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Three more bodies of AirAsia victims to Surabaya hospital Three more bodies of victims of AirAsia flight QZ8501 were brought to Bhayangkara Regional Police Hospital in Surabaya, East Java, by Casa NC212 from Gusti Syamsir Alam Stagen Airport on Saturday afternoon.

Posted in Accidents @ 17 January 2015 18:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Profesional divers to lift AirAsia plane`s tail The National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) has deployed 20 professional divers, divided into two teams, to lift the tail of the ill-fated AirAsia QZ8501 flight. "Each team comprises 10 divers," Commander of the First Squad Indonesian Diver Ebram Harimurti stated here on Friday.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 January 2015 16:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


SAR agency believes many bodies trapped in AirAsia plane`s fuselage Head of the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) Vice Marshal F Henry Bambang Soelistyo believed many bodies of AirAsia crash victims are trapped in the planes fuselage as the number of bodies recovered continues to fall.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 January 2015 09:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaysian ship discovers AirAsia victim`s body and luggage A Malaysian ship involved in evacuation operations recovered a body and luggage believed to be of the victim of AirAsia flight QZ8501 carrying 162 people from Surabaya to Singapore, which disappeared on Sunday (Dec. 28).

Posted in Accidents @ 01 January 2015 19:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


PDIP: 'Indonesian govt must crack down on tax mafia' Secretary General of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) Hasto Kristiyanto said the government should fight tax mafia.

Posted in General @ 26 December 2014 21:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali deports four foreigners for violating stay permit The Immigration Office of Bali province will deport four foreigners for violating their visa permits, Chief of Supervisory Unit at Balis Immigration Office Mohamad Soleh said here on Tuesday.

Posted in General @ 18 November 2014 20:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi inaugurated as Indonesia`s new president Indonesia officially declared Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and M. Jusuf Kalla as its new president and vice president, respectively on Monday. The declaration was made following their swearing in as the countrys new leaders for the 2015-2019 term in a plenary meeting of the Peoples Consultative Assembly (MPR) broadcast live by various national television stations.

Posted in Politics @ 20 October 2014 20:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President-elect Jokowi gains international recognition The newly elected Indonesian President Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, has gained international recognition with congratulatory messages trickling in from leaders across the globe.

Posted in Elections @ 24 July 2014 18:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaysia Airlines confirms 12 Indonesians aboard MH17 There were 12 Indonesians among 298 passengers, who boarded flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that crashed in Ukraine on Thursday, Malaysia Airlines has confirmed.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 July 2014 18:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian man found hanging in his Bali home An Australian man was found hanging in his house in Dalung residence of Badung District, Bali, on Saturday. Thomas Rick Michael (34) was found lifeless by his wife Restu Wilujeng at 6.39 am local time (GMT+7) in their rented house in Banjar Dukuh, Dalung Village, North Kuta, Badung District.

Posted in General @ 05 July 2014 16:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Papuan leader: 'Netherlands created OPM to oppose Indonesia' A Papuan community leader, Nicolaas Jouwe, said the Netherlands officers created the Free Papua Movement (OPM) in 1965, to oppose Indonesia and disturb the security of eastern Indonesias territory.

Posted in History @ 12 May 2014 23:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Drunken passengers won’t be boarded in Bali The State News Agency Antara reports that the managers of Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport are implementing steps to enhance security and supplement personnel following an “unlawful incident” initially reported as the hijacking on a Virgin Australia flight from Brisbane to Bali.

Posted in Travel @ 28 April 2014 10:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BMKG: 'Total lunar eclipse to occur on April 15' The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) stated that a total lunar eclipse will occur on April 15, 2014. "The eclipse can be observed from Indonesia, except in western Java and the western islands of Kalimantan and Sumatra," the BMKGs chief Andi Eka Sakya said here on Friday.

Posted in Weather @ 11 April 2014 23:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: 'Flight clearances for planes in search of MH370' Indonesia has given 49 flight clearances for aircraft from foreign countries in their search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement here on Friday.

