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Scetches of suspects


Posted in Terrorism @ 30 October 2002 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia police find bomb at university Indonesian police on Wednesday defused a bomb and were searching for two others at one of Jakarta's biggest Christian universities, security officials said. Police said the Universitas Kristen Indonesia (Indonesian Christian University) received a call from a man who said he had planted three bombs at the campus in East Jakarta.

Posted in Terrorism @ 30 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police to release Bali suspect sketches today In a signal of progress in the case of the Bali bomb blasts that killed at least 184 people, Indonesian police plan to release sketches on Wednesday of possible suspects. "We are going to issue the sketches today both in Bali and Jakarta," Edward Aritonang, deputy national police chief, said. He told Reuters by telephone from Bali that the simultaneous release was scheduled for 2 p.m. (0600 GMT) Bali time.

Posted in Terrorism @ 30 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Megawati makes surprise visit to Bali bombsite Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri, under fire for what is seen as a passive response to the Bali bomb attack, made a surprise visit to the resort island on Tuesday. "The president is in Bali now. She will visit the Legian area," palace official Garibaldi Sudjatmiko told Reuters by telephone, referring to the tourist strip where bomb blasts on October 12 killed more than 180 people, most of them young foreigners.

Posted in Terrorism @ 29 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


In the aftermath of the 12 October bombing in Bali, Indonesians are convinced they have terrorists in their midst. They're just not sure who they are. Absurd, as it may seem, if talk shows and media commentaries are any indication, the most likely candidates in most Indonesians' minds are the U.S. government and the Indonesian army. Al-Qaeda is a distant third. Only these three, the thinking goes, have the expertise, the contacts, and the motivation to carry out an attack on the scale of the Bali attack.

Posted in Terrorism @ 29 October 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Indonesian cleric taken from hospital amid clash Indonesian police removed a militant Muslim cleric suspected of regional terror links from his hospital bed in central Java on Monday as his supporters and security forces clashed outside. A police spokesman said Abu Bakar Bashir would be flown straight to Jakarta, where he faces questioning over several extremist acts in Indonesia, although not the October 12 bomb blasts on the resort island of Bali.

Posted in Violence @ 28 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Preliminary list of casualties 23 oct. Thanks "putridiana" for pointing at this website for the information.

Posted in Terrorism @ 27 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two wounded in Indonesia mall blast An explosive device blew up at a shopping mall in the city of Bandung on Thursday, slightly wounding two people, and police safely removed two others at a different mall. The devices were small and apparently intended to frighten rather than kill, Police Lt. Col. Masguntur Loupe told Metro TV, an Indonesian television station.

Posted in Terrorism @ 25 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Unusual high temperature Many people who have complained about the extremely hot weather just recently have the answer as the Meteorological and Geophysical Agency (BMG) acknowledged on Wednesday the significant temperature increase that hit parts of the country from last week would end late this month. It has affected a number of provinces in Java, Sumatra, East and West Nusa Tenggara, according to chief of the BMG's weather forecasting division Achmad Zakir.

Posted in Weather @ 24 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia warns of more terror attacks Indonesia's Security Minister says intelligence information points to the possibility of more terrorist acts taking place soon in Indonesia and his security officials are focusing on Ambon and Poso, where sectarian conflicts have spiralled out of controlled. Speaking at a news conference after an internal security meeting, Mr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono also said the new attacks are expected to be in a different form from the recent Bali bombings.

Posted in Terrorism @ 23 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






A Mitsubishi minibus packed with plastic explosives snaked its way through Kuta's tourist strip at 11p, on Saturday on a terror mission which has now claimed a confirmed 30 Australian lives. The Daily Telegraph can reveal that the L-300 minibus, loaded with a mix of C-4 and other explosives, has emerged as the focus of the joint investigation by the Australian Federal Police, the FBI and the Indonesian authorities.

Posted in Terrorism @ 23 October 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali police to release bomber sketches Police investigating the nightclub bombing that killed almost 200 people on the resort island of Bali were today working on sketches of possible suspects. And they confirmed that the attack bore the hallmarks of Jemaah Islamiyah, the Muslim militant group accused of ties to Osama bin Ladenís al-Qaida.

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 October 2002 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New US alert on attacks in Indonesia Saying that new terrorist attacks in Indonesia may be imminent, the United States expanded existing warnings to US citizens to include tourist resorts. The warning from the US Embassy in Jakarta - the third terror alert in four days for Indonesia - said Americans should be 'particularly vigilant in the immediate future' but offered no details about the nature of the threat.

