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Immigration office detains 283 foreigners in Medan The Immigration officers have taken into custody at least 283 foreign people in Medan Immigration Detention House in Belawan town because they did not possess official legal documents or passports.

Posted in Crime @ 25 July 2014 20:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police in Cianjur ordered to shoot on spot street hoodlums Cianjur police chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Dedy Kusuma Bakti has passed shoot on the spot order in a bid to crack down on street hoodlums threatening the public security.

Posted in Crime @ 10 June 2014 21:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi: 'VP candidate must be chosen carefully' The presidential candidate for the Indonesia Democratic Party Struggle (PDIP) Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stated that care must be taken when deciding on a vice presidential candidate because it is about the fate of the nation and state.

Posted in Politics @ 21 April 2014 19:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: armed civilian group in recent firefight in Papua The police force confirmed that an armed civilian group was responsible for the recent armed conflict in the Puncak Jaya district, Papua.

Posted in Violence @ 10 April 2014 19:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Prabowo's electability unaffected by human rights issue Political observer from Pelita Harapan University (UPH) Emrus Sihombing has opined that human rights issue will not affect the electability of Prabowo Subianto, the presidential hopeful from Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) party.

Posted in Politics @ 03 April 2014 16:47 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


Two police officers injured in clash with armed group Two police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) personnel were injured in a clash with an armed group at Kilo village some 160 km southeast of the Central Sulawesi provincial capital of Palu on Monday at around 1 p.m.

Posted in Violence @ 03 March 2014 17:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Satellite detects 81 hotspots in Riau The Terra and Aqua satellite detected 81 hotspots of forest, plantation and peat land fires in Riau Province on Monday afternoon.

Posted in Forest fires @ 18 February 2014 10:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police confirm death of two Poso terrorist group members Two members of a terrorist group had been killed in a shootout in Poso, Central Sulawesi, on Thursday, the police confirmed here on Friday. "Yes, we have confirmation that they are indeed members of a terror network led by Santoso," stated National Police Chief General Sutarman.

Posted in Terrorism @ 07 February 2014 19:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Survivors of army chopper crash treated in a hospital Six survivors of a deadly army helicopter crash are being treated at Tarakan Hospital. The helicopter crashed in Malinau, North Kalimantan at around 11 am on Saturday, according to TNI (military) spokesman Rear Admiral Iskandar Sitompul.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 November 2013 23:48 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


13 dead in helicopter crash near Malaysia border An Indonesian Military Force (TNI) helicopter crashed in Malinau district, North Kalimantan Province, near the Indonesia-Malaysia border on Saturday morning, reportedly killing 13 people. The search and rescue team found the downed helicopter in a field near the border area between Malinau district and Serawak (Malaysia).

Posted in Accidents @ 09 November 2013 17:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


'No community group allowed to conduct law enforcement' The new national police chief, Commissioner General Sutarman, said no civilian group may conduct law enforcement activities.

Posted in General @ 29 October 2013 19:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police should take stern action against illegal gun owners Chairman of the Indonesia Police Watch Presidium (IPW) Neta S Pane urged police and the government to take stern actions against illegal weapon owners following the recent spate of shooting cases. In his written statement received here on Sunday, Pane said that police could not prevent and catch the mysterious gunmen.

Posted in Violence @ 01 September 2013 17:11 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


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

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


US admits mistake of violating Indonesian airspace The United States admitted the mistake made by its military aircraft, Dornier 328, that had illegally flown into the Indonesia airspace and later landed at Sultan Iskandar Muda airport in Aceh.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 22 May 2013 00:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian Air Force detains US military aircraft in Aceh The Indonesian Air Force temporarily detained US military aircraft at Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport here on Monday because it had no permit to fly over Indonesia`s air corridors.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 20 May 2013 22:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Security tightened at Tangerang toll road Police tighten security at several entry gates of Tangerang toll road and Soekarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang, Banten province, in connection with Mayday on Wednesday.

