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Indonesia repatriates 39 human trafficking victims The Indonesian government has repatriated the second batch of 39 people, who had been trapped by human traffickers, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Posted in Crime @ 03 December 2014 20:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

MInister: 'No region in Indonesia has child-friendly status' Minister of Womens Empowerment and Child Protection Linda Amalia Sari Gumelar said there is no single region in Indonesia that has a child-friendly status.

Posted in Crime @ 05 May 2014 19:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Child dies over alleged sexual assault by pedophile An 11-year old boy only identified as U.S. died at his home in Citamiang Subdistrict, West Jawa, last February for an alleged sexual assault by pedophile Emon, who was arrested recently for serial sexual abuses, the victims aunt Ya said.

Posted in Crime @ 04 May 2014 16:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Two Iranians arrested for smuggling narcotic drugs Two Iranian nationals have been arrested in Sukabumi, West Java province, for smuggling the illegal narcotic drug methamphetamine.

Posted in Drugs @ 26 February 2014 23:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Illegal immigrants stranded at Pangandaran beach Tens of illegal immigrants from the Middle East were found stranded at Pangandaran Beach in West Java on Wednesday night, stated an official.

Posted in Crime @ 06 February 2014 12:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

3,500 police officers to be deployed at flood-hit areas The Police Headquarters will deploy 3,500 police officers at several areas in Indonesian that have been hit by floods, landslides, and volcano eruption. "The 3,500 policemen are from the Police Headquarters and Mobile Brigade," Commissioner General Badrodin Haiti, the head of the Police Headquarters Security and Maintenance Departement, stated here on Wednesday.

Posted in Flooding @ 22 January 2014 17:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Four dead in connection with student brawl in Sukabumi Four senior high school students have been found dead in connection with a recent student brawl in Karangtengah, Sukabumi, West Java. The bodies of Muhamad Rizki Fadilah (17), Faizi Akbar (16), Indrianto (17), and Randika Febriansyah (15) were found by villagers living around the Cimahi river.

Posted in Violence @ 11 November 2013 16:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Sixty tourists stung by jellyfish at Pelabuhanratu Beach As many as 60 tourists were stung by jellyfish at Pelabuhanratu Beach, West Java, on Saturday. "Jellyfish were swept into the beach due to the cold water and they sting visiting tourists," spokesperson of Sukabumi Water Tourism Safety Board Dede Sumarna said here on Saturday.

Posted in Accidents @ 10 August 2013 19:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Police named four suspects in boat sinking The West Java police named four suspects in the case of boat carrying 204 illegal immigrants that sank in Indonesia`s Cianjur Selatan waters last Tuesday (July 23), police spokesman said. The boat carried a total of 204 asylum seekers from Srilanka, Iraq and Iran, 15 of them were found dead after the incident while the rest of 189 survived.

Posted in Accidents @ 26 July 2013 23:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Police foil attempt to hoard 5.2 tonnes of subsidized fuel Sukabumi police foiled an attempt to hoard 5.2 tons of subsidized fuel oil in Purabaya Subdistrict, Sukabumi District, following the government`s plan to increase fuel prices.

Posted in Crime @ 17 June 2013 19:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

More than 100 illegal immigrants nabbed in Cianjur Police detained more than 100 illegal immigrant in Cianjur, West Java , on the highway leading to southern coast of Java on Thursday. Police detective Adj Comr. Gito of the Cianjur police said the first group of 80 illegal immigrants from Maynmar, Pakistan, and Afghanistan were stopped in the Cianjur-Bandung highway.

Posted in Crime @ 13 June 2013 22:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Sukabumi police set to crack down on brutal motorists Sukabumi Police Chief Adj. Sr Comr Hari Santoso ordered his officers to shoot brutal motorists in the roads endangering the safety of other people. The road scoundrels would be dealt with firmly if they begin to create disorder threatening the safety of other people, Hari told reporters here on Monday.

