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In the most populous Muslim nation, a test of tolerance.

Voters in Indonesia's capital may elect a Christian as governor, perhaps sending a message to much of the Muslim world about a religious test for secular leaders.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Rural working men are finding wellbeing on grassroots Facebook pages.

Luke Baker has worked in the most remote reaches of Australia and Papua New Guinea, but leaving his family is always a painful rupture. But Facebook is helping in surprising ways. Now based in Bundaberg, Queensland, he was sent to mining camps as a "fly-in, fly-out" worker , where he'd often spend around three weeks on-site ...

- Mashable! - US

In the most populous Muslim nation, a test of tolerance.

Last year, British voters in London elected a Muslim as mayor. A good example is happening in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation and its third-largest democracy. On Feb. 15, in a three-way race for the governorship of the capital, Jakarta, the Christian incumbent – who faces blasphemy charges for allegedly ...

- Yahoo! News - US

How to plan a destination wedding.

Shutterstock/ProWeddingStudioWhether it’s barefoot beach wedding in Hawaii, an island fête in Bali, or a ceremony among vineyards in Tuscany, many brides-to-be dream of having a destination wedding. And who can blame ‘em? There’s just something about tying the knot in a far-flung locale that spells ...

- Business Insider - US

Saudi king to visit Indonesia in March with entourage of 1,500 -- Indonesian officials.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman will visit Jakarta and Bali on the Indonesian leg of his Asian tour next month, bringing 1,500 people in his entourage including 10 ministers, Indonesian officials said.

- GMA News - PH

Saudi Arabian King Salman to visit Indonesia in March with an entourage of 1,500.

Thomson ReutersSaudi Arabia's King Salman will visit Jakarta and Bali on the Indonesian leg of his Asian tour next month, bringing 1,500 people in his entourage including 10 ministers, Indonesian officials said. "This is a very historic visit for us," Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung told reporters on Tuesday, adding that ...

- Business Insider - US

My daughter too 'timid' to kill.

THE family of a Vietnamese woman identified as a suspect in the death of the half-brother of North Korea’s ruler confirmed yesterday that she is their relative, but said they believe she didn’t knowingly participate in the killing. Doan Thi Huong is thought to be one of two women seen approaching Kim Jong Nam on ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Jail Australian for eight years over Bali cop's death: prosecutors.

Byron Bay woman Sara Connor should be jailed for her involvement in the killing of a police officer involving her British boyfriend, Bali prosecutors say, but her lawyers argue the demand is incredible as she did not deliver the fatal blows.

- ABC News - AU

This Oil Major Just Announced A Groundbreaking Asset Sale.

Back from a great trip through Asia. Where one oil and gas contact told me how profits are surging — with Spanish major Repsol recently concluding that natural gas projects in Indonesia are the most profitable segment of the company's global operations. And opportunities in Asian natural gas are starting to come at a ...

- OilPrice.com - US

DPM to deliver keynote address at Ibraf forum in Indonesia.

BANDUNG, Feb 21 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived here today to attend the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Broadcasting Regulatory Authorities Forum in Kota Bandung tomorrow. He was received by...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Belum habis moratorium, jengkaut bauksit datang lagi.

KUANTAN, 21 Feb ― Kewujudan dua jentera jengkaut di Kampung Jeram Beserah di sini menimbulkan tanda tanya penduduk setempat apakah aktiviti perlombongan bauksit kembali beroperasi ketika moratorium masih berkuatkuasa. Pengerusi Gerakan...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Papua New Guinea LNG Export Plant Seeks To Sell 6 Cargos In Tender

Exxon Mobil's Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas export facility is seeking to sell 6 cargoes in a tender.

- Rigzone.com - US

Contender in Jakarta governor race denies pandering to Indonesia’s hardline Islamists

A former education minister in Muslim-majority Indonesia facing a run-off vote against a Christian to be Jakarta governor, on Tuesday denied pandering to Islamists to win support and said he could unite the capital after a divisive election. If I met the Catholic community, am I then considered no longer a Muslim? If I met ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Jail Australian woman for eight years over Bali cop's death, say prosecutors

Sara Connor reacts with shock after being told by Indonesian prosecutors she and her boyfriend are equally to blame for the killing of a Bali police officer.

