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1 hr ago | The Age
Two teachers held by Indonesian police without charge: Ferdinant Tjiong with his wife, Fransisca, and Neil Bantleman, with his wife Tracey. Photo: Michael Bachelard TWO teachers at the prestigious Jakarta International School have had their detention without charge extended for another 30 days as bizarre details emerge of the child sex allegations being made against them.
4 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.
Bank Indonesia will closely monitor the increase of bad loans, particularly in four business sectors, as they are slowly approaching the benchmark set by financial regulators. In a statement issued on Friday, the central bank said that by the end of July it had detected growing non-performing loans , especially in the construction, mining, trading and social services sectors.
In the wake of the arrest of alleged Chinese Turkestan jihadists in Central Sulawesi, religious affairs minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin has called on the caretakers of mosques across the country to keep an eye out on foreigners. "Houses of worship, I believe, must be more selective in giving space to individuals, let alone to foreigners with dubious backgrounds.
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 .
Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo said he will appoint technocrats to run about half the departments in his government, including finance, energy and agriculture. Widodo, known as Jokowi, will keep the number of ministries at 34, as well as the current structure of three coordinating ministries, he said at a press conference in Jakarta yesterday.
MP Evans revealed it was, like rival REA Holdings, mulling a listing in Jakarta as the palm oil group flagged concerns over the political climate in Indonesia - besides the meteorological conditions which prompted it to cut production hopes. The palm-to-beef producer said it has been "considering the merits of a partial listing in Jakarta" of its core Indonesian business, "partly to mitigate [the] risk" presented by proposed land reforms which would limit to 30% foreign ownership of plantations.
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.
Indonesian police on Monday said the four foreigners arrested over the weekend suspected of being linked to the Islamic State militant group were from China's ethnic Uighur minority. JAKARTA: Indonesian police on Monday said the four foreigners arrested over the weekend suspected of being linked to the Islamic State militant group were from China's ethnic Uighur minority.
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.
The blue compact MPV you see above is the Daihatsu UFC-2 Concept, which premiered at last year's IIIMS in Jakarta. It was an updated version of the original UFC Concept from IIMS 2012.
LIPPO Malls Indonesia Retail Trust plans to acquire a five-storey shopping centre in South Jakarta, Indonesia for 3,600 billion rupiah to boost income and achieve economies of scale and deepen marketing and leasing activities. LMIRT Management, manager of LMIR Trust, has proposed to issue up to 301.37 million new units under an equity fund raising to partially fund the acquisition of Lippo Mall Kemang , said the firm in an announcement to Singapore Exchange.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced Australia will send troops to the Middle East to potentially join an international coalition to fight the brutal Islamic State militant group which has captured swatches of territory in Iraq and Syria. There has not been a major attack on a Western target in Indonesia since the 2009 hotel bombings in Jakarta.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:11 am
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