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

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


Four alleged foreign ISIS members taken to Jakarta Four foreign citizens who have recently be seized by police in Palu, Central Sulawesi, for allegedly being involved in the ISIS network were flown to capital city Jakarta on Sunday morning.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 September 2014 23:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


National Police maps community group affiliated with ISIS The Indonesian National Police (Polri) has mapped a community group, which is allegedly affiliated with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). "The people affiliated with ISIS are hard-line groups that have existed in Indonesia, and they have already been mapped by the police. We continue to track them," Sutarman stated here on Thursday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 August 2014 17:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ambassador: 'ISIS getting funding from the West' The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) movement was inseparable from the interest of some Western countries and got financial support from them, Indonesias Ambassador to Switzerland, Joko Susilo, has said.

Posted in Religion @ 12 August 2014 00:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia fighting against ISIS presence Indonesia, the worlds largest Muslim populated country, is doing its best to prevent the influence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), alerting all regional police forces and Muslim organizations.

Posted in Religion @ 09 August 2014 19:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest terrorist suspects in East Java Police have arrested two terrorist suspects believed to be members of the Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT) network led by Santoso and Daeng Koro in East Java.

Posted in Terrorism @ 09 August 2014 01:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Invalidation of citizenship of those supporting ISIS demanded The Muhammadiyah Youth organization urged the government to declare invalid the citizenship of Indonesians supporting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). There were 20 Indonesians, former terrorist convicts, had reportedly left for Iraq to join ISIS.

Posted in Religion @ 06 August 2014 10:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia rejects propagation of ISIS ideology Indonesia has rejected the propagation of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ideology in the country because it runs contrary to "Pancasila," chief security minister Djoko Suyanto said here on Monday.

Posted in Religion @ 05 August 2014 15:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Observer raises suspicion over Jokowi-Blake meeting A political observer accused US Ambassador Robert O Blake of seeking to implant US influence on Indonesian presidential hopeful Joko Widodo when they met here on Monday.

Posted in Politics @ 15 April 2014 19:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President asks Kelud refugees not to risk returning home yet President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has asked the refugees of the Mount Kelud eruption not to risk going back home before the area is deemed safe.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 18 February 2014 21:16 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


China to provide free visa to Indonesian citizens In future, China will provide free visa to Indonesian citizens planning to visit the country, Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Liu Jianchao stated.

Posted in General @ 13 February 2014 19:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Australia apologizes for breaching Indonesian waters Australia apologized to Indonesia on Friday for naval breaches of Indonesian territory as part of Canberra’s controversial policy of stopping boats carrying would-be asylum seekers from entering its waters.

Posted in Politics @ 17 January 2014 08:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


President: 'Indonesian`s bargaining position improves' President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has said Indonesias bargaining position in regional and global relations has been improving as the country plays an increasingly important role in various international forums and organizations.

Posted in Economy @ 15 December 2013 14:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono opens APEC summit, stressing its important role Indonesia`s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono formally opened the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit here on Monday, underlining the forum`s increasing role in ensuring regional economic growth.

Posted in Politics @ 07 October 2013 22:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Greenpeace: 'Indonesia's marine resources threatened' Greenpeace Indonesia says Indonesia`s rich marine resources are facing various threats that could cuase a decline in fish stocks in the country`s waters. "Indonesia`s fish stocks have continued to drop due to degradation and overfishing," the non-governmental organization`s sea campaigner Arifsyah Nasution said in a press statement received here on Wednesday.

Posted in Environment @ 14 August 2013 22:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono: 'Reform efforts still continuing' President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said reform efforts in Indonesia that began in 1999 following a financial crisis in 1998 had not yet finished and are still continuing.

Posted in Politics @ 15 June 2013 00:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 3,000 people evacuated over floods in Jakarta At least 3,000 residents have been evacuated to safer places and emergency shelters due to flooding in various parts of Jakarta until 8 am on Wednesday, disaster mitigation officials said.

Posted in Flooding @ 16 January 2013 12:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lower occupancy Bali hotels during holidays The head of the Denpasar chapter of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), I.B. Gede Sidharta Putra, told Radar Bali that there has been a “retreat” in hotel occupancy levels over the just concluded Christmas and New Years Holiday period.

Posted in Tourism @ 05 January 2013 09:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Record number of tourists visit Indonesia in 2012 The Ministry of Tourism and the Creative Economy reports that foreign tourist visitors to Indonesia through the end of November 2012 have reached 7.227 million, against a target for the year of 8 million.

