Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Tag Archives: Indonesia

Toxic haze: Thousands Of Schools Shut In Malaysia and Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR: Thousands of schools were shuttered across Malaysia and Indonesia, affecting at least 1.7 million pupils, officials said, as toxic haze from rampant forest fires sent air quality plummeting. Nearly 2,500 schools were ordered to shut their doors in Malaysia – including nearly 300 in the smog-hit capital Kuala ...

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Magnitude 7.3 quake damages homes in eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA: A strong, shallow earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Sunday, damaging some homes and causing panicked residents to flee to temporary shelters. There were no immediate reports of casualties, and authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.3 quake was cantered ...

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Indonesia sends more toxic waste, trash back to US, Europe, Australia

The Batam Customs and Excise Office has warned the importers of 49 containers filled with hazardous waste to follow the government’s order of returning the waste to their countries of origin within 90 days. Office head Susila Brata said the he had sent letters ordering four companies which were responsible ...

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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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