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

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


US grant of F-16 fighter jets to arrive in October The first batch of the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets, which are a grant from the United States, is expected to arrive in Indonesia in October, according to Indonesia Air Force Chief of Staff Air Marshal Ida Bagus Putu Dunia.

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


Nine military staff questioned over shooting in Aceh Nine military members are being questioned after allegedly lending guns to two civilians to attack the National Democrat Party (NasDem) command post in North Aceh recently.

Posted in Military @ 19 March 2014 20:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Navy: 'Blast believed to be caused by explosive materials' The blast at a navy ammunition depot in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, on Wednesday morning was believed to be caused by explosive materials, Navy Information Division Chief Commodore Untung Suropati said.

Posted in Accidents @ 06 March 2014 01:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Economic gap seen as cause of security problem in Papua Economic and social gap is the root cause of persistent security problem in Papua, Velix Wanggai, a special staff of the president on regional autonomy, said.

Posted in Violence @ 23 February 2013 00:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police shoot dead fugitive linked to Wamena bombings Police on Sunday shot dead Hubert Mabel wanted for his alleged part in the bombing of district legislative body building and traffic police post in the Jajawijaya district capital of Wamena, Papua province.

Posted in Violence @ 17 December 2012 10:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Pindad: 'Military`s demand for ammunition increasing' The Indonesian Defence Forces` demand for ammunition has tripled this year, according to Adik Avianto, the president director of state-owned ammunition company Pindad.

Posted in Military @ 31 October 2012 20:28 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


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


Timika gateway for arms dealing Timika District Military Commander Lt Col Inf Christian Tehuteru has suspected that the Mimika district town of Timika was a gateway for the distribution trade of firearms and ammunition.

Posted in Crime @ 30 May 2012 12:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrests terrorist suspect in West Java The National Police`s Densus 88 counter-terrorism unit arrested a terrorist suspect, identified by his initials CHW, in North Sumedang, West Java, on March 22. Densus 88 made the arrest after interrogating another suspect, identified as CF, spokesman of the National Police Brig Gen M Taufik said on Friday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 23 March 2012 18:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Five killed in terror raids in Bali Indonesian counter-terrorism forces have shot dead five suspected militants believed to have been planning a series of attacks in Bali. Heavily armed officers from Indonesia's crack anti-terror unit Detachment 88 stormed two separate addresses, in Denpasar and in Sanur, on Sunday night where they shot and killed five men.

Posted in Terrorism @ 19 March 2012 02:28 CET by Jeroen · 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


Terrorist cell planned to attack police station Police have obtained proof that six terror suspects they arrested on Sunday had planned to attack a police station in West Jakarta.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 November 2011 00:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian police arrests eleven terror suspects Indonesia's anti-terror police on Friday announced the arrest of eleven terrorism suspects in various places within the nation, the ANTARA news agency reported.

Posted in Terrorism @ 08 July 2011 23:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest two more terror suspects over shooting Indonesian police arrested two men believed to have been involved in a shooting last month of two police officers, the Jakarta Globe reported on Wednesday. National Police said the two men were suspected of supplying ammunition in the deadly attack at a police post in Poso, Central Sulawesi. The police are still searching for three other more suspects.

Posted in Terrorism @ 09 June 2011 00:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to produce 1,000 rockets to boost defense system The government of Indonesia on Thursday announced that it plans to produce 1,000 R122 rockets to support its defense system, officials said.

Posted in Military @ 18 March 2011 00:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Prosecutors seek long sentences for suspected Aceh terrorists Indonesian prosecutors on Monday demanded jail sentences of as long as 12 years for the four suspected 'Al-Qaeda in Aceh' terrorists, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 December 2010 06:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Islamic cleric faces death penalty on terrorism charges An Indonesian Islamic cleric now faces the death penalty after new terror charges were brought against him, officials said on Monday. 72-year-old Abu Bakar Bashir, who is the suspected leader of a terrorist paramilitary training facility in the Aceh province of Sumatra, has been charged with at least five articles within Indonesia's anti-terrorism laws.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 December 2010 18:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian police open fire against protesting crowds Indonesian police opened fire against protesters on Wednesday following the adoption of the controversial "shoot-on-sight" law, which allows police forces to use live ammunition to control riots and other anarchic situations, local media reported.