Posted in Protests @ 01 May 2013 11:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


New landslide hampers victims` search efforts in Garut A new landslide occurred in the location of a landslide before that had buried three victims in Puncak Lancang in Garut, West Java, on Monday hampering search efforts.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 April 2013 07:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two persons missing in flash flood in C. Sulawesi Sigi Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) has not found yet two bodies of a flash flood`s victims in Sigi District, Central Sulawesi Province on Monday.

Posted in Accidents @ 04 April 2013 16:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Rescue workers discover 12 bodies of Cililin landslide Evacuation team for landslide mitigation at Mukapayung village, Cililin sub-district of West Java province has discovered two other bodies that makes the total casualties of the disaster to 12 persons.

Posted in Accidents @ 27 March 2013 18:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


KPK questions four lawmakers linked to simulator graft case The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is questioning four lawmakers as witnesses in the driving license simulator graft case with suspect police Insp. Gen. Djoko Susilo.

Posted in Corruption @ 28 February 2013 17:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: 'Papua shooting incident not related to rebellion' Chief of the Papua Provincial Police Insp. Gen. Tito Karnavian said the recent shooting of soldiers and civilians in Puncak and Puncak Jaya Districts, Papua Province, was not related to rebellion.

Posted in Violence @ 25 February 2013 22:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Civilian shot dead by unidentified person in Papua A civilian, identified as Ferdi Turuallo, was shot dead by an unidentified armed group, in Lanny Jaya district, Papua province, on Monday morning. Turuallo, 25, was on his way to Tiom market when he was shot in the head allegedly by members of separatist group Free Papua Organization (OPM).

Posted in Violence @ 03 December 2012 18:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Four police members nabbed when enjoying drug party Police`s anti drug squad caught red handed four police members enjoying drug party in a housing complex in this South Sulawesi capital. The four police officers and a civilian were arrested on charge of drug abuse, Makassar police spokesman adj. Sr. Comr Endi Sutendi said here on Sunday.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 18 November 2012 18:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police officers suspected of being drug dealers arrested Pekanbaru`s police have arrested four army servicemen and three police officers suspected of being members of drug trafficking syndicate in Riau. Pekanbaru police spokesman Sr. commissioner Adang Ginanjar said the seven suspects were arrested separately.

Posted in Drugs @ 16 November 2012 17:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Terrorist killed on shootout in Poso Hundred of police and army officers led by anti-terrorist detachment better known as Densus 88 were engaged in shoot out against suspected terrorists, and killed one of them in the Central Sulawesi district of Poso early this morning .

Posted in Terrorism @ 31 October 2012 11:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police stop investigation of driving simulator case The national police said they have stopped the controversial process of investigation of the driving simulator corruption case involving police`s traffic corps. Police are ready to hand over the case and the suspects to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), police`s chief spokesman Brig.Gen. Boy Rafli Amar said.

Posted in Corruption @ 22 October 2012 20:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ba`asyir transferred to Nusakambangan jail Cleric Abu Bakar Ba`asyir, sentenced to 15 years imprisonment early this year after he was found guilty of running a terrorist training camp in Aceh, was transferred to Nusakabangan jail, Cilacap, Central Java, on Saturday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 06 October 2012 15:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Aircraft forced to land for having no flight permit A US civilian plane was forced to land at Sepinggan airport in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan and is being held at the Air Force base. Base commander Col Djoko Senoputro said here on Monday that the Cessna 208 with flight number N354RM was being held at the air force base.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 01 October 2012 21:11 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Military man get six years for human trafficking A military court in Madiun, East Java, on Monday sentenced Indonesian Military Personnel Second Sergeant Ilmun Abdul Said, 36, to six years in jail for smuggling immigrants. The defendant was also fined Rp500 million and dismissed from the military service due to his actions.

Posted in Crime @ 24 September 2012 21:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Military not taking part in running detention houses for KPK The military chief Admiral Agus Suhartono said the military only lends detention houses to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), adding it would not be involved in running the place.