Posted in Tourism @ 31 December 2012 06:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Investigations in progress with regard to bailout scandal Indonesia`s chief anti-graft investigator, Abraham Samad, said investigations are being carried out with regard to the (Rp6.7 trillion) Bank Century bailout scandal.

Posted in Crime @ 07 December 2012 18:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


VP: 'Actions taken against anarchic workers' Vice President Boediono has said that firm actions have been taken against workers involved in anarchism during demonstrations. He said when opening a High Level Conference on Indonesian Investment 2012 here on Tuesday that while labor demonstrations are allowed actions must be taken against anarchism.

Posted in Protests @ 06 November 2012 18:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Morotai`s residents desperately need clean water Some residents have not been receiving clean water during the last six years in Juanga and Pandanga village, Morotai Island district, North Maluku province. Wisnu, a resident of Juanga village, said recently that the Water Utility Company (PDAM) of Morotai Island district draws water from three wells and clean water from Nakamura Island.

Posted in Health @ 27 October 2012 20:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 1 reaction


Ex-health minister denies receiving traveler`s cheque Former health minister Siti Fadilah Supari denied on Tuesday she had received traveler`s cheque worth Rp1.27 billion from head of the health ministry`s crisis center Rustam Syarifuddin Pakaya named a suspect in a graft case. "Never," she said in a reply to public prosecutor`s question during a court session at the anti-corruption court here.

Posted in Corruption @ 10 October 2012 00:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia sends food aid to North Korea The Indonesian Government has provided food assistance worth US$2 million to North Korea to help it tide over its current food crisis.

Posted in Health @ 19 September 2012 16:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Parliament allocates Rp18 trillion for defense in 2013 Parliament agrees to set an Rp18 trillion budget for defense sector in the state budget draft 2013, Vice Chief of Commission I at the House of representatives (DPR) Tubagus Hasanuddin said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Military @ 04 September 2012 22:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian military strength still below essential force President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said here on Thursday the Indonesian military strength is still much below the minimum requirement.

Posted in Military @ 09 August 2012 20:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


All Indonesian workers to be repatriated from Syria Minister of Manpower and Transmigration Muhaimin Iskandar has called for the repatriation of all Indonesian migrant workers from Syria in the wake of escalating political conflict in the Arab country.

Posted in Violence @ 19 June 2012 14:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Presidents calls for closer govt and private cooperation President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has said the government and the private sector must strengthen cooperation to boost the country`s economy. "The private sector and the government are often late in benefiting the real opportunities for our economy and businesses," Yudhoyono said on the plane heading to Mexico, Sunday, for the G20 Summit.

Posted in Politics @ 17 June 2012 15:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono appoints Nafsiah Mboi new Minister of Health President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has named Nafsiah Mboi as the new health minister to replace minister Endang Sedyaningsih, who recently died from cancer.

Posted in Politics @ 13 June 2012 11:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia braced for economic slowdown Indonesia is bracing itself for the possibility of an economic slowdown following the worsening crisis in Europe, said Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo here on Friday.

Posted in Economy @ 25 May 2012 15:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bank Indonesia: 'Bank credit grows 26 percent' Bank credit grew 26 percent in April year-on-year, beating earlier estimates of 23-24 percent. Central bank deputy governor Halim Alamsyah said here on Monday that such growth indicated that the domestic economy was doing well.

Posted in Economy @ 07 May 2012 13:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Chamber of Commerce chief: 'Gas export policy wrong' The government is unable to meet the industrial sector's gas needs as it prioritizes demand from the export market, Chief of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Suryo Sulisto said. "The policy to export gas is wrong," he said here Thursday.

Posted in General @ 03 May 2012 18:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to soon develop renewable energy Indonesia will soon develop renewable energy to replace the country`s diminishing oil reserves, according to Deputy Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, Kardaya Warnika.

Posted in Economy @ 08 April 2012 04:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


More power needed to power Bali Bali Post predicts that by 2013 Bali will be facing an electrical crisis made all the more acute by large scale infrastructure projects scheduled to come on line in time for the Asia Pacific Economic Forum (APEC) Summit scheduled for late 2013. Among the projects cited as placing an added, and possibly unsupportable burden, on Bali’s electrical grid are the new toll way, the expansion of Bali’s airport, the Bali International Park Project (BIP) and the opening of a number large hotel projects.

