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Hot springs appear on Mt. Ciremai An unspecified number of hot springs have cropped up in several locations on Mount Ciremai, following a series of tectonic and volcanic earthquakes in Kuningan district, West Java province early this month, an official has said. "The hot springs' water was more than 55 degrees Celsius," spokesman for the Office of Volcanology and Geology, Didi Supriadi, said here Friday night.

Posted in Environment @ 31 October 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


3 parties pass KPU's administrative verification The General Election Commission (KPU) announced on Thursday that the last batch comprising three political parties has passed its administrative verification, Mulyana W. Kusuma, chairman of the KPU`s Registration Committee, said.

Posted in Elections @ 31 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Islands in South Sulawesi to be developed into tourist sites The city administration of Makassar, capital of Indonesia`s South Sulawesi province, in cooperation with a Balinese businessman, will develop the Laccukang and Kayangan islands into tourist attractions.

Posted in Tourism @ 31 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia arrests one of most wanted Indonesian police have arrested one of the most wanted men in Southeast Asia, a key suspect in the August 5 bombing of the U.S.-run Marriott hotel in Jakarta, a senior officer says. The man, identified only as Tohir, was among two people arrested on Wednesday, national police chief General Da'i Bachtiar told reporters. He had previously said Tohir was among Southeast Asia's top five most wanted militants.

Posted in Terrorism @ 30 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Helicopter crash in South Jakarta kills 7 An air force helicopter crashed at an air strip on the southern outskirts of the Indonesian capital on Wednesday, killing all seven people aboard, officials said. The chopper came down at Atang Sanjaya military airstrip in Bogor, around 40 miles south of Jakarta, said a police officer who spoke on condition of anonymity. All seven people were killed, the police officer said. No other details were immediately available.

Posted in Accidents @ 29 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






KPU names five companies to supply paper for 2004 election The General Elections Committee (KPU) on Thursday named five companies as the winning bidders to supply paper for the upcoming general election. The five companies are PT Surabaya Agung Industri Pulp & Kertas, PT Adiprima Suraprinita, PT Kertas Leces, PT Kertas Kraft Aceh, and PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper. KPU has said that the 2004 elections would need 47,000 tons of election forms, 63,000 tons of identity cards, 28,000 tons of ballots and 791 tons of envelopes.

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


Nationwide campaign for election system begins President Megawati Soekarnoputri launched on Monday a joint nationwide campaign with the General Elections Commission (KPU) to introduce the new electoral system to ensure the success of the 2004 general elections. Saying that the country would hold its first ever direct presidential election in 2004, Megawati said it was important for the information dissemination process to begin as early as possible.

Posted in Elections @ 28 October 2003 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta - Soekarno-Hatta railway track to cost EUR 6.1 milion The Transportation Ministry has predicted the construction of a 6-km railway track linking Soekarno-Hatta Airport to the capital Jakarta would cost at least EUR 6.1 million.

Posted in General @ 28 October 2003 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


RI to give visa-on-arrival facility to 20 states The government will provide a visa-on-arrival facility to 20 countries and one region, an immigration official said on Tuesday. The decision was made during a meeting on political and security affairs here last Sept 9, the immigration office's spokesman, Ade E Dachlan, said. "The visa-on-arrival facility will only last for 30 days but can be extended," he said.

Posted in Tourism @ 28 October 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Eight parties thought to have failed screening Eight political parties could be dismissed from the ongoing verification process being conducted by the General Elections Commission (KPU) for failing to submit the required documents. Dismissal would keep the parties -- the Glorious Marhaen Nationalist Party, Gotong Royong Party, Islamic Party, Pro-Republic Party, Republic of Indonesia Union Party, Catholic Party, Indonesian Workers Party and the Indonesian Nationalist Unity Party -- from contesting the legislative elections next year.

Posted in Elections @ 28 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Executive train derails in Grobogan Five carriages of an executive train running from Surabaya, East Java, to Jakarta, West Java, derailed and turned upside down in Godong, Central Java, on Monday. Nobody was killed in the accident but an unspecified number of people was injured, Grobogan traffic police chief First Inspector Made Kusuma said. He said the five carriages of the "Argo Aggrek" train derailed because a stretch of the railway track at the location was dislodged.

Posted in Accidents @ 28 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


JI starting to regroup in Indonesia The feared Jemaah Islamiah (JI) network responsible for the Bali bombings is beginning to regroup and launch new attacks against Christians in Indonesia to mark the onset of Ramadan, according to new reports. Following several weeks of violence in Poso, central Sulawesi, in which 13 people died, Indonesia's respected Tempo magazine said the attacks were the handiwork of militants linked to JI.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 27 October 2003 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


BRI has people queuing If there remains a lack of confidence in Indonesia’s economy, no-one told the “huge crowd” that queued for a slice of the initial public offering of Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) on Thursday (23/10/03). The Jakarta Post noted that very little noise has been made about the float, but word has clearly got around that, of all the banks on the market, this is the one that is producing the goods.

