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Covid-19: Two Indonesians evade quarantine over fears of losing income

BATAM (The Jakarta Post/ANN): Two men in Batam, Riau Islands, who had been in close contact with a Singaporean Covid-19 patient have evaded quarantine, the city’s health authorities said on Tuesday (March 3). Both residents work as app-based ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers and are among the 15 people identified as …

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COVID-19: 188 Indonesians from World Dream cruise ship to be quarantined on uninhabited island – The Jakarta Post

Indonesia plans to evacuate 188 citizens working as crew members aboard the World Dream cruise ship to an island off Java amid concerns over the coronavirus, the government has said. Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy confirmed the repatriation plan on Monday following a meeting with President Joko …

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Impenetrable doa: Health minister says prayer, not face masks, is why Indonesia remains coronavirus-free

As of this morning, there is zero confirmed coronavirus infection on Indonesian soil, which has raised questions over whether the country is ill-equipped to detect the disease or if Indonesians are somehow immune to the deadly virus. One might expect the country’s top health official to provide a scientific explanation …

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With sea levels rising, why don’t more Indonesians believe in human-caused climate change?

Are humans to blame for climate change? A full 97 percent of climate scientists say yes. But if you ask Indonesians, a whopping 18 percent would say no, a new survey from YouGov and the University of Cambridge reveals. Of the 23 countries surveyed, Indonesia had the biggest percentage of …

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Plastic Trash in Exchange for Bus Tickets? Let the Indonesians Lead the Way

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Indonesians Clean Up The Beach One Sandal At A Time

Bandar Lampung:  Hundr of people sifted through a vast wasteland of rubbish strewn across a beach in Indonesia on Thursday, underscoring the Southeast Asian archipelago’s mammoth marine waste problem. Some 200 students, military personnel and locals scoured a beach on the southern tip of Sumatra island, picking up rubbish as …

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On remote island in Muslim-majority Indonesia, Jewish community lives in shadows

TONDANO, Indonesia (AFP) — Yaakov Baruch is the rabbi at Indonesia’s only synagogue but he keeps his religious identity under wraps, like most of the tiny Jewish community living in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation. A group of men threatened Baruch with death and called him a “crazy Jew” as …

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Bali looks to turn the tide on Indonesia’s plastic waste

It’s not even 07:00 and hundr of men and women are walking up and down Bali’s western coast, grabbing all the rubbish they can find. Large excavators and trucks fitted with giant rakes follow behind, sweeping everything into massive heaps of bottles, bags, snack wrappers – and even used nappies. …

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Indonesian Feast Held to Raise Money for Tsunami Victims

  Indonesian food enthusiast Fefe Anggano threw a special session of the Indonesian Food Bazaar last Saturday in Elmhurst to raise money for the tsunami-struck region of Indonesia. The Liwetan feast, a traditional way of eating in Indonesian villages, was served on banana leaves and meant to be eaten with …

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Main suspect of Philippine church bombing surrenders to authorities

MANILA – A man suspected of helping two suicide bombers carry out the deadly twin blasts on the small Philippine island of Jolo has surrendered, security officials announced on Monday (Feb 4). Kammah Pae and four other supposed operatives of the Abu Sayyaf – a gang of self-styled Islamic militants …

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