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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


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

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


Motorcycle homebound travelers flock Merak port Nearly a thousand home-bound travelers on motorcycles, on Saturday, flocked the Merak port, Banten, waiting to be transferred by ferry to Bakauheni port, Sumatra Island. The travelers had been arriving at the port since early morning. At the time of filing this report, long queues were forming at Merak port, according to Antaras observations.

Posted in Religion @ 26 July 2014 15:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


KPU claims 98.53 pct of C1 forms already uploaded The General Elections Commission (KPU) had reported that 98.53 percent of C1 forms recording votes cast at polling stations have been uploaded at www.kpu.go.id, Commissioner Ferry Kurnia Rizkiyansyah said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Elections @ 17 July 2014 01:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian citizens overseas to give votes earlier The Indonesian citizens overseas will vote for the Indonesian presidential elections on July 4--6, 2014 earlier than the July 9 presidential elections in the country, a general election commissioner said.

Posted in Elections @ 03 July 2014 09:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tourists advised not to visit Bali during Day of Seclusion Foreign tourists are advised not to visit Bali during the Hindu Day of Seclusion on March 31, 2014, a regional government official said.

Posted in Religion @ 13 March 2014 11:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


East Kalimantan police foil meth, ecstasy smuggling attempt East Kalimantan police foiled an attempt to smuggle crystal methamphetamine and ecstasy drugs at Semayang seaport, Balikpapan, East Kalimanan province, an officer said on Saturday.

Posted in Drugs @ 22 February 2014 23:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


27 reported safe after boat capsizes in Mahakam river Twenty-seven people aboard a boat that capsized in the Mahakam River in East Kalimantans Kutai Kartanegara district were rescued on Saturday evening.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 February 2014 22:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaysian caught trying to smuggle 11,877 ecstasy pills A Malaysian citizen of Indian descent, MR, was caught at the Batam Center Ferry Port carrying 11,877 ecstasy pills worth around Rp3 billion.

Posted in Drugs @ 16 January 2014 20:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


FPI Attempting to March on Bali Tempo.com reports that around 100 members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) from East Java are attempting to cross over on the ferry crossing from Ketapang, East Java to Gilimanuk, Bali. The group is reportedly intent on disrupting the Miss World Competition being held at Nusa Dua, Bali.

Posted in Religion @ 14 September 2013 01:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bandarlampung city legislator nabbed carrying drugs A Bandarlampung city legislator from the ruling Democratic Party, Endang Asnawi bin Jino, was nabbed by police on drug charge at the Bakauheni port town of Lampung.

Posted in Drugs @ 27 May 2013 22:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Navy ready to face Indonesian exodus from Sabah The Indonesian Navy is ready to deploy warships to ferry Indonesian migrant workers (TKI) from Sabah, Malaysia, if an exodus takes place in connection with the conflict between Malaysia and the Philippines` Sulu Sultanate.

Posted in Military @ 13 March 2013 16:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


East Java police shoot dead street criminal East Java police have shot to death a criminal who used to operate on the street and snatch handbags or purses of women using a sharp weapon, police said.

Posted in Crime @ 14 October 2012 14:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


SAR team detects wreckage of sunken ferry boat A Search and Rescue (SAR) team on Saturday night detected the wreckage of Bahuga Jaya ferry boat that sank in Sunda Strait on Wednesday. The wreckage of the ferry boat was detected at a depth of 76 meters below sea level, coordinator of the SAR team Saidar S Jaya said here on Sunday.

Posted in General @ 01 October 2012 03:11 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Eight killed in ferry boat accident Eight people were killed after the ferry boat in which they were traveling sank in Sunda Strait early Wednesday, according to seaport operator PT ASDP Indonesia.

Posted in Accidents @ 26 September 2012 13:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ferry sinks in Sunda Strait MV Bahuga Jaya sank in Sunda Strait, around four miles of Bakauheni harbor, Lampung Province, Sumatra, early Thursday.

Posted in Accidents @ 26 September 2012 12:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest chief robbers of mini-market shops Jakarta police have arrested five "captains" of robbers so far targeting mini-market shops in the city and its surrounding areas. "The five are believed to be the masterminds," Jakarta Metropolitan Police spokesman Senior Commissioner Rikwanto said here on Monday.

