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2014
27 reported safe after boat capsizes in Mahakam river
Twenty-seven people aboard a boat that capsized in the Mahakam River in East Kalimantans Kutai Kartanegara district were rescued on Saturday evening.

"All the passengers, including a crew member and skipper, were rescued. Only 13 motorcycles sank in the Mahakam River," Head of the Kutai Kartanegara District Disaster Mitigation Board (BPBD) Darmansyah said.

According to ... ( read on )
2014
14 villagers killed by molten debris from Mount Sinabung
At least 14 villagers were killed on Saturday by volcanic debris spewed by Mount Sinabung in Karo District, North Sumatra.

Spokesperson of the Media Center at the local Disaster Mitigation Camp Post of Kabanjahe, Johnson Tarigan, said the 14 victims were burned by molten debris in Sukameriah Village, Payung Subdistrict.

The bodies were removed to ... ( read on )
2014
Flash floods, landslides hit Malang
Flash floods triggered by incessant rains have hit Malang, causing landslides and cutting off road access between Malang and Kediri over the past few days.

"The water from the overflowing Konto river in the Tretes Ngepre hamlet inundated the Pujon-Ngantang road and paralyzed traffic. The road access from Malang to Kediri has been cut off ... ( read on )
2014
Strong winds damage 46 houses in Central Java
About 46 houses in the Cilacap area were damaged due to strong winds on Friday afternoon, the chief of Cilacaps Disaster Mitigation Office, Supriyanto, said here on Saturday.

"The winds were accompanied by heavy rains yesterday. They damaged 46 houses; four of those houses were completely destroyed," Supriyanto added. According to Supriyanto, the local government ... ( read on )
2013
Government must be responsible for Batavia bankruptcy
The Indonesian Airline Ticketing Association (Astindo) for Riau province office said the government should be responsible for the bankruptcy of Batavia Air as declared by a court on Wednesday.

"What happens with the government? After the bankruptcy of Adam Air and Mandala Air (several years ago), now it is Batavia Air is declared bankrupt," Astindo ... ( read on )
2012
Swedish King Carl Gustaf begins 4-day visit to Indonesia
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday received Swedish King Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus on his official four-day visit, the Antara news agency reported on Wednesday.

In a welcoming ceremony at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, President Yudhoyono along with cabinet ministers wore a blue Swedish scout uniform to receive King Carl Gustaf, who is the honorary ... ( read on )
2011
Cheap food? To Yogyakarta!
Since I lived in Yogyakarta for some two years - yes I do see this as a privilege because most people are not able to do it, thus missing a lot of the real atmosphere of the city, I didn't always keep in mind the fact that Yogyakarta is in fact fairly cheap in several ... ( read on )
2011
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We have added some new hotels again at indahnesia.com. At the moment you can book over 700 hotels in Indonesia directly from our website. We currently offer hotels in 50 different regions and cities across the Indonesian archipelago, with over 300 unique hotels on the resort island of Bali. For your comfort we have even ... ( read on )
2011
Death toll in Indonesian ferry boat fire reaches 20
The death toll in Friday's ferry boat fire in Indonesia's Sunda Strait has risen to 20 after two more bodies were found on Monday, officials said.

Investigative teams found two more bodies on the Laut Teduh II Ferry, but the bodies were completely charred and only the skull remained intact. The first body was found near ... ( read on )
2011
President Yudhoyono orders Indonesians in Egypt evacuated
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says Indonesia will evacuate its citizens from Egypt on military and commercial aircraft as soon as possible. "If we can leave for Egypt tonight, we will," Yudhoyono said last night, as reported by Antara news agency.

The government has formed an evacuation task force led by former foreign minister Hasan Wirajuda, who ... ( read on )
2010
Still more problems with power on Bali
Despite earlier assurances that repairs were completed on the Gilmanuk sub-station and that Bali's frequent blackouts were at an end, state-owned power company (PLN) Officials have once again had to make the embarrassing admission that power blackouts are back for at least the short term due to new mechanical problems.

