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KPK arrests corruption fugitive Anggoro Widjojo
KPK, Indonesias anti-graft agency, has arrested its long-wanted corruption suspect, Anggoro Widjojo, in China.

"The Indonesian immigration office and the KPK, worked in tandem with the Chinese police in Zhenzhen, to arrest its wanted suspect, Anggoro Widjojo, yesterday afternoon," Deputy Minister of Law and Human Rights Denny Indrayana noted in a text message here on ... ( read on )
Katulampa sluice in Bogor on alert one status
The Katulampa sluice in Bogor, West Java, has reached the alert one (I) level on Thursday morning due to heavy rain in the upstream area of the Ciliwuing River, a disaster mitigation official said.

"Torrential rains in the upstream area of the Ciliwung River has raised the water gauge reading of the Katulampa sluice to ... ( read on )
At least Rp2 trillion needed to repair battered roads
At least Rp2.12 trillion would be needed for the repair of roads battered by heavy flooding and landslides all over the Indonesia. The cost is for emergency repairs around Rp510.32 billion and permanent repairs around Rp1.517 trillion, highway construction director general Djoko Murjanto said here.

Djoko said the estimate was until Tuesday Jan. 28, therefore, ... ( read on )
Two vessels caught red handed in illegal transaction
Two tankers flying Indonesian flag have been caught red handed by a customs and excise sea patrol when the tankers allegedly committing illegal transfer of cargo in the Riau Island Provincial waters.

The customs patrol found MT Serena II of state oil and gas company PT Pertamina unloading subsidized diesel oil to the KM Cahaya ... ( read on )
Flood hits 21 hamlets in North Sumatra
A flood hit 21 hamlets in North Sumatra`s Serdang Bedagai district on Wednesday due to the overflowing of Padang and Sibaro rivers. The flood began at around 01.00 a.m. after the dike at Bukit Cermin and Mariah Padang villages was broken down.

"The water level around the broken dike ranged between one and two meters," ... ( read on )
Batam police confiscate meth worth Rp1 billion
The police in Batam, Riau Islands, have arrested an alleged narcotics courier and confiscated 512.46 grams of methamphetamine. "The suspect was caught near a police station at the Tiban Centre, Batam," said the chief of the narcotics unit of the Batam, Rempang, Galang resort police command, Commissioner Boy Herlambang, on Wednesday.

After arresting the suspect, ... ( read on )
Batavia Air declared bankrupt by Jakarta court
The Indonesian airline Batavia Air (PT Metro Batavia) has been declared bankrupt by a Jakarta court earlier today. This was decided upon after the airline had incurred a substantial debt to several debtors. Among the biggest debtors was lease company ILFC that demanded about five million US dollars from the airline.

Batavia Air has announced that ... ( read on )
Lease company drops demand for Batavia Air bankruptcy
Lease company International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) has dropped their request that sought the bankruptcy of PT Metro Batavia, better known as Batavia Air. This was announced during the latest hearing of the case in a Jakarta court earlier this afternoon.

"We would like to drop the request to declare PT Metro Batavia bankrupt because negotiations ... ( read on )
Indonesian victims of human trafficking repatriated
Eighty-two Indonesian migrant workers who had fallen victim to human trafficking have returned to their home country, accompanied by Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia Marshal Herman Prayitna.

Prayitna and his staff, along with the group of 82 migrant workers, arrived aboard a Garuda Indonesia flight at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Banten on Monday, said Suryana Sastradiredja, the ... ( read on )
British national gets six years for ordering drugs
British national Julian Anthony Ponder (43) was sentenced to six years in jail by the Denpasar District Court on Tuesday for ordering 4.7 kg of cocaine Lindsay June Sandiford smuggled to Bali.

