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Former Riau governor jailed for 14 years for corruption Former governor of Sumatra's Riau province Rusli Zainal was sentenced to 14 years in jail for corruption here on Wednesday.

Posted in Corruption @ 12 March 2014 23:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven dead in tourist bus crash in Bali Seven people, including five foreign tourists, were found dead near Pecatu area, Badung district, Bali, after the tourist bus in which they get into fall to a 20-meters deep of valley here on Monday afternoon.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 November 2013 08:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jailed over sewing machine fraud Businessman Musfar Azis was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment by the Corruption Court on Thursday for overcharging the Social Affairs Ministry for a contract to deliver sewing machines. The Social Affairs Ministry directly appointed Musfar’s company, PT Ladang Sutera Indonesia (Lasindo), to procure the machines between 2004 and 2006.

Posted in Corruption @ 16 July 2011 03:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Former Minister of Home Affairs arrested for corruption Hari Sabarno, former Minister of Home Affairs, on Friday was arrested for his involvement in a corruption case, the Antara news agency reported.

Posted in Corruption @ 25 March 2011 16:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Former Social Minister over a year in prison for graft Former Social Affairs Minister Bachtiar Chamsyah on Tuesday was sentenced to over a year in prison for graft in the procurement of goods for victims of natural disasters in Indonesia.

Posted in Corruption @ 22 March 2011 23:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Former PPP minister involved in corruption cases After naming former social services minister Bachtiar Chamsyah, from the Islamic United Development Party (PPP) a suspect in an unlawful procurement of sewing machines and cattle, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has implicated him in a new graft case.

Posted in Corruption @ 14 March 2010 02:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


75 killed in Sumatra quake Padang Mayor Fauzi Bahar said Wednesday at least 75 people had been killed during the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that rocked West Sumatra earlier in the afternoon. Kompas.com reported the mayor had phoned Vice President Jusuf Kalla to inform him of the number during an emergency Cabinet meeting at Kalla's house in Central Jakarta this evening.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 September 2009 17:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Taiwanese arrested for drugs trafficking Indonesian authorities have arrested two Taiwanese nationals for trying to smuggle nearly seven kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine into the country, local media reports said Sunday. The two, identified as Kuo Ting Liu, 23, and Huang Yu Lum, 26, were arrested on Friday by custom officers at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International airport, soon after they arrived on a China Airlines flight from Hong Kong.

Posted in Drugs @ 13 April 2008 10:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mud volcano stops 30 minutes, experts baffled The mud volcano that has displaced over 15,000 briefly stopped spewing hot mud for the first time in the more than nine months the volcano is active. Scientists are baffled by the news. "The flow of mud coming out of the crater suddenly stopped for about 30 minutes shortly before noon on Monday," said Rudi Novrianto, spokesman for the government team active working to plug the flow.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 20 March 2007 09:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aceh rebels disband armed wing A year after the tsunami destroyed their battlefield, Indonesia's Aceh rebels formally disbanded their armed wing on Tuesday, effectively ending their 30-year separatist insurgency. The move paves the way for the guerrilla group to transform itself into a political party expected to make a strong showing in elections in April.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 26 December 2006 12:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami victims to get rice aid from the government Indonesian Social Services Minister Bachtiar Chamsyah said on Tuesday that the government had prepared 200 tons of rice for tsunami victims in West Java province's southern coastal regions. "The rice assistance will be extended step by step, considering that not all people in the areas experienced house damage in the disaster," the minister said this when he was visiting the disaster location in Pangandaran, Ciamis district, West Java province.

Posted in Earthquake @ 19 July 2006 12:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Flood death toll in South Sulawesi tops 263 At least 263 people have died since massive floods and landslides swept through several regencies in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province Wednesday, reports said Saturday. Sinjai regency was the worst hit by the disaster with death toll being confirmed at 248 as of Saturday, reported the national Antara news agency.

Posted in Flooding @ 24 June 2006 10:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


South Sulawesi floods: 65 killed Landslides and floods on Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi island have killed 65 people and the toll could rise, a police official said on Wednesday. A search-and-rescue operation was under way after two days of heavy rain in several areas in South Sulawesi province. Sinjai regency was the worst-hit area after major flooding early on Tuesday, rescuers and police said.

