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Photo: Rohingya migrants (AFP: Christophe Archambault, Januar)

Jakarta: Most migrants 'not Rohingya'
Indonesia has told Australia that most of the migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia are illegal labourers from Bangladesh, not oppressed Muslim Rohingya, according to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. (Bangkok Post/AFP)

Former Finance Ministry Official Swindled the State Out of Trillions of Rupiah: KPK
Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission estimates that graft cases involving Hadi Poernomo, former director general of taxation at the Ministry of Finance and former Supreme Audit Agency chief, has incurred trillions of rupiah in state losses. (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesia c.bank to ease mortgage rule for first home buyers
On Friday, BI Governor Agus Martowardojo said that under the new rule, first-home buyers will have to pay 20 percent of downpayment for mortgages, lower than the current 30 percent. (Reuters)

Susi goes after Chinese boats
The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry is seeking to appeal a recent fisheries court ruling involving the operators of five Chinese-built fishing vessels charged with poaching. (The Jakarta Post)

'APAKABAR This Week'

Get weekly highlights on Indonesia's news and analysis compiled from various online news sources..



Indonesia to House Rohingya Migrants in One Island (Tempo Online)

US urges Myanmar to make Rohingya citizens to end boat crisis (AFP/Yahoo)

OPM Declares Open War on Security Forces, Non-Papuan Civilians (The Jakarta Globe)

Yudhoyono advises Korea, Japan (JoongAng Daily)

Kalla Mediates in Golkar Rift, but Reconciliation Still Elusive (The Jakarta Globe)

China voices concern over report on Indonesia's sinking of fishing boat (Xinhua)

'Nope, nope, nope': Tony Abbott says Australia will take no Rohingya refugees (The Guardian)

Indonesia anti-graft agency supports selection committee members (Antara)

Indonesia police drop probe into deputy police chief (AsiaOne)



Indonesians shake off economic gloom (The Jakarta Post)

New rules stir interest in Indonesian banking (The Star Online)

Indonesia seeks oil exploration, refining investment amid bleak energy industry outlook (Economic Times)

Indonesia sells landmark $2b sukuk (FinanceAsia)

Proposed ban on cigarette TV ads hits stocks of Indonesian media firms (Reuters)

Indonesia to call time on tax-free debt for riskiest borrowers (Bloomberg)

IAG makes first foray into Indonesia (AFR)

S&P revises outlook on Indonesia to positive; 'BB+/B' ratings affirmed (FTSE Global Market)

Bank Indonesia Leaves Tight Monetary Policy, Interest Rates Unchanged (Indonesia Investments)



Indonesia’s Wait For S&P Upgrade May Not Be In Vain (WSJ Blog)

A People Adrift: Roots of the Rohingya Migration (Benar News)

Why Indonesian President Joko Widodo has little regard for Australia (The Age)

How Will China React to Indonesia’s Sinking of a Chinese Vessel? (The Diplomat)

Is Indonesia inflating a credit bubble? (CNBC)

Bread Trumping Rice on Menus Sparks Indonesia Wheat-Buying Surge (Bloomberg)

Economic reform in Jokowi’s Indonesia (East Asia Forum)

Desperate for Investment, Indonesia Plays China vs Japan (Bloomberg)

New rules no fix for Indonesia's dollar fixation (Reuters)



Indonesian Films in Cannes Festival (Tempo Online)

Indonesia and China to investigate circulation of synthetic rice (Antara)

Indonesian Woman Who Offered to Wed Whoever Bought Her Home Finds Groom Is Already Married (TIME)

Singaporean tourist dies in Bali after falling from cliffs while taking selfie (The Guardian)

Basuki Inaugurates Lenggang Jakarta Food Court at Monas (The Jakarta Globe)

Parents who ‘abandoned’ kids may avoid punishment (The Jakarta Post)

Boyzone Returns to Jakarta After 18-Year Absence (The Jakarta Globe)





Ousted Asia Resource Minerals boss stages sit-in occupation of Jakarta office (The Guardian)

Class action planned over Montara oil spill (Sydney Morning Herald)

Restrictions Employing Foreign Workers in Indonesia -PNB Law (Indonesia Investments)

PT First Media to appeal HK court’s decision to award Astro RM168mil (The Star Online)

Indonesia: Sinking illegal fishing ships part of law (VideoNews.US)

