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Over 63 percent of land for trans-Java toll road cleared Some 63.8 percent of land meant for the Indonesia's 658.6-kilometer Trans-Java toll road has been cleared, a senior public works official said.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 30 October 2014 20:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


New DPR and DPD members officially sworn in The official swearing-in of the new members of the House of Representatives (DPR) and Regional Representatives Council (DPD) and the Peoples Consultative Assembly (MPR), who won the 2014 elections, took place here on Wednesday.

Posted in Politics @ 01 October 2014 19:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to develop trans-Sumatra toll road The Trans-Sumatra Toll Road Development Project will soon commence following the signing of the order by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY).

Posted in Infrastructure @ 19 September 2014 18:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


'Double-track railway construction should be accelerated' The construction of double-track railway in Java Island should be accelerated, the Vice Minister of Transportation Bambang Susantono reported here on Wednesday.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 10 September 2014 18:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


VP makes unscheduled visit to central Jakarta immigration office Vice President (VP) Boediono paid a surprise visit to the Central Jakarta immigration office and the office of the city land administration on Wednesday. The vice president arrived at the immigration office at 9.30 a.m. local time. He traveled with a small cavalcade of escort vehicles and even the path leading to the office was not completely secured.

Posted in General @ 03 September 2014 12:11 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Soldiers to guard Indonesia-Papua New Guinea border About 450 Indonesian Army (TNI) soldiers will secure the Indonesia-Papua New Guinea border area in late September 2014 to replace the previous security personnel.

Posted in Military @ 28 August 2014 20:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


US Navy works with Indonesia to protect sunken gravesite US Navy underwater archeologists, in conjunction with Indonesian Navy divers, have assessed in an interim report that the wrecked vessel surveyed in the Java Sea in June is "consistent with the identification" of the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), and that divers documented conclusive evidence of a pattern of unauthorized disturbance of the gravesite.

Posted in History @ 19 August 2014 13:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono: 'Corruption as extraordinary crime' Corruption is an extraordinary crime that must be uprooted completely, emphasized President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. "Corruption is an extraordinary crime and our common enemy, and I say, I do not compromise with this kind of crime," the president affirmed in his annual state-of-the-nation address on Friday.

Posted in Corruption @ 15 August 2014 13:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi`s resignation letter is on its way The resignation letter of the elected President, Joko Widodo, from his current post as Jakarta governor is under legal process and waiting to be published, an official stated here Friday.

Posted in Elections @ 25 July 2014 16:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia demands trial of party responsible for MH17 tragedy Indonesia demands trial of the party responsible for the Malaysian Airlines MH17 flight downed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday (July 17), Indonesias Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Desra Percaya stated.

Posted in Accidents @ 21 July 2014 10:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President Yudhoyono to inaugurate Sail Raja Ampat President Susilo Yudhoyono is scheduled to open the international maritime event of Sail Raja Ampat on August 22, 2014, stated West Papua Governor Abraham O Atururi.

Posted in Culture @ 20 June 2014 13:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian jet fighters hold drill in East Java Several Indonesian Air Force jet fighters held a drill in Situbondo District, East Java Province, on Wednesday during this years Joint Military Exercises. Jet fighters such as Sukhoi, F-16 and BAE Hawk flew in several maneuvers and spewed tens of bombs on a ground target in the Karang Tekok exercise range in the district.

Posted in Military @ 04 June 2014 18:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono: 'Performance of 10 ministers not satisfactory' President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has requested his ministers to stay focused on their ministerial programs amid his dissatisfaction with the performance of 10 ministries.

Posted in Polio @ 04 June 2014 18:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian hajj pilgrims to use electronic bracelets Indonesias government is discussing plans to equip hajj pilgrims with electronic bracelets to reduce the number of Indonesians lost in Saudi Arabia, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Nasaruddin Umar said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Religion @ 03 June 2014 17:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Navy arrests undersea cable thieves The Indonesian Navy of Bangka Belitung Province has arrested five people for stealing undersea cables belonging to Telkom Company in the Sukadamai waters.