Posted in Crime @ 10 June 2013 11:52 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

Rain triggered landslide kills two people in Sukabumi Two people were reported killed in a rain-triggered landslide in the village of Nyelempek, in the regency of Sukabumi, West Java, on Friday. The landslide following heavy rain fell upon a house with a family of four people inside, the report said.

Posted in Weather @ 04 January 2013 23:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Children swept away by sea water have been rescued Two children who were swept away by sea water at the Karanghawu beach in Sukabumi district, West Java, on Tuesday, have been rescued. The two children, aged 16 and 18, were swept away, as far as tens of meters from the coastline, said Dede Sumarna, head of the Sukabumi coast guard agency.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 January 2013 21:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Six Iranians jailed for 14 years each for smuggling meth Six Iranians were sentenced to 14 years in jail and a fine of Rp10 billion each here on Friday for smuggling 100 kilograms of methamphetamine.

Posted in Drugs @ 01 December 2012 00:42 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

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

Two tourists drown, 2 missing at Palabuhanratu beach Two local tourists have died and two others are missing, and are expected to have drowned at sea while visiting the Palabuhanratu beach of Sukabumi in West Java during the Idul Fitr holiday, a rescuer said on Wednesday.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 August 2012 19:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

448 buildings damaged in Sukabumi earthquake The 6.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Sukabumi on Monday has damaged 448 buildings, reported an official of the Sukabumi disaster mitigation office (BPBD).

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 June 2012 08:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Thirty-four houses damaged after quake in Sukabumi Thirty-four houses had been damaged following a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Sukabumi, West Java, on Monday evening, according to the district`s natural disaster mitigation board (BPBD).

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 June 2012 01:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

47 illegal immigrants plan to go to Australia Ciemas Police Sector chief Adjunct Police Commissioner Sumaryoto said 47 illegal Afghan immigrants wanted to cross to Christmas Island, Australia, from Ciemas waters.

Posted in Crime @ 04 June 2012 05:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

SAR team to evacuate bodies of more Sukhoi victims The Search and Rescue (SAR) team has recommenced evacuating the Sukhoi Superjet 100 victims` remains that are still scattered in Mount Salak.

Posted in Accidents @ 29 May 2012 15:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Cicurug residents find more bodies, ID cards of Sukhoi victims About 13 residents of Cicurug subdistrict, Sukabumi district, claimed they found some remains and several identity cards of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 victims who were killed in an air crash on Mount Salak, West Java province, on May 9, 2012.

Posted in Accidents @ 28 May 2012 12:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Identification of Sukhoi victims may take 2 weeks It will take at least two weeks to identify the passengers of the crashed Sukhoi Superjet 100, because of a DNA test. "The DNA test process might take at least two weeks' time," said Anton Castilani, Indonesian Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) Chief Police Commissioner at Halim Perdanakusumah airport in Jakarta on Friday.

Posted in Accidents @ 11 May 2012 12:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Sukhoi lost contact 12 minutes after take-off The transportation ministry in a press statement here on Friday said Sukhoi Superjet 100 took off at 2.21 p.m. local time from the Halim Perdanakusuma air force base in East Jakarta and lost contact 12 minutes later, at 2.33 p.m.

Posted in Accidents @ 11 May 2012 10:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Two command posts to search missing Sukhoi aircraft Two command posts have been prepared in Bogor and Sukabumi districts to help search for the missing Sukhoi Superjet-100 airplane that reportedly lost contact during a demonstration flight at the top of Mount Salak, West Java on Wednesday (May 9).

Posted in Accidents @ 10 May 2012 05:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Magnitude 4.5 quake jolts Sukabumi, West Java A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shooked Sukabumi in West Java at 9.31pm on Saturday. The Meteorology, Geophysics and Climatology Agency recorded the quake`s epicenter was at 7.43 degrees south latitude and 106.47 degrees east longitude or 52 kilometers from Sukabumi.

