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Indonesia struggles to tap volcano power

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

WAYANG WINDU, Indonesia: Columns of steam shoot from the ground at an Indonesian power plant sitting in the shadow of an active volcano, as energy is tapped from the red-hot underbelly of the archipelago. 855 more words

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Indonesia's PDI-P supports current Jakarta governor, deputy for next year's election

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JAKARTA: Indonesia’s ruling party, Indonesian Democratic Party – Struggle (PDI-P), has officially declared its support for current Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama and his deputy Djarot Saiful Hidayat to run as candidates at next year’s Jakarta gubernatorial election. 172 more words

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'Outsiders' should focus on Indonesia's efforts to combat forest fires: Minister

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya said on Sunday (Aug 28) that the country was working non-stop to tackle land and forest fires, and urged “outsiders” to focus on the country’s efforts instead of criticising it. 374 more words

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Swathes of land still burning in Indonesia's Riau province

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

JAKARTA – Vast swathes of land are burning in Indonesia’s western Riau province and prevailing winds are likely to continue blowing the smoke eastwards towards Malaysia and Singapore. 302 more words

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Hot spots from forest and land fires in Indonesia's Riau province double overnight

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

Satellites have detected 17 hot spots from forest and land fires in Indonesia’s Riau province on Friday (Aug 26),  more than double the number overnight, as strong winds send acrid smoke north-east towards Singapore. 285 more words

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Indonesia's tax amnesty shows slow progress in first month

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

One month after getting launched, Indonesia’s tax amnesty programme has brought in only a tiny fraction of the billions of dollars the government hopes will go into state coffers, a development that worries some economists. 394 more words

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Commentary: Indonesia builds its 2017 budget on realistic assumptions

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

Indonesia’s President could well be walking the talk as soon as he delivered his annual State of the Nation address when he tabled a budget that seems to “adopt a new thinking”, writes Wellian Wiranto of OCBC in his latest commentary. 887 more words

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