Posted in Crime @ 26 May 2014 21:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta proposes to construct three underpasses The Jakarta provincial administration plans to build underground crossing tunnels in several locations in the capital city to ease off pedestrian traffic at street crossings, Governor Joko Widodo stated here on Friday. "We will build tunnels in three locations. Hopefully, the construction can start within this year," the governor noted.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 09 May 2014 17:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: 'Power vacuum if presidential inauguration delayed' National Police Chief General Sutarman has said that a power vacuum could result in case the inauguration of new president is delayed.

Posted in Politics @ 08 May 2014 22:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bogowonto train derailed after collision with truck An economy class train, the Bogowonto en route from Jakarta to Yogyakarta, derailed last evening after a collision with a truck on a railroad crossing in Ciledug, near the city of Cirebon in West Java.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 May 2014 07:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PT PAL Indonesia to produce warship State-owned ship building company PT PAL Indonesia started building a Watchtower Missile Destroyer fregate on Wednesday to meet the ministry of defenses order.

Posted in Military @ 16 April 2014 19:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta monorail project to be completed in 2017: Adhi Karya Publicly traded construction company PT Adhi Karya Tbk said construction of Jakartas monorail project linking Bekasi-Cawang and Cibubur-Cawang will start in 2015 to be completed in 2017. Construction of the Jakarta Link Transportation (JLT) will start in April , 2015 although it has yet to wait for the presidential regulation on monorail.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 03 April 2014 23:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Pros and cons of Jokowi`s presidential candidacy Many Indonesians have hailed the presidential candidacy of Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, who has been idolized for his down-to-earth style of governance.

Posted in Politics @ 31 March 2014 17:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Wiranto: 'Time for Indonesians to make changes' It is time for Indonesia to move towards becoming a progressive nation under the guidance of an ethical leader, noted Peoples Conscience (Hanura) party leader Wiranto.

Posted in Elections @ 25 March 2014 18:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Rhoma Irama and the fake Professor title “Professor of Dangdut” Rhoma Irama may have to revert back to the less scholarly “King of Dangdut” in the not-too-distant future after Indonesia’s education minister indicated that the presidential candidate may be liable to criminal penalties if his illustrious certificate of education turned out to have been acquired from a scam college run by a colorful UK-Iranian educator.

Posted in Politics @ 03 March 2014 03:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Squadron of F16 jets in Pekanbaru to operate in June The Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) has set a target to make a squadron of 24 F16 fighter jets operational at the Roesmin Nurjadin Air Base in the Riau provincial capital of Pekanbaru, by June 2014.

Posted in Military @ 26 February 2014 23:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Boediono refuses to attend hearing on Bank Century scandal Vice President Boediono has refused to attend a hearing with the House of Representatives (DPR) team supervising the revelation of Bank Century bailout scandal on Wednesday, the Vice Presidents spokesman Yopie Hidayat stated.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 19 February 2014 17:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BPK: 'Preliminary investigation of Vietnam rice in March' State Audit Board (BPK) has set the target for the preliminary investigation of Vietnam rice import to be completed by early March 2014. "BPK has two weeks for the preliminary investigations," member of BPK Ali Masykur Musa stated in Bandung on Sunday, as quoted by Kompas on Monday.

Posted in Corruption @ 17 February 2014 20:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ash from Mount Kelud eruption spreads over all of Java Volcanic ash from Mount Kelud in East Java has reached as far as Bandung, the capital of West Java 600 kilometers away, helped on its way by strong winds. “The ash first appeared around midday, after the Friday prayers,” said Deswanti Fitri, an owner of a bookstore in Balubur Town Square, Bandung.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 15 February 2014 03:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


T50i fighter jets strengthen Indonesian Air Force Indonesias Air Force (TNI AU) has been strengthened by new fighter jets T 50i Golden Eagle made in South Korea.

Posted in Military @ 13 February 2014 23:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong winds damage 46 houses in Central Java About 46 houses in the Cilacap area were damaged due to strong winds on Friday afternoon, the chief of Cilacaps Disaster Mitigation Office, Supriyanto, said here on Saturday.