Posted in Flooding @ 21 June 2006 06:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jawa quake leaves at least 1,700 dead, thousands injured A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least 1,700 people, injuring thousands more and causing mass destruction. Thousands of families fled their homes in panic after the 6.2 magnitude quake struck early in the morning, many running for higher ground amid false rumours of a tsunami like the one that devastated the country in December 2004.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 May 2006 11:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Study warns residents to keep safe distance A university's four case scenarios for restless Mt. Merapi predicts local residents would escape harm in the event of an eruption -- as long as they stay eight kilometers from the volcano's crater. Soetoto from the Natural Disaster Study Center of Yogyakarta's Gadjah Mada University said Wednesday previous eruptions of the Central Java volcano had not caused the expulsion of smalls stones or rocks over a great distance, only dust clouds.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 27 April 2006 07:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jember rescue efforts hampered Salimah, a woman at her 40s, looked pale. Her clothes blackened with mud, the frail villager has not had food for two days. "Unless food aid is dispatched into our area soon, the death toll, especially among the children, will rise," she told Antara. Salimah was one of 110 Panti district residents still isolated on Tuesday after flash floods swept through three districts in Jember regency East Java, killing at least 63 people.

Posted in Flooding @ 04 January 2006 07:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three recognized as national heroes in state ceremony President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono posthumously bestowed the title of National Hero on three Indonesians on Wednesday to mark National Heroes Day, which falls on Nov. 10. The three figures are the late Kiras Bangun from North Sumatra, the late Bagindo Azizchan from West Sumatra and the late Andi Abdullah Bau Masseppe from South Sulawesi.

Posted in General @ 10 November 2005 07:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Bounty turns up heat on JI mystery man Southeast Asia's most wanted man is very similar to the terrorist groups he represents low profile, well travelled, little known and explosive. Dulmatin, now 35 and at the top of the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) organisation, won notoriety last week when the US State Department's Rewards for Justice programme put a $10-million bounty on information leading to his capture or death.

Posted in Terrorism @ 10 October 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Anti-drugs tsar picked to head Indonesia police Indonesia's top anti-narcotics policeman, who also has also played a prominent role in several terrorism cases, has been chosen to head the national police force, the president said on Monday. Commissioner General Sutanto, a long-time confidant of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has led the anti-narcotics agency since February 2005.

Posted in General @ 27 June 2005 14:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta on the alert for possible bomb attacks Indonesian police have revealed that its intelligence feedback showed that Malaysians Azahari Hussein and Noordin Mohd Top are now here and ready to blow up their targets after failing to do so in May.

Posted in Terrorism @ 05 June 2005 11:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More suspects held over Tentena bombings Police have arrested six more people they believe are involved in the Saturday bombings in Tentena, Central Sulawesi, with suspicions now surfacing that some of the alleged perpetrators were linked to a riot in a neighboring province last year.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 02 June 2005 11:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Volunteers say Tentena explosions kill 27 Local volunteers said that 27 were killed in the twin bomb explosions Saturday morning in a busy market in Central Sulawesi town of Tentena, according to reports on the website of Indonesia's English daily Jakarta Post. The number was based on the body counts at the Tentena General Hospital.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 28 May 2005 09:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Deadly ground Alinda-Jane Hannah, a New Zealander living in Phuket, was nearly killed by the Dec. 26 tsunami. Driving along a road in the beachside town of Kamala, she and her 3-year-old daughter Nakita-Rose were almost washed away by the waves as they swamped the eastern coast of the island. A sharp intimation of mortality revisited Hannah last week when a loudspeaker in a nearby mosque woke her shortly before midnight, warning of another tsunami on the way. Hannah fled to higher ground, together with tens of thousands of other locals and tourists. Now, she says, after three months of trying to forget the terror of Dec. 26, "all the awful thoughts are back."

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 April 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia admits slow response to quake Indonesia's government today admitted that it had been slow to deliver food and water to victims of Monday's earthquake. As rescuers continued to pull survivors from the rubble left by the disaster, Bachtiar Chamsyah, the country's social affairs minister, was confronted by angry residents of Gunung Sitoli, the main town on Nias island, to the north of Sumatra.

Posted in Earthquake @ 31 March 2005 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Heavy rain falls on corpse-littered Aceh Heavy rain fell on Indonesia's corpse-littered city of Banda Aceh Saturday, creating the conditions for cholera and other waterborne diseases to spread and adding to the misery of the thousands made homeless by the quake and tsunamis. A steady stream of foreign military aircraft _ including the first Blackhawk helicopters off of a U.S. aircraft carrier _ touched down at the airport close to this provincial capital with emergency aid. But officials acknowledged distribution networks were not in place to deliver the supplies to the most hard-hit areas.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 January 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia secures churches as fears of terror attacks grow Muslim-dominated Indonesia on Monday ordered more security at potential flashpoints after renewed attacks on Christian churches sparked fears of a repeat of deadly Christmas Eve bombings four years ago. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono told police chiefs to be on alert for possible terrorist attacks around the country after two attacks on churches in Central Sulawesi province late Sunday left three people seriously injured.

