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Indonesian minister to crack down upon illegal fishing Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti has vowed to step up efforts to curb illegal fishing in Indonesian waters, which has caused losses worth trillions of rupiah to the state and disadvantaged traditional fishermen.

Posted in Economy @ 03 November 2014 16:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hong Kong grants Indonesia request over Century assets The High Court of Hong Kongs Special Administrative Region has complied Indonesias request to confiscate Bank Centurys assets stashed in that country with regard to a corruption case.

Posted in Corruption @ 18 February 2014 10:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ngurah Rai customs reveal narcotics smuggling from Africa The customs officials at the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, revealed that a consignment of 1,540 grams of methamphetamine was smuggled in by a 58-year-old South African Stephen Henri Lubbe.

Posted in Drugs @ 14 February 2014 22:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Recommendation to fight corruption from Hong Kong Former chairman of Hong Kong`s anti corruption agency Bertrand de Speville said Indonesia needs to invest more to turn out skilled personnel of the country`s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

Posted in Corruption @ 05 July 2012 18:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Billionaire Liem Sioe Liong passes away Billionaire Indonesian Chinese Liem Sioe Liong passed away at the age of 95 in Singapore on Sunday evening, senior Liason Officer PT Bintan Inti Industrial Estate, Jamin Hidayat, confirmed.

Posted in General @ 10 June 2012 17:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to have world`s longest bridge The construction of the Sunda Strait Bridge (JSS) is awaiting a feasibility study so that the building of the mega-project would be realized according to plan.

Posted in General @ 10 May 2012 14:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


300 Indonesians on death row abroad for drug offences Almost 300 Indonesians are facing the death penalty abroad for involvement in narcotic drug cases, according to National Narcotic Agency (BNN) chief Gories Mere. "Until now, 284 Indonesians have been sentenced to death abroad in connection with narcotic cases," he said at a year-end press conference here on Tuesday.

Posted in Drugs @ 28 December 2011 05:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian officials call for laws to slow population growth Indonesian officials are calling on the government to introduce new laws in an attempt to slow down the population growth rate in the country, local media reported on Tuesday.

Posted in General @ 30 November 2011 00:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Theaters may stop screening imported films The uncertainty over the future of imported films in the country could cost filmgoers a chance to enjoy Academy Award nominated films such as Natalie Portman’s Black Swan, James Franco’s 127 Hours and Jeff Bridges’ True Grit on the big screen.

Posted in Culture @ 20 February 2011 03:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fly to Hong Kong, Kuching and Riyadh! Ticket website ticketindonesia.info has added three new destinations on ticketindonesia.info. You can now fly from and to Hong Kong from Jakarta with Lion Air and AirAsia, and AirAsia also flies from Medan to Hong Kong. Kuching (Malaysia) has a direct flight to Pontianak and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) can be reached from Jakarta by Batavia Air.

Posted in Travel @ 16 February 2011 06:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bromo ash cloud halts Bali international flights At least 13 international flights scheduled to arrive and depart from Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali, have been canceled after volcanic ash from Mount Bromo infiltrated Denpasar's airspace Friday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 28 January 2011 12:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four Indonesian soldiers sentenced for abusing Papuans Four Indonesian soldiers on Thursday were sentenced from five to seven months in prison after a video showed them torturing locals from the eastern island of Papua, an Indonesian military court said.

Posted in Human rights @ 12 November 2010 10:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia says Papuan torture video is authentic Indonesian authorities on Friday said the torture video against two residents of Papua is authentic and shows members of the country's military, officials said.

Posted in Human rights @ 23 October 2010 01:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Investigation after Taiwan bans sale of Indonesian instant noodle The Indonesian House of Representatives is set to launch an investigation after Taiwan banned the sales of an Indonesian instant noodle because it allegedly has banned preservatives, local media reported on Tuesday.

Posted in Health @ 13 October 2010 03:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian gamblers help Singapore visitor arrivals soar Singapore welcomed 30.3 percent more visitors in May than the same month a year ago as the city-state’s two new casinos helped draw in tourists. The Singapore Tourism Board said on Monday that 946,000 people visited the city-state last month, up from 939,000 in April and 726,000 in May 2009.

Posted in Tourism @ 29 June 2010 05:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mandala Air flies to Singapore, Hong Kong en Macau Mandala Air has announced it will open up a number of new international routes next month. New flights will bring visitors from and to Macau, Hong Kong and Singapore from Jakarta and Balikpapan. With attractive ticket prices promotion for the new routes has just started. From June 25 the new routes will be fully operational.

