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Govt expels two Malaysians, American from Aceh The government Tuesday expelled two Malaysians and a U.S. citizen after they illegally entered the restive province of Aceh which remains under a state of civil emergency, an official said. "This morning we expelled the three foreigners," said Imron Zubandi, of the Aceh provincial immigration office. Authorities identified the two Malaysians as Jumat bin Majid, 31 and Ong Kung Wai, 44, and named the American as Blanchet Sean Kehoe, 21.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 29 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Six rebels killed in Aceh Indonesian government troops have shot and killed six alleged separatist rebels in the strive-torn Aceh province, the latest violence in the restive region. Military officials said the six alleged members of the Free Aceh Movement, or GAM, were killed during three separate Friday incidents.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 28 June 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest businessman over haze-linked fires Indonesian police have arrested a businessman for ordering workers to deliberately start fires to clear farm land, contributing to the smoke haze that has blanketed parts of Indonesia and its neighbours, a report said Sunday. Police in the province of Riau, one of the areas usually hardest hit by the annual chocking haze, arrested a man identified only by his initials ADS and the head of a private palm oil firm on Saturday, the Kompas newspaper said.

Posted in Forest fires @ 28 June 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia polls favor former general The strains of a hearty tenor filtered out from behind the closed door of hotel room 103. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the front-runner in Indonesia's presidential race, was rehearsing a tune he would sing that morning to voters in this highland town in western Indonesia. "I know you love me, so you will choose me," the thickset former general could be heard crooning in the local Batak dialect, practicing the lyrics he learned minutes earlier, just as he has been practicing for the country's top job for the last several years.

Posted in Elections @ 28 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt vows to check raging fires in Sumatra Indonesia is seeking help to put out the raging fires in Sumatra – the source of the haze over neighbouring Malaysia – and taking to court those who carry out open burning. Indonesian Embassy deputy chief of mission Suherman Obon said his country would be happy to accept Malaysia's assistance. “Our ambassador has reported the situation in Malaysia to Jakarta.

Posted in Forest fires @ 26 June 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Militant gets three years over hotel blast An Indonesian court sentenced a Muslim militant on Wednesday to three years in jail for his involvement in last year's bombing of the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Jakarta that killed 12 people. Malikul Zurkoni was found guilty of storing explosive materials used in the suicide blast on August 5, 2003 that killed 11 Indonesians and a Dutchman, and wounded about 150 people.

Posted in Terrorism @ 26 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta looks to heavens for help As Indonesia's haze continues to envelop parts of Sumatra and Kalimantan provinces, Indonesian officials have - again - blamed farmers for starting fires across the country.

Posted in Forest fires @ 25 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Haze stops 7 aircraft from landing at Pekanbaru airport Seven aircraft failed to land at the Sultan Syarief Airport on Tuesday due to the thick haze from forest and bushfires raging in Indonesia's Riau province. Airport chief Sutrisno said visibility increased to about 400 metres at 8am from 300 metres at 6am on Tuesday. As visibility was below the threshold, seven airplanes failed to land at the airport and one airplane failed to take off, he said.

Posted in Forest fires @ 22 June 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bus crash kills 14 in Sumatra A passenger bus slammed into a minibus on Indonesia's Sumatra island, killing 14 people, including a 1-year-old baby, police said Tuesday. The accident occurred late Monday in the town of Lampung, about 300 kilometers (120 miles) northwest of Jakarta, Lampung police chief Maj. Eriyadi Wibowo. Wibowo said the 14 passengers killed were on the minibus, and that victims included a 1-year-old baby.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jobs in footwear industry drop by almost 60% Over 180,000 people in the footwear industry lost their jobs last year, and many of them may have returned to traditional agriculture, according to the latest government data. The 2003 National Labor Force Survey report (Sakernas) published by the Central Statistic Agency (BPS) recently, stated that the number of jobs in the footwear industry plunged by 58.70 percent from 310,000 in 2002 to 128,000 last year.

Posted in Economy @ 21 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Govt orders pirates, sea terrorists shot on sight Indonesia's naval chief has ordered his commanders to shoot dead armed terrorists or pirates operating in key waterways including the busy Strait of Malacca, which carries a third of world trade. Navy Chief of Staff, Bernard Kent Sondakh, would also meet soon with his counterparts from Malaysia and Singapore to seek ways to increase joint patrols in the Strait, officials said on Friday.

Posted in Crime @ 18 June 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Wiranto fights on as party divides FORMER Indonesian armed forces chief Wiranto is campaigning hard for the imminent presidential election, but some observers believe his efforts have been spoilt by the lack of support from his own Golkar party. One analyst told The Australian that he had even seen members of the party's youth wing campaigning for Mr Wiranto's main rival, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Posted in Elections @ 18 June 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Media on the payroll Koran Indonesia looks deceptively like a normal newspaper, but is clearly slanted to make Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri's government look good. "The economy has recovered," reads one headline, while another announces: "Farmers are getting wealthier." The paper appeared on newsstands on the first day of campaigning for Indonesia's first direct presidential elections, and it comes as no surprise that it's funded by Megawati's campaign team.

Posted in Elections @ 18 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono maintains lead The team of former security minister Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and welfare minister Jusuf Kalla continues to lead all candidates in Indonesia, according to a poll by the Democracy Study Institute (LKaDe). 45.17 per cent of respondents would support Yudhoyono and Kalla of the Democratic Party (PDI) in the country’s first-ever direct presidential ballot.

Posted in Elections @ 17 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Currency market intervention futile With many investors converting their funds into dollar-based assets, Bank Indonesia (central bank) has been selling dollars in the international currency market. It has also been threatening to curb currency trading among commercial banks while raising banks' reserve requirements. Despite these efforts, the rupiah has shed almost 9 percent of its value against the U.S. dollar since Jan. 1.

