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Densus 88 arrests suspected terrorist in East Java Police anti-terror squad Densus 88 arrested a suspected terrorist, Toni, in Lamongan district, East Java, on Sunday (December 21).

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 December 2014 22:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Attorney General`s Office arrests fugitive ex-TVRI boss The Attorney Generals Office on Thursday arrested former president director of state-owned television station (TVRI) Sumita Tobing, who has been at large for over a year.

Posted in Crime @ 13 March 2014 19:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to extradite Italian mob fugitive Antonio Vitale Indonesia will extradite Italian fugitive Antonio Messicati Vitale, following a Bali provincial courts recent approval of the extradition request from an Italian prosecutor, Attorney General Offices spokesman Untung Setia Arimuladi said here on Saturday.

Posted in Crime @ 23 November 2013 21:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two former leaders of legislative assembly law fugitives Two former leaders of the Bojonegoro legislative assembly have been declared law fugitives after failing to honor summon for execution of the verdict of law court in corruption case.

Posted in Crime @ 14 May 2013 23:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Susno looks relaxed when surrendering Former Police Headquarters` chief detective retired Comr. Gen. Susno Duadji looked relaxed and enjoyed a `nasi bungkus` (packaged rice meal) before he signed the minutes of his imprisonment execution on Thursday night.

Posted in Corruption @ 03 May 2013 17:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Retired three star police general Susno Duadji in jail Former chief of police detective retired Comr. Gen. Susno Duadji has been put in jail for corruption and abuse of power after being in hiding for several days.

Posted in Corruption @ 03 May 2013 13:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to ask help Singapore in capturing convicted corruptor The Indonesian Integrated Team will send a letter to the Singaporean government, seeking cooperation in tracking down corruption convict Djoko Tjandra.

Posted in Corruption @ 21 December 2012 16:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Law fugitive arrested by attorney general intelligence service The Attorney General Intelligence Service arrested a law fugitive, John Lucman, at the Mediterania Apartment in Jakarta on Wednesday night. For the time being Lucman is held at attorney general`s jailhouse in Salemba, Jakarta.

Posted in Crime @ 06 December 2012 11:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President: Independence, firmness key to combating corruption President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Tuesday independent anti-graft institutes and firm law enforcement are the key to combating corruption in the country.

Posted in Corruption @ 27 November 2012 18:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


One more former legislator nabbed as law fugitive in Bekasi A special intelligence team of theAattorney General Office has succeeded in tracking down and arresting another former Bengkulu regional legislator as law fugitive.

Posted in Corruption @ 17 October 2012 11:49 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


Attorney General`s Office team arrests 21 fugitives The Attorney General`s Office (AGO) team has, up until early June 2012, caught 21 fugitives, Attorney General Basrief Arief said here on Monday. He expressed appreciation for the performance of the team that successfully caught the fugitives. "I thank the team for carrying out its task well by catching the fugitives," Basrief said.

Posted in Crime @ 09 July 2012 17:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian bank fugitive to be deported on Wednesday The Indonesia bank fugitive involved in the Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support (BLBI) program in the Bank Harapan Sentosa (BHS) case, Sherny Kojongian, has been deported from the United States and is scheduled to arrive in Jakarta on Wednesday (June 13).

Posted in Corruption @ 12 June 2012 14:11 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Trail begins for 2002 Bali bomb suspect Umar Patek The main suspect behind the deadly bombing which hit the Indonesian resort island of Bali in 2002 faced the start of his first trial on Monday, local media reported.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 February 2012 11:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President Yudhoyono calls for the arrest of more fugitives Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday called on National Police to continue pursuing wanted fugitives following the arrest of Muhammad Nazaruddin.

Posted in Crime @ 12 August 2011 05:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Colombia approves extradition of fugitive Nazaruddin The Colombian government has approved the extradition of fugitive bribery suspect Muhammad Nazaruddin who was arrested in Cartagena on Sunday, the Jakarta Globe reported on Thursday.

Posted in Corruption @ 11 August 2011 05:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Owner of passport used by Nazaruddin arrested The North Sumatra Police on Tuesday arrested Muhammad Syarifuddin, the holder of a passport allegedly used by fugitive graft suspect Muhammad Nazaruddin to flee overseas.

Posted in Corruption @ 10 August 2011 06:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 4 reactions


Fugitive ex-treasurer Nazaruddin captured in Colombia Indonesian police on Monday confirmed that fugitive Muhammad Nazaruddin, who is accused of accepting bribes worth almost $3 million, was arrested by Interpol agents in South America.

