Stephen Netto

Jakarta riots: Deadly violence continues for second night in Indonesia after election result gave Joko Widodo victory

Violence has escalated into a second night of raging riots in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, as a result of political tension over disputed election results. Thousands of rioters gathered at Indonesia’s election supervisory agency (Bawaslu) headquarters on Wednesday (22 May), protesting against the alleged election fraud in the recent presidential election. The rioters are supporters of losing presidential candidate, Prabowo …

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Fire breaks out at Dickson Road shophouse in Little India

A fire broke out at a two-storey shophouse along 14 Dickson Road in Little India on Thursday afternoon (16 May). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a Facebook post that it responded to a fire at 14 Dickson Road at about 2.50pm, and the fire was extinguished at approximately 4.10pm. “12 emergency vehicles and about 40 firefighters were deployed …

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