Posted in Crime @ 24 September 2012 21:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Fire destroys central market in Bangli The Kidul Market in Bangli, northwest Bali, was heavily damaged by fire on Monday, September 9, 2012. The fire, which started at 2:30 pm, destroyed 104 shops, threatening both the livelihoods of the shop owners and the distribution network that drives a large part of the Bangli economy.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 September 2012 11:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police, TNI chiefs review security at Bakauheni port The National Police (Polri) Chief General Timur Pradopo and National Defense Forces (TNI) Commander Admiral Agus Suhartono inspected the Bakuheni ferry port in Lampung on Saturday.

Posted in General @ 18 August 2012 14:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


KPK detains Miranda Goeltom Former Bank Indonesia senior deputy governor Miranda Goeltom was detained on Friday as a suspect in an alleged bribery case, in connection with her election to her post in 2004.

Posted in Corruption @ 01 June 2012 18:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Three police officers committed violence in Bima incident Three police officers proved to have committed physical violence against local residents during a clash with demonstrators in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, last Saturday (Dec 24), the force`s spokesman said.

Posted in Protests @ 31 December 2011 02:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police question 40 officers over Sape violence The police have questioned 40 of their officers over the violence in last Saturday`s clash at the Sape ferry port in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, that left two people dead.

Posted in Violence @ 28 December 2011 10:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


House to summon police chief over Bima incident The House of Representatives (DPR)'s Commission III on legal affairs will summon National Police Chief Timur Pradopo over last Saturday's clash between security officers and demonstrators at Sape ferry port in Bima district, West Nusa Tenggara.

Posted in Violence @ 27 December 2011 11:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


47 named suspects in Bima ferryport clash Police have named 47 people suspects in a clash between demonstrators and police personnel in Bima district, West Nusa Tenggara province, on Saturday, a spokesman said.

Posted in Violence @ 26 December 2011 03:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bima port returning to normal after deadly clash Security conditions at Sape ferry port of Bima district in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) where police and demonstrators clashed on Saturday are returning to normal, according to ANTARA correspondent on Sunday.

Posted in Violence @ 26 December 2011 02:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia police: Sunda Strait prone to piracy The Sunda Strait, a waterway separating Java island from Sumatra island, is prone to piracy, police said. Therefore, the Banten police would also pay attention to the security of vessels passing through or crossing the strait from Java to Sumatra or vice versa, Banten Regional Police Chief Brig Gen Eko Haid S said.

Posted in Crime @ 06 December 2011 10:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 12 dead after ferry sinks in eastern Indonesia At least twelve people have been killed and an unknown number of people remain missing after a ferry boat sank in eastern Indonesia on early Saturday morning, officials said.

Posted in Accidents @ 27 August 2011 14:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Long delays for Lion Air flights from Singapore It was a normal Wednesday last week and still it seemed that something was completely wrong with Lion Air. After they had received a stern warning from the Department of Transport, the came with so-called 'own' improvements, but the airline does not seem capable of letting their many flights depart on schedule.

Posted in Travel @ 31 July 2011 06:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 4 dead, 5 missing in ferry sinking in East Java Three more bodies were found on Wednesday after a ferryboat carrying 32 passengers sank in the eastern part of the island of Java, Indonesia on Tuesday, bringing the death toll to four, while others remain missing, officials said.

Posted in Accidents @ 04 May 2011 14:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to increase international airports to 65 in 15 years Indonesia's Transportation Ministry on Wednesday said the Southeast Asian country is looking to have 65 international airports in 15 years.

Posted in Economy @ 28 April 2011 02:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia budget hotel sector is booming The Indonesian hotel industry is discovering the strong potential for revenues and profits to be earned form the country's growing budget hotel sector.

Posted in Travel @ 10 March 2011 10:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ferry fire finally extinguished with rising death toll at 28 Indonesian authorities are expected to begin full investigations into the ferry boat fire off the Sunda Strait that killed at least 28 after all of the fires were extinguished on Tuesday.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 February 2011 03:11 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll in Indonesian ferry boat fire reaches 20 The death toll in Friday's ferry boat fire in Indonesia's Sunda Strait has risen to 20 after two more bodies were found on Monday, officials said.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 February 2011 03:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ferry boat fire in Indonesia's Sunda Strait kills at least six A large fire on a passenger ferry boat in Indonesia's Sunda Strait killed at least six people on early Friday morning, police said. The death toll is expected to rise.

