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Victims due to haze to receive compensation The Ministry of Social Affairs will provide compensation for a haze victim who died in Riau province, according to National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Head Syamsul Maarif. "The amount of the compensation will be decided later, after holding coordination discussions with the local government," the BNPB chairman said here on Thursday.

Posted in Forest fires @ 07 March 2014 09:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods still threatening Jakarta until March The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) called on residents of Jakarta and its satellite town of Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi (Jabodetabek) to remain alert because floods were still threatening the areas until March.

Posted in Flooding @ 24 February 2014 00:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll of Jakarta floods reaches 11 The Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) has reported that the death toll due to the floods in Jakarta has reached 11. "Since the onset of the floods until today (January 12-20), the death toll has reached 11 people," Head of Jakarta BPBDs Control Section, Basuki Rakhmat, stated here on Monday.

Posted in Flooding @ 20 January 2014 20:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


North Bali worker dead after bite from rabies-dog A 37-year-old builder in Singaraja, North Bali, died on Friday, January 3, 2014, from rabies lnked to a bite he suffered on December 17, 2013. The deceased is Nengah Suastika who works as a farmer and builder who died at the Buleleng General Hospital.

Posted in Health @ 05 January 2014 08:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Haze raises respiratory disease sufferers by 20 pct The Health Monitoring Office (KKP) of Pekanbaru`s Port recorded increase in respiratory disease by 20 percent as a result of haze that hit Riau Province. The institution found the total increase when they conducted an integrated data collection and evaluation program (surveillance) of the illness type caused land fire`s haze.

Posted in Forest fires @ 30 June 2013 20:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Security brought under control after attack on Freeport office Security in Kuala Kencana city has been brought under control following an attack by a group of people on the office of PT Freeport Indonesia, company spokesman Ramdani Sirait said.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 22 September 2012 22:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


First Lady Ani Yudhoyono to undergo surgery in US First Lady Ani Yudhoyono will undergo surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the US, according to presidential spokesman Julian Aldrin Pasha.

Posted in Politics @ 15 June 2012 13:48 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Clemency for drug offender draws harsh criticism   The decision of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to cut the sentence of Australian marijuana smuggler Schapelle Leigh Corby by five years on humanitarian grounds, has drawn harsh criticism at home.

Posted in Drugs @ 24 May 2012 15:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two striptease dancers sentenced to one year in jail The district court in Padang, West Sumatra, has sentenced two girls to a year in jail for performing striptease dances at a cafe here in September last year. Silfi and Nofera, caught by city administration police officers while performing the dances, cried upon hearing the verdict.

Posted in Culture @ 11 March 2012 10:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


More violence hits Kuta tourist district Kuta after dark added to its unwanted reputation for crime and violence last week when an off-duty military officer shot and seriously wounded a security guard working at the Santa Fe Bar in Seminyak.

Posted in Violence @ 15 December 2011 13:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Wanted bribery suspect Nunun Nurbaeti nabbed Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Djoko Suyanto said here Saturday Nunun Nurbaeti, a suspect in a high-profile bribery case, has been arrested in Bangkok and brought back to Jakarta.

Posted in Corruption @ 11 December 2011 03:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Specialists: Antibiotic use 'excessive' in Indonesia Use of antibiotics has reached an alarming level in Indonesia, fuelled by poor diagnosis, ignorance and poor regulation of drugs, experts said.

Posted in Health @ 15 April 2011 04:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Six children died of food poisoning in Central Java Six children over the weekend were killed due to food poisoning in Central Java, the Jakarta Globe reported on Monday.

Posted in Accidents @ 03 January 2011 18:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt, religious leaders and UNICEF to promote breastfeeding As Indonesia commemorates national Mothers Day this week, influential leaders from the government and the country's religious community have come together with the support of UNICEF to promote the importance of breastfeeding.

