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  1. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cianjur, Indonesia The death toll after a boat carrying some 200 asylum-seekers bound for Australia capsized has risen to 15, rescuers said on Friday, adding they did not know if any passengers were still missing. Three days after the boat sank in the seas off Indonesia, rescue operation chief Rochmali, who goes by one name, said it was “unlikely” any ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    8-1 Chelsea power show as All-Stars wilt

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 09:07am by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta, Indonesia

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta, Indonesia Chelsea turned on the style in an 8-1 rout of Indonesia All-Stars on Thursday as they completed their Asian tour with a 100 per cent record under returning manager Jose Mourinho. Two belters from Brazilian midfielder Ramires and another brace from back-from-loan striker Romelu Lukaku swelled the Chelsea scoreline, as Indonesia’s lone score ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In Indonesia, fair and peaceful elections must be the priority

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Indonesia's current election would be held in similar awe. They are going to the polls at the same time- India to choose a national government, Indonesia to choose a parliament ahead of a presidential ... that no system of government is perfect. In Indonesia, disillusionment with two-term president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has been followed by dismay at the likely outcome of the parliamentary election, ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian workers stage nationwide strike over pay

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 01:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Workers seeking a greater share of the benefits of Indonesia's booming economy began strike action on Thursday Workers across Indonesia begin a two-day ... of above six per cent in recent years. While growth has slowed in the last few months and the economy has been hit by fears the US may reduce its stimulus programme, Indonesia is still expanding ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia president’s new plane finally arrives in Jakarta

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:10pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Jakarta New presidential plane a late arrival in Jakarta Indonesia's new US$91 million presidential plane arrived yesterday after several months of delay. The Boeing 737-800 plane landed at Halim Perdanakusuma air force base in eastern Jakarta to a welcoming ceremony presided over by State Secretary Sudi Silalahi. The plane, named Republik Indonesia ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Islamic parties bounce back in Muslim-majority Indonesia's parliamentary elections

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 02:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... the Democratic Party of incumbent President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. “The failure to deliver clean government really does open the door to a pious message,” professor Jeffrey Winters, an Indonesia ... this to dissatisfaction with corrupt incumbents Indonesia’s Muslim parties enjoyed a surprise jump in support at legislative elections this week, but analysts put it more down to anger with a corrupt ruling party ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Prabowo Subianto vows to put farmers first in Indonesia power bid

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 11:09pm by BLOOM

    ... and water. Lawmakers passed a trade bill in February that enables the government to restrict exports and imports to protect local industries. "The land is Indonesia's but we let ... Bloomberg in Jakarta Prabowo Subianto hopes to ride to power in Indonesia with pledge to put farmers first in a 'people economy' geared to fostering nationalism Ex-general is out ...

  8. Business - Economy - EMERGING MARKETS

    Outgrowing a catchy moniker, Indonesia is fragile no more

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 11:04am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... Indonesia is the most conspicuous though- and the most important, given that its bonds account for 8 per cent of JP Morgan's benchmark emerging market government bond index. The rupiah has ... nearly halve Indonesia's current account deficit from about 4 per cent of gross domestic product as recently as the third quarter of last year. The government's policies have also ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    School exam cheating rampant in graft-ridden Indonesia

    Posted May 31st 2013, 02:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... monitoring with Indonesia Corruption Watch, which uncovered the case after receiving complaints. It is just one of many examples of cheating at the country’s annual school exams, a trend critics say ... for a small fee on Indonesia’s version of eBay to receiving them in paid-for text messages. They flood Facebook pages and online chat groups to exchange information ahead of the tests, which are taken ...

  10. News - Asia - ANALYSIS: INDONESIA

    Indonesia starts election campaign with Jakarta governor Joko Widodo favourite to become new president

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:54am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jakarta Popular Jakarta governor tipped to become new president with backing of main opposition party Indonesia starts election campaign Indonesia's raucous election season ... with other parties to get support." This will only be Indonesia's third election since it became a democracy 16 years ago. The biggest challenge for Jokowi is that he's not his ...




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