Posted in Accidents @ 28 January 2011 03:50 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


Tommy Suharto sues Garuda over 'convicted murderer' Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, the son of deceased dictator Suharto, is suing state-owned airline Garuda Indonesia and the publishers of its in-flight magazine for referring to him as a “convicted murderer” in an article about one of his resorts. The civil hearing kicked off in the South Jakarta District Court on Tuesday.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 09 September 2010 08:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Singapore is just around the corner And that is something you notice when you have arrived on the island of Batam, at some 45 minutes by boat from Singapore. Jakarta is a western city already with a young population that is not that tight concerning the traditional adat in the country, but in Batam this is exaggerated even more.

Posted in Travel @ 01 June 2010 06:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sheraton and Mercure Hotels on Komodo Island For those who wants to enjoy five star hotel comforts on Komodo Island, two hotel Sheraton and Mercure in Komodo Island. The two hotels will complete existing hotels. "Currently, there are two three stars hotels, Jayakarta Hotels, Bintang Flores and several small hotels in the area," said Director General of Marketing, Sapta Nirwandar.

Posted in Tourism @ 03 April 2010 01:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


153 TKI deported from Malaysia Some 153 so-called TKI (Indonesian overseas workers) were deported from Malaysia because of various problems. The TKI were sent to the harbor of Tanjungpinang in the Riau Islands province from Malaysya. The TKI were all arrested earlier because they did not have the proper documents to work in Malaysia.

Posted in Economy @ 10 March 2010 03:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaysian arrested with 10,000 ecstasy tablets Customs in Tanjung Balai in Karimun Riau have arrested a Malaysian when he wanted to enter Indonesia with some 10,000 tablets of ecstasy and two kilograms of marijuana. The person, only identified as 45-year-old L.C.H. was asked to stop when he almost walked through the door leaving the harbor. Scanners here detected that something was going on.

Posted in Drugs @ 20 January 2010 03:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Batam hopes to lure 500,000 Malaysian tourists in 2010 Batam island expects to attract at least 500,000 tourists from Malaysia during Visit Batam Year 2010. The director of the tourism and culture department, Guntur Sakti, said the target was achievable because in recent years Malaysian tourists were the third highest to visit Batam, about 45 minutes by ferry from Johor Baharu.

Posted in Tourism @ 16 December 2009 00:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


'Illegal' tickets gets officials family killed in ferry sinking Batam administration secretary Agus Suhiman said Monday that an official at the administration, Bram Sujatmiko, was believed to be among the victims of the ill-fated Dumai Ekspress 10 which sank off Karimun island in Riau Islands on Sunday.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 November 2009 08:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


26 dead, 250 rescued after ferry sinks in Riau Eventually 26 people were killed while 250 others were rescued from waters near the Riau Archipelago after a ferry that linked the area with mainland Sumatra sunk on Sunday afternoon. The Dumai Express 10 was sailing from Batam to Pekanbaru when it hit bad weather and sunk off the island of Karimun near Singapore in the northern part of the archipelago.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 November 2009 01:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ferry with 210 aboard sinks in Riau waters Rescue teams are moving in the direction of the location where the Dumai Express 10 has reportedly sunk earlier this afternoon. The ferry is said to have sunk in the waters off Tukong Iyu, near the island of Karimun in the Riau Archipelago. There were 213 adults and 15 children on board of the boat, but there is no report on their faith yet.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 November 2009 10:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A lunch in Singapore Singapore is just some 45 minutes away by fast ferry from Batam. An easy target for a day of shopping, a return trip 'new visa' or a lunch. From Singapore Batam is also seen as place to shop as prices are lower there while choice is still not that bad as well. Furthermore people can enjoy themselves with alcohol from early on the day until the early hours of the next morning.

Posted in Travel @ 07 October 2009 11:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Playing fire chief in Jodoh It is something that children do, as well as adults. For adults it is a full-time job or volunteer job and not something you just do incidentally. But that last one is what happened two nights ago. It was just after six in the evening when a Dutch friend and I were having a beer in one of the many cafe's in the Jodoh area on the island of Batam. One of the Australians that entered before we did walked outside but came right back in. "There is a fire," he said with a normal voice.

Posted in Accidents @ 03 October 2009 04:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Former governor of Bank Indonesia goes to Cipinang prison Burhanuddin, a former governor of the Indonesian Central Bank has been given a three-year sentence for corruption by the Supreme Court. He will spend the prison term in the Cipinang prison in East Jakarta. "We have executed the verdict today," said the director for prosecutions of the corruption watchdog KPK, Ferry Wibisono earlier. While this case was handled by the special corruption court, Burhanuddin still had to spend the days before his verdict in detention at the national police headquarters.

