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  1. 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

    ... a commodities boom for the resource-rich country. While mining magnates piled up wealth, a failure to build roads and ports or curb bureaucratic corruption stifled development. Prabowo has capitalised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552860/prabowo-figure-indonesias-past-seeking-turn-back-clock-democracy
  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia fears terror backlash as jihadist fighters head to Syria, Iraq

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... at the Institute for International Peace Building in Jakarta. “There are just splinter groups with no resources or support, so many are inspired by what’s going on in Iraq and Syria,” he told reporters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536804/indonesia-fears-terror-backlash-jihadist-fighters-head-syria-iraq
  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia ‘caught by surprise’ over Australia asylum seeker boat turnbacks

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:43am by Agence France-Presse

    ... many originate. Tensions between the two countries also grew after the Australian navy admitted entering Indonesia’s territorial waters during some of the turnback operations. “It often comes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1517069/indonesia-caught-surprise-over-australia-asylum-seeker-boat-turnbacks
  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Australia navy’s incursions into Indonesian waters took place ‘often’, report says

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 08:38pm by The Guardian in London

    ... Australian naval ships entered Indonesian territorial waters often and with ease before the incursions sparked a diplomatic incident in January, according to a leaked Indonesian navy report, ... into the boat that landed on remote Rote island on January 6 after being turned back by the Australian navy. The report suggests three Australian naval vessels had entered Indonesian territorial waters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428539/australia-navys-incursions-indonesian-waters-took-place-often-report-says
  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Jakarta's ethnic Chinese acting Governor Ahok a national first

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

    ... by corruption and bureaucratic inertia. When running in the 2012 Jakarta election, Ahok, who is from the resource-rich Bangka-Belitung province, faced smear campaigns from rivals. But the attacks, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1515093/jakartas-ethnic-chinese-acting-governor-ahok-national-first
  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Prabowo Subianto vows to put farmers first in Indonesia power bid

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 11:09pm by BLOOM

    ... is pledging to limit exports of natural resources. Another candidate- Golkar party chairman Aburizal Bakrie- also sought to tap a protectionist mood as Southeast Asia's biggest economy seeks ... deficit that turned the rupiah into Asia's worst-performing currency last year. Prabowo said a fundamental problem was the management of the archipelago's resources, including land ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1456446/prabowo-subianto-vows-put-farmers-first-indonesia-power-bid
  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Bali boat captain held over Japan divers’ accident

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:55pm by AFP

    ... exhausted. We couldn’t get any water on the first day as it was sunny. On the second day, we collected rain water in our fins to quench our thirst Rescued tourists The divers quickly became lost ... rocks. “We told each other that we will go home alive. We encouraged each other by saying we could keep going because we had already survived drifting in the water for 28 hours,” they said. After ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1431925/heading-home-japanese-divers-reveal-how-they-survived-bali-ordeal
  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Asylum-seekers claim Australian navy blew up their boat

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 06:39pm by AFP

    ... the port of Pelabuhan Ratu in southern Java, they were intercepted by the Australian navy entering Australian waters and transferred to the lifeboat, police said. Australia has purchased ... Returned vessels are usually escorted towards Indonesian waters by the Australian navy. Hundreds of asylum-seekers have died making the dangerous sea voyage from Indonesia to Australia in recent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1435759/asylum-seekers-claim-australian-navy-blew-their-boat
  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Seven female Japanese scuba divers missing off Nusa Lembongan, Bali

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:07am by AFP

    ... in waters off the Indonesian island of Bali. The group vanished while diving near Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida, small islands close to the southeast coast, Bali police spokesman Hariadi said. ... in the water. We have still not found any," an official said. The search will continue today. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428633/seven-female-japanese-scuba-divers-missing-nusa-lembongan-bali
  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Australia returns asylum-seekers to Indonesia in lifeboat

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:11pm by AFP

    ... soured when Canberra apologised to Jakarta for breaching Indonesian waters during its people-smuggling crackdown. Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison last month confirmed for the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1434988/australia-returns-asylum-seekers-indonesia-lifeboat

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