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Alcohol poisoning kills 25 in West Java Home-brewed alcohol killed 25 people in the districts of Sumedang and Garut in West Java, a spokesman of Garut Public Hospital said on Thursday.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 December 2014 07:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Cileunyi-Tasikmalaya toll road project to cost Rp 4 trillion Construction of the 70-kilometer Cileunyi-Tasikmalaya toll road in southern West Java will cost around Rp4 trillion, an official said. The toll road which will link the regencies of Bandung , Garut and Tasikmalaya will reduce traffic congestion in the southern part of West Java, head of the West Java regional development Deny Juanda said here on Wednesday.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 07 August 2014 10:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


3,500 police officers to be deployed at flood-hit areas The Police Headquarters will deploy 3,500 police officers at several areas in Indonesian that have been hit by floods, landslides, and volcano eruption. "The 3,500 policemen are from the Police Headquarters and Mobile Brigade," Commissioner General Badrodin Haiti, the head of the Police Headquarters Security and Maintenance Departement, stated here on Wednesday.

Posted in Flooding @ 22 January 2014 17:15 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


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


New landslide hampers victims` search efforts in Garut A new landslide occurred in the location of a landslide before that had buried three victims in Puncak Lancang in Garut, West Java, on Monday hampering search efforts.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 April 2013 07:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


People warned of increased Mount Guntur activities Presidential Aide for Social and Natural Disaster Affairs Andi Arief warned the local people and government agencies on Saturday of the increased volcanic activities of Mount Guntur in Garut District, West Java.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 13 April 2013 12:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Impeached district head not to contest supreme court ruling Aceng HM Fikri, the district head of Garut who had caused an uproar after he divorced his new young wife just days after marriage, said he would not contest the Supreme Court` ruling for his dismissal.

Posted in Politics @ 23 January 2013 18:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Garut regent impeached for illegal marriage The Garut Legislative Council (DPRD) on Friday recommended the dismissal of Garut Regent Aceng Fikri after finding him guilty of violating the code of ethics and breaking the oath of office - for his undertaking of an unregistered marriage with a teenager.

Posted in Politics @ 22 December 2012 00:45 CET by Jeroen · 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


Two tourist drowned along Garut shores Two tourists are reported to have drowned after being caught in strong sea currents while bathing at Garut district`s beach on Wednesday (Aug 22). The first victim was a 20 year old Yari who went swimming at Karang Papak beach during his holiday trip, along with seven of his friends.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 August 2012 15:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian red and white flag attracts fewer buyers The Indonesian Red and White flag has attracted fewer buyers on the occasion of the nation`s Independence Day on Friday, sellers said.

Posted in General @ 17 August 2012 14:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: 14 dead, 40 injured in West Java bus accident At least 14 people were killed on early Friday evening when a bus lost control and crashed into several vehicles in the Indonesian province of West Java, local media reported on Saturday. Dozens more were injured.

Posted in Accidents @ 11 February 2012 14:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tremors in Mount Papandayan volcano on the increase The number of tremors measured by sensitive instruments around the Moun Papandayan volcano in the district of Garut in West Java province is showing an increase. The alert status of the volcano was raised to a level three out of four after six tremors were recorded in only several hours time yesterday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 August 2011 04:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


17 killed, 2 missing in West Java landslide At least 17 people were killed in a landslide triggered by heavy rain in West Java of Indonesia, officials said on Saturday.

Posted in Weather @ 07 May 2011 08:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Christmas spirit: Christians top victims of intolerance in West Java An organisation run by Indonesian Muslim organisation Nahdlatul Ulama said that West Java tops reports of religious intolerance. Christians top the list of victims, followed by the Ahmadiyah Islamic sect.

Posted in Religion @ 24 December 2010 09:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Family of Noordin M. Top new targets Baridin Latief and Ata, the father-in-law and brother-in-law of Noordin M. Top, the high-profile terrorist that was killed during a raid on a house in the district of Surakarta last September, have become the next targets in the anti-terrorism drive in Indonesia. The police made public that they are now suspected of hiding a fugitive terrorist.
Posted in Terrorism @ 30 December 2009 03:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Father-in-law of Noordin M. Top arrested The National Police confirmed that they had arrested Bahrudin Latif alias Baridin, the father-in-law of slain Malaysian terrorist Noordin M Top. "We confirmed the information about Baridin's arrest. The police nabbed him in Garut regency, West Java, on Thursday morning, at 5 a.m," deputy police spokesman Insp. Gen. Sulistyo Ishak told.

Posted in Terrorism @ 25 December 2009 14:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Women start polygamy movement After over 300 people became member of the movement in several countries, the polygamy-movement from Malaysia has now spread it's wings over Indonesia as well. Earlier this week, a meeting was held in Bandung which was the start of the movement in Indonesia. There were some 150 people from various parts in Indonesia present.

