Mon, 20 May 2019, 6:49 PM
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HONG KONG, May 20 — Most Asian markets rose today after Donald Trump showed signs of conciliation in his trade wars but investors remain on edge over the China-US standoff with some concerns that ta...
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AS part of its plans to expand its footprint across South-East Asia, US-based co-working space provider WeWork has launched its largest regional space in Equatorial Plaza, Kuala Lumpur.
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TUMPAT: Dnars skincare product founder Faziani Rohban Ahmad, who died in a road crash in Pattani, was there to give a donation to a tahfiz.
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TUMPAT (Bernama): Founder of Dnars skincare product, Faziani Rohban Ahmad, 40, who died in a crash in Pattani, Thailand, on Saturday (May 18), went there to give donation to a tahfiz (religious) school.
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KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia and other Asean countries have taken the correct strategic position to be engaged in the Belt Road initiative.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Bhd’s (Perangsang Selangor) unit, Perangsang Dinamik Sdn Bhd, is acquiring a 100 per cent stake in integrated plastic injection moulding firm,...
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Traveloka, the Indonesian travel unicorn, has notched a 30% rise in flight bookings for Q1 2019 versus the same period last year, the company stated in a press release.
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Tokopedia, the Jakarta-headquartered ecommerce unicorn, is in talks to acquire Indonesian wedding marketplace Bridestory, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to Tech in Asia.
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PETALING JAYA: The son of former prime minister Najib Razak recently got engaged to a young politician from Indonesia’s former ruling party Golkar, Fitri Aprinasari Utami.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): Malaysia has detained three men on suspicion of supporting the Islamic State militant group and planning attacks in Indonesia and Malaysia, police said on Thursday.
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Tokopedia, the Jakarta-headquartered ecommerce unicorn, is in talks to acquire Indonesian wedding marketplace Bridestory, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to Tech in Asia.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia’s central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Thursday as the currency comes under renewed pressure from an escalation in trade tensions between the US and China.
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In 2019, the value of exhibiting at events is still strong.
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(May 16): With some corners of the market betting the Federal Reserve will cut rates three times this year, you might expect cheers from emerging markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Censof Holdings Bhd's unit Century Software (M) Sdn Bhd is acquiring a 51% stake in a Singapore-registered enterprise software application and services provider.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia is drafting ambitious plans for more than $400 billion in building projects, from constructing 25 airports to new power plants, as the government seeks to stoke growth in Southeast Asia’s largest economy, according to the country’s planning minister.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): New York based co-working platform WeWork officially launched its space in Equatorial Plaza, Kuala Lumpur today.
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Dear Founders, We’re excited to unveil our next meetup – July 4 will mark the launch of Tech in Asia’s Pitch Night, where 10 handpicked startups will be given five minutes each to impress and p...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): New York based co-working platform WeWork officially launched its space in Equatorial Plaza, Kuala Lumpur today.
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WeWork – the platform for creators that provides the space, community, and services “to help people make a life, not just a living” – has officially launched its debut space in Equatorial Pla...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia posted its widest monthly trade deficit in history in April as exports slumped, while the pace of fall in imports was slower than expected, data from the statistics bureau showed on Wednesday.
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JAKARTA: The Indonesian stock-market slump deepened as foreign funds pulled out of the local market. With almost every other Asian market still in the green, it is now the first in Asia to lose the rally it posted earlier this year.
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Bukalapak, the Indonesian ecommerce unicorn, has launched BukaGlobal, a new feature that lets consumers outside Indonesia shop on the Bukalapak platform.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Local fund fund buying helped the battered FBM KLCI to close off its early lows but it was not enough to lift the index above the key 1,600 level on Tuesday due to the escalating US-China trade conflict.
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JAKARTA: The Indonesian stock-market slump deepened Tuesday as foreign funds pulled out of the local market. With almost every other Asian market still in the green, it is now the first in Asia to lose the rally it posted earlier this year.
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HONG KONG, May 14 — Asian markets extended a global sell-off today following hefty losses on Wall Street that came in response to China’s hike in tariffs on US$60 billion (RM250.2 billion) of US i...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): Malaysian police have detained four men suspected of plotting a wave of killings and attacks in and around the capital during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, police said on Mo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI slid closer to the psychologically important 1,600 level in Monday morning trade as the setback in US-China trade negotiations continued to weigh on investor sentiment.
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NOBODY talks about garbage until they smell the stink.
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KUALA Lumpur is ranked one of the top e-commerce cities in South-East Asia, but a lack of trust among consumers pose a challenge for the industry’s growth, says a recent study by YCP Solidiance.
