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Jakarta begins towing illegally parked vehicles The Jakarta provincial administration on Monday has initiated to tow and impose fines for illegally parked vehicles on the citys streets.

Posted in General @ 08 September 2014 21:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Surabaya receives award for maintaining culture preserves The Education and Culture Ministry of Indonesia has awarded a medal to the Surabaya city government for its efforts in caring for culture preserves.

Posted in History @ 06 September 2014 21:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Global Fund to hold meeting in Jakarta The Global Fund plans to hold its 31st meeting in Jakarta, on March 6-7, to further discuss its strategies and funding commitment towards fighting AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in the world.

Posted in Health @ 28 February 2014 22:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jockey 3-in-1 as sex-service in Jakarta For those who have been in Jakarta, they will most likely remember the never ending traffic jams and possibly also the zones that need some carpooling for private cars during busy hours. Knowing Indonesia, there is a solution for this, they care called jockey.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 25 December 2013 07:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Djoko Susilo receives much higher sentence in High Court The Jakarta High Court has handed down a heftier sentence to corruption convict Insp. Gen. Djoko Susilo, ordering him to serve 18 years in prison and refund the state Rp 32 billion ($2624,000) for his involvement in the graft-ridden procurement of driving simulators.

Posted in Corruption @ 19 December 2013 06:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Banten governor Ratu Atut charged with graft Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chief Abraham Samad has announced that Banten Governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah has been named a suspect in a graft case connected to allegations of bribery in the Lebak regent election dispute.

Posted in Corruption @ 17 December 2013 10:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police to impose steep fines for driving in busway lanes The Jakarta administration has agreed to raise fines to Rp 1 million ($90) for driving in designated bus lanes, police said on Tuesday. “If it’s not effective this month, it will be effective in November,” said Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Cmr. Rikwanto. Motorcycle violators will face a fine of Rp 500,000.

Posted in General @ 31 October 2013 04:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia suffers sixty floodings in a decade Indonesia has suffered sixty times of floodings as shown by data collected over a last decade and is thus recorded as one of the most commonly affected areas in South East Asia, an academician has said.

Posted in Flooding @ 11 May 2013 20:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


20 years in jail for bringing 6.9 kg of shabu Noerdin Muhammad Amin (41) alias Tudin, from Aceh, had been sentenced to 20 years in jail by the Medan district court on Thursday because he was found guilty of bringing 6.9 kg of methyl amphytamine locally called shabu-shabu kept in a cake wrapper.

Posted in Drugs @ 31 May 2012 21:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali to declare large parts of  public spaces 'no-smoking' Bali is preparing to lead a nation-wide movement to establish no-smoking areas in most public places. A provincial law will come into effect on June 1, 2012, that will make enclosed building spaces off grounds to smoking, including hotels and nightspots. The law also strictly regulates advertising of tobacco products.

Posted in Health @ 05 April 2012 03:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two men arrested for killing dozens of orangutans Indonesian police arrested two men on Monday for allegedly killing dozens of monkeys and orangutans in the province of East Kalimantan, the Jakarta Post reported on Tuesday.

Posted in Environment @ 22 November 2011 23:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian woman arrested for smuggling methamphetamine The Customs and Excise officials at Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport have arrested an Indonesian woman carrying 3.755 kilograms of methamphetamine. Theresa Avilla Tanti Siwi (39) arrived in Bali on board Qatar Airways Flight 638 on Monday, October 10 on a trip that started in Nairobi, Kenya.

Posted in Drugs @ 21 October 2011 06:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


'Only' 3,5 years jail for Ariel Peterpan Popular Indonesian singer Nazriel Ilham, better known as Ariel Peterpan has been sentenced to 3.5 years behind bars and Rp 250 million in fines for charges pressed against his pornographic video. The verdict is lighter than the demand of the prosecutors, which was at least 5 years.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 31 January 2011 08:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia fines Singapore's Temasek in anti-monopoly violation Indonesia on Tuesday fined Singapore's investment powerhouse Temasek Holdings Pte and its nine affiliates Rp 15 billion ($1.7 million) each for violating anti-monopoly laws, local media reported.

