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36 min ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Actors, Actresses To Promote Indonesia Destinations

By Elmi Rizal Alias JAKARTA, April 22 -- Indonesia's Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry wants actors, actresses and public figures in the country to help promote domestic tourism.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Age

International school teacher William Vahey suspected of life-long child sex abuse

The FBI is seeking the public'?'s assistance to identify alleged victims of a suspected international child predator, William James Vahey, 64, who worked in private schools in nine countries, beginning in 1972.

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Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Indonesia plans to build more railways, seaport infra

The Indonesian government is planning to build more railway and seaport infrastructure in cities across the archipelago in a bid to reduce the country's dependence on roads and private transportation.

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KSAT-TV San Antonio

Houston FBI: One of worst child sex abuse cases ever

Houston FBI agents are working on a recent case of child sexual assaults that is one of the worst they've ever seen, involving more than 90 victims.

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Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Telcos, lenders in Indonesia urged to strengthen e-banking services

Indonesia's telecommunication operators and banks need to strengthen cooperation in providing Internet banking services in anticipation of the growing number of Internet users in the country, according to an Internet association.

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The Age

UN representatives criticise Abbott Government's boat tow-back policy

Australian customs officials and navy personnel escort asylum seekers onto Christmas Island on August 21, 2013.

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Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Muslim leaders join fray in Indonesia's coalition game

Prominent clerics from 67 Muslim organisations have called on the five Islamic-based parties to band together in a coalition ahead of the July 9 presidential election.

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Newsday

Indonesia's transgender Islamic school

An Islamic transgender boarding school has been reopened in the city of Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java, it's reported.

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The Peninsula

Indonesia outgoing audit chief a suspect in $32m graft ...

JAKARTA: Indonesian anti-corruption officials have named the outgoing audit agency chief a suspect in a $32-million graft case, the latest high-profile scandal to hit the country's public sector.

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The Straits Times

Indonesian political sniping offers presidential hopeful Jokowi some help

In this picture taken on April 11, 2014, popular presidential candidate of main the opposition party Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle and Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo walks with his supporters in Jakarta following the April 9, 2014 legislative election.

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Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Indonesian gov't redesigns rice program

Coordinating People's Welfare Minister Agung Laksono said on Monday the government had decided to make changes in Indonesia's rice- for-the-poor program, locally known as raskin, as recommended by the Corruption Eradication Commission .

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Asian Correspondent

Indonesia: Candidates struggle with post-election blues

Electoral workers examine a ballot as they count votes at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in Jakarta, Indonesia earlier this month.

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Asia News Network

BANDUNG: Organised persecution of Shiites launched

More than 1,000 people attended an anti-Shia declaration on Sunday at the Al Fajr mosque in the West Java capital of Bandung, in what appeared to be the first organised attempt to persecute Shiites in Indonesia.

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Stranger in Paradise

Mengwi's Merry Widow

Once upon a time there were eight happy princedoms in Mengwi, the regency to the north-west of Denpasar.

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CNN

Indonesia Targets 299 Airports by 2019

JAKARTA, April 1014 - According to Deputy Transportation Minister Bambang Susantono, Indonesia will have a total of 299 airports in five years time, adding that 62 new airport projects are currently in the pipeline.

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Reuters

Indonesia's PLN expects LNG demand to double in 2015 - executive

Indonesian demand for liquefied natural gas is expected to double to 56 cargoes in 2015 compared to this year, said a senior official with state electricity utility PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara .

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Asia News Network

JAKARTA: 14 nations look to resolve regional boat people issue

In an attempt to address the boat people issue, Indonesia has invited 13 countries to meet and seek ways to prevent asylum seekers from embarking on perilous journeys by sea.

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The Age

Jakarta's dig at Abbott over asylum seekers

Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa has questioned the Abbott government's boat turn-back policy.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Asia News Network

SINGAPORE: Naming of frigate: Much to regret in this sorry episode

Those who wonder why sensitivity radars failed over the misnaming of an Indonesian frigate - despite decades of close ties between neighbours - need look no farther than the flip-flop apology of Indonesia's armed forces commander, General Moeldoko.

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Business Times

Foreign brands targeting young Indonesians

Getting a foothold in Indonesia: Ikea will be investing US$100 million in its first store in the country, due to be opened in September.

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