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  • Mr Ridwan (centre) cycling in Bandung in 2014 during the launch of a campaign to promote commuting by bicycle. A 2012 photo of Mr Ridwan, an architect and recycling advocate, who used 30,000 Red Bull bottles in the design of his Bandung house. Mr Rid
In an interview with ST Foreign Editor Zakir Hussain, Mr Ridwan Kamil, 46, said he's very optimistic he can win the hearts of the majority who didn't vote for him. 

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  • Employees of Korean Air and Asiana Airlines protesting outside the presidential Blue House in Seoul last Saturday. Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho is under probe for tax evasion and embezzlement, while Asiana Airlines employees have spoken out agains
South Korea's two main airline conglomerates are in trouble, with both facing public outrage, employee protests, plunging share prices and accusations of mismanagement and misbehaviour by their owners' families.
  • Ms Sayako, who declined to give her full name, holding her baby during an interview in Tokyo. She had been trying to conceive a second child when her boss at a daycare centre told her to stop, saying she had missed her "turn", as prescribed on a "pre
  • Ms Sayako, who declined to give her full name, holding her baby during an interview in Tokyo. She had been trying to conceive a second child when her boss at a daycare centre told her to stop, saying she had missed her "turn", as prescribed on a "pre
When Ms Yuka Ogata, 42, a lawmaker in the Kumamoto municipal assembly, brought her seven-month-old boy to a parliamentary sitting last November, her male colleagues kicked up such a fuss that proceedings were delayed by 40 minutes.
  • In Hong Kong, taxi drivers rent their vehicles from operators who have paid exorbitant sums for taxi licences. These licences, which can be bought or sold in the market freely, can each cost as much as HK$7 million (S$1.2 million), enough to buy a ti
Hong Kong government has proposed a new demerit point system: Chalk up 15 points in a two-year period and a driver's licence will be suspended for three months. It is six months for repeat offenders.
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  • The "child" of the legendary Indonesian volcano Krakatau erupted on Thursday, spewing a plume of ash high into the sky as molten lava streamed down from its summit. Anak Krakatau - a small volcanic island that emerged from the ocean a half century af
The "child" of the legendary Indonesian volcano Krakatau erupted on Thursday, spewing a plume of ash high into the sky as molten lava streamed down from its summit. 

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