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President hopes election results will be honored
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has expressed hope that competing candidates and their supporters will accept and honor the results of the election on July 9.
"I hope the rival pairs of presidential and vice presidential candidates, their success teams, and supporters will honor the result of the election later," he said at a press conference ... ( read on
Mily officer: 'Three victims of Papua`s landslide still missing'
Three miners buried by a landslide that occurred in a traditional gold mining site in Baya Biru of Paniai District, Papua Province, on July 1, had yet to be found, a military officer said.
The missing miners are identified as Yusuf, Robi and Wande, Chief of Nabire District Military Command Lt.Col.Yohannes Purba said Monday.
Speaking ... ( read on
Czech president Vaclac Klaus to visit Indonesia
Czech President Vaclav Klaus will make a state visit to Indonesia on Saturday to Tuesday (July 8-10) as an invitation from Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
"It will be the first state visit for the Czech President to Indonesia since the diplomatic relations between Czech and Indonesia started in 1993. The visit is aimed to ... ( read on
Indonesia: Interpol seeks Nazaruddin for bribery allegations
Indonesian National Police and Interpol are still trying to locate the whereabouts of Muhammed Nazaruddin, who is accused of accepting bribes worth almost $3 million, officials said Thursday.
National Police Chief General Police Timur Pradopo told Antara news agency that authorities were 'doing their best' to bring Nazaruddin, 32, back to Indonesia. The former treasurer of ... ( read on
Indonesia and S. Korea sign maritime and fishery agreement
The governments of Indonesia and South Korea on Wednesday agreed to increase their maritime and fisheries cooperation, officials said.
On Tuesday, Indonesia's Secretary General of the Maritime and Fisheries Ministry Gellwynn Jusuf signed the cooperation agreement with South Koreas's President of the Korea Maritime Institute Hak So Kim in Jakarta, the ministry told Antara news agency ... ( read on
Two Balikpapan residents suspected of contracted H1N1
After there was just one case of suspected Mexican Flu in one South African national living in Balikpapan, Kalimantan, the provincial health services have now said that two Indonesians in Balikpapan might also have contracted the H1N1 flu virus. The two are being surveyed, but don't receive any special medical attention thus far.
"Two residents of ... ( read on
Constitutional court allows voting by identity card
The Constitutional Court decided on Monday evening that unregistered voters are allowed to exercise their voting right in next Wednesday`s presidential poll by showing their identity cards. "We hereby partially accept the judicial review request," Constitutional Court Chairman Mahfud M.D. said when reading the court's decision on a request for a judicial review of Law ... ( read on
Falling wheels new chapter in Indonesian air safety
Where it used to be falling planes that scared Indonesians, Indonesian skies are much safer these days. Yesterday afternoon a plane belonging to Merpati Nusantara
with flight number MZ 761 on the route Jayapura - Biak - Makassar - Jakarta only lost one tire when departing from Biak Airport in the province of ... ( read on
Police denies arrest of wanted terrorist Noordin Top
A police spokesperson for the national police force, Abubakar Nataprawira, has said that the special anti-terrorism unit - usually named 'Densus 88' - has not arrested the most wanted terrorist in Southeast Asia, Noordin Top. "We didn't capture him yet, but we are still looking for him," said Abubakar when asked about his possible arrest.
Earlier, ... ( read on
70% of villa's on Bali illegal
Tempo Interaktif reports that an estimated 70% of villas in Bali operated commercially do not have the required permits and licenses. In the Regency of Badung, where most villa development is centered, only 253, or approximately 35%, of the 711 villas recently surveyed can be considered legal operations.
The Head of the Government Tourism Service for ... ( read on
Garuda complies with IATA safety standards
On July 4, 2007, Tempo Interaktif reported Garuda Indonesia is in the process of renewing its certficaton for compliance with the strict safety standards of the International Aviation Transport Association (IATA). According to Tempo, the national airline has already met 95% of the standards of the International Aviation Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), scheduled to be ... ( read on
Fourteen dead in bus accident near Cipanas
A speeding bus with on board a group of junior high school students and their teachers plunged into a 10 meter deep ravine on the island of Java earlier Saturday. In this accident 14 road users were killed. 48 others were hospitalized, among them were 26 people in critical condition.
