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1 hr ago | Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Bank Indonesia on alert as bad loans

Bank Indonesia will closely monitor the increase of bad loans, particularly in four business sectors, as they are slowly approaching the benchmark set by financial regulators. In a statement issued on Friday, the central bank said that by the end of July it had detected growing non-performing loans , especially in the construction, mining, trading and social services sectors.

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1 hr ago | Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Muslims told to watch mosques for IS presence in Indonesia

In the wake of the arrest of alleged Chinese Turkestan jihadists in Central Sulawesi, religious affairs minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin has called on the caretakers of mosques across the country to keep an eye out on foreigners. "Houses of worship, I believe, must be more selective in giving space to individuals, let alone to foreigners with dubious backgrounds.

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5 hrs ago | The Age

Families of French journalists detained in West Papua beg Indonesia for mercy

Jakarta: The families of two French journalists imprisoned indefinitely for reporting in West Papua without a visa have spoken out for the first time to beg the Indonesian government for mercy. Valentine Bourrat's mother Martine, and Thomas Dandois's brother Marc, have told Fairfax Media that, forty days after the journalists' capture, their families do not understand why their loved ones are facing criminal charges in an Indonesian prison for a mere visa violation.

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5 hrs ago | Business Times

J Trust set to buy Indonesia's Bank Mutiara

Japanese finance company J Trust is set to buy Indonesia's PT Bank Mutiara to tap rising demand for retail finance in South-east Asia's largest economy - [JAKARTA] Japanese finance company J Trust is set to buy Indonesia's PT Bank Mutiara to tap rising demand for retail finance in South-east Asia's largest economy. Bank Mutiara, previously known as Bank Century, was bailed out by the Indonesian government during the global financial crisis in 2008 and has been run by the Indonesian Deposit Insurance Corporation, or Lembaga Penjamin Simpanan .

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9 hrs ago | Bloomberg

Widodo to Have Technocrats Run Half of Indonesian Cabinet

Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo said he will appoint technocrats to run about half the departments in his government, including finance, energy and agriculture. Widodo, known as Jokowi, will keep the number of ministries at 34, as well as the current structure of three coordinating ministries, he said at a press conference in Jakarta yesterday.

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13 hrs ago | Agrimoney.com

Land reform spurs MP Evans to mull Jakarta listing

MP Evans revealed it was, like rival REA Holdings, mulling a listing in Jakarta as the palm oil group flagged concerns over the political climate in Indonesia - besides the meteorological conditions which prompted it to cut production hopes. The palm-to-beef producer said it has been "considering the merits of a partial listing in Jakarta" of its core Indonesian business, "partly to mitigate [the] risk" presented by proposed land reforms which would limit to 30% foreign ownership of plantations.

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15 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Indonesian president Yudhoyono backs direct election of district leaders

Indonesia's president-elect Joko Widodo said on Monday just over half of the members of his cabinet will be technocrats, including the ministers of finance, energy and state-owned enterprises. Widodo, who won a July election and will take office on Oct. 20, has promised a technocratic government in a country with a long tradition of ministers being appointed for political reasons.

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17 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Islamic State suspects in Indonesia are China's Uighurs

Indonesian police on Monday said the four foreigners arrested over the weekend suspected of being linked to the Islamic State militant group were from China's ethnic Uighur minority. JAKARTA: Indonesian police on Monday said the four foreigners arrested over the weekend suspected of being linked to the Islamic State militant group were from China's ethnic Uighur minority.

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18 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk

Brit locked in 'hell hole' Indonesian jail without charge makes desperate appeal for help

A British man is desperately appealing for help after being locked up without charge in a "hell hole" Indonesian jail. Mathew Davies, 25, travelled to Indonesia last year from his home in Blackwood, near Caerphilly, to take up a job with a computer firm.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Indonesia plans first de-radicalisation centre to curb extremism

Indonesia is planning to establish its first de-radicalisation centre to curb religious extremism and militancy. Inmates will receive spiritual and psychological counselling, apart from citizenship lessons and vocational training.

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Paul Tan's Automotive News

Daihatsu UFC-3 Concept to debut at IIMS 2014 - previews next generation Perodua Alza?

