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WALLINI (Indonesia): In a rural part of Indonesia’s Java island, two orange-clad workers confer in Mandarin over plans to lay tracks on a stretch of a US$6bil high-speed rail project between the capital Jakarta and the textile hub of Bandung.
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JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) called for an increase in capital spending to bolster growth as a slowing global economy, the US-China trade war and rising oil prices pose risks to South-East Asia’s largest economy.
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WALLINI • In a rural part of Indonesia's Java island, two orange-clad workers confer in Mandarin over plans to lay tracks on a stretch of a US$6 billion (S$8.1 billion) high-speed rail project betwe...
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In a rural part of Indonesia's Java island, two orange-clad workers confer in Mandarin over plans to lay tracks on a stretch of a US$6 billion (RM24.76 billion) high-speed rail project between the cap...
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WALLINI (REUTERS) - In a rural part of Indonesia's Java island, two orange-clad workers confer in Mandarin over plans to lay tracks on a stretch of a US$6 billion (S$8.1 billion) high-speed rail proje...
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WALLINI (Reuters): In a rural part of Indonesia's Java island, two orange-clad workers confer in Mandarin over plans to lay tracks on a stretch of a US$6bil (RM24bil) high-speed rail project between the capital Jakarta and the textile hub of Bandung.
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KUALA LUMPUR • A Malaysian woman has reportedly been cleared of murdering her Indonesian maid, who was allegedly tortured and forced to sleep outside with a dog, with activists yesterday criticising...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A woman has reportedly been cleared of murdering her Indonesian maid, who was allegedly tortured and forced to sleep outside with a dog, with activists Monday criticising the “shocking...
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A Malaysian woman has reportedly been cleared of murdering her Indonesian maid, who was allegedly tortured and forced to sleep outside with a dog, with activists on Monday (April ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 — A Malaysian woman has reportedly been cleared of murdering her Indonesian maid, who was allegedly tortured and forced to sleep outside with a dog, with activists today criti...
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Even with Indonesia's current presidential election result still to be officially confirmed, attention is turning to the next race for the top job in 2024, with some rising political stars and well-co...
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FENOMENA, the fourth album by legendary rock band Search, marks its 30th anniversary this year, reported Metro Ahad.
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (above) appeared on course on Thursday for a second term, based on unofficial vote counts and despite the objections of his rival, while police vowed firm action again...
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JAKARTA: With Indonesian President Joko Widodo on course to win a second term as leader, the political uncertainty that’s weighed on the economy this year will be lifted.
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Joko Widodo appeared to be heading for victory in Indonesia's presidential election on Wednesday as "quick count" results from polling stations were posted, in line with opinion polls that had predict...
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JAKARTA: Indonesian stocks jumped to a near 14-month high on Thursday after early elections results indicated incumbent President Joko Widodo is likely to be re-elected for a second term, while Malaysia extended losses to a more than three-year low.
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Indonesians began voting in the world’s biggest single-day election on Wednesday as polling stations opened across the sprawling equatorial archipelago following a six-month campaign to choose a new...
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JAKARTA: The Indonesian Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) has suggested that the country’s Election Commission (KPU) redo the postal voting process for its citizens in Malaysia, following the dis...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia's Rajawali Group on Tuesday denied that its PT Eagle High Plantation Tbk BWPT.JK unit was pursuing legal action over Malaysian palm oil plantation agency Felda's plan to walk back on a US$500mil purchase of a stake in the unit.
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JAKARTA (April 16): Indonesia's Rajawali Group on Tuesday denied that its PT Eagle High Plantation Tbk unit was pursuing legal action over Malaysian palm oil plantation agency Felda's plan to walk bac...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia posted a surprise trade surplus for a second straight month in March, supporting the central bank’s outlook of a narrowing current account deficit, but economists warn a trade deficit could return after Wednesday’s presidential elections.
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KUALA LUMPUR: SMTrack Bhd, which provides radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions, is looking to venture into the low-cost airline business.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The early voting process for the Indonesian presidential election is running smoothly without any accident at the Indonesian Embassy in Jalan Tun Razak here today, according to Dang Wang...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Thousands of Indonesians in Malaysia cast their ballots in early voting for their country’s presidential election today.
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When Indonesian President Joko Widodo was elected five years ago, the former furniture salesperson seemed to offer a clean break from the military and political elite that had clung to power since the...
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SEPANG: Independent preacher Firdaus Wong Wai Hung has lodged two police reports over a defamatory remarks and death threat made against him on Facebook.
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JAKARTA (April 13): Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has lifted the tsunami alert issued after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the country’s isl...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police have confirmed receiving two reports on the discovery of hundreds of plastic bags containing ballot papers for overseas voters in the Indonesian presidential an...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 — The Royal Malaysia Police have confirmed receiving two reports on the discovery of hundreds of plastic bags containing ballot papers for overseas voters in the Indonesian pr...