Posted in Corruption @ 15 September 2009 06:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Already ten dead in ferry accident Kalimantan Ten people on board of the the ferry Sari Mulia that sunk on the Barito river yesterday afternoon have been found dead. One of the dead is a little child of only two years old. The coordinator of the regional search and rescue team, Suprapto, has said that 116 people were rescued until now.

Posted in Accidents @ 29 August 2009 12:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Nine dead in ferry accident off Bali Nine people were killed while three others went missing after a ferry sank in waters near the resort island of Bali yesterday afternoon. Ketut Parwa, head of the search and rescue (SAR) team of the island said that the ferry had 27 passengers on board. It left from Kusamba for the small island of Nusa Penida near Bali.

Posted in Accidents @ 27 August 2009 07:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of kilograms of explosives in Bekasi house The police has started to clean out the house from hundreds of kilograms of explosives that were found inside the terrorist hide-out in the Nusaphala Indah housing complex in Bekasi, West Java province. The evacuation started around 07:30 local time and was witnessed by hundreds of locals which had flocked to the scene after two terrorists were killed there earlier today.

Posted in Terrorism @ 08 August 2009 03:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ferry capsizes in Arafura waters A ferry named Risma Jaya carrying 27 passengers and some goods capsized in Arafura waters near eastern Indonesia's Papua province on Wednesday evening, due to heavy weather and high waves, the Jakarta Post reported on Thursday. Three missing doctors were being searched by an official search and rescue team, according to Asmat Police chief Korwa.

Posted in Accidents @ 15 January 2009 15:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 200 passengers of capsized boat still missing Until now only 21 people and staff have been rescued from the waters off West Sulawesi after a ferry capsized there early yesterday morning. The fate of some 229 other passengers and crew is still unknown. Two more victims were found alive in two different locations near Majene overnight. Both were brought to the general hospital in the city.

Posted in Accidents @ 12 January 2009 06:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rescue teams evacuate 150 people from boat off Sulawesi A big part of the victims of the capsized ferry Teratai Prima has been ecavuated. "There are 18 victims safe in the town of Majene and another 150 people are on board of another ship at the moment," said Bambang S. He could not tell anything about the condition of the 150 people yet, since no information had reached the shore about them.

Posted in Accidents @ 11 January 2009 14:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ferry carrying 700 in Indonesia catches fire An Indonesian TV station says an inter-island ferry carrying more than 700 passengers and crew has caught fire on the Mentaya river on Borneo island. District chief Wahyudi Anwar told MetroTV that rescuers have pulled 10 survivors from a river outside the town of Sampit, around 800 kilometers northeast of the capital Jakarta. The status of other passengers was not immediately clear.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 May 2008 12:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Inter-island ferry service fares to increase 20% The Indonesian Government will increase the cost of ferry crossings nation-wide effective December 1, 2007. In announcing the fare hikes which will affect 22 inter-island crossings in Indonesia operated by 198 ships, the Minister of Transportation Jusman Safei Djamal, said the increases were necessary to stem the losses now being suffered by the Nation's ferry operators.

Posted in General @ 17 November 2007 02:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia considers building its first casino on Bintan Politicians in Indonesia are planning on building it's first casino on the island of Bintan, close to wealthy Singapore. It would be a potentially lucrative but highly sensitive venture in mostly Muslim Indonesia. Gambling is not allowed according to Islam and over 80 percent is Muslim in the country. Earlier plans to build casinos in other locations have already failed because of opposition from Islamic activists.

Posted in Economy @ 11 November 2007 02:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


29 die when ferry sinks off Sulawesi island At least 29 are killed and 125 were rescued after a ferry sank in high seas off the island of Sulawesi. Residents near the town of Bau Bau in Southeastern Sulawesi heard survivors screaming for help in the waters off the coast after the Acita 3 capsized around 21:00 local time Thursday. 151 people believed to be on board, but it is common practice for ferries in Indonesia to bring more people than officially registered.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 October 2007 08:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia planning bridge between Java and Sumatra Indonesia is considering to build a suspension bridge over the 30-kilometer strait between the islands Java and Sumatra. The construction would be a major engineering feat in the geologically active region, according to a construction consortium on Thursday. Governors of both provinces at either end of the Sunda Strait and a group of local firms agreed to conduct a feasibility study on the bridge, which could become the longest in the world, told Heka Hertanto, a spokesman for PT Artha Graha, a leading firm in the consortium hoping to build the bridge.