Posted in Religion @ 21 October 2009 05:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


25 kilometers of traffic jam near Bandung A number of roads used to transport millions of people for the upcoming Idul Fitri holidays has come to a halt over a distance of 25 kilometers. Based on information gathered from around the main roads, there is one big traffic jam from Rancaekek in the regency of Bandung until the border with neighboring regencies Garut and Tasikmalaya.

Posted in Ramadan @ 18 September 2009 11:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garut in the dark as death toll slowly climbs The city of Garut, in western Java, has lost virtually all power during the heavy earthquake that shook the region earlier today. Based on information gathered at in the city, eight of the districts in the city of Garut do not have power; Kecamatan Cisirupan, Padendeng, Bungbulang, Singajaya, Sendey, Pamulihan, Bayu Resmi, and Leuwigoong.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 September 2009 16:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of shops burned down at Cibatu traditional market As much as 220 shops at the Pasar Cibatu traditional market in Cibatu, Garut district, and six houses of residents nearby were lost as the result of a huge fire last evening. The fire started just before six o'clock in the evening. There were no injuries in this accident, but the damage runs into the billions of Rupiah's. Based on information at the scene, the fire started in one of the shops which was next to a local health care center.

Posted in Accidents @ 26 June 2009 02:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Waves drag seven into sea; four killed Seven people from Kampung Gambir in the subdistrict of Cikeulet, Garut, were washed into sea by high waves. Four of them drowned and three others were rescued. Two of the bodies have not been found yet. The seven victims were dragged into the sea by high waves when they were looking for fish. At the moment, the local police and residents are still looking for the two missing bodies along the beach.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 August 2008 11:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two trains derail in Indonesia on one day Two trains derailed in two separate accidents in Java on Saturday. At least 50 people were injured according to reports in the local media. One of the accidents occurred in the area of Garut in West Java. A train derailment there injured around 50 people, some of them seriously, when a number of cars derailed.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 April 2007 02:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's bird-flu death toll hits 64 An Indonesian woman has died from the avian influenza virus, bringing the total number of human deaths from the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus in the country to 64, a health official said on Sunday. The 20-year-old female, who has been identified only with her initial as E, died in a local hospital in Garut regency in west Java on Saturday night after undergoing a two-day treatment, according to Nurdin, an official at the Health Ministry's bird-flu information centre.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 11 February 2007 12:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu claims 62nd human life in West Java Bird flu has killed a woman in Indonesia, the 62nd death from the virus in the country with the highest human fatality rate, a health ministry official said on Saturday. The 19-year-old woman from West Java died on Friday, Dr. Muhammad Nadirin at the ministry's bird flu centre, told Reuters. "She was sick since Jan. 11, got a high temperature and cough and then entered Garut hospital on Jan. 17," he said.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 20 January 2007 09:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The day before the fall of Suharto Controversy has surrounded the book written by former President Habibie, which reveals a number of new historical facts about the events of May 1998. The military is mentioned as having a hand in speeding up the downfall of the Suharto regime. Two major-generals and a number of colonels are suspected of having "allowed" university students to occupy the parliament building in Senayan. Tempo sorts out the important moments during the 24 hours preceding Suharto's downfall. Here is the report.

Posted in History @ 03 November 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu kills nearly 600 chickens in West Java Indonesian authorities have warned of a major bird flu outbreak in the West Java town of Kuningan after 596 chickens died of the disease in August, an official said Tuesday. Local officials said bird flu attacks were found in two districts, namely Cigugur and Darma. "The 596 chickens died of bird flu based on rapid tests (at the scene) and laboratory tests," said Nana Adnan, head of the West Java veterinary office.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 September 2006 04:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Outbreak of killer virus 'ignored' If statistics are anything to go by, Umar bin Aup should be dead. Seven weeks ago in his village, Rancasalak on the south-western coast of Java, dozens of hens including some of his family's 14 birds started dying for reasons no one could explain. Then, in early August, after hundreds of fowl had succumbed and at least three people in the area had died in mysterious circumstances, Umar, 16, came down with a fever. 'A day later, I was finding it hard to breathe and then I started vomiting,' he told The Observer as he convalesced at home surrounded by his nine siblings. 'I hadn't been sick for three years so it was a surprise to me.'

