Tag: Indonesia

What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max?

On Oct., 29, 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 taxied toward the runway at the main airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, carrying 189 people bound for Bangka Island, a short flight away. The airplane was the latest version of the Boeing 737, a gleaming new 737 Max that was delivered merely three months before. The captain was […]

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As Amazon Smolders, Indonesia Fires Choke the Other Side of the World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Brazil has captured global attention over deliberately set fires that are burning the Amazon rainforest, often called the earth’s lungs. Now Indonesia is compounding the concern with blazes to clear forest on the other side of the world. Hundreds of wildfires burned across Indonesian Borneo and Sumatra on Tuesday, producing thick clouds […]

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B.J. Habibie Dies at 83; Ushered in Democracy in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — B. J. Habibie, who as president of Indonesia ushered in an era of democracy that ended the rule of Suharto, whose 32-year dictatorship is considered one of the most brutal and corrupt of the 20th century, died on Wednesday in a hospital in Jakarta. He was 83. His son Thareq Kemal Habibie […]

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Indonesia Is Moving Its Capital to … Where, Exactly?

When I last visited North Penajam Paser, or P.P.U. as it is known to those limited few who have heard of it, in 2016, the easiest way to get there was by longboat. The harbor had all the attributes of harbors the length and breadth of “outer island” Indonesia — three or four food stalls […]

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Indonesia Confronts, Belatedly, a Huge Oil Spill Near Jakarta

SEDARI, Indonesia — Fish and crustaceans usually run strong in the Java Sea, but the men of Sedari village, on the northern coast of the Indonesian island of Java, have no plans to go out on its waters. Weeks after an unexpected gush of crude oil from an offshore well sent an inky stain across […]

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Indonesia to Move Capital to Borneo From Jakarta, President Says

Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, is the city that people love to hate. With a population of about 10 million, Jakarta is steadily sinking. Its traffic is legendary. Its air quality ranks among the world’s worst. It has few parks or cultural monuments. Even walking on its sidewalks is a hazardous exercise. Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, […]

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For Indonesia’s Child Jockeys, Time to Retire at 10, After 5 Years of Racing

ImageChild jockeys, between ages 5 to 10, in a professional race on the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia in July.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times BIMA, Indonesia — The boy mounted the horse barefoot, with only an ill-fitting Hello Kitty helmet to protect his head and a talisman under his clothing to give him […]

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Indonesia Sends Police to Restive Region After Racial Slurs Ignite Protests

BANGKOK — Protests erupted across the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua this week after reports circulated that students from the region were harassed by the police and insulted with racist slurs in the East Java city of Surabaya. Thousands of people took to the streets in the two distant provinces, torching a provincial […]

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Here There Be Dragons. But Can They Survive an Invasion of Tourists?

KOMODO NATIONAL PARK, Indonesia — The Komodo dragon, a 10-foot lizard native only to a scattering of islands in Indonesia, flicked its forked tongue. Two boys were standing nearby, the perfect size for dragon snacks. A local guide shrugged at their unease and urged them closer to the reptile. Komodo dragons resemble dinosaurs that missed […]

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Genome Study Reveals Clues to Komodo Dragon’s Unique Abilities

Komodo dragons are the largest lizards on the planet, with some adults measured at more than 350 pounds and longer than 10 feet. They detect their prey, including deer and water buffalo, from miles away with an exquisite sense of smell, and at close range, they race at terrifying speeds. Even a single bite can […]

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Indonesian Woman Jailed for Recording Boss’s Harassment to be Given Amnesty

BANGKOK — An Indonesian bookkeeper who rose to national prominence after she was sentenced to jail for recording her boss to prove he was sexually harassing her is expected to receive amnesty from the country’s president soon. A grant of amnesty by President Joko Widodo would reverse two Supreme Court rulings and spare the bookkeeper, […]

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For Recording Her Boss’s Lewd Call, She, Not He, Will Go to Jail

BANGKOK — A school bookkeeper in Indonesia who recorded her boss’s lewd phone call as proof she was being harassed must serve at least six months in prison for distributing obscene material, the country’s Supreme Court has ruled. Nuril Maknun, 41, who worked as a part-time bookkeeper at a high school on the religiously conservative […]

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Toyota Spending $2 Billion to Develop Electric Cars in Indonesia

<img data-attachment-id="1679528" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,664" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="toyota logo badge emblem" data-image-description=" NeydtStock/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-610×405.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1679528″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-610×405.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”405″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-610×405.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-768×510.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Having recently announced plans to “popularize” battery electric vehicles, Toyota now expects half of its global […]

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Foxconn Can Produce iPhones for the US Outside of China if Needed

The trade war between the U.S. and China has left many wondering how the production of iPhones could be affected if the situation escalates between the two countries. Foxconn, Apple’s largest supply-chain partner, says that the company has enough capacity outside of China to fulfill the iPhone demand in the United States. The statement was […]

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All Over the Map

Jared Diamond doesn’t use a computer. He relies “completely” on his secretary and on his wife for “anything” requiring one, as he puts it. Diamond also confesses that he lacks the ability to turn on his “home television set” and can “do only the simplest things” with his newly acquired iPhone. “Whenever friends have shown […]

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