Posted in General @ 27 October 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia announces start of Ramadan It has been announced the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will start in Indonesia on Monday. Indonesia's religious affairs minister, Said Agil Husin Al Munawar, has been quoted as saying that a weekend meeting of religious experts decided on the day after the sighting of the new moon. The governor of the capital Jakarta, Sutiyoso, has ordered most of the city's nightclubs, bars, discos, saunas, and massage parlours closed for the month.

Posted in Religion @ 27 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Suharto era continues to cloud Indonesia's political life A.M. Fatwa, the deputy speaker of Indonesia's parliament, has cause to be angry. In 1984, after protesting against the massacre by soldiers of Islamic activists near Jakarta's port of Tanjung Priok, he was arrested, tortured and then spent nine years in prison, five years under house arrest and wrote 13 books highlighting the abuses of the 32-year rule of the former president Suharto.

Posted in Human rights @ 27 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Violence between rival political parties kills 2 in Bali Political violence has flared on Indonesia's Bali Island, leaving two dead. The deaths occurred in a clash between supporters of Indonesia's two largest parties. At least two people were killed and a number of others injured when supporters of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, or PDIP, attacked the offices of rival political party Golkar in the town of Petandakan in central Bali.

Posted in Elections @ 26 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


BI upbeat on rupiah despite recent slide The rupiah weakened on Friday against the U.S. dollar for the fourth consecutive day at Rp 8,490 per dollar, but the central bank said that the current movement was still "within range" and that intervention was unnecessary. Bank Indonesia senior deputy governor Anwar Nasution told reporters that the central bank had no plans so far to intervene in the market to support the local unit.

Posted in Economy @ 25 October 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb kills three in Maluku Utara province Three people including a child died when a homemade bomb stored in the ceiling of their home exploded as they slept in eastern Indonesia's Halmahera Island, police said. Four other people were wounded, a hospital official said. It's true there was a bomb explosion at about 1:30 last night (1530 GMT)," said Inspector Irwan Nasution, chief of police in Tobelo town.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 25 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Indonesia to import 2.3m tons rice, sugar this year' Once hailed as a self-sufficient rice producing country, Indonesia this year has to import 2.3 million tons of rice, says a top official. Speaking in the cool mountain resort of Ambarawa in Central Java, Minister for the Economy Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti said that domestic production had failed to match the demand arising from population growth. Indonesia achieved self-sufficiency in primary food commodities in 1983.

Posted in Economy @ 25 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police to charge Poso attackers under antiterrorism law National Police chief Gen. Da'i Bachtiar said on Friday that all the attackers in Central Sulawesi regencies of Morowali and Poso would be charged under the antiterrorism law. Da'i said that although the attackers were motivated by vengeance from past conflicts, the attack had violated Antiterrorism Law No 15/2003.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 24 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Nigerians sentenced to death, fines for drug trafficking The Tangerang District Court on Thursday sentenced to death two Nigerian nationals and fined them Rp 500 million (US$58,823) for violating Article 82 of Law No. 22/1997 on illegal narcotics and Article 55 of the Criminal Code on organized crime. Presiding judge Permadi said that defendants Michael Titus Igweh, 23, and Hillary K. Chimezia, 27, were found guilty of running an organized drug trafficking ring.

Posted in Drugs @ 24 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bush hails Indonesia as vital partner in war on terror US President George W Bush has described Indonesia as a vital partner and friend of America during a three-hour lightning stop in Bali. Mr Bush said he appreciated what he called Indonesia's strong support in the war on terror. He also announced he would propose to Congress a six-year programme worth US$157 million to support basic education in Indonesia to aid efforts to build a system that discourages extremism.

Posted in General @ 22 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Blast rocks Makassar, causes no damage A loud explosion alarmed shoppers here on Wednesday, but caused no damage, police said. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the blast, which occurred in a covered ditch in front of a gold shop in Makassar.

Posted in Violence @ 22 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More anti-Bush protests in Indonesia More small demonstrations against the U.S. President George W. Bush's visit occurred in several cities in the world's most populous Muslim nation, but all the protests were peaceful. Around 70 Muslim students in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta rallied to protest Bush's visit.