Posted in Travel @ 20 May 2010 12:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Travelers from Indonesia affected by Europe ash cloud Indonesia and Asia are increasingly feeling the impact of the volcanic ash cloud hanging over Europe, with airlines forced to cancel dozens of European flights for a third day on Sunday and warning that the chaos could last up to a week, at a cost of tens of millions of dollars.

Posted in Travel @ 19 April 2010 04:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Malaysians likely to face death penalty Two Malaysians accused of acting as couriers trying to smuggle narcotics into Indonesia now face the very real possibility of death before a firing squad. Boo Guan Teik (46) and Chang Cheng Weng (39), who were apprehended by Custom's officials at Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport have been formally charged by prosecutors.

Posted in Drugs @ 28 March 2010 01:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 4 reactions


In court because of a bee-sting A court in Indonesia has decided not to sentence a boy after he stung a class-mate with a bee. The now nine year old David Yusuf could be sentenced to three years in prison for severe abuse, but the judges decided to let him walk. The case dragged on for almost a year.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 02 February 2010 01:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali restaurants make Miele's top 10 Asian list Bali's Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique and KuDeTa have been voted among the Top 10 Restaurant in Asia in the 2009 edition of the Miele Guide. At an award ceremony held in Singapore on September 30, 2009, Mozaic Restaurant was ranked #6 and KuDeTa #9 among the 10 dining venues considered the very best in Asia by Miele.

Posted in General @ 15 October 2009 12:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aid dispatched after hunger-related deaths in Papua The Indonesian government said it will send a team to a poor district in eastern Papua Province after a rights group reported deaths from hunger and associated diseases there. Swadiatma, an adviser to the Coordinating Ministry for People's Welfare, said the team of officials would be dispatched this week to the isolated district of Yahukimo in Papua to investigate reports of the deaths, and assess the long-term needs of the population.

Posted in Health @ 22 September 2009 03:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda charged with price-fixing in Australia Garuda Indonesia has been charged by the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) for conspiring to fix air cargo prices. The lawsuit alleges that Garuda and other carriers of colluding to fix fuel and security surcharges in Indonesia and Hong Kong between 2001 and 2006.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 08 September 2009 11:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda increases seat capacity for lebaran holidays Garuda Indonesia will add 42,226 seats to its scheduled services operating September 16 0 28, 2009, to meet an expected surge in demand over the Islamic Lebaran holidays. The extra seats will be create by adding extra flights or increasing the size of aircraft used on an existing 17 domestic and 7 international routes.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 31 August 2009 03:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


416 cases of Mexican Flu in Indonesia Indonesia again confirmed 16 people infected by H1N1 virus, bringing the total number of patients to 416, a director at the Health Ministry said here Monday in a statement. Tjandra Yoga Aditama said that one of the cases had recently returned from Hong Kong. The European Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ECDC confirms that 1.000 people have died of the novel virus worldwide.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 28 July 2009 01:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


86 cases of Mexican Flu in Indonesia Indonesia confirmed that 22 more people are infected by the H1N1 Mexican flu virus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 86, according to the Health Ministry in a statement which was released yesterday evening. All new cases were Indonesians. Nine of them were male, 13 of them female. Most of them had recently returned from travel abroad from countries like the United States, Hong Kong, Turkey and Singapore.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 14 July 2009 05:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia confirms first two cases of Mexican Flu Officials confirmed Wednesday the country's first cases of the H1N1 flu after an Indonesian and a British tourist tested positive for the virus. Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari identified an Indonesian pilot who recently flew to Australia and Hong Kong, and a 22-year-old British tourist who has lived in Australia.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 25 June 2009 02:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Garuda expands regional route network Bisnis.com reports that Garuda Indonesia will open 18 new regional routes commencing January 16, 2009. Pujobroto, the Airline's Corporate Vice-President, depicted the opening of the new routes as part of Garuda's overall growth plan. "The development of the new routes will be supported by 14 new Boeing 737NG that will begin gradually arriving in mid-2009," explained the Garuda official.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 10 January 2009 08:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda set to receive new airplanes starting in 2009 Garuda Indonesia will be taking delivery of brand new Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft in May 2009. The Vice-President of Garuda, Pujobroto, said the new airplanes are the first delivery of 50 "new generation" B737-800s on order by the Indonesian national carrier from the Boeing factory in Seattle, Washington (U.S.A.).

