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Floods inundate 16 districts and cities across Indonesia Floods have inundated thousands of houses in 16 districts and cities across Indonesia over the past few days, stated an official.

Posted in Flooding @ 14 January 2015 16:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Archaeology office unearths prehistoric bracelets in Jayapura The Archaeology Office of Jayapura, Papua, has discovered prehistoric bracelet artifacts made from coral sea shells in Puay Village, East Sentani Sub-District, Jayapura, Papua. "Most of the coral sea bracelets found in the hill slopes have been eroded by the water flowing in Lake Sentani," Hari Suroto, an archaeologist, stated here on Monday.

Posted in History @ 12 January 2015 14:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrests 21 West Papua separatists Jayapura Resort Police had arrested 21 members of Free National Soldiers in West Papua on Sunday, August 10, after the separatists held an inauguration ceremony in Beraf Village, Nimbokrang area of Jayapura District, Papua Province.

Posted in Violence @ 11 August 2014 23:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


PNG tourist visits decline due to closure of border The number of tourists from Papua New Guinea, PNG, visiting Jayapura is reported to have decreased after the border was closed by the local authorities following a shooting incident by unknown gunmen.

Posted in General @ 20 June 2014 19:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Papuan leader: 'Netherlands created OPM to oppose Indonesia' A Papuan community leader, Nicolaas Jouwe, said the Netherlands officers created the Free Papua Movement (OPM) in 1965, to oppose Indonesia and disturb the security of eastern Indonesias territory.

Posted in History @ 12 May 2014 23:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bad weather hampers rescue of sinking boat in Papua Bad weather in Yapen waters hampered the rescue effort of a sinking boat that carried 30 people in the area of Pasorae Strait to Kurudu Kaipuri waters of Papua.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 April 2014 16:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to improve air defense in Papua The Indonesian Air Force will improve air defense in Papua territory to avoid foreign infiltration through the airspace. The National Air Defense Commander Sector IV, Air Marshall Asnam Muhidir, said the Indonesian Air Force will establish a radar unit in Jayapura to enhance Indonesian Air Defense in the eastern region in 2015.

Posted in Military @ 16 April 2014 23:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to close its border gate with PNG Indonesia will close its border gate with Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the runup to its legislative elections on April 9, 2014, a border official said. "We will close the border gate until April 12, 2014," Susanna Wanggai, head of the Indonesia-PNG border office, said here on Sunday.

Posted in Elections @ 06 April 2014 14:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jayapura district to be free of malaria by 2026 The Jayapura district administration is committed to eliminating malaria in three phases, as part of the "Malaria-Free Jayapura District 2026" program. The first phase is the malaria control intensification program (2010-2016), the Head of Jayapura District Mathius Awoitauw said here on Saturday.

Posted in Health @ 01 March 2014 16:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Survey: 'Jokowi's electability remains at the top' The electability ratings of Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo as president still tops the list at 31.8 percent, according to a recent survey conducted by Pusat Data Bersatu (PDB) "As vice president, his electability is also high at 14.5 percent," PDB researcher Agus Herta noted while presenting the survey results here on Friday.

Posted in Elections @ 22 February 2014 00:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


LAPAN ready to develop pioneer aircraft The National Aeronautics and Aviation Agency (LAPAN) plans this year to develop pioneer N219 aircraft, thereby spearheading the development of the national aviation industry, noted a minister.

Posted in Economy @ 07 February 2014 21:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrests ten suspects of Papua shooting incident The Indonesian Police have arrested ten suspects from the Papua shooting incident that claimed an army personnel from 753 Battalion First Private Sugianto in Mulia, Puncak Jaya District on Friday.

Posted in Violence @ 03 February 2014 17:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flooding and land slides hit Jayapura Heavy rain has triggered flooding and landslides in Jayapura and nearby areas leaving two local people killed on Tuesday. The two people Undari (23) and Elisabeth Lunnisai were killed when their rented house was hit by a landslide in the ASMI Hamadi area in the city of Jayapura.

