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Two youths sentenced to death on murder A West Sumatra court has ordered the first executions in the province's history, sentencing to death two young men convicted of murder. Prosecutors had asked the Lubuk Basung District Court to order the executions of defendants Irwan Sadawa Hia and Taroni Hia, both from Nias regency in North Sumatra province.

Posted in Crime @ 30 March 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


11 killed by Nias flood At least 11 persons were killed and three others missing in floods that have swept through several areas of Nias regency in North Sumatra province, Indonesia, last week. The Jakarta Post Saturday reported that the flooding triggered by day-long heavy rain on Tuesday. The flooding also swept away ordamaged at least 43 houses and forced more than 156 families to flee their villages in two subdistricts, Amandraya and Gomo.

Posted in Flooding @ 30 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian President in North Korea Indonesia's president exchanged "warm" greetings with North Korea's reclusive leader Kim Jong Il Friday during a rare meeting in Pyongyang, the North Korean news agency said. President Megawati Sukarnoputri said before the meeting that she would bring a message from South Korean President Kim Dae-jung urging officials in the communist North to revive a stalled dialogue with Seoul.

Posted in Politics @ 29 March 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fifteen hospitalized after attack at Komnas Ham A group of 15 city residents, organized by the Urban Poor Consortium (UPC), were rushed to the Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital in Central Jakarta after being attacked at the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas Ham) office by a different group of counter demonstrators, callingthemselves the native Jakartan Betawi Rempug Forum (FBR), a report said.

Posted in Violence @ 29 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


SUHARTO: A Political Biography

Posted in Politics @ 29 March 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Bank accounts receiving Bulog money An Indonesian legislator has urged the Attorney General`s Office to reveal 116 bank accounts which have allegedly received more than Rp 2 trillion in funds from the State Logistics Agency (Bulog).

Posted in Economy @ 27 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cruelty in Indonesian zoos A charity report says that some of the world's top holiday destinations in Indonesia are the scenes of "shocking levels of cruelty" to zoo animals. The findings follow an investigation by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and one of its Indonesian member societies, Animal Conservation for Life (KSBK).

Posted in General @ 26 March 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indahnesia reaches 100,000 visitors Very late yesterday evening, about midnight, Indahnesia.com managed to reach the 100,000 visitors level. This means a big support for my work I have done in about two years, and I hope the next 100,000 will come much faster ( at the end of the year ?? ). Anyway, I would like to thank you for visiting this website and I hope you will return sometimes to have a look again.

Posted in General @ 26 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


U.S.: No troops to Indonesia Senior United States officials have dismissed over the weekend recent media reports saying that it would send troops to Indonesia. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an interview with the Australian Financial Review as quoted by Antara on Sunday that there was no any American military involvement in Indonesia.

Posted in Military @ 24 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Pentagon: Send troops to Indonesia Armed with evidence that al-Qaeda members have fled from Afghanistan to Indonesia, Bush administration officials are pressing to get U.S. forces into the giant archipelago. But the administration faces opposition from an Indonesian government fearful of rising anger among its 200 million Muslims, and a U.S. Congress that severed ties to the Indonesian military in 1999.

Posted in Military @ 20 March 2002 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Indonesia spurns VOC party On Wednesday, the Netherlands celebrated the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Dutch East India Company, also known by its Dutch initials VOC. Described by some as the world's first multinational, the VOC brought the Netherlands enormous wealth and power during the so-called Golden Age of global expansion.

Posted in Politics @ 20 March 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tommy Suharto goes on trial Hutomo 'Tommy' Mandala Putra, the youngest son of former Indonesian President Suharto, went on trial today for murder, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of death. Chief justice Amiruddin Zakaria also charged Tommy with arms possession and fleeing from justice after he went on the run for a year in November 2000 before his arrest, sparking media speculation over the younger Suharto's whereabouts. The trial was adjourned until March 27 after Zakaria read the charges.

Posted in General @ 20 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta crackdown on terrorists Show us the evidence. That's what Indonesian officials have been saying ever since they were first accused of harboring militants with ties to al Qaeda, the group held responsible for the terror attacks in New York and Washington.

Posted in Terrorism @ 19 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian media ban raises fears Lindsay Murdoch has been working for Australia's Fairfax media group in Jakarta for the past three years and has written a number of articles highly critical of the Indonesian administration.

Posted in Media @ 18 March 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta mass groups urged to hold peaceful rallies The mass groups intending to stage major demonstrations in Jakarta on Monday were urged by the government to hold demonstrations peacefully. "The security forces will not hesitate to take firm action against those failing to abide by the law," Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said. Susilo made a plea on Sunday late-night after chairing a meeting to discuss the situation in the capital, the Antara News Agency reported Monday.

Posted in Protests @ 18 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Former President Suharto still weak Indonesian former president Soeharto's health condition was still weak, former Women's Affairs Minister Mien Sugandhi told reporters here Sunday. "I only saw him from outside the room," she said after visiting Soeharto. Soeharto was eating fruit and there were no doctors in his room Sunday, Sugandhi was quoted by the Antara News Agency as saying. "But he cannot communicate, speak, yet," she added. Soeharto's eldest daughter Siti Hardiyanti "Tutut" Rukmana said her father's deteriorating health condition was caused by his unstable emotion as he heard his youngest son Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra would be on trial.

