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Virus pushes Indonesia zoo animals to brink of starvation

May 01, 2020 - 3:28 PM

'If a few more months pass and we don't get any aid from the government or other international organizations, then with a heavy heart we'll have to feed the carnivores.'

This picture taken on April 29, 2020 shows a tiger resting inside its enclosure at the zoo in Bandung, West Java. Indonesian officials said on April 30 that some 60 cash-strapped animal parks -- home to roughly 70,000 creatures -- across the Southeast Asian archipelago have been closed since mid-March and most say they have only enough food until the middle of May. TIMUR MATAHARI / AFP

Indonesia busts Malaysians for virus-mask smuggling

Mar 12, 2020 - 5:31 PM

Authorities in Sumatra's Medan city prevent a pair of Malaysians from trying to smuggle 12,000 face masks back to their home country

LOOK: Indonesian, Malaysian navy ships visit Zamboanga City

Nov 27, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Naval vessels of Indonesia and Malaysia pay a port visit as part of the INDOMALPHI cooperation

Indonesian and Malaysian Navy Ships arrive in Zamboanga City. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

House urges Duterte to exempt BIMP-EAGA from travel tax

Dec 22, 2017 - 5:44 PM

House Resolution 1463 seeks to grant the travel tax exemption 'to help enhance trade, tourism, and investments in the said area'

Timnas disingkirkan Malaysia, Menpora menitikkan air mata

Aug 27, 2017 - 9:56 AM

Malaysia yang bermain dalam tekanan justru mampu mencuri gol

Pemain Timnas Indonesia U-22 tertunduk seusai bertanding melawan Timnas Malaysia U-22 dalam babak semi final SEA Games XXIX Kuala Lumpur di Stadion Majlis Perbandaran Selayang, Malaysia, Sabtu (26/8). FOTO oleh Wahyu Putro A/ANTARA

Dikalahkan Malaysia, timnas U-22 gagal melaju ke babak final SEA Games

Aug 26, 2017 - 11:43 PM

Indonesia dikalahkan Malaysia dengan skor 0 1

KALAH. Timnas U-22 takluk di tangan timnas Malaysia dengan skor 0-1 dalam pertandingan semi final di Stadion Shah Alam pada Sabtu, 26 Agustus. Ilustrasi oleh Rappler

Malaysia vs Indonesia: Demi harga diri

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:13 PM

Tak ada pertarungan di wilayah Asia Tenggara yang sesengit Indonesia versus Malaysia

PELEPASAN TIMNAS. Ketua Umum PSSI Edy Rahmayadi (ketiga kiri), pelatih Luis Milla (kedua kiri), pemain serta ofisial berpose saat pelepasan timnas U-22 di Jakarta, Kamis, 10 Agustus. Wahyu Putro A/ANTARA

Indonesia calls for calm over SEA Games flag blunder

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:18 PM

200 people demonstrated outside the Malaysian consulate in Indonesia and burned tires and images of the flag of Malaysia

CALL FOR CALM. Indonesian government calls to stop demonstrations regarding the flag gaffe by the 2017 SEA Games committee in Malaysia. Photo by @imam_nahrawi on Twitter

Tim bulu tangkis beregu putri gagal melaju ke babak final SEA Games 2017

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Indonesia dikalahkan oleh timnas Malaysia 0 3

CEDERA. Pemain ganda putri Indonesia, Rosyita Eka Putri terpaksa harus dipapah ketika berjalan usai mengalami cedera saat bertanding melawan ganda putri Malaysia pada Rabu, 23 Agustus. Foto akun Twitter PBSI @INABadminton

SEA Games 2017: Indonesia turun ke peringkat 5 klasemen

Aug 21, 2017 - 10:02 AM

Perolahan medali emas Indonesia masih tertinggal jauh dari Malaysia

Atlet panahan Indonesia Diananda Choirunnisa menggigit medali emas saat penganugerahan medali panahan nomor recurve putri di Synthetic Turf Fild, Kawasan Bukit Jalil, Malaysia, Minggu (20/8). FOTO oleh Wahyu Putro/ANTARA

