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A number of districts want to have nuclear power plant A number of districts in the country want to build a nuclear power plant (PLTN) to cope with crisis in power supply in their respective areas, an official said. "Mr Basuri Tjahaja Purnama, regent of Belitung Timur proposed to me to build a mini PLTN in his area," head of the National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan) Djarot Sulistio Wisnubroto said here on Friday.

Posted in Power supply @ 21 November 2014 20:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Basuki has not officially become Jakarta Governor yet Acting Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has yet to officially become Jakarta Governor, although Jakartas Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) held a plenary meeting to discuss the vacancy of Jakarta Governor.

Posted in Politics @ 14 November 2014 21:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta to provide 100 free public buses The Jakarta Provincial Administration plans to provide 100 free city buses to reduce the use of private vehicles and to ease traffic congestion in the city. "This program is aimed to lessen the use of private vehicles, especially motorcycles," Acting Governor of Jakarta Basuki Tjahaya Purnama stated here on Tuesday.

Posted in General @ 11 November 2014 19:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President Jokowi announces cabinet lineup President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla announced his cabinet lineup consisting of 34 ministers or the so-called "Work Cabinet" for 2014-2019 period at the Merdeka Palace on Sunday as follows.

Posted in Politics @ 26 October 2014 18:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


20 FPI members held after clash at City Hall The Jakarta police have held 20 members of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) for their alleged involvement in riots and vandalism during rallies at City Hall and the Jakarta Legislative Assembly Building here on Friday.

Posted in Protests @ 03 October 2014 20:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi tenders resignation letter as governor today President-elect and current Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, handed over his resignation letter as governor to the members of Jakartas Legislative Council (DPRD) on Thursday noon. "Yes, today I will myself hand over the resignation letter to the DPRD members," Jokowi stated.

Posted in Politics @ 02 October 2014 14:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


FPI opposes Ahok as Jakarta governor Some one thousand FPI Muslim activists staged a protest rally on the premises of the Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD), rejecting a plan to appoint Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) as the Jakarta governor succeeding Joko Widodo.

Posted in Protests @ 24 September 2014 18:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta begins towing illegally parked vehicles The Jakarta provincial administration on Monday has initiated to tow and impose fines for illegally parked vehicles on the citys streets.

Posted in General @ 08 September 2014 21:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Basuki wishes for a hard-working deputy Jakarta s vice governor Basuki Tjahaya Purnama revealed that he wanted a hard worker to be his deputy when he is inaugurated later as governor to replace Joko Widodo, who has been elected as president.

Posted in Politics @ 26 August 2014 17:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta governor to be non-active to run for presidency Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will be non-active after the General Election Commission (KPU) confirms his participation in the presidential election, Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi noted here on Wednesday.

Posted in Politics @ 14 May 2014 19:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi pledges to deal with Papua problems with 'heart' Presidential candidate of the opposition Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) Joko Widodo said he would deal with all problems in Papua with "heart." "I dont like to promise too much. I am confident the Papua problem could be sorted out with heart and hard work not with promises," Jokowi, as he is known, said.

Posted in Politics @ 05 April 2014 19:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


AGO questions Mobilindo president director over buses case The Attorney Generals Office questioned president director of PT Mobilindo, Budi Susanto, about the alleged mark up in the price of buses purchased for the TransJakarta mass rapid transit system.

Posted in Corruption @ 03 April 2014 23:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Pros and cons of Jokowi`s presidential candidacy Many Indonesians have hailed the presidential candidacy of Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, who has been idolized for his down-to-earth style of governance.

Posted in Politics @ 31 March 2014 17:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ahok asks Jokowi not to resign as governor Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) has asked Joko "Jokowi" Widodo not to resign as Jakarta Governor after having been nominated as presidential candidate for Indonesia Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P).

Posted in Politics @ 20 March 2014 12:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Rhoma Irama and the fake Professor title “Professor of Dangdut” Rhoma Irama may have to revert back to the less scholarly “King of Dangdut” in the not-too-distant future after Indonesia’s education minister indicated that the presidential candidate may be liable to criminal penalties if his illustrious certificate of education turned out to have been acquired from a scam college run by a colorful UK-Iranian educator.

