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Military deploys soldiers to guard Indonesia-Malaysia border The Diponegoro Regional Military Command of Central Java has sent 450 soldiers from 405 Surya Kusuma Infantry Battalion to the North Kalimantan-Malaysia border to guard Indonesian sovereignty.

Posted in Military @ 11 August 2014 20:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Surabaya administration cracks down on beggars The Surabaya city government in East Java is cracking down on street beggars and homeless drifters whose number continues to increase during the holy month of Ramadhan this year.

Posted in General @ 05 July 2014 16:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian air force to build air base in West Kalimantan The Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) will soon build a type C air base of at Temajuk in Sambas district, West Kalimantan province, to strengthen security in the area bordering Malaysia.

Posted in Military @ 09 June 2014 22:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


State Enterprises Ministry urged to assess PLN`s performance The State Enterprises Ministry must evaluate the performance of state electricity company, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), following power cuts in several parts of Jakarta on Monday, noted a lawmaker.

Posted in Power supply @ 13 May 2014 23:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mt Kelud`s cold mud flow inundates farming areas A cold mud flow streaming from Mount Kelud and flowing into River Konto inundated farming areas in Kandangan sub-district, Pare district and Badas sub-district, Kediri district, East Java Province.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 19 February 2014 18:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Anti-graft agency confiscates Wawan's luxury cars The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has confiscated more than ten luxury vehicles belonging to Tubagus Chaeri Wardana alias Wawan in connection with a money laundering crime he has allegedly committed.

Posted in Corruption @ 28 January 2014 10:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BIN: 'Australia assures no wiretapping to take place again' Australia has assured Indonesia that no wiretapping will be conducted ever again on Indonesian officials, the Chief of the State Intelligence Agency (BIN), Marciano Norman, said on Wednesday.

Posted in Politics @ 20 November 2013 19:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President suspends several cooperations with Australia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has temporarily stopped cooperation between Indonesia and Australia in a number of areas pending the settlement of alleged spy issues.

Posted in Politics @ 20 November 2013 15:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 1 reaction


60 tons of marijuana distributed in Central Java annually Marijuana distribution in Central Java province reaches 60 tons a year, according to head of data and information research center of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN), Brigadier General Darwin Butat Butar.

Posted in Drugs @ 31 July 2013 19:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods and landslides claims eight in Ambon Flood and landslide on Tuesday in Ambon, Maluku Province, claimed eight casualties while five persons were still unaccounted for after heavy rain poured the region on Monday evening.

Posted in Weather @ 30 July 2013 18:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


A military command chief replaced The Indonesian Army Headquarters has replaced Maj. Gen Hardiono Saroso as chief of the Diponegoro Regional Military Command IV following the raid of a prison in Yoyakarta by Army`s Special Forces (Kopassus) members recently.

Posted in Military @ 06 April 2013 16:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President Yudhoyono asks proper use of education budget President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono presided over a limited cabinet meeting for the 2013 education budget and asked all parties to properly use the budget.

Posted in Politics @ 28 February 2013 20:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Body of terrorist suspect belongs to Jipo Police confirmed that the body of a terrorist suspect killed during a firefight with police Densus 88 anti-terrorist squad in Poso belongs to M Choiri alias Jipo alias Iben hailing from Bima, West Nusa Tenggara.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 November 2012 15:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President Yudhoyono receives Chancellor Merkel President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono received a courtesy call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Merdeka Palace here on Tuesday evening. Chancellor Merkel arrived at the Presidential Palace compounds at around 3.00 p.m., where President Yudhoyono met her upon her arrival.

Posted in Politics @ 10 July 2012 14:11 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia, Australia to discuss C-130 Hercules Indonesia and Australia are all set to finalize an Australian grant for five C-130 Hercules in the coming days. On Monday, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said that the deal was included as part of the President`s agenda during his visit to Darwin that has been scheduled between Monday and Wednesday.

