Indonesia-Australia to Conclude Trade Agreement

Jakarta – Australian Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Steven Ciobo is visiting Indonesia this week to conclude a free trade agreement with Indonesia, the Australian Embassy here said on its website on Monday. “This week I am visiting Jakarta to build further momentum for concluding a free trade agreement with Indonesia,” he said as quoted […]

Jakarta Police’s Cyber Monitoring Exposes International Illegal Gambling Syndicate

JAKARTA ~ The Jakarta Metro Jaya Police conducted massive cyber patrol operations to bust an international illegal gambling syndicate. “The criminals are using advanced technology to operate the gambling network. Hence, we conducted cyber patrol to uncover their operations,” Metro Jaya Police Director of General Crime Investigation Senior Commissioner Heru Pranoto stated here on Monday. […]

Indonesia Digging Up Too Much Coal: Greenpeace

JAKARTA Indonesia’s ambitious plans to boost coal production and exports from Kalimantan are ill-advised and not worth the environmental and social cost, according to a key report from Greenpeace. In the “Point of No Return” report released, the environmental group said the Indonesian government was one of a handful of governments helping “push the world […]

KPK to Study Reports of Sex-service Graft

JAKARTA The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) will study reports of grafts in the form of sex services delivered to offices, its spokesman Johan Budi said. “There have been indications that it happens, but no empiric data confirming this is presently available,” he stated here. He noted that until now, the KPK has never received reports […]

Indonesian Religious Unity an Inspiration to World: Obama

JAKARTA US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday Muslim-majority Indonesia’s national philosophy of unity between people of different faiths and ethnic backgrounds is an inspiration to the world. “This is the foundation of Indonesia’s example to the world, and this is why Indonesia will play such an important role in the 21st century,” Obama said […]

Singapore Airlines Cancels Jakarta Flights

SINGAPORE Singapore Airlines has cancelled flights to and from Jakarta because of the violent eruption of Indonesia’s most active volcano. “Due to volcanic ash from Mount Merapi in Indonesia, flights to and from Jakarta are being temporarily suspended,” the airline said on Saturday. Merapi killed 85 people in its latest eruption on Friday, with scores […]

UPDATE 1 – Shots, Tear Gas Fired in Jakarta Protests

JAKARTA Police fired tear gas and warning shots to disperse protesters who took to the streets on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the swearing in of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. More than 150 mainly student demonstrators blocked roads in the wealthy Menteng neighbourhood of central Jakarta with wooden planks, and attacked police who […]

Clashes Erupt in Jakarta

JAKARTA Police fired tear gas to disperse dozens of protesters who took to the streets on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the swearing in of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. A group of about 60 anti-government demonstrators blocked a road in the Menteng neighbourhood of central Jakarta with wooden benches and attacked police who […]

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