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Indonesia dampens hopes of prison transfer for Corby A prisoner transfer agreement between Australia and Indonesia is far from a certainty, a senior Indonesian official says. Australia will send a team of negotiators to Indonesia next week to thrash out a deal which could allow Schapelle Corby to serve part of her sentence on home soil.

Posted in Drugs @ 31 May 2005 14:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


15.000 posts at the indahnesia.com forum In the last couple of hours, the 15.000th post was posted at the indahnesia.com forum. With over 1.300 members contributing to this fact, this forum is becoming larger and larger every month. Recent statistics show that more people has subscribed to the forum in the last couple of months than ever before. "With 15.000 posts the forum is getting a decent one, but of course it's still a small one compared to the many specialized forums concerning (mainly) Bali", Jeroen, webmaster of indahnesia.com told.

Posted in General @ 31 May 2005 08:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Jasa Marga to close airport toll gate Beginning at midnight on Sunday, toll operator Jasa Marga will close one of the three toll gates on the Cengkareng airport toll road. "This policy is meant to improve services on the toll road and increase its capacity," Jasa Marga executive Septerianto was quoted as saying by Antara on Saturday.

Posted in General @ 30 May 2005 09:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia suspects JI over deadly blasts Twin bomb blasts that killed 22 people in a Christian town in eastern Indonesia bore the hallmarks of a regional militant group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), the vice president and a senior police official said.

Posted in Violence @ 30 May 2005 07:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Downer warns against Indonesia boycott Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer has warned that any backlash against Indonesia as a result of Schapelle Corby's guilty verdict will not help her return to Australia. Mr Downer says the trial was conducted in line with Indonesia's justice system.

Posted in Drugs @ 30 May 2005 07:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions






Polio returns to remote villages in Indonesia Big tears stream down Siti Fauziah's cheeks as she snuggles her doll and buries her face into her mother's shoulder. She's lost her balance and fallen again, as the 4-year-old learns what it means to live with polio.

Posted in Polio @ 29 May 2005 12:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


President orders market bombers caught Indonesia's president has ordered police to find those responsible for Saturday's fatal bombing of a market in Sulawesi, saying he may cut short his current visit to Vietnam is authorities can't handle the situation.

Posted in Violence @ 29 May 2005 09:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Two Indonesia bomb explosions kill 22 Two bombs exploded in a crowded market in a Christian-dominated town in central Indonesia on Saturday, killing at least 22 people and wounding 40, police said. The blasts came two days after unspecified security threats prompted the United States to close its diplomatic offices.

Posted in Violence @ 29 May 2005 09:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Volunteers say Tentena explosions kill 27 Local volunteers said that 27 were killed in the twin bomb explosions Saturday morning in a busy market in Central Sulawesi town of Tentena, according to reports on the website of Indonesia's English daily Jakarta Post. The number was based on the body counts at the Tentena General Hospital.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 28 May 2005 09:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Bomb blasts at Indonesia market kills 20 Two bomb blasts ripped through a crowded market in the eastern Indonesian town of Tentena on Saturday, killing 20 people in an attack likely to raise fears sectarian bloodshed could again break out in the region.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 28 May 2005 08:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions






Indonesia to raise minimum cigarette prices 15%-20% The Indonesian government is raising the minimum ceiling on retail cigarette prices by 15% to 20% starting July 1 to boost revenue and discourage smoking, the Minister of Finance said Friday.

Posted in Economy @ 27 May 2005 13:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Threat to US Embassy highlighted by website attack instructions A website viewed by The Associated Press offers chilling instructions of how to attack a U.S. Embassy with a rocket launcher or suicide bomb and includes a partial diagram of the facility including the ambassador's office.

Posted in Terrorism @ 27 May 2005 13:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cases of malnutrition also reported from Alor regency More malnutrition cases were reported on Thursday as the central government dispatched a team of health workers to West Nusa Tenggara to study the cases that were first revealed in the province a day earlier.