Posted in Military @ 02 July 2012 11:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono asks minister to investigate Papua problems President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has asked chief security minister Djoko Suyanto to examine the cause of problems in Papua that have led to a number of violent acts in the region recently.

Posted in Violence @ 12 June 2012 13:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President : 'Govt to station marine battalion in Riau islands' President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the government plans to station a marine battalion in the Riau Islands to maintain security in the Malacca Strait section in Indonesian waters.

Posted in Military @ 02 June 2012 16:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President: 'Elderly hajj pilgrims must be prioritized' President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono asked the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the relevant agencies to give priority to elderly would-be hajj pilgrims.

Posted in Religion @ 12 April 2012 09:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tectonic earthquake jolts Aru Islands A tectonic earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted Aru Islands District in Maluku Province at 08.42 local time on Wednesday morning.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 April 2012 09:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President Yudhoyono installs new ambassadors President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono appointed four new Indonesian ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary, at the State Palace, here, Friday.

Posted in Politics @ 05 March 2012 08:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dry season predicted to start in May The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysic Agency (BMKG) has predicted that the dry season in Indonesia will begin in 342 season zones in May 2012.

Posted in Weather @ 26 February 2012 03:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Economist: Raising fuel price more realistic Raising the present gasoline price will be a more realistic policy than the government's plan to limit subsidized fuel oil consumption to reduce its subsidy burden, an economist here said.

Posted in Economy @ 24 January 2012 01:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Cabinet Secretary promises solution for Yasmin church Cabinet Secretary Dipo Alam says he met last week with representatives of GKI Taman Yasmin church in Bogor, West Java, in a dialogue to settle the dispute surrounding the much-protested ban on the church's activities.

Posted in Religion @ 05 December 2011 10:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Terrorist cell planned to attack police station Police have obtained proof that six terror suspects they arrested on Sunday had planned to attack a police station in West Jakarta.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 November 2011 00:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Rotating blackouts in Bali starting from February 2011 Rotating blackouts in Bali’s power supply are predicted to reoccur in February 2012. The power interruptions will take place during scheduled, routine repairs on the gas powered power plant (PLTG) in Gilimanuk, West Bali, that, during periods of the planned repairs causing the plant to go off-line Bali will lose 130 megawatts of power generation capability.

Posted in Power supply @ 23 October 2011 12:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian court sentences mob attack victim to prison A Muslim sect member was sentenced on Monday to six months in prison for disobeying police and violent assault in a deadly mob attack perpetrated against him and other Ahmadiyah members, The Jakarta Globe reported on Tuesday.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 16 August 2011 02:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Post-tsunami recovery at Mentawai islands to cost $133.4 million Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) on Monday announced that reconstruction efforts for the Mentawai islands, which was struck by a devastating tsunami on October 25, 2010 that cuased over 400 deaths, will cost around 1.16 trillion rupiahs ($133.4 million).

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 April 2011 00:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


123 Indonesians still waiting for evacuation from Libya At least 123 Indonesians are still in Libya, more than the previous number announced by the government earlier this week, the Jakarta Globe reported Thursday.



Posted in General @ 10 March 2011 18:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


253 Indonesians evacuated from Libya arrive in Tunisia About 253 Indonesians were evacuated from Libya early Sunday after waiting more than 40 hours for an aircraft the Indonesian embassy had chartered, the Antara news agency reported.

Posted in General @ 06 March 2011 20:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Wings Air purchases 15 more ATR 72-500 planes Wings Air, a full daugher of Indonesian airliner Lion Air, has confirmed the purchase of another 15 units of ATR 72-500 planes. Lion Air confirmed the order with a joint venture between Turboprop An Alenia Aeronotica and EADS. The most recent purchase is a continuation of a purchase of 30 planes in 2009.

