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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


VP calls for improvement of 'raskin' distribution Vice President Boediono said the distribution of for the poor (raskin) needs to be improved if the fuel price hike is to be imposed later.

Posted in General @ 30 April 2013 23:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bulog ready to distribute rice to Riau flood victims The branch of the state logistics board (Bulog) in Riau province said it is ready to distribute rice for flood victims in several districts in Riau and Riau Islands provinces. "We are waiting for an order from the regional administrations to start extending the relief aid for the victims," Riau Bulog spokesman Saiful said here on Monday.

Posted in Flooding @ 18 February 2013 20:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Former Indonesian minister Bustanil Arifin dies at age 85 Former Indonesian cooperatives minister Lieutenant General (retired) Bustanil Arifin on Sunday passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 85, his family said. Bustanil's relative Nilam Patricia confirmed the news to Tempo at the minister's house in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

Posted in General @ 13 February 2011 17:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Refugee camps full, people forced to sleep in trucks The ever increasing number of refugees caused by the erupting Mount Merapi volcano in Central Java is causing refugee shelters in the district of Magelang to be flooded with refugees. Most of them are now forced to just stay near one of the shelters instead of finding shelter inside one of them.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 09 November 2010 01:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Court clears Suharto son in civil graft case A court on Thursday rejected a civil case against the youngest son of former presidet Suharto for alleged corruption and awarded him 550,000 dollars in a countersuit he filed, judges said. The move provoked an outcry among activists in Indonesia who have been fighting to bring the relatives of Suharto, who died last month aged 86, to justice over alleged graft.

Posted in Crime @ 29 February 2008 02:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia claims self-sufficiency in rice Indonesia will not buy rice from other countries this year because domestic supplies can meet the national demand, an official said Thursday. "The 2008 rice procurement will be filled entirely by domestic sources," state logistics agency Bulog head Mustofa Abubakar was quoted by leading news website Detikcom as saying.

Posted in Economy @ 22 February 2008 07:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bulog boss arrested on suspected corruption The head of Indonesia's state owned logistics agency Bulog, has been arrested in a corruption case over cattle import from Australia. A spokesman says the Bulog chief, Widjanarko Puspoyo, was named a suspect in the case just last week. The case is said to stretch back to 2001.

Posted in Corruption @ 21 March 2007 03:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bulog boss becomes graft suspect The head of Indonesia's state-owned logistics agency (Bulog) has been named a suspect in a corruption case involving cows from Australia. Hendarman Supandji, the top anti-graft prosecutor, said the alleged case took place in 2001. "Investigators of the case of cow imports from Australia have named Bulog chief Widjanarko Puspoyo as a suspect.

Posted in General @ 15 March 2007 02:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia signs rice import deal with Thailand and Vietnam Indonesia has agreed to sign a preliminary agreement with Thailand and Vietnam to import some 400,000 tonnes of rice via government-to-government deals. This was reported by a senior trade ministry official on Friday. These agreements on rice imports are part of the governments prevously announced plans to buy up to 1.5 million tonnes of rice this year alone to bring stability to prices in Indonesia. “We will import 400,000 tonnes of rice via government-to-government deals and we have a Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam and Thailand,” said Diah Maulida, director general of foreign trade at the trade ministry.

Posted in General @ 24 February 2007 03:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia works hard to achieve food self-sufficiency The Indonesian government is making efforts by setting up PT. Pangan Energi Nusantara (PEN) to enable the country to become self-sufficient in food, especially in rice, as well as to empower its farmers' economy. "The plan is based on a strong will to improve the country's food resilience by empowering the farmers' economy," Antara news agency quoted State Enterprises Minister Sugiarto as saying on Saturday.

Posted in Economy @ 07 January 2007 12:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to import 520,000 tons of rice The Indonesian government finally made up its mind Thursday to end the rice crisis after stocks were declining and prices soaring with a decision to import 520,000 tons until March 2007. Vice President Jusuf Kalla told reporters here that stocks were run out at the State Logistics Agency (Bulog), and some 250,000 tons of rice were needed to be delivered every month to stabilize the price.

Posted in General @ 21 December 2006 16:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia says to hike fuel prices in early October Indonesia plans to raise domestic fuel prices early next month, the government said on Monday, in the first clear indication of when it would reduce crippling but politically sensitive fuel subsidies. "We have not set the date but it will be in early October," State Secretary Yusril Ihza Mahendra told reporters when asked about the timing of the fuel price hike. He said the size of the increase was being calculated.

