Jakarta, Indonesia Newswire (Page 14)

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  1. Asia Pulp and Paper Tries to Recast Its ImageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Publishers' Weekly

    Asia Pulp and Paper Group , which has facilities throughout Indonesia and China and is one of the world's largest paper manufacturers, has come under fire over the years from environmental groups, as well as publishers, for its business practices in the Indonesian rain forest. In the last several years, however, the company has announced a number of initiatives to improve its environmental policies.

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  2. Indonesia landslide kills 3 people; 107 missingRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | News9 Oklahoma City

    ... an unarmed black man in a fatal chokehold sat down for the first time to go frame by frame through the... JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Rescuers struggled to reach more than 100 people missing Saturday after a landslide triggered by torrential rains ...

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  3. Papuan rights groups call on Jakarta to investigat...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Scoop

    Human rights activists have demanded that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo form an independent team to probe a shooting in Paniai, Papua, that claimed the lives of at least five civilians and wounded 21. "President Jokowi should form an impartial team to thoroughly investigate the shooting incident so as to avoid the blame game among law enforcers and civilians," said Rev Neles Tebay, coordinator of rights group Peaceful Papua Network. The shootings occured around 10 a.m. on Monday when security personnel allegedly attempted to disperse a crowd that had gathered and was dancing in Karel Gobai field in Madi district, Paniai.

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  4. Full investigation needed into Papua protest deathsRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Scoop

    "Jakarta must now make up for that failure by mounting a full and independent investigation, as called for by the Papua Peace Network." PFF is supporting calls from the network coordinator, Rev.

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  5. Indonesian editor faces blasphemy accusation over IS cartoon : December 13, 2014,Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Daily Times

    JAKARTA: Police in Indonesia have name the editor-in-chief of its largest English-language newspaper a suspect in a blasphemy case, the newspaper said in a statement, over a cartoon depicting the Islamic State militant group. The media in Indonesia, which has the world's largest Muslim population, has enjoyed broad freedom since the establishment of democratic rule in the late 1990s.

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  6. Indonesia 2015 fuel subsidy spending may be below 140t rupiahRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Business Times

    Indonesia's spending on fuel subsidies may fall below 140 trillion rupiah in 2015, about half as much as budgeted, the finance minister said on Friday, as Southeast Asia's largest economy moves to divert funding to other sectors. [JAKARTA] Indonesia's spending on fuel subsidies may fall below 140 trillion rupiah in 2015, about half as much as budgeted, the finance minister said on Friday, as Southeast Asia's largest economy moves to divert funding to other sectors.

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  7. but Indonesia is United, M'Sia Divided! Era of lower oil masks major challenges for Najib, JokowiRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Malaysia Chronicle

    Global oil's fall below US$70 provides a reprieve without being a cure-all for some of Southeast Asia's biggest economies, where leaders face reform hurdles that could raise political risk into 2015. The slump in crude to five-year lows has given the leaders of Malaysia and Indonesia room to dismantle decades' old energy subsidies that have restrained growth.

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  8. SE Asia Stocks-Mostly up; Malaysia recovers from 15-month lowRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | Reuters

    Southeast Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Friday with Malaysian shares staging a rebound after hitting a 15-month low in the previous session on concerns over falling oil prices. The Malaysian stock index rose 0.2 percent after falling 2.3 percent in the previous two sessions to its lowest since September 2013.

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  9. JAKARTA: Indonesia's new electricity-price plan draws mixed reactions from customersRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | Asia News Network

    Business groups representing power-intensive industries have expressed mixed reactions over the Indonesian government's decision to apply automatic electricity-price adjustments next year, with some hailing and others criticizing the plan. Starting Jan. 1, the government will set electricity prices on a monthly basis with a reference to the exchange rate of the rupiah against the US dollar, crude oil price and inflation.

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  10. JAKARTA: Indonesian House of Representatives gets nothing done in first sessionRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | Asia News Network

    Indonesian House of Representatives wrapped up its first session for 2014 without accomplishing anything as a result of a month-long standoff between two rival coalitions in the legislative body. The House is scheduled to hold a plenary meeting to officially end the current sitting on Friday when no proposal on the National Legislation Programme will be brought to the table.