Posted in General @ 17 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Asian nations vow to step up fight against piracy Maritime authorities and experts vowed Wednesday to step up efforts to eliminate pirates from the Asian region, where more than half of the world's sea attacks occur. Officials from 15 Asian nations along with representatives from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) and the International Maritime Organisations (IMO) attended a two-day meeting on piracy in Tokyo which ended Wednesday.

Posted in General @ 16 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The new autonomy law introduced last year immediately encouraged many Indonesians to set up television stations in remote cities far away from the bustling capital, where the current nationwide stations dominate the landscape of free-TV.

Posted in Culture @ 16 March 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Officials on trial over East Timor Indonesia is scheduled Thursday to convene the first trials of senior officials accused of crimes against humanity in East Timor, two and a half years after the Indonesian military and its militia proxies laid waste to the tiny territory following its vote for independence. The trials, to be held in a specially created human rights court, will mark the first time the Indonesian government has attempted to punish any military officers for their role in the violence. UN officials and human rights advocates contend that the Indonesian military, along with the Timorese militiamen they armed and funded, participated in a months-long campaign of killings and torture to intimidate people and discourage them from voting for independence.

Posted in Human rights @ 14 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hartini Sukarno passes away Hartini Sukarno, the wife of Indonesia's first president, Sukarno, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, at about 1:40 a.m., at the MMC hospital in South Jakarta. As of Tuesday afternoon a number of people, including the extended family of Sukarno, top ministers and national figures paid their last respects at her house on Jl. Proklamasi 62 inCentral Jakarta.

Posted in General @ 12 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


I was recently asked to address a conference in Seoul, Korea, organized around the theme of developing a culture of peace. Naturally, it fell to me to present an Islamic perspective on developing a culture of peace. My response was to explain that if we want to understand what Islam has to teach us about civilization, society and relations between communities, it is important that we consider the broad range of its rich intellectual heritage.

Posted in Religion @ 11 March 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Golkar threatens to withdraw from government Members of Indonesia's second-largest political party threatened Friday to boycott Parliament and withdraw their representatives from the Cabinet following the detention of their leader over a graft scandal. "If there is no compromise then we will withdraw our support from the coalition," said Riris Indramurti, a legislator from the Golkar Party, which used to be the political machine of former dictator Suharto. "We are not bluffing."

Posted in Politics @ 08 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tommy Suharto charged with murder The son of Indonesia's former President Suharto has been charged with murder. Prosecutors accuse Tommy Suharto, 39, of masterminding the killing last year of a Supreme Court judge who had upheld a jail term against him for corruption.

Posted in General @ 07 March 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Report: Nike, Adidas Factories Still Sweatshops Sportswear giants Nike Inc. and Adidas-Salomon have taken steps to shed their sweatshop image in Indonesia but employees are still overworked and underpaid, a leading aid agency said. Australia-based Oxfam Community Aid Abroad released a report Thursday saying the rival companies had responded to international pressure from rights groups and aid agencies to improve working conditions, but had not done enough.

Posted in Economy @ 07 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aceh to form religious police to enforce syariah The Aceh provincial administration will soon set up religious police to help effectively enforce Islamic syariah law in the rebellious province, a local senior official said on Tuesday. "The establishment of the religious police is aimed at intensifying the implementation of the Islamic law in Aceh," provincial administration secretary Tanthawi Ishaq was quoted by Antara as saying to journalists in Banda Aceh.

Posted in Religion @ 06 March 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaria claims nine lives in Kebumen Following the outbreak of malaria in the Central Java regencies of Banyumas, Cilacap and Banjarnegara, the disease has spread to the neighboring regency of Kebumen, claiming at least nine lives in February. Most of these victims were residents of Donorojo village in Sempor subdistrict.

Posted in Health @ 06 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Boedino: Indonesia growth may speed up in 2003 Indonesia's economic growth may double to as fast as 7 percent next year, Finance Minister Boediono said, pushing the economy back to the size it was before the Asian financial crisis hit 4 1/2 years ago. The economy may grow between 6 percent and 7 percent next year, up from an estimated 3.5 percent to 4 percent this year, Boediono told parliament during preliminary discussions on next year's budget.

Posted in Economy @ 05 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Six Indonesian warships to patrol Selat Malaka SIX Indonesian warships are now patrolling the Malacca Straits following the recent release of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Annual Piracy Report, which found they are still the most dangerous waters in the world. Navy spokesman First Adm Franky Kayhatu said a fleet of 26 ships and 10 aircraft were conducting daily patrols throughout the nation's waters, including in the piracy-prone zone.

Posted in Politics @ 04 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Peace returns to Ambon after clash A minor clash on Saturday failed to prevent Muslims and Christians in the city of Ambon in Maluku province from continuing to mend fences after years of violence. Public activities across the town returned to normal on Sunday, with people from both communities gathering in small groups and talking with each other.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 03 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tourism operators protest airport tax hike A leading figure in Bali's tourist industry criticized on Friday the government's decision to increase airport tax for foreign-bound travelers at Ngurah Rai International Airport, saying the airport authority should improve its services before increasing the tax.

Posted in Tourism @ 02 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Muslims, Christians rally joyfully in Ambon Thousands of Muslims and Christians mingled freely in a parade across the Maluku capital of Ambon on Thursday to express their happiness with and support for the recent peace accord, local leaders and residents said.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 01 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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