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A number of districts want to have nuclear power plant
A number of districts in the country want to build a nuclear power plant (PLTN) to cope with crisis in power supply in their respective areas, an official said. "Mr Basuri Tjahaja Purnama, regent of Belitung Timur proposed to me to build a mini PLTN in his area," head of the National Nuclear Energy Agency ... ( read on
Former Miss Indonesia sentenced to 12 years in jail
The Supreme Court on Thursday sentenced Democratic Party politician Angelina Sondakh to 12 years imprisonment for her involvement in corruption at two ministries, namely the Ministry of Culture and Education and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The sentence was heavier than earlier judgments delivered in by the Jakarta high court, which was a four ... ( read on
Dengue claims lives in Sumenep, East Java
Dengue has hit the regency of Sumenep in East Java leaving three people dead in the past several days. So far this year, five people have been killed of 239 known carriers of the disease in the district, a local health official said.
"Since January up to November 20 this year, 239 people ... ( read on
No plan to report alleged extortionists to KPK: Dahlan
Minister for State Enterprises Dahlan Iskan said he has no plan yet to report lawmakers he accused of extorting or seeking to extort money from state companies to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
"I have no plan yet. We will see how things to develop," Dahlan said before a meeting with the Honorary Council of ... ( read on
Govt picks Karawang as location for new airport
The government has chosen Karawang, West Java, as the location for a new airport, an official from the Transportation Ministry has announced. He said that the government planned to build a new airport in response to complaints about services at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Cengkareng due to overcapacity.
“At the moment we are still studying it. ... ( read on
370 Indonesian hajj pilgrims die in the Holy Land
The number of Indonesians who died in the Holy Land while making the hajj pilgrimage this year by 4.16 pm local time Friday or 8.15 pm West Indonesia Standard Time (WIB) on Sunday reached 370, official data showed.
A total of 352 of the deceased were performing hajj under the regular hajj pilgrimage services while ... ( read on
Seven new hotels at indahnesia.com
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
304 dead after Mount Merapi eruptions
The death toll from Mount Merapi’s ongoing eruption is now 304, the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said Sunday. Recently recovered bodies were behind the increase, BNPB disaster risk reduction chief Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a text message to the Post on Sunday.
"Currently, a search is still underway for victims buried 2-meters deep in ... ( read on
Saved from the satay stick
A total of 87 rare green turtles, some believed to be hundreds of years old, were released back into the seas surrounding the island of Bali. The turtles, now free again, were seized by Bali's Water Police during the course of a raid on turtle smugglers.
Hundreds of foreign and domestic tourists witnessed the re-release program ... ( read on
The new Gajayana between Malang and Jakarta #2
The information panel above the LCD-television even indicates where the train is. We have just passed Kepanjen station and are headed for Blitar at a reasonable pace. Thanks to a power outlet in the wall of the train at every couple of seats and the mobile internet connection I always use, I can now even ... ( read on
Survey: 'Buildings on shaky ground in event of another quake'
Indonesia’s West Sumatra province, recently hit by a deadly 7.9 magnitude earthquake, is likely to experience an even bigger quake, and buildings need to be constructed to withstand this, experts say. The 30 September earthquake, which struck off West Sumatra’s coast, hit the provincial capital of Padang, killing more than 1,100 people and leaving numerous ... ( read on
Smokers stand trial in Surabaya
The district court in Surabaya has tried residents disobeying the smoking bylaw for the first time since it became in effect last year. Smoking in public areas has since been forbidden. One of the smokers that was convicted was disappointed about his trial, while he only had to pay 40,000 Rupiah (2.85 euro) in fines, ... ( read on
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 ... ( read on
Indonesia offers award for frequent tourists
The Indonesian government will present medals to foreign tourists who have visited the country at least 20 times, a senior official said Wednesday. "We hope that by presenting the medals, we will encourage more foreign tourists to come to Indonesia," Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik was quoted by the national Antara news agency as ... ( read on
Indonesia continues to print religion on ID-cards
Indonesia’s House of Representatives and government have agreed to continue listing one’s religion on identity cards. Members of different faiths have criticized the agreement as a violation of fundamental human rights and myopic political opportunism.
