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Skeletal sun bears BEG for food in an Indonesian zoo

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:01:50 GMT

Shocking video shows skeletal sun bears BEGGING visitors to feed them junk food - as they are trapped and starving in an Indonesian zoo Disturbing footage of skeletal sun bears pleading with visitors to feed them junk food at an Indonesian zoo has sparked fury online. Visitors at Bandung zoo, on the island of Java, were filmed throwing cake, candy and crackers into the enclosure in a vain attempt to feed the starving animals.




Saudi Arabia Quietly Spreads its Brand of Puritanical Islam in Indonesia

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:05:30 GMT

Students pray at Ar-Raudhatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school on the first day of Ramadan in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia June 6, 2016. When Ulil Abshar-Abdalla was a teenager in Pati, Central Java, he placed first in an Arabic class held at his local madrasa.




Singapore boat captain Shoo Chiau Huat fined S$5,300 for illegally entering Indonesia

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:20:50 GMT

Singapore fishing boat captain Shoo Chiau Huat, who has been detained in a Tanjung Pinang jail since last April, was fined 50 million rupiah, or S$5,300, after pleading guilty to entering Indonesia illegally. But he still remains in prison, despite agreeing to pay the fine, said Shoo's lawyer after his sentencing hearing on Tuesday because the Indonesian Navy intends to pursue a case of sailing without a permit against him.




UPDATE 1-Indonesia's Pertamina looks to U.S. for LPG imports

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:21:33 GMT

JAKARTA, Jan 17 Indonesian state energy company Pertamina expects to import liquefied petroleum gas from the United States to meet growing demand, with U.S shipments to Asia set to climb following transport developments like the extension of the Panama Canal. That comes as Southeast Asia's largest economy is expected to look overseas to meet at least 70 percent of its demand for LPG in 2017, said Daniel Purba, senior vice president of Pertamina's integrated supply chain unit.




Indonesia Narrows Electricity Subsidy To Underprivileged Community

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:34:07 GMT

By Azeman Ariffin JAKARTA, Jan 17 -- The Indonesian government is determined to ensure that its electricity subsidy rationalisation implemented on Jan 1 is narrowed to the underprivileged community. Local media reported state-owned power company, PT PLN's corporate communication chief Made Suprateka as saying that the electricity tariff for 900-VA domestic consumers would also be increased, in stages.




You can now invest in an island in Indonesia and name it after yourself

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:50:56 GMT

If you have always been a little bit envious of Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island - his very own private island - then this envy may be about to come to an end. There are more than 4,000 unnamed island in Indonesia - only around a third of the estimated 13,500 to 18,300 islands in total - and last week the Indonesian government announced their unique plans with what to do with them.




Quake rattles Indonesian city

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:05:03 GMT

A shallow earthquake rattled Indonesia's third-largest city Medan in the evening, damaging houses and sending thousands of frightened people into the streets. There were no immediate reports of casualties.




Trump partner eyes Indonesia power, sees faults in democracy

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:08:00 GMT

In this Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, photo. Media Nusantara Citra Group President and CEO Hary Tanoesoedibjo speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Jakarta, Indonesia.




Trump partner eyes Indonesia power, sees faults in democracy

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:07:59 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump's billionaire business partner and possible political proxy in Indonesia nurses big leadership ambitions in the vast but perennially lagging Southeast Asian nation, which he says isn't developed enough to have a successful democracy and needs strong leadership. Boasting more than a million followers on Twitter, three popular television channels and a newly minted political party, Hary Tanoesoedibjo says he has had enough success in business and now wants power of the political kind.




Shallow earthquake rattles Indonesia's third-largest city

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:07:58 GMT

A shallow earthquake has rattled residents of Indonesia's third-largest city Medan. There were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties.




SE Asia Stocks-Largely down on Brexit concerns; Philippines up after recent falls

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:37:43 GMT

By Sandhya Sampath Jan 16 Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Monday after reports that Britain is prepared to make a "hard" exit from the European Union rekindled fears about the impact of the impending move. Prime Minister Theresa May will call on Britons to reject the acrimony of the Brexit referendum in a speech on Tuesday that some newspapers have billed as setting the stage for a "hard Brexit".




Indonesia's police deny they are afraid to tackle hardline Islamic leader

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:47:09 GMT

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Asia's swelling piles of discarded gadgets threaten health, environment

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:08:22 GMT

A customer browses through used items Friday at a flea market on the outskirts of Jakarta. The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has increased by two-thirds in East Asia over five years, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless proper disposal becomes the norm.




Hospital: 42% of injured bikers in Singapore are Malaysians

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:30:49 GMT

SINGAPORE: At high speed, the Malaysian motorcyclists zoom past traffic, weaving across lanes, squeezing between vehicles, even speeding on road shoulders. Some of these reckless riders may have had to pay the price for their actions, judging by data which Khoo Teck Puat Hospital shared with The Sunday Times .




Indonesian traveller wins S$1 million in Changi Airport lucky draw

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:55:26 GMT

All it took for Ade Iskandar Roni to qualify for the draw was a S$50 T-shirt that he had bought for a friend, during his first visit to Singapore in October 2016. SINGAPORE: Ade Iskandar Roni became an instant millionaire on Sunday , when he became the latest winner of Changi Airport's "Be a Changi Millionaire" shopping promotion.




Indonesia, Japan affirm deeper ties during Abe's Asian tour

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:06:25 GMT

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, talks to journalist during a joint press conference with Indonesian President Joko Widodo after a meeting at Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. less Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, talks to journalist during a joint press conference with Indonesian President Joko Widodo after a meeting at Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Sunday, ... more Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, talks to journalist during a joint press conference with Indonesian President Joko Widodo after a meeting at Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.




Indonesia, Japan affirm deeper ties during Abe's Asian tour

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:06:24 GMT

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, talks to journalist during a joint press conference with Indonesian President Joko Widodo after a meeting at Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, talks to journalist during a joint press conference with Indonesian President Joko Widodo after a meeting at Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.