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Budi Mulya sentenced to 10 years` imprisonment Former deputy governor of Bank Indonesia Budi Mulya was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years imprisonment by the anti corruption court with a fine of Rp500 million or an additional jail term of 5 months.

Posted in Crime @ 17 July 2014 02:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


TV station slammed for reporting Jokowi is a communist The Jokowi-JK campaign has criticized a private television station for reporting that Jokowi is a communist. "The report is tendentious and unethical," the campaigns spokesman Hasto Kristiyanto said in a press statement received here on Thursday.

Posted in Elections @ 03 July 2014 23:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Whirlwind damages tens of houses in Batam Several areas in Batam City of Riau Archipelago bore the brunt of a whirlwind, which caused minor to major damages to tens of houses on early Thursday.

Posted in Weather @ 12 June 2014 18:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Four dead, eight missing in building collapse Four dead and eight others were still missing after a three story building, which is still under construction, collapsed in Samarinda city, Indonesia last Tuesday (June 3) morning.

Posted in Accidents @ 04 June 2014 10:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Several workers buried as building in Samarinda collapses A 3-storeyed building with at least 17 shops in the Cendrawasih Permai Complex of Samarinda, East Kalimantan Province, collapsed and buried tens of people on Tuesday, at 6:25 a.m. local time. The debris buried tens of construction workers who were at the site, which was under construction since December 2013.

Posted in Accidents @ 03 June 2014 16:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


5.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Ambon An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale shook Ambon city in the eastern Indonesian province of Maluku on Friday evening, prompting local residents to rush outdoors.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 May 2014 19:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


PKS expresses optimism to be in big three The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) expressed its optimism that it would become one of the big three political parties following the upcoming legislative elections on April 9, 2014.

Posted in Elections @ 05 April 2014 19:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hong Kong grants Indonesia request over Century assets The High Court of Hong Kongs Special Administrative Region has complied Indonesias request to confiscate Bank Centurys assets stashed in that country with regard to a corruption case.

Posted in Corruption @ 18 February 2014 10:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flash floods, landslides hit Malang Flash floods triggered by incessant rains have hit Malang, causing landslides and cutting off road access between Malang and Kediri over the past few days.

Posted in Flooding @ 01 February 2014 14:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bank Century scandal causes Rp7.4 trillion losses to the state Bank Century scandal caused a loss of Rp7.4 trillion in state fund, the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) said on Monday. The loss was a result of short term loan facility (FPJP) to Bank Century, and the determination of the sick lender as a failed bank, which have potential systemic impact, BPK Chairman Hadi Poernomo said here on Monday.

Posted in Corruption @ 23 December 2013 21:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Four killed in Central Java landslides Landslides hit the Kaligending Village in Karangsambung, Kebumen District, on Friday, killing four residents and causing serious damage to two houses.

Posted in Weather @ 20 December 2013 23:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Policeman dies after being shot near KPK office A policeman, identified as Sukardi, died after being shot by unidentified person at Rasuna Said street, Jakarta, near the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building here on Tuesday night, police confirmed.

Posted in Corruption @ 11 September 2013 00:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Ambon villagers killed in landslide At least two villagers were killed on Tuesday in landslide in the village of Batu Merah, Ambon, the Maluku regional disaster control agency (BPBD) said. Heavy downpour since Monday night triggered the landslide falling on a rented house with 8 people inside, Kifly Wakanno, secretary of the regional BPBD , said.

Posted in Weather @ 30 July 2013 11:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of soldiers deployed to help Aceh quake victims The Iskandar Muda Regional Military Command in Aceh province is deploying hundreds of soldiers to help quake victims in Central Aceh and Bener Meriah districts.

"Since yesterday we have deployed hundreds of soldiers to assist affected people in solving their problems," spokesman of the regional military command Col. Subagio Irianto said on Wednesday.

The soldiers from the battalion 114, the Liliwangsa military command 011 and the Central Aceh district military command had performed rescue tasks in the two quake-hit districts since they arrived there on Tuesday, he said.

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale rocked the districts on Tuesday at 02.37 p.m. local time, leaving thousands of houses damaged heavily and lightly. The quake also forced the hospitalization of hundreds of people and left more than 20 others dead.

Subagio said the regional military command also had dispatched a team of medical personnel and sent kitchen utensils, communication instrument and transport vehicles to the quake-hit areas.

He said Indonesian military (TNI) soldiers, along with police officers and local residents had also evacuated survivors and cured those sustaining injuries in the quake.

