Free Republic 3rd Qtr 2020 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $17,814
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 20%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: indonesia

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte has backflipped on his divorce plans with the US military — why?

    07/02/2020 9:55:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    ABC Australia ^ | 07/02/2020 | Alan Weedon
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has recently suspended a decision that was described by analysts as one of the geopolitical shocks of the decade. In February, the President announced he would rip up the long-standing Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, which operationalises the two countries' Mutual Defence Treaty (MDT), signed in 1951. The MDT is similar to Australia's ANZUS security pact with the US — also signed in 1951 — as an attack in the Pacific threatening either party's "territorial integrity, political independence, or security" will automatically trigger a consultation process between Manila and Washington. The cancellation of...
  • God sets down laws via nature.

    07/04/2020 8:30:05 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 5 replies ^ | 4th July 2020 | Ozguy1945
    The creator of the world has laid down His laws for us in how the world works best. We have an immune system which works best when exposed to the germs that threaten us. We have minds that need to see the world to understand it. The price of the gift of Life is dying to make way for those that follow.
  • Facing China? Don't Forget Indonesia.

    07/01/2020 7:39:29 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 9 replies ^ | July 2nd 2020 | Ozguy1945
    The Republic Of Indonesia is a profoundly religious country frequently underestimated and maligned in the West. It is a multiparty democracy with a strong commitment to freedom. This commitment is best symbolised by the way the country stops every 17th August to remember its birth in 1945 when Japanese power collapsed at the end of World War Two. My dad was there then in the field ambulance of the Australian 2nd 14th Battalion implementing Douglas MacArthur’s operation Oboe. Dad saw his friends die under Japanese fire on the beach of Balikpapan. He never forgot it and dedicated the rest of...
  • From Indonesia to Philippines: These countries were once hounded by China. Now it’s payback time. China is isolated

    06/20/2020 8:40:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    TFIPost ^ | 06/20/2020 | Akshay Narang
    In the post-World War II, Cold War era, prosperity and stability in Asia was fuelled by the American vision of a rules-based global order and heavy investments in the region. Economies that were the first to take off like Japan, South Korea. were predominantly American allies. But things changed after an isolated China started reforming up and opening its economy in the late 70s. In the course of time, China grew into a 14 trillion dollar economy and became an Asian giant exerting tremendous influence in the region. In the past decade, China has been misusing its position to carve...
  • Indonesia, major advocate of Hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19, told by WHO to stop using it

    05/26/2020 8:42:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/26/2020 | Kate Lamb, Tom Allard
    The World Health Organization has urged Indonesia, one of the world’s biggest advocates of two malaria drugs to treat the coronavirus, to suspend such treatment over safety concerns, a source familiar with the advice told Reuters on Tuesday. Any decision by Indonesia to halt use of the drugs, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, in coronavirus patients would mark a major global shift away from a treatment which has been touted for months by U.S. President Donald Trump. Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous nation, had told doctors to use the drugs to treat all COVID-19 patients with symptoms from mild to severe....
  • Indonesia's 'Rice ATMs' Provide Staple Amid Coronavirus Crunch

    05/11/2020 9:38:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MAY 11, 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic has left millions of Indonesians struggling to make ends meet. Now the authorities are rolling out "rice ATMs" in a bid to ensure greater access for those in need to the essential Asian staple. This month, Ms Linda Syafri, a 28-year-old expectant mother was among the many who lined up in masks at a military base in Depok, on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta, for their 1.5kg rice ration. "I was laid off by my company last week and my husband was laid off too without severance pay," said Ms Syafri. "Although it (the rice subsidy)...
  • Monkey Business: Video of Monkey 'Kidnapping' Toddler in Indonesia Shocks Netizens

    05/06/2020 11:14:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | Jay Liang | MAY 06, 2020
    A video of a monkey grabbing and dragging a toddler away on a street in Indonesia has gone viral on the internet, leaving netizens reeling in shock at the sight. According to various reports, the incident occurred in Surabaya on May 2. A 15-second-long clip shows the monkey zooming down the street on a toy motorbike, crashing into a group of children seated on a bench. Then it jumped off the vehicle and started dragging a girl away by the arm. Seconds later, the monkey released the child who got back on her feet and tottered back to safety. Although...
  • Crocodile Attacks and Kills 55 Year Old Fisherman in Indonesia

