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Indonesia expects to have more than 5 unicorns by 2019

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:05:39 GMT2018-02-19T17:05:39Z

Driven by a youthful population of more than 250 million people owning at least 100 million smartphones, Indonesia has seen a rapid growth in the number of startups trying to capitalise on this potential in a growing economy. The country currently has four unicorns - companies that have reached US$1 billion in valuation without tapping the stock markets - including ride-hailing company Go-Jek, travel site Traveloka, and market places Bukalapak and Tokopedia.

Indonesia takes steps to assure 2018 Asian Games free from impacts of forest fire

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:05:38 GMT2018-02-19T17:05:38Z

Indonesia planned to intensify coordination between related institutions to assure the upcoming 2018 Asian Games free from impacts of forest fire as part of the Indonesia's hosting city was located in around areas that saw forest fire in the past years, an official said here on Monday. "The most area that needs more attention was South Sumatra.

Police arrest 5 who killed orangutan in Borneo with air gun

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:36:53 GMT2018-02-19T14:36:53Z

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian police say they have arrested four men and a boy who shot a critically endangered orangutan at least 130 times with an air gun. Villagers spotted the wounded orangutan in a lake in the East Kutai district of East Kalimantan province on Borneo two weeks ago.

How Prepared Is Myanmar To Counter Terror Attacks?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:36:52 GMT2018-02-19T14:36:52Z

Concern is growing about possible terrorist attacks in Myanmar, and questions are being asked about the government's ability to counter such threats. We are not talking about the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army terrorists who provoked retaliatory operations from the military by staging attacks against security forces, innocent civilians, ethnic tribespeople and Hindus in northern Rakhine State.

Indonesia Raises Aviation Warnings After Sumatra Volcano Emits Ash Cloud

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:36:51 GMT2018-02-19T14:36:51Z

Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after it sent a towering plume of ash more than 7 kilometers into the air, its biggest eruption this year. Areas around the crater of the volcano, located about 1,900 km northwest of the capital, Jakarta, have been off-limits for several years because of frequent volcanic activity.

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:36:10 GMT2018-02-19T09:36:10Z

Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 16,400 feet into the atmosphere. Emergency officials say nobody was killed or hurt.

Former president Suharto's son among new contenders for 2019 Indonesian elections

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:16:46 GMT2018-02-19T07:16:46Z

Tommy Suharto, son of late Indonesian president Suharto, attends the 50th anniversary celebration of the Golkar Party at the Jakarta international expo pavillion in 2014. JAKARTA: Indonesia's General Elections Commission on Saturday declared that 14 political parties will participate in next year's legislative and presidential elections, with the addition of four new contenders.

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano erupts, spewing gas

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:04:41 GMT2018-02-19T05:04:41Z

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Thai unis droop

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:49:33 GMT2018-02-19T02:49:33Z

Mahidol University retained its overall rank as No.97 in Asia. Its staff had 2,107 articles on research in 2017, while No.1-ranked National University of Singapore had 6,150 academic articles or articles in the press.

Indonesia seals $1.1 billion deal with Russia to buy 11 jets

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:05:49 GMT2018-02-18T22:05:49Z

Indonesia has inked a billion-dollar deal to buy 11 Sukhoi Su-35 jets from Russia, an official said on Feb. 17. The contract, signed by both countries' representatives in Jakarta on Wednesday, is worth a total $1.14 billion, Indonesia defense ministry spokesman Totok Sugiharto said. Another six jets would be delivered 18 months after the contract comes into effect, and the final three a further five months later, he said.

Malaysia Will Be At Losing End If Indonesia Stops Sending Workers - Indonesian Media

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:29:21 GMT2018-02-18T17:29:21Z

By Mohd Shukri Ishak JAKARTA, Feb 18 -- Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's statement on the hope that the Indonesian government will not stop the sending of maids to Malaysia, is widely quoted by the Indonesian media today. ANTARA news agency came out with a report titled 'Malaysia Dirugikan Rencana Penghentian Pekerja Indonesia' .

