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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


Densus 88 arrests three terrorist suspects Indonesias Anti-Terror Squad, Densus 88, has taken three terror suspects into custody in the past week, two of which were caught in Bekasi, West Java, and one in Lamongan, East Java.

Posted in Terrorism @ 16 December 2013 18:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Eight suspected terrorists detained Densus 88, the country’s anti-terrorism unit, has captured eight terrorist suspects in two days for their alleged involvement in the shooting of police officers at three locations in South Tangerang in Banten province.

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 November 2013 02:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono expresses shock at arrest of chief justice President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he was shocked and deeply concerned upon hearing the arrest of the Constitutional Court`s Chief Justice Akil Mochtar by an anti-graft agency on Wednesday night.

Posted in Politics @ 03 October 2013 14:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Riau`s chief drug dealer arrested The National Drugs Agency (BBN) has arrested a chief drug dealer and his two men who are members of the air force in Riau province.

Posted in Drugs @ 05 July 2013 15:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest two terror suspects in Makassar and Poso Indonesian police officers arrested two terror suspects in Makassar, South Sulawesi, and in Poso, Central Sulawesi, on Saturday, a police spokesman said here on Monday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 10 June 2013 12:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


PKS says corruption case due to zionist conspiracy The statement of high party members of the Islamic PKS party that a zionist conspiracy was created against the party which it caused to be involved in a huge corruption scandal has been made without any evidence backing it up. "It's just pure speculation, there is no evidence at all," said Habiburohkman, of the Union of Spokespersons.

Posted in Corruption @ 03 February 2013 09:40 CET by Jeroen · 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


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


Narcotics unit destroys drugs worth 1 bln rupiah The West Jakarta Police narcotics unit has destroyed Rp1 billion worth of drugs, including 358 grams of cocaine, 1,486 grams of ecstasy and 1,975 grams of marijuana.

Posted in Drugs @ 04 September 2012 10:59 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


Jakarta police seized over 30 kg of meth last month Jakarta police confiscated 30.5 kilograms of methamphetamine and 382,000 ecstasy pills - all coming from Malaysia and China - and arrested 15 suspects in the past month.

Posted in Drugs @ 03 May 2012 14:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest 1,766 people linked to thuggery Indonesian police have arrested 1,766 people across the country linked to in thuggery. "We have arrested 1,766 linked to thuggery and 344 of them have been processed while the rest is being recorded and given counseling," National Police head of public relations Inspector General Saud Usman said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Crime @ 06 March 2012 16:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian teacher faces death penalty for drug smuggling A female Indonesian teacher who was arrested on the Indonesian resort island of Bali late last year could face the death penalty after smuggling drugs with a street value of around $1 million, local media reported on Tuesday.

Posted in Drugs @ 07 February 2012 21:33 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


Police nab three public transport rape-robbery suspects Jakarta Metropolitan Police acting together with Depok police have arrested three of four men suspected of raping and robbing a woman in a public transport vehicle last December 14.

Posted in Crime @ 26 December 2011 02:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian police release 12 alleged separatists Indonesian police have been forced to release twelve alleged separatist rebels just a day after announcing they had made a major breakthrough in the war against the Free Papua Movement (OPM), local media reported on Saturday.

Posted in Protests @ 26 November 2011 14:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Four foreigners arrested for carrying meth in W. Kalimantan West Kalimantan police have arrested four foreign nationals hailing from Kuching, Sarawak, for carrying 4.0229 grams of methamphetamine into the country.

Posted in Drugs @ 04 November 2011 14:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia deploys more troops to Papua amid unrest The government of Indonesia on Tuesday deployed hundreds of troops to Papua where tensions remain high amid protesting Freeport workers and renewed manifestations by separatist groups.

Posted in Protests @ 25 October 2011 18:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police chief shot dead at airport in Indonesia's Papua A local police chief was attacked by two men and then killed at an airport in Indonesia's restive Papua province on Monday, police said. Separatist rebels were blamed by police.