They also got involved in the effort to remove debris of collapsed buildings using heavy-duty equipment owned by private companies and the district governments, he said."We will also send heavy-duty equipment and medical team from the provincial capital Banda Aceh to the affected areas if needed," he said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 July 2013 21:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds wounded in Central Aceh quake Hundreds of people were wounded as a powerful earthquake rocked Central Aceh and Bener Meriah districts in Aceh province on Tuesday afternoon.

"Hundreds of quake victims have been hospitalized, with some of them treated in open space," local resident Iwan Bahagia said when contacted from the Aceh provincial capital of Banda Aceh on Tuesday evening.The quake also disrupted communication networks to affected areas.


Posted in Earthquake @ 02 July 2013 21:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Papua police to probe Freeport`s collapsed tunnel case Papua police have formed an investigation team to probe causes of the collapse of an underground training tunnel at Freeport Indonesia`s Big Gossan mine in the country`s easternmost province of Papua.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 May 2013 18:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


21 dead, seven workers still trapped inside Freeport`s mine At least 21 people are dead and seven others are still trap inside Freeport`s collapsed facility in Papua Province, the US gold and copper mining company`s Vice President Corporate Communications Daisy Primayanti said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Accidents @ 21 May 2013 11:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Another body found in Freeport`s collapsed facility Another body was found here on Sunday at PT Freeport Indonesia`s underground training facility that collapsed last May 15, company`s Vice President Corporate Communications Daisy Primayanti said.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 May 2013 17:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


23 Freeport workers still trapped in landslide area About 23 employees of US-based gold and copper mining compant PT Freeport Indonesia are still being trapped in a landslide occurring in underground mining area in Tembagapura, Papua Province, last Tuesday (May 14), spokesman said.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 May 2013 14:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Freeport says 25 workers still unaccounted for PT Freeport Indonesia said efforts were still being made to find 25 workers trapped in the company`s Big Gossan underground training facility in Papua that collapsed on Tuesday.

Posted in Accidents @ 15 May 2013 23:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Storms destroy hundreds of houses in East Java Storms have swept across the regency of Jember in East Java destroying and damaging hundreds of houses, last weekend, the regional Natural Disaster Relief Agency said.

Posted in Weather @ 30 March 2013 16:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta allocates rp1.12 trillion to tackle flood problem Jakarta has allocated Rp1.12 trillion to tackle flood problem this year."We will focus on tackling flood problem in Jakarta. The budget totaling Rp1.12 trillion for the project has been approved by the city's legislative body," the city administration's head of public works service, Ery Basworo, said here on Sunday.

Posted in Flooding @ 03 February 2013 15:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


One dead, seven injured in Aceh earthquake One dead and seven injured following an earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale that hit Pidie district, Aceh Provice, at 05.26 am on Tuesday. "A nine-year old girl died after her house collapsed due to earthquake," Aceh province`s Chief of Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) Jarwansyah said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 22 January 2013 10:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police to investigate flood at UOB basement Police will investigate the recent flooding at the basement of Plaza UOB on Jl MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta which left two people dead. "We will look into whether or not a criminal offense has been committed," Head of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police Insp. Gen. Putut Eko Bayuseno said here on Monday.

Posted in Flooding @ 21 January 2013 21:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta warmed by morning sun after severe flooding The people of Jakarta terrorized by big floods on Thursday and Friday may breathe a sigh of relief when weather forecasters said there was no signs of a repeat of Thursday`s disastrous flooding at least for Saturday.

Posted in Flooding @ 19 January 2013 09:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


81 big trees collapse in Jakarta About 81 big trees collapsed in Jakarta when the city was hit by strong winds on January 10, said an official. "The trees hit nine cars and three houses. About five billboards also collapsed due to strong winds on Thursday," said a spokesperson for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) on Friday.

Posted in Accidents @ 11 January 2013 15:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong quake hits Banggai Islands A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Banggai Islands district in Central Sulawesi province on Monday evening, sparking panic among local residents but no damage reported.

Posted in Earthquake @ 17 December 2012 23:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


5.9-magnitude quake rocks Ternate A 5.9-magnitude undersea earthquake rocked the North Maluku provincial capital of Ternate on Tuesday evening but there was no immediate report of casualties or material damage, according to the local geophysics station.

