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Four killed as train rams into minivan in Demak Four passengers of a minivan were killed when a train rammed into it at a railroad crossing without a barricade in the Central Java provincial district of Demak on Thursday. The dead, all employees of a company marketing coffee and instant noodles, were identified as Triwibowo (driver), Putri Indah, Topik Noven Setiawan, and Jumiyati Nunik Suprihatini.

Posted in Accidents @ 10 July 2014 23:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road Landslides damaged sections of the road between Tomohon and Manado in North Sulawesi, following incessant rains and strong winds that lashed the areas since Tuesday.

Posted in Weather @ 15 January 2014 19:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 10 reactions


Dozens believed to be buried by landslide Dozens of people are believed to have been buried by a landslide in North Sulawesi, on Wednesday. They sought shelter from the heavy rains at a house located on the section of the Tomohon-Manado Road when the landslide struck the house, a source stated.

Posted in Weather @ 15 January 2014 17:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mayor of South Tangerang next in line for KPK investigation The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has launched an investigation into alleged corruption in the administration of South Tangerang Mayor Airin Rachmi Diani, the sister in-law of the controversial Banten Governor, Ratu Atut Chosiyah.

Posted in Corruption @ 23 October 2013 10:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Supreme Court rejects Miranda Goeltom`s appeal The Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of former Bank Indonesia`s senior deputy governor Miranda Goeltom over a travel check bribery case, upholding her three-year jail term previously meted out by lower and appellate courts.

Posted in Corruption @ 26 April 2013 15:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Rescue workers still searching for missing vessel in Maluku A rescue team resumed search for a vessel with more than ten people on board reported missing since last Friday. The KM. Merlin was on its way from Nila to Waipia on the island of Seram in the regency of Maluku Tengah.

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


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

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


Political temperatures on the rise in Bali Anyone doubting that political temperatures are on the rise in Bali in the period leading up to the election of its next governor on May 15, 2013, need look no further than the ongoing polemic on whether or not the current governor Made Mangku Pastika is barred from making official visits to the regency of Tabanan and the report of the expulsion of a Denpasar municipal legislator from a town-forum meeting conducted by the governor on Saturday, February 16, 2013.

Posted in Politics @ 18 February 2013 01:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Russian tourist drowns on Ketewel Beach A 48-year-old Russian tourist has drowned while swimming on Bali’s east coast, at Pantai Gumicik, Ketewel. Algrei Ilarioshoki drowned on Saturday, September 22, 2012, when he was swept out to sea by strong currents while swimming at the beach.

Posted in Accidents @ 24 September 2012 07:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Police witnesses would comply with KPK summon Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission Abraham Samad said he is convinced witnesses among police officers would duly comply with the KPK summon for questioning over the driving simulator corruption case in police`s traffic corps.

Posted in Corruption @ 30 August 2012 21:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


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

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


Three people killed in bus-mini van collision in Madiun Three people died and three others sustained injuries when Sugeng Rahayu bus rammed into Toyota Avansa minivan in Madiun-Surabaya main road in Saradan sub-district, Madiun district, East Java on Sunday, police said.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 March 2012 02:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven people killed in car-train collision in Tasikmalaya Seven people died after the Pasundan train rammed into a mini van at Cibeureum sub-district in West Java provincial city of Tasikmalaya on Sunday at 09.35 am local time.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 March 2012 01:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


19 dead when bus collides with minibus A heavy traffic accident between a bus belonging to Sumber Kencono and an Elf minibus has claimed the lives of at least 19 passengers. The accident happened at the by-pass road near the city of Mojokerto. The minibus violently crashed and a bench with passengers was ejected from the vehicle with force.

Posted in Accidents @ 12 September 2011 04:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Megawati refuses KPK witness summons Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri has declined to comply with a summons to appear as a witness in the investigation of the Bank Indonesia vote-buying bribery scandal.

Posted in Corruption @ 20 February 2011 01:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jambi villager killed by tiger A 25-year-old resident from Sponjen village in the Muarojambi district in Jambi province has been killed after he was attacked by a tiger. Darmilus, the victim, was in a hut in the forest not far from his village when he was attacked. The village head said that Darmilus, together with six others, went to the area to catch fish.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 23 March 2010 04:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven washed away by waves at Parangtritis beach Again the Goddess of the South Sea, Ratu Kidul has claimed victims. Seven people went missing on the beach of Parangtritis near Yogyakarta earlier today. They were dragged into the sea by the waves of the Indian Ocean. Bodies of three of them were recovered by rescue teams, that ventured out on sea soon after the incident, during the afternoon.

