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Govt to issue decree on new airfares this month

16 September 2014

The government is expected to issue a transportation ministerial decree on the revision of airfare ceilings this month.  “We plan to issue the new airfare-ceiling decree for economy-class tickets this month,” the Transportation Ministry’s air transportation director, Djoko Murdjatmojo, told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday, adding that the ceiling price would be increased by around 10 percent.  […]

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Rupiah appreciates to 11,910 per dollar Tuesday

16 September 2014

The rupiah interbank trade rate appreciated on Tuesday morning by 51 basis points to reach 11,910 per US dollar.  Even though the domestic currency rallied slightly in the opening session, Monex Investindo Futures research head Ariston Tjendra said the dollar remained strong following the market’s high expectations that the US Federal Reserve was set to […]

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Putting it briefly: RI gets goals galore against Timor Leste

16 September 2014

JAKARTA: The Indonesia U-23 team under coach Aji Santoso overwhelmed Timor Leste with seven goals to none in their Group E soccer match at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, on Monday. Ferdinand Sinaga came out the team’s top scorer with four goals, with the other three being put in by Alfin Tuasalamony, Novri […]

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Foreign terror suspects used fake passports

16 September 2014

Four foreign terror suspects, who have been detained for illegal entry into Indonesia through Central Sulawesi, had used fake passports, according to a spokesman of the Indonesian Police. “We suspect that they have used … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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An aerial view shows the site of the Grasberg Mine, operated by US-based Freeport-McMoRan in Papua in this November 4, 2010 file photo. (Reuters Photo/Muhammad Yamin)

Worker Killed in Rockfall at Grasberg Mine

16 September 2014

Jakarta. A mine worker was killed in a rockfall at Freeport Indonesia’s Grasberg mine in Tembagapura, Papua, on Saturday. “The incident occurred at around 4 a.m. local time on Saturday. Tembagapura Police chief Adj. Comr. Sudirman was informed that there had been a work accident at the Grasberg Block Cav, 2,670 meters above sea level,” […]

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8 killed in drug dispute in northern Honduras

16 September 2014

Honduran authorities say eight men were shot and killed in a dispute between gangs over drugs in the northern city of San Pedro Sula. Police commander Col. German Alfaro says those killed Sunday night ranged in age from 17 to 20 years old and that they allegedly belonged to the Barrio 18 gang. Alfaro says […]

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Huge Fire Destroys 150 Houses in East Jakarta

16 September 2014

Jakarta. A massive blaze destroyed some more than a 100 houses in Cililitan, East Jakarta on Saturday. The incident took place in a housing complex, known as Siliwangi Battalion Complex, located in Jl. SMA 14 Barat. Firefighters finally managed to put out the flames late on Saturday night, but by that time the fire had […]

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Ahok to do ’blusukan’ while in S. Korea

16 September 2014

Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said that he would optimize his visit to South Korea this weekend by conducting some blusukan (impromptu visits) while there. Ahok is slated to leave Jakarta on Thursday night for Incheon, South Korea, to attend the opening of the 2014 Asian Games, since Jakarta will be the host of […]

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Prabowo's brother slams Ahok's resignation from

16 September 2014

Prabowo's brother slams Ahok's resignation from Gerindra Party deputy chief patron Hashim Djojohadikusumo has lambasted Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama for his swift resignation from Gerindra, the party that nominated him as deputy governor during the Jakarta gubernatorial … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

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Pindad, CMI develop weapon systems

16 September 2014

State-owned land-systems and weapons maker PT Pindad inked a strategic partnership on Monday to develop weapon systems for armored vehicles and tanks with Cockeril Maintenance & Ingenierie SA Defense (CMI) from Belgium. Pindad president director Sudirman Said said he expected his company would become the supplier of weapon turrets, ranging from 25 millimeter (mm) to […]

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Dahana needs some $300m to build propellant factory

16 September 2014

State-owned explosives maker PT Dahana needs an investment of between US$ 250 million and $ 350 million to build a propellant factory in Subang, West Java, according to a statement made on Monday by president director F. Harry Sampurno. “We will use our own cashflow as well as obtaining funds from our partners,” Harry said […]

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Japanese Lawmakers Said to Join in Opposition to Batang Power Plant

16 September 2014

Jakarta. The parliamentarians from two Japanese opposition parties have lent their support to Indonesian community representatives in Tokyo to protest against a $ 4 billion coal-fired power station planned for Batang, Central Java, according to a press release from Greenpeace Indonesia. Mizuho Fukushima, an ex-minister who lead the Social Democratic Party for a decade up […]

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My cabinet: Journalists encircle Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Jusuf Kalla at Transition House in Central Jakarta on Monday, where the president-elect announced the structure of his cabinet. Jokowi revealed that his cabinet would consist of 34 ministers, including three coordinating ministers, with 18 posts filled by professionals and the remaining 16 slated for politicians from parties that backed his candidacy. (JP/AWO)

Jokowi says Cabinet to have 34 ministries

16 September 2014

My cabinet: Journalists encircle Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla at Transition House in Central Jakarta on Monday, where the president-elect announced the structure of his cabinet. Jokowi revealed that his cabinet would consist of 34 ministers, including three coordinating ministers, with 18 posts filled by professionals and the remaining 16 slated for politicians from […]

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Nine Indonesians trapped in flood-hit Srinagar, India

16 September 2014

The Indonesian Embassy in New Delhi has managed to establish contact with the nine Indonesian citizens stuck in the floods that have ravaged Takht-e-Sulaeman, Srinagar, India, stated an Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Jakarta aims for more visitors from Taiwan

16 September 2014

The Jakarta administration is looking to attract more tourists from Taiwan by promoting the city as a prime golfing destination. Jakarta Culture and Tourism Agency head Arie Budhiman said that the number of visitors from Taiwan was still far below visitors from other Asian countries such as Japan, China and South Korea, and that the […]

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