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With forest fires raging in Indonesia, OCM prays for haze-free Sea Games

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With forest fires raging in Indonesia, OCM prays for haze-free Sea Games

- KUALA LUMPUR: The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) hopes that the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Sea Games (KL2017), to be held from Aug 19 to 30, will not be affected by the haze which has engulfed parts of Sumatra and Kalimantan in Indonesia. OCM president Tan Sri Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja'afar said that each time Malaysia hosted a major international event, the weather had been favourable – and thus far, the fires in Indonesia have not interrupted preparations for KL2017
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Haze unlikely to hit Singapore next week despite Indonesia fires

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Haze unlikely to hit Singapore next week despite Indonesia fires

- SINGAPORE — The likelihood of transboundary haze affecting the Republic is “expected to be low” for the rest of this week and next week, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Thursday (July 27), as parts of Indonesia continued to be shrouded in smoke from forest fires. This is because “the prevailing winds over Sumatra are expected to continue to blow from the south-east or south”, it said in response to TODAY’s queries
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5 Indonesian provinces on emergency alert for forest fires amid dry season

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5 Indonesian provinces on emergency alert for forest fires amid dry season

- JAKARTA: Amid a growing number of hotspots in Indonesia, five provinces in Indonesia Indonesian provinces are on emergency alert for the spread of forest fires in peatlands. In a statement on Wednesday evening (Jul 26), the country's National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said the five provinces are Riau, Jambi, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan and South Kalimantan. "The status will help the local governments to fight forest fires and the decision was taken after several regencies and districts in the provinces had earlier declared an emergency alert status," said BNPB's spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho
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Indonesia president seeks to tap Haj fund to help fix infrastructure

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Indonesia president seeks to tap Haj fund to help fix infrastructure

- Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo wants a national fund that arranges Haj pilgrimages to make investments in infrastructure projects that the country needs and the government itself cannot afford to build. The World Bank estimated this week there’s a funding gap of about $500 billion between what Indonesia spends and what’s needed to deal with shortcomings. Infrastructure bottlenecks have hurt economic growth in Southeast Asia’s largest economy for years and President Widodo has made it his administration’s top priority to fix the situation
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Indonesia's air traffic controllers warn of collision risks as flight volume rises

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Indonesia's air traffic controllers warn of collision risks as flight volume rises

- JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Indonesia's air traffic controllers have warned of the risk of aircraft collisions and accidents unless their workload is eased, as the country's main Soekarno-Hatta International Airport struggles to cope with the huge expansion in air travel. The Indonesian Air Traffic Controllers Association (IATCA) complained on Wednesday about the decision by state-run air navigation company AirNav to regularly allow 84 take-offs and landings an hour at the airport, as occurred recently during the Hari Raya Puasa exodus last month
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Indonesian maids in Hong Kong see heroes in militant boyfriends: IPAC

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Indonesian maids in Hong Kong see heroes in militant boyfriends: IPAC

- KUALA LUMPUR: Dozens of Indonesian domestic helpers in Hong Kong are involved in pro-Islamic State (IS) activities, from funding air tickets to Syria to marrying militant fighters online, according to a report released by the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) on Wednesday (Jul 26). Loneliness and a sense of dislocation in a new environment made these women vulnerable to radicalisation through radical teachings and being financially exploited by their online boyfriends to fund extremist activities, the report said
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IS militants luring Indonesian maids - Regional

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IS militants luring Indonesian maids - Regional

- Hong Kong: Indonesian maids working in Hong Kong are being radicalised by extremists from the Islamic State group, a security think-tank said. Around 150,000 of the city’s army of domestic helpers are from Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. Against a backdrop of growing religious conservatism at home, a small number of militant maids has emerged, according to a report from the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) yesterday
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Indonesia haze worsens; dozens hospitalised

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Indonesia haze worsens; dozens hospitalised

- MEULABOH: Young children lie in hospital in Aceh province, Indonesia, as thick smoke caused by forest fires forces dozens of people to be treated for lung infections. Some schoolchildren were still able to go to school in Meulaboh Wednesday wearing masks but several schools suspended classes so students could stay at home. In the past week, about 35 hotspots – concentrations of fires – have destroyed 70 hectares (0
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Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads

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Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads

- MEULABOH (Indonesia) — Young children lie in hospital in Aceh province, Indonesia, as thick smoke caused by forest fires forces dozens of people to be treated for lung infections. Some schoolchildren were still able to go to school in Meulaboh Wednesday (July 26) wearing masks but several schools suspended classes so students could stay at home. In the past week, about 35 hotspots — concentrations of fires — have destroyed 70 hectares of forests and other land in Aceh, the national disaster agency said
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Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads

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Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads

- MEULABOH: Young children lie in hospital in Aceh province, Indonesia, as thick smoke caused by forest fires forces dozens of people to be treated for lung infections. Some schoolchildren were still able to go to school in Meulaboh on Wednesday (Jul 26) wearing masks but several schools suspended classes so students could stay at home. In the past week, about 35 hotspots - concentrations of fires - have destroyed 70 hectares (0
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As Indonesia's parliament passes election Bill, opposition eyes Jokowi's coalition

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As Indonesia's parliament passes election Bill, opposition eyes Jokowi's coalition

- JAKARTA - Lawmakers have finally agreed on an election Bill that not only preserves Indonesia's more recent practice of open elections but also the presidential thresholds for the next general election. The latter means political parties will need at least 20 per cent of the seats in Parliament, or a minimum 25 per cent share of the popular vote, before they can nominate a presidential candidate in 2019
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Indonesian parliament passes law to chase tax evaders overseas

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Indonesian parliament passes law to chase tax evaders overseas

- JAKARTA — Indonesia moved a step closer to hunting down tens of billions of dollars it believes its citizens have hidden abroad after passing a law that will give tax officials access to financial data held by other countries. The parliament on Wednesday (July 26) approved a law in lieu of a presidential decree, fulfilling a requirement to participate under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Automatic Exchange of Information framework
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Indonesian maids in Hong Kong lured by Islamic State recruiters: Report

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Indonesian maids in Hong Kong lured by Islamic State recruiters: Report

- HONG KONG — Indonesian maids working in Hong Kong are being radicalised by extremists from the Islamic State group, a security think-tank said in a report Wednesday (July 26). Around 150,000 of the city’s army of domestic helpers are from Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. Against a backdrop of growing religious conservatism at home, a small number of militant maids has emerged, according to a report from the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)
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Hong Kong maids lured by Islamic State recruiters: report

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Hong Kong maids lured by Islamic State recruiters: report

- Indonesian maids working in Hong Kong are being radicalised by extremists from the Islamic State group, a security think-tank said in a report Wednesday. Around 150,000 of the city's army of domestic helpers are from Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. Against a backdrop of growing religious conservatism at home, a small number of militant maids has emerged, according to a report from the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)
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Sueños hechos bronce en Brasil e Indonesia

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Sueños hechos bronce en Brasil e Indonesia

- Es un joven que hace tres años se graduó de bachillerato, obtuvo 9.98 en la PAES y se ganó una beca para estudiar en una universidad privada, pero no la aceptó. Optó por otro sueño: entrar de lleno al programa de talentos en la Universidad de El Salvador, lo que lo ha llevado a las olimpiadas, a conocer muchos países y ganar varias medallas
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Indonesia speed boat capsizes, killing at least seven - police

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Indonesia speed boat capsizes, killing at least seven - police

