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KPK detains former youth and sport minister
The anti graft body, Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), on Thursday detained former Indonesian Youth and Sports Minister Andi Alfian Mallarangeng for developments related to the National Sports Education, Training and School (P3SON) in Bukit Hambalang, West Java.

"Today, I went through the detention process ordered by the KPK, as per the anti-graft body`s provisions and ... ( read on )
Judge arrested for involvement in drugs party
A judge has been arrested for being involved in a drugs party with friends and female entertainers.

"Judge PW was arrested along with his two friends, identified as SP and MF, and four party girls at Room 331, on the fourth floor of Illigals Hotel and Club in Central Jakarta at around 5 pm on ... ( read on )
58 Indonesian hajj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia
Ten more Indonesian hajj pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia, bringing to 58 the total number of deaths since the first flight batch arrived in the Holy Land on September 21.

Eight of the ten hajj pilgrims died of circulation system disorders and two died of respiratory system problems, according to data from the integrated computerized ... ( read on )
One more former legislator nabbed as law fugitive in Bekasi
A special intelligence team of theAattorney General Office has succeeded in tracking down and arresting another former Bengkulu regional legislator as law fugitive.

Junior Attorney General of the Intelligence Service Edwin Pamimpin Situmorang said here on Wednesday Slamet was picked up from a house at the Harapan Jaya complex , North Bekasi, on Tuesday ... ( read on )
Pres. Yudhoyono to announce new cabinet tomorrow
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will officially announce the results of a Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday evening at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, presidential spokesman Julian Aldrin Pasha says.

"The President plans to announce the lineup at 8 p.m. tomorrow," Julian said Monday in Jakarta. He added that Yudhoyono would likely make the announcement upon returning from ... ( read on )
Merpati Nusantara cancels flights over unpaid fuel bills
Despite disruption to its flight schedules operating to other destinations, Merpati Nusantara (MZ) flights to and from Bali operated without interruption on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

Concern is growing that Indonesia might see Merpatri Nusantara flights come to a halt, as flights from Makassar and Surabaya have come to a halt as the state-owned oil company, ... ( read on )
Strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake hits off Maluku island
A strong earthquake struck north of the Indonesian island of Wetar on early Sunday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake at 12.44 a.m. local time (1544 GMT Saturday) was centered in the Banda Sea, northwest of the Indonesian island of Wetar in Maluku Province.

It struck ... ( read on )
UN: 'Climate change worsening disasters'
Climate change is contributing to more frequent and deadlier natural disasters, and governments need to speed up measures to mitigate their impact, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, John Holmes, warns.

Holmes, in Indonesia for a two-day visit after a deadly 30 September earthquake off West Sumatra, warned there would be more intense typhoons, flooding, droughts ... ( read on )
Garuda flies to Amsterdam again from June 2010
Garuda Indonesia has announced that it will resume flights between Jakarta and Amsterdam as of June 1, 2010. A daily flight between the destinations will be made with an Airbus A330-200 plane, which makes a short stop in Dubai.

