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Indonesian ministry seeks to criminalize cohabitation, oral sex Cohabitation, oral sex and homosexual sex will soon become crimes in Indonesia if the justice ministry has its way, a ministry spokesman said Monday. The ministry is drafting an amendment to the country's criminal code to include acts not currently categorized as crimes but considered morally unacceptable. These include cohabitation, oral sex, extramarital and non-marital sex, sorcery aimed at hurting other people and homosexual sex, spokesman Sukartono Supangat said.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 29 September 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


KPU promises quicker vote count in 2004 The General Elections Commission (KPU) promised on Monday that vote counting in next year's presidential and representatives polls would not take months like the last election in 1999. But the commission said it could still take up to a month to work out the winner of Indonesia's first direct presidential election, seen as a major step in the country's messy transition to democracy from decades of autocratic rule.

Posted in Elections @ 29 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia braces for December attacks Indonesia is reported bracing for a massive terrorist attack against its international hotels during the busy holiday season. A new breed of homegrown "twentysomething terrorists" is poised to strike with a wave of suicide bombings in December, Singapore's Sunday Straits Times reported. International hotels in Jakarta, Surabaya and Medan will be targeted along with residential areas with large expatriate communities, the newspaper said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hunt for bombs as new alert issued for Bali Indonesian police are hunting terrorists who have prepared two bombs, and hope to apprehend the suspects before the October 12 anniversary of last year's Bali bombings, the island's police chief said. The announcement comes as a new warning was issued today by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade about the risk of more terrorist attacks on Bali.

Posted in Terrorism @ 24 September 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: Bali bomb-maker planning more attacks The man accused of designing the bombs that rocked the tourist island of Bali last year and a Jakarta hotel last month plans to strike again in the Indonesian capital, the country's police chief said Tuesday. Azahari, a 46-year-old British-educated Malaysian engineer accused by authorities in several countries of being the top bomb-maker for the militant Southeast Asian Jemaah Islamiah network, is still on the run and one of the most wanted men in Asia.

Posted in Terrorism @ 24 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Fire guts tens of houses in Jalan Jaksa, Jakarta A fire swept through tens of houses in Jalan Jaksa, a popular hangout for foreign backpackers, in Kebon Sirih subdistrict, on Sunday afternoon, killing Slamet (50) and displacing tens of people, eyewitnesses said. They said the fire broke out at 15:30 p.m. and might come from a house belonging to Budiman who was not at home. Dead body of Slamet was found in a toilet of a house gutted by the fire, they added.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ever since my first experience with Indonesia, back in 1999, I also had the experience of being together with a woman. Itís not that I have had that experience before in my life, but being together with a woman here is totally different as being together with a woman in The Netherlands, and Iím not mentioning some form of a fixed relation like engagement or marriage. Hey, Iím still young, not yet okay?

Posted in Culture @ 21 September 2003 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police HQs may be next bombing targets Amid their aggressive campaign to arrest suspected terrorists behind the string of bombings in the country, police revealed on Wednesday that terrorists were ready to strike back, with the National and Jakarta Police Headquarters on their priority list of targets. "The suspects that we arrested earlier confessed that they already had a plan to launch another terror attack in the capital," said National Police chief of detectives, Comr. Gen. Erwin Mappaseng.

Posted in General @ 18 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


KAMUS-online.com reaches 100,000 searches A sister website of indahnesia.com, KAMUS-online.com, the ultimate dictionary website, has reached 100,000 searches since the website was launched less than a year ago.

Posted in General @ 17 September 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rp 80 trillion needed for fired discharged civil servants The government would require the huge sum of up to Rp 80 trillion (EUR 8.42 billion) to cover the severance payments of tens of thousands of civil servants dismissed for being unproductive. Sofwan Chudhorie, a member of House of Representatives Commission II on home affairs, from the National Awakening Party (PKB) faction, said the amount would be earmarked for such payments.