- A speedboat carrying 48 people capsized in central Indonesia, killing seven people and leaving 12 others missing, an official said. The speedboat sank about 10 minutes after it left the town of Tarakan in North Kalimantan province on a one-hour voyage to Tanjung Selor on Tuesday, local Search and Rescue Agency official Octavianto said. According to the manifest, the boat was carrying three crewmen and 45 passengers, said Octavianto, who uses one name
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With forest fires raging in Indonesia, OCM prays for haze-free Sea Games
With forest fires raging in Indonesia, OCM prays for haze-free Sea Games KUALA LUMPUR: The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) hopes that the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Sea Games (KL2017), to be held from Aug 19 to 30, will not be affected by the haze which has engulfed parts of Sumatra and Kalimantan in Indonesia. OCM president Tan Sri Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja'afar said that each time Malaysia hosted a major international event, the weather had been favourable – and thus far, the fires in Indonesia have not interrupted preparations for KL2017   Read More ...
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Inside horrendous dog meat industry as defenceless animals hang for slaughter in filthy Indonesian abattoirs
Inside horrendous dog meat industry as defenceless animals hang for slaughter in filthy Indonesian abattoirs Shocking images of dogs bound and strung up for slaughter in filthy butcher houses have exposed the horrendous meat industry in Indonesia. Pictures of defenceless animals tied up at a butchery house in Yogyakarta reveal the wretched conditions suffered by mutts as they wait to be killed. Others show the animals looking at the camera with their snouts clamped and their feet wired together   Read More ...
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Haze unlikely to hit Singapore next week despite Indonesia fires
Haze unlikely to hit Singapore next week despite Indonesia fires SINGAPORE — The likelihood of transboundary haze affecting the Republic is “expected to be low” for the rest of this week and next week, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Thursday (July 27), as parts of Indonesia continued to be shrouded in smoke from forest fires. This is because “the prevailing winds over Sumatra are expected to continue to blow from the south-east or south”, it said in response to TODAY’s queries   Read More ...
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Indonesian expert tapped as new head of UN Myanmar team
The UN human rights office said today the president of the world body's Human Rights Council appointed Marzuki Darusman as the team's new chair. A prominent Indonesian human rights expert has been appointed the new chairman of a UN fact- finding mission to Myanmar, which the government has said it will bar from entering. The UN human rights office said today the president of the world body's Human Rights Council appointed Marzuki Darusman as the team's new chair   Read More ...
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5 Indonesian provinces on emergency alert for forest fires amid dry season
5 Indonesian provinces on emergency alert for forest fires amid dry season JAKARTA: Amid a growing number of hotspots in Indonesia, five provinces in Indonesia Indonesian provinces are on emergency alert for the spread of forest fires in peatlands. In a statement on Wednesday evening (Jul 26), the country's National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said the five provinces are Riau, Jambi, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan and South Kalimantan. "The status will help the local governments to fight forest fires and the decision was taken after several regencies and districts in the provinces had earlier declared an emergency alert status," said BNPB's spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho   Read More ...
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Indonesian expert tapped as new head of UN Myanmar team
BERLIN (AP) — A prominent Indonesian human rights expert has been appointed the new chairman of a U.N. fact-finding mission to Myanmar, which the government has said it will bar from entering. The U.N. human rights office said Thursday the president of the world body's Human Rights Council appointed Marzuki Darusman as the team's new chair. It gave no reasons for the "new composition" of the mission, whose other members — Radhika Coomaraswamy of Sri Lanka and Christopher Dominic Sidoti of Australia — were unchanged   Read More ...
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Untung bersih Maybank Indonesia naik 16.3 peratus
Untung bersih Maybank Indonesia naik 16.3 peratus KUALA LUMPUR: Keuntungan bersih selepas cukai dan kepentingan minoriti (PATAMI) Maybank Indonesia meningkat 16.3 peratus kepada 998.5 bilion rupiah (RM320.8 juta) dalam separuh pertama yang berakhir 30 Jun 2017 daripada 858.4 bilion rupiah (RM275.83 juta) dalam tempoh yang sama tahun lalu. Prestasi lebih baik itu disokong oleh peningkatan dalam perniagaan perbankan teras, kata bank itu dalam satu kenyataan di sini, hari ini   Read More ...
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Orangutan sanctuary occupied by humans
Orangutan sanctuary occupied by humans JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Nearly a fifth of the forest in an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been taken over by people, a conservation group says, threatening efforts to rehabilitate the critically endangered great apes for release into the wild. People thought to have migrated from other parts of Indonesia have occupied part of the sanctuary, cut down trees and planted crops including palm oil, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation spokesman Nico Hermanu said Thursday   Read More ...
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Hong Kong: Migrant worker women radicalised by online jihadi boyfriends – report