Posted in Travel @ 01 March 2011 11:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda Indonesia to recruit pilots Mandala Airlines Garuda Indonesia plans to recruit 180 new pilots in 2011, and as many as 36 pilots of whom are former pilots of the Mandala Airlines. "This year we are looking to recruit as many as 180 pilots, 36 pilots will come from Mandala Airlines," said Emirsyah, President Director of Garuda Indonesia, at the Indonesian Stock Exchange, Jakarta, Friday.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 12 February 2011 05:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lion Air to go public next year On the eve of what promises to be a lackluster launch to an initial public offering (IPO) by national carrier Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia's largest airline, as measured by passenger volume, Lion Air has declared its aim to raise more than US$1 billion via its own IPO targeted for 2012. The move was announced by Rusdi Kirana, CEO of Lion Air

Posted in Economy @ 06 February 2011 04:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three journalists guilty of illegaly buying Krakatau Steel IPO shares Three of the four journalists were found guilty in using their positions to obtain shares in the initial public offering (IPO) of Indonesia's state-owned steel company PT Krakatau Steel, local media reported.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 01 December 2010 18:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami survivors still lack adequate shelter One month after a deadly tsunami struck Indonesia's southern Mentawai islands, shelter for the more than 11,000 people affected remains a critical challenge, aid workers and officials say. "The most urgent need for people affected by the tsunami is housing and restoring their livelihoods," Andi Hanindito, head of emergency response with the Ministry of Social Affairs, told IRIN.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 November 2010 04:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


President plants mangrove trees in Angke President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and a number of Cabinet members planted mangrove trees in the Angke ecotourism park in North Jakarta on Monday as part of efforts to rehabilitate the mangrove forest. Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan said his office had struck an agreement with the Jakarta administration to plant 9 million mangrove trees in the coming five years.

Posted in Environment @ 08 June 2010 04:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Formalin and borax still used for food processing The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, identified dangerous ingredients such as formalin and borax in snacks sold in four elementary schools during tests conducted on Monday. Officers from the agency found lollipops containing coloring agents for textile and borax and formalin in noodle products and flour balls locally known as cilok.

Posted in Health @ 06 January 2010 11:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda Indonesia wants to fly free - again Garuda Indonesia has again presented plans to raise between 300 and 400 million dollar in an initial public offering (IPO) early 2010. Emirsyah Satar told reported that the funds raised from the IPO would be used to pay for the expansion plans of the company. He added that Garuda Indonesia was worth some 1.5 billion dollar (1.1 billion euro).

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 26 August 2009 11:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Military commander: 'Report people with sorban and jubah' Haryadi Soetanto, military commander of the Diponegoro division of the Indonesian army, has said that Indonesians should not be scared to report people that dress different than what is normal in the current Indonesian culture. "If there are foreigners wearing a sorban (Islamic headscarf) or jubah (Islamic long robe) or even wear a beard, they should be reported to the local authorities. The people should be more direct in this kind of situations," he said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 20 August 2009 09:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Cargo officials suspected of smuggling sea shells 16 boxes about to be boarded on a departing Qantas flight were intercepted by local authorities who found thousands of rare shells hidden among local handicrafts and textiles. Authorities estimate the value of the protected sea shells to be in the hundreds of millions of Rupiahs.

Posted in Environment @ 05 October 2008 07:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia privatises part of toll road company The Indonesian government is selling a 30 percent stake in PT Jasa Marga, the leading state toll road operator, at an IPO targeted at the top of the range to raise some 267 million euro. This makes it the fourth largest IPO in Indonesia since the Asian financial crisis in 1997-1998. The deal is the second sale of an Indonesian government owned company this year. Earlier PT Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) had raised some 537 million euro, of which 43 percent went to the state coffers. The sale cut the government’s stake in BNI from 99.1% to about 73%.

Posted in Economy @ 29 October 2007 01:08 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


Dutch made corvette for Indonesian Navy to arrive mid-august The Indonesian Navy is expected to receive a Sigma-class corvette in the next few weeks. "We expect the corvette to arrive mid August. It is currently on its way from the Netherlands to Indonesia," head of the Indonesian Navy`s Information Service Commodore Sugeng Darmawan said here on Friday.