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 October 2002 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali explosions death toll rises to 190 The confirmed death toll from the devastating bomb blast in Bail has risen to 190, officials said here on Tuesday. The final toll could be much higher, as forensic scientists continue trying to match fragments of body parts, and several bodies were believed to have been reduced to ash by the intensity of the explosions and fire.

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 October 2002 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Airport security tightened amid new terror threats The authorities have tightened security at airports and other key facilities across the country following renewed threats of terror attacks in the wake of the Bali bombing tragedy, police said on Monday. More than 100 additional police officers, some of them plain-clothed personnel, were deployed at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport near Jakarta to tighten security there, said airport police chief Insp. Sri Suari. The police are conducting patrols within the airport complex located in Tangerang, Banten province.

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Indonesia split over terror response Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri's hand in fighting growing militancy in the country was strengthened yesterday after the two largest Muslim groups here backed her government's tough new anti-terrorism regulations. But the support from the Nadhlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah organisations was tempered with a warning to security forces: The law should not be used carte blanche against all Muslim radicals in Indonesia.

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia on heightened alert Indonesia has heightened security nationwide amid fresh threats of terror attacks on key economic infrastructures following the Bali bombing tragedy, police have said. The increased security alert comes as intelligence reports point to further terrorist activity after the October 12 night of horror in Bali where more than 180 people were killed.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Osama gave Bashir money for Bali bombs Osama Bin Laden sent money to Abu Bakar Bashir, the spiritual leader of the Jemaah Islamiah, to buy C4, the powerful explosive used in the Bali bombings, according to a former top lieutenant of the Al-Qaeda leader. He said that £48,000 ($133,440) was transferred to the JI terror network - thought to be behind the attack in Bali that killed more than 180 people - from an account in the name of Sheikh Abu Abdullah Emirati, one of Osama's pseudonyms.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Minutes before his popular Paddy's club was struck by a bomb here last Saturday night, I Gde Wiratha, 55, was in one of his hotels some 5 km away, holding talks on his company's plan to launch Bali's first airline later this month. At around this time too, his brother and business partner, I Made Wiranatha, was getting ready to leave to shoot Kuta's clubbing scene for the fledgling airline's promotional video for the launch on Oct 27.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 October 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: Three bombs caused Bali carnage The terror attack in the Indonesian resort island of Bali was caused by three bombs, one of them inside a nightclub and two outside another club, Indonesian police said. One was placed inside the Padi Club near a disc jockey's stand and two others outside the nearby Sari Club in Kuta district, national police deputy spokesman Brigadier General Edward Aritonang said in a statement.

Posted in Terrorism @ 20 October 2002 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


US issues new travel warning for Indonesia Warning of more possible attacks in Indonesia, the U.S. State Department reminded Americans Saturday to avoid traveling to the Southeast Asian nation.

Posted in Tourism @ 20 October 2002 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Australia remembers Bali dead A nation fell quiet Sunday as millions of Australians paused for sad and silent reflection as they mourned those lost and injured in the Bali bombings a little over a week ago. Flags flew at half mast and church bells tolled across the nation as people of all faiths and beliefs gathered for memorial services for the victims. More than 180 people were killed in the suspected terror blasts, the majority of them young Australian tourists.

Posted in Terrorism @ 20 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Report: Bin Laden linked to Bali bombing Terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden has been linked to last week's Bali nightclub bombing, which killed at least 183 people and injured more than 300 mostly foreign tourists, following a testimony by one of his senior lieutenants. According to a confession made by Omar Faruq, described as Bin Laden's envoy in Southeast Asia, who was arrested in Indonesia in June and handed over to the CIA in Afghanistan, a series of plots were hatched to kill westerners, Indonesians and Israelis.

Posted in Terrorism @ 20 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali bomb case twist The spiritual leader of an Islamic militant group suspected by the U.S. of involvement in the Bali bombings checked into a hospital in his hometown and avoided questioning by police after praying yesterday for the safety of Osama bin Laden. Early today, Indonesia's government approved a new anti-terrorist decree that will give it more power to fight terrorism.

