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42 min ago | The Age
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.
42 min ago | Business Times
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 .
3 hrs ago | IcNetwork
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.
7 hrs ago | Suria
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.
9 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
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.
13 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:21 pm
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