Posted in Power supply @ 13 March 2012 02:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Q1 economic growth to reach 6.5 percent Despite the global financial crisis, economic growth in Indonesia is estimated to reach 6.5 percent in the first quarter of 2012, according to Bank Indonesia (BI).

Posted in General @ 08 March 2012 17:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian Berlin embassy implements one-hour visa service The Indonesian Embassy in Berlin has implemented a one-hour visa service for tourists wishing to visit the country, Ambassador Eddy Pratomo said here on Friday.

Posted in Tourism @ 12 February 2012 04:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's air traffic increased by 15 percent in 2011 Indonesia's Transportation Ministry on Wednesday announced that the country's passenger air traffic increased by 15 percent in 2011, when compared to the previous year, local media reported.

Posted in Travel @ 26 January 2012 02:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian Islamic groups stone ministry over alcohol sales Members of Indonesia's hard-line Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) on Thursday stoned the Ministry of Home Affairs in Central Jakarta after the minister accused religious groups of "spreading lies" during an ongoing dispute over alcohol sales, local media reported on Friday.

Posted in Protests @ 13 January 2012 21:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia: Purchase of six Sukhoi jets still under negotiation Indonesia's Defense Ministry`s plan to buy six Sukhoi Su-30MK2 jet fighters from Russia is still under negotiation, the ministry`s secretary general, Vice Marshal Eris Heriyanto, said here on Friday.

Posted in Military @ 11 December 2011 03:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Official: 'Poverty eradication efforts needs speeding up' Indonesia needs to speed up its poverty eradication efforts because the number of poor people in the country is still high, a National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) official said.

Posted in Economy @ 08 December 2011 02:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


2,300 Indonesians still in Yemen turmoil Some 2,300 Indonesians are still staying in Yemen and hundreds already evacuated back to Indonesia in the worsening situation in that country. "There are still 2,300 people, and they still had no wish for an evacuation," Indonesian ambassador to Yemen Nurul Aulia said from Cairo Thursday.

Posted in Protests @ 04 December 2011 09:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia taking steps to face European crisis The government of Indonesia is taking steps to anticipate the impact of European crisis on the national economy, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said.

Posted in Economy @ 04 December 2011 04:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia airlines shows firm passenger growth Indonesian airlines are in a period of accelerated growth, despite the looming debt crisis that threatens aviation in Europe and the United States.

Posted in Travel @ 14 November 2011 01:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


14 trilion rupiah for Indonesian army to buy new weapons The Indonesian Army (TNI AD) will receive budget allocations of Rp14 trillion from the government to procure main armament system (alutsista), Army Chief of Staff General Pramono Edhie Wibowo said.

Posted in Military @ 13 November 2011 05:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President chairs limited meeting on main weaponry system President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono chaired a limited meeting to discuss the procurement of main weaponry system (Alutsista) at his office on Thursday.

Posted in Military @ 10 November 2011 08:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono asked G20  not to forget initial goal At the recent G20 summit in France, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had told world leaders not forget the initial goal of the group`s formation despite the current economic crisis in the Euro zone.

Posted in Politics @ 05 November 2011 14:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian imports increase by 56 % in September Indonesian imports increased by 56.4 percent in September when compared to the same period last year, reaching a total value of $15.1 billion, officials said on Wednesday.

Posted in Economy @ 02 November 2011 16:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President calls on nation to brace for economic crisis Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Friday called for readiness among citizens, warning that the current global crisis could strike the country's economy harshly.

Posted in Economy @ 24 September 2011 04:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Activists urge economic development for Papua Indonesia needs to boost economic development in Papua, human rights activists say, a day after thousands in the restive region rallied for independence.

Posted in Human rights @ 05 August 2011 02:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


ASEAN members agree on manpower management cooperation Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in an effort to battle the global economic crisis agreed to cooperate on manpower management,

Posted in Economy @ 11 May 2011 01:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: 'Radiation-free certification for Japanese food imports' The Indonesian government on Thursday said it had requested that all food imported from Japan be accompanied with certification that ensures the safety of the imports, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in Health @ 24 March 2011 19:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Disaster-prone, but still hungry for nuclear energy In the hope of bringing electricity to some of Indonesia's 90 million people who are currently without it, the country is proceeding with plans to build four nuclear reactors, despite growing opposition sparked by the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan.