Posted in Weather @ 01 February 2014 13:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian military to have Apache combat helicopters The Indonesian army will be strengthened with 8 units of AH-64 Apache AH-64 combat helicopter, Army Chief of Staff General Budiman said. The helicopters would be delivered by phases starting next year until 2017, Budiman said here on Thursday.

Posted in Military @ 24 January 2014 11:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flooding spreads to other areas in Indonesia In the past two weeks, floods and landslides have hit parts of Indonesia, particularly Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Kalimantan Islands, and continue to spread further, thereby claiming more lives as torrential rains continue to lash.

Posted in Weather @ 22 January 2014 21:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Landslide kills 12 people in Kudus A landslide has reportedly killed 12 residents from Duku Kembangan, Menawan village, Gebog sub-district, Kudus District, Central Java Province, on Tuesday evening. Of the 12 casualties, however, only one body has been found so far while the rest are believed to have been still buried under the mud, stated Suroso, head of the social affairs office of Menawan village, here on Wednesday.

Posted in Weather @ 22 January 2014 17:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Northern main road Java blocked by floodwaters The northern coastal road from Jakarta to Surabaya, popularly known as Pantura, has been completely blocked by floodwaters in Pamanukan in the district of Subang. The fly-over in the heart of Pamanukan has been flooded on both sides and is submerged in about one meter of water. This main road is economically very important for transport over land.

Posted in Flooding @ 19 January 2014 07:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Train services disrupted because of floods Train services in Jakarta have been disrupted since yesterday because of the continuing floods that hit the capital area. Tanah Abang train station in downtown Jakarta has been flooded and can not be used for train services at the moment. The station has been closed down completely.

Posted in Flooding @ 19 January 2014 03:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi instructs logistics preparation to handle floods The Jakarta Governor, Joko Widodo or Jokowi, instructed the staff of the Jakarta Provincial Administration to prepare the logistics to handle flooding as the water levels at the Katulampa Sluice had reached second grade alert.

Posted in Flooding @ 17 January 2014 21:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BATAN may begin construction of nuclear power plant in 2015 The head of the National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN), Djarot S. Wisnusubroto, has said he expects the construction of a nuclear power plant (PLTN) to begin by 2015.

Posted in Power supply @ 17 December 2013 10:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 3 reactions


Jakarta begins emergency river dredging Jakarta officially commenced the long-overdue project to dredge the city’s rivers and waterways to prevent flooding. The project, known as the Jakarta Emergency Dredging Initiative (JEDI) was approved in 2009 but the actual dredging was delayed for five years.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 14 December 2013 08:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi defends English-free primary school curriculum The Jakarta administration has backed the Education Ministry’s controversial new curriculum that scraps English classes, computer studies and physical education as mandatory courses in primary schools.

Posted in General @ 14 December 2013 02:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Double track of northern Java railway operational in 2014 The double track of northern Java railway between Jakarta and Surabaya of East Java is expected to be operational early 2014. Operation of the new track would considerably reduce the burden of the highways linking the two largest cities in the country.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 27 November 2013 11:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Antigraft body questions governor over alleged corruption The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) questioned Banten Provinces Governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah on Tuesday over her alleged involvement in corruption during the procurement of medical equipment for the province. "I will give a clarification to the KPK about these allegations," Ratu Atut stated before entering the KPK building for the interrogation.

Posted in Corruption @ 19 November 2013 14:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta to build two wastewater treatment plants in 2014 The Jakarta provincial government will establish two Integrated Waste Water Treatment Plant (IPALT) zones in 2014 to reinforce the city`s wastewater treatment system.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 25 October 2013 22:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta-Surabaya toll road plan must move forward: Minister State-owned Enterprises (SOE) Minister Dahlan Iskan said the government`s plan to build toll roads, stretching from Jakarta to Surabaya in East Java, must move forward in spite of criticism from some quarters.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 18 October 2013 23:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta monorail project also kicked off Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi broke the ground on Wednesday to mark the start of work to build the city`s monorail project. Construction of the project was halted 5 years ago on financial problem after some of pillars had been implanted in some areas.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 16 October 2013 18:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


New Bali airport terminal in use The renovated Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali when completed will be able to handle a yearly flow of 16 million passengers, more than doubling its former estimated capacity of 7.7 million.

