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  • INDONESIA: Indonesia suffered a terrorist attack in a remote village in the country’s eastern province of Central Sulawesi that killed at least four people. Members of the Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT), a terrorist group that supports ISIL, are suspected to be the attackers.

SOURCE: XINHUANET

 

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  • INDONESIA: The Indonesian Navy will move the headquarters of its combat squad to Natuna islands, bordering the South China Sea, most of which is claimed by China despite competing claims from Vietnam, the Philippines, and Malaysia. The waters around the islands are believed to have rich reserves of undiscovered oil and gas. The islands are located on a crucial passage for commercial shipping.

SOURCE: ANADOLU AGENCY

 

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  • Thousands of students and laborers protested against a new law they say cripples labor rights and harms the environment, with some clashing with police, when attempted to reach the heavily guarded parliament building. Smaller protests also occurred in other Indonesian cities.

SOURCE: AP NEWS

 

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  • Japan’s newly appointed Prime Minster Suga Yoshihide is considering state visits to Vietnam and Indonesia in mid-October in a bid to shore up relations with two key Southeast Asian partners. Vietnam and Indonesia are important for Japan given their important positions within ASEAN and the fraught relations that both have with China.

SOURCE: THE DIPLOMAT

 

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  • INDONESIA: Indonesia jailed two leaders of Jemaah Islamiyah, an Al Qaeda-linked group behind the 2002 Bali bombings, for terrorism offences linked to sending militants to fight in Syria.

SOURCE: THE NATIONAL https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/indonesia-jails-leaders-of-group-behind-bali-bombings-1.1051967