Posted in Health @ 27 May 2005 09:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian drug smuggler gets 20 years in jail The Indonesian court in Bali Friday morning sentenced 27-year-old Australian beauty therapist Schapelle Corby to 20 years' imprisonment for trafficking 4.1 kilograms of marijuana into the resort island last year, which is much less than the life imprisonment proposed by the prosecutors.

Posted in Drugs @ 27 May 2005 09:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


Lion Air will sign deal to buy 60 jets from Boeing Low-cost carrier Lion Mentari Airlines confirmed that it plans to sign an agreement for the purchase of 60 aircraft from Boeing worth 3.9 bln usd. Lion Air spokesman Hasyim Arsal Alhabsi told Agence France-Presse that the company is likely to order 737-800 and 737-900 aircraft as part of a memorandum of understanding due to be signed in the US this week.

Posted in Economy @ 26 May 2005 11:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Govt: Blackouts not due to power crisis The government asked on Wednesday for understanding from people in Bali and Java over the planned rotating blackouts on the Java-Bali power network. Ongoing work on the massive grid had caused a shortage of power, but it was aimed at improving power in the future.

Posted in Power supply @ 26 May 2005 06:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO: Polio spreads in Yemen, Indonesia A polio outbreak raging through Yemen has paralysed 108 children and the number of confirmed cases in Indonesia has risen to 14, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Posted in Polio @ 25 May 2005 07:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Attack in Indonesia sparks fears An attack killing five paramilitary policemen last week in eastern Indonesia have raised fears that Muslim-Christian violence may resume in the Moluccas Islands. Since 1999-2002, violent clashes have killed 5,000 people.

Posted in Violence @ 23 May 2005 20:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More jail for Corby whatever the result Schapelle Corby will remain in a Bali jail possibly for months even if three Indonesian judges acquit her on Friday. Chief prosecutor Ida Bagus Wiswantanu has told The Australian he intends to launch an appeal if the 27-year-old Gold Coast woman were found guilty of drug smuggling but sentenced to anything less than life in prison, the sentence he has recommended.

Posted in Drugs @ 23 May 2005 08:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


Indonesia election chief arrested in graft probe The chairman of Indonesia's election commission has been arrested after being named a suspect in a corruption investigation. Investigators from the Anti-Corruption Commission arrested Nazaruddin Sjamsuddin overnight and took him to a police jail cell.

Posted in General @ 21 May 2005 09:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia quake shook earth's entire surface The great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake that generated the devastating tsunami in December was so powerful that the ground shook everywhere on the Earth's surface and weeks later the planet still trembled.

Posted in Earthquake @ 20 May 2005 09:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Spy agency linked to murder Indonesia’s main intelligence agency has been implicated in the murder of the country’s leading human rights campaigner after an investigation found the main suspect was in contact with an unnamed intelligence official. The finding renewed speculation authorities had a role in the poisoning of Munir Thalib Said, with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono promising to speed up the investigation.

Posted in Politics @ 20 May 2005 09:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia train crash kills seven At least seven people have been killed and many more injured in a collision between two trains on Indonesia's Sumatra island. A packed passenger train ploughed into a stationary coal train near the town of Bandar Lampung, 250km (155 miles) north-west of Jakarta, say police.

Posted in General @ 20 May 2005 07:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia ends state of emergency in Aceh Indonesia has lifted emergency laws in Aceh province imposed last year to deal with a decades-old rebellion. The move comes a week before a fourth round of peace talks with rebels of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and almost five months since the province was devastated by the December 26 earthquake and tsunami.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 18 May 2005 20:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Philip Morris raises stake in Sampoerna to 97 pct Philip Morris International Corp said it has raised its stake in Indonesia's third largest 'kretek' (clove) cigarette maker, PT HM Sampoerna, to 97 pct following an irrevocable tender offer for an additional 57 pct. The tender was launched a month ago and is due to close today.

