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 2020-02-21 06:37 

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Manpower ministry apportions Rp5.2 trillion for HR training - ANTARA News...

The Manpower Ministry (Kemenaker) has allotted funds reaching Rp5.2 trillion for training and improving the quality of human resources (HR) participating at ......

 2020-02-21 06:21 

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Government directs efforts to expedite meat profuction self-reliance - ANTARA News...

The Indonesian government is striving to expedite self-reliance in meat production to curb imports, Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo ......

 2020-02-21 04:42 

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BNI to dispense dividends worth Rp3.85 trillion - ANTARA News...

State-owned lender PT Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) has decided to pay out 25 percent of its last year's net profit of Rp15.38 trillion as ......

 2020-02-21 03:13 

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5.5-magnitude quake jolts Maluku Tenggara Barat - ANTARA News...

An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 jolted Maluku Tenggara Barat District, Maluku Province, early Friday, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics ......

 2020-02-21 03:06 

Jakarta Post

Rocker Neil Young calls Trump 'a disgrace', backs Sanders...

Newly minted American citizen Neil Young is using his platform to rail against Donald Trump, calling the US president a disgrace to my country while endorsing Bernie Sanders....

 2020-02-21 02:47 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia's strict laws on foreign researchers lead to deportation of sailing enthusiasts...

The Kupang Immigration Office in NTT ordered an expedition team consisting of five Australians and one Dutchman to return to their countries of origin on Feb.12, putting a halt to their journey....

 2020-02-21 02:28 

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India allots import licenses for 1.1 million tons of refined palmolein from Indonesia...

The move has surprised the industry as only last month New Delhi restricted imports of the commodity....

 2020-02-21 02:28 

Jakarta Post

Antimalarial drug confirmed effective on COVID-19: Chinese official...

The expert team, led by Zhong Nanshan, a renowned respiratory specialist and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, agreed that chloroquine phosphate can be used to treat more COVID-19 patients, Sun said....

 2020-02-21 01:42 

Jakarta Post

Fecal transmission may be behind coronavirus’ rapid spread...

The novel coronavirus is shed in the feces of infected people, which may help explain why its spread so fast, according to Chinese researchers....

 2020-02-21 01:11 

Jakarta Post

Lawmakers push conservative agenda through family resilience bill...

A group of lawmakers have initiated a so-called family resilience bill that critics say is designed to push a conservative agenda in the worlds largest Muslim-majority country....

 2020-02-21 01:08 

Jakarta Post

Merkel slams 'poison' of racism after nine killed in Germany shootings...

Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the poison of racism Thursday after a shooter with suspected far-right beliefs killed nine people at a shisha bar and a cafe in the German city of Hanau....

 2020-02-21 01:02 

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Westminster bells ring out for Prince Andrew's 60th birthday despite controversy...

The bells of Londons Westminster Abbey rang out for Prince Andrews 60th birthday even though he has stepped down from public life following a backlash about his friendship with convicted US sex offender Jeffrey Epstein....

 2020-02-21 01:01 

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Raf Simons presents his take on Dr. Martens Original 1460 boots...

The 60th anniversary celebrations for Dr. Martens Original 1460 boots are continuing with the presentation of a reworked version of the model by Belgian designer Raf Simons....

 2020-02-21 01:00 

Jakarta Post

'It's only a matter of time': Ex-terrorists in Central Java to reintegrate with society...

The Central Java administration is currently assisting 127 former terror convicts in a community reintegration program, head of the Central Java National and Political Unity Office Haerudin has said....

 2020-02-21 00:33 

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg donates prize money to new foundation...

Thunberg, 17, who won the Right Livelihood Award in December, will use the 1 million Swedish crown (US$100,000) prize to establish the Greta Thunberg Foundation in Sweden....

 2020-02-21 00:22 

Jakarta Post

More than 100 pigs die of unknown cause in East Nusa Tenggara...

There are concerns the deaths might be related to the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak that has killed tens of thousands of pigs in North Sumatra and hundreds of pigs in Bali in the past few months....

 2020-02-21 00:13 

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'Don't come to Kediri, Jokowi': The myth surrounding the city’s presidential ‘curse'...

Should Jokowi, who has yet to visit Kediri since he first won the presidency in 2014, brave the curse to attend the groundbreaking of the citys new airport in April?...