Posted in General @ 04 October 2007 11:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Three year sentence sought for ferry captain Prosecutors in Indonesia want three years in jail for the captain of the ferry that sank off the coast of northern Java last years, an accident in which over 300 people died. State prosecutors said that Wiratno Cendanawasih, 53, who was captain at the ill-fated Senopati Nusantara at the time of the accident, was guilty of negligence leading to the deaths.

Posted in General @ 18 September 2007 11:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


15 new ferries to be build before 2009 The government is planning to build 15 ferries until 2009, so old ones can be replaced. This was announced by a transportation official on Wednesday. "The program will hopefully improve people's confidence in sea transportation," N.M. Teweng said, he is the spokesman of the Transportation Ministry's transportation system division. He presented a meeting on West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) development planning taking place in Mataram April 16-19.

Posted in General @ 19 April 2007 06:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Nyepi: Bali prepares for day of silence The mostly Hindu island of Bali was preparing for the Day of Silence today, ushering the Hindu New year. Households were performing rites to purify the soul and cleanse individuals from past sins, while young men were finishing their huge papier-mache effigies of demons that will be used for parades in the streets after dusk to ward off evil. Each village will have their own noisy parade, known as Ogoh-Ogoh, before they are burned before sunrise to symbolize all evil leaving the island just before the new year.

Posted in Religion @ 18 March 2007 15:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bad weather hampers ferry operations Java-Sumatra Ferry boats have halted the route between Merak in West Java and Bakauheni in Sumatra during the last 11 days because of extremely bad weather. Waves in the route over the Sunda Strait sometimes reached a height of four meters, as was told by assistant supervisor Mudhofar of state ferry company ASDP.

Posted in Weather @ 12 March 2007 04:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One dead, three missing as burned out ferry sinks The burned out Indonesian ferry Levina I, which caught fire last Thursday, sank yesterday. 16 people on board had to jump in the water, one cameraman from Lativi was killed and three others went missing. Just after midday Jakarta time the remaining hull of the Levina I turned over without any warning. Sixteen people from the national safetey commission, the forensic laboratory and local media were on the third floor. They started panicking and jumped in the sea from windows.

Posted in Accidents @ 26 February 2007 04:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More bodies found after ferry fire, 41 dead Navy ships and fishermen have found 21 more bodies floating in the Java Sea, this doubles the number of dead from the ferry fire last Thursday. This was told by a Navy spokesman. The fire started on the car deck of the Levina I just before dawn, sending hundreds of passengers jumping overboard, including children and women.

Posted in Accidents @ 25 February 2007 10:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ferry fire survivers get 600.000 Rupiah compensation Several survivors of Thursdays fire on boat the ferry Levina I complained that they received compensation worth only 600.000 Rupiah (50,20 euro) from the operating company. Helu, one of the survivors, said he received a mere 600.000 Rupiah in an envelope. "They said it was a refund worth four times the price of the ticket which cost 150,000 Rupiah," he said. The staff of the operator told him only it was a refund.

Posted in Accidents @ 24 February 2007 04:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