Posted in General @ 21 March 2014 08:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: 'No radar data concealed over MH370's location' Indonesia denied rumors that it had concealed radar data that showed the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft MH 370s location, a press release from the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur received here on Tuesday said.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 March 2014 08:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian navy joins search for missing Malaysian plane The Indonesian navy had deployed five ships and a helicopter to help search for a Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing early Saturday, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto said.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 March 2014 22:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven Indonesians on board of missing Malaysia Airlines Seven Indonesians are reportedly on board of the missng Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday morning, statement from Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur said.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 March 2014 15:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Australian journalists deported from Bali Two Australian journalists, who broke immigration permission laws, were deported by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Regional Office of Bali Province. "They availed the visa on arrival facility but got caught while doing some news reporting in Bali," Chief of Ministry of Law and Human Rights Regional Office of Bali Province I Gusti Kompiang Adnyana stated here on Friday.

Posted in Crime @ 07 March 2014 14:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


An Australian imprisoned for illegal possession of drug Joseph Julie Anne Karen Hope (32) of Australia was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment for illegal possession of drug. The presiding judge of the Mataram district court Bagus Iriawan said Joseph was guilty of drug abuse.

Posted in Drugs @ 03 March 2014 20:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


China to provide free visa to Indonesian citizens In future, China will provide free visa to Indonesian citizens planning to visit the country, Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Liu Jianchao stated.

Posted in General @ 13 February 2014 19:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Corby finally walks free under parole after years in jail Schapelle Leigh Corby, finally walked free under a parole on Monday morning from her jail in Bali where she had spent two third of her prison term for drug smuggling. Corby,36, from Queensland, Australia, walked out of Kerobokan prison in Denpasar at 08.00 western local time under heavy police guard .

Posted in Drugs @ 10 February 2014 14:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Corby parole according to the law' The parole granted to Schapelle Leigh Corby, the Australian citizen who was convicted for drug smuggling, was in conformity with all administrative requirements, according to the Justice and Human Rights Minister.

Posted in Drugs @ 07 February 2014 22:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Corby's parole will not undermine justice system' Justice and human rights minister Amir Syamsuddin said the governments decision to grant parole to Australian drug dealer Schapelle Leigh Corby would not undermine the countrys justice system.

Posted in Drugs @ 07 February 2014 21:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Illegal immigrants stranded at Pangandaran beach Tens of illegal immigrants from the Middle East were found stranded at Pangandaran Beach in West Java on Wednesday night, stated an official.

Posted in Crime @ 06 February 2014 12:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President extends aid to flood victims in North Sulawesi President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has extended emergency aid such as foods and medicines to people affected by floods in North Sulawesi provincial cities of Manado, Tomohon and Minahasa district.

Posted in Flooding @ 17 January 2014 23:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Australia apologizes for breaching Indonesian waters Australia apologized to Indonesia on Friday for naval breaches of Indonesian territory as part of Canberra’s controversial policy of stopping boats carrying would-be asylum seekers from entering its waters.

Posted in Politics @ 17 January 2014 08:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


16 killed in North Sulawesi floods and landslides At least 16 people fell victim to Wednesdays floods and landslides in Indonesias North Sulawesi province. On Thursday, Head of the North Sulawesi Provincial Disaster Mitigation Board (BPBD) Noldy Liow stated that 15 bodies were recovered and one was still missing.

Posted in Flooding @ 16 January 2014 22:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


40.000 displaced by flood-landslide in North Sulawesi At least 40 thousand residents have been displaced by flash floods and landslides in the North Sulawesi region, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) stated on Thursday. Head of Information Center of BNPB Sutopo Purwo Nugroho stated in a press release, on Thursday that floods hit six districts in North Sulawesi, namely Manado, North Minahasa, Tomohon, Minahasa, South Minahasa and Sangihe Islands.

Posted in Flooding @ 16 January 2014 13:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tangerang mayor: 'My wealth comes from God' South Tangerang Mayor Airin Rachmi Diany remained philosophical on Wednesday after digesting the news that her husband, Tubagus “Wawan” Chaeri Wardana, would be charged with money laundering over his alleged involvement in a crooked medical equipment procurement scheme. “One’s job, wealth and challenges all come from Allah and belong to Allah,” she said.

Posted in Corruption @ 16 January 2014 03:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta festivals lure rising number of foreign tourists The increasing number of cultural festivals held in the capital has managed to attract more foreign tourist to Jakarta, an official said on Monday. “A number of cultural festivals and tourism events held by Jakarta in 2013 has been proven to increase the number of foreign tourists visiting the city,” agency head Arie Budhiman said.