Posted in Health @ 22 December 2010 20:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 1 reaction


Mount Merapi death toll reaches 273, eruptions easing down Indonesia's Mount Merapi death toll has increased to 273 after long weeks of constant eruptions, officials said Wednesday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 17 November 2010 16:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll rises to 240 in Merapi eruptions Indonesia's Mount Merapi death toll has increased to 240 after two weeks of constant eruptions, officials said Friday. The National Disaster Management Agency confirmed the number of deaths after its latest count that included additional people who died from respiratory problems, heart attacks and other illnesses related to the eruptions. In addition, the number of refugees has reached 380,049 people have been displaced.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 13 November 2010 08:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rabies outbreak death toll reaches 100 in Bali The death toll as a result of a rabies outbreak on the Indonesian resort island of Bali reached 100 on Friday, local media reported. Ken Wirasandhi, a doctor monitoring the epidemic, on Friday told Indonesian media that a 40-year-old villager had died overnight as a result of rabies, raising the death toll on Bali to 100.

Posted in Health @ 16 October 2010 03:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali needs a HIV/AIDS care center HIV/AIDS activist in Bali have called on Bali's administration to establish a special rehabilitation center for people suffering from the disease.

Posted in Health @ 30 November 2009 01:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Diseases strike West Sumatra quake survivors Survivors of a severe earthquake that struck Indonesia's West Sumatra province have developed illnesses caused by poor living conditions, say medical workers, while shelter and food remain key concerns almost two weeks after the disaster.

Posted in Earthquake @ 13 October 2009 02:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rabies vaccines out of stock at Bali's main hospital Bali's ongoing struggle to fight the current rabies epidemic is being complicated by the lack of rabies vaccine at Bali's Sanglah General Hospital. As reported by Berita Bali.com, the drug store on the hospital's premises has posted a sign in its window announcing that rabies vaccine are "out of stock" .

Posted in Health @ 27 September 2009 05:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia healthcare system failing millions Indonesia's health system is failing to provide even the most basic care to vast swathes of the population, say specialists. Many who cannot afford doctors' fees often receive no treatment at all, while the wealthy fly abroad for a check-up. The system is plagued by under-funding, decentralization, lack of qualified staff, rising medical costs and outdated medical equipment, say insiders.

Posted in Health @ 07 August 2009 06:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 4 reactions


Bali to provide free medical care for the poor in 2010 Bali's provincial government is preparing a budget of Rp. 250 billion (18 million euro) to pay for a free medical care program to be introduced in 2010. "Jaminan Kesehatan Bali Mandara" is the extension of a program launched in 2008 in 500 villages at a cost of Rp. 12 billion (800.000 euro) that covers the cost of medical examinations, treatment, surgical operations, outpatient care and hospitalization.

Posted in Health @ 01 August 2009 12:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


44 patients with suspected Mexican Flu in hospitals As much as 44 suspected cases of Mexican Flu are recorded in Indonesia at this moment. However information about most cases is limited, there are 14 suspected patients in a Jakarta hospital while 11 others are in the Sanglah general hospital on the resort island of Bali. 11 more suspected cases are treated in a hospital in Medan, North Sumatra.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 03 July 2009 10:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dutch tourist on Bali tests negative for Mexican Flu The Dutch tourist that was brought to the Sanglah general hospital yesterday after she was identified as a possible suspected case of Mexican Flu, Michele van Dorsen (32), has been sent home by the hospital earlier today because the tested negative for the H1N1 virus. She was released from the isolation room about half past eight this morning. "According to a lab test she is negative for H1N1," said a hospital spokesperson.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 12 May 2009 09:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Papua earthquakes drive thousands into tent camps Disaster relief officials say the number of people in tent camps more than doubled to 17,400 after a pair of powerful earthquakes in remote eastern Indonesia. Authorities warned many people who fled their homes already suffered from malaria or respiratory illness and could become sicker. A 10-year-old girl had already been reported crushed to death in the West Papua capital, Manokwari.

Posted in Earthquake @ 08 January 2009 13:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Seminar reveals figures pointing to looming menace of HIV/AIDS The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to mount in Bali with health officials now estimating some 4,000 people have died from the disease on the Island. Each day 2-3 people die of HIV/AIDS adding at least 840 new fatalities to the mounting death toll each year. Meanwhile, health activists are warning that unless issues connected with the treatments, control and prevention of HIV/AIDS receive their proper due, the illness will, as reported in the Bali Post, sweep across the island like a AIDS tsunami.