Quoted in Kompas.com, a resident of ... ( read on )
2009
Sex cult leader named suspect for insulting religion
He encouraged spouse-swopping and wild orgies, and gave sermons in his underpants. On a news website, police are said to describe him as looking 'cool... just like youngsters nowadays', with dyed brown hair and fair skin. But he's no love guru. He is the leader of a deviant sect in Indonesia. Agus Noro, the head of ... ( read on )
2008
Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 23
Another bird flu patient has died in the Persahabatan Hospital in eastern Jakarta. The victim, who is only known as R was 32 years old and passed away last Thursday evening after receiving treatment in the hospital for one week. The patient eventually died because of multiple organ failure. Before the patient was brought to ... ( read on )
2008
Eight dead in landslide in Aceh Singkil
After heavy rains since last Thursday, a landslide occurred in the village of Situbuhtubuh in sub-sub-district Danau Paris, Aceh Singkil. Two houses were buried in the landslide, which resulted in eight victims. At this moment the local police, the Indonesian army and the Red Cross are at the location to clean the location. Some heavy ... ( read on )
2008
Floods hit big parts of Jakarta
A number areas in Jakarta has been flooded after heavy rains that started this morning. In Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta the water reached up to half a meter and at some distance from that location, water reaches 70 centimeters. Roads are completely blocked and cause gigantic traffic jams. The Permata Hijau housing complex in Southern ... ( read on )
2007
Indonesia's 'Hobbit' indeed a new species: scientists
A tiny human-like skull discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003 warrants the designation of a new human species, a group of international anthropologists have confirmed. The skull is believed to have belonged to a woman who grew to be only about a metre in height, and who lived on the island east ... ( read on )
2006
Belo supports Yudhoyono's nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
The 1996 winner of Nobel Peace Prize Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo has expressed his sincere support to the nomination of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for the 2006 prize. In his statement by phone from Portugal to ANTARA News here on Wednesday, Belo said he sincerely supports President Yudhoyono`s nomination for this year`s Nobel ... ( read on )
2006
Indonesia ferry sinks in heavy seas, scores rescued
An Indonesian naval vessel rescued scores of survivors in the early hours of Wednesday after a ferry carrying more than 100 people sank in heavy seas in the country's east overnight, port officials said. The navy ship had picked up 74 people, one port official, Marthen Manu, said. After initial sunny skies, heavy rain had ... ( read on )
2005
Indonesia raises tsunami toll again
The number of people presumed dead in last month's Asian tsunamis rose to more than 286 000 on Monday, with Indonesian authorities announcing a further increase in the number of dead and missing. Indonesia was hardest-hit by the December 26 quake and tsunamis, with a total of 232 945 people listed as dead or missing, ... ( read on )
2005
Indonesia, rebels unable to agree on truce
Indonesian officials and Aceh rebels ended their first talks in 20 months Sunday without agreeing to ceasefire terms. Talks broke off a day early, but the two sides said they would meet again soon with mediators in Finland. Senior security minister Widodo Adi Sucipto, who led an Indonesian team to Helsinki, said the form of ... ( read on )
2004
Govt earmarks EUR 4.73m for chicken cull compensation
The Indonesian government is earmarking 50 billion rupiah (EUR 4.73m) to compensate farmers culling poultry infected with bird flu, the country's welfare minister said today. "Each farmer will get chicks and feedstock worth between 5000-6000 rupiah (48-57 cents) per package," Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare, Yusuf Kalla, told journalists after praying at Jakarta's main Istiqlal ... ( read on )
2004
Indonesia begins charging many tourists for visa on arrival
Indonesian immigration officials on Sunday began charging visitors from many countries visa on arrival fees. Tourists from 20 countries and from Taiwan who previously did not need visas are from February 1 required to buy visas on arrival, at a cost of $US25 for a stay of up to 30 days and $US10 for a ... ( read on )
2003
Police foil a second bombing
A second terrorist attack by the Bali bombers has been prevented by Australian and Indonesian police. Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty said a Jemaah Islamiyah plot to bomb a target in Indonesia late last year was uncovered by police from both countries during interviews with Bali bomb suspects Imam Samudra and Ali Imron."The second attack ... ( read on )
2003
Ten dead in Indonesia landslide
Ten people have been killed by a landslide that buried their homes in Indonesia's West Java province, a local official said. The deaths early Friday (local time) in Kuningan regency followed another landslide elsewhere in West Java that killed at least 18 people three days earlier. Authorities recovered the last two of 10 bodies that ... ( read on )