    04/30/2020 12:53:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Thaiger ^ | 30-04-2020 | Anukul
    A crocodile was hunted and killed after it attacked and ate a 55 year old fisherman. Reports reveal that villagers at Riau province Indonesia, on the central eastern coast of Sumatra facing the Strait of Malacca, got together to help to catch the crocodile. When the crocodile was eventually captured and killed, the villagers then cut open the crocodile’s belly to confirmed if it had eaten the victim. follow us in feedly A crocodile was hunted and killed after it attacked and ate a 55 year old fisherman. Reports reveal that villagers at Riau province Indonesia, on the central eastern...
  • Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Shakes Eastern Indonesia

    04/30/2020 12:24:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Andalou Agency ^ | April 29, 2020 | Mahmut Atanur, Fahri Aksut
    No immediate reports of casualties, say officials | A magnitude 5.0 earthquake jolted Indonesia's North Sulawesi province Thursday, according to the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG). BMKG said the earthquake’s epicenter was 66 kilometers (41 miles) northeast of Melonguane district in the Talaud Islands. The quake occurred 21 kilometers (13 miles) below the surface, it added. There were no immediate reports of casualties, said officials.
  • Indonesia suspends all passenger travel across cities to prevent Ramadan exodus

    04/23/2020 4:09:32 PM PDT · by Jemian · 5 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | Thu, April 23, 2020 / 10:32 pm | Alya Nurbaiti and Riza Roidila
    Passengers line up at Senen Train Station in Jakarta on Thursday to request refunds for their purchased tickets. The Transportation Ministry will restrict all passenger travel starting on Friday. The Transportation Ministry will restrict all passenger travel starting on Friday as the government attempts to prevent citizens from participating in the annual Idul Fitri tradition of mudik (exodus) to curb the spread of COVID-19. The ban will not apply to cargo transportation or to vehicles serving special purposes, such as ambulances and fire trucks. “The ban will apply to all types of public and private transportation by air, sea, land...
  • A New, Improved Global Test

    11/29/2004 5:07:38 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 11 replies · 707+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | November 29, 2004 | BENNY AVNI
    The next feud between America's freedom and democracy hawks and old United Nations diplomats will likely develop this week with the release of a much-anticipated report. Ordered by Secretary-General Annan, it was prepared by a panel of 16 former world movers and shakers now in their 70s, who will undoubtedly be hailed at Turtle Bay as wise men, and derided elsewhere as has-beens. Men who held previous posts like Russian foreign minister and Saddam champion Yevgeny Primakov, British U.N. envoy David Hannay, or current Arab League chief Amr Moussa, are not going to excite anyone looking for fresh insights into...
  • When it comes to coronavirus deaths, could Indonesia be Southeast Asia’s Italy?

    04/17/2020 10:33:44 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 4 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 12:00pm, 17 Apr, 2020 | Amy Chew
    The figures coming out of Indonesia are grim – 469 dead from Covid-19, the highest fatality count in Asia outside China, and another 5,136 people infected. But in the nation’s capital Jakarta, where two-thirds of the country’s cases originated, residents report young people continuing to socialise at street food stalls and cafes, despite President Joko Widodo introducing new social distancing measures on April 7. Gatherings of more than five people have been banned, there are limits on the number of people who can use public transport, and public spaces have been closed – but a lack of enforcement of these...
  • Chinese Long March 3B rocket fails during launch of Indonesian satellite; Second Failure for China's space agency in less than a month

    04/13/2020 4:45:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/09/2020 | Tariq Malik
    A Chinese rocket carrying a new communications satellite for Indonesia has failed to reach orbit in a launch gone awry, the second failure for China's space agency in less than a month, state media reported today (April 9). The Long March 3B rocket lifted off today at 7:46 a.m. EDT from China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan, where the local time was 7:46 p.m. on Thursday night, according to the Xinhua News Agency. The rocket was carrying the Palapa-N1, also known as the Nusantara Dua, a next-generation satellite for broadband and broadcast communications built for...
  • Men Driven Away From The West By Leftist Crap. How many Of Us Are Like This?

