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Angie Teo

Jakarta governor to take protesters' demand to repeal labour law to President Widodo

09 Oct 2020

JAKARTA, Oct 9 The governor of Indonesia's capital on Friday said he would inform President Joko Widodo of protesters' demand for a polarising new labour law to be repealed, as a growing number of regional leaders oppose the new legislation.

Indonesia capital eyes doubling of virus testing as cases soar

17 Sep 2020

(Governor's office corrects testing total in paragraph three to weekly, not daily)

Coronavirus cases to peak this month in Indonesia, says president

01 Sep 2020

BOGOR, Indonesia Indonesia's coronavirus outbreak will likely peak this month, President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday, adding he was "very confident" about access to a safe and effective vaccine by the end of this year.

Indonesian president pledges central bank to remain independent

01 Sep 2020

BOGOR, Indonesia Indonesian President Joko Widodo pledged on Tuesday that the country's central bank would remain independent, a day after a panel of experts advising parliament recommended that government ministers be given voting rights at policy meetings.

Orangutan found on palm oil plantation returned to the wild

20 Aug 2020

JAKARTA A Bornean orangutan found on an Indonesian palm plantation has been rescued and returned to the forest, a conservation group said on Wednesday, the latest example of how habitat loss is piling pressure on the critically endangered animal in the wild.

Muslims perform Eid prayers, socially distanced and masked

31 Jul 2020

JAKARTA/KOLKATA/CAIRO Masked and socially distanced to fight the coronavirus, Muslims around the world held prayers on Friday to mark the festival of Eid al-Adha, with mosques at reduced capacity and some praying in the open air. | Video

Indonesian Muslims perform Eid prayers with social distancing, masks

31 Jul 2020

JAKARTA, July 31 Indonesian Muslims, wearing face masks and getting temperature checks as a precaution against the novel coronavirus, performed morning prayers on Friday to celebrate the festival of Eid al-Adha in mosques with reduced capacity as well as on the streets.

For world's largest Muslim country, a virus-disrupted and bittersweet Eid

24 May 2020

JAKARTA For Indonesia's 225 million Muslims, celebrating Eid al-Fitr this year, the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, is bittersweet.

Indonesia invokes emergency measures in Jakarta, bonuses for doctors

23 Mar 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's capital Jakarta shut cinemas and other public entertainment on Monday at the start of a two-week emergency period to try to slow the accelerating spread of the coronavirus in Southeast Asia's biggest city.

Rescuer opens home to baby flying foxes orphaned by Australian bushfires

26 Jan 2020

BOMADERRY, Australia Janine Davies lifts out a three-week-old baby flying fox from its makeshift home of a towel draped over a rack in her bathroom and gently feeds it milk using a tiny bottle. | Video

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