Posted in Power supply @ 22 March 2011 04:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One dead, many injured in chaos in Aceh after tsunami rumor One person on Friday died and many were injured in the chaos that stemmed from tsunami rumors in Aceh, northwestern Indonesia, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in Earthquake @ 18 March 2011 21:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


IMF admits errors in Indonesian bailout package The International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn admitted its bailout package designed for Indonesia ten years ago had mistakes, which led to several changes, local media reported Friday.

Posted in Economy @ 04 February 2011 07:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two parties interested in buying Mandala Airlines At least two investors are preparing to take over PT Mandala Airlines which is currently experiencing a financial crisis. They are PT LCNC which is a lessor of aircraft and also PT Manunggal Sejati Group Sinarmas Group.

Posted in Travel @ 31 January 2011 11:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ash from small Bromo eruption blows towards Malang The Mount Bromo volcano in the area of Probolinggo, East Java Province is still active. An ash cloud caused by one of the small eruptions of the volcano earlier this morning is now making it's way to the city of Malang. "There were several small eruptions earlier this morning. The ash clouds from these eruptions are headed for the city of Malang," said the head of the Crisis Center of the Department of Public Health, Mudjiharto.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 28 November 2010 05:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi death toll reaches 273, eruptions easing down Indonesia's Mount Merapi death toll has increased to 273 after long weeks of constant eruptions, officials said Wednesday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 17 November 2010 16:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


EU provides 1.5 million in aid for tsunami and volcano victims The European Union (EU) on Thursday announced that its Commission will be providing €1.5 million ($2 million) in humanitarian assistance to survivors of the tsunami in Mentawai and the volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi in Java.

Posted in General @ 29 October 2010 02:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 113 dead after tsunami hits Mentawai Islands Navy ships packed with medicine and food and rescuers in helicopters headed to remote Indonesian islands on Tuesday that were pounded by a 3-meter tsunami, sweeping away villages and killing at least 113 people.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 October 2010 10:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia claws its way to economic superpower status Indonesia is one of the "rising stars" of emerging Asia and some economists believe this vast nation will one day become a regional superpower, behind only China and India, as global economic activity increasingly shifts towards east Asia, away from the faltering developed nations of the west and Japan.

Posted in Economy @ 03 October 2010 03:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Sinabung volcano erupts after 400-year sleep The Sinabung volcano on the island of Sumatra erupted on Sunday for the first time in four centuries, sending smoke 1,500 meters into the air and prompting the evacuation of thousands of residents, officials said. There were no reports of casualties so far and aviation in the area was unaffected.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 29 August 2010 09:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to keep assets of ex-president Suharto's son Indonesia's Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the finance ministry keeping 1.22 trillion rupiah ($134.8 million) of assets of a company linked to the son of ex-President Suharto. The case illustrates how the clan of Suharto, who ruled Indonesia for 32 years, has seen its influence dwindle since Suharto stepped down in 1998.

Posted in Crime @ 17 July 2010 06:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Obama still plans to travel to Indonesia soon An U.S. official based in Indonesia has confirmed that President Barack Obama will soon be visiting Bali as part of a brief visit to Indonesia. Andie De Arment, a U.S. Public Affairs Officer, was quoted by the Bali Post as saying the U.S. President's visit will have implications for U.S. - Indonesian relations.

Posted in Politics @ 22 May 2010 01:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


No connection to power grid for 50,000 Balinese families Bali's severe shortage of electrical power is perhaps best exemplified by the grim statistic that 50,000 requests for new connection and 8.900 requests for increased power capacity remain outstanding and unserved.

Posted in Power supply @ 20 April 2010 08:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More than 2.2 million tourists for Bali is difficult Bali set a new record of foreign tourist arrivals with 2.2 million in 2009, but local and international tourism industry players doubt the island can equal or break the mark in the future. Ida Bagus Sidharta Putra of Santrian Group tours and travel network said Saturday Bali was lucky to receive foreign tourists who shifted their destination from Thailand due to a protracted political crisis there last year.

Posted in Tourism @ 11 January 2010 05:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia sees tourist arrivals up 8.5 % in 2010 Indonesia aims to attract 7 million foreign tourists in 2010, up from about 6.45 million visitors this year, Tourism and Culture Minister Jero Wacik said on Wednesday. The minister said Indonesia had edged past it's target of 6.4 million arrivals for this year despite the global economic crisis and militant suicide attacks on two luxury hotels in Jakarta in July.