Posted in Earthquake @ 29 April 2012 00:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

No reports of damage, casualties in Ujung Kulon quake The Banten Regional Disaster Mitigation Office (BPBD) said there were no immediate reports of damages nor casualties in the magnitude-6 earthquake that hit Ujung Kulon, Pandeglang District, Banten Province, early Sunday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 15 April 2012 04:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Police: 'alleged terrorists caught were collecting funds' The Jakarta Metropolitan police suspect that the alleged terrorists arrested in Pondok Aren, South Tangerang, in the Banten province, West Java, were fund collectors. "We suspect that they are members of a `fai` (fund collecting) group," command spokesman Senior Commissioner Rikwanto said here on Monday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 April 2012 02:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

More illegal immigrants arrested in Sukabumi Police in Sukabumi, West Java, have arrested some more illegal immigrants seeking to cross over to Australia, bringing the total caught so far to 72.

Posted in Crime @ 13 March 2012 14:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Indonesian police looking for drug smuggling ship Indonesian police are looking for a cargo vessel that was used by an international narcotic drug syndicate to smuggle crystal methamphetamine into the country through Ujung Genteng, a coastal village in Sukabumi, West Java, on Friday (Jan 20) morning.

Posted in Drugs @ 23 January 2012 09:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

13 power pylons collapse after material theft A total of 13 power pylons in four villages in the Cibadak subdistrict in Sukabumi district in West Java province have collapsed. A spokesperson of state-owned power company PLN announced this. The collapse of the towers happened just before midnight last night according to villagers.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 11 October 2011 12:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Powerful earthquake hits parts of western Java Parts of southern West Java have been shaken by a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5. The epicenter of the quake was located at about 86 kilometers southwest of the city of Sukabumi and had a depth of 30 kilometers under the sea floor.

Posted in Earthquake @ 24 July 2011 13:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

President may expand Greater Jakarta area President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono wants to expand Greater Jakarta - to perhaps as far as Sukabumi - to fight congestion in the capital, according to his spokesman. "The President plans to develop Jakarta. There will be an expansion to Purwakarta, Sukabumi and other areas to curb congestion in Jakarta," Presidential spokesman Julian Pasha told reporters on Tuesday.

Posted in General @ 12 January 2011 02:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes south of West Java A magnitude 6.0 earthquake as shaken parts of West Java province around 19:00 local time this evening. The earthquake was located at 147 kilometers southeast of Sukabumi in the same province and was located 13 kilometers under the sea floor. The quake was felt as far away as Jakarta on the northern side of the island.

Posted in Earthquake @ 18 May 2010 14:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction

Don't sell your wife! Looking for hard cash, a resident of Sukabumi in West Java, sold his own wife to a person from Saudi Arabia for a so-called 'contract marriage'. Muhtar, the husband in question, and his friend Humidi, eventually ended up at the local police station of Cibadak in Sukabumi where he admitted that he had sold his 19-year-old wife Lia.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 04 December 2009 05:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions

Rail connection Bogor - Sukabumi still closed after landslide The rail connection between Bogor and Sukabumi has been closed for over a month now, but progress has been made and the route is slated for reopening early next week. A landslide wiped out the track over a distance of several hundred meters near a bridge over the Cigombong river. In the first planning, reconstruction should only take a week though.

Posted in Weather @ 01 December 2009 04:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Java quake survivors in dire need of shelter As relief efforts are ramped up following the West Sumatra earthquake on 30 September, aid groups have warned that thousands of survivors of an earlier quake on the Indonesian island of Java are facing health risks unless they receive adequate shelter.

Posted in Earthquake @ 10 October 2009 01:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

5.5 magnitude aftershock south of Java An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter Scale, according to the Indonesian Geophysics agency, has struck 143 kilometers southeast of the city of Sukabumi, which was hit hard during the 7.3 magnitude earthquake on September 2, 2009. The earthquake struck at 07:26 local time (GMT+7) and had it's epicenter at sea. The quake was not strong enough to cause a tsunami however.