Posted in Military @ 03 August 2007 14:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New regulations on operational ship's age upcoming The Transportation Department will continue their efforts to implement new regulations to limit the age of operational ships in Indonesia to a maximum of 25 years, as was told by a spokesman. "But the policy will be applied in a flexible way," M. Harijogi, director general of sea transportation, said here earlier on Monday. The policy would be executed with consideration of a ship's actual condition and the way it as been maintained.

Posted in Politics @ 13 March 2007 08:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Adam Air grounds six Boeing 737-300 planes Budget carrier Adam Air has grounded six of it's Boeing 737-300 planes. They should have their safety inspection first after one of it's aircrafts fuselage broke during a rough landing at Surabaya's Juanda airport an official of the airline said today. All Boeings 737-300, almost one third of the entire airlines fleet, will not fly until they had passed the governments safety inspection, as was said by Hartono, safety director of Adam Air.

Posted in General @ 22 February 2007 04:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Adam Air plane breaks upon landing in Surabaya Adam Air plane flying from Jakarta to East Java capital of Surabaya posed hard landing at Juanda international airport in the East Java's city, a report says. MetroTV television reported that the incident caused two following flights to the airport transferred to Ngurah Rai International airport in Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali resort island.

Posted in Accidents @ 21 February 2007 15:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong monsoons could mean increased droughts in Indonesia Fears of strengthening monsoons in Asia could spell trouble for parts of Australia and Indonesia which will see longer and more frequent droughts in the future, according to a study published in Nature on Thursday. By examining the chemical makeup of corals off Indonesia's Sumatra island, researchers found that stronger monsoons in Asia 6,500 years ago led to greater ocean cooling in the eastern Indian Ocean, which reduced evaporation and, in turn increased the droughts in Indonesia and Australia.

Posted in Environment @ 18 January 2007 09:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


North Sumatra floods recede, at least 100 dead Deadly floodwaters in north-western Indonesia have begun to recede but authorities said on Tuesday at least 100 people had been killed and they were searching remote areas for up to 200 people still missing. Floods and subsequent landslides have killed at least 100 people in Aceh and North Sumatra provinces, with tens of thousands forced to flee their homes for higher ground, local officials said.

Posted in Flooding @ 26 December 2006 12:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia rejects inquiry call over activist poisoning The defence minister today rejected calls for a UN inquiry into the death of Indonesia's leading human rights activist, amid mounting pressure on authorities following the acquittal of the only suspect in the poisoning death. Munir Said Thalib, who gained a reputation for exposing abuses by the Indonesian military in the late 1990s, was given a massive overdose of arsenic on a flight from Jakarta to Amsterdam in 2004.

Posted in Human rights @ 01 November 2006 14:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia asks Malaysia for explanation of fatal shooting Indonesia is seeking clarification from the Malaysian government about a report that five Indonesian citizens were killed in a shooting incident involving police in the country's Pahang state during the weekend. "We asked our officials in Kuala Lumpur to seek an official explanation from the Malaysian government about what really happened that day as soon as we heard the news," Foreign Ministry director for Indonesian citizens protection Ferry Adamhar told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

Posted in General @ 19 September 2006 09:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia, Malaysia have different perception on land border Indonesia and Malaysia still have different perception in deciding land border areas in Kalimantan (Borneo) island, ANTARA news agency reported quoting an Indonesian envoy as saying. Malaysia had identified nine border problems -- four in its state of Sabah (eastern Kalimantan) and five other in its state of Sarawak (western Kalimantan) while Indonesia problems on 10 areas including that in Tanjung Datu in West Kalimantan have yet to be solved.

