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Sriwijaya Air crash places Indonesia’s aviation safety under fresh spotlight

By Jamie Freed, Stanley Widianto SYDNEY/JAKARTA: Indonesia’s chequered air safety record is again in the spotlight after a Sriwijaya Air jet carrying 62 people crashed into the Java Sea minutes after takeoff on Saturday, marking the country’s third major airline crash in just over six years. Before the crash there had been 697 fatalities in […]

Indonesian plane crashes after take-off with 62 aboard

By Stanley Widianto, Tabita Diela JAKARTA:A Sriwijaya Air plane crashed into the sea on Saturday minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on a domestic flight with 62 people on board, and their fate was not known. The Boeing 737-500, en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan, disappeared from radar screens after taking off […]

India asks importers to buy palm oil from Indonesia, not Malaysia: Report

NEW DELHI: India is likely to import more palm oil from Indonesia amid the government’s informal advisory to refiners not to buy the commodity from Malaysia following its remarks on the new citizenship law and Kashmir issue, according to government and industry sources. On Monday, the commerce ministry held a detailed meeting with edible oil […]

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo wins second term as president

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s Joko Widodo has been re-elected as president of the world’s third-biggest democracy, the elections commission said early Tuesday, beating rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general who has vowed to challenge any victory for the incumbent leader. The commission was expected to announce the official results of the April 17 poll on Wednesday in […]

Indonesia’s Garuda says to cancel 49-jet Boeing 737 deal after crashes

Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda has told Boeing it will cancel a multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after the model was involved in two fatal crashes. The move could spark more cancellations from other major carriers, an aviation analyst said, as Boeing and US federal regulators get set to face their first […]

Indonesia tsunami survivors remain jittery as deaths hit 429

By NINIEK KARMINI SUMUR: Panicked residents, police and soldiers in this remote fishing village clobbered by a devastating weekend tsunami ran to higher ground Tuesday, shouting “Water is coming! Water is coming!” and reciting verses from the Quran as emergency messages were broadcast over mosque speakers. It proved to be a false alarm, but a […]

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