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Muslim beauty queens slammed with fatwa

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Four young Muslim women aged aged 19 to 23 years were forced to drop out from the finalist round of Miss Malaysia World 2013...
Indonesian airline Merpati Nusantara seeks investors

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Indonesia's state-owned airline Merpati Nusantara Airlines will sell between 30 and 35 per cent of its shares to domestic or foreign investors. The government...
Indonesia’s president scores high on social media

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono made it to a celebrity on Twitter where he has gained nearly 2.7 million followers as of July 6...
Indonesia most risky stock market, says Morgan Stanley

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US-based investment firm Morgan Stanley said in a report on July 4 that it considers Indonesia's stock market to be the "most risky" in...
Burning questions for the palm oil industry

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The Sumatra forest fires that covered Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia even with hazardous haze over the past two weeks and caused an estimated damage...
Top 10 escapes from the Singapore haze

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Travel search site Skyscanner has taken a look at where Singaporeans fly in an attempt to escape the haze that covered the city state...
AirAsia’s Fernandes guns for Indonesia

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Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia Group, lives a double life these days. Half the time he spends in his “home,” the capital of Malaysia,...
Punks face off with Indonesia’s Shariah law

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“They will outlaw listening to that genre of music, that dress, and those actions... punishing by fine or by jailing. They will incentivise more...
GeothermalPowerStation1

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The investment agency of Indonesia's finance ministry will start a fund of around $302 million to finance the exploration of geothermal energy resources in...
Indonesia to raise fuel prices amid protests

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The Indonesian government in a late-night budget session on June 17 decided to heavily raise subsidised fuel prices, a highly unpopular move in the...
Few in ASEAN aware of upcoming integration (video)

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The majority of the 600-million population in ASEAN are unaware of upcoming changes in the ten-member bloc, especially about new measures that are intended...
Indonesia tourism fears Miss World closing

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Heated debates on the Miss World beauty pageant slated to be held in September 2013 in Indonesia have caused concerns that the country might...
Jakarta, a new Muslim fashion hub (video)video

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The world's most populous Muslim country, Indonesia, is working on raising its presence in the global fashion industry, but not in an ordinary way. The...
Thorium, the fuel for ASEAN’s future? (video)video

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Thorium-based nuclear power could soon be a new means of electricity generation in ASEAN if Indonesia pushes ahead with an envisaged Thorium reactor ready...
Jakarta is Twitter capital of the world

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While Bangkok is the global number one city in terms of Facebook users, Jakarta has fallen in love with Twitter: Indonesia's capital contributed about...
Indonesia’s Saratoga Capital plans two IPOs

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Indonesian private equity company, Saratoga Capital, will have another of its units go public this year after it already announced an initial public offering...
Latin America and ASEAN forging closer ties

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While the northern hemisphere has been struggling to solve internal crunches, new trade, investment and cooperation axes were being formed globally. In this scenario, ASEAN and Latin America are moving closer.
High risk of terror in ASEAN: Crisis group

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Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar and Indonesia are ranked high on a new list compiled by Aon Crisis Management, a UK-based firm specialising in risk...