Posted in Culture @ 07 January 2014 09:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Record number of tourists for Bali in 2013 The foreign arrival numbers for Bali through the end of November 2013 are in totaling 2.97 million, surpassing, even before figures for December are in, the highest total for any year in the history of Bali arrival.

Posted in Tourism @ 06 January 2014 07:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian mother and daughter dead of food poisoning An Australian mother and daughter died of suspected food poisoning or a severe allergic reaction in Bali on Saturday, a day after arriving on the island to begin a holiday.

Posted in Health @ 06 January 2014 03:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


More tourists visit Komodo National Park in 2013 The town of Labuan Bajo, the entry point to Komodo island, in East Nusa Tenggara, has seen a steady influx of domestic and foreign tourists, following the inclusion of the Komodo National Park in the New7Wonders of Nature.

Posted in Tourism @ 30 December 2013 17:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian, Australian foreign ministers hold meeting Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa meets with his visiting Australian counterpart Julie Bishop, here on Thursday at noon, to discuss ways to repair relations between both countries amidst spying allegations. The on going closed-door meeting is at the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry office building.

Posted in Politics @ 05 December 2013 14:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Law expert: 'Stop acting as Australia`s gatekeeper in boat people' Indonesia has been urged to stop acting as the policeman or gatekeeper of Australia in trying to prevent foreign immigrants from crossing Indonesian waters to reach Australia, an international law expert said on Friday.

Posted in Politics @ 29 November 2013 14:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono receives Abbott`s response letter to wiretapping President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has received a letter from Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott responding to spying allegations conducted by Australia in 2009.

Posted in Politics @ 23 November 2013 21:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia suspends police cooperation with Australia The Indonesian police have suspended cooperation with Australia police over spying row. The Indonesian government has been angered by alleged interception of phone calls of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, his wife and a number of other leaders of the country.

Posted in Politics @ 23 November 2013 19:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BIN: 'Australia assures no wiretapping to take place again' Australia has assured Indonesia that no wiretapping will be conducted ever again on Indonesian officials, the Chief of the State Intelligence Agency (BIN), Marciano Norman, said on Wednesday.

Posted in Politics @ 20 November 2013 19:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President suspends several cooperations with Australia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has temporarily stopped cooperation between Indonesia and Australia in a number of areas pending the settlement of alleged spy issues.

Posted in Politics @ 20 November 2013 15:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 1 reaction


Strong earthquake jolts Morotai A tectonic earthquake measuring 6.2 on Richter scale shook Morotai Island, North Maluku Province, at 10:32 p.m Eastern Indonesian Standard Time (WIT) on Tuesday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 20 November 2013 01:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia recalls ambassador to Australia The Indonesian government has recalled its ambassador to Australia to express its disappointment over the recent wiretapping incidents. "We have recalled the ambassador to Australia in Canberra for consultation and to receive information on what is happening in Australia," Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa said during a press conference on Monday.

Posted in Politics @ 19 November 2013 08:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Marines arrested for helping illegal immigrants Three personnel of Indonesian Marine Corps (TNI AL) were arrested last Sunday (Nov 17) for allegedly assisting 106 illegal immigrants from Myanmar to pass Indonesian territory and head for Australia.

Posted in Crime @ 19 November 2013 08:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to continue investigating wiretapping issue Indonesia continued investigating and seeking clarification with regard to alleged wiretapping on a number of its officials including the president, presidential spokesman Aldrin Pasha said to Antara here on Monday.

Posted in Politics @ 18 November 2013 15:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Garut police arrest 115 illegal immigrants Police arrested 115 illegal immigrants from Myanmar, Bangladesh and Africa in a villa, Banjarwangi Subdistrict, Garut, West Java, on Sunday.

Posted in Crime @ 02 September 2013 01:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 August 2013 10:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Sri Mulyani suggests remittance fee reduction to five percent World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati has suggested a reduction in the remittance fee for members of the Indonesian diaspora from 15 percent to 5 percent.

Posted in Economy @ 19 August 2013 18:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong tectonic earthquake jolts Maluku A tectonic earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scaled jolted West Southeast Maluluku (MTB) district in Maluku province at 9.53 am local time on Monday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 12 August 2013 13:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tougher immigration policy against illegal asylum seekers The Australian government has put into effect a stricter immigration policy to prevent more asylum seekers from entering the country illegally, according to Australian ambassador to Indonesia Greg Moriarty.

