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Exclusive: Indonesia rejected US application to host spy planes

By Tom Allard JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia this year turned down a proposal by the United States to allow its P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to land and refuel there, according to four senior Indonesian officials familiar with the matter. US officials made several “high-level” approaches to Indonesia’s defense and foreign ministers in July and August before Indonesian President Joko …

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Indonesia punishes non-mask wearers with digging

CONCLUDE Workers dig holes in a burial site for victims of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Jakarta on September 11, 2020. The Indonesian capital Jakarta plans to impose a partial lockdown as early as September 14 amid fears the number of coronavirus cases could “collapse” under pressure to hospitals, the governor of the sprawling city said. (Photo by Bay Ismoyo, AFP …

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Anti-maskers forced to dig graves for COVID-19 victims in Indonesia

Local authorities in Indonesia ordered eight people who violated the country’s face mask laws to dig graves for COVID-19 victims, according to a report. East Java Province punished mask violators with manual labor in a local cemetery in hopes of deterring others from disregarding the nationwide face-covering mandate, the Jakarta Post reported. “There are only three gravedigger available at the …

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In Indonesia, false virus cures are being promoted by those who should know better

Initially, the Indonesian Minister of Agriculture promoted wearing a necklace with a eucalyptus potion to cure the coronavirus. In order not to be surpassed, the governor of Bali, a popular holiday island, urged his own means: inhale the steam of cooked arak, a traditional alcohol made from coconuts. So-called influencers and self-proclaimed experts have also pushed their own quacks and …

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Ramadan worldwide: Pakistan, India, Indonesia, USA, Egypt

By Ben Hubbard Photographs by The New York Times BEIRUT, Lebanon – Extensive banquets, attended by many relatives, have shrunk to modest meals for the immediate family. Imams who conducted prayers in crowded mosques addressed the faithful through Zoom. And orders at home and guidelines for social distancing have annihilated the nightly cheers of cities with large Muslim populations from …

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Indonesia: The most populous Muslim nation in the world has just banned vacation trips through Ramadan

Indonesia is the most populous Muslim nation in the world and tens of millions of people are heading home to celebrate the end of Ramadan with families and loved ones each year, an annual tradition called Mudik. But the country is struggling with a rapidly increasing number of coronavirus infections, and there are concerns that mass migration to Idul Fitri …

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Lion Air crash: Boeing commits to change the 737 Max software while Indonesia releases the final Lion Air report

The pledge was part of Boeing's lengthy response to the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee's final report on the crash of a Lion Air flight last year. Investigators criticized Max's poor design and lack of oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration and crew mishaps. The agency plans to release the report on Friday, about a year after the crash of …

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Facebook removes fake accounts in the UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and Indonesia

Signage will be displayed Tuesday, October 30, 2018, in front of Facebook Inc.'s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, USA. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Facebook claimed to have removed several accounts involved in the "coordinated bogus behavior" on Facebook and Instagram platforms. "We removed several pages, groups, and accounts that participated in the coordinated bogus behavior of …

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Indonesia finds design flaw, accidental goes out in 737 MAX crash: WSJ

(Reuters) – Indonesian investigators have discovered that design and oversight errors played a key role in the crash of Boeing Co ( BA.N ) 737 MAX on board, in which all 189 people were killed Wall Street Journal said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: A worker assists his colleague in lifting a jet engine of the Lion Air JT610 jet engine …

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Indonesia Power Failure: Big Failure hits Jakarta and surrounding area

Copyright EPA Caption The traffic police had to steer vehicles by hand after the light went out A huge blackout hit the Indonesian capital Jakarta and the surrounding cities, where tens of millions of people live. The power outage began around noon (5:00 GMT) and was recovered slowly after nine hours later. The failure was caused by technical problems, said …

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