Posted in Corruption @ 08 August 2011 16:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia launches international search for fugitive ex-treasurer Indonesia's police and immigration departments have launched an international joint mission to seek fugitive Muhammad Nazaruddin, who is accused of accepting bribes worth almost $3 million, officials said Tuesday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 26 July 2011 18:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Nazaruddin's bank accounts frozen by KPK The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) says it has frozen some bank accounts belonging to graft fugitive M. Nazaruddin, because he is a suspect in an alleged bribery case linked to the construction of an athletes' dormitory for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games in Palembang, South Sumatra.

Posted in Corruption @ 13 July 2011 04:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian police kill two terror suspects Indonesian police on Saturday killed two terrorism suspects believed to have been involved in a shooting last month of two police officers, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in Terrorism @ 04 June 2011 18:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Pakistan's Foreign Ministry confirms arrest of Bali bomb suspect Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman on Friday appeared on national television and confirmed that the country's security forces had captured a man wanted in connection with the 2002 Bali bombing.

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 April 2011 16:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police to Pakistan to confirm Bali bomb terrorist arrest The government of Indonesia announced on Wednesday that a police team has been deployed to Pakistan to review the arrest of Indonesian terrorist Umar Patek, who is also wanted in the Southeast Asian country and linked to the Bali bombing.

Posted in Terrorism @ 30 March 2011 15:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Top terrorist Abu Tholut arrested in Kudus Indonesian police say they have arrested their most-wanted fugitive, a man believed to have an important role in terrorist activity. Abu Tholut alias Mustofa is one of Indonesia's top wanted suspects after militant figures Noordin M. Top and Dulmatin died at the hands of police last year.

Posted in Terrorism @ 10 December 2010 08:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Growing 'Christianisation' and religious intolerance in Indonesia Religious tolerance in Indonesia has come under increasing strain in recent years, particularly where hardline Islamists and Christian evangelicals compete for the same ground. Islamists use 'Christianisation' - a term that generally refers both to Christian efforts to convert Muslims and the alleged growing influence of Christianity in Muslim-majority Indonesia - as a justification for mass mobilisation and vigilante attacks.

Posted in Religion @ 25 November 2010 01:24 CET by Jeroen · 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


Indonesia police hunting down four top terror suspects The National Police identified on Friday at least four top terror suspects on the run, who are held responsible for the bank heist in Medan, North Sumatra last month and believed to plan more strikes in the country. National Police chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri said that Abu Tholut alias Mustafa was the brain behind the acts of terrorism in the North Sumatra capital.

Posted in Terrorism @ 25 September 2010 02:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police finds over 80 kilograms of pot in Deli Serdang The Narcotics unit of the Deli Serdang police in North Sumatra, has arrested a drug runner. More than 80 kilograms of marijuana were also seized. The pot most likely originated from the province of Aceh, the northernmost province of Sumatra. The runner, Fitriadi, is a resident of the village of Kotasan in Galang and has been arrested.

Posted in Drugs @ 22 April 2010 02:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Family of Noordin M. Top new targets Baridin Latief and Ata, the father-in-law and brother-in-law of Noordin M. Top, the high-profile terrorist that was killed during a raid on a house in the district of Surakarta last September, have become the next targets in the anti-terrorism drive in Indonesia. The police made public that they are now suspected of hiding a fugitive terrorist.
Posted in Terrorism @ 30 December 2009 03:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Densus 88 holds raid in Ciputat: two dead, four arrested A rented house along Jalan Semanggi II, in the Ciputat area of Tangerang, has been raided by the anti-terrorism unit of the Indonesian police. Over a dozen members of Densus 88 raided the house when a gunfight erupted. After the raid, the police has closed off the area while residents had to keep some distance.

Posted in Terrorism @ 09 October 2009 10:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Abu Jibril: 'Densus 88 is not really polite' Abu Jibril, the father of fugitive terrorism suspect Mohamad Jibril, has said that the arrogance of which anti-terrorism unit Densus 88 executed their task. A 20-man team of Densus 88 searched the house of Abu Jibril last night. According to the father of eight children - yes the one who was pictured on this blog with a gun yesterday - they don't have any politeness in their guts.

Posted in Terrorism @ 26 August 2009 10:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Member of PKS doesn't know his brother is terrorist Anugerah, member of the PKS '(Partai Keadilan Sejahtera', a strict Islamic party which earlier wanted a unitary Islamic state in Southeast Asia) said he didn't know that his little brother is a fugitive. Wanted for terrorist activities in Indonesia, Saefuddin Jaelani, is currently on the run for Indonesian authorities.