Posted in Terrorism @ 19 October 2002 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia arrests Islamic leader Indonesia issued a tough anti-terror decree Saturday that would punish the Bali bombers with the death penalty, while the spiritual leader of an Islamic group suspected in the attack was arrested in connection with a spate of church bombings two years ago. Nearly a week after bombs exploded in a nightclub district on the resort island, killing at least 183 people and injuring more than 300, the world's most populous Muslim country appeared to be heeding months of calls to crack down on terrorism.

Posted in Terrorism @ 19 October 2002 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ailing Indon militant avoids questioning Despite the adoption of a tough new law that includes sweeping powers to detain suspected terrorists, police said Saturday they had postponed the interrogation of the alleged leader of a militant group suspected in last week's Bali nightclub bombing. "There has been no decision to forcibly take Abu Bakar Bashir to Jakarta for questioning,'' said Col. Hasyim Irianto, the chief of police in the town of Solo in central Java, where the Muslim cleric was hospitalized on Friday with breathing difficulties.

Posted in Terrorism @ 19 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia passes emergency terrorism laws Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri has signed into law two decrees expanding powers of police to deal with terrorism in the wake of last weekend's deadly bomb attacks on the island of Bali. The new laws give authorities sweeping powers to detain terror suspects without charge for up to six months and provides for the death penalty for convicted terrorists.

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


Bali death toll set to rise The number of people killed in the Bali terrorist bomb attack will far exceed the official death toll of 186, officials said on Friday. Many of the bodies recovered from Saturday's blast and the ensuing fire that completely destroyed the Sari Club and Padi bar in the Indonesian island's central Kuta district were charred beyond recognition or blown to pieces.

Posted in Terrorism @ 18 October 2002 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia anti-terror decree to have death penalty Indonesia's President Megawati Sukarnoputri plans to issue an emergency anti-terrorism decree on Friday that will carry a maximum penalty of death, the justice minister said. In the aftermath of last weekend's bloody bomb attack in Bali, and with international pressure mounting on the world's most populous Muslim country to get tough on terror, the new regulation is expected to grant the government wide-ranging powers.

Posted in Terrorism @ 18 October 2002 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aftershocks on Bali At 11pm last Saturday a powerful explosion in the entertainment district of Kuta on the Indonesian island of Bali razed a number of buildings to the ground. At least 200 people died. Hundreds more are lying injured in hospitals in Indonesia and Australia. The hunt for the perpetrators has begun, and the consequences can be felt all over Bali.

Posted in Terrorism @ 18 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


European states warn citizens to leave Indonesia The governments of Britain, Germany and Denmark have advised their nationals to leave Indonesia, with Britain also saying it is pulling out its non-essential diplomats following last weekend's bomb blast in Bali. The British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, says Britons should not travel to the country and those who must remain should take extra precautions in public places.

Posted in Tourism @ 18 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


 Explosive used in Bali blast contains RDX: Investigators Bali Police chief Brig. Gen. Budi confirmed on Wednesday that that based on the chemical traces found in and around last week's blast scene in Legian, Kuta tourist resort in Bali, investigators concluded that the explosive used contained RDX (Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine), and its HBX and nitrate variants. "We found RDX traces on the huge crater caused by the explosion in front of the Sari Club. We also found the residue of that chemical compound on the clothes and bodies of several witnesses," Budi said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 October 2002 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Australians told to leave Indonesia The Australian government has warned its citizens to leave Indonesia based on "disturbing new information of generic threats" to Australians and Australian interests in the republic. Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer told parliament Thursday that all Australians who were short-term visitors to Indonesia, and whose presence there was "non-essential," should leave the country.

Posted in Tourism @ 17 October 2002 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


8 at center of Bali bomb probe Indonesian police focused the inquiry into the Bali nightclub bombing on a group of eight suspects, officials said, while the president won crucial parliamentary backing Thursday for an emergency anti-terrorism decree. Support from parliamentary leaders was considered necessary to give President Megawati Sukarnoputri the political room to issue the decree, which would give the government expanded power to fight terrorism but could put her on a collision course with Islamic extremists widely blamed for the bombings that claimed more than 180 lives Saturday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two men intensely questioned in Bali blasts U.S. diplomatic and intelligence officials say in the two weeks before the Bali bombings, they repeatedly passed threat information to the Indonesian government suggesting terrorists were planning attacks in that country, including attacks against "Western tourist sites." The most recent warning came just a day before the Saturday Bali blasts, U.S. government sources said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt offers $2m reward over Bali attack The Federal Government has announced a reward of up to $2 million for information leading to the capture and prosecution of those people responsible for the Bali bombing. The Prime Minister has ordered a review of all intelligence material after government agencies have admitted they had received intelligence warning Bali was a potential terrorist target.

