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Densus 88 arrests suspected terrorist in East Java Police anti-terror squad Densus 88 arrested a suspected terrorist, Toni, in Lamongan district, East Java, on Sunday (December 21).

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 December 2014 22:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 63 percent of land for trans-Java toll road cleared Some 63.8 percent of land meant for the Indonesia's 658.6-kilometer Trans-Java toll road has been cleared, a senior public works official said.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 30 October 2014 20:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi inaugurated as Indonesia`s new president Indonesia officially declared Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and M. Jusuf Kalla as its new president and vice president, respectively on Monday. The declaration was made following their swearing in as the countrys new leaders for the 2015-2019 term in a plenary meeting of the Peoples Consultative Assembly (MPR) broadcast live by various national television stations.

Posted in Politics @ 20 October 2014 20:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


202 Indonesian regions to hold local elections in 2015 At least 202 regions in Indonesia will organize regional head elections in 2015, Chairman of the National Election Commission (KPU) Husni Kamil Manik has said.

Posted in Elections @ 10 August 2014 14:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


KPK verifies Jokowi's wealth ahead of election The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has verified presidential candidate Jokowi's wealth here on Thursday as mandated by the law ahead of the election scheduled on July 9.

Posted in Elections @ 26 June 2014 18:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


GP Ansor throws weight behind Jokowi for president The Central Java provincial chapter of Ansor Youth Movement (GP Ansor) of Nahdatul Ulama, the countrys largest non political Islamic organization, said it threw its weight behind Joko Widodo (Jokowi), one of two candidates to contest the presidential election on July 9.

Posted in Elections @ 27 May 2014 13:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi pledges to deal with Papua problems with 'heart' Presidential candidate of the opposition Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) Joko Widodo said he would deal with all problems in Papua with "heart." "I dont like to promise too much. I am confident the Papua problem could be sorted out with heart and hard work not with promises," Jokowi, as he is known, said.

Posted in Politics @ 05 April 2014 19:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Pros and cons of Jokowi`s presidential candidacy Many Indonesians have hailed the presidential candidacy of Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, who has been idolized for his down-to-earth style of governance.

Posted in Politics @ 31 March 2014 17:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Megawati reveals reasons for picking Jokowi The general chairperson of the Indonesia Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), Megawati Soekarnoputri, has revealed her reason for choosing Joko Widodo (Jokowi) as the partys presidential candidate here on Saturday.

Posted in Politics @ 22 March 2014 19:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Adi Soemarmo airport reopened Adi Soemarmo airport in Solo, Central Java, reopened on Thursday morning for both domestic and international flights, after it had been closed for six days when Mt Kelud erupted last week.

Posted in Travel @ 20 February 2014 15:13 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


Mount Kelud's eruption is force majeure The Transportation Ministry has declared the eruption of Mount Kelud in Kediri, East Java, to be a force majeure, which exempts airlines from compensating passengers due to cancelled flights.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 15 February 2014 13:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven airports closed due to volcanic ash from Mount Kelud Seven airports and one airstrip remain closed on Saturday, as of 10:00 am local time (GMT +7), due to volcanic ash from Mount Kelud in East Java, an official said.

Posted in Travel @ 15 February 2014 12:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Trucks used to clear out volcanic ash in Yogyakarta Dozens of trucks belonging to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) were deployed to clear out the volcanic ash spewed by Mount Kelud, which erupted on Thursday night.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 February 2014 22:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


7 airports in Indonesia closed due to Mount Kelud eruption Seven airports on the Indonesian island of Java have been closed due to the eruption of Mount Kelud in Kediri, East Java, on Thursday night. "Seven airports have been temporarily closed due to Mount Keluds eruption," Director General of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation Herry Bakti stated here on Friday.

