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1 hr ago | The Straits Times

Indonesia elections: Former general Prabowo edges closer to presidential race

Former general Prabowo Subianto, who has struggled to shake off accusations of human rights abuses, received the backing of Indonesia's oldest Islamic party on Friday, bringing him close to being able to run in the July 9 presidential election.

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5 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Seven Drowned During Good Friday Ceremony In Flores Waters

By Elmi Rizal Elias JAKARTA, April 18 -- At least seven people drowned after a boat carrying dozens of Christian worshippers for a Good Friday sea ceremony in Indonesia's Flores waters sank when hit by strong waves Friday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Boat Disaster

9 hrs ago | Government Executive

Analysis: We Need More Secrecy

In October 2002, one of the worst terror attacks of the post-9/11 era killed 202 people and wounded 240 more at two nightclubs on the Indonesian island of Bali.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Australia, Oceania, Terrorism

13 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Seven killed in Indonesia boat accident, say police

Seven people died including three children when a boat carrying dozens of Christian worshippers celebrating Easter sank on Friday off eastern Indonesia, police said.

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15 hrs ago | The Asian Pacific Post

Asia Exclusive: New Jakarta development

A stunning 2-bedroom executive apartment in the heart of central Jakarta, Indonesia.

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20 hrs ago | The Age

Jakarta International School child rape claim shocks expat community

Police have urged parents of other students at the school to check the behaviour of their children and report anything suspicious, after the shocking child rape claim at Jakarta International School.

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20 hrs ago | Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Calls mount for coalition between Islamic parties in Indonesia

A coalition claiming to represent Islamic mass organisations has called on Islamic-based political parties to form an alliance and endorse their own candidate for the upcoming presidential election.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Asia News Network

JAKARTA: 24 cities across Sumatra prepare for Asean integration

Twenty-four cities across Sumatra, which are part of the Indonesia City Administration Association's Regional Commission I, are preparing to face the upcoming Asean Economic Community, which will come into effect at the end of 2015.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Indonesia's Child Protection Commission Urges Tougher Penalties For Child Sex Offenders

Indonesia's National Commission for the Protection of Children has urged authorities to impose heavier punishment on child abusers particularly those involved in sexual assault.

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Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Indonesian military chief says 'no apology over ship'

Indonesia's Armed Forces Commander, General Moeldoko, has said he did not apologise over the naming of a new navy frigate - the KRI Usman Harun - after two Indonesian marines behind a 1965 bombing in Singapore.

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New Yorker

What We're Reading: Tintin and Lost Planes; Orwell's Essays

In the early stages of the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - when speculation was rife that the plane could have been hijacked and flown under the radar to a secret location - a lot of people pointed to the similarities with the Tintin adventure " Flight 714 for Sydney ."

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters

Yahoo!

Indonesia wants to reach out: Mills

The Northern Territory's new commissioner to ASEAN and Indonesia says Australia had "forgotten" its Northern neighbour in recent times, but that relations between Canberra and Jakarta are getting back on track.

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Bangkok Post

Young Indonesians woo investors

Consumer-focused companies from Ikea to European automakers are putting money into Indonesia to target the country's young population.

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Digital Game Developer

Mega Build Indonesia and Keramika 2014 Grows by 75%

JAKARTA, Apr 17, 2014 - - MEGA BUILD INDONESIA and KERAMIKA 2014 kicked off today at Jakarta Convention Center by Mr. MS.

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Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Faction in Indonesia's Golkar party plotting to unseat chairman

A faction of Indonesia's Golkar Party members disappointed with how party chairman Aburizal Bakrie has been handling coalition-building negotiations ahead of the July 9 presidential election may attempt to unseat the chairman at the party's upcoming national executive meeting.

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Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Investors hope for effective administration in Indonesia

The quick-count results of the April 9 legislative election in Indonesia, which hint at the possibility of a fragmented government, has not quelled the fears of investors hoping for an effective - and united - government.

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The Age

Captain stood aside over breaches

A Royal Australian Navy captain will lose command of his ship and another will receive administrative punishment over the recent incursions into Indonesian waters during border protection operations.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Mental health problems plague Indonesian election hopefuls

Many of the approximately 230,000 candidates running for seats in local and national legislatures across Indonesia invested huge amounts of their own money to fund campaigns, but some are now paying an even greater price.

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Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Alleged rape case in Jakarta school drawing attention

The alleged sexual assault of a six-year-old kindergarten student by outsourced cleaners at Jakarta International School in South Jakarta caught the attention of the President, First Lady and Cabinet ministers on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Film review: From Indonesia, with blood: Martial artists return in 'The Raid 2'

I haven't done a scientific study, but "The Raid: Redemption" may have the highest-percentage body count of any action movie in recent memory.

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