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Asian Games Opening Ceremony Celebrates Unity in Diversity
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:00:46 +0200
The opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games on Saturday (18/08) is steeped in a celebration of unity in diversity, featuring Indonesia’s cultures, landscapes and people, as the country welcomes participants and supporters from 45 countries in its second...
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Dozens of Petty Criminals Killed by Police Ahead of Asian Games: Amnesty International
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:45:46 +0200
The police have killed dozens in a crackdown against petty criminals ahead of the 18th Asian Games, human rights group Amnesty International Indonesia said on Friday (17/08).
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Go-Jek Close to Profit in All Segments, Except Transportation: CEO
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:48:34 +0200
Go-Jek, Indonesia's first billion-dollar startup, is "extremely close" to achieving profitability in all its segments, except transportation, its founder and CEO Nadiem Makarim told Reuters.
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Australia Expects Free-Trade Deals With Indonesia, Hong Kong This Year
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:36:32 +0200
The Australian government expects to seal free trade agreements with Indonesia and Hong Kong by year's end, its trade minister said on Friday (17/08).
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MUI Calls on Police to Investigate 'Jellyfish Kingdom'
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:05:15 +0200
The Indonesian Ulema Council, or MUI, has called on the police to investigate a religious sect called Kerajaan Ubur-Ubur, or the Jellyfish Kingdom, in Serang, Banten.
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Democratic Maturity Will Ensure Peaceful Elections in 2019: Jokowi
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:57:41 +0200
President Joko “Jokowi” pointed to Indonesia’s democratic maturity as precedent to peaceful general elections in 2019 during his fourth state of the nation address on Thursday (16/08), highlighting the role of Pancasila in upholding the national...
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Infrastructure Development Unites Indonesia: Jokowi
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:48:17 +0200
In his annual address to the People's Consultative Assembly on Thursday (16/08), President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo highlighted the importance of infrastructure development in uniting Indonesians.
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Malaysian Court Ruling in Siti Aisyah's Case 'Disappointing,' Lawyers to Submit Defense
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:31:26 +0200
The Indonesian government said it will continue to assist Siti Aisyah, a woman accused of killing the half brother of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and her lawyers will proceed to submit the defense as ordered by a Malaysian court on Thursday...
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World Recognizes Indonesia's Diplomatic Achievements: Jokowi
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:12:00 +0200
The world recognizes Indonesia's diplomatic achievements, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said during his annual speech at the House of Representatives on Thursday (16/08).
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Palestine Will Soon Be Independent, Says Adviser to Mahmoud Abbas
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:10:02 +0200
Mahmoud al-Habbash, an adviser to the president of Palestine, said Donald Trump's foreign policy is intent on eradicating the Palestinian state, but he still remains optimistic that with international support his country will soon achieve its...
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Syafruddin Appointed Bureaucratic Reform Minister
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:40:40 +0200
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated National Police deputy chief Comr. Gen. Syafruddin as the new minister for bureaucratic reform on Wednesday (15/08).
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Rumah Indonesia, a Meeting Place for Asian Games Athletes and Supporters
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:03:03 +0200
The Indonesian Olympic Committee, or KOI, on Monday night (13/08) inaugurated Rumah Indonesia.
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Bank Indonesia Intervenes to Support Rupiah as Rate Decision Looms
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:00:16 +0200
Indonesia's central bank intervened again in the currency market to support the rupiah, as analysts predicted a close call on whether interest rates will be raised at a policy meeting later on Wednesday (15/08).
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Syafruddin Appointed Bureaucratic Reform Minister
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:40:40 +0200
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated National Police deputy chief Comr. Gen. Syafruddin as the new minister for bureaucratic reform on Wednesday (15/08).
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Rumah Indonesia, a Meeting Place for Asian Games Athletes and Supporters
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:03:03 +0200
The Indonesian Olympic Committee, or KOI, on Monday night (13/08) inaugurated Rumah Indonesia.
