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Tag Archives: Indonesia

Five miners killed as landslides hit central Indonesia

AKARTA: Five bodies have been retrieved from the affected areas and two others sustained injuries after landslides hit a pearl mining in South Kalimantan province of central Indonesia, a disaster agency official said here on Wednesday. The disaster took place when miners were mining pearl at the traditional mine in ...

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Policy stance to stay tight, says Indonesia central bank deputy

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s central will maintain a tight monetary stance as it focuses on the stability of the domestic economy amid global uncertainties, a deputy governor said on Friday. “Our focus is still on stability, so the monetary policy remains tight,” said Dody Budi Waluyo, Bank Indonesia (BI) deputy governor in ...

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Garuda Indonesia cancels Boeing 737 Max-8 order

JAKARTA: Garuda Indonesia, the country’s flag carrier, announced on Friday that it’s cancelling an order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger jets after two planes of the same model crashed in a span of five months. “Our passengers have lost confidence to fly with the Max 8,” Garuda spokesperson Ikhsan Rosan told CNN. The Indonesian carrier had ...

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Indonesia summons Australian envoy over senator’s remarks

JAKARTA: Indonesia summoned Canberra’s ambassador after an Australian senator blamed last week’s mosque attacks by a white supremacist in New Zealand on immigration. Indonesian foreign minister Retno Marsudi said she had called ambassador Gary Quinlan to her office to convey the Muslim majority country’s “strong condemnation” of Queensland Senator Fraser Anning’s ...

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Six dead, dozens buried in Indonesia mine collapse

NORTH SULAWESI, Indonesia: At least six people are dead and dozens more are still trapped beneath the rubble of an illegal gold mine that collapsed in Indonesia, officials said Thursday, as rescuers frantically searched for survivors. Some 19 miners have been plucked to safety since Tuesday night’s accident and rescuers ...

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Gay Muslim Indonesian comic strip vanishes after outrage

MANILA: An Instagram account that published comic strips about the struggles of a gay Muslim in Indonesia vanished from the site Wednesday after it sparked a backlash in the country. The government initially said the social media giant had responded to a demand to remove the “pornographic” content. But later ...

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Facebook bans accounts tied to Indonesian fake news group

JAKARTA: Facebook has shut down hundreds of accounts and pages linked to an Indonesian group accused of spreading hate speech and fake news, the company said Friday. The world’s biggest social network said cyber group Saracen engaged in “coordinated abuse of the platform” by operating a network of hoax accounts ...

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Powerful quake rocks central Indonesia

JAKARTA: A shallow undersea earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude struck off East Nusa Tenggara province of central Indonesia on Tuesday, but there was no tsunami alert issued, the country’s meteorology and geophysics agency said. The tremor was the main shock of a series of quakes that hit the region on Tuesday. ...

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Indonesian Wife burns husband after he denies sharing password

JAKARTA: An Indonesian woman set her husband ablaze after he refused to share his mobile password with her, reported multiple local media outlets. Dedi Purnama, 26, was busy repairing the roof tiles of his house when Ilham Cahyani, his 25-year-old wife, asked for his phone’s password. This led to an ...

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