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President Jokowi announces cabinet lineup President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla announced his cabinet lineup consisting of 34 ministers or the so-called "Work Cabinet" for 2014-2019 period at the Merdeka Palace on Sunday as follows.

Posted in Politics @ 26 October 2014 18:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


KPK saves rp248.89 trillion in state funds The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said corruption courts have handled hundreds of corruption cases so far in the country. The anti graft agency which was established in 2004 had saved the state a total loss of Rp248.89 trillion from the cases, its deputy chairman Bambang Widjojanto said.

Posted in Corruption @ 05 June 2014 16:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


MInister: 'No region in Indonesia has child-friendly status' Minister of Womens Empowerment and Child Protection Linda Amalia Sari Gumelar said there is no single region in Indonesia that has a child-friendly status.

Posted in Crime @ 05 May 2014 19:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Sultan hopes Yogyakarta to fully recover on Wednesday The governor of Yogyakarta special region in central Java hopes that the region will fully recover by Wednesday, after being flooded by ash rain from Mt. Keluds eruption last Thursday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 17 February 2014 15:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


14 villagers killed by molten debris from Mount Sinabung At least 14 villagers were killed on Saturday by volcanic debris spewed by Mount Sinabung in Karo District, North Sumatra.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 01 February 2014 22:40 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


Four school children swept away by flood in Bekasi Four elementary school students were found dead on Monday after being swept away by floods in South Tambun, Bekasi, West Java, on Saturday. They had gone missing since Saturday after being swept away by floodwaters. Parts of Bekasi have been hit by floods since the past few days following incessant downpours in the current rainy season.

Posted in Flooding @ 20 January 2014 20:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flood forces 5,125 Jakarta residents to evacuate Torrential rains since Sunday, Jan.12 that lead to floods in the capital city, have forced 5,125 Jakarta residents to evacuate their homes. "Up until 7 a.m. Monday, floods had inundated 31 sub districts in 18 districts of Jakarta," stated The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, here on Monday.

Posted in Flooding @ 13 January 2014 12:08 CET by Blog Bot · 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


Hundreds of houses flooded in Lombok after heavy rain Floods inundated hundreds of houses and an elementary school building in the Suka Makmur Gerung Village in the West Lombok District of the West Nusa Tenggara Province, after the Babak River started overflowing on Thursday.

Posted in Flooding @ 05 December 2013 21:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


24 school buildings damaged in recent earthquake in Aceh At least 24 school buildings were damaged by a 5.6-magnitude earthquake that hit the Tangse sub-district, Aceh Darussalam, on Oct. 22, 2013.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 October 2013 12:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Haze forces temporary closure of schools in Pekanbaru The Pekanbaru education office has temporary closed kindergartens and elementary schools partly in the city, which have been hit by haze.

Posted in Forest fires @ 29 August 2013 14:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


504 houses inundated by flood in Banten Province Some 504 houses in Pandeglang district, Banten province, have been inundated by floods since Monday night, with floodwaters reaching a height of 1-2 metres, according to National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Posted in Flooding @ 18 December 2012 19:28 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


Pandeglang 3,800 elementary school teachers short Pandeglang, a district town in Banten province, is facing a shortage of about 3,847 elementary school teachers, according to Pandeglang Education Service head Abdul Azis. "It has been found that the district needs an additional 3,847 primary school teachers," he stated here on Wednesday.

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


President Yudhoyono calls for rehabilitation of damaged schools President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called for the rehabilitation of 91,634 damaged schools, consisted of 61,697 elementary school buildings and 29,937 secondary school buildings.

Posted in General @ 01 August 2012 14:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Book carrying Prophet Muhammad`s picture to be investigated Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali has said his office will investigate reports about the discovery of a book carrying a picture of Prophet Muhammad in a library of an Islamic school in Solo, Central Java.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 23 May 2012 17:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dozens of students injured in bus accident A bus carrying 25 elementary school students and teachers overturned on trans Sumatra highway on Wednesday, injuring dozens of them. The bus hit a tree and slid into a ditch after it overturned, eyewitnesses said.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 May 2012 17:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Anti-corruption culture to be included in school curriculum Anti-corruption culture will be included in the curriculum from elementary school to university, stated Minister for National Development Planning Armida Alisyahbana here on Tuesday.