Posted in Tourism @ 31 December 2009 04:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Should Indonesia get a second Jakarta? President Yudhoyono is the third president that coined the idea of creating a new capital away from Jakarta because that city is choking with people, traffic jams and waste. He said that plans to develop a new capital were welcome, but the government itself does not lay focus to creating a new Jakarta elsewhere, that would be up to others.

Posted in General @ 12 December 2009 01:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Exports from Indonesia come crashing down Indonesian exports have seen a big decrease during 2009 because of the worldwide economic crisis. Indonesian exports grew 17.7% between 2005 and 2008, higher than the 10% growth worldwide in that same period. It is expected that exports will drop some 20% this year, with exports outside the gas and oil sector decreasing 10 to 15%.

Posted in Economy @ 31 October 2009 00:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Outbreak of diseases feared in rainy West Sumatra Health officials said they were trying to keep disease at bay in the aftermath of the powerful quake that hit Indonesia's West Sumatra Province, as search and rescue efforts ground to a halt. Heavy rain drenched parts of West Sumatra on 5 October, bringing fresh air to some but more misery to thousands of people still living without adequate shelter after the magnitude 7.6 earthquake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 October 2009 03:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aid slow to arrive after quake Four days after a devastating earthquake hit West Sumatra province in Indonesia, survivors say little or no humanitarian assistance has reached them, leaving some to beg for money.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 October 2009 04:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four villages wiped out completely by landslides At least four remote villages in the hilly areas along the western coast of Sumatra have been wiped out by landslides that were triggered by the 7.6 magnitude earthquake on September 30. It is estimated that over 600 people are buried. The government has said that the current death toll stands at 540, with most deaths in urban areas like Padang and Pariaman.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 October 2009 02:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'development of culture and tourism on right track' Indonesia's culture and tourism are developing well despite of the world's financial crisis that wrecked many countries, the Jakarta Post quoted a minister as saying on Thursday. Minister for Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik said that Indonesia's movie and music industry grew significantly compared with the previous year while tourist arrivals was expected to keep growing this year.

Posted in Tourism @ 04 September 2009 04:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aid trickles in as Yudhoyono visits quake-hit area As the death toll of last Wednesdays large earthquake has reached 57 and disaster tourists are flocking to he heavily damaged areas like Tasikmalaya, the government has also started bringing aid to those in need in the worst-affected areas. Priyadi Kardono, spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), has said that among the dead were 21 people from Cianjur. They were buried in a landslide triggered by the earthquake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 September 2009 03:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Officials fear rising death toll after Java quake At least 33 people died in a powerful earthquake, which struck off Indonesia’s populous island of Java on 2 September, officials said. “At least 33 people are confirmed dead. The death toll could be much higher. The area is quite remote and communication is limited,” Health Ministry crisis center chief Rustam Pakaya told IRIN from Jakarta, the capital.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 September 2009 03:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Villagers block roads to Inco nickel mine Several hundred villagers have blocked a main road leading to the nickel mine operated by PT International Nickel Indonesia (PT Inco) on the island of Sulawesi. The company says that operations at the mine continue at normal level despite the protests.

Posted in Protests @ 06 August 2009 06:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dream on Garuda! Garuda Indonesia - Indonesia's national airline and state owned company - informed the public that they have had a vision. A vision of billions of Rupiah in a vault, profits from their operations worldwide. Gold coins and millions of banknotes stacked as high as the ceiling with transporting three times as much passengers as they do now... in just five years time.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 23 July 2009 12:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian tourism arrivals up 1.69% National tourism arrivals increased 1.69% during the first six months of 2009, totaling 2.41 million. Bisnis.com quotes Indonesia's Minister of Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik, who points to the latest arrival statistics as proof that the world financial crisis is having minimum impact on the national tourism sector. Speaking in Bandung, West Java, Wacik said, "the graph showing this increase is gladdening because it happens in the middle of a crisis while visitors to several other tourism destinations have decreased."

Posted in Tourism @ 10 July 2009 08:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


17 killed in Sumatra mine blast The death toll of a coal mine explosion on the island of Sumatra rose to 17, while 23 others were still believed to be trapped underground, local officials said on Tuesday. The accident happened following an explosion Tuesday morning in a mine in Sawah Lunto in West Sumatra province, said Head of the Provincial Disaster Management Agency Ade Edward.

