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Bashir’s near release a wake up for Australia The near release of Abu Bakar Bashir, the alleged Bali bombing mastermind, was an unwanted reminder of the dangers the old and ailing cleric could pose when he eventually emerges from prison. Bashir, 81, has served more than half a 15-year jail term for terrorism-related charges. He […]

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Bali bombings: Indonesia reviews Abu Bakar Bashir’s release after Morrison’s request Indonesia’s security minister says the decision to release alleged Bali bombing mastermind Abu Bakar Bashir is being reviewed, hours after Scott Morrison urged president Joko Widodo to show respect for Australia. The minister, Wiranto, told a hastily called news conference on Monday night that […]

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North Bali Airport could be a game changer The construction of the new Bali airport in Kubutambahan in Buleleng Regency will begin in 2020, according to reporting in local news wires. Bali Governor, I Wayan Koster made the announcement in a speech at the Arts Centre in Denpasar on New Year’s Eve following surveys and […]

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20 volcanoes across Indonesia currently showing above normal activity The Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG) has noted that there are 20 volcanoes with above normal levels of activity across the country. “One of them has the status of awas [danger], two are on siaga [watch] and the remaining 17 mountains are on waspada […]

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Plans a foot to charge tourists for waste management Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, is working on plans to charge visitors coming to tourism destinations across Indonesia, including Bali, a waste management tax according to local newswires. Waste management, especially plastic waste management, is a growing global problem and one that Indonesia […]

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Ship capsizes in waters off Indonesia’s Bali, leaving seven missing KM Multi Prima One cargo ship heading to Waingapu town of East Nusa Tenggara province capsized in Bali Gulf after leaving waters off Surabaya, the provincial capital of East Java province, said Yusuf Latief, head of communication for media of the national search and rescue […]

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Automated systems may have caused Lion Air crash On 29 October, Lion Air Flight 610 plunged into the Pacific Ocean minutes after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia. The brand new Boeing 737-8 carried 189 passengers and crew, all of which perished, in the first ever crash of the new model of Boeing’s best-selling short-haul passenger jet. […]

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Lion Air tragedy latest in long list of Indonesia air safety incidents  Shortly after a Lion Air passenger jet crashed into the sea off Jakarta yesterday, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a warning to its staff. Australian Government officials and contractors were ordered not to fly on Lion Air or their […]

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World Bank offers up to $1.4 billion to help Indonesia boost disaster preparedness, recovery The World Bank will offer quake-stricken Indonesia up to US$1 billion (S$1.37 billion) in funding to boost disaster preparedness and recovery. The money will go towards helping the country shore up its resilience, as well as to support relief and reconstruction […]

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How you can help Palu earthquake victims The 7.4-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that devastated Palu, Donggala and Mamuju in Central Sulawesi on Friday evening has claimed 832 lives, at the time of writing, and injured many others. The earthquake destroyed infrastructure and homes, leaving survivors without shelter. According to a statement issued by the National […]

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