W&C Indonesia practice head moves to Sidley (Legal Business)



Telkom to launch Indihome 4K TV service (TeleGeography)

Indosat launches i-Aplikazone app store (MobileWorldLive)

Tackling bandwidth challenges in Indonesia - INTERVIEW ZTE (TelecomAsia)

Govt to design Batam as submarine cable network hub (The Jakarta Post)

Samsung's Future Runs Through Indonesia (BloombergView)

New startup lets Indonesians pawn goods for cash when times are tough (TechinAsia)



Rezzies are Open for Ritz-Carlton's Newest Reserve, Mandapa in Bali (HotelCatter)

Bali to build floating airport (JakPost Travel)

AirAsia 8501 Crash Update: How a confluence of factors led to the tragedy; Have air safety measures been heightened further? (VC Post)

Indonesia: Slice of paradise in unspoilt Bali (The New Zealand Herald)

Batam Offers Cheng Ho Sea Voyage Experience To Tourists (Antara )

Mexican Food Fiesta 21 May - 2 June 2015 at Cafe Gran Via (PR.com)



Environmental Activist Murdered in South Jakarta: Reports (The Jakarta Globe)

Saving Indonesia's Tropical Forests (News Hub)

Indonesia partakes in commemoration of Int'l Biodiversity Day (Xinhua)

Indonesia palm oil industry defends environmental record (The Parliament Magazine)

Top 10 Species of 2015 Show How Little We Know of Nature (Yibada)

Activists rap Indonesia’s failure to fortify deforestation ban (TodayOnline)



Govt aims to synchronize start of this year's Ramadhan (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesian researcher underlines importance of Quranic education at early age (IRNA)

Papuan churches want Jokowi to do more (The Jakarta Post)

Muhammadiyah Orphanage to Accommodate Rohingya Children (Tempo Online)

Indonesia Should Play a Role in Yemen Conflict (The Diplomat)

Indonesians can now put faiths outside the 6 officially recognized religions on their ID cards (Jakarta Coconuts)



Megawati`s Son Launches Book of Soekarno Speeches (Tempo Online)

Indonesian Cultural Day brings traditional market atmosphere to UCLA (Daily Bruin)

Canada Partners with University of Waterloo to Help Establish Indonesia as a Centre of Actuarial Excellence (Exchange Magazine)

Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains (Science Codex)

Indonesian Frog Makes Top 10 List of New Species (The Jakarta Globe)




Soon, vaccines for 2 bird flu strains (Business Standard)

Indonesia and World Bank Group to join forces to reduce child stunting and maternal mortality (World Bank)

Should I Eat Tempeh? (TIME)

New public service announcement on secondhand smoke launched (The Jakarta Post)

International committee of military medicine lauds Indonesian Military Medicine Association (Antara)

Indonesia's universal health scheme: one year on, what's the verdict? (The Guardian)



Unesco Day celebration fetes the art of wayang kulit (The Rakyat Post)

Public Split on Possible Female Yogyakarta Sultan: Survey (Tempo Online)

Indonesia: Traditional procession makes its way to Mount Merapi (CitizenSide)

INDONESIA PAVILION: “Wonderful Emerald of the Equator” at London FestivalAsia Official Opening Ceremony  (The Jakata Globe)

Unesco acknowledges Indonesian kris as world heritage (Malay Mail Online)




Soccer-Indonesia hit with World Cup penalties by AFC (Yahoo Sports)

PSSI officials in Zurich ‘to lobby against FIFA sanctions’ (The Jakarta Post)

World-Class Runners to Participate in Jakarta International 10K (Tempo Online)

MotoGP moves closer to Indonesian race from 2017 (MotorSport)

Roma launch new official Indonesian Twitter account (AS Roma)

New Football Tournament to Kick Off as Row Rumbles On (The Jakarta Globe)



INTERVIEW-Global refugee crises will hinder resettlement of Asian "boat people" - UNHCR (Trust.org)

Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement commits support to migrants granted temporary shelter in Indonesia and Malaysia (ICRC)

Young, in love, and abused in Indonesia (Rappler)

People of Aceh on Rohingya crisis: 'It's worse than the tsunami' (Sydney Morning Herald)

Should Indonesia Stop Sending Domestic Workers Abroad? (GIV News)


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