15 dead in ferry fire At least 15 people have died in a fire earlier today on a ferry which was located in Jakarta Bay. A navy official reported that the fire was extinguished and that the 300 odd passengers were in the proces of being evacuated from the ferry. The Levina I was en route to Bangka Island, near Sumatra, when it caught fire just after dawn, 80 kilometers from Tanjung Priok, Jakarta's port. The fire has probably started in a truck parked on the car deck.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 February 2007 07:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Militant admits to beheading Christian girls ensions remained high in Indonesia’s volatile region of Poso Saturday, January 20, after a key Islamic militant admitted to taking part in the killing of three Christian high school girls there in 2005. He reportedly also confessed to shooting the Rev. Susianty Tinulele to death in Palu in 2004.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 21 January 2007 09:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More bodies found from Indonesia ferry mishap Search teams have located 10 more bodies from an Indonesian ferry that sank in rough seas off Java Island late last month, but more than 300 people remained unaccounted for, a rescue official said Wednesday. Lieutenant Priyono, an official at the National Search and Rescue Agency in Surabaya, capital of East Java province, told DPA that the evacuation process for the bodies spotted is still underway by two Indonesian Navy ships.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 January 2007 08:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Plane search focuses on undersea object A U.S. navy ship is set to join on Tuesday the search for an Indonesian airliner with 102 people on board missing for the past eight days, with the hunt focusing on a large metal object detected deep on the sea bed. The object was discovered on Monday by Indonesian ships with sonar technology about 1,000 metres (1,150 yards) under the ocean north of Mamuju in West Sulawesi province.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 January 2007 09:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia ferry raft drifted 500 kilometers A cargo ship rescued 14 survivors of a ferry sinking some 500 kilometers from where the craft went down in Indonesia more than a week ago. The BBC reported Monday that the survivors were spotted in a raft off Java nine days after the ferry with 600 people aboard foundered. Officials said they survived on emergency rations and rainwater; however they were described as weak and dehydrated.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 January 2007 02:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The hunt for Adam Air flight 574 It was a fairly normal beginning of the new year, for as far the first day of the year can be a normal one. The sun was shining here and the weather looked good for the day. Maybe a little bit strange, since we are in the middle of the wet season here so in fact we have to expect a lot of rain almost every single day now. The weather is slightly strange since there is really bad weather of the Java Sea. From Southern Sumatra until as far east at the Moluccan Spice Islands the weather is bad; very high waves, strong winds and a lot of rain are pounding the area. At first you think that that is not a big deal there out at sea, at least there will be no victims in flash floods, landslides and other misery that comes with the wet season in Indonesia.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 January 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia denies discrimination in transport mishaps rescue efforts Indonesia Saturday denied there has been discrimination in the rescue efforts pertaining to two transport mishaps in the republic recently. Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla said the authorities had worked hard to search for and rescue passengers of a ferry, KN Senopati Nusantara, that sank in Central Java waters and an Adam Air aircraft that went missing in the air space over the Sulawesi islands.

Posted in General @ 06 January 2007 12:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sunken ferry captain among survivors, 400 still missing The captain of an Indonesian passenger ferry that capsized off the northern coast of Java last week, leaving hundreds missing, was one of 13 people rescued from an unmanned oil rig, officials said Thursday. A group of 15 other survivors who also were found Wednesday clinging to a reef near Kangean Island, off the coast of East Java province, were transported Thursday afternoon by the Indonesian Navy to Surabaya, the provincial capital.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 January 2007 07:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's crowded skies It's been four days since budget carrier Adam Air's Flight 574 disappeared over the Indonesian archipelago, and despite a search and rescue effort involving ships, planes and ground patrols, authorities are no closer to finding the wreckage or any possible survivors. The Boeing 737-400, which took off from Indonesia's main island of Java en route to the popular diving destination of Manado with 102 people on board, emitted a signal from its emergency beacon over the mountainous island of Sulawesi before dropping out of sight on New Year's Day.

Posted in Travel @ 05 January 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


12 more rescued from sea after ferry accident A 6-year-old boy and 11 men who were on an Indonesian ferry that sank last week with more than 600 others aboard were rescued Wednesday from an offshore oil rig, navy officers said. The survivors, who were weak after spending more than four days in the Java Sea, were picked up some 120 miles from where the ferry sank after drifting in heavy waves, said Navy spokesman Lt. Col. Tony Syaiful.

Posted in Accidents @ 03 January 2007 12:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia seeks boat survivors, downed airliner Indonesia's transportation minister now said rescuers haven't yet found the wreckage of an Indonesian jetliner that crashed Monday. Earlier, aviation officials reported that the wreckage had been found, and that 90 bodies were scattered at the crash site. There were even reports of 12 survivors, although officials later disputed that.

Posted in Accidents @ 03 January 2007 02:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


General: 'Indonesian airliner still missing' [Update] 02 January 2007 21:05 WIB - Earlier message on this page concerning incorrect information about the fact that the plane had been found has been replaced with a message that the plane has not been found until now. Earlier messages proved to be wrong.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 January 2007 12:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 14 reactions


[Update] 12 survive Adam Air jet crash; 90 dead [Update] 02 January 2007 20:37 WIB - Senior Indonesian officials said on Tuesday reports that an airliner with 102 people on board had been found on Sulawesi island were wrong, and the plane was still missing. Officials had earlier said that wreckage of the Adam Air plane had been found after it had crashed into the mountains in heavy rain. There were reports 12 people had survived the crash.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 January 2007 04:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 11 reactions


