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While there has been much research on peatlands in Indonesia, most international research focused heavily on deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions and peat fires. We need research on effective peatland management that addresses the environmental issues and regulations. Balanced research ...
Dramatic CCTV footage emerges of floor collapse at Indonesia stock exchange ... video also appears in: More than 70 injured as Indonesia stock exchange floor collapses · January 15, 2018The building is part of a complex that houses offices of the World Bank and the International finance corporation ...
PREMIUM Indonesia wants ASEAN to expand its influence into other countries in the Indo-Pacific region, which includes all those on the coasts of the Indian and the Pacific oceans, to help create security and prosperity, according to the Foreign Ministry. "Different from Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific ...
Bank Indonesia has warned that cryptocurrencies may not be used for payments in the country. The central bank published a press release on Saturday, stating that cryptocurrencies are not a "legitimate instrument of payment" in the country, as they do not comply with the 2011 currency act and are not ...

Indonesia was also one of the few countries to criticize Myanmar's treatment of the Rohingya Muslims last year and has recently offered to partner with The Philippines, which has been battling Islamist militancy, for counterterrorism. These gestures, combined with the new foreign aid agency and a planned ...
It seems certain that hardline groups will continue to whip up votes by mobilising conservative religious sentiments, as the political battleground for Indonesia heats up. In June this year, 171 administrative regions of the archipelago will simultaneously hold gubernatorial and mayoral elections. Next year ...
Safety standards are often loosely enforced in Indonesia. Last year, a fire that ripped through a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Jakarta killed around 50 people in one of the country's worst industrial accidents. A police investigation found multiple safety violations. Many of the injured were university ...
Bank Indonesia is taking a firm stance against cryptocurrencies as it urges all parties to refrain from owning, selling or trading the tokens. "Owning virtual currencies is very risky and inherently speculative," the central bank said in a statement Saturday. The digital tokens "are prone to forming asset bubbles ...
Those targeted were suspected members of the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) and ethnic Chinese, as well as trade unionists, teachers, activists, and artists. This past September, paramilitaries and Islamist groups led a violent "Anti-Communist" demonstration in Jakarta. Days later, the Indonesian ...
A 68-year-old man was returned to the United States this week from Indonesia to face charges of money laundering and wire fraud related to an alleged scheme that cheated investors, including Oregonians, of more than $900,000. Richard Macadangdang Sales faced a federal judge in San Francisco ...
Indonesia's central bank has issued a fresh warning about trading in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin because of the risk of losses to the public and even a potential threat to the stability of the financial system. Bank Indonesia (BI) has previously said that cryptocurrencies were not recognized as a legal medium ...
Struggling to articulate Indonesia's contradictions, I find myself craving my favourite comfort food, martabak manis, a sweet pancake stuffed with chocolate and grated cheddar cheese. It's a much loved food combination here I once thought disgusting. Now I snap: "How is chocolate and cheese any different ...
Over the next six months, the popular mayor of Indonesia's third-largest city, the country's minister for social affairs, and the former commander of the army strategic reserves will hit the campaign trail ahead of the regional polls. Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil, minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa and retired ...
In my view, much commentary about Australia's seabed boundary negotiations with Indonesia in 1972 runs this risk by conflating these negotiations and what subsequently occurred regarding the 'Timor gap'. In doing so, this commentary also overlooks the context in which the 1972 negotiations with ...
Jakarta (Reuters) - Indonesian regional and central government officials on Friday (Jan 12) signed an agreement with state holding company PT Inalum that lays the foundation for transfer of Freeport-McMoRan Inc's giant Grasberg copper mine to local control. Indonesia and Papua have long pushed ...

