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Reckless driver ‘tests negative’ for LSD

27 January 2015

In an unexpected development, the South Jakarta Police revealed on Tuesday that 23-year-old Christopher Daniel Sjarief, a driver involved in a car crash that killed four people, had not been proven to have consumed lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) prior to the incident, as the police had earlier stated. South Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Wahyu […]

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Garuda cancels plan to develop MRO facility at Hang Nadim

27 January 2015

Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) AeroAsia has cancelled its plan to develop a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam and is considering moving the facility’s construction location to a special airport to be developed on Bintan Island, a top official has said. Batam Free Trade Zone Management Agency (BP […]

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Three more beheaded under new Saudi king

27 January 2015

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded two more of its citizens and a Pakistani, continuing the strictest punishment under new King Salman. Omar bin Yahya bin Ibrahim al-Barkati was tried and convicted of incest, the interior ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency. “He was executed as punishment for his crime […]

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JCI falls slightly on Tuesday

27 January 2015

JCI falls slightly on Tuesday The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) opened on a negative note on Tuesday as it weakened slightly by 0.11 percent to 5,254.45 points. In addition, shares of blue chip firms traded on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) went down by 0.15 percent 911.63 … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta […]

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Anti-graft Commission summons two police generals in BG case

27 January 2015

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) here on Tuesday is scheduled to question two police generals in connection with a corruption case involving Commissioner General Budi Gunawan (BG), the sole candidate for the police … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Nadal out, Sharapova, Makarova advance in Australia

27 January 2015

Rafael Nadal’s lack of match fitness from nearly six months of inactivity finally caught up with the 14-time Grand Slam singles champion at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Nadal was never much of a factor in his quarterfinal match against seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych, losing 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5) after failing to convert any of his […]

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Social welfare chief admits homeless rounded up in line with Pope’s Philippine visit

27 January 2015

Philippine Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman finally admitted during a Senate hearing on Tuesday that some 100 families were brought to an air-conditioned resort in Nasugbu, Batangas, north of Manila, as part of the preparation for Pope Francis’ visit to the country. “We talked to the (governments of) Manila, Parañaque and Pasay because I […]

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Jokowi arrives in Medan for working visit

27 January 2015

The presidential jet carrying President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his entourage landed at Soewondo Airport in Medan, North Sumatra, at 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday for a scheduled presidential working trip. Upon his arrival, President Jokowi was greeted by North Sumatra Governor Gatot Pujo Nugroho, Bukit Barisan Military Commander Maj. Gen. Winston Simanjuntak and North Sumatra […]

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Obama leading delegation of US dignitaries to Saudi Arabia

27 January 2015

President Barack Obama will lead a delegation of lawmakers, senior U.S. officials and two former secretaries of state to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay respects to the royal family following King Abdullah’s death. Obama was cutting short the final day of his visit to India to make the trip to Riyadh, the capital of the […]

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Portrait of the artist:: Junaedi (right) and his wife Rita were inspired to find a way to repurpose trash after they moved next to a trash dump.

From plastic waste to lovely handbags

27 January 2015

Portrait of the artist:  Junaedi (right) and his wife Rita were inspired to find a way to repurpose trash after they moved next to a trash dump. While most people treat used plastic bags as rubbish, in the hands of Junaedi and Margaretha Rita, they can be turned into fetching handbags and various other products […]

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Our ocean energy resource – what exactly is it?

27 January 2015

Do you want to know what free energy you have in your oceans? Let’s take a look at the ocean energy resource and metocean (the combined effects of meteorological weather conditions and oceanic tidal and global current flows) conditions around the world’s largest archipelago. We will do this to identify the main tidal flows in […]

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Emiratis help push jiu-jitsu as category at Jakarta Asian Games

27 January 2015

Emiratis help push jiu-jitsu as category at Jakarta Asian Games ABU DHABI // After a year under the Jiu-Jitsu Asian Union (JJAU), the martial art has made it to the 2018 Asian Games at Jakarta. The decision to include the sport as a discipline was made during a recent executive committee meeting of the Olympic […]

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Graft trial commences for W. Java Golkar chief

27 January 2015

The trial of former Indramayu regent Irianto Mahfud Sidik and current chairman of West Java chapter of Golkar Party began on Monday at the Bandung Corruption Court. Irianto stands accused of involvement in a graft case surrounding the development of a power plant in Sumuradem village, Sukra district, in the regency. Prosecutor Juli Isnur said […]

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Real Madrid says it complies fully with FIFA rules on minors

27 January 2015

Real Madrid released a statement late Monday saying it complies fully with FIFA’s rules on transfers involving minors, after acknowledging that football’s governing body is looking into previous deals. Earlier, during Lucas Silva’s presentation, club director Emilio Butragueno said he knew FIFA had asked the Spanish federation for documents relating to the transfers of minors […]

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Unhas professor charged for drug possession, abuse

27 January 2015

A professor from the University of Hasanuddin (Unhas) School of Law, Musakkir, was charged for the possession and abuse of drugs, during his trial at the Makassar District Court on Monday. In the indictment, prosecutor Mas’ud said the defendant, former Unhas deputy rector for student affairs, faced multi-layered charges. In the primary charge, Musakkir is […]

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