Indonesia to Establish First EU Licensing Scheme for Legal Timber Exports Reply

FROM JAKARTA GLOBE, INDONESIA

Jakarta Globe Friday April 22, 2016

JAKARTA –  Indonesia will be the first country to implement a timber licensing scheme for exports to European Union, as part of the country effort to reduce illegal logging and promote trade to the economic bloc.

The country has been negotiating the Indonesia-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the EU for over a decade. The agreement is aimed at promoting trade in legally produced timber between the two parties and to improve forest governance and law enforcement. More…

European Tourists Visiting Bali Increase Reply

TEMPO.CO  Thursday April 28, 2016

RI BALI SURF

A French surfer wearing white kebaya at Kuta Beach, Bali, April 21, 2016. TEMPO/Johannes P. Christo

JAKARTA,Indonesia – Bali recorded about 1 million tourists visiting the island in the first quarter of 2016. Of the number, 20 percent or 218,497 people were from Europe. More…

Malaysian Malay model tells critics ‘I’m a citizen of the world’ Reply

The Malay Mail Online Saturday March 5, 2016

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Malaysian model Tuti – real name Nuraini Noor – said she is unperturbed by the cyber-attacks and that she would continue to take the opportunity given to do her best in the competition. – Screen capture of Tuti’s Instagram post

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Trolled on the Internet for joining Asia’s Next Top Model (AsNTM), the first ever ethnic Malay participant of the modelling reality TV show has hit back at her critics. More…