Hundreds found alive after ferry sinks off Java Bloated bodies washed up along Indonesia's coastline days after a ferry sank in stormy weather leaving 400 people missing, but rescue teams refused to give up hope with survivors still being found in life-rafts, some desperately waving their arms. Transport Minister Hatta Radjasa said Monday nearly 200 had been found alive and vowed to keep up search and rescue efforts for at least a week, as an air force plane dropped food and water to some survivors stranded in the Java Sea.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 January 2007 02:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Adam Air flight KI-574 passenger and crew list Adam Air has released a list of names of people on board of the still missing flight KI-574 operated by Adam Air. Four members of the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) and a newly-wed couple were among passengers of missing Adam Air plane plying Jakarta-Surabaya-Manado route on Monday, reports said. Two of the four military personnel were middle-ranking officers who were tasked in Manado naval base, Eastern Fleet command`s spokesman Lt. Col. Tony Syaiful said.

Posted in General @ 02 January 2007 02:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Search continues for Indonesia ferry survivors Indonesian navy ships on Monday renewed efforts to reach survivors of a ferry disaster who spent a third night on the open sea as continuing rough weather hindered the search for hundreds still missing. "Navy ships are still searching now. We're still trying the best we can," Central Java navy commander Colonel Yan Simamora told AFP.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 January 2007 11:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More saved, hundreds missing after Indonesia ferry sinks More survivors from an Indonesian ferry sinking were brought ashore early on Monday, but hundreds were still missing and victims' bodies were scattered along beaches stretching for many miles of Java's coastline. By late Sunday Indonesian rescuers had found nearly 180 survivors from the ferry that went down in stormy seas around midnight on Friday with close to 700 people on board.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 January 2007 09:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


All rescued after ferry sinks near Bali Indonesian search and rescue teams have found all 11 passengers and crew from a ferry which sank off the resort island of Bali, reports said Monday. Nine were rescued by a passing cargo ship on Monday after they were found floating in their lifejackets in the Java sea, AFP reported citing ElShinta radio. Two others had managed to make it to Pantai Bukti beach on the northeast of Bali on Sunday.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 January 2007 09:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


30 victims of Senopati Nusantara Ferry recovered Rescue teams recovered some 28 survivors and two bodies in Mandalika waters, Jepara, Central Java, on Sunday night, sources said. Sources at the Search and Rescue Team said here that eight survivors were evacuated by a Navy warship to Rembang`s port on Sunday afternoon, nine were recovered by Caraka Jaya vessel and evacuated to Surabaya, East Java.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 January 2007 02:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Nine missing after ferry disappears near Bali A ferry with 11 passengers on board went missing on Sunday off the Indonesian resort island of Bali, a report said. Two people on board the "Sinar Baru", that was en route to Lombok from Surabaya, had managed to make it to Pantai Bukti beach, 110 kilometres (69 miles) northeast of Bali's capital Denpasar, AFP reported citing the official Antara news agency.

Posted in Accidents @ 31 December 2006 09:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia fined $30,000 for failing to play in Israel Indonesia has to pay a fine of more than US$30,000 to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for unilaterally cancelling its participation in the Israel Fed Cup, in Tel Aviv, last July. The Indonesian Tennis Association (Pelti) had received an e-mailed message from the Executive Director of Fed Cup and Women`s Tennis, Juan Margets, saying that the Fed Cup Committee in its meeting last September 15 decided to fine Indonesia, Pelti Deputy Secretary General Ferry Raturandang said here on Wednesday.

Posted in Sports @ 16 November 2006 07:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ferry sinks off Borneo, 10 dead Ten people, including eight children, have died and one passenger is missing after a ferry sank two days ago off the Indonesian side of Borneo island, an official said on Monday. Eddy Royani, head of the Sukamara port in Central Kalimantan province, said the Karya Mandiri was carrying 60 people. The vessel sank about 65 km from the port of Sukamara, which lies 580 km northeast of Jakarta.

Posted in Accidents @ 14 November 2006 02:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Anarchy reigns in West Lombok Back to Lombok after almost two years - my last visit to this beautiful and quiet island east of the messy Bali dates back to January 2005 - I noticed that certain things had changed, and too bad not only for the good of the island. It has nothing to do with increased tourist numbers to the island or the fact that big positive points are to be awarded.

