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Garuda set to receive new airplanes starting in 2009 Garuda Indonesia will be taking delivery of brand new Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft in May 2009. The Vice-President of Garuda, Pujobroto, said the new airplanes are the first delivery of 50 "new generation" B737-800s on order by the Indonesian national carrier from the Boeing factory in Seattle, Washington (U.S.A.).

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 30 November 2008 10:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fewer people flying domestic in Indonesia Uncertain oil prices and a worsening global financial crisis have prompted Indonesian aviation industry observers to project a potential downturn of between 10 and 15% in passenger totals in by year end 2008. Foreshadowing this downturn, only 23 million passengers were carried by Indonesian carriers through the end of September 2008. This compares with a total of 37 million passengers who flew in 2007.

Posted in Economy @ 29 November 2008 02:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


AirAsia Indonesian style With a flight in the afternoon I departed from Yogyakarta to the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta. For the first time I was to fly this route with AirAsia. It is called AirAsia here, but in fact it's a separate company that listens to the name Indonesia AirAsia. This difference is subtle, but if you know that AirAsia uses airline code AK, and Indonesia AirAsia QZ, it all becomes clear.

Posted in Travel @ 29 November 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Anti-corruption watchdog detains relative of Yudhoyono Indonesia's anti-corruption watchdog arrested a relative of President Yudhoyono in connection with the misappropriation of millions of dollars in bank funds, media reports said Friday. After several hours of questioning, Aulia Tantowi Pohan, the father-in-law of Yudhoyono's son, was arrested Thursday in connection with an 8-million-dollar graft case at the country's central bank.

Posted in Corruption @ 28 November 2008 07:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono orders Bakrie Group to pay mud flow damages President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has forced the Bakrie Group to fulfill the complete payment for damages to people who have become victims to the mud flow in eastern Java. The payment should be completed as early as Monday. This news was announced to journalists by the Minister of Public Works, Djoko Kirmanto. Djoko told that he had a private meeting with the president earlier yesterday in which Yudhoyono asked him to summon Nirwan Bakri. "Let's get Nirwan here, be sure it's today," Djoko repeated Yudhoyono.

Posted in General @ 28 November 2008 04:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






EU extends flight ban on Indonesian airlines The European Union (EU) has extended flight restriction on Indonesian airliners at its recent meeting in Brussels of Belgium, Indonesian Transport Ministry said here Tuesday. The group has forbidden all 51 Indonesian airliners, from entering its territory since July 6 last year following a rampant air accidents that claimed more than 300 of lives.

Posted in General @ 26 November 2008 01:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Masked robbers steal three million Rupiah 'money for the poor' Two masked robbers have robbed two houses in the village of Cimaja, in the district of Sukabumi early yesterday morning. Besides stealing two motorbikes, the robbers also took away money that was handed out via the 'Rice for the Poor' scheme (Raskin) and some money that was meant for paying taxes.

Posted in Crime @ 25 November 2008 11:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A deserted Kuta in November I have to admit, it is somewhere far outside any holiday season in the middle of November, maybe that will help create the almost deserted Kuta around this time of year. It was a short trip of about one hour from the beating cultural and religious heart of Bali, Ubud. With a virtually blue sky I left the spiritual village on a rented Mio (scooter), heading for the hot lowlands and crowds of Southern Bali. That crowd was a relative thing here, but seen from Ubud almost everything in the outside world looks crowded.

Posted in Travel @ 25 November 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Anti-corruption watchdog seizes 194 bn Rupiah from state officials Indonesia Anti-Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said that it has seized 194 billion Rupiah (12.9 million euro) in state assets from public officials during the 2007-2008 period, according to a newspaper on Monday. Indonesia has been combating corruption, which hampered its efforts in attracting foreign investment.

Posted in Corruption @ 24 November 2008 10:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Islamic Council to decide over 'fatwa' against smoking early 2009 The Islamic Council of Scholars in Indonesia (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or just MUI) will decide about the fatwa about smoking early next year. They are to decide whether smoking is allowed or has to be banned by the Islamic scholars. They can also decide not to choose a direction however. A high percentage of Indonesians smoke, and however many are Muslem, it is doubtful it will actually change the habit of many.

Posted in Religion @ 24 November 2008 07:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Girl in Islamic boarding school pregnant twice by rape leader A leader of a Islamic boarding school (Pondok Pesantren) is accused of raping two of his students and is currently in a police cell in the district of Malang. The leader, only known as N.H., was arrested by the regional police of Malang in a rented house in Pare, in the district of Kediri. N.H. is also the leader of a boarding school in the village Kaumrejo, sub-district Ngantang in the district of Malang. There he has allegedly raped two of his students. The two girls, both 17, are from the village of Ngawensari, sub-district Ringin Anom, district Kendal in Central Java.

