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20 FPI members held after clash at City Hall The Jakarta police have held 20 members of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) for their alleged involvement in riots and vandalism during rallies at City Hall and the Jakarta Legislative Assembly Building here on Friday.

Posted in Protests @ 03 October 2014 20:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia fighting against ISIS presence Indonesia, the worlds largest Muslim populated country, is doing its best to prevent the influence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), alerting all regional police forces and Muslim organizations.

Posted in Religion @ 09 August 2014 19:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Security situation remains conducive ahead of election Security situation in Indonesia remains conducive ahead of the presidential election on July 9, deputy chief of the National Police, Commissioner General Badrodin Haiti, said here on Wednesday.

Posted in Elections @ 02 July 2014 19:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


TNI commander warns against disrupting stability Defense Forces (TNI) Commander General Moeldoko warned here on Monday against disrupting national stability during the general elections this year, citing the consequences.

Posted in Military @ 24 March 2014 16:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta festivals lure rising number of foreign tourists The increasing number of cultural festivals held in the capital has managed to attract more foreign tourist to Jakarta, an official said on Monday. ďA number of cultural festivals and tourism events held by Jakarta in 2013 has been proven to increase the number of foreign tourists visiting the city,Ē agency head Arie Budhiman said.

Posted in Culture @ 07 January 2014 09:06 CET by Jeroen · 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


Jakarta churches guarded to ensure Christmas security The Jakarta police command has stationed personnel to assure peaceful Christmas Eve service at churches in the capital city on Tuesday evening. Besides guarding churches, the police will also conduct patrol around the city as an anticipatory measure against possible disruption.

Posted in Religion @ 24 December 2013 19:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian military control along Malaysian border area The Indonesian military guarding the border area with Malaysia in the regency of Nunukan, East Kalimantan, is tightening control in the frontier area against possible disruption of security as a result of conflict in Malaysian`s Sabah state across the border with the incursion of an armed group from the Sulu Sultanate in Southern Philippines.

Posted in Military @ 04 March 2013 17:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


One time zone for all of Indonesia? In a move that an advisory panel claims will improve national efficiency, Indonesia is steadily moving towards plans to put the entire Indonesian nation on a single time-zone, synchronizing clocks across the 5,300 milometer breadth of the archipelagic nation with the clocks of neighboring Singapore, Malaysia and China.

Posted in General @ 05 June 2012 11:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt to use military aircraft to carry logistics to Papua The government will deploy military and police aircraft to transport logistics to Papua since Susi Air and Trigana Air are not yet operating following a recent shooting at Mulia airport.

Posted in General @ 19 April 2012 16:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President calls for recovery of public sense of security President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has ordered Chief Security Minister Djoko Suyanto and National Police Chief General Timur Pradopo to recover public sense of security following recent violent incidents in the capital.

Posted in General @ 17 April 2012 10:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police to send 364 personnel to Pontianak over FPI The National Police Headquarters has sent 364 Mobile Brigade members to Pontianak, West Kalimantan, in anticipation of security disruptions.

Posted in Violence @ 18 March 2012 10:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Merpati Nusantara cancels flights over unpaid fuel bills Despite disruption to its flight schedules operating to other destinations, Merpati Nusantara (MZ) flights to and from Bali operated without interruption on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

Posted in Travel @ 17 October 2011 02:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Train collision in West Java kills at least five At least five people were killed and 21 injured when two trains collided early Friday morning in Indonesia's West Java, local media reported.

Posted in Accidents @ 28 January 2011 02:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flood and landslides hit northern Bali Severe weather has brought a range of extreme weather phenomenon to Bali in mid-December 2010. Higher-than-normal winds and wave conditions are blamed for sporadic closings of the ferry crossing between Java and Bali. Meanwhile, heavy rains, flooding, hail storms, lightning strikes and landslides have been experienced in various parts of the island.

Posted in Weather @ 22 December 2010 09:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Another expatís home stormed in religious riot on Lombok A German man was the second foreigner to see his home destroyed in Lombok during the holy month after his complaints about damage to his property interrupted evening prayers. "He barged into the village chiefís house, accusing residents of destroying his statues, and questioned what kind of Muslims we were," Mustan said.

