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The government is determined to carry out all necessary measures to prevent forest and land fires from spreading on the island of Sumatra, as the Asia Games are set to kick off on Aug. 18 in Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra, at the peak of the dry season. Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister […]

North Korean athletes arrived in the South on Sunday (Jul 29) for joint training ahead of the Asian Games next month, the latest effort at rare cross-border sports diplomacy. The two Koreas agreed last month to field joint teams in three sports – canoeing, rowing and women’s basketball – at the Asian Games  in Jakarta and […]

Drivers of app-based ride-hailing services are threatening to stage a protest during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games. Two-Wheel Action Movement (Garda) leader Igun Wicaksono said the ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers demanded an increase in the fare from Rp 1,200 (83 US cents) per kilometer to Rp 3,000, like when online ojek started to operate in the […]

As Indonesia prepares to host thousands of competitors and fans at next month’s Asian Games, pollution concerns have flared following a spell of unhealthy air in Jakarta and forest fire hotspots near the second venue, Palembang in South Sumatra. Traffic congestion in Indonesia’s sprawling capital of 10 million consistently ranks among the world’s worst, and […]