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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia presidential candidate Joko Widodo announces plan to allow foreigners to buy property

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:39pm by BLOOM

    ... including Batam island near Singapore, and the port cities of Surabaya and Makassar, Maharso said. "Foreigners buy houses using their Indonesian wives or husbands, so that Indonesia loses revenue from them," he added. "We will let foreigners buy apartments, not landed houses, in certain places such as in industrial and tourist zones." Foreign ownership of residential ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia’s parliamentary vote likely to set Jakarta governor on course for presidency

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... and regional legislatures, but the most important is the vote for the national legislature's lower house. The polls will also determine who can run in presidential elections in July and all eyes ... in the 560-seat lower house of parliament or 25 percent of the national vote to field a presidential candidate. The PDI-P is the only one out of 12 parties running nationwide seen as having a chance ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia’s ‘Elvis’ leads celebrity charge at polls

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 02:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Jakarta house. “They think I know nothing about politics... but my songs all these 40 years contain political messages about corruption, human rights.”   ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Mounting death toll feared from Mount Sinabung volcano eruption

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 01:44am by AFP

    ... eruption "There's no sign of human life. All the crops were gone. Many houses were damaged and those still standing were covered in thick white ash. It was hard to walk in ash which ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    At least 16 dead after Indonesian volcano Mount Sinabung erupts

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:40am by AP

    ... slopes. Authorities had evacuated more than 30,000 people, housing them in cramped tents, schools and public buildings. Many have been desperate to return to check on homes and farms, presenting ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    More than 10,000 Indonesians displaced by deadly floods in capital Jakarta

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 07:07pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... displaced following flash floods and landslides earlier in the week, local disaster agency chief Christian Laotongan said. “The floods have subsided but houses were wrecked, and furniture ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Slain Indonesian terror suspects planned US embassy attack, say police

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 05:51pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... with the six men in a house on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital, police seized a hand-written document revealing the group’s targets, national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said. “Take your ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Advertising writer dies after ‘30-hour shift’ at global agency in Indonesia

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 10:41am by KRISTINE SERVANDO

    ... The drink Krating Daeng has been blamed as one of the exacerbating factors in her collapse. “She would come to the house and whenever her mum saw bottles of energy drinks, she would put them away ... that Djamal Aziz, a member of a manpower commission in the House of Representatives said it would summon a representative of Y&R to brief lawmakers, and that it might bring the case to court ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Nine killed in Indonesian landslide

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

    ... to the river so the rush of rain water last night broke the riverbanks. The victims were either buried under their houses or swept by the surging waters,” he added. Indonesia is regularly affected ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia jails 14 Rohingya asylum seekers for deadly brawl

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 02:29pm by Associated Press in Medan

    ... Muslim asylum seekers – most intercepted off Indonesia’s coast after fleeing Myanmar in rickety boats – and 11 fishermen accused of illegal fishing were being housed together. Eight fishermen ...




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