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64 drug traffickers to be executed Vice-President Jusuf Kalla has confirmed that the government will go ahead with the execution of 64 drug traffickers who have been sentenced to death by court.

Posted in Drugs @ 03 December 2014 20:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Plans for high-speed train between Jakarta and Bandung The governmentís plan to use the Shinkansen bullet train to link Jakarta and Bandung in the next five years will shorten travel time for the 150-kilometer route between the two cities from around three hours to only 37 minutes.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 02 July 2014 05:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PPP chairman asked to clarify Gerindra rally presence United Development Party (PPP) General Chairman Suryadharma Ali has been asked to clarify his presence in a Gerindra campaign rally in Jakarta on March 23. PPP Regional Branch Chairman for East Java, Musaffa Noer, asked that Ali should explain it in a plenary meeting of PPP Central Executive Board (DPP) and PPP Regional Branches (DPW).

Posted in Politics @ 16 April 2014 13:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Villa demolition yet to solve flood problem' Environment Minister Balthasar Kambuaya stated that the demolition of illegal villas in the Puncak resort area have not yet been able to solve the environment problem. "We support the measure to demolish illegal villas in the area, but it has not really solved the flood problem," the minister stated, while examining the demolition of illegal villages in the Puncak resort area on Monday.

Posted in General @ 21 January 2014 17:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Atut, Wawan corruption suspects over health equipment procurement The Banten Province Governor, Ratu Atut Chosiyah and her brother, Tubagus Chaeri Wardana, have been named corruption suspects in connection with the procurement of health equipment worth Rp30 billion in the province in 2011-2013.

Posted in Corruption @ 07 January 2014 22:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono: 'Do not let radicalism grow' President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said radicalism and extreme ideas must not be allowed to grow in Indonesia because they would only disrupt current peaceful and harmonious relations between different religious followers.

Posted in Religion @ 27 December 2013 23:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali hotel rate war escalates As Bali grows increasing fearful of an escalating price war among the Islandís hotels, rates among hotels within the Nusa Dua Complex (BTDC) are reported to be increasing. Bisnis Bali said that despite declining occupancies, the average room rate among BTDC hotel hit US$152.94 per night.

Posted in Tourism @ 21 December 2013 11:00 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


Liberalisation strengthens foreign domination: NGOs Two Indonesian non-governmental organisations have criticised APEC`s decision to boost liberalisation, claiming that it would only strengthen foreign domination in the country.

Posted in Economy @ 09 October 2013 18:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono opens APEC summit, stressing its important role Indonesia`s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono formally opened the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit here on Monday, underlining the forum`s increasing role in ensuring regional economic growth.

Posted in Politics @ 07 October 2013 22:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Decline of rupiah test for Bali tourist industry The rapid decline in the value of the Indonesian Rupiah against the U.S. Dollar and a host of other currencies is presenting a myriad of challenges to Bali and its tourism industry.

Posted in Economy @ 02 September 2013 08:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Agricultural land conversion in Bali alarming Agricultural land conversion in Bali in the past five years has been alarming and potentially threatening food resilience in the tourist island, a local university professor said.

Posted in Environment @ 23 June 2013 14:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Navy chief: 'Increased military budget is strong deterrent' The increase in the military budget of South East Asian countries reflects strong defense posture and deterrent effect in the region that could develop mutual respect, said Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy Admiral Marsetio.

Posted in Military @ 21 March 2013 20:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta governor to focus on slum area development Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo or Jokowi said his administration will focus on the slum area management in the Indonesias capital city. "In my five year-leadership, I will focus on developing and managing the slum areas in Jakarta," said Jokowi here on Thursday.

Posted in General @ 07 February 2013 18:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President inspects floods at state palace President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has inspected a number of areas around the State Guest House, which were affected by floods on Thursday.

Posted in Flooding @ 17 January 2013 17:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Morotai to become rocket launch site Officials from the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space of Indonesia (LAPAN) has surveyed a number of locations on Morotai Islands District, North Maluku, to find a launch site for its Satellite Orbiting Rocket (RPS).