Posted in Terrorism @ 16 October 2002 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Former Air Force officer a suspect in Bali bombing Bali Police chief Brig. Gen. Budi Setyawan refused to comment on a Washington Post report that the Indonesian Police had arrested a former Air Force officer who confessed to building the bomb that exploded in Bali last Saturday night. "We'll let you know," said Budi at a press conference here on Wednesday afternoon.

Posted in Terrorism @ 16 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


US denies warning of Bali bombings The United States has strongly denied it had any specific warning of the Bali bombings. The US Government says it received numerous general warnings terrorists were planning attacks around the world, including Indonesia. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher denies a United States' newspaper report that there was intelligence listing Bali as a potential target.

Posted in Terrorism @ 16 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Clues yet to emerge linking cleric to Bali bombs Picking through the charred ruins of the Sari nightclub, Indonesian investigators and FBI agents must wonder if they will stumble across a clue to the Bali bomb that will lead them to the door of a bespectacled Islamic cleric. Four days ago the names of Abu Bakar Bashir and the Jemaah Islamiah (Islamic Community) -- of which some foreign intelligence agencies say he is the spiritual leader -- were little known outside Southeast Asia.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 October 2002 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Howard praises hospitals care for Bali victims Prime Minister John Howard has praised staff at hospitals around the country for their tireless efforts to treat victims of the Bali bombings. The Royal Darwin Hospital has been singled out for its frontline contribution over the past two days. The hospital says its operations are now starting to return to normal with just six victims of the Bali attacks remaining, two of those in intensive care.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 October 2002 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Laskar Jihad Muslim militia disbanded Laskar Jihad, a Muslim militia group that has sent members to help Muslims battle Christians in the Maluku islands and elsewhere has disbanded and begun withdrawing from the strife-torn region, Wirawan Adnan, the group's lawyer, said on Tuesday. "Laskar Jihad disbanded last week," Wirawan Adnan told AFP."We deem that its existence is no longer needed since the government has realized that separatism exists in Maluku," he said.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 15 October 2002 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Medical supplies to Bali boosted Australia today boosted emergency assistance to Bali, donating an extra $300,000 to help health services after Saturday's bomb blast. Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said the extra funding was in addition to assistance such as IV fluids, analgesics, bandages and blood provided over the past two days.

Posted in Health @ 15 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali tourists desperate to pack up At The Pub, a traditional watering hole for Australians visiting Kuta, a solitary young couple were finishing their drinks and preparing to set off for the airport. Tenille Harris and her boyfriend Shaun Amiss - both from Perth and in their mid-twenties - had been in Kuta for just a day when the bomb exploded at the Sari Club. They had stopped for a quick beer in the nightclub and left shortly before the bomb went off.

Posted in Tourism @ 15 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Preliminary list of casualties 14 Oct Following is a preliminary list of people killed in Bali bomb blast as of Oct. 14, 2002:

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 October 2002 00:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Defence minister blames al-Qaida for Bali bombing Indonesia's defense minister blamed al-Qaida and its extremist allies for the massive bomb attack that killed more than 180 people at a nightclub on the resort island of Bali. "We are sure al-Qaida is here," Matori Abdul Djalil said after a Cabinet meeting in Jakarta. "The Bali bomb blast is related to al-Qaida with the cooperation of local terrorists."

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 October 2002 00:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali running out of cooling storage Minister of Health Achmad Suyudi visited hospitals in Nusa Dua and Sanur area in Bali on Monday in search of freezers to store the bodies of victims killed in the blast last Saturday. Staff at Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar, Bali's largest hospital, said the morgue at Sanglah could only take in 10 bodies and Suyudi was trying to borrow additional ones from other hospitals.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 October 2002 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Preliminary list of casualties As of 13 October 8 PM, the following list of people killed in the terrorist attack on Bali:

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 October 2002 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


US urges Americans to leave Indonesia The US State Department has urged all US citizens in Indonesia to leave the country and ordered the departure of non-emergency US government personnel from there. The department also warned US citizens to defer travel to Indonesia. "The bombing of a nightclub and another in the vicinity of our consular agency in Bali, Indonesia, along with the current security situation within Indonesia puts US citizens and US interests at risk," said a travel warning issued by the department.