Posted in Violence @ 21 October 2010 02:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Weapons and ammunition found in Aceh The police has found four weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition during an anti-terrorism action in Lhokseumawe, Aceh. The action was headed by the local head of police in Lhokseumawe, Zulkifli. Yesterday in the afternoon the police departed in convoy to the place of the raid. Journalists were kept at some distance for safety reasons.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 March 2010 08:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Australia fears extremist elements in Indonesia Australia says the recent arrest of a number of terrorist suspects in Indonesia indicates the threat from extremists is "ever present." Earlier this week, Indonesian police said they had captured five members of an Islamic militant cell, seizing arms, ammunition and explosives.

Posted in Terrorism @ 24 October 2008 11:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia police arrest suspected terror cell Indonesian police say they've arrested five members of a terrorist cell that was planning to blow up a state oil facility in north Jakarta. After a series of arrests in recent days, Indonesia' national police spokesman announced that five suspected terrorists have been arrested in Jakarta and Bogor.

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 October 2008 02:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia fuel subsidies may rise to 14.1 bn euro President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Wednesday oil subsidies may rise to 14.1 bn euro this year if crude prices average $140 a barrel and urged parliament to work with the government to tackle the issue. Fuel prices were increased in May due to ballooning subsidies on the back of soaring global oil prices, sparking protests in a country where millions are already suffering from higher food prices.

Posted in Economy @ 04 July 2008 07:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia jails leaders of terrorist Jemaah Islamiyah A court in Indonesia has sentenced two leaders of the Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist network to 15 years in prison. The network is blamed for the 2002 Bali bombings. The self-proclaimed leaders, Abu Dujana and Zarkasih, were sentenced in the district court of South Jakarta.Both were arrested in separate police raids in June 2007. They were finally found guilty of helping terrorists and possessing, storing and moving weapons.

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 April 2008 11:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to push carbon-credits for peatlands conservation Wahjudi Wardojo, director general for forestry research at Indonesia's Forestry Ministry, told Reuters that industrialized countries will need to provide financial incentives for tropical countries to preserve ecosystems - like peatlands - that sequester large amounts of carbon.

Posted in Environment @ 29 August 2007 04:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia arrests Jemaah Islamiyah chief Indonesian police said yesterday they had captured the head of Southeast Asian extremist network Jemaah Islamiyah, blamed for some of the deadliest terror attacks in the region. They said Zarkasi had been heading the militant Muslim outfit since 2004 and that he had been seized in raids last weekend which also netted the alleged head of a JI special forces unit.

Posted in Terrorism @ 16 June 2007 02:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Poso violence could help Indonesia militants regroup Renewed trouble in Indonesia's central Sulawesi island, long the site of deadly Christian-Muslim rivalry, underscores how communal tensions may help reinvigorate the country's militant Islamic movement.

Posted in Terrorism @ 29 January 2007 09:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia continues hunting militants in Poso Indonesia decided to continue pursuing fugitive Muslim militants in troubled Poso of Central Sulawesi, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Thursday. "The president said the operation to enforce law and to pursue the wanted militants was continuously conducted," Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security Widodo Adi Sucipto told a press conference after a security meeting led by president Susilo at the State Palace.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 26 January 2007 11:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police killings of alleged militants risk more violence The killings of 15 alleged Islamic militants by police on conflict-ridden Sulawesi island this week risk inflaming Indonesia's terrorist movements and should be independently investigated, a think tank said. The police defended the raid, denying allegations in local media that three of those killed were innocent bystanders and insisting that officers opened fire after they came under attack by well-armed militants.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 25 January 2007 08:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Schools closed in Poso after clashes Some schools were closed in Indonesia's troubled Poso region on Tuesday a day after 12 people were killed in a clash between police and suspected Islamic militants, but there was no more violence, officials said. One policeman was among those killed in the clashes after a raid on a militant hideout.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 23 January 2007 08:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian court convicts 7 Papuans for killing Americans An Indonesian court on Tuesday convicted seven men of leading an armed ambush that killed two American school teachers in remote Papua province four years ago, and sentenced the alleged ringleader to life imprisonment. Chief Judge Andriani Nurdin of the Central Jakarta District Court said defendant Antonius Wamang had 'committed a gross violation of human rights for attacking civilians' and deserved harsher punishment than the 20-year sentence asked by prosecutors, the state-run Antara news agency reported.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 08 November 2006 02:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The day before the fall of Suharto Controversy has surrounded the book written by former President Habibie, which reveals a number of new historical facts about the events of May 1998. The military is mentioned as having a hand in speeding up the downfall of the Suharto regime. Two major-generals and a number of colonels are suspected of having "allowed" university students to occupy the parliament building in Senayan. Tempo sorts out the important moments during the 24 hours preceding Suharto's downfall. Here is the report.