Posted in Travel @ 14 February 2014 22:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Airports closed over Mount Kelud eruption Volcanic ash from a major eruption in Indonesia shrouded a large swath of the country's most densely populated island on Friday, closed three international airports and sent thousands fleeing.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 February 2014 03:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Quake damages houses in Central Java A number of houses were damaged in Purworejo when an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale hit the Central Java district town at 12.14 midday on Saturday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 January 2014 17:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Four dead in Yogyakarta train accident Four motorists died after being hit by a train at a railroad crossing in Gamping village, Sleman district, Yogyakarta on Thursday. According to an eyewitness Priyo Priyono, the accident took place at 6 a.m. local time, when the railroad crossing gate closed to make way for "Prameks" train that was heading for Solo.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 January 2014 14:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flooding Bengawan Solo inundates 100 villages in Bojonegoro Water from the overflowing Bengawan Solo River has inundated nearly 100 villages in 15 sub-districts in Bojonegoro, East Java, National Disaster Mitigation Agency stated on Friday.

Posted in Flooding @ 20 December 2013 21:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Monitoring post limiting trekking activities on Mountt Kerinci The Mount Kerinci monitoring post has issued an alert prohibiting mountaineers from scaling the 3,805 meter mountains peak, following an increase in volcanic activity on Sunday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 02 December 2013 19:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police still investigating deaths caused by illegal liqour The police are still investigating the case of four people dying after consuming illegal home-brewed alcohol in Sleman, Yogyakarta. "Investigation is still going on, but we are yet to name a suspect who sold local home-brewed alcohol," Sleman Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Ihsan Amin, said on Sunday.

Posted in General @ 18 November 2013 13:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


'Not time yet for Jokowi to be presidential candidate' This is not the right time for Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to be nominated as a presidential candidate, according to a political observer. He stated that Jokowi could pass the test by turning Jakarta into a better place than what it was at present.

Posted in Politics @ 26 August 2013 21:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Railway company to build Yogyakarta-Solo electric train lines The Indonesian Railway Company (KAI) is planning to build electric train (KRL) lines connecting Yogyakarta and Solo.

Posted in General @ 30 July 2013 05:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Four people arrested with billions of rupiahs in fake money The police have arrested four people with billions of rupiahs in fake money in Sleman, Yogyakarta. "The suspects offered loans in fake money with interest rate below bank lending rate," Sleman chief detective Adj. Comr. Heru Muslimin, said here on Monday.

Posted in Crime @ 15 July 2013 19:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Terror perpetrators in Poso increasingly aggressive Presidium Chairman of the Indonesia Police Watch (IPW) Neta S Pane said the perpetrators of terror acts in Poso, Central Sulawesi, had become more and more aggressive as reflected in the suicide bombing incident Monday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 June 2013 19:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police general allegedly involved in money laundering The Corruption Eradication Commission summoned head of the police traffic corps Insp. Gen. Pudji Hartanto for questioning in a money laundering case with his predecessor Insp. Gen. Djoko Susilo, as a suspect.

Posted in Corruption @ 13 March 2013 22:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Leiden Library urged to return Indonesian ancient manuscripts The Javanology Institute of the Sebelas Maret University (UNS) in Solo has continuously been seeking ways to get ancient Javanese manuscripts now kept in a Library in Leiden, the Netherlands, back to the country. These are believed to be the oldest Javanese manuscripts dating back to before the advent of Islam to Indonesia.

Posted in History @ 27 February 2013 20:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


House possibly owned by corruption suspect confiscated The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has confiscated another house believed to be owned by police Insp. Gen. Djoko Susilo who is charged with money laundering in the driving license simulator corruption case.

Posted in Corruption @ 26 February 2013 23:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bengawan Solo flood in Bojonegoro receding The flood caused by the overflow of Bengawan Solo River in Bojonegoro regency, East Java province, is showing signs of receding, according to an official.

Posted in Flooding @ 08 January 2013 19:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bengawan Solo river overflows Bengawan Solo River overflowed its banks inundating tens of houses in Solo city and Karanganyar district, Central Java, on Sunday.

Posted in Flooding @ 06 January 2013 15:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven suspects arrested over police attack in Papua Seven suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack at a police station in Pirime, Lanny Jaya district, in Papua Province, on November 27 that left three officers dead.