Posted in Protests @ 21 October 2003 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


NU, Muhammadiyah leaders to tell Bush his policies aid terror Leaders of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah Islamic organizations, Hasyim Muzadi and Ahmad Syafii Maarif, in the meeting on Wednesday in Bali will tell U.S. President George W. Bush that U.S. policies in the Middle East, seen as favouring Israel, are one of the root causes of terror attacks in Asia. "I will tell it like it is. In Indonesia, the majority are not happy with the U.S. stance in the Middle East conflict," Hasyim Muzadi, leader of the country's largest Muslim group, the 40-million-NU, told Reuters on Tuesday.

Posted in Human rights @ 21 October 2003 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Academician: Bush will change stance toward Islam The rector of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta, Azyumardi Azra, has expressed his optimism that U.S. President George W. Bush will change his attitude toward Islam. "We should have a positive presumption that the man (Bush) can change his attitude toward Islam," Azyumardi, on his way to Bali to meet Bush, told Antara on Tuesday.

Posted in General @ 21 October 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Protesters burn U.S. flag, call Bush a terrorist ahead of visit Muslim students burned a U.S. flag and called President George W. Bush a terrorist during demonstrations Tuesday, one day ahead of his brief visit to Indonesia, local media reported. About 50 students protested in the Central Java city of Semarang while a separate group gathered at Jember in East Java and burnt the Stars and Stripes, Elshinta radio reported.

Posted in Protests @ 21 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Security forces hunting Poso attack mastermind A joint police and military force are pursuing Mohamadong alias Ndang accused of masterminding a series of fresh attacks in Poso and the neighboring regency of Morowali, Central Sulawesi. Sources at Poso Police Station said on Monday that Ndang was a resident of Ampana subdistrict in Poso but he often moved to other places. Security forces have been tracking him after he was spotted in Lembo subdistrict, Morowali, they added.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 21 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Five more dead, 13 arrested in Poso Police have shot dead five suspects and arrested a total of 13 after a chase through the forests of the troubled Poso in Central Sulawesi province following deadly attacks, police said Monday. Arrests continued over the weekend while three suspects were shot dead after an exchange of fire with police, said Rudi Trenggono, deputy police chief of Poso town.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 20 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest five over Sulawesi attacks Indonesian police said on Saturday they had killed three men and arrested five suspected of involvement in a string of deadly attacks in Central Sulawesi province. The suspects were captured after a gunfight near the town of Poso, about 1,600 km (1,000 miles) northeast of Jakarta, on Friday night, Central Sulawesi police spokesman Agus Sugianto told Reuters via telephone from Poso. "We arrested a total of eight men, three of who were killed in a gunfight last night," said Sugianto.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 19 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia rejects no-fly zone request for Bush visit Indonesia has rejected a request by the US government to make the air space over Bali a no-fly zone for eight hours next week when US President, George W Bush, makes a brief stopover on the island, reports said today. "We give the same facilities to all visiting foreign heads of state. So there will be no special treatment for the US president," Indonesian Transportation Minister Agum Gumeler told the state-run Antara news agency.

Posted in Human rights @ 18 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Houses torn down for Cilandak mall South Jakarta public order officers bulldozed on Thursday three houses on Jl. T.B. Simatupang, Cilandak Barat, to make way for extensions to the Cilandak Town Square mall, despite an ongoing legal battle over the ownership of the land. Having lived there for 37 years, Soenarno, Handoyo and Jemry Simatupang refused to comply with an order issued by the municipality's housing agency on July 12, 2003, which gave them a deadline to vacate the land on Wednesday.

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


 Lion Air to start service to Singapore The race among budget airlines to fly to Singapore is heating up with a third player, Jakarta-based Lion Air, joining the fray, a spokesman said on Wednesday. "Singapore is a very important market for us," Lion Airspokesman Hasyim Arsal told the daily newspaper Streats. "We believe both Singaporeans and Indonesians will benefit from Lion Air's connectivity within Indonesia," he was quoted as saying.

Posted in Economy @ 15 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Muhammadiyah sets first day of Ramadhan on Oct. 27 The country's second largest Islamicorganization, Muhammadiyah, has set the first day of the holy month of Ramadhan on Monday, Oct. 27, its secretary confirmed here on Wednesday.

