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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Prabowo to challenge Indonesian presidential election result in court

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:57pm by AFP

    ... of Widodo’s victory – he won by six percentage points or about 8.4 million votes – but it nevertheless signals weeks of uncertainty, as the court will likely issue a ruling on August 21. Prabowo team ... observers in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation have said the poll was largely free and fair. Widodo’s victory capped a meteoric rise for the former furniture exporter who was born ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia sentences Frenchman to 15 years in prison for Bali drugs smuggling

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:27pm

    ... smuggling. French national Serge Atlaoui is on death row in Indonesia. He was handed the penalty in 2007 after he was caught working in a drugs factory outside the capital Jakarta. ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Widodo wins Indonesian presidency, but doubts remain as rival vows supporters 'will not remain silent'

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:00pm by Agencies and Kristine Kwok

    ... will be a better nation under Jokowi, God bless," wrote one Twitter user with the name Prettyinpink69. Watch: Reform-minded governor wins Indonesian presidential race But there was an equal amount ... Asia at the National Institute of International Strategy at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said China would be monitoring the situation as instability could affect its investment ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Constitutional battle looms as both poll rivals claim victory in Indonesia

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:52am by Reuters

    ... not name the pollsters. Widodo, on other hand, said he was the winner from polls by six agencies, many of which are regarded as independent. The quick counts are conducted by private agencies ... but this is a victory for the people of Indonesia", Widodo told supporters from a historical site in Jakarta where the nation's independence was declared. Hundreds of his supporters later celebrated ...

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    Canadian teacher in Jakarta arrested over child sex allegations at school

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... over a period of six months," he said. An Indonesian teacher at the school was also arrested on Monday for alleged sexual assault, Rikwanto said. The school has come under intense scrutiny since police in April arrested several outsourced cleaners over the gang rape of a six-year-old boy. Authorities have closed down the kindergarten, where the alleged abuses took place, ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Prabowo, figure from Indonesia's past seeking to 'turn back the clock' on democracy

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by Bloomberg, AFP, AP

    ... archipelago nation. Widodo came out ahead with 52 per cent of the vote, according to the three most credible unofficial quick counts. But Prabowo pointed to lesser-known surveys showing he came out ... of the tide and the beginning of what might be a serious authoritarian reversal," said Edward Aspinall, a professor of politics at the Australian National University in Canberra. "He emerged ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Fears of fraud as Indonesia awaits presidential election results

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... points. Most of these survey institutes have accurately predicted the results of Indonesian national elections since 2004, including April’s parliamentary polls. Prabowo, a top military figure ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Barefoot up a mountain: no effort spared so Indonesians can vote

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... archipelago nation, home to some 6,000 inhabited islands and stretching about 5,150km east to west, to organise elections. Months of painstaking preparation culminate in a week-long operation, ... up for the vote across the world's third-biggest democracy. The nation boasts 190 million eligible voters, from the crowded main island of Java- where more than half ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Jakarta's ethnic Chinese acting Governor Ahok a national first

    Posted May 19th 2014, 01:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jakarta Ahok takes over as governor of the capital from Joko Widodo, who has stepped down to run for president in July's election First ethnic Chinese to rule Jakarta Indonesia's presidential race isn't until July. But there' ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Plenty of mud thrown ahead of Indonesian election, and some of it’s sticking

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... expert at the Australian National University, said the rumours were "ridiculous" but added: "They get circulated and, particularly in regions of Java, it will be important." ...




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