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 30 November 2008 10:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia corruption watchdog to work with FBI Indonesia's corruption watchdog signed an agreement Tuesday with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to collaborate in the fight against graft, a spokesman said. Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, chairman Antasari Azhar and FBI deputy director John Pistole signed the agreement in Jakarta on training and the exchange of information and investigators, the commission's spokesman Johan Budi said.

Posted in Corruption @ 20 November 2008 09:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two new foreign airlines to serve Bali The Jakarta Post quotes Heru Legowo, the General Manager of the Bali Airport Authority (PT Angkasa Pura I), as announcing that two new airlines are planning to land in Bali before the end of the current year. "The two airlines are Hong Kong Express based in Hong Kong and Virgin Blue in Australia," Legowo said.

Posted in General @ 09 September 2008 11:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia lowers taxes to attract business Indonesia’s parliament has passed a long-awaited law cutting corporate and personal income tax rates to broaden the country’s relatively tiny tax base and stimulate economic growth. Analysts hailed the legislation as a major milestone in Indonesia’s transition to a more business-friendly market. But they cautioned that further reforms are needed, particularly in labour regulations and the legal sector, to improve the investment climate.

Posted in General @ 03 September 2008 03:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda's new Boeing aircraft begin to arrive Garuda's fleet of new Boeing 737-800 New Generation aircraft have begun to arrive in Indonesia from their production plant in Seattle, Washington (U.S.A.). Quoted by Tempo Interaktif, the CEO of the Airline, Emirsyah Satar said on Thursday, July 17th, "one unit arrives on Friday and another one next month."

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 19 July 2008 12:17 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


Lion Air to acquire airlines in six countries Indonesia's budget carrier Lion Air said Wednesday that it was preparing funds to acquire shares in airlines in six Asian countries as part of the company's ambition to boost its global presence. Lion Air will buy stakes in airlines in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Bangladesh and South Korea at the amount permitted under their respective laws.

Posted in General @ 15 November 2007 01:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lion Air to fly to Hong Kong from next month Budget airline Lion Air will open its new route to Hong Kong next month in the company's ambition to expand businesses to regional level. Lion will use its new Boeing 737-900ER to serve the Hong Kong route once a day from the East Java capital of Surabaya.

Posted in General @ 12 November 2007 07:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


13,406 more Garuda seats from Jakarta to Bali for 'Lebaran' Garuda Indonesia has announced that they will add 29,475 additional seats on flights to 9 of their international and domestic destinations to handle the added business demand over the coming Lebaran Holidays.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 16 September 2007 11:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia suspects ominous H5N1 mutations Officials from Indonesia's avian flu commission said today that the H5N1 avian influenza virus may have mutated in a way that makes it more transmissible from birds to humans, but a World Health Organization (WHO) official said the WHO had seen no evidence of such a change, according to news services.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 07 June 2007 10:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia seeks extradition of 15 executives from Singapore Indonesia will seek the extradition of 15 businessmen believed to be hiding millions of dollars in stolen state funds in Singapore, according to the new Attorney General Hendarman Supanji. In his first statement since being appointed last Tuesday, Supanji said authorities had compiled a list of suspects. No names were released, but local media identified them as being Indonesian Chinese who owned commercial banks when the banking system collapsed in 1997.

Posted in General @ 10 May 2007 05:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


'Gay NGO worker and partner tortured, sexually abused in Aceh' A 32-year-old GO worker and his partner from the same sex were allegedy brutally tortured and sexually abused by the police in Banda Aceh while in custody last January. This was said by the Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). AHRC has named the NGO officials as Hartayo and Bobby. The motive behind the detention, torture and sexual abuse is because they are homosexuals, says AHRC in an 'urgent action' appeal.

Posted in Human rights @ 18 March 2007 01:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 14 reactions


Adam Air to continue expansion Adam Skyconnection Airlines said the Jan. 1 crash of one of its aircraft will not affect expansion plans as the Indonesian budget carrier will pursue adding 60 planes within five years and searching for a strategic investor. The airline also plans to lease 10 Boeing 737 planes this year, bringing its total fleet to 32, according to the company's president director, Adam Suherman, whose family owns the Jakarta- based carrier.

