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Indonesia politician's graft trial delayed by stomach woes.

JAKARTA: A top Indonesian politician accused of involvement in one of the country's biggest corruption scandals told a court on the first day of his trial he's suffering a stomach complaint, forcing a postponement while his medical condition is checked.

- BangkokPost - TH

Anti Corruption Bureau raids three govt. officials' houses.

In three separate incidents, Anti Corruption Bureau sleuths raided the houses of government officials at Tumakuru, Hubbali and Belagavi districts. The house of PWD Assistant Executive Engineer Jagadishs house in Koratagere in Tumakaru district was raided by ACB. ACB police said that Jagadish has been serving in the public ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Indonesia politician's graft trial delayed by stomach woes.

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A top Indonesian politician accused of involvement in one of the country's biggest corruption scandals told a court on the first day of his trial he's suffering a stomach complaint, forcing a postponement...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

No decision on British banker Rurik Jutting’s appeal against double murder conviction.

Rurik Jutting, the British banker jailed for life in Hong Kong for brutally murdering two Indonesian women, will learn his fate another day, after a court on Wednesday decided to reserve its decision on his appeal. The Cambridge graduate, who was sentenced in November last year, stood up in the dock and appeared calm when ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

British Banker Appeals Conviction of Double Murder in Hong Kong.

A British banker sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome murders of two Indonesian women went before a Hong Kong court Tuesday to appeal his conviction. Rurik Jutting was convicted last year of the 2014 murders of Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih in his luxury apartment. Jurors were shown graphic video Jutting took ...

- Voice of America - US

Bali Hotels Face Occupancy Crisis Because of Volcano in Busy Tourism Season.

The volcanic eruption in Iceland put that country on the world's tourism map. Bali is already well-known, and there is little positive fallout from the volcanic disruptions there. -Dennis Schaal

- Skift - US

Tech's global challenge plays out in a Jakarta school yard .

HONG KONG, Dec 13 — Uber Technologies Inc has spent millions of dollars fighting politicians and business lobbies trying to scuttle the app everywhere from New York to London. For Indonesian ride-hailing and food-delivery startup Go-Jek, the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Indonesia politician's graft trial delayed by stomach woes.

- Townhall.com - US

Reuters Video: Manhunt ongoing in Bali for American inmate after prison break.

Indonesian police are hunting for a US citizen who escaped from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali by cutting through steel bars in a ceiling, the jail's second breakout of foreign inmates this year. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Uber picks new head for Indonesia business.

JAKARTA, Dec 13 — Uber Technologies Inc unveiled today a new head of its Indonesian operations in a market where the online taxi company faces cutthroat competition, regulatory uncertainty and a reported US probe into whether it broke bribery...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Indonesia's diphtheria outbreak: problems in vaccination and antibiotics efficacy.

An outbreak of diphtheria in Indonesia is not caused by a singular factor. The country needs better vaccination coverage and distribution as well as better antibiotics.

- The Conversation - UK

British double murderer appeals Hong Kong conviction

A British banker jailed for life for the horrifying murder of two Indonesian women while in a cocaine-fueled rampage at his upscale Hong Kong apartment ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Banker appeals sentence in torture, murder of sex workers

Briton Rurik Jutting was given life in prison for gruesome slayings of Indonesian women in luxury Hong Kong apartment

- CBS NEWS - US

British double murderer appeals Hong Kong conviction

HONG KONG, China, Dec 12 - A British banker jailed for life for the horrifying murder of two Indonesian women at his upscale Hong Kong apartment in a cocaine-fuelled rampage appealed against his conviction Tuesday. Cambridge University graduate Rurik Jutting tortured Sumarti Ningsih for three days , filming parts of her ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

US citizen on the loose as more inmates escape Bali prison

A DRUG suspect is being hunted by Indonesian police after escaping from Bali's notorious Kerobokan prison. The post US citizen on the loose as more inmates escape Bali prison appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Indonesia to ban bitcoin from 2018 in latest Internet crackdown

BEGINNING next year, transactions involving Bitcoin will be banned in Indonesia, an official said on Tuesday as the cryptocurrency's value zoomed above US$13,000. The post Indonesia to ban bitcoin from 2018 in latest Internet crackdown appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Indonesia is brightest hope for democracy in Asean say parliamentarians, experts