It is also a symptom of a broader problem in Indonesia, which has been declared the world's second biggest contributor of marine debris after China. Most of the marine debris that washes up on Bali's shores, it has been noted, comes from within Indonesia. The consequences are dire. This problem is not ...
A group of Muslims hold a banner during a rally outside the facebook office in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Muslim hard-liners have staged protest against the social media giant Facebook in Indonesia's capital over its alleged ban on multiple pages and accounts related to their group.
GAJAH MAKMUR, Indonesia -- This small agricultural village in the hills of Sumatra island, in the province of Bengkulu, is a testament to happy days in human-elephant relations: When the village -- whose name translates to "Prosperous Elephant" -- was founded in 1991, residents nursed an injured wild ...
Singapore: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore to deepen India's ties with key ASEAN countries has been productive, an official said on Monday. Swaraj was in Singapore on the last leg of the 5-day tour. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh ...
With the end of Joko Widodo's third year approaching, the Indonesian president has issued a statement saying the government will gear up for what he calls "massive, massive human resources," a signal that it is time that Indonesia must no longer depend solely on resource extraction as an economic ...
(RTTNews.com) - The Indonesia stock market has moved higher in back-to-back sessions, rising more than 100 points or 1.6 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 6,350-point plateau and it's called higher again on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets ...
The latest case revolves around footage depicting a woman engaging in sexual acts with two boys in one video and another woman with one boy in another video. The videos showed three street boys aged 7 to 13, said Sr. Comr. Umar Surya Fana, director of the Criminal Investigation unit at the West Java ...
Jakarta, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia posted 130.20 billion U.S. dollars of foreign reserves by the end of December last year, up from 125.97 billion U.S. dollars it recorded a month earlier, an Indonesian central bank official said here on Monday. The figure was mainly contributed by proceeds from ...
Jakarta -- Experts and officials have taken issue with a new study that warns of hefty economic losses as a result of the Indonesian government's policies to protect peatlands from being cleared by the palm oil and pulp industries. The study by the University of Indonesia's Institute for Economic and Social ...
"From our side, the average salary in Indonesia is approximately the second or third-highest in the region for skilled workers. So, Singapore is number one and then it will mix between Malaysia and here," Rob Bryson, Robert Walters Indonesia country manager, told reporters in Jakarta during the recent ...
'World's ugliest pig' spotted in Indonesia This handout from the Chester Zoo taken with a trap-camera on Jan. 24, 2017 and released on Jan. 5, 2018 shows an endangered Javan warty pig on Java island. (Agence France-Presse/Chester Zoo) ...
Jakarta: Indonesian police Sunday (Jan 7) detained the suspected mother of a newborn baby who was found dead in an aircraft toilet at Jakarta's international Airport. Hani, a 37-year-old migrant worker from Cianjur in West Java, was held soon after arriving from Bangkok at Soekarno-Hatta airport ...
In a New Year's Eve drug bust, the Indonesian authorities seized 1.3 tonnes of marijuana at a port near Lampung, on the southern tip of Sumatra island. They were found hidden inside several vehicles waiting to cross to West Java, local media reported. The police have not provided a street value for the ...
PREMIUM When asked about her outlook for 2018, 53-year-old salon owner Nini said without hesitation, "I'm very optimistic." Two working days into the New Year, business at her beauty salon in Bendungan Hilir, Central Jakarta, has been unusually slow. "It has been very anemic," she said. "But I'm sure ...
Of particular concern is the Islamic State, whose reach into Southeast Asia was most clearly demonstrated in the siege of the southern city of Marawi in May last year but has also conducted attacks in other Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia (See: "ASEAN's Post-Marawi Islamic State Challenge") ...
Millions of Muslims descended upon Jakarta in December 2016 and joined with large numbers of the city's residents in a rally called the 'Action to Defend Islam'. The demonstrators demanded that then governor of Jakarta Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (better known as 'Ahok') be stripped of his governorship ...
Indonesia plans to sell 264 LNG cargoes in 2018 This undated file photo shows workers standing on the wharf of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Benoa harbor in Denpasar, Bali. (JP/Zul Trio Anggono) ...
Indonesia ranks 4th in Halal Travel Indicator The Halal Travel Indicator was first launched in 2014 as part of the 2014 State of the Global Islamic economy Report initiated by Thomson Reuters in collaboration with DinarStandard, a growth strategy research and advisory system. (Shutterstock.com/File) ...
Indonesia has introduced a new rail service from Jakarta city centre to its international airport, which is expected to decongest the city's roads and highways and provide a faster transportation alternative for travellers. The new rail service project involved an investment of nearly $369m and was inaugurated ...
Indonesia has some of the toughest anti-drugs laws in the world, including capital punishment for traffickers. Authorities, including President Joko Widodo, have declared the world's most populous Muslim-majority country is in the grips of a "narcotics emergency", although accurate data on drug use is ...
Jakarta -- 2017 saw Indonesia once again fulfilling its economic development potential. The Southeast Asian nation started out the year with mixed superlatives: home to the third-largest stretch of tropical forest in the world, after the Amazon and the Congo Basin, but also plagued by some of the highest ...
Aceh province official Edy Hardoyo said the riot began on Thursday when three inmates refused to be transferred to another prison. Other inmates joined in the protest before it turned violent. Angered inmates torched the Banda Aceh prison, which has a capacity to house 400 prisoners but now has more ...
Indonesia ranks among the world's happiest and most optimistic countries, according to US-based Gallup International's 41st Annual Global End of Year Survey. The survey, which was conducted in 55 countries between October and December 2017, asked respondents questions on three topics: hope, ...
Jakarta, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- The association of cyclist in Indonesia will send second-level cyclists to the Tour of Indonesia this month, an official disclosed here on Thursday. manager of Indonesian team Budi Saputra revealed that the association has prepared some cyclists who can also be expected to ...
Jakarta - Indonesia shrank the exclusion zone around a grumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali on Thursday after fears of an imminent eruption, allowing farmers to return to their homes. The 3,000-metre Mount Agung remains on alert for a major eruption, but officials said the danger zone around ...
"He had this obsession with 'the great city,' " said Bambang Eryudhawan, an architect based here in Jakarta, Indonesia's capital. Mr. Bambang noted that Sukarno was inspired by his travels around the world, where he saw nationalistic architecture throughout India, China, Eastern and Western Europe, and ...
This is the rationale behind Indonesia's mitigation measures which heavily focus on land use, land use change and forestry and energy-derived emissions where 80 percent of the national emission reduction actions focus on the LULUCF. Let's look at the progress of Indonesia's emission reduction from ...
Indonesian artists are staging arts performances in various countries in Europe carrying Indonesia's Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity) message to a continent that has been seeing signs of division. The performances are part of the Europalia Arts Festival Indonesia event and features music, literary ...
MANILA, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday that his country seeks to further intensify maritime cooperation with Indonesia, especially for preventing the spread of violent extremism in the region. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, who is in Manila for a visit, ...
FILE PHOTO: Mount Agung volcano erupts as seen from Kubu, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia November 28, 2017. ... Jakarta (Reuters) - Indonesia shrank the exclusion zone around a grumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali on Thursday after fears of an imminent eruption, allowing farmers ...
The government is the sole investor of (the three airport trains)," he said, referring to the subsidiary of state-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI). PT KAI is currently also the operator of the airport train in Jakarta, the Kompas.com news site reported. The airport train networks running from ...
(RTTNews.com) - The Indonesia stock market has finished lower in consecutive trading days, sliding more than 100 points or 1.6 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 6,250-point plateau although it may stop the bleeding on Thursday. The global forecast for the ...
As I have noted before in these pages, Indonesia has long been mulling the establishment of a new cyber agency, and with good reason. Indonesia is one of the world's most vulnerable countries to cyber attacks, and the challenge has grown at an alarming rate over the past few years under Jokowi (See: ...


 

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