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Orangutan ‘exterminators’ on trial in Indonesia

Three Indonesians and a Malaysian went on trial Tuesday for killing endangered orangutans and other protected primates as a means of pest control at a palm oil plantation on Borneo island. Prosecutors said the plantation manager, Malaysian national Phuah Chuan Hun, and his employee Widiantoro paid two men between 2009 and 2010…

Migrant boat sinks off Indonesia with 250 on board

A boat packed with around 250 migrants sank off Indonesia’s Java island Saturday, search and rescue officials said, with efforts to reach survivors hampered by bad weather and heavy seas. “A boat carrying around 250 people has sunk south of Prigi beach in eastern Java and we have started a…

RIM Indonesia chief named suspect in BlackBerry chaos

Indonesian police named Research In Motion’s country director a suspect for negligence Monday after a BlackBerry promotion turned chaotic and left dozens injured and others knocked unconscious. Andrew Cobham, president director for Research in Motion (RIM) in Indonesia, and British security consultant Terry Burkey were named as two of four suspects in the incident…

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