Posted in Flooding @ 31 December 2013 20:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Chief: 'Police to take stern action against separatists' The National Police Chief General Sutarman has stated that the country's police will take stern measures against those wanting to separate Papua from Indonesia. "We will take firm action against groups or individuals wanting to separate Papua from Indonesia because Papua is part of Indonesia," Sutarman told the press.

Posted in Politics @ 28 November 2013 15:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Total solar eclipse will occur on may 9-10 The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has predicted a total solar eclipse that will occur on May 9-10, 2013.

Posted in General @ 03 May 2013 15:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


7.2-magnitude earthquake jolts Papua An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter Scale jolted northeast of Tolikara, Papua on Saturday at 11.42 Western Indonesia Time.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 April 2013 12:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: 'Papua shooting incident not related to rebellion' Chief of the Papua Provincial Police Insp. Gen. Tito Karnavian said the recent shooting of soldiers and civilians in Puncak and Puncak Jaya Districts, Papua Province, was not related to rebellion.

Posted in Violence @ 25 February 2013 22:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Eight military members killed in Papua Indonesia`s chief security minister Djoko Suyanto said armed groups had killed eight military (TNI) members in Papua. "The government condemned the brutal actions that had left eight TNI members dead," he said at a press conference at his office here on Thursday.

Posted in Violence @ 22 February 2013 00:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods inundate North Sumatra Floods submerged hundreds of houses, oilpalm plantations and mosques in Stabat, Tanjung Pura, and Tandam, Langkat District, North Sumatra Province. The floodwaters started to rise on Friday evening as a nearby river overflowed, Ginting, a local resident, said here on Saturday.

Posted in Flooding @ 03 February 2013 08:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods kill three, inundate 20 areas in Bandar Lampung Floods triggered by incessant downpours in Bandar Lampung, Lampung province, have killed three people and inundated 20 areas, according to an official.

Posted in Flooding @ 25 January 2013 13:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Papua Police investigate attack on journalist Papua Police are investigating an attack on a journalist in Sorong, West Papua. "My officers in Sorong, West Papua, have received the report about the incident and are now investigating it," the Papua regional police command spokesman, Adjunct Senior Commissioner I Gede Sumerta, said here on Friday.

Posted in Crime @ 28 December 2012 17:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Papua badly needs health care facility Coordinating Minister for the People`s Welfare Agung Laksono expressed concern with the condition of health care infrastructure in Papua and Papua Barat.

Posted in Health @ 22 December 2012 10:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Noken museum to be built in Papua The Indonesian government is planning to build a museum dedicated to Papua`s woven bag, Noken, in Jayapura, the capital of Papua, in 2013, said a local official.

Posted in Culture @ 06 December 2012 14:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Judge arrested for involvement in drugs party A judge has been arrested for being involved in a drugs party with friends and female entertainers.

Posted in Drugs @ 17 October 2012 21:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ba`asyir transferred to Nusakambangan jail Cleric Abu Bakar Ba`asyir, sentenced to 15 years imprisonment early this year after he was found guilty of running a terrorist training camp in Aceh, was transferred to Nusakabangan jail, Cilacap, Central Java, on Saturday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 06 October 2012 15:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian police still detain eight suspected separatists Police still detain eight members of an armed gang suspected of being involved in a series of acts of violence in Papua. The gang leader Dani Kogoya and two of his followers Petrus Jikwa ans Sonny Kosay were arrested on Sunday at a hotel in Jayapura.

Posted in Violence @ 03 September 2012 21:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Papua police detain four following latest shooting Paniai Police in Papua Province detained four people following the death of policeman Brigadier Yohan Kasimatau in Paniai District`s capital city of Enarotali on Tuesday (Aug 21).

Posted in Crime @ 23 August 2012 16:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Body of murdered Paniai police officer to be brought to Jayapura The body of police officer Brigadier Yohan Kasimatau, who was shot dead by a rebel group on Tuesday, will be transferred from Nabire to Jayapura on Thursday, Senior Commissioner Johanes Nugroho, a spokesman for the Papua police said.

