Mass Organizations Cannot Oppose Pancasila: People’s Consultative Assembly Speaker

Speaker of the People's Consultative Assembly, or MPR, Zulkifli Hasan has said no mass organization in Indonesia is permitted to oppose the state ideology of Pancasila.

18 January 2017 | 10:21 AM


Jakarta Police to Summon FPI’s Rizieq Next Week

The police will again summon the Islamic Defender’s Front, or FPI, cleric Rizieq Shihab for allegations of spreading hate speech and insulting the state’s symbol of Pancasila.

18 January 2017 | 09:42 AM


Asian Oil Refinery Margins Jump on Outages in Mideast, Asia

Several refineries in the Middle East and Asia have shut down in the past week due to fires and other technical problems, leading to a jump in profit margins for facilities still operating.

18 January 2017 | 09:00 AM


Art Imitates Life? Kim Kardashian Films Cameo for Jewel Heist Movie

Four months after being robbed at gunpoint in Paris, Kim Kardashian is filming a cameo for the upcoming female heist caper "Ocean's Eight."

18 January 2017 | 08:12 AM


Philippines Defense Minister Says China Arms on Islands Worrying

China's recent installation of weapons on artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea was "very troubling", the Philippines' defense minister said on Tuesday (17/01), after Manila quietly protested against Beijing's activities.

18 January 2017 | 08:00 AM


Singapore Exports Jump on Solid China Sales, Trump Factor a Worry

Singapore's exports in December jumped for a second month thanks to solid shipments to China in a tentative sign of recovery for the external sector, but analysts were cautious about the outlook amid protectionist concerns stoked by incoming US President Donald Trump.

18 January 2017 | 07:00 AM


Thai Floods May Cost Up to $3.4 Billion if They Last for 2-3 Months: Chamber of Commerce

Widespread flooding in southern Thailand may cost $2.4-$3.4 billion, or 0.5-0.7 percent of gross domestic product if they last for 2-3 months.

18 January 2017 | 06:00 AM


Airlines Lufthansa and Etihad in Merger Talks

Germany's Lufthansa and Etihad Airways are in talks to possibly merge the two airlines, Italian newspaper Il Messaggero said in an unsourced report.

18 January 2017 | 05:00 AM


Vietnam Coffee: Prices Hit Record High, Farmers Expect Rise to Continue

Vietnam's domestic coffee prices jumped to a record peak, following London futures higher, while the market slowed.

18 January 2017 | 04:00 AM