Posted in Religion @ 23 November 2008 06:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake strikes off western Sumatra A strong earthquake struck off the western coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra late Saturday. There were no immediate reports of injury and structural damage, seismologists said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 23 November 2008 01:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Changes urged to permit foreign land ownership The National Estate Agency (BPN) has formally asked the National Ministry for Housing and the Indonesian Real Estate Association (REI) to commence collecting information on the source of income used in property purchases involving foreign interest as a means to help control illegal money laundering.

Posted in General @ 22 November 2008 01:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Indonesia to plant 100 million trees this year Indonesia, which has been losing forests at a rapid pace in recent years, plans to plant 100 million trees across the country this year in an effort to limit deforestation, a forestry official said on Wednesday. Indonesia has lost an estimated 70 percent of its original frontier forest, but it still has a total forest area of more than 91 million hectares, with a host of exotic plants and animals waiting to be discovered.

Posted in Environment @ 21 November 2008 11:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia corruption watchdog to work with FBI Indonesia's corruption watchdog signed an agreement Tuesday with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to collaborate in the fight against graft, a spokesman said. Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, chairman Antasari Azhar and FBI deputy director John Pistole signed the agreement in Jakarta on training and the exchange of information and investigators, the commission's spokesman Johan Budi said.

Posted in Corruption @ 20 November 2008 09:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Tiny primate rediscovered on Sulawesi The tiny Furby-like pygmy tarsier, presumed to be extinct, was found during a recent expedition to Indonesia. And the cuddly, huge-eyed nocturnal critter is the very definition of cute. "They always look like they have a perpetual smile on their face, which adds to the attraction," says physical anthropologist Sharon Gursky-Doyen, who found the presumed lost species.

Posted in Environment @ 19 November 2008 02:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Quicker opening of Jakarta airport toll road PT Jasa Marga will open an extra stretch of new toll road later this month. This is done to anticipate upcoming high tide and floods that usually hit the area as a result of this. The general director of Jasa Marga, Adityawarman, said that at the moment the stretch of new and elevated toll road has to be finished earlier than scheduled before. The stretch of toll road with a length of eight kilometers costs 600 billion Rupiah (40.5 million euro) to build.

Posted in General @ 18 November 2008 08:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More executions likely to follow in Indonesia Bali Post reports that the execution last week of the three Bali Bombers will serve to accelerate the date of the execution of those members of the "Bali Nine" sitting on death row in Baliís Kerobokan prison. A Junior Chief State Prosecutor, Abdul Hakim Ritonga, told the press in Jakarta said that orders have been issued to create a formal list of all those on death row, a list that is expected to be in hand before the end of the current year.

Posted in Crime @ 17 November 2008 00:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Powerful earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi A powerful earthquake struck in an area off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi but the country later lifted a tsunami warning. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the coastal town of Gorontalo early on Monday, and was followed by a magnitude 5.8 aftershock, destroying houses and triggering a tsunami warning. There were no immediate reports of fatalities, officials said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 17 November 2008 00:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali water supply endangered by shrinking Lake Batur BeritaBali.com reports that observations made the Bali Environmental Agency conclude that sedimentation has decreased the depth of Bali's famous Batur lake by one meter over the past five years. Experts blame the rapid sedimentation on the diversion of surrounding land from natural jungle habitat to agricultural pursuits.

Posted in Environment @ 16 November 2008 00:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali police chief 'needs to' enforce new anti-pornography law While Bali's Governor has condemned the recently passed anti-pornography law as opposed to Balinese culture and therefore unenforceable in his province, the Bali Chief of Police Inspector General Teuku Ashikin Husein told the press that he will be compelled to enforce the new law once the legislation is formally promulgated.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 16 November 2008 00:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Landslide kills ten in West Java province Officials in Indonesia say 10 people have been killed and seven are missing, feared dead, after a landslide triggered by heavy rain. 30 houses in the Cianjur district of West Java were destroyed in the landslide.

Posted in Accidents @ 15 November 2008 01:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rihanna cancels concert in Indonesia amid safety concerns Just a day before she was set to take the stage, pop singer Rihanna has canceled a concert in Indonesia amid concerns about her safety. The Bajan beauty was scheduled to perform in front of a sold-out crowd in the capital Jakarta on Friday.

Posted in General @ 14 November 2008 00:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 30 Health officials in Indonesia say a 15-year-old girl has died of bird flu in central Java, bringing the country's death toll from the disease to 113. The girl died last week after being treated at a hospital in the Central Javanese city of Semarang.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 13 November 2008 00:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tourist arrivals over 2008 likely to reach only 6.4 million Bisnis.com quotes Noviendi Makalam, the Secretary of the Directorate General of Marketing at the Department of Culture and Tourism as trying to gain some distance from previously stated targets, saying "the 8 million foreign tourists target and 6.4 billion euro in foreign exchange is the result a government-wide plan involving not only the Department of Culture and Tourism, but also other institutions including the Department of Finance."