Posted in Earthquake @ 28 September 2009 04:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Three tourists dragged away by waves Three tourists have most likely been killed when they were dragged away by waves on the Pelabuhanratu beach in the Sukabumi regency earlier today. Until now, the three missing people have not been found. The three are said to be from Bogor in West Java. The incident happened around 08:00 local time this morning at two different places on the beach.

Posted in Accidents @ 24 September 2009 10:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

1.74 tons of marijuana seized by Sukabumi police The regional police of Sukabumi has seized some 1.74 tons of dried marijuana when it raided a house in the city of Sukabumi last Friday. The raid was a joint operation between the National Narcotics Brigade and the police in the region. The total value of the drugs is estimated at 6 billion Rupiah (410.000 euro). The drugs were already prepared for distribution. Four suspects were arrested during the raid.

Posted in Drugs @ 13 September 2009 09:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

SMS: '8.6 magnitude earthquake will strike tonight' In a bad attempt to create panic, an SMS that is said to originate from the Meteorological and Geophysical Agency BMKG is spreading among residents in western Java. The SMS is spreading just two days after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake killed some 60 people and damaged tens of thousands of buildings throughout western Java.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 September 2009 12:26 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

BREAKING: 7.3 quake southeast of Tasikmalaya An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter Scale struck 143 kilometers southwest of Tasikmalaya at 14:55 local time. The quake was felt as far as Yogyakarta and Jakarta. A tsunami alarm as been issued.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 September 2009 10:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Masked robbers steal three million Rupiah 'money for the poor' Two masked robbers have robbed two houses in the village of Cimaja, in the district of Sukabumi early yesterday morning. Besides stealing two motorbikes, the robbers also took away money that was handed out via the 'Rice for the Poor' scheme (Raskin) and some money that was meant for paying taxes.

Posted in Crime @ 25 November 2008 11:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Ahmadiyah mosque burned as protests grow A group calling itself the Jamaah Al Mubalighin Communication Forum burned down a mosque belonging to the "deviant" Ahmadiyah sect in Parakan Salak village in Sukabumi regency, West Java, early Monday. Sukabumi Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Gunthor Ghafar told that the incident began when the forum members met Sunday for a Koran reading session at At-Taqwa Mosque, about 700 meters from Ahmadiyah's Al Furqon Mosque.

Posted in Violence @ 29 April 2008 15:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Dozens of boats destroyed by waves near Pelabuhan Ratu About 60 fishing boats which are owned by local fishers in the area of Pelabuhan Ratu, in Sukabumi, western Java, were destroyed by high waves. The boats were dragged away by high waves and destroyed when they were thrown back onto the beaches again.

Posted in Weather @ 03 January 2008 06:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

High waves still pound parts of Indonesia High tidal waves - not tsunami's - that have damaged hundreds of houses along many of Indonesia's western coastlines continue to hit the area for a third day, forcing fishermen to stay on land and keeping tourist away from the beaches. Until now only one person is killed, dozens of fishing boats were destroyed as waves reached heights of seven meters in some areas.

Posted in Weather @ 20 May 2007 06:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Damage as high tidal waves hit Indonesian islands High tidal waves - not tsunami's - have struck many coastlines across the western part of Indonesia, forcing hundreds out of their homes after water destroyed property. On the island of Bali, tourists were warned to stay away from main beaches in Kuta. In nearby Jimbaran, fishing boats were damaged.

Posted in Environment @ 18 May 2007 12:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Earthquake shakes West Java in the morning An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter Scale rocked parts of West Java this morning, in particular places like Bogor, Sukabumi and Cianjur. The head of the Bandung based branch of the State Meteorology and Geophysics Office (Badan Meteorologi dan Geofisika, BMG) told that the earthquake took place at eight o'clock in the morning. The epicenter of the quake was at 7.08° South, 106.80° East.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 October 2006 08:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Muslim body supports polio vaccinations Indonesia's top Muslim body gave its seal of approval on Friday to next week's plan by the government to immunise more than 24 million children with polio vaccines next week. The support could dispel any doubts about the vaccines which may deter people from going to immunisation posts in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, following an outbreak of the crippling disease.

