Category Archives: General

Scores Injured As Train Derails In West Java, Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia� Scores of people were wounded, after a train derailed in Bogor district of West Java province on Sunday, head of the community police in the district, Agus Priyonyo, said.The incident took place at 10:30 a.m. Jakarta time, when… Read More “Scores Injured As Train Derails In West Java, Indonesia”

Papuans, Indonesia Military Clash, at Least 4 Dead

Three Indonesian soldiers and at least one Papuan independence fighter were killed in a gunbattle, the military said, adding to more than two dozen deaths in the conflict since November.A force of 50-70 rebels armed with military-grade weapons as well… Read More “Papuans, Indonesia Military Clash, at Least 4 Dead”

Indonesian Rights Activist Arrest is Reminder of Authoritarian Past

The arrest of Robertus Robet, a rights activist, a board member of Amnesty International Indonesia, and a university lecturer at the State University of Jakarta, has sparked outrage among rights groups � some of whom called the arrest a reminder… Read More “Indonesian Rights Activist Arrest is Reminder of Authoritarian Past”

ASEAN Youths Educate the Community in an Integrated Organic Farming Open Day

KUALA LUMPUR� Ten selected ASEAN youth leaders hosted an Open Day at the Frangipani Organic Farm showcasing successful efforts in integrated organic farming and food waste management on 2 March 2019.The Open Day was opened to the public and is… Read More “ASEAN Youths Educate the Community in an Integrated Organic Farming Open Day”

Up to 100 still feared trapped in Indonesia mine

JAKARTA� Indonesian authorities warned Monday that up to 100 people could still be trapped and feared dead inside a collapsed illegal gold mine despite a painstaking rescue effort that has sofar plucked 19 people alive from the rubble, but also… Read More “Up to 100 still feared trapped in Indonesia mine”

5 Years on, Malaysia Open to Proposals to Resume MH370 Hunt

Malaysia’s transport minister said Sunday that the government is open to new proposals from U.S. technology firm Ocean Infinity or any other companies to resume the hunt for Flight 370, as families of passengers marked the fifth anniversary of the… Read More “5 Years on, Malaysia Open to Proposals to Resume MH370 Hunt”

China Congress Meeting About Politicking, Not Legislating

Thousands of delegates from around China are gathering in Beijing for next week’s annual session of the country’s rubber-stamp legislature and its advisory body. The event is more a chance for the authoritarian ruling Communist Party leadership to directly communicate… Read More “China Congress Meeting About Politicking, Not Legislating”