Posted in Crime @ 02 August 2013 20:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police detain 20 asylum seekers from Afghanistan Siak police in Riau, have detained 20 asylum seekers or illegal immigrants from Afghanistan. They were in a bus when police stopped them in the sub-district of Mandau, in the Bengkalis regency on Wednesday, Siak police chief Adj. Sr. Comr Sugeng Putut Wicaksono said via telephone on Thursday.

Posted in Crime @ 01 August 2013 21:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods and landslides claims eight in Ambon Flood and landslide on Tuesday in Ambon, Maluku Province, claimed eight casualties while five persons were still unaccounted for after heavy rain poured the region on Monday evening.

Posted in Weather @ 30 July 2013 18:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police named four suspects in boat sinking The West Java police named four suspects in the case of boat carrying 204 illegal immigrants that sank in Indonesia`s Cianjur Selatan waters last Tuesday (July 23), police spokesman said. The boat carried a total of 204 asylum seekers from Srilanka, Iraq and Iran, 15 of them were found dead after the incident while the rest of 189 survived.

Posted in Accidents @ 26 July 2013 23:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to End Visa-on-Arrival for Iranians The Jakarta Globe reports that effective August 20, 2013, Indonesia will withdraw the visa-on-arrival facility currently extended to Iranian passport holders visiting Indonesia.

Posted in General @ 20 July 2013 04:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bulog to supply 20 tons of beef per day The state logistics agency (Bulog) will soon supply 20 tons of beef to the market per day to curb the price of the commodity which has shown no sign of declining.

Posted in General @ 10 July 2013 19:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


130 countries join Sail Komodo 2013 About 130 countries have registered as participants of Sail Komodo 2013 and the total number is still counting, the Head of Tourism and Culture Agency of East Nusa Tenggara Abraham Klakik said here on Monday.

Posted in General @ 08 July 2013 17:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


More than 100 illegal immigrants nabbed in Cianjur Police detained more than 100 illegal immigrant in Cianjur, West Java , on the highway leading to southern coast of Java on Thursday. Police detective Adj Comr. Gito of the Cianjur police said the first group of 80 illegal immigrants from Maynmar, Pakistan, and Afghanistan were stopped in the Cianjur-Bandung highway.

Posted in Crime @ 13 June 2013 22:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BNPB to install tsunami early warning sirens in Bengkulu The Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) is to install six tsunami early warning sirens in six districts of Bengkulu, an official said. The sirens installment is a part of the tsunami shelter development program which will cost around Rp68 billion (6.8 million US dollar).

Posted in Earthquake @ 12 June 2013 20:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Banten water police catch 80 illegal immigrants The Banten provincial water police caught 80 illegal immigrants from Iran and Myanmar in the waters off Peucang island on Thursday. The immigrants were caught after their boat leaked on their way to Christmas Island in Australia, director of the water police Snr. Comr. Budi Hermawan said.

Posted in Crime @ 07 June 2013 00:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


150 ships from 40 countries to take part in Sail Komodo 2013 Around 150 ships from 40 countries have been registered to participate in Sail Komodo 2013 which will be held in July-August.

"Up to Wednesday, 150 ships have been registered, and the number might increase further because every day there are always requests to participate in the event which will be held in East Nusa Tenggara," H.A. Haris of the local tourism office, said here on Wednesday.

The Sail Komodo registration for participation is open until participants will start sailing from Darwin, Australia on July 27, 2013, to Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara Province. If one ship carries five people on board, there will be around 750 people who will sail for one month during Sail Komodo.

He urged all stakeholders in East Nusa Tenggara to warmly welcome the participants and make them feel comfortable and safe when staying in the province.As part of annual Sail Indonesia activities, East Nusa Tenggara Province will host an international maritime event called Sail Komodo this year.

"Sail Komodo will make Komodo Island famous and help attract foreign as well as domestic tourists to visit the island," said Indonesian Coordinating Minister for People`s Welfare Agung Laksono when chairing a coordinating meeting on the implementation of Sail Komodo, in Jakarta on February 4, 2013.