Posted in Corruption @ 18 September 2012 20:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police prepare substitutes for withdrawn investigators National Police Chief Gen. Timur Pradopo said that replacements have been found for 20 police investigators who had been withdrawn from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

Posted in Corruption @ 17 September 2012 23:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian police still detain eight suspected separatists Police still detain eight members of an armed gang suspected of being involved in a series of acts of violence in Papua. The gang leader Dani Kogoya and two of his followers Petrus Jikwa ans Sonny Kosay were arrested on Sunday at a hotel in Jayapura.

Posted in Violence @ 03 September 2012 21:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police general questioned as witness in corruption case Former chief of the police`s traffic corps Ins. Gen. Djoko Susilo was today questioned by police detective agency as witness in driving simulator corruption case in 2011 involving the traffic crops.

Posted in Corruption @ 24 August 2012 16:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


KPK begins investigation of evidence of driving simulator case The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) began investigation on Tuesday of goods held as evidence of alleged corruption in the procurement of police`s driving simulators.

Posted in Corruption @ 14 August 2012 21:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest four suspects in driving simulator corruption case Three middle and high ranking police officers and a civilian have been arrested on charge of corruption, a police spokesman confirmed on Saturday. The move added to the heat of controversy over which of the country`s law enforcing agencies has the right to investigate the case .

Posted in Corruption @ 04 August 2012 14:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


32 mini-markets robbed during January-June The Jakarta police, Metro Jaya, recorded a total of 32 armed robberies of mini-markets from January-June 2012. "The police have successfully dealt with 14 cases and arrested 11 suspects," Metro Jaya`s spokesman, Senior Commissioner Rikwanto, said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Crime @ 19 June 2012 14:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Papua students ask police to inventory gun owners The Indonesian Papuan University Students Movement (GMPI) has requested that local police again compile an inventory of gun ownership by civilians in Indonesia`s eastern most province of Papua.

Posted in Violence @ 14 June 2012 14:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono asks minister to investigate Papua problems President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has asked chief security minister Djoko Suyanto to examine the cause of problems in Papua that have led to a number of violent acts in the region recently.

Posted in Violence @ 12 June 2012 13:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Marapi spews volcanic ash again Mount Marapi, situated between the Tanahdatar and Agam districts of West Sumatra, spewed volcanic ash on Monday morning, according to a local resident.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 May 2012 13:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Spokesman: 'Missing Sukhoi Superjet 100 still being traced' Search for commercial aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 that was lost from radar monitoring on Wednesday is still ongoing, Indonesian Air Force head of public information sub-division Col. Agung Sasongko said.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 May 2012 16:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Polri reportedly granted 18,030 gun permits The Indonesian Police (Polri) has issued civilian ownership licences for 18,030 guns, according to Indonesia Police Watch (IPW).

Posted in General @ 08 May 2012 16:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Defense ministry gets three Bell-412 choppers Indonesian aerospace company PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI)) handed three Bell-412 EP helicopters to the Defense Ministry in Bandung, West Java, on Friday. PT DI delivered the helicopters to the Defense Ministry to strengthen the operations of the Indonesian Army and Navy.

Posted in Military @ 05 March 2012 08:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian military officers face up to 15 years for human smuggling Five military officers and a civil servant are facing up to 15 years in prison for their alleged role in human smuggling which led to the deaths of around 200 asylum seekers off the coast of East Java in Indonesia, local media reported on Wednesday.

Posted in General @ 16 February 2012 05:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 1 reaction


Five shot, five missing in land dispute clash in Riau A clash between local residents and guards of a plantation company in a land dispute in Batang Kumuh village, Rokan Hulu (Rohul) district, Riau province, on Thursday night is reported to have led to the shooting of five civilians by police and the disappearance of five others.

Posted in Violence @ 05 February 2012 07:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Five soldiers named suspects in illegal immigrants case Five Indonesian army (TNI-AD) members have been named suspects in the case of illegal immigrants whose boat sank in Prigi, Trenggalek, East Java, recently, on its way to Australia.