Posted in Earthquake @ 11 December 2012 18:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Three people dead after warehouse collapse Three people have been found dead while 40 others were believed to have been buried after a warehouse collapsed at Warehousing 88 Complex on Jalan Ir Sutami here on Saturday.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 December 2012 20:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Investigations in progress with regard to bailout scandal Indonesia`s chief anti-graft investigator, Abraham Samad, said investigations are being carried out with regard to the (Rp6.7 trillion) Bank Century bailout scandal.

Posted in Crime @ 07 December 2012 18:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


5.6-magnitude quake jolts W. Nusa Tenggara A 5.6-magnitude earthquake shook West Nusa Tenggara province on Thursday, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). The epicenter of the quake which struck at 06.04 p.m. was located 9.27 degrees southern latitude and 116.37 degree eastern longitude or some 60 km southeast of Central Lombok district at a depth of 77 km, the agency said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 10 August 2012 00:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Nine swept away in collapsed bridge Nine people were reported to be carried away by the current in Ciampea in Bogor district, West Java, when a suspended bamboo bridge they were crossing collapsed on Sunday.

Posted in Accidents @ 20 February 2012 11:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Man confirmed dead of bird flu in north Jakarta A resident of Sunter, PD (23), in North Jakarta has been confirmed to have died of bird flu, a health ministry official said here on Tuesday. The death makes total deaths of bird flu in Indonesia since 2005 to 151 out of 183 cases, the director general of disease control and environmental health, Tjandra Yoga Aditama, said.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 12 January 2012 02:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police name 3 suspects over Kartanegara bridge collapse East Kalimantan police have named three people suspects over the collapse of the Kartanegara bridge last November 20 which caused the death of 24 local residents, injuries to 39 and the disappearance of 14 others.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 January 2012 10:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Wall collapses in Indonesia's South Sulawesi, killing 11 Eleven people were killed on Sunday afternoon when a wall enclosing a housing construction project collapsed in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi, officials said on Monday. Several others were injured.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 December 2011 22:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to rebuild Tenggarong bridge in 2012 New bridge construction is expected to be built immediately in Kutai Kertanegara district to replace the recently collapsed suspension bridge, Coordinating Minister for People`s Welfare Agung Laksono said here on Sunday.

The bridge over the Mahakam river in East Kalimantan province collapsed at 4.30 pm last Saturday (Nov 26) causing a number of vehicles to fall into the river and killed at least 21 people.

"Members of the House of Representatives, the East Kalimantan provincial government officials and the Public Works Ministry have agreed to soon discuss about reconstruction of the bridge," Agung said after visiting the collapsed bridge in Kutai Kertanegara district.

The minister said the local government had allocated a Rp100 billion to rebuild the bridge while the rest of the fund for the reconstruction would be from the central government.

"If all evacuation process have completed, we can start doing the reconstruction of the bridge," said the minister, adding that his ministry was still focusing on the search of 16 bodies of victims of the collapsed bridge.

The minister said his office would also accelerate the evacuation of tens of vehicles and the ruins of the bridge from the bottom of the Mahakam river. Spanning 710 meters over the Mahakam River, the bridge is said to be the longest suspension bridge in Indonesia with a suspended section of 270 meters.

The names of several companies have been mentioned in the media as having participated in the bridge`s construction. PT Perencana Jaya was said to have served as consultant on the project, PT Hutama Karya as the main contractor and PT Bukaka Teknik Utama as provider of maintenance services.

Posted in Accidents @ 04 December 2011 13:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Collapsed bridge death toll rises to 19 The number of dead victims found at the location of the collapsed bridge in Tenggarong, Kutai Kertanegara, East Kalimatan on Wednesday afternoon was recorded at 19.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 December 2011 01:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll to 12 after bridge collapse Indonesia's Borneo The death toll after a bridge collapsed on the Indonesian island of Borneo during the weekend has risen to at least twelve, officials said on Monday. More than 30 others are still believed to be missing.

Posted in Accidents @ 28 November 2011 11:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


3 dead as bridge collapses in Kutai Kartanegara At least three people died and more than a dozen others were injured when Mahakam II Bridge, connecting Tenggarong and Tenggarong Seberang districts in Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan, collapsed.

Posted in Accidents @ 27 November 2011 07:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dozens injured in Bali earthquake A strong earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Bali on late Thursday morning, seismologists said, collapsing a number of buildings and injuring dozens of people. There were no immediate reports of fatalities.