Posted in General @ 22 May 2013 20:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Illegal immigrants from Iran detained in Bali`s hotels At least 95 illegal immigrants from Iran arrested in the sea off Benoa, Bali, on Sunday , have been detained in a number of hotels in this province. "No more place in our detention houses for the newly arrested illegal immigrants ," Head of the Denpasar Immigration Service Bambang Wisnu Wardana said here on Monday.

Posted in General @ 13 May 2013 18:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali police arrest 80 illegal immigrants The Bali police have arrested 80 illegal immigrants from Middle Eastern countries in Badung Strait about a mile from the Benoa Port in Denpasar. "Around 05.00 a.m. local time our patrol officers saw a suspicious boat, so they stopped it and checked the passengers one by one," Bali provincial police spokesman Comr. Hariadi said here on Sunday.

Posted in Crime @ 13 May 2013 09:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Pakistani sentenced to six years for smuggling people The district court in Pandeglang, Banten, sentenced a Pakistani national to six years in jail on Tuesday for trying to smuggle people to Australia. The court also ordered the Pakistani, Saadhat Ali (49), to pay a fine of Rp500 million or spend two more months in jail.

Posted in Crime @ 07 May 2013 22:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Total solar eclipse will occur on may 9-10 The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has predicted a total solar eclipse that will occur on May 9-10, 2013.

Posted in General @ 03 May 2013 15:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


33 foreigners suffer from HIV/AIDS in Bali A total of 33 foreigners who once visited or stayed in the Indonesian tourist resort province of Bali suffered from HIV/AIDS, a local AIDS Commission (KPA) said here on Wednesday. Dr Mangku Karmaya, prevention working group coordinator of Bali`s KPA, said the data were collected from 1987 to 2013.

Posted in Health @ 01 May 2013 20:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 3 reactions


Jakarta police has cyber crime investigation satellite Jakarta Metropolitan Police has cyber crime investigation satellite which was built in cooperation with the National Police (Polri) and Australian Federal Police (AFP), police has said.

Posted in Crime @ 29 April 2013 15:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Sampang police detain 76 Rohingya refugees Sampang police detained 76 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in Tanglok seaport, Madura Island, East Java Province, on Saturday evening. "The arrest happened last night and right now they are in the Pamekasan immigration office," Sampang Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Solehan said here on Sunday.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 21 April 2013 15:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Asylum seekers in Medan wish to be sent to Australia Asylum seekers including the Rohingyas from Myanmar now being accommodated in Medan, North Sumatra, have asked for their dispatch to Australia or New Zealand.One of the Rohingya refugees, M Habib (32), said here on Tuesday that he did not care where he would be taken to as the most important thing was leaving the present temporary shelter.

"For us the important thing is leaving the present shelter," he said. He said it would all be up to the UNHCR that has so far taken care of them. He said the Rohingyas were not interested in money but clear status and countries that are willing to assure their security.

Habib said they have so far been declared as refugees but no country has been willing to accept them after leaving conflict in their home country. "It is impossible to return to Myanmar as his mother, brothers and sisters and other families have all left following the clash. Relatives have also died," he said.

Tens of Rohingyas recently visited the UNHCR office on Jalan Babura Lama in Medan to demand for their immediate dispatch to Australia or other countries.

Another Rohingya refugee, Zaid Husein (28) said he could not stop wondering why the UNHCR office in Medan did not care about the Myanmarese refugees living in the shelter on Pasar II, Jaln Jamin Gintin, numbering in the hundred who have been living there for four years.

Refugees from Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Iran who have stayed in the shelter for more than a year meanwhile have all asked to be sent to Australia and New Zealand. "The UNHCR`s inaction was regrettable as the Rohingyas have long been staying in Medan and hoping to be sent to a foreign country," Husein said.

Posted in General @ 09 April 2013 18:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 2 reactions


Boat carrying Sri Lankan immigrants stranded in Mukomuko A boat with 120 Sri Lankan immigrants on board was stranded at sea around four kilometers off Air Rami Sub District, Mukomuko, Bengkulu Province, on Thursday. The boat ran out of fuel while sailing toward Australia, Jhoni Adi, the secretary of the Air Rami rural administration, said here on Friday.