Posted in Military @ 21 January 2012 05:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Papua police investigating shooting incident in Ilaga Papua police are investigating a shooting incident that happened on Wednesday in Ilaga, Puncak district, and left two civilians dead, a spokesman said. The Papua Provincial Police Heaquarters` spokesman, Senior Commissioner Wachyono, said on Thursday the incident occurred at around 3.30 pm local time on Wednesday at Kaligime to be exact.

Posted in Violence @ 07 January 2012 03:17 CET by Blog Bot · 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


Netherlands apologizes for Rawagede tragedy The Netherlands through its ambassador in Jakarta, Tjeerd de Zwaan, here on Friday apologized for a Dutch military operation in Rawagede village in 1947 that killed numerous civilian locals.

Posted in History @ 10 December 2011 09:51 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


Indonesian activists: 8 killed during clashes at gold mine Indonesian activists on Thursday claimed that at least eight people were killed during weekend clashes in the country's eastern Papua region, where officials previously confirmed one fatality.

Posted in Violence @ 17 November 2011 13:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt awaiting results of police probe into Papua congress incidents Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto said the government would wait for the results of the police investigation into the incidents around the recent Papua People`s Congress in Papua that left some people dead.

Posted in Violence @ 07 November 2011 18:12 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


Gunmen kill three people at Indonesia's Freeport mine A group of unidentified gunmen ambushed PT Freeport's concession area in Papua, Indonesia on Friday morning, killing three people and seriously injuring another, officials said.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 22 October 2011 03:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Three Freeport mine workers killed in ambush in Papua Three mine workers were killed on Friday during an ambush near the Freeport-McMoRan Grasberg mine in the Indonesian province of Papua, police said. It remains unclear who is behind the killings.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 15 October 2011 02:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mother of passenger aboard crashed plane receives call Authorities have located the crash site of a medium-sized passenger plane which crashed in the western region of Indonesia on Thursday, but rescue workers have been unable to reach the site. There are hopes of survivors.

Posted in Accidents @ 30 September 2011 20:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ex-terrorist is now comic book hero The real life adventures of former al-Qaida-linked terrorist Nasir Abas have become a new comic book in Indonesia, chronicling his transformation from militant to invaluable ally in the fight against terrorism.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 10 September 2011 09:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian soldiers charged with torture after killing civilian Three Indonesian soldiers were indicted for killing a civilian in the province of Papua, which made international headlines after a torture video was made available on the Internet and showed the soldiers' brutality, local media reported Thursday.

Posted in Military @ 21 July 2011 16:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Report: Indonesian police shoot and kill Filipino fisherman Indonesian police opened fire against a fishing boat that entered the country's waters, killing a Filipino fisherman, the Jakarta Globe reported Tuesday.

Posted in Accidents @ 24 May 2011 15:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President Yudhoyono demands answers on Merpati air crash Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday demanded the cabinet answers on the Merpati airplane crash that killed 27 people.

Posted in Accidents @ 12 May 2011 20:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Report: 'Torture of suspects normal in Indonesia' Law enforcement officials from police to prison wardens routinely torture Indonesian suspects and convicts to extract confessions or obtain information, a new report asserted Friday.

Posted in Crime @ 02 January 2011 01:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


US-backed elite Indonesian forces target churchmen and civilians A leading churchman in West Papua has called on President Obama to withdraw US cooperation with Indonesia’s elite ‘Kopassus’ forces, after finding himself on a military ‘enemies’ list. Kopassus soldiers murdered a previous ‘enemy’, Papuan leader Theys Eluay, in 2001.

Posted in Human rights @ 08 December 2010 11:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four Indonesian soldiers sentenced for abusing Papuans Four Indonesian soldiers on Thursday were sentenced from five to seven months in prison after a video showed them torturing locals from the eastern island of Papua, an Indonesian military court said.

