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(LATEST) Reports of deaths after 7.9 quake strikes off Indonesia

(LATEST) Reports of deaths after 7.9 quake strikes off Indonesia

03-Mar-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 9:00 AM

A massive and shallow earthquake struck on Wednesday off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami, [...]
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Indonesia demolishes capital’s largest red-light district

03-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Centralchronicle | 6:00 AM

Bulldozers started demolishing hundreds of buildings in the Indonesian capital’s largest red-light district on Monday as part of a nationwide effort to eradicate [...]
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Masagos Zulkifli to visit Indonesia on Wednesday

03-Mar-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s minister for the Environment and Water Resources will meet officials including Indonesian Environment and Forestry minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar and [...]
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PNG close to getting electricity from Indonesia

03-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Radionz | 6:00 AM

The head of PNG Power, John Yanis said the company was on track to bring electricity from Indonesia into West Sepik, the PNG province on the border. Yanis said the [...]
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Indonesia tells Google and other Internet firms to pay tax or risk getting blocked

03-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Mashable | 6:00 AM

Indonesia wants greater scrutiny on the revenues of global Internet companies in the country, so it can figure out if there are taxes owed to it. It wants to look more [...]
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Brit govt aims for stronger partnership with Indonesia to counter radicalism

03-Mar-2016 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

The British government plans to strengthen partnerships among Islamic organisations in the UK and Indonesia to learn from Indonesia’s experience in addressing [...]
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Indonesian trade minister to visit Australia as both countries prioritise free-trade talks

03-Mar-2016 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Indonesian Trade minister Thomas Lembong will visit Australia this month as both countries prioritise a free-trade deal that had stalled amid diplomatic tensions and a [...]
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Anti-LGBT sentiment rises: Is Indonesia becoming more conservative?

03-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

With the recent rise of anti-LGBT sentiment – which has seen public figures make extraordinary claims like homosexuality being a result of consuming instant noodles [...]
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Indonesia central bank says prices could fall on monthly basis in March, April

03-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s central bank believes consumer prices may continue to fall on a monthly basis in March and April, following a 0.09 percent in February, its governor said on [...]
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Indonesia’s labour-intensive engine is misfiring: The Jakarta Post columnist

03-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

Widespread lay-offs in factories across Indonesia since early February have raised fears that rising unemployment will damage the country’s economic health and [...]
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Indonesia Govt to Back Revisions to Anti-Graft Law: Senior minister

02-Mar-2016 Intellasia | The Irrawaddy | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s government will back controversial revisions to the law governing its top anti-graft agency, a senior cabinet minister said in a statement on Monday. [...]
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Indonesian lawmakers hope to revise mining law by September

02-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian lawmakers hope to revise the country’s resource rules by September in a move that could include easing of export curbs on minerals, such as nickel and [...]
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Tracy Bantleman calls husband Neil’s rearrest in Indonesia ‘truly heartbreaking’

02-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Calgary Herald | 6:00 AM

The wife of a former Calgary teacher who was sent back to an Indonesian prison last week says her husband’s rearrest is “a profound travesty of justice.” [...]
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Neil Bantleman’s wife vows to fight for her husband’s freedom ‘for as long as it takes’

02-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Calgarysun | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s decision to order former Calgary teacher Neil Bantleman back to jail is “a profound travesty of justice,” his wife said Monday. [...]
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Indonesia says Internet giants need to pay tax or face blockages

02-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Global Internet-based firms could have their services blocked in Indonesia if they do not obtain “permanent establishment” status in the country and pay [...]
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