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Bank Indonesia Intervenes to Support Rupiah as Rate Decision Looms
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:00:16 +0200
Indonesia's central bank intervened again in the currency market to support the rupiah, as analysts predicted a close call on whether interest rates will be raised at a policy meeting later on Wednesday (15/08).
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Indonesia's July Trade Deficit Larger Than Expected at $2b
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:56:33 +0200
Indonesia posted a large trade deficit in July as imports surged more than expected, according to data released by the statistics bureau on Wednesday (15/08).
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Indonesia to Require Oil Contractors to Sell Crude Output to Pertamina
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:27:23 +0200
The Indonesian government will require all oil contractors in the country to sell their crude output to state energy company Pertamina, Energy Ministry spokesman Agung Pribadi said on Tuesday (14/08).
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FDI Declines in Q2, Investors Wary of Weakening Rupiah, Trade War
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:44:44 +0200
Foreign direct investment in Indonesia declined by 12.9 percent to Rp 95.7 trillion ($6.66 billion) in the second quarter, compared with the same period a year ago, the Investment Coordinating Board, or BKPM, said on Tuesday (14/08).
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Jokowi to Hold Cabinet Meeting on FX Strategy
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:54:46 +0200
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will hold a cabinet meeting on Tuesday (14/08) to discuss foreign exchange strategy, a finance ministry spokesman said, a day after the rupiah plunged more than 1 percent.
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No Risk of US Sanctions Following Sukhoi Deal: Trade Ministry
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:45:44 +0200
There is no risk of US sanctions following Indonesia's $1.14 billion deal to purchase 11 Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia.
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MUI Calls on Police to Investigate 'Jellyfish Kingdom'
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:05:15 +0200
The Indonesian Ulema Council, or MUI, has called on the police to investigate a religious sect called Kerajaan Ubur-Ubur, or the Jellyfish Kingdom, in Serang, Banten.
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Indonesia, UK Strengthen Cooperation in Cybersecurity, Trade
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:08:32 +0200
As Great Britain prepares to leave the European Union, it seeks to strengthen relations with Southeast Asian countries. With Indonesia it agreed on Tuesday (14/08) to cooperate more closely on trade, cybersecurity and maritime affairs.
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No Risk of US Sanctions Following Sukhoi Deal: Trade Ministry
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:45:44 +0200
There is no risk of US sanctions following Indonesia's $1.14 billion deal to purchase 11 Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia.
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Riau Restoration Program Pursues Efforts to Prevent Fire, Protect Endangered Species
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:53:44 +0200
Restorasi Ekosistem Riau, or RER, has prevented fire on the 150,000 hectares of peatland forest under its control since 2015 amid continuous efforts to protect and conserve the natural habitat of dozens of endangered species, including the Sumatran tiger...
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Middle-Path Approach Central Focus of World Peace Forum in Jakarta
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:03:36 +0200
Indonesia is set to host its 7th World Peace Forum in the capital city on Tuesday (14/08), where global leaders, policy makers and activists will convene to address the ongoing crisis of civilization facing the world through the promotion of a middle...
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Jokowi and Ma'ruf Undergo Medical Exams in Preparation for 2019 Presidential Election
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 07:14:09 +0200
Presidential candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his running mate, Ma’ruf Amin, concluded their mandatory medical check-up on Sunday (12/08), setting in motion the General Elections Commission’s, or KPU, verification process, to fill the country’s...
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Death Toll From Lombok Quake Rises to 436, Losses Estimated at $342m
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:51:24 +0200
The death toll from the magnitude-7 earthquake that hit Lombok island, West Nusa Tenggara, on Aug. 4 has risen to 436, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, or BNPB, said on Monday (13/08), amid calls for the government to declare the quake as...
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Indonesian Shares Plunge Amid Rout in Emerging Market Currencies, Stocks
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 01:41:43 +0200
Indonesian shares plummeted on Monday (13/08) in their worst drop in nearly two years as emerging market currencies faced a deep selloff, causing a market rout across Southeast Asia.
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