Posted in Politics @ 18 September 2006 11:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Five in Sulawesi tested for bird flu Five people have been admitted to hospital on Indonesia's Sulawesi island with bird flu-like symptoms and local authorities have sought funds from the government to help cull poultry, officials said on Wednesday. Samples from the patients in Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi province, have been sent to a government laboratory in Jakarta to be tested for bird flu, said Runizar Ruesin, head of the ministry's bird flu information centre. No further details about the five people were available.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 31 August 2006 06:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali bomb site becomes car park Survivors of the Bali bombings have been shocked at the sight of cars driving over memorials to the dead. The site of Paddy's Bar in Kuta has been turned into a car park. There are also plans to transform the neighbouring Sari Club site, which also hosts shrines and tributes, into a car park. Both nightclubs were destroyed in the October 2002 bomb blasts that killed 202 people, 88 of them Australians.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 28 December 2005 07:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Claims of bird flu cover-up in Indonesia The Indonesian government has been accused of covering up a bird flu epidemic in its poultry industry for nearly two years. The Washington Post newspaper says Indonesian health experts believe bird flu first broke out in the country on commercial poultry farms. The virus spread to chickens raised in back yards across Indonesia and then began to infect humans, killing at least three people since July.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 21 October 2005 07:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 5 reactions


Bird flu kills two young girls in Jakarta A bird flu outbreak that has killed at least four people in Indonesia could quickly turn into an epidemic, the health minister warned, as another two children with symptoms of the disease died Wednesday. The government scrambled to calm public fears after the deaths of the two girls, ages 5 and 2.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 21 September 2005 17:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Asia-Africa leaders pay nostalgic Indonesian visit Leaders of nations from South Africa to North Korea came to this former Dutch colonial hill station on Sunday to honor political pioneers who set the stage for the Non-Aligned Movement 50 years ago. Arriving from Jakarta in a fleet of jetliners, leaders and representatives of some 100 countries retraced the steps taken by the heads of 29 Asian and African governments who met here in 1955 to seek a path apart from the Soviet and U.S. sides of the Cold War divide.

Posted in Politics @ 24 April 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two strong earthquakes rock Maluku island Two strong earthquakes rocked Indonesia's eastern province of Maluku on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, the local Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said. The first quake of magnitude-6.4 struck just about 40 minutes after midnight while the second, measuring 6.0 magnitude came at 7:40 a.m., said Benny Sipollo of the Agency's office in Ambon.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 March 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Kontras interviews Garuda employee on Munir's death Activists are interviewing an employee of national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia to find clues about Munir's mysterious death aboard a GA 974 flight from Jakarta to Amsterdam in September. They also suspect that Munir, who was found dead two hours before his plane was due to land in Amsterdam on Sept. 7, may have been poisoned on the flight from Jakarta to Singapore on Sept. 6.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 19 November 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


City buys up slums to turn into park In an effort to increase the number of green spaces in densely populated areas, the City Parks Agency plans to add six more community parks to the existing 54. The agency has been acquiring plots of land in six locations in Kemayoran district, Central Jakarta, and Meruya district in West Jakarta. "We have finished the land acquisition in three locations and are still negotiating the acquisition of three other sites," agency head Sarwo Handhayani said at City Hall on Monday.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 19 October 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mysterious assassins kill Bondowoso PDI-P executive Suwarjo, 60, an executive with the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle's (PDI-P) Bondowoso branch, and his wife and son were found murdered in the family home on Wednesday. The police are looking into whether the murders were political motivated or were a case of revenge. The police have ruled out robbery as being behind the murders, as no valuables were stolen.

Posted in Elections @ 15 July 2004 00:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


7 missing in bad weather while delivering election material in Mentawai islands Seven people have gone missing in bad weather while transporting presidential election material by boat to an Indonesian island, the navy said Wednesday. There has been no information since Saturday about the boat which was taking three poll officials, four policemen and the material from Tuapejat town on Sipora island to Siberut island, said Sergeant Major Darmansyah of the navy base in Padang on Sumatra island.

Posted in Elections @ 07 July 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt vows to check raging fires in Sumatra Indonesia is seeking help to put out the raging fires in Sumatra – the source of the haze over neighbouring Malaysia – and taking to court those who carry out open burning. Indonesian Embassy deputy chief of mission Suherman Obon said his country would be happy to accept Malaysia's assistance. “Our ambassador has reported the situation in Malaysia to Jakarta.

