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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Jakarta's first ethnic Chinese governor, Ahok, a break with the past

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:49am by Amy Chew

    ... children, Ahok was born in Manggar, East Belitung, in Sumatra island, on June 29, 1966. In an interview with The Jakarta Post last year, he revealed that he inherited three islands from his late ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1559899/jakartas-first-ethnic-chinese-governor-ahok-break-past
  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Rights group calls on Indonesia, Australia to protect boat children

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 01:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... as they make perilous sea voyages to Australia. Hundreds of children, especially unaccompanied ones, from countries including Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Myanmar face detention, mistreatment in custody, ... or their families opportunities to obtain legal asylum status, it added. “Far too many children take incredibly risky journeys because they face no good choices,” the group’s children’s rights director Zama ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1033359/rights-group-calls-indonesia-australia-protect-boat-children
  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Child sex abuse at Indonesian school sparks calls for tougher punishments

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Sexual assault of boy at nursery leads to calls for harsher punishment of those who violate children, including life imprisonment Abuse of 6-year-old ... The Jakarta Post newspaper said in an editorial that the controversy had raised the question of "how safe our children are, including at reputable schools". It added: "Law enforcers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1500199/child-sex-abuse-indonesian-school-sparks-calls-tougher-punishments
  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Elite Jakarta nursery ordered closed over sex assault claim

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... community send their children. Two contract cleaners have been arrested and named as suspects. Education official Lydia Freyani Hawadi said authorities had ordered the nursery close. She said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1494683/elite-jakarta-nursery-ordered-closed-over-sex-assault-claim
  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    More gases erupt from rumbling Indonesian volcano

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 08:23pm by AP

    ... hot surrounding us,” said Jatah Surbakti, a 45-year-old farmer who fled with his wife and four children to a shelter on trucks provided by the local disaster agency, along with hundreds other villagers. “We were running in panic under the rain of ash and gravel.... I heard many women and children screaming and crying,” he said, adding that his fruit and vegetable farms were destroyed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1365540/more-gases-erupt-rumbling-indonesian-volcano
  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Volcanic eruption in Java kills three, prompts mass evacuation

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:47am by AGENCIES

    ... east. At a temporary shelter in the village of Bladak, roughly 10 kilometres from  the volcano’s crater, around 400 displaced people, including children, slept on  the floor wearing safety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1427623/thousands-indonesians-flee-deadly-volcano-mount-kelud-erupts
  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Nine killed in Indonesian landslide

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 05:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... said, including four children aged between two and 10. Local military official Meyer Putong, who was involved in rescue operations, said nobody was reported missing. “They lived close ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1370323/nine-killed-indonesian-landslide
  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    22 drown when boat sinks off coast of Indonesia

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta More than 70 Middle Eastern asylum-seekers bound for Australia were unaccounted for At least 22, mostly children, drown when boat sinks At least 22 people, mostly children, drowned and scores are missing after an Australia-bound boat carrying Middle Eastern asylum-seekers sank off Indonesia yesterday in rough seas, police said. Twenty-five people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1319606/22-drown-when-boat-sinks-coast-indonesia
  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Death toll hits 15 from Australia-bound asylum boat

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 11:25am by Agence France-Presse in Cianjur, Indonesia

    ... they’re all accounted for, but we’ve sent a helicopter out anyway to scan the sea,” Rochmali told AFP. Among the 15 dead are six children, including an 18-month-old baby, and a pregnant woman, ... in Australia even if they secure refugee status. An AFP reporter who spoke to survivors on Wednesday said one group of 38, including women and children, had swum in darkness for up to four hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1291117/death-toll-hits-15-australia-bound-asylum-boat
  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Dozens injured as powerful quake hits Indonesia’s Aceh province

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:38am by AFP

    ... landslides. Six children were killed and 14 others trapped after a mosque collapsed during a Koran reading session, an official said. "Our search and rescue are struggling to evacuate an estimated 14 children still trapped under the rubble," the head of the disaster management agency in central Aceh district, Subhan Sahara, said. Our search and rescue are struggling to evacuate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1274278/strong-earthquake-rocks-indonesias-aceh-province

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