Posted in Tourism @ 12 November 2008 08:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Former West Java governor arrested by anti-corruption agency Since July 21, the former governor of West Java province, Danny Setiawan, was kept as a suspect by the anti-corruption agency KPK in a case related to heavy equipment and fire trucks bought by the West Java government with state funds in 2004. Yesterday, Danny Setiawan was officially arrested by the KPK.

Posted in Corruption @ 11 November 2008 00:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


National tsunami alert system to be tested tomorrow The National News Agency Antara reports that the country-wide tsunami early-warning system will be tested on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 11, 2008. Involving six separate siren-based systems operating in Bali, the alarms will be sounded at 4 p.m. West Indonesia Standard Time. (5 p.m. in Bali which operates on Indonesian Central Standard Time.)

Posted in General @ 10 November 2008 06:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands of supporters clash with police Thousands of people gathered for the funerals of three Indonesians executed on Sunday for the 2002 Bali bombings, sparking clashes between police and emotional supporters. The three men from the group Jemaah Islamiah, Imam Samudra, 38, and brothers Mukhlas, 48, and Amrozi, 46, were executed by firing squad in central Java shortly after midnight, claiming to want to die as "martyrs" and having shown no remorse for the attacks.

Posted in General @ 09 November 2008 08:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia confirms Bali bomber executions Three Bali bombers have been executed on an Indonesian island for their lead roles in the 2002 nightclub bombings that killed 202 people. The family of Mukhlas and his younger brother Amrozi said the bombers had been executed along with Imam Samudra just after midnight local time on Nusakambangan Island, in Central Java, where they had been jailed.

Posted in Terrorism @ 09 November 2008 03:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia tells bombers' families to 'get ready' The families of the Indonesian Islamists on death row for the 2002 Bali bombings which killed more than 200 people have been told to "get ready" for the executions, officials said Friday. In the latest indication that the men will soon face firing squads, prosecutors and police visited the family of brothers Amrozi, 47, and Mukhlas, 48, in this east Java village and warned them to prepare for bad news.

Posted in Terrorism @ 08 November 2008 04:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Petrol price to be cut by six percent next month The Indonesian government says it is cutting petrol prices by more than six percent from the first of next month, in a bid to ease inflation and spur economic growth. The finance minister, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, says while the government is responding to public demand for cheaper fuel, diesel and kerosene prices will not be altered.

Posted in Economy @ 07 November 2008 04:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesian central bank keeps benchmark rate at 9.5% Indonesian central bank kept on hold its benchmark interest rate at 9.5 percent on Thursday, the bank said. "Amid the current global financial upheaval and slowing of the world economy, the Bank Indonesia (the central bank) thinks that it is necessary to keep a right monetary policy so that it can achieve a balance between the economic growth and efforts to maintain monetary stability," the bank said in a statement.

Posted in Economy @ 06 November 2008 11:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta withdraws it's support for the Bali toll road Efforts to construct a toll bridge connecting Sanur and Nusa Dua via Serangan Island have just been complicated further by the withdrawal of financial support by the central government, leaving the people of Bali to find their own funding for a project estimated to eventually cost about 117 million euro.

Posted in General @ 05 November 2008 01:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Extremists threaten to kill president Yudhoyono Indonesian military authorities stepped up security of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono following threats to assassinate him and other senior officials if the three Bali bombers are executed, a military official said Tuesday. "We will prepare the security as well as possible, from planning to the implementation," Armed Forces Commander General Djoko Santoso was quoted as saying by the state-run Antara news agency.

Posted in General @ 04 November 2008 01:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Petrol bomb attacks in Maluku province Three separate explosions have caused minor damage in the city of Ternate in Indonesia's Moluccas islands, northeast of Java, local television has reported. It is understood three small petrol bombs were used in the attacks early Monday morning. Metrotvnews.com said one of the bombs caused slight damage to the home office of the governor of North Maluku.

Posted in Crime @ 03 November 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali rejects new anti-pornography law The adoption of the unpopular anti-pornography law by the national House of Representatives in Jakarta on Thursday, October 31, 2008, prompted a walk-out by the representatives of two political parties and the threat of civil disobedience from the people of Bali.

Posted in Politics @ 02 November 2008 12:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jetstar commences Perth-Bali service On Monday, October 27, 2008, the low-cost Australian carrier Jetstar commenced its new service between Perth and Denpasar (Bali). The Chief Executive Office of Jetstar, Bruce Buchanan, lauded the opening of Perth as the seventh international port for the airline, saying Western Australia was destined to make a major contribution to his airline's plans for overall expansion in Asia.

Posted in Tourism @ 02 November 2008 11:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Muslim hardliner sentenced to 18 months in jail An Indonesian court Thursday sentenced a Muslim hardliner to 18 months in prison for his role in a violent attack against an interfaith rally in June that left dozens of people injured. The Central Jakarta district court found Habib Rizieq Shihab, chairman of Islamic Defenders' Front (FPI), guilty of committing an act of inciting hatred and instigating violence.

Posted in General @ 01 November 2008 04:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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Posted in Website @ 01 November 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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