The blue compact MPV you see above is the Daihatsu UFC-2 Concept, which premiered at last year's IIIMS in Jakarta. It was an updated version of the original UFC Concept from IIMS 2012.

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Business Times

Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust to buy South Jakarta mall for 3,600b rupiah

LIPPO Malls Indonesia Retail Trust plans to acquire a five-storey shopping centre in South Jakarta, Indonesia for 3,600 billion rupiah to boost income and achieve economies of scale and deepen marketing and leasing activities. LMIRT Management, manager of LMIR Trust, has proposed to issue up to 301.37 million new units under an equity fund raising to partially fund the acquisition of Lippo Mall Kemang , said the firm in an announcement to Singapore Exchange.

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ABC News

Indonesian terrorists 'discuss targeting West over IS action'

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced Australia will send troops to the Middle East to potentially join an international coalition to fight the brutal Islamic State militant group which has captured swatches of territory in Iraq and Syria. There has not been a major attack on a Western target in Indonesia since the 2009 hotel bombings in Jakarta.

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The Nation

Indonesian quota a boost for durian traders

An opportunity has arisen for Thai durian exporters to increase sales of the "king of fruit", following Indonesia's recent decision to grant a special Thai quota for durians, after previously planning to halt all imports during the second half of the year. Somkiat Triratpan, deputy director-general of the Trade Negotiations Department, said the Indonesian authorities had opened a special import quota for 5,000 tonnes of Thai durian this month and October.

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Malaysia Chronicle

BOMBSHELL: Indonesia's top cop says he has spoken with M'sian police & knows what happened to MH370

Indonesian media has reported the claimed made by the Chief of the Indonesian Police Force regarding what actually happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared with 239 people on March 2014. As reported by Kompas.com, Police Chief General Sutarman said that he knows what had actually happened to the flight and had spoken to the Head of the Malaysian Police.

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PR-inside.com

New Market Research Report: PT Akr Corporindo Tbk (Akra) - Financial...

The company operates through four business segments, namely, trading and distribution, logistic services, manufacturing and coal mining and trading. It conducts its business activities such as trading and distribution of two products, petroleum and basic chemicals.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Suria

Indonesia arrests four Turks over...

Indonesia's anti-terrorism police have arrested four Turks suspected of being linked to the Islamic State jihadist group, a spokesman said on Sunday. Elite Indonesian Detachment 88 police escort four Turks, suspected to be linked to the jihadist Islamic State group, in Jakarta, on September 14, 2014 - by Bima Sakti The elite Detachment 88 police squad arrested the men, along with three Indonesians, after tailing their car on Saturday in central Sulawesi district of Poso, a known hotbed for militant activity, Boy Rafli Amar told AFP.

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Daily Mail

Former cop sold his house and successful business and is leaving...

Former cop sold his house and successful business and is leaving his family behind to fight the sex slave trade in South-East Asia Glen Hulley went on a relaxing holiday last year but it unexpectedly changed when he was exposed to extreme poverty and child sexual abuse Following the six-week trip, the Melbourne man said he started looking at ways to make a contribution and help vulnerable and exploited children The fundraising page will help support his family which will in turn allow him to provide focus and sustained support to the program Glen Hulley thought he had experienced the world when he worked with the Australian police force but after a trip to South-East Asia, he started to question his priorities in life.

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Malaysia Chronicle

Stop the Islamic rhetoric & get real...

WRITING ON THE WALL FOR HADI: Stop the Islamic rhetoric & get real with the people - Mat Sabu fires at PAS chiefs PAS should not be "bandying" their Islamist credentials as the party may find itself irrelevant to Malaysians one day, said its deputy president Mohamad Sabu. Rather, the party should return to principles of social justice taking the example from their non-Muslim counterparts, for the day will come when a "Jokowi" will be elected into office, he said.

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Newkerala.com

Indonesian volcano erupts, evacuation prepared

Mount Slamet volcano in Central Java province erupted again Friday, spewing a column of ash up to one km high, forcing more than 20,000 villagers living on the slopes of the mountain to prepare for evacuation, officials said here. Powerful bursts of hot ash and gravel erupted at 12.44 p.m. and 1.35 p.m. Jakarta time from the rumbling volcano, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the national disaster management agency, told Xinhua over phone.

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