Pontianak, Indonesia Newswire

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  1. 54 trafficked Cambodians freed from Thai fishing boatRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 2 | Bangkok Post

    More than 50 Cambodian victims of human traffickers will soon return home after being liberated from a Thai-operated fishing boat after it was intercepted in Indonesian waters. The Foreign Affairs Ministry in Phnom Penh said on Sunday that 54 Cambodians were arrested on April 12 and detained in Pontianak, Indonesia, the Phnom Penh Post reported Monday.

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  2. Trafficking victims rescued from Thai vesselRead the original story

    Sunday May 1 | Pnompenh Post

    More than 50 trafficking victims are set to return to Cambodia after their Thai fishing boat was intercepted when it illegally crossed into Indonesian waters last month. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Chum Sounry yesterday said 54 Cambodian nationals were arrested on April 12 and detained in Pontianak, Indonesia.

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  3. Xpress Air Targets 1,500 Passengers For Melaka-Pekan Baru Flight Within Three To Six MonthsRead the original story

    Friday Apr 29 | Malaysian National News Agency

    Indonesian hybrid airline Xpress Air aims to attract 1,500 passengers for the return flight from Melaka to Pekan Baru within three to six months. Commercial Director Swadono Poernomo said it was the second international route for the airline after launching the Pontianak, Indonesia to Kuching Sarawak sector in 2014.

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  4. Dragons at Eastern MangrovesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 27 | TrekEarth

    ... Pearl River Deltaregion of China's southern Guangdong Province out of teak wood (mostly imported from Pontianak, Indonesia) to various designs and sizes. In other parts of China, different kinds of wood are used to build these traditional ...

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  5. Islamic or not, 'Bomohs' & Witch Doctors Hold Sway in Malaysia: Even...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 23 | Malaysia Chronicle

    Last week, students at several schools in the town of Pengkalan Chepa in the eastern Malaysian state of Kelantan suddenly began screaming and gyrating, seeing a particular Malay ghost called Pontianak , also known as Kuntilanak in Indonesia - evil, half-dead, foul-smelling, dripping blood with a nail stuck in her neck, a shrieking female poltergeist. The case of girls in school dorms or dorm-like habitats in multinational microchip assembly plants such as those in Penang is not new.

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  6. Student Visas Available At Malaysian Consulates In IndonesiaRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 16 | Malaysian National News Agency

    Indonesian students who have received offers to study in Malaysia can now apply for student visas at any Malaysian consulate office within their province. Malaysian Ambassador in Indonesia, Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim said the consular offices had been authorised to do this and that Indonesian students no longer need to go to the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta.

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  7. Filmart: Singapore's mm2 Entertainment Unveils Three TitlesRead the original story

    Mar 14, 2016 | Hollywood Reporter

    The projects include Take 2 , a heartwarming drama about four ex-cons trying to make good. Executive produced by Jack Neo and directed by Ivan Ho the film will be jointly produced with J Team Productions from a budget of $1 million.

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  8. Indonesia suspends three Lion Air route licensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | Air Transport World

    The Indonesian Transportation Ministry has suspended three Lion Air route licenses and has reprimanded the Indonesian low-cost carrier . The action came after both Lion Air and Batik Air had failed to operate flights on certain routes for 21 consecutive days.

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  9. MASwings Suspends Kuching-Pontianak-Kuching FlightRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2016 | Malaysian National News Agency

    MASwings is to suspend its thrice-weekly service between Kuching and Pontianak in Indonesia on Feb 1. The airline said Friday the suspension was part of its network rationalisation plan with the intention to concentrate on the growing domestic routes, its core market. The last flight to Pontianak will be on Jan 30, it said in a statement.

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  10. Today in Pictures, Oct 20, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | The Straits Times

    The aftermath of typhoon Koppu in the Philippines and fishing vessels caught fishing illegally in Indonesia were blown up by the Navy. These, and more from around the world, in Today in Pictures.