Posted in Corruption @ 01 May 2012 15:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia promoting nuclear power plant in Bangka The government continued campaigning about the benefits and security of a nuclear power plant among the population of Bangka island in the Sumatran province of Bangka-Belitung.

Posted in Power supply @ 21 April 2012 15:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flash flood destroys hundreds of houses in W Sumatra A flash flood triggered by heavy rains destroyed at least 113 houses at Nagari Simpang, Pasaman district, West Sumatra, on Wednesday evening. About ten houses were washed away, spokesman of the Pasaman district administration Budi Hermawan said on Thursday.

Posted in Flooding @ 24 February 2012 02:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Indonesian mothers die during delivery every hour Indonesia`s maternal mortality rate is still high as it is believed that almost every hour two Indonesian women die while giving birth, a senior family planning official said,

Posted in Health @ 03 February 2012 10:11 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ex-terrorist is now comic book hero The real life adventures of former al-Qaida-linked terrorist Nasir Abas have become a new comic book in Indonesia, chronicling his transformation from militant to invaluable ally in the fight against terrorism.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 10 September 2011 09:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


U.S. to aid Indonesia's education with $165 million The government of the United States is planning to aid Indonesia's education program with a $165 million to fund several programs, officials said Friday.

Posted in General @ 13 May 2011 16:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian government vows to tackle corruption in 2011 The Indonesian government has vowed to tackle corruption in 2011 as accorded in a meeting with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the Jakarta Post reported on Saturday.

Posted in Corruption @ 25 December 2010 14:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Serial child rapist faces 15-year prison term An Indonesian man is facing a 15-year prison term for a series of child rapes carried out in the island of Bali, prosecutors said Wednesday. Mochammad Davis Suharto, also known as Codet, which translates to Scarface, 30, allegedly raped five elementary school girls in Bali, aged 9 to 12, between February and April, as well as another six girls, aged 5 to 11, in Batam, Riau Islands.

Posted in Crime @ 11 November 2010 03:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


238,400,000 Indonesians ... and counting The head of the department of Demographics at the Faculty of Economy at Universitas Indonesia, Sonny Harry B. Harmadi has said that the most recent estimation of the total number of Indonesians at the end of 2010 stands at 238.4 million. This number has been calculated based on a population growth of 1.26 per cent a year.

Posted in General @ 10 August 2010 06:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


School children Yogyakarta drink alcohol after school School children in Yogyakarta have found an adult way of entertainment for themselves after school is out for the day. A group of eight school children from a elementary school in Wates, Yogyakarta province, had decided that drinking liquor would be a fun thing to do when school is our, but they have caused quite a stir in the region.

Posted in Health @ 30 April 2010 03:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Many buildings Yogyakarta city without proper permits At least 130 buildings belonging to the city of Yogyakarta do not have the proper building permits (IMB). Most of the buildings are schools. The reason for the missing permits is mainly due to the slow progress of migration from buildings belonging to the state to the regional governments.

Posted in General @ 29 March 2010 05:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Indonesia's legal system still not well organized' Indonesia's legal system is bad and negatively affecting its detention center management, according to Law and Human Rights Minister Patrialis Akbar. Indonesia's detention centers were in general overcrowded, he said.

Posted in General @ 28 March 2010 10:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Regent sentenced to jail over corruption Suspended Sleman Regent Ibnu Subiyanto was convicted Wednesday of committing graft in procurement of school textbooks in 2004 and sentenced to four years in prison. Ibnu also has to pay Rp 200 million in fine or else he will have to serve an extra three months of imprisonment.

Posted in Corruption @ 14 January 2010 10:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Formalin and borax still used for food processing The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, identified dangerous ingredients such as formalin and borax in snacks sold in four elementary schools during tests conducted on Monday. Officers from the agency found lollipops containing coloring agents for textile and borax and formalin in noodle products and flour balls locally known as cilok.