Posted in General @ 15 December 2012 22:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tourism growth for Bali expected to moderate As reported by The Jakarta Post, Bali is targeting 3.1 million foreign tourist visitors in 2013, based on the belief that improvements in the islandís infrastructure will add to the islandís appeal.

Posted in Tourism @ 15 December 2012 11:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Unemployment among university graduates increasing Indonesian Manpower Minister Muhaimin Iskandar has expressed concern due to the increasing number of unemployed university graduates in the country.

Posted in Economy @ 01 December 2012 20:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Gembiraloka zoo to have penguin attraction by 2013 The Gembiraloka Zoo of Yogyakarta has set itself a target of completing a penguin attraction by 2013. The penguin attraction was aimed to attract more visitors to the Yogyakarta landmark, which is visited by around 700-800 people everyday, Spokesperson of Gembiraloka Zoo Gunardi said here, Monday.

Posted in Tourism @ 27 November 2012 00:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Survey: 'Most Indonesians agree to have nuclear power plant' A latest survey shows that the majority of Indonesians agree with plan to develop nuclear energy to better guarantee power supply in the country.

Posted in Power supply @ 23 November 2012 16:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 3 reactions


Indian company to exploit commercial areas on Ngurah Rai The Hindu Business Line reports that the GVK Group, an Indian company listed on that countryís stock exchange, has finalized an agreement for the operation, management and development of commercial facilities at Baliís Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Posted in Economy @ 10 November 2012 09:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tourism growth slowing down Bisnis.com reports that tourism leaders are beginning to see predictions of 9 million tourists to Indonesia in 2013 as overly optimistic and problematic to achieve in the light of the developing global economic situation.

Posted in Tourism @ 10 November 2012 09:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


VP: 'Actions taken against anarchic workers' Vice President Boediono has said that firm actions have been taken against workers involved in anarchism during demonstrations. He said when opening a High Level Conference on Indonesian Investment 2012 here on Tuesday that while labor demonstrations are allowed actions must be taken against anarchism.

Posted in Protests @ 06 November 2012 18:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Architects asked to create iconic buildings Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu has asked the country`s architects to develop creativeness and create iconic buildings.

Posted in General @ 20 October 2012 23:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Judge arrested for involvement in drugs party A judge has been arrested for being involved in a drugs party with friends and female entertainers.

Posted in Drugs @ 17 October 2012 21:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali to develop tourist villages for elderly foreigners Bali Daily (The Jakarta Post) reports that Bali has plans to develop seven tourism villages catering to retired foreign visitors.

Posted in Tourism @ 13 October 2012 01:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Official: 'Indonesia to have navy museum' The Education and Culture Ministry`s Director of Museum And Cultural Heritage Preservation, Surya Helmy, has stated that Indonesia will soon have a Navy museum, which will be set up inside a warship.

Posted in History @ 10 October 2012 21:44 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


Indonesia has grand plans for family development The Indonesian government has a master plan for family development up to 2035, Social Affairs Minister Salim Segaf Al Jufri said at the 5th East Asia Ministerial Forum on Families, held in Brunei Darussalam, on Wednesday.

Posted in Health @ 05 October 2012 00:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia opens consulate in Tallin, Estonia The official opening of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia (RI) based in Szda 10-16, Tallin took place in Estonia and Indonesia joined the list of 30 nations which formerly had an office at the address.

Posted in Politics @ 28 September 2012 16:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Domestic tourists causes economic growth' Domestic tourist visiting attractions across the country during the just completed Idul Fitri holiday grew dramatically, providing much needed income to the local economies during the traditional downturn in foreign visitors of the fasting month.

Posted in Tourism @ 12 September 2012 03:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Illegal immigrants nabbed in West Sumatra A joint team of military and police officers have caught 93 illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka attempting to go to Australia.

Posted in Crime @ 01 September 2012 22:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Govt considering to freeze Greenpeace Indonesia' Justice Minister Amir Syamsudin said the government is studying the possibility of freezing Greenpeace Indonesia due to various violations it has made so far. "We will see the stages for it. We hope the bill on mass organizations could give the answer. In essence foreign organizations must submit to laws effective in our country," he said.

Posted in Politics @ 02 August 2012 22:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia encourages improvement of teachers` competence President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has stated that the government is committed to improving the competence and welfare of teachers in Indonesia.

