Thursday Apr 3
Asia News Network
MATARAM: Indonesia's Golkar to trade votes for Cabinet seats
Struggling to lift his electability rating to a competitive level, the presidential candidate of Indonesia's Golkar Party, Aburizal Bakrie, has proposed that whoever wins the July 9 presidential race should take the parties of losing candidates into a government coalition.
Leicester to play key role in strengthening Indonesia's universities
Senior figures from the University have just returned from an inaugural visit to the Asian nation, where they attended a meeting with a group of seven universities based across the archipelago.
Indonesia ferry sinks, many missing
Lalu Wahyu Efendi, search and rescue coordinator in the West Nusa Tenggara provincial capital Mataram, told Kyodo News at least three people were found dead and 46 others survived after the ferry Munawar sank at around 2am on its way from Lombok Island, next to Bali, to nearby Sumbawa Island.
In Focus: Lombok, Indonesia.
Whilst the tourism sector in Indonesia is continuing to expand at a rapid pace in many parts of the country, the island of Lombok has traditionally seen less growth and development activity, until recently.