    04/12/2020 1:53:06 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 76 replies ^ | 12th April 2020 | Ozguy1945
    Modern feminism has ruined life for me in The West. In Indonesia I found a sense of love and family impossible for far too many men in modern Australia. Do any Freepers have knowledge of similar life experiences?
  • WATCH Indonesia’s Krakatoa volcano send HUGE plumes of lava & ash in the air

    04/11/2020 1:35:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    RT ^ | 4/11/20
    Indonesia’s Krakatoa volcano has erupted, lighting up the night sky with bursts of lava and ash in what is said to be its most active phase since 2018, when it caused a deadly tsunami that killed over 400 people. Videos showing the world-famous volcano spewing a cloud of lava, ash, and smoke have inundated social media. The seismic activity at the top of the mountain began late Friday night and proceeded till Saturday morning, according to Indonesia’s Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. The volcano spewed thick clouds of black ash...
  • Clothing Makers in Asia Give Stark Coronavirus Warning

    04/10/2020 7:29:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    "If our workers don't die from coronavirus, they'd die of starvation." This is the stark assessment of how the pandemic is impacting the clothing industry from garment factory owner, Vijay Mahtaney, the chairman of Ambattur Fashion India. In normal times, Vijay Mahtaney and his partners Amit Mahtaney and Shawn Islam employ a total of 18,000 workers in three countries - Bangladesh, India and Jordan. But the outbreak has forced them to shut down the majority of the business, with just one factory, in Dhaka, partially operational.
  • Krakatoa Volcano (Indonesia): Violent Eruption, Ash To 47,000 Ft Altitude (Breaking News)

    04/10/2020 4:12:15 PM PDT · by blam · 172 replies
    A large magmatic eruption is taking place at the volcano right now. Based on satellite imagery, VAAC Darwin spotted a high-level ash and SO2 plume reaching 47,000 ft (15 km) altitude moving WNW. A strong thermal hot spot is detected as well. Both the webcam on Anak Krakatau Island and from the coast (in 40 km distance) show strong lava fountaining from the volcano. This seems to be the strongest eruptive phase since the violent phreatomagmatic activity following the partial collapse of the volcano on 22 Dec 2018, which had triggered a deadly tsunami that killed hundreds of people on...
  • “Exterminate Christians!"

    04/09/2020 7:04:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Apr 9, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Muslim persecution of Christians that occurred in just one month. Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.   Reprinted from the Gatestone Institute. The following are some of the abuses Muslims inflicted on Christians, categorized by theme, throughout the month of January, 2020: The Slaughter of Christians in Nigeria During several separate incidents, militant Muslims—whether Fulani herdsmen, Boko Haram, or generic terrorists—continued to attack and massacre several Christians. As one example, on Friday, January 17, Muslim Fulani tribesmen on motorbikes raided a Christian village at a time they knew people were congregating at the village square...
  • UN adopts resolution calling for 'cooperation' on virus

    04/03/2020 3:09:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    France24 ^ | April 3, 2020
    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN General Assembly on Thursday approved a resolution calling for "international cooperation" and "multilateralism" in the fight against COVID-19, in the first text to come out of the international body since the outbreak began. The resolution, approved by consensus, also stresses "the need for full respect for human rights" and that "there is no place for any form of discrimination, racism and xenophobia in the response to the pandemic." The UN resolution emphasises the central role of the body in the global health and economic crisis. It was submitted by Switzerland, Indonesia, Singapore,...
  • In race for a sustainable alternative to plastic, Indonesia bets on seaweed

    03/29/2020 3:19:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    MONGOBAY ^ | 25 MARCH 2020 | Johan Augustin
    Edible cups made from seaweed. Shopping bags from cassava starch. Food containers from sugarcane fiber. These are some of the bioplastic alternatives being tried out in Indonesia, the world’s No. 2 producer of seaweed.It’s just after sunrise here in Bali, and a group of locals are preparing to sail their wooden boats out to a bay off Nusa Lembongan, a small island southeast of the tourism hotspot. They’re neither fishermen nor tour guides. They’re farmers, cultivating a watery crop that promises to be part of the solution to the increasingly urgent problem of marine plastic waste that’s become woven into...