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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

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

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

    ... Reuters in Jakarta Jakarta to be protected by US$263m sea wall Indonesia has officially launched a US$263 million project to build a giant sea wall along the coast of its capital, Jakarta, to protect businesses and homes from flooding. Last year's rainy season brought Jakarta to a standstill, causing a river in the city to breach its banks and swamp the central business district, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1613315/jakarta-be-protected-flooding-8km-us263-million-sea-wall
  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia’s Aceh approves 100 lashes of cane for gay sex

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 10:01am by AP

    ... the rights of minorities and women. Gay-rights activist King Oey urged the central government's new moderate leadership to use its influence to overturn the law, or appeal against ... dropped because of complaints from the central government, said lawmaker Moharriadi Syafari. The law does not mention other sex acts, raising questions over whether the region's clerics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1601576/indonesias-aceh-approves-100-lashes-cane-gay-sex
  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Widodo suffers blow as opponents get key posts in Indonesian parliament

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

    ... of Sciences, referring to Widodo's term. David Sumual, an economist at PT Bank Central Asia, agreed. "It could be a bad precedent for the nation's political stability and legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1608166/widodo-suffers-blow-opponents-get-key-posts-indonesian-parliament
  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian Islamists 'exploit political vacuum' ahead of Widodo presidency

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:34pm by Amy Chew

    ... Islands, and eastern and central Java. Indonesian counterterrorism sources said the government had been preoccupied with the political transition and that political will was lacking to go after ... minority were arrested in Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi province, on suspicion of links to Islamic State. They were believed to have been on their way to meet Santoso. While Indonesian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595568/indonesian-islamists-exploit-political-vacuum-ahead-widodo-presidency
  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Islamic State suspects are Chinese Uygurs

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 02:46pm by AGENCIES

    ... to the emerging threat in recent months. They have outlawed Islamic State but have no laws to stop suspected militants from travelling abroad. The four Uygurs were arrested on Saturday in Central Sulawesi ... in the Maluku islands, and eastern and central Java, Suyanto said. Poso is home to the Mujahideen Indonesia Timor, a group led by Santoso. It is the heartland of Indonesia's home-grown attempts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593082/indonesia-says-4-chinese-uygurs-caught-suspected-islamic-state-ties
  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    New Jakarta governor quits Prabowo's Gerindra party over local election bill

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 01:19pm by AFP

    ... in 2004 and direct local elections followed in 2005, in an attempt to decentralise powers from Jakarta to the regions. Widodo was elected mayor of his home town, Solo, in Central Java province, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590090/new-jakarta-governor-quits-prabowos-gerindra-party-over-local-election
  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

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

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

    ... "Widodo as the president can do a lot to assist Ahok, since he knows how difficult it is for the governor to deal with [problems] without central government intervention," Sarwono said. ...

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

    Indonesia's Nazi-themed restaurant reopens its taste offensive

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by AFP

    ... of awareness and sensitivity of the Holocaust. The SoldatenKaffee was named after the popular hangout for soldiers in Germany and occupied Paris during the war, and had operated in Bandung for three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538427/indonesias-nazi-themed-restaurant-reopens-its-taste-offensive
  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Controversial Nazi-themed Indonesian cafe reopens

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 08:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Bandung, Indonesia

    ... and occupied Paris during the second world war and had operated in Bandung for three years until it was exposed in English-language media. The reports prompted fierce criticism from abroad, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537850/controversial-nazi-themed-indonesian-cafe-reopens
  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian strongman Prabowo Subianto promises 'dignity'

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:24am by Reuters

    ... Prabowo's brother Hashim Djojohadikusumo, a central figure in his campaign, said earlier: "We have to make a few unintentional, unwanted compromises. The Indonesian judicial system presumes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1548170/indonesian-strongman-prabowo-subianto-promises-dignity

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