Hong Kong: Migrant worker women radicalised by online jihadi boyfriends – report FEMALE Indonesian migrant workers are being drawn to extremism while residing in Hong Kong, many through online communication with jihadi men, according to the findings of new research from a leading Jakarta-based think tank. Released on Wednesday, the report from Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) entitled The Radicalisation of Indonesian Women Workers in Hong Kong argues that Indonesia’s government needs to work with labour recruiters and civil society organisations to prevent further radicalisation of female migrant workers, many of whom are culturally and socially isolated while overseas   Read More ...
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Indonesia president seeks to tap Haj fund to help fix infrastructure
Indonesia president seeks to tap Haj fund to help fix infrastructure Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo wants a national fund that arranges Haj pilgrimages to make investments in infrastructure projects that the country needs and the government itself cannot afford to build. The World Bank estimated this week there’s a funding gap of about $500 billion between what Indonesia spends and what’s needed to deal with shortcomings. Infrastructure bottlenecks have hurt economic growth in Southeast Asia’s largest economy for years and President Widodo has made it his administration’s top priority to fix the situation   Read More ...
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Indonesian villagers cut down forest in orangutan sanctuary
JAKARTA, Indonesia – A conservation group says nearly a fifth of the forest belonging to an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been occupied and damaged by people living near the area, threatening efforts to rehabilitate the critically endangered great apes for release into the wild. Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation spokesman Nico Hermanu says nearly 340 hectares (840 acres) of Samboja Lestari forest in East Kalimantan has been encroached upon   Read More ...
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Indonesian villagers cut down forest in orangutan sanctuary
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Nearly a fifth of the forest in an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been taken over by people, a conservation group says, threatening efforts to rehabilitate the critically endangered great apes for release into the wild. People thought to have migrated from other parts of Indonesia have occupied part of the sanctuary, cut down trees and planted crops including palm oil, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation spokesman Nico Hermanu said Thursday   Read More ...
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Indonesian villagers cut down forest in orangutan sanctuary
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A conservation group says nearly a fifth of the forest belonging to an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been occupied and damaged by people living near the area, threatening efforts to rehabilitate the critically endangered great apes for release into the wild. Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation spokesman Nico Hermanu says nearly 340 hectares (840 acres) of Samboja Lestari forest in East Kalimantan has been encroached upon   Read More ...
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Indonesian villagers cut down forest in orangutan sanctuary
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A conservation group says nearly a fifth of the forest belonging to an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been occupied and damaged by people living near the area, threatening efforts to rehabilitate the critically endangered great apes for release into the wild. Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation spokesman Nico Hermanu says nearly 340 hectares (840 acres) of Samboja Lestari forest in East Kalimantan has been encroached upon   Read More ...
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Indonesia's air traffic controllers warn of collision risks as flight volume rises
Indonesia's air traffic controllers warn of collision risks as flight volume rises JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Indonesia's air traffic controllers have warned of the risk of aircraft collisions and accidents unless their workload is eased, as the country's main Soekarno-Hatta International Airport struggles to cope with the huge expansion in air travel. The Indonesian Air Traffic Controllers Association (IATCA) complained on Wednesday about the decision by state-run air navigation company AirNav to regularly allow 84 take-offs and landings an hour at the airport, as occurred recently during the Hari Raya Puasa exodus last month   Read More ...
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Indonesian villagers cut down forest in orangutan sanctuary
A conservation group says nearly a fifth of the forest belonging to an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been occupied and damaged by people living near the area, threatening efforts to rehabilitate the critically endangered great apes for release into the wild. Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation spokesman Nico Hermanu says nearly 340 hectares (840 acres) of Samboja Lestari forest in East Kalimantan has been encroached upon   Read More ...
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Chinese FM eyes new prospect for China-Indonesia ties
A new prospect for China-Indonesia relations is expected to be explored under the Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday. Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians were also raised in the telephone conversation. Wang reiterated that Palestine's just rights should be respected and called on relevant parties to exercise restraint and create conditions for easing tensions and restoring dialogue   Read More ...
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Indonesian forest fires: 5 provinces declare state of emergency
Indonesian forest fires: 5 provinces declare state of emergency JAKARTA: Five Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as peatlands burn in Aceh and the risk of fires spreading elsewhere increases during the annual dry season, an official said Wednesday. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said 18 helicopters have been deployed to help extinguish fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan. Satellite images show that the number of fires increased from 150 on Sunday to 179 on Tuesday, he said   Read More ...