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  11. Watch Eerie Drone Footage of Indonesia's Vast Forest FiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2015 | TIME.com

    Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said Thursday that he asked other countries - Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and Russia - to help put out forest fires that have caused choking air pollution across much of Southeast Asia for weeks. The Southeast Asian haze is an annual occurrence - though this year's could be among the worst ever .

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  12. Central Banker Families Flee Borneo Town as Haze Turns HazardousRead the original story

    Sep 30, 2015 | Bloomberg

    Indonesia's central bank has evacuated the families of its staff in a regional capital on Borneo, as haze from Indonesian forest fires reaches hazardous levels on the island. Bank Indonesia paid for the families in Pontianak, in West Kalimantan province, to move to the coast further north, where sea breezes and air conditioning reduced the effect of the smoky air, said Dwi Suslamanto, the head of Bank Indonesia in West Kalimantan.

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  13. Schools in several states shut due to worsening hazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | Daily Express

    Kuala Lumpur: Thick white smoke from Indonesian slash-and-burn farming enveloped Malaysia's capital and other areas Sunday, triggering school closures for the following day as weeks of choking haze showed no sign of abating. Pollution readings in Kuala Lumpur soared into the "very unhealthy" territory in the Malaysian government's hourly air-quality index.

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  14. Malaysia shuts schools as Indonesia smoke thickensRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2015 | The China Post

    Thick white smoke from Indonesian slash-and-burn farming enveloped Malaysia's capital and other areas Sunday, triggering school closures for the following day as weeks of choking haze showed no sign of abating. Pollution readings in Kuala Lumpur soared into the "very unhealthy" territory in the Malaysian government's hourly air-quality index.

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  15. Malaysia again shuts schools as Indonesian smoke thickensRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2015 | Yahoo!

    Air pollution in Malaysia's capital spiked to "very unhealthy" levels on Sunday as acrid smoke billowing from Indonesian agricultural fires intensified, in an environmental crisis that is fraying regional tempers. Pollution readings soared past the 200-point level Sunday morning in the Malaysian government's hourly air-quality index, a threshold that triggers automatic school closures during weekdays.

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  16. Singapore Shuts Schools, Cancels Events as Haze WorsensRead the original story

    Sep 24, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Singapore closed its primary and secondary schools Friday as the three-hour pollutant standards index reached the year's high of 341 as of 5 a.m. Singapore time, according to the National Environment Agency. The gauge receded to 84 as of 1 p.m., falling back into the "moderate" level.

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  17. Singapore shuts schools, events as haze worsensRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2015 | Bangkok Post

    Schools were shut some outdoor events suspended on Friday as the city-state's air quality slid into the hazardous range for the first time this year, raising concerns that this will hurt the tourism and retail sectors. Primary and secondary schools were closed as the three-hour pollutant standards index reached the year's high of 341 as of 5 am, Singapore time, according to the National Environment Agency.

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  18. Haze Worsens as Smog Covers Singapore, Parts of IndonesiaRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2015 | Bloomberg

    The haze from Indonesian forest fires intensified Tuesday afternoon, driving the pollution gauge in parts of the country to hazardous levels and blanketing downtown Singapore with a layer of smog. The pollution index at Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan province reached a day's high of 1,986.73, more than five times above the "hazardous" air quality base level of 350.1, according to data from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics.

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  19. Indonesia haze closes 13 airports and schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2015 | The Star Online

    The Transportation Ministry's spokesman, JA Barata, told tribunnews.com that the airports were closed due to limited visibility, which was down to 50m at Tjilik Riwut Airport in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan. Meanwhile, the West Kalimantan government has asked all kindergartens, primary schools and junior high schools in the province's capital of Pontianak to close due to the worsening haze.

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  20. Thai govt works to free fishermenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2015 | Bangkok Post

    PONTIANAK, INDONESIA: A Thai delegation is working with the Indonesian government to free Thai fishermen detained for illegally entering Indonesian waters. Hundreds of fishermen were arrested last year for violating local laws on fishing, after Jakarta cancelled a concession for foreign fishing boats.

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