Posted in Crime @ 24 October 2011 19:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Fierce riots on Indonesia's Tiaka Island leaves one dead At least one person was shot dead on Monday after riots broke out on the northern Indonesian island of Tiaka, officials said on Tuesday.

Posted in Crime @ 23 August 2011 07:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest 170 Chinese, Taiwanese for cyber crimes Indonesian police on Thursday arrested 170 foreigners living in the country for alleged involvement in an Internet-based scamming activity, the Jakarta Post reported.

Posted in Crime @ 09 June 2011 20:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Illegal middlemen and taxi drivers arrested at Jakarta airport Dozens of illegal traders in tickets who were looking for a nice trade in terminals 1 and 2 of the international airport of Soekarno-Hatta near Jakarta have been arrested. "They indeed were a target in our cleanup operation," said Abdi, a manager of state-run airport manager PT Angkasa Pura II.

Posted in Crime @ 11 May 2011 02:49 CET by Jeroen · 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


Police seize two million illegal porn videos in Jakarta More than two million illegal pornographic videos were recently seized by Indonesian authorities in Jakarta, officials said on Wednesday.

Posted in Crime @ 22 December 2010 09:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia arrests four suspected terrorists linked to Tholut and Bashir Indonesian authorities on Tuesday announced the arrest of four more suspected terrorists following the capture of Abu Tholut, one of Indonesia's most wanted terrorists.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 December 2010 14:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Rights group: 'video shows Indonesian military torturing Papuans' Recent video footage from Indonesia's West Papua allegedly show the torture of indigenous Papuans by the Indonesian military, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) said on Monday.

Posted in Human rights @ 20 October 2010 01:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Anti-terror unit deals out own terror Australia has sent an official to the Indonesian province of Maluku to investigate claims that Indonesia's elite counter-terrorism unit, Detachment 88, which Australia and the US train and fund, brutalised a group of separatists last month, repeatedly beating and abusing them in detention.

Posted in Violence @ 13 September 2010 11:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Concerns about military operations in Puncak Jaya region Reports from the Puncak Jaya region, inside the central highlands of West Papua, indicate that Indonesian security forces, principally the militarized police BRIMOB, have launched actions against the small, armed Free Papua Movement (OPM). In May, security force spokespersons warned that if the local OPM leader, Goliat Tabuni, did not surrender by June 28, major operations would be launched to capture him and his small force.

Posted in Military @ 19 June 2010 02:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Six terrorists arrested in Medan Once again the police has rounded up a number of terrorists. This time it was the city of Medan in North Sumatra that saw some of it's residents being taken away by police. They were arrested late Saturday evening and were found out to be involved with the network of Dulmatin, which has been hit hard earlier this year when the anti-terrorism unit came into action.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 April 2010 10:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


20 suspects named in ATM scams The national police in Indonesia have named a number of 20 suspects in the scam with ATMs in Indonesia. These scams first took place in Jakarta and Bali, but soon spread abroad, suspecting a large international network now being active harvesting Indonesian Rupiah's in a fraudulent way.

Posted in Crime @ 28 January 2010 02:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Arrests made in Bali over ATM scandal Police in Bali and Jakarta have made a number of arrests in a scam that has fleeced larges sums of money from the bank accounts of people who used ATMs in Bali. The well-organized and sophisticated criminals reportedly installed an additional fake slot on an ATM Machine together with a small CCTV camera that recorded the password entered by the ATM customer.

Posted in Crime @ 25 January 2010 06:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of illegal logs seized by Aceh police The regional police of Aceh Singkil, in the province of Aceh, has seized hundreds of illegaly processed logs from several different types of wood that were ready to be sold. Two persons were arrested by the police as well.

Posted in Environment @ 06 December 2009 07:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Counterfeit money network uncovered The local police of East Bandung in West Java have uncovered a counterfeit money network in the area. Five people involved were arrested by the police after an investigation. One of those arrested is currently seen as the mastermind of the group, but further investigation is still ongoing. The police investigated several reports of fake money circulating in the area before making the arrests.

