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Indonesian lawmaker jailed in Alstom-Marubeni bribe case

Jakarta - Indonesia's main anti-corruption court sentenced a lawmaker to three years' jail Monday for accepting bribes from French company Alstom and Japan's Marubeni in a multimillion-dollar contract.
In the Media by AFP

Indonesia poll outcome dims economic reform hopes: analysts

Jakarta - Prospects for much-needed reforms in Southeast Asia's top economy are in doubt after a worse-than-expected election performance by the main opposition left Indonesia staring at an unwieldy coalition government, analysts warn.
In the Media by Samuel Reeves (AFP)

Australian drug mule Corby escapes jail return over TV interview

Jakarta - Australian drug mule Schapelle Corby will not have her parole revoked over a controversial TV interview, an Indonesian official said Friday, adding there was no ground to send her back to jail.
In the Media by AFP

Costa Concordia helmsman found, may be forced to testify in Italy

The trial of Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that hit a reef Jan. 13, 2012, killing 32, is ongoing and an important witness may soon take the stand. That witness is Rusil Bin, the helmsman on that fateful night.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Petition over Nike factory workers

Nike has been accused of selling the England team’s shirt for £90 ($150), while the workers in its factories in Indonesia are paid 30 pence (50 cents) per hour to produce the t-shirt.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Indonesia vote to set governor on course for presidency

Jakarta - Indonesians went to the polls Wednesday in parliamentary elections expected to boost the main opposition and move their popular presidential candidate, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, a step closer to becoming the country's next leader.
In the Media by Sam Reeves (AFP)

Is the corporate gender gap decreasing?

According to financial experts online, the gender gap in the corporate world is one of the biggest problems in the professional word, and small business are affected too. The good news is the gap has been decreasing in entrepreneurship.
In the Media by Mike White

Missing airliner found off Australia? — Large debris found

Sydney - In what can only be described as a particularly bizarre twist to an already bizarre story, it is believed that debris located 2,000 km off the West Australian coast may be parts of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane which disappeared 10 days ago.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 32 comments

Final missing 'Japan diver' found in Indonesia

Malang - A body believed to be that of a Japanese diver who went missing with six others off Bali a month ago has been found far from where she disappeared, Indonesian police said Monday.The body, thought to be that of diving instructor Shoko Takahashi, was fou...
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Selective justice: Foreign nationals and the death penalty

Geneva - The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) steps up its campaign this week for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Indonesia threatens to revoke drug mule Corby's parole

Denpasar - Indonesia threatened to revoke parole for convicted Australian drug mule Schapelle Corby on Tuesday, warning her to "keep a lower profile" after a documentary about her release angered authorities.Corby, 36, whose case has been closely followed in Aust...
In the Media by Putra Wicaksana (AFP)

Japan pledges $200 million in aid for Palestine

Jakarta - Japan has pledged more than $200 million in aid to help Palestine's government as 22 nations affirmed their commitment to supporting Palestinians' bid for an independent state.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments

Russian firms to invest up to $6 bn in Indonesian mining

Jakarta - Russian firms plan to invest up to six billion dollars in Indonesia's mining sector this year, Jakarta said Tuesday, despite its recent mineral export ban that has worried foreign investors.Projects include a refinery on Borneo to process bauxite, an a...
In the Media by AFP

Indonesia announces world's biggest manta ray sanctuary

Jakarta - Indonesia on Friday became home to the world's biggest manta ray sanctuary covering millions of square kilometres, as it seeks to protect the huge winged fish and draw more tourists to the sprawling archipelago.New legislation gives full protection to ...
In the Media by AFP

Japanese divers found alive after going missing in Bali

Denpasar - Four Japanese scuba divers were found alive Monday in waters off the Indonesian resort island of Bali three days after going missing, police said. "Four divers were found alive.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Indonesia slams reported Australian spying as 'mind-boggling'

Jakarta - Indonesia Monday described as "mind-boggling" a report that Australian spies targeted Jakarta during a trade dispute with Washington, as a new espionage row erupted during a visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry.Ties between Canberra and Jakarta ha...
In the Media by Arlina Arshad (AFP) - 1 comment

Kerry slams Russia for 'enabling' Syria's Assad

Jakarta - US Secretary of State John Kerry slammed Russia on Monday for "enabling" Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to stay in power in the war-torn country, after Geneva peace talks broke off without result at the weekend."The regime stonewalled, they did noth...
In the Media by AFP

Search resumes for seven Japanese divers missing near Bali

Denpasar - Indonesian rescuers on Sunday resumed their search for seven Japanese scuba divers who vanished during a dive near Bali two days ago, a consular official said.A search party was combing the seas for the five tourists and two instructors -- all women --...
In the Media by Putra Wicaksana (AFP)

Kerry to urge climate change action in Indonesia speech

Jakarta - US Secretary of State John Kerry will on Sunday issue a clarion call for the world to do to more to combat climate change, warning the planet is being pushed to "a tipping point of no return".In his keynote speech, the top US diplomat will highlight th...
In the Media by AFP

Seven Japanese divers missing in Indonesia

Jakarta - Seven Japanese tourists were missing after leaving for a scuba diving trip in waters off the Indonesian island of Bali, police said Saturday.The group disappeared after heading out on a speedboat to Nusa Lembongan, a small island off the southeast coas...
In the Media by AFP
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