Posted in General @ 29 March 2013 14:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Are Australians bored with Bali? Quoting extensively from a Report in Bali Update, Clive Dorman, a leading travel journalist writing for the Sydney Morning Herald asks “Are Australian Bored with Bali?”

Posted in Travel @ 25 March 2013 08:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ministry frees 11 Indonesian fishermen The Ministry of Maritime and Fisheries Affairs (KKP) succeeded on Friday in freeing 11 Indonesian fishermen who were arrested by Malaysian authorities early this month, a cabinet minister said.

Posted in General @ 16 March 2013 19:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


House speaker disagrees with dissolution of Densus 88 House Speaker Marzuki Alie said he disagreed with the dissolution of the Densus 88 anti-terror squad, saying its presence is able to minimize terror acts in Indonesia. "If Densus 88 has weaknesses, it is the weaknesses that should be improved, its institution should not be disbanded," the House Speaker said here on Friday.

Posted in General @ 01 March 2013 23:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia, Australia sign air service agreement Indonesia and Australia have signed an air service agreement governing details of transport capacity, frequency and types of planes operated by each other`s airline companies.

Posted in Travel @ 07 February 2013 21:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta customs foil attempt to smuggle beef  from Australia The Customs office in cooperation with the Quarantine Agency of the agriculture ministry has foiled an attempt to smuggle into the country 1.4 tons of beef from Australia via Jakarta`s Tanjung Priok port.

Posted in General @ 05 February 2013 18:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 300 illegal immigrants detained in Kupang The Kupang immigration office in East Nusa Tenggara said it has detained 304 new illegal immigrants from Middle East on their way to Australia.

Posted in Crime @ 09 January 2013 21:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi confirmed as world`s third best mayor Former Surakarta mayor and now Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, has been confirmed by The City Mayors Foundation as the world`s third best mayor, but Jokowi said the award was not something special for him.

Posted in General @ 08 January 2013 14:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lower occupancy Bali hotels during holidays The head of the Denpasar chapter of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), I.B. Gede Sidharta Putra, told Radar Bali that there has been a “retreat” in hotel occupancy levels over the just concluded Christmas and New Years Holiday period.

Posted in Tourism @ 05 January 2013 09:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Foreigner attacked in own villa during robbery The Jakarta Globe and The West Australian reports that a 40-year-old Australian man suffered serious injuries requiring surgery and hospitalization after he was attacked by two men caught in the act of robbing his rented villa in Canggu.

Posted in Crime @ 05 January 2013 08:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Australiang motorcycle gangs set up links on Bali The Sydney Morning Herald has run an investigative article by Michael Bachelard examining how Australian motorcycle gangs are establishing business links in Bali.

Posted in Crime @ 31 December 2012 08:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


35 illegal immigrants arrested in Garut waters Thirty-five illegal immigrants from Middle Eastern countries were arrested by the Water Police in Garut waters, West Java, on Thursday.

Posted in Crime @ 16 November 2012 10:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tourism growth slowing down Bisnis.com reports that tourism leaders are beginning to see predictions of 9 million tourists to Indonesia in 2013 as overly optimistic and problematic to achieve in the light of the developing global economic situation.

Posted in Tourism @ 10 November 2012 09:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President Yudhoyono to receive several leaders in Bali President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono here on Friday was scheduled to hold separate bilateral talks with several leaders attending the Bali Democracy Forum.

Posted in Politics @ 09 November 2012 11:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Oversupply of private villa's on Bali Bali Daily (The Jakarta Post) quotes a “Bali Property Outlook” study by Knight Frank’s senior research manager Hasan Pamudji predicting that private rented villas in Bali will experience declining occupancies during the first half of 2013.

Posted in Tourism @ 05 November 2012 03:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Moderate earthquake jolts Ambon city A tectonic earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted the eastern Indonesian city of Ambon in Maluku province on Thursday afternoon, according to local Meteorology and Geophysics Agency report.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 November 2012 14:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Human rights protest mars Indonesia’s state visit to UK A demonstration by Survival International and dozens of human rights protesters has marred the start of Indonesia’s first state visit to London in 33 years.

Posted in Protests @ 01 November 2012 01:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


BMKG warns of high waves in Arafura Sea The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) office in Ambon has warned Aru Islands residents to be on the alert for three-metre-high waves from the Arafura Sea, which are likely to hit the district's coasts between October 31 and November 5.