Posted in Terrorism @ 24 August 2009 04:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


METRO TV: 'NOORDIN MOHAMMAD TOP DEAD' Indonesian tv-station Metro TV states that the fugitive top-terrorist Noordin Mohammad Top has been killed by anti-terrorism forces while his hide-out in Beji village in the district of Temanggung was besieged. He is said to be shot in the chest.

Posted in Terrorism @ 08 August 2009 05:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


15.000 sheets of paper to catch Noordin Mohammad Top The regional police of Surakarta (Solo) in Central Java, is doing all it can to make the moving space for terrorists in the region as small as possible. Outside the roadside checkups that are organized at various locations in the area, they have also printed some 15.000 posters with pictures of fugitive terrorist Noordin Mohammad Top. They are spread in busy areas in the entire district of Surakarta.

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 July 2009 13:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The hunt for Noordin Mohammad Top Indonesian police is stepping up the hunt for wanted terrorist Noordin Mohammad Top (picture below) after the bombings of the J.W. Marriot and Ritz Carlon hotels in Jakarta last Friday. Recent information shows that Noordin is most likely involved in the bombings of the hotels via the terrorist network of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI). JI is known to have ties with the terror network of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaeda.

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 July 2009 06:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


RNW: 'Jakarta bombings claimed by Jemaah Islamiyah' Dutch press agency Radio Nederland Wereldomroep (RNW) reports that the recent bombings on the J.W. Marriott Hotel and Ritz-Carlton Hotel are claimed by the militant Islamic Jemaah Islamiyah. They are said to have sent an SMS to RNW. Earlier Indonesian authorities already told that they suspected that the group, related to Al-Qaeda, was behind the attacks. The SMS sent to RNW is the first reaction of the terrorist organization.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 July 2009 04:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Leaders of islamic groups condemn terrorist attacks In the last few days it has become clear that the idea to blow up the restaurants of the J.W. Marriott Hotel and Ritz-Carlton Hotel might have originated from the Malaysian terrorist-on-the-run Noordin Mohammad Top, which is related to the Southeast Asian terrorist network of Jemaah Islamiyah. Also some pesantren (islamic boarding school) in Central Java are closely watched for their possible connection to that person.

Posted in Terrorism @ 20 July 2009 11:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


FPI 'general' Machsuni arrested in Cirebon The regional police has finally arrested the 'general' of the FPI (Front Pembela Islam) Mohammad Machsuni Kaloko (40) in the Pondok Griya housing complex in Cirebon, western Java. Machsuni was on a list of 20 people that are fugitive after the June 1 incident at Monas in Jakarta. The police ensured that Machsuni was one of the instigators of the violence between members of the FPI and a peaceful demonstration for religious freedom.

Posted in General @ 13 June 2008 16:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jemaah Islamiyah’s publishing industry The Indonesian government should more closely monitor publishers associated with Indonesia’s most prominent extremist organisation, Jemaah Islamiyah (JI).

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 March 2008 11:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia anti-graft fight gets boost from extradition treaty President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said yesterday that the newly signed treaty with Singapore would most likely become a major help for his government to fight corruption. Under the new extradition treaty, fugitive businessmen who hide in foreign countries with huge amounts of money stolen from the country, can be brought home to face justice. He said this during a visit to Bali.

Posted in Politics @ 29 April 2007 03:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia reopens border with East Timor Indonesia today reopened the border with East Timor because the fugitive rebel who caused the closure is no longer seen as a threat, according an official. "As of today our border is reopened," said Ahmet Bey Sofwan, Indonesia's ambassador to East Timor earlier today. The closure lasted just over one month. Dili earlier asked for the closure to stop renegade Majr Alfredo Reinado and his supporters from escaping to Indonesia.

Posted in General @ 29 March 2007 13:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Border between Indonesia and East Timor closed Indonesia has closed it's border with East Timor temporarily to prevent fugitives from sneaking into Indonesia. This move comes ahead of a tense lead-up to presidential elections, as was said by the military on Monday. Australia, with 800 troops in East Timor, has warned that violence may increase ahead of the April poll. This was said after clashes with it's peace keepers and East Timorese refugees left two civilians dead.