Posted in Economy @ 18 May 2005 20:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia jails three for Jakarta hotel bombing Indonesia sentenced three men to jail on Tuesday for involvement in the 2003 bombing of a luxury Jakarta hotel, wrapping up the prosecution of suspects detained following the blast that killed 12 people. However, the two Malaysian men accused of masterminding the blast outside the JW Marriott Hotel -- Noordin M. Top and Azahari bin Husin -- remain fugitives, despite a nationwide manhunt.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 May 2005 20:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia polio outbreak nearly contained: officials Indonesia has nearly contained its first polio outbreak in a decade because of fast action in vaccinating children in affected areas and a willingness to seek international help, health officials said on Monday.

Posted in Polio @ 17 May 2005 07:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Krakatoa volcano sparks tsunami panic Many residents of Indonesia's Sumatra island fled to higher ground before dawn on Tuesday after rumours that a notorious volcano had erupted sending a tsunami hurtling towards the coast, local media reported. The panic was prompted by reports that Mount Anak Krakatoa, a volcano off Lampung province's southern coast between Sumatra and Java islands, had erupted, national news agency Antara reported.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 17 May 2005 07:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia court upholds verdict on cleric Bashir An Indonesian high court has upheld a guilty verdict and two and a half year sentence handed to Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir for involvement in the 2002 Bali blasts that killed 202 people, an official said on Monday. Bashir now has the option of appealing to the Supreme Court. His lawyers could not be reached for immediate comment.

Posted in Terrorism @ 16 May 2005 11:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Judges in Corby trial likely to dismiss letter as evidence While Australian-based lawyers have welcomed the Federal Government's letter, its contents appear to have disappointed Schapelle Corby's Indonesian legal team. And the prosecutor in the case is also unimpressed. Ida Bagus Wiswantanu says it's a pointless move and that the material comes too late to be tested in the trial process or to be considered as evidence.

Posted in Drugs @ 16 May 2005 11:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


Indonesia to put airport, railway projects to tender As a follow-up to January's Infrastructure Summit, the Indonesian government is slated to open bidding for two airport and one railway projects worth some 4.24 trillion rupiah (3.54 billion Euro) in June, a local newspaper said Saturday.

Posted in Economy @ 16 May 2005 10:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Tsunami rebuilding effort stalls Political squabbling, donor demands and government indecision have stalled the building of roads, water treatment plants and nearly 180,000 homes for survivors of last December's tsunami.

Posted in Earthquake @ 16 May 2005 09:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Disaster of man's making now threatens Sumatra Cut Anita peered from the open flap of her sunbaked tent one recent day. She watched keenly as a carpenter hammered a wood plank less than five feet away. Another sawed a board in two, freeing the sweet fragrance of forest hardwood. Her new home was taking shape before her, and she dared not leave. "Someone else might take it," the doleful, wide-eyed woman said from the Red Cross tent erected on the concrete foundation of her former home, which was destroyed by the Dec. 26 tsunami.

Posted in Environment @ 15 May 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia polio cases hit 8, one treated in Jakarta Indonesia has detected two new polio cases, bringing the total number of infected patients in the country's first outbreak of the crippling disease in a decade to eight children, a senior health official said on Saturday. All cases so far come from villages near the West Java city of Sukabumi, but one of them is now being treated in a Jakarta hospital.

Posted in Polio @ 14 May 2005 09:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Powerful earthquake rocks Sumatra Indonesia - A magnitude 6.9 undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Saturday, triggering panic across a large swathe of the region. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said it was unlikely that the quake would trigger a tsunami.

Posted in Earthquake @ 14 May 2005 09:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia politicians visit ailing Suharto During ex-Indonesian dictator Suharto's weeklong hospital stay, the country's political elite stumbled over one another to visit the ailing strongman. Emerging from the elite Pertamina Hospital, they described him as a great leader and "father of the country.'' Neither current President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono nor anybody else mentioned Suharto's dismal human rights record or his history of corruption on a staggering scale, sending the strongest signal yet that the dictator's long-dormant graft case for allegedly stealing $600 million would not be reopened.