Posted in Human rights @ 12 November 2010 10:14 CET by Jeroen · 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


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


HRW: 'Prosecute abusive soldiers in civilian courts' The Indonesian parliament should enact a pending bill that would permit civilian authorities to investigate and prosecute soldiers responsible for crimes against civilians, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to a key lawmaker released today.

Posted in Human rights @ 24 April 2010 03:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Governor: 'Terrorists want to set up base in Aceh' Aceh Governor Irwandi Yusuf says terrorist activity in the province has been under surveillance since last year, and that terrorists intend to use Aceh to build a new base for their Southeast Asia network. The governor said eight members of the armed terror group in Aceh Besar regency were initially recruited for a mission in the Gaza Strip.

Posted in Terrorism @ 10 March 2010 06:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police investigates claim of Al Qaeda in Aceh Investigations are underway into whether a terrorist group police fatally clashed with in Aceh last week is connected to al-Qaeda, says the National Police. During an armed conflict with the group last week, three officers from the Mobile Brigade (Brimob), two civilians and two alleged terrorists were killed.

Posted in Terrorism @ 07 March 2010 09:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Military plane skids of runway on Surabaya airport A plane belonging to the Indonesian navy (TNI AL) skidded of the runway on the international airport of Juanda near Surabaya. The incident happened around ten in the morning local time. The airport has been closed for all air traffic for the time being. A spokesperson for the airport could only confirm that a plane had skidded of the runway when he was contacted.

Posted in Accidents @ 24 July 2009 06:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The long history of Jemaah Islamiyah and Indonesia, 1 Jemaah Islamiyah ("Islamic Congregation"), or simply JI, is a Southeast Asian militant Islamic organization dedicated to the establishment of an Islamic State in Southeast Asia incorporating Indonesia, Malaysia, the southern Philippines, Singapore and Brunei. JI was added to the United Nations 1267 Committee's list of terrorist organizations linked to al-Qaeda or the Taliban on 25 October 2002 under UN Security Council Resolution 1267.

Posted in Terrorism @ 20 July 2009 13:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


78 dead in military plane crash, many of them civilian Most passengers on board of the Hercules that crashed into the village of Geplak, in the district of Magetan in East Java earlier this morning are civilians and children of military personnel. "There were civilians on board, also a number of children. We are currently counting the totals. They are family members of soldiers," said Marsma Bambang Sulistiono.

Posted in Accidents @ 20 May 2009 09:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Eightteen dead in military plane crash Evacuation was underway for the 18 bodies, including three foreigners, from an Indonesian military plane that crashed in the West Java jungle, officials and local media reports said Saturday. But foggy weather and steep terrain in the Mount Salak area were hampering the joint rescue teams comprised of hundreds of military and police officers and local residents, officials said.

Posted in Accidents @ 28 June 2008 11:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rights group: 'Police killing, raping civilians in Papua' Security forces killed and beat unarmed civilians, raped women during operations against separatists in the province of Papua according to Human Rights Watch. Police chief General Sutanto denied any abuses were taking place in the remote region where mistrust between indigenous people and security forces runs high after years of military crackdowns.

Posted in Crime @ 05 July 2007 17:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bishop: Indonesian military razed church in Dili Testifying at the Truth Commission Indonesia-Timor, former Bishop Carlos Belo of Dili said that Indonesian forces and their militia allies had systematically burned the diocese's compound as well as other churches. Several clergy and an unknown number of others were killed in these fires. Bishop Belo, who headed the Archdiocese of Dili during the 1999 riots, was the main witness before the commission when they resumed public hearings in Jakarta.

Posted in Violence @ 27 March 2007 02:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


'Gay NGO worker and partner tortured, sexually abused in Aceh' A 32-year-old GO worker and his partner from the same sex were allegedy brutally tortured and sexually abused by the police in Banda Aceh while in custody last January. This was said by the Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). AHRC has named the NGO officials as Hartayo and Bobby. The motive behind the detention, torture and sexual abuse is because they are homosexuals, says AHRC in an 'urgent action' appeal.

