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Tag Archives: JAKARTA

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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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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2018 Asian Games torch reaches Jakarta

JAKARTA: The torch for the 18th Asian Games reached Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, ending a month-long journey across the Southeast Asian archipelago nation. It was welcomed in style by marching bands, traditional dances and concerts, after starting its journey in the host country’s cultural centre Yogyakarta on July 17. The flame ...

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Indonesia aims to clean the ‘world’s dirtiest river’

JAKARTA: The scabies on Indonesian rice farmer Yusuf Supriyadi’s limbs are a daily reminder of the costs of living next to the “world’s dirtiest river”. Supriyadi depends on the Citarum’s murky waters, a floating carpet of household rubbish, toxic chemicals and animal feces, to irrigate a small rice plot in ...

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Indonesia’s Q4 current account deficit at 2.2pc of GDP

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s current account deficit in the final quarter of 2017 expanded because of higher imports of goods related to production activities in the period, the central bank said on Friday. The current account deficit in the October-December period was $5.8 billion, or 2.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), ...

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Newborn found dead on plane in Jakarta

JAKARTA: The Indonesian Police on Sunday detained a woman suspected to be the mother of a newborn who was found dead in an Etihad plane toilet in Jakarta. The suspected woman, who has been identified as Hani, was detained following the discovery at the Jakarta Airport, Sky News reported, citing ...

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Strong quake rattles Indonesian Java island, at least 2 dead

JAKARTA: A strong earthquake shook Indonesia’s densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter. The magnitude-6.5 quake struck at 11:47 p.m. and was felt across the island, including about 200 kilometers (124 miles) away in the capital Jakarta, where ...

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Jakarta’s Christian governor jailed two years for blasphemy

JAKARTA: Outgoing Jakarta governor and President Joko Widodo’s ally was found guilty of blasphemy by a District Court on Tuesday (May 9) and sentenced to two years in jail. The hearing on Tuesday capped a long-drawn trial against Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who was recently defeated by his rival Anies Baswedan ...

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Attack on Indonesia church hurts kids

JAKARTA – Several children were injured after a man allegedly threw Molotov cocktails at a church during a Sunday service in Indonesia, police said. They were playing in the parking area of the church on Indonesia’s Borneo island when the man threw the bombs from his motorbike. It was the ...

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