Posted in General @ 14 February 2007 02:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia, Baxter sign MOU on bird flu vaccine Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding with a unit of U.S. company Baxter International Inc. on Wednesday to develop a human bird flu vaccine, as Jakarta came under fire for not sharing samples of the virus. Earlier reports of the deal had stirred controversy because it had been linked to Indonesia's decision not to share H5N1 bird flu virus samples with foreign laboratories.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 07 February 2007 09:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Faster diagnostic kits in Indonesia only in March With four deaths from bird flu in Indonesia since New Year's Day, the government announced that faster diagnostic kits would only be available in March. "We are expecting that this diagnostic kit will be able to detect symptoms in patients before they suffer heavy breathing," Indonesia's Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari was quoted as saying by Detik.com on Sunday. "The government will also increase the training for health officers on diagnosing and handling bird flu cases," she added.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 15 January 2007 11:59 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


The nowhere people Fitriyah was 14 when her mother left their Java village to work as a maid in Saudi Arabia. There were two letters from Sulastri after she arrived in Riyadh, and then a silence for seven years: no calls, no letters, and no money. When Fitriyah saw her mother again, she was dead. The autopsy stated that Sulastri had died from insect bites. But there was no explanation for the bruises covering the body when it was returned. "For seven years, I had no idea what had happened and why she didn't write. Now, at least, I can understand her silence," she whispers.

Posted in Culture @ 24 December 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu-hit Indonesia to ban city backyard poultry Indonesia, which has the world's highest number of bird flu deaths, intends to bar city residents from keeping chickens and other poultry in their backyards, ministers said on Friday. Indonesia has become a frontline in the battle against the virus that has killed 55 people in the country, where millions of chickens roam freely in urban residential areas.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 20 October 2006 04:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Trials and travails of Indonesia's richest man Publicity-shy paper and plantation magnate Sukanto Tanoto is in Indonesia's national headlines after topping two high-profile lists. Forbes Asia last month listed the 56-year-old tycoon as the richest individual in Indonesia, with assets worth about US$2.8 billion (Rp25.2 trillion). In June, the self-made ethnic-Chinese tycoon also topped a list of state-owned Bank Mandiri's six biggest debtors.

Posted in General @ 15 October 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to allow protests against IMF, World Bank Indonesian police will allow activists opposed to the policies of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to meet in Batam, 40 minutes by ferry from Singapore where the lenders are holding their annual meetings. Activists were previously denied permission to hold the meeting on the island because it could hurt the political, security and investment environment in Indonesia, Anggaria Lopies, a spokesman from the Riau provincial police, said in a telephone interview today.

Posted in Protests @ 11 September 2006 14:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia behind the learning curve Indonesia is arguably Asia's least well-educated country, and the government is largely to blame. With 30% of its 242 million population school-aged, the world's largest Muslim country ranks lowest among its Asian neighbors in terms of public education expenditure.

Posted in Economy @ 03 September 2006 10:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia confiscates record 950 kilos of crystal methamphetamine Indonesian police on Tuesday confiscated nearly 1 ton of crystal methamphetamine apparently smuggled into the country from Hong Kong in what was believed to be the largest seizure in the country's history, a senior official said. The national police chief, General Sutanto, said about 950 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, locally known as "shabu-shabu," was seized by the Jakarta city police during routine patrols in the Tanggerang district on the western outskirts of Jakarta, the state-run Antara news agency reported.

Posted in Drugs @ 29 August 2006 15:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Chevron finds oil in Indonesia The Indonesian government said Thursday that Chevron Corp. struck oil in a test well in Sumatra. Half of Indonesia's oil production comes from Sumatran fields, and Chevron Pacific Indonesia is the largest oil producer in that country. The Parit Minyak-1test well showed oil at two different depths -- 6,000 feet and 9,000 feet.

Posted in Economy @ 12 August 2006 14:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Wet markets must be cleaned up to fight bird flu Cleaning up Indonesia's popular wet markets and shifting live birds to separate sanitary locations is a crucial first step in the nation's fight against the deadly bird flu virus, an expert said. Indonesia became the nation worst affected by the H5N1 virus this week, with 44 confirmed human deaths, putting its efforts to combat bird flu under the international spotlight.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 10 August 2006 13:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Vanuatu is world's happiest country, Indonesia 23th The tiny South Pacific Ocean archipelago of Vanuatu is the happiest country on Earth, according to a study published Wednesday measuring people's wellbeing and their impact on the environment. Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica and Panama complete the top five in the Happy Planet Index, compiled by the British think-tank New Economics Foundation (NEF).