Posted in History @ 03 November 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sri Lanka: 'Weapons for Tigers coming through Indonesia' Sri Lanka has informed the Indonesian authorities of its suspicions that weapons supplied for the Tamil Tigers are being sent illegally through Indonesia. An Indonesian Cabinet Minister told media, ďWe don't need to get upset. It's only an accusation and they (Sri Lanka) ask us (to cooperate).Ē

Posted in General @ 29 October 2006 13:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


What Indonesia can learn from Thai military coup Politics in new democracies like Thailand has always sprung surprises. While Prime Minister Thaksin Sinawatra visited New York for the United Nations General Assembly, Thai army chief Gen. Sonthi Boonyaratglin led a bloodless coup and declared himself the temporary prime minister. It is interesting to observe that the coup did not spark social unrest, as if it were business as usual. On top of that, the tacit endorsement of revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej was a crucial factor behind the smooth process of the coup.

Posted in Politics @ 05 October 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia court sentences Islamic militant to 7 years in jail An Indonesian court sentenced an Islamic militant to seven years in prison on Thursday for sheltering the man who allegedly helped mastermind a string of suicide bombings in the world's most populous Muslim nation. Ahmad Taufik Ridho was also found guilty of illegal weapons possession, said Ardiansah Dali, the presiding judge at the South Jakarta District Court.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 April 2006 07:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


4 accused of plotting to ship weapons to Indonesia Four Asian businessmen plotted to buy hundreds of handguns, machine guns, Sidewinder missiles and aviation radar equipment for export to Indonesia, creating a threat to national security, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The four men - who have been charged in Detroit and Honolulu - were arrested Sunday after meeting in Hawaii with people they thought were representatives of a Detroit-area company, which authorities say the men believed would supply the military hardware. It was to be shipped to Indonesia through Singapore.

Posted in General @ 12 April 2006 07:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia says reaction to prophet drawings 'out of proportion' Indonesia's Foreign Minister said on Wednesday that radical groups around the world were exploiting public Islamic anger over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, and the reaction was now ``out of proportion.'' As scattered protests continued in the country, police said they were questioning two editors at a local news magazine that reprinted several of the caricatures to accompany a story on the uproar generated by them.

Posted in General @ 09 February 2006 07:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 11 reactions


Indonesia detains more terrorist suspects In less than 24 hours, Indonesian anti-terrorism police detained two terrorist suspects and close aides to the country's most-wanted militant, Malaysian Noordin Mohammad Top, local media reports said Thursday. After detaining an Indonesian militant on Wednesday afternoon, the anti-terrorist squad on Thursday morning arrested another Muslim radical in Central Java province, the state-run Antara news agency reported.

