Indonesia

Prosecutors: Indonesian ex-agriculture minister forced staff to steal ministry’s funds for him

Authorities charged Syahrul Yasin Limpo, who allegedly pocketed U.S. $2.8 million, with taking bribes and extortion.

Pacific

Papua New Guinea, Indonesia ratify defense deal to expand security cooperation

The two countries said they are implementing a long-delayed defense cooperation agreement.

Pacific

Tuvalu reaffirms ties with Taiwan, signals review of Australia security treaty

Tuvalu’s new government released a list of priorities that underline the challenges facing the isolated country.

Indonesia

As OECD talks begin, Indonesia faces uphill task in joining elite club

Reforming policies to mirror the group’s stringent anti-corruption and other norms to obtain membership will be very difficult, analysts say.

Bangladesh

Illegal gas line connections and leaks are dangerous, costly in Bangladesh

Titas Gas, the nation’s top supplier, reported over 300,000 improper hookups in, around Dhaka.

Pacific

Papua New Guinea, Indonesia ratify defense deal to expand security cooperation

The two countries said they are implementing a long-delayed defense cooperation agreement.

Thai opposition leader: ‘Use us as a bridge’

They protect a historic Christ statue in one of the world’s biggest Catholic processions

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