Posted in General @ 12 July 2006 08:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong quake strikes east of Manado A magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck central Indonesia on Sunday, the Hong Kong Observatory said. The quake, recorded at 4:20 a.m. local time, was centered 180 miles southwest of the city of Manado on Indonesia's central Sulawesi island, the observatory said in a statement.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 June 2006 11:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia confirms 39th bird flu death Indonesia today confirmed its 39th death from bird flu after tests by a WHO-affiliated laboratory showed that a 14-year-old boy had died of the virus, a health ministry official said. 'Ibrahim Ahmad, 14, was positively infected with bird flu, according to the results of tests by the WHO-affiliated laboratory in Hong Kong,' said Ningrum from the ministry's bird flu centre.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 20 June 2006 20:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Bird flu kills 37th victim in Indonesia The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed an Indonesian teenager who died last week was infected with bird flu, a Health Ministry official said, taking the country's total of deaths from the virus to 37. Nyoman Kandun, a director general at the ministry, said the 15-year-old boy from Tasikmalaya in West Java had had contact with poultry.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 05 June 2006 10:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO confirms two more bird flu cases Two more Indonesians have been confirmed as infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus, a health official said on Monday, citing results from a World Health Organisation-recognised laboratory in Hong Kong.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 29 May 2006 15:32 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


Hospitals: At least 200 dead in quake, toll expected to rise At least 200 people were killed and thousands injured when a strong earthquake rocked the densely-populated southern coast of Indonesia's Central Java, hospitals said. At least 200 people were killed and thousands injured when a strong earthquake rocked the densely-populated southern coast of Indonesia's Central Java, hospitals said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 May 2006 07:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaysia's investment in Indonesia doubles While other economies have reduced their investments in Indonesia after the financial crisis period in 1997, Malaysian investors have doubled their investment in the republic. Indonesia's Promotion, Investment Coordinating Board director Ikmal Lukman said Malaysia's investment in Indonesia had grown in terms of number and value of projects soon after the crisis.

Posted in Economy @ 25 May 2006 19:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia local tests show 5 positive on bird flu Five Indonesian people from a family related by blood were positively infected by avian influenza virus after tested by the country's laboratory, health ministry official said here Saturday. Director General of Disease Control of the ministry, I Nyoman Kandun said that the five from Indonesia's North Sumatra province had had contacts with fowls and pigs.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 13 May 2006 18:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


6.1-magnitude quake strikes off coast of Sumatra A powerful undersea earthquake rocked a large swath of western Indonesia on Wednesday, the Hong Kong Observatory said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The tremor was centered off the island of Sumatra, 420 kilometers (260 miles) south-southeast of Banda Aceh, the observatory said. It struck just after 0130 am local time (1830 GMT Thursday).

Posted in Earthquake @ 26 April 2006 07:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Kalla: No need for another fuel hike Concerns that the recent surge in global oil prices could lead to another fuel price hike this year have eased for the moment, after Vice President Jusuf Kalla said the government had no immediate plans to raise fuel prices. "I don't think a fuel price hike is necessary at the moment," Vice President Jusuf Kalla said Monday. "What we have to do now is to use energy more efficiently, fix up our power sector, and think up of other ways to save fuel."

Posted in Economy @ 25 April 2006 07:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO confirms new bird flu case in Sumatra The World Health Organization has confirmed Indonesia's 33rd case of bird flu in a 23-year-old poultry worker, the health ministry said. The patient is being treated at the M Djamil hospital in Padang, West Sumatra province, said Hariyadi Wibisono, director general of animal borne disease control.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 11 April 2006 07:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia reports 23rd confirmed bird flu fatality The World Health Organization has confirmed one more death from bird flu in Indonesia, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 23, a health official said here Friday. The one-year-old baby girl from Jakarta died recently at a local Hospital, I Nyoman Kandun, director-general of the disease control and environmental health under the Indonesian Health Ministry told Xinhua over phone.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 31 March 2006 17:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Kim Jong-il to make ground-breaking Indonesia trip North Korean leader Kim Jong-il will visit Indonesia in the near future after accepting an invitation from a special envoy for the Indonesian president, Hong Kong’s Yazhou Zhoukan reported Friday. Pyongyang has also asked Jakarta to act as a mediator in six-nation talks aimed at dismantling the North’s nuclear program. Presidential envoy Nana Sutresna, who visited both Pyongyang and Seoul recently, invited Kim to visit Indonesia “at an appropriate time,” and Indonesian officials said Kim was “willing to accept” the invitation, the weekly reported.