Posted in Economy @ 19 January 2011 07:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two men on trial for ATM card scheme Two men on trial in Bali accused of stealing funds from Automated Teller Machines (ATM) in various locations across Bali saw State prosecutors demanding prisons terms of 13 years and fines of Rp. 100 million (83.000 euro) for each of the men.

Posted in Crime @ 28 September 2010 03:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Turtle seller arrested by Bali police A total of 71 green turtles (chelonia mydas) - some weighing more than 200 kilograms and thought to be more than 70-years-old, were saved from the chopping block by Bali police in a raid conducted on Wednesday, May 19, 2010.

Posted in Environment @ 23 May 2010 09:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Parking fees to be checked after complaints The provincial government of Jakarta has announced to get into action against parking companies that apply fees that are higher than the maximum fees allowed in the province. Fauzi Bowo, governor of the capital city, has said that raising fees for parking is not allowed and can only be done by governor's decree.

Posted in General @ 07 February 2010 03:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaysian woman arrested with crystal meth and pills New Years Eve brought a nice little surprise from Malaysia for the customs at the international airport of Ngurah Rai on Bali. The 26-year-old Malaysian Phoon Yue Chin was arrested there because she had illegal narcotics with her when she arrived on the paradise island. She came alone and did not bring any luggage outside her hand bag, which was checked by customs straight away.

Posted in Drugs @ 03 January 2010 04:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Smokers stand trial in Surabaya The district court in Surabaya has tried residents disobeying the smoking bylaw for the first time since it became in effect last year. Smoking in public areas has since been forbidden. One of the smokers that was convicted was disappointed about his trial, while he only had to pay 40,000 Rupiah (2.85 euro) in fines, where the maximum penalty has been set at 50 million Rupiah (3,571 euro).

Posted in Crime @ 21 November 2009 01:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


1,100 illegal buildings flattened in Jakarta The number of buildings in Jakarta that is demolished because they are not built according to regulations now stands at 1,100. The head of the Building Supervision Office (P2B) in Jakarta, Hari Sasongko Kushadi, told that last year only some 700 buildings have been demolished. Most of the 1,100 buildings lack a proper building permit (IMB) while others were built in green zones or over drainage systems.

Posted in Crime @ 26 October 2009 07:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali restaurants make Miele's top 10 Asian list Bali's Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique and KuDeTa have been voted among the Top 10 Restaurant in Asia in the 2009 edition of the Miele Guide. At an award ceremony held in Singapore on September 30, 2009, Mozaic Restaurant was ranked #6 and KuDeTa #9 among the 10 dining venues considered the very best in Asia by Miele.

Posted in General @ 15 October 2009 12:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


90 illegal street racers fined in Jakarta The traffic police in the Greater Jakarta area has fined some 90 illegal street racers at several places in Jakarta early this morning. The police held raids on several locations where street races normally occur. Owners of 18 driver licenses and 72 STNK (vehicle registration cards) were handed out fines.

Posted in General @ 30 August 2009 04:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Destroying imported food part of strict import policy The Bali branch of the Agency for the Supervision of Food and Drugs (BPOM) has conducted on-site destruction of imported food items at several locations around Bali. On Friday, July 10, 2009, a total of 277 different products were crushed and burned in the parking lot of the Bali Deli. The items, not included on the BPOM's list of approved imports included products from Portugal, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, South Korea, U.S.A. and China.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 16 July 2009 02:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


93 illegal bali tour guides brought to court 93 unlicensed travel guides were recently brought to trial after being caught operating at various tourism sites around Tabanan, such as Alas Kedaton, Tanah Lot and Ulun Danu. According to BeritaBali.com, the trials were held at Tabanan's District Court on Tuesday, June 30, 2009. The unlicensed guides, many hailing from outside Bali, were punished by the court with fines of Rp. 150,000 (10.50 euro) for violating the provincial law on tourism guiding.

Posted in Tourism @ 06 July 2009 03:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Drug bust nets two Swedish men at Kuta hotel Two Swedish tourists, Kjell Avald Holst (25) and Karl John Bronell (26), have had an abrupt change of accommodation during their Bali holiday following their arrest by Bali police at a popular Kuta hotel and their removal to holding cells at police headquarters.