Posted in Terrorism @ 20 January 2006 07:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Former Aceh rebels complete weapons handover Former rebels in Aceh completed a weapons handover on Monday under a peace pact that ended one of Asia's longest running civil wars, foreign monitors said. "Today we could confirm that the (Free) Aceh Movement has offered the last of their weapons, thereby completing their commitment under the Helsinki MOU (Memorandum of Understanding)," Pieter Feith, chief of the European Union-led Aceh Monitoring Mission, told a news conference.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 19 December 2005 18:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police hunt down financial backer of Noordin's network Police are currently looking for an East Java resident believed to be a financial backer of terrorist operations led by Noordin M. Top and the now dead Azahari bin Husin, as part of efforts to halt terror activities in the country and capture Noordin. State news agency Antara quoted an intelligence source as saying that police were trying to locate the whereabouts of 34-year-old Edy Prayitno and were conducting close surveillance on many houses including that of Edy's former wife in Madiun, East Java.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 November 2005 07:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Azahariís body only to be released after probe The Indonesian police will only release terrorist Dr Azahari Husinís body to his family after completing their investigations. However, it is not immediately known if any request has been made by Dr Azahariís wife to claim the body. National police spokesman Soenarko Danu Ardhanto said there were certain procedures to follow.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 November 2005 10:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


SBY in control, but tougher challenges ahead Despite a number of decisions that many consider burdensome to the public during his first year in office, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has managed to keep his support intact. The latest survey conducted by the Indonesian Survey Circle (LSI) confirmed on Wednesday that Susilo remains popular, albeit to a lesser degree than when catapulted to the presidency last year. But stiffer challenges lie ahead, especially given that some of his policies will provide ammunition to opposition groups.

Posted in Politics @ 20 October 2005 07:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New clashes kill seven in Aceh province Five suspected separatist rebels and two civilians have been killed in the latest violence in Indonesia's war-torn Aceh province, according to the military. Two of the five Free Aceh Movement (GAM) fighters were shot dead in separate encounters, Aceh military spokesman Asep Sapari said.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 27 July 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Six rebels killed in Aceh Indonesian government troops have shot and killed six alleged separatist rebels in the strive-torn Aceh province, the latest violence in the restive region. Military officials said the six alleged members of the Free Aceh Movement, or GAM, were killed during three separate Friday incidents.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 28 June 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Security forces hunting Poso attack mastermind A joint police and military force are pursuing Mohamadong alias Ndang accused of masterminding a series of fresh attacks in Poso and the neighboring regency of Morowali, Central Sulawesi. Sources at Poso Police Station said on Monday that Ndang was a resident of Ampana subdistrict in Poso but he often moved to other places. Security forces have been tracking him after he was spotted in Lembo subdistrict, Morowali, they added.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 21 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Five more dead, 13 arrested in Poso Police have shot dead five suspects and arrested a total of 13 after a chase through the forests of the troubled Poso in Central Sulawesi province following deadly attacks, police said Monday. Arrests continued over the weekend while three suspects were shot dead after an exchange of fire with police, said Rudi Trenggono, deputy police chief of Poso town.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 20 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest five over Sulawesi attacks Indonesian police said on Saturday they had killed three men and arrested five suspected of involvement in a string of deadly attacks in Central Sulawesi province. The suspects were captured after a gunfight near the town of Poso, about 1,600 km (1,000 miles) northeast of Jakarta, on Friday night, Central Sulawesi police spokesman Agus Sugianto told Reuters via telephone from Poso. "We arrested a total of eight men, three of who were killed in a gunfight last night," said Sugianto.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 19 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Poso calm as more troops arrive Calm returned on Monday to Poso regency, Central Sulawesi, after around 300 paramilitary police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) personnel arrived in the religiously divided town. Residents in the attack-hit villages of Saatu, Pantangolemba and Pinedapa resumed their daily activities. No further violence was reported after Sunday's dawn attacks there by masked gunmen, who killed at least nine people.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 14 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fourteen killed in Aceh's latest violence Fourteen people, including a policeman and 11 suspected separatist rebels, were killed in the latest violence to hit the restive Indonesian province of Acheh, police and the military said Monday. Troops shot dead one rebel and confiscated one rifle and one grenade launcher after two successive clashes in Tiro, Pidie district, on Monday, Acheh Military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Ahmad Yani Basuki said.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 16 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Megawati says martial law achieves targets President Megawati Soekarnoputri said on Friday that the martial law in Aceh province would not last long and claimed the ongoing military operation to crush Acehnese separatist rebels was on the right track, despite reports of many civilian casualties. However, she did not say when the much-criticized military operation that started on May 19 would be put to a halt.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 02 August 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Investigator: Imam Samudra masterminds the Bali bombing The joint-investigative team declared on Sunday a man, identified as Imam Samudra, as the mastermind of last month Bali bombing. Chief investigator Ins. Gen. I Made Mangku Pastika said dring a press conference in Denpasar with Australia police that Imam masterminded the October 12 bombing which killed at least 185 people and injured hundreds of others. "He was likely the leader of this group, both in the planning and the execution," Pastika said during the conference aired by El Shinta radio station.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 November 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