On 16 November, the House announced the deal in the context of wider parliamentary debate on a civil registry bill. Indicating ... ( read on
Husband reported to police for being lazy
A husband in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta has been reported to the local authorities by his two wives for being lazy and refusing to work. Odita Rahman, 26, a jobless husband in Jakarta, was detained by North Jakarta city police after his wives Neli Simajuntak, 26, and Turaya, 31, reported that they were sick ... ( read on
Bush doesn't receive warm welcome in Indonesia
Ignoring monsoon rain and thunder, hundreds of people gathered in Indonesia's former colonial capital of Bogor on Monday to demonstrate against a visit by US president George W Bush. Amid security concerns, the president only made a short stop-over in Indonesia, the last leg of an Asia tour that included Singapore and Vietnam which was ... ( read on
Freeport looks beyond Indonesia, sticks to copper
For the founders of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, this weekend's deal for Phelps Dodge Corp. marks a step away from the source of their wealth - and the belief that its product has still a long way to run. New Orleans-based Freeport in a friendly deal that would forge the world's biggest publicly traded copper ... ( read on
Indonesia reports 8th suspected death from bird flu
Indonesia says preliminary tests show a 35-year-old man has died of the H5N1 virus of bird flu, the country's health ministry said on Monday. The results had still to be confirmed by a Hong Kong laboratory affiliated with the World Health Organization. If confirmed, the man would be the eighth person known to have died ... ( read on
Indonesia pulls troops out of Aceh
Indonesia pulled out more than 2000 troops from Aceh province on Saturday after the rebels handed over weapons as part of a peace deal to end 29 years of fighting, the province's military chief said.
Under a peace accord signed in August, separatist rebels agreed to hand over all of their self-declared 840 weapons by year's ... ( read on
Road accidents claim 14 lives
At least 14 people died in road accident on Friday, as most Indonesian Muslims were preparing to observe the Idul Fitri holidays next week. Ten people were killed in a road accident in the East Java district of Paiton, while the other four died in another accident in South Lampung regency, Lampung province. Brig. Wayan, ... ( read on
Bus, railway stations crammed as holiday nears
With just three full days before the kick off of Idul Fitri celebrations on Nov. 25, thousands of migrants living in Jakarta began to overstretch the limits of the airport, seaports, bus terminals and train stations, not to mention the main highways leading out of town to Central Java and East Java, as they rushed ... ( read on
Indonesia military threatens U.S. paper with $1 bln suit
The Indonesian military through its lawyers asked the U.S.-based Washington Post newspaper on Thursday to apologise over a story or face a $1 billion lawsuit.
The story suggested that a shooting attack near the Freeport mine in Papua on August 31 in which two Americans and one Indonesian were killed might be linked to a conversation ... ( read on
Indonesia electrofisher stuns himself, drowns
An Indonesian man using a homemade stunning device to catch fish electrocuted himself and drowned, hospital officials and reports said Tuesday. Syahrul, 42, had attached electric cables to a diesel engine and was trailing them in the Mentaya River in Kalimantan on Sunday, the state news agency Antara reported. Syahrul, who goes by a single ... ( read on
Gus Dur orders police to tap Tommy's phone
President Abdurrahman Wahid ordered the authorities to tap the cellular phone of the fugitive son of former president Soeharto, Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, a minister said on Tuesday. Minister of Foreign Affairs Alwi Shihab quoted Abdurrahman as saying Tommy had made repeated calls to one of his sisters, and that police and prosecutors should listen ... ( read on
Other events on this day
The World Bank pledges US$200 million in loans to improve highways in eastern Indonesia to accelerate development, by upgrading 1,200 kilometers of highways and 5,600 meters of bridges in the next five years in 15 provinces, including Irian Jaya & Maluku.
The government proposes raising electricity rates by 15 percent for low-income households and by 8 percent for high-income household every three months next year.
The Indonesian Embassy in the U.S. announces that it has been denied access to Agus Budiman, 21, an Indonesian citizen accused by U.S authorities of assisting suspected terrorists linked to the Al-Qaeda group.
The Cibinong District Court in Bogor, West Java, rules in favor of University of Indonesia sociologist Thamrin Amal Tomagola who was being sued for slander by former Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Gen. (ret) Wiranto and three other Army generals.