Posted in Health @ 05 March 2008 05:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia bird flu victim in recovery A three-year-old who earlier tested positive for bird flu has recovered from the potentially deadly illness after a quick treatment according to a doctor on Saturday. The girl, who was admitted to a regional hospital in Pekanbaru, on the island of Sumatra, had contact with dead chickens that also tested positive for bird flu.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 24 June 2007 02:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister Hamid silent over 50 dead inmates Justice and Humand Rights Minister Hamid Awaludin has refused to comment on the fact that large numbers of prisoners at the Tangerang prison who have died recently. Hamid tried to avoid reporters who wanted to ask about this matter in a rush outside the governor's office in Banten. “Please step back, there’s no time for interview,” said Hamid's adjutant.

Posted in Health @ 12 April 2007 11:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia withholds vital bird flu data Indonesia, the country worst hit by the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, has stopped sharing human genetic samples of the highly pathogenic illness with foreign laboratories, raising fears it could slow international efforts to prepare for a pandemic. Officials say Indonesia stopped providing samples internationally last month, hindering efforts to confirm whether the virus killing its citizens is H5N1 and limiting production of vaccines to help prevent its spread.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 February 2007 00:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Officials probe 22 mystery deaths in Indonesian capital Indonesian health officials are investigating the deaths of 22 people from an unidentified illness characterized by high fever over a two-month period in the capital Jakarta. Samples from the patients -- all of whom died days after being admitted to St. Carolus hospital -- have been sent to the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit 2 in Jakarta, but the cause of death remained a mystery, said Nyoman Kandun, a senior health ministry official.

Posted in Health @ 29 December 2006 10:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Outbreak of killer virus 'ignored' If statistics are anything to go by, Umar bin Aup should be dead. Seven weeks ago in his village, Rancasalak on the south-western coast of Java, dozens of hens including some of his family's 14 birds started dying for reasons no one could explain. Then, in early August, after hundreds of fowl had succumbed and at least three people in the area had died in mysterious circumstances, Umar, 16, came down with a fever. 'A day later, I was finding it hard to breathe and then I started vomiting,' he told The Observer as he convalesced at home surrounded by his nine siblings. 'I hadn't been sick for three years so it was a surprise to me.'

Posted in Bird Flu @ 26 August 2006 14:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian boy has bird flu, local tests A 16-year-old boy has tested positive for bird flu, health officials said on Monday, citing local laboratory results. It would take the total number of human infections in the country to 55. Additional tests were needed to confirm the results, but preliminary findings showed that the boy contracted the potentially fatal illness from sick chickens in the West Java district of Bekasi, east of capital, Jakarta.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 09 August 2006 14:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO: Human-to-human bird flu transmission possible A family of eight people infected with bird flu in Indonesia may have passed the disease among themselves rather than individually catching it from poultry, but the World Health Organization is leaving its pandemic alert level unchanged, the agency said Wednesday. "All confirmed cases in the cluster can be directly linked to close and prolonged exposure to a patient during a phase of severe illness," said a WHO statement. "Although human-to-human transmission cannot be ruled out, the search for a possible alternative source of exposure is continuing."

Posted in Bird Flu @ 24 May 2006 20:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Doctor: Suharto's condition deteriorates Former Indonesian President Suharto's condition has deteriorated after further internal bleeding, but the long-time ruler is fully conscious, one of his doctors said on Saturday. Suharto, 84, who ruled Indonesia for 32 years, was admitted to hospital more than a week ago because of bleeding in his digestive system, which lowered his body's oxygen level, including to his brain.

Posted in General @ 13 May 2006 13:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ex-president undergoes surgery Former Indonesian president Suharto is undergoing colon surgery to stop bleeding in his digestive tract, according to one of his doctors. The surgery began Sunday at 9:00 p.m. (1400GMT) and was expected to last around three hours until midnight (1700 GMT).

