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November 9, 2006

Bush Visit to Focus on Investment

JAKARTA ~ US investment in energy will be one of the main points discussed by the leaders of Indonesia and the United States when President George W. Bush visits later – Read More...
November 9, 2006

Indonesia, Australia to Sign New Security Pact

SYDNEY ~ Australia and Indonesia have agreed to a new security treaty, officials said this week, after negotiations marred by a diplomatic row over Canberra’s granting of asylum to Papuan – Read More...
November 9, 2006

Destruction of Indonesian Wetlands ‘Fuels Climate Change’

NAIROBI ~ “Shocking” destruction of wetlands in Indonesia is fuelling global warming with the emission of huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the earth’s atmosphere, an environmental group said here.
November 9, 2006

Government to Crack Down on Illegal Villas

SEMINYAK, Bali ~ In a bid to deal with sewage problems and an overly strained infrastructure, the government of Bali will crack down on villas licensed as single-family dwellings but – Read More...
November 16, 2006

Indonesia, Australia Sign Landmark Treaty

MATARAM, Lombok ~ Indonesia and Australia signed a landmark security treaty this week aimed at smoothing often thorny relations between the two neighbors.
November 16, 2006

Deposed Thai PM Vacations in Bali

DENPASAR ~ Deposed Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra arrived in Bali this week for a holiday.
November 16, 2006

Pro-Bush Rally Held

BOGOR, West Java ~ In a scene unusual for Indonesia, about 50 people staged a street rally here in support of the upcoming visit of US President George W. Bush.
November 16, 2006

Soaring Hotel, Airline Bookings Give Bali Early Christmas Gift

SEMINYAK ~ Bali is experiencing near-record hotel and flight bookings for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays, reflecting continued and renewed interest in what has repeatedly been voted the – Read More...
November 22, 2006

Govt May Send Troops to Iraq

JAKARTA ~ The government is willing to send troops to serve under the UN flag in Iraq if the international community agrees to such a deployment, Defense Minister Yuwono Sudarsono – Read More...
November 22, 2006

Govt to Halve Civil Servants

JAKARTA ~ The central government is planning to gradually streamline its bureaucracy, reducing the number of civil servants to half of about four million currently working by 2014, a minister – Read More...
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