Posted in Travel @ 14 October 2013 12:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 1 reaction


Jokowi: 4,000 passenger buses needed, quickly Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi said the city administration gives priority to procurement of 4,000 buses to serve as means of mass transport to reduce congestion in the city`s streets.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 12 October 2013 15:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Soekarno-Hatta Airport gets clean toilet award Jakarta`s Soekarno-Hatta airport in the Tangerang district of Banten Province, has received the second prize in a clean public toilet competition organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, an airport official revealed.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 27 September 2013 18:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Miss World contest to be staged only in Bali The Indonesian government has announced that the Miss World 2013 pageant will only be held in Bali. "We have revised the security permit (allowing) it to be held completely in Bali. So changes have been made with regard to Miss World activities according to what the public wanted and the development interests of Indonesian tourism."

Posted in General @ 07 September 2013 19:40 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


'Not time yet for Jokowi to be presidential candidate' This is not the right time for Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to be nominated as a presidential candidate, according to a political observer. He stated that Jokowi could pass the test by turning Jakarta into a better place than what it was at present.

Posted in Politics @ 26 August 2013 21:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali airport renovation not completed yet for APEC Bali governor Made Mangku Pastika has expressed his disappointment over delays in completion and handover of the renovated Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 26 August 2013 03:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 2 reactions


Motives of terrorism in Indonesia have changed Chief Security Minister Djoko Suyanto has claimed the motives behind terrorism in Indonesia have changed and are no longer related to issues exclusively affecting foreign lands.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 August 2013 15:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lion Air plane evacuated at Djalaluddin Airport The Lion Air plane, which had skidded off the runway at Djalaluddin Airport in Gorontalo on August 6, 2013, was evacuated on Friday at 4 p.m. local time. The Lion Air Boeing 737-800 plane was towed away to the end of the runway by an excavator and is being guarded by patrol cars.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 August 2013 16:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


State companies ready to build Sunda Strait bridge project Minister for State Enterprises Dahlan Iskan said two state construction companies have the capability to build the 30-kilometer bridge spanning the sea between Java and Sumatra in the Sunda Strait. The two state construction companies are ready to carry out full feasibility studies of the US$25 billion project, Dahlan said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 30 July 2013 22:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Railway company to build Yogyakarta-Solo electric train lines The Indonesian Railway Company (KAI) is planning to build electric train (KRL) lines connecting Yogyakarta and Solo.

Posted in General @ 30 July 2013 05:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hanura names Wiranto presidential candidate The People`s Conscience Party (Hanura) officially named Wiranto and Hary Tanoesoedibjo as its presidential and vice presidential candidate pair-up for the 2014 presidential race here on Tuesday.

Posted in Politics @ 02 July 2013 22:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono: 'Reform efforts still continuing' President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said reform efforts in Indonesia that began in 1999 following a financial crisis in 1998 had not yet finished and are still continuing.

Posted in Politics @ 15 June 2013 00:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


78 Indonesians to be deported after Jeddah incident About 78 Indonesians who are being detained by authority in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for their involvement in a stampede in front of the Indonesian consulate will be deported soon, Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa said here on Thursday.

Posted in Violence @ 13 June 2013 21:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President leads coalition meeting over draft of state budget President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono chaired a closed-door meeting with leaders of government coalition parties on Tuesday night to discuss recent economic developments as part of efforts to save the draft revision of the 2013 state budget.

Posted in Politics @ 12 June 2013 11:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to build infrastructure for submarine production Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said Indonesia will soon build infrastructure for the production of submarines. The infrastructure will be built by state shipbuilding company PT PAL in Surabaya, Purnomo said after a session of the Committee for the Defense Industry Policy here on Tuesday.

Posted in Military @ 12 June 2013 00:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


An indonesian dies during chaos in Saudi Arabia An Indonesian is reportedly died during chaos in front of Indonesian Consulate office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday (June 9), spokesman to foreign Affairs Ministry Michael Tene said here on Monday.