 Explosive used in Bali blast contains RDX: Investigators Bali Police chief Brig. Gen. Budi confirmed on Wednesday that that based on the chemical traces found in and around last week's blast scene in Legian, Kuta tourist resort in Bali, investigators concluded that the explosive used contained RDX (Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine), and its HBX and nitrate variants. "We found RDX traces on the huge crater caused by the explosion in front of the Sari Club. We also found the residue of that chemical compound on the clothes and bodies of several witnesses," Budi said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 October 2002 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Islamic militants surrender some weapons Indonesian militant Muslim group Laskar Jihad handed over hundreds of weapons ranging from rifles to homemade bombs to the military in the strife-torn Moluccas on Sunday. But the group said those were only a small part of its supplies and before giving up additional arms it would like to see authorities take more action against a radical Christian faction in the area and to ensure the safety of Muslims.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 19 May 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tommy shares killers block in Cipinang jail Hutomo Mandala Putra (Tommy Soeharto) is finally jailed in Cipinang Prison, East Jakarta, on Wednesday (20/2) around 15.50. Tommy's status is at the moment described as "prisoner of the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office of Jakarta. The Head of Cipinang Prison promised to enforce rules for Tommy, he will not be given special treatment for being former President Soeharto's son. Tommy was imprisoned after the Chief Public Prosecutor received the police document, evidence, and Tommy as a suspect, from the investigation team of Metro Jaya Police.

Posted in Politics @ 22 February 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three years ago, a petty dispute between a local and two migrants in the Ambon capital of Maluku degenerated into a full-scale sectarian riot which up to this year has killed 9,000 people and forced more than 500,000 people out of their homes.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 23 January 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll in Luwu violence reaches 13 The death toll from an intervillage clash in the district of Ponrang, Luwu regency, reached 13 on Saturday, while regency legislators decried the local regent's sluggishness in dealing with the violence. "Regent Kamrul Kasim failed to anticipate the deadly clash, which had been predicted by others. He also did not approach residents to appeal to them not to be easily provoked. Kamrul Kasim must be held responsible for the tragedy," A. Muh. Yamin, a legislator from Commission B, told The Jakarta Post while monitoring the exodus from Padang Sappa.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 02 September 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tommy a suspect in murder of judge City police chief Ins. Gen. Sofjan Yacob declared on Monday night that former president Soeharto's fugitive son, Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, was the main suspect in the murder of Supreme Court Justice M. Syafiuddin Kartasasmita. Sofjan said in a snap media conference that mounting evidence had pointed to Tommy as the mastermind of the killing and that he was aided by the Free Aceh Movement (GAM).

Posted in Crime @ 07 August 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The deadly Christmas and New Year bombings in Indonesia and Manila, which killed 40 people and left hundreds injured, have Indonesians and Filipinos puzzled. Is radical Islam, they wonder, entering a dangerous new phase in Southeast Asia? Or is Islamic militancy, as police investigators and analysts now seem convinced, merely a convenient cover for politically powerful rivals bent on using terror campaigns in their struggle for supremacy?

Posted in Politics @ 25 January 2001 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


About 250,000 people were forced from their homes in East Timor last year after militias supporting Indonesia reacted violently to the vote for independence on August 30. Nine months later, about 100,000 of those who fled remain in West Timor -- living in more than 200 squalid, disease-ridden camps scattered across the countryside.

Posted in Human rights @ 08 June 2000 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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