Posted in Politics @ 03 March 2014 03:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Survey: 'Jokowi's electability remains at the top' The electability ratings of Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo as president still tops the list at 31.8 percent, according to a recent survey conducted by Pusat Data Bersatu (PDB) "As vice president, his electability is also high at 14.5 percent," PDB researcher Agus Herta noted while presenting the survey results here on Friday.

Posted in Elections @ 22 February 2014 00:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll of Jakarta floods reaches 11 The Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) has reported that the death toll due to the floods in Jakarta has reached 11. "Since the onset of the floods until today (January 12-20), the death toll has reached 11 people," Head of Jakarta BPBDs Control Section, Basuki Rakhmat, stated here on Monday.

Posted in Flooding @ 20 January 2014 20:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta to reach zero-hole roads target in 2014 The Government of Jakarta Capital Regions has planned to reach the zero-hole roads target throughout the area in 2014. The government of Jakarta has also allocated Rp50 billion, with a total of Rp250 billion, for street improvements in each of the Capitals regions.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 18 December 2013 18:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta to build two wastewater treatment plants in 2014 The Jakarta provincial government will establish two Integrated Waste Water Treatment Plant (IPALT) zones in 2014 to reinforce the city`s wastewater treatment system.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 25 October 2013 22:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Sweden to install ERP system in Jakarta The Swedish Government said it would introduce the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) system in Jakarta in 2014, according to its envoy. Speaking at the Jakarta City Hall here on Friday, Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia Ewa Polano said, "We come here to offer a solution to traffic jams in Jakarta through the Electronic Road Pricing system."

Posted in Infrastructure @ 14 September 2013 13:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta to impose curfew on students The Jakarta provincial government is gearing up to impose a special curfew on students across the capital to prevent them from loitering in the city after midnight.

Posted in General @ 12 September 2013 18:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO supports Jakarta`s free medical treatment for the poor The World Health Organization (WHO) appreciates and supports Jakarta city`s program of free medical treatment for the poor. A WHO`s team has studied the program for months and found it appreciable.

Posted in Health @ 11 September 2013 22:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Netherlands offers help to preserve Jakarta's 'Old City' Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmersmans met Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama at the City Hall on Wednesday to offer help to preserve an old Kota district area of Jakarta.

Posted in History @ 20 February 2013 22:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Singapore ready to help Jakarta build MRT Singapore is ready to help the Jakarta administration develop a mass rapid transport system, according to Singaporean Ambassador to Indonesia Anil Kumar Nayar.

Posted in General @ 05 December 2012 23:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta badly needs mass transportation Minister of National Development Planning Armida S. Alisjahbana urged Jakarta, as the nation`s Capital, to provide better mass transport system to support its citizens mobility effectively. "As a big city, as well as the nation`s capital, Jakarta badly need a mass transport system," Armida said during a working visit here on Sunday.

Posted in Economy @ 21 October 2012 16:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta`s new governor rejects luxurious car The new governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo (Jokowi), has refused to sign the receipt for the purchase of a luxurious car - a Toyota Land Cruiser - offered to him.

Posted in Politics @ 18 October 2012 20:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Governor Jokowi observes densely populated areas The new Jakarta governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) a day after being installed by Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi, on Tuesday observed Pademangan, one of the densely populated areas in the capital city.

Posted in Politics @ 16 October 2012 21:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi will be inducted as Jakarta governor Monday The induction of Joko Widodo or Jokowi and Basuki Tjahaja Purnama as Jakarta governor and vice governor respectively will be held on Monday (Oct 15), the city administration official has said.

Posted in Politics @ 12 October 2012 00:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi calls on employees not to believe in rumors Jakarta governor-elect Joko Widodo denied here on Friday that he would totally reshuffle the city administration. That was not true, he said at a meeting with capital city leadership at the City Hall.

Posted in Politics @ 05 October 2012 19:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi named as Jakarta's new governor today Jakarta`s General Election Commission here on Saturday announced that Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) have been elected the province`s new Governor and Vice Governor for 2012-2016.

Posted in Elections @ 29 September 2012 15:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Foke congratulates Jokowi on Jakarta gubernatorial elections win Incumbent Jakarta governor Fauzi Bowo (Foke) congratulated Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on his victory in the gubernatorial elections on Thursday.

