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Indonesia president urges calm after violent protests in Papua cities

19 Aug 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday sought to ease tension after violent protests in several cities in Papua in response to claims of racist abuse and physical mistreatment of students from the country's easternmost region.

Indonesia president proposes to move capital to Borneo

16 Aug 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's president on Friday proposed to move the capital from Jakarta, a crowded, polluted city of 10 million people, to the island of Borneo, though he left Indonesians guessing as to the exact location.

Indonesia president threatens to sack fire fighters if forest blazes not tackled

06 Aug 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo threatened on Tuesday to sack military and police officers fighting forest fires if they fail to extinguish the flames. He also promised government funds for high-tech equipment like drones to help tackle the blazes.

Indonesia president bashes state power company over blackouts

05 Aug 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's state power company PLN should have had plans in place to prevent a major electricity blackout that affected 21 million customers in Jakarta and neighbouring provinces, President Joko Widodo said on Monday.

Power restored to some areas in Indonesia capital, parts of Java after 9 hours

04 Aug 2019

JAKARTA Power has been restored in most parts of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, after the city of 10 million people went without electricity for more than nine hours due to technical issues, state power company PLN said on Sunday.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Millions lose power as Indonesia capital, parts of Java hit by blackout

04 Aug 2019

JAKARTA, Aug 4 Indonesia's state power company PLN estimated on Sunday it would take several hours to restore power to Jakarta after a major blackout, blaming technical issues for cutting power to tens of millions of people in the capital and surrounding provinces.

Strong earthquake kills four in Indonesia

03 Aug 2019

JAKARTA A powerful undersea earthquake that struck off the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java has killed four people and damaged hundreds of buildings, the nation's disaster agency said on Saturday.

Indonesia sends thousands of security personnel to combat forest fires

31 Jul 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia is deploying thousands of military and police to douse forest fires after declaring an emergency in six provinces on the island of Sumatra and in the province of Kalimantan on Borneo, a disaster mitigation official said on Wednesday.

Grab commits $2 billion to Indonesia with SoftBank's backing

29 Jul 2019

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab on Monday said it will invest $2 billion into Indonesia over five years using capital from Japan's SoftBank Group Corp, marking its biggest commitment in the region's most populous market.

Indonesia grants clemency to Canadian teacher convicted of sex abuse

12 Jul 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia has granted clemency to a Canadian teacher convicted of sexually abusing students, an official said on Friday, in a case that critics say was riddled with irregularities and threw a spotlight on the Southeast Asian country's justice system.

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