Thursday, August 13, 2020

Indonesia

Indonesia: Number of flood victims reaches 53

Indonesia: Tens of thousands of flood victims are still unable to return to their water sunken homes on Saturday after the heavy rains hit the country's capital, killing at least 53 residents, authorities said. More than 170,000 people are sheltering...

Indonesia: 24 killed, 13 injured in a bus crash in Sumatra island

At least 24 passengers were killed and 13 other injured in Indonesia after a bus plunged into a ravine in the southern part of Sumatra island, Indonesian media reported on Tuesday. Antara state news agency said the Sriwijaya company passenger bus was...

SEA Games 2019 kicks off with spectacular opening ceremony

The 30th SEA Games 2019 are officially unveiled at a grand opening ceremony at the world's largest stadium, Philippines Arena, in Bulacan. For the first time in the history of the sport's 60-year history, the opening ceremony took place...

Indonesia to pump $ 40 billion in upgrading Jakarta after capital shift

The Indonesian government will upgrade Jakarta after announcing plans to move the capital to East Kalimantan on Borneo island. On the other hand, the National Development Minister of Planning, Bambang Brodjonegoro, said US $ 40 billion was needed to upgrade...

Indonesia blocks internet to prevent provocative messages

Indonesian government has blocked access to the internet in eastern Papua, preventing seditious messages from being uploaded, thus increasing the violence in the region. The decision was made after protesters burned several buildings, markets and prisons, following inappropriate treatment of...

EU imposes duties on Indonesian bio diesel

The European Union (EU) imposes import duties on subsidized bio diesel from Indonesia to create more competition for EU producers, authorities said yesterday. The European Commission imposes a temporary duty of between eight and 18 per cent, but warns it...

Indonesian president warns officials “will be replaced” if fail to deal with forest fires

Indonesian President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo warns officials that they will be fired if they fail to deal with forest fires in Sumatra and Borneo. Jokowi said he also promised government funds to supply sophisticated equipment such as drones to help...

Large-scale power outage cause chaos in Jakarta

Tens of millions of people on Indonesia's overcrowded island of Java were suffered from widespread disruptions of power on Sunday after the electricity company reported sudden shutdown at several stations. The power cut disrupted entire Jakarta, home to nearly 30...

7 magnitude earthquake hits North Sumatra

A 7-magnitude earthquake hit the island of Sumatra, Indonesia on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Indonesia's geophysical agency issued a tsunami threat following the quake, with the USGS claiming it occurred at a depth of 59 kilometers,...

Indonesia declares forest fire emergency in six provinces

The Indonesian government has deployed thousands of troops and police to quell forest fires after declaring an emergency in six provinces in Sumatra and Borneo. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Agus Wibowo said the rising number of hotspots with 124...
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K-Electric successfully closes PKR 25 Billion Sukuk, the largest ever Sukuk issue in Pakistan’s private sector!

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