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2013
Flooding submerges 80 houses in Benenain
Heavy rain had triggered widespread flooding in the regency of Malaka of East Nusatenggara. At least 80 houses in the village of Umatoos in the the sub-district of Malaka Barat were inundated forcing the people to move to safer areas.

"This is the second flooding after one last week," Malaka Regent Herman Naiulu said ... ( read on )
2013
Take firm action against forest fire perpetrators
The Indonesian Forum for Environment (Walhi) has asked the government to take the firmest possible action against forest and land fires perpetrators.

"Police and related ministries should be firm against the environmental crime perpetrators," said the forum`s National Manager of Policy and Legal Defense Executive Muhnur Satyahaprabu in Jakarta on Tuesday.

Munhur made the statement ... ( read on )
2013
Floods hit Timor island
Flash floods hit five districts on Timor Island, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province, following heavy rains over the past one week, a local official said. The floods swept away 47 houses and damaged around 126 others, Tini Thadeus, the head of NTT`s disaster mitigation agency, said here on Tuesday.

"The five flood-affected districts on Timor ... ( read on )
2013
Indonesia, China establish anti corruption cooperation
Indonesia and China have established anti corruption cooperation, according to a press release from Indonesian Embassy here on Tuesday.

It said the cooperation was the focus of a meeting between Indonesian Deputy Attorney General Darmono and Chinese Attorney General Cao Jingming in Jinan, Shandong Province, during the Fifth Meeting of the International Association of Anti-Corruption ... ( read on )
2012
Minister: 'Indonesia not a failed state'
National Development Planning Minister Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana denied on Monday that Indonesia was a failed state, saying the country was making progress. "We are not a failed state because we are improving. By scoring 80.6 points in a recent survey, we are moving closer to a moderate level," she told a press conference here.

... ( read on )
2012
Book bomber`s wife sentenced to two years in jail
The wife of book-bomb convict Pepi Fernando was sentenced to two years in jail on Monday for withholding information about the terror plot.

The chief judge of the West Jakarta District Court, Moestofa, said Deni Carmelita had been found guilty of violating Article 16 in conjunction with Article 7 of the anti-terrorism law of 2003.

... ( read on )
2012
New Merpati president starts company clean-up
The newly installed president director of the troubled State airline Merpati Nusantara is complaining openly of “rampant corruption” permeating the state-owned carrier.

According to the Jakarta Globe, Merpati’s CEO Rudy Setyopurnomo, has even resorted to seeking assistance in identifying and removing errant employees to the national Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

Setyopurnomo assumed the helm at the financially ... ( read on )
2010
We are moving
In the coming week until early July, we will move the following websites to a new server with the same hosting provider: indahnesia.com, indonesiepagina.nl, kamus-online.com and ticketindonesia.info. We are doing this to prevent growing pains from becoming visible like they did earlier this year and avoid these ... ( read on )
2010
Islamist creep in Indonesia
When Indonesia passed a strict anti-pornography bill in 2008, many feared radical Islamic groups would use it to impose their values on the public at large. If the case currently hitting the headlines is any indication, they were right.

On Wednesday police charged 28-year-old pop star Nazril "Ariel" Irham with the production and distribution of pornographic ... ( read on )
2009
Ms. Fadilah should thank Bobie for bringing Mexican flu
A planeload full of Australian tourists heading for Bali may have been infected with Mexican Flu - or Swine Flu as the Indonesians still like to call it, showing that pigs are indeed bad. Garuda Indonesia flight 719 on June 19, 2009 was the flight that Bobie Masoner took. She is now on the isolation ... ( read on )
2009
Need money? Ask the army to help you out!
The Indonesian army is known for it's.. well, known for it's what actually? Every once in a while they are in the news because of a brawl with members of the police force (until a few years back they were still one, but now they have to split their income with them) and furthermore helicopters ... ( read on )
2009
Amnesty: Police abuse rampant in Indonesia
Torture and other forms of ill-treatment carried out by Indonesian police remain rampant despite the government's efforts to reform the police force, human rights group Amnesty International said in a report released Wednesday.

The Amnesty report, titled 'Unfinished Business: Police Accountability in Indonesia', said criminal suspects including repeat offenders, drug users and sex workers were subjected ... ( read on )
2009
Indonesia confirms first two cases of Mexican Flu
Officials confirmed Wednesday the country's first cases of the H1N1 flu after an Indonesian and a British tourist tested positive for the virus. Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari identified an Indonesian pilot who recently flew to Australia and Hong Kong, and a 22-year-old British tourist who has lived in Australia.