Posted in General @ 27 February 2007 03:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia continues hunting militants in Poso Indonesia decided to continue pursuing fugitive Muslim militants in troubled Poso of Central Sulawesi, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Thursday. "The president said the operation to enforce law and to pursue the wanted militants was continuously conducted," Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security Widodo Adi Sucipto told a press conference after a security meeting led by president Susilo at the State Palace.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 26 January 2007 11:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Schools closed in Poso after clashes Some schools were closed in Indonesia's troubled Poso region on Tuesday a day after 12 people were killed in a clash between police and suspected Islamic militants, but there was no more violence, officials said. One policeman was among those killed in the clashes after a raid on a militant hideout.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 23 January 2007 08:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


10 killed in gunbattle in Poso Nine militants and one policeman were killed in a gunbattle when Indonesian police trying to capture wanted-militants allegedly played leading role in the communal clash years ago in Poso of Central Sulawesi province of Indonesia, provincial police chief Badrodin Haiti said.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 22 January 2007 17:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Militant sentenced for harboring top terrorist leader An Indonesian militant has received a life sentence for harboring a top terrorist, and another man was sentenced to six years in jail for his links with terrorists. An Indonesian court sentenced Subur Sugiarto to life in prison Wednesday for harboring one of Southeast Asia's most wanted fugitives, Noordin Top.

Posted in Terrorism @ 23 November 2006 02:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Broadcast photos of convicted corruptor in anti-graft campaign Indonesian television aired the photo of a fugitive convicted of embezzling millions of dollars of state funds, the first in what will be a weekly slot exposing people convicted of corruption, authorities said Wednesday. Two TV stations plan to screen the images of 14 people convicted of graft or white-collar crime in coming weeks to boost a campaign against corruption, which remains endemic at all levels of the government, said spokesman I Wayan Pasek Suartha of the Attorney General's office.

Posted in Crime @ 18 October 2006 08:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia takes antigraft fight to Interpol meeting Asian police forces should cooperate to strengthen efforts to fight corruption and money laundering, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Tuesday. "We should send a signal loud and clear to the corrupt everywhere that there is no safe haven anywhere for them to hide their stolen money," he said in a speech opening a three-day meeting of Asian police in Jakarta.

Posted in General @ 12 April 2006 07:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Militant linked to southeast Asia terror held An Islamic militant with suspected links to a Southeast Asian terrorist group has been detained in central Indonesia, police said Saturday. Brig. Gen. Bambang Suwedi said an Islamic teacher in the town of Poso in Central Sulawesi province was arrested Thursday morning.

Posted in Terrorism @ 11 February 2006 10:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: 'Militant mastermind hiding in Indonesia' One of Southeast Asia's most wanted militants is hiding in Central Java province, police said on Friday as they declared more suspects in attacks on the holiday island of Bali last October. Deputy national police spokesman Brigadier-General Anton Bahrul Alam said police had arrested 12 suspects for their involvement in last year's October 1 suicide bombings on restaurants in Bali, which killed 20 people.

Posted in Terrorism @ 04 February 2006 10:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 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


Indonesia detains more terrorist suspects In less than 24 hours, Indonesian anti-terrorism police detained two terrorist suspects and close aides to the country's most-wanted militant, Malaysian Noordin Mohammad Top, local media reports said Thursday. After detaining an Indonesian militant on Wednesday afternoon, the anti-terrorist squad on Thursday morning arrested another Muslim radical in Central Java province, the state-run Antara news agency reported.

Posted in Terrorism @ 20 January 2006 07:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest 'henchman' of alleged Malaysian terror chief An alleged key aide to a Malaysian fugitive blamed for a series of bloody bombings in Indonesia has been captured, police said Thursday. Subur Sugiarto was arrested on a bus in Central Java's town of Boyolali en route to Jakarta on Tuesday, said Adj. Sr. Comr. Warih Handono. Subur has not been charged with any crime yet, Warih said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 19 January 2006 15:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: 'Malaysian bombmaker's accomplices detained' Indonesian police says they have arrested four suspected extremists for helping fugitive Malaysian bombmaker Noordin Mohammad Top evade capture. The four were arrested in separate raids in the towns of Semarang and Klaten in Central Java province on Friday, said an officer with Indonesia's elite Detachment 88 anti-terror unit.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 January 2006 13:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia worries about possible Christmas terrorism Indonesia is boosting security ahead of the Christmas and New Year's holiday season with intelligence pointing to possible terror attacks, local media reported this morning. Syamsir Siregar, head of State Intelligence Agency (BIN), said that his agency had learned of possible plans by terrorists to launch attacks at the end of this month, the Jakarta Post reported.