Posted in Polio @ 26 August 2005 18:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

U.N. warns of possible Indonesia polio epidemic Indonesia's polio outbreak could develop into an epidemic with the onset of the wet season, a U.N. official said on Tuesday, one week before the start of a campaign to vaccinate 24 million children nationwide. Polio returned in May to Indonesia, which had been free of the water-borne disease since 1995.

Posted in Polio @ 24 August 2005 08:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

11 new polio cases found in Indonesia Eleven new cases of polio have been found in Indonesia, putting the total number of the crippling disease to 122, the Indonesian branch of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Spokesperson Sari Setiogi told Xinhua by telephone that the new cases were found among the blood samples taken from children who had not got immunization.

Posted in Polio @ 07 July 2005 10:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

WHO: 10 more cases of polio in Indonesia Ten more children have contracted polio in Indonesia, bringing the number affected by an outbreak of the paralysing disease to 65, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday. A fresh round of immunisation is being carried out on Tuesday and Wednesday, targeting 6.4 million children in West Java, Banten and Jakarta provinces, the WHO said in a statement.

Posted in Polio @ 28 June 2005 14:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Indonesia's polio cases expected to rise The polio cases in Indonesia is expected to rise from the current number of 46, since many children have not got polio vaccination, a spokesperson of the World Health Organization (WHO) said in Jakarta Thursday. "The increase of polio cases is possible, because the level of vaccination is low in the areas where the polio cases were confirmed," spokesperson of the WHO's Indonesian branch Sari Setiogi told Xinhua.

Posted in Polio @ 17 June 2005 12:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

WHO: Indonesia's polio cases rise to 25 Indonesia has reported five new cases of polio, all found in districts different from where the crippling disease was first re-discovered, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday. It said the additional cases brought to 25 the number of confirmed cases in Indonesia, which has been taking steps to fight its first polio outbreak in a decade.

Posted in Polio @ 08 June 2005 13:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

Indonesia confirms more polio cases Indonesia has confirmed four more cases of polio, with 20 children infected with the disease in the country's first outbreak in a decade. The cases were confirmed yesterday, almost a week after Indonesia carried out a huge vaccination program aimed at reaching 6.4 million children under five in two days in an effort to contain the spread of the crippling virus.

Posted in Polio @ 07 June 2005 07:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

Door-to-door vaccination reaches more under-fives Although many parents were reportedly reluctant to bring their under-fives for polio vaccination on Tuesday, the administration said on Wednesday that the number of babies vaccinated was much higher than its initial estimate.

Posted in Polio @ 02 June 2005 11:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

Indonesia to vaccinate 6.4m children for polio Mothers carrying babies and dragging toddlers by the hand flocked to clinics yesterday as Indonesia launched a massive polio vaccination drive to halt an outbreak of the disease that has crippled 16 children.

Posted in Polio @ 01 June 2005 07:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

WHO: Polio spreads in Yemen, Indonesia A polio outbreak raging through Yemen has paralysed 108 children and the number of confirmed cases in Indonesia has risen to 14, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Posted in Polio @ 25 May 2005 07:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

Indonesia polio outbreak nearly contained: officials Indonesia has nearly contained its first polio outbreak in a decade because of fast action in vaccinating children in affected areas and a willingness to seek international help, health officials said on Monday.

Posted in Polio @ 17 May 2005 07:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

Indonesia polio cases hit 8, one treated in Jakarta Indonesia has detected two new polio cases, bringing the total number of infected patients in the country's first outbreak of the crippling disease in a decade to eight children, a senior health official said on Saturday. All cases so far come from villages near the West Java city of Sukabumi, but one of them is now being treated in a Jakarta hospital.