Posted in Economy @ 15 June 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Court rules acquitted JI trio must not walk free Indonesia's supreme court has ordered three suspected members of the Jemaah Islamiyah network should remain in detention despite their acquittal on terrorism charges by an appeal court last month. A spokesman for the attorney-general's office says the ruling was issued last week pending the outcome of a counter-appeal by prosecutors to the supreme court.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Megawati kicks off Jakarta monorail construction project Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri inaugurated Monday construction of a $600 million monorail transportation system in Jakarta that involves a consortium of Indonesian and foreign investors including Hitachi Asia Ltd. The monorail, which will be built as part of a 40-year build-operate-transfer scheme, is expected to ease the capital's chronic traffic and pollution problems.

Posted in General @ 14 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Area around Mount Bromo volcano declared safe Officials in Indonesia have now declared safe the area around Mount Bromo, the scene of this week's deadly volcanic eruption. However they say people living near the popular tourist destination in East Java province should remain alert for another eruption, as smoke is still being seen around the mountain area. Search and rescue teams have returned to the site to search for more possible victims.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Borobudur temple rises in an immense dark stone pyramid from a fertile volcanic plain, a spiritual monument at the centre of a battle over tourism and commerce.

Posted in Culture @ 10 June 2004 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's shameful export It is not something any government likes to make public, but the figures say it all: Indonesia is one of the world's largest exporters of sex workers, mainly children. The Unicef says as many as 70,000 Indonesian children have been sold across the country's borders as sex commodities. They are employed in countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Similarly, nearly half of the 400,000 estimated sex workers in Indonesia are children under 18 years old.

Posted in General @ 09 June 2004 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two hikers killed on Gunung Bromo Police said a Singaporean man and an Indonesian were killed when Mount Bromo, a popular tourist destination in East Java, hurled rocks the size of footballs. Five other Indonesians were badly injured. Visitors climb Bromo's slopes to watch the live volcano's features but eruptions of the 2,400 metre (7,850ft) mountain are rare.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 09 June 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Blasts shake volcano on island off Sulawesi Several blasts shook a volcano in northeastern Indonesia on Wednesday after authorities evacuated nearly 12,000 people from its vicinity because of fears of a major eruption, officials said. “We’re monitoring the situation round the clock and there have continuous small explosions,” said Samuel Delompaha, a government seismographer in Tahuna, a town close to Mount Awu on Sangihe island. “But there has not been a major explosion or eruption yet,” he said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 09 June 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


BI may fail to arrest rupiah's slide The Indonesian rupiah is headed for its biggest six-month decline since the first half of 2001 as central bank efforts to halt the drop fail to sway investors. Bank Indonesia bought its own currency every month this year, threatened to curb currency trading among commercial banks and raised lenders' reserve requirements in an effort to stem the rupiah's 9 percent drop since Jan. 1. The rupiah fell to a 25- month low of 9,595 per dollar on June 2.

Posted in Economy @ 09 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt raises warning level for Mount Awu volcano Indonesian authorities have started evacuating homes around the slopes of Mount Awu, an active volcano in northern Indonesia, after declaring a heightened state of alert. Officials have not given any figures for the number of homes evacuated, but say some of the refugees will be sheltered in Tahuna, a town some 15 kilometres to the southeast.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 June 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


1 million visitors for indahnesia.com The recent increase of the number of visitors has caused a rally towards the one millionth visitor recently. Just last night (Dutch time) this barrier was broken. The first million visitors have seen this website since it's start back in April 2000.

Posted in General @ 07 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bank Indonesia blames Pertamina for rupiah fall Pertamina may have caused the further depreciation of the rupiah against the US dollar and Euro, as it reached Rp9,500 or 11,500 to the Euro on Wednesday, an official from Bank Indonesia said. "Today's further weakening of the rupiah [occurred] as state oil/gas company Pertamina had also bought the greenback amounting to EUR 82.3 million [Rp 945.5 billion], and we still do not know for what purpose," an official at Bank Indonesia (the country's central bank), who refused to be named, said on Wednesday.

Posted in Economy @ 05 June 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


If oil-crunched Indonesia goes nuclear As the only Asian member and current president of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) oil cartel, Indonesia should be capitalising on the high prices for crude oil and laughing its way to the bank. South-east Asia's largest country, and by far its most populous, has the world's 16th largest proven oil reserves. However, output has declined in the past three years from an average of just over 1.2 million barrels per day to about 1.1 million now, below its Opec quota of 1.27 million. Official figures published in Jakarta last month show Indonesia became a net importer of crude oil for the first time in February and March.

Posted in Nuclear power @ 05 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt expels US think tank expert A leading American expert on Indonesia's terrorist groups has been ordered out of the country after authorities accused her of violating visa regulations. Sidney Jones, however, had earlier said the national intelligence agency chief had complained that her International Crisis Group published false reports that had damaged the country's image. Jones said she was issued with a deportation order late Tuesday. It cited immigration violations, and was effective immediately, she said.

Posted in Politics @ 02 June 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono has big lead in Indonesia Former security minister Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is still the most popular candidate in Indonesia, according to a poll by the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES). 41 per cent of respondents would support Yudhoyono of the Democratic Party (PDI) in the country’s first-ever direct presidential ballot.

Posted in Elections @ 02 June 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt wants significant formal OPEC increase Indonesia wants OPEC to significantly increase official production limits to cool high oil prices, the country's mines and energy minister and cartel president, Purnomo Yusgiantoro, said on Tuesday. "Indonesia's position at the next OPEC meeting is that OPEC should increase the production ceiling to stabilise prices...The important thing is the increase should be a significant volume that can reduce prices," Purnomo told Reuters.

Posted in Economy @ 02 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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