Posted in Accidents @ 17 June 2009 04:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More tourists to Indonesia in first quarter of 2009 An official of the Department of Culture and Tourism has told the press that Indonesia is not capable of "vertical promotion" using international broadcast media due to a lack of needed funding. Nia Nurcaya, Director for Conferences, Incentives and Promotion of the Marketing Division of the Department of Culture and Tourism, said, "in terms of the vertical promotion of tourism, Indonesia is left far behind by other neighboring nations, such as Malaysia."

Posted in Tourism @ 14 June 2009 09:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dozens killed after dam collapses in Jakarta suburb More than 50 people were found dead when the Situ Gintung dam, in the densely populated Tangerang district, burst at about 4am today. Head of the Crisis Management Centre at the Indonesian Health Ministry, Rustam A. Pakaya, told Bernama that the number of people killed would be higher being that more than 400 houses had been swept away as at 9am.

Posted in Accidents @ 27 March 2009 07:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Global financial crisis showing heavier effects on Indonesia Indonesia is suffering from the gradually increasing impact of the global financial crisis, with its export value growth in 2009 predicted to drop below zero. Indonesian central bank (Bank Indonesia)'s Deputy Governor Hartadi Sarwono said on Thursday that the country's export value is expected to drop 4.6 percent this year.

Posted in Economy @ 20 March 2009 08:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Emaar withdraws from US$600 million Lombok project The Jakarta Globe reports that a massive US$600 Million mega-resort planned for South Lombok is now in jeopardy. The project of shopping, recreation areas, golf courses and luxurious hotels on a 1,200 hectare site is a "pet project" of Indonesia's Vice President, Jusuf Kalla, who personally invited Dubai's state-owned Emaar Properties to spearhead the investment.

Posted in Economy @ 17 March 2009 05:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 5 reactions


Indonesian exports mark biggest drop in 22 years Indonesia's exports fell 36 percent in January from a year ago, the biggest drop since 1986, amid plunging demand for the country's vast natural resources and manufactured goods, the statistic's agency reported Monday. The downward trend - which began in October - was in line with declines in exports from other nations across Asia.

Posted in Economy @ 03 March 2009 11:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia in largest Asian debt sale for five years Indonesia has completed the largest Asian debt sale for five years by selling $3bn in sovereign bonds in a dual-tranche transaction to fund a stimulus package aimed at mitigating the impact of the global crisis. The yields were 11.75 per cent on a $2bn 10-year offer and 10.5 per cent on a $1bn five-year offer. These were higher than expected, and both more than 8.4 percentage points higher than similar US Treasuries. But Sri Mulyani Indrawati, finance minister, told the Financial Times that the price was worth paying to ensure the "security of the whole national economy".

Posted in Economy @ 27 February 2009 05:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia urges Australia to back global crisis fund The Indonesian Trade Minister has expressed hopes that Australia will support a key Indonesian proposal at the G20 meeting in April. Mari Pangestu says she would like Canberra to canvass rich nations to commit to a fund to support developing countries through the global financial crisis at the G20 talks in London.

Posted in Economy @ 19 February 2009 13:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono admits Indonesia yet to be prosperous President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono admitted Wednesday that the Indonesian nation was not yet prosperous nor was it already enjoying good welfare. “But if there are critics who say we have slid backward in developmental terms, I will say, they are not honest,” the president said during a working visit to Tuban district, East Java.

Posted in General @ 18 February 2009 07:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


7.4 magnitude earthquake strikes off Sulawesi Over 300 buildings were seriously damaged and over 3,000 people escaped from their homes after a 7.4-magnitude quake rocked North Sulawesi province on Thursday morning, according to the Health Ministry. The quake damaged houses, religious centers, school buildings and hospitals, but no report of casualties, head of a crisis center of the Ministry Rustam Pakaya said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 12 February 2009 12:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian government to launch massive stimulus plan Indonesia unveiled its stimulus package worth 71.3 trillion rupiahs (about 4.75 billion euro) or 1.4 percent of its GDP to boost economy amid the threat of global financial crisis, the Jakarta Post reported Wednesday.

Posted in Economy @ 28 January 2009 04:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One liter of petrol for 50.000 Rupiah in West Timor A fuel crisis that grips six districts near Kupang, in the province of East Nusa Tenggara, has caused the price for just one liter of petrol to be as high as 50.000 Rupiah, which is ten times as much as the current official price. Diesel fuel and cooking oil are traded at 25.000 per liter, which has caused the transportation sector to come to a complete stop. "Only rich people can afford it to buy fuel here for their vehicles," said Martinus Rohi, a teacher at an elementary school in the area.

