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1 hr ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Illegal sale of marine gas oil: 58 arrested, 6 boats seized

Tugboats modified with additional fuel tanks to facilitate the illicit transactions pose a fire hazard, warns the Police Coast Guard. SINGAPORE: The Police Coast Guard has busted seven groups involved in the illegal sale of marine gas oil since 2013, with the most recent case on May 21 this year.

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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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8 hrs ago | IcNetwork

Valleys man locked up without charge in notorious Indonesian prison:...

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has urged Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb to intervene in the case of a Welshman who is being held without charge in a prison in Indonesia. Mathew Davies, 25 and from Blackwood, travelled to the Far Eastern country last year to take up a job with a computer company in the capital Jakarta but things didn't work out.

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12 hrs ago | Suria

Islamic State suspects in Indonesia are...

Indonesian police on Monday said the four foreigners arrested over the weekend suspected of being linked to the Islamic State jihadist group were from China's ethnic Uighur minority. Indonesia's anti-terror police escort four suspects who were flown from Sulawesi island to Jakarta on September 14, 2014 - by Bima Sakti A day after identifying the four men as Turks, police said they had investigated and found that they had entered Indonesia using forged Turkish passports.

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14 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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18 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Woman accused of causing 7-year-old boy's death charged with murder

Police cordon off the scene where a seven-year-old boy was found dead at the foot of a block. SINGAPORE: A 42-year-old woman was charged on Monday with murder at the State Courts, over the death of a seven-year-old boy.

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22 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Singapore air pollution soars due to Indonesian forest fires

Air pollution in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels on Monday, blanketing the city-state's skyline with clouds of smog from fires raging across giant rainforests in the neighbouring Indonesian island of Sumatra, officials said. Singapore's National Environment Agency said the pollutant standards index reached a high of 111 at 7am before easing to 80 a few hours later.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Evening Sun

Australia contributing planes for anti-IS campaign

Terrorists will use Australia's deployment of troops and war planes to the Middle East as an excuse to target Australians, Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned on Monday. Australia is preparing to contribute 600 troops and up to 10 military aircraft to the increasingly aggressive campaign against the Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq, the government announced on Sunday.

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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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The Straits Times

Professors engage on the CPF

Headed by National University of Singapore president Tan Chorh Chuan, known for his collegial style of working, it will look at four areas: It convenes in mid-September, must provide initial recommendations by early 2015, and is expected to complete its study within a year - perhaps in time for next August's National Day Rally speech by the Prime Minister. COF reform is an issue with many facets.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Mechanised parking system in 3 pilot HDB sites by end 2015

The pilot sites are at: Bangkit Road, beside Block 259A; Yishun Avenue 4, beside Block 666A; and Changi Village Road, behind Block 1. SINGAPORE: Residents in three public housing estates trying out the mechanised parking system will find it easier to get parking lots. The system in these three estates, costing a total of about S$18 million, is on track to be ready by the end of next year.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

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

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Stuff.co.nz

Heartbreak for Nicole Kidman at father's sudden death

Nicole Kidman arrived home to her grieving family in Sydney on Sunday morning following the sudden death of her father in Singapore. Dr Antony Kidman died on Friday after suffering a suspected heart attack in the restaurant of an exclusive hotel in Singapore, where he had travelled to spend time with his youngest daughter Antonia and his six grandchildren.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Body of boy found at foot of Tampines block

The body of a seven-year-old boy was found at the foot of a block of flats in Tampines Avenue 4 on Saturday . Body of a seven-year-old boy was found at the foot of a block of flats at Tampines Ave 4 on Saturday, Sep 13. SINGAPORE: The body of a seven-year-old boy was found at the foot of a block of flats in Tampines Avenue 4 on Saturday .

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Channelnewsasia.com

Third dengue death this year

An 81-year-old woman who lives at Serangoon North Avenue 1 has died from dengue fever, the third such death this year. The area has an active dengue cluster with two cases.

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Newkerala.com

Shuttler Prannoy enters Indonesian Masters final

After making the Vietnam Open Grand Prix final last week, Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy once again entered the men's singles summit clash at the $125,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold in Palembang Saturday. The only Indian left in the competition, Prannoy hit top form to oust Malaysian ninth seed Daren Liew 21-14, 14-21, 21-14 in a 58-minute semi-final encounter at the GOR Jakabaring.

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The Nation

Crunch time for new Indonesia president

Indonesia's President-elect Joko Widodo has huge tasks on his hands as he prepares to formally take power on October 20. To begin with, Jakarta, the capital city which he has been governor of for just two years, is symbolic of the coming crunch-test of his leadership. It is under threat of being overwhelmed by traffic gridlock and submerged by rising sea levels amid climate change.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Malaysians, businesses hit by higher toll charges

Malaysians, travelling to Singapore, will not only be hit by toll rate increases on both sides of the Causeway, but also a higher Vehicle Entry Permit Fee for foreign-registered vehicles entering Singapore. KUALA LUMPUR: For Malaysians, travelling to Singapore just became more expensive.

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