Posted in Human rights @ 18 March 2007 01:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 14 reactions


Border between Indonesia and East Timor closed Indonesia has closed it's border with East Timor temporarily to prevent fugitives from sneaking into Indonesia. This move comes ahead of a tense lead-up to presidential elections, as was said by the military on Monday. Australia, with 800 troops in East Timor, has warned that violence may increase ahead of the April poll. This was said after clashes with it's peace keepers and East Timorese refugees left two civilians dead.

Posted in General @ 27 February 2007 03:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Government should pull military out of business The Indonesian government should end military ownership of businesses without further delay, Human Rights Watch said today as it launched the 159-page Indonesian translation of a study on military self-financing in Indonesia.

Posted in Human rights @ 17 February 2007 06:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 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


10 killed in gunbattle in Poso Nine militants and one policeman were killed in a gunbattle when Indonesian police trying to capture wanted-militants allegedly played leading role in the communal clash years ago in Poso of Central Sulawesi province of Indonesia, provincial police chief Badrodin Haiti said.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 22 January 2007 17:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gunbattle with suspected Sulawesi militants kills 3 Police raided a suspected Islamic militant stronghold in central Indonesia on Monday, touching off a gunbattle that killed an officer and two civilians, police said. The clash took place in Poso town on Sulawesi Island, the scene of bloody fighting between Muslim and Christian gangs six years ago and sporadic bombings and shootings by Islamic extremists since then.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 22 January 2007 08:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia plane pilot said to alter path A jetliner with 102 people aboard that disappeared after encountering 80 mph winds over northern Indonesian waters twice changed course, an official said, as authorities widened the search Friday for the Boeing 737. A U.S. National Transportation Safety Board team arrived to help investigate the apparent crash of Adam Air Flight KI-574, which disappeared from the radar Monday near the Sulawesi coastal town of Majene without issuing a mayday.

Posted in Accidents @ 06 January 2007 02:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Protesters urge monitors to stay in Aceh Human rights protesters demonstrated in Indonesia's Aceh province on Thursday, urging international monitors overseeing a historic peace deal between the government and separatist rebels to stay on. Thirty-five remaining European and Asian monitors grouped under the Aceh Monitoring Mission (AMM) are due to leave the province on Friday, ending a 15-month stint there.

Posted in Elections @ 14 December 2006 10:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rebel split overshadows elections in Aceh Muhammad Nasir has more than earned the right to cast a vote in the upcoming historic elections in Indonesia's strife-torn Aceh province. Only 18 months ago, the 39-year-old was languishing in jail, a political prisoner from the armed Free Aceh Movement (GAM), which had waged a guerrilla war against the Indonesian government since 1976.

Posted in Elections @ 09 December 2006 03:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Adrianus Meliala: Pushing for reform of Indonesian police Asked about the progress of police reform in Indonesia, criminologist and police analyst Adrianus Eliasta Sembiring Meliala said that it was obvious, but the direct benefit for citizens would not be realized in one night.

Posted in Human rights @ 09 December 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Russia, Indonesia sign deal on nuclear power cooperation Russia and Indonesia have signed an agreement on civilian nuclear power cooperation, the Russian Federal Nuclear Power Agency said Friday. The agreement, inked by the agency chief, Sergei Kiriyenko, and Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda, is part of the Russia-Indonesia summit in Moscow, which started earlier in the day with a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, on his three-day visit to Russia.

Posted in Nuclear power @ 02 December 2006 04:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Landmark election campaign begins in Aceh The candidates for the leaders of Aceh province in Indonesia began a two-week-long official campaign on Friday to compete over the positions of governor and mayors, the provincial electoral commission said. "The campaign starts today, from Nov. 24 to Dec. 7," M. Jafar, chairman of the commission, told Xinhua in a telephone interview.