Posted in Health @ 06 January 2010 11:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


W. Sumatra earthquake damages 65 cultural heritage sites Some 65 cultural heritage sites in the province of West Sumatra have sustained damage in the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the province on September 30, 2009. The head of the cultural heritage conservation for West Sumatra, Riau and Riau Island, Fitra Alda, told that old and historically important buildings were damaged in the city of Padang.

Posted in Earthquake @ 12 November 2009 02:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The mess at PLN Cikarang #4 Just a few days after I had reported myself to the offices of PLN (the state-owned energy company_ two men reported to the house on a Friday afternoon. They were from PLN, at least that is what they said, because they did not bring a company car nor was there any logo on their clothes to prove they were indeed sent by PLN.

Posted in Lippo Cikarang @ 11 November 2009 01:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Flood submerges hundreds of homes in Medan A huge flood has submerged hundreds of houses and public facilities in some parts of Medan, North Sumatra, as of Thursday afternoon. Students of the elementary school in Sei Mati village were forced to leave the school while some employees did not go to work.

Posted in Flooding @ 05 November 2009 15:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian child bride? No problem! Always had the desire to take a very young girl as your second wife but never found parents that wanted to sell their child and find a place where such actions are allowed? Indonesia might very well be the solution for this problem as it seems.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 16 October 2009 05:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Nusa Dua Fiesta XIII 2009 Bali's Nusa Dua Complex will once again host the Nusa Dua Fiesta XIII 2009 October 17-21, 2009, which will include participation by 20 different provinces across Indonesia.

Posted in Tourism @ 13 October 2009 02:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The changing face of Bali n article below was originally published in The Jakarta Post on Tuesday, August 4, 2009. Written by Balinese Ketut Kartika Inggas, it underlines impact the tourism industry is having on the island's culture and traditional life style. Inggas is an alumnae of University of East Anglia, England (MA in Development Studies), curently working in Bangkok:

Posted in Culture @ 26 August 2009 05:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thick smoke forces schools in Riau to close down Thick smoke caused by forest fires in the province of Riau on the island of Sumatra has hampered school activities. A number of schools in the district of Rokan Hilir has been forced to close down. Already a number of schools has been closed down, also in the neighboring district of Bangko, where almost all elementary schools have been closed.

Posted in Environment @ 26 May 2009 19:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One liter of petrol for 50.000 Rupiah in West Timor A fuel crisis that grips six districts near Kupang, in the province of East Nusa Tenggara, has caused the price for just one liter of petrol to be as high as 50.000 Rupiah, which is ten times as much as the current official price. Diesel fuel and cooking oil are traded at 25.000 per liter, which has caused the transportation sector to come to a complete stop. "Only rich people can afford it to buy fuel here for their vehicles," said Martinus Rohi, a teacher at an elementary school in the area.

Posted in Economy @ 06 January 2009 15:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods hit Semarang city Floods have flooded dozens of homes in the city of Semarang. Heavy rain that hit the area since yesterday afternoon until yesterday evening was the cause of these floods which were mixed with mud as well. The flood originated from the Kaligarang river, which was already at a high level because of the heavy rainfall. The worst flood occurred in the sub-sub-district of Sukorejo in sub-district Gunungpati. Floodwaters here reached up to one meter. A part of the residents, mainly elderly and children, had to evacuate themselves to a mosque.

Posted in Flooding @ 31 January 2008 10:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Government: 'Unemployment targeted below 10 percent' The government will try to lower the official unemployment rate to a single digit. The number of fully unemployed in Indonesia had reached just 10,98 million. "One way of dealing with unemployment, is to develop domestic investment," said Secretary General of the Manpower and Transmigration Ministry Hari H. Saleh in Bandar Lampung yesterday. Upon the opening of a national working and consultative meeting of the Indonesian Businessmen's Association (APINDO), he said that there were still some issues to overcome however.