Posted in Violence @ 10 June 2013 15:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Second largest dam in the country under construction Expected to start operation in April 2014, the Jatigede dam in Sumedang District, West Java, will be the second largest in Indonesia. Currently the Jatiluhur dam in Purwakarta district, also in West Java, is the largest reservoir in the country.

Posted in General @ 07 June 2013 14:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Pres. Yudhoyono to inaugurate hospital for workers in August President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is expected to inaugurate Hospital for Workers in August 2013, according to State Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan.

Posted in General @ 03 June 2013 18:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Fuel price hike depends on cash compensation' The government will raise the price of subsidized fuel oil after the House of Representatives (DPR) endorses cash compensation for the poor, Finance Minister Chatib Basri said. "The subsidized fuel price will be raised if the compensatory funds are available," he said at the parliament building here on Monday.

Posted in General @ 27 May 2013 22:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to hold biggest-ever military exercise in 2014 The National Defense Force (TNI) will hold the biggest-ever military exercise next year, TNI Chief Admiral Agus Suhartono said.

Posted in Military @ 10 May 2013 08:48 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Batik Air to offer full service flights from May 3, 2013 Lion Air has officially launched their full service airline called Batik Air, which will begin operations on May 3, 2013 using 737-900ERs. The airline has also signed a commitment with Boeing to order five 787 Dreamliners for the airline, and intends to have them delivered by 2015, the first to order the type since Garuda Indonesia cancelled its firm order for 10 aircraft.

Posted in Travel @ 22 April 2013 14:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesian army to have new chief in May The Indonesian Army will next month have a new commander who will succeed incumbent Chief of Staff Gen Pramono Edhie Wibowo who will retire, Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) Commander Admiral Agus Suhartono said.

Posted in Military @ 15 April 2013 19:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lion Air plane overshoots runway and crashlands in sea A plane belonging to the Indonesian airliner Lion Air has overshot the runway and then crashlanded into the sea at the end of the runway. The accident happened around 15:00 local time today at the international airport of Bali, where the runway ends and starts almost directly at the coastline with just a few meters of space.

Posted in Accidents @ 13 April 2013 11:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Governor Joko Widodo ensures MRT to begin in April Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, has ensured that the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project would begin in April 2013. "I want to make sure that the MRT project will start this month without delay," the governor said when giving a general lecture at Pelita Harapan University in Karawaci on on Thursday.

Posted in General @ 11 April 2013 14:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister condemns prison attack in Sleman Law and Human Rights Minister Amir Syamsudin condemned the attack on Cebongan prison in Slaman, Yoyakarta, that killed four detainees at the wee hours on Saturday.

"The attackers are cruel people. They have damaged state facilities, attacked state apparatus and killed people cruelly," the minister said when he visited the prison on Saturday noon.

Around 17 armed men raided the Cebongan prison in the district of Sleman, Yogyakarta, early on Saturday and killed four inmates and wounded several wardens.

"As a minister of law and human rights I expressed my deep condolences to the victims` families and offered my apology for the failure of my personnel to protect them," he said when inspecting the penitentiary after the incident.

He expressed hope that law enforcers, in this case Yogyakarta police, would soon investigate and uncover the assailants who attacked wardens and cruelly killed four detainees. The minister said he had heard complete explanations on the chronology of the incident but he would not give details too far.

"We do not want to cause distortion in the (police) efforts to enforce the law. We only ask law enforcers to be serious and transparent. This is not a simple case as this happens for the first time in Indonesia," the minister said. He said law enforcers must investigate it first and no one may speculate on which group the perpetrators belong to.

"We hope that all sides would hold themselves and would not speculate," he said. The incident occurred following a clash in Hugo`s Cafe in the district days before that led to the death of a member of Army special force Kopassus.

The chief of the Yogyakarta regional police command, Brigadier General Sabar Rahardjo, said the four killed were "those involved in the clash in Hugo`s Cafe several days ago."

Posted in Violence @ 23 March 2013 21:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


6 soldiers named suspects in attack on police station Six soldiers have been named suspects in last Thursday`s arson attack on the Ogan Komering Ulu district police station in South Sumatra, a military officer said.

