JAKARTA (Reuters) - A new Indonesian election survey shows President Joko Widodo's big lead over his challenger, retired general Prabowo Subianto, is narrowing, just weeks ahead of next month's vote in the world's third-largest democracy. The April 17 election will be a rerun of the 2014 race, in which Widodo beat out Prabowo by almost six percentage points. A survey by pollster Litbang Kompas, which is part of Indonesia's biggest newspaper Kompas, shows Widodo likely to win 49.2 percent of the vote, surpassing 37.4 percent for Prabowo. Although still a double-digit lead, the electability gap in the survey between February 22 and March 5 was narrower than the Kompas survey in October that gave Widodo a 19.9-percentage point lead over his rival. Opinion polls in January by other pollsters, including Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting and Australian-based Roy Morgan, put Widodo at an advantage of about 20 percentage points over Prabowo. The president's campaign team is confident he … [Read more...] about Indonesian president’s lead over election rival cut in new survey
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Kristen Gelineau and Niniek Karmini, Associated Press Updated 9:11 pm PST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 In this Oct. 21, 2018, photo, a framed photo of Adelina Sau hangs on the wall of her family's home in Abi village in West Timor, Indonesia. Adelina had been working as a maid for a Malaysian family when a local lawmaker's office received a tip from neighbors who suspected she was being abused. Following her death, an autopsy determined she died of septicemia and cited possible abuse and neglect. less In this Oct. 21, 2018, photo, a framed photo of Adelina Sau hangs on the wall of her family's home in Abi village in West Timor, Indonesia. Adelina had been working as a maid for a Malaysian family when a local ... more Photo: Tatan Syuflana, AP Photo: Tatan Syuflana, AP Image 1 of / 20 … [Read more...] about Scores of migrant girls quietly vanishing from Indonesia
Jakarta, Nov 23 (ANTARA News) - Four Sumatran tigers which were born at Tierpark Zoo, Berlin, Germany on August 4, 2018 were introduced to the public on Thursday (Nov 22). The four native Indonesian baby animals with Latin name Panthera Tigris Sumatrae were born from male and female tigers, Harfan (10 years) and Mayang (7 years). These two tigers were lent by the Indonesian government to Germany in December 2013 as a form of close diplomatic relations between the two countries. "The preservation of Sumatran tiger in Tierpark is a symbol of the closeness relations between Indonesia and Germany. The effort made by Tierpark to preserve Sumatran tiger is a real contribution in supporting the Indonesian government`s mission to preserve Sumatran tigers," Indonesian Ambassador to Germany Arif Havas Oegroseno said in a statement received by Antara here Friday. At the introduction of the Sumatran baby tigers event, Ambassador Havas was present with Director of Tierpark Zoo Andreas Knieriem … [Read more...] about Four Sumatran tigers showcased at tierpark zoo, Germany
More details have been revealed about a child bride from South Sudan who was sold through Facebook, which the social network only took action on two weeks after the auction post had been made. The girl, now 17, is reportedly the man’s ninth wife. The girl from South Sudan, now 17-years-old, was sold by her family to a man three times her age following a bidding war with “at least four other men,” according to the Associated Press (AP).Her family reportedly received, “Five hundred cows, two luxury cars, $10,000, two bikes, a boat and a few cell phones,” as part of the deal. “Earlier this month, Nyalong became the man’s ninth wife. Photos posted on Facebook show her sitting beside the groom, wearing a lavish dress and staring despondently at the floor,” revealed AP, which only published the girl’s first name, and noted that among her bidders was “the state’s deputy governor.” Earlier this week, it was reported that … [Read more...] about Photo: Despondent Child Bride Sold on Facebook Becomes Man’s Ninth Wife
JACOB Rees-Mogg has been tipped as a future Tory leader and possible PM. The MP for North East Somerset caused controversy after airing his views on abortion and gay marriage. Then, on August 2018 his Somerset home was vandalised. Here's his story. Who is Jacob Rees-Mogg? Jacob Rees-Mogg is a backbench Tory MP for North East Somerset but is better known for his period drama persona which has been winning him fans. He entered parliament during the 2010 General Election after working as a fund manager in London. During the EU referendum, he was a passionate Brexiteer and made many high-profile media appearances arguing for a vote to leave the EU. To say he was born into a privileged position is an understatement - he is the Eton and Oxford-educated son of the long-serving Times editor William Rees-Mogg. During the 1997 General Election Rees-Mogg attracted ridicule. This is because he brought his faithful nanny along with him as he battled to be elected in the working class and staunchly … [Read more...] about Who is Jacob Rees-Mogg, who is his wife and how many children does the Tory Brexiteer have?