Posted in Crime @ 23 August 2012 16:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Security authorities investigate shootings in Papua Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto has stated the police and military (TNI) officers are investing the latest shooting incidents, in which three people were hurt in Papua on Tuesday evening.

Posted in Crime @ 06 June 2012 13:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


One time zone for all of Indonesia? In a move that an advisory panel claims will improve national efficiency, Indonesia is steadily moving towards plans to put the entire Indonesian nation on a single time-zone, synchronizing clocks across the 5,300 milometer breadth of the archipelagic nation with the clocks of neighboring Singapore, Malaysia and China.

Posted in General @ 05 June 2012 11:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


USAID provides US$33.7 million for sanitation The United States Assistance for International Development (USAID) has provided assistance worth US$33.7 million for sanitation program over the past five years in Indonesia.

Posted in Health @ 04 June 2012 00:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Wounded German tourist to be evacuated to Singapore Dietmer Pieper, 55, a German tourist who sustained shotgun wounds, will be evacuated to Singapore soon, said a health officer from Papua. The German embassy will coordinate with an insurance company to carry out the evacuation, remarked Joseph Rinta, the head of the Papua health office, here on Thursday.

Posted in Crime @ 31 May 2012 09:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Sriwijaya Air opens business class and new routes Indonesian airline Sriwijaya Air has officially announced that newly delivered Boeing planes will be used to fly on a few new restinations in their route network. Starting from the end of May, Sriwijaya Air will also start offering business class services on a number of routes.

Posted in Travel @ 11 May 2012 03:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One Papua tribe extinct, two more to follow soon Unable to compete in the acculturation process with other groups, the Sebo tribe in Kayu Pulau, Jayapura, Papua, has become extinct, and two other tribes - the Tampoto and Dasim - are on the verge of extinction.

Posted in Culture @ 24 February 2012 13:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jayapura administration obliges circumcision The Jayapura administration of Papua will oblige circumcision for the society to reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS. Administration Officer of Jayapura Regent Edison Muabuay said earlier that according to research in several countries, circumcision was one of the preventive steps to reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS.

Posted in Health @ 07 February 2012 08:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Japan to repatriate remains of WWII dead from Papua The Japanese government plans to repatriate the remains of Japanese World War II dead still to be found in several parts of Papua province, a local tourism official said.

Posted in History @ 22 January 2012 10:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Papua hospital requires all patients to undergo AIDS test Yowari General Hospital in Jayapura district requires all its patients to undergo a HIV/AIDS test, the hospital`s director, Nikodemus Barens, said here Thursday. He said, in view of the high incidence of HIV/AIDS in Papua, the hospital was continuously disseminating information on HIV/AIDS among its patients.

Posted in Health @ 07 January 2012 03:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Pilot dies, four passengers injured in Papua plane crash Pilot Captain Arnold Burung died and four passengers were seriously injured in an AMA PK-RDC plane crash at Abmisibil airport, Okbibab, Pegunungan Bintang District, Papua Province, on Saturday at 7.40 am local time.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 December 2011 03:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


OPM: Indonesian police kill fourteen Papuan separatists The separatist Free Papua Organization (OPM) on Thursday claimed fourteen of its members have allegedly been killed during a recent police raid in the district of Paniai in Indonesia's restive Papua region, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in Violence @ 15 December 2011 22:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Freeport continues to improve shortcomings The management of the US-based copper and gold mining firm PT Freeport Indonesia in Mimika, Papua, has continued to improve its shortcomings it has felt so far, a Freeport executive said.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 13 December 2011 08:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of people flee Indonesian village in fear of police Hundreds of people have fled a village in Indonesia's restive Papua region following the deployment of more than 100 security officers, the Jakarta Post reported on Wednesday.

Posted in General @ 07 December 2011 22:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Suspected rebels kill police officer in Indonesia's Papua An Indonesian police officer died on Monday morning after being injured in an attack by suspected separatist rebels in the country's restive Papua region last week, local media reported on Tuesday.