Posted in Politics @ 10 March 2006 14:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia says 22nd human bird flu death confirmed Bird flu has killed its 22nd human victim in Indonesia, a 12-year-old girl, according to tests by the World Health Organisation's Hong Kong laboratory, an Indonesian health ministry official said on Friday. The confirmation came just hours after Indonesia reported its 21st human bird flu victim, a three-year-old child, according to tests by the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 10 March 2006 14:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Young boy dies of bird flu in Semarang A three-year-old boy has died of bird flu in central Indonesia, a senior health official said today. Blood and swab samples for the child – who died this week in a hospital in Semarang, Central Java province – have been sent to a World Health Organisation-sanctioned laboratory in Hong Kong for confirmation, said Hariadi Wibisono.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 March 2006 09:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ministers sound alarm over bird flu With more human cases of bird flu being reported in the country, ministers warn the virus may be mutating into a more virulent form that is capable of being transmitted from human to human.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 16 February 2006 18:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Indonesian women die from bird flu A World Health Organization-sanctioned laboratory confirmed the deaths of two Indonesian women from bird flu, the country's Health Ministry said Sunday. The confirmation brings Indonesia's human death toll from the deadly H5N1 strain to 18. The women, ages 22 and 37, were from the town of Bekasi, a town just east of the capital, Jakarta. They died within hours of each other last week.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 12 February 2006 09:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia records another bird flu death An Indonesian woman has died of bird flu, hospital staff said, citing results from tests carried out by the health ministry. The 22-year-old woman died late yesterday, said spokesman Ilham Patu from the Sulianti Saroso hospital where the patient had been treated. Another woman, 27, who tested positive for bird flu by the health ministry was in critical condition at the hospital, Indonesia's main bird flu treatment center, Patu said.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 10 February 2006 07:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO confirms four more bird flu cases, two deaths A World Health Organization reference laboratory in Hong Kong has confirmed four more cases of bird flu in Indonesia, including two fatalities, an Indonesian health official said Saturday. Hariadi Wibisono, a senior Health Ministry official, told Kyodo News that the H5N1 strain of bird flu killed a 22-year-old market vendor in Jakarta and a 15-year-old boy from the West Java town of Padalarang.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 04 February 2006 19:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bandung teenager dies of suspected bird flu A 15-year-old boy whose results from local tests came back positive for bird flu has died at Hasan Sadikin Hospital in the Indonesian town of Bandung, local press reports said Thursday. If the local lab tests are confirmed by the WHO-accredited lab in Hong Kong, it would be Indonesia's 15th human fatality from bird flu, said The Jakarta Post newspaper.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 02 February 2006 10:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta market vendor dies of bird flu A market vendor in Jakarta, who had a history of contact with sick poultry, died of the H5N1 strain of the bird flu Thursday. Officials at Jakarta's Infectious Diseases Hospital said local tests for the 22-year-old indicate he had the virus. If blood and swab samples sent to a World Health Organisation-approved laboratory in Hong Kong come back positive, Indonesia will raise its human death toll to 15.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 29 January 2006 09:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia reports new case of bird flu Indonesia reported another suspected case of bird flu on Wednesday as World Health Organization officials visited markets in the teeming capital to try to find ways to contain the virus. The 22-year-old market vendor from south Jakarta was being treated in the capital's infectious disease hospital, said senior health official Hariadi Wibisono. Details of his condition was not released.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 25 January 2006 18:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's confirmed bird flu deaths rise to 12 A laboratory in Hong Kong has confirmed Indonesia's 12th human death from bird flu, a senior Health Ministry official said on Saturday. Hariadi Wibisono said the latest results from the laboratory, which is recognised by the World Health Organisation, showed the H5N1 virus had killed a 29-year-old Indonesian woman who died this week in a Jakarta hospital.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 14 January 2006 08:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Woman in hospital with bird flu dies A 29-year-old Indonesian woman has died of bird flu, a health official said, citing results from tests carried out by the country's health ministry. The woman died last night after being treated for three days at Indonesia's main hospital treating bird flu patients, hospital spokesman Ilham Patu told Agence France-Presse.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 12 January 2006 07:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian woman has bird flu, local test shows A 29-year-old Indonesian woman in Jakarta has the deadly strain of bird flu, officials said on Wednesday, citing the results of a local test. Outside laboratories recognised by the World HealthOrganisation have so far confirmed 11 deaths and five other cases in Indonesia where patients survived.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 11 January 2006 20:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to build world-class bird flu laboratory The Indonesian government has planned to build a laboratory to test bird flu virus with international standards as human cases of bird flu have been on the rise in the country, a health official said Thursday. "We will build a laboratory with bio security level (BSL) 3," said Hariadi Wibisono, director of animal-borne disease eradication with the Ministry of Health.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 January 2006 07:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt to begin bird flu surveillance in capital The government will launch house-to-house surveillance of poultry in Jakarta in a bid to halt the spread of deadly bird flu, a minister said on Tuesday. Local communities, student volunteers and military forces will be deployed to inspect poultry across the sprawling capital of nearly 9 million people, where four of the country's confirmed nine deaths have occurred.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 21 December 2005 07:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia says 8-year-old boy died of bird flu Local tests show that an 8-year-old boy has died of bird flu, Health Ministry officials said Monday as they awaited confirmation from the World Health Organization. It was not immediately clear if the boy, who died last week in a dense residential area of the capital Jakarta, had contact with sick birds, said Hariadi Wibisono who heads a department charged with eradicating animal-borne diseases.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 19 December 2005 07:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