Posted in General @ 17 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Fourteen killed in Aceh's latest violence Fourteen people, including a policeman and 11 suspected separatist rebels, were killed in the latest violence to hit the restive Indonesian province of Acheh, police and the military said Monday. Troops shot dead one rebel and confiscated one rifle and one grenade launcher after two successive clashes in Tiro, Pidie district, on Monday, Acheh Military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Ahmad Yani Basuki said.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 16 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia lifts state of emergency in Maluku islands Indonesia has lifted a three-year state of emergency in the eastern Maluku islands, where clashes between Muslims and Christians have left more than 5,000 dead. Home Affairs Minister Hari Sabarno announced the end of the emergency during the inauguration of the new governor of Maluku province, Karel Albert Ralahalu, in the city of Ambon.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 15 September 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Another fire sweeps Batam's Harmoni Hotel Another fire swept through Harmoni Hotel in the industrial island of Batam, Riau on Monday but there was no immediate report of casualty. The fire occurred on the hotel's eighth floor and all guests had been evacuated, eyewitnesses said. The cause of the fire is still unclear. Earlier on Sept. 7, fire ravaged the hotel's ballroom on the ninth floor, leaving four people dead and 13 others injured.

Posted in Accidents @ 15 September 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


IBRA spokesman found dead after river accident After a two-day search, the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) spokesman Raymond van Beekum was found dead after a river rafting mishap near Sukasari village, Rumpin district, Bogor regency, on Sunday. Van Beekum went missing on Friday afternoon after a torrent of water suddenly swept him away during a rafting trip on the Cisadane River, following a media workshop organized by IBRA.

Posted in Accidents @ 15 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Matahari opens high-end supermarkets Indonesian retailer Matahari Putra Prima is to open two upscale supermarkets later this month and plans to open three more by the end of the year. The two supermarkets, which will be operated under the Matahari Marketplace banner, will open in Serpong, a town outside Jakarta, and Makassar, the capital city of South Sulawesi.

Posted in Economy @ 12 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Indonesia says it may close Papua province to tourists Indonesia said on Wednesday it might ban foreign tourists from visiting restive Papua, where four people have been killed and dozens wounded in recent clashes over government plans to divide the province. War-torn Aceh province, Indonesia's other separatist hot spot, was closed to tourists in June and restrictions placed on aid agencies and foreign media working there.

Posted in Tourism @ 11 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali bomb mastermind Samudra sentenced to death Imam Sumudra alias Abdul Azis, 33, was sentenced to death at the Denpasar district court at about 2.20 pm local time on Wednesday for masterminding the Bali bombings which killed 202 people last October.

Posted in Terrorism @ 10 September 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Imam Samudra found guilty in Bali bombings An Indonesian court has found an Islamic militant guilty of masterminding the Bali nightclub bombings which killed 202 people last October. The sentence will be announced later - the Afghan-trained fighter faces the death penalty. Prosecutors said Imam Samudra commanded the group which carried out the attacks, selecting recruits and raising funds.

Posted in Terrorism @ 10 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to begin charging most tourists for visas on December 1 A controversial new policy requiring most tourists to Indonesia to buy visas will come into force in December, it was announced Tuesday. Justice Minister Yusril Ihza Mahendra, who is responsible for immigration, said the new policy will be implemented on December 1, but will exempt citizens of 11 countries or territories which grant Indonesians visa-free entry.

Posted in Tourism @ 09 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


As more things in Indonesia, things are different than in Holland. A warnet (warung internet, internet cafe) is something that we donít know in Holland, in the way is exsists here. But over the last four years, five holidays, I have learned how to cope with several hardships which I have encountered in different warnets in different places. This story will give you a look in several different Ďkindsí of internet cafeís as they excist and how it could be.

Posted in Culture @ 09 September 2003 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Another 'fund raiser' of Bali blast gets 16 years in jail A district court here sentenced another "fund raiser" of Bali bombing, Abdul Rauf, to 16 years in jail for a criminal act of terrorism. Earlier, two other fund raisers, Andi Hidayat and Junaedi, were found guilty of jointly raising funds for the October 12, 2002, bombings of two nightspots in Bali's famous tourist spot of Kuta. The three were members of the so-called "Serang Group" as they were captured for alleged crimes in Serang, a district town in the Province of Banten.

Posted in Terrorism @ 08 September 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


2 Bali bombing 'fund raisers' get 15 years imprisonment Two men who robbed a jeweller's shop to raise funds for the Bali bombings were each jailed for 15 years by different courts on Monday. Judge Ida Bagus Jagra found Andi Hidayat, alias Agus, guilty of "jointly with others providing funds for a terrorist action." The judge said Hidayat in August 2002 took part in a robbery of the shop at Serang in west Java in which 2.5 kilograms (5.5 pounds) of gold jewelry and Rp5 million (US$600) in cash was stolen.

