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  • Internationalising The Greatest Generation – Australian veteran calls for more respect for WW2.

    09/09/2020 1:13:01 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 2 replies ^ | 9th September 2020 American time | Ozguy1945
    Internationalising The Greatest Generation – Australian veteran calls for more respect for WW2. China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea mean that it is primarily Indonesia that stands between Australia and the “People’s Liberation Army” of totalitarian communist China. In an open letter published in the link accompanying this post, former Australian army captain, Demetrios Kitsiou, supports my contention that sharing better respect with Indonesia for the heroes of World War Two is one way for Australia to be more secure in an uncertain future. In Indonesia the most sacred national holiday of the year is August 17 in...
  • “Singing” Dog Presumed Extinct In The Wild For 50 Years Has Been Rediscovered

    09/03/2020 8:23:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Mysterious Universe ^ | 09/03/2020 | Jocelyne LeBlanc
    The New Guinea singing dog looks like a cross between a dingo and a wolf. Its head is on the smaller side with small brown eyes, a flat skull and erect ears that are set far apart. Its neck is strong and thick that goes down to its muscular body with a bushy fox-like tail. Their double-coated fur is normally light or dark brown with patches of white throughout its body and often at the tip of its tail. They can also have black or grey face masks. They’re quite small as they grow between 31-46 centimetres (1-1.5 feet) in...
  • 1,020 volunteers to partake in Chinese Covid-19 vaccine trials in Indonesia

    08/10/2020 11:55:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Antara News ^ | 08/10/2020
    Bandung, West Java (ANTARA) - Some 1,020 Indonesians registered as volunteers to assist in the clinical trials of a COVID-19 candidate vaccine developed along with Sinovac from China, Dr Eddy Fadliyana, field manager of the clinical trials’ research team, stated. The vaccine testing would commence on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at the Teaching Hospital (RSP) of Padjadjaran University (Unpad), Bandung City, West Java. Fadliyana revealed that the vaccine tests will be conducted at six locations: Unpad Hospital, Unpad Health Center, Dago Community Health Center (Puskesmas), Sukapakir Community Health Center, Garuda Community Health Center, and Ciumbuleuit Community Health Center. Healthy adults...
  • Indonesia Stages Major Naval Drills Amid Rising Tensions In South China Sea

    07/25/2020 1:30:35 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 12 replies
    ibtimes ^ | 07/24/20 AT 9:22 AM | By James Patterson
    The Western Fleet of Indonesia's Navy is holding a series of major military exercises in the Java Sea and the South China Sea amid rising tensions between China and the United States in the international waterway. In what could be seen as sending a clear message to China, the series of drills began July 18 and will conclude Sunday, July 26. The drills will include an amphibious exercise on a beach at Singkep, part of the Riau archipelago where the two seas meet. On the agenda are sea battle simulations and 2,000 military personnel with 26 warships, 19 aircraft, 18...
  • Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte has backflipped on his divorce plans with the US military — why?

    07/02/2020 9:55:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    ABC Australia ^ | 07/02/2020 | Alan Weedon
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has recently suspended a decision that was described by analysts as one of the geopolitical shocks of the decade. In February, the President announced he would rip up the long-standing Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, which operationalises the two countries' Mutual Defence Treaty (MDT), signed in 1951. The MDT is similar to Australia's ANZUS security pact with the US — also signed in 1951 — as an attack in the Pacific threatening either party's "territorial integrity, political independence, or security" will automatically trigger a consultation process between Manila and Washington. The cancellation of...
  • God sets down laws via nature.

    07/04/2020 8:30:05 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 6 replies ^ | 4th July 2020 | Ozguy1945
    The creator of the world has laid down His laws for us in how the world works best. We have an immune system which works best when exposed to the germs that threaten us. We have minds that need to see the world to understand it. The price of the gift of Life is dying to make way for those that follow.
  • Facing China? Don't Forget Indonesia.

