on a train: Indonesian man kills serpent with bare hands
JAKARTA: An Indonesian man who used his bare hands to kill a snake that was discovered slithering on a busy commuter train has become an Internet hero. The train made an emergency stop after the reptile was spotted lurking on a baggage rack in a carriage headed to Jakarta from Bogor, south of the capital. Smartphone footage, which quickly went viral, showed the bespectacled man casually snatch the snake’s tail and then smash its head on the floor in a violent whipping motion   Read More ...
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Indonesian man’s odd name a career blessing - ASEAN/East Asia
Pasuruan: An Indonesian man can thank his parents after his unusual name not only spared him a traffic ticket, but also landed him a job with the police who stopped him. Cops were shocked when they pulled over the 22-year-old for driving without a licence and discovered that his name was Polisi, which means police in Indonesian. The man, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told authorities in the city of Pasuruan on the main island of Java that he was a poor construction worker who was his family’s sole breadwinner   Read More ...
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S’pore issues travel advisory over Bali volcano - ASEAN/East Asia
JAKARTA: Indonesia’s Mount Agung volcano in Bali has let out a puff of black smoke and ash in a small eruption, prompting Singapore to advise its citizens to be ready to evacuate the holiday island at short notice amid concern about a bigger eruption. Authorities have not changed the alert status on Agung, which remains at one level below the highest, and there have been no reports of flight cancellations   Read More ...
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Russia's plan to sell pork to Indonesia is no joke
JAKARTA (JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - One might find the notion of a huge pork market in Indonesia laughable - Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to think so as he chuckled over his agriculture minister's suggestion to improve pork sales in the country with the world's largest Muslim population. A video of the Russian president scoffing at Minister Alexander Tkachyov's presentation on hiking pork exports to Indonesia went viral last month all over the globe   Read More ...
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Indonesian forces ‘still using cruel virginity tests’
Indonesia’s military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity, an international human rights group said yesterday. Human Rights Watch said senior Indonesian police and military officers told the group that security forces still imposed the “cruel and discriminatory tests,” which were conducted under the guise of psychological examinations for mental health and morality reasons   Read More ...
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Davao City To Host 1st Indonesia Fashion Expo, 24 Indonesian Fashion Designers Expected To Arrive
Known as the hometown of the Philippine President, Davao City is all set to host the first-ever Indonesia Fashion Expo 2017 (IFE), which will run from November 24 to 26. Consul General of Indonesia to the Philippines Berlian Napitupulu confirmed this development. Aimed at promoting the economic relationship between the neighboring countries of Philippines and Indonesia, the expo is set to be held at Abreeza Mall of Davao   Read More ...
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'Mr Police' lands Indonesia police job
An Indonesian construction worker has landed a job in a police station, all because of his name. The man, called Polisi - which is Indonesian for "Police" - was fined by traffic cops for riding a motorcycle without a licence in Pasuruan, East Java, Tribunnews website reported. But after a photo of his identity card went viral on social media, local officers "adopted" him as their celebrity mascot, eventually buying him a driving licence and offering him an office job in their station house, Merdeka   Read More ...
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Indonesia accused of subjecting female recruits to virginity tests
JAKARTA -- Indonesia's military and police on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity, an international human rights group said Wednesday. Human Rights Watch said senior Indonesian police and military officers have told it that security forces still impose the "cruel and discriminatory tests," which are carried out under the guise of psychological examinations for mental health and morality reasons   Read More ...
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New orangutan species found in Sumatra
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Turmoil surrounding Indonesian speaker may impact President Joko's reelection bid
JAKARTA - The political turmoil caused by the detention of suspended Golkar chairman Setya Novanto may have repercussions beyond the party's image, as it could impact President Joko Widodo's reelection bid, analysts say. Mr Joko is from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), the biggest party in the Indonesian parliament, that he has been struggling to tame. He needs Golkar, the country's second largest political party, to remain strong as he looks ahead to seek reelection in the 2019 with a credible running mate   Read More ...
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Human Rights Watch Denounces Female Virginity Tests In Indonesian Armed Forces
Jakarta: Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday denounced the continuation of virginity tests for female applicants in the Indonesian Army and Police. The virginity test, also called the two-finger test, was first denounced by HRW in 2014 as cruel, humiliating and discriminatory, although some military and police officers justify it for moral and mental health reasons, Efe news reported. "The Indonesian government's continuing tolerance for abusive 'virginity tests' by the security forces reflects an appalling lack of political will to protect the rights of Indonesian women," said Nisha Varia, women's rights advocacy director at HRW   Read More ...
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Malaysia and Indonesia agree to jointly address EU resolution on palm oil
KUCHING: Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed to jointly address concerns raised by the European Union's resolution on palm oil, which they see as discriminatory and disadvantageous to the industry. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the EU resolution, which linked palm oil production with deforestation, would adversely impact 600,000 Malaysian and 17.5 million Indonesian smallholders. "Their income will be affected and their source of revenue will cease if we do not find a solution to this issue," he said in a joint press conference with Indonesian president Joko Widodo after the 12th leaders' annual consultation between Malaysia and Indonesia here on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Indonesian Parliament Speaker sends letter pleading to keep his job
JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia's Speaker of Parliament, who was arrested last week over his alleged role in a US$170 million (S$230mil) graft case, has sent a letter from his cell to house leaders pleading to be allowed to keep his job while he fights the charges. Setya Novanto, who has denied wrongdoing, is being held for 20 days for questioning by Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)   Read More ...
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Arrested Indonesian parliament speaker pleads to keep his job
JAKARTA: Indonesia's speaker of parliament, who was arrested last week over his alleged role in a US$170 million graft case, has sent a letter from his cell to house leaders pleading to be allowed to keep his job while he fights the charges. Setya Novanto, who has denied wrongdoing, is being held for 20 days for questioning by Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)   Read More ...
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Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests
JAKARTA – Indonesia’s military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity, an international human rights group said Wednesday. Human Rights Watch said that senior Indonesian police and military officers have told it that security forces still impose the “cruel and discriminatory tests,” which are carried out under the guise of psychological examinations for mental health and morality reasons   Read More ...
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Indonesian police's abusive virginity tests for female recruits must end, say campaigners
Indonesia’s military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared they had no scientific validity, an international human rights group has said. Human Rights Watch said that senior Indonesian police and military officers have told it that security forces still impose the “cruel and discriminatory tests,” which are carried out under the guise of psychological examinations for mental health and morality reasons   Read More ...
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Bali volcano spews ash and steam, alert not raised
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- The Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali spewed ash and steam Tuesday, but authorities said its alert level remained unchanged. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the minor eruption began at about 5 p.m. and the plume rose about 700 meters (2,300 feet) from the volcano. Bali's international airport remained open   Read More ...
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