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Dino appointed as new deputy foreign minister President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Monday swore in former Indonesian ambassador to the US Dino Patti Djalal as deputy foreign minister, replacing Wardana who has been appointed as Indonesian ambassador to Turkey.

Posted in Politics @ 14 July 2014 22:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Bali police arrest 80 illegal immigrants The Bali police have arrested 80 illegal immigrants from Middle Eastern countries in Badung Strait about a mile from the Benoa Port in Denpasar. "Around 05.00 a.m. local time our patrol officers saw a suspicious boat, so they stopped it and checked the passengers one by one," Bali provincial police spokesman Comr. Hariadi said here on Sunday.

Posted in Crime @ 13 May 2013 09:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian legislator opposes import of Israel fruits A legislator has strongly criticized the importation of dates and shantang oranges fruits from Israel, saying the income from such trade aids Israel`s continued occupation of Palestine.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 09 August 2012 21:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia arrests 77 illegal Afghan asylum-seekers Indonesian authorities on Sunday arrested nearly 80 illegal Afghan immigrants at the rest area of a toll road near Jakarta, officials told a local news agency on Monday.

Posted in Crime @ 09 January 2012 20:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll reaches 95 in Indonesian immigrant boat sinking The death toll after a ship carrying Australia-bound immigrants sank off the coast of Indonesia on Saturday evening has risen to at least 95, officials said on Friday. Around 100 people remain missing.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 December 2011 19:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds still missing after boat sinking off Indonesia Up to 200 people remain missing after a ship carrying Australia-bound immigrants sank off the coast of Indonesia on late Saturday evening, officials said on Tuesday. Nearly 50 others have been rescued.

Posted in Accidents @ 20 December 2011 05:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to host 2012 D-8 ministerial meeting Indonesia on Wednesday was appointed as host of the third Developing-8 (D-8) Ministerial Meeting, which is scheduled to take place in 2012.

Posted in Politics @ 18 May 2011 16:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia, Turkey discuss anti-terrorism effort with Muslim countries Indonesia on Wednesday discussed anti-terrorism cooperation between intelligence communities of Muslim countries, as a delegation is currently on an official visit to Turkey.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 April 2011 01:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia and Turkey agree on military industry cooperation The parliaments of Indonesia and Turkey on Tuesday agreed to increase cooperation in the fields of military and defense industry, officials said.

Posted in Military @ 20 April 2011 01:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia and Turkey agree to increase political and security cooperation Indonesia and Turkey on Tuesday agreed to boost their political and security cooperation during a bilateral meeting held in Jakarta, Indonesia between the countries' Presidents.

Posted in Politics @ 05 April 2011 14:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


86 cases of Mexican Flu in Indonesia Indonesia confirmed that 22 more people are infected by the H1N1 Mexican flu virus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 86, according to the Health Ministry in a statement which was released yesterday evening. All new cases were Indonesians. Nine of them were male, 13 of them female. Most of them had recently returned from travel abroad from countries like the United States, Hong Kong, Turkey and Singapore.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 14 July 2009 05:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


IITF 2008 - Holiday fair offering discounted travel packages With the theme 'Plan Your Holidays Ahead', the Indonesia International Travel Fair 2008 which is considered to be an important event in the Visit Indonesia Year (VIY 2008) calendar of events, will be held on 27-30 March 2008. Balai Kartini Expo, located at the heart of Jakarta, was chosen to be the venue for IITF 2008 which is a one-day B2B and a 3-day consumer show where the Jakarta consumers can purchase domestic and international travel packages at very special prices.

Posted in Tourism @ 02 February 2008 10:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt assures it will not raise subsidized fuel prices Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Purnomo Yusgiantoro, on Wednesday assured that the government will not raise prices of subsidized fuel despite a surge in global crude oil prices. "So far, the government has not thought of raising the prices of subsidized fuel oil," said Purnomo after meeting President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the presidential office.

Posted in Economy @ 01 November 2007 04:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia dismisses human-to-human bird flu report Indonesia on Monday rejected a study by researchers from the United States that concluded that the bird flu virus had spread from person to person during one outbreak in 2006. Indonesia said it was misleading.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 03 September 2007 05:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu spread from humans to humans in 2006 In the first systematic, statistical analysis of its kind, infectious-disease-modeling experts at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center confirm that the avian influenza A (H5N1) virus in 2006 spread between a small number of people within a family in Indonesia. The findings, by biostatistician Ira M. Longini Jr., Ph.D., and colleagues, will be published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Posted in Health @ 29 August 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


The hidden tragedy of West Papua "Of course the police are just as good at torturing as the army. Some of the cruder forms [include] putting a table leg onto the foot of somebody and then somebody heavily dancing on the table, which can be extremely painful. So, I mean torture is routine."

