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Borderless News Online Releases Newsletter and Interview with Indonesian Internet Pioneer and CEO, Shinta Dhanuwardoyo


Washington, DC -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/01/2015 -- Those looking for timely, comprehensive information on Southeast Asian news will quickly find that the standard choices in news outlets – CNN, Fox, even the BBC and Al Jazeera – are unlikely to deeply analyze relevant news from this increasingly important region. Borderless News Online fills this gap by covering the things that impact Southeast Asia's economy on their website and through a free online subscription service. The up-and-coming news source has just released one of its August newsletters, which spotlights the recent Bangkok bombings, the Myanmar government shakeup, and the potential for $1 trillion in trade between China and ASEAN; also newly available on the Borderless website is an interview with Shinta Dhanuwardoyo, pioneer of Indonesia's tech industry and founder and CEO of one of the country's first internet companies.

In the newsletter, Matt Rusling, founder of Borderless News Online, interviews a top expert on the bizarre choice of targets in the recent Erawan shrine bombings in Bangkok, Thailand, and provides deep analysis about what the shrine's targeting could say about the bomber. The newsletter also includes an analysis of the power of Myanmar's military and the country's political future, by contributor and Burmese native Hla Hpone "Jack" Myint, as well as an in-depth explanation of why China-ASEAN trade will soon hit the $1 trillion mark, due in part to reconstruction of the area's ancient Silk Road, which would connect the regions in a way not seen in hundreds of years.

Borderless News Online also recently interviewed Bubu CEO and Indonesian Internet pioneer Shinta Dhanuwardoyo, who made predictions regarding Indonesia's burgeoning future as an online economy. With a government plan already in place for broadband and other IT infrastructure, as well as hefty foreign and domestic investments, "definitely Indonesia can become a world-class Internet economy," stated Dhanuwardoyo, adding that, should the right policies fall into place, her theory could become reality in a mere 3-5 years. Indonesia plans to increase the number of Indonesian internet users to 150 million by the end of 2015, up from roughly 83.6 million as of the last census. The full interview can be found online.

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About Borderless News Online
Borderless News Online was formed by international journalist Matt Rusling in response to a lack of news sources that specifically report on Southeast Asian events and issues, and is designed to provide businesses, governments, corporations and individuals with analyses of news relevant to their relationship to the Southeast Asian region. Rusling, a graduate of Northwestern School of Journalism and contributor to the New York Times, NPR, BBC Radio, USA Today and others, has reported from Japan, Thailand, Korea, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Cuba and Washington DC. He has gone undercover in Thailand to investigate human trafficking; has interviewed top Asian CEOs and Asian political and religious leaders.