Six injured in multiple-car collision on PIE

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:42:07 GMT2018-02-18T12:42:07Z

Screengrab from a video showing the chain collision on the Pan-Island Expressway on Feb 17, 2018. SINGAPORE: Six people were injured in a crash involving multiple vehicles on the Pan-Island Expressway on Saturday afternoon .

Commentary: The (not so) secret hack to becoming a successful entrepreneur

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:51:48 GMT2018-02-18T07:51:48Z

Is an overseas start-up experience essential to being an entrepreneur? National University of Singapore's Francis Yeoh says there's more than meets the eye. These are the words used by a growing NOC alumni in describing their overseas stints interning in start-ups in entrepreneurial hotspots around the world such as Silicon Valley, Beijing and Israel.

Muar named the cleanest tourist city in the Asean region

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:21:51 GMT2018-02-18T03:21:51Z

Peaceful place: i Muar is known for its historical architecture, its great street food and its reputation as a laid-back pensioner's paradise. JOHOR BARU: The royal town of Muar in north-western Johor has been declared the cleanest tourist city in Asean.

TRU Law alum: From Singapore to Ottawa

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:46:21 GMT2018-02-17T22:46:21Z

TRU Law grad Sam Tecle has not just one, but two, unique experiences in his short legal career so far. Tecle is currently working as a federal court clerk in Ottawa.

Indonesia must tackle problem of rising intolerance

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:34:11 GMT2018-02-17T18:34:11Z

While the police investigation into the attack on a Catholic church in Yogyakarta is underway, many have been quick to express concern about the creeping intolerance facing the nation, contrary to our billing, and the world's image of us, as - previously - a tolerant country. The circumstances pertaining to the act of violence look to justify such worries.

Indian-origin man in Singapore gets death penalty for murder of fellow worker

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:08:08 GMT2018-02-17T14:08:08Z

Gabriel Ross Parker was indicted on two murder charges and 14 assault charges for the January 23 shootings at Marshall County High School. An Indian-origin man in Singapore was on Saturday charged in a court with the murder of a fellow worker at a construction site, according to a media report.

East St. Louis has had it tough. But here’s how one woman celebrates the good.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:00:01 GMT2018-02-17T13:00:01Z

(image) Charmaine Savage wouldn’t want to start a conversation about herself with grim stereotypes of East St. Louis, Ill., her hometown. A once-prosperous manufacturing, rail, and shipping center, East St. Louis had a peak population of 80,000 around 1950. This town has nurtured African-American icons – from jazz great Miles Davis and singer Tina Turner, to Olympic track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee and renowned sports and race sociologist Harry Edwards, to former US Ambassador to the United Nations Donald McHenry.

Hoping American values will outshine the confusing Trump era, While the West focuses elsewhere, Africa should take advantage, Britain hopes to hedge its way out of ‘Brexit’, The world should awaken to Romanian corruption, Beware of bitcoin

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:00:02 GMT2018-02-17T11:00:02Z

(image) “In the era of Donald Trump, the world is confused about what America stands for and with whom it stands...,” states an editorial. “That is why people’s attitude [about the Feb. 7] visit to Jamaica by Rex Tillerson is so paradoxical.

Readers write: Hope for the future in St. Louis, politics in Peru, insightful review of ‘Paddington 2,' perspective on current events

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:00:01 GMT2018-02-17T11:00:01Z

(image) Regarding the Jan. 1 & 8 cover story, “Bridging black and white”: I posted this story on my Facebook page because I want everyone to read it. St. Louis, we care about you and all the residents. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?

The stark message behind Mueller indictment of 13 Russians

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:53:00 GMT2018-02-16T21:53:00Z

(image) Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 13 Russians, and three Russian organizations, with meddling in the 2016 US election. The charges centered on the alleged use of social media to sow political discord, via inserting politically charged messages into the stream of American electronic discourse.