Posted in General @ 14 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia was warned to act on terror threats The bombings on Bali followed months of warnings and pleadings for Indonesia to act to prevent terror attacks. Indonesia's neighbors and terrorism experts have frequently voiced exasperation that in a region where Al-Qaida is known to be active -- and Indonesians are suspected of being ringleaders of affiliated networks -- the government in Jakarta has been slow to react.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia bomb blasts spell more gloom for economy Devastating weekend bomb blasts in Indonesia, one of the world's worst attacks against tourists, are likely to further aggravate the core economic problem facing the vast archipelago -- its huge foreign and domestic debt burden. Analysts said the explosions, which killed almost 200 people on Saturday night, are likely to hit the rupiah first through higher capital outflows and lower inflows on the back of weaker investor confidence.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 October 2002 00:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali tourism may take years to pick up from blasts The picture postcard tourist paradise of Bali could take years to recover from the carnage wreaked by two devastating explosions in the beach resort of Kuta, travel agents predicted on Sunday. Drawing comparisons with a Muslim militant attack in Egypt's Nile resort of Luxor five years ago, British agents said tour operators would scale down operations in Bali in the immediate future and the full impact of the attacks could last much longer.

Posted in Tourism @ 13 October 2002 00:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cancel trips to Bali, Foreign Office says The Foreign Office today advised British citizens to cancel all visits to Bali and to avoid all non-essential travel to the whole of Indonesia after a devastating nightclub bombing in the popular tourist resort. "We are advising people to defer all travel to Bali and to defer all non-essential travel to Indonesia," a Foreign Office spokesman told Reuters news agency.

Posted in Tourism @ 13 October 2002 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Image of the blast site before attack This picture was taken by me in July 2002, at Jalan Legian. Just two buildings away from the blast site. The arrow points at the probable building which was destroyed in the blast of 12 October 2002 11 PM. The entire block of buildings in the neighborhood is destroyed. Now, this picture is just a sad reminder for many people.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 October 2002 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Map of the blast site at Sari Club Below is a map with the site of the Sari Club. Sari Club was located near the Jalan Legian entrance of Gang poppies II. The red circle indicated the location of the club.


Posted in Terrorism @ 13 October 2002 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali exodus beginning Foreigners are waiting anxiously at Bali international airport for a flight home as a potentially devastating exodus began building up following the horrendous bomb attack on two bars packed with tourists, many of them Australian. Italian tourist Simone Tedeschi said he was at the Sari Club on Bali's famous tourist drag in Kuta last night when the huge car bomb went off, killing at least 182 people.

Posted in Tourism @ 13 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 182 killed in Bali blasts A massive car-bomb explosion on the Indonesian resort island of Bali has killed at least 182 people and injured hundreds more. Many of the victims were tourists from Australia, Britain and other countries. Authorities are calling the blast in Bali a terrorist attack, the worst in Indonesia's history. One or more explosions destroyed a crowded nightclub in the town of Kuta and damaged hotels and other buildings hundreds of meters away.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A huge car bomb ripped through two bars packed with foreign tourists on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, killing at least 182 people in an attack blamed on terrorists. The explosion late on Saturday destroyed the bars in the tourist district of Kuta and triggered an intense blaze which burned for hours as rescuers struggled to ferry hundreds of injured people to hospital.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 October 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali blast toll reaches 60, more bodies buried under rubble The number of casualties from the blasts in Indonesia's Bali tourist island continued to grow, with the latest report saying 60 had been confirmed dead by 1:42 a.m. Meanwhile hospitals here were busy treating the wounded. At Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar alone around 160 people had been brought in. Two more hospitals, the Army Hospital on Jl. Sudirman and Graha Asih Hospital in Nusa Dua tourist resort, had received 20 victims each.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


28 dead, 120 injured in Bali explosions *UPDATE* UPDATE 2:Dutch news reports at least 28 people killed in explosion in Kuta nightclub, among them at least 10 foreigners.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


In the very early hours of a day in july, 2000, we left home in Pondok Labu for a five-day trip to Yogyakarta. With we I mean Fifi, one of my relations in Indonesia and myself. We would go there to visit Candi Borobudur and Candi Prambanan, and to have pleasant stay outside Jakarta for a few days. That early morning already meant a surprise to me. Jakarta could be quiet like a rural area as well, but you had to go out very early. And that would not be the last surprise.

