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President Jokowi Invited To Celebrate Indonesia-Japan 60th Anniversary Celebration

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:45:28 GMT2017-11-24T08:45:28Z

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has been invited by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries which will fall in 2018, reports Indonesia's Antara news agency. Plan to celebrate close relations between the two countries which have been established since 1958 had been discussed between President Jokowi and Abe during a bilateral meeting ahead of the East Asia Summit Leaders' Retreat in Manila early November.

Michael Flynn may be cooperating with Russia probe

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 04:28:59 GMT2017-11-24T04:28:59Z

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Tornado in Indonesia injures 35, damages hundreds of homes

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:45:45 GMT2017-11-23T12:45:45Z

A tornado ripped through a densely populated area in Indonesia's East Java province on Thursday, injuring 35 people and damaging more than 600 homes, the head of the local disaster mitigation official said, reports news agency Reuters. The tornado, with wind speeds of 70 km per hour , carved a path of destruction in the Sidoarjo area, lasting about five minutes, Dwidjo Prawito of Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said by telephone.

Indonesian startup wages war on plastic with edible cups

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:45:44 GMT2017-11-23T12:45:44Z

An ice cream parlor attendant holds cones made of seaweed jelly called Ellojello, a product of seaweed-based plastic ware company Evoware, at a shopping mall in Jakarta. JAKARTA: Jakarta food and beverages retailer Ong Tek Tjan sells ice cream in cups his customers can eat afterwards, instead of throwing away - they are made from seaweed and taste like jelly, in flavours from peppermint to green tea.

Indonesian startup wages war on plastic with edible seaweed cups

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:45:43 GMT2017-11-23T12:45:43Z

Jakarta food and beverages retailer Ong Tek Tjan sells ice cream in cups his customers can eat afterwards, instead of throwing away - they are made from seaweed and taste like jelly, in flavors from peppermint to green tea. Indonesian startup Evoware, which makes the cups, as well as other containers, from farmed seaweed free of chemicals, is relying on its biodegradable alternative to plastic packaging to reduce contamination of the environment.

Wives Of Elected Reps Need To Get Close To People - Rosmah

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:34:04 GMT2017-11-23T10:34:04Z

President of the Charitable and Welfare Association of the Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers , Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today called on the wives of elected representatives to go to the ground to get close to the people and listen to their problems. The prime minister's wife said the wives of elected representatives should be together serving those in need regardless of time and place.

Snake on a train: Indonesian kills serpent with bare hands

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:18:41 GMT2017-11-23T06:18:41Z

Snakes alive! An Indonesian man dispatched a serpent that was slithering around the baggage rack of a train bound for Jakarta. JAKARTA: An Indonesian man who used his bare hands to kill a snake that was discovered slithering on a busy commuter train has become an Internet hero.

Seeking a solution to EU move

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:06:27 GMT2017-11-23T04:06:27Z

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 GMT2017-11-22T23:45:23Z

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.

Finding virtue after a war crimes verdict

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:24:46 GMT2017-11-22T20:24:46Z

(image) A special court set up by the United Nations during the Balkan wars of the 1990s made its final and most important verdict on Nov. 22. It found Ratko Mladić, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb military, guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. While the trial was the most significant since the Nuremberg tribunal, it did not end with any general message about some of Europe’s worst atrocities in the 20th century.

Now between two presidents, Zimbabweans dare to imagine ‘an easier life’

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:04:15 GMT2017-11-22T20:04:15Z

(image) Recommended: Think you know Africa? In the course of her life, that has proven to be a virtue Ms. Moyo has often needed, as she lived through the transformation of the bright Zimbabwe of her childhood into something far dimmer.

Snake found on commuter train

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:02:01 GMT2017-11-22T19:02:01Z

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.

In post-conflict Colombia, land-rights and funding for peacebuilding face off

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:25:03 GMT2017-11-22T14:25:03Z

(image) When South African mining company AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) arrived in this central Colombian farming town ten years ago, it promised residents like Herver Oliveraula “rivers of milk and honey,” he recalls. Mr. Oliveraula was skeptical, he says, but also wanted to trust that his community – and country – could benefit from the natural resources underfoot. It laid out mining concessions from the government, granting AGA rights to explore in nearly 80 percent of the municipality – including Oliveraula’s 6-hectare farm.

Smaller vessel replaces M/V Super Shuttle RORO 12 to Indonesia

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:23:01 GMT2017-11-22T14:23:01Z

A smaller cargo ship with about half the capacity of the 500-TEU M/V Super Shuttle RORO 12 has been deployed temporarily to serve the new sea route between Mindanao and Indonesia, Indonesian Consul General Berlian Napitupulu said Wednesday. But Napitupulu told the "Wednesdays at Habi at Kape" forum at the Abreeza Mall that the 256-TEU KM Gloria 28, owned by a Manado-based shipping company, skips General Santos City and ships directly from the Sta.

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

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:56:43 GMT2017-11-22T11:56:43Z

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 GMT2017-11-22T07:33:54Z

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 GMT2017-11-22T07:33:53Z

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 GMT2017-11-22T03:01:16Z

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

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:27:41 GMT2017-11-22T00:27:41Z

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.

A Thanksgiving lesson for the #MeToo movement

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:08:33 GMT2017-11-21T20:08:33Z

(image) When he proclaimed the national holiday called Thanksgiving in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln did more than ask Americans to be grateful for God’s blessings during a time of civil strife. The #MeToo movement has now helped lift a social stigma for many abused women while bringing to light past wrongs.

Fujita Kanko Expands Business with Its First Serviced Apartment in Indonesia

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:31:48 GMT2017-11-21T19:31:48Z

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.