Posted in General @ 07 May 2006 19:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Former President Suharto rushed to hospital Former Indonesian president Suharto has been rushed to a Jakarta hospital suffering intestinal bleeding, a news report says. Jakarta-based private television network Metro TV reported in its midnight program the former strongman was admitted to Pertamina Central Hospital in South Jakarta at 6.30pm on Thursday, with some of his children and grandchildren accompanying him.

Posted in General @ 05 May 2006 07:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


No smoking, please Finally, the 2005 Jakarta gubernatorial decree banning smoking in public places has been implemented, after a two-month delay. The decree, an auxiliary regulation to the 2005 bylaw on air pollution control, is expected to end any arguments about people's right to breathe clean air.

Posted in Culture @ 08 April 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Icy cold kill 95 in Papua province At least 95 people have been killed in the Indonesian province of Papua due to extreme cold temperatures combined with cold-related viral diseases and illnesses in recent weeks.

Posted in Weather @ 16 February 2006 07:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ex-general who organized 1st democratic elections dies Rudini, the retired Indonesian general who organized Indonesia's first democratic general elections in 1999, died of illness late Saturday at the age of 76, according to Indonesian media reports Sunday. According to the reports, Rudini died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday at a hospital in South Jakarta where he had been hospitalized for heart and kidney problems. He was buried in a military funeral Sunday at the Kalibata Heroes' Cemetery.

Posted in General @ 23 January 2006 07:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


120 Indonesian pilgrims have died on haj At least 120 Indonesians have died, mostly of illness, during the annual Muslim haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, the state Antara news agency said Tuesday. Eleven died while performing the central rite of the haj in the plain of Arafat on Monday, Antara said, citing data from the Ministry of Religious Affairs. Most of the dead were elderly pilgrims.

Posted in General @ 10 January 2006 10:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Indonesia under threat of 'lost generation' Her name, Sasih, in Sundanese means 'month'. Over the past 14 years, Sasih has given birth to five children -- two boys and three girls -- with the youngest being barely two years old. Along with husband Kadmira, a bajaj driver, the family of seven occupies a two-meter by two-meter rented room in a slum corner of Pejompongan, Central Jakarta.

Posted in Economy @ 14 December 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bad weather hinders famine relief in Papua No relief has arrived as yet for starving Papuans, after bad weather prevented on Saturday the delivery of food aid and medicines to a famine-stricken area of Papua. Only small amounts of food and medicines trickled into the famine-affected area of Yahukimo regency, while most of the aid was still piling up in Wamena, including assistance that had been brought by a military transport plane dispatched earlier from Jakarta.

Posted in General @ 11 December 2005 13:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


WHO cites possible family cluster of H5N1 cases The World Health Organization (WHO) today raised the possibility that Indonesia's latest confirmed case of H5N1 avian influenza was part of a family cluster of three cases. In noting Indonesia's confirmation of the case in a 16-year-old boy from West Java province, the WHO said he had two brothers who both died recently of an illness that included fever and breathing difficulty. The 16-year-old fell ill with a fever and cough on Nov 6, was hospitalized 10 days later, and is in stable condition, the WHO said.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 30 November 2005 07:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Bird flu might have spread to more provinces Government authorities said Monday that avian influenza might have spread to more provinces in Indonesia as the country's president appointed a state-run pharmaceutical company to produce the anti-viral drug Tamiflu to fight the illness. Authorities have so far confirmed that the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus has infected fowl through 23 of Indonesia's 33 provinces, but senior officials said new infections were suspected elsewhere, and that the outbreaks increase the risk of the virus mutating into a strain that's more contagious to humans and could lead to a pandemic that health experts fear could kill millions.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 29 November 2005 07:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Soeharto admitted to hospital Former president Soeharto was admitted to the Pertamina Hospital in South Jakarta on Friday suffering from an identified illness. The RCTI television broadcaster said the former strongman was admitted to the hospital at about 4:30 p.m. Friday but it was not clear what he was suffering from.