Posted in Elections @ 25 November 2006 14:35 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


'Yudhoyono faltering on Human Rights' After two years at the helm, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has drawn praise for ending the 30-year war in Aceh. Yet, human rights activists do not share the same enthusiasm when it comes to reforming the powerful military and solving human rights cases.

Posted in Human rights @ 23 October 2006 04:53 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


Demonstrators attack relief agency office in Aceh About 700 protesters attacked the office of the relief agency in Indonesia's tsunami-hit province of Aceh on Wednesday, an Indonesian officer said. The protesters, who had camped outside the office since Tuesday night, attacked the building in two waves of strikes, on Wednesday morning and in the afternoon, injuring one policeman, the officer told Xinhua in telephone from the province on condition of anonymity.

Posted in Violence @ 21 September 2006 10:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to execute three for racial rage Three death row prisoners convicted of leading a Christian militia in bloody violence against Muslims in Indonesia will be executed tomorrow, police said, announcing beefed-up security to head off any unrest. International rights groups, including Amnesty International, have argued that the trials were unfair and called for further investigations, while Pope Benedict XVI has appealed for clemency, but police said it would go ahead.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 20 September 2006 15:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia bans militants from going to Mideast Indonesian police said on Monday that the government had banned Islamic militants from travelling to the Middle East or elsewhere to fight Israel. The comments by a police spokesman came after the self-styled head of the Jakarta-based ASEAN Muslim Youth Movement said more than 200 militants had been sent on missions to attack Israel's interests and countries that support the Jewish state.

Posted in General @ 07 August 2006 15:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia calls Israeli attacks 'criminal' Indonesia on Monday called Israeli airstrikes in southern Lebanon "criminal'' and urged the United Nations to immediately intervene to halt Middle East violence. Indonesia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Israel's bombing of the Lebanese town of Qana on Sunday was indiscriminate and violated international humanitarian law.

Posted in Politics @ 01 August 2006 05:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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


Muslims in Asia protest Israeli attacks on Lebanon Muslims in Asia held angry but peaceful protests on Friday against Israel's bombardment of Lebanon, denouncing the Jewish state and demanding the United Nations take action to halt the violence. Demonstrators in Malaysia burned Israeli flags. In Indonesia they accused Israel of atrocities against civilians. In Bangladesh marchers shouted "Down with Israel.''

Posted in Protests @ 21 July 2006 14:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian protesters condemn Israel's attacks Thousands of Muslim protesters have flooded the main streets of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, condemning continuing Israeli attacks on the Palestinian territories and Lebanon that have killed scores of civilians. The Government of Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, has called on Israel to stop the strikes and urged the disputing parties to get back to the negotiating table.

Posted in Protests @ 16 July 2006 15:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


South Sulawesi flood death toll hits 200 The death toll climbed to 200 after flash floods and landslides swept through villages in the eastern Indonesian province of South Sulawesi, and left more than 130 others missing, officials said Thursday. 'The latest reports we've gotten from the field now show the death toll reached 200,' said Yustin, an official at the disaster task force, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa from the provincial capital of Makassar, about 1,400 kilometres northeast of Jakarta.

Posted in Flooding @ 22 June 2006 17:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Landslides and floods kill 188 in South Sulawesi The death toll from landslides and floods on Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi island this week has reached 188, and another 145 people are missing, an official said on Thursday. A search-and-rescue operation has been underway in South Sulawesi province after two days of heavy rain at the beginning of the week. Sinjai regency was the worst-hit area after flooding early on Tuesday, police and disaster officials say.

Posted in Flooding @ 22 June 2006 07:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's silence on Timor Leste crisis For two months Timor Leste has gone through its worst crisis since its independence. Much of the country's trade and economy depend on us. Much of the geo-political space in which it has to pursue its foreign policy, and to achieve stability and justice, depends on us. They use our language, even smoke the same kretek cigarettes as we do. And, in the most fundamental sense, they had suffered under "our" harsh occupation. Yet, with a few exceptions, many prefer to remain silent, ignoring their sorry plight. Why?

Posted in History @ 16 June 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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