Posted in Travel @ 12 October 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Quake rips two-mile crack in ground An earthquake shook Indonesia's remote eastern province of Papua, killing at least one person, injuring dozens and tearing a two-mile crack in the ground, officials said on Friday. Thursday night's quake measured 6.4 on the Richter scale, causing a landslide, flooding and damaging dozens of homes in the Ransiki district on the bay of Manokwari, 2,000 miles northeast of Jakarta.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 11 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia police, students clash Police used tear gas and water cannon Wednesday to quell a student demonstration that sought the disbanding of the former ruling party whose chairman was convicted of corruption. About 300 protesters, some with Molotov cocktails, fought with security forces outside a Golkar Party office in the capital, Jakarta. The fighting spread to a nearby university campus.

Posted in Violence @ 10 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia mulls cut in corporate, value-added taxes Faced with the bleak prospect of a continuing decline in foreign direct investments, Indonesia is mulling the possibility of cutting corporate and value-added taxes after its 2004 general election. The move, revealed by Finance Minister Boediono at the World Economic Forum in Kuala Lumpur, is also aimed at improving the government's tax collection base, which is among the lowest in the region.

Posted in Economy @ 09 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb explosion in Ambon wounds six A bomb exploded in Indonesia's volatile Ambon city as police tried to defuse it on Wednesday, wounding six people including two police officials. Residents had found a suspicious package in a market place and called police, a police spokeswoman said. "The bomb exploded when police tried to disarm it, hurting two of them and also four civilians," the spokeswoman said by telephone from Ambon.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 09 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


East Timor wants less military at Indonesia border East Timor said on Monday it wants its land border with Indonesia to be gradually de-militarised and hopes all frontier disputes with its former ruler can be solved by next year. The tiny territory voted overwhelmingly to split from Jakarta's rule in 1997 but the vote unleashed an orgy of killing by pro-Indonesia militia gangs, some of whom still exist in the border areas.

Posted in Military @ 07 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Undersea quake jolts Lombok island A magnitude 5.6 undersea earthquake shook parts of Indonesia's tourist islands of Lombok and Sumbawa but caused no damage or casualties, officials said Monday. Aries Kardianto, an official with the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency, said the temblor struck at 11:46 p.m. local time (1546 GMT) on Sunday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cops nab 7 men for attacks on Jakarta nightspots Indonesian police arrested seven members of a Muslim group yesterday over recent vigilante-style raids on nightspots in Jakarta. Officers arrested the men at the headquarters of the Islamic Defenders Front organisation, a Jakarta police spokesman, Colonel Bahrul Alam, said. They are being questioned over attacks early on Friday on two late-night pool centres and a discotheque, he said.

Posted in Violence @ 06 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Megawati: Military needs more money Indonesia's President Megawati Sukarnoputri said on Saturday the military needs more money to carry out its duties and protect the nation's vast and porous borders but the government's ability to help out was limited. Speaking at the 57th anniversary of the armed forces and wearing a military-style jacket complete with insignia, Megawati said years of economic crisis had left the government unable to support the police and military, forcing them to make their own money.

Posted in Military @ 06 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Singaporean behind Megawati kill bid A Singaporean Muslim radical helped finance a failed 1999 assassination bid on Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri, The Straits Times reports. The financier -- known only as al-Bukhari -- was among three operatives told to carry out the plot, the Times report said. Details of the assassination plans emerged from confessions made by al Qaeda suspect Omar al-Faruq who was arrested in Indonesia in June and is now in custody in the United States.

Posted in General @ 04 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cleric files slander lawsuit against Time magazine An Islamic preacher in Indonesia is filing legal suit against the American magazine Time because he says it slandered him by calling him a terrorist. Abu Bakar Bashir is suspected by the United States and some Asian governments of being a terrorist ringleader in Southeast Asia. Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir says the accusations made against him in Time magazine are "lies and slander."

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven die as troops attack police Seven people were killed and dozens injured when Indonesian soldiers repeatedly attacked two police stations in north Sumatra after detectives refused to release a soldier's friend detained on drug charges. Four police officers, one soldier and two passersby died in the weekend carnage in the town of Binjai, 900 miles north-west of the capital, Jakarta.

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