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Indonesia rejects proposal on E-Timor war crimes tribunal The United Nations Security Council has been handed a report that recommends an International War Crimes tribunal on atrocities in East Timor, if Indonesia fails to retry those accused of masterminding the violence in 1999. But Indonesia has rejected the proposal.

Posted in Human rights @ 30 June 2005 15:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

WHO: 10 more cases of polio in Indonesia Ten more children have contracted polio in Indonesia, bringing the number affected by an outbreak of the paralysing disease to 65, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday. A fresh round of immunisation is being carried out on Tuesday and Wednesday, targeting 6.4 million children in West Java, Banten and Jakarta provinces, the WHO said in a statement.

Posted in Polio @ 28 June 2005 14:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Anti-drugs tsar picked to head Indonesia police Indonesia's top anti-narcotics policeman, who also has also played a prominent role in several terrorism cases, has been chosen to head the national police force, the president said on Monday. Commissioner General Sutanto, a long-time confidant of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has led the anti-narcotics agency since February 2005.

Posted in General @ 27 June 2005 14:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Seven killed in latest violence in troubled Aceh Three civilians, three rebels and a soldier were killed in the latest violence in Indonesia's Aceh province, where a separatist campaign has been waging for 30 years, the military said on Sunday. A first sergeant was killed and five other soldiers were wounded in a series of clashes in Bireuen district on Saturday, military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Erie Sutiko said.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 26 June 2005 14:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Indonesia tsunami victims to get homes in 2 years Hundreds of thousands of people left homeless in Indonesia by last December's tsunami will be moved to semi-permanent or permanent houses in two years, the United Nations said on Saturday. Bo Asplund, the U.N. resident coordinator in Indonesia, said the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR had returned to Indonesia's tsunami-hit areas to help rebuild houses for the 500,000 people left homeless in the country.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 June 2005 14:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

World Bank: Indonesia has room for further fuel price hikes The government has room for raising fuel prices further to cut fuel subsidy spending amid continuing high world oil prices, a senior World Bank official said. 'Continuing high level of oil prices obviously suggests that there is room for further such policy actions (fuel price hikes),' the bank's vice president for East Asia and the Pacific region Jemal-ud-din Kassum said.

Posted in Economy @ 23 June 2005 13:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Indonesia shifted to counter widespread malnutrition The Indonesian government has launched a series of measures recently to tackle the growing incidence of malnutrition affecting thousands of under-fives in half a dozen provinces. Last Saturday, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono initiated the so-called Community Self-Help Month and National Health Week, promising 150 billion rupiahs (about 16 million US dollars) to revive the Integrated Health Services Posts (Posyandu) originally established by the Soeharto regime and to further empower Community Health Centers.

Posted in General @ 22 June 2005 13:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

More power plants likely to be shut down due to fuel shortage A 750-megawatt power plant in Grati, Pasuruan, East Java Province of Indonesia, stopped operation on Monday as it ran out of fuel stock, the Antara news agency reported on Tuesday.

Posted in Power supply @ 21 June 2005 13:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Pertamina: up to US$1.5b needed for fuel imports this month State oil and gas firm PT Pertamina needs 1.3-1.5 bln usd for fuel imports within the next 10 days to replenish national fuel stock levels following higher than expected consumption this month, Pertamina's president Widya Purnama said. Purnama said national fuel stock level has dropped to cover only 17.5 days of nationwide consumption against the normal level of 20 to 21 days.

Posted in Economy @ 20 June 2005 13:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Bizarre wish list hinders Corby Schapelle Corby's chances of winning her appeal have slumped after the Federal Government was unable to meet a list of bizarre demands by her new defence team, headed by the bejewelled Indonesian lawyer, Hotman Paris Hutapea.

Posted in Drugs @ 19 June 2005 12:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Indonesia leader's tsunami action gets mixed grades When Indonesia's Aceh province was hit by one of the worst natural disasters the world has seen, the country looked to newly-elected President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for leadership and were not disappointed.

Posted in Earthquake @ 18 June 2005 13:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Indonesia's polio cases expected to rise The polio cases in Indonesia is expected to rise from the current number of 46, since many children have not got polio vaccination, a spokesperson of the World Health Organization (WHO) said in Jakarta Thursday. "The increase of polio cases is possible, because the level of vaccination is low in the areas where the polio cases were confirmed," spokesperson of the WHO's Indonesian branch Sari Setiogi told Xinhua.

Posted in Polio @ 17 June 2005 12:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Indonesia, first human case of bird flu The first human case of bird flu was identified in Indonesia after a poultry worker tested positive this month, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official said on Thursday. The poultry worker was first tested in March after an outbreak hit South Sulawesi province killing around 25,000 fowl. Out of the 81 people tested, his test at a Hong Kong laboratory showed a positive result, prompting another examination.

Posted in Health @ 16 June 2005 12:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Indonesia offers visa-on-arrival to India Indonesia on Tuesday offered visa-on-arrival facility to 13 countries including India in a bid to boost tourist arrivals into the country, reports Xinhua. "Thirteen countries including China and India have been agreed on for getting visa-on-arrival facility," Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Culture Jero Wacik said.

Posted in Politics @ 15 June 2005 12:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Court verdict raises civil rights fears in Indonesia Indonesia's commitment to free speech and civil rights was questioned yesterday after a Balinese student was sentenced to six months in jail for showing disrespect to the president.

Posted in General @ 14 June 2005 12:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Indonesians can call president 24 hours a day Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has opened his cell phone 24 hours a day to anyone wishing to complain directly to him about difficulties with the country's bureaucracy, local newspapers reported Sunday.