Posted in Earthquake @ 13 October 2011 07:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian brain damaged after drinking toxic cocktail An Australian nurse has fallen ill after drinking a toxic alcoholic beverage at an Indonesian resort island, local media reported on Wednesday. She is currently hospitalized after eventually suffering from brain damage and kidney failure.

Posted in Accidents @ 12 October 2011 06:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 5 reactions


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

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


Warning for Lion Air, Batavia Air over delays Bisnis Indonesia reveals that the Indonesian Department of Civil Aviation has published on-time performance figures for Indonesian air carriers with Batavia Air and Lion Air earning "red card" results for managing to fly on schedule less than 70% of the time.

Posted in Travel @ 09 August 2011 06:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


At least 1 killed, 1 missing in Papua mining accident At least one person was killed and another remains unaccounted for after a roof collapsed at a mining area in eastern Indonesia, PT Freeport Indonesia said Tuesday.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 April 2011 16:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two villages affected by flashfloods in East Java Two villages on Wednesday were affected and many houses inundated by flash floods in East Java, Indonesia, the Antara news agency reported.

Posted in Flooding @ 06 April 2011 23:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 475 houses submerged by flooding in Bali At least 475 houses on Wednesday were submerged due to the severe flooding that hit the Indonesian province of Bali, the Antara news agency reported. Three villages, Tinga-Tinga, Celukan Bawang, and Pengulon, were struck by heavy rains in Bali from Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning. The villages are located in Buleleng district.

Posted in Flooding @ 23 February 2011 19:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Muntilan turned into disaster zone Yesterday, after a night of rest without too much new activity of the Mount Merapi volcano, we left for that area soon after breakfast to see what happened outside the city of Yogyakarta. That this was much worse than inside the city was nothing to doubt about. How bad? That is something I didn't know yet, because I had never had the chance to experience it.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 08 November 2010 10:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll rises to 34 after Merapi eruptions The death toll has risen to at least 34 following Mount Merapi’s latest eruption, officials said Thursday. According to hospital medics, 33 bodies had been under the supervision of Dr. Sardjito Hospital, while one other in Panti Nugroho Slemen Hospital.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 29 October 2010 05:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Section of main road collapses in North Jakarta A section of Jl. R.E. Martadinata in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, more than 100 meters long subsided 7 meters early on Thursday morning, hampering motorists from the Ancol area getting to Tanjung Priok Port. To avoid congestion, the police deployed more officers to reroute motorists onto alternative roads, police chief Timur Pradopo said during his visit to the collapsed road.

Posted in Accidents @ 17 September 2010 10:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three dead, damage after Papua earthquakes A series of powerful earthquakes rattled Indonesia on Wednesday, killing at least three people, triggering landslides and demolishing dozens of homes. A tsunami warning sent panicked residents fleeing buildings to high ground.

Posted in Earthquake @ 16 June 2010 14:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bandung tea plantation hit by landslide Hundreds were left homeless after a landslide hit a workers' housing area in Dewata tea plantation on Ciwidey, Bandung, West Java on Tuesday. News portal kompas.com, quoting an employee at the plantation said that hundreds of people were in need of tents after the landslide hit the workers’ barracks at around 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Posted in Weather @ 23 February 2010 12:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia media conspires against Yudhoyono Demonstrators that demand the resignation of president Yudhoyono and vice-president Boediono took to the streets yesterday as well. Demonstrations occurred in cities across Indonesia, but the biggest demonstration was held in Makassar, South Sulawesi. If the biggest demonstration was there and not in Jakarta, it is a sign that it wasn't all that important after all.

Posted in Protests @ 30 January 2010 02:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Grandpa dead during seemingly exiting sex Sanusi, a 63-year old man, enjoyed the times when he was able to bring a visit to women that could pleasure him for money. The resident from Semolowaru in Surabaya got out yesterday afternoon as well, just to visit a prostitute. This visit however, was to be his last one, because he died in a shack along Jalan Dinoyo Tenun in his own city, in the presence of a woman that professes her profession laying down.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 11 January 2010 08:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


New Metro departement store collapsed in Jakarta A number of people is trapped after a building belonging to Metro department store partially collapsed in Tanah Abang in Jakarta. The new building was built only three months ago. Hundreds of people are currently looking for people trapped under the rubble of the building. The place was crowded with people looking for last-minute Christmas sales when it collapsed.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 December 2009 05:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Focus on earthquake preparedness, not prediction Predicting earthquakes is an inexact science - which is why disaster preparedness remains key to saving lives, scientists say. Experts have forecast that a long undersea faultline along Indonesia's Sumatra Island is due to produce a powerful and devastating earthquake in the next few decades.