Posted in Crime @ 07 December 2011 00:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two police officers attacked by armed group in Papua Two police officers were attacked by an armed group in Jayapura early on Thursday morning. The two police officers came to a village after receiving information about unrest there, he said.

Posted in Violence @ 02 December 2011 04:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police to monitor activities related to OPM anniversary National Police Chief General Timur Pradopo said police would monitor all activities in Papua related to the anniversary of the Free Papua Organization (OPM) on December 1.

Posted in General @ 30 November 2011 09:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt awaiting results of police probe into Papua congress incidents Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto said the government would wait for the results of the police investigation into the incidents around the recent Papua People`s Congress in Papua that left some people dead.

Posted in Violence @ 07 November 2011 18:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds arrested after Papua congress Hundreds of people were arrested in Abepura, Jayapura in Papua on Wednesday afternoon for allegedly planning a coup during the Papuan People III Congress.

Posted in Politics @ 20 October 2011 02:37 CET by Jeroen · 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


Four killed after gunmen attack bus in Papua At least four people, including an army officer, were killed on Monday in an ambush by suspected separatists in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province.

Posted in Crime @ 02 August 2011 01:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 17 dead as rival political groups clash in Papua At least 17 people were killed on Sunday in a clash between two rival political groups in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, police said.

Posted in Politics @ 31 July 2011 19:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Defense Ministry to propose $8.5 billion budget for 2012 The Defense Ministry's planning director on Wednesday said that a budget of 80 trillion Indonesian Rupiahs ($8.5 billion) for 2012 will be proposed to the Indonesian government.

Posted in Military @ 01 June 2011 22:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lion Air adds many new flights and routes The Indonesian airline Lion Air is currently working hard to expand it's already large network. During the month of May, four new routes will be opened while 18 existing routes will see their frequencies increased from today's levels. Expansion of their network can be noticed throughout the country.

Posted in Travel @ 08 May 2011 15:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian police chief resigns after criticism over sex scandal An Indonesian police chief on Tuesday resigned after being criticized over a sex scandal involving three of his subordinates and a female detainee in Papua province, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 01 March 2011 20:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian soldiers face jail over torture video A prosecutor asked the Jayapura Military Court in Indonesia's Papua Province on Thursday to sentence three soldiers for torturing two Papuans, local daily The Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in Human rights @ 21 January 2011 02:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tribal clashes erupt in eastern Indonesia due to offensive ringtone Three people were arrested on Thursday after an 'offensive ringtone' led to tribal violence in the eastern region of Indonesia that resulted in dozens of homes and motorcycles being set on fire.

Posted in General @ 18 November 2010 15:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 1 reaction


Government: Idul Fitri to fall on September 10 The government announced on Wednesday the Ramadan fasting month would be rounded up to 30 days, which means Idul Fitri will fall on Sept. 10. Minister of Religious Affairs Suryadharma Ali said after a meeting to set the date for Idul Fitri at his office that the moon was not visible during simultaneous observation conducted in 29 towns across the country from Jayapura to Banda Aceh on Wednesday.

Posted in Ramadan @ 09 September 2010 02:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Government may free political prisoners in Papua Justice and Human Rights Minister Patrialis Akbar said Sunday he planned to release a number of Papuan political activists jailed for campaigning for separation from Indonesia. The minister said during his visit to Papua that he would discuss the plan with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs Widodo AS.

Posted in Politics @ 21 May 2010 01:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Merpati Boeing bursts tire on landing strip A Boeing 737-300 plane, belonging to Merpati Nusantara airline, saw it's tire burst when the plane touched down at the Sultan Hasanuddin airport of Makassar in South Sulawesi earlier this morning. No people were injured, but because the plane stopped on the landing strip, two other flights were eventually delayed to later on the day.

Posted in Accidents @ 21 December 2009 05:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


First aid and disaster training in Papua On November 1, 2009, a project to expand training in first aid and disaster relief began in the city of Jayapura. Papua, the easternmost province of Indonesia, is regularly shaken by earthquakes. The regions around the cities of Jayapura, Biak, Manokwari and Nabire are the worst affected.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 November 2009 03:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Release Papuan flag-raisers Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono should exonerate three Papuan men convicted of rebellion on November 12, 2009, for raising a pro-independence flag, Human Rights Watch said today.