Posted in Human rights @ 12 May 2005 18:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt to end state of emergency in tsunami-hit Aceh The Indonesian government will return its tsunami-hit Aceh province to civilian rule after the current state of emergency expires next week, officials said on Thursday. Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Widodo A. S. said the emergency, imposed two years ago in an attempt to clamp down on a growing separatist movement, would not be renewed.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 12 May 2005 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tourism expected to contribute US$6 billion in foreign exchange Indonesia's tourist industry is expected to contribute about US$6 billion to the nation's income this year, up from only $4.8 billion targeted in 2004, an official said on Thursday. "If the security condition is stable over the next few months, it's not impossible that we'll reach the target," Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik said at the opening of the 2005 Archipelagic Tourism Extravaganza.

Posted in Tourism @ 12 May 2005 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia coffee supply tight despite higher price Supply disruption caused by a series of natural calamities in recent months and labor shortages that followed have driven Indonesian coffee prices significantly higher, but production hasn't kept pace with rising demand. The situation has been made worse by farmers hoarding coffee in the hope that prices would rise further, market participants said.

Posted in Economy @ 12 May 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three Mandiri Bank executives named in corruption probe Prosecutors investigating a graft case reportedly involving 1.3 billion dollars in loans from Indonesia's largest lender have named three state-bank executives as suspects. Bank Mandiri's president ECW Neloe, vice president I Wayan Pugeg and corporate banking director Sholeh Tasripan were Wednesday declared suspects in the corruption case, the attorney general's spokesman Suhandoyo told AFP.

Posted in Corruption @ 12 May 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Suharto returns home Former Indonesian President Suharto has returned home less than a week after he was taken to hospital suffering from internal bleeding. Looking pale but relieved, he was wheeled out of Jakarta's Pertamina Hospital at 5pm local time (1000GMT).

Posted in Human rights @ 11 May 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dozens hurt in clashes in Indonesia Hundreds of pro-independence demonstrators clashed with police in Indonesia's Papua province on Tuesday after two activists went on trial for flying a separatist flag, local media reported. The clashes erupted outside a court in the provincial capital, Jayapura, about 3,500 km northeast of Jakarta, after the two appeared in court on charges of subversion in connection to the incident last year.

Posted in Violence @ 11 May 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mitsubishi Motors to halt car production in Indonesia Mitsubishi Motor Corp (MMC) has decided to halt car production in Indonesia as soon as next month due to a lack of money for developing new models, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported, without citing sources. MMC is deeply in the red due to plunging sales in Japan and the US, its two major markets, following a recall scandal that severely eroded trust in the company and in the safety of its vehicles.

Posted in Economy @ 10 May 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Magnitute 6.6 earthquake recorded off Sumatra An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale rocked parts of Indonesia's Sumatra island today but there were no reports of casualties or damage, seismologists said. The quake struck at 8:08 am (0108 GMT), with the epicentre in the Indian Ocean about 400 kilometers west of Jakarta, said Taufik Gunawan of the National Metereology and Geophysics Agency.

Posted in Earthquake @ 10 May 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Suharto in serious condition, bleeding Former Indonesian president Suharto is suffering from internal bleeding and breathing problems and needs to stay in hospital longer, a senior doctor said on Monday. The 83-year-old former strongman was taken to a Jakarta hospital on Thursday because of unspecified blood problems.

Posted in General @ 09 May 2005 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong aftershock sparks panic in Aceh A strong aftershock measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook the capital of Indonesia's Aceh province, Banda Aceh, on Monday prompting panic among the population, residents said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 09 May 2005 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Teen faces court in connection with Bali nine An 18-year-old Sunnybank man has faced court in Brisbane, charged with conspiring to import drugs. Australian Federal Police (AFP) allege the teenager is linked to the nine Australians facing drug charges in Bali. Shoade Cau was one of four people arrested in Brisbane on Friday.