Posted in Economy @ 12 September 2005 08:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Akbar faces fresh, Rp 1b court case Golkar chairman Akbar Tandjung is facing a fresh court case after a self-confessed middleman filed a lawsuit against the speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) at the South Jakarta District Court on Thursday. Kito Irkhani, a former aide to Attorney General M.A. Rachman, claimed that Akbar, one of Golkar's presidential aspirants, had promised to pay him Rp 1 billion (US$114,000) in order to closely monitor his corruption case, "convince" judges that Akbar was innocent and facilitate meetings between the judges and Akbar.

Posted in Crime @ 26 March 2004 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The Supreme Court decision overturning the conviction of House Speaker Akbar Tanjung landed with the thud of a police baton on the future of reform in Indonesia. The ruling will have its most direct impact on the July 5 presidential election, but ripples will be felt throughout society. Despite some potential bright spots in the verdict and its aftermath, it's a dark day for justice and hope for this nation of 220 million people.

Posted in Politics @ 16 February 2004 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Judge resigns after corruption ruling quashed An Indonesian judge said last night he would quit in protest after a court overturned a draft ruling against parliamentary speaker and presidential hopeful Akbar Tandjung. The Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a lower court ruling that Tandjung was guilty in a case involving about EUR 3,3 million in funds from state food agency Bulog.

Posted in Corruption @ 14 February 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Indonesia to import 2.3m tons rice, sugar this year' Once hailed as a self-sufficient rice producing country, Indonesia this year has to import 2.3 million tons of rice, says a top official. Speaking in the cool mountain resort of Ambarawa in Central Java, Minister for the Economy Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti said that domestic production had failed to match the demand arising from population growth. Indonesia achieved self-sufficiency in primary food commodities in 1983.

Posted in Economy @ 25 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Akbar Tandjung looses in Supreme Court A high court in Indonesia has upheld the three year jail sentence of Parliamentary Speaker Akbar Tandjung, convicted of corruption last year. Mr. Tandjung's lawyers say they will appeal to the Supreme Court. The Jakarta High Court Friday upheld Akbar Tandjung's conviction for corruption, his three year prison sentence and a fine.

Posted in General @ 18 January 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bank accounts receiving Bulog money An Indonesian legislator has urged the Attorney General`s Office to reveal 116 bank accounts which have allegedly received more than Rp 2 trillion in funds from the State Logistics Agency (Bulog).

Posted in Economy @ 27 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Former President Suharto still weak Indonesian former president Soeharto's health condition was still weak, former Women's Affairs Minister Mien Sugandhi told reporters here Sunday. "I only saw him from outside the room," she said after visiting Soeharto. Soeharto was eating fruit and there were no doctors in his room Sunday, Sugandhi was quoted by the Antara News Agency as saying. "But he cannot communicate, speak, yet," she added. Soeharto's eldest daughter Siti Hardiyanti "Tutut" Rukmana said her father's deteriorating health condition was caused by his unstable emotion as he heard his youngest son Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra would be on trial.

Posted in General @ 17 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hamzah: Stop panic-buying food Indonesian Vice President Hamzah Haz on Monday called on the people to stay calm and restrain themselves from panic-buying for fear of the scarcity of basic necessities.

Posted in General @ 04 February 2002 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tommy once offered Justice Syafiuddin billions of rupiah An investigation into the July 26, 2001 murder of Justice Syafiuddin Kartasasmita has revealed that fugitive Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra had once offered the judge billions of rupiah in return for ruling in favor of the convict in a 1996corruption case. Second widow of Syafiuddin, Iwa Setiawati Kartasasmita, admitted on Saturday that Tommy, the youngest son of former president Soeharto, had offered the money through his lawyers.

Posted in Crime @ 11 August 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Defiant Wahid brushes off impeachment attempt Struggling to hold together the world's fourth most-populous nation, Indonesian's beleaguered president said he is confident he will defeat any effort to impeach him over financial scandals. In an interview with The Associated Press, President Abdurrahman Wahid said he had lobbied individual lawmakers and was prepared to fight an impeachment measure in court, if needed.

Posted in Politics @ 21 March 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Nation is in worst condition since 1945, says Megawati Deploring the growing climate of violence in the country, Vice President Megawati Soekarnoputri on Friday said that the country currently found itself in its worst state since independence in 1945. "We are now going through the worst times we have experienced in the last 56 years," Megawati said while addressing a ceremony marking the start of National Press Day and the 55th anniversary of the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI) at the Surakarta Press Monument.

Posted in General @ 10 February 2001 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gus Dur in E.Java, supporters plan more protests Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid or Gus Dur flew into his political heartland of East Java on Friday to try to calm fanatical supporters who said they plan to continue their increasingly violent protests. The Muslim cleric made no comment on arrival in the provincial capital Surabaya, and headed straight for Pasuruan, about 735 km (480 miles) east of Jakarta and stronghold of a huge Islamic organisation founded by his grandfather.