Posted in Earthquake @ 28 November 2009 02:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Survey: 'Buildings on shaky ground in event of another quake' Indonesia’s West Sumatra province, recently hit by a deadly 7.9 magnitude earthquake, is likely to experience an even bigger quake, and buildings need to be constructed to withstand this, experts say. The 30 September earthquake, which struck off West Sumatra’s coast, hit the provincial capital of Padang, killing more than 1,100 people and leaving numerous collapsed and damaged buildings.

Posted in Earthquake @ 21 November 2009 03:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Five killed by landslide in Central Java Five people died and two others were injured after a landslide hit Indonesia's Pati regency of Central Java province at dawn Tuesday, the Elshinta online news reported. The landslide hit a cliff that collapsed on three houses at Kedungwinong village of Sukolilo sub regency, Pati regency.

Posted in Weather @ 27 October 2009 09:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


1,115 bodies recovered after West Sumatra earthquake The death toll of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that shook West Sumatra on September 30 has reached 1,115 according to local and regional authorities in the region. The disaster management team in the region said that most people had been killed in the Padang Pariaman district, where 675 bodies were recovered. 313 bodies were found in the provincial capital of Padang.

Posted in Earthquake @ 14 October 2009 03:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Quake devastation exposes poor building standards The damage caused to Indonesia's West Sumatra province by the earthquake last month has exposed what experts say are poor construction standards in the seismically vulnerable region. In the provincial capital of Padang, schools, shops, hotels and government offices collapsed in the 30 September quake, burying hundreds of people; many of the bodies have yet to be recovered.

Posted in Earthquake @ 08 October 2009 03:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Villages vanished in massive landslides Several villages have been wiped off the map after quake-triggered landslides covered up three or four entire villages in the hills and mountains on the western coast of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, which has been hit hard by last weeks 7.6 magnitude earthquake just 45 kilometers away from the city of Padang. Over 600 bodies have been recovered, but fears are that many thousands more are buried under collapsed buildings and landslides.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 October 2009 06:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


608 bodies recovered; mass grave prepared The official death toll of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake in the area of Padang, West Sumatra, has now reached 608 people. 285 of the death were found in Padang Pariaman, 242 in Padang, 32 in Pariaman, 32 in Agam, 10 in Pesisir Selatan, 4 in Solok and 3 in Pasaman Barat. 343 others have been recorded as missing, but fears are that several thousand other are still buried under collapsed buildings and landslides.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 October 2009 06:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aid slow to arrive after quake Four days after a devastating earthquake hit West Sumatra province in Indonesia, survivors say little or no humanitarian assistance has reached them, leaving some to beg for money.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 October 2009 04:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Smell of death spreads in Padang Five days after the earthquake in West Sumatra, the city of Padang starts to smell like death as bodies of diseased people start to decay. The bad smell rises from most collapsed buildings in the city now, indicating that there are still many bodies under the debris which have not been evacuated. Some of the sites that have started to spread the smell of death are the Ambacang Hotel, the central market, the BNI building and the Adira offices.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 October 2009 03:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


60 Australians feared missing in Padang The Australian government has started checking hospitals in and around the city of Padang in West Sumatra to find some 60 citizens which are thought to be in the area when the earthquake struck. An official said that they were still unaccounted for at the moment. Earlier Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd zaid that there were no reports of Australians being injured or killed in the quake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 October 2009 01:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of school children trapped in Padang Hundreds of schoolchildren of a school in the city of Padang, in West Sumatra, Indonesia, are trapped under the rubble of their collapsed school. Rescue work is under way, but progress is slow because of a lack of proper tools. Most work is done by hand, stone by stone, piece by piece. Several dozens of bodies have been found already. It is feared that thousands of people are killed when the building they were in collapsed during the quake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 October 2009 05:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