Posted in Ramadan @ 15 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven more people killed in Aceh Four suspected separatist rebels and three civilians have been killed in the latest violence in Aceh province, the military said on Tuesday. The first two Free Aceh Movement (GAM) rebels were killed early on Tuesday in separate firefights with troops in Pidie district in northern Aceh, military spokesman Lt. Col. Ahmad Yani Basuki said. The others were shot dead in a clash at Lhoknga in Aceh Besar district on Monday, Basuki said.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 14 October 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Poso calm as more troops arrive Calm returned on Monday to Poso regency, Central Sulawesi, after around 300 paramilitary police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) personnel arrived in the religiously divided town. Residents in the attack-hit villages of Saatu, Pantangolemba and Pinedapa resumed their daily activities. No further violence was reported after Sunday's dawn attacks there by masked gunmen, who killed at least nine people.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 14 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Djarum wins bid to manage Hotel Indonesia Indonesia's third largest cigarette company, PT Djarum, appears to have won a government contract to manage the legendary, state-owned Hotel Indonesia and Hotel Wisata in Central Jakarta for the next 30 years. Djarum is now the only contender after eight other bidders, including electronics producer PT Maspion Indonesia, withdrew at the last minute because they could or would not commit to spending around US$250 million to upgrade the rundown, loss-making hotels.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 14 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands attend memorial service for Bali bombing victims More than 2,000 people gathered in an open-air amphitheater on Bali island on Sunday to remember the 202 people from 22 countries who were killed in last year's Bali bombings. Australian Prime Minister John Howard also attended the early morning service, which featured Christian hymns, Bible passages and popular songs. The names of the dead were read out.

Posted in General @ 12 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Some 139 reporters to cover Bali bombing anniversary At least 139 reporters from 40 Indonesian and foreign mass media have registered to cover the ceremony to remember the victims of the Bali bombings here on Oct 12 last year. Some 29 journalists are coming from the local media and 110 from 11 foreign media, a member of the event's organizing committee, I Nyoman Bagiana Karang, said on Saturday.

Posted in General @ 11 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


50 parties make it to final KPU list All 50 eligible political parties beat the midnight deadline for registration with the General Elections Commissions (KPU) on Thursday, paving the way for their participation in the 2004 general elections. The last party to register with the KPU was the Indonesian National Unification Party (PPNI), whose representatives arrived at the commission's offices at around 11:30 p.m.

Posted in Elections @ 10 October 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bumps on Indonesia's Tobacco Road Every afternoon at 4:30, the thousands of women who roll clove cigarettes for Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna file out of the company's three factories here, the pungent aroma of cloves clinging to their uniforms as fast as the company logo. For anyone who has visited Indonesia, nothing evokes memories of the trip like the smell of those cigarettes, the lingering odor of cloves blended with tobacco serving as a sweet, but toxic, national perfume.

Posted in General @ 10 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Devastated Yogyakarta tries to cope with bus inferno Thursday was officially declared a day of mourning in Yogykarta for the victims of the grisly bus crash in which at least 54 people from Sleman regency in Yogyakarta were burned to death. Hundreds of sobbing parents, relatives and local residents gathered at the Yapemda I senior high school in Sleman to check the bus's passenger list after hearing of the tragic accident.

Posted in Accidents @ 10 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Justice minister asks Dutch community to be fair Indonesian Minister of Justice and Human Rights Yusril Ihza Mahendra has told the Dutch they should perceive history honestly and told them they should practice introspection. Referring to the 1940s massacre in South Sulawesi ordered by Raymond Westerling, Yusril said there had never been an independent investigation into the case, even though the victims numbered about 40,000. "If I was Dutch, I would be ashamed," Yusril told Republika daily on Thursday.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 09 October 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


51 burned to death as bus rams into truck in Situbondo At least 51 people, including 48 students of a senior high school in Sleman regency, Yogyakarta, were killed as their bus collided with a trailer truck and a minivan on Wednesday night in Situbondo regency, East Java. The grisly traffic accident took place at around 8 p.m. in the area of Banyu Glugur that borders Situbondo and the neighboring regency of Probolinggo, near the Paiton geothermal power plant.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: Jawa bus pileup kills 54 The death toll from a school bus crash reached 54 Thursday and police said they had launched a search for a truck driver accused of causing one of the country's worst road accidents this year. A bus full of high students was returning late Wednesday from a trip to Bali when a semi-trailer veered into its lane and crashed head-on into it, police said. A second truck then smashed into the back of the bus on the busy highway near Situbondo, some 800 kilometers (500 miles) east of Jakarta.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia takes top spot in world's most corrupt nations It is no surprise that Indonesia ranks again as one of the world's most corrupt nations because graft in the public sector and judicial system is widespread, activists said here Tuesday. The Berlin-based group Transparency International on Tuesday listed Indonesia near the bottom of its list of corrupt countries, on the same level as Kenya but ahead of Myanmar, Angola, Cameroon, Paraguay, Nigeria and Haiti.