The bus driver lost control when ... ( read on
Test shows girl dies of bird flu
Indonesia's local test indicated that a three-year-old girl died of bird flu this week, Health Ministry official Nyoman Kandun told Xinhua. "Local test shows that she is positive of bird flu," said Kandun.
The girl, who was from Tanggerang city on the outskirts of Jakarta, had contacted with fowls, said the official. The World Health Organization ... ( read on
Thousands displaced by noxious mud in Java
Noxious mud oozing from around an oil well since late May has driven about 8,000 people from their homes in Indonesia's East Java province and left hundreds gasping for breath or vomiting, according to local officials. "Factories, houses, fields, freeways have been drowned by the mud which is spread over more then 200 ha ... ( read on
11 new polio cases found in Indonesia
Eleven new cases of polio have been found in Indonesia, putting the total number of the crippling disease to 122, the Indonesian branch of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Spokesperson Sari Setiogi told Xinhua by telephone that the new cases were found among the blood samples taken from children who had not ... ( read on
Black markets thrive as fuel crisis worsens
The price of premium gasoline soared by up to 500 percent in some provinces on Wednesday as the country's fuel shortage bit deeper, with the National Police stationing officers at gas stations around the country to prevent outbreaks of violence among frustrated customers.
Long queues were seen at gas stations in all parts of the archipelago, ... ( read on
No fuel? Don't panic, says SBY
As the gasoline shortage worsened across the country on Wednesday, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono told people not to panic, saying the government was gradually increasing the country's supplies, which would be back to normal soon. Susilo said the government was also drafting regulations on energy saving and plans for alternative power generation.
"Please, don't panic. Don't ... ( read on
Provisional results Presidential election @ 07 july 22:00
Provisional results of the presidential elections based on votes counted by the General Elections Commission (KPU) as of 22:00 p.m. Wednesday. The number of votes are those which are processed until this time and do not represent a regional result. The complete and final ballot count is expected to be announced ... ( read on
Visa changes for Dutch visitors to Indonesia
Starting from today, visa regulations for Dutch visitors to Indonesia have changed. Dutch tourists can now - only - apply for a 60-day-tourist visa which replaced the recently instated 30-day-visa today. The tourist visa will still be non-extendable and overstay still can be fined with USD 30 a day and a possiblility that you are ... ( read on
Many of Amien supporters in N. Sumatra vow not to vote on Sept. 20
If the National Mandate Party's Amien Rais and Siswono Yudohusodo fail to advance to the second round of Indonesia's presidential election, their supporters in North Sumatra province have promised not to vote during the run-off on Sept 20. It would be much better for us to stay away from the polling stations and not ... ( read on
7 missing in bad weather while delivering election material in Mentawai islands
Seven people have gone missing in bad weather while transporting presidential election material by boat to an Indonesian island, the navy said Wednesday. There has been no information since Saturday about the boat which was taking three poll officials, four policemen and the material from Tuapejat town on Sipora island to Siberut island, said Sergeant ... ( read on
Panwaslu: Double puncture spoils a good poll
The Election Supervisory Committee (Panwaslu) hailed on Tuesday the country's first direct presidential election as peaceful and democratic, but warned that the use of nonpermanent ink and double perforation of ballot papers could reduce the quality of the poll. "We should be grateful that the election was generally free of violence despite tensions in many ... ( read on
Provisional results Presidential election @ 07 july 11:00
Provisional results of the presidential elections based on votes counted by the General Elections Commission (KPU) as of 11:00 a.m. Wednesday. The number of votes are those which are processed until this time and do not represent a regional result. The complete and final ballot count is expected to be announced ... ( read on
Bajaj Auto plans facility in Indonesia