Posted in General @ 01 August 2012 15:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Former minister: 'Limit visitors to Bali' Former Indonesian Minister and a member of the United Nations World Tourism Organizationís Committee on Tourism Ethics, I Gde Ardika, has called on the provincial government of Bali to consider limiting the number of both domestic and international tourists allowed to visit Bali due to the islandís limited carrying capacity.

Posted in Tourism @ 06 July 2012 04:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Presidents calls for closer govt and private cooperation President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has said the government and the private sector must strengthen cooperation to boost the country`s economy. "The private sector and the government are often late in benefiting the real opportunities for our economy and businesses," Yudhoyono said on the plane heading to Mexico, Sunday, for the G20 Summit.

Posted in Politics @ 17 June 2012 15:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia has comprehensive design on Papua The government remains committed to developing Papua into a land of peace as declared by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2004. President Yudhoyono is pursuing peaceful and dignified approaches and dialogs to solve the problems in Papua, Velix Wanggai, a presidential special staff in charge of regional development and autonomy, said in a press statement here Sunday.

Posted in Politics @ 17 June 2012 15:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono says regionalism needed to build peace Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said lasting peace requires strong and dynamic regional development cooperation. "A lasting architecture of peace must be built based on strong and dynamic regionalism," he said in his speech at a dinner at the opening of the 11th Shangri La Dialog here on Friday.

Posted in General @ 01 June 2012 18:48 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Students reject bill on higher education institutes The Bandung Student Movement on Monday stated its opposition to a bill pertaining to institutes of higher education that is expected to be passed into law in August 2012.

Posted in Protests @ 30 April 2012 13:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest three terrorists suspect in Purwakarta The National Police`s Densus 88 counter-terrorism unit arrested three terrorist suspects, identified by their initials U, AG, and D, in Purwakarta, West Java on Tuesday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 April 2012 13:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to soon develop renewable energy Indonesia will soon develop renewable energy to replace the country`s diminishing oil reserves, according to Deputy Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, Kardaya Warnika.

Posted in Economy @ 08 April 2012 04:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


More power needed to power Bali Bali Post predicts that by 2013 Bali will be facing an electrical crisis made all the more acute by large scale infrastructure projects scheduled to come on line in time for the Asia Pacific Economic Forum (APEC) Summit scheduled for late 2013. Among the projects cited as placing an added, and possibly unsupportable burden, on Baliís electrical grid are the new toll way, the expansion of Baliís airport, the Bali International Park Project (BIP) and the opening of a number large hotel projects.

Posted in Power supply @ 13 March 2012 02:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of ex-PTDI employees migrate to Malaysia Hundreds of ex-employees, including experts from the Bandung-based airplane maker PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI), have been recruited by the Malaysian airplane industry, an Indonesian embassy official said.

Posted in Economy @ 29 February 2012 00:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: Kalimantan suitable for nuclear power plant Kalimantan is suitable for the development of nuclear energy as it is relatively free from the threat of earthquakes in comparison to Java, Research and Technology Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta said Friday.

Posted in Power supply @ 28 January 2012 10:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian police looking for drug smuggling ship Indonesian police are looking for a cargo vessel that was used by an international narcotic drug syndicate to smuggle crystal methamphetamine into the country through Ujung Genteng, a coastal village in Sukabumi, West Java, on Friday (Jan 20) morning.

Posted in Drugs @ 23 January 2012 09:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's foreign investment to surpass $19 billion in 2012 Foreign investment in Indonesia is projected to reach more than $19 billion this year, local media quoted Bank Indonesia officials as saying on Saturday.

Posted in Economy @ 14 January 2012 19:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta wins best tourism province award The Jakarta provincial government has won The Best Province for Tourism Development award during the Indonesia Tourism Award (ITA) 2011 event.

Posted in Tourism @ 10 December 2011 03:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


West Java Foundation to set up Batik Academy The West Java Batik Foundation (YBJB) is planning to set up a Batik Academy to train and prepare Batik professionals among youths.