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  11. Indonesia to ease dividend payment requirement for state firmsRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | Reuters

    Indonesia's new government plans to allow state-owned firms to use their profits for capital expenditure instead of sharing it with the government in the form of dividends, cabinet ministers said. President Joko Widodo's administration, which took over in late October, is likely to soon ease the dividend payment requirement for many of the 138 state-owned enterprises as long as the firms use the money to develop infrastructure or expand their business operations.

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  12. JAKARTA: Merry-go-round of justice?Read the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | Asia News Network

    Following the controversial parole of a pilot convicted of murdering a leading human rights activist, Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna H. Laoly said on Tuesday that the government was mulling an ad hoc human rights court and would also resume deliberation on the bill on a truth and reconciliation commission. Few are cheering though.

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  13. JAKARTA: Jokowi orders executions, raising concerns over death penaltyRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | Asia News Network

    Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has ordered the execution of five death-row drug convicts later this month in line with court rulings. However, the move, which has been described by the government as a demonstration "that the government is fulfilling its promise to act firmly in upholding the law", has raised questions as to the deterrent effect of the death penalty in Indonesia, which resumed executions in 2013, five years after the last executions, of three Bali bombing convicts, were carried out in 2008.

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  14. Indonesia must send message on women's rightsRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | KBMT

    Like thousands of other female applicants to Indonesia's National Police, 24-year-old Sari submitted to the mandatory "virginity test" that the authorities require women -- but not men -- to take as part of the application process. In a police hospital in the city of Makassar in 2008, Sari says that she and 20 other fellow police recruits were told to undress, lie down on a table and allow a physician to perform a "two-finger test."

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  15. Report Published: "Indonesia Food & Drink Report Q4 2014"Read the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | PR-inside.com

    Despite the recent slowdown in economic growth, we continue to remain sanguine on the long-term prospects of the Indonesian economy. With a positive demographic outlook that will make the country increasingly attractive in terms of manufacturing, real GDP growth should be relatively broad-based across the archipelago.

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  16. Ascott Caps 30th Anniversary With Continued Strong GrowthRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | Hotel Interactive

    CapitaLand's wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited , is culminating its 30th anniversary by acquiring the recently-opened 185-unit Ascott Kuningan Jakarta for S$90 million under a conditional agreement with PT Ciputra Adigraha, a subsidiary of Jakarta-listed PT Ciputra Property Tbk . Ascott has also secured a contract to manage the 222-unit Ascott Waterfront Saigon from Canh Hung Hai Thanh Corporation, an affiliate company under the management of developer, M.I.K Corporation.

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  17. Indonesia is mapping Jakarta floods in real time using TwitterRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | GigaOM

    After initially mapping 8 million flood-related tweets throughout the region over the past couple years as part of a Twitter Data Grant, the University of Wollongong and a local emergency agency have developed a project called PetaJakarta that builds a real-time map of areas affected by floods, based on geo-tagged tweets directed to the project using a specific hashtag.

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  18. Indonesian President Joko Widodo endorses the execution of five prisoners on drug chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Sydney Morning Herald

    New Indonesian President Joko Widodo appears to have dashed the hopes of human rights activists by endorsing the execution by firing squad of five prisoners on death row. All five are said to be drug convicts, but statements by Mr Joko's ministers this week suggest the two condemned Australians, Bali Nine drug convicts Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, are not among them.

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  19. Hartono Brothers Top Forbes Indonesia Rich ListRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Forbes.com

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  20. The Legacy of Indonesia's BoedionoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Knowledge@Wharton

    Boediono served as Vice President of Indonesia from 2009 to October 20, 2014, when President Joko Widodo was elected and took office with Vice President Jusuf Kalla. In the following piece, Jeffrey A. Sheehan of Sheehan Advisory LLC writes about Boediono, who he has known for 22 years.

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