Supari said the female tourist, who ... ( read on )
2008
Four students washed away by waves, two found dead
Four students from the city of Depok were washed away by waves when spending a day at the beach with their schoolmates at the beach of Pasuruan, in Serang, Banten. Two students were found later but they already passed away. Two others are still unaccounted for, but are feared dead as well. Fajrinal and Muhairi ... ( read on )
2007
Tele Atlas announces agreement with Bakosurtanal
Tele Atlas, a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location based solutions, announced today it has signed an agreement with Bakosurtanal (Badan Koordinasi Survei dan Pemetaan Nasional, National Coordinating Agency for Survey and Mapping), the government institution responsible for creating and maintaining large scale geographical maps in Indonesia. Tele Atlas plans ... ( read on )
2007
Mandala Airlines places first A320 order from Indonesia
Mandala Airlines has signed a contract for 25 A320s and has become the first customer for the type from Indonesia. The airline already holds the status of being the first Indonesian carrier to operate A320s following the entry into service of the first of two leased aircraft in December 2006. The new A320s will be ... ( read on )
2006
South Sulawesi flood toll nears 300
The death toll from floods and landslides in eastern Indonesia province of South Sulawesi reached more than 280 on Sunday, with dozens of others still missing and thousands homeless, news reports said. The June 20 disaster was the latest tragedy to hit the world's vast archipelago nation, less then a month after a powerful earthquake ... ( read on )
2006
Govt drops relief supplies in flood-hit area
Helicopters dropped relief supplies on Sunday to thousands of victims of flooding and landslides on Sulawesi island, officials said. Some 10,000 people have been displaced following two days of torrential rain at the start of the week that flattened homes and turned swathes of land into vast lakes of water. Rescue teams have been cutting through ... ( read on )
2006
Strong quake strikes east of Manado
A magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck central Indonesia on Sunday, the Hong Kong Observatory said. The quake, recorded at 4:20 a.m. local time, was centered 180 miles southwest of the city of Manado on Indonesia's central Sulawesi island, the observatory said in a statement. It was not immediately clear whether the tremor caused any damages or casualties. Indonesia ... ( read on )
2005
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 ... ( read on )
2004
Jakarta looks to heavens for help
As Indonesia's haze continues to envelop parts of Sumatra and Kalimantan provinces, Indonesian officials have - again - blamed farmers for starting fires across the country. While the haze occurs here nearly every year, the common refrain among officials is that Indonesia just cannot cope with the illegal fires that are set around this time of ... ( read on )
2003
Indonesia warned of pollution peril
Acid rain, hazardous dumping of industrial, fecal waste and other pollutants are having an alarming impact on Indonesia's environment and population, the World Bank reports. In its first environmental report on Indonesia, the World Bank said Tuesday that people were paying "a high price in human health and environmental degradation. A third of the children are at ... ( read on )
Other events on this day
2001
President A. Wahid becomes the first Indonesian leader to visit Australia in 26 years when he arrives in Canberra, after five previously canceled trips. The presidential plane developed engine trouble due to a faulty fuel valve and had to land in Darwin.
2001
A bomb explodes at an unattended gas field of ExxonMobil in Aceh, but is not expected to cause a delay in the resumption of Arun's operations in July. ExxonMobil pulled out of Arun three months ago due to security threats, believed to have come from GAM.
2001
The government sends a Garuda Indonesia airplane to Australia for the President, who is on a state visit to Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. The plane taking him there had to make an emergency landing in Darwin due to a faulty oil valve.
2001
Prime Minister John Howard says that Australia fully supports the territorial integrity of Indonesia and that the visit of President Abdurrahman Wahid is an opportunity to put past troubles between the two countries behind them.
2001
I Putu Ary Suta, a former chief of the Capital Market Supervisory Agency (Bapepam), is installed as the new chairman of the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA), replacing the widely respected Edwin Gerungan.
2000
Raihul Fadjri is reelected chairman of the Yogyakarta branch of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) for a second consecutive two-year term.
2000
Former chairman of the Indonesian Doctors Association Kartono Mohammad reveals that over the past decade RI doctors tended to ignore scientific work and had devoted themselves to making money, placing the country far behind other Southeast Asian countries
2000
More than 14 people die in the Maluku capital of Ambon as sectarian conflict continues for a fifth consecutive day.
2000
Vice President Megawati Soekarnoputri arrives in Singapore for a three-day working visit.
1987
Paryani Chaidir, a 20-year-old woman, is awarded a scholarship by President Soeharto for walking across the country's 27 provinces, which took her two years.
1987
The Indonesian Ulemas Council rejects a proposal that euthanasia be allowed for AIDS patients, arguing that taking a person's life was God's prerogative and euthanasia would end the opportunity to repent.
1984
Indonesia's seventh foreign minister Mukarto Notowidagdo, who served from 1952 to 1953, dies in Jakarta at 74.
1947
Indonesian troops drive away a Dutch warship patrolling the waters between Uleelheue and Ujungbatee, in Aceh, and Sabang.
1947
The U.S. government urges the Dutch and Indonesia to cooperate to form an interim government.
1938
A congress on Bahasa Indonesia is held in Surakarta, Central Java, discussing the possibility of the use of the language in all of aspects of life.
    
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