Posted in Violence @ 13 March 2013 19:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Purchase your Indonesia Air tickets through ticketindonesia.info Starting today, ticketindonesia.info has started selling tickets for Indonesian airliner Indonesia Air (PT Indonesia Air Transport) through it's website. This small airline used to be known as IAT, but has gone through a complete reformation since the take-over by the MNC Group. The airline has purchased new planes and offers attractive routes.

Posted in Travel @ 28 February 2013 13:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian army prefers Black Hawk to Apache The government is still undecided whether it would finally buy Black Hawk or Apache helicopters from the US. The army however prefers Black Hawk to Apache because Apache is more expensive, army chief of staff General Pramono Edhi Wibowo said here on Monday.

Posted in Military @ 25 February 2013 17:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 2 reactions


NGO rejects giant sea wall establishment in Jakarta Non-Government Organization (NGO) People Coalition for Fishery Fairness (Kiara) has rejected the project of Giant Sea Wall establishment in Jakarta beach because it was thought to have certain purpose instead of reclamation.

Posted in Environment @ 15 February 2013 19:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt to divert ciliwung river flow to control flood The government plans to build a waterway to divert excess Ciliwung river flow to the East Flood Control Canal(KBT) to reduce flooding in the capital city in the future, according to Djoko Kirmanto. The public works minister said here on Monday the cost of the project was estimated at around Rp500 billion.

Posted in Flooding @ 21 January 2013 21:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President calls on all sides to remain on flood alert President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called on all elements to remain alert against floods because rainfall was expected to be still high in the coming several weeks. The president made the remarks after holding a meeting on floods and observed the flood command post in Bidara Cina, East Jakarta, on Sunday.

Posted in Flooding @ 20 January 2013 23:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ministry provides Rp4.5 bln for Jakarta floods The Ministry of Social Affairs has provided Rp4.5 billion for the need to prepare buffer stocks for flood handling in Jakarta.

Posted in Flooding @ 18 January 2013 11:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Army special force command help Jakarta flood victims Personnel of the Indonesian Army`s Special Force Command (Kopassus) have been deployed to help evacuate flood victims in several parts of Jakarta. Kopassus Commander Major General Agus Sutomo said here on Thursday that he deployed among other things two detachments of personnel and two trucks.

Posted in Flooding @ 17 January 2013 21:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


2,000 Brimob personnel deployed to help flood victims Some 2,000 personnel of the Mobile Brigade (Brimob) police were deployed to flood-hit areas in Jakarta on Thursday.

Posted in Flooding @ 17 January 2013 17:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Aceh`s government to complete Meulaboh-Calang bypass The World Bank`s representative in Indonesia has urged the government of Aceh to complete the construction of a bypass road from Meulaboh in West Aceh to Calang in Aceh Jaya.

Posted in General @ 10 January 2013 19:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Toll road projects in Dumai remains in the pipeline The government`s plan to build a 16.3 kilometer toll road between Dumai and Pekanbaru in Riau remained in the pipeline. There has been no concrete step taken toward construction of the toll road until the end of 2012, head of Dumai land office Wan Fahrizal Noor told ANTARA News here on Sunday.

Posted in General @ 06 January 2013 17:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Australiang motorcycle gangs set up links on Bali The Sydney Morning Herald has run an investigative article by Michael Bachelard examining how Australian motorcycle gangs are establishing business links in Bali.

Posted in Crime @ 31 December 2012 08:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


No guarantee for flood-free Jakarta The Jakarta regional government cannot guarantee that the capital city will be free from floods after the completion of the river restoration project in 2017-18, according to a minister.

Posted in Flooding @ 27 December 2012 08:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta finally goes ahead with MRT plan After weeks of uncertainty, the Jakarta administration has revealed it will move forward with the plan to construct the city’s first Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line next year.

Posted in Economy @ 22 December 2012 01:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


KPK should not hesitate to follow up Century case A constitutional law expert from Brawijaya University, Dr. Ibnu Tricahyo, has stated that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) should not hesitate to follow up the Bank Century bailout case even though it involves the Vice President.

Posted in Corruption @ 03 December 2012 18:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Keeping Bali hotel guests safe and sound The Bali chapter of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI-Bali) is targeting by the end of 2012 to have audited the safety systems of 25 four and give star-rated hotels in Bali.

