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Seeking a solution to EU move

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:06:27 GMT

KUCHING: Malaysia and Indonesia will work together to seek a solution to what they see as discriminatory action by the European Union to curb palm oil imports. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said an EU resolution, which links palm oil production with deforestation, would have an adverse impact on 600,000 oil palm smallholders in Malaysia and 17.5 million in Indonesia.

Badass dude fearlessly takes care of snake on a train

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:45:23 GMT

A brave passenger on a train in in Jakarta, Indonesia, saved the day after a snake brought riders' commute to a sudden stop on Tuesday. In the clip, a group of startled passengers can be seen backing away as a KRL Commuterline train employee pokes at the snake with an object.

Snake found on commuter train

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:02:01 GMT

JAKARTA: A video of a snake inside a commuter train serving the Bogor-Angke route went viral on social media on Tuesday evening. The 30-minute video was first posted on Instagram by @JktInfo, at around 5 p.m. and received 1,399 comments only after an hour.

Merc driver drove against flow of traffic to evade arrest for drink driving

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:56:43 GMT

Lam Chen Wee was sentenced to four weeks' jail, fined $2,700, and banned from driving for three years for the incident in the early hours of Jan 26 .ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW. SINGAPORE: A 26-year-old motorist, who had drunk at least half a bottle of cognac at a club, panicked when he saw a police road block ahead.

Fukuoka railway firm to develop condo complexes in Indonesia

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:33:54 GMT

Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., a Fukuoka-based railway operator diversifying into retail and property development, is planning to build condominiums in Indonesia in partnership with a local firm, aiming to cater to growing housing demand east of Jakarta. The company, operating in northern Kyushu, has agreed with Damai Putra Development to establish a joint venture to build twin condo towers with 1,531 units.

Fitch Affirms Indonesia's BFI at 'AA-(idn)'; Outlook Stable

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:33:53 GMT

JAKARTA, November 22 Fitch Ratings Indonesia has affirmed the National Long-Term Rating of PT BFI Finance Indonesia Tbk at 'AA- ' and its National Short-Term Rating at 'F1+ '. The Outlook is Stable.

Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:01:16 GMT

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Commentary: Indonesia and Singapore, leading the way in infrastructure financing

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:27:41 GMT

As funding needs for large infrastructure projects across Southeast Asia intensify and bank lending tightens, HSBC finds that Indonesia and Singapore are finding new sources of funding and fresh ways to recycle existing capital. Paiton Energy generates 13,500 GWh of electricity each year, about 10% of Java's annual energy needs.

Fujita Kanko Expands Business with Its First Serviced Apartment in Indonesia

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:31:48 GMT

TOKYO: Leading Japanese hotelier Fujita Kanko Inc. announced that the company will launch its first serviced apartment in Cikarang, located in Greater Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Construction is expected to start soon, with a scheduled opening in the fall of 2019.

Mount Agung volcano erupts on Indonesia's Bali island

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:45:34 GMT

JAKARTA: A volcano on the Indonesian resort island of Bali erupted on Tuesday , the country's disaster mitigation agency said. Mount Agung, which has been rumbling in recent months, spewed ash at about 5.05pm, while clouds of black smoke rose about 700 metres from the volcano, "People are encouraged to remain calm.

Bleak Outlook for Indonesia's Long-Persecuted Ahmadiyya

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:20:12 GMT

Many of Indonesia's religious minorities celebrated last week when the government allowed citizens to list faiths outside the six state-sanctioned religions on their national ID cards. But the ruling changed little for Muslim Indonesians who identify with minority strains of Islam, like Ahmadiyya, and still face discrimination in the world's largest Muslim country.

Indonesian president recognises land rights of nine more indigenous groups

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:51:49 GMT

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. Source: Reuters/Erik De Castro THE Indonesian government has relinquished control over nine tracts of forest to the indigenous communities that have lived there for generations, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced at a recent conference on land tenure in Jakarta.

Indonesian businesses prepare for the worst as they face up to universal halal law

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:43:29 GMT

The Indonesian Food & Beverage Association has calculated, under the new halal law, the cost to businesses could reach US$3.25bn. A©GettyImages Concerns are mounting over a controversial new law to bring across-the-board halal certification to Indonesia, as an unprepared government department and industry figures wonder how they will cope with its implementation.

Indonesia's drugs problem worse despite orders to - shoot on sight'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:14:58 GMT

President Joko Widodo has given authorities wider powers, drug laws have been tightened and the death penalty for drugs reinstated. Despite this, Indonesia is the largest drugs market in Asia, and many tourists are involved In the eyes of Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, drug use is a serious problem.

Hundreds leave Papua villages in separatist standoff

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:54:05 GMT

A police officer stands guard as buses carrying people who were evacuated from their villages after a security operation against separatists arrive at a temporary shelter in Timika, Papua province, Indonesia, Friday, Nov. 27, 2017. Indonesian police said they helped evacuate some hundreds of people Friday from villages in the easternmost province after security forces apparently gained the upper hand in a standoff with the separatists.

Seven clubs with jackpot machines to wind down operations by April 2018

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:19:40 GMT

Seven clubs operating jackpot machines have not met the new criteria to run such facilities and have been given six-month interim permits to wind down their operations by April next year, said the Ministry of Home Affairs. SINGAPORE: Seven clubs operating jackpot machines have not met the new criteria to run such facilities and have been given six-month interim permits to wind down their operations by April next year, said the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The Maserati on fire along the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway on Nov 20, 2017. Photo: SG Road

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:33:49 GMT

SINGAPORE: A Maserati on fire along the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway on Monday caused the Pan-Island Expressway exit to be closed. A photo of the vehicle in flames, along the KPE towards Tuas at the PIE exit, was posted on chat groups.