Posted in Protests @ 19 November 2009 06:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Moderate earthquake hits near Jayapura An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter Scale shook Jayapura and surroundings at around 21:10 local time (GMT+9) last night. The quake caused panic among residents in the capital city. "We were afraid of a repeat of what happened in Padang," told a resident in the district of Kutaraja in Abepura.

Posted in Earthquake @ 16 October 2009 02:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


UPDATED: Hotels in Indonesia In the recent days, over 30 new hotels were added to the 600 hotels already available on indahnesia.com. We now cover large parts of Indonesia with our hotels, from Aceh in the west to Jayapura in the remote eastern part of the country. With online booking facilities in place, you are able to secure your hotel room just as easy as buying a plane ticket.

Posted in Website @ 01 September 2009 14:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sentani airport occupied by Yobe tribe members Since early this morning, the airport of Sentani, near Jayapura in the easternmost province of Papua, has been occupied by people from the Yobe tribe. They demand a proper settlement for the estate that has been taken from them. Three planes of different airliners were not able to land on the airport and were diverted to the airport of Biak.

Posted in Protests @ 28 August 2009 09:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Merpati Twin Otter localized in Papua mountains The Merpati Nusantara Twin Otter plane that went missing in the Papua region of Indonesia has been localized. The plane has been found in the Ampisibil area in the district of Pegunungan Bintang. The plane went missing two days ago. Commander of the Search and Rescue team in Jayapura, Suandi Miharja, said that the plane was found at 06:30 local time by pilot Erik Doglas when he was looking for the plane from the sky.

Posted in Accidents @ 04 August 2009 04:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Plane with 16 people missing in Papua province A small plane with 16 people on board went missing in Indonesia's eastern province of Papua on Sunday, the state Antara news agency reported. The Twin Otter plane, belonging to the state-owned Merpati Nusantara Airline, was travelling from Sentani airport in the provincial capital of Jayapura, to Bintang district's Oksibit airport, Antara said.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 August 2009 10:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Over 600 hotels at your fingertips Here at indahnesia.com we have been working hard to improve out services. We have installed this new fancy blog and are in progress of updating the forums as well, but outside that we would like you to take a look at the 600+ hotels we are currently offer.

Posted in Tourism @ 29 July 2009 05:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Falling wheels new chapter in Indonesian air safety Where it used to be falling planes that scared Indonesians, Indonesian skies are much safer these days. Yesterday afternoon a plane belonging to Merpati Nusantara with flight number MZ 761 on the route Jayapura - Biak - Makassar - Jakarta only lost one tire when departing from Biak Airport in the province of Papua. One of the left wheels of the plane which was flown by pilot Haryogi and co-pilot Eko Laksono, fell off shortly after taking of for Makassar.

Posted in Accidents @ 07 July 2009 03:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


HRW: 'Papuans tortured by Indonesian army' Indonesia's controversial special forces, which are trained by Australia, have been accused of new human rights abuses in the troubled province of Papua. In a report by US-based Human Rights Watch, off-duty members of the elite Kopassus branch of the Indonesian army are said to have tortured and abused Papuans.

Posted in Violence @ 26 June 2009 01:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia orders Red Cross out of restricted Papua Officials say Indonesia's government has ordered the International Committee of the Red Cross to shut its office in the restricted Papua province. ICRC Indonesia delegation head Vincent Nicod said Thursday four staff members were pulled from the regional capital, Jayapura, in March.

Posted in General @ 23 April 2009 11:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dutch journalists arrested in Indonesia Four Dutch journalists have been arrested in the Indonesian province of Papua, Dutch news wire ANP reported Tuesday. The four were arrested in the city of Jayapura while reporting on a rally calling for Papua's independence. Dutch international radio Wereldomroep confirmed that the incident involved three of its freelancers and a correspondent for the leading Dutch daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad.