Posted in Crime @ 13 November 2009 04:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


30 arrested for raiding night spots in Makassar The police in Makassar, South Sulawesi, has arrested some 30 members of the Front Pemuda Bersatu (United Youth Movement, FPB) who were raiding night spots in the city. The members of the movement were raiding places as billiard halls, karaoke and cafe's. They entered the places holding a speech that they did not have the decency to close down during the Ramadan period. It is however not allowed to hold raids and the night spots that are still open should have permits.

Posted in Ramadan @ 02 September 2009 03:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Amnesty: Police abuse rampant in Indonesia Torture and other forms of ill-treatment carried out by Indonesian police remain rampant despite the government's efforts to reform the police force, human rights group Amnesty International said in a report released Wednesday.

Posted in Corruption @ 25 June 2009 03:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


1 billion Rupiah in fake duty stamps uncovered in Surabaya The customs office in East Java province has succeeded in closing down a criminal group which sold fake duty stamps in Jakarta and East Java. Earlier, two printing facilities in Jakarta and Lippo Karawaci were raided. From there it just took two days to track down the address of one of the people involved. Several arrests were made that same day.

Posted in Crime @ 24 May 2009 21:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Canadians arrested for drugs on Lombok island Two Canadian women are facing four years' jail in Indonesia after being arrested while allegedly smoking a marijuana joint during their holiday, police said Thursday. The women, aged 31 and 30, were arrested in February on the eastern island of Lombok and remain in custody, police said.

Posted in Drugs @ 02 April 2009 05:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 4 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: Release peaceful demonstrators in Papua The Indonesian government should immediately release more than a dozen Papuans detained for raising the Papuan "Morning Star" flag in Fakfak, a major city in western Papua, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch called on the Indonesian government to launch an investigation into the excessive use of force by the Indonesian police, who beat and kicked the activists during the arrests on July 19, 2008. "Once again, the Indonesian authorities have stopped Papuans from peacefully expressing their political views," said Elaine Pearson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch. "The police should not resort to violence to suppress political activism."

Posted in Human rights @ 29 July 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police denies arrest of wanted terrorist Noordin Top A police spokesperson for the national police force, Abubakar Nataprawira, has said that the special anti-terrorism unit - usually named 'Densus 88' - has not arrested the most wanted terrorist in Southeast Asia, Noordin Top. "We didn't capture him yet, but we are still looking for him," said Abubakar when asked about his possible arrest.

Posted in Terrorism @ 07 July 2008 05:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


1.500 police arrest 49 members of radical Islamic FPI An overwhelming police force of some 1.500 personnel have finally made 49 arrests among members of the radical Islamic FPI (Islamic Defenders Front) in Jakarta after last Sundays attack on a peaceful demonstration in the city. The arrests were done in an orderly manner without any resistance from members of the FPI. The action was directly overseen by the head of the police of Metro Jaya, the Greater Jakarta police, Adang Firman. He first just wanted to arrest 10 people.

Posted in General @ 04 June 2008 03:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia arrests two members of Jemaah Islamiyah Indonesian authorities have arrested two more members of the Islamic militant group Jemaah Islamiyah. A senior police official in Jakarta says the arrests may help police to track down Noordin Mohammad Top, one of the most senior members of the Jemaah Islamiah who is still on the run.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 April 2008 13:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Al-Qaeda-linked troup trained on Mount Sumbing A report recently published claims that Islamic militants from a group linked to Al-Qaeda have held armed training exercises on the slopes of the Mount Sumbing volcano on the island of Java. Tempo magazine says the militants from the Southeast Asian group Jemaah Islamiyah, held at least two training exercises on the high slopes.

Posted in Terrorism @ 02 April 2007 12:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police say explosives found bigger than Bali bomb Indonesia police chief Sutanto has said that explosives found this month in different raids throughout the island of Java, exceeded the amount used in the 2002 Bali bombings. At that time, a bomb-laden mini-van killed 202 people when it was brought to explosion near nightclubs in Kuta Beach at 12 October 2002. The bomb was believed to be produced by Malaysian terrorist Azahari Husin, who killed himself in 2005 when police was hunting him down.