Lindsay June Sandiford also a British national had been sentenced to death by the same court. Chief judge Gunawan Tri Budiono also ordered ... ( read on )
Papua legislator killed by angry mob
A member of the Papua legislative assembly Tolikara Husia Yosia Karoba, died after being attacked by angry mob at the district of Gilubandu on Tuesday. The incident occurred just before the people cast their votes in the election for a new governor of Papua.

The people were angered by Karoba, a Golkar cadre, when he ... ( read on )
Tiger Airways buys stake in grounded Indonesian airline
Singapore budget airline Tiger Airways has bought a 33 percent stake in grounded Indonesian carrier Mandala Airlines, the companies announced on Monday. Financial details were not immediately disclosed.

Following an announcement in September 2011, the Singapore-based airline said it has completed the transaction of 22,618,594 new Class C shares, representing approximately 33 percent of Mandala Airlines. ... ( read on )
Flash flood sweeps through five sub-districts in E Java
A flash flood swept through five sub-districts in Probolinggo district, East Java, on Sunday morning, destroying thousands of houses. At least six people were reported missing.

The flood occurred so quickly that residents had no chance to save their belongings, chief of the Probolinggo district natural disaster mitigation board (BPBD) Masyhuri Efendi said.

The flood ... ( read on )
Mount Krakatau volcano sends ash clouds in the sky
The height of the ash clouds that are exhausted by the Mount Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait now reach heights up to 1200 meters. This is not very unusual for the volcano, but does show that the volcano is still very active. The ash cloud is currently blown into southern direction, towards the Indian ... ( read on )
Minister makes impromptu visit to Cipinang Penitentiary
Law and Human Rights Minister Patrialis Akbar made an impromptu inspection of Cipinang Penitentiary in East Jakarta, one of the penitentiaries being used to hold 19 former legislators who have been named suspects by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in a bribery case.

Patrialis said that his visit was intended to check the penitentiary’s capacity. "We ... ( read on )
Three convicted to public caning escape in Aceh
Three men convicted of playing dominoes for money have escaped from jail moments before a public caning in devoutly Muslim Aceh province. Local Islamic police chief Muhammad Rusli said Saturday the men bolted during an unguarded bathroom visit minutes before the punishment for violating anti-gambling laws.

