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2013
Two Tanjung Gusta terrorist convicts recaptured
Police anti-terror squad Densus 88 has recaptured two terrorist convicts who escaped after the July 11 riot at the Tanjung Gusta prison in Medan, North Sumatra.

The two terrorist convicts, identified as Agus Sunyoto alias Syafaruddin alias Gapek (28) and Ridwan alias Ismail (52), were recaptured in Siak district, North Sumatra, at 05.30 a.m. on ... ( read on )
2013
Police probe into German`s death in Semarang
Central Java police are conducting an inquiry into the death of a German citizen, Lukas Beckstett, believed to have been caused by a heart attack here. The 19-year-old German died early on Thursday while undergoing treatment at Dr. Kariadi hospital in Semarang.

Earlier, on Tuesday night, Lukas visited a bar at Pandanaran Hotel in Semarang, ... ( read on )
2013
Indonesian police name bus driver suspect in deadly accident
Police have named Muhammad Amin, the driver of Giri Indah tourist bus, a suspect in a deadly accident at Tugu Utara Village, Bogor District, West Java, on Wednesday. "We have named the driver a key suspect in this accident," chief of the Bogor district police Adj. Snr. Comr. Asep Syafrudin said here on Thursday.

... ( read on )
2013
National health security to cover all Indonesians
The Indonesian government will launch health security program to cover all Indonesians and expatriates after working in the country for at least six months.

The program called National Health Security (JKN) will be managed by a Social Security Operating Agency (BPJS) to be launched in January next year, Supriyantoro, the secretary general of the ... ( read on )
2013
Death toll rises to 20 after bus plunges into valley
At least 20 people are known to have died after Giri Indah tourist bus plunged into an eight-metre deep valley in Tugu Utara Village, Bogor District on August 21, 2013, said the police. "Sulaeman, a resident of Bogor, died in Sentra Medika Hospital in Cibinong," added a Bogor police officer on Thursday.

Sulaeman`s death was ... ( read on )
2013
Search still continues for 14 missing Sudanese off Merauke
The Indonesian navy said it is still searching for 14 Sudanese immigrants missing since their boat capsized in the sea off Merauke, Papua, last week.

Chief of the navy base in Merauke marine Brig. Gen. Heri Setiadi said the navy had sent the KRI Mulga 832 ship to Kali Torasi waters where the speed ... ( read on )
2012
Small quake hits Bantul, Yogyakarta
An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale rocked the regency of Bantul of Yogyakarta on Wednesday but no casualty and damage to property reported.

The quake hit at 17.59 local time with epicenter in the Indian Ocean 29 kilometer deep around 424 kilometers southwest of Bantul, the Natural Disaster Rehabilitation Agency said.

... ( read on )
2012
High urbanization levels in cities can boost crime rate
High urbanization can lead to an increase in the crime rate of big cities like Jakarta, sociologist Musni Umar of the National University said on Wednesday.

"The crime rate might increase because of migrants, who will do anything to survive in a city like Jakarta. To do that, they can commit crimes such as pick ... ( read on )
2012
Two tourists drown, 2 missing at Palabuhanratu beach
Two local tourists have died and two others are missing, and are expected to have drowned at sea while visiting the Palabuhanratu beach of Sukabumi in West Java during the Idul Fitr holiday, a rescuer said on Wednesday.

"All four are expected to have died, two were found drowned and two others are still missing," ... ( read on )
2009
Demonstrate to get deported from Saudi Arabia!
Indonesians that desperately want to find their way out from Saudi Arabia have found a new way to do so. A few hundred peaceful Indonesian demonstrators that organized a rally in front of the Indonesian consulate general in Jeddah were arrested for... well demonstrating peacefully and are now waiting to be deported. Most of the ... ( read on )
2009
Best Western opens in a no-hotel zone
Two Bali newspapers, NusaBali and BisnisBali, both report that the Best Western Sapta Petala Hotel in Kuta has opened for business, despite lacking the required operating permits and licenses.