2002
Jakarta stays on high alert
Indonesia`s weather bureau on Friday warned the capital city, Jakarta, of more floods as heavy rains are expected to continue until Saturday. There might be another downpour as thick dark clouds overcast the city`s skies, Achmad Zakir of the Meteorological and Geophysical Agency (BMG) said.At least 19 people had been killed and tens of thousands ... ( read on )
2002
Heavy rains bring more floods
Constant overnight rain triggered more flooding in Indonesia's capital Jakarta on Friday, exacerbating hardship for hundreds of thousands of residents already forced to flee their homes. More than 300,000 residents in Jakarta -- a city of 12 million people -- have been taking shelter in mosques, churches and even graveyards to escape some of the ... ( read on )
2002
Jakarta brace for biggest flood
Water levels at several water gates in Jakarta were rising rapidly, were at critical levels and were threatening to inundate the whole capital, officials said Friday.Director General for Water Resources of the ministry of regional settlement and infrastructure Hari Sidharta said the high water level was due to constant rain in the Greater Jakarta area, ... ( read on )
2002
More flood hit Jakarta
Continuing overnight heavy downpour caused further flooding here, while power and telephone communications suffered in most parts of the city on Friday. The death toll is nationwide has reached 31, including nine in Greater Jakarta (another two are missing), 15 in East Java and seven in Bali.Thousands of homes have been destroyed and nearly 200,000 ... ( read on )
2001
Massive protests expected at House on Thursday
Thousands of people, supporters and opponents of President Abdurrahman Wahid, are almost certain to flock to the House of Representatives building on Thursday when the House plenary session is scheduled to discuss two scandals linked to the President. Among them are at least 5,000 students from various universities in Java, including the University of Indonesia ... ( read on )
Other events on this day
2002
President Megawati Soekarnoputri in her year-end address urges the public not to engage in street rallies and instead have faith in representative institutions to resolve problems. The number of rallies has increased over the past three years.
2002
A hand grenade explodes in front of a local fried chicken restaurant in Blok M, South Jakarta, killing one person.
2002
President Megawati Soekarnoputri accuses the media of being bias in reports on the recent flooding, saying that most media did not exercise objectiveness in covering the work of city authorities.
2002
State-owned telecommunications firms PT Telkom and PT Indosat officially annul a US$375 million planned sale of the former's Central Java and Yogyakarta regional unit to the latter as conditions to legally seal the deal were not met by the deadline.
2001
Thousands of supporters of Pres. Abdurrahman Wahid stage rallies in Semarang and Blora, C. Java, expressing support for Abdurrahman, while hundreds of his opponents take to the streets in Jakarta, Surabaya (E.t Java), Yogyakarta and Makassar (S. Sulawesi)
2001
The House unanimously censures President Abdurrahman Wahid for his alleged involvement in the Bulog and Brunei scandals and agrees to issue a memorandum, which could be a precursor to an impeachment process against the embattled President.
2001
The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) executive Jacob Tobing suggests President Abdurrahman Wahid hand over the day-to-day presidential duties to Vice President Megawati Soekarnoputri so as to prevent further political turmoil.
2001
Tycoon Mohamad Hasan is sentenced by the Central Jakarta District Court to two years in prison for misusing US$75 million in reforestation funds belonging to the Ministry of Forestry and is ordered to pay compensation of Rp 14 billion ($1.48 million).
2001
A policeman is killed and 17 police and marine personnel injured during overnight gunfights between the two groups in Ambon, Maluku.
2000
The second Riau People's Congress in Pekanbaru concludes with a ballot that resulted in a majority vote for independence.
2000
President Abdurrahman Wahid confirms that State Secretary Ali Rahman has resigned at his own request. Ali is the second Cabinet member to resign after Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare and Poverty Eradication Hamzah Haz's sudden exit in November.
2000
President Abdurrahman Wahid arrives in London to receive the full political backing of PM Tony Blair for his efforts to bring those responsible for violence in East Timor to justice, for reestablishing democracy and for pushing through economic reform.
2000
Police recapture 27 of 53 escapees two days after a daring jailbreak at Gunung Sari Penitentiary in Makassar, South Sulawesi.
2000
Coordinating Minister for Political Affairs and Security Gen. Wiranto dismisses calls for his resignation over the East Timor disturbances, saying he is determined to defend himself against charges of wrongdoing.
2000
The South Hedland District Court in Western Australia sentences two Indonesians, Rusdin Ali, 44, and Darmondo, 21, for smuggling 140 Middle Eastern boat people from Java to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.
1999