Posted in Religion @ 11 September 2010 02:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Sinabung volcano erupts after 400-year sleep The Sinabung volcano on the island of Sumatra erupted on Sunday for the first time in four centuries, sending smoke 1,500 meters into the air and prompting the evacuation of thousands of residents, officials said. There were no reports of casualties so far and aviation in the area was unaffected.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 29 August 2010 09:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Travelers from Indonesia affected by Europe ash cloud Indonesia and Asia are increasingly feeling the impact of the volcanic ash cloud hanging over Europe, with airlines forced to cancel dozens of European flights for a third day on Sunday and warning that the chaos could last up to a week, at a cost of tens of millions of dollars.

Posted in Travel @ 19 April 2010 04:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cilacap power plant closed due to lack of coal The coal-fired power plant in Cilacap, which is operated by the private company PT Segara Sumber Prima, will halt it's operations this night due to a disruption in supplies of coal from suppliers, the president of the state-owned power company PLN, Fahmi Mochtar said. The shutdown is expected to last for a few days.

Posted in Power supply @ 24 June 2008 16:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia settles power crisis as fuel supply back to normal Indonesia's state-run electricity company PLN has tackled disruption in fuel supplies to major generators that put the country in the threat of massive blackouts, the company said Thursday. Electricity supplies in the main island of Java suffered a deficit of 1,000 megawatts Wednesday and the government planned to issue a state of emergency when the figure reaches 1,500 megawatts.

Posted in Power supply @ 23 February 2008 04:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ahmad Yani airport in Semarang closed due to flooding The Ahmad Yani airport in Semarang, central Java, was forced to close down earlier on Tuesday. The runway of the airport was partially flooded with water up to ten centimeters. This caused the disruption of flights from and to the airport. The flights were diverted to the airport of Adi Sumarmo in Solo, also in central Java.

Posted in Flooding @ 19 February 2008 06:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Weeks of net chaos expected in Indonesia It is expected to take between two and four weeks for Internet capacity to recover in Indonesia after it dropped to 17 percent Tuesday following the earthquake in China 's Taiwan. "The question of when Internet connections will recover, regretfully, lies in the hands of external parties," the Jakarta Post daily on Friday quoted Basuki Yusuf Iskandar, director general of posts and telecommunication at the Communications and Information Ministry, as saying at a press conference.

Posted in General @ 30 December 2006 09:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lapindo told to pay 323 mln euro for Indonesia mud disaster The Indonesian energy firm blamed for a mud disaster that left about 10,000 homeless will have to pay 323 million euro to victims and for efforts to stop the toxic flow, the country's president said on Thursday. Entire villages have been inundated by the torrent of mud that has flowed since a drilling accident in May, causing an unfolding environmental disaster in the Sidoarjo area near Indonesia's second largest city, Surabaya.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 29 December 2006 10:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta looks deserted as fasting month draws to end As the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadhan draws to close, Indonesia's capital city Jakarta's boisterous hustle and bustle receded as of Sunday because many residents returned to their home villages or towns to celebrate the Islamic festive days of Idul Fitri which will fall on Monday. According to local media reports, the quietness of the city was felt in the last three or two days.

Posted in Ramadan @ 23 October 2006 04:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali bomb recruiter shot dead ONE of Australia's most wanted terrorists, who recruited the suicide bombers to carry out the 2002 Bali bombings, has been killed in a shootout with Filipino soldiers. Umar Patek, a recruitment specialist for the Indonesian-based terror group Jemaah Islamiah, died in a stronghold of the Philippines militant group Abu Sayyaf. The group had been hiding Patek and his Bali bombing compatriot Dulmatin.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 September 2006 13:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fire smoke blankets city on Sumatra Smoke from raging ground and forest fires has blanketed Pekanbaru, the capital of Riau province on Indonesia's Sumatra island, local meteorology and airport officials said on Friday. Marzuki, an offcial of the meteorology agency, said that the visibility had decreased to the range of 6 to 7 kilometers. The normal is from five to ten kilometers. "This morning the visibility was extremely down to between 30 meters to 50 meters," Marzuki told Xinhua by telephone.

Posted in Forest fires @ 29 July 2006 05:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono's plan for Indonesia's resurrection Indonesia is trying to bring back the glory days when it was prominent in Asia. It is doing so by playing a larger role as a negotiator throughout the region, acting as a mediator between the Koreas, and pushing for democracy in Myanmar. At the same time, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is trying to unify the Indonesians by promoting a nationalism that hinges on this role as a leader in Asia.

Posted in Economy @ 18 February 2006 10:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 5 reactions


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

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


Industries feel pinch from massive blackouts The massive blackouts that swept parts of Java and Bali islands have caused industries to suffer billions of rupiah in financial losses due to disruptions in their operations. The Indonesian Textile Association estimated that more than 100 spinning, weaving and garment industries in Greater Jakarta suffered losses of about 55 billion rupiah.