Posted in Culture @ 01 December 2011 01:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia and U.S. sign $600 million cooperation deal Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday agreed to a $600 million cooperation project to boost environmentally friendly and sustainable development in the Asian country.

Posted in Economy @ 19 November 2011 04:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono asked G20  not to forget initial goal At the recent G20 summit in France, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had told world leaders not forget the initial goal of the group`s formation despite the current economic crisis in the Euro zone.

Posted in Politics @ 05 November 2011 14:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Fadel Muhammad promises to help develop Gorontalo Former marine resources and fisheries minister Fadel Muhammad who was once governor of Gorontalo province expressed his readiness to continue developing the region, especially in the fields of agriculture and fisheries.

Posted in Economy @ 05 November 2011 12:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia promoting medicinal herbs tonic scientifically The Indonesian government has made a strong commitment to develop and promote traditional medicine, especially jamu (medicinal herb tonic), with a view to integrating traditional medical treatment into the national health system, in which a number of regulatory frameworks had been published, including the development of jamu scientifically.

Posted in Culture @ 03 November 2011 07:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Batam to become 'tourism portal' by 2015? Batam in the Riau Islands is set a target to become a ďtourism portalĒ for western Indonesia in 2015, the local administration says. Batam has the potential to become a hub for tourism promotion for western Indonesian regions, Batam Mayor Ahmad Dahlan said Monday in Batam.

Posted in Tourism @ 16 August 2011 12:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Poor Indonesians use 70 percent of income on cigarettes Seventy percent of poor Indonesian's income is spent on cigarettes, according to an investigation released on Wednesday.

Posted in Health @ 28 July 2011 06:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia and S. Korea sign maritime and fishery agreement The governments of Indonesia and South Korea on Wednesday agreed to increase their maritime and fisheries cooperation, officials said.

Posted in Economy @ 07 July 2011 02:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: per capita income to rise to $5,000 in 3 years They Indonesian Economic Ministry on Friday said it is pushing to increase the country's per capita income to $5,000 by 2014 and eventually become one of the world's largest economies.

Posted in Economy @ 21 May 2011 00:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to host 2012 D-8 ministerial meeting Indonesia on Wednesday was appointed as host of the third Developing-8 (D-8) Ministerial Meeting, which is scheduled to take place in 2012.

Posted in Politics @ 18 May 2011 16:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


China, Indonesia to boost bilateral cooperation China and Indonesia on Friday vowed to boost bilateral cooperation to benefit the two major emerging developing economies in Asia.

Posted in General @ 30 April 2011 04:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Australia and Indonesia sign agreement to tackle drug trafficking Australia and Indonesia on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement to tackle transnational drug trafficking, the Antara news agency reported.

Posted in Drugs @ 17 March 2011 16:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono blasts Jakarta governor Fauzi for failing Jakarta President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is publicly criticizing Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo for failing to make good on his campaign pledges, calling them "empty promises". In his opening remarks at an official meeting with ministers, non-ministerial officials and heads of state-owned enterprises, was also attended by Fauzi, Yudhoyono said he was fed up with the unrealized promises made by politicians.

Posted in Politics @ 23 February 2011 00:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


India and Indonesia ink business deals worth $15.1 billion With Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visiting India, the two countries on Tuesday signed 18 cooperation agreements worth $15.1 billion in several areas, such as mining, infrastructure, and manufacturing, local media reported.

Posted in Economy @ 26 January 2011 01:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Former U.S. Vice President warns Indonesians of global warming Former U.S. Vice President and Nobel laureate Al Gore on Sunday spoke in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, warning of "unprecedented chaos" if global warming continues at its alarming rate.

Posted in Environment @ 10 January 2011 05:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven killed when tornado hits vessel off Indonesia's Kalimantan Seven of the twenty-one passengers on a vessel off the coast of Indonesia's Kalimantan island were killed on late Wednesday evening when a tornado caused strong waves, local authorities said on Friday.

Posted in Weather @ 17 December 2010 05:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Growing 'Christianisation' and religious intolerance in Indonesia Religious tolerance in Indonesia has come under increasing strain in recent years, particularly where hardline Islamists and Christian evangelicals compete for the same ground. Islamists use 'Christianisation' - a term that generally refers both to Christian efforts to convert Muslims and the alleged growing influence of Christianity in Muslim-majority Indonesia - as a justification for mass mobilisation and vigilante attacks.