President B.J. Habibie orders six ministers to immediately rebuild the city of Ambon, devastated by riots, and to foster tolerance to prevent more religion-based conflict.
1999
President B.J. Habibie enacts three laws outlining procedures for the general election in June, effectively foreclosing any further revisions.
1999
Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana, Soeharto's eldest daughter, appears for the first time at the Attorney General's Office in connection with corruption charges against her father.
1999
Indonesia and the UN Development Program sign an agreement providing assistance for voter education, election monitoring, the promotion of public awareness of new political bills and other programs related to the elections.
1998
The Raket sports tabloid suspends publication for at least six months due to the escalating price of newsprint.
1998
Two people are killed when a helicopter crashes into a rubber plantation near Hapesong, 600 km south of Medan, on its way to Padang Sidempuan where it was to conduct an aerial survey for gold mining on behalf of PT Danau Toba Mining.
1996
Indonesia thanks PNG for helping free two high school students, Marwiyah Abu Bakar and Basyir Kadir, who were abducted by Irian Jaya rebels, taken across the border to the PNG province of Sandaun and held as hostages from Nov. 22, 1995 to Jan. 29, 1996.
1996
Indonesian satellite Palapa-C1 is sent into orbit by the Atlas IIAS rocket launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida, USA.
1996
The Sriwijaya Post daily newspaper based in Palembang, South Sumatra, ceases publication following a physical clash among its employees during the latest conflict with the newspaper's management.
1996
President Soeharto orders Minister of Industry and Trade Tunky Ariwibowo to stop the private company PT Arbimass Multi Invesco, owned by Soeharto's grandson Ari Sigit, from collecting levies on beer sales on the tourist island of Bali.
1996
Hasan Basri Ginting, 20, is sentenced to life imprisonment by the Medan District Court in North Sumatra for murdering three people.
1996
A survey conducted by the Indonesian Environment Forum (Walhi) shows the that majority of Indonesians oppose the construction of a nuclear plant being built on the Muria peninsula, Jepara, Central Java.
1995
Seven people are killed, one person is missing, 40 houses are swept away and 100 hectares of rice fields are destroyed when floods inundate Solok in West Sumatra.
1995
The Lhokseumawe District Court sentences Syamaun bin Husen, 41, an activist of the Free Aceh Movement, to 15 years in jail for trying to build an independent Islamic state of Aceh.
1995
Bambang Warih Koesoemo, a legislator from the Golkar Party, is removed from the House by his party for misconduct when dealing with Cabinet ministers, lack of discipline and his habit of deviating from official party lines.
1991
North Korean Prime Minister Yon Hyong-muk arrives in Jakarta for a four-day visit in Indonesia and meets with President Soeharto.
1990
Ten women, residents of Sigapa village in Tapanuli regency, North Sumatra, are sentenced to six months in jail by the Tarutung District Court for damaging a eucalyptus plantation owned by PT Inti Indorayon Utama.
1985
A major fire ravages the 240-year-old Surakarta Palace in Central Java.
1984
Air Marshal Kardono is elected as the first president of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) in Jakarta.
1948
The Indonesian National Army (TNI) disperses the vast guerrilla enclaves in East, Central and West Java provinces after the Renville agreement was signed.
1948
The Plebiscite Movement of the Republic of Indonesia is established in Jakarta, naming Ali Budiardjo as its chairman.
1947
350 residents of the village of Galung-galung in Mandar, South Sulawesi, are executed by Dutch Capt. Raymond Westerling's troops and KNIL troops following the death of three members of its detachment.
1947
President Sukarno opens the national congress in Yogyakarta of the Association of Indo-Belanda (people of Dutch and Indonesian parentage) who support the Republic of Indonesia.
1946
British special envoy Sir Archibald Clark Kerr arrives in Jakarta to help settle the dispute between Holland and Indonesia.
1946
Sir Montague Stopford, the new commander of the Allied Forces, lands at Kemayoran Airport in Jakarta to replace Lt. Gen. Sir Philip Christison.
1946
The Indonesian People's Army (TRI) dissolves an armed railway company faction.
1946
The Islamic Higher College is relocated from Jakarta to Yogyakarta.
1946
Chinese Consul-General Chiang Chia-Tung arrives in Yogyakarta to hold talks with Indonesian leaders, including President Sukarno, at the presidential palace.
1942
Activists in Toli Toli, Central Sulawesi, led by MSH Mallu, hoist the red and white flag for the first time.
1862
The prince of Langkat, representing six kings in East Sumatra, meets with Dutch Resident Eliza Netscher in Bengkalis, Riau, to seek Dutch assistance following a threat from his rival Tuanku Hasyim.
1859
The sultanate of Siak signs an agreement with the Dutch, known as the Siak Treaty, in which Siak must recognize Dutch control, permitting the Dutch to build bases in Bengkalis and other areas, as well as and allowing them to collect taxes.
    
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