Posted in Politics @ 12 June 2005 12:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Microsoft amnesty for Indonesia Microsoft is to grant Indonesia an amnesty on pirated versions of Windows used on government computers in exchange for a token payment, a report says. Under the deal, up to 50,000 computers running illegal software would be legalised at a dollar each, Information Minister Sofyan Djalil was quoted as saying in the Jakarta Post daily today.

Posted in General @ 09 June 2005 10:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 10 reactions

WHO: Indonesia's polio cases rise to 25 Indonesia has reported five new cases of polio, all found in districts different from where the crippling disease was first re-discovered, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday. It said the additional cases brought to 25 the number of confirmed cases in Indonesia, which has been taking steps to fight its first polio outbreak in a decade.

Posted in Polio @ 08 June 2005 13:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

Strong earthquake hits Simeulue A strong earthquake occurred at 06:28:12 (UTC) on Wednesday, June 8, 2005. There are no reports of casualties or damage.

Posted in Earthquake @ 08 June 2005 09:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Govt rejects rebel demand to take part in Aceh local elections The Indonesian government on Tuesday rejected a key demand by Aceh separatist rebels, to take part in future local elections in the tsunami-battered province. Indonesian laws barred the government from "accommodating" the Free Aceh Movement's (GAM) demands for local polls and the right to form a party, said the senior security minister, Widodo Adisucipto.

Posted in General @ 08 June 2005 09:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Australia to rebuild Banda Aceh port Australia will provide more than $2.5 million to fund the critical restoration of the Ulee Lheu port in Banda Aceh, the Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Bruce Billson, announced today during a visit to Aceh.

Posted in General @ 08 June 2005 09:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Indonesia May crude output at 34-yr low Indonesia's crude oil production fell to the lowest level in 34 years in May to 936,000 barrels per day (bpd), from 953,000 bpd a month earlier, due to repairs on several wells, an industry source said on Monday.

Posted in Economy @ 07 June 2005 08:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Indonesia confirms more polio cases Indonesia has confirmed four more cases of polio, with 20 children infected with the disease in the country's first outbreak in a decade. The cases were confirmed yesterday, almost a week after Indonesia carried out a huge vaccination program aimed at reaching 6.4 million children under five in two days in an effort to contain the spread of the crippling virus.

Posted in Polio @ 07 June 2005 07:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

Parcel closes Indonesia embassy in Australia A suspicious package sparked a fresh security alert at Indonesia's Embassy in Canberra on Tuesday, but tests showed white powder it contained was harmless. Officers in breathing gear sifted through mail at the building close to Australia's Parliament House after a report of a suspicious package, a federal police spokesman said.

Posted in General @ 07 June 2005 07:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 6 reactions

Indonesia graft agency to question justice minister Indonesia's justice minister will be questioned this week by the country's anti-corruption agency in relation to an investigation of the election commission, the agency's chief said on Monday. The Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK) has been investigating suspected kickbacks by private firms to the General Election Commission, of which Justice Minister Hamid Awaluddin was a member last year.

Posted in Politics @ 06 June 2005 18:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Downer: Corby outrage backfiring Foreign Minister Alexander Downer has urged Australians angry at Schapelle Corby's 20 year jail term to keep their mouths shut as he warned continuing criticism would only get the Indonesian judges' backs up. He said Australian criticism of Indonesia and suggestions its legal system was corrupt were harming Corby's appeal against her drug smuggling conviction.

Posted in Drugs @ 05 June 2005 11:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions

Jakarta on the alert for possible bomb attacks Indonesian police have revealed that its intelligence feedback showed that Malaysians Azahari Hussein and Noordin Mohd Top are now here and ready to blow up their targets after failing to do so in May.

Posted in Terrorism @ 05 June 2005 11:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Indonesia plans first nuclear power unit in 2017 Indonesia, Southeast Asia's biggest economy, plans to start generating electricity at a nuclear power plant in 2017, Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Purnomo Yusgiantoro said on Friday.

Posted in Nuclear power @ 03 June 2005 17:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions

More suspects held over Tentena bombings Police have arrested six more people they believe are involved in the Saturday bombings in Tentena, Central Sulawesi, with suspicions now surfacing that some of the alleged perpetrators were linked to a riot in a neighboring province last year.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 02 June 2005 11:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

Door-to-door vaccination reaches more under-fives Although many parents were reportedly reluctant to bring their under-fives for polio vaccination on Tuesday, the administration said on Wednesday that the number of babies vaccinated was much higher than its initial estimate.

Posted in Polio @ 02 June 2005 11:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

Indonesia's Canberra embassy shut after scare Indonesia shut its embassy in Australia on Wednesday after receiving an envelope containing a "biological agent," as a public backlash rages against the conviction in Bali of an Australian on drug charges.

Posted in General @ 01 June 2005 20:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 6 reactions

Indonesia democracy takes final step in local polls Indonesians on Borneo island voted in landmark elections on Wednesday, choosing local leaders for the first time in a process that symbolizes the final devolution of authority from the once all-powerful central government.

Posted in Politics @ 01 June 2005 19:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Indonesia launches first self-made rocket Indonesia launched its first self- made rocket from the West Java-based rocket launching pad Wednesday morning, Antara News Agency reported. The rocket was built by the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (LAPAN), which has planned to launch nine rockets on Wednesday and Thursday. It was not clear whether the rocket development was part of the Indonesian military's initial program to produce its own missiles intended for the navy.

Posted in General @ 01 June 2005 18:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

Indonesia to vaccinate 6.4m children for polio Mothers carrying babies and dragging toddlers by the hand flocked to clinics yesterday as Indonesia launched a massive polio vaccination drive to halt an outbreak of the disease that has crippled 16 children.

Posted in Polio @ 01 June 2005 07:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions
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