Posted in Politics @ 20 September 2012 23:11 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi-Ahok win in quick counts Joko Widodo and Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Jokowi-Ahok won the vote on Thursday to be the next Jakarta governor and vice governor, according to survey results.

Posted in Elections @ 20 September 2012 16:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Military personnel stationed at Glodok ahead of election The military (TNI) has stationed some of its personnel at Glodok China town in West Jakarta ahead of Jakarta gubernatorial election on Thursday.

Posted in Elections @ 19 September 2012 16:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi pledges to start Jakarta development from slum areas Joko Widodo (Jokowi) pledged he would start Jakarta`s development from the slum area if he is elected governor of the capital city for the next five years.

Posted in Politics @ 15 September 2012 13:48 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta gubernatorial poll on September 20 set as holiday Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi has issued a decree stipulating that the second round of Jakarta gubernatorial election on September 20 as a holiday.

Posted in Elections @ 14 September 2012 01:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi`s team thanks media for their support The campaign team of Joko Widodo and Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known better as Jokowi-Basuki, a pair of the Jakarta gubernatorial candidates, expressed optimism of media support.

Posted in Politics @ 07 August 2012 16:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta election supervisor receives 54 complaints The Jakarta Election Supervisory Committee has announced that it received 54 complaints from local people about fraud during the Jakarta gubernatorial elections on July 11.

Posted in Elections @ 12 July 2012 15:11 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta governor elections expected to proceed to two rounds Political observer Andrinof Chaniago has predicted that the Jakarta Regional Head elections will proceed in two rounds.

Posted in Politics @ 20 March 2012 14:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrests another suspect in mosque bombing Indonesia's National Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a Central Java man suspected of being involved in the bombing of the mosque in a police compound.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 May 2011 17:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Accor to open 16 new hotels in Indonesia by 2012 International hotel operator Accor plans to open 16 new hotels across Indonesia by 2012 to support its expansion plan in the country’s growing hotel industry, says an executive of the hotel chain.

Posted in Travel @ 28 May 2010 02:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Six killed in Central Java landslide A government rescue official says at least six people have been killed in a landslide in central Java. Hours of torrential rain on the main island of Java sent mud and rocks tumbling onto four houses, said National Search and Rescue agency official Basuki on Saturday.

Posted in Weather @ 31 January 2009 03:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bojonegoro city now also flooded The floods in the district of Bojonegoro, eastern Java, on Sunday expanded. Earlier 14 sub-districts were flooded around the city, but earlier today the city itself was partially flooded as well. As reported by a reporter for Metro TV, a number of main streets, including Jalan Gajah Mada, were submerged in floodwaters.

Posted in Flooding @ 30 December 2007 12:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Pressure to cancel the 'Honoris Causa Award' for Jakarta governor Open Letter to the Rector and Students Senate of the Diponegoro University in Semarang

Posted in Human rights @ 06 August 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fourteen dead in bus accident near Cipanas A speeding bus with on board a group of junior high school students and their teachers plunged into a 10 meter deep ravine on the island of Java earlier Saturday. In this accident 14 road users were killed. 48 others were hospitalized, among them were 26 people in critical condition.

Posted in Accidents @ 07 July 2007 11:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mud volcano swallows concrete balls The plan to drop giant concrete balls into the still active mud volcano to slow it's flow may be changed after these balls slid far deeper than expected, Rudi Novrianto, a spokesman said earlier today. The balls slid as far as one kilometer into the crater, roughly twice as deep as expected. Many more of these concrete balls were required to slow down the mud flow now.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 27 February 2007 09:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Landslides and floods in Lampung, Mataram, Semarang and Sambas Heavy downpours continue to cause severe problems throughout the Indonesian archipelago. In several places flash floods and landslides occurred in the last few days. Indahnesia.com gathered several messages and put them together as a news item.

Posted in Weather @ 02 January 2007 12:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Weeks of net chaos expected in Indonesia It is expected to take between two and four weeks for Internet capacity to recover in Indonesia after it dropped to 17 percent Tuesday following the earthquake in China 's Taiwan. "The question of when Internet connections will recover, regretfully, lies in the hands of external parties," the Jakarta Post daily on Friday quoted Basuki Yusuf Iskandar, director general of posts and telecommunication at the Communications and Information Ministry, as saying at a press conference.

