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53 min ago | The Straits Times
Indonesian anti-terror police Densus 88 carries evidence from a house rented by terror suspects arrested in an earlier raid, in Palu on Sept 16, 2014. Indonesia's anti-terrorism police, who have arrested four Chinese Uighur jihadists linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group, found that they used fake passports bought in Thailand and flew to Kuala Lumpur, before heading to Bandung in West Java.
5 hrs ago | The Age
Australia has no liability to pay compensation for the death of an Indonesian guard crushed by security gates at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta four months ago, the government has confirmed. The accident led to a full review of safety at the diplomatic site which was targeted in a fatal terrorist bomb attack 10 years ago.
Multi-purpose vehicles or MPVs accounted for more than half the 1.23 million cars sold in Indonesia in 2013. Often known as people carriers, larger versions can seat up to eight passengers.
Photo taken on June 22, 2014 shows haze from forest fires blanketing a road in Dumai in Indonesia's Sumatra island. JAKARTA: The Indonesian Parliament on Tuesday ratified the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution.
Researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed a microneedle patch that can deliver lidocaine in what they say is a "faster, more effective and painless" way. The researchers used a photolithography-based process to fabricate a novel transdermal patch with polymeric microneedles.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:54 am
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