James Massola

James Massola


Dad. SE Asia correspondent for @smh @theage. Fmr chief political correspondent, Canberra. Author, Great Cave Rescue.????. +628119846381, jmassola@smh.com.au

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Earlier this week, I reported the comments of @drpriono  & @Dikot38989316  , two Indonesian expert epidemiologists, who suggested the true number of #coronavirus  cases in Indonesia may be 1 million people

Rare Thai protests against monarchy, government have no easy solutions via @smh 

Say that again Crowey. Sensational work By J.Swan

This is pretty much par for the course from DFAT when dealing with requests.

Why some countries are surging and others slumping in pandemic via @smh 

China 'exporting CCP speech controls to Australia' as second university caught in row via strong story from @smh  @fergushunter  @ErykBagshaw 

Australian journalists' visas blocked after Al Jazeera doco via @smh 

Indonesia records 2,473 #coronavrius  cases, taking the total to 121,226. another 80,200 suspected cases. Another 72 deaths, taking the total to 5,593. Testing: 15,599 people. This is not the highest figure (as I tweeted earlier) but one of the highest (2,657 is the record)

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I asked what it means for Malaysia, after 61 years, to finally have a change of government. He joked “I don’t know, we haven’t done this before”. #ge14 

Medical experts raise concerns about Indonesia's ability to detect novel coronavirus. The reagents - chemicals used in specific testing kits to identify the Wuhan, or novel, coronavirus - are not yet in the country. They'll arrive in next few days

Social distancing message not exactly getting through to people taking the train Jakarta in today. The number of cases in Indonesia’s capital is rising rapidly, too.

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Jakarta governor @aniesbaswedan  - who has done a good and transparent job of communicating the situation on the ground in the capital, which is the epicentre for #coronavirus  - declares the city is in a #covid19  "emergency response status".

Hakeem Al-Araibi has arrived at a Bangkok court. His legs were shackled. His message: “don’t send me to Bahrain#savehakeem 

Anti-corruption investigator Novel Baswedan@nazaqistsha  was severely injured in an acid attack more than 2 years ago. His case remains unsolved by police. Now a government MP is accusing him of faking it. Seriously.

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Aussie doctor Richard Harris has been in the cave with the boys three days in a row. He gives medical sign off before each boy swims and dives out only leaves the cave AFTER the day’s operation has been completed. Just, wow. #thaicave  #thaicaverescuer #thamluangescue

While Indonesia burns, the people want to know if Jokowi is listening...Before his second term has even begun, he has done severe political damage to himself and disappointed tens of millions. via @smh 

This (awful) video shows the Indonesian band Seventeen in concert at the Tanjung Lesung beach in Banten - until the tsunami struck. It has been widely shared online. The band’s bass player and road manager are dead, three other band members and the singer’s wife are missing

PHOTO: the faces of terror. This is the family of suicide bombers who died today, blowing up three churches in Surabaya, #indonesia . Look at those kids. Look at the little girls. 9 & 12 when they died. I have no words. Via #surabaya 

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