Jakarta governor says six dead in Indonesia post-election unrest

Asia Pacific May 22, 2019

Jakarta governor says six dead in Indonesia post-election unrest

Six people died in civil unrest that gripped parts of Jakarta on Tuesday night after the election commission confirmed that President Joko Widodo won last month's election, the governor of the Indonesian capital said. Protests on Tuesday by supporters of Widodo's challenger for the presidency, ...

Business / Corporate May 15, 2019

Alipay operator looks to promote partner apps in Japan

Ant Financial Services Group, the operator of Chinese mobile payment service Alipay, hopes to make it possible for users of its partner apps in Asia to make cashless payments in Japan, the company's top executive has said. The fintech company, an affiliate of e-commerce giant ...

Asia Pacific Apr 29, 2019

Indonesia detains Vietnamese fishermen after high-seas clash

Indonesia's navy said that the Vietnamese coast guard rammed one of its vessels off the coast of Borneo as it moved to intercept a boat suspected of fishing illegally in its waters. The navy subsequently arrested a dozen Vietnamese fishermen after the high-seas clash in ...