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JAKARTA (AFP): A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia Friday (April 12), the United States Geological Survey said, triggering a tsunami warning and sending panicked residents running from their homes.
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JAKARTA - Indonesia's election commission (KPU) visited Selangor, Malaysia on Friday (April 12) to investigate the discovery of thousands of ballot papers that had allegedly been illegally marked in f...
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JAKARTA, April 12 ― Indonesia is probing vote-rigging claims after the discovery of thousands of stray election ballots in neighbouring Malaysia, officials said, as the opposition threatens to chall...
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JAKARTA (April 12): Indonesia’s election commission ordered an investigation into reports that thousands of ballots have been cast by the diaspora in Malaysia days before overseas polling opened, pr...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia’s Election Commission says it will send officials to Malaysia after videos online allegedly showed thousands of voting papers for next week’s polls being scattered throughout a warehouse.
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JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Indonesia's Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) on Thursday (April 11) said it has called on the KPU (General Elections Commission) to assess the Kuala...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 — Indonesia’s Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) has today called for the suspension of the voting process in Malaysia after more than 50 plastic bags filled with marked ...
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP): Indonesia's Election Commission said Thursday (April 11) it was sending officials to investigate after videos circulated online of thousands of voting papers for next week's polls scattered throughout a warehouse in Malaysia.
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Armed with laptops, three dozen journalists and fact-checkers braced for battle before a live debate between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his challenger, Prabowo Subianto.
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Armed with laptops, three dozen journalists and fact-checkers braced for battle before a live debate between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his challenger, Prabowo Subianto.
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US ride-hailing service Via Transportation has begun operating in Indonesia, offering minibus ride shares in Bekasi, an eastern suburb of capital city Jakarta.
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COMMENT | April 17 will be a crucial day for Indonesia’s democracy.
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SEREMBAN: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is unfazed and doubts that the police reports made by Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) against him will have an impact on the Rantau by-election.
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Medigo, a Jakarta-headquartered medical software-as-a-service startup, has landed funding from Venturra Discovery, the seed-stage arm of Indonesian firm Venturra Capital.
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JAKARTA, April 9 — A small army of “hoax busters” in Indonesia is trying to hold the line against a swarm of fake news that threatens to sway millions of voters as the world’s third-biggest de...
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JAKARTA / BRUSSELS: Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Prime Minister Mahatir Mohamad have signed a joint letter of objection to the European Union over its plan to phase out the use of palm oil in ...
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A small army of “hoax busters” in Indonesia is trying to hold the line against a swarm of fake news that threatens to sway millions of voters as the world’s third-biggest democracy heads to the polls.
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JAKARTA/BRUSSELS (April 9): Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad have signed a joint letter of objection to the European Union over its plan to phase o...
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JAKARTA/BRUSSELS: Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohamad have signed a joint letter of objection to the European Union over its plan to phase out the use of palm oil in renewable fuel, and sent delegations to complain in Brussels
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JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahatir Mohamad have signed a joint letter of objection to the European Union over its plan to phase out the use of palm oil in renewable fuel, an Indonesian official said on Monday.
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JAKARTA (April 8): Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohamad have signed a joint letter of objection to the European Union over its plan to phase out the use of pal...
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JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad have signed a joint letter of objection to the European Union (EU) over its plan to phase out the use of palm oil in re...
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JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohamad have signed a joint letter of objection to the European Union over its plan to phase out the use of pa...
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SINGAPORE (April 8): Joko Widodo can make a final term count.
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JAKARTA (April 8): Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad have signed a joint letter of objection to the European Union over its plan to phase out the us...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Indonesia will join forces to object to the Delegated Regulation Supplementing Directive 2018/2001 of the European Union Renewable Energy Directive II.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 — Malaysia and Indonesia will join forces to object to the Delegated Regulation Supplementing Directive 2018/2001 of the European Union Renewable Energy Directive II.
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BRUSSELS: European spirits makers say they are facing difficulties exporting drinks to Indonesia amid tension after Jakarta said it was unhappy with an EU decision that palm oil should not be considered a green fuel.
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JAKARTA: Bank Indonesia is keeping interest rates unchanged for the moment given global uncertainties, and will turn to macroprudential policies to support economic growth, Governor Perry Warjiyo said.
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"Mama, just killed a man," sings Indonesian President Joko Widodo during a recent ride in a local YouTube celebrity's car while Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody plays in the background.
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I WAS in Jakarta recently watching how two competing companies make money, lots of it, from the poor, literally.
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SINGAPORE, March 30 — Ride-hailing giant Grab plans to double its Singapore staff strength by the end of next year, in time for the completion of its new headquarters.
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MANILA: The Philippines said on Thursday it would form a “technical working group” with Malaysia and Indonesia to address its concern over alleged smuggling and dumping of palm oil that have lower...
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Kuala Lumpur: A Vietnamese woman on trial for assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother is expected to learn next week whether her second bid for freedom has succeeded, her lawyer said Th...