Posted in Violence @ 14 December 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Munir investigation stalls in Netherlands The National Police's commitment to thoroughly investigating the suspicious death of rights campaigner Munir is likely to soon be put to the test, with the police team now in the Netherlands apparently at a loss to know where to start with its probe. The team's primary objective of collecting the original autopsy report appears unlikely to be fulfilled as the Dutch government says it will hand over the document only if the investigating team can produce a formal request from the Indonesian government.

Posted in Crime @ 22 November 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


United Indonesia Cabinet line up President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono announced on Wednesday at the State Palace his cabinet line up. The line up was announced at 11:50 p.m. after being postponed from the original schedule at 8 p.m.

Posted in Elections @ 21 October 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to deploy 1m security personnel for election Indonesia plans to deploy over one million police officers, soldiers and civilian guards to ensure voting in Monday's presidential election passes off peacefully. This comes as some potential suicide bombers remain on the loose following last week's deadly blast outside's Australia's embassy in Jakarta. Indonesia's first two rounds of elections this year passed off relatively peacefully, but the authorities are not letting their guard down.

Posted in Elections @ 18 September 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Video reveals suicide van's path to the embassy gate These photographs are from the 29 seconds of footage obtained from two closed-circuit television cameras that filmed the Daihatsu Zebra light truck, which contained the explosives, as it drove past, and then returned to bomb, the Australian embassy.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 September 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: Embassy bombing similar to two previous bombings National Police chief Gen. Da'i Bachtiar said on Thursday the Australian Embassy bombing, killing at least seven people, was similar to Bali and JW Marriott Hotel bombings. "The modus operandi is similar to the October 2002 Bali bombings and August 2003 JW Marriot Hotel bombing," he told reporters. The powerful bomb went off at about 10:30 a.m. in front of the Australian Embassy on Jl. HR Rasuna Said in the busy Kuningan business and financial district, South Jakarta.

Posted in Terrorism @ 09 September 2004 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt beefs up security for polls Security was tightened across Indonesia yesterday, with nearly 170,000 police on alert amid fears terrorists could launch attacks during the July 5 presidential election, police said. About 1,000 police in riot gear assembled at the national police headquarters in Jakarta yesterday before they were deployed throughout the city, said deputy police chief for operations, Lieutenant General Adang Dorojatun.

Posted in Elections @ 30 May 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bombing at Christian market in Ambon city kills one, wounds 13 A bomb killed one person and injured 13 people in the Christian sector of Indonesia's Ambon city and police defused another device planted near a church. The blast at Batumeja market at around 10:30 am -- the third in the city in three days -- sparked panic among residents and shoppers. A nurse at Bakti Rahayu hospital nine injured people were being treated, of whom three were in serious condition. A nurse at the Maluku Protestant Church Hospital said five people were admitted and one of them later died.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 25 May 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ambon talks end in disaray A meeting of Christian and Muslim leaders and National Police chief Gen. Da'i Bachtiar ended in disarray here on Monday, after conflicting parties failed to reach an agreement to cease the renewed clashes in Ambon, Maluku. The breakdown in the talks is expected to worsen the sectarian conflict in the restive city, where at least 38 people have died in renewed clashes that erupted on April 25, triggered by a separatist rally.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 04 May 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt replaces Maluku police chief after bloody Muslim-Christian battles The police chief of Indonesia's Maluku province has been replaced following week-long Muslim-Christian battles in which 38 people were killed and hundreds of buildings were torched. Brigadier General Bambang Sutrisno has been shifted to a new assignment at police headquarters in Jakarta, national police spokesman Paiman announced on local radio. He did not link the transfer directly to the violence.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 04 May 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta replaces police chiefs over bloody campus raid A top police figure on Indonesia's Sulawesi island is being replaced after a violent police raid on a university protest against the arrest of a militant Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, officials said Sunday. National Police Chief General Da'i Bachtiar told reporters that South Sulawesi provincial police chief Inspector General Yusuf Manggabarani was being recalled on orders from President Megawati Sukarnoputri.