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


Landslides hit 10 sub-districts in Sukabumi Landslides have hit 10 sub-districts in Sukabumi district, West Java province, following incessant heavy rains on Sunday.

Posted in Weather @ 19 November 2012 14:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian police say Hasmi is new terrorist group Police are still investigation possible links between the new Hasmi group and older terrorist groups, Inspector General Suhardi Alius said here on Saturday. The police anti-terror unit Densus 88 has arrested 11 terror suspects from Hasmi in four cities, including Solo in Central Java, Bogor in West Java, Madiun in East Java and Jakarta.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 October 2012 00:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


US Embassy in Jakarta one of terror bomb targets The US embassy in Jakarta is one of the targets of bombing by terrorist group of Harakah Sunny Untuk Masyarakat Indonesia (HASMI), police said. "There are four bombing targets planned by the HASMI Group," Insp. Gen. Suhardi Alius, head of the public relation division of the police headquarters, said here on Saturday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 27 October 2012 19:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Densus 88 discover explosives and bombs during raids The Indonesian special police anti-terror unit Densus 88 has discovered bombs and explosives during raids in several places, and arrested 11 suspects.

Posted in Terrorism @ 27 October 2012 19:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta`s new governor rejects luxurious car The new governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo (Jokowi), has refused to sign the receipt for the purchase of a luxurious car - a Toyota Land Cruiser - offered to him.

Posted in Politics @ 18 October 2012 20:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi named as Jakarta's new governor today Jakarta`s General Election Commission here on Saturday announced that Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) have been elected the province`s new Governor and Vice Governor for 2012-2016.

Posted in Elections @ 29 September 2012 15:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 17,000 Indonesian hajj pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia A total of 17,051 Indonesian hajj pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia since the first batch arrived at King Abdul Azis airport in Jeddah five days ago, according to a hajj official.

Posted in Religion @ 26 September 2012 19:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


More suspected terrorists arrested in Solo Two suspected terrorists arrested by police on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Solo, Central Java are being linked to the Thorik terrorist network that surrendered to police on September 9, 2012. Okezone.com reports that the two men arrested were poised to launch terrorist acts linked to bombs confiscated by police in connection with their arrest.

Posted in Terrorism @ 24 September 2012 07:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Densus arrests another terror suspect The police anti-terrorist squad, Densus 88, arrested a suspected terrorist in Melawi district, West Kalimantan, on Saturday, a police spokesman said on Sunday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 24 September 2012 03:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


4,433 Indonesians arrive in Jeddah for hajj pilgrimage A total of 4,433 Indonesians from various regions have arrived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to participate in the hajj pilgrimage.

Posted in Religion @ 22 September 2012 22:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest eight terrorist suspect in Solo The National Police chief Gen.Timur Pradopo confirmed police arrested eight suspected terrorists in Solo and nearby areas today.

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 September 2012 21:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police nab suspected terrorist in Solo The police`s anti terrorist squad known as Densus 88 arrested a man, believed to be terrorist suspect, in the village of Griyan, Solo, on Saturday morning. The man known as Badri (40), was arrested after early morning prayer at the Alhuda Mosque in the village, a villager said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 September 2012 11:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


23 illegal immigrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan arrested Police have arrested 23 illegal immigrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan planning to cross to Australia in Cisolok and Pelabuhan Ratu in Sukabumi, West Java.

Posted in Crime @ 21 September 2012 22:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Foke congratulates Jokowi on Jakarta gubernatorial elections win Incumbent Jakarta governor Fauzi Bowo (Foke) congratulated Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on his victory in the gubernatorial elections on Thursday.

Posted in Politics @ 20 September 2012 23:11 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi-Ahok win in quick counts Joko Widodo and Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Jokowi-Ahok won the vote on Thursday to be the next Jakarta governor and vice governor, according to survey results.