Posted in Terrorism @ 08 December 2005 07:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Police hunt down financial backer of Noordin's network Police are currently looking for an East Java resident believed to be a financial backer of terrorist operations led by Noordin M. Top and the now dead Azahari bin Husin, as part of efforts to halt terror activities in the country and capture Noordin. State news agency Antara quoted an intelligence source as saying that police were trying to locate the whereabouts of 34-year-old Edy Prayitno and were conducting close surveillance on many houses including that of Edy's former wife in Madiun, East Java.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 November 2005 07:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Navy orders hitman arrest dead or alive A marine soldier who was sentenced to death for killing a businessman in 2003 has managed to escape for the second time from the military prison in Cibinong, West Java. Following the prison break, Commander of the Navy's Military Police Commodore Sunarko A.G. issued on Monday an order to capture Suud Rusli, the marine soldier, "dead or alive."

Posted in Crime @ 08 November 2005 09:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: Bali mastermind escapes raid Alleged Bali bombing mastermind Noordin Mohamed Top narrowly escaped capture Friday after he fled a remote village hours before a pre-dawn raid by anti-terror police on his hideout, police said. Noordin and his close aide Azahari bin Husin are two of Southeast Asia's most wanted men and believed to be key members of the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah -- the group suspected in last weekend's suicide bombings on Bali island.

Posted in Terrorism @ 08 October 2005 10:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia calls on religious leaders to help fight terrorism Religious leaders must condemn terrorism in the world's most populous Muslim nation, Indonesia's vice president said Friday, after police warned that a new generation of Islamic militants were behind the latest suicide bombings on Bali island.

Posted in Terrorism @ 08 October 2005 09:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali police holding 'bomb suspect' Two people have been taken in for questioning over suspected involvement in weekend bombings on Bali island that killed up to 22 people, Bali's police chief Made Mangku Pastika told reporters on Tuesday. Authorities have said al-Qaeda-linked militants blamed for earlier blasts are top targets in the manhunt over the three suicide bombings on Saturday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 04 October 2005 07:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 9 reactions


Malaysian bombmakers key Bali suspects Two Malaysians accused of orchestrating the bombings in Bali three years ago are suspected of having a hand in the latest terrorist attack on the Indonesian island. However, Malaysian authorities claimed to have eradicated terrorist cells in the country. Indonesian authorities believe terror group Jemaah Islamiah (JI) is behind the suicide blasts that ripped through the popular tourist destination Saturday night, killing 26 people including three Australians.

Posted in Terrorism @ 02 October 2005 13:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 9 reactions


Suicide bombers carried out Bali attacks Suicide bombers have once again targeted the Indonesian tropical resort of Bali with coordinated attacks on Saturday that devastated three restaurants packed with foreigners, killing at least 25 people.

Posted in Terrorism @ 02 October 2005 09:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 9 reactions


Police say foil plan to bomb their HQ Indonesian police said on Monday they had arrested 17 militants planning to bomb the national police headquarters in Jakarta and linked some of them to last year's blast outside the Australian embassy. Eleven of the men were arrested last week near the city of Solo in Central Java province and the rest in Jakarta, national police spokesman Aryanto Boedihardjo told a news conference broadcast on local radio station El Shinta.

Posted in Terrorism @ 04 July 2005 07:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia suspects JI over deadly blasts Twin bomb blasts that killed 22 people in a Christian town in eastern Indonesia bore the hallmarks of a regional militant group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), the vice president and a senior police official said.

Posted in Violence @ 30 May 2005 07:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Indonesia jails three for Jakarta hotel bombing Indonesia sentenced three men to jail on Tuesday for involvement in the 2003 bombing of a luxury Jakarta hotel, wrapping up the prosecution of suspects detained following the blast that killed 12 people. However, the two Malaysian men accused of masterminding the blast outside the JW Marriott Hotel -- Noordin M. Top and Azahari bin Husin -- remain fugitives, despite a nationwide manhunt.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 May 2005 20:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Voting underway in Indonesia Voting is underway in Indonesia's first direct election of a president. Up to 150 million registered voters could cast votes in more than 560,000 polling stations in 32 provinces in the 210 million person country. Security is tight with more than 200,000 extra police on duty to guard against a follow up attack to the 9 September blast at the Australian embassy thought to have been masterminded by fugitive Jemaah Islamiah bomber Azahari.