Posted in Terrorism @ 31 March 2007 16:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sulawesi police say they killed senior JI militant Indonesian police shot dead what they called a senior member of the regional militant group Jemaah Islamiah on Thursday on Sulawesi island, the same day a mob killed a policeman at a funeral for another militant. National Police spokesman Anton Bachrul Alam said the militant, named as Riyan and also known as Abdul Hakim, died in a raid in Maengkol Poso in Central Sulawesi.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 11 January 2007 15:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


What a garden does to people However we approach the end of the year, it may be clear that my garden here in the tropics still looks fairly green. Some of you may have been following that via internet and probably you enjoyed the always green garden. However green is relative, when I don't give extra water during the dry season, that green will be gone pretty quick.

Posted in General @ 11 December 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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


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

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


Police arrest 14 Christians over killings of Muslims Police arrested 14 Christians accused of bludgeoning two Muslim men to death amid anger at the execution of three Roman Catholic militants on Sulawesi island last month, a police officer said Monday. The fish salesmen were killed at an illegal roadblock on the island's main highway and their bodies were buried in a shallow grave nearby, said Central Sulawesi Police Chief Brig. Gen. Badrudin Haiti.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 09 October 2006 15:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dozens of masked people raid cafe's in Yogyakarta About fifty people dressed in black and white wearing a full-face mask raided a number of cafe's that stayed open in this Ramadhan month in Yogyakarta Saturday evening (7 Oct). A representative of the local police in Yogyakarta, Asep Taufik, told that a number of cafe's - among them Made Kafe and Ruwis Kafe in Jl. Parangtritis, anur Kafe in Jl. Mergangsan and Bamboo Resto in Jl Veteran - had become victim to a group raiding them. "A group of people that arrived on motorbikes broke tables, windows and available bottles of drinks in these cafe's".

Posted in Ramadan @ 09 October 2006 04:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 56 reactions


Official: 'US president may visit Indonesia in November' U.S. President George W. Bush may visit Indonesia next month to meet the leader of the world's most populous Muslim nation, seen as a close ally in Washington's global fight against terrorism, officials said Tuesday. If the talks are held, they would be the first on Indonesian soil between Bush and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Posted in Politics @ 03 October 2006 14:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia wants to capture more suspects of illegal logging Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla said here on Wednesday that he expected police can capture more suspects of illegal logging, who are now hiding in foreign countries. "We hope there will be more arrests," the Vice President said, adding that the weak law enforcement had enabled people to engage in illegal logging.

Posted in General @ 14 September 2006 12:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Terror guide spread in Indonesia A GUIDEBOOK urging jihad in the spirit of Osama bin Laden, "the conqueror of communist and American forces", is being distributed across Indonesia in an attempt to create small independent terrorist cells, a new report claims. The 82-page book has been secretly distributed over the past several months, according to a report yesterday in news magazine Tempo.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 September 2006 07:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Government hunting down haze culprits Indonesian law enforcers are making arrests and quizzing plantation companies suspected to be responsible for forest fires in several parts of the country following complaints at home and abroad over the perils of the annual haze. According to Indonesian news agency, ANTARA, police have arrested 20 people in Sumatra's Riau province and will quiz at least six plantation firms in Kalimantan.

Posted in Forest fires @ 28 August 2006 14:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia navy arrests tsunami aid pirates in Aceh The Indonesian navy has arrested three former separatist rebels for pirating ships carrying aid for tsunami survivors in the country's far-west Aceh province, a senior commanding officer said on Wednesday. The three men, from two different groups, were caught in the north Aceh city of Lhokseumawe on July 18, two days after their latest operation, Rear Admiral Moekhlas Sidik, chief of the Indonesian Navy's Western Fleet, told reporters.