Posted in Economy @ 14 April 2007 03:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Many still without food and shelter after Sumatra quakes Officials on the island of Sumatra asked for patience on Saturday after telling that relief aid for the people left homeless after twin earthquakes had been handed out to people who did not need it. Many people living in remote areas away from cities have complained about upcoming food shortages after Tuesdays twin earthquakes that killed more than 70 people in the area.

Posted in Earthquake @ 11 March 2007 01:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Situation report: Floods Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang and Banten This report has been prepared by the UN HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) Jakarta, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), and media reports.

Posted in Flooding @ 16 February 2007 01:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia disputes report Obama attended radical Islamic school U.S. presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama fought back against an allegation that he was educated at a radical Islamic school as a child in Indonesia, determined to avoid being tripped up by unsubstantiated charges like those that undermined Sen. John Kerry in 2004. Interviews by The Associated Press at the elementary school in Jakarta found that it is a public and secular institution that has been open to students of all faiths since before the White House contender attended in the late 1960s.

Posted in General @ 25 January 2007 08:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Landslides and floods in Lampung, Mataram, Semarang and Sambas Heavy downpours continue to cause severe problems throughout the Indonesian archipelago. In several places flash floods and landslides occurred in the last few days. Indahnesia.com gathered several messages and put them together as a news item.

Posted in Weather @ 02 January 2007 12:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Adrianus Meliala: Pushing for reform of Indonesian police Asked about the progress of police reform in Indonesia, criminologist and police analyst Adrianus Eliasta Sembiring Meliala said that it was obvious, but the direct benefit for citizens would not be realized in one night.

Posted in Human rights @ 09 December 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


 Wrestling shows off Indonesia TV Several popular American wrestling programmes have been pulled from Indonesian television, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, following the death of a nine-year-old boy whose friends practised fighting moves on him. SmackDown and other shows produced by the Stamford, Connecticut-based World Wrestling Entertainment Inc were last screened on Tuesday, said a spokeswoman for Indonesia's Lativi broadcaster, the only company to have aired the programmes.

Posted in Media @ 30 November 2006 05:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gov't to set up 5,000 tents for emergency classes The Indonesian government will set up 5,000 tents to house emergency classes for students in quake- stricken areas in Yogyakarta and Central Java, a minister said. The emergency classes would be open starting July 2006, the Antara News Agency quoted National Education Minister Bambang Sudibyo as saying on Saturday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 June 2006 19:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Makeup led to woman's branding as prostitute Every humiliating moment of that day is etched in Lilies Lindawati's memory. She still smarts at the indignity of being branded a prostitute as she stood before a jeering crowd in a "show trial" for Tangerang's new prostitution bylaw. "I felt like I was being raped in front of those people who laughed at me after the judge ruled I was a prostitute, simply because the law and order officers found a makeup compact and a lipstick in my bag," a tearful Lilies told The Jakarta Post in her rented home in Tangerang.

Posted in Human rights @ 04 May 2006 09:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 95 reactions


Schools around rumbling Merapi send children home Elementary schools around Indonesia's rumbling Mount Merapi on the world's most crowded island of Java suspended classes indefinitely as the volcano continued to heat up, a local media report said Wednesday. Faculty members said the decision was made to allow children to go on indefinite holiday after demands from parents fearing the crater's imminent eruption.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 April 2006 09:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Padang mayor defends sharia as good for development Padang Mayor Fauzi Bahar dismisses concerns about his mayoralty's gradual enactment of sharia, arguing that Islamic law is beneficial to development because it makes people more devout. Fauzi told The Jakarta Post it was the duty of the state to encourage people to live according to religious teachings, not to prevent it.

Posted in Religion @ 09 February 2006 17:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


1st year remembrance of tsunami disaster in Aceh A collaboration between the Indonesian Ministry of Health, Cut Nyak Dien Hospital in Meulaboh, dr. Sardjito Hospital and The University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) Jogjakarta with support from The University of Melbourne and The Royal Children’s Hospital.