Posted in Elections @ 20 September 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt: Not enough evidence to outlaw JI The government says there is still not enough evidence that Jemaah Islamiah is a terrorist organisation to pass a law banning its existence. Despite last week's bombing of the Australian embassy - the third major bombing in two years for which JI has been blamed - Indonesia's acting Security Minister, Hari Sabarno, said the Government still had no plans to outlaw the organisation.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 September 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia re-enacts Jakarta embassy bombing Indonesian police re-enacted Sunday parts of the bombing that killed nine people in front of the Australian embassy, an act that triggered outrage from ordinary Indonesians visiting the site. The Australian flag was fluttering at full-mast at the embassy, where a temporary wooden wall has been erected in front of the metal security fence blasted apart by Thursday's attack.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 September 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Constitutional court overturns anti-terror law Indonesia's constitutional court has overturned the country's tough anti-terror law. Friday's decision casts doubt on recent convictions, in particular those involving the deadly bomb attack on the island of Bali in 2002. In a five to four majority decision, the judges ruled that Indonesia's anti-terror law is unconstitutional. The decision could affect the convictions of more than 30 alleged terrorists, including the men convicted of killing more than 200 people in the Bali nightclub bombing of 2002.

Posted in Terrorism @ 23 July 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Explosions rock Bandung gambling dens, damage cars Two homemade bombs exploded simultaneously at two gambling centers in Bandung, West Java, on Wednesday, damaging several cars. No injuries were reported. Police were quick to say that the blasts that occurred at around 10:30 a.m. were not linked to any terrorist group. But the motive behind the incidents remains unclear. The first bomb exploded at a gambling and prostitution house near the former Braga Hotel in the crowded Jl. Braga area, while the second explosion took place 100 meters away in the third floor of Hotel Eterna.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 July 2004 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police question terror suspects over Bali bombings Police in Indonesia say one of seven terrorism suspects arrested last week is suspected of hiding a fugitive Malaysian explosives expert linked with the Bali bombings. Police on the resort island say investigators have begun questioning five of the suspects about their possible involvement in the October 2002 nightclub attacks that killed 202 people.

Posted in Terrorism @ 10 July 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt beefs up security for polls Security was tightened across Indonesia yesterday, with nearly 170,000 police on alert amid fears terrorists could launch attacks during the July 5 presidential election, police said. About 1,000 police in riot gear assembled at the national police headquarters in Jakarta yesterday before they were deployed throughout the city, said deputy police chief for operations, Lieutenant General Adang Dorojatun.

Posted in Elections @ 30 May 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt mulls death penalty for illegal loggers Illegal loggers and corrupt officials who help them plunder vast tracts of virgin tropical forests may face the death penalty under a presidential decree to be issued next month, a senior an official said Monday. "These illegal loggers are environmental terrorists. They steal millions of dollars worth of revenue and destroy the environment," said Fachrir Fathoni, a senior official at the nature conservation directorate at the Forestry Ministry. "We are seriously considering the death penalty. We want to get the big players," he said.

Posted in General @ 16 March 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Inmates escape from Bandung jail Three inmates escaped from a jail in the West Java capital of Bandung today in the second jailbreak in Indonesia in two days. State news agency Antara said the three prisoners at Sukamiskin penitentiary broke out of Cell No.60 and climbed over a wall to freedom. The fugitives were identified as Ida Bagus Bima Purwoko alias Agus (36), Fauzi alias Ghani (32), and Romly Angkasa (26). The report did not state what they had been serving time for.

Posted in General @ 22 December 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Just when investors might have been thinking it was safe to look at Indonesia a little less skeptically, the biggest banking scandal to hit the country since the central bank liquidity scandal, this one involving Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) and allegedly fraudulent letters of credit, has shattered confidence yet again. With BNI marked for semi-privatization next year, the scandal could hardly have come at a worse time. It highlights concerns raised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over corporate governance in Indonesia and the central Bank Indonesia's failure to detect the scam until a year after it allegedly began.

Posted in General @ 03 December 2003 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Public places beef up security after warnings As a bomb expert who once lectured in Yogyakarta remains at large, efforts to beef up security continues at possible targets for terror bombs. Among them are the Kem Chicks market in Kemang, South Jakarta, which is a favorite shopping spot for expatriate Jakartans and their families. "We had tightened security even before the media released the news on possible targets, as most of our guests are foreigners," said the store manager on duty on Friday, who requested anonymity. The source said additional security personnel have been deployed to safeguard the store once the police revealed it as a possible target.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 November 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Terrorists plan attacks in Indonesia Two of Asia's most wanted terrorists are armed with explosives and planning fresh attacks on Western hotels and banks -- possibly disguising themselves as beggars and receiving shelter from fellow radicals, officials said. Malaysians Azahari bin Husin and Noordin Mohammed Top -- both alleged leaders of the al-Qaeda-linked Southeast Asian terror network Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) and believed to have been key players in last year's Bali bombings that killed 202 people -- are the target of a massive manhunt following their narrow escape from a police dragnet in the West Javanese city of Bandung on Oct. 31.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 November 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police foil a second bombing A second terrorist attack by the Bali bombers has been prevented by Australian and Indonesian police. Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty said a Jemaah Islamiyah plot to bomb a target in Indonesia late last year was uncovered by police from both countries during interviews with Bali bomb suspects Imam Samudra and Ali Imron.