Posted in Drugs @ 02 May 2009 14:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 13 reactions


Illegal alcohol and counterfeit custom stamps seized Bali's Custom and Excise Officers have conducted a raid on a warehouse in Bali confiscating thousands of bottles of imported wine and alcohol. The raid, conducted in April 16, 2009, uncovered nearly 550 cases of alcohol containing over 5,600 bottles. Also discovered by customs officials were a quantity of counterfeit custom stickers.

Posted in Crime @ 29 April 2009 13:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian cleric arrested over underage marriage Police arrested a Muslim cleric in Indonesia's Central Java province for marrying a 12-year-old girl in violation of the country's child-protection law, an officer said Wednesday. Pujiono Cahyo Widianto, 43, revealed in August that he had taken the girl as a second wife in a traditional Islamic wedding ceremony, sparking criticism from child-protection groups.

Posted in Religion @ 18 March 2009 09:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Cargo officials suspected of smuggling sea shells 16 boxes about to be boarded on a departing Qantas flight were intercepted by local authorities who found thousands of rare shells hidden among local handicrafts and textiles. Authorities estimate the value of the protected sea shells to be in the hundreds of millions of Rupiahs.

Posted in Environment @ 05 October 2008 07:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


117 minibuses seized by Bandung police As much as 117 minibuses used for travel services, but with a normal black license plate, have been seized by the Traffic Police of the city of Bandung. "Some of the 'travel' are said to violate the regulations. They should have yellow license plates because black ones may only be used for rental services. The owners are several travel agents which should not use these plates," said Herukoco, the head of the Traffic Police in Bandung earlier today.

Posted in General @ 18 July 2008 09:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Queueing up to pay your electricity bill It is nothing more than a monthly returning event if you look at it; paying your electricity bill. Somewhere in the last two days of the month an employee from the Indonesian state-run electricity company PLN (Perusahan Listrik Negara) comes to write down the current meter reading on the card and also enters these numbers in his handheld computer. After that he walks through the garden to the neighbors to continue his way.

Posted in Culture @ 12 March 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


People in Jakarta banned from giving money to beggars People who donate money to beggars, street musicians or food vendors in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, will face jail time or hefty fines under new legislation passed Monday, according to an official. The city council says they aim to clean up Jakarta. Residents who buy food or goods from hawkers operating outside the designated locations, give money to beggars, newspaper sellers or solicit for sex on the street could spend 60 days in jail or be fined up to 1,800 euro tells Arie Budhiman, a spokesman for the city.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 11 September 2007 00:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 6 reactions


Leftist Dita Sari 2009 presidential candidate Dita Sari, a leader of Indonesia's People's Democratic Party (PRD), has vowed to run as a candidate for the leftist Papernas alliance in Indonesia's next presidential polls despite threats by radical Islamists. "We will not be intimidated," said Dita in an interview with Adnkronos International (AKI). Papernas has been labelled "communist" - an ideology and party prohibited in Indonesia - and last week its supporters were attacked by members of the Front Pembela Islam (FPI). "I will do everything to take part in the presidential elections," Dita said.

Posted in Politics @ 04 April 2007 15:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


World famous temple complex damaged in quake Indonesia’s world-renowned Prambanan temple complex, built in the 9th century, was badly damaged by the earthquake that killed thousands of people in central Indonesia, with scores of stone blocks and intricate carvings broken. Debris from broken walls and carvings at the temple, the largest Hindu compound in Indonesia, was today scattered over the ground, with some pieces as big as a child.

Posted in Earthquake @ 28 May 2006 13:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia braces for big May Day rallies Security forces were on top alert throughout Indonesia on Monday ahead of May Day rallies that could see tens of thousands take to the streets in Jakarta alone, police said. The demonstrations are taking place against a backdrop of government plans to revise a 2003 labour law, a move that has prompted a rising tide of worker opposition.

Posted in Protests @ 01 May 2006 07:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


4 accused of plotting to ship weapons to Indonesia Four Asian businessmen plotted to buy hundreds of handguns, machine guns, Sidewinder missiles and aviation radar equipment for export to Indonesia, creating a threat to national security, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The four men - who have been charged in Detroit and Honolulu - were arrested Sunday after meeting in Hawaii with people they thought were representatives of a Detroit-area company, which authorities say the men believed would supply the military hardware. It was to be shipped to Indonesia through Singapore.