Posted in Polio @ 14 May 2005 09:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

Magnitute 6.6 earthquake recorded off Sumatra An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale rocked parts of Indonesia's Sumatra island today but there were no reports of casualties or damage, seismologists said. The quake struck at 8:08 am (0108 GMT), with the epicentre in the Indian Ocean about 400 kilometers west of Jakarta, said Taufik Gunawan of the National Metereology and Geophysics Agency.

Posted in Earthquake @ 10 May 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Polio spreads with three new cases Indonesia struggled on Thursday to contain its first polio outbreak in a decade, diagnosing three more infants struck by the crippling virus in the province of West Java, bringing the total to five in a month. The babies, from four neighbouring villages, suffered from paralysis -- a symptom of the virus that mainly strikes children under the age of five and can cause irreversible paralysis, deformation and sometimes death.

Posted in Polio @ 05 May 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

Indonesia confirms new polio cases A second case of polio has been confirmed in Indonesia following the detection of a strain of the crippling virus believed to have originated from Africa, health authorities said today. An 18-month-old boy and a 20-month-old girl are now known to have contracted the disease in the same district of Java island, said Umar Fahmi Achmadi, the health ministry's head of communicable diseases.

Posted in Polio @ 04 May 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

African polio found in Indonesia Medics said today they had detected a case of the crippling polio virus in Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, indicating that an outbreak rooted in Africa has leapt the Indian Ocean.

Posted in Polio @ 03 May 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

Java rocked by three earthquakes, one magnitude 6.5 Three earthquakes, one measuring up to magnitude-6.5, shook Indonesia's Java island today, seismologists said. No casualties or damage were reported. A tremor of between magnitude-6 to 6.5 occurred at 11:17 a.m. local time, Yusuf, an official at the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency, said. The epicenter was in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra, the country's two most populated islands, he said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 15 April 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Police confirm arrest of two terror suspects The National Police confirmed on Monday the arrest of two men by the force's antiterror squad in Leuwilang district, Bogor regency, last week. National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Paiman said that two men had been arrested late on Friday by the police antiterror squad Detachment 88, or Den 88, led by Brig. Gen. Pranowo Dahlan. Last week Pranowo denied the arrest when asked for confirmation by The Jakarta Post, saying that there had been no arrest in Bogor by his squad and that "if there had been any arrest, it must have been related to another case."

Posted in Terrorism @ 09 November 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Three die in stampede, dozens injuries What supposedly to become a graceful moment turned out to be a fatal mess when a charity distribution to the poor asking for alms, ended up in a stampede in which three people were died and dozens were injured on Friday morning on Jl. Raya Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta. The fatalities were all women Fatimah, 60, Rodiah, 50, and Halimah, 45. Another victim Sumanah, 55, was in state of coma and was taken to Siaga Hospital in Pasar Minggu.

Posted in General @ 07 November 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Christmas Eve bombings kill at least 15 people At least 15 people were killed and dozens others injured when bombs exploded almost simultaneously outside churches in several towns in Indonesia on Sunday night as the country's minority Christian community prepared to celebrate Christmas. The casualties so far include two churchgoers and a cigarette seller in Jakarta, three in Sukabumi (West Java), including a woman and a baby after attending a church sevice in Sukabumi, five in Pekanbaru (Riau)including four police officers guarding a church, two in Bandung (West Java) and one each in Mojokerto and Sidomulyo, both in East Java.

Posted in General @ 25 December 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Two killed, 15 injured in two church blasts in Sukabumi Two people, including a baby, were killed and 15 other seriously injured when two bombs exploded in Sukabumi, West Java, Sunday evening. The first bomb exploded in a Kijang van in front of the Gereja Sidang Kristus church at around 9:15 p.m. The victims were members of a family who had just attended mass at the church.

Posted in General @ 24 December 2000 00:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Strong quake shakes Jakarta and West Java A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale shook the western part of Java island, including the Indonesian capital on Wednesday, causing panic among residents.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 October 2000 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
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