Posted in General @ 26 July 2006 14:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Makeup led to woman's branding as prostitute Every humiliating moment of that day is etched in Lilies Lindawati's memory. She still smarts at the indignity of being branded a prostitute as she stood before a jeering crowd in a "show trial" for Tangerang's new prostitution bylaw. "I felt like I was being raped in front of those people who laughed at me after the judge ruled I was a prostitute, simply because the law and order officers found a makeup compact and a lipstick in my bag," a tearful Lilies told The Jakarta Post in her rented home in Tangerang.

Posted in Human rights @ 04 May 2006 09:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 95 reactions


Indonesia: the ongoing militant threat The Australian government issued an advisory April 20, saying militants planned an attack against Indonesia that day and warning against all nonessential travel to the country. Although warnings for a specific date can be triggered for various reasons, such as the anniversary of a past attack, they are unusual. In this case, then, either Australia believed it had credible intelligence on an imminent attack -- or intelligence services simply lost sight of a suspect they believed was in the late stages of an attack operation. Although the day passed without incident, there is reason to believe the threat remains.

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 April 2006 08:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Playboy's offices in attacked by FPI-members Hundreds of Muslim protesters have attacked the offices of the newly-published Indonesian edition of Playboy magazine. On Wednesday, about 300 activists from the Islamic Defenders' Front (FPI) rallied outside the building to demand that the local version of the magazine, which carries no nude photos, cease publication. They tore up copies of the magazine and threw stones at the building, shattering windows.

Posted in Violence @ 12 April 2006 13:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 11 reactions


Jema'ah Islamiyah has new leader A young Indonesian militant trusted by al-Qaida is now in charge of Southeast Asia's regional terror group, Jema'ah Islamiyah, which remains dangerous despite more than 270 arrests since 2000, a top detective said Monday. Abu Dujana trained in Afghanistan with Hambali, a key regional militant now in US custody, and is known to be a "talented leader," according to Col. Petrus Reinhard Golose of Indonesia's counter terrorism task force.

Posted in Terrorism @ 23 March 2006 02:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Taliban-style Islamic police terrorizing Aceh Dewi Haryanti was in a hurry. The 25-year-old was exchanging her hotel waitress uniform for street clothes for the trip to her second job at a boutique she owns with her sisters in the capital of Indonesia's tsunami-torn Aceh province.

Posted in Religion @ 12 March 2006 14:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 6 reactions


Activists to continue 'surveying' foreigners Twenty-seven Muslim activists, who were released by police in Bandung on Saturday after being detained for "disturbing" foreign nationals during a protest, vowed to continue with their actions. The activists said they would continue distributing questionnaires to foreign nationals to gauge their opinions of the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

Posted in Protests @ 26 February 2006 16:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four more sought over shooting of Americans Indonesian authorities are hunting for four more people over the 2002 killing of two Americans in Papua province, police said on Monday after declaring eight men suspects in the case last week. The eight were arrested on Wednesday over an ambush that killed two Americans and an Indonesian, all teachers from a school run by PT Freeport Indonesia, a unit of U.S.-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., which operates mines in Papua's mountains.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 17 January 2006 12:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: 'Malaysian bombmaker's accomplices detained' Indonesian police says they have arrested four suspected extremists for helping fugitive Malaysian bombmaker Noordin Mohammad Top evade capture. The four were arrested in separate raids in the towns of Semarang and Klaten in Central Java province on Friday, said an officer with Indonesia's elite Detachment 88 anti-terror unit.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 January 2006 13:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cavalry called in, brawl erupts in Ambon Army soldiers and police officers were fought a pitched battle at dawn on Monday in Ambon city, leaving three civilians injured. The brawl broke out as a wedding reception was winding down into the wee hours in Nusaniwe district of the city.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 22 November 2005 08:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Police question three men over last month's Bali attacks Indonesian police are continuing to question three men arrested in connection with last month's Bali bombings. The three were taken into custody in central Java and flown to the Balinese capital Denpasar for interrogation. Police say they will face charges of assisting terrorists, which carries a jail sentence of between three and 15 years.