Posted in Bird Flu @ 26 August 2006 14:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird Flu sweeps across Indonesia Cities in Indonesia are falling like dominos to bird flu: Garut in West Java, then Kendari in Southeast Sulawesi, then Dairi, Serang, and finally Simalungun in North Sumatra. Surabaya, Indonesia's second largest city, is still unaffected, but the cause of the recent deaths of 40 chickens there has yet to be determined. Other areas have not yet reported outbreaks but it may just be a matter of time before they too fall to bird flu. In Garut, the virus first appeared in the villages of Cikelet and Cigadog, but it has since spread to other villages. The number of suspected bird flu victims continues to rise each day.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 25 August 2006 16:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia plays down likelihood of bird flu cluster Indonesian health authorities have played down the likelihood of a bird flu cluster case in an area in West Java where at least three people have been infected with the deadly virus. A cluster case -- where human-to-human transmission occurs rather than infection through sickened poultry -- heightens the chance of the H5N1 virus mutating to become easily spread among people.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 21 August 2006 17:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fresh earthquake jolts western Java, no casualties Two earthquakes, the strongest measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, shook Indonesia, injuring several people and damaging houses, officials said. The resort island of Bali and Lombok were shaken by the more powerful of the two quakes at 10:00 pm (1400 GMT), some 15 kilometres (10 miles) southwest of Lombok's capital Mataram, seismology officials said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 February 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sumatera flood death toll at 239 A flash flood that swept through a resort town in North Sumatra province earlier this month may have killed up to 239 people, a report said Sunday (23/11/03). State news agency Antara said 157 bodies had been recovered and 82 people were still missing and presumed dead.

Posted in Flooding @ 11 December 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ten dead in Indonesia landslide Ten people have been killed by a landslide that buried their homes in Indonesia's West Java province, a local official said. The deaths early Friday (local time) in Kuningan regency followed another landslide elsewhere in West Java that killed at least 18 people three days earlier. Authorities recovered the last two of 10 bodies that were buried in the landslide that struck Cantilan village the previous day, Slamet Hermansyah of the Kuningan government information bureau said.

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


Jawa mudslide kills 20 A mudslide triggered by heavy rain in Indonesia's West Java province has killed at least 20 people and dozens are missing, a local government official said on Wednesday. The mudslide hit two villages near the base of Mount Mandalawangi late on Tuesday, the official, Dian Widyaningsih, said.

Posted in Weather @ 29 January 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


130 villagers of Mt. Papandayan seek refuge to forest Some 130 people from 28 families of Cikati village, the dangerous area due to the volcanic activities of Mt. Papandayan in Garut district, West Java province, sought refuge to Pacen forest of Mt. Puntang, near Mt. Papandayan, Antara reported.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 17 November 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Officials: Gunung Papandayan dangerous Relevant authorities warned on Friday that activity at Mt. Papandayan, which experienced a major explosion early on Friday, has reached alarming levels, forcing thousands of people living within a radius of four kilometers (km) from its peak to flee. Mas Atje Purbawinata, a volcanologist from the directorate general for volcanology affairs and mitigation at Bandung, West Java, declared here on Friday that the volcano's status was raised to that of dangerous due to an increase in its activities after a major eruption at 6:33 a.m. on Friday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 November 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Papandayan volcano sees big eruption A volcano in Indonesia's crowded West Java province erupted Friday, belching thick smoke up to 3.7 miles into the sky, sending hot ash and lava onto nearby areas, and triggering panic among residents in nearby areas. But officials said no casualties were reported. The 8,743-foot-high Papandayan volcano in West Java's district of Garut, 180 miles southeast of Jakarta, threw out volcanic material as far as 2.5 miles from its crater, said Mas Ace Purbawinata, a vulcanology expert from a nearby monitoring post.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 15 November 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Volcano eruption forces thousands to flee A volcano in Indonesia's crowded West Java province erupted today belching black smoke, lava and ash onto the surrounding neighbourhood and forcing more than 4,000 people to flee their homes, officials said. The 2,665-metres-high Papandayan volcano in West Java's district of Garut, 200 kilometres southeast of Jakarta, began erupting yesterday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 13 November 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands flee volcano in Indonesia A volcano on Indonesia's main island of Java erupted Monday, forcing about 1,000 people to flee their villages, police said. The 9,250-foot Mount Papandayan volcano in West Java first spewed lava into the air at about 3 p.m., a police official said. Residents of two nearby villages moved to safer areas and authorities were prepared to evacuate other villages, Police Deputy Lt. Anjang said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 11 November 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong quake shakes Jakarta and West Java A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale shook the western part of Java island, including the Indonesian capital on Wednesday, causing panic among residents.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 October 2000 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More teachers strike for pay rise More teachers took to the streets across Indonesia on Monday, forcing some schools to close, as the government came close to approving a hefty increase in their allowances. The protests on Monday were conducted by teachers from the West Java town of Garut, who came by bus to Jakarta; there were similar, albeit smaller, protests in Semarang and Makassar.

Posted in General @ 17 April 2000 10:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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