The ASEAN defense forum held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has failed to sign a joint declaration due to the lack of consensus among the attending countries. An US official says it's because the US and China have differences over mentioning the South China Sea dispute in the declaration. On the other hand, China pointed out that the failure was due to certain Southeast Asian countries leaning towards Japan and the US.
In an interview before he visited the US, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said he would assess the limits on foreign investments in Indonesia's strict regulations. He says these relevant laws are why Widodo hasn’t been able to fulfill his promise of a couple billion US dollars of foreign investment.
During Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s visit to the US on October 25, he will drop by the Apple Inc. headquarters to meet with its CEO, Tim Cook and discuss their investment plan in Indonesia. Joko Widodo will also meet with representatives from Google Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook to discuss investing in the country, such as discussing with Google about developing Internet in remote areas in Indonesia.
Indonesia has few landfills and little waste collection or recycling. Instead, large amounts of plastic are tossed directly onto the beaches and into the ocean. A lack of purified drinking water that forces Indonesian residents to drink bottled water, and they often toss the plastic bottles.
Indonesian Tourism Minister Arief Yahya says that from the tourism point of view, Taiwan is one of Indonesia's potential targets in promoting international tourism. He hopes that the number of Taiwanese tourists visiting Indonesia can reach 200 thousand people this year.
Expats ranked Singapore the top destination in the world, ahead of New Zealand, Sweden, Germany and Australia. Singapore provides the right balance of career opportunities, lifestyle and a stable economy, according to an HSBC survey released on September 23.
In past parliamentary elections, opposition parties have not been able to participate due to insufficient number of members and has led to the PAP winning in some constituencies because of the absence of opponents. But in the election this year, the PAP will face challenges from either oppositions parties or non-party candidates.
Through the description shared by IFC, the TNI AL successfully apprehended the three robbers and recovered the stolen cargo.
PAP Organising Secretary and Minister of Defence Dr. Ng Eng Hen said earlier that this will be Singapore's first election in the post-Lee Kuan Yew generation. The election without Lee Kuan Yew will be a milestone for Singaporeans to make a significant choice for the country.