Posted in General @ 05 November 2005 15:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia confirms fourth bird flu death Indonesia yesterday confirmed its fourth human death from the bird flu virus, taking the death toll in Asia to 63, and said it was investigating whether a neighbor of the victim was also sickened by the disease. Tests from a Hong Kong laboratory showed that a 37-year-old woman who died last week had contracted the H5N1 bird flu virus, said I Nyoman Kandun, the health ministry's director general for illness control and environmental health.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 17 September 2005 10:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Tour d' Indonesia: Peter van Agtmaal wins stage Cagey veteran Nathan Dahlberg went looking for a stage win - and some redemption - in Thursday's leg of the 2005 Dji Sam Soe Tour d'Indonesia. He very nearly got both, just losing the fourth stage to Dutch rider Peter Van Agtmaal (The Jong en Laan), who took Dahlberg in a two-up sprint in Solo.

Posted in Sports @ 15 September 2005 18:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia president warns of terror attacks Indonesia's president warned on Monday of possible terrorist attacks in the coming two months, and said he would also take steps to show the country was still a tolerant Muslim nation. Speaking at a seminar in Jakarta, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said bombmakers from the militant network Jemaah Islamiah posed a threat to the world's most populous Muslim nation.

Posted in Terrorism @ 29 August 2005 14:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Muslim body supports polio vaccinations Indonesia's top Muslim body gave its seal of approval on Friday to next week's plan by the government to immunise more than 24 million children with polio vaccines next week. The support could dispel any doubts about the vaccines which may deter people from going to immunisation posts in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, following an outbreak of the crippling disease.

Posted in Polio @ 26 August 2005 18:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


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

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


Disaster of man's making now threatens Sumatra Cut Anita peered from the open flap of her sunbaked tent one recent day. She watched keenly as a carpenter hammered a wood plank less than five feet away. Another sawed a board in two, freeing the sweet fragrance of forest hardwood. Her new home was taking shape before her, and she dared not leave. "Someone else might take it," the doleful, wide-eyed woman said from the Red Cross tent erected on the concrete foundation of her former home, which was destroyed by the Dec. 26 tsunami.

Posted in Environment @ 15 May 2005 00:00 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


Banda Aceh battles raging fire A lack of water is preventing firefighters in Indonesia's tsunami-devastated city of Banda Aceh from getting close to a raging blaze. Firefighters say the fire, spanning at least three kilometers (1.5 miles), was possibly caused by residents burning garbage. The Associated Press reports that while no one was living in the area, about 100 former residents were in the vicinity trying to salvage belongings and looking for missing loved ones.

Posted in Earthquake @ 26 January 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia gives up counting its dead Indonesia has given up on trying to count the exact number of dead from Sunday's Indian Ocean tsunami so it can get on with the task of burying tens of thousands of disaster victims whose corpses lay rotting on the devastated island of Sumatra. As the sun set on Asia for the last time this year, millions were homeless, many of them with no clean water to drink and little or no food.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 January 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia becomes the puffer's paradise Indonesia has reaffirmed its status as a cigarette manufacturer's and puffer's paradise. Early last month, the Finance Ministry announced a freeze on excise tax hikes on cigarettes for this year in an effort to encourage local cigarette manufacturers to boost their annual production to 200 billion sticks, about 1,000 cigarettes per capita. The policy decision flies in the face of international norms; most governments nowadays urge their populations to smoke less to avoid cigarette-related diseases and unnecessary deaths.

Posted in General @ 04 February 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia falls victim to bird flu Indonesia yesterday admitted that millions of birds in dozens of districts across the sprawling archipelago have been dying of the avian flu virus and other illnesses for the last five months. Officials in the world's fourth most populous nation insisted that no human cases of bird flu had been reported. But independent health experts disputed the government's chicken death figures, saying the death toll was more than twice the official estimate.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 27 January 2004 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


There are no actual proof in the existence of ghosts. When approaching claims made by people who have seen ghosts, we should approach those claims with skepticism. Before we accept those claims to be true, we should consider every single aspect of those claims from every different angle until there's no room for doubts, which in this case, is unlikely.