Posted in Elections @ 20 September 2012 16:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi pledges to start Jakarta development from slum areas Joko Widodo (Jokowi) pledged he would start Jakarta`s development from the slum area if he is elected governor of the capital city for the next five years.

Posted in Politics @ 15 September 2012 13:48 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta gubernatorial poll on September 20 set as holiday Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi has issued a decree stipulating that the second round of Jakarta gubernatorial election on September 20 as a holiday.

Posted in Elections @ 14 September 2012 01:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President instructs police to investigate Depok explosion President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has instructed police to investigate the explosion which injured and caused five victims to be in critical condition in Depok, West Java (near Jakarta) on Saturday night (Sept. 8)

Posted in Accidents @ 09 September 2012 10:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


IPW: 'Solo shootings not related to terrorism' The Indonesian Police Watch (IPW) has said the series of shooting incidents in Solo city, Central Java, are related neither to terrorism nor to the Jakarta gubernatorial election runoff in September.

Posted in Crime @ 04 September 2012 22:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Suspect terrorists arrested in Solo to have Philippines link The police suspect that the network of terrorists that was ambushed in Solo in the province of Central Java on Friday night has links with a terror network based in the Philippines, a police official said on Saturday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 September 2012 20:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Governor urges Solo people to stay calm after terror attacks Central Java Governor Bibit Waluyo has called on the residents of Solo to keep calm despite a series of terror attacks in the city over the past two weeks. "The police are investigating the cases, so I want all people in Solo city to stay calm," he said here on Friday, adding that all the parties should cooperate in dealing with the problem.

Posted in Terrorism @ 31 August 2012 21:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


A granade thrown at police station A granade thrown by unknown people exploded last night at a police station on the eve of Idul Fitri, the end of Islamic fasting month,in the Central Java city of Solo but no one was injured , police said.

Posted in Crime @ 19 August 2012 08:48 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bakri`s presidential candidacy not yet final A leader of the Golkar Party said the presidential candidacy of the party`s general chairman Aburizal Bakrie is not yet final.

Posted in Politics @ 05 August 2012 20:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Noted US cleric visit Islamic boarding schools in Lombok Noted cleric from Baltimore, the US, Muhammad Bashar Arafat, is in Lombok, in West Nusa Tenggara province to visit a number of Islamic boarding schools to inform about Islam development in his country.

Posted in Religion @ 14 July 2012 18:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest two terrorist suspects in Poso Police anti-terror unit Densus 88 have arrested two men suspected of being members of a terrorist network in Poso, Central Sulawesi.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 July 2012 11:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian government sets 2012 haj pilgrimage costs Following long discussions and deliberations, the Religious Ministry and Commission 8 of the House of Representatives set this year`s Haj Pilgrimage Cost (BPIH) at an average of US$ 3,617.

Posted in Religion @ 10 July 2012 13:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Terrorist`s assets worth billions rupiah seized in Medan The National Counter Terrorism Agency (BNPT) along with local police personnel raids several assets such as houses and vehicles belong to terrorist supect. BNPT`s Chief Inspector General (ret) Ansyad Mbai here on Thursday said the raid is conducted following the arrest of several terrorist suspects sometime ago.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 June 2012 12:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Book carrying Prophet Muhammad`s picture to be investigated Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali has said his office will investigate reports about the discovery of a book carrying a picture of Prophet Muhammad in a library of an Islamic school in Solo, Central Java.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 23 May 2012 17:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Anti-terror police arrests two suspects in Solo The Anti Terror Detachment (Densus-88) police has arrested two terror suspects in two locations here on Friday. The chief of the Surakarta City Police Headquarters, Senior Commissioner Asdjima`in, confirmed the arrest when contacted on the phone.

Posted in Terrorism @ 11 May 2012 16:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Russian team coming to investigate Sukhoi crash A team from Russia is expected to arrive here on Thursday evening to investigate the crash of Sukhoi Superjet 100 near Mount Salak in Bogor, West Java.

