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Hunt for bombs as new alert issued for Bali
Indonesian police are hunting terrorists who have prepared two bombs, and hope to apprehend the suspects before the October 12 anniversary of last year's Bali bombings, the island's police chief said. The announcement comes as a new warning was issued today by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade about the risk of more terrorist ... ( read on
Police: Bali bomb-maker planning more attacks
The man accused of designing the bombs that rocked the tourist island of Bali last year and a Jakarta hotel last month plans to strike again in the Indonesian capital, the country's police chief said Tuesday. Azahari, a 46-year-old British-educated Malaysian engineer accused by authorities in several countries of being the top bomb-maker for the ... ( read on
Sjahrir declares new party
Noted economist Sjahrir declared on Monday the establishment of the New Indonesia Alliance Party (PIB), whose immediate aim is to contest the 2004 general election. In his speech before 3,000 people attending the ceremony held at Hotel Indonesia, Sjahrir said the new party sought to revive the economic sector for a new Indonesia through reasonable ... ( read on
Indonesia likely to scrap visa-on-entry policy
Indonesia is likely to tighten visa policies after the recent arrests of some foreigners suspected of aiding separatist or terrorist activities in the country. It is likely to go ahead with its controversial plan to abolish its visa-on-entry policy given to citizens of 48 countries, a move that has drawn strong criticism from the business ... ( read on
Blasts rock Jakarta Atrium Plaza
At least two explosions rocked the Atrium Plaza shopping mall in Central Jakarta's busy Senen business district on Sunday, just days after President Megawati Soekarnoputri joined the U.S.-led global war on terrorism. The blasts hit the same shopping mall where a bomb attack on Aug. 1 injured six people, including the Malaysian citizen who planted ... ( read on
Other events on this day
C. Jakarta District Court fines former president A . Wahid Rp 500 million for damaging the reputation of the former secretary-general of the now defunct forestry and plantations ministry, Soeripto.
A bomb explodes near the Pattimura University in Ambon, the capital of Maluku, killing one person and seriously injuring another four.
U.S. giant software company Microsoft Corp. wins a legal battle at the West Jakarta District Court against software piracy by a local computer dealer, who was ordered by the court to compensate the plaintiff US$4.4 million.
Police announce the arrest of a gang of 25 men allegedly involved in a recent fatal blast at the Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSX) building and a grenade explosion in August at the Malaysian Embassy, believing that they are all armed civilians.
Second secretary of the Rumanian Embassy in Jakarta, Getoniu Stere, is killed when his car hits a tree on the capital's main thoroughfare of Jl. Sudirman.
The Indonesian government and the separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM) in Geneva agree to extend the humanitarian pause in the restive province and begin talks on a political solution to the Aceh issue.
Four people are killed when an express train serving the Jakarta-Bandung route rams into a minivan and pedicab at a railway crossing in Cimahi, West Java.
Seven people, including a 14-year-old boy and a student of the University of Indonesia, are killed in protests in Jakarta against the state security bill which was approved by the House yesterday.
Four family members, including a pregnant woman, die in a landslide in Selat district, Karangasem regency, Bali.
Nigerian E. Chukwu, 28, is sentenced to two years in prison by the Jakarta Central District Court for possessing and selling fake U.S. dollars with a face value of US$300.
President B.J. Habibie and Armed Forces Chief Gen. Wiranto allege certain groups are continuing their campaign of provocation in an attempt to destabilize security and public order to foil the govt's reform agenda and general election planning.
Thousands of farmers, students and activists mark Agrarian Day in Bogor, Jakarta, Padang, and Medan with street protests, blasting the government for policies they claim have dispossessed thousands of small landholders.
Maj.Gen. Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin is installed as Chief of the Jakarta Military Regional Command, replacing Maj.Gen. Sutiyoso, who was selected as Jakarta Governor.
Ministry of Forestry allocates funds of Rp 3.1 billion (US$1.02 million) from the Forestation Fund and State Budget to fight forest fires.
The influential Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) appeals to the authorities to stop screening the action-comedy film "True Lies" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger because it causes unrest among the people.
A Bell 212 helicopter belonging to PT Gatari crashes into the sea near Donggalai, Central Sulawesi, in route from Balikpapan, East Kalimantan to Gorontalo, Central Sulawesi, killing three of five crew members.
Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian head of state, arrives in Jakarta and briefs President Soeharto as chairman of NAM, on the series of agreements the PLO recently signed with Israel.
A helicopter chartered by PT Freeport Indonesia crashes in Paniai, Irian Jaya, killing the pilot and injuring the engineer.
State Minister for Research and Technology Prof. Dr. B.J. Habibie becomes the first Asian to receive the Theodore von Karman award in Beijing, China, for his achievements in development and applications of aeronautical technology.
Indonesia and Azerbaijen sign a communique in Moscow, Russia, opening diplomatic relations.
President Soeharto, Chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), speaks for the first time before the 47th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, USA, delivering "The Jakarta Message" from the 10th NAM Summit in Jakarta.
Vice President Sudharmono opens the 13rd Congress of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Organization in Jakarta.
President Soeharto welcomes Malaysian king Yang Di Pertuan Agong Sultan Azlan Shah to Jakarta for a one-week visit.
Businessman and book publisher Haji Mas Agung alias Tjio Wie Tay dies in Jakarta at 63.
The Surabaya court in E. Java sentences Joo Khek Kiong, 58, and Loo Wat That, 37, to five years and two-and-a-half years imprisonment respectively for their negligence that resulted in a fireworks explosion killing eleven people and injuring 17 in March.
Mohamad Roem, a political leader during the revolution and a noted diplomat, dies of a heart attack in Jakarta at the age of 75.
The UN General Assembly agrees to include the Nieuw Guinea Affairs on the agenda for discussion.
Workers at several companies in Amsterdam strike in protest against the dispatch of Dutch soldiers to Indonesia with some soldiers refusing to go. Twenty people are injured.
A national movement named Ambonsch Studie Fonds is established in Ambon, Maluku, under the leadership of Dr. WK Tehupeiory.