Thursday, 20 June 2019

Tag Archives: Indonesia

Indonesia post-election protests leave six dead in Jakarta

JAKARTA: Six people have been killed and 200 injured during mass rallies in Jakarta against the re-election of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Indonesian police confirmed the death toll based on reports from hospitals. They said the cause of the deaths was being investigated. The national police chief has denied his ...

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Indonesian Police Break Protest Against Presidential Vote

MOSCOW: Police officers in Indonesia deployed tear gas against protesters who gathered in front of the Elections Monitoring Agency (Bawaslu) office in Central Jakarta on Wednesday, a day after the announcement of the results of the presidential election, local media reported. On Tuesday, the agency announced that Indonesian incumbent president ...

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Indonesia eyes moving capital from congested Jakarta

JAKARTA: Indonesia is considering a plan to move its capital away from sprawling megalopolis Jakarta, officials said Monday, but any jump to a new city could still be years away. The idea of moving Indonesia’s seat of government from an urban conglomeration of nearly 30 million people with some of ...

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Indonesia detains 12 fishermen after sea clash with Vietnam

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s navy said Monday that one of its patrol vessels was rammed by two Vietnamese coast guard ships after intercepting a boat it says was fishing illegally in its waters. Indonesia detained 12 Vietnamese fishermen from the boat, which sank in Saturday’s clash, and they are being held at ...

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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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