Posted in Accidents @ 10 May 2012 14:36 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


Spokesperson: '25 volcanoes showing abnormal activity' Twenty-five volcanoes in Indonesia are now showing abnormal activity or have been put in alert or watch status, presidential special aide Andi Arief said here on Saturday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 January 2012 09:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Guruh Soekarnoputra to run for president Guruh Soekarnoputra, a son of Indonesia`s first president, Soekarno, marked his 59th birthday on Friday with a statement he intends to run for president in 2014.

Posted in Politics @ 16 January 2012 02:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian military plane crashes in Central Java, killing pilot An Indonesian pilot was killed on Friday when a military plane crashed on the island of Java, officials told a local newspaper. There were no other people on board the aircraft.

Posted in Accidents @ 07 January 2012 04:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


370 Indonesian hajj pilgrims die in the Holy Land The number of Indonesians who died in the Holy Land while making the hajj pilgrimage this year by 4.16 pm local time Friday or 8.15 pm West Indonesia Standard Time (WIB) on Sunday reached 370, official data showed.

Posted in Religion @ 21 November 2011 01:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 212 hajj pilgrims die in the Holy Land The number of Indonesians who died in the Holy Land while making the hajj pilgrimage this year had by Saturday afternoon local time reached 212, official data showed.

Posted in Religion @ 14 November 2011 00:48 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Umar Patek returns to Bali for Bali Bomb reenactment Umar Patek, the terror suspect arrested in Pakistan in January 2011 and returned to Indonesia, was brought to Bali by Indonesian police to Bali on Thursday, October 20, 2011, to visit five locations linked with the 2002 Bali bombing.

Posted in Terrorism @ 23 October 2011 12:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Found: a clean toilet in Indonesia! Yes, it's true, they have found a clean toilet in Indonesia and have awarded it a prize as well. Okay, this is the result of a survey held among a number of airports in Indonesia, but hey, you have to start somewhere. And ask yourself, do you also hate it when you have to visit a dirty airport toilet because the queue for the plane toilets was just too long just before landing?

Posted in Culture @ 28 September 2011 04:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian church bomber identified as wanted terrorist The Indonesian suicide bomber who attacked a protestant church in Central Java on Sunday has been identified as a wanted terrorist, authorities said on Tuesday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 September 2011 00:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two dead in suicide bomb attack on Surakarta church At least two people had been confirmed dead in a suicide attack in a church in Solo. Bambang Sumartono, an official at Dr. Oen hospital, said that 20 people, including a child, were admitted to the hospital, and one of the victims, a teenager, died in the emergency room.

Posted in Terrorism @ 25 September 2011 11:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A double tracked Pantura almost a reality An infrastructure project that was started back in the Dutch colonial era, will hopefully be rounded up in the coming years. What project took almost a century to be completed? The construction of a double tracked - now it's only a single track for the biggest part - railroad connection between Jakarta and Surabaya through the northern lowlands of Java Island.

Posted in Travel @ 28 August 2011 06:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands strike on 4th day of strikes at Freeport mine Around 8,000 workers at a gold and copper mine in the eastern region of Indonesia entered their fourth day of strikes, local media reported Thursday.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 08 July 2011 01:48 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


10 killed after small boat sinks in East Java, Indonesia At least ten people were killed after a small boat sank in a river in East Java, Indonesia, officials said Tuesday.

Posted in Accidents @ 28 June 2011 16:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 4 dead, 5 missing in ferry sinking in East Java Three more bodies were found on Wednesday after a ferryboat carrying 32 passengers sank in the eastern part of the island of Java, Indonesia on Tuesday, bringing the death toll to four, while others remain missing, officials said.

Posted in Accidents @ 04 May 2011 14:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian teenager jailed over Central Java bombing spree A 17-year-old Indonesian student was sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a terrorist cell, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in General @ 07 April 2011 22:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia and Russia renew air service agreement Indonesia and Russia on Monday renewed their air service agreement to conduct direct flights between each nation, the Antara news agency reported.