 2020-02-21 00:12 

Jakarta Post

Jokowi criticizes lackluster management of potential $116b foreign investments...

Its a tremendous figure, its almost the same as the national state budget. However, it has never been managed properly, Jokowi said....

 2020-02-21 00:07 

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Malaysian firm offers AI-based profiling of Chinese visitors for virus...

Malaysias MYEG Services Bhd said it had developed a coronavirus risk-profiling system for visitors from China and was offering the artificial intelligence-based service to the governments of Malaysia and the Philippines....

 2020-02-20 23:49 

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Coronavirus: Foreign sailors aboard cargo vessel quarantined off West Sulawesi coast...

Tanjung Bakau Port head in Pasangkayu, Agung, said the quarantine procedure commenced on Tuesday....

 2020-02-20 23:35 

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‘It’s necessary’: Greenpeace lauds government’s plan to tax plastics...

An excise on single-use plastic products, such as plastic bags and straws, should be prioritized, Greenpeace spokesperson Muharram Atha Rasyadi says....

 2020-02-20 23:30 

Jakarta Post

President Jokowi denies sweeping powers in omnibus bill...

He also assured that the draft, which had been submitted to the House for deliberations, could be changed based on public input....

 2020-02-20 23:02 

Jakarta Post

Violinist plays during brain op as surgeons test her dexterity...

A violinist helped surgeons avoid damage to her brain during surgery to remove a tumor by playing her instrument, the UK hospital where she underwent the innovative procedure said....

 2020-02-20 22:37 

Jakarta Post

Hooliganism between Arema, Persebaya soccer fans causes Rp 250 million losses: Authorities...

The losses mainly arose from destroyed vehicles and damaged rice crops, as well as from supporters who did not pay after eating at food stalls....

 2020-02-20 22:31 

Jakarta Post

Indonesian designer Hian Tjen to showcase Amish-inspired collection at Milan Fashion Week...

Indonesian designer Hian Tjen will feature a collection dubbed Perfect1on, which uses a modern twist to pay homage to women of the Amish community....

 2020-02-20 22:28 

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Indonesia eyes bigger role in intergovernmental antimoney laundering body...

Indonesia is the only G20 member that is not a full member of the FATF, although it was granted observer status in 2018....

 2020-02-20 22:14 

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US prosecutors accuse ex-Alstom Indonesian executives of bribery...

Federal prosecutors in the United States on Tuesday revealed bribery charges against two former executives of French company Alstom and a former executive of Japanese conglomerate Marubeni....

 2020-02-20 22:13 

Jakarta Post

Mandiri Sekuritas improves online platform to attract retail investors...

The company hopes to have 148,000 users by the end of this year....

 2020-02-20 22:06 

Jakarta Post

First documentary dedicated to Ronnie James Dio on its way...

The yet-untitled feature-length documentary will be helmed by Don Argott and Demian Fenton, while BMG and Dios wife and manager Wendy will executive produce....

 2020-02-20 21:58 

Jakarta Post

Transjakarta plans feeder expansion to serve more passengers in the 'burbs...

Commuters might need to hold their breath a while longer, but Transjakarta says plans are in the works to eventually shrink the distance between bus shelters from 500 to 300 meters....

 2020-02-20 21:55 

Jakarta Post

Nearly 900,000 pangolins trafficked in Southeast Asia: Watchdog...

Nearly 900,000 pangolins are believed to have been trafficked across Southeast Asia in the past two decades, a wildlife watchdog said Thursday, highlighting the challenge in tackling the illicit trade....

 2020-02-20 21:35 

Jakarta Post

Govt mulling evacuation of Indonesians from Diamond Princess: Muhadjir...

We will not evacuate infected citizens because they have to undergo treatment in Japan. We will only evacuate the uninfected ones. However, it is important to note that this is different from Wuhan since they are on a ship, says minister....

 2020-02-20 21:13 

Jakarta Post

Bank Indonesia cuts rate, revises down growth target amid virus outbreak...

BI slashed its benchmark interest rate, the BI seven-day reverse repo rate, by 25 basis points to 4.75 percent....

 2020-02-20 21:04 

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Helicopter service, glamping sites proposed to boost tourist experience on Mount Rinjani...

