Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:42:42 +0000
JAKARTA'S 12 million residents and commuters are beginning to consider the possibility of a more Islamic-influenced atmosphere in the capital if Anies Baswedan wins the gubernatorial election on April 19. Some are even hoping for a syariah-nuanced Jakarta, like Aceh's capital Banda Aceh, the West Java town of Tasikmalaya or Tangerang on the outskirts of Jakarta... These contemplations have amplified after Anies was left as the only rival to incumbent Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama following last month's first-round election. A recent exit poll by Indikator Politik finds that nearly 52.5% of voters favour Anies for the run-off election, versus 44% for Ahok.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:56:00 +0000
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's air force says an American military plane made an emergency landing at an airport in Indonesia's Aceh province. Air Vice Marshall Jemi Trisonjaya says the U.S. Air Force plane requested permission to land Friday after one of its four engines failed.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:39:30 +0000
Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer Various Locations Bandung and Jakarta, Indonesia March 2-5, 2017 It was supposed to just be a soundcheck and rehearsal. But the energy and focus delivered as Indonesian pianist/composer ran his Pasar Klewer band through the various numbers most of this group had recorded in London in 2015 manifested in what was clearly a tight and orderly rollout.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:33:04 +0000
SINGAPORE: Residents of Bukit Panjang can now get up close to nature thanks to a floating boardwalk over Pang Sua Pond, which was closed in 2014 for a S$6.8 million makeover. Once a bare stormwater collection pond, Pang Sua Pond has been transformed under national water agency PUB's Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters programme into a place where people can have fun while appreciating nature.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:31:33 +0000
China is expected to get moving "soon" on construction of Indonesia's beleaguered high-speed rail project, a landmark venture for both countries. China Development Bank could disburse pre-agreed loans for the 142km Jakarta-Bandung rail line as early as the end of this month, according to sources.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:17:07 +0000
A system of sensors and electrodes can digitally transmit the basic colour and sourness of a glass of lemonade to a tumbler of water, making it look and taste like a different drink. The idea is to let people share sensory experiences over the internet.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:01:26 +0000
Malaysian buyers are ramping up imports of Indonesian palm oil as local supply battles to recover from the lingering impact of last year's crop-damaging El Nino weather pattern. Traders said world No.2 producer Malaysia was set to boost imports of palm oil and related products from top grower Indonesia by about 20,000 tonnes in March from typical monthly volumes of around 40-50,000 tonnes.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:35:58 +0000
Iwan Darmawan Mutho, alias Rois, attending his trial at a South Jakarta court, 13 September 2005. KUALA LUMPUR: An Indonesian militant on death row for his role in the 2004 Australian Embassy bombing in Jakarta directed the procurement of several M16 assault rifles from behind the walls of the Nusakambangan maximum security prison in Central Java, a senior counter-terrorism source told Channel NewsAsia.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:21:55 +0000
A 10-month old baby boy diagnosed with fetus in fetu is looked after by his parents in West Nusatenggara General Hospital. . JAKARTA: West Nusa Tenggara General Hospital is to conduct surgery on a 10-month old baby boy diagnosed with fetus in fetu, a condition where a fetus is contained within a child's body.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:21:54 +0000
INDONESIA'S Foreign Ministry has provided an 11-day training for 11 Palestinian archaeological experts in an open display of soft diplomacy this week. The so-called International Training Workshop on Tourism and Antiquities for Palestinians was held in Yogyakarta and Magelang in Central Java, close to the world-famous Borobudur temple.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:03:07 +0000
Indonesian police fired tear gas on Friday to disperse hard-line Muslims protesting against the construction of a Catholic church in a satellite city of the capital, Jakarta. Several hundred protesters from a group called Forum for Bekasi Muslim Friendship staged a rowdy demonstration in front of the Santa Clara church in Kaliabang, a neighborhood of Bekasi city, after Friday prayers.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:03:06 +0000
A man throws a rock at police officers during a Muslim hardliner protest against the construction of a Catholic church in Bekasi, Indonesia, Friday, March 24, 2017. Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters as they tried to force their way into the Santa Clara church, which has been under construction since November.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:55:13 +0000
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:55:47 +0000
SINGAPORE/JAKARTA, March 23 Fitch Ratings has assigned Lembaga Pembiayaan Ekspor Indonesia's proposed senior unsecured note issue of up to USD1.5 billion a 'BBB- ' expected rating. The notes will be issued under the bank's USD1.5 billion Euro medium-term note programme dated 21 March 2017.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:49:48 +0000
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has announced the signing of an agreement for a feasibility study with a contract value of $ . In the past year, HTT has made multiple historic deals and is currently working directly with regulators and governments including: A multitude of similar government agreements is expected this year as HTT continues to create private-public partnerships to develop route studies and the necessary regulatory framework for the Hyperloop systems worldwide.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:19:18 +0000
SINGAPORE: As part of an annual observance for founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, MPs for Tanjong Pagar GRC held a tree planting event on Thursday to mark Mr Lee's second death anniversary. The event, which was organised by the Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru Grassroots Organisations , involved the planting of 10 species of plants at the Tiong Bahru Community Club and the Duxton Plain Park.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:42:31 +0000
Misleading health claims are still rife in Indonesia despite tighter functional food rules, claims a new association set up to 'professionalise the industry'. Last year, Indonesia's National Agency of Drug and Food announced that before a functional food with health claims is approved for the local market, its manufacturers must make sure all health claims have scientifically-proven evidence, including papers published in journals.