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MAY 12 — Nobody talks about garbage until they smell the stink.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 10): An export mission organised by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) to Makassar, Indonesia, last month has resulted in a potential export value of more than...
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HONG KONG, May 10 — Shanghai led gains across most Asian and European markets today at the end of a torrid week for equities, with investors keeping a nervous eye on China-US trade talks after Washi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI continued to price in the breakdown in trade negotiations between the US and China and slumped noticeably after the passing of the 12 noon deadline for US trade tariffs.
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Rankings were compiled by categorising Instagram posts from different destinations by hashtag in the year to March 2019.
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A top Indonesian lawmaker has demanded a parliamentary inquiry into the deaths of more than 500 officials during recent elections, most of them linked to fatigue-related illnesses in gruelling work co...
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JAKARTA, May 9 ― Indonesian President Joko Widodo pledged today to slim the government during his second term and cut red tape hampering investment to achieve an ambitious growth target in Southeast...
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JAKARTA: PT Garuda Indonesia defended the validity of its 2018 finances after a regulator raised questions about how the national carrier accounted for certain transactions, including with a start-up technology company.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia central bank will intervene in sovereign bond markets to defend the rupiah, its head of monetary management Nanang Hendarsah said, as rising trade tensions between the United States and China weigh on emerging market currencies.
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JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived in Borneo island to survey possible locations for a new capital, fast-tracking a plan to move the administrative headquarters out of over-crowded and congested Jakarta.
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Jakarta-based stock investing app Stockbit has raised an undisclosed amount in series A funding to speed up growth.
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GEORGE TOWN, May 6 — Arrivals at Penang International Airport (PIA) reached an all-time high of 7.79 million passengers last year as a result of more direct flights to the state, the Penang Global T...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia’s gross domestic product grew more slowly than expected in the first quarter of this year, as investment dropped and prices of its main commodities softened, data from the statistics bureau showed on Monday.
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JAKARTA, May 6 — Indonesia’s economy grew slower than expected in the first quarter, official data showed today, as exports contracted for the first time since 2016 owing to softer demand for key ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Asian markets including Bursa Malaysia on Monday reeled from US President Donald Trump's fresh threat against China to raise tariffs on Chinese imports this week.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia’s economy probably maintained momentum in the first quarter, helped by solid spending that was further boosted as elections were held across the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 3): The government has launched the Public Transport Fund worth RM500 million and a two per cent financing rate subsidy for successful fund applicants, says Finance Minister Lim Gu...
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JAKARTA: The Indonesia Biodiesel Producers Association (APROBI) estimates the country may export up to 2 million kilolitres (kl) of unblended biodiesel in 2019 in an "optimistic scenario", Vice Chairman Paulus Tjakrawan told reporters on Thursday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 — Putrajaya has launched a RM500 million Public Transport Fund to be managed by Bank Pembangunan Malaysia.
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GOOD Friday, a holy day for Christians the world over, is a public holiday in Indonesia, which has the largest Muslim population in the world.
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Shopee Indonesia has announced a partnership with Jakarta-headquartered unicorn Traveloka that will allow users to purchase airplane tickets within the Shopee app.
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Even as he awaits official confirmation of his election to a second term, Indonesian President Joko Widodo appears to be thinking about his legacy.
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LOMBOK (May 2): Indonesia’s island of Lombok received a boost in its tourism efforts today with AirAsia opening its latest hub there.
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JAKARTA: The Indonesian-Chinese consortium building a high-speed rail link between the capital Jakarta and the textiles hub of Bandung expects to earn $18 billion developing satellite towns and industrial centres along the line, a company official said.
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(May 2): Even as he awaits official confirmation of his election to a second term, Indonesian President Joko Widodo appears to be thinking about his legacy.
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On-demand logistics startup Triplogic announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from early-stage venture capital firm East Ventures.
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JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has decided to move the capital of Southeast Asia's largest economy away from the crowded main island of Java, the planning minister said on Monday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 29): AirAsia Group Bhd's cargo and logistics platform RedCargo Logistics has inked an interline agreement with Oman Air.
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KUALA LUMPUR: For the world’s largest matrilineal society – the Minangkabau – cultural preservation is the most precious gift that can be passed from one generation to the next.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia's palm oil output in March likely rose from a month earlier, while inventories were seen lower on the back of a pickup in exports and domestic consumption, according to a Reuters survey
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KUALA LUMPUR: PublicInvest research is optimistic of longer-term prospects for CIMB Group Holdings Bhd's Jakarta arm, and maintained its outperform call on the group with an unchanged target price of RM6.50.
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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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The past years have marked an exciting chapter for Tech in Asia.
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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.