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Indonesia top judge arrested for corruption

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Indonesia's anti-graft commission has arrested the head of the Constitutional Court, Akil Mochtar, on suspicion of corruption in the country's latest high-profile graft scandal. Corruption Eradication...
World Toilet Summit held in Indonesia

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Lack of public toilets and open defecation were among issues highlighted at the 13th World Toilet Summit that opened for the first time in...
Jakarta’s heavy metal-loving governor wanted for president

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Under Shariah Law, fans of punk, heavy metal and hard rock aren’t really accepted in Indonesia. However, all of this could change, as 52-year-old,...
Miss World crowned under heavy guard

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Philippine model and actress Megan Young was crowned Miss World 2013 in Bali, Indonesia, on September 28 in an event heavily guarded by armed...
Indonesia pushes low-cost ‘green car’ production

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Indonesia has started to offer incentives to support the production of more low-cost 'green cars' after Toyota declared its commitment to supply the country...
Indonesia’s Blue Bird taxis embark on home delivery

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Indonesia's biggest taxi operator Blue Bird, which plans an initial public offering at the Jakarta Stock Exchange in the fourth quarter of 2013, said...
Singapore-Jakarta world’s fastest growing air route

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The flight route between Jakarta to Singapore has become the world's fastest-growing major international air route, according to the Center for Aviation, a market...
Nigerian wins Islamic Miss World contest

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A Nigerian woman won the Muslimah World contest, a beauty pageant exclusively for Muslim women held in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on September 18....
Why property prices in Myanmar are really skyrocketing

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Property prices in Myanmar and especially in the business capital of Yangon have been surging over the past months to the effect that square...
Scottish universities discover Indonesia

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A group of Scottish universities has embarked on a mission to seek out profitable tie-ups with Indonesia's burgeoning higher education sector, Scottish paper The...
Indonesia, Yemen forge closer ties in oil & gas

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Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s main oil and gas producer, and Yemen, an important country in the global oil trade, have said they want to intensify...
Halal at its best: Islamic Miss World planned

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The dispute over the Miss World 2012 beauty pageant currently held in Indonesia - the world's most populous Muslim country - and strongly rejected...
Tourist numbers to Indonesia increase 6.4%

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The number of foreign tourist to Indonesia, who were mainly visiting Jakarta, Bali and Batam, has increased by 6.4 per cent from January to...
Indonesian Muslims rally against Miss World contest

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Around 1,000 Indonesian Muslims protested against the Miss World beauty pageant slated to be held from September 8 in Bali and on September 28 ...
Bali plans ‘Miss Internet Indonesia’ contest

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Muslim clerics in Indonesia are kept busy these days as they not only have to fend off the "haram" Miss World 2013 pageant to...
Southeast Asian stocks continue to slide

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The sell-off on Southeast Asian stock exchanges continued on August 28, showing that regional capital markets are in a severe bear market grip. Philippine stocks...
Indonesia insists to host Miss World pageant

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Despite protests from Muslim clerics and even severe threats against the organisers of the Miss World beauty pageant, the contest will go ahead in...
US sells Apache attack helicopters to Indonesia

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The US has agreed for the first time to sell its new AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to Indonesia, a US defense official confirmed on...