52 bodies recovered from collapsed hotel Until this moment, 52 bodies have been pulled from the rubble of Hotel Ambacang, one of the biggest hotels in the city of Padang that was flattened during the earthquake of September 30. Eight people were pulled out the rubble alive after some two days of fighting to stay alive in between the rubble of the hotel.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 October 2009 03:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rescuers struggle to reach Sumatra quake victims Rescue workers are battling to save scores of people trapped in collapsed buildings after two earthquakes struck Indonesia's West Sumatra Province, with aid supplies being flown in and NGOs mobilising helpers.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 October 2009 12:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Video of damage caused by Padang earthquake A short movie from a news item broadcasted on Indonesian television shows damage and destruction caused by the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that hit the cities of Pariaman and Padang in West Sumatra, Indonesia, almost 24 hours ago. Until now, some 476 bodies have been recovered from the rubble, with thousands feared dead after hundreds of buildings collapsed completely. This video contains images of people in distress.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 October 2009 11:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 200 dead after 7.6 magnitude quake Based on the most recent information of the National Disaster Management Board, the number of dead after the earthquake that struck near the city of Padang yesterday afternoon has risento over 200. "We did not receive too much information this morning,and last night we received the information that the number of dead had already reached 200,"said a member of the board.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 October 2009 03:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 200 people trapped in collapsed hotel Some 200 guests of the Ambacang Hotel in the city of Padang have not been evacuated yet from the building that collapsed during the 7.6 magnitude quake that his the area last afternoon at 17:15 local time. Head of the Disaster Management Team, Dedi Hanidal, said that there were some 200 people that had been trapped, but could not be freed because there is no proper equipment.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 October 2009 01:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Injuries and damage after quake strikes off Bali The earthquake that struck some 100 kilometers south of the resort island of Bali has caused some injuries and damage, according to a spokesperson of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency BMKG. No tsunami warning was issued, but the shaking was felt strongly throughout most parts of the island.

Posted in Earthquake @ 19 September 2009 03:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


27 million people on the move on aging infrastructure The Ministry of Transportation has said that it expected that more than 27 million people will hit the roads to be with their families during the upcoming Idul Fitri period later this month. Jusman Syafii Djamal, Minister of Transport, told that it was expected that some 16.3 million people would take public transport and planes, while 11 million others would use private vehicles.

Posted in Ramadan @ 11 September 2009 02:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands left seeking shelter after Java quake Thousands of Indonesians are struggling to find shelter several days after a powerful earthquake, which killed at least 57 people, struck off the coast of the heavily populated Java island. More than 26,800 houses were damaged and 334 collapsed in West Java, according to government figures provided to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Indonesia.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 September 2009 02:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


15 dead in quake; reports from huge damage area The 7.3 magnitude earthquake that shook big parts of western Indonesia has caused widespread damage in big parts of western Java. At least 15 people were killed in the quake in various locations hit by the earthquake. Priyadi Kardono, the head of the National Disaster Management Agency, said 15 people were dead in several locations. Earlier, Priyadi said six died in Cianjur alone because of a landslide that was triggered by the massive earthquake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 September 2009 14:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Damage in western Java after 7.3 earthquake Damage reports from west Java start to come in to several tv-stations reporting the earthquake that struck the area less than one hour ago. People in the area of Tasikmalaya report cracks in walls. Some houses have also collapsed during the two-minute long 7.3 Richter Scale earthquake that took place at 14:55 local time (GMT -7). Several buildings in the capital Jakarta, some 240 kilometers away from the epicenter, had cracked walls.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 September 2009 10:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali's longest staying guests prove hard to handle Bali Police officials' attempts to undertake a drugs and narcotics sweep of Kerobokan prison on Thursday, June 19, 2009, collapsed when angry inmates refused the order of armed police personnel to return to their cells. According to local press reports, some of the prisoners verbally abused and threw stones at the contingent of three truckloads of armed police drawn from the police's mobile brigade together with narcotics and intelligence officers from the Bali police headquarters.

Posted in Crime @ 26 June 2009 03:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police investigates possible corruption at Situ Gintung The Greater Jakarta police is investigating the head of the Public Works department of Tangerang, Eddy Adolf Nicolas Malonda. He was called in relation to possible corruption with funds meant for the improvement of the Situ Gintung dam, which collapsed last week. A Jakarta police representative said that Eddy was called to give answers to some questions. "Until now the cooperation is optimal," he said.

Posted in Corruption @ 04 April 2009 03:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lack of maintenance Situ Gintul dam possible cause of collapse The dam collapse of the Situ Gintung dam in Ciputat shows signs of a structural failure of the dam, which was built in the Dutch colonial time. A geotechnical engineer, Agus Setyo Muntohar, explained that the man-made construction of the Situ Gintung dam was only to hold water. "Because it was a man-made structure, regular checks should be performed at the site," Agus said at the Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta.