The flight will leave from Schiphol airport at 10:00 local time. Upon arrival in Dubai at 18:30 ... ( read on )
Indonesia gives exploration rights on 22 oil fields
Indonesia has awarded rights for exploration on 22 oil-and-gas blocks to energy companies, including ConocoPhilips, Chevron and Husky Energy, a director at the energy ministry said here Friday. "22 blocks have been awarded to foreign and local companies," Evita Legowo, director at the ministry told on telephone. The director said that a U.S. unit from ... ( read on )
President Yudhoyono calls for distribution of masks
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has asked the governor of East Java, Imam Utomo, to distribute masks among residents living on the slopes of the restive Mount Kelut volcano in the district of Kediri. "I want the masks made available in large numbers and distributed among residents living around the volcano," Yudhoyono said in a dialog ... ( read on )
No food in evacuation camps; people return to dangerous slopes
Hundreds of villages which evacuated themselves from the dangerous slopes of the Mount Kelut volcano just last night, headed back home again earlier today from their refugee camps to tend their crops and animals despite warnings of an imminent major eruption. Yesterday as many as 50,000 people started evacuating after the alert status of the ... ( read on )
Agency: 'Eruption of Mount Kelut imminent'
Indonesia is warning that one of it's most active volcanoes may now erupt at any time. The alert status for the volcano is at the highest level at the moment. "An eruption is imminent" stated the website of the Volcanological Survey of Indonesia. Officials have now ordered the evacuation of some 30,000 people living within ... ( read on )
Mount Kelut (Kelud) volcano now at highest alert status
Indonesia yesterday raised the alert level for Mount Kelut volcano to the highest level, as residents started fleeing amid signs an eruption could be imminent, officials and a witness said. The number of volcanic earthquakes at Mount Kelud, 90km southwest of Indonesia's second-largest city Surabaya, had soared to more than 300 in a six-hour period from ... ( read on )
Indonesia confirms 55th bird flu death
A 27-year-old woman who died last week has been confirmed as being infected with bird flu, bringing Indonesia's death toll from the virus to 55, a health ministry official said. 'Both tests showed her to be positively infected with the bird flu virus, making her the 55th fatal casualty' in Indonesia, said Tontro, an official at ... ( read on )
Navy apprehends overloaded barge
Navy patrol ship KRI Kakap-811 has apprehended a tugboat Putra Taliabu and a barge Nelly 22 for carrying 5,000 cubic meters of white teak wood without the proper documentation, a Navy official said on Saturday. The tugboat and the barge were apprehended -- along with their cargo, captain and crew of 11 -- in Sulawesi ... ( read on )
Solutions sought for decline in orangutan population
The government says a comprehensive assessment process is underway on the plight of the orangutan due to mass deforestation, but it will avoid scaring off foreign investors. Minister of Forestry Malam Sambat Kaban said over the weekend that his office was in talks with other authorities and the government of Malaysia on the decreasing number of ... ( read on )
Indonesian army set for second Aceh troop pullout
Indonesia's military will begin withdrawing 6,000 more soldiers from Aceh this week under the second phase of a landmark peace pact ending one of Asia's longest conflicts, a spokesman said on Monday. Aceh military spokesman Erie Soetiko said 650 troops would leave the province on Tuesday, the same day the armed forces expect former rebels ... ( read on )
AirAsia buys Indonesia airline for $2
Malaysia's AirAsia Sdn. Bhd. (AIA.YY) has bought a small Indonesian airline, AWAir, for a token $2, the Edge weekly business newspaper says. AirAsia - which last week kicked off Malaysia's biggest initial share offer for 2004 - is buying the airline in a 49-51 partnership with unnamed Indonesian parties, the paper says, quoting anonymous sources. ... ( read on )
Houses torn down for Cilandak mall
South Jakarta public order officers bulldozed on Thursday three houses on Jl. T.B. Simatupang, Cilandak Barat, to make way for extensions to the Cilandak Town Square mall, despite an ongoing legal battle over the ownership of the land. Having lived there for 37 years, Soenarno, Handoyo and Jemry Simatupang refused to comply with an order ... ( read on )
Explosive used in Bali blast contains RDX: Investigators
Bali Police chief Brig. Gen. Budi confirmed on Wednesday that that based on the chemical traces found in and around last week's blast scene in Legian, Kuta tourist resort in Bali, investigators concluded that the explosive used contained RDX (Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine), and its HBX and nitrate variants. "We found RDX traces on the huge crater caused ... ( read on )
Australians told to leave Indonesia
The Australian government has warned its citizens to leave Indonesia based on "disturbing new information of generic threats" to Australians and Australian interests in the republic. Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer told parliament Thursday that all Australians who were short-term visitors to Indonesia, and whose presence there was "non-essential," should leave the country. He ... ( read on )
8 at center of Bali bomb probe
Indonesian police focused the inquiry into the Bali nightclub bombing on a group of eight suspects, officials said, while the president won crucial parliamentary backing Thursday for an emergency anti-terrorism decree. Support from parliamentary leaders was considered necessary to give President Megawati Sukarnoputri the political room to issue the decree, which would give the government ... ( read on )
Two men intensely questioned in Bali blasts
U.S. diplomatic and intelligence officials say in the two weeks before the Bali bombings, they repeatedly passed threat information to the Indonesian government suggesting terrorists were planning attacks in that country, including attacks against "Western tourist sites." The most recent warning came just a day before the Saturday Bali blasts, U.S. government sources said. ... ( read on )
Other events on this day
President B.J. Habibie, in a speech before the People's Consultative Assembly, staunchly defends his achievements in a last-ditch attempt to convince the assembly to accept his accountability report.
Thousands of Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) supporters stage simultaneous protests in major cities in Java, encouraging Megawati Soekarnoputri to continue her struggle for presidency.
President Soeharto opens the 14th conference of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jakarta and tells Moslem businessmen and industrialists to work together to enhance prosperity.
Laotian President Nouhak Phoumsavanh arrives in Jakarta to begin a six-day visit to Indonesia and meets with President Soeharto to discuss a number of bilateral and international issues.
Dr. Arief Budiman, an outspoken government critic is dismissed as lecturer at the Christian university of Satya Wacana in Salatiga, Central Java, for refusing to heed warnings given to him by the university's owners since 1988.
Prof. Dr. Herman Johannes, a scientist, a fighter and a former minister of public works, dies of prostrate cancer at 80 in Yogyakarta. He was also a fierce opponent of the Timor Gap agreement between Indonesia and Australia.
Indonesia and Libya officially open diplomatic ties after their ambassadors to the United Nations sign a joint communique.
Five people panning for gold are killed when a pit they were digging on the bank of the Muara Kelaban river, some 90 kilometers from the West Sumatran capital of Padang collapsed.
Indonesia's former world champion Elly Pical, 26, recaptures the International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior bantamweight title from South Korean Tae Il-chang, 23, in the 13th round on points.
Two Indonesian marines, Harun bin Said, 21, and Usman bin Muhammad Ali, 25, are executed in Singapore over allegations that they had penetrated a restricted area and conducted military sabotage.
National movement hero Muhammad Yamin dies in Jakarta at 59.
Jakartans demonstrate demanding parliament be dissolved but President Sukarno refuses. Sukarno claims he is not a dictator because the parliament was voted by the people.
Major Tjilik Riwut and Major Suhodo lead youths from Kalimantan in a parachute jump from a Dakota Indonesia-2 plane in Sambi near Kotawaringin, Central Kalimantan to fight against Dutch troops.
Local fighters from towns in the Semarang area launch an abrupt aggression to recapture the areas occupied by the Japanese troops.
Japanese troops hand over 15 trucks and hundreds of grenade cases to the local fighters in Yogyakarta.
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