Malaysia meminta maaf atas insiden bendera Indonesia yang terbalik

Aug 20, 2017 - 7:27 AM

Menpora Malaysia akan menemui Menpora Imam Nahrawi di Kuala Lumpur untuk meminta maaf

TERBALIK. Panitia SEA Games 2017 keliru mencetak warna bendera Indonesia di buku panduan upacara pembukaan yang digelar di Stadion Bukit Jalil pada Sabtu, 19 Agustus. Foto diambil dari akun Twitter Imam Nahrawi

TIMELINE: Agreements, challenges in ASEAN

Aug 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The regional bloc's unity and mettle have been put to the test over the last 5 decades

Indonesia, Malaysia Muslims call for Starbucks boycott over LGBT stance

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:46 PM

Leaders from Muhammadiyah Indonesia s second biggest mass Muslim organization also urge the government to revoke the company s business license for its stance on lesbian gay bisexual and transgender issues

Starbucks file photo from Wikipedia

ASEAN countries eye fight vs terror in social media

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The Philippines Indonesia and Malaysia will also study a proposal to stop the flow of terrorist financing after a rare security meeting

RARE MEETING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (C) delivers a joint statement after his meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (L) and Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman (R) in Manila on June 22, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines launch joint naval patrols

Jun 19, 2017 - 3:55 PM

The trilateral coordinated maritime patrol is launched amid continuing battles between Philippine troops and the Maute group who have seized part of the city of Marawi in Mindanao

NAVAL ASSETS. A chopper lands on BRP Davao del Sur, a Multi-purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) in a demo during the anniversary of the Philippine Navy at Sasa Wharf in Davao City on May 31, 2017. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

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Jun 16, 2017 - 8:52 PM

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Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia to meet on terrorism

Jun 16, 2017 - 4:20 PM

In a meeting hosted by the Philippines the 3 countries top diplomats and security officials aim to forge a team effort against terrorism

TERROR ATTACK. Fire rages in Marawi City on May 23 after an attack by the terrorist Maute Group. File photo from @du_kartoffel

LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Malaysia - SEABA 2017 Championships

May 13, 2017 - 10:12 PM

Catch Batang Gilas debut in the U16 tournament as well as Gilas Pilipinas third match against Malaysia in Day 3 of the 2017 SEABA Championships

LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Singapore - SEABA 2017 Championships

May 13, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Follow live updates of Gilas Pilipinas vs Singapore and other Day 2 matches of the 2017 SEABA Championships

PH-Indonesia RoRo first to sail on new shipping route

Apr 28, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The new route within the BIMP EAGA will open on April 30 and is expected to boost trade and relations between PH and Indonesia

NEW ROUTE. The new shipping route between the Philippines and Indonesia is expected to boost trade and relations between the two countries.

How much does a Big Mac cost in ASEAN countries?

Apr 27, 2017 - 6:14 PM

Aside from being a global favorite the staple fast food item is a tool used to measure the purchasing power of a country’s currency

TASTY. The Economist's Big Mac Index uses the tasty McDonald's staple to measure the value of different currencies.

Indonesian accused of Kim murder 'duped' – officials

Feb 18, 2017 - 8:44 AM

Indonesian Police Chief Tito Karnavian says Siti Aishah was tricked into thinking she was simply taking part in pranks for a TV show like Just For Laughs a popular hidden camera series

'DUPED.' Nihayah, a former neighbour of 25-year-old Indonesian Siti Aishah who was arrested over the assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother, talks about Siti in Jakarta on February 17, 2017. Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP

10 dead, 30 missing after boat capsizes off Malaysia

Jan 23, 2017 - 8:28 PM

The boat is headed from Indonesia to Malaysia when it capsized Two passengers are rescued and taken to hospital but their condition remains unknown

Alfred Riedl: Terima kasih, Suporter!