Posted in Accidents @ 29 March 2009 04:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


7.4 magnitude earthquake strikes off Sulawesi Over 300 buildings were seriously damaged and over 3,000 people escaped from their homes after a 7.4-magnitude quake rocked North Sulawesi province on Thursday morning, according to the Health Ministry. The quake damaged houses, religious centers, school buildings and hospitals, but no report of casualties, head of a crisis center of the Ministry Rustam Pakaya said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 12 February 2009 12:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Manokwari airport closed after quakes Authorities in Rendani Airport, Manokwari, West Papua has stopped activities in the airport following series of powerful earthquakes that hit the city earlier on Sunday, Kompas.com reported. The authorities and airlines operating in the airport agreed to stop every activity on security and safety concerns.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 January 2009 05:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


7.8 magnitude quake hits near Manokwari, 25 aftershocks reported Two people were killed and buildings collapsed when a series of earthquakes hit eastern Indonesia's West Papua province on Sunday morning, said Satrio Nurhat, an official from the Indonesian National Disaster Management Center. Nurhat said that some local residential buildings and two banks were also damaged in the quakes, adding casualties and material damage were still increasing.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 January 2009 05:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Transport Minister: 'Indonesian airlines will not collapse' The Department of Transportation is working closely with the national aviation industry to anticipate the negative effects of the current global economic crisis. According to the Minister of Communication, Jusman Syafii Djamal, national airlines may eventually encounter difficulties in securing aircraft leases and insurance as the result of a continuing economic downturn. "Fortunately," the Minister added, "the price of fuel is reducing. In addition, while the price of leasing aircraft is increasing, the lease contracts for most national airlines will not expire in the near future."

Posted in Economy @ 19 October 2008 01:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia must brace itself for economic recession Indonesia must face the current global economic turmoil by taking concrete and substantial steps, as the turmoil cannot be solved with conventional ways, an economic analyst Sutrisno Iwantono said. He added that Indonesia needs to take immediate steps such as diversification of export destinations, strengthening the domestic markets, as well as reinforcing the agricultural bases in rural areas, to salvage the national economy.

Posted in Economy @ 06 October 2008 07:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


21 dead in stampede over alms in Pasuruan At least 21 people have been crushed to death in a queue for a charity handout from a wealthy family in Indonesia. Scores more were hurt in the stampede, which took place after about 10,000 people queued for a charity handout to mark the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The crush happened in the East Java town of Pasuruan when a crowd of poor people were waiting for a donation, known as zakat, of three euro each.

Posted in Accidents @ 15 September 2008 15:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cable bridge collapses in Padang three killed Over 50 people were injured in the collapse of a cable bridge near the regents office in the town of Sijunjung in western Sumatra yesterday evening. Three people were killed in the incident and dozens of others were brought to hospitals for treatment of their wounds. According to an eyewitness, the bridge collapsed suddenly when dozens of people walked on it.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 August 2008 03:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sidoarjo mud flow may collapse in coming years Indonesia's disastrous mud volcano is collapsing on itself, according to new research released on the second anniversary of the ever-growing environmental catastrophe. Every day, 100,000 cubic metres of hot, stinking sludge continues to ooze from the mud volcano, which burst through the earth two years ago during deep drilling at a nearby exploratory well, linked to Indonesia's richest man and also part-owned by Australian company Santos.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 30 May 2008 14:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


The southern edge of Yogya: The eroded beach of Samas Some days you will most likely not have a full agenda so you can finally do something that has been waiting for some time. Earlier this month I had such a day, I have more than one a month fortunately, but I can not always do what I want because the weather often has to be nice as well. This time it was jack pot; a nice blue sky in the early morning and some small clouds at the time I was about to depart for a days out. My plan was to take a motorbike trip to the beach of Samas.

Posted in Travel @ 13 April 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


20 missing when bridge collapses in Magetan The Damjati bridge in the village of Semen in the district of Magetan, eastern Java, has collapsed because it was not able to withstand the high water level in the river. At least 20 people are missing, they were dragged away by the powerful currents. Until earlier this evening, none of the missing persons had been found. The high currents of the swollen river make it very difficult to look for the missing.

Posted in Weather @ 26 December 2007 15:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Power outages in Solo area after tower collapse A number of areas in and around Solo, central Java,were hit by power outages starting from 19:00 local time (GMT+7) yesterday evening.These outages were caused by the collapse of one power in the area of Klaten, central Java, that supports a number of high voltage power cables. Outages hit the areas of Palur, Solo city and parts of Wonogiri. Outages lasted around one hour.