Posted in General @ 29 March 2011 00:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian police arrest 8 terror suspects in Central Java Indonesian anti-terror police arrested 8 suspected terrorists believed to be behind the bombing plots of two police stations and three churches in the Central Java city of Solo, officials said Tuesday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 26 January 2011 03:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


FPI promises no attacks during Christmas, under conditions? Rizieq Shihab, head of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), on Tuesday promised that his followers will restrain from disrupting Christmas celebrations in Indonesia.

Posted in Religion @ 15 December 2010 02:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia increases security measures after Church attacks Two recent attacks against churches in the Central Java province of Indonesia has prompted authorities to open investigations and step up their security measures in fear of further attacks as Christmas season begins, officials said on Wednesday.

Posted in Religion @ 08 December 2010 15:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Suspected treasurer of Indonesian terrorist group arrested in Java A suspected Indonesian terrorist, believed to be a treasurer of the Jamaah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT) branch in Solo, was arrested in central Java, officials said Thursday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 18 November 2010 16:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yogyakarta airport closed until at least November 20 The international airport of Yogyakarta, Adisucipto, will be closed until at least November 20, 18:00 local time. The volcanic activity of the Mount Merapi volcano is still very high, that it is decided to keep the airport closed for another five days to take away all uncertainty. Earlier, the airport had been closed to November 15, with a possibility to extend this, depending on the current situation.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 November 2010 01:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The breathtaking view and sound of a pyroclastic cloud Two days ago, also soon after our breakfast, we got on our motorcycle to make the trip towards Klaten. Since all roads directly north of Yogyakarta were sealed off, and Cangkringan was one of the worst-hit areas, I wanted to go east as far as possible before driving back to the Mount Merapi volcano again. There were relatively little problems in that area, which was also easy to reach.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 November 2010 05:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Central Java train travel delayed by ash rains Ash from the Mount Merapi volcano is causing more and more problems in an increasingly large area. After main roads were turned into slippery grayish-white lines in the landscape, train travel in Central Java is now also disrupted by falling ash. Trains now generally depart and arrive with an hour delay.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 November 2010 08:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


To Yogyakarta with a little detour With two tickets Batam-Jakarta-Yogyakarta we made an effort to get to our final destination of the day quite early in the morning today. When I checked the news enjoying a fresh cup of coffee I found out that the airport of Yogyakarta was still closed and that this was likely to stay this way for some time to come. So no direct flight to Yogyakarta today.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 November 2010 16:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Towards the danger? About one and a half year ago I moved out from Yogyakarta, where I stayed for three years. Those three years started two months after the destructive earthquake which was directly followed by a small eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano directly north of where I lived then - Jakal KM 5, as it is locally known best.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 November 2010 13:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ash rains Mount Merapi reach Solo Ash rains originating from the Mount Merapi volcano mixed with normal rain reached the city of Solo in the afternoon yesterday. The ash, originating from the most recent eruption of the volcano around 15:30 local time yesterday, forced the airport of Adi Soemarmo near Solo to close down for an hour.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 01 November 2010 00:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Injuries in Solo train accident In a train accident that much resembles the Petarukan accident earlier today in which 26 people died, the Bima train has crashed into the Gaya Baru train at the Purwosari train station in Solo. Based on information of a spokesperson of the state-owned railway company, the Gaya Baru train had just stopped at the station when the Bima train crashed into it.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 October 2010 02:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Accor to open 16 new hotels in Indonesia by 2012 International hotel operator Accor plans to open 16 new hotels across Indonesia by 2012 to support its expansion plan in the country’s growing hotel industry, says an executive of the hotel chain.

Posted in Travel @ 28 May 2010 02:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Twelve suspected terrorists arrested in Jakarta region The anti terror unit of the Indonesian national police, Densus 88, has arrested a number of suspected terrorists yesterday and earlier today. This happened in a number of separate raids in the last 24 hours. The raids were held in Jakarta and Bekasi, directly east of the Indonesian capital.