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 February 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali bomb maker behind earlier attacks A fugitive wanted in connection with the Bali nightclub bombings built some of the bombs used in attacks on churches in Indonesia in 2000, police said Monday. The suspect, identified as Dulmatin, is the latest alleged link between the Bali bombers and earlier attacks in the archipelago. Last month, police said the alleged mastermind of the Bali attack, Imam Samudra, ordered the 2000 church attacks which killed 19 people.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 January 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tommy denies he was a fugitive The son of Indonesia's ex-dictator Suharto startled a packed courtroom Wednesday when he jumped up and asserted that he was never a fugitive from justice as prosecutors charge. Hutomo Mandala Putra, known as Tommy, is accused of masterminding the assassination of Judge Syafiuddin Kartasasmita, who sentenced him to 18 months in prison for a multimillion-dollar real estate scam in September 2000. Tommy also faces charges involving weapons and his flight after the graft conviction.

Posted in General @ 05 June 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


In August last year, U.S. intelligence agents learned that Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda terrorist network had obtained a highly detailed, hand-drawn map of the U.S. diplomatic compound here.

Posted in Religion @ 11 January 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tommy once offered Justice Syafiuddin billions of rupiah An investigation into the July 26, 2001 murder of Justice Syafiuddin Kartasasmita has revealed that fugitive Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra had once offered the judge billions of rupiah in return for ruling in favor of the convict in a 1996corruption case. Second widow of Syafiuddin, Iwa Setiawati Kartasasmita, admitted on Saturday that Tommy, the youngest son of former president Soeharto, had offered the money through his lawyers.

Posted in Crime @ 11 August 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Suharto family: ready to surrender Tommy Indonesian police say the family of former President Suharto have offered to hand over his fugitive millionaire son, Tommy, to serve his jail sentence for corruption. Jakarta police chief Inspector-General Sofjan Jacoeb said he had received word from the former president's daughter, Tutut, saying her younger brother, would be surrendered "in a short period of time."

Posted in Crime @ 10 August 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tommy a suspect in murder of judge City police chief Ins. Gen. Sofjan Yacob declared on Monday night that former president Soeharto's fugitive son, Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, was the main suspect in the murder of Supreme Court Justice M. Syafiuddin Kartasasmita. Sofjan said in a snap media conference that mounting evidence had pointed to Tommy as the mastermind of the killing and that he was aided by the Free Aceh Movement (GAM).

Posted in Crime @ 07 August 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Amid the battling for pro and con Wahid positions in Parliament and on the streets, a local monthly Indonesian magazine for Moslem scholars and intellectuals has come up with a detailed list of the `sins` of the President. According to the magazine, Sabili , which also has a cyber site, the President has committed the following errors :

Posted in Politics @ 07 February 2001 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The deadly Christmas and New Year bombings in Indonesia and Manila, which killed 40 people and left hundreds injured, have Indonesians and Filipinos puzzled. Is radical Islam, they wonder, entering a dangerous new phase in Southeast Asia? Or is Islamic militancy, as police investigators and analysts now seem convinced, merely a convenient cover for politically powerful rivals bent on using terror campaigns in their struggle for supremacy?

Posted in Politics @ 25 January 2001 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bombs at TMII provided by fugitive Tommy: Police Police said on Saturday a woman arrested at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) on Friday in the possession of three bombs admitted she received the bombs from Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, the fugitive son of former president Soeharto. They also said they had uncovered a number of clues that pointed to Tommy's possible involvement in the Christmas Eve bombings.

Posted in Crime @ 20 January 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police to break into more sections of Tommys residence In yet another desperate attempt to locate the fugitive Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, police announced plans on Thursday to drill and break into at least three other spots in his house. Despite having found nobody in the air-conditioned and well-furnished underground bunker in Tommy's house, police refused to eliminate the possibility that the fugitive, a billionaire businessman, could be hiding somewhere in or around Jl. Cendana in the leafy Menteng area of Central Jakarta, where Soeharto and his children live.

