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Indonesia’s Corruption Fighters in the Fight of Their Lives

23-Feb-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Over the past decade, Indonesia was so determined to erase the tainted legacy of Suharto, the strongman forced to resign in 1998, that it established one of the world’s [...]
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President Joko Widodo inducts acting KPK leaders

23-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Antaranews | 6:00 AM

President Joko Widodo on Friday morning inducted Taufiqurrahman Ruki, Indriyanto Senoaji, and Johan Budi as the acting leaders of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). [...]
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Thailand tops 1600; Indonesia hits record close

23-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thai shares rebounded on Friday as selective buying in large-caps helped push the key index above the 1,600 mark, while the Indonesian benchmark hit a record closing high [...]
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Rising inequality hampers poverty alleviation in Indonesia

23-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Eastasia Forum | 6:00 AM

Riyana Miranti, University of Canberra, Alan Duncan and Rebecca Cassells, Curtin University. How effective was Indonesia in addressing poverty and inequality in the [...]
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Australia PM denies threatening Indonesia

21-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Tony Abbott Thursday denied threatening Indonesia over the fate of two Australians on death row by linking their fate to aid, insisting he was simply pointing [...]
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Australian PM plays down bullying allegations in spat with Indonesia

21-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott attempted on Thursday to play down allegations of bullying Indonesia as a diplomatic rift deepens between the uneasy neighbours over [...]
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Indonesia’s ban on maidsthreatens 2000 Saudi jobs

21-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Arab News | 6:00 AM

Some 600 recruitment offices are being threatened with bankruptcy as approximately 2,000 Saudi employees working in their offices are expected to lose their jobs due to a new [...]
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Jakarta hits back at Abbott aid ‘threats’

21-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Echo | 6:00 AM

Indonesia says it won’t respond to prime minister Tony Abbott’s ‘threats’ which appeared to link Australian aid to the fate of the Bali Nine [...]
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Bali nine: Indonesia puts friendship in the firing line

21-Feb-2015 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Tony Abbott has bluntly reminded Indonesia that Australia is more than a mere neighbour, but a friend. Jarring as it might sound to deliberately draw a link between the [...]
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Australia’s PM Deflects Indonesian Assertion of Bullying

21-Feb-2015 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott tried Thursday to play down allegations of bullying Indonesia as a diplomatic rift deepened between the uneasy neighbours over [...]
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Timeline: Indonesia’s Bakrie Telecom restructuring process

21-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian telecommunication operator PT Bakrie Telecom Tbk has found a creative way to ensure that its debt restructuring was approved over some creditors’ objections: [...]
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Indonesia urged not to execute Brazilian Rodrigo Gularte, who has been diagnosed as mentally ill

21-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Gularte is due to face the firing squad for drug crimes alongside Australian Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran The family of a Brazilian man in line to be [...]
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Indonesia to release AirAsia investigation report by August

Indonesia to release AirAsia investigation report by August

20-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia will release the final report into last year’s AirAsia plane crash by August, the transport minister told AFP this week. The Airbus 320-200 went down in the [...]
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Indonesia’s President Jokowi drops Budi Gunawan as police chief nominee

20-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has dropped an unpopular general for the post of police chief and suspended two leaders in the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in a [...]
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Jakarta rates cut latest in Southeast Asia as global policy easing spreads

20-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Central banks in Southeast Asia might be late to the party, but they are joining the global rush of easier policy, as deflationary pressures create room for them to prop up [...]
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