Posted in General @ 19 August 2005 14:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Power still out in many areas Power supplies to large areas of Java and Bali islands in Indonesia were disrupted on Thursday, state electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) said but there was no immediate suggestion of sabotage.

Posted in Power supply @ 18 August 2005 13:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia coffee supply tight despite higher price Supply disruption caused by a series of natural calamities in recent months and labor shortages that followed have driven Indonesian coffee prices significantly higher, but production hasn't kept pace with rising demand. The situation has been made worse by farmers hoarding coffee in the hope that prices would rise further, market participants said.

Posted in Economy @ 12 May 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Seismologist warns of more huge quakes off Sumatra island A prominent seismologist said he could not rule out the risk of a third big quake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where two massive temblors have occurred in just three months. "The probability of a third quake in the coming months and years, cannot be excluded," Mustapha Meghraoui, in charge of active tectonics at the Institute for Planetary Physics in Strasbourg, eastern France, told Agence France Presse.

Posted in Earthquake @ 31 March 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ba'ashir found guilty of Bali bomb plot Fiery Muslim preacher Abu Bakar Bashir was found guilty of an "evil conspiracy" to commit the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings by an Indonesian court on Thursday and sentenced to two and a half years in jail. But the court found the 66-year-old cleric not guilty of involvement in the 2003 bombing of the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Jakarta that killed 12 people.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 March 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia may not meet 2004 oil production target Indonesia, Southeast Asia's biggest oil producer, may miss its production target this year because of falling output from aging fields, the country's regulator said. Output of crude oil and condensate, a light oil produced in association with natural gas, may average 1.05 million barrels a day, below the 1.07 million barrel target, Trijana Kartoatmodjo, deputy of operations at BPMigas, said in Jakarta.

Posted in Economy @ 29 October 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Former general expected to win presidential election A former general, who has promised to uphold civilian rule, appears to have easily defeated the incumbent Megawati Sukarnoputri in Indonesiaís presidential election today, according to a nationwide survey of votes. Gen. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was expected to win 61 percent of the vote compared to 39 percent for Ms. Megawati in the runoff election, according to the survey by the Washington based National Democratic Institute.

Posted in Elections @ 20 September 2004 00:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Flights disrupted as haze worsens in Jambi Increasing smoke and haze from bush and forest fires in the past week around Jambi city have disrupted flights and led to respiratory problems among residents. M. Sidabutar, the head of Sultan Thaha Airport Management, said on Monday that the worsening haze had decreased pilot visibility so many flights in and out of Jambi had to be delayed. "We have informed Jakarta and other airports in order to delay flights to Jambi as the haze thickened this morning," said Sidabutar.

Posted in Weather @ 07 September 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


UK drops Indonesia travel warning The British government has dropped advice urging its nationals to avoid nonessential travel to Indonesia as part of a worldwide review aimed at making terror advisories "more credible." London issued its Indonesia travel warning in October 2002, after al-Qaida linked militants bombed two nightclubs on the resort island of Bali killing more than 200 people, mostly foreign tourists.

Posted in General @ 10 July 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Panwaslu: Double puncture spoils a good poll The Election Supervisory Committee (Panwaslu) hailed on Tuesday the country's first direct presidential election as peaceful and democratic, but warned that the use of nonpermanent ink and double perforation of ballot papers could reduce the quality of the poll. "We should be grateful that the election was generally free of violence despite tensions in many poll stations over the use of nonpermanent ink and the immediate validation of double perforations on ballot papers," committee member Didik Supriyanto said.

Posted in Elections @ 07 July 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Pertamina cash flow critical, but fuel problems resolved State oil and gas firm PT Pertamina said the fuel supply problems that have been affecting some areas of the country were due to technical problems rather than low fuel stocks. The company gave assurances that national fuel stocks were sufficient and that the supply problems had been resolved. "There is no fuel shortage at present. The latest problem, which occurred two weeks ago and affected a few areas, is due to technical problems," Hanung Budya Yukyanta, the company's spokesman, told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

Posted in Economy @ 06 July 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt to deploy troops for poll Indonesia will deploy more than 21,000 soldiers in war-torn Aceh for national elections on Monday, amid warnings a free and fair vote in the separatist-minded province cannot take place under martial law. North Aceh military commander Lieutenant-Colonel Entang Sulaiman said areas of the province had been divided into zones classified as either safe, danger level one or danger level two.

