The world’s biggest documented species of bee, which had not been seen since 1981, has recently been rediscovered in an Indonesian rainforest by a group of scientists from the Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC).
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea (RoK) said on February 19 that it has decided to resume talks on the signing of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with Indonesia after a hiatus of five years.
Indonesian presidential candidates Joko Widodo and his challenger Prabowo Subianto on February 17 spared over the issues of energy, environment, infrastructure, food, and natural resources in their second debate held two months ahead of the presidential polls.
The incumbent Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha has been the most popular choice for the post of prime minister in the next general election, according to a recent poll conducted by the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA).
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on February 18 raised his voice to defend the junta’s US$7 billion defence budget and annual call-up after political opponents proposed slashing military spending by 10 percent and ending conscription after the next election.