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Commentary: Low-Cost Airlines Are High Stress for Pilots

31 March 2015

Commentary: Low-Cost Airlines Are High Stress for Pilots Pilots sit at the cockpit of a VietJet A320 airplane before departure for Bangkok in this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo. Cockpit voice recordings from the Germanwings jet that crashed in the Alps showed one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get … Full […]

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Palace screening marks end of film celebration

31 March 2015

The main hall of the State Palace was transformed into a movie theater on Monday to commemorate National Film Day. As the climax of a month of film-related events, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, several of his ministers and film industry representatives were slated to attend a screening of last year’s winner of the Citra award […]

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TNI not planning military operations in Poso

31 March 2015

- Commander of the Defense Forces (TNI) General Moeldoko said that the TNI did not plan on carrying out military operations in Poso, Central Sulawesi, to arrest terrorists suspected to be hiding in the region. He told … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Myanmar, rebels agree landmark draft peace deal

31 March 2015

Myanmar peace negotiators Monday agreed the draft text of a historic nationwide ceasefire agreement, as the country edges closer to ending decades of conflict between ethnic minority groups and the government. The tentative deal, which comes as heavy fighting between the military and rebel groups continues to ravage a northern border area, sets out the […]

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17 percent of Indonesians live in landslide-prone areas: Agency

31 March 2015

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has revealed that 40.9 million Indonesians, or around 17.2 percent of the population, live in landslide-prone areas. BNPB data and information center head Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on Monday that disaster mitigation efforts for landslides were still minimal but, during the rainy season, people living in susceptible areas faced […]

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Taiwan to apply to join China-led infrastructure bank

31 March 2015

Taiwan said Monday it would make a formal application to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, becoming the latest economy to express interest in the Beijing-backed institution. It was not immediately clear if the island could actually join the AIIB, since China has long opposed allowing Taiwan to join any international organizations that appear to […]

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Crash pilot showed suicidal tendencies in past: Prosecutors

31 March 2015

The co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane was treated for suicidal tendencies “several years ago”, before he received his pilot’s licence, German prosecutors said Monday. “In the ensuing years and up until recently, he had doctors’ visits and was written off sick but showed no sign of suicidal tendencies or aggression towards […]

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Friendly luncheon: US Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake (center) strikes a pose with the US Consul for Sumatra, Y. Robert Ewing (standing), and senior officials from several regions across Sumatra after a luncheon held by the ambassador to promote Smart Cities in Sumatra on Monday in Jakarta. (Courtesy of US Embassy in Jakarta)

US, RI partner to promote Smart Cities in Sumatra

30 March 2015

Friendly luncheon: US Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake (center) strikes a pose with the US Consul for Sumatra, Y. Robert Ewing (standing), and senior officials from several regions across Sumatra after a luncheon held by the ambassador to promote Smart Cities in Sumatra on Monday in Jakarta. (Courtesy of US Embassy in Jakarta) The US […]

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3 pretrial hearings delayed after request from KPK: legal team

30 March 2015

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) legal bureau head Chatarina Mulya Girsang said the postponement of three pretrial hearings that the antigraft body was scheduled to face at the South Jakarta District Court on Monday was due to administrative problems and based on the commission’s requests. The court decided to delay the pretrial hearing requested by graft […]

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Spain: 3 generations, all named Emma, die in France crash

30 March 2015

From a lush suburban valley near bustling Barcelona, three generations of a well-heeled family set off last week for a fun trip to Manchester, England: 12-year-old Emma Solera Pardo, her mother Emma Pardo Vidal, and grandmother Emma Vidal Bardan. They were on their way to pick up the youngest Emma’s teen brother as he finished […]

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Poorly skilled youth — The Jakarta Post

30 March 2015

Poorly skilled youth — The Jakarta Post MARCH 30 — In a few months the stress of high school students will reach its peak with the national examinations, though Culture and Elementary and Secondary Education Minister Anies Baswedan has said the final assessments will not solely comprise the … Full News here – Read more on […]

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That other great Singaporean

30 March 2015

Last week, the world mourned the loss of one of the region’s great statesmen. And rightly so. Love him or hate him, Lee Kuan Yew was undeniably the dominant figure in Singapore’s half century of nationhood. As I watched thousands line up to pay their respects, I couldn’t help but marvel at the journey that […]

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Asian stocks mostly higher after Yellen rate rise remarks

30 March 2015

Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen’s comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected to rise sometime this year but when they did they would do so gradually. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.5 percent to 19,378.52 while South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.3 percent to […]

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Asian stocks mostly higher after Yellen rate rise remarks

30 March 2015

Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen’s comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected to rise sometime this year but when they did they would do so gradually. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.5 percent to 19,378.52 while South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.3 percent to […]

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Former Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force Vice Admiral Yoji Koda.

CSIS fights for East Asian maritime security through better understanding

30 March 2015

(From left to right) Former Indonesian Ambassador to Belgium Arif Havas Oegroseno, Institute of World Economic and Politics Director CASS Xue Li, Executive Director of CSIS Rizal Sukma, Deputy Director General at Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam Nguyen Nam Duong, University of Philippines Associate Professor Herman J. Kraft, and […]

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