Posted in Weather @ 30 October 2012 23:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN installs solar cells at Indonesia-Timor Leste border posts State electricity company PT PLN has installed solar cells at 31 border posts between Indonesia and Timor Leste in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), according to East Nusa Tenggara PLN General Manager Richard Safkau.

Posted in Power supply @ 30 October 2012 14:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian police say Hasmi is new terrorist group Police are still investigation possible links between the new Hasmi group and older terrorist groups, Inspector General Suhardi Alius said here on Saturday. The police anti-terror unit Densus 88 has arrested 11 terror suspects from Hasmi in four cities, including Solo in Central Java, Bogor in West Java, Madiun in East Java and Jakarta.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 October 2012 00:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Densus 88 discover explosives and bombs during raids The Indonesian special police anti-terror unit Densus 88 has discovered bombs and explosives during raids in several places, and arrested 11 suspects.

Posted in Terrorism @ 27 October 2012 19:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


New tool to keep Indonesia one step ahead of disaster To help communities better prepare for floods, earthquakes and tsunamis, a new hazard impact modelling tool, the Indonesia scenario assessment for emergencies (InaSAFE), was launched Wednesday, according to the Australian Embassy here in its official web site on Wednesday.

Posted in General @ 24 October 2012 21:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President Yudhoyono to attend Manggarai Church Centennial President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is expected to attend Manggarai`s Catholic Church`s Centennial jubilee in West Flores District here on Thursday and Friday (Oct. 18 - 19), a governor said.

Posted in Religion @ 14 October 2012 15:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia has grand plans for family development The Indonesian government has a master plan for family development up to 2035, Social Affairs Minister Salim Segaf Al Jufri said at the 5th East Asia Ministerial Forum on Families, held in Brunei Darussalam, on Wednesday.

Posted in Health @ 05 October 2012 00:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Victims commemorate second Bali Bombings Survivors and families of victims of the second Bali bombings in 2005 gathered to commemorate the tragedy here on Monday. In their message read out on the occasion they called on all community elements, including the government to prevent terrorism.

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 October 2012 17:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Military man get six years for human trafficking A military court in Madiun, East Java, on Monday sentenced Indonesian Military Personnel Second Sergeant Ilmun Abdul Said, 36, to six years in jail for smuggling immigrants. The defendant was also fined Rp500 million and dismissed from the military service due to his actions.

Posted in Crime @ 24 September 2012 21:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


23 illegal immigrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan arrested Police have arrested 23 illegal immigrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan planning to cross to Australia in Cisolok and Pelabuhan Ratu in Sukabumi, West Java.

Posted in Crime @ 21 September 2012 22:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


900 illegal immigrants arrested by immigration in Kupang Immigration officers in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, have arrested some 900 illegal immigrants from Middle Eastern countries, who were headed for Australia, this year.

Posted in Crime @ 20 September 2012 22:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


A'lian premier to attend 10th anniversary of Bali bombing Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is scheduled to attend the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombings at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park in Bali on October 12, 2012.

Posted in Terrorism @ 20 September 2012 22:11 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


446 Indonesian boat crew still at Australian detention cells A total of 446 Indonesian boat crew members are still held in Australian prisons until this month for smuggling asylum seekers to that country, an ambassador said.

Posted in Crime @ 19 September 2012 17:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


War veterans arrive in Morotai to revive WW II memories World War II veterans from several countries have arrived in Morotai Island District, North Maluku, to recall war-related events that took place on the island once used as a military base by the United States and Japan.

Posted in History @ 13 September 2012 19:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Illegal immigrants nabbed in West Sumatra A joint team of military and police officers have caught 93 illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka attempting to go to Australia.

Posted in Crime @ 01 September 2012 22:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


56 immigrants saved, one died after boat capsized A total of 56 immigrants whose boat capsized in the Panaitan Strait waters in Pandeglang, Banten, in West Java have successfully been evacuated to shore but one died on the way.

Posted in General @ 01 September 2012 04:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Aircraft missing in East Kalimantan An aircraft with four passengers onboard belonging to PT Intan Angkasa went missing Friday afternoon when it was carrying out a mapping work in mining area around the East Kalimantan city of Bontang, airport official said.

Posted in Accidents @ 24 August 2012 23:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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