Indonesian oil well fire kills 18, injures dozens

Indonesian oil well fire kills 18, injures dozens

Updated April 25, 2018 22:46:02 A newly drilled, unregulated oil well in western Indonesia has exploded into flames, killing at least 18 people and injuring dozens, authorities said. Key points: Several people are in a serious condition, with dozens suffering severe burns Locals describe hearing a loud explosion that felt …

Indonesian oil well fire kills 15, injures 40

Indonesian oil well fire kills 15, injures 40

Posted April 25, 2018 19:41:51 Photo: The well was drilled to a depth of about 250 metres, according to authorities. (AP: Al Mahdi) A newly drilled, unregulated oil well in western Indonesia has exploded into flames, killing at least 15 people and injuring 40, authorities said. Key points: Several people …

Indonesian police bust fake Rohingya people-smuggling network with AFP help

Indonesian police bust fake Rohingya people-smuggling network with AFP help

Posted April 24, 2018 10:09:17 Photo: People smugglers are taking advantage of the plight of legitimate Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution by boat. (Reuters) Indonesian police say they have worked with the Australian Federal Police to unravel a people-smuggling network that was aimed at bringing in fake Rohingya refugees to Australia. …

Indonesian fugitive Djoko Tjandra’s PNG citizenship unlawful, Ombudsman Commission finds

Indonesian fugitive Djoko Tjandra’s PNG citizenship unlawful, Ombudsman Commission finds

Updated April 12, 2018 16:31:34 Papua New Guinea’s government watchdog has found the citizenship granted to a wealthy Indonesian fugitive was unlawful and should be revoked. Key points: Tjandra was allowed to change his date of birth and name on PNG passport Ombudsman Commission recommends citizenship and passport be revoked …

Indonesian hard-line Islamic group calls for jihad and protests against ex-president’s daughter

Indonesian hard-line Islamic group calls for jihad and protests against ex-president’s daughter

Posted April 05, 2018 21:58:00 Photo: In her poem Ms Sukmawati wrote, “What I know is that Mother Indonesia’s song is so pleasing, more so than your call to prayer.” (Reuters: Beawiharta) One of Indonesia’s most respected Islamic clerics has issued a call for calm as religious conservatives attack the …

Borneo oil spill: Indonesian state-owned company Pertamina admits it is responsible

Borneo oil spill: Indonesian state-owned company Pertamina admits it is responsible

Updated April 05, 2018 06:06:26 Video: Aerial footage shows the oil spill has spread across a wide area. (ABC News) Related Story: Police question coal carrier crew over Borneo oil spill Related Story: Deadly oil spill threatening more life and livelihoods off Borneo coast Indonesia’s state-owned oil company Pertamina has …

Sharia crackdowns in Aceh costing Indonesian transgender women their livelihoods

Sharia crackdowns in Aceh costing Indonesian transgender women their livelihoods

Updated March 24, 2018 11:33:06 Photo: Adel, puts make up on Inayah Wahid, has fled to Jakarta as she’s too scared to return to her beauty salon in Aceh. (ABC News: Phil Hemingway) Transgender women in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province are losing their jobs and incomes in the wake of …