Posted in Violence @ 03 May 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More paramilitaries sent to troubled Ambon, toll rises to 38 Another 100 paramilitary police have been sent to the troubled Indonesian city of Ambon as the death toll from a week of violence between Christian separatists and Muslims rose to 38. An 18-year-old man shot in the head by a sniper on Wednesday died from his wounds overnight at the Al Fatah hospital, a doctor there said. Authorities had on Saturday said that 37 people had died in a renewal of clashes which killed 5,000 over three years until a pact was signed in February 2002.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 02 May 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police declare Bashir terror suspect Indonesian police have named Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir a terror suspect and are focusing on possible links to the Bali blasts and his alleged leadership of an Al Qaeda-linked militant group, officials said on Friday. The 65-year-old Bashir is in jail for immigration offences and is due to be freed on April 30, but the latest legal moves would allow police to keep him under detention.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 April 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Security tight for Indonesia polls Indonesians have begun voting in parliamentary elections in a crowded contest expected to see the former political party of ousted strongman Suharto win the most votes, but not a majority. Polling stations opened in stages across the world's most populous Muslim nation amid tight security in what is billed as the biggest one-day vote in history, and is only Indonesia's second democratic election since Suharto's fall in 1998.

Posted in Elections @ 05 April 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Eight bridges collapse in C. Sulawesi after flooding Eight bridges in Central Sulawesi have collapsed in floods caused by incessant rain over the past two weeks. The natural disaster, which is common during the wet season, also cut roads linking several parts of the province, an official said on Saturday. Mashud Kasim, the head of the Central Sulawesi Office of Settlement and Regional Infrastructure, said damages that the provincial government would have to bear amounted to Rp 38.5 billion (US$4.5 billion).

Posted in Flooding @ 29 December 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia bans US cattle products import Indonesia has temporarily banned imports of U.S. cattle products except for dairy goods following the discovery of the deadly mad cow disease in the United States, an Agriculture Ministry official said on Friday. "Imports of U.S. cattle products such as beef, lamb, and buffalo meat are temporarily banned as well as meat-related products such as skin and bones," Bachtiar Moerad told Reuters.

Posted in General @ 26 December 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian churches and cops beef up security Around 150,000 police officers, about two-thirds of the total force, will be deployed in Indonesia to thwart possible terrorist strikes against churches during the Christmas season. At the same time, Christian communities from around the country are stepping up their own vigilance following warnings of possible attacks by Al-Qaeda and its Muslim militant associates during the year-end festive season.

Posted in Terrorism @ 24 December 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four detained students linked to terrorism Four Indonesian Islamic students, including the younger brother of alleged terrorist mastermind Hambali, will be charged with facilitating terrorism, police said Thursday (18/12/03). National Police spokesman Brigadier General Sunarko said the four suspects – Rusman ‘Gun Gun’ Gunawan, Mohammad Syaifudin, Ilham Sofyandi and Furqon Abdullah – had deliberately provided assistance to Hambali.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 December 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia boosts security for Christmas period Indonesia is to deploy more than two-thirds of its quarter of a million-strong police force over Christmas and New Year to prevent a repeat of the wave of Christmas Eve bombings that killed 19 people three years ago. Antara news agency says the national police chief Da'i Bachtiar has pledged to co-operate with local christian church officials to make Christmas and New Year celebrations peaceful.

Posted in Religion @ 20 December 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Just when investors might have been thinking it was safe to look at Indonesia a little less skeptically, the biggest banking scandal to hit the country since the central bank liquidity scandal, this one involving Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) and allegedly fraudulent letters of credit, has shattered confidence yet again. With BNI marked for semi-privatization next year, the scandal could hardly have come at a worse time. It highlights concerns raised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over corporate governance in Indonesia and the central Bank Indonesia's failure to detect the scam until a year after it allegedly began.

Posted in General @ 03 December 2003 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bus, railway stations crammed as holiday nears With just three full days before the kick off of Idul Fitri celebrations on Nov. 25, thousands of migrants living in Jakarta began to overstretch the limits of the airport, seaports, bus terminals and train stations, not to mention the main highways leading out of town to Central Java and East Java, as they rushed to get back to their hometowns in time for the holidays.

Posted in Ramadan @ 21 November 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police shoot dead three suspected drug traffickers South Jakarta Police shot dead three drug trafficker suspects on Monday as a part of efforts to stamp out drug abuse and trafficking. The shootings increased the death toll of suspected drug dealers to nine in the first month of an increased crack down, since being initiated on Oct. 16. "The suspects were allegedly members of an international drug trafficking network operating in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia," said South Jakarta Police detectives chief Comr. Kusdiantoro.