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SERDANG: The ministry is considering licensing middlemen to control them from charging high prices at their own discretion, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub.
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MANILA (REUTERS) - The Philippines said on Thursday (March 28) it would form a "technical working group" with Malaysia and Indonesia to address its concern over alleged smuggling and dumping of palm o...
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A Vietnamese woman on trial for assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother is expected to learn next week whether her second bid for freedom has succeeded, her lawyer sa...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — A Vietnamese woman on trial for assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother is expected to learn next week whether her second bid for freedom has succeeded, her l...
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HONG KONG, March 28 — Asian markets were gripped by volatility today as investors grow increasingly worried about the state of the global economy, sending them rushing to safe-haven assets and fuell...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia's nickel-related industries such as the production of stainless steel and battery materials are set to surpass the value of its second-biggest export earner, palm oil, in the next 10 to 15 years, its investment board chief said on Wednesday.
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HONG KONG, March 26 — Asian markets mostly rose today after the previous day’s steep losses, though investors trod cautiously as they grow increasingly anxious about the state of the global econom...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore flight route, which operates 30,187 flights annually has been crowned the world’s busiest international route, for a second straight year.
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LETTER | I refer to news reports that the government plans to introduce congestion charges to replace the standard toll charges.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 26): The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore flight route, which operates 30,187 flights annually, has been crowned the world’s busiest international route, for a second straight year.
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Grab is introducing two services that integrate public transport options into its app, and commuters in Jakarta are the first in the region to benefit from the new features.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia's government said on Monday it will encourage the country's palm oil companies to file lawsuits against the European Union if the bloc goes ahead with a plan to phase out use of the commodity in renewable transport fuel.
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(March 26): Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad downplayed threats that the country may switch to China to source its fighter jets instead of the European Union to retaliate against the bloc’s...
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JAKARTA (March 25): Indonesia's government said on Monday that it will encourage the country's palm oil companies to file lawsuits against the European Union, if the bloc goes ahead with a plan to pha...
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network): Global Peace Mission (GPM) Malaysia has said that it plans to name a disabled seven-year-old boy from Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara, a hero for helping foreign tourists evacuate from the area when an earthquake jolted the island recently.
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PETALING JAYA: An Indonesian woman who was given a discharge not amounting to an acquittal for the murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother has filed an appeal in the Court of Appeal...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia threatened to ban imports of some goods from the European Union in retaliation for the bloc’s move to impose stricter limits on how palm oil can be used in green fuels.
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HONG KONG, March 21 — The dollar struggled in Asia today after a surprisingly dovish Federal Reserve indicated it would not lift interest rates this year and sounded a note of caution on the economy...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia’s central bank on Thursday kept its benchmark interest rate where it has been since November, stressing that the level fits its focus on financial stability and reducing the gap in the current account.
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JAKARTA: Indonesian carrier Lion Air has started working on a domestic initial public offering (IPO), as it seeks to move past the crash in October last year that killed 189 people on board, two sources told Reuters.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia experienced a sharp reversal in fortunes in the final hour of the morning session as a broad-based selloff in stocks overtook the local market.
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MOBILKAMU, an Indonesia-based online platform for new car buying, has secured an undisclosed amount of Series A investment led by East Ventures and Genesia Ventures.
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JAKARTA (March 20): Indonesia threatened to ban imports of goods from the European Union in retaliation for the bloc’s move to impose stricter limits on how palm oil can be used in green fuels.
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The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scoured a handbook as they struggled to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, but ran out of time before it hit the water, three people with kno...
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HONG KONG, March 20 — Asian markets mostly fell today with nervous investors keeping tabs on developments in China-US trade talks and the Brexit saga, while awaiting the conclusion of a key Federal ...
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Indonesian fintech startup Dana Cita has expanded to the Philippines.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A survivor of the quake which hit East Lombok, Indonesia, on Sunday recalled how getting out of the Tiu Kelep Senaru waterfall 30 minutes earlier probably saved her life.
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Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has extended his deepest sympathies to the victims of Sunday's earthquake that struck Lombok, Indonesia.
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JAKARTA (March 19): Malaysian palm oil futures rose on Tuesday after hitting a three-month low last week, but high stockpiles of the vegetable oil will likely continue to put pressure on prices.
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JAKARTA (March 19): Malaysian palm oil futures rose on Tuesday after hitting a three-month low last week, but a high stockpile of the vegetable oil will likely continue to pressure prices.
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JAKARTA: The remains of two Malaysians who were killed in a landslide triggered by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Lombok yesterday, are scheduled to arrive in Malaysia at 5.10pm today.
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JAKARTA (March 19): AirAsia Indonesia is planning rights issue to increase portion of shares held by public as required by stock exchange, according to a senior executive.
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JAKARTA ( Bernama): The remains of two Malaysians who were killed in a landslide triggered by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Lombok on Sunday (March 17), are scheduled to arrive in Malaysia at 5.10pm Tuesday (March 19).