Posted in General @ 30 December 2006 09:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rain clears haze in SE Asia, Indonesia airports open Airports closed by low visibility have reopened in Indonesia and the air is cleaner over Singapore and Kuala Lumpur after rain doused forest fires spreading haze across the region, officials said on Friday. It was not immediately clear however if the improvement was temporary or whether the haze could return after a few days.

Posted in Forest fires @ 27 October 2006 10:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Haze from forest fires paralyses Indonesia airports Thick smoke from forest fires in Indonesia has shut airports and slashed visibility to below 100 metres (330 ft) -- and there is no respite in sight, officials said on Wednesday. The fires have been raging for weeks, spreading smoke across much of Southeast Asia and triggering fears of a repeat of the environmental disaster in 1997-98 when dry conditions linked to the El Nino weather pattern caused a choking haze that cost the region billions of dollars in economic losses.

Posted in Forest fires @ 18 October 2006 12:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia delays troop deployment to Lebanon Indonesia has delayed sending troops to join a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Lebanon until next month owing to congestion on the ground, a military spokesman said on Friday. Admiral Mohamad Sunarto, an Indonesian army spokesman, said an advance team of 125 would now depart on October 10 and the main body would leave on October 24. The earlier plan had been for the force to be in place by the end of this month.

Posted in Military @ 15 September 2006 12:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands displaced by noxious mud in Java Noxious mud oozing from around an oil well since late May has driven about 8,000 people from their homes in Indonesia's East Java province and left hundreds gasping for breath or vomiting, according to local officials. "Factories, houses, fields, freeways have been drowned by the mud which is spread over more then 200 ha (494 acres)," Win Hendrarso, head of Sidoarjo regency, an area near the city of Surabaya where the well is located, told reporters late on Thursday.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 07 July 2006 14:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Visitors keep their distance from Merapi Tourist sites in Mt. Merapi's vicinity have suffered a 100 percent drop in visitor numbers since an alert status was declared for the restless volcano two weeks ago. Once crowded tourist sites near the volcano were deserted Sunday, the time of the week when they are usually thronged by visitors wanting to enjoy a clear sight of the towering mountain. Only locals and journalists mingled this past weekend.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 25 April 2006 10:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Axes, arrows and AK-47s used in clash in Papua Four people died today in an exchange of fire between soldiers and suspected separatists in Indonesia’s remote resource-rich province of Papua, a military spokesman said.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 10 April 2006 20:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 5 reactions


14 killed, 112 feared dead in another Java disaster Continuing bad weather and a lack of equipment are hampering rescue efforts in the Central Java village of Cijeruk, where a landslide has killed at least 14 people. It is feared the death toll from the pre-dawn landslide on Wednesday could rise as over 100 others are still trapped under debris. "Fourteen bodies have been evacuated but we estimate that 112 others are still buried in the mud," said Basuki, the secretary of the village that had a population of 655 prior to the disaster. Of its 144 houses, only 44 are left standing.

Posted in Flooding @ 05 January 2006 07:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia fuel-price hikes spark strikes Indonesia more than doubled the average cost of fuel on Saturday to try to stave off an economic crisis despite protests by thousands of people, some of whom burned tires and threw rocks at police. Security forces responded to Friday's demonstrations by firing tear gas at more than 100 rioting students, then chasing them down and hitting some with sticks. Transportation strikes in at least seven cities left thousands stranded, media reports said.

Posted in Protests @ 01 October 2005 08:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 6 reactions


Indonesia says it will establish early warning system for tsunamis Indonesia said Monday it plans to establish an early warning system for disasters with its neighbors, as its death toll from last week's earthquake and tsunami jumped to almost 100,000. Indonesia, which suffered the most death and destruction in last week's disaster, will host a conference later this week of nations hit and major aid donors that is likely to focus on how best to deliver relief efforts.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 January 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia struggles to aid stricken coast Military pilots struggled to drop food into cliff-rimmed villages Thursday along the ravaged coast of Sumatra, where towns strewn with bloating corpses remained isolated for a fifth day after a huge earthquake and tsunami devastated the region. UNICEF estimated 60 percent of this provincial capital was destroyed, along with severe damage across the northwest coast, a stretch of about 250 kilometers (155 miles).