Posted in General @ 12 April 2006 07:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Big factions want porn bill changed The two largest factions in the House of Representatives are expected to push for major changes to the pornography bill currently being deliberated, as the controversy over the issue continues to grow. The Golkar Party and the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) occupy 128 and 109 seats respectively in the 550-seat House.

Posted in Politics @ 11 March 2006 14:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Governor of Aceh convicted of graft An Indonesian court on Monday jailed the governor of tsunami-hit Aceh province for 10 years on corruption charges in a case seen as a test of the country's commitment to fight endemic graft. The trial of Abdullah Puteh was the first heard in a new court set up to deal with high-profile corruption cases. The jail term, levied over the purchase of a Russian-made helicopter, was two years more than that sought by prosecutors.

Posted in Politics @ 11 April 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta bans smoking under new pollution laws Indonesia's capital will ban smoking in workplaces, including restaurants, buses and bars to improve the city's air quality, reports said Saturday. The Jakarta city council approved the smoking ban on Friday as part of a law to combat pollution, The Jakarta Post and other media said. City hall will start a pilot no-smoking program before the law takes effect, sometime in the next year, according to the reports.

Posted in Health @ 05 February 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia debates kissing ban Indonesia’s government is considering a law banning unmarried couples from kissing in public – and harshly penalising those who do, The Jakarta Post reported today. The campaign against kissing is part of a proposal of sweeping reforms to laws adopted by the country’s Dutch colonial rulers in the late 19th century. Drafted by a panel of experts, the revised laws would set environmental protection standards and punish human rights violations and terrorism, the newspaper said.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 05 February 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


In the very early hours of a day in july, 2000, we left home in Pondok Labu for a five-day trip to Yogyakarta. With we I mean Fifi, one of my relations in Indonesia and myself. We would go there to visit Candi Borobudur and Candi Prambanan, and to have pleasant stay outside Jakarta for a few days. That early morning already meant a surprise to me. Jakarta could be quiet like a rural area as well, but you had to go out very early. And that would not be the last surprise.

Posted in Travel @ 12 October 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Media Bill will put spy in TV and radio stations A Bill that involves placing a government 'spy' in broadcasting agencies here is likely to be passed next month by parliament to regulate the electronic media. The Bill has been deliberated in the House for the past two years to regulate the rapidly growing broadcasting industry but is being opposed widely by operators of television and radio stations.

Posted in Media @ 31 August 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


For the past 40 years Hotel Indonesia in Central Jakarta has been the capital's major landmark, and its fame is often linked to the country's political pride. Built to fill the need for an international standard hotel for the 1962 Asian Games, Hotel Indonesia was the first high-rise hotel in the country. At that time, it had 14 floors and 400 rooms compared to its current 586 rooms.

Posted in History @ 10 August 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Exodus ahead of Malaysian labor deadline Under the new law, illegal workers face fines of up to 2,000 ringgit ($US530), five years imprisonment and six strokes of the cane. Officials say they will begin enforcing the law from Thursday. Many employers want the workers to stay, saying they can't afford higher wages for registered workers. The employers also complain the foreign workers are employed in jobs locals would not do. Human rights groups have voiced concerns that genuine asylum seekers may face persecution if they are forced to return home.

Posted in Human rights @ 01 August 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Facing a meltdown in its transportation system, the Jakarta government now dreams of a high-speed subway, elevated trains and modern buses to efficiently move its 12 million inhabitants. Experts conducting a S$15-million study hope to ease the severe gridlock that often turns a 5-km trip into a half-hour crawl.

Posted in General @ 19 July 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt addresses expatriate taxation concerns The Directorate General of Taxation has insisted that expatriates in Indonesia have to register with local tax offices and file tax returns in line with the a new income tax law that will come into force in January but assured them of a smooth implementation of the ruling. The ruling was reaffirmed by Director General of Taxation Machfud Sidik and other senior tax officers at a meeting with tax consultants and representatives of foreign chambers of commerce here last week.

Posted in General @ 15 October 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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