The 110-room Best Western hotel on Jalan Kubu Anyar in Kuta is at a legal impasses with local tourism officials who insist the hotel was illegally erected ... ( read on )
2009
Two small earthquakes hit Yogyakarta
Two small earthquakes have hit Yogyakarta in recent days. Three days ago, on August 19, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 struck just south of the province in the Indian Ocean. This quake was felt on the island as well and caused some panic. The earthquake that struck today however took place on land, ... ( read on )
2009
Terrorists to kill Obama in Indonesia?
Terrorists in Indonesia are said to have detailed plans to stage a terrorist attack on American president Barack Obama. The attack should be carried out by sharp shooters. This information was made public by a safety expert in Indonesia. Obama is expected to bring a visit to Indonesia in November this year.

The Indonesian police has ... ( read on )
2008
Attorney General: 'Have faith in the execution of Amrozi'
The three sentenced to death for their part in the Bali bombings in October 2002, in which 202 people - mostly foreigners - died, are going to be executed, it's just that the exact time of their execution is not sure yet. The Attorney General's office by mouth of Abdul Hakim Ritonga said that the ... ( read on )
2007
Bird flu kills another woman on Bali
A second woman died from bird flu on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, bringing the country's death toll from the H5N1 strain of the virus to 84, health officials said Wednesday. The 28-year-old Ayu Srinadi, working as poultry trader from Tabanan district, died on Tuesday afternoon at Bali's Sanglah Hospital after undergoing treatment for ... ( read on )
2006
Bekasi girl tests positive for bird flu-official
A 6-year-old girl being treated in hospital tested positive for bird flu on Tuesday, a government official said, as the World Health Organisation ruled out human transmission in a village with a series of confirmed and suspected bird flu cases. The girl from Bekasi, an eastern suburb of Jakarta, is the 60th case of avian ... ( read on )
2006
Indonesia drops plan to raise phone tariff
The Indonesian government will not raise charges on fixed-line phones due to concerns about low consumer purchasing power despite a planned hike to take effect in January next year, an official has said. "Our economic condition is not that conducive. This is a result of the low purchasing power of the people and the recent ... ( read on )
2006
Indonesia insists on sending troops to Lebanon
The Indonesian government said Tuesday it would continue with the plan to send peacekeeping troops to Lebanon despite calls from Israel that it cannot accept troop deployment from countries which do not have diplomatic ties. "It is the United Nations that will decide, not Israel," Defense Minister Juwono Sudarsono told reporters at his office here. Indonesia, ... ( read on )
2006
Indonesia to hold Aceh elections December 11
Officials said Tuesday that Indonesia will hold landmark elections in Aceh province on Dec. 11, paving the way for former rebels to take part in the political process. The vote for governor and other local positions is the first since a peace deal a year ago ended 29 years of fighting between separatist guerrillas and ... ( read on )
2005
Indonesia July car sales rise 28.34% year-on-year
Car sales in Indonesia rose 28.3 percent in July compared with the same period in 2004, data from the largest automotive distributor showed on Saturday. PT Astra International Tbk, controlled by Singapore’s Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd, said a total of 49,388 cars were sold by all distributors in the country last month, bringing the ... ( read on )
2005
Rupiah breaches 10,000 level amid doubts over bank intervention
A Jakarta money changer. The Indonesian rupiah has weakened to again breach the 10,000-to-the-dollar level as traders sold off the currency amid fears the central bank would not keep up last week's aggressive defence of the currency. The Indonesian rupiah has weakened to again breach the 10,000-to-the-dollar level as traders sold off the currency amid fears ... ( read on )
2005
Indonesia questions Australian drugs suspect
An Australian woman has been arrested on the Indonesian island of Bali on suspicion of possessing drugs. Michelle Leslie, 24, was detained on Saturday at a party near Kuta for allegedly being in possession of two amphetamine tablets. The tablets in question are now being tested. Australia's foreign affairs minister, Alexander Downer, says the model from ... ( read on )
2002
Pertamina finds oil in Sumenep
An oil reserve estimated to hold 75 million barrels of oil was found in West Lebbeng village, Sumenep district, East Java, an official of state oil and gas company Pertamina has said. The find will make Sumenep the richest district on Madura island, staff member of the contractor production sharing of the Jakarta-based Pertamina Medco ... ( read on )