Posted in Economy @ 06 January 2009 15:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia slashes investment target in 2009 due to recession Indonesia has revised down its investment target next year to 17 billion U.S. dollars from the previous target of 20 billion U.S. dollars, due to the fallout of the global financial problems, chairman of the country's investment board Muhammad Lutfi said here Monday.

Posted in Economy @ 23 December 2008 05:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia targets 6.8 million tourists for 2009 Indonesia is targeting 6.8 million foreign tourist visitors in 2009 with tourism officials insisting that the tourism sector will remain the "prima donna" of the nation's foreign exchange generators.

Posted in Tourism @ 21 December 2008 05:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia is running out of imported alcohol quickly The Indonesian government has put new import regulations in place as well as a massive tax hike creating a Customs clampdown on Indonesia’s alcohol supplies leading up to the Christmas holiday season, according to a report in Bali Update this week. Much to the frustration of hotel and restaurant operators, alcohol supplies have been reduced to a trickle, leaving many guests disappointed by not being able to enjoy their favourite beverage.

Posted in General @ 15 December 2008 07:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia cuts oil prices by some 10 % to shield economy Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono announced on Sunday the reduction of oil prices to protect the country's economy from the fallout of the global financial crisis. The president made the decision after a cabinet meeting on Sunday evening, following the ease of the global oil prices to nearly 40 U.S. dollars a barrel from a record of over 147 U.S. dollars a barrel on July 11.

Posted in Economy @ 15 December 2008 07:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fewer people flying domestic in Indonesia Uncertain oil prices and a worsening global financial crisis have prompted Indonesian aviation industry observers to project a potential downturn of between 10 and 15% in passenger totals in by year end 2008. Foreshadowing this downturn, only 23 million passengers were carried by Indonesian carriers through the end of September 2008. This compares with a total of 37 million passengers who flew in 2007.

Posted in Economy @ 29 November 2008 02:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Anti-corruption watchdog detains relative of Yudhoyono Indonesia's anti-corruption watchdog arrested a relative of President Yudhoyono in connection with the misappropriation of millions of dollars in bank funds, media reports said Friday. After several hours of questioning, Aulia Tantowi Pohan, the father-in-law of Yudhoyono's son, was arrested Thursday in connection with an 8-million-dollar graft case at the country's central bank.

Posted in Corruption @ 28 November 2008 07:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali water supply endangered by shrinking Lake Batur BeritaBali.com reports that observations made the Bali Environmental Agency conclude that sedimentation has decreased the depth of Bali's famous Batur lake by one meter over the past five years. Experts blame the rapid sedimentation on the diversion of surrounding land from natural jungle habitat to agricultural pursuits.

Posted in Environment @ 16 November 2008 00:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Twenty-five feared dead in sandslide in Sulawesi At least 25 sand miners were feared dead in a sandslide Thursday in Sulawesi Island, eastern Indonesia, said Indonesia's Health Ministry. Head of crisis center of the ministry Rustam Pakaya said the accident occurred when the miners were collecting sand in a local sand mine. "A huge amount of sand came down and buried the 25 people yesterday afternoon," he told.

Posted in Accidents @ 30 October 2008 04:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Parliamentary commission agrees Indover rescue Indonesia's central bank may bail out a failed subsidiary in the Netherlands to avoid a possible sovereign credit rating downgrade, lawmakers said on Friday, in a deal that local media estimated could cost nearly $700 million. A Dutch court in early October froze assets and liabilities of Indonesische Overzeese Bank NV (Indover), a subsidiary of Bank Indonesia that is active in the interbank market, at the request of the Dutch central bank (DNB) amid the global credit crisis.

Posted in Economy @ 25 October 2008 10:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Transport Minister: 'Indonesian airlines will not collapse' The Department of Transportation is working closely with the national aviation industry to anticipate the negative effects of the current global economic crisis. According to the Minister of Communication, Jusman Syafii Djamal, national airlines may eventually encounter difficulties in securing aircraft leases and insurance as the result of a continuing economic downturn. "Fortunately," the Minister added, "the price of fuel is reducing. In addition, while the price of leasing aircraft is increasing, the lease contracts for most national airlines will not expire in the near future."

Posted in Economy @ 19 October 2008 01:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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