Posted in Crime @ 19 January 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police enter secret bunker, but fail to find Tommy After two days of continuous drilling, police officers on Tuesday eventually broke into an air-conditioned underground bunker below the Central Jakarta home of the fugitive Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra. Secretary to the city police detectives chief, Adj. Snr. Comr. Abdullah, said police spent all of Tuesday afternoon making an inventory of what was found in the four meter by four meter room.

Posted in Crime @ 16 January 2001 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bunker search leads police to drill into Tommy's home Using drills and jack hammers until late on Monday night, the police were still trying to open an alleged underground bunker below the residence of fugitive Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, despite President Abdurrahman Wahid's claim that Tommy was hiding in a former general's house. "We need special equipment to continue drilling into the floor of Tommy's fitness center. We have gone a little beyond 20 centimeters, and we'll keep on going until we reach it," Comr. Rycko Amelza Daniel of the City Police Detectives unit told The Jakarta Post on Monday night.

Posted in Crime @ 16 January 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police search for Tommy focuses on Jakarta, Surabaya The National Police's two-month search for fugitive Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra is now being focused on Jakarta and the East Java capital of Surabaya. "I repeat, the National Police has never arrested Tommy to date. Our sources indicate that Tommy is either in Surabaya or Jakarta," National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Saleh Saaf told reporters on Tuesday.

Posted in General @ 03 January 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The fugitive Tommy to be arrested by year end Indonesian prosecutors and police believed that they would arrest the fugitive Tommy Suharto, the youngest son of former President Suharto before the end of this year on expectation Tommy will meet his father during Eil-al-Fitr Muslim Festival celebration. The Indonesian Attorney General Office (AGO) has also asked the Immigration Office to revoke Tommy's pasport to ease the way for police to catch him.

Posted in Politics @ 22 December 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police look for Tommy's accomplice Police are looking for a man who aided Hutomo "Tommy" MandalaPutra to escape on Nov. 3, a few hours before authorities declared him a fugitive, Jakarta Police Criminal Investigation chief Sr. Supt. Harry Montolalu said on Monday. "We have received information that Tommy was not alone when he ran away,"Harry said from Jakarta Police Headquarters.

Posted in Politics @ 28 November 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cendana family lied about Tommy, say police Family members of former president Soeharto lied to investigators when they said they had no knowledge of Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra's whereabouts, senior police officers said on Wednesday. Head of the National Police Criminal Investigation Insp. Gen. Engkesman R. Hillep said "there are indications of lies" made during the questioning of Tommy's family members over the disappearance of the country's most wanted man.

Posted in Politics @ 23 November 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gus Dur orders police to tap Tommy's phone President Abdurrahman Wahid ordered the authorities to tap the cellular phone of the fugitive son of former president Soeharto, Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, a minister said on Tuesday. Minister of Foreign Affairs Alwi Shihab quoted Abdurrahman as saying Tommy had made repeated calls to one of his sisters, and that police and prosecutors should listen in on the conversations to locate his whereabouts.

Posted in Politics @ 21 November 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lawyers and family to be summoned in search for Tommy Attorney General Marzuki Darusman said on Friday that he had requested the National Police chief to summon the defense lawyers and family members of the fugitive son of former president Soeharto, Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, and to start anationwide operation to track him down. "Our priority is his lawyers as they have stated that they know of Tommy's whereabouts and have publicly acknowledged that the copies of the decree denying presidential clemency were properly certified," Marzuki told reporters before attending ameeting with economics ministers.

Posted in Politics @ 10 November 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tommy to surrender on Monday, lawyer says Defense lawyer of the youngest son of the former president Soeharto, Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, said that his client would surrender to prosecutors on Monday to begin serving his 18 months jail term. Erman Umar said Tommy did not leave the country and would appear on Monday at the South Jakarta Prosecutors Office. "He (Tommy) is still in Jakarta and he is still free as he has not received copies of the presidential decree on his clemency refusal," he said. The statement came after Tommy was declared a fugitive after a state prosecutor and police waited in vain at his central Jakarta residence for six hours Friday night to arrest him.

Posted in Politics @ 04 November 2000 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Prosecutors fail to jail Tommy The threat to jail former president Soeharto's youngest son Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra by force should he fail to surrender himself proved to be empty on Friday as Tommy was declared "lost" by prosecutors, after he successfully evaded receiving the presidential decree rejecting his plea for pardon. Attorney General Marzuki Darusman, however, said that he believed Tommy had not fled the country and would meet the deadline on Monday. "An arrest warrant has been issued, but we are not assuming that he's escaped. We still believe that he is in Jakarta. "If he fails to show up on Monday, we'll get him through a police manhunt," Marzuki told The Jakarta Post.

Posted in Politics @ 04 November 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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