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Chinese FM eyes new prospect for China-Indonesia ties
BEIJING - A new prospect for China-Indonesia relations is expected to be explored under the Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday. The heads of state of the two countries have reached consensus on development strategies and closer cooperation on the China-proposed initiative, Wang said in a phone conversation with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. For his part, Retno said Indonesia hopes to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with China and work together to safeguard regional peace and stability   Read More ...
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Indonesian maids in Hong Kong see heroes in militant boyfriends: IPAC
Indonesian maids in Hong Kong see heroes in militant boyfriends: IPAC KUALA LUMPUR: Dozens of Indonesian domestic helpers in Hong Kong are involved in pro-Islamic State (IS) activities, from funding air tickets to Syria to marrying militant fighters online, according to a report released by the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) on Wednesday (Jul 26). Loneliness and a sense of dislocation in a new environment made these women vulnerable to radicalisation through radical teachings and being financially exploited by their online boyfriends to fund extremist activities, the report said   Read More ...
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Chinese FM eyes new prospect for China-Indonesia ties
A new prospect for China-Indonesia relations is expected to be explored under the Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday. The heads of state of the two countries have reached consensus on development strategies and closer cooperation on the China-proposed initiative, Wang said in a phone conversation with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. For his part, Retno said Indonesia hopes to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with China and work together to safeguard regional peace and stability   Read More ...
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IS militants luring Indonesian maids - Regional
IS militants luring Indonesian maids - Regional Hong Kong: Indonesian maids working in Hong Kong are being radicalised by extremists from the Islamic State group, a security think-tank said. Around 150,000 of the city’s army of domestic helpers are from Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. Against a backdrop of growing religious conservatism at home, a small number of militant maids has emerged, according to a report from the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) yesterday   Read More ...
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Indonesian maids in Hong Kong ‘being radicalized’
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Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads
Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads MEULABOH, Indonesia: Young children lie in hospital in Aceh province, Indonesia, as thick smoke caused by forest fires forces dozens of people to be treated for lung infections. Some schoolchildren were still able to go to school in Meulaboh Wednesday wearing masks but several schools suspended classes so students could stay at home. In the past week, about 35 hotspots — concentrations of fires — have destroyed 70ha of forests and other land in Aceh, the national disaster agency said   Read More ...
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Rare megamouth shark spotted off Indonesia's Komodo Island
Rare megamouth shark spotted off Indonesia's Komodo Island A British diver caught a rare sight on Tuesday when she spotted a megamouth "alien" shark near an Indonesian island. Diver Penny Bielich was exploring the Gili Lawa Laut diving site on Komodo Island when she caught a glimpse of the shark. She pulled out her camera and recorded the encounter until the fish disappeared into the depths of the ocean   Read More ...
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AirAsia bakal senarai anak syarikat Indonesia, Filipina
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5 Indonesian provinces declare emergencies over forest fires
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Five Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as peatlands burn in Aceh and the risk of fires spreading elsewhere increases during the annual dry season. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said Wednesday that 18 helicopters have been deployed to help extinguish fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan. Satellite images show that the number of fires increased from 150 on Sunday to 179 on Tuesday   Read More ...
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Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads
Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads YOUNG children lie in hospital in Aceh province, Indonesia, as thick smoke caused by forest fires forces dozens of people to be treated for lung infections. Some schoolchildren were still able to go to school in Meulaboh Wednesday wearing masks but several schools suspended classes so students could stay at home. In the past week, about 35 hotspots -- concentrations of fires -- have destroyed 70 hectares (0   Read More ...
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Indonesia takes action to ensure haze does not recur in Malaysia: Wan Junaidi
Indonesia takes action to ensure haze does not recur in Malaysia: Wan Junaidi PUTRAJAYA: Indonesia has taken steps to ensure the haze problem does not recur in Malaysia, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. Wan Junaidi said Indonesia had abided by the guidelines issued by Asean through the Haze-Free Action Plan by 2020.   Read More ...
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AirAsia Indonesia, Philippine listings by Q1
KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd’s plans to list its Indonesian and Philippine subsidiaries are in progress and they are expected to make their debuts on the respective countries’ stock exchange latest by the first quarter of next year. AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said AirAsia Indonesia’s progress had been a little more ahead than its Philippine counterpart but both are progressing well and en route for their debuts on the equity markets   Read More ...