Posted in Religion @ 25 November 2010 01:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


FPI elites gearing up to replace Habib Rizieq The radical islamic FPI (Islam Defenders Front) will not hold its congress for new leadership until 2013, yet several of its elites are already in competition to wrest the chairmanship from the frail Habib Rizieq. A source within the FPI said internal rivalry has intensified since 2005 between the founding elite and those who have since joined the organization.

Posted in Religion @ 16 July 2010 13:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Investors still want to invest money in Lombok Chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Gita Wirjawan said at least five investors had reiterated their intention to develop an integrated tourist hub in Lombok island, West Nusa Tenggara province.

Posted in Economy @ 20 February 2010 02:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'No power plant any time soon' Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Darwin Zahedy Saleh said the government had yet to consider developing nuclear energy for electricity generation. "We will exploit other available energy sources first," Darwin told reporters Friday.

Posted in Power supply @ 06 February 2010 01:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Family of Noordin M. Top new targets Baridin Latief and Ata, the father-in-law and brother-in-law of Noordin M. Top, the high-profile terrorist that was killed during a raid on a house in the district of Surakarta last September, have become the next targets in the anti-terrorism drive in Indonesia. The police made public that they are now suspected of hiding a fugitive terrorist.
Posted in Terrorism @ 30 December 2009 03:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Back to the 'real' tourism for Bali? According to respected Indonesian elder statesman, Prof. Dr. Emil Salim, although Bali has manage to become the icon of Indonesian tourism, it is destined to lose its true bearings as a religious, cultural and nature destination which will result in a decline in the quality of international tourists drawn to the Island.

Posted in Tourism @ 13 December 2009 00:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 5 reactions


Hazardous e-waste needs regulation A lack of regulations is hampering Indonesia's efforts to manage electronic waste, leaving communities exposed to health hazards from the toxic chemicals, officials and experts say. The UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) estimates that the world produces 50 million tons of electrical and electronic equipment waste - e-waste - every year.

Posted in Health @ 12 December 2009 02:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'development of culture and tourism on right track' Indonesia's culture and tourism are developing well despite of the world's financial crisis that wrecked many countries, the Jakarta Post quoted a minister as saying on Thursday. Minister for Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik said that Indonesia's movie and music industry grew significantly compared with the previous year while tourist arrivals was expected to keep growing this year.

Posted in Tourism @ 04 September 2009 04:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia healthcare system failing millions Indonesia's health system is failing to provide even the most basic care to vast swathes of the population, say specialists. Many who cannot afford doctors' fees often receive no treatment at all, while the wealthy fly abroad for a check-up. The system is plagued by under-funding, decentralization, lack of qualified staff, rising medical costs and outdated medical equipment, say insiders.

Posted in Health @ 07 August 2009 06:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 4 reactions


PT Kereta Api plans to buy new locomotives with GE GE Transportation and PT Kereta Api (PTKA), Indonesiaís state-controlled railway, announced today that PTKA has confirmed an order for 20 C20-EMP locomotives with deliveries scheduled for 2010 and 2011. The companies have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that commits the parties to developing a long-term plan for the purchase or lease of up to 150 additional locomotives that will be specifically designed for Indonesia.

Posted in General @ 17 July 2009 03:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia urges Australia to back global crisis fund The Indonesian Trade Minister has expressed hopes that Australia will support a key Indonesian proposal at the G20 meeting in April. Mari Pangestu says she would like Canberra to canvass rich nations to commit to a fund to support developing countries through the global financial crisis at the G20 talks in London.

Posted in Economy @ 19 February 2009 13:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali battles against rabies Authorities in Bali, the scenic tourist destination of Indonesia, have culled over 1,000 dogs and vaccinated nearly 20,000 others in a bid to fight against the spread of rabies in the tourist paradise island, a local animal husbandry official Ni Wayan Sukanadi said in Bali on Tuesday.