Posted in General @ 25 March 2009 01:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Manokwari airport closed after quakes Authorities in Rendani Airport, Manokwari, West Papua has stopped activities in the airport following series of powerful earthquakes that hit the city earlier on Sunday, Kompas.com reported. The authorities and airlines operating in the airport agreed to stop every activity on security and safety concerns.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 January 2009 05:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Greenpeace ship 'Esperanza' to visit Indonesia Greenpeace ship Esperanza (Spanish for "hope") will be kicking off the Indonesian leg of its "Forests for Climate' tour from 6th October to 15th November 2008. The ship arrives in in Jayapura, Papua on 6th November to shine the spotlight on what is seen as the last frontier of intact ancient forest in Indonesia.

Posted in Environment @ 26 September 2008 04:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia arrests five Indian nationals for overstaying Five Indian nationals, including a woman, have been arrested by Indonesian police for "overstaying". Immigration chief of Jayapura, Maman Budiman said that the five Indian nationals were arrested by police while they were in a hotel in Jayapura, the capital of Papuan province, yesterday. An investigation found that their visa had expired a month ago.

Posted in General @ 06 August 2008 05:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Papua to hold Lake Sentani Festival in July The Papua Tourism Office is planning to hold te Lake Sentani Festival between 16 and 19 July 2008 to support the Baliem Valley Festival that will be held in the district of Jayawijaya in August 2008. "The Lake Sentani Festival will be held as an effort to protect the culture of the Jayapura District, mainly in the Sentani Lake area," told Elly Weror, head of the Papua Tourism Office.

Posted in Tourism @ 04 February 2008 10:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Landslide in outskirts of Jayapura kills eleven At least 11 people died in a landslide in the area of Dok 2 in the city of Jayapura in Papua. The landslide occurred after heavy rains lashed the area for quite some time. Heavy rain started to fall last night and didn't stop until this morning. Members from the local police, the army and local residents are searching for victims that are still missing under the rubble.

Posted in Weather @ 15 January 2008 11:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hoisting of Morning Star flag to be stopped directly Hundreds of students who name themselves the Morning Star Youth Movement Anti-colonial Indonesia have raised the Morning Star flag yesterday. Hoisting the flag took place in a ceremony held in the deep forests near Jayapura. The ceremony was held to remember the day that the independence of Papua Barat was proclaimed. Outside a number of youth, the ceremony was attended by a number of members of the National Freedom Army of the Papua Independence Organisation TPN OPM.

Posted in Protests @ 01 December 2007 03:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Post offices to provide access to digital world Communities in Indonesia will soon be able to familiarize themselves with new government-initiated internet kiosks at post offices featuring at least four desktop computers, a scanner, a printer and a digital camera. In a drive to provide communities with greater access to the internet for educational and entrepreneurial purposes, the kiosks were jointly created by the Ministry of Communication and Information and state-owned PT. Pos Indonesia.

Posted in General @ 23 June 2007 10:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Trigana Air Fokker 27 skidds of runway after tire breaks A Fokker 27 plane from Trigana Air made an emergency landing at the end of the runway of the airport in Wamena, in the district of Jayawijaya in Papua. The accident occurred at eight o'clock in the morning after one of it's tires broke out.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 April 2007 06:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Moderate earthquake rocks Papua A moderate earthquake rocked parts of Papua province on Wednesday but there were no reports of any damage. The 5.9 magnitude quake hit 140 kilometers southwest of Jayapura, the provincial capital, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its Web site.

Posted in Earthquake @ 17 January 2007 19:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two killed in clash in Papua province Two people including an Indonesian military officer were killed in a clash between security forces and separatists in the remote eastern province of Papua, a military official said on Saturday. The clash occurred on Friday after the officer and some residents tried to enter a separatist camp in Puncak Jaya regency, about 325 km southwest of Jayapura, the capital of Papua, Imam Santosa told Reuters. No other details were available.