    07/01/2020 7:39:29 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 9 replies ^ | July 2nd 2020 | Ozguy1945
    The Republic Of Indonesia is a profoundly religious country frequently underestimated and maligned in the West. It is a multiparty democracy with a strong commitment to freedom. This commitment is best symbolised by the way the country stops every 17th August to remember its birth in 1945 when Japanese power collapsed at the end of World War Two. My dad was there then in the field ambulance of the Australian 2nd 14th Battalion implementing Douglas MacArthur’s operation Oboe. Dad saw his friends die under Japanese fire on the beach of Balikpapan. He never forgot it and dedicated the rest of...
  • From Indonesia to Philippines: These countries were once hounded by China. Now it’s payback time. China is isolated

    06/20/2020 8:40:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    TFIPost ^ | 06/20/2020 | Akshay Narang
    In the post-World War II, Cold War era, prosperity and stability in Asia was fuelled by the American vision of a rules-based global order and heavy investments in the region. Economies that were the first to take off like Japan, South Korea. were predominantly American allies. But things changed after an isolated China started reforming up and opening its economy in the late 70s. In the course of time, China grew into a 14 trillion dollar economy and became an Asian giant exerting tremendous influence in the region. In the past decade, China has been misusing its position to carve...
  • Indonesia, major advocate of Hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19, told by WHO to stop using it

    05/26/2020 8:42:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/26/2020 | Kate Lamb, Tom Allard
    The World Health Organization has urged Indonesia, one of the world’s biggest advocates of two malaria drugs to treat the coronavirus, to suspend such treatment over safety concerns, a source familiar with the advice told Reuters on Tuesday. Any decision by Indonesia to halt use of the drugs, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, in coronavirus patients would mark a major global shift away from a treatment which has been touted for months by U.S. President Donald Trump. Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous nation, had told doctors to use the drugs to treat all COVID-19 patients with symptoms from mild to severe....
  • Indonesia's 'Rice ATMs' Provide Staple Amid Coronavirus Crunch

    05/11/2020 9:38:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MAY 11, 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic has left millions of Indonesians struggling to make ends meet. Now the authorities are rolling out "rice ATMs" in a bid to ensure greater access for those in need to the essential Asian staple. This month, Ms Linda Syafri, a 28-year-old expectant mother was among the many who lined up in masks at a military base in Depok, on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta, for their 1.5kg rice ration. "I was laid off by my company last week and my husband was laid off too without severance pay," said Ms Syafri. "Although it (the rice subsidy)...
  • Monkey Business: Video of Monkey 'Kidnapping' Toddler in Indonesia Shocks Netizens

    05/06/2020 11:14:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | Jay Liang | MAY 06, 2020
    A video of a monkey grabbing and dragging a toddler away on a street in Indonesia has gone viral on the internet, leaving netizens reeling in shock at the sight. According to various reports, the incident occurred in Surabaya on May 2. A 15-second-long clip shows the monkey zooming down the street on a toy motorbike, crashing into a group of children seated on a bench. Then it jumped off the vehicle and started dragging a girl away by the arm. Seconds later, the monkey released the child who got back on her feet and tottered back to safety. Although...
  • Crocodile Attacks and Kills 55 Year Old Fisherman in Indonesia

    04/30/2020 12:53:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Thaiger ^ | 30-04-2020 | Anukul
    A crocodile was hunted and killed after it attacked and ate a 55 year old fisherman. Reports reveal that villagers at Riau province Indonesia, on the central eastern coast of Sumatra facing the Strait of Malacca, got together to help to catch the crocodile. When the crocodile was eventually captured and killed, the villagers then cut open the crocodile’s belly to confirmed if it had eaten the victim. follow us in feedly A crocodile was hunted and killed after it attacked and ate a 55 year old fisherman. Reports reveal that villagers at Riau province Indonesia, on the central eastern...
  • Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Shakes Eastern Indonesia

    04/30/2020 12:24:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Andalou Agency ^ | April 29, 2020 | Mahmut Atanur, Fahri Aksut
    No immediate reports of casualties, say officials | A magnitude 5.0 earthquake jolted Indonesia's North Sulawesi province Thursday, according to the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG). BMKG said the earthquake’s epicenter was 66 kilometers (41 miles) northeast of Melonguane district in the Talaud Islands. The quake occurred 21 kilometers (13 miles) below the surface, it added. There were no immediate reports of casualties, said officials.
  • Indonesia suspends all passenger travel across cities to prevent Ramadan exodus

