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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Death toll in Indonesia boat sinking climbs to 18

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 09:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Samarinda, Indonesia The death toll from a boat accident in the Indonesian part of Borneo island rose to 18 on Friday with five people still missing, a provincial governor said. The boat carrying workers from a plywood company sank on Wednesday after being hit by a huge wave as it travelled across the Mahakam River in East Kalimantan province. Provincial ...

  2. The Beaten Track

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan The Beaten Track by Sarah Menkedick Kindle Single (e-book) This is not a travel book with Top 10 or Must Do lists. In fact, American author Sarah Menkedick begins The Beaten Track by stating the things she and her Mexican companion, Jorge, ...

  3. News - Asia - PIRACY

    Pirates free Thai tanker after cargo theft in Southeast Asian waters

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 10:20am

    ... Kalimantan. “Pirates hijacked and stole the tanker’s oil cargo onboard and destroyed the communication equipment. The crew and vessel are safe,” the centre said in a brief release. Noel Choong, ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Dozens missing after boat sinks in Indonesia

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 01:37pm by Associated Press in Jakarta

    ... to be carrying up to 68 passengers and crew when it sank Wednesday in the Mahakam River in East Kalimantan on Indonesia’s part of Borneo island. View Larger Map Wahyu Widhi, chief of the East Kalimantan ...

  5. Sarawak pioneers country's forestry and biodiversity conservation

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:22pm by Reports by Elaine Deng, Krystin Chu, Stacey Johnson, Khay Inn Poh and Jessica Ryan

    ... Heritage Site and Kuching Wetlands National Park as one of the Ramsar sites of the world. Sharing international boundaries with Kalimantan, Indonesia and Brunei, Sarawak recognises the need to have ... in Sarawak and Betung Kerihun National Park in Kalimantan and sharing conservation responsibility for 1 million hectares of protected areas for orangutans of Borneo and other endemic species. ...

  6. Planting seeds of doubt

    Posted Dec 30th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... China may finance. The plan's defenders- including Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono- say it will bring jobs, services and better living standards to people in Kalimantan ... earmarked for the project is near the border with Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, where 14 of Kalimantan's 20 major rivers originate. Under the scheme, Indonesian state-owned firms would build ...

  7. Petty dispute sparks wave of sectarian violence on Borneo

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Denpasar A fight involving an ethnic Chinese man in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan has triggered 24 hours of sectarian violence. Indonesia's Metro TV ... attention placed on temples. According to local media, three people were still being held by the police, who were trying to establish what exactly sparked the violence. West Kalimantan police ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia ferry sinks, 7 dead, 14 missing

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 05:46pm by Associated Press in Jakarta

    ... Associated Press in Jakarta A wooden ferry boat has sunk in a river in Indonesia’s part of Borneo island, leaving seven people dead and at least 14 others missing. Rustam, a port official in Samarinda, provincial capital of East Kalimantan, says the boat carrying 97 crew and passengers sank late on Thursday in Mahakam River. It was sailing upstream from Samarinda to Melak in the same ...

  9. Say no to oil palm plantation, urges WWF

    Posted Oct 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hectares of protected forest in the Kalimantan region into a palm oil plantation. It is now calling the general public to join the action by sending an e-mail or a letter to the consulate general. ... will run through two protected areas- Betung Kerihun National Park in West Kalimantan, and Kayan Mentarang National Park in East Kalimantan. WWF Hong Kong says that the project will destroy ...

  10. Jungle's dirty secret

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or West Kalimantan, has been going on for years. But usually the destinations are major cities in Malaysia, Singapore, or on the mainland or Taiwan. Rarely are they taken to the wilds of Kalimantan. So what one of her staff members uncovered earlier this year in the middle of the forest in West Kalimantan shocked her. 'We found about 150 girls aged between 14 and 16 who were ...




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