Posted in Violence @ 09 December 2006 13:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Plane crashes in Papua, 12 feared dead A small twin-engine passenger plane has crashed in Indonesia's remote eastern province of Papua and all 12 on board are feared dead, Papua police spokesman Kartono Wangsadisastra said on Saturday. Speaking by phone from the provincial capital of Jayapura, 4,000 km east of Jakarta, Wangsadisastra said the Twin Otter plane went missing on Friday morning and its wreckage was spotted from the air in a hard-to-reach area on Saturday.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 November 2006 02:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police kill one in Papua as mob attacks over govt aid fter being denied government assistance, dozens of Papuans went on a rampage Friday, burning government offices and clashing with police officers. Police opened fire on the mob after they set fire to a post office and the Puncak Jaya regency council building in Mulia city at about 1 p.m. One person was killed and four others injured. The deceased has been identified as Lirius Tabuni.

Posted in Violence @ 15 October 2006 11:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian TV crew due to leave after being detained An Australian television crew detained in Indonesia's strife-torn Papua province while trying to film a story was due to leave the country Thursday, a police official said. The five-person crew from Australia's Channel Seven, including presenter Naomi Robson, were stopped Tuesday upon arriving with television gear at the airport in the provincial capital, Jayapura, because they only had tourist visas.

Posted in General @ 14 September 2006 12:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PNG: Indonesia denies spy story The Indonesian Government has denied the fishermen caught recently in Vanimo were spies, reports Post-Courier Online. It claimed the Indonesian fisherman killed by PNG soldiers in Vanimo three weeks ago were invited by local fishermen in Vanimo. But the PNG Government officials operating in Vanimo stood by their word the locals did not invite the fishermen. They said they were still carrying out further investigations to ascertain the reports the fishermen were spies.

Posted in Politics @ 29 August 2006 15:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Court jails 11 over deadly protests at Freeport-McMoran An Indonesian court has jailed 11 people for taking part in violent protests against a US-run mine in Papua province which left six people dead in March. Hundreds of protesters clashed with security officers near Papua's capital Jayapura over the mine run by US giant Freeport-McMoran in March.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 25 July 2006 13:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Moderate earthquake hits Papua province A moderate earthquake rocked Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua on Tuesday, sending panicked residents into the streets, but there were no reports of damage or injuries, officials said. The magnitude-5.9 earthquake struck at 12:28 p.m. (0328 GMT) and was centered about 147 kilometers (91 miles) south of Jayapura, the capital of Papua province, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 May 2006 08:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Quake jolts Jayapura, one dead A tectonic earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia's Papua provincial capital of Jayapura and Sarmi Wednesday evening, causing one dead and hundreds of people to flee to upland areas, the Antara news agency reported Thursday evening.

Posted in Earthquake @ 26 May 2006 07:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New proposal could put Indonesia on same time A proposed merged time zone would put an end to residents of the eastern part of the country showing up red-eyed for work after watching prime-time television shows broadcast from Jakarta. The advantages for businesses -- operating in the same work hours instead of dealing with a one or two-hour difference -- also could be considerable.

Posted in General @ 10 May 2006 11:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


SBY: Freeport Papua mine closure not an option The Indonesian government won't consider a unilateral closure of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.'s (FCS) massive Grasberg mine in Papua despite allegations of poor environmental management at the facility, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Monday.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 17 April 2006 10:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Axes, arrows and AK-47s used in clash in Papua Four people died today in an exchange of fire between soldiers and suspected separatists in Indonesia’s remote resource-rich province of Papua, a military spokesman said.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 10 April 2006 20:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 5 reactions


Protests in Papua threaten peace, crisis group says Protests in Indonesia's Papua province threaten the resource-rich region's peace process, which will collapse without the support of the Indonesian government, the International Crisis Group said. The government sent additional forces to Papua's capital, Jayapura, after the deaths of five security officers last week during protests to demand the closure of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.'s Grasberg mine, the world's largest for gold and second-biggest for copper.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 24 March 2006 08:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Freeport mine production halted for third day Production at a mine operated by PT Freeport Indonesia, a unit of Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc, remained suspended for a third day as negotiations with protesters staging a blockade pushed on, police said. The stand-off began late Tuesday after security forces attempted to evict small-scale miners who were looking for gold in the waste deposits from the massive Freeport-McMoRan mine in a remote Papua province, claiming they were acting illegally.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 24 February 2006 07:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Bad weather hinders famine relief in Papua No relief has arrived as yet for starving Papuans, after bad weather prevented on Saturday the delivery of food aid and medicines to a famine-stricken area of Papua. Only small amounts of food and medicines trickled into the famine-affected area of Yahukimo regency, while most of the aid was still piling up in Wamena, including assistance that had been brought by a military transport plane dispatched earlier from Jakarta.