Airbus Helicopters Indonesia and PT Rinjani Glamping Indonesia (RGI) are eyeing opportunities to boost the tourism experience for visitors to Mount Rinjani, one of Indonesias most popular hiking destinations, on Lombok Island....

 2020-02-20 21:01 

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Amsterdam eyes 'erotic center' as new red light district...

Amsterdam is looking at moving part of its red light district indoors to an erotic complex where prostitutes no longer beckon customers through street-front windows that often attract rowdy tourists....

 2020-02-20 20:58 

Jakarta Post

Family resilience bill would criminalize surrogacy, sperm donation...

Article 31 of the draft bill stipulates that no one may sell or purchase sperm or egg cells, voluntarily donate sperm or egg cells, or accept sperm or egg cells independently or through institutional intermediaries for the purpose of conceiving offspring....

 2020-02-20 20:53 

Jakarta Post

PLN, Pupuk Indonesia to buy LNG from Masela plant...

After years of delays, Inpex secured a final approval from the government in July 2019 to develop a US$20 billion LNG plant in the Masela Block in the Arafura Sea....

 2020-02-20 20:48 

Jakarta Post

There's no way to boost exports: Jokowi says investment key to push economic growth...

Jokowi expressed optimism that Indonesia could achieve this years growth target of 5.3 percent set in the state budget....

 2020-02-20 20:27 

Jakarta Post

This company wants to build Indonesia’s first commercial nuclear power plant...

ThorCon International Pte Ltd has been pushing to build an experimental nuclear power plant in Indonesia over the past five years, but with unproven technology and regulatory limitations, the company is unlikely to finish the facility by the expected dead...

 2020-02-20 20:19 

Jakarta Post

Private investment contributes 77 percent to economic growth, says Jokowi...

Jokowi said the state budget contributed only 16 percent to the countrys economic growth....

 2020-02-20 20:04 

Jakarta Post

Jurors in Weinstein rape trial ask to review Rosie Perez testimony...

Jurors in Harvey Weinsteins rape trial appeared to take a methodical approach in their deliberations on Wednesday, asking to review testimony from a former production assistant who says Weinstein raped her as well as from actress Rosie Perez....

 2020-02-20 19:37 

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China expels Wall Street Journal reporters over 'racist' headline...

The United States protested what it called an affront to press freedom, one day after it tightened rules on Chinese media organisations that it considers state propaganda....

 2020-02-20 19:35 

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Family resilience bill requires husbands, wives to love each other...

Wedding vows usually include a promise of everlasting love, but a bill on family resilience proposed by the House of Representatives goes a step further....

 2020-02-20 19:23 

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Malaysia 1MDB fugitive spotted in virus-hit Wuhan...

Low Taek Jho -- commonly known as Jho Low -- is accused of playing a major role in plundering billions of dollars from sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad....

 2020-02-20 19:02 

Jakarta Post

British TV presenter Flack died by hanging, inquest hears...

British television presenter Caroline Flack, a former host of the hit show Love Island, was found hanged in her London home and paramedics were unable to revive her....

 2020-02-20 18:55 

Jakarta Post

Gunman suspected of killing nine in Germany found dead in home...

Another body was discovered at the home of the man in Hanau, a city east of the financial hub of Frankfurt where the shootings happened....

 2020-02-20 18:02 

Jakarta Post

US fashion college apologizes for 'racist' runway show...

A prestigious New York fashion college apologized on Wednesday after a catwalk featuring models wearing large prosthetic red lips, ears and bushy eyebrows was branded racist....

 2020-02-20 17:58 

Jakarta Post

Clean toilets, water 'top priorities' in improving Indonesia's tourism competitiveness...

The government has identified hygiene and sanitation as a top priority for tourism in Indonesia, which ranks among the top 40 countries for overall tourism, but in the bottom 40 for hygiene....

 2020-02-20 17:45 

Jakarta Post

Kampungs join pioneering program to make Jakarta waste-free...

A community initiative is recruiting kampungs in an waste management program that arms pioneers with recycling know-how to reduce household waste....

 2020-02-20 17:36 

Jakarta Globe

Central Bank Cuts Benchmark Rate After Three-Month Break...

The central bank has lowered Indonesia's economic growth prediction from between 5.1 and 5.5 percent to 5.0 and 5.4 percent this year....

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