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United States

Tom Allard

Jokowi 2.0 could open Indonesia’s door to foreign investors

Apr 17 2019

JAKARTA Foreign investors desperate for more access to Indonesia's huge market can take comfort from the re-election of Joko Widodo as president for a second and final term on Wednesday: according to government insiders he is poised for a splurge of reform.

Pushing the envelope: Money politics mars Indonesian poll

Apr 10 2019

JAKARTA Shanti Ramchand learned quickly what was expected when she began campaigning in Jakarta for Indonesia's national parliament – distribute envelopes of cash at a small campaign event, and gift a motorcycle or an air-conditioning unit to the community leader.

New clues emerge of accused New Zealand gunman Tarrant's ties to far right groups

Apr 04 2019

SYDNEY From its clubhouses in Melbourne and Sydney, the Lads Society promotes drug-free living and exercise, as well as "white resistance" and Islamophobia, according to online statements and interviews with two of its leaders.

Cambodia placed on global money-laundering watchlist

Feb 22 2019

JAKARTA A global money-laundering watchdog placed Cambodia on its watchlist on Friday because of concern the country, which has never prosecuted a money-laundering case, is vulnerable to the concealment of illegally acquired money.

Exclusive: Meth 'disaster' for region as seizures surge in Thailand

Feb 11 2019

BANGKOK Seizures of high-purity crystal methamphetamine have surged more than tenfold in Thailand over the past two years, statistics show, a stark indicator of the growth in industrial-scale production of the stimulant in neighboring Myanmar.

Golden Triangle's drug production expands, diversifies amid opioid concerns

Nov 06 2018

JAKARTA Organised crime groups are expanding and diversifying drug production in Southeast Asia's Golden Triangle amid fears the region could emerge as a hub for synthetic opioids like fentanyl, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Indonesian jet flew erratically the day before it crashed

Oct 30 2018

* Jet experienced "technical problem" during that flight - CEO

Indonesia's fickle quake spares some, destroys others at epicenter

Oct 07 2018

LENDE INDUK, Indonesia Just 500 meters from the epicenter of the earthquake that triggered a wave of destruction in Indonesia, a modest wooden home built on hollow concrete foundations in Lende Induk village stands completely and remarkably unscathed.

Indonesia's fickle quake spares some, destroys others at epicentre

Oct 07 2018

LENDE INDUK, Indonesia Just 500 metres from the epicentre of the earthquake that triggered a wave of destruction in Indonesia, a modest wooden home built on hollow concrete foundations in Lende Induk village stands completely and remarkably unscathed.

Indonesia's fickle quake spares some, destroys others at epicentre

Oct 07 2018

LENDE INDUK, Indonesia Just 500 metres from the epicentre of the earthquake that triggered a wave of destruction in Indonesia, a modest wooden home built on hollow concrete foundations in Lende Induk village stands completely and remarkably unscathed.

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