Dec 14, 2016 - 11:30 PM

Di laga kedua timnas terancam tanpa Andik Vermansah

Vietnam vs Indonesia: Bukan laga skuat utama

Nov 08, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Dengan hanya maksimal 2 pemain yang bisa dipanggil di tiap klub skuat Timnas bukan para pemain utama

Irfan Bachdim merayakan golnya bersama Boaz Solossa dan Andik Vermansyah. Foto dari Twitter/@PSSI__FAI

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Oct 26, 2016 - 7:57 PM

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4 PH terror groups link up with pro-ISIS fighters in region

Oct 25, 2016 - 3:27 PM

A Jakarta based think tank warns of cross border extremist operations citing the Davao City bombing in September as proof of these linkages in Southeast Asia

EVIDENCE OF LINKAGES. Jakarta-based think tank IPAC says the bombing of a night market in Davao City is evidence of linkages between Mindanao extremist groups with foreign jihadists. Rappler file photo

Why Indonesia’s new counterterrorism strategy could be its best yet

Oct 12, 2016 - 2:33 PM

The new counterterrorism chief is using an inclusive government approach that aims to eliminate the root causes of terrorism

MULTISECTORAL APPROACH. The new counterterrorism chief Suhardi Alius is aiming to address root causes of terrorism. Photo by Rappler

Members of Abu Sayyaf behind sea kidnappings of Indonesians, Malaysians killed

Sep 28, 2016 - 12:49 PM

The brothers helped snatch crew members of 5 tugboats carrying coal and other commodities on waters bordering Indonesia Malaysia and the Philippines

SAFELY HOME. 10 Indonesian hostages are safely returned after ransom was paid. Photo by Santi Dewi/Rappler

Southeast Asian haze crisis killed over 100,000 – study

Sep 19, 2016 - 1:57 PM

The new estimate reached using a complex analytical model is far higher than the previous official death toll given by authorities of just 19 deaths in Indonesia

Fire fighters try to put out fires in forest and peatlands surrounding Palangkaraya city in Central Kalimantan on October 30, 2015. Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Southeast Asia now biggest piracy hotspot – report

Sep 19, 2016 - 1:04 PM

The Philippine based bandit group Abu Sayyaf is instrumental in a number of these attacks in 2015 the International Maritime Bureau reports

Vietnam to extradite Indonesian 'pirates' to Malaysia – reports

Sep 12, 2016 - 9:58 PM

The court accepted Malaysia s proposal to extradite the men to Malaysia based on Vietnam s mutual legal support laws with Malaysia the report adds

Duterte wants Abu Sayyaf kidnappers 'blown up' at sea

Sep 09, 2016 - 10:01 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says Indonesia and the Philippines have decided to end the problem kidnappings once and for all

END TO PIRACY. President Rodrigo Duterte says the Philippines and Indonesia agreed to end the problem of kidnappings at sea once and for all. Photo by Rappler

Indonesian navy finds fuel tanker taken by own crew

Aug 25, 2016 - 2:14 PM

Indonesian authorities quickly realize the vessel which was transporting 900 000 liters of diesel had been taken by its Indonesian crew due to a dispute

Another Indonesian kidnapped in Sulu Sea

Aug 07, 2016 - 4:02 PM

The kidnapping took place August 3 in waters off the northeast of Sabah state on the Malaysian side of Borneo island Indonesia s ambassador to Malaysia says

Indonesia wants boats escorted by military to ward off Abu Sayyaf

Jul 13, 2016 - 8:06 PM

The boats heading from Indonesia should follow an appointed route in groups be accompanied by military personnel and escorted by an Indonesian navy vessel Indonesian defense minister Ryamizard Ryacudu says

RYAMIZARD RYACUDU. Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu speaks during an exclusive interview with AFP at his office in Jakarta on July 13, 2016. Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP

Indonesia urges action as high-seas kidnappings surge

Jul 11, 2016 - 6:45 PM

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi calls on the Philippines and Malaysia to undertake serious efforts for tougher security in their unsafe waters

Southern Philippine waters not a new Somalia – gov't

Jul 08, 2016 - 7:49 PM

The foreign secretary s comments come after armed men suspected to be from the Abu Sayyaf group this year abducted 25 Indonesian and Malaysian sailors in the Sulu Sea

NEW SOMALIA? The kidnapping of Indonesian and Malaysian sailors in the Sulu Sea prompted Indonesian Security Minister Luhut Panjaitan to warn that the region was in danger of becoming a 'new Somalia.'