Posted in Terrorism @ 16 November 2005 10:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


A factory of shame Over a long period in a hamlet in Tangerang, Banten, workers have quietly churned out illegal drugs in a factory licensed to produce cables, seemingly without disruption, until fish in a nearby stream died, from red and yellow substances dumped into the water it was surmised.

Posted in Drugs @ 15 November 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Anti-terror officers deployed to villages again The Indonesian Military (TNI) is reactivating its intelligence unit that used to work within the community to help the police fight terrorism. The military unit, comprising non-commissioned officers known as Babinsa, would gather all information required to help prevent acts of terrorism, TNI chief Gen. Endriartono Sutarto announced.

Posted in Terrorism @ 09 November 2005 07:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mr Popularity survives a tough year On Thursday, one year after the inauguration of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, a 200-metre mural was erected facing Jakarta's main roundabout. The mural was in front of the deserted Hotel Indonesia where a dissident was bundled out of a window in the film The Year of Living Dangerously.

Posted in Politics @ 22 October 2005 10:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest two more in Bali blast probe Indonesian police said they have arrested two more men in connection with their probe into the Oct 1 suicide bombings in Bali. The pair were arrested yesterday in Banten province on the island of Java, police said, adding that the first and only other suspect in the bombings has been released.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 October 2005 07:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bounty turns up heat on JI mystery man Southeast Asia's most wanted man is very similar to the terrorist groups he represents low profile, well travelled, little known and explosive. Dulmatin, now 35 and at the top of the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) organisation, won notoriety last week when the US State Department's Rewards for Justice programme put a $10-million bounty on information leading to his capture or death.

Posted in Terrorism @ 10 October 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia calls on religious leaders to help fight terrorism Religious leaders must condemn terrorism in the world's most populous Muslim nation, Indonesia's vice president said Friday, after police warned that a new generation of Islamic militants were behind the latest suicide bombings on Bali island.

Posted in Terrorism @ 08 October 2005 09:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali police holding 'bomb suspect' Two people have been taken in for questioning over suspected involvement in weekend bombings on Bali island that killed up to 22 people, Bali's police chief Made Mangku Pastika told reporters on Tuesday. Authorities have said al-Qaeda-linked militants blamed for earlier blasts are top targets in the manhunt over the three suicide bombings on Saturday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 04 October 2005 07:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 9 reactions


Security tightened after Bali suicide bombings Security was tightened across Indonesia Sunday after suicide bombers detonated a string of explosions at tourist hot-spots on the island of Bali, killing 19 and injuring at least 132. The attacks -- two at cafes near Jimbaran and one at a restaurant in Kuta's main square -- came less than two weeks ahead of the third anniversary of 2002's deadly nightclub bombings in Bali.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 October 2005 07:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 9 reactions


Malaysian bombmakers key Bali suspects Two Malaysians accused of orchestrating the bombings in Bali three years ago are suspected of having a hand in the latest terrorist attack on the Indonesian island. However, Malaysian authorities claimed to have eradicated terrorist cells in the country. Indonesian authorities believe terror group Jemaah Islamiah (JI) is behind the suicide blasts that ripped through the popular tourist destination Saturday night, killing 26 people including three Australians.

Posted in Terrorism @ 02 October 2005 13:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 9 reactions


Oil smuggling losses IDR8.8 tln annually Indonesia suffers annual revenue losses of IDR8.8 trillion due to illegal oil exports, National Police Chief Sutanto said Thursday. Sutanto said a total of 105 metric tons of crude oil and oil products are smuggled out of Indonesia every month to countries including China and Thailand.

Posted in Economy @ 09 September 2005 13:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More suspects held over Tentena bombings Police have arrested six more people they believe are involved in the Saturday bombings in Tentena, Central Sulawesi, with suspicions now surfacing that some of the alleged perpetrators were linked to a riot in a neighboring province last year.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 02 June 2005 11:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Attack in Indonesia sparks fears An attack killing five paramilitary policemen last week in eastern Indonesia have raised fears that Muslim-Christian violence may resume in the Moluccas Islands. Since 1999-2002, violent clashes have killed 5,000 people.