Bajaj Auto was planning to set up its first overseas two- and three-wheeler manufacturing plant in Indonesia, as part of strategies to grow its global business, a senior company official said. The Pune-based company is presently doing a feasibility study on the size and location of the plant in the Southeast Asian nation, the official ... ( read on
12 more rebels killed in Aceh
At least 12 suspected separatist guerrillas were killed in several clashes in Indonesia's restive province of Aceh, a foreign news agency reported Sunday. The bulk of the deaths came in a clash between members of the special army Kopassus troops and rebels in Kandang, on the outskirt of the North Aceh district town of Lhokseumawe. ... ( read on
Indonesia wants closer Europe ties
A two-day meeting of European and Asian finance ministers has called for closer economic ties between the two regions as they struggle to shake off the impact of war, terrorism and SARS. The fifth Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM), hosted by Indonesia on the resort island of Bali, was officially opened by Indonesia's top economics minister ... ( read on
Jakarta fire leaves 700 homeless
A devastating fire razed hundreds of overcrowded houses in Pedongkelan, Pulogadung district, East Jakarta, on Saturday morning, leaving hundreds of families homeless. No fatalities were reported in the incident. The fire began at 10 a.m. at a house belonging to nasi uduk (rice cooked in coconut milk) vendor, Ahmad. It spread quickly as winds fanned ... ( read on
Other events on this day
The Indonesian Red Cross reveals that 14 bodies - of people aged between 15 and 30 - have been found in 2 separate locations in Nisam district, North Aceh, about 350 km. east of Banda Aceh, over the past 2 days. The bodies had been dumped into a ravine.
In a rare meeting at his office with 83 foreign ambassadors and heads of foreign missions in Jakarta, Minister of Foreign Affairs Alwi Shihab strongly warns the international community not to intervene in Indonesia's internal affairs.
Four people die after a landslide destroys eight houses in West Sinjai subdistrict, about 370 kilometers east of the South Sulawesi capital, Ujungpandang.
The Central Jakarta District Court sentences 23-year-old Otong to 14 years in prison for murdering Marthadinata alias Ita, 18, in the victim's home in Kemayoran on Oct. 9 last year.
A riot breaks out in Jepara, Central Java, after a rumor circulates that local authorities had banned respected Muslim scholar Kyai Afifuddin from speaking in the town.
Lawyers representing farmers whose land was appropriated to make way for the Kedungombo Dam in Boyolali, Central Java, announce that the farmers had won their case against the govt after waiting for four years.
New Zealander rally driver Possum Bourne wins the 1993 Indonesia Rally in Medan, North Sumatra.
President Soeharto meets with U.S. President Bill Clinton in Tokyo, Japan, to discuss human rights in Indonesia and the integration of East Timor into Indonesia.
Indonesian climbing team, led by Norman Edwin, becomes the first Indonesian team who successfully reached the top of Mount McKinley (6,194 meters) in Alaska.
Pres. Soeharto holds a bilateral meeting with Thai PM Chatichai Choonhavan in Bangkok and agrees to improve cooperation in trade and investment to offset a possible decline in the inflow of investment from western Europe in the coming years.
Indonesian Nurhuda, 23, retains the World Boxing Council International super bantamweight title with a split 12-round decision over the Filipino challenger Boy Granciosa, 22, in Jakarta.
President Soeharto officiates the first harvest of the government-sponsored intensification (Supra insus) program in Jatimulya village, Subang, West Java, which is aimed at boosting rice yields.
Actress Yenny Rachman and her husband Budi Prakosa, a film producer, are sentenced to 3 months and 4 months in jail respectively by North Jakarta District Court for their parts in the assault of Vista magazine reporter SK Martha on Dec. 7, 1985.
Indonesian pop singer Euis Darliah captures the bronze medal and a US$1,000 prize at the World Festival in America '84 in Los Angeles, USA, singing Horas Kasih, composed by Titiek Puspa.
Sukarno marries Hartini, his fourth wife, in Cipanas Palace in Bogor, West Java.
Independence fighter Maj. Gen. Moestopo in Surabaya issues an order to kill the Dutch and burn all their property, but to use their energy efficiently in the struggle for liberation from the Dutch.
Farmers in Garut, West Java, launch a resistance against the Dutch colonial government's quotas on rice sales. Six farmers are killed and 17 injured in the incident.