Indonesia's new police chief: Region needs 'to stick together against Abu Sayyaf'

Jun 24, 2016 - 9:56 PM

New police chief Tito Karnavian urges cooperation between the Philippines Indonesia and Malaysia in addressing the terrorist group

UNITY. Counter-terrorism specialist and new police chief Tito Karnavian says Malysia, Indonesia and the Philippines must unite against terrorism. File photo from JICT

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Jun 23, 2016 - 1:03 PM

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China blamed for ASEAN U-turn on South China Sea

Jun 16, 2016 - 7:17 PM

An ASEAN diplomat present at the meeting says China has put the screws on some nations likely Cambodia and Laos to get them to withdraw their support

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (3rd R) and foreign ministers from ASEAN-member nations attend a special ASEAN-China foreign ministers' meeting in Yuxi, southwest China's Yunnan Province on June 14, 2016. Stringer/AFP

Indonesia cites error as ASEAN meeting ends in confusion

Jun 15, 2016 - 4:05 PM

The disarray is another example of the bloc s perennial inability to present a united front toward China which observers say has allowed Beijing to expand its sway over much of the South China Sea despite overlapping claims

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (3rd R) and foreign ministers from ASEAN-member nations attend a special ASEAN-China foreign ministers' meeting in Yuxi, southwest China's Yunnan Province on June 14, 2016. Stringer/AFP

Hasil pertemuan trilateral: Tiga negara sepakat lakukan patroli perairan bersama

May 05, 2016 - 3:24 PM

Saat ini panglima angkatan bersenjata tiga negara tengah merumuskan prosedur operasi standar SOP dari patroli perairan tersebut

Presiden Jokowi bertemu dengan Menlu dan Panglima Filipina dan Malaysia di Yogyakarta, pada 5 Mei 2016. Foto dari

A year on, Rohingya trapped in desperate limbo

May 03, 2016 - 11:03 AM

One year after struggling ashore during Southeast Asia s human trafficking crisis hundreds of desperate Rohingya migrants remain in limbo forgotten footnotes as record numbers worldwide flee violence and persecution

IN LIMBO. This picture taken on May 14, 2015 shows Rohingya migrants on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman. Christophe Archambault/File/AFP

IN PHOTOS: March 9 solar eclipse

Mar 09, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Here are photos from this year s lone total solar eclipse event that swept across much of Indonesia and Southeast Asia

TOTAL ECLIPSE. A total solar eclipse is pictured from the city of Ternate, in Indonesia's Maluku Islands, on March 9, 2016. Bay Ismoyo/AFP

5 more Indonesian bodies wash ashore in Malaysia after boat tragedy

Jan 27, 2016 - 2:01 PM

A Malaysian official says there have been local reports of some survivors making it alive to shore

CASUALTIES. Malaysian police inspects bodies of victims of a capsized boat in Kota Tinggi, Johor state, Malaysia on Jan 26. Photo by Royal Malaysian Police/EPA

13 bodies believed to be Indonesians found dead off the coast of Malaysia

Jan 26, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Two passports were recovered both of which were Indonesian

US pledges $259M to SE Asian allies for maritime security

Nov 17, 2015 - 4:00 PM

The United States will commit 119 million this financial year with another 140 million earmarked for the following 12 months The Philippines will get the most support

SUPPORT FOR ALLIES. US President Barack Obama waves upon his arrival at the international airport to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Manila on November 17, 2015. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Nielsen: PH consumer confidence slides to 3rd globally

Nov 03, 2015 - 5:20 PM

Consumer confidence across a number of Southeast Asia markets dips in the third quarter of the year says Nielsen

TOP PRIORITY. Similar with the consumers in Southeast Asia, Filipino consumers continue to give financial security top priority, says Nielsen. Image from Shutterstock

Southeast Asia breathes sigh of relief as rains ease smog crisis

Oct 29, 2015 - 2:41 PM

Parts of Indonesia Malaysia and Singapore enjoyed their clearest skies in weeks while affected areas of the Philippines and Thailand also have seen an end to air pollution

HOPE. Rains are bringing hope that the haze crisis could end. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA