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Engie says not yet decided on plan for Australia's Hazelwood coal-fired plant

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:16:11 +0100

French utility Engie said it had not made a decision on the future of the Hazelwood power station in Australia after a French newspaper said its board had decided to shut the coal-fired plant. Les Echos reported on Sunday that Engie's directors had agreed the shut-down plan and were awaiting a response from partner Mitsui & Co Ltd which needs shareholder approval for the move.

Government Concerned About Housing Needs -- JCorp Chief

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:11:39 +0100

JOHOR BAHARU, Oct 23 -- The government is clearly concerned about the housing needs especially of the younger generation, said President and Chief Executive of Johor Corp , Datuk Kamaruzzaman Abu Kasim. He said the housing sector needed various incentives from the government.

Photo Gallery: The week in pictures

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:13:20 +0100

Belgium: Officials unveiling the restored exterior panels of 'The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb', an altar piece painted by the Van Eyck brothers in 1432, at a cathedral in Ghent. - AFP Indonesia: A Javan Slow Loris rescued from traffickers looking out from its cage in Bandung, the capital city of West Java, Indonesia.

36 years on, ex-refugee meets one of her rescuers

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:18:28 +0100

SINGAPORE: Early on Friday morning, Australian-Vietnamese social entrepreneur Yen Siow and her family of five headed to Changi Airport's Terminal 2. They were armed with placards, waiting to welcome a Norwegian man whom she had met only once, 36 years ago. It was an encounter she would never forget.

It's just a word lah, come on

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:31:39 +0100

Cool monikers: Fans of Rapper Snoop Dogg, Singaporean band Black Dog Bone and our very own Alleycats have had no issues with their name. The hot dog issue has made Malaysia famous for the wrong reason.

Couple found dead at condominium in Novena

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:37:47 +0100

Among the vehicles parked outside Novena Suites, a condo near Velocity, is a Police Crime Scene Investigation van. SINGAPORE: Police are investigating into a case of two unnatural deaths - believed to be that of a husband and wife - at a condominium in Novena.

Pasir-Ris Punggol Town Council impacted by AHTC's delay in finalising financial statements: MND

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:50:44 +0100

PRPTC's financial report was qualified "solely because it was not able to confirm the accuracy of the amounts due from AHTC for the Punggol East Single Member Constituency", its auditor says. SINGAPORE: A delay by Aljunied-Hougang Town Council in finalising its financial statements for FY2015 has impacted Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council , the Ministry of National Development said in a statement on Saturday .

Changing nation: Moderate Islam promoted in an increasingly conservative Indonesia

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:51:57 +0100

At an all Muslim beauty pageant in the Indonesian capital Jakarta earlier this year, the contestants faced a question about the brutal gang rape of a 14 year old girl. 'Who was to blame for the crime?' they were asked and without hesitation they all concluded the young girl should be held responsible because she was not wearing a head scarf.

Indonesian Aeronatics Institution Explores Potential Areas For Space Spot

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:58:43 +0100

Indonesia's National Institute of Aeronautics and Space is exploring potential areas in Morotai and Biak for Indonesian space spot, Lapan's Head Thomas Djamaluddin said here on Thursday, reports Indonesia's Antara news agency. "Morotai and Biak have emerged as candidates for the purpose.

High Court rules out $US125 million lawsuit against Jakarta international school

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:00:38 +0100

Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer View text version of this page Help using this website - Accessibility statement Join today and you can easily save your favourite articles, join in the conversation and comment, plus select which news your want direct to your inbox. Jakarta: The High Court has upheld a decision to throw out a $US125 million lawsuit against a prestigious Jakarta international school by a mother who claims her son was sexually abused.

How Indonesia (inadvertently) promotes LGBT

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:12:44 +0100

IT IS hard not to catch the term LGBT in daily conversations in Indonesia lately. The term is used extensively in public chatter and discussions in a number of talk shows and media publications.

Garuda Indonesia: A democratic success story

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:28:26 +0100

This Wednesday, July 9, 2014 photo shows current Indonesian President Joko Widodo raising his arms during a victory speech after a fractious presidential campaign. Pic: AP.

The 'Rogue One' Star, the Fake Film and the $1,200 Scam

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:55:12 +0100

How up-and-coming makeup artists in the U.K. were lured to Indonesia to "interview" for a position on a big-budget Chinese epic - only to find out the project didn't exist. Take Donnie Yen.

Indonesia considers Inpex request to boost Masela LNG output again

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:22:58 +0100

Oct 21 Indonesia expects to decide within "one or two weeks" on a plan by Inpex Corp to increase proposed output from the Masela natural gas field to nearly four times the level originally slated, a senior energy official said on Friday. "We are still discussing the capacity of Masela - between 7.5 mtpa and 9.5 mtpa," said Coordinating Maritime Minister Luhut Pandjaitan, referring to discussions between the government and Inpex along with its partner Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

Indonesian militant inspired by Islamic State had weapons, ammunition

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:05:16 +0100

A policeman holds a rifle at location where a suspected supporter of Islamic State attacked policemen in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, October 20, 2016, in this picture taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Muhammad Iqbal/via Indonesian authorities on Friday said an Islamic State-inspired militant who injured three police officers this week on the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta, had prepared several pipe bombs and owned live ammunition and weapons.

UPDATE 1-HSBC plans to inject $1 bln into Indonesia business - regulator

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:49:19 +0100

JAKARTA, Oct 20 British lender HSBC plans to inject $1 billion of additional capital into its combined Indonesian business with PT Bank Ekonomi Raharja, an official at the Indonesian financial regulator, Ariastiadi, said on Thursday. HSBC separately said it would integrate its Indonesian business with Bank Ekonomi, but a bank spokeswoman in Indonesia declined to comment on the planned capital injection.

Controversy over revised child protection law in Indonesia

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:34:34 +0100

Indonesia has introduced the death penalty and chemical castration for child sex offenders in response to public anger at the fatal gang-rape of a schoolgirl. JAKARTA: "I stand with Yuyun" - these were the words used by netizens on various social media sites as they professed their support for a 14-year-old girl, who had been brutally gang-raped and murdered while on her way home from school in Bengkulu, Sumatra.