Eradication of Corruption in Jokowi’s Era is Still Far From Satisfying

JAKARTA – In a discussion entitled “2 Years of Jokowi-Ma’ruf Amin: False Promises of Eradicating Corruption” held by Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW), on Tuesday (19/10), Lalola Easter from the Legal and Monitoring Division of ICW assessed the eradication of corruption in two years. The first government of Joko Widodo (Jokowi)-Ma’ruf …

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Haqqani, US wanted Taliban leader, praises suicide bomber

The acting Taliban interior minister, who is on the US list of terrorists, has held a ceremony in Kabul to honor the suicide bombers responsible for killing thousands of US and allied troops in Afghanistan. Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is a US fugitive in exchange for $10 million for any information …

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Cambodia’s Internet Gateway Causes Silence of News

A radio reporter Khut Sokun said he was doing less coverage this year. The reason is the fear of Cambodia’s national internet gateway system, which allows the government to monitor all online activities. Internet service providers in Cambodia are given until February 2022 to divert all cyber traffic through a …

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UK Investigate US Company Takeover of Aerospace Group

The UK government has launched an investigation into the takeover of aerospace parts manufacturer Meggitt by US technology firm Parker-Hannifin Corporation, citing national security concerns. The UK commerce department on Monday evening (18/10) announced the referral to the UK competition watchdog. The recently announced deal is worth $8.7 billion. In …

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Homebuilding Activity in the US Drops

Homebuilding in America fell unexpectedly in September and permits to build homes plunged to their lowest level in a year, amid acute shortages of raw materials and labor. That reinforces forecasts that economic growth slowed sharply in the third quarter. A report from the US Commerce Department on Tuesday (19/10), …

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Venezuela Top Agenda in Blinken’s Visit to Ecuador and Colombia

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Latin America this week to discuss efforts to tackle chaotic migration, where Colombia hosts nearly 2 million Venezuelan migrants and Ecuador also hosts large numbers. In a statement Tuesday, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said Blinken spoke the same day with Chile’s …

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