Posted in General @ 11 December 2005 13:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Papua residents told not to celebrate 'independence day' Papua Governor JP Solossa on Wednesday told residents not to celebrate the self-declared independence anniversary of Papua on Dec. 1. "All residents should go about their day as usual. Do not be provoked by groups that are planning to commemorate Papua's 'independence'," Solossa said. He was speaking after the West Papua Liberation Front announced plans to mark the 43rd anniversary of Papua's self-declared independence with a prayer service.

Posted in Human rights @ 01 December 2005 07:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


HIV-positive Dolvince keeps spirit of life aflame The mere mention of the term "PLWHA" (person living with HIV/AIDS) will make people's imagination immediately form the image of a frail person characterized by a severe inferiority complex and a strong urge to keep himself aloof from society. This is a common image about a PLWHA because the people in this country, generally, still find it difficult to accept them.

Posted in Culture @ 01 December 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jungles yield remains of possibly 60 troops Sixty sets of remains believed to be of Imperial Japanese Army soldiers have been found in Indonesian jungles, Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry officials said Monday. The ministry will send officials, possibly by the end of the year, to Indonesia to examine whether the remains are truly those of Japanese soldiers who died there during World War II. If confirmed, the officials will bring them home.

Posted in General @ 20 September 2005 07:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dozens hurt in clashes in Indonesia Hundreds of pro-independence demonstrators clashed with police in Indonesia's Papua province on Tuesday after two activists went on trial for flying a separatist flag, local media reported. The clashes erupted outside a court in the provincial capital, Jayapura, about 3,500 km northeast of Jakarta, after the two appeared in court on charges of subversion in connection to the incident last year.

Posted in Violence @ 11 May 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Panwaslu: Double puncture spoils a good poll The Election Supervisory Committee (Panwaslu) hailed on Tuesday the country's first direct presidential election as peaceful and democratic, but warned that the use of nonpermanent ink and double perforation of ballot papers could reduce the quality of the poll. "We should be grateful that the election was generally free of violence despite tensions in many poll stations over the use of nonpermanent ink and the immediate validation of double perforations on ballot papers," committee member Didik Supriyanto said.

Posted in Elections @ 07 July 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Security tight for Indonesia polls Indonesians have begun voting in parliamentary elections in a crowded contest expected to see the former political party of ousted strongman Suharto win the most votes, but not a majority. Polling stations opened in stages across the world's most populous Muslim nation amid tight security in what is billed as the biggest one-day vote in history, and is only Indonesia's second democratic election since Suharto's fall in 1998.

Posted in Elections @ 05 April 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Polls open for parliamentary elections Indonesians began voting in parliamentary elections Monday in a contest expected to see the former political party of ousted strongman Suharto win the most votes, but not a majority. Polling stations opened at around 8 a.m. (7 p.m. EDT, Sunday), about one hour late, in the Papua provincial capital of Jayapura in eastern Indonesia. Polling stations had yet to open in some towns in the province, where demands for independence have simmered for decades. Officials were rushing to set up tents and ballot boxes in those areas.

Posted in Elections @ 05 April 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Capsized boat off Papua kills 13 At least 13 people died and one isstill missing after a motorboat Wednesday overturned in a remote area of Indonesia's Papua province, state news agency Antara reported Friday. The ill-fated boat, with 30 passengers aboard, reportedly left a mangrove forest area in Urfasei, Waropen regency, west of Jayapura, for an undisclosed destination in the same regency when the boat capsized.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 April 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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