10th person dead from bird flu Indonesia local test showed the tenth person death from bird flu, a director at the Health Ministry Hariadi Wibisono said here Friday. The director told Xinhua in telephone that the blood sample of the 39 year-old man was sent to the World Health Organization affiliated laboratory in Hong Kong for further test. "The local test result was positive," he said. The man died earlier this week at a hospital in Jakarta.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 17 December 2005 08:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia rated Asia's most corrupt Indonesia is still ranked as the most corrupt country in Asia, local sources quoted a recent survey of the Political and Economic Risk Consultancy Ltd (PERC) as saying. According to the survey, carried out with 96 Asian businessmen, Indonesia was given with 9.44 points in the ranking, scaled from 0 - 10 with the more points a country gets, the more corrupt it is.

Posted in General @ 06 December 2005 07:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 37 reactions


Preliminary tests show eight-month-old baby has bird flu An eight-month-old baby is the latest patient to test positive for bird flu in Indonesia. Doctors believe the baby may have caught the disease from an infected pigeon. A spokesman at the Sulianti Soroso hospital says preliminary tests, yet to be confirmed by the World Health Organisation in Hong Kong, show that the child is suffering from the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 December 2005 07:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia confirms new human bird flu death The death of an Indonesian woman earlier this week has been confirmed by World Health Organization tests as the country's eighth bird flu fatality. An Indonesian health ministry official said tests conducted at a laboratory in Hong Kong show the 25-year-old woman died of the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 04 December 2005 09:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Bird flu might have spread to more provinces Government authorities said Monday that avian influenza might have spread to more provinces in Indonesia as the country's president appointed a state-run pharmaceutical company to produce the anti-viral drug Tamiflu to fight the illness. Authorities have so far confirmed that the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus has infected fowl through 23 of Indonesia's 33 provinces, but senior officials said new infections were suspected elsewhere, and that the outbreaks increase the risk of the virus mutating into a strain that's more contagious to humans and could lead to a pandemic that health experts fear could kill millions.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 29 November 2005 07:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Jakarta readies funds for MRT project The Jakarta administration has earmarked some Rp 135 billion (11.4 million Euro) in its 2006 budget draft for the ambitious mass rapid transit (MRT) network, the first concrete step taken to materialize the undertaking. "I have been informed by Minister (of Transportation) Hatta Radjasa that the construction of the MRT line will begin next year. The project will be financed by a loan from the Japanese government," Governor Sutiyoso said early this week when asked about the budget allocation.

Posted in General @ 28 November 2005 07:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia reports new human bird flu case A 16-year-old Indonesian boy has tested positive for the H5N1 avian flu virus, making him the 12th confirmed case among humans in the country, a health official says. "We have received a laboratory test from Hong Kong and the results were positive," said Hariadi Wibisono, a seniorofficial at the Health Ministry, adding the patient was being treated at a hospital in Bandung in West Java province.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 27 November 2005 11:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia reports 8th suspected death from bird flu Indonesia says preliminary tests show a 35-year-old man has died of the H5N1 virus of bird flu, the country's health ministry said on Monday. The results had still to be confirmed by a Hong Kong laboratory affiliated with the World Health Organization. If confirmed, the man would be the eighth person known to have died of bird flu in Indonesia. Two other bird flu deaths were reported earlier in the week.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 21 November 2005 07:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia needs 15 years to be corruption-free President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Indonesia needed at least 15 years to create a public life which is really free from corruptive practices. The president made the remark in a meeting with 500 Indonesian nationals at the auditorium of the Indonesian embassy in Busan, South Korea, on Sunday.