Posted in Health @ 03 February 2009 01:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia hopes on agreement on bird flu virus specimen Indonesia hopes negotiations on the material transfer agreement for bird flu virus specimen can be rounded up at the inter-governmental meeting of WHO members in November, health minister Siti Fadillah Supari said. Indonesia hopes the agreement can be kept simple but it has to able to accommodate the interests of the developing countries, Antara news agency on Friday quoted the minister as saying.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 05 September 2008 03:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia hopes to attract more Chinese visitors Indonesian tourism industry desires mutual support in developing tourism with Guangdong Province in China, an official from the Indonesian tourism and culture ministry said on Thursday. "We know that Guangdong is the province which attracts the most foreign tourists compared with other provinces in China," expert staff of Indonesian tourism and culture ministry Titien told.

Posted in Tourism @ 04 September 2008 02:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali to face tough competition from Lombok An article in Nusa Bali has spotlighted growing concerns that a tourism mega-project on the nearby island of Lombok, currently being developed by the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC), may represent strong future competition to Bali. Located in the southern part of the island, the Lombok project is being financed by an U.A.E. company, Emaar Properties at an estimated project cost of 400 million euro.

Posted in Tourism @ 20 May 2008 04:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to share bird flu data with researchers Genetic information about Indonesiaís bird flu virus will be available to researchers who have been monitoring the disease. A free global database launched Thursday will give scientists and health experts access to influenza virus samples and genetic sequencing in an effort to make sure the disease isnít mutating to a form that could spread more easily between people.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 16 May 2008 04:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia denies seeking payment for virus samples An Indonesian health official, responding to recent comments by the US health secretary, today denied that Indonesia wants financial compensation if it resumes sharing its H5N1 avian influenza virus samples.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 24 April 2008 03:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Eight hospitalized in Sumatra for suspected bird flu Eight people from the same village in Indonesia's Lampung province were admitted to hospital allegedly for developing bird flu symptoms, local press said Thursday. The patients, including two babies and two teenagers, all come from Way Laga village where dozens of chickens have died of the avian influenza.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 13 March 2008 14:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Recent H5N1 viruses show no mutation in Indonesia Indonesia's health ministry said today that H5N1 avian influenza virus samples it sent to a World Health Organization (WHO) laboratory in the United States in February showed no signs of mutation, according to a Reuters report.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 March 2008 03:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia seeks payment for saving tropical forests The Indonesian government will advance a bold proposal to preserve tropical forests at the coming United Nations Framework on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) to be held in Bali December 3-14, 2007.

Posted in Environment @ 15 October 2007 07:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia dismisses human-to-human bird flu report Indonesia on Monday rejected a study by researchers from the United States that concluded that the bird flu virus had spread from person to person during one outbreak in 2006. Indonesia said it was misleading.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 03 September 2007 05:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: 'bird flu medicine before sharing samples' Indonesia has confirmed it will not cooperate with the World Health Organisation (WHO) by sharing live samples of the bird flu virus until it has guarantees that they will get access to affordable drugs to fight the disease. The WHO has accused Indonesia of putting the world at risk by failing to share the live samples. Indonesia currently has the highest number of deaths related to the disease in the world.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 12 August 2007 03:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Pressure to cancel the 'Honoris Causa Award' for Jakarta governor Open Letter to the Rector and Students Senate of the Diponegoro University in Semarang

Posted in Human rights @ 06 August 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: H5N1 samples going to WHO again Indonesia's health minister announced today at the World Health Organization's (WHO's) annual meeting that the country has resumed sending H5N1 avian influenza virus samples to the WHO, appearing to end a 5-month standoff over developing countries' access to vaccines. "I am pleased to announce to all of you that Indonesia has resumed sending its H5N1 specimens to the WHO collaborating center in Tokyo," Siti Fadilah Supari said at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, according to a Reuters report.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 16 May 2007 02:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Playboy editor cleared of indecency in Indonesia The court in South Jakarta cleared the editor of Playboy in Indonesia of distributing indecent pictures to the public and earning money from them after a high-profile trial that exposed deep differences in the nation. Chief editor Erwin Arnada argued tat the magazine was good for developing a pluralistic society, while the prosecution and Islamic hardliners who have regularly attended the trial said it 'harmed the nation's morals'.