Posted in Culture @ 23 January 2004 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Nigerians sentenced to death, fines for drug trafficking The Tangerang District Court on Thursday sentenced to death two Nigerian nationals and fined them Rp 500 million (US$58,823) for violating Article 82 of Law No. 22/1997 on illegal narcotics and Article 55 of the Criminal Code on organized crime. Presiding judge Permadi said that defendants Michael Titus Igweh, 23, and Hillary K. Chimezia, 27, were found guilty of running an organized drug trafficking ring.

Posted in Drugs @ 24 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


SARS infiltrates Indonesia, Philippines Indonesia said Friday that it has confirmed its first case of a deadly flu-like illness that has swept through Asia. Mariani Reksoprodjo, a health ministry spokeswoman, said a 47-year-old British businessman had been diagnosed with severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. The man, who had visited Hong Kong and Singapore before arriving in Indonesia, has been in a Jakarta hospital since Wednesday, she said. Indonesia now joins 18 other countries that have reported SARS cases. The disease has claimed more than 110 lives worldwide and sickened more than 2,700 people. Mainland China and Hong Kong, Canada, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia have reported deaths, with the highest number in China and Hong Kong.

Posted in SARS @ 11 April 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


No labour supply to SARS-hit countries Indonesia has temporarily suspended the supply of its workers to the Asia Pacific in view of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) crisis in the region, Manpower and Transmigration Minister Jacob Nuwa Wea said. He said the move was part of a series of steps taken by the government to check the spread of the disease into the country.

Posted in SARS @ 05 April 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


SARS declared national threat Vice President Hamzah Haz declared a deadly flu-like disease a "national threat" today while Indonesia prepared to grant health officials emergency powers to forcibly quarantine and treat patients with the illness. "We must treat this as a national threat," Haz told reporters in Jakarta, the capital. "If not, this will be a new burden for all of us."

Posted in SARS @ 03 April 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Travel advisory issued over SARS Indonesia has advised its nationals against travelling to five Asian nations where cases of atypical pneumonia or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) have been reported. The countries are China (Guangdong Province), Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand.

Posted in SARS @ 20 March 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Travel advisory issued over pneumonia strain The World Health Organization on Saturday issued a worldwide emergency travel advisory containing guidance for travelers and airlines, citing the quick spread of an atypical pneumonia that now represents "a worldwide threat." More than 150 cases of the pneumonia, dubbed Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), have been reported in the last week, WHO said in a news release.

Posted in SARS @ 15 March 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Many Indonesian workers have died in camp Nearly 50 illegal Indonesian workers stuck in a refugee centre after fleeing Malaysia have died in the past month from a range of illnesses, and relief workers fear the toll could rise, local media said on Saturday. They said at least 25,000 workers stranded in the Indonesian town of Nunukan, near the border with Malaysia's Sabah state, were getting inadequate food and medical care, while more workers were streaming in each day to avoid tough new Malaysian laws.

Posted in General @ 31 August 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


287 dengue fever cases recorded Jakarta The Jakarta's Crisis Monitoring Center announced on Friday that there have been 287 cases of dengue fever in the capital, with the highest number in the Palmerah subdistrict, where there have been 20 reported cases since January 2 this year, Antara reported. The elderly and others over 46 years old, suffered the most with 192 cases, health officials said.

Posted in Dengue Fever @ 22 February 2002 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Officials wary of sudden surge in TB Health officials are wary of the possibility of a sudden surge in tuberculosis infection due to the high number of internally displaced people spread across the country. "Fifty percent of the world's refugees have been infected by tuberculosis (TB) and every year there are an average of 17,000 refugees hit by the illness," Director General for Communicable Diseases Umar Fahmi told media in a briefing on World TB Day on Friday.

Posted in Health @ 25 March 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sujudi hopes no serious HMFD outbreak in Indonesia Minister of Health Achmad Sujudi asserted on Saturday that most Indonesian children have a strong resistance to infectious diseases thanks to various cultural and ecological factors. "Based on this fact I strongly hope that there will be no outbreak of infectious diseases such as HMFD (Hand Foot and Mouth Disease) which is caused by Enterovirus," Sujudi told The Jakarta Post on the sidelines of the Healthy Indonesia 2010 ceremony at Pondok Indah Mall here.

Posted in Health @ 20 November 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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