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Hundreds of Indonesians were forced to evacuate following an increased volcanic activity from Mount Merapi. This after Yogyakarta’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center head...

Moody’s: Borrowers to face debt shock next year

Governments and corporations accumulating a significant amount of debt to combat the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are bound to shell out...

ADB vows two-fold funding support for Indonesia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has committed to double its funding subsidy to Indonesia in a bid to support its economic recovery amid the...

The pandemic teaches us creativity and to appreciate life in a simpler way

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Indonesia passes new mining law ‘marred by controversy’

Indonesia has passed into law a controversial measure aimed at expanding the country’s mining industry albeit seen to have socioenvironmental impacts. Jakarta Post reported on...

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In a recently leaked letter, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha made an unconventional appeal to the kingdom’s so-called “five families” to do more for...

Intensified alert needed to fight online fraud during virus outbreak

Internet penetration has significantly grown over the past six months as a result of the governments’ confinement measures to keep the coronavirus outbreak at...

ASEAN to focus on virus outbreak; set aside visa talks ‘for now’

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are not yet keen on bringing to the table any talks about visa exemptions and...

Pilgrims gather in Indonesia despite coronavirus fears

More than 8,000 Muslim pilgrims have already gathered in Gowa, in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province, despite a formal request to postpone the event from...

Monarch atones for Dutch sins in Indonesia

The recent Dutch royal visit to Indonesia saw King Willem-Alexander make an unreserved apology for the violence committed during the four-year independence struggle after...

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