Posted in Drugs @ 18 November 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Flood-devastated resort closed for six months for renovation The Bukit Lawang resort will be closed to tourists for six months so the local administration can rebuild the area after the devastating flood that killed more than 130 people. North Sumatra Governor Tengku Rizal Nurdin said on Sunday it would take at least six months to restore the resort, including an orangutan reserve, in Bahorok subdistrict, Langkat regency.

Posted in Weather @ 10 November 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia arrests one of most wanted Indonesian police have arrested one of the most wanted men in Southeast Asia, a key suspect in the August 5 bombing of the U.S.-run Marriott hotel in Jakarta, a senior officer says. The man, identified only as Tohir, was among two people arrested on Wednesday, national police chief General Da'i Bachtiar told reporters. He had previously said Tohir was among Southeast Asia's top five most wanted militants.

Posted in Terrorism @ 30 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police to charge Poso attackers under antiterrorism law National Police chief Gen. Da'i Bachtiar said on Friday that all the attackers in Central Sulawesi regencies of Morowali and Poso would be charged under the antiterrorism law. Da'i said that although the attackers were motivated by vengeance from past conflicts, the attack had violated Antiterrorism Law No 15/2003.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 24 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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 militant Southeast Asian Jemaah Islamiah network, is still on the run and one of the most wanted men in Asia.

Posted in Terrorism @ 24 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to get access to Hambali The United States has told the Indonesian police that they will be allowed to question a top Asian terror suspect, known as Hambali, who is in US custody at a secret location.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 August 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Location of Hambali top-secret Terror mastermind Hambali was still "in another country", Indonesia's police chief said today despite senior Thai officials saying he was flown to Indonesia after his arrest. Asked if Hambali will be brought to Indonesia, General Dai Bachtiar replied: "Not yet. Not yet." "We are thankful that the person we have been looking for has apparently been found, although he is still in another country," he said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 August 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Arrests in Indonesia over Marriott bombing Indonesian police have made some arrests related to the August 5 hotel bombing in Jakarta which killed 12 people. National detective chief, Erwin Mappaseng, did not disclose the number or say how closely the detainees are believed linked to the JW Marriott blast. He says police chief Dai Bachtiar will announce details in one or two days.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 August 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia asks Malaysia to arrest Aceh rebel leader Indonesian police have asked Malaysia to arrest a senior Aceh rebel leader who reportedly escaped to the neighboring nation after a massive military offensive in the province, a top officer said on Tuesday. The whereabouts of Sofyan Daud, a key rebel leader and spokesman for the Free Aceh Movement (GAM), are still unclear. However, Indonesian police are checking media reports that he was in Malaysia after Daud spoke to several local newspapers by satellite phone.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 29 July 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


General: Martial law may be extended in Aceh Indonesia's top general says Aceh operations are 'ahead of schedule', but admit the authorities may extend martial law for the province beyond the current six-month order. The military and the police have also asked Parliament for an additional fund of US$220 million (S$385 million) to finance the campaign against the separatist Free Aceh Movement.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 05 July 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb injures 11 at Sukarno-Hatta Airport A bomb ripped through a crowded terminal at Jakarta's main airport Sunday, wounding 11 people and sending hundreds of passengers fleeing from the building. One of the wounded was seriously injured in the explosion, which occurred between a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet and a ticket counter for Indonesia's national carrier, Garuda. It sent shards of broken window glass flying and tossed rows of chairs across the terminal.

Posted in Terrorism @ 27 April 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bracing for violence Indonesia's entire 250,000-strong police force has been put on full alert as the world's largest Muslim nation braces for a backlash on the eve of a US-led war on Iraq. Intelligence sources say serious threats of violence, including bombings, may be carried out by Muslim radicals belonging to the same network as that responsible for the October Bali bombings.