Posted in Violence @ 23 May 2005 20:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia election chief arrested in graft probe The chairman of Indonesia's election commission has been arrested after being named a suspect in a corruption investigation. Investigators from the Anti-Corruption Commission arrested Nazaruddin Sjamsuddin overnight and took him to a police jail cell.

Posted in General @ 21 May 2005 09:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali Nine linked to major drug syndicate Indonesian police have revealed they are now investigating links between the alleged Australian heroin traffickers, who have become known as the "Bali Nine", and a major international drug syndicate being pursued by the world's narcotic agencies. Indonesia's drugs squad has confirmed that a 29-year-old Nepalese man was shot and killed by officers during a raid on his house north of Jakarta on Wednesday.

Posted in Drugs @ 29 April 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian officials support drug-smuggling arrests Australian officials spent 10 weeks helping Indonesia mount a case against nine Australians who could now face the death penalty following their arrest for trying to smuggle heroin out of the tourist island of Bali, the government said Tuesday.

Posted in General @ 19 April 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


Hilton Hotels raise security in Indonesia Hilton Hotels Corp. tightened security Thursday at its three Indonesian properties after authorities ordered a nationwide security crackdown following warnings from foreign governments that terrorists were preparing to launch attacks against Western targets. Australia's warning was unusually specific, saying it had ``credible information'' that terrorists could be targeting the Hilton Hotel chain in the country. The United States, Britain, New Zealand and Japan also issued warnings but did not mention specific targets.

Posted in Terrorism @ 16 December 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Assailants attack two churches in Indonesia, three injured Unidentified attackers opened fire on two churches in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province on Sunday, injuring three people in the latest in a series of attacks on Christian targets in the region. The attackers, who were riding motorbikes, also hurled a bomb outside one of the churches in the town of Palu, causing minor damage, police spokesman Rais Adam said. Both buildings were packed with worshippers.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 14 December 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The new government of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono faces a staggering array of problems — rampant corruption, continuing human rights abuses by the military, massive unemployment, crumbling infrastructure, and a judicial and law enforcement system that is little more than a legalised mafia.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 15 November 2004 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


SBY: Indonesia may ban al Qaeda linked group Indonesia will outlaw an al Qaeda-linked group blamed for deadly bombings in Southeast Asia if its existence can be proved and if its members are involved in terrorist activities, the new president said. In an interview with Time magazine, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he would review steps being taken to deal with terrorism and with the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) group.

Posted in Politics @ 26 October 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Asep, a Jakarta parking-lot attendant, rejoiced in 1998 when Indonesian strongman Suharto was overthrown after three decades of authoritarian rule. But democracy hasn't proved to be quite the boon he and so many other Indonesians expected. In some ways, says Asep, his life is worse now than ever before. Under Suharto, he says, at least he only had to bribe one person—a stadium security officer—for the right to manage the lot at Senayan Stadium. But now, Asep complains, he is routinely approached by people claiming to be policemen, soldiers, sports department officials and political-party officers, all demanding baksheesh of a few thousand rupiah or a pack of cigarettes. These kickbacks often eat away almost half of his meager earnings of $2 a day, but "it's hard not to give," says Asep, "because you don't know anymore who is really in charge."

Posted in Politics @ 27 April 2004 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


US issues holiday warning in Indonesia The U.S. Embassy issued a fresh warning to Americans in Indonesia on Friday, saying the risk of terror attacks over Christmas and New Year was ``particularly high.'' ``The embassy reminds all Americans in Indonesia of the increased volatility of the security environment during the holiday season,'' read a statement posted on the embassy's Web site.