Posted in Terrorism @ 07 May 2010 08:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Batavia Air opens new routes Indonesian airline Batavia Air has started services of a number of new routes in recent weeks. These routes are mainly domestic flights but the airline also created a direct air link between Pontianak and Singapore on three days a week. These flights were added after requests from passengers and can now be booked online via ticketindonesia.info.

Posted in Travel @ 30 April 2010 03:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Passengers now required to give finger prints at customs The Jakarta Globe carries the news that visitors to Bali can now expect yet another delay in the notoriously long lines at customs and immigration at Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport with the introduction of a mandatory fingerprinting for tourist visitors.

Posted in Travel @ 20 April 2010 01:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


TransSumatra highway closed after landslide Landslides have blocked a road in Lembah Anai, which connects Padang and Bukittinggi, in West Sumatra, forcing authorities to redirect traffic through Solok. Provincial disaster mitigation coordinator Ade Edward told tempointeraktif.com that the landslides occurred following heavy rain that had been pouring since Friday afternoon.

Posted in Accidents @ 17 April 2010 04:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bengawan Solo river to be dammed The government has planned to build a Rp 800 billion (67million euro) dam named Bendung Gerak Sembayat in Bengawan Solo river, located between Lamongan and Gresik of East Java, says a minister. Djoko said the dam would be built immediately to counter floods during rainy season.

Posted in Economy @ 31 March 2010 04:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jogjakarta awarded 'Best Travel Destination 2009' Jogjakarta has been awarded the award for Best Travel Destination 2009 by the Indonesian Tourism Award 2009 (ITA 2009). It is the first time that the award has been given by Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism in cooperation with SWA Magazine. Nine other cities, Denpasar, Malang, Surabaya, Tana Toraja, Manado, Kutai Kertanegara, Badung, Solo and Lombok also received awards.

Posted in Tourism @ 24 November 2009 01:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Government to clean 11 rivers The central government has announced plans to restore some 11 heavily poluted rivers as part of the governments actions on climate change. A spokesperson for the Department of Environment said that the program would be one of the highest priorities of the newly installed government.

Posted in Environment @ 15 November 2009 08:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


608 bodies recovered; mass grave prepared The official death toll of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake in the area of Padang, West Sumatra, has now reached 608 people. 285 of the death were found in Padang Pariaman, 242 in Padang, 32 in Pariaman, 32 in Agam, 10 in Pesisir Selatan, 4 in Solok and 3 in Pasaman Barat. 343 others have been recorded as missing, but fears are that several thousand other are still buried under collapsed buildings and landslides.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 October 2009 06:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


DNA test confirms Noordin M. Top indeed dead A DNA test performed on the body of the terrorist of which the finger prints matched those of wanted Islamist militant Noordin M. Top have confirmed that he was indeed killed in a police raid. Earlier this week, anti-terrorist police raided a house in a village near Solo in Central Java, killing four and arresting three others.

Posted in Terrorism @ 20 September 2009 02:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Parents of killed terrorists missing The parents of Adib Susilo, one of the terrorists that was killed in a police raid on a house in Mojosongo village near the city of Solo yesterday, went missing shortly after their son was killed. A neighbor told that Parno and hit wife Yanti were picked up by four men which were dressed up in similar clothing. This happened around nine in the morning, just a few hours after the police raid had come to an end and just moments before uniformed police arrived to pick up the parents.

Posted in Terrorism @ 18 September 2009 01:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


HEAD OF POLICE: 'NOORDIN M. TOP IS DEAD' The head of the national police, Bambang Hendarso Danuri, has confirmed that Noordin M. Top, the most wanted terrorist in Southeast Asia, has been killed in a raid near the city of Solo in Central Java earlier today. "The fingerprints we took from one of the terror suspects' bodies matched those of Noordin that we obtained from Malaysia. We found similarity in at least 14 points, which is a justifiable proof," told Bambang during a press conference at the National Police Headquarters.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 September 2009 12:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions
    
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