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News Indonesia » Riau Islands: Indonesia mobilizes to combat health-damaging forest fires

News channel or source: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/indonesia-mobilizes-combat-health-damaging-forest-fires-53235127
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said Wednesday that emergency alerts in Riau and South Sumatra provinces on the island of Sumatra and West and ... have detected 90 "hotspots" or fires across Indonesia, with the biggest numbers in West and Central ...

News Indonesia » Riau Islands: Indonesia seizes 2nd drug-loaded boat falsely flying Singapore flag

News channel or source: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/indonesia-seizes-2nd-drug-loaded-boat-falsely-flying-singapore-flag
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

The Indonesian authorities said a boat carrying a record 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine that it had intercepted near the Riau ... Islands on Tuesday was falsely flying the Singapore flag. It was the second drug-loaded vessel caught this month by ...

News Indonesia » Riau Islands: Painted beach rocks in Riau Islands earn netizens' ire, praise

News channel or source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/travel/2018/02/21/painted-beach-rocks-in-riau-islands-earns-netizens-ire-praise.html
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Riau Islands tourism office head Buralimar confirmed that the ... Read also: Tourism Ministry hosts Pesona Indonesia branding awareness event in Riau As for the environmental impact of the activity, Buralimar put his faith in the local residents.

News Indonesia » Riau Islands: Indonesian provinces on disaster alert as more hot spots are detected

News channel or source: http://www.tnp.sg/news/world/indonesian-provinces-disaster-alert-more-hot-spots-are-detected
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

For Indonesia, the disaster alert status means the national ... Several other provinces also recorded hot spots, with 14 in West Java, and four each in the Riau Islands and Papua. Indonesian provinces located near the equator are now in their first phase ...

News Indonesia » Riau Islands: Rash of forest fires breaks out in Indonesia

News channel or source: http://www.asiaone.com/asia/rash-forest-fires-breaks-out-indonesia
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Fires have broken out in four provinces - South Sumatra, Riau, West Kalimantan ... part of Borneo island typically occur during the months-long dry season which usually begins in January. In 2015 massive forest fires in Indonesia destroyed some two million ...

News Indonesia » Riau Islands: As Indonesia gears up for elections, activists brace for an environmental sell-off

News channel or source: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/02/as-indonesia-gears-up-for-elections-activists-brace-for-an-environmental-sell-off/
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

A textbook example of how this power can be abused is the case of Annas Maamun, the former governor of Riau province in Sumatra — one of the most extensively deforested provinces in Indonesia ... on the island of Borneo, into one vast oil palm plantation.

News Indonesia » Riau Islands: UN Migration Agency Facilitates Release of Refugees from Indonesian Detention Centres

News channel or source: https://reliefweb.int/report/indonesia/un-migration-agency-facilitates-release-refugees-indonesian-detention-centres
Publication date: hursday 08 February 2018

and Riau Island provinces to community housing. The release of the Afghan, Somali and Sudanese migrants took place between 29 November and 6 February, and was organized in close cooperation with Indonesia’s Immigration Department, local government ...

News Indonesia » Riau Islands: Indonesia returns 16 Vietnamese fishermen ahead of Tet

News channel or source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/indonesia-returns-16-vietnamese-fishermen-ahead-of-tet/126529.vnp
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

They were detained on Tarempa island of Indonesia’s Riau archipelago for 10-18 months due to the lengthy trials. Nguyen Thanh Giang, who is in charge of consular affairs at the Vietnamese Embassy, said to repatriate the detained fishermen on the occasion ...

News Indonesia » Riau Islands: Alternative destinations for a Valentine’s treat

News channel or source: https://www.iol.co.za/travel/travel-tips/alternative-destinations-for-a-valentines-treat-13240361
Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

Travel tip: Why not add a city stopover in Singapore on your way into or out of Bintan Island? The best of both – city and beach. Main language/s: Bahasa Indonesia is still the main language at Riau Islands, but formerly Riau Islands are the birthplace ...

News Indonesia » Riau Islands: Malaysian fisherman detained in Indonesia to return home today

News channel or source: http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2018/02/16/malaysian-fisherman-detained-indonesia-return-home-today
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

After his release, Low was taken on a ferry ride to Batam Island last night before flying home via Subang Airport today, he added. Ismail said the MOA and the Malaysian Embassy in Indonesia would ... at Lanal Terempa, Riau) and Mahabob Hasimat, 55 ...