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MIL-Evening Report: Activists fear Indian proposal for coal reserves in Indonesian-ruled Papua

By   /  June 13, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, coal-mining, Economic growth, Energy, English, Environment, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, India, Indigenous, Indigenous forests, Indigenous rights, Indonesia, MIL OSI, Mining, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Activists fear Indian proposal for coal reserves in Indonesian-ruled Papua

By Febriana Firdaus in Jakarta As it seeks to diversify its sources of fuel, India is looking to get in on the ground floor of coal mining in previously unexploited deposits in Indonesian-ruled Papua. In exchange for technical support and financing for geological surveys, officials say India is pushing for special privileges, including no-bid contracts […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ‘Fake news’ and millennials’ lack of media judgment a challenge, says leading Indian academic

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  AMIC, AMIC2018, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, community journalism, Education, English, Evening Report, Fake News, Featured, Global, India, Innovation, Journalism Education, Media, media education, MIL OSI, millennials, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Social justice, Social Media  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘Fake news’ and millennials’ lack of media judgment a challenge, says leading Indian academic

By David Robie in Manipal, India “Fake news” combined with a lack of critical media judgment by many in the millennial generation is a major challenge to democracies across the world, says a leading Indian communication academic. Speaking at the 26th annual conference of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) conference with the […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia plans to ramp up lobbying for UN Security Council seat

By   /  May 30, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, English, Evening Report, Global, Global peace, Indonesia, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Peacekeeping, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Security, UN Security Council  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia plans to ramp up lobbying for UN Security Council seat

Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi … prioritising contributions to peace, including in peace-keeping operations, and realising the Sustainable Development Goals. Image: P.J.LEO/Jakarta Post By Dian Septiari in Jakarta Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi is set to lobby more countries to vote for her country in its campaign for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations […]

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MIL-Evening Report: India’s ‘tribal’ minister visits NZ for relationships but skirts rape culture

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Culture, Dialysis, English, Evening Report, Gender, Human Rights, India, Indigenous, Medical aid, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Rape, Rape culture, Reportage, Reports, Rural policy, Samoa, Tribal affairs  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: India’s ‘tribal’ minister visits NZ for relationships but skirts rape culture

India’s Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Jasvantsinh Bhabhor greeting members of the community on his first visit to New Zealand. Image: Vandhna Bhan/Te Waha Nui By Vandhna Bhan in Auckland India’s Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Jasvantsinh Bhabhor visited Auckland briefly last Saturday to talk about building international relations, but avoided comment on […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Tommy Suharto: Indonesians are ‘longing’ for return to Suharto rule

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, English, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Party Berkarya, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Security, Suharto, Tommy Suharto, Transparency International, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Tommy Suharto: Indonesians are ‘longing’ for return to Suharto rule

Talk to Al Jazeera in the Field programme features Tommy Suharto. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The Suharto political dynasty is being revived in Indonesia, reports Al Jazeera. Twenty years after the fall of the country’s notorious former President Mohamed Suharto, his youngest son is leading a new political party into next year’s elections. Hutomo Mandala […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian military joint plan for greater role in counterterrorism

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, Anti-terror laws, Anti-terrorism, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bravo, Denjaka, English, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Indonesian military, Kopassus, MIL OSI, Military, Mobilisation, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Special forces, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian military joint plan for greater role in counterterrorism

By Marguerite Afra Sapiie and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani in Jakarta Indonesia’s Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko has claimed that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had expressed his consent to bringing back to life the suspended military Joint Special Operations Command (Koopsusgab) tasked with countering terrorism. The team, which included and will again include personnel of the […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ‘New dawn’ for Malaysia, pledges freed Anwar Ibrahim after full pardon

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, Anwar Ibrahim, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Justice, Malaysia, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pakatan Harapan, PMC Reportage, Political rights, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Royal Pardon  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘New dawn’ for Malaysia, pledges freed Anwar Ibrahim after full pardon

Anwar Ibrahim’s royal pardon paves the way for a return to politics for the former opposition leader who was jailed three years ago for alleged sodomy. Video: Al Jazeera Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been released from prison after receiving a full pardon from the king yesterday, reports […]

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MIL-Evening Report: What is JAD? Indonesian terror group behind Surabaya church bombings

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, English, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, ISIS, JAD, Jamaah Ansharud Daulah, Jihadist, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Surabaya, Terrorism, Terrorist groups  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: What is JAD? Indonesian terror group behind Surabaya church bombings

A Jakarta Post video collage of images from the bomb attack has been reported at Surabaya police headquarters on Sunday just hours after bomb attacks on three churches in the city earlier in the day. Karina M. Tehusijarana and Moses Ompusunggu in Jakarta Multiple deadly bombings in East Java and the brutal killing of six […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ‘Sword of Damocles’ condemned after Philippines judges oust chief justice

By   /  May 13, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Constitution, Constitutional justice, English, Evening Report, Impeachment, Justice, Legal Issues, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Supreme Court, Sword of Damocles  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘Sword of Damocles’ condemned after Philippines judges oust chief justice

Ousted … Philippines Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno waves to supporters the day she returned to the Supreme Court on May 9, 2018, after two months on leave. Image: Maria Tan/Rappler By Ralf Rivas in Manila After the ousting of the Philippines’ Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the six justices who voted against the quo […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Malaysian opposition wins elections, seeks pardon for jailed leader

By   /  May 10, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, Anwar Ibrahim, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Barisan Nasional, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia, Malaysian elections, MIL OSI, Najib Razak, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pakatan Harapan, People's Justice Party, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Malaysian opposition wins elections, seeks pardon for jailed leader

Supporters of former Malaysian prime minister and successful opposition candidate Dr Mahathir Mohamad celebrate in Kuala Lumpur. Image: Mohd Rasfan/Asian Correspondent/AFP By Emma Richards of Asia Correspondent In a truly historic vote, Malaysia for the first time since independence has fallen to the opposition coalition. “The Palace has contacted us to tell us that we […]

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