Posted in Culture @ 05 November 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 5 reactions


Indonesia turns to greener motorised rickshaws For years, their acrid fumes have been as much a part of the Indonesian capital as the distinctive smell of the country's clove cigarettes. Now the Jakarta city government hopes the old smoke-belching motorised rickshaws or bajajs, which Indonesians pronounce as "budge eye", may finally be able to rattle off into the sunset.

Posted in General @ 25 September 2006 08:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia asks Malaysia for explanation of fatal shooting Indonesia is seeking clarification from the Malaysian government about a report that five Indonesian citizens were killed in a shooting incident involving police in the country's Pahang state during the weekend. "We asked our officials in Kuala Lumpur to seek an official explanation from the Malaysian government about what really happened that day as soon as we heard the news," Foreign Ministry director for Indonesian citizens protection Ferry Adamhar told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

Posted in General @ 19 September 2006 09:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to allow protests against IMF, World Bank Indonesian police will allow activists opposed to the policies of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to meet in Batam, 40 minutes by ferry from Singapore where the lenders are holding their annual meetings. Activists were previously denied permission to hold the meeting on the island because it could hurt the political, security and investment environment in Indonesia, Anggaria Lopies, a spokesman from the Riau provincial police, said in a telephone interview today.

Posted in Protests @ 11 September 2006 14:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono: Economy to expand 6% amidst reforms Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he’s targeting 6% growth in the economy this year as he pledges more reforms to draw investors into projects from biofuel to infrastructure and housing.

Posted in Economy @ 07 August 2006 15:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to enact Aceh governance law Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) will endorse a governance bill for Aceh province on July 11, with the main focus of establishing a direct gubernatorial election, a local media reported on Saturday. Chairman of the DPR's special committee on the bill Ferry Mursyidan Baldan said that a team was honing the wording of the 261-article bill before it was delivered to a plenary session for endorsement.

Posted in Politics @ 01 July 2006 09:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll in Sumatra ferry sinking reaches 16 Sixteen people have been confirmed dead and around 20 are still missing from a ferry that sank last week off Sumatra island's west coast, a naval officer said on Tuesday. Lieutenant-Colonel Jaka Santoso, chief of the Sibolga naval base on the island, told Reuters by telephone it was likely that the remaining people who haven't been found were dead. He said the bodies recovered recently "have been bloated and they are hard to identify".

Posted in Accidents @ 27 June 2006 07:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


40 still missing in Sumatra ferry accident Nearly 40 passengers were still missing after a ferry sunk in rough waters off the coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island, officials said Friday. Most of the over 130 passengers and crew on board the Surya Makmur Indah ferry when it sunk off the coast of North Sumatra Thursday were rescued, but dozens of others were still missing.

Posted in Accidents @ 24 June 2006 10:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Boat with 120 people sinks off Sumatra A ferry with 120 people on board has sunk off Sumatra island due to bad weather, a senior rescue official said on Thursday, but there was no information on the status of the passengers. Dianta Bangun, head of the search and rescue office in North Sumatra province, told Reuters rescuers were still trying to locate the boat which he said had 108 passengers and 12 crewmen.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 June 2006 11:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


41 passengers survive from sunken ferry in Nusa Tenggara Indonesian rescuers on Tuesday found 41 survivors from a ferry that sunk off East Nusa Tenggara province earlier on Monday but the fate of other passengers remained unknown. The survivors, including six ferry crews, were stranded on Ndao island, about 2,000 km east of Jakarta.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 April 2006 07:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Barnabas Suebu named Papua governor Barnabas Suebu was officially named the winner of Papua's direct gubernatorial election following a 10-hour plenary session of the provincial General Elections Commission (KPUD) on Monday. In the March 10 election, former governor Barnabas and his running mate, Golkar Party legislator Alexander Hessegem, garnered 354,763 of the over 1.1 million valid votes. Over 17,000 votes were declared invalid and thrown out.

Posted in Politics @ 04 April 2006 11:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


S'pore, RI negotiating Bintan management Singapore is negotiating with Indonesia to seek concessions to partly manage Bintan Island in Riau Islands province by turning it into free trade zone (FTZ), which could accommodate more foreign manufacturing companies. The first round of negotiation, which looks likely to trigger controversy among local politicians, began on Batam island Saturday, with Vice President Jusuf Kalla and Singapore's Foreign Affair Minister George Yong-Boon Yeo at the forefront of the talks.

Posted in Economy @ 19 March 2006 07:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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