Posted in General @ 08 October 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Courts jail more Bali bomb accomplices Judges here on Wednesday jailed three men for more than four years for their part in last year's Bali bomb attacks in which 202 people died. In separate trials on the resort island, judges handed down sentences for the men accused of assisting those accused of the bombings, seen as the worst global terror acts after the September 11, 2002 attacks on the United States.

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


'Corruption rampant in courts, police, govt' The lack of political will to combat corruption has once again positioned Indonesia as one of the most corrupt countries in the world, anticorruption activists say. Quoting a survey released by the Berlin-based Transparency International (TI) on Tuesday, Emmy Hafild said Indonesia was the second most corrupt country in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) after Myanmar, and the third in Asia after Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Posted in Corruption @ 08 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Several Indonesia Islamic schools preach hard line Crowded around the dusty courtyard of a conservative Islamic boarding school in Indonesia's East Java province, the 20 fresh-faced students hang on their fiery principal's every word. It was God who gave permission for the bomb blasts that tore apart two nightclubs on Bali island a year ago killing 202 people, said Zakaria, calling the bars a sinful "hell" on earth. Some of the suspected bombers were his friends and taught here at the al-Islam school, added the bearded preacher, before steering the conversation to his hatred toward the United States.

Posted in Religion @ 07 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Military plane skids, halts traffic at Juanda An Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel carrier skidded off the runway while landing at Juanda Airport here on Monday, causing several departing and incoming flights to be delayed by up to 1.5 hours. The skidding plane hit a number of navigation lamps and debris littered the runway. Bambang Utomo, the head of the operator of the airport, PT Angkasa Pura 1, said the Boeing 707 plane was scheduled to touch down at 7:38 a.m. to pick up soldiers and fly them back to Jakarta following the TNI's 58th anniversary celebration on Sunday.

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


Megawati asks military to avoid excesses in Aceh Indonesia's President Megawati Sukarnoputri has told the Indonesian military to avoid excesses in the fight against separatist rebels in the province of Aceh. Speaking during a ceremony to mark the 58th anniversary of the Indonesian Armed Forces in Surabaya, Mrs Megawati said she was aware of civilian victims in the province. She said soldiers should remember that they were deployed in Aceh to assist the police in maintaining security and order.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 06 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two named suspects in train crash The Bogor Police named on Sunday a train driver and a passenger as suspects in the commuter train collision on Saturday along the Jakarta-Bogor route, in which two commuters were severely injured and at least 44 others suffered minor injuries. The police identified the suspects as Edi Siswanto, 41, the driver of train No. 490, and Darwin, 38, a passenger on train No. 488. Train No. 490 crashed into the back of train No. 488. The two are being held at Bogor Police Headquarters pending further investigation.

Posted in Accidents @ 06 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia seeks truth behind events of 1965 What really happened during the 1965 'aborted coup' that prompted a regime change in Indonesia - from founding president Sukarno to Suharto? That is what a team set up by the government hopes to find out. Comprising independent and noted historians, it has been given a year to come up with the truth, Minister of National Education Abdul Malik Fadjar said on Wednesday.

Posted in General @ 03 October 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gufron sentenced to death Another key defendant in the deadly Bali bombings was sentenced to death on Thursday, bringing the number of Bali bombers sentenced to die to three. The Denpasar District Court passed the verdict on Ali Ghufron, better known as Muklas, after finding him guilty of planning the attack that killed more than 200 people and injured more than 300 others last October 2002.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One eviction, thousands homeless More than 1,000 people became homeless in a forced eviction on Thursday at a 15-hectare plot of land in Tanjung Duren Selatan subdistrict, West Jakarta. The eviction caused massive traffic jams along the Jakarta-Tangerang toll road, Jl. S. Parman and roads surrounding Mal Taman Anggrek as "illegal" occupants blocked the access to their neighborhood by burning tires on the toll road and feeder roads.

Posted in General @ 03 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia safe, Australia told Indonesia had beefed up security and was a safe place for Australian tourists, a delegation from the country's tourism industry will tell their Australian counterparts. Indonesian vice minister for tourism and culture Sapta Nirwander and representatives of the country's tourism and travel industry are in Melbourne to meet with representatives of Australia's tourism sector.

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


Indonesia tourist arrivals down 20 pct to August The number of tourists visiting Indonesia fell in August, nearly a year after the Bali bomb blasts, while arrivals fell almost 20 percent in the first eight months of 2003, the statistics bureau said on Thursday. "The number of foreign tourist arrivals in August was still lower compared with last year, by 12.6 percent," said Mila Hertinmalyana, head of tourism statistics at the bureau.

Posted in Tourism @ 02 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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