Posted in Tourism @ 25 November 2012 01:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Landslide forces Jakarta - Bogor trains to a halt Indonesian state-owned railroad company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) has announced that the commuter trains between Jakarta and Bogor will not operate for the time being after a large landslide caused the double track to sink. Trains from Jakarta will only run until Depok train station just south of Jakarta.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 November 2012 12:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi discusses Ciliwung with two ministers Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo met with Minister of Public Works Djoko Kirmanto and Minister of Public Housing Djan Farid here on Wednesday to discuss normalization of river Ciliwung that passes through the capital city.

Posted in Flooding @ 14 November 2012 23:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ministry to build link between railway line and trans-Jakarta bus The Ministry of Transportation plans to build a link between the commuter railway line and the Trans-Jakarta bus lane in an effort to meet the needs of mass transportation in Jakarta by 2013.

Posted in General @ 07 November 2012 16:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dahlan said he was not afraid State Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan said that he was not afraid and would tell more names of legislators that have allegedly extorted state-owned companies. "Tomorrow I will submit more names and cases in writing to the House of Representatives` (DPR) Ethics Council (BK)," he said here on Tuesday after a ministry leadership meeting.

Posted in Politics @ 06 November 2012 14:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Morotai`s residents desperately need clean water Some residents have not been receiving clean water during the last six years in Juanga and Pandanga village, Morotai Island district, North Maluku province. Wisnu, a resident of Juanga village, said recently that the Water Utility Company (PDAM) of Morotai Island district draws water from three wells and clean water from Nakamura Island.

Posted in Health @ 27 October 2012 20:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 1 reaction


Stock of rabies vaccine more than sufficient The provincial government of Bali is estimating that 325,000 vials of rabies vaccine will be on hand at the end of 2012 to enable phase IV in mass vaccination programs of dogs in Bali set to get underway early in 2013.

Posted in Health @ 27 October 2012 11:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Kroya-Kutoarjo double rail track to be built in 2013 The railway directorate general said it will start construction of double rail track between Kroya and Kutoarjo, Central Java in 2013. "The project of the 76-kilometer track is the second phase of of a rail track project in southern part of Java," Surono, the chief spokesman of state railway company (PT KAI), said here Tuesday.

Posted in Economy @ 16 October 2012 14:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaysia`s Medical Center opens branches in Indonesia Malaysia`s Mahkota Medical Center (MMC) has opened 16 branches in Indonesia in an effort to provide cheap medical services for Indonesian patients, its executive said.

Posted in Health @ 14 October 2012 15:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Modernization of weapons not for aggression President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said modernization of weapons is not intended for aggressive purposes or initiating arms race. He made the statement here on Friday at the commemoration of the 67th anniversary of the country`s defense forces.

Posted in Military @ 05 October 2012 17:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


TNI sends soldiers to violence-hit Adonara island The Indonesian military (TNI) has sent a platoon of soldiers to Adonara island, East Nusa Tenggara province, to restore security after residents of two neighboring villages clashed over a land dispute, according to a military spokesman.

Posted in Military @ 04 October 2012 23:59 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


Escapee captured and thrown in prison again A report in The Jakarta Globe casts questions if not new light on the quality of life behind bars in Bali’s.Muhamad Rawi, together with five other men, escaped police detention in Kuta, Bali on September 15, 2011 while awaiting trial on narcotics charges.

Posted in Crime @ 23 September 2012 09:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President Yudhoyono wants APEC summit to run smoothly Bali Post reports that Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has stated his desire that the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit planned in Bali in October 2013 runs smoothly and successfully.Yudhoyono has linked a successful APEC Conference to the larger success of Indonesia and the Asia Pacific nations in general.

Posted in Politics @ 23 September 2012 08:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jasa Marga: 'Bali toll road can not be halted' The spokesman for PT Jasa Marga – the consortium building the new Benoa – Ngurah Rai – Nusa Dua toll way has compared the road network in Bali to a patient suffering from coronary disease.

Posted in Economy @ 18 September 2012 10:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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