Posted in Protests @ 09 February 2001 00:02 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


Pro-Wahid supporters torch Golkar Party headquarter The angry supporters of President Abdurrahman Wahid on Wednesday torched the headquarters of the Golkar party in Surabaya, the capital of East Java province, making it the eighth Golkar office being burned down by Wahid's fanatic loyalists who staged rally since late lastweek protesting the planned impeachment against the erratic leader.

Posted in Violence @ 07 February 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Amid the battling for pro and con Wahid positions in Parliament and on the streets, a local monthly Indonesian magazine for Moslem scholars and intellectuals has come up with a detailed list of the `sins` of the President. According to the magazine, Sabili , which also has a cyber site, the President has committed the following errors :

Posted in Politics @ 07 February 2001 00:00 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


Amien foresees nearing impeachment proceedings Speaker of the Peoples' Consultative Assembly (MPR) Amien Rais revealed on Friday that leaders of major factions at the House of Representatives and MPR were exploring constitutional options allowing the prompt initiation of an MPRspecial session to impeach President Abdurrahman Wahid. He noted that if the House went ahead with its decision to issue a memorandum of censure to the President, it signifies that the House has decided to pursue a longer method of impeaching the President for his involvement in two financial scandals.

Posted in Politics @ 02 February 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Spectre of violence looms over Indonesian political row The Indonesian press on Tuesday warned that a political dispute over an investigation into two financial scandals implicating President Abdurrahman Wahid could lead to bloodshed. Thousands of anti-Wahid students on Monday tried to force their way into the parliament complex where legislators were debating the results of an investigation by a parliamentary commission into the scandals.

Posted in Politics @ 30 January 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Students storm Indonesia parliament Police fired tear gas and warning shots as thousands of rock-throwing students stormed the gates of Indonesia's parliament Monday in the largest protest yet against the country's president. Three students were badly beaten by police as running battles broke out on the lawns of the heavily guarded legislature.

Posted in Protests @ 29 January 2001 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Everything will be okay: President President Abdurrahman Wahid played down on Sunday security fears in the wake of rumored mass rallies between people in support of and against him on Monday. "God willing, there will be nothing," Abdurrahman said after a meeting at the Merdeka Palace on Sunday morning to discuss security in the capital.

Posted in Politics @ 29 January 2001 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Military could seize power if nation plunges into chaos: Minister Minister of Defense Mahfud MD warned here on Monday the Indonesian Military (TNI) was most likely to seize power if the nation plunged into chaos and its democratization process ran foul. In a chaotic situation, the military was in a position to take over the government as it was in possession of weapons, he told participants of a national dialogue organized by the Communication Forum of Islamic Organizations.

Posted in Military @ 29 January 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Massive demo expected to hit Jakarta on Jan. 29 Massive demonstrations are expected to hit Jakarta and other cities in Indonesia on Jan. 29 when the House of Representatives will announce its stance on two financial scandals, allegedly involving President Abdurrahman Wahid. But the government and the Indonesian Military urged the public to be calm in responding to rumors about planned massive demonstrations by two opposing groups, one in support of Gus Dur and the other from anti-Gus Dur groups.

Posted in Protests @ 25 January 2001 00:01 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


Police detect bunkers under Soeharto homes Police said yesterday they were able to detect many interlinked bunkers located 15-meters deep under the luxury homes of former president Soeharto and his children situated in Jalan Cendana and adjacent areas in Central Jakarta.

Posted in General @ 12 January 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Prosecutors fail to jail Tommy The threat to jail former president Soeharto's youngest son Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra by force should he fail to surrender himself proved to be empty on Friday as Tommy was declared "lost" by prosecutors, after he successfully evaded receiving the presidential decree rejecting his plea for pardon. Attorney General Marzuki Darusman, however, said that he believed Tommy had not fled the country and would meet the deadline on Monday. "An arrest warrant has been issued, but we are not assuming that he's escaped. We still believe that he is in Jakarta. "If he fails to show up on Monday, we'll get him through a police manhunt," Marzuki told The Jakarta Post.

Posted in Politics @ 04 November 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


It all started with power to the people, May 1998. Students took the streets to protest the government, in special President Suharto at that time. Within exactly one week of severe clashes, demonstrations and a big number of gruesome casualties, reformasi against Suharto was formally ended. He had stepped down, and since that was the main aim of the students, they celebrated for days in streets all over the country,especially in Jakarta.

Posted in Politics @ 01 November 2000 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


House defers, not defuses, row with President The House of Representatives, under pressure to defuse tension with President Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid, has temporarily deferred further moves against the head of state as it begins a three-week recess on Tuesday.

Posted in Politics @ 25 July 2000 09:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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