Archive for December, 2016

Aid leaves Indonesia bound for Burma’s Rakhine

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

President observes dispatch of ship carrying aid to help ‘brothers’ in Rakhine, especially ‘Muslim community’ Indonesia’s president traveled to [...]
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Indonesia Needs to Step up Its Fight Against Maritime Piracy

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s maritime sector gained a boost when on December 21, Coordinating minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan agreed to cooperate with Japan, [...]
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Japan responding well to Indonesia’s railway funding requests: Luhut

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

Japan has responded positively to Indonesia’s request to extend funding for the construction of a Jakarta-to-Surabaya railway over a period of more than 40 years, [...]
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Indonesia Vows to Fight Fake-News Flood

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

False stories have raised ethnic and sectarian tensions and strained ties with China; protest driven by doctored video Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced a push to [...]
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Gendering terrorism in Indonesia

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

The recent arrest of four female terrorist suspects, two in Bekasi, one in Tasikmalaya and the other in Purworejo, by the National Police’s Densus 88 counterterrorism [...]
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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits region in eastern Indonesia

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits region in eastern Indonesia

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake on Friday hit a region in the eastern part of Indonesia, the US Geological Survey reported. The earthquake hit about 6:30 a.m. in the Sumbawa [...]
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Indonesia’s loan growth accelerates in November – financial regulator

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

December 30 Loans by commercial banks in Indonesia expanded 8.5 percent in November compared to a year ago, faster than the 7.5 percent pace a month before, the Financial [...]
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Indonesian duo deported by Singapore’s ICA over alleged plans to join ISIS in Syria

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian man and woman who were allegedly planning to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been deported by Singapore’s [...]
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M’sian among six seriously hurt in six-vehicle Hatyai crash

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

A Malaysian was seriously injured after the car he was driving skidded and crashed into five other vehicles in the town centre here, yesterday. Hatyai assistant police chief [...]
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Palm oil deal embroiled in Malaysian politics

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Expansion in Indonesia criticised over Najib links and environmental impact The Malaysian opposition has attacked a state company’s investment in a palm oil project in [...]
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Malaysia ‘must not abandon’ MH370 jet search

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Australian | 6:00 AM

Professional pilots and air crash investigators have warned against allowing Malaysia to “get away” with not continuing the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight [...]
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2016 Was the Year of the Unsolved Plane Crash

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Popularmechanics | 6:00 AM

As 2016 winds to a close, a last gasp gets under way. In a faraway corner of the Southern Hemisphere the deep-sea search vessel Fugro Equator begins what will likely be the [...]
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Shanghai and HK confirm new human cases of H7N9 bird flu

Shanghai and HK confirm new human cases of H7N9 bird flu

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Shanghai and Hong Kong confirmed a new human case of infection by the H7N9 strain of avian influenza each on Friday. Hong Kong confirmed its second case this season days [...]
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HK: Second human case of bird flu reported

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Indianexpress | 6:00 AM

A 70-year-old man, who had travelled to the neighbouring Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Zhongshan earlier in December, tested positive for the H7N9 strain of the virus. Hong [...]
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Burma: Nobel laureates urge UN Security Council to end ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Rakhine State

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

More than a dozen Nobel laureates including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Malala Yousafzai have urged the UN Security Council to end the “ethnic cleansing and crimes [...]
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