Posted in Earthquake @ 31 December 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN: Java-Bali region prone to blackouts The country's main Java-Bali power grid will continue to run with thin reserves until April due to the lack of fresh power supply despite growing power demands, making the region vulnerable to rotating blackouts. Basuki Prajitno, general manager of power plants and load management of state-owned electricity firm PT PLN said demand for electricity had been picking up since early this year.

Posted in General @ 23 January 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb kills nine in Peureulak, Aceh A bomb explosion has killed nine people and injured 20 at an open-air New Year celebration, where hundreds had gathered, in Indonesia's troubled Aceh province. A military spokesman in Aceh on Thursday blamed the separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM) for the blast. GAM, which has fought for independence for the gas-rich province since 1976, could not be reached for comment.

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


Indonesia safe so far, except for Aceh As police tightened security across Indonesia amid fears of attacks by Islamic extremists over the festive season, there were no reports of sectarian violence or terrorist bombings on Christmas Eve, while Christmas Day has been peaceful so far. The only reports of major violence came from rebellious Aceh province, where the military said at least 14 people were killed over recent days.

Posted in Human rights @ 25 December 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven more people killed in Aceh Four suspected separatist rebels and three civilians have been killed in the latest violence in Aceh province, the military said on Tuesday. The first two Free Aceh Movement (GAM) rebels were killed early on Tuesday in separate firefights with troops in Pidie district in northern Aceh, military spokesman Lt. Col. Ahmad Yani Basuki said. The others were shot dead in a clash at Lhoknga in Aceh Besar district on Monday, Basuki said.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 14 October 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fourteen killed in Aceh's latest violence Fourteen people, including a policeman and 11 suspected separatist rebels, were killed in the latest violence to hit the restive Indonesian province of Acheh, police and the military said Monday. Troops shot dead one rebel and confiscated one rifle and one grenade launcher after two successive clashes in Tiro, Pidie district, on Monday, Acheh Military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Ahmad Yani Basuki said.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 16 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


319 civilians killed in troubled Aceh As many as 319 civilians have been killed in Indonesia's troubled province of Aceh, with 108 others listed as missing since an all-out military offensive was launched on May 19 aimed at crushing the 27-year-long rebellion, police officials said today. Senior Adjunct Commissioner Sayed Hoesaini, spokesman of Aceh's police, blamed the separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM) of being responsible for the killing of civilians.

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


Megawati says martial law achieves targets President Megawati Soekarnoputri said on Friday that the martial law in Aceh province would not last long and claimed the ongoing military operation to crush Acehnese separatist rebels was on the right track, despite reports of many civilian casualties. However, she did not say when the much-criticized military operation that started on May 19 would be put to a halt.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 02 August 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia kills 15 rebels Indonesian troops waging war on separatist rebels in Aceh province have shot dead at least 15 guerrillas in one of the bloodiest days of their two-month offensive, the military said on Thursday. Government spokesperson Ahmad Yani Basuki said three members of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) were killed in raids and 12 more in six firefights on Wednesday, but no soldiers were hurt.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 19 July 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


23 killed in latest violence in Aceh Gunbattles between soldiers and rebels in Indonesia's Aceh province left 18 insurgents dead, and the bodies of five civilians were discovered in the region, officials said Tuesday. Meanwhile, in the north Acehnese city of Lhokseumawe, lawyers for three soldiers charged with raping four women urged a court to free their clients, claiming the prosecution lacked evidence against them. The trial was adjourned.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 09 July 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia claims 15 rebel deaths in Aceh Indonesia's military said Thursday it killed 15 insurgents in new fighting in Aceh province, and the rebels said they have detained two local journalists. The guerrillas disputed a claim by the military that it controls all of Aceh six weeks into its latest anti-insurgency offensive. The separatists threatened new attacks in coming days. The media pair, a cameraman and reporter for Indonesia's RCTI station along with their driver, were detained on Sunday in the east of the province.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 03 July 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian forces kill 7 Aceh separatists Indonesian forces killed seven separatists of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) Tuesday, July 1, in several gunfights, as the country’s human rights investigators were verifying reports of new mass graves in the turbulent region. Government troops also arrested 13 separatists and seized 15 time bombs and seven grenades, spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Yani Basuki said, arguing there were no air strikes against GAM posts on Tuesday.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 01 July 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Japanese photographer arrested in Aceh Indonesian soldiers have detained a Japanese photographer in Aceh for allegedly working in the war-torn province without permission from authorities. Tadatomo Takagi, 25, was arrested in the north of the province late Thursday, said military spokesman Lt. Col. Ahmad Yani Basuki. It was not immediately clear who Takagi works for.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 28 June 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia bans foreign tourists from Aceh Indonesia has banned foreign tourists from visiting war-torn Aceh while all other foreigners, including journalists, would need permission to visit the westernmost province. The ban comes after Indonesian troops shot dead a German tourist on June 4 when he did not identify himself to a night patrol. The curbs were outlined in a presidential decree, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters Tuesday. The decree took effect Monday.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 18 June 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Army: 'Two germans shot in Aceh' Indonesia's military said on Thursday it had shot two Germans in rebellious Aceh province, killing one, after hearing reports from a villager of suspicious activity near a separatist stronghold. The shooting marks the first foreign casualties from a major Indonesian military offensive to crush rebels in Aceh that has claimed scores of lives.