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5 Indonesian provinces declare emergencies over forest fires
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Five Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as peatlands burn in Aceh and the risk of fires spreading elsewhere increases during the annual dry season. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said Wednesday that 18 helicopters have been deployed to help extinguish fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan. Satellite images show that the number of fires increased from 150 on Sunday to 179 on Tuesday   Read More ...
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Indonesia haze worsens; dozens hospitalised
Indonesia haze worsens; dozens hospitalised MEULABOH: Young children lie in hospital in Aceh province, Indonesia, as thick smoke caused by forest fires forces dozens of people to be treated for lung infections. Some schoolchildren were still able to go to school in Meulaboh Wednesday wearing masks but several schools suspended classes so students could stay at home. In the past week, about 35 hotspots – concentrations of fires – have destroyed 70 hectares (0   Read More ...
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SPRM, KPK Indonesia perkasa kerjasama
SPRM, KPK Indonesia perkasa kerjasama KUALA LUMPUR: Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) hari ini bertemu Komisi Pembanterasan Korupsi (KPK) Indonesia bagi berkongsi hala tuju berkaitan siasatan, operasi dan latihan kedua-dua agensi berkenaan. Pada kunjungan di Jakarta, Indonesia itu, Ketua Pesuruhjaya Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM), Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad disambut oleh Ketua KPK, Agus Rahardjo serta timbalan-timbalan komisionernya. Turut menyertai rombongan itu adalah Timbalan Ketua Pesuruhjaya (Operasi) SPRM, Datuk Azam Baki dan pegawai-pegawai kanan SPRM   Read More ...
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Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads
Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads MEULABOH (Indonesia) — Young children lie in hospital in Aceh province, Indonesia, as thick smoke caused by forest fires forces dozens of people to be treated for lung infections. Some schoolchildren were still able to go to school in Meulaboh Wednesday (July 26) wearing masks but several schools suspended classes so students could stay at home. In the past week, about 35 hotspots — concentrations of fires — have destroyed 70 hectares of forests and other land in Aceh, the national disaster agency said   Read More ...
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Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads
Young children lie in hospital in Aceh province, Indonesia, as thick smoke caused by forest fires forces dozens of people to be treated for lung infections. Some schoolchildren were still able to go to school in Meulaboh today wearing masks but several schools suspended classes so students could stay at home. In the past week, about 35 hotspots -- concentrations of fires -- have destroyed 70 hectares (0   Read More ...
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Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads
Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads MEULABOH: Young children lie in hospital in Aceh province, Indonesia, as thick smoke caused by forest fires forces dozens of people to be treated for lung infections. Some schoolchildren were still able to go to school in Meulaboh on Wednesday (Jul 26) wearing masks but several schools suspended classes so students could stay at home. In the past week, about 35 hotspots - concentrations of fires - have destroyed 70 hectares (0   Read More ...
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As Indonesia's parliament passes election Bill, opposition eyes Jokowi's coalition
As Indonesia's parliament passes election Bill, opposition eyes Jokowi's coalition JAKARTA - Lawmakers have finally agreed on an election Bill that not only preserves Indonesia's more recent practice of open elections but also the presidential thresholds for the next general election. The latter means political parties will need at least 20 per cent of the seats in Parliament, or a minimum 25 per cent share of the popular vote, before they can nominate a presidential candidate in 2019   Read More ...
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Wan Junaidi: Indonesia assures there will be no repeat of 2015 haze
Wan Junaidi: Indonesia assures there will be no repeat of 2015 haze PUTRAJAYA: Amid reports of developing forest fires in Sumatra, Malaysia said it will hold on to Indonesia's assurance that there will be no repeat of the 2015 haze crisis. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (pic) has expressed confidence in the measures taken by the Indonesian government to combat forest fires in the aftermath of the 2015 incident   Read More ...
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Indonesian anti-corruption investigator injured in acid attack calls for the fight to continue
Indonesian anti-corruption investigator injured in acid attack calls for the fight to continue "I hope with this incident, your spirit will not go weak." They are the words of a senior Indonesian anti-corruption investigator who was the victim of a brazen acid attack in Jakarta earlier this year. Novel Baswedan paid a high price for pursuing Indonesia's corrupt. Returning home from dawn prayers one morning in April he was attacked with acid, causing severe damage to both his eyes   Read More ...
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Indonesian parliament passes law to chase tax evaders overseas
Indonesian parliament passes law to chase tax evaders overseas JAKARTA — Indonesia moved a step closer to hunting down tens of billions of dollars it believes its citizens have hidden abroad after passing a law that will give tax officials access to financial data held by other countries. The parliament on Wednesday (July 26) approved a law in lieu of a presidential decree, fulfilling a requirement to participate under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Automatic Exchange of Information framework   Read More ...
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