Posted in Corruption @ 20 November 2005 09:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


One-third of Indonesians want more sex An online, global sex survey carried out by condom manufacturer Durex revealed that 31 percent of the Indonesian respondents said they wish to have sex more frequently, while only 34 percent of the total 1,112 respondents said they are happy with their sex lives.

Posted in General @ 19 November 2005 09:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Two bird flu deaths not linked to birds Two Indonesian women who died from avian influenza earlier this month had no known contact with flu-infected birds, said a doctor at a hospital that treated one of the patients. "It remains unclear how the two people contracted the disease," said Ilham Patu, 47, a medical officer with Sulianti Saroso, one of two hospitals in Jakarta designated to treat bird-flu cases.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 18 November 2005 15:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 5 reactions


WHO confirms two suspected bird flu deaths Indonesia has had two more deaths from the H5N1 strain of bird flu confirmed by a laboratory in Hong Kong, bringing the total to seven in the country, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. Hariadi Wibisono, a senior official from the ministry, said the tests were from a 20-year-old woman who died last weekend and a 16-year-old girl who died last week. Both victims, who died in Jakarta, had contact with dead chickens, he said.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 17 November 2005 07:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to double number of hospitals for bird flu Indonesia will more than double to 100 the number of hospitals designated to treat bird flu patients across the world's fourth most populous country, a Health Ministry official said on Wednesday. Farid Husain, the director-general for medical services, said the government wanted to be prepared in the event of a sharp rise in the number of bird flu sufferers.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 16 November 2005 10:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


EU says Indonesia needs help to fight bird flu The European Union on Tuesday offered to help Indonesia fight bird flu, saying the world's fourth most populous nation needed assistance even though it had a plan and the political will to tackle the deadly virus. Visiting EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, Markos Kyprianou, said help could take the form of surveillance as well as the vaccination and culling of chickens.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 15 November 2005 11:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


20-year old woman may be next bird flu victim Indonesia is investigating whether a 20-year-old woman who lived close to a flock of sick chickens died from bird flu after falling ill with a high fever and breathing difficulties, a hospital spokesman said Sunday. The woman died in Jakarta's infectious diseases hospital late Saturday, hospital spokesman Dr. Ilham Patu said Sunday. Her neighbors had a flock of backyard chickens that died suddenly.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 13 November 2005 10:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesians raid 'one of world's biggest drug plants' Indonesian police have detained 12 people after raiding a factory making ecstasy pills and methamphetamines that officers described as one of the biggest such plants in the world. Police said anti-narcotics officers raided the factory on Friday near the city of Serang, about 75 kilometres west of Jakarta.

Posted in Drugs @ 12 November 2005 09:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 12 reactions


Test shows new bird flu death in Indonesia A 16-year-old Indonesian girl who died this week had bird flu, a health ministry official said on Wednesday after the release of test results. The latest death, if confirmed by further testing, would bring to 10 the number of human cases in the world's fourth most populous nation and the sixth confirmed death since July. Another four people confirmed infected with the H5N1 avian flu virus have survived.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 09 November 2005 15:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fifth death from bird flu confirmed Indonesia's Health Ministry today confirmed the country's fifth human death from avian influenza after receiving test reports from the World Health Organization's laboratory in Hong Kong. It would be the 63rd such death reported in Asia since 2004.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 05 November 2005 10:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Suspected bird flu cases in three children Three Indonesian children are suspected to be the latest victims of bird flu, which the Asian Development Bank said on Thursday could trigger a global recession if a pandemic breaks out. Underlining the increasing urgency in tackling the H5N1 avian flu virus, the United States and China announced new efforts to fight a possible pandemic, including $500 million to monitor the virus in poultry.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 03 November 2005 14:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Another suspected birdflu death in Indonesia An Indonesian man has died in hospital with a suspected case of bird flu. A spokesman for Jakarta's Sulianti Saroso hospital says the man died from pneumonia. He says the Jakarta resident showed symptoms of bird flu after being admitted to the hospital on Monday but the results of first tests were negative. Blood samples had been taken for further tests.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 16 October 2005 09:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions
    
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