2001
Foreign policy, neighbors first
Indonesia stumbles from crisis to crisis under President Wahid and the one person with the clout and popular support to replace him prefers to sit in the wings. What makes Megawati so static? If you happen to be driving into Jakarta on the Jagorawi highway, keep your eyes open for a shiny blue ... ( read on )
Other events on this day
2002
Former Jakarta governor Ali Sadikin, 75, receives the Sarwono Award from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) for his role in maritime development during his term from 1966 to 1977, by supporting maritime research in Ancol area, N. Jakarta.
2002
Central Sulawesi Governor Aminuddin Ponulele orders the arrest of Rev. Renaldy Damanik, a Christian leader based in the Tentena area, for allegedly inciting a spate of attacks in Poso regency.
2002
Australian Lawren Lawson, 28, who was arrested for taking photos during a protest in Banda Aceh, is deported after being interrogated for three days by the local immigration office.
2001
Two ex-Army members, Irwan, 30, and Ibrahim Hasan, 31, are sentenced by the S. Jakarta District Court to life in jail for their roles in the bombing of the Jakarta Stock Exchange, which claimed 10 lives and injured 46 others last year.
2001
1,000 villagers residing near the Kedungombo dam in the C. Java regencies of Boyolali, Sragen and Grobogan, demonstrate outside the governor's office in Semarang, demanding that the govt pay the remaining compensation for land lost to the dam project.
2001
President Megawati Soekarnoputri arrives in Hanoi for a brief visit to hold bilateral talks with Tran Duc Luong and with Prime Minister Phan Van Kai, including on establishing borders between the two countries in the South China Sea.
2001
The Public Servants' Wealth Audit Commission reports that Jakarta Governor Sutiyoso's wealth amounted to Rp 11.931 b -- Rp 10.09 b in property and Rp 1.84 b in currency, making the former Jakarta Military commander the richest governor in the country.
2001
The IMF's former Asia Pacific operations deputy director, Hubert Neiss, testifies in the trial of Bank Indonesia Governor Sjahril Sabirin and recognizes that the fund had recommended the guarantee scheme for third-party claims on closed down banks.
2000
About 40 non-governmental organizations launch a two-day campaign in Bandung, West Java, to raise the government's awareness of the need to protect children's rights, called Pekan Hak Anak (Children's Rights Week). The drive is sponsored by the Consortium
2000
Deni Setya Maharwan, 28, Ranni Andriani, 25, and Merika Franola alias Ola, 30, are sentenced to death by the Tangerang District Court in West Java for involvement in an international drug ring and attempting to smuggle cocaine out of Indonesia.
2000
3 civilians are killed and nine others injured during a clash between supporters of the proindependence movement and police officers when a group of people from the N. Waigeo islands, located north of Sorong, Irian Jaya, hoist the separatist flag.
2000
The Indonesian Association of Motorcycle Assemblers and Manufacturers files a petition with the Indonesian Anti-Dumping Committee against all brands of imported motorbikes from China.
2000
Pres. Abdurrahman Wahid witnesses a traditional ceremony of burying a buffalo head by leaders of warring Muslim and Christian communities from 15 districts in the C. Sulawesi town of Poso, signifying an end to bloody fighting between the communities.
2000
About 700 students of state University of Indonesia hold a rally in Depok, south of Jakarta, demanding the rectorate drop an extra fee, called the Education Quality Improvement Fund (DPKP).
1999
Jakarta city councillors reveal that seven islands in the Pulau Seribu (Thousand Islands) marine resort area off the North Jakarta coast have disappeared and eight more will follow shortly if the city administration fails to take necessary preventive meas
1999
The Jakarta Historical Museum in Fatahillah Square, Kota, is reopened with a cultural festival featuring local Betawi, Chinese and Indian cultural performances.
1999
Syafli Tandjung, chairman of the local branch of Pemuda Pancasila, the youth wing of the Golkar Party, is shot dead by an unidentified assailant.
1998
The skeletal remains of 12 bodies are excavated from a single grave in Bukit Sentang, North Aceh, lending further credence to local people's claims that the site had been used for the burial of victims of military atrocities.
1998
A solar eclipse occurs in parts of Malaysia and Indonesia and lasts for from 6:10 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. local time.
1997
Two protesters are killed when security officers try to disperse a group of demonstrating against the deaths of two fellow tribesmen in Timika, Irian Jaya.
1997