Posted in Terrorism @ 08 September 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta's JW Marriott hotel reopens The U.S.-franchised JW Marriott hotel reopened here Monday almost five weeks after a car bomb killed 12 people and injured almost 150. "There was no special ceremony but this morning, around eight, there were already several guests breakfasting at our Sailendra restaurant," said spokeswoman Melanie Solagratia.

Posted in General @ 08 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four killed in pre-dawn fire at Batam hotel Four people were killed in a hotel fire in Batam, Indonesia, on Sunday. Police said the cause of the early morning fire on the ninth floor of the Hotel Harmoni, a tourist hotel on Batam island near Singapore, was still being investigated. They said 14 people were injured.

Posted in Accidents @ 07 September 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 6 dead after ferry sinks A ferry boat traveling from Indonesia's Bali (search) island sank early Sunday, killing at least six people and leaving dozens missing, news reports said. About 150 people were rescued by fishing boats after the Wirmala Dharma ferry sank on its way to Lombok island in eastern Indonesia (search), private El-Shinta radio said.

Posted in Accidents @ 07 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta tightens grip on Aceh and Papua Indonesia's military (TNI) showed signs this week of tightening its hold on Aceh and Papua, two resource-rich regions at either ends of the sprawling archipelago that have voiced separatist sentiments and seen much violence in recent years. On Thursday, military chief General Endriartono Sutarto said he would immediately dispatch four fresh battalions, or 2,000 troops, to Papua. The move followed violent anti-government protests in Papua that have killed five in the past two weeks.

Posted in Violence @ 06 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


319 civilians killed in troubled Aceh As many as 319 civilians have been killed in Indonesia's troubled province of Aceh, with 108 others listed as missing since an all-out military offensive was launched on May 19 aimed at crushing the 27-year-long rebellion, police officials said today. Senior Adjunct Commissioner Sayed Hoesaini, spokesman of Aceh's police, blamed the separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM) of being responsible for the killing of civilians.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 05 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sampoerna launches new clove cigarette brand Indonesia's second largest cigarette maker PT Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna on Wednesday launched "Sampoerna Exclusive", a new product of clove cigarettes, in a bid to increase sales. Sampoerna said it expects cigarette consumers will be attracted to its new product even though national cigarette sales are on the decline. It didn't reveal a sales target for the new brand, however.

Posted in General @ 04 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia defends Bashir's 4-year term Indonesia defended its court's decision to impose a four-year sentence on radical Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, saying that it had been tough on terrorism by putting him on trial and allowing the legal process to take its course. Foreign Minister Hassan Wirayuda also said it was premature for foreign critics to launch their attacks as the case is subject to appeal.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Monorail may offer some relief to Jakarta WHEN Jakarta Governor Sutiyoso flew to Kuching, Malaysia, last week to sign a deal for a monorail project worth US$400 million (S$704 million) for the Indonesian capital, it heralded a belated move to set up some sort of credible mass transit system in the gridlocked, polluted city of 12 million people. Jakarta is one of the last major metropolises in South-east Asia without an underground railway network. Blueprints have been drawn up in recent years, but were shelved at the onset of the Asian economic meltdown in late 1997.

Posted in General @ 02 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


After my few days left in Jogja after my week in Lombok, I'm back in Jakarta again. Yesterday I took the plane from Jogja to Jakarta to relax for the last few days, and to possibly meet some friends and other people here. Earlier on, I didn't know that some friends from Jogja, were about to go to Jakarta as well, but not by plane, by with the train. One of them left on Monday morning, I left Monday afternoon, and two more are currently in the train, waiting and travelling to Stasiun Pasar Senen. I hope to meet them tomorrow, for doing something else than what I'm doing now, writing stories and waiting for tonight, when I will meet an old friend which lives in Jakarta, somewhere...

Posted in Travel @ 02 September 2003 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Free concert to boost peace ends in riot A free rock music concert meant to promote peace and social harmony ended abruptly with rioting and police warning shots, reports said Sunday. At least six people were reportedly injured. Veteran rocker Iwan Fals, whose regime baiting songs were banned by former dictator Suharto, tried to calm the 100,000-strong crowd with a nationalist anthem as people began throwing stones and bottles in the sports stadium where the show was being staged.

Posted in Violence @ 01 September 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to hold terrorists in new island jail Indonesia is to build a new maximum security jail to hold terrorists and other important prisoners, a senior correctional official said on Sunday. Asked to comment on media reports that authorities were planning a special jail for terrorists, correctional institution registration director A. Takasiliang told Reuters that Indonesia would build a "super maximum institution" but "not only for terrorists".

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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