Posted in PT Freeport @ 23 November 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Taiwan Buddhist group to launch TV station in Muslim Indonesia A Taiwan Buddhist group plans to launch a television station in Muslim Indonesia to encourage Indonesians to care for poor people in their country, the group said Friday. 'We have obtained licence from the Indonesian government to launch a TV station which will be a branch of our Da-Ai [Big Love] TV,' said Ke Chuan-fu, a spokesman for Da-Ai TV, run by the Tzu Chi Foundation.

Posted in General @ 11 November 2006 02:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Israel drops objections vs. Indonesia Israel has dropped its objections to Indonesia joining the UN peacekeeping force in south Lebanon, and the two sides are now discussing when Jakarta would send a promised 1,000 troops, a UN official said Friday. After talks that included UN peacekeeping officials, Israel reversed its claim that, because the two nations did not have diplomatic ties, it would not allow troops from Indonesia, the official said.

Posted in Military @ 02 September 2006 04:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO confirms 60th bird flu case, urges sequence sharing The World Health Organization on Wednesday confirmed the 60th case of human infection with the H5N1 strain of bird flu after a 6-year-old girl was tested positive of having the virus. In a statement, the WHO said the girl from Bekasi in West Java Province developed symptoms on Aug. 6 and was hospitalized on Aug. 11. ''She remains hospitalized but is recovering. The source of her infection is currently under investigation,'' the statement said as reported by Kyodo.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 24 August 2006 13:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Eight Muslim countries to hold summit on Bali Leaders of eight countries with predominantly-Muslim populations will gather on Indonesia's resort island of Bali in May, an official said Wednesday in Jakarta. The so-called D-8 Summit, comprising Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey, will be held on May 13, said Slamet Hidayat, director general of multilateral issues with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Posted in Politics @ 27 April 2006 08:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Implications of pornography bill and Islamic law In the past few months much has been in the local Press about Sharia regulations in regions of Indonesia as well as the frequently cited Pornography Law being deliberated on in the House. These clippings in the press have been anything but flattering of Sharia which to a practicing Muslim is the crux of his daily interactions. Sharia has been labeled oppressive to women and minorities of other faiths, a step backwards for Indonesia, and an inhibitor to the economy.

Posted in Culture @ 25 March 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mexico and Indonesia 'will overtake British economy' MEXICO and Indonesia will both have bigger economies than the UK by 2050, according to a report out today which outlines the massive potential of the world’s emerging nations. The report examines long-term demographic trends to suggest that countries such as Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil and Turkey all have young and fast-growing populations compared with the UK and continental Europe, putting them in line for significantly higher long-term growth rates.

Posted in Economy @ 03 March 2006 13:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 6 reactions


WHO confirms four more bird flu cases, two deaths A World Health Organization reference laboratory in Hong Kong has confirmed four more cases of bird flu in Indonesia, including two fatalities, an Indonesian health official said Saturday. Hariadi Wibisono, a senior Health Ministry official, told Kyodo News that the H5N1 strain of bird flu killed a 22-year-old market vendor in Jakarta and a 15-year-old boy from the West Java town of Padalarang.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 04 February 2006 19:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta market vendor dies of bird flu A market vendor in Jakarta, who had a history of contact with sick poultry, died of the H5N1 strain of the bird flu Thursday. Officials at Jakarta's Infectious Diseases Hospital said local tests for the 22-year-old indicate he had the virus. If blood and swab samples sent to a World Health Organisation-approved laboratory in Hong Kong come back positive, Indonesia will raise its human death toll to 15.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 29 January 2006 09:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia reports new case of bird flu Indonesia reported another suspected case of bird flu on Wednesday as World Health Organization officials visited markets in the teeming capital to try to find ways to contain the virus. The 22-year-old market vendor from south Jakarta was being treated in the capital's infectious disease hospital, said senior health official Hariadi Wibisono. Details of his condition was not released.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 25 January 2006 18:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indramayu girl dies of bird flu, local test shows A 13-year-old Indonesian girl died of bird flu at the weekend while two others from her family have tested positive for the H5N1 virus, a health ministry official said on Monday, citing the results of local tests. If confirmed by outside laboratories recognized by the World Health Organization, the case would take total known deaths in Indonesia from the avian flu to 13 and the number who have had bird flu to 20.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 16 January 2006 07:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's confirmed bird flu deaths rise to 12 A laboratory in Hong Kong has confirmed Indonesia's 12th human death from bird flu, a senior Health Ministry official said on Saturday. Hariadi Wibisono said the latest results from the laboratory, which is recognised by the World Health Organisation, showed the H5N1 virus had killed a 29-year-old Indonesian woman who died this week in a Jakarta hospital.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 14 January 2006 08:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian woman has bird flu, local test shows A 29-year-old Indonesian woman in Jakarta has the deadly strain of bird flu, officials said on Wednesday, citing the results of a local test. Outside laboratories recognised by the World HealthOrganisation have so far confirmed 11 deaths and five other cases in Indonesia where patients survived.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 11 January 2006 20:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aceh hit by bird flu Hundreds of chickens have died of bird flu in Aceh province, Indonesia says. Bird flu has been found in more than 20 other provinces in the country, but its emergence in Aceh is especially worrying, analysts say. This is because thousands of Acehnese still live in crowded refugee camps as a result of last year's tsunami.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 24 November 2005 19:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia may raise fuel prices by 50% in October Indonesia's government may raise fuel prices by at least 50 percent in October to avoid missing the budget deficit target as surging global prices boost the cost of subsidies, Planning Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said.