Posted in Terrorism @ 05 December 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Flood victims want justice, death for illegal loggers Relatives of more than 100 people killed in the recent devastating flood in North Sumatra demanded the immediate arrests of illegal loggers on Thursday, as police moved to find those involved in the rampant deforestation blamed for the flood. The victims called the loggers who had encroached into the Mount Leuser National Park "terrorists" and said that they should be sentenced to death.

Posted in Weather @ 07 November 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Nigerians sentenced to death, fines for drug trafficking The Tangerang District Court on Thursday sentenced to death two Nigerian nationals and fined them Rp 500 million (US$58,823) for violating Article 82 of Law No. 22/1997 on illegal narcotics and Article 55 of the Criminal Code on organized crime. Presiding judge Permadi said that defendants Michael Titus Igweh, 23, and Hillary K. Chimezia, 27, were found guilty of running an organized drug trafficking ring.

Posted in Drugs @ 24 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


Indonesia arrests hotel bomb suspects Police said Friday they have made several arrests in connection with last week's deadly hotel bombing in Jakarta following the capture of Asia's most wanted man and suspected leader of regional militant group Jemaah Islamiyah.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 August 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Arrests in Indonesia over Marriott bombing Indonesian police have made some arrests related to the August 5 hotel bombing in Jakarta which killed 12 people. National detective chief, Erwin Mappaseng, did not disclose the number or say how closely the detainees are believed linked to the JW Marriott blast. He says police chief Dai Bachtiar will announce details in one or two days.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 August 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia declares war on corruption A joke among MNCs says that there is little point pursuing Asian contracts without a sizeable chequebook. Greasing palms is a normal part of doing business. Indonesia regularly comes off worst in transparency and corruption surveys, but the country’s trade and industry minister, Ms Rini Soewandi, says a determined drive is underway to weed out corruption.

Posted in Corruption @ 08 June 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Military takes two rebel islands in Aceh province Indonesia's military said Friday it captured two islands from separatist rebels in Aceh province, while thousands of refugees fled fighting elsewhere in the region. The military said in a statement that it had killed 58 guerrillas during the five-day offensive, up from the 38 it reported earlier Friday. The statement gave no more details, but clashes occurred in several parts of the province Friday, rebels and witnesses said. Rebels say 12 of their fighters have been killed, along with 53 civilians.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 23 May 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia launches air and sea offensive against rebels Indonesian troops launched a major offensive against separtist rebels in Aceh province just hours after the breakdown of peace talks in Tokyo and the imposition of martial law. More than 1,000 elite soldiers landed in the province by sea and air in an operation to "destroy" the Acehnese rebels in what was expected to be Indonesia's biggest military operation since its invasion of East Timor in 1975. The talks in Tokyo broke down when the rebels rejected Jakarta's demands to lay down their weapons, drop their independence bid and accept regional autonomy. The rebels vowed to resist any attack by the military and to fight on for independence.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 19 May 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rebels may bolt Indonesia peace talks A chief rebel negotiator threatened Friday to withdraw from talks with the Indonesian government over the disputed province of Aceh, but he later traveled to Tokyo, where the two sides were to meet this weekend. Zaini Abdullah said he would not negotiate until the government releases five rebel delegates who police arrested Friday as they prepared to leave the provincial capital, Banda Aceh. Authorities said the men violated a requirement to register before leaving the region.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 17 May 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb injures 11 at Sukarno-Hatta Airport A bomb ripped through a crowded terminal at Jakarta's main airport Sunday, wounding 11 people and sending hundreds of passengers fleeing from the building. One of the wounded was seriously injured in the explosion, which occurred between a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet and a ticket counter for Indonesia's national carrier, Garuda. It sent shards of broken window glass flying and tossed rows of chairs across the terminal.

Posted in Terrorism @ 27 April 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Anti-terror law passed Indonesia's parliament passed on Thursday an anti-terror law that civil rights groups said could lead to widespread detention of innocent people. The vote put into law regulations issued by President Megawati Sukarnoputri just days after the October 12 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, most of them foreign tourists. The regulations arm police with the power to use intelligence data as the basis for arrests.

Posted in General @ 07 March 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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