Posted in Accidents @ 15 February 2010 12:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


In court because of a bee-sting A court in Indonesia has decided not to sentence a boy after he stung a class-mate with a bee. The now nine year old David Yusuf could be sentenced to three years in prison for severe abuse, but the judges decided to let him walk. The case dragged on for almost a year.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 02 February 2010 01:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thirteen killed in Palopo landslide A landslide that occurred in the district of Wara Barat of the city of Palopo in Central Sulawesi has killed 13 residents. Directly after the landslide occurred, other residents in the area scrambled to the location to look for victims under the debris, but only bodies were pulled from the rubble.

Posted in Weather @ 10 November 2009 03:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three tourists dragged away by waves Three tourists have most likely been killed when they were dragged away by waves on the Pelabuhanratu beach in the Sukabumi regency earlier today. Until now, the three missing people have not been found. The three are said to be from Bogor in West Java. The incident happened around 08:00 local time this morning at two different places on the beach.

Posted in Accidents @ 24 September 2009 10:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Pickpocketed at the Busway It was about to happen of course. But for the first time in ten years Indonesia it happened on a place where I could expect it the most. On the Jakarta Busway. It was a rush hour trip from Halte Bunderan HI to terminal Blok M. I traveled during rush hour because I had a scheduled birthday to attend in southern Jakarta at seven. I would not make it, but that was less of a problem.

Posted in Culture @ 28 June 2009 03:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Teen model escapes 'abusive' Malaysian prince A teenage US-Indonesian model has returned to her family in Indonesia with tales of abuse, rape and torture at the hands of a Malaysian prince, after her dramatic escape with the help of Singapore police. Manohara Odelia Pinot, 17, told reporters she was treated like a sex slave after her marriage to Tengku Temenggong Mohammad Fakhry, the prince of Malaysia's Kelantan state, last year.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 01 June 2009 12:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 12 reactions


Waves drag seven into sea; four killed Seven people from Kampung Gambir in the subdistrict of Cikeulet, Garut, were washed into sea by high waves. Four of them drowned and three others were rescued. Two of the bodies have not been found yet. The seven victims were dragged into the sea by high waves when they were looking for fish. At the moment, the local police and residents are still looking for the two missing bodies along the beach.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 August 2008 11:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four students washed away by waves, two found dead Four students from the city of Depok were washed away by waves when spending a day at the beach with their schoolmates at the beach of Pasuruan, in Serang, Banten. Two students were found later but they already passed away. Two others are still unaccounted for, but are feared dead as well. Fajrinal and Muhairi were found dead earlier this morning on the shore with injuries to their bodies.

Posted in Accidents @ 25 June 2008 11:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dozens of boats destroyed by waves near Pelabuhan Ratu About 60 fishing boats which are owned by local fishers in the area of Pelabuhan Ratu, in Sukabumi, western Java, were destroyed by high waves. The boats were dragged away by high waves and destroyed when they were thrown back onto the beaches again.

Posted in Weather @ 03 January 2008 06:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Indonesia rejects remaining two Bali bombers' appeals The Supreme Court in Indonesia has rejected final appeals from all three Islamic militants on death row for the 2002 Bali bombings, meaning they face execution by firing squad. A request by one of the bombers, Amrozi, for a case review - the final legal avenue for appeal under Indonesian law - was rejected earlier this month. Now his two accomplices have also had their requests rejected, Supreme Court spokesman Nurhadi told the online Detikcom news agency.

Posted in Terrorism @ 25 September 2007 16:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Indonesia floods kill 20, nearly 200,000 homeless Floods in the Indonesian capital have killed at least 20 people and made nearly 200,000 homeless, with the deluge of muddy brown water up to 4 metres (13 feet) deep in some areas, officials said on Sunday. Downpours over Jakarta weakened at the weekend, but heavy rain in upland areas sent more water into already swollen rivers criss-crossing the low-lying city.

Posted in Flooding @ 05 February 2007 02:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods strike Jakarta, West Java, thousands stranded Torrential rain triggered floods in the capital, Jakarta, on Friday, blocking roads and trapping residents in their homes as torrents of muddy water reached a depth of 2m, police and witnesses said. Floods during the rainy season in Indonesia are common, but the heavy rains this week have caused chaos on roads and shut some train lines around Jakarta, police said.

