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3 hrs ago | The Age

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono convened a special meeting of his security cabinet.

Indonesian police have stepped up patrols in public areas where westerners gather in Indonesia after the arrest over the weekend of four suspected foreign Islamic State-aligned radicals. The men were arrested on Saturday with three Indonesian nationals heading towards an established hide-out in Poso, Central Sulawesi, where wanted terrorist Abu Wardah Santoso has long operated.

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5 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Bali ups security, but knows of no plot

BALI police say they know of no plan to attack the holiday island but they are increasing ID and passport checks. MICROSOFT will pay $US2.5 billion to buy the Stockholm-based game maker that created popular virtual world game Minecraft.

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18 hrs ago | Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Indonesia's Jokowi to continue with economic plan

Three years ago, Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono launched an ambitious masterplan to create six economic corridors across the archipelago and turn Indonesia into one of the world's top 10 economies by 2025. But with Dr Yudhoyono due to step down on Oct 20, there were questions as to whether the plan would fade into obscurity.

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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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Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Jakarta nabs 4 foreigners with 'ISIS connection'

Four foreign nationals believed to be linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have been arrested by counter-terrorism police in central Sulawesi, in the first known instance of foreign radicals travelling to the archipelago to establish links with local groups in recent months. Police had initially said they were Turkish nationals based on their forged passports, but later clarified they were Uighurs from China's restive Xinjiang region who had travelled through Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia.

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The Nation

Indonesia arrests four Turks over Islamic State link

Indonesia's anti-terrorism police have arrested four Turks suspected of being linked to the Islamic State jihadist group, a spokesman said on Sunday. 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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The Nation

Indonesia arrests four Turks over Islamic State link

Indonesia's anti-terrorism police have arrested four Turks suspected of being linked to the Islamic State jihadist group, a spokesman said on Sunday. 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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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Christianity Today

Does Islam Encourage Violence More Than Other Religions?New Pew survey examines who says yes and no.

Obama announced on Wednesday that the United States would begin training forces near Iraq and Syria to combat the well-organized Sunni extremists. In the same speech, the president argued that despite its name, "ISIL is not Islamic."

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Malaysian National News Agency

Susilo Hopes Successor Will Play Vital Role In International Arena

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono hopes president-elect Joko Widodo or better known as Jokowi would boost Indonesia's role in the international arena, Indonesia's Antara news agency reported. "We are responsible for making the necessary preparations and agenda on international activities for implementation by the next president," Susilo said at his office on Thursday.

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Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Violence no solution to handle IS, says Indonesian gov't

The Indonesian government will restrain itself from resorting to direct violence in dealing with the Islamic State movement in the Middle East, Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said on Thursday. Marty made the statement following United States President Barack Obama's announcement of a broad escalation of the campaign against the IS militant group that controls parts of Syria and Iraq.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Asia News Network

Riau court jails and fines plantation firm manager

A district court in Riau sentenced a Malaysian plantation firm manager to one year in jail and fined him 2 billion rupiah on Tuesday for neglecting to prevent forest fires on his company's estate in June last year. The Pelalawan court also fined his company ADEI Plantation, a subsidiary of Kuala Lumpur Kepong , 1.5 billion rupiah and ordered it to pay 15.1 billion rupiah to repair the environmental damage.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Susilo Bids Farewell To State Palace Staff

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono bid farewell to employees of the Presidential Palace in Jakarta after serving as the president of Indonesia for a decade, reports Indonesia's Antara news agency. "Myself, the First Lady, the secretary of state, and the cabinet secretary would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for the support and assistance from every employee in the presidential palace.

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AlertNet

Indonesia's Widodo wants to overturn law curbing anti-graft drive-adviser

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Mitsubishi seen investing US$1 billion in auto business in Indonesia

Major Japanese trading house the Mitsubishi Corporation plans to invest up to US$1 billion in Indonesia to strengthen its automotive business, a minister has said. The figure would be added to the $7-billion investment that Mitsubishi had poured into the country between 2006 and 2014, including for the Donggi-Senoro liquefied natural gas project in Banggai, Central Sulawesi, according to Industry Minister MS Hidayat.

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WSJ Media and Advertising

President Yudhoyono Gets Flooded With Birthday Messages

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono salutes during a ceremony for the 69th Indonesian Independence day at the presidential palace in Jakarta on Aug. 17. with happy birthday messages. With just a month left before Mr. Yudhoyono ends 10 years as president, citizens are also taking the occasion to thank him for his time in office.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Reuters

Draft plantations bill on foreign ownership limit hits presidential hurdle

Indonesia's president is against a draft bill that would retroactively limit foreign ownership of plantations to no more than 30 percent, the country's investment chief said, on concerns it may expose the government to possible legal action. A new draft bill drawn up by members of Indonesia's parliament aims to maximise land usage, protect indigenous people and open up the sector to smaller, local players.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Asia News Network

SINGAPORE: Yudhoyono's inaction fuels 'fiscal ticking time bomb'

C'mon, Mr President, what do you mean a fuel price increase would not be "appropriate?" It is difficult to think of anything that would be more "appropriate" and more helpful ahead of next month's leadership transition. Not only would it be "appropriate", but it would also be the right thing to do.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

State Department

Tenth Anniversary of the Murder of Human Rights Activist Munir Said Thalib

To the Indonesians who loved him, he was simply known as Munir. He spent his life working to make his country more democratic, more free, and more humane.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Bangkok Post

Indonesian minister quits in graft case

JAKARTA: Indonesia's energy minister resigned on Friday after anti-corruption officials named him a suspect in the latest graft case to embarrass the president's fractured Democratic Party. Jero Wacik resigned after officials accused him of obtaining almost 10 billion rupiah for his ministry's budget through illegal means.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

The Washington Post

Manulife Indonesia Sees 19% Stocks Rally as Cash Cut to 2014 Low

Indonesia's second-biggest mutual fund manager has reduced cash holdings to the lowest level since at least December, shifting to stocks in a bet the benchmark index will jump 19 percent by next year. The Jakarta Composite Index may climb to 6,200 by the end of 2015, from a close of 5,205.32 yesterday, according to Alvin Pattisahusiwa, who oversees $4 billion as director of investment at PT Manulife Aset Manajemen Indonesia.

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