Archive for December 20th, 2016

Rupiah’s fortunes to fade as Indonesia’s tax amnesty nears end

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The rupiah’s reign as Southeast Asia’s best currency is set to be short-lived as the supportive inflow from a $12.3 billion tax amnesty programme is about to be [...]
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Indonesian Police Arrest Dozens Ahead of West Papua Protest

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Indonesian police have detained dozens of people ahead of a West Papua independence protest on Monday. At least 200 people were arrested in several cities in Papua and Java, [...]
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Indonesia draft rule could ease export ban on nickel, bauxite -paper

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s government is drafting a regulation that could ease a looming export ban for not only copper concentrates, but also partly processed or raw nickel and [...]
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Indonesia an oasis of economic stability but questions remain about reform momentum

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Eastasia Forum | 6:00 AM

Despite major domestic and external challenges, Indonesia is expected to grow at around 5 per cent again this year – much like last year – and only slightly below [...]
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Indonesia should make land acquisitions more transparent and participative

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

To improve Indonesia’s economy, President Joko Widodo has made infrastructure development – the building of roads, ports, power plants and other public utility [...]
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RPT-High-flying Freeport CEO steers towards new Indonesia mining deal

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chappy Hakim, a retired air force chief who says he knows next to nothing about mining, now heads Indonesia’s biggest copper producer, entrusted to use his connections [...]
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Indonesia Air Force Plane Crash Cause: Why Did Hercules C-130 Plane With 13 On Board Crash?

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian air force transport plane, which was carrying 13 people, crashed into a mountain during a training exercise in the remote region of Papua on Sunday. The crash [...]
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Indonesia air force aircraft crash kills 13 including 10 military personnel POSTED ONLINE

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

All 13 people who were on board in the Hercules C130 plane have been killed after the Indonesian air force aircraft crashed into a mountain, confirmed the rescue agency on [...]
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Indonesia’s growth stable but fiscal reform is falling short

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFR | 6:00 AM

Compared with slowing or static global growth, including that of China and its Asean neighbours, Indonesia’s economic performance this year is looking quite [...]
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Najib arrives in Tawau to open Sabah Pan Borneo Highway

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak arrived here this morning to officially open the Sabah Pan Borneo Highway as a short-cut in Lahad Datu. The special aircraft carrying [...]
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Malaysian economy is more stable than Singapore’s, says Barisan Nasional

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

Prominent component party of Malaysia’s ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional, said in a statement issued on Saturday (17 Dec) that Malaysia’s economy is more stable [...]
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Transparency International Malaysia chief: Community-level committees needed to combat graft

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Community-level committees are needed to monitor enforcement on corruption and misappropriation, said Transparency International Malaysia present Datuk Akhbar Satar. He said [...]
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Iran, Malaysia to boost ICT coop.

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Mehrnews | 6:00 AM

ITO managing director has called for development of cooperation in information and communications technologies between Iran and Malaysia. Head of Iran’s Information [...]
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Malaysia calls for Asean support against Beijing over South China Sea

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Today | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s Defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein yesterday urged the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) to band together on the South China Sea issue so as [...]
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Malaysia’s highest skywalk opens to public

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

For those scared of heights, taking the first step out on the Rainbow Skywalk can be a daunting experience. Situated at the top of Komtar, Penang’s tallest building, [...]
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