Posted in Elections @ 01 April 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: Elections could be postponed In spite of repeated assurances from the General Election Commission (KPU) that the election would be held on schedule, several delays in the preparations have led one highly placed minister to consider a delay. Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs ad interim Hari Sabarno hinted on Wednesday that the election may be delayed in certain areas due to problems with the procurement and distribution of polling materials including 660 million ballot papers.

Posted in Elections @ 25 March 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN: Java-Bali region prone to blackouts The country's main Java-Bali power grid will continue to run with thin reserves until April due to the lack of fresh power supply despite growing power demands, making the region vulnerable to rotating blackouts. Basuki Prajitno, general manager of power plants and load management of state-owned electricity firm PT PLN said demand for electricity had been picking up since early this year.

Posted in General @ 23 January 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Packed train derails in Tegal The Kertayaya economy train, packed with up to 1,200 passengers, derailed on Sunday in Margadana subdistrict, Tegal, Central Java at around 9:30 p.m. after the rear axle of the second car broke.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 December 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


YLKI warns of rocky Idul Fitri journeys The Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) warned holidaymakers on Monday not to expect a smooth journey, with disruptions likely no matter the type of land transportation. Tulus Abadi, who is coordinating the YLKI's Idul Fitri exodus monitoring team, said the myriad problems afflicting land transportation, primarily trains and buses, had yet to be properly addressed by the government.

Posted in Ramadan @ 18 November 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN admits power reserves running thin State-owned electricity company PT PLN said that power reserves on Java and Bali had been depleted, but stopped short of saying there could be more blackouts in the future. Company president Eddie Widiono said that the current reserve margin had reached 28 percent, which is lower than the minimum reserve margin of 30 percent to avert power disruptions.

Posted in Power supply @ 05 June 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Protests and transport disruption over price hikes Hundreds of Indonesians took to the streets here Monday to protest the government's decision to raise electricity and telephone rates and fuel prices, while elsewhere in the country higher fuel costs were likely to cause transport disruptions. More than 150 students from the Committee Against Price Rises and from the militant Democratic People's Party picketed the Merdeka Palace to protest the hikes.

Posted in Protests @ 07 January 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Freedom for alleged smuggler The Federal Government's vow to bring alleged people smuggler Abu Quassey to justice is about to be tested after the man accused of sending more than 350 people to their deaths in a boat that sank off Java, was released from a Jakarta prison yesterday.

Posted in Drugs @ 01 January 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Officials: Gunung Papandayan dangerous Relevant authorities warned on Friday that activity at Mt. Papandayan, which experienced a major explosion early on Friday, has reached alarming levels, forcing thousands of people living within a radius of four kilometers (km) from its peak to flee. Mas Atje Purbawinata, a volcanologist from the directorate general for volcanology affairs and mitigation at Bandung, West Java, declared here on Friday that the volcano's status was raised to that of dangerous due to an increase in its activities after a major eruption at 6:33 a.m. on Friday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 November 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The president director of the State Electricity Company (PLN), Eddie Widiono, seems to be clairvoyant. Two years ago, at a seminar on electricity in Jakarta, he made a prediction that by 2003, Java-Bali would be shrouded in darkness. The reason: scarce electricity supply due to minimum PLN investments. Widiono's estimate might just be optimistic. On September 12, Asep, a resident of Cibinong, Bogor, nearly had a heart attack. A huge explosion shook his house, followed a second later by total darkness. The thundering noise came directly from next door, an electrical relay station handling extremely high voltages. Rushing outside, Asep saw one of the poles inside the station burning. "Wow, the noise was totally deafening, just like a bomb," he said. "Then there were fireworks and a sharp burning smell," he said.

Posted in General @ 23 September 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aceh faces state of emergency Indonesian Military Commander Gen. Ryamizard Ryacudu said that in line with the president's instructions, the military and police in Aceh would take tough action against members of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM). Indonesian press reports quoted the official news service Antara as saying the government had exhausted avenues for dialogue with GAM, adding that murders and kidnappings carried out by the separatists amounted to "acts of terorism."

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 05 July 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods displace 18,000 people across Jakarta As many as 18,000 people were forced to flee on Thursday and Friday when floods struck their homes in various neighborhoods across Jakarta on Friday. Three days of incessant rain in the capital combined with floods in Bogor, from where many rivers in Jakarta originate, caused rivers to overflow, inundating 11 subdistricts.

Posted in Flooding @ 10 February 2001 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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