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Former Speaker sentenced to 15 years in prison in Indonesia’s e-ID graft case

Published By   /  April 25, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Crime, Digital challenges, Digital data, Identity, Indonesia, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Former Speaker sentenced to 15 years in prison in Indonesia’s e-ID graft case

Former Speaker Setya Novanto (left) attending a hearing at the Jakarta Corruption Court. Image: Dhoni Setiawan/Jakarta Post By Kharishar Kahfi in Jakarta The Jakarta Corruption Court judges today sentenced former House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of graft. Reading out the court’s verdict, presiding judge Yanto […]

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Protests sweep Indonesia over new law criminalising ‘criticism’ of MPs

Published By   /  March 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Contempt of Parliament, Criticism, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of speech, Human Rights, Indonesia, justice, Media, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Protests sweep Indonesia over new law criminalising ‘criticism’ of MPs

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Protests sweep Indonesia over new law criminalising ‘criticism’ of MPs Members of the Indonesia Catholic Students Association (PMKRI) place a freedom of speech coffin in front of the Parliament building during a protest in Manila last week. Image: Gun Halilintar/PMKRI By Ryan Dagur in Jakarta […]

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Tongan police charge Lord Tu’ivakanō with bribery in passport saga probe

Published By   /  March 3, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bribery, China, Corruption, Crime, Development, Featured, Human Rights, Lord Tu’ivakanō, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Money laundering, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, Passports, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Tonga, Tongan nobles, Tongan Reserve Bank  /  Comments Off on Tongan police charge Lord Tu’ivakanō with bribery in passport saga probe

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Tongan police charge Lord Tu’ivakanō with bribery in passport saga probe By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News The king’s noble and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakanō has been charged with passport offences, money laundering and bribery. Police arrested the former Speaker of Parliament yesterday. […]

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Tonga’s Parliament seeks temporary home after Gita smashed old House

Published By   /  February 15, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclone Gita, Cyclones, Disasters, Featured, History, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Tonga, Weather  /  Comments Off on Tonga’s Parliament seeks temporary home after Gita smashed old House

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Tonga’s Parliament seeks temporary home after Gita smashed old House By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News As Tonga struggles to recover from Cyclone Gita, authorities are looking for somewhere to host the next Parliamentary sessions next month. Parliament needs a place to meet between […]

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42 years after Timor-Leste’s declared independence, a democracy plea

Published By   /  November 28, 2017  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy, Development, Featured, Human Rights, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Political Stability, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Social justice, Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste resistance  /  Comments Off on 42 years after Timor-Leste’s declared independence, a democracy plea

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: 42 years after Timor-Leste’s declared independence, a democracy plea ETAN members at the time of the award of the Order of Timor-Leste, the country’s highest honour, in 2012: John M. Miller (second from right), and Charles Scheiner (right), with other special awardees Father Domingos Morato […]

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New PM Hou in Solomon Islands pledges to fight corruption

Published By   /  November 15, 2017  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Rick Houenipwela, Solomon Islands  /  Comments Off on New PM Hou in Solomon Islands pledges to fight corruption

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: New PM Hou in Solomon Islands pledges to fight corruption Prime Minister-elect Rick Hounipwela (left centre) with Acting Governor-General Ajilon Nasiu. Image: Lowen Sei/SIBC Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Members of Parliament today elected Rick Houenipwela, MP for Small Malaita, as Prime Minister of Solomon Islands […]

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