Siti Aliyah Soedirman, the widow of a founding father of the Indonesian Armed Forces, Gen. Soedirman, dies of heart failure at the age of 77.
1995
The North Jakarta District Court sentences Agiono Safran, 44, and Sudartono, 46, to 20 and 15 years in prison respectively for the murder of businessman Nyo Beng Seng in April of last year.
1993
President Soeharto dedicates the Sentul International auto racing circuit in Citeureup, Bogor, West Java, which was built at a cost of Rp 100 billion (US$47.7 million).
1992
Pirngadi State Hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, successfully performs a kidney transplant and becomes the first Indonesian hospital outside of Java to perform such an operation after Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya and Semarang.
1991
The Forum for the Purification of People's Sovereignty is declared at the residence of former Jakarta governor Ali Sadikin in Jakarta and led by former ASEAN secretary-general HR Dharsono.
1990
1000 Muslim students from universities throughout the country rally at Al Azhar Mosque in Jakarta to state their readiness to defend Islamic holy sites in Saudi Arabia from the threat of Iraqi or US aggressors, and urge Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait.
1989
The Denpasar District Court in Bali sentences Japanese student Yoichi Yonishi, 35, to four years in jail for possession and use of marijuana.
1989
Indonesian weightlifter Lukman wins the gold medal in the 70-kilogram lightweight division and sets a new SEA Games record in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1989
RI's Hasiati Lawole sets a new record in the women's 20-kilometer walk at the 15th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a time of 52:49:96. Indonesian sprinter Mardi Lestari wins the men's 100 meters in a time of 10:49.
1988
The UN World Food Program pledges Rp 63 billion in aid for transmigrant families in Aceh, Bengkulu and Lampung, all in Sumatra, for the 1989 to 1994 period.
1987
Local authorities in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, foil an attempt to smuggle 16 kilograms of heroin into the country by a crew member of a Thai-flagged ship.
1987
The minister of research and technology, BJ Habibie, inaugurates a solar energy water pump project in Jambek village, Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
1985
Singer Vina Panduwinata, 26, wins a ticket to the International Pop Song Festival in Tokyo, Japan, when her song Burung Camar (The Seagull) is voted song of the year at the National Pop Song Festival in Jakarta.
1985
President Soeharto inaugurates the Song Putri Dam in the village of Sindukerto, Wonogiri, Central Java. The dam is constructed to control Solo River.
1985
The launching of Indonesia's Palapa B-3 satellite - scheduled for next June - is postponed until 1987 because manufacturer Hughes Aircraft Corp. cannot complete the satellite on time.
1984
President Soeharto presents the Prasamya Purnakarya Nugraha Award to the province of West Sumatra in the provincial capital of Padang for its achievements during the third Five-Year Development Program, which ended in March.
1984
Naval officer Lt. Col. Johannes Baptista Soesdarjanto is sentenced to 10 years in prison and discharged from the Navy by the Jakarta Military High Court for leaking state secrets to Soviet agents from 1976 to 1982.
1984
The Indonesia Doctors Association (IDI) warns against mixing conventional drugs with shaman practices and threatens to take strong disciplinary action against doctors who do so. It took disciplinary action against Dr. Gunawan Simon, a doctor in Bandung.
1983
The Indonesian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy begin an 11-day joint naval military exercise, called Sea Garuda 4-B/83, in the Java Sea and Sunda Strait.
1947
Belgium's proposal to invite the Eastern Indonesian State and the West Kalimantan State to attend the UN Security Council meeting is rejected by the UN.
1947
The Indonesian government rejects the Republic of China's proposal to form the Corps of Security (Veiligheidscorpsen) from and for overseas Chinese in Indonesia.
1947
A Dutch warplane bombs the North Sumatra town of Prapat, the military basis of the subcommand of Indonesia's Army Division X, killing 25 people and injuring four others.
1945
The Preparatory Committee for Indonesian Independence establishes the National Committee of Indonesia, the Indonesian National Party and the People's Security Body.
1945
After receiving permission from the Japanese military leader in North Sulawesi, Adm. Syumtizi Hamanaka, local youths and leaders celebrate the proclamation of Indonesia's independence at the Lewet Tondano building.
1522
King Surawisesa, also known as Samiam of the Sunda Kingdom, and Portuguese troops sign an agreement stating that Portuguese will help repel attacks on the kingdom by troops from the Demak Kingdom. In return, the Portuguese are permitted to build a fort.
    
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