Posted in Drugs @ 09 May 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


US to build $245 m highway in Aceh US deputy secretary of state Robert Zoellick signed an agreement on Sunday to build a $245 million road along Aceh’s western coast, one of the first of many huge projects to rebuild the Indonesian province after the devastating December 26 tsunami. The 240-km (150-mile) highway will connect Aceh’s provincial capital, Banda Aceh, with the city of Meulaboh, which was almost wiped out by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the biggest tsunami ever recorded.

Posted in Earthquake @ 09 May 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia says will lift Aceh's emergency status A civilian emergency law imposed on Indonesia's Aceh last year to deal with a simmering rebellion will be lifted this month, the head of the tsunami-hit province's reconstruction agency said on Sunday. The move could signal Indonesia's willingness to intensify efforts to strike a peace deal with rebels of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) when a fourth round of peace talks is held in Helsinki from May 26-31.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 08 May 2005 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Should Miss Indonesia compete in swimsuit? Miss Indonesia has glossy black hair and a law degree, smiles constantly and talks about helping children. In many ways, she is the ideal Miss Universe contestant. But Artika Sari Devi faces one major obstacle in competing in the Miss Universe pageant May 30 - wearing a swimsuit. To Islamic clerics and many others, an Indonesian Muslim woman showing bare skin would be a public slap against Islam and a national embarrassment.

Posted in General @ 08 May 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's central bank absorbs 1.72 trillion rupiah Indonesia’s central bank absorbed 1.72 trillion rupiah ($181.5 million) from the financial system on Friday, by offering a six-day deposit at 5.75 percent, in an effort to help support the rupiah. This is the third time Bank Indonesia has used the deposit facility, which it described as a fine tuning instrument, since it was introduced on April 26.

Posted in Economy @ 08 May 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yogyakarta hotels offer high-speed internet access Star-rated hotels in Yogyakarta are competing to offer wireless, high-speed Internet connections to meet customers' demands for rapid access to information. The five-star Melia Purosani Hotel on Jl Suryotomo offers a 24-hour wireless service in its lobby area, Soka Lounge, Parangsari Poolside Garden and in its Ching San, and El Patio restaurants.

Posted in General @ 07 May 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Increasing problems for Phuket Air in UK Phuket Air logoA cut-price Thai holiday airline has been banned from flying to Britain after a safety scare during April in which passengers staged a rebellion when they saw fuel leaking from a wing. Phuket Air, which was used by several leading tour operators including Kuoni and Thomson Holidays, has had its operating licences suspended in Britain and its other European destination, the Netherlands.

Posted in Tourism @ 06 May 2005 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Susilo puts the squeeze on corruption President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has repeated his promise to seriously fight corruption at all levels of both state and private institutions, establishing a special team to strengthen and speed up his antigraft drive. "Once the anticorruption wheels and machine runs, (it must) never stop," he said in Jakarta on Wednesday after inaugurating the team, which is led by Deputy Attorney General for special crimes Hendarman Supandji.

Posted in Corruption @ 06 May 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Media freedom under attack as newsmen jailed Media freedom in Indonesia is on the brink of ruin, with two senior journalists in Lampung being sentenced to nine months in jail for defamation. The verdicts on Wednesday are hurtful to democracy, moreover coming on the heels of government efforts to produce a new Criminal Code that will be detrimental to freedom of expression, a legal expert commented.

Posted in Media @ 06 May 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Polio spreads with three new cases Indonesia struggled on Thursday to contain its first polio outbreak in a decade, diagnosing three more infants struck by the crippling virus in the province of West Java, bringing the total to five in a month. The babies, from four neighbouring villages, suffered from paralysis -- a symptom of the virus that mainly strikes children under the age of five and can cause irreversible paralysis, deformation and sometimes death.