Posted in Economy @ 14 September 2005 07:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Should Miss Indonesia compete in swimsuit? Miss Indonesia has glossy black hair and a law degree, smiles constantly and talks about helping children. In many ways, she is the ideal Miss Universe contestant. But Artika Sari Devi faces one major obstacle in competing in the Miss Universe pageant May 30 - wearing a swimsuit. To Islamic clerics and many others, an Indonesian Muslim woman showing bare skin would be a public slap against Islam and a national embarrassment.

Posted in General @ 08 May 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Scientists fear another major quake may strike Indonesia Seismologists say there is a heightened risk that a major earthquake may soon strike the western coast of Sumatra as a result of the monster quake that generated the December 26 tsunami. They warn that the Indonesian city of Banda Aceh, which was already badly hit by the killer wave, could be at risk from a quake measuring up to 7.5 on the Richter scale and there is a potential for a tsunami-making 8.5 quake offshore.

Posted in Earthquake @ 17 March 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bush and other leaders quick to offer condolences and aid From President Bush to Pope John Paul II, the world's political and spiritual leaders urged support on Sunday for victims of the giant waves in Asia as relief agencies and governments girded to offer technical help and aid. The United States said assistance was already on its way to some of the most stricken areas. The speed and scale of the disaster - with thousands dead - left some relief specialists struggling to keep pace with events. "The needs are enormous," said Louis Michel, a senior official of the European Union, which offered $4 million in emergency funds.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 December 2004 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New tourist visa policy to start on February. 1 The government announced on Friday that the new tourist visa policy will start on Feb. 1, despite strong opposition from the tourism and hospitality sectors. Justice and Human Rights Minister Yusril Ihza Mahendra said that President Megawati Soekarnoputri had approved this month the presidential decree on visas.

Posted in Tourism @ 02 January 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt delays implementation of new visa policy again The government has again postponed the implementation of the new policy revoking the visa-on-arrival facility extended to nationals of 48 countries, saying the President must consider opposition from tourism industry players. The implementation of the controversial policy had earlier been delayed on Oct. 1 because its operational regulations had not yet been issued.

Posted in Tourism @ 28 November 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to begin charging most tourists for visas on December 1 A controversial new policy requiring most tourists to Indonesia to buy visas will come into force in December, it was announced Tuesday. Justice Minister Yusril Ihza Mahendra, who is responsible for immigration, said the new policy will be implemented on December 1, but will exempt citizens of 11 countries or territories which grant Indonesians visa-free entry.

Posted in Tourism @ 09 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta scraps visa-free travel for visitors Indonesia will revoke visa-free travel for most foreign visitors starting Oct 1, despite fears that the move could further dent the country's beleaguered tourism industry, reports said yesterday. Indonesia plans to charge foreigners US$30 (S$53) for a 30-day non-renewable visa upon arrival, Justice Minister Yusril Ihza Mahendra was quoted as saying by The Jakarta Post.

Posted in Tourism @ 31 August 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Visa policy granted grace period The government is not postponing the new visa policy but is merely implementing a six-month transition period instead, spokesman Ade E. Dahlan for the Directorate General of Immigration at the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights said on Monday. "Actually, the transition period has been in effect since late March, so it is not an extended delay," he told The Jakarta Post. The controversial decree on the new visa policy was signed on March 31 and will be implemented in September.

Posted in Tourism @ 03 June 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia toughens entry visa rule for 37 nations The government has drastically reduced the number of countries whose nationals must have visas to enter Indonesia for short visits, officials said yesterday. A presidential decree which came into force on March 31 reduces the number from 48 to 11, said a spokesman for the Tourism Ministry. The decree comes at a time when Indonesia is struggling to rebuild its tourism industry after the Bali terror bombings of last October.

Posted in Tourism @ 09 April 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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