Jokowi and Duterte Shake Hands on Pacts to Strengthen Indonesia-Philippines Relations   Reply

Jakarta Globe Sunday April 30, 2017

JAKARTA, IndonesiaIndonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed a series of agreements to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries at the Malacañang Palace in Manila on Friday (28/04), including expanding partnerships in counter-terrorism and intelligence gathering. More…

Censorship keeping Malaysians in their ‘cocoon’, says activist Reply

By Ida Lim The Malay Mail Online Sunday April 30, 2017

View of KL on the 27jun 2013. All most with out haze. Taken at tasik Titiwangsa.

Lena Hendry said screenings of human rights documentaries ― generally not shown on television channels ― are important to create greater awareness for a better society. ― Pictures by Choo Choy May

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia –  Banning the screening of documentaries keeps Malaysians inside their “cocoons” instead of learning more about the world, a local activist has said.

Lena Hendry said screenings of human rights documentaries ― generally not shown on television channels ― are important to create greater awareness for a better society. More…

Bali Beats London and Paris to Be Crowned World’s Best Destination by TripAdvisor Reply

Jakarta Globe Sat April 22, 2017

A procession of Balinese Hindus walk along a beach during Melasti, a purification ceremony ahead of the holy day of Nyepi, in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Agung Parameswara

JAKARTA, Indonesia; Travel app and website TripAdvisor crowned Bali as the “World’s Best Destination in 2017,” the first place in Asia to top its “Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Destinations” list. More…