- ABC News - AU

Indonesia: Widespread flooding hits Jakarta

Many days of torrential rain have brought floods to Indonesia's capital, closing schools and causing travel disruption.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Migrants exploiting refugee applicant loophole to work in labor-scarce Japan

Sayaka Hirose is a Tokyo-based immigration lawyer specializing in assisting Indonesians coming to Japan. She says that in the past two years her clients have been seeking legal advice on an issue she had never encountered before. In 2016, about 70 Indonesians asked her about matters related to work visas, and 20 of them ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Indonesia wants access to detainee

Indonesia's foreign minister says his Malaysian counterpart has given his commitment to fulfil the request.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Prosecutors seek 8-year terms for tourists in Bali death

BALI, Indonesia " Indonesian prosecutors have sought eight-year prison sentences for a British man and an Australian woman accused of killing a police officer on the tourist island of Bali.David James Taylor and his Australian...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

IDEX 2017: Indonesia's PT Pindad signs co-operation deals with UAE counterparts

Indonesian company PT Pindad has signed agreements with counterparts in the United Arab Emirates to collaborate on pursuing defence sales to the Middle East, the Indonesian Ministry of Defence announced on 20 February. The MoD said that state-owned PT Pindad has signed a memorandum of

- Jane’s - US

You'll soon be able to skip some ads on YouTube

LOS ANGELES, Feb 21 — By next year, you will no longer have to sit through half-minute ads on YouTube. According to a report in The Jakarta Post, 30-second ads on the video-streaming site will come with a skip' button from 2018. It is...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Malindo Air tawar RM2,899 pergi balik ke Jeddah

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Feb ― Malindo Air melancarkan laluan penerbangan baharu dari Kuala Lumpur ke Jeddah, Arab Saudi, dengan singgahan sejam di Ahmedabad, India. Malindo Air berkata, tambang promosi pengenalan bagi...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Sara Connor trial: Eight years sought for Bali policeman's death

Prosecutors have called on a Bali court to jail Australian woman Sara Connor and her British boyfriend for eight years.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Indonesian cops to probe N. Korean restaurant in Jakarta over alleged spying

INDONESIAN police say they will investigate a North Korean restaurant over suspicions that it is being used by the reclusive state as a front for its spying activities. The post Indonesian cops to probe N. Korean restaurant in Jakarta over alleged spying appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Children's sex book causes stir in Indonesia

Parents say the book I Learn to Control Myself is inappropriate because it discusses masturbation.

- BBC - UK

Technology › NEC to provide cyber-attack defense training for 6 ASEAN countries

NEC Corp says it has received an order from the Japan International Cooperation Agency to provided cyber-attack defense for officials from governmental institutions responsible for cyber security in six members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations -- Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam. ...

- Japan Today - JP

No request for Bali murder conviction against Sara Connor

Bali prosecutors say Australian woman Sara Connor and her British boyfriend David Taylor should not be convicted of murder and instead jailed for lesser offences.

- ABC News - AU

Floods inundate thousands of homes in Indonesian capital

JAKARTA, Indonesia " Torrential rains in the Indonesian capital have overwhelmed drains and flooded roads and thousands of homes.The disaster mitigation agency said Tuesday that more than 50 areas are flooded in Jakarta, with...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

HSBC promises to cut ties with forest-trashing palm oil companies

There's been a major breakthrough in protecting Indonesia's forests: HSBC has committed to breaking its links to palm oil companies destroying forests and peatlands. This is a fantastic result for everyone who has been campaigning over the last few weeks, although the hard work doesn't stop there. The real test now is how ...

- Greenpeace - INT

Migrants exploiting refugee applicant loophole to work in labor-scarce Japan

Sayaka Hirose is a Tokyo-based immigration lawyer specializing in assisting Indonesians coming to Japan. She says that in the past two years she has been asked for legal advice on an issue she had never faced before. In 2016, about 70 Indonesians asked her about matters related to work visas, and 20 of them brought The post ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Floods inundate thousands of homes in Indonesian capital

Torrential rains in the Indonesian capital have overwhelmed drains and flooded roads and thousands of homes.The disaster mitigation agency says more than 50 areas are flooded in Jakarta with waters u...

- The Hindu - IN

Thousands of homes flooded in Jakarta

JAKARTA -- Torrential rains in the Indonesian capital have overwhelmed drains and flooded roads and thousands of homes.

