June 13, 2021

Lombok earthquake

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Lombok earthquake: Destruction and death in Indonesia From BBC Pictures from Indonesia show the extent of the damage after Sunday’s deadly quake. An injured quake victim waits for medical help outside the Moh. Ruslan hospital in Mataram on the Indonesian island of LombokAFP More than 90 people have been killed and hundreds injured by an […]

Pertamina capitalizes on improved gross split PSC terms to take over Rokan

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Pertamina capitalizes on improved gross split PSC terms to take over Rokan, says GlobalData Following the news (Tuesday 31 July) that Pertamina will replace Chevron in 2021 as sole participant in the license for Rokan, Indonesia’s largest crude producing block, Jonathan Markham, Oil & Gas Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers […]

Indonesia mob slaughters nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge killing

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From BBC A mob of villagers has killed nearly 300 crocodiles at a sanctuary for the animals in the Indonesian province of West Papua. The slaughter was in retaliation for a local man thought to have been killed by one animal from the site. Officials and police said they were not able to stop the […]

Indonesia to release impounded yacht sought over 1MDB case-police

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By Agustinus Beo Da Costa From Reuters JAKARTA (Reuters) – An Indonesian court ruled on Tuesday that a luxury yacht linked to a corruption scandal at a Malaysian state fund was wrongfully impounded in Bali at the request of U.S. authorities and ordered the vessel to be released, police said. The Cayman Islands-flagged Equanimity was […]

Indonesia faces challenge to seizure of yacht wanted by US

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BY ALI KOTARUMALOS Associated Press From Star-Telegram JAKARTA, INDONESIA Indonesia’s seizure of a luxury yacht wanted as part of a U.S. probe into the alleged multibillion-dollar theft of funds from a Malaysian state investment company is being challenged by the vessel’s owner, police said Monday. National police deputy director of economic crimes Daniel Silitonga said […]

Dentons announces 7 law firm tie-ups at once

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By Elizabeth Olson – From Big Law Business Dentons plans to combine with seven other firms located in Africa, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia, stepping up its already brisk global expansion, it announced March 14. The new additions involve a firm in Kenya, two law firms in Mauritius, two law firms in the Caribbean — […]

PepsiCo cuts ties with palm oil supplier over labor abuse claims

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By Beh Lih Yi From Thomson Reuters Foundation KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has suspended procurement from a palm oil supplier over claims of labor abuses on its Indonesian plantations, a move hailed by campaigners on Wednesday. A 2016 probe by several campaign groups alleged there were child labor […]

Blue Moon lunar eclipse

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A rare Blue Moon lunar eclipse will happen this month By Mallory Locklear This particular total eclipse, the first in over 150 years, will happen January 31st. One of the more exciting events of 2017 was the total solar eclipse that was viewable across the US. And if you enjoyed it as much as I […]

China’s JD.com leads $19M investment in Southeast Asian online fashion brand Pomelo

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by Jon Russell From TechCrunch This year has seen unprecedented interest in Southeast Asia’s startups from Chinese tech firms, and today we can add another deal to the pile. JD.com, the close rival to Alibaba, has led a $19 million investment in Bangkok-headquartered online fashion brand Pomelo. The deal, which is the largest Series B […]

Dozens die in explosions at Indonesia fireworks factory

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From BBC Around 46 people have died, 46 are injured, and 10 are unaccounted for after explosions at a fireworks factory in Indonesia. The blaze took hold at around 09:00 local time (02:00 GMT), at an industrial complex in Tangerang, west of the capital Jakarta. “We are still evacuating victims… there are 46 body bags,” […]