Indonesia sacks airline CEO over smuggling allegations Dec 06, 2019 0 1416 12345 Jakarta: Indonesia’s state-owned enterprises minister has fired the head of flag carrier Garuda Indonesia for allegedly smuggling high-end motorcycle parts on the delivery flight from France of the airline’s new Airbus A330-900 Neo aircraft.“This is disappointing as we are trying to improve state-owned enterprises’ performance and image. Therefore I am dismissing Garuda’s president director,” minister Erick Thohir said on Thursday.According to the flight manifest, the plane was carrying 10 crew and 22 passengers, including chief executive Ari Askhara, when it arrived at Soekarno Hatta international airport in Banten, Indonesia on November 17. (DPA) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Beijing brushes off NATO fears of China ‘challenges’ Dec 06, 2019 0 585 Afghan mourners demand justice for slain Japanese ‘hero’ Dec 06, 2019 0 104 Alleged Indian rape victim set on fire on way to court hearing Dec 06, 2019 0 1116 TYPHOON KAMMURI DEATH TOLL HITS 13 IN PHILIPPINES Manila, Dec 5, 2019 (AFP) -The number of people killed by Typhoon Kammuri''s pounding of the Philippines this week has hit 13, officials said on Thursday, as authorities confirmed reports of storm-related .. Philippines refuses to pay $200 mn to water distributors DPA Manila The Philippine government will not pay over 10 billion pesos (200 million dollars) in compensation for alleged revenue losses to two water distributors as ordered by an international arbitration court in .. China gifts El Salvador new stadium, library after Taiwan switch Beijing: China has agreed to pay for a new national stadium and library in El Salvador as part of an infrastructure package promised to the country after it switched allegiance from Taiwan to Beijing. “President Xi .. Bangladesh begins crackdown against soot-emitting brick kilns Dhaka: Bangladesh has launched a crackdown against hundreds of soot-belching brick kilns to reduce smog in its capital Dhaka, one of the most polluted cities in the world in terms of air quality. “We have either .. Pakistan PM launches ‘Digital Pakistan’ initiative tribune.com.pk Islamabad Prime Minister Imran Khan launched on Thursday ‘Digital Pakistan’, a government’s initiative aimed at introducing latest technology for public welfare. Addressing the inauguration .. Japan unveils $120 bn stimulus package AFP Tokyo Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled $120 billion in stimulus measures on Thursday, to help the world’s third largest economy overcome the aftermath of the nation’s recent natural disasters. The ..