    04/23/2020 4:09:32 PM PDT · by Jemian · 5 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | Thu, April 23, 2020 / 10:32 pm | Alya Nurbaiti and Riza Roidila
    Passengers line up at Senen Train Station in Jakarta on Thursday to request refunds for their purchased tickets. The Transportation Ministry will restrict all passenger travel starting on Friday. The Transportation Ministry will restrict all passenger travel starting on Friday as the government attempts to prevent citizens from participating in the annual Idul Fitri tradition of mudik (exodus) to curb the spread of COVID-19. The ban will not apply to cargo transportation or to vehicles serving special purposes, such as ambulances and fire trucks. “The ban will apply to all types of public and private transportation by air, sea, land...
  • A New, Improved Global Test

    11/29/2004 5:07:38 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 11 replies · 707+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | November 29, 2004 | BENNY AVNI
    The next feud between America's freedom and democracy hawks and old United Nations diplomats will likely develop this week with the release of a much-anticipated report. Ordered by Secretary-General Annan, it was prepared by a panel of 16 former world movers and shakers now in their 70s, who will undoubtedly be hailed at Turtle Bay as wise men, and derided elsewhere as has-beens. Men who held previous posts like Russian foreign minister and Saddam champion Yevgeny Primakov, British U.N. envoy David Hannay, or current Arab League chief Amr Moussa, are not going to excite anyone looking for fresh insights into...
  • When it comes to coronavirus deaths, could Indonesia be Southeast Asia’s Italy?

    04/17/2020 10:33:44 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 4 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 12:00pm, 17 Apr, 2020 | Amy Chew
    The figures coming out of Indonesia are grim – 469 dead from Covid-19, the highest fatality count in Asia outside China, and another 5,136 people infected. But in the nation’s capital Jakarta, where two-thirds of the country’s cases originated, residents report young people continuing to socialise at street food stalls and cafes, despite President Joko Widodo introducing new social distancing measures on April 7. Gatherings of more than five people have been banned, there are limits on the number of people who can use public transport, and public spaces have been closed – but a lack of enforcement of these...
  • Chinese Long March 3B rocket fails during launch of Indonesian satellite; Second Failure for China's space agency in less than a month

    04/13/2020 4:45:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/09/2020 | Tariq Malik
    A Chinese rocket carrying a new communications satellite for Indonesia has failed to reach orbit in a launch gone awry, the second failure for China's space agency in less than a month, state media reported today (April 9). The Long March 3B rocket lifted off today at 7:46 a.m. EDT from China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan, where the local time was 7:46 p.m. on Thursday night, according to the Xinhua News Agency. The rocket was carrying the Palapa-N1, also known as the Nusantara Dua, a next-generation satellite for broadband and broadcast communications built for...
  • Men Driven Away From The West By Leftist Crap. How many Of Us Are Like This?

    04/12/2020 1:53:06 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 76 replies ^ | 12th April 2020 | Ozguy1945
    Modern feminism has ruined life for me in The West. In Indonesia I found a sense of love and family impossible for far too many men in modern Australia. Do any Freepers have knowledge of similar life experiences?
  • WATCH Indonesia’s Krakatoa volcano send HUGE plumes of lava & ash in the air

    04/11/2020 1:35:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    RT ^ | 4/11/20
    Indonesia’s Krakatoa volcano has erupted, lighting up the night sky with bursts of lava and ash in what is said to be its most active phase since 2018, when it caused a deadly tsunami that killed over 400 people. Videos showing the world-famous volcano spewing a cloud of lava, ash, and smoke have inundated social media. The seismic activity at the top of the mountain began late Friday night and proceeded till Saturday morning, according to Indonesia’s Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. The volcano spewed thick clouds of black ash...
  • Clothing Makers in Asia Give Stark Coronavirus Warning

    04/10/2020 7:29:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    "If our workers don't die from coronavirus, they'd die of starvation." This is the stark assessment of how the pandemic is impacting the clothing industry from garment factory owner, Vijay Mahtaney, the chairman of Ambattur Fashion India. In normal times, Vijay Mahtaney and his partners Amit Mahtaney and Shawn Islam employ a total of 18,000 workers in three countries - Bangladesh, India and Jordan. But the outbreak has forced them to shut down the majority of the business, with just one factory, in Dhaka, partially operational.