Posted in General @ 05 April 2007 10:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 5 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


Doctor becomes bird flu suspect after treating boy A doctor who was treating a 15-year-old boy who died from bird flu is now himself treated in an isolation room after developing symptoms of the disease, as was announced by hospital staff yesterday. The doctor had treated the boy from Indramayu in West Java in a hospital in Bandung. Th boy died of bird fly at 25 March.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 01 April 2007 04:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two more reported dead from bird flu Indonesia has announced two more deaths from bird flu on Thursday. The Health Ministry said a 14-year-old and boy and 28-year-old woman had died, bringing tot total death toll in Indonesia alone to 71. The boy was from West Sumatra and died last Saturday, while the woman from Jakarta died on Wednesday. Indonesia announced three deaths just yesterday.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 29 March 2007 09:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: 'Promise before sharing bird flu virus samples again' Children rarely die from measles or other easy to prevent diseases in the West, but the developing world often has to do it without lifesaving drugs and vaccines. Will access to eventual bird flu remedies be any different? That's the question that Indonesia is asking while refusing to share it's H5N1 bird flu samples with the World Health Organization (WHO) . It will continue to do so until it gets a guarantee that it will obtain vaccines if a pandemic breaks out.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 26 March 2007 07:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia, US sign agreement on tsunami detection Indonesia, represented by the chairmean of the Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Prof. Dr. Said D. Jenie and United States embassy representative John Heffern signed an agreement on technological as scientific cooperation in tsunami technology and a warning system. The agreement between BPPT and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will help BPPT develop an early warning system for tsunamis in Indonesia. This includes the U.S. contribution of two tsunami detection buoys, tsunami forecast modeling, development and training to improve the countries ability to issue tsunami warnings and alerts.

Posted in General @ 24 February 2007 03:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to resume sharing H5N1 samples with WHO Indonesia and the World Health Organization (WHO) agreed today that Indonesia will resume sharing its H5N1 avian influenza virus samples while the WHO will work to ensure that developing countries have access to pandemic vaccines based on viruses they supply.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 17 February 2007 01:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia accused of risking flu fight Public health experts have warned that an exclusive H5N1 vaccine deal Indonesia has struck with a pharmaceutical company may jeopardise the world's access to a pandemic vaccine, if the country becomes the epicentre of a global outbreak. Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding with US drug manufacturer Baxter Healthcare to develop a human bird flu vaccine.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 08 February 2007 01:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Total and Indonesia in dispute over contract A dispute erupted Monday between Indonesia and Total, the French oil group, after Jakarta said it would seek to renegotiate the terms of its contract for the Mahakam oil and gas block off the coast of Borneo. Total immediately said it saw no reason to change anything. The war of words began as Thierry Desmarest, Total's chief executive, announced an extra $6bn of investment in the block over the next five years after meeting Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the Indonesian president, during a visit to Jakarta.

Posted in Economy @ 23 January 2007 08:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Japan anticipates Indonesia will extend its gas contract soon During his Japan visit in November 2006, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono gave indications about Indonesiaís willingness to extend its gas contract thatíll expire in 2011 with Japan. "Weíre expectant that Indonesia will make a decision about extending its contract for supplying LNG ( Liquefied Natural Gas ) to Japan", said Satoru Satoh - Japanese Deputy Ambassador to Indonesia on December 14, 2006.

Posted in Economy @ 08 January 2007 04:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia preps controversial mining law Indonesiaís Director General of Mining said the government is hoping Parliament will approve a new mining law in March forcing companies to process ore within Indonesia instead of exporting it to foreign smelters. Director General Simon Sembiring said the new law aims to ensure that "mining ore must be processed into metal in Indonesia" but that it will allow existing mine operations a period of transition.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 05 January 2007 05:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia crash brings safety of budget airlines into question The proliferation of budget airlines across Asia has made air travel affordable for millions, but this week's aircraft disaster in Indonesia has underlined the challenge for governments to ensure safety standards are met. Analysts say there is no hard evidence that budget airlines are more accident-prone than full-service carriers, but admit they have a harder job convincing the public they are not cutting corners as well as costs.

Posted in General @ 04 January 2007 12:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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