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


Rebel death toll reaches 100 Indonesia's military said today it had killed more than 100 suspected rebels in Aceh province during the first 13 days of its offensive to crush a long-running insurgency in the region. Soldiers shot three rebels in north and central Aceh yesterday, bringing to 101 the number of insurgents killed since the campaign was launched on May 19, Lieutenant Colonel Ahmad Yani Basuki said.

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


Aceh offensive breeds chaos, fear The Indonesian military says it is trying to help Aceh's 4 million people by imposing martial law and launching a land, sea and air offensive to crush separatist rebels of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM). But less than two weeks after the launch of the operation, it has brought only heartbreak and fear for many Acehnese. "We are anxious and on edge," a transportation worker said. "We are at a loss what to do."

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 29 May 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rebels tracked in dense jungle and villages Indonesian troops fanned out in thick jungle and villages across Aceh on Thursday in search of rebels. Earlier the military said it had killed four separatists overnight, taking the total since Monday to 12. A spokesman for the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) insisted no separatists had been killed and accused the military of murdering nearly 50 civilians. The military denied killing non-combatants.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 22 May 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta sends more troops to Aceh Indonesia says it has sent hundreds more troops to support its attack on separatist rebels in Aceh, amid reports of a mounting death toll from the four-day-old offensive. The military says 325 military policemen and about 300 men from support units have left for Aceh aboard two warships. Indonesia launched its biggest military operation in a quarter-century on Monday to try to wipe out the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) following the breakdown of last-ditch peace talks in Tokyo over the weekend.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 22 May 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia sees no early victory in Aceh Indonesian forces clashed Wednesday with separatist rebels in the western province of Aceh, where the military said its campaign could take up to six months. The military says it has killed 15 GAM fighters since the offensive began, while GAM has estimated 20 civilians have been killed by the operation. No independent confirmation was available.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 22 May 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rebel casualties in Aceh Indonesia's military today sent more paratroopers into Aceh in a massive offensive to destroy separatist rebels, while world leaders urged Jakarta to restart talks with the insurgents. Five rebels were killed and seven others captured yesterday during the first day of the assault, Lieutenant Colonel Achmad Yani Basuki said today.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 20 May 2003 00:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One killed in Pasuruan as unrest continues One person was killed and four others injured in a fierce clash between people claiming to be President Abdurrahman Wahid's supporters and security officers in tense Pasuruan on Wednesday, while another group of people ransacked and torched a Muhammadiyah senior high school in neighboring Situbondo. However, in general the situation remained under control in East Java, the stronghold of Abdurrahman, contrary to people's belief that on Tuesday more people would take to the streets to protest the House of Representative's (DPR) plenary session in Jakarta.

Posted in Violence @ 31 May 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gus Dur supporters burn Golkar offices The anger of President Abdurrahman Wahid's supporters boiled over on Wednesday when they torched Golkar Party offices in Surabaya, Mojokerto and Malang, all in East Java. In protest at the censuring of the President by the House of Representatives (DPR) over the Bulog and Brunei financial scandals, tens of thousands of the President's supporters continued to vent their anger publicly.

Posted in Violence @ 08 February 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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