Posted in General @ 28 January 2006 09:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Villages swamped in NTT, Jambi Continuous rain during the past few days has flooded many villages in East Nusa Tenggara and Jambi, with waters more than a meter deep in some areas. Thirteen villages were affected by the flooding in Belu and the Rote Ndao regencies. In Rote Ndao a local wharf was destroyed by floodwaters.

Posted in Flooding @ 22 January 2006 15:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Homeless adrift a year after Boxing Day tsunami Billions of dollars have been pledged and thousands of new homes built but the city of Banda Aceh is still a scene of devastation after the Boxing Day tsunami of last year. Tens of thousands are surviving in shanty towns of scrap wood and metal churned up by the terrifying force of the sea. There are 67,500 still living in tents. More than 200,000 survivors are thought to be staying with friends or relatives. Along the coast, towns and villages are nothing more than swampland and rubble. Survivors are jammed together in windowless plywood barracks hurriedly built by the army.

Posted in Earthquake @ 18 December 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ex-minister: 'Indonesia on the brink of bankruptcy' Indonesia could be on the brink of bankruptcy and destruction if the government does not lift its act, Ryaas Rasyid, former minister of regional autonomy, said on Saturday. "I'm a bit pessimistic as to whether Indonesia will still exist in the year 2025. The country is like a seriously ill patient, who suffers from a combination of acute illnesses -- liver cancer, HIV/AIDS, heart, lung and kidney diseases," he said at a seminar.

Posted in Economy @ 23 July 2005 18:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to return US$10m to World Bank The World Bank said on Friday that the Indonesian government had returned the US$10 million in funds publishers here allegedly corrupted from the Book and Reading Development Project. The World Bank announced in Washington last Tuesday that collusion had led to the procurement of inferior quality books in a school book project and urged the Indonesian government to repay US$10 million of some $53 million disbursed.

Posted in Economy @ 02 October 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


U.S. to provide $468 million to Indonesia The U.S. government has agreed to provide $468 million to Indonesia for improving the quality of that nation's humanitarian services, officials said Monday. The largest single development package between the two countries was signed during a ceremony attended by U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Ralph Boyce and Indonesian Minister of People's Welfare Abdul Malik Fajar, the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, said in statement.

Posted in General @ 31 August 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Singing general poised to win Hafi, a 35-year-old businessman, is nostalgic for the old days of military dictatorship in Indonesia. Six years after the democratic overthrow of military ruler Suharto, he is fed up with the turmoil that he blames on civilian leadership. And so on Monday he will vote for one of Suharto's former generals, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, a charismatic populist who has soared dramatically to the top of the polls in Indonesia's presidential contest.

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


Jobs in footwear industry drop by almost 60% Over 180,000 people in the footwear industry lost their jobs last year, and many of them may have returned to traditional agriculture, according to the latest government data. The 2003 National Labor Force Survey report (Sakernas) published by the Central Statistic Agency (BPS) recently, stated that the number of jobs in the footwear industry plunged by 58.70 percent from 310,000 in 2002 to 128,000 last year.

Posted in Economy @ 21 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two perish, 33 missing after landslide in Gowa Two people died and 33 others are missing after a landslide hit Manimbahoi subdistrict in Gowa regency, South Sulawesi province, on Friday morning. The two were named as Sadding Limpo and Daeng Rumpa, both residents of Manimbahoi subdistrict, Moncong Tinggi district. Muhammad Guntur, the head of the subdistrict, said on late Friday that he initially heard a loud noise at 11.30 a.m. It appeared to came from near the foot of Bawakaraeng mountain.

Posted in Weather @ 27 March 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three missing in North Sumatra floods At least three people are missing and feared dead after floods hit several areas across North Sumatra, following days of incessant rain over the weekend, officials said on Thursday. They said the floods also inundated hundreds of houses there as rivers burst their banks.