Posted in Forest fires @ 26 June 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt confirms outbreak of most dangerous bird flu strain Damage controlIndonesia said that tests had shown it was suffering from the same strain of bird flu that has left 12 people dead in Thailand and Vietnam. "The results of the identification... show that the subtype of the type A avian influenza in Indonesia is H5N1," said the agriculture ministry's director for animal health, Tri Satya Naipospos. The announcement followed overseas tests.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 03 February 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong quake rocks Maluku islands A strong earthquake jolted Indonesia's eastern Moluccas island chain on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage. Officials said the tremor, which measured 6.8 on the open-ended Richter scale, could have caused a tsunami. The epicentre for the early morning quake was in the Seram Sea, more than 100 km (60 miles) northwest of the Moluccas' main city, Ambon, officials from the state Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said. Aftershocks were also reported.

Posted in Earthquake @ 29 January 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia says bird flu found among chickens Indonesia has confirmed an outbreak of avian influenza among chickens but has no evidence so far that the disease has spread to humans, a senior official of the agriculture ministry says. "It's been confirmed avian influenza exists, but no human cases so far," animal health director Tri Satya Putri Naipospos told reporters.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 25 January 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Nigerians sentenced to death, fines for drug trafficking The Tangerang District Court on Thursday sentenced to death two Nigerian nationals and fined them Rp 500 million (US$58,823) for violating Article 82 of Law No. 22/1997 on illegal narcotics and Article 55 of the Criminal Code on organized crime. Presiding judge Permadi said that defendants Michael Titus Igweh, 23, and Hillary K. Chimezia, 27, were found guilty of running an organized drug trafficking ring.

Posted in Drugs @ 24 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


51 burned to death as bus rams into truck in Situbondo At least 51 people, including 48 students of a senior high school in Sleman regency, Yogyakarta, were killed as their bus collided with a trailer truck and a minivan on Wednesday night in Situbondo regency, East Java. The grisly traffic accident took place at around 8 p.m. in the area of Banyu Glugur that borders Situbondo and the neighboring regency of Probolinggo, near the Paiton geothermal power plant.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Around the world the bleaching and dyeing of coral reef, as a way of recognizing the destructive changes in ocean and climate conditions, has begun. Along with these changes, the coral reef ecosystem has been devastated, affecting people whose lives depend on them. Changes in climate conditions will continue to affect coral reefs for some time.

Posted in Environment @ 19 February 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PDI-P members plot to unseat Megawati Despite mounting political support for the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) chairperson, Vice President Megawati Soekarnoputri, to lead the country, there have been signs of an effort to unseat her from the party's top post, PDI Perjuangan secretary general Soetjipto said on Sunday. Speaking to journalists on Sunday in Surabaya, Soetjipto admitted that there were illicit efforts made by the party's cadres to hold a special congress against Megawati.

Posted in Politics @ 12 March 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Demonstrators continue to hit a number of cities Thousands of people, mostly students, took to the streets in at least four cities on Friday, with divided calls. Thousands of supporters and critics of President Abdurrahman Wahid staged rallies close to the presidential palace, with anti-Abdurrahman demonstrators outnumbering those who supported him.

Posted in Protests @ 09 February 2001 00:01 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


Student clash with police near Cendana Angered at being repeatedly blocked by tight security, about 800 anti-Soeharto protesters attacked police with rocks and Molotov cocktails on Thursday, burning a traffic police post near the Central Jakarta residence of the former president. The attack by members of Jarkot (City Network) sparked retaliatory measures by about 200 officers, who ran after the protesters and fired several rounds of tear gas. Several students were badly beaten and enraged officers also attempted to grab the cameras of photographers from The Jakarta Post and Pos Kota daily, roughly confiscating their film.

Posted in Violence @ 28 May 2000 10:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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