Posted in Accidents @ 30 November 2007 02:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Sumatra A powerful tremor struck western Indonesia on Wednesday, a meteorology official said. Indonesia meteorology and geophysics center told the Australian news agency that the 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck before 03:00 a.m (20:00 GMT). The tremor was jolted at a depth of 35 km; its epicenter was recorded at 125 km southwest of the town of Padang.

Posted in Earthquake @ 24 October 2007 17:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Damage after 8.2 earthquake near Bengkulu Indonesian media reports that there is damage in several cities in the southern part of Sumatra island after an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.2 hit just off the coast near the city of Bengkulu. Eyewitnesses in Padang and Bengkulu report that some buildings have collapsed during the quake. They also reported that the quake lasted pretty long.

Posted in Earthquake @ 12 September 2007 15:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia seeks extradition of 15 executives from Singapore Indonesia will seek the extradition of 15 businessmen believed to be hiding millions of dollars in stolen state funds in Singapore, according to the new Attorney General Hendarman Supanji. In his first statement since being appointed last Tuesday, Supanji said authorities had compiled a list of suspects. No names were released, but local media identified them as being Indonesian Chinese who owned commercial banks when the banking system collapsed in 1997.

Posted in General @ 10 May 2007 05:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mud flow continues to grow wilder; dam collapses The mud flow from Lapindo's drilling operations in Porong, Sidoarjo in East Java, is not cooling down but is even growing wilder which caused the collapse of a main dam on Sunday. The head of the design and supervision team of the group in charge of controlling the mud flow, Arie Setyadi, said the 20-meter-high dam had collapsed after heavy rains.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 April 2007 02:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Railway near Sidoarjo flooded again Mud coming out from a Lapindo Brantas gas well covered the railway track again. This time the flooding occurred in the village of Ketapang Keres, Porong. The mud reached a height of some 20 centimeters and was able to flow onto the track after one of the dams that has been built in a hurry to stop the flow of mud, gave way and collapsed partially. The mud has covered some 600 meters of railway track.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 17 April 2007 09:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


President: Be smart and creative in promoting tourism The Indonesian language website Bisnis.com reports that Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on the Department of Culture and Tourism to optimize their work, be smarter and more creative in developing national tourism. The President's comments were made at the opening of a 3-day national coordinating meeting on culture and tourism held at the National Palace in Jakarta.

Posted in Tourism @ 01 April 2007 06:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Mud volcano stops 30 minutes, experts baffled The mud volcano that has displaced over 15,000 briefly stopped spewing hot mud for the first time in the more than nine months the volcano is active. Scientists are baffled by the news. "The flow of mud coming out of the crater suddenly stopped for about 30 minutes shortly before noon on Monday," said Rudi Novrianto, spokesman for the government team active working to plug the flow.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 20 March 2007 09:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of buildings collapsed, fires break out after quakes The powerful twin earthquake that hit western Sumatra earlier Tuesday killed at least 26 people. It also flattened hundreds of buildings. Hospitals in the area are flooded with wounded according to officials and witnesses. Under the collapsed buildings are a building of the BRI (government bank), a traditional market and some schools. Not all casualties from those sites are counted as some buildings are ablaze.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 March 2007 09:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 27 dead in twin Sumatra earthquake At least 27 people are dead after two earthquakes strike West Sumatra earlier today. Two earthquakes, the first one with a magnitude of 6.3 and the second one 6.1 on the Richter Scale flattened buildings north of the coastal city of Padang. Dozens of injured are rushed to hospitals in the area, local TV stations report live from the area.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 March 2007 08:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


50 still missing after landslides in Nusa Tenggara Rescue teams are still trying to find the fifty-odd people missing after landslides hit several villages on Flores. Roads blocked by landslides hamper rescue efforts. The landslides, which are triggered by heavy rain in the last days, hit several villages in four districts of Manggarai on the island, about 1,500 kilometers to the east from the capital Jakarta.

Posted in Weather @ 04 March 2007 08:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Landslides kill at least 40 in Indonesia After days of heavy rain, landslides killed at least 40 people on the island of Flores earlier today. 30 more are probably buried under the mud and have not been found yet. Local authorities had to find a way through blocked roads to bring in emergency aid to the affected areas and to find survivors, Pustam Pakaya, chief of the Health Department's crisis center in Jakarta told.

Posted in Weather @ 03 March 2007 14:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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