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2014
Survey: 'Young voters prefer Jokowi-JK pair'
Young voters in the age group of 17 to 22 years prefer the Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla pair to the Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa duo for the presidential election scheduled on July 9, according to Polcomm.

Based on its recent survey involving 1.2 thousand respondents from 33 provinces in the country, 6.4 percent of the total of ... ( read on )
2013
Trial of Luthfi to decide fate of Minister Suswono in graft case
The fate of Agriculture Minister Suswono in the beef import scandal will depend on information to surface in the trial of suspects Luthfi Hasan Ishaaq, former president of the Prosperous and Justice Party and his aide Ahmad Fathanah, Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Abraham Samad said.

Suswono has been implicated in the ... ( read on )
2013
Public transportation fares up by 15 percent
Public transportation fares to increase by 15 percent following the fuel price hike announced by the government last Friday (June 21), Transportation Minister EE Mangindaan said here on Monday.

"The government and public transportation companies (land and sea transportation) have agreed on the new fares," he said adding that he will deploy related officials to ... ( read on )
2013
Number of Sumatra's fire hot spots increases to 227
The number of hot spots from forest and plantation fires across Sumatra increased from 118 to 227 on Sunday.

Of the total, 159 hot spots were detected in Riau Province, a significant increase from 95 hot spots on Sutarday, Warih Lestari, of the local meteorological, climatology, and geophysics agency (BMKG), said here on Monday.

Based ... ( read on )
2011
Playboy Indonesia editor released from jail after nine months
The former editor of the short-lived Indonesian edition of Playboy magazine was released on Friday after the Supreme Court overturned his two-year jail sentence for public indecency.

The Jakarta Globe reported that Erwin Arnada was released on Friday afternoon from East Jakarta's Cipinang Penitentiary, where he had been detained since October for public indecency. The ... ( read on )
2011
Palm oil ship sinks off Kalimantan, Indonesia
An Indonesian palm oil ship sunk off the island of Kalimantan, but authorities have received no official word regarding the incident or reports of casualties, officials said Friday.

The incident occurred on Thursday when a speedboat operated by North Shell in Kotabaru, Kalimantan spotted only the ship's rooftop in the surface of the Tanjung Dewa waters ... ( read on )
2011
Drought hits Mount Merapi disaster area
Drought strikes the disaster area around the Mount Merapi volcano in central Java at the moment. The area that is being hit is still growing as well. Local and regional governments have therefore started dropping bags of water in at least hard-hit 11 villages in Sleman regency, Yogyakarta province.

Currently, each village receives three water tanks ... ( read on )
2010
Indonesia pop star arrested in sex tape scandal
Indonesian police have arrested pop star Nazril "Ariel" Ilham for his involvement in sex videos that allegedly feature himself and two other top Indonesian celebrities. The singer was named a suspect after the police questioned the three celebrities and expert witnesses over the last two weeks.

"We have determined that Ariel is a suspect in the ... ( read on )
2009
News items integrated into blog.indahnesia.com
As from today, all news items that have been published on indahnesia.com ever since the year 2000 have been fully integrated with this blog. The main reason to do so is to give visitors more opportunity to react to entries posted on this blog. Earlier people could only react to news items when they were ... ( read on )
2009
23 old planes on Soekarno-Hatta airport will be removed
As much as 23 old and damaged planes which are currently parked on the apron of Soekarno-Hatta international airport are to be moved from there. The planes currently can disrupt traffic of other planes. "The step of moving those planes is taken to give more space to other planes that are using the airport facilities," ... ( read on )
2008
Cilacap power plant closed due to lack of coal
The coal-fired power plant in Cilacap, which is operated by the private company PT Segara Sumber Prima, will halt it's operations this night due to a disruption in supplies of coal from suppliers, the president of the state-owned power company PLN, Fahmi Mochtar said. The shutdown is expected to last for a few days. The power ... ( read on )
2007
Indonesia bird flu victim in recovery
A three-year-old who earlier tested positive for bird flu has recovered from the potentially deadly illness after a quick treatment according to a doctor on Saturday. The girl, who was admitted to a regional hospital in Pekanbaru, on the island of Sumatra, had contact with dead chickens that also tested positive for bird flu. "Lab results ... ( read on )
2007
Indonesia transfers inmates in death row to prison island
Authorities have transferred 20 inmates in death row and those serving life sentences from a prison in Tangerang (a suburb of west Jakarta) to the maximum security prison on Nusa Kembangan off the coast of Central Java. Blindfolded the prisoners were escorted to special buses with a red or green rubbon tied on their arms ... ( read on )
2006
Flood death toll in South Sulawesi tops 263
At least 263 people have died since massive floods and landslides swept through several regencies in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province Wednesday, reports said Saturday. Sinjai regency was the worst hit by the disaster with death toll being confirmed at 248 as of Saturday, reported the national Antara news agency. Marine officer Mardiono, spokesman for the joint ... ( read on )
2006
40 still missing in Sumatra ferry accident
Nearly 40 passengers were still missing after a ferry sunk in rough waters off the coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island, officials said Friday. Most of the over 130 passengers and crew on board the Surya Makmur Indah ferry when it sunk off the coast of North Sumatra Thursday were rescued, but dozens of others were ... ( read on )
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2001
Dozens of armed men attack a residential area in the town of Poso, C. Sulawesi, killing two people and injuring three others. About 250 people died in clashes that erupted last year between Muslims and Christians in Poso, some 225 km southeast of Palu.
2000
Clashes continue in the Ambon subdistricts of Talake and Galala, Maluku, leaving seven people dead and 20 injured. It brings the death toll in the conflict to 38.
1999
Japan's Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund grants Rp 1.1 billion in aid for the construction of the Wakasihu expressway in Ambon, Maluku.
1998
Singers Chrisye and Reza respectively win MTV's Most Wanted Male and Most Wanted Female awards.
1997
President Soeharto is named the "patron of cooperatives" by the Indonesian Cooperatives Council.
1993
About 300 businessmen are banned from traveling abroad by the minister of finance due to bad debts.
1992
Col. (ret) Zulkifli Lubis, dubbed the "father of intelligence" of the Indonesian Army, dies at the age of 68.
1960
The Mutual Cooperation House of Representatives (DPR-GR), a rubber stamp parliament, is formed by President Sukarno.
1958
In a letter to Prime Minister Djuanda, former vice president Mohammad Hatta says he is against Indonesia hosting the fourth Asian Games in Jakarta considering the situation in Indonesia.
1949
Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX, Dutch Col. Van Langen and military observers from the UN Commission for Indonesia witness the Dutch withdrawal from Yogyakarta.
1947
Seven figures from Sabang, Weh island, meet with Aceh resident in Banda Aceh TT Muhd and deliver their aspirations of independence with compatriots on mainland Aceh rather than being under Dutch colonial rule.
1685
The British fleet enters Bengkulu and lands on Tikus island, ending Banten's control over the pepper trade.
1669
Somboapu Fort in the Makassar kingdom, South Sulawesi, falls to the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC) led by Cornelis Jans Zoon Speelman, who is very surprised when he finds 272 cannons there.
    
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