Posted in Flooding @ 03 February 2007 02:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rising land price, lack of rules hamper relief work in Aceh The high price of land and lack of rules and planning by the local government have slowed the much-awaited reconstruction and rehabilitation in Aceh, that was hit by a tsunami two years ago, authorities said Tuesday. Head of the Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Agency (BRR) Kuntoro Mangkusubroto said that many requests of the agency to the local government to issue rules or blue-prints of the center of a city have not been met. However, spokesman of the Banda Aceh (capital of the province) administration Mahdi Ibrahim said that the limited budget has made the local government find it difficult to buy lands, whose price has gone up several folds.

Posted in General @ 26 December 2006 12:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Muslim mob stabs Christian as tensions rise in Sulawesi Muslims dragged a Christian man from a bus and stabbed him Sunday, a witness and nurse said, amid rising religious tensions in central Indonesia following the executions of three Roman Catholic militants. The victim was hospitalized with wounds to his back, said Yeni, a nurse, who like many Indonesians uses only a single name. She described his condition as "serious."

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 01 October 2006 15:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Drag-racing crash in Maros kills seven, twenty injured The death toll from a drag-racing crash in Maros, South Sulawesi, on Sunday has risen to seven, with 20 people injured. Two cars had been battling it out to the finish line when they collided, swerving off the road and into the crowd. The dead have been identified as chief Brig. Dani Syahputra, Andi Susanto, Atika Sandra, Aris, Taufik, Labbaik and Syahril. Five of them died Sunday at Wahidin Soedirohusodo Hospital.

Posted in Accidents @ 11 July 2006 08:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


'Death came from the sea' Soldiers searched for bodies in treetops, families wept over the dead laid on beaches and rescuers scoured coral isles for missing tourists as Asia counted the cost today of a tsunami that killed more than 16,000 people. The devastating waves were unleashed by the world's biggest earthquake in 40 years which struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra early on Sunday. "Death came from the sea," said Satya Kumari, a construction worker living on the outskirts of the former French enclave of Pondicherry in India.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 December 2004 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands killed in massive tsunami Legions of rescuers spread across Asia today after an earthquake of epic power struck deep beneath the Indian Ocean, unleashing 20-foot tidal waves that ravaged coasts across thousands of miles and killed more than 13,340 people and left millions homeless in the fourth-largest temblor in a century. The death toll along the southern coast of Asia -- and as far west as Somalia, on the African coast, where nine people were reported lost -- steadily increased as authorities sorted out a far-flung disaster caused by Sunday's 9.0-magnitude earthquake, strongest in 40 years.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 December 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aviation, tourism industries hit by bird flu outbreak As the bird flu continues to sweep through Asia, airlines and tourism agencies worry that the epidemic could revive the SARS nightmare that wreaked havoc on both the aviation and tourism industries in the region last year.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 28 January 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


US House votes to block military funds to Indonesia The House of Representatives has moved to block Indonesia from receiving military training assistance funds, complaining it has conducted a lax investigation of an August 2002 attack in Papua that killed two Americans and an Indonesian. The House approved an amendment by voice vote on Wednesday to block the funds as part of a bill it passed to authorize State Department programs for the next two years.

Posted in Military @ 18 July 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Students in rowdy anti-president protest About 1,000 Indonesian students staged a rowdy protest outside the home of President Megawati Sukarnoputri on Thursday calling for her to step down. Hundreds of police formed a cordon to stop the protesters approaching Megawati's official residence in central Jakarta.

Posted in Protests @ 06 February 2003 00:01 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


Armed with an M-16 machine gun, Sergeant Juwono was—literally—cornering the market. The Indonesian soldier stood along a main road in war-torn Aceh province selling bumper stickers commemorating the country’s upcoming Aug. 17 Independence Day. He stopped every car driving north and gave a simple but effective sales pitch: buy a sticker or else.

Posted in Military @ 26 August 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cirebon train crash kills 41, injures 62 At least 41 people were killed and another 62 were injured after an incoming passenger train rammed into a locomotive in the railway station here early on Sunday. "The accident occurred because the train entered the station without waiting for our signal," head of Cirebon station Bijak Filsadjati told The Jakarta Post in his office.

Posted in Accidents @ 03 September 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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