Posted in Flooding @ 12 December 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


65 schools torched in war-torn Aceh Scores of schools were torched on Tuesday in the rebellious province of Aceh, where a renewed military offensive has already left five separatist rebels dead, military officials said. A total of 65 school buildings were burned to the ground in the eastern Aceh district of Bireun, 1,575 kilometres northwest of Jakarta, including one elementary school building that was razed by an unidentified man Tuesday morning, eyewitnesses said.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 20 May 2003 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Andri Wongso, founder of Harvest Card, the Indonesian version of Hallmark, was not prepared for the questions that came from students at a recent career day held at state SMUN 35 high school, Central Jakarta.

Posted in General @ 27 April 2003 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Papua drops student fees, hikes teacher salaries With new powers under the special autonomy laws, the provincial legislature in Irian Jaya (Papua) has dropped all fees for elementary and high school students as of the 2002/2003 academic year to give children more of an opportunity to receive a quality education. Jerry Haurissa, chief of the local education office, said financial issues had been one of the main problems preventing school-age children from attending school. "With the new policy, all Papuan children aged between six and 18 are expected to go to school in attempt to improve the human resource quality in the province," he told The Jakarta Post here on Tuesday.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 13 June 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Students required to wear Muslim attire in school Brawls, robbery, and drug abuse are offenses now commonly committed by students. And some teachers in West Jakarta are now hoping that forcing students to wear religious attire and perform various rituals might be a quick solution to the chronic problems. "We make a good program in line with the West Jakarta mayor's instructions to oblige students to wear Muslim attire and perform religious rituals to strengthen their faithfulness and morality," said Ali Arsyad, the principal of state junior high school SMP 229 in Kebon Jeruk on Thursday.

Posted in Religion @ 31 May 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Unemployment rate reaches alarmingly high level The unemployment rate in Indonesia has reached an alarmingly high level due to a steady rise in the number of job-seekers from year to year, Manpower Minister Jacob Nuwa Wea said. "At present, less than six million people are recorded as unemployed, while over 30 million are semi-unemployed. The government is having difficulty creating jobs for them," the minister said at a one-day seminar here yesterday.

Posted in Economy @ 10 April 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Explosions mar Independence Day festivities in Aceh Red-and-white flags were flying high along the streets here for Independence Day celebrations on Friday, but most shops in the town were closed and business activities at a standstill. Only a few people came to observe a tightly guarded ceremony held in the town's Hiraq square, presided over by Regent Tarmizi Akarim and attended by local dignitaries.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 18 August 2001 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Eight killed in Kulonprogo landslides Eight people died and six others went missing on Monday in mudflows caused by landslides in the remote areas of Semagung, Ngaren and Kalijeruk, in Kalibawang district, Kulonprogo regency, some 30 kilometers northwest of here. Semagung is located in Banjaroyo village, while Ngaren and Kalijeruk are in Banjarasri village. In the second such incident in the last two months, the landslides, which were triggered by heavy rain, also destroyed dozens of houses and disrupted traffic.

Posted in Weather @ 13 December 2000 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven die in Central Java landslide At least villagers died and hundreds of houses were damaged in a landslide that occurred Sunday in Purworejo regency in Central Java. Six of the victims were buried in a landslide while the seventh victim, an elementary school student, wasdrowned in a flash flood that followed incessant rain,Antara reported.

Posted in Weather @ 05 November 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fighting continues to rage Ambon Shooting and explosions continued to rage some parts of Ambon in Maluku Tuesday morning despite the imposition of a civil emergency for the whole Maluku islands starting Tuesday midnight. Antara reported that gunfire and mortar explosioins were heard in Batugantung, Talake, OSM, Petak Sepuluh, and Kudamati areas in Ambon. Bomb explosions were also heard in Baguala subdistricts.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 27 June 2000 09:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods kill at least 38 people in East Nusa Tenggara Floods following two days of rain in East Nusa Tenggara have killed at least 38 people and swept through hundreds of homes, Antara said on Thursday. In its evening news broadcast on Thursday, state television TVRI quoted data issued by the provincial administration as saying that 125 people had died and no less than 160 houses severely damaged in the floods.

Posted in Flooding @ 16 May 2000 10:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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