THE OUTLOOK for democracy and human rights in Southeast Asia is bleak' with the world's largest Muslim-majority country Indonesia offering the best hope for democratic progress in the region, parliamentarians, academics and rights activists from across the region have warned. The post Indonesia is brightest hope for ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Reuters Video: Former banker in double murder appeals sentence in Hong Kong

A lawyer for Rurik Jutting, who was jailed for life in Hong Kong for the murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped, says the judge who presided over the gruesome trial last year had misdirected the jury. Grace Lee reports. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

PNG electoral official charged with corruption

Anti-corruption police in Papua New Guinea arrest and charge the country's deputy chief electoral commissioner with official corruption, perjury and making a false declaration in the 2014 Madang by-election.

- ABC News - AU

Church-run PNG health services face closure after months without funding

Churches in Papua New Guinea warn they will soon be forced to shut down rural health services because the Government has not paid staff salaries.

- ABC News - AU

India's external debt down first time since 2001-02

India's sovereign debt is much lower than that of other emerging economies like Argentina, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines, and South Africa.

- Rediff.com - IN

Judge misdirected jury on Rurik Jutting’s ‘abnormal mind’, lawyer argues in banker’s appeal against double murder conviction

Rurik Jutting, the British banker jailed for life for the gruesome killings of two Indonesian women in Hong Kong, was back in court on Tuesday for an appeal, with his lawyers arguing that a trial judge had misdirected the jury on their client’s “abnormal mind”. While having an “abnormality of ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Sumatra seeks to tackle transport woes at Xmas

Bus owners have been invited to apply for temporary transport licences to carry people to various destinations during the festive season.

- TheCitizen - TZ

UK banker back in Hong Kong court for murder appeal

HONG KONG — A British banker sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome slayings of two Indonesian women appeared in a Hong Kong court on Tuesday in a bid to appeal his conviction.Lawyers for Rurik Jutting presented their...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UK banker back in Hong Kong court for murder appeal

A British banker sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome slayings of two Indonesian women has appeared in a Hong Kong court in a bid to appeal his conviction.

- FOX News - US

Indonesian President Jokowi Leads Citizens in Condemning Donald Trump's Jerusalem Declaration

"Trump is dragging the USA and the world to the frontline of religious extremism."

- Global Voices - US

Brit's lawyer argues judge misled HK jury in double murder trial

HONG KONG, Dec 12 — A lawyer for a former British banker who was jailed for life in Hong Kong for the murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped said this morning that the judge who presided over the gruesome trial last year had...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Trilateral currency settlement pact agreed

The Bank of Thailand together with Bank Indonesia and Bank Negara Malaysia on Monday announced the launch of a local currency settlement framework between them to promote trade and investment trilaterally.

- BangkokPost - TH

British banker Rurik Jutting back in court for appeal against double murder conviction

Rurik Jutting, the British banker jailed for life for the sadistic murders of two Indonesian women in 2014, appeared to have lost more weight, but remained spirited as he found himself back in a Hong Kong court on Tuesday. As soon as he was back in the dock, the bespectacled double murderer, wearing a light blue shirt, ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

US man saws his way out of a notorious Indonesian prison in daring jailbreak

People who've survived Bali's Kerobokan prison have used many terms to describe it: overcrowded, understaffed, drug-filled, brutally violent.

- Stuff - NZ

British banker to appeal against life sentence for Hong Kong double murder | Reuters

HONG KONG - A British banker, jailed for life in Hong Kong last year for the murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped in his luxury apartment, is due to launch an appeal on Tuesday. Rurik Jutting, who is in his early 30s, a former Bank of America employee, had denied murdering Sumarti Ningsih, 23, and Seneng ...

- Firstpost - IN

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- MENAFN - JO

British banker to appeal against life sentence for Hong Kong double murder

HONG KONG, Dec 12 — A British banker, jailed for life in Hong Kong last year for the murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped in his luxury apartment, is due to launch an appeal this morning. Rurik Jutting, who is in his early 30s,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Human Rights Not Yet Protected in Indonesia

On the occasion of international human rights day, the Asian Human Rights Commission observes the major human rights issues of concern in Indonesia. Impunity and a fragile criminal justice system have let down victims of human rights abuse and ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

An American inmate sawed his way out of a hellish Indonesian prison

The Californian, locked up over a drug offense, might have sawed through bars, shimmied down a rope and used a ladder to scale a wall.