Posted in Terrorism @ 20 March 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb charges against Bashir dropped Alleged terror group leader Abu Bakar Bashir was handed over to prosecutors by Indonesian police today in preparation for his trial, but Bashir's lawyer said charges of masterminding a deadly anti-Christian bombing spree have been dropped. Police had earlier accused Bashir of planning the Christmas Eve 2000 bombing attacks on churches and priests, which killed 19 people.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 February 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police uncovers terrorist camps Police in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province said today they had found three training camps believed to be linked to the suspects in last month's deadly bombing of a McDonald's restaurant. Local residents suspect that the camps were used by suspects in the attacks that hit the restaurant and a car showroom in the city of Makassar on December 5, police spokesman Senior Commissioner Subagio said.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 07 January 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Al-Qaeda linked to McDonalds blast Indonesian police on Saturday searched a house linked to a possible al Qaeda suspect in their hunt for those behind two bomb blasts in Sulawesi, including one at a McDonald's restaurant that killed three people. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, has stepped up its anti-terror drive since the October 12 Bali bombings that killed at least 191 people, about half of them foreigners.

Posted in Terrorism @ 07 December 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia warns of more terror attacks Indonesia's Security Minister says intelligence information points to the possibility of more terrorist acts taking place soon in Indonesia and his security officials are focusing on Ambon and Poso, where sectarian conflicts have spiralled out of controlled. Speaking at a news conference after an internal security meeting, Mr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono also said the new attacks are expected to be in a different form from the recent Bali bombings.

Posted in Terrorism @ 23 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Former Air Force officer a suspect in Bali bombing Bali Police chief Brig. Gen. Budi Setyawan refused to comment on a Washington Post report that the Indonesian Police had arrested a former Air Force officer who confessed to building the bomb that exploded in Bali last Saturday night. "We'll let you know," said Budi at a press conference here on Wednesday afternoon.

Posted in Terrorism @ 16 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 182 killed in Bali blasts A massive car-bomb explosion on the Indonesian resort island of Bali has killed at least 182 people and injured hundreds more. Many of the victims were tourists from Australia, Britain and other countries. Authorities are calling the blast in Bali a terrorist attack, the worst in Indonesia's history. One or more explosions destroyed a crowded nightclub in the town of Kuta and damaged hotels and other buildings hundreds of meters away.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A huge car bomb ripped through two bars packed with foreign tourists on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, killing at least 182 people in an attack blamed on terrorists. The explosion late on Saturday destroyed the bars in the tourist district of Kuta and triggered an intense blaze which burned for hours as rescuers struggled to ferry hundreds of injured people to hospital.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 October 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Grenade kills one near U.S. depot in Jakarta A grenade exploded in a car outside a U.S. embassy warehouse in the centre of Indonesia's capital on Monday in a botched attack that killed one of the occupants, police said. The incident came at a time of heightened security at U.S. embassies worldwide following what Washington called credible threats of terrorist attacks marking the anniversary of the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 September 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New terror group in Southeast Asia Indonesia's police head says that a new Islamic terror group has sprung up in Southeast Asia, and is working in his country, as well as neighboring Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. Members of the group -- which goes by the name of Nusantara -- have already been arrested, according to Police Chief Gen. Da'i Bachtiar, who declined to say where they had been nabbed. Nusantara is the Indonesian word for the archipelagos lying in between the Asian and Australian continents, and between the Indian and the Pacific oceans.

Posted in Terrorism @ 19 July 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Blasts hit Ambon as mobs torch church Several explosions rocked an area near the Muslim quarter of Indonesia's eastern city of Ambon on Thursday, wounding at least two people and triggering a mob to torch a church, police and witnesses said. The fresh bout of violence coincided with the anniversary of a local Christian separatist group and came despite a peace pact reached between Christians and Muslims in February.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 25 April 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Demonstrations by Gus Dur supporters turn violent Disgruntled supporters of the incumbent President Abdurrahman Wahid continued venting their anger in East Java on Monday by vandalizing the National Awakening Party (PAN) and Golkar Party offices in the town of Gresik, some 30 kilometers northwest of Surabaya. No fatalities were reported, but the police said that they had failed to curb the violent actions committed by at least 2,000 people.

Posted in Protests @ 06 February 2001 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gus Dur walks out of scandals hearing President Abdurrahman Wahid on Monday left legislators dumbfounded as he abruptly walked out of a meeting with the House of Representatives' special committee investigating the Bulog and Brunei scandals. Abdurrahman surprised everyone as he left the meeting hall at the Jakarta Convention Center only some 45 minutes into the scheduled two-hour session.

Posted in Crime @ 23 January 2001 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Security in Aceh intensified ahead of Gus Dur visit The government said on Wednesday that they were beefing up security in Aceh ahead of President Abdurrahman Wahid's visit to the troubled province on Tuesday. "We are going to clean up places that are going to be visited by the President three days before he arrives," National Police Chief Gen. Surojo Bimantoro told journalists before a Cabinet meeting at Bina Graha presidential office.

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