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Malaysia deports 20,000 Indonesian migrant workers annually Malaysia deports around 20 thousand Indonesian migrant workers every year, allegedly because they fall foul of the law, National Board for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) said.

Posted in Crime @ 31 August 2014 01:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ship carrying 97 Indonesian sinks off Malaysian waters A ship carrying 97 Indonesians sank off Air Hitam river, Selangor Malaysia, on Tuesday night, Information Director from Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry Sofia Sudarma said here on Wednesday.

Posted in General @ 18 June 2014 13:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


212 illegal immigrants stay in house detention in Medan The 17 illegal immigrants from Palestine, who were arrested by officers, have increased the total occupants of the immigrant detention house of Medan in Belawan, North Sumatra, to 212 people in March 2014.

Posted in Crime @ 07 March 2014 18:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Illegal immigrants stranded at Pangandaran beach Tens of illegal immigrants from the Middle East were found stranded at Pangandaran Beach in West Java on Wednesday night, stated an official.

Posted in Crime @ 06 February 2014 12:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Law expert: 'Stop acting as Australia`s gatekeeper in boat people' Indonesia has been urged to stop acting as the policeman or gatekeeper of Australia in trying to prevent foreign immigrants from crossing Indonesian waters to reach Australia, an international law expert said on Friday.

Posted in Politics @ 29 November 2013 14:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Marines arrested for helping illegal immigrants Three personnel of Indonesian Marine Corps (TNI AL) were arrested last Sunday (Nov 17) for allegedly assisting 106 illegal immigrants from Myanmar to pass Indonesian territory and head for Australia.

Posted in Crime @ 19 November 2013 08:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dozens of illegal immigrants dead after boat capsized Dozens of illegal immigrants from Lebanon, Pakistan and Iraq have been reported drowned after their boat capsized in the Agrabinta waters in South Cianjur, West Java, on Friday.

Posted in Accidents @ 27 September 2013 22:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest nine illegal immigrants at Jambi airport Police of South Jambi arrested nine illegal immigrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan in Sultan Thaha Airport, Jambi. "They were secured by the airport security officers while waiting in the airport to head to Jakarta," Head of South Jambi Sector Police Office Adjunct Commissioner Dudi Nuveri said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Crime @ 10 September 2013 13:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Garut police arrest 115 illegal immigrants Police arrested 115 illegal immigrants from Myanmar, Bangladesh and Africa in a villa, Banjarwangi Subdistrict, Garut, West Java, on Sunday.

Posted in Crime @ 02 September 2013 01:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Search still continues for 14 missing Sudanese off Merauke The Indonesian navy said it is still searching for 14 Sudanese immigrants missing since their boat capsized in the sea off Merauke, Papua, last week.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 August 2013 10:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police detain 20 asylum seekers from Afghanistan Siak police in Riau, have detained 20 asylum seekers or illegal immigrants from Afghanistan. They were in a bus when police stopped them in the sub-district of Mandau, in the Bengkalis regency on Wednesday, Siak police chief Adj. Sr. Comr Sugeng Putut Wicaksono said via telephone on Thursday.

Posted in Crime @ 01 August 2013 21:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police named four suspects in boat sinking The