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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Call me Jokowi, says Indonesia's informal new president, Joko Widodo

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:59am by AP

    ... for his cabinet that failed a screening by the country's anti-graft agency- effectively delaying the formation of his government. He said the cabinet would be announced soon, but could ... happens if we are mistaken? We need to be quick, but also correct," Widodo said. Additional reporting by Bloomberg and Reuters ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian wife 'admits' ordering death of British husband, Robert Ellis

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 06:24pm by AFP

    ... and blankets. Ellis' wife, Julaikah Noor Ellis, went to the police to report him missing soon after the body was found north of their Sanur villa, but she was later detained and named a suspect. ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Joko Widodo completes rise from slum to Indonesia's presidential palace

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:16am by AGENCIES

    ... said, referring to the archipelago's maritime heritage. He has promised to expand the country's ports to help revive economic growth, but will need to find the funds ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Jakarta to be protected from flooding by 8km, US$263 million sea wall

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:13am by Reuters

    ... to rapid ground subsidence and rising sea level." The project, which was designed in consultation with infrastructure and environment officials from the Netherlands, should be able to resist ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia’s losing candidate Prabowo finally congratulates president-elect Widodo

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 01:05pm by Reuters in Jakarta

    ... Jakarta. Widodo won a decisive victory over Prabowo in the July election, which was the most closely fought that the world’s third-biggest democracy had ever seen, and he is the country’s first ... of the nation.” He also welcomed Prabowo’s willingness to criticise policies he disagreed with: “A balance in the management of the country is very important. There are some who execute, some who control, ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Is Jakarta's great sea wall doomed to fail before it even starts?

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:18am by AFP

    ... be completed in a country with a history of corruption and failed megaprojects. The 35km wall, across the Bay of Jakarta off the city's northern coast, is the centrepiece of a project ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    15 people, including 10 foreigners, missing when boat sinks off Indonesia

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:06pm by AFP

    ... in the east of the country, while 10 others had been rescued, search-and-rescue officials said. The vessel hit a reef and went down on Saturday en route from Lombok island to Komodo island, the home of the Komodo dragon- the world's biggest lizard and a draw for tourists. Those rescued were from New Zealand, Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany and France, said Budiawan, ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Widodo suffers blow as opponents get key posts in Indonesian parliament

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 11:42pm by AFP

    ... presidential election, which he lost to Widodo, the country's first leader without deep roots in its autocratic past. Prabowo's backers had already flexed their muscles in the final days ... parliament," Jokowi told reporters on Monday, adding he was open to others joining the coalition of his Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, or PDI-P. "There are two parties, it's nearly ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Yudhoyono decree suspends scrapping of local elections in Indonesia

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 10:49pm by AP

    ... in 2005 as a part of the country's reform movement, ending a system of elitist democracy controlled by a handful of corrupt politicians. The controversial law has been the first test faced ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Blow to Widodo as lawmakers scrap direct elections for local leaders

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 12:01am by AFP

    ... at reviving a slowing economy and strengthening the country's welfare system. "This has shown us that a strong power in parliament can come up with a decision that is the complete opposite ...




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