The men were caught playing dominoes for Rp 1,000 rupiah ... ( read on )
Indonesia media conspires against Yudhoyono
Demonstrators that demand the resignation of president Yudhoyono and vice-president Boediono took to the streets yesterday as well. Demonstrations occurred in cities across Indonesia, but the biggest demonstration was held in Makassar, South Sulawesi. If the biggest demonstration was there and not in Jakarta, it is a sign that it wasn't all that important after ... ( read on )
Four ex-BI officials formally charged in corruption case
Four former Bank Indonesia (BI) executives have been formally accused of complicity in the illegal transfer of Indonesian Banking Development Foundation (YPPI) funds to a number of legislators and ex-BI officials in 2003. The charge was part of the prosecution`s indictment against former BI deputies governor Aulia Pohan (father in-law of President Yudhoyono`s son), Maman Husein ... ( read on )
Main road over Sulawesi blocked by landslide between Poros and Pantura
The Trans-Sulawesi highway between Poros and Pantura (the northern part of the road) which forms the main connection between the provinces of Gorontalo and Central Sulawesi has been cut of because of landslides at several points. The landslides occurred after heavy rains hit the district of North Gorontalo in the past few days. Another landlide occurred ... ( read on )
Indonesia needs foreign help to lift crashed plane black boxes
Indonesia will ask technological support from Japan, the United States and France to lift black boxes of the missing Adam Air plane from the sea floor in Majene water, Sulawesi, local press said Monday. Local authorities said the government had no equipment to pick up the cabin voice recorders from the sea bed at ... ( read on )
Indonesia curbs live foreign news
Indonesia is to begin enforcing a law that bans local broadcasters from relaying live news provided by foreign stations. The ban will affect programmes from the BBC and Voice of America (VOA), the communications minister said on Monday. Local media organisations protested against the law as an attack on press freedom when it was passed ... ( read on )
Noordin claims to be leader of new terror group
A Malaysian wanted for his alleged role in terror attacks in Indonesia is now claiming to head a new Southeast Asian Islamic militant organization, Indonesia's police chief said Monday. The suspect, Noordin M. Top, is widely considered a key leader in Jemaah Islamiyah, a militant network believed to be fighting for an Islamic state stretching ... ( read on )
Drug trial for young Australian postponed
A court on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Monday postponed hearing the defence plea of a young Australian who may face life in jail for heroin trafficking. Judges in the trial of 20-year-old Scott Rush, one of nine Australians accused of involvement in a heroin smuggling ring, postponed the trial to Wednesday after ... ( read on )
Man found fatally stabbed in Indonesian consulate
A man living in the basement of the Indonesian Consulate in Manhattan was found fatally stabbed there Sunday morning, and police were investigating whether foul play was involved. The man, who was not immediately identified, was described by police and consulate officials as a "stranded person" who planned to return to Indonesia in the next ... ( read on )
Indonesia forecasts rise in rice production
Indonesia has forecast a rise in its unhusked rice production this year to 55 million tonnes, despite heavy rains damaging some fields. Agriculture Minister Anton Apriyantono says if the total area of damaged fields remains under five per cent, as in past years, "it will not harm the production target." Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous ... ( read on )
Thousands trapped as Gunung Egon threatens to explode
Thousands of people are stranded around Mt Egon on Flores Island in East Nusa Tenggara, since the volcano began showing signs of activity on Thursday, a local government official said on Friday. Sikka district official Dominikus Pariera said more than a thousand people have been unable to flee the volcano due to transportation difficulties. "Some 500 ... ( read on )
Fourteen killed in Purworejo landslides
At least 14 people were missing, presumed dead, after heavy rain caused landslides in the Purworejo district in Central Java on Friday morning. The missing were seven men and six women -- from Tlitir village and one woman, in Sekemeng village. The landslide in Tlitir also destroyed four houses, while the landslide in Sekemeng injured ... ( read on )
Indonesia does about face and announces chicken cull
Indonesia bowed to international pressure over its handling of a bird flu outbreak on Thursday, saying it would cull chickens instead of vaccinating them in a bid to contain the spread of the disease. The decision, announced by a cabinet minister, comes one day after the world's fourth most populous country came under fire at ... ( read on )
Steps taken to protect US facilities
Indonesia's chief security minister said Thursday Jakarta is acting to protect vital facilities such as those of major U.S. oil and mining firms in the event of war between the United States and Iraq. Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim country and opposition to a U.S. attack on Iraq is widespread, with many analysts ... ( read on )
World War II bomb kills 8 in Maluku
Eight people were killed when a bomb left over from World War II exploded in a village in eastern Indonesia, local police said Thursday. The blast occurred Wednesdy in Hila village, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Ambon, the capital of Maluku province, police Maj. Max Alfons said. It was not immediately clear what ... ( read on )
