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The maid was arrested over the incident. - The Straits Times/Asia News Network

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:52:07 GMT

SINGAPORE: A 31-year-old maid was arrested on Friday after throwing items from a flat on the second floor. Police told The Straits Times that they were alerted to the case of a rash act at Block 623, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9, at around 2.30pm.




Business booming for Indonesia's 'sharia motorbike taxis'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:38:24 GMT

Women in Indonesia are escaping gridlock by jumping aboard a new transport service that is deemed acceptable under Islamic sharia law. "It's for women who are more comfortable in riding because the rider is female," says ojek driver Adinda Gita Maulani, as she waits to collect a young passenger outside a Jakarta school.




Indonesia, Japan firms to bid on Jakarta-Surabaya railway

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:10:48 GMT

JAKARTA: Indonesian Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said on Friday that only Indonesian and Japanese companies will participate in the tender to build a 725-kilometre railway line between Jakarta and Surabaya. Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Toshihiro Nikai , secretary general of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party, talk at the Bogor Presidential Palace in Bogor on Friday.




Bitcoin use under scrutiny in Indonesian island of Bali

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:23:00 GMT

Indonesian authorities are investigating the use of bitcoin in the holiday island of Bali, amid warnings by the central bank in Southeast Asia's biggest economy over the risks posed by virtual currencies, an official said. The probe started after the central bank on Dec. 7, 2017 issued a regulation banning the use of cryptocurrencies in payment systems, said Causa Iman Karana, head of Bank Indonesia's representative office in Bali.




Museum Fire, Stock Exchange Collapse Rattle Jakarta Residents

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:01:09 GMT

A pair of unfortunate events transpired at two Jakarta buildings this week, one old and one new. On Monday, a floor at Indonesia's stock exchange building collapsed, injuring 75 people.




Witness thought floor collapse at BEI was a bomb attack

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:32:01 GMT

Back home safe: Nur Lalua Rashidah and the other MSU delegates arriving at the KL International Airport in Sepang. - Bernama SEPANG: "I thought it was a bomb attack," said Nur Lalua Rashidah Mohd Rahsiad when relating her experience of the Indonesia Stock Exchange building floor collapse in Central Jakarta on Monday.




Shell oil heist in Singapore: the story so far

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:39:23 GMT

SINGAPORE: Singapore authorities say they have uncovered a complex, cross-border scheme to steal large quantities of oil from Shell's biggest refinery. Their ongoing investigations into theft at Shell's Pulau Bukom site , just south of the country's main island, have so far entangled several international companies in incidents going back nearly six months.




Google, Temasek investing in Indonesia's Go-Jek as ride-hailing rivalry deepens: sources

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:54:38 GMT

A woman rides on the back of a motorbike, part of the Go-Jek ride-hailing service, on a busy street in central Jakarta, Indonesia. SINGAPORE: Google, Singapore investor Temasek and China's Meituan-Dianping are investing in Go-Jek as part of a US$1.2 billion fundraising round, bolstering the Indonesian ride-hailing firm in its battle with deep-pocketed rivals Grab and Uber, sources said.




Indonesia, Malaysia condemn European move to limit palm oil use

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:57:37 GMT

Demonstrators display placards in protest of European Union plans to ban palm oil biofuels, outside the EU embassy on Tuesday, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. KUALA LUMPUR: Top palm oil producers Indonesia and Malaysia on Thursday criticised the European Union for backing a ban on the use of palm oil in biofuels, with a Malaysian minister calling the move a protectionist trade barrier and a form of "crop apartheid".




ABB Wins $40 Million Order to Strengthen Indonesia's Power Grid

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:17:50 GMT

ABB has won an order worth more than $40 million from a consortium comprising Doosan Heavy Industries and state-owned construction company PT Hutama Karya, to upgrade and expand the Muara Tawar combined cycle power plant in West Java, Indonesia. The innovative project will add 650 megawatts of electricity to the national grid.




Dying alone does not always mean the deceased had a sad, lonely life

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:40:55 GMT

The man found dead in a Marine Parade flat might have been alone in his final moments, his nephew said, but he led a "meaningful" life that he wouldn't have lived any other way. SINGAPORE: The 65-year-old man whose decomposed body was found in a Marine Parade flat last week was a fiercely independent person who chose to live alone, and the fact that he lay undiscovered for a number of days does not indicate he lived a sad, lonely life.




A new species of honeyeater found in Indonesia

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:54:57 GMT

Scientists have described a new species of bird found only on the island of Rote in eastern Indonesia - but already the population of the bird, a honeyeater in the widespread genus Myzomela, is threatened by habitat loss as a result of rapid deforestation. The discovery of the Rote Myzomela , which was named after Indonesia's first lady, Iriana Joko Widodo , involved a series of separate field studies between 1990 and 2015 by different groups of researchers, according to a paper published December 31, 2017, in the scientific journal Treubia .




UPDATE 1-Indonesia completes contract amendments with coal miners

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:09:34 GMT

Indonesia's mining ministry on Wednesday signed amended contracts with 18 coal mining companies, including PT Adaro Indonesia, as part of a shift towards a new mining permit system it expects to boost government revenue. Indonesia, the world's biggest thermal coal exporter, has now amended the contracts of all of its 68 coal mining companies, marking a victory for the government after earlier resistance from some miners to adopt the new terms.




Critically endangered Sumatran elephant gives birth in Indonesia

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:34:07 GMT

Forty-year old elephant Seruni with her newborn baby elephant in Bengkalis on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. JAKARTA: A critically endangered Sumatran elephant has given birth to a new calf in Indonesia, the country's conservation agency said Wednesday .




Indonesia sends military to help fight health crisis in Papua

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:08:54 GMT

Indonesia is deploying military paramedics to carry food and vaccines to a remote part of its easternmost province of Papua, where reports say at least 61 infants died from malnutrition and diseases such as measles. Papua is one of Indonesia's poorest provinces despite being rich in resources and President Joko Widodo pledged to speed its development when he came to power in 2014.




Indonesia sends military to help fight health crisis in Papua

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:08:53 GMT

Indonesia is deploying military paramedics to carry food and vaccines to a remote part of its easternmost province of Papua, where reports say at least 61 infants died from malnutrition and diseases such as measles. Moeldoko, a retired military chief and newly appointed chief of staff to Indonesian President Joko Widodo's cabinet, attends his swearing in ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia January 17, 2018.




Indonesian president to reshuffle cabinet - presidential palace

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:02:27 GMT

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will swear in new members of cabinet on Wednesday, the presidential palace said, in what will be the third reshuffle of his five-year term. Indonesian President Joko Widodo waves to the student performers upon his arrival to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and related meetings in Clark, Pampanga, northern Philippines November 12, 2017.