It’s not just Australia that’s having a rough start to the new year. Indonesia’s sinking capital of Jakarta and the surrounding areas have been inundated with rain, triggering landslides and floods that have killed dozens of people. As of Tuesday, the torrential downpours have left at least 67 people dead […]

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While Taiwan is often hailed as one of the most advanced democracies in Asia, this democracy is still quite young as the island only emerged from a harsh dictatorship a little over 30 years ago. Thus large questions of what should be its political, social, economic, environmental, and cultural model […]

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A series of floods struck four areas in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, on Tuesday evening. “The floods were caused by an overflow of the Bukit Gading Raya Boulevard River […] starting at 8 a.m. Now, [the water] is being pumped so it will hopefully recede soon,” said Ade, an officer […]

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Jakarta experienced on Tuesday night its worst rainfall in over a decade, with heavy rain pouring over the city nonstop until Wednesday morning, causing severe flooding in the capital and its satellite cities on the first day of 2020. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) recorded rainfall intensity on […]

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Jakarta – Floods hit the capital in early 2020. Tens of thousands of residents have been displaced and a number of people have died. DKI Governor Anies Baswedan conveyed instructions to his staff to overcome the floods that hit Jakarta. Citizens’ safety are first. “Therefore, I instruct the entire DKI […]

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