Navy nabs 49 Philippine fishers
The Indonesian Navy sank four Philippine fishing boats and detained 49 crew members for allegedly poaching in Indonesia's waters, a government official said in Manila on Wednesday. None of the fishermen was injured, said the official, who asked not to be identified.The incident on Monday in waters off the island of Sulawesi was the latest ... ( read on )
Spectre of violence looms over Indonesian political row
The Indonesian press on Tuesday warned that a political dispute over an investigation into two financial scandals implicating President Abdurrahman Wahid could lead to bloodshed. Thousands of anti-Wahid students on Monday tried to force their way into the parliament complex where legislators were debating the results of an investigation by a parliamentary commission into the ... ( read on )
Other events on this day
The revision of Law No. 22/1999 on regional autonomy is rejected by the Association of Regional Legislative Councils (Adeksi) on the grounds that it would merely allow the central government to reclaim power.
The worst floods in the history of modern Jakarta affect 233,000 people in the capital and claim six lives.
Around 100 students from Bung Hatta University demonstrate at military tribunal offices in Padang, W. Sumatra, demanding a life sentence for a military officer for the murder of their fellow students in June 2001.
Several non-governmental organizations suggest the dissolution of the Public Servants' Wealth Audit Commission (KPKPN) for their failure to meet public demands in the fight against corruption, calling it a toothless tiger with no significant achievements
The House of Representatives' special committee investigating the US$3.9 million State Logistics Agency and $2 million Brunei financial scandals alleges that President Abdurrahman Wahid had played a role in the two scandals.
The World Bank approves a new loan program for Indonesia worth $400 million a year for three years, saying future aid levels could be higher if significant progress is made on economic and social reforms.
President Abdurrahman Wahid speaks in a meeting, organized by the Dunant Center for Humanitarian Dialog, in Geneva, Switzerland, assuring the international community that Indonesia accepts people's differences.
About 10,000 Muslims rally at Kridosono Sports Hall in Yogyakarta to demonstrate solidarity with Muslims in Maluku. The rally is deplored after some of them pelt six churches with stones on their way home.
Fifty-three inmates attempt to escape from Gunung Sari Penitentiary in the South Sulawesi capital of Makassar. Five of them are injured shot by the police and nine others are wounded in the operation to recapture the escapees.
Ten thousand locals, religious leaders and student activists demonstrate in Porsea, North Sumatra, demanding the closure of PT Inti Indorayon Utama pulp and rayon mill for environmental hazards.
The U.S. State Department issues a report claiming the Indonesian government is rife with corruption, had committed serious human rights abuses and uses excessive force to crack down on insurgents.
One inmate is killed and 40 others injured during a riot at Dili Penitentiary. Eight others escape.
State minister of Population Haryono Suyono says the National Family Planning Board had recorded 24.6 million fertile couples who were regular users of contraceptives.
The wreckage of the Indonesia Air Force's Dornier light plane, which was reported missing on a flight from Kalijati to Bandung in West Java, is found in the northern valley of Mount Burangrang, Purwakarta. Pilot Air Marshal Ramli Sumardi died in the crash
The congress of the Association of Muslim Students (HMI) in Surabaya, East Java, elects Taufiq Hidayat, 29, as its new chairman for 1995 to 1997.
The U.S deplores a high court's decision to lengthen the jail term of labor activist Muchtar Pakpahan from three years to four years, saying it would take the verdict into consideration when assessing Indonesia's labor record.
Political scientist Soegito Soedradjat of Diponegoro University in Semarang declares President Soeharto responsible for uniting Indonesia and says he should be reelected.
Irian Jaya's health office discloses that four out 12 people with full-blown AIDS in Merauke had died in the past three months. Fifty-two people in the town have tested positive for HIV.
The Center for Domestic Communication Satellite in the West Java town of Cibinong alters the course of Indonesia's Palapa A-2 satellite, sending it out of orbit after 11 years of service in space.
Abdul Ranih Yunish, 41, a journalist turned preacher, is sentenced to seven years imprisonment by the North Jakarta District Court for delivering seditious sermons.
Maj. Gen. Soeripto is sworn in as new commander of the Army's Strategic Reserves Command (Kostrad) by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Rudini, replacing Lt. Gen. Soeweno.
An official of the Natural Conservation Agency reveals that Indonesia had exported some 8,500 monkeys from Java and Sumatra to various countries, including the United States, Japan, England and the Soviet Union, for scientific studies.
The first Conference of Ministers of Information of Non-Aligned Movement countries in Jakarta ends with an appeal to the world's media to work for peace and cooperate in building a new international information and communication order.
Indonesia lends US$1 million to Laos.
The working body of the Indonesian National Central Committee (KNIP) issues an announcement on the use of the flag and the way to improve the welfare of civil servants.
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