- BangkokPost - TH

Indonesia Islamists urge ouster of Jakarta governor, plan more protests

Indonesian Islamist groups on Monday called on the government to suspend the Christian governor of the capital and for the courts to convict him of blasphemy, demands they will make again at a rally outside parliament on Tuesday. Islamist groups have held two big rallies since November against the governor of Jakarta, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

This Copper Hotspot Faces Another Shutdown

All eyes in the copper world have been on stoppages at the Escondida, Chile and Grasberg, Indonesia mega-mines this past week. But elsewhere, other concerning events are emerging for copper supply. The major Las Bambas mine in Peru, for example, had another flare up of community protests. Which forced the operation to shut ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Indonesia Islamists plan more protests later today

JAKARTA, Feb 21 — Indonesian Islamist groups yesterday called on the government to suspend the Christian governor of the capital and for the courts to convict him of blasphemy, demands they will make again at a rally outside parliament today....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights flooding in the Philippines and Indonesia

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines As of 19 February, over 30,700 people remain displaced in northeastern Mindanao by flooding. At least 2,100 people are in 18 shelters, while most are staying with relatives. PHILIPPINES As of 19 ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Indonesian foreign minister: 'Trying to create a culture of tolerance'

Concerns abound in recent times about the threats posed by radicalization and terrorism to Indonesian society. The country's foreign minister spoke to DW about how the government is tackling these issues.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Nexter providing CAESAR howitzer systems to Indonesia

Richard TomkinsFeb. 20 -- Indonesia is procuring additional CAESAR wheeled self-propelled howitzer systems from Nexter of France.

- UPI - US

Indonesia urges to force Armenia to fulfill UN resolutions

- Today.Az - AZ

Freeport Indonesia says could seek arbitration over mining contract violations

Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Indonesian unit said on Monday it hoped to resolve a dispute with the government over its mining contract, but reserved the right to start arbitration against the government and seek damages. Freeport has submitted a notification to Indonesia's mining ministry describing breaches and violations of its ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

What can we expect from Sara Connor's Bali murder trial?

Prosecutors in Bali will today outline the punishment they want handed down to Byron Bay woman Sara Connor and her British boyfriend over the killing of a policeman. This is the case against them.

- ABC News - AU

Unpaid royalties prompt protest at LNG project near Port Moresby

Villagers in Papua New Guinea are blockading the country's biggest resources project because the government has not paid them long overdue royalties.Hundreds of people who live near the PNG liquefied natural gas plant outside Port Moresby have gathered around the main gate in an attempt to block access.The PNG Government is ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

N Korea, Malaysia row as Kim killing film emerges

Malaysia's probe has put five North Koreans in the frame for the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam. At least three of them took a flight from Jakarta to Dubai on the evening of the murder, an Indonesian immigration official said.

- Times Of India - IN

Indonesia: Thousands expected to join latest anti-Ahok rally on Tuesday - police

THE Muslim-majority Indonesian capital of Jakarta looks set to be the stage of yet another mass rally against incumbent Christian Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama on Tuesday. The post Indonesia: Thousands expected to join latest anti-Ahok rally on Tuesday - police appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Indonesia Islamists urge ouster of Jakarta governor, plan more protests

Islamist groups have held two big rallies since November against the governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is on trial for insulting the Koran.

- Zee News - IN

Indonesia Islamists urge ouster of Jakarta governor, plan more protests

Islamist groups have held two big rallies since November against the governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is on trial for insulting the Koran.

- Zee News - IN

Malaysia summons NK ambassador over Kim Jong Nam death

Police have arrested four people from Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and North Korea in relation to the assassination.         

- USA TODAY - US

Indonesia Islamists urge ouster of Jakarta governor, plan more protests

JAKARTA - Indonesian Islamist groups on Monday called on the government to suspend the Christian governor of the capital and for the courts to convict him of blasphemy, demands they will make again at a rally outside parliament on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Indonesia Islamists urge ouster of Jakarta governor, plan more protests

Indonesian Islamist groups on Monday called on the government to suspend the Christian governor of the capital and for the courts to convict him of blasphemy, demands they will make again at a rally outside parliament on Tuesday

- The Daily Star - LB

Unpaid royalties prompt protest at LNG project near Port Moresby

Protesters picket outside an LNG plant near Port Moresby as Papua New Guinea's government withholds long overdue royalties.

- ABC News - AU

Joint venture UAV secures first order

Last week UMS Skeldar announced the first contract for its Skeldar V-200 rotary-wing UAV, with the Indonesian ministry of defence. The Skeldar was deployed to the country in late 2016 as part of performance and acceptance tests, in advance of delivery and the start of operator training. Indonesia is acquiring the Skeldar ...

- Jane’s - US

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