The House of Representatives passes a bill giving Bangka-Belitung islands off South Sumatra new status as a province, less than two months after Banten province was formed.
Three people are killed and dozens are injured in a landslide near Pasir Tukung hill in Majalaya, some 30 kilometers south of Bandung, West Java.
Seven people are killed in sporadic sectarian riots that lasted two days in the South Maluku capital of Ambon. Several houses and shops were set on fire by a group of unidentified people.
Some 5,000 people take part in a mass prayer meeting for national unity and peace in the country, which has seen massive riots and threats of separatism over the past year, at the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Semarang, Central Java.
President Abdurrahman Wahid opens the 30th congress of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) at the Lirboyo Islamic boarding school in the East Java town of Kediri, calling on the country's largest Muslim organization to remain critical of the government.
Three people are killed and 17 others injured after a soldier identified as First Sgt. Kartono, 32, fires at point-blank range and lobs a grenade at a crowd in a fish market in Bandengan village in the Central Java town of Kendal.
The military announces that it has ended a massive operation to hunt down 50 separatist rebels who attacked a military outpost in Alas in the southern part of East Timor and killed three soldiers and kidnapped 13 others on Nov. 9, 1998.
Former Australian prime minister Paul Keating, who had a close relationship with former president Soeharto during his tenure (1991-1996), maintains that Soeharto was ready to answer allegations of corruption should such charges be brought against him.
Marzuki Darusman, the chairman of the Golkar faction in the House of Representatives, asks for former president Soeharto to be placed under house arrest.
Police disclose they have detained 72 people for looting, extortion and attacking members of the security forces following the recent clashes and mayhem. The suspects were arrested during the Black Friday incident and the Nov. 14 violence.
The bodies of 11 babies wrapped in three plastic bags are found by residents in the North Jakarta area of Warakas. The first four bodies had been mutilated.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) calls for immediate action to save the rare Sumatran tiger from extinction. There are only 500 remaining Sumatran tigers and their numbers are declining because of shrinking habitat, poaching, and hunting.
President Soeharto opens the 97th Conference of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Denpasar, Bali.
President Soeharto attends the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Seattle, USA.
Indonesia and Vietnam sign economic pacts in Hanoi, ending Vietnam's 15-year isolation in the region.
A baby born with two heads in Sri Ratu Hospital, Medan, North Sumatra on Nov. 19 dies in the Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital five hours after arriving in Jakarta for examination and possible surgery.
State Minister of Research and Technology BJ Habibie and the French Director General for Armaments Emile Blanc sign an arms cooperation agreement in Jakarta covering research and technological development.
A. Bastari Asnin, a former student activist and an editor of Tempo magazine, dies of hypertension in Jakarta at the age of 45.
Visiting West Samoan PM Tofilau Eti Alesana in Jakarta tells President Soeharto that West Samoa will support Indonesia on the East Timor question in the UN.
Aceng Kurnia, the aide-de-camp of the late Darul Islam rebellion leader Kartosuwiryo, is sentenced to 18-years imprisonment by the Central Jakarta District Court for subversive acts aimed at manipulating the state ideology Pancasila.
Forty-seven people are killed when the truck they were traveling on plunged 30 meters into the Metro River after hitting the railing of the bridge in Malang, East Java.
Dutch troops attack Northeast Madura in East Java.
Mayor of Jakarta Soewirjo returns to Indonesia's government in Yogyakarta after being imprisoned by the Dutch in Jakarta and Tangerang, West Java, since July 21 this year.
The Linggajati agreement causes controversy among the political parties, but the Armed Forces Chief Gen. Soedirman warns all Indonesian soldiers not to dwell on the matter or act individually.
A skirmish is fought between Allied troops and local people in Ambarawa, Central Java, after the Allies and the Netherlands Indies Civil Administration (NICA) liberate Dutch internees in Magelang and Ambarawa.
Moh. Rum, the chairman of the Jakarta National Committee, is shot by Netherlands Indies Civil Administration (NICA) troops in his home in the Kwitang area of Jakarta.
The first Netherlands East Indies governor-general, H. W. Daendels, orders an attack on the sultan of Banten, who refused to supply forced labor for the construction of forts along the Banten coast facing the Sunda Str, a naval base in Anyer, & a highway.