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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

    Yudhoyono decree suspends scrapping of local elections in Indonesia

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

    ... Kyodo in Jakarta Yudhoyono decree halts scrapping of local polls Outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has enacted an emergency decree to suspend a controversial law that scrapped direct elections for mayors, district heads and governors. Yudhoyono said he suspended the law approved by parliament just days earlier "to save the people's sovereignty" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1609023/yudhoyono-decree-suspends-scrapping-local-elections-indonesia
  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Blow to Widodo as lawmakers scrap direct elections for local leaders

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

    ... takes away the people's right to choose mayors, provincial governors and district heads across the archipelago, and instead hands power to local parliaments to pick them. While opponents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1601207/blow-widodo-lawmakers-scrap-direct-elections-local-leaders
  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia votes to scrap direct elections for local leaders

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 09:43am by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... of the post-Suharto era. After a heated debate lasting more than 10 hours, 226 lawmakers voted in favour of ending the current system of mayors, provincial governors and district heads being chosen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1600714/indonesia-votes-scrap-direct-elections-local-leaders
  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Trials begin of cleaners over Jakarta International School sex assaults

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... Andi Asrun said before the trial started at the South Jakarta district court. However, Mada Rajendra Mardanus, a lawyer for Iskandar, insisted his client was innocent. The cleaners' legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580939/trials-begin-cleaners-over-jakarta-international-school-sex-assaults
  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Ten years after tsunami swept her away, Indonesian girl back with family

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:50pm by AFP

    ... district on December 26, 2004. Jamaliah, 42, and her husband survived the earthquake-triggered tsunami that killed tens of thousands in Aceh, on western Sumatra, and had long ago given up hope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1569449/ten-years-after-tsunami-swept-her-away-indonesian-girl-back-family
  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

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

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

    ... Indonesians goes by one name. In the Bondowoso district of eastern Java, ballot boxes were being strapped to 20 horses tasked with carting voting slips up precipitous rocky slopes, along deep ravines and narrow dirt paths to highland settlements that vehicles cannot reach. "It's too dangerous for cars and motorcycles as a wrong move could mean falling to one's death," district ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549960/barefoot-mountain-no-effort-spared-so-indonesians-can-vote
  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Constitutional battle looms as both poll rivals claim victory in Indonesia

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

    ... that collate actual vote tallies as they come out of each district. The results are not official, but quick counts by three non-partisan pollsters- CSIS, Kompas and Saifulmujani- showed a Widodo win. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550690/constitutional-battle-looms-both-poll-rivals-claim-victory-indonesia
  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia seeks jail term for boat captain in Japanese diver deaths

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:38pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... wasn’t there,” prosecutor Ni Nyoman Martini told the Denpasar District Court. “As a result, the Japanese divers were floating in the sea and were wounded in the waves, while two of them were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539615/indonesia-seeks-jail-term-boat-captain-japanese-diver-deaths
  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian man arrested over murder of British woman

    Posted May 25th 2014, 06:22pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Denpasar Indonesian police have arrested a construction worker suspected of murdering a British woman in her rented villa on the holiday island of Bali, an official said on Sunday. Hambali, 32, was arrested on Saturday in Jakarta where he fled to after allegedly robbing and killing 40-year-old Anne Marie Drozdz, in the cultural tourism district of Ubud ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519438/indonesian-man-arrested-over-murder-british-woman

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