- Washington Post - US

An American inmate sawed his way out of a hellish Indonesian prison

Prison officials say Chrishan Beasley sawed through steel bars, shimmied down a rope and might have used a ladder to scale a wall of the notorious facility. The 32-year-old Californian was arrested for a drug offense this summer.

- Washington Post - US

How much can 252-million-year-old ecosystems tell us about modern Earth? A lot.

A whopping 252 million years ago, Earth was crawling with bizarre animals, including dinosaur cousins resembling Komodo dragons and bulky early mammal-relatives, a million years before dinosaurs even existed. New research shows us that the Permian equator was both a literal and figurative hotspot: it was, for the most part, ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Double murderer Rurik Jutting set for Hong Kong appeal court after 13 months in prison as family visits

Rurik Jutting, the British banker jailed for the gruesome killings of two Indonesian women in Hong Kong, is expected back in the dock on Tuesday as he appeals against his murder conviction. A source familiar with the matter also said that since the former banker was sentenced, his family had visited him at the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

The World's Largest Muslim Country Is Protesting President Trump's Recognition of Jerusalem

Thousands of protestors gathered outside the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, this weekend in the latest demonstrations against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

- Yahoo! News - US

American inmate escapes Bali prison by cutting hole in roof: officials

A U.S. citizen awaiting sentencing in Indonesia on drug charges escaped from prison Monday, officials said.

- UPI - US

Indonesia races to contain diphtheria outbreak ahead of 2018 Asian Games

JAKARTA - Health authorities in Jakarta kicked off a special immunization program on Monday to rein in an "extraordinary" outbreak of diphtheria that has sparked concerns about the Indonesian capital's readiness to host the Asian Games next June. Diphtheria cases have spiked 42 percent since last year, health officials say, ...

- Reuters - US

Bali jailbreak: US inmate escapes notorious Kerobokan prison

Reports suggest the man and another inmate escaped by climbing over the prison wall.

- BBC - UK

Mitsubishi Motors to cooperate with Jakarta in program to promote electric vehicles

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Monday it will join forces with the Indonesian government to promote electric vehicles in the Southeast Asian country, as the government ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Hardline Indonesian Muslim groups burn US, Israeli flags

JAKARTA: Hardline Muslim groups in Indonesia burned photos of US President Donald Trump, as well as US and Israeli flags, on Monday during a protest outside the US embassy against Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

- BangkokPost - TH

Indonesian parliament speaker quits amid graft investigation

JAKARTA: The speaker of Indonesia's parliament, who is being investigated for his suspected involvement in a $170 million graft scandal, has tendered his resignation, two members of the assembly said on Monday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Mitsubishi to promote electric vehicles in Indonesia

TOKYO: Mitsubishi Motors Corp said on Monday it will join forces with the Indonesian government to promote electric vehicles in the Southeast Asian country, as the government ramps up efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.

- BangkokPost - TH

Indonesia detains 18 in pre-emptive bid to boost Christmas security

JAKARTA, Dec 11 — Indonesian anti-terrorism police have detained 18 people with links to militant groups in a bid to cut the risk of attacks during Christmas and the New Year in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country, police said today....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Bright Dairy launches premium yogurt in Hong Kong, first stop in overseas sales push

China Bright Food Group, the country’s second-biggest foodstuff producer by revenue, has launched a premium yogurt product in Hong Kong, the first step in an overseas push to put its products on the supermarket shelves of Macau, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. “Hong Kong is only our first stop, we want to go ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

The world's newest great ape is already nearly extinct

THE TAPANULI orangutan of Sumatra is both the world's newest known great ape species and its most threatened, after being officially categorised this week as Critically Endangered,' or nearly extinct in the wild. The post The world's newest great ape is already nearly extinct appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

LGBT activists in Indonesia face rising death threats

THE EXTREMISTS called and told us they planned to attack. We called the police beforehand, they wouldn't come … showed up at the very end and watched us be beaten.' The post LGBT activists in Indonesia face rising death threats appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

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