Posted in Polio @ 05 May 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Koninginnedag and 'Kantjil 2 go' Sometimes, just sometimes when I'm walking around, having a cold drink on a nice Dutch spring day, I have the feeling that I'm on holiday. One of those days was just barely a week ago, when I was on my way to Amsterdam. I'm going there a few times a year to meet with friends or my travel agent, but this time they would be stuck in traffic elsewhere in the city or, in case of the travel agent, they would be closed. Ooh well, what's the deal then? It was 'Koninginnedag', or Queens day. Every 30th April the birthday of former queen Juliana is celebrated. Queen Beatrix, the current queen, didn't want to change that date to her own birthday to honour her, and so it happened that every 30th April is a national holiday with celebrations virtually everywhere. Cities, towns and villages have their own live bands playing on their squares and the biggest cities have one day of local markets on which everyone is - almost - free to sell what they want.

Posted in Travel @ 05 May 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Phuket Air still in trouble Phuket Air expects to resume its Bangkok-Amsterdam service within days, following a ban of the service by the Dutch civil aviation authorities after it was discovered that an aircraft serving the route had a faulty emergency lighting system and a Phuket Air pilot was found not to have a necessary medical certificate.

Posted in Tourism @ 04 May 2005 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia confirms new polio cases A second case of polio has been confirmed in Indonesia following the detection of a strain of the crippling virus believed to have originated from Africa, health authorities said today. An 18-month-old boy and a 20-month-old girl are now known to have contracted the disease in the same district of Java island, said Umar Fahmi Achmadi, the health ministry's head of communicable diseases.

Posted in Polio @ 04 May 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Govt to launch tender for 22 oil and gas blocks this month The government plans to launch the tender for 22 oil and gas blocks in the third week of this month following an earlier delay, Koran Tempo reported, quoting an official at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. It quoted the ministry's director for exploration Novian Thayib as saying that the tender will include two producing oil and gas blocks whose contracts have expired.

Posted in Economy @ 04 May 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


RSS 2.0 feed available for news.indahnesia.com The main news page has been changed two days ago, it was also time to add some features to it as well. Outside of an improved layout, an RSS feed was also introduced. It can be found on news.indahnesia.com/latest_indonesia_news.xml. Simply copy and paste the URL into your newsfeed reader and you will be updated within minutes when a news item has been published.

Posted in General @ 03 May 2005 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three suspects arrested in Indonesia Three suspected Jemaah Islamiah terrorists linked to Jakarta's 2003 deadly Marriott Hotel bombing have been arrested on Indonesia's restive island of Sulawesi. They might also have links to the 2002 Bali bombings and other attacks, Indonesian investigators said on Tuesday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 May 2005 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to vaccinate five million children in polio scare Indonesia has launched a massive vaccination campaign expected to reach more than five million children after detecting its first case of polio in a decade. A 20-month-old girl was diagnosed with polio on April 21 and authorities believe she came in contact with a migrant worker or tourist who had contracted the disease while outside the country.

Posted in Polio @ 03 May 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


African polio found in Indonesia Medics said today they had detected a case of the crippling polio virus in Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, indicating that an outbreak rooted in Africa has leapt the Indian Ocean.

Posted in Polio @ 03 May 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Garuda 1Q operating loss surges to IDR139B National flag carrier Garuda International's operating loss almost doubled year-on-year to IDR139 billion ($14.5 million) in the first three months of 2005, the Jakarta Post reports. Rising fuel costs and intense market competition contributed to the loss, the report says, citing the carrier's chief executive Emirsyah Satar.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 02 May 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia names ex-minister to head Aceh rebuilding Indonesia's president named a former minister to head a powerful agency responsible for the reconstruction of areas affected by the Dec. 26 tsunami and other recent disasters, a decree obtained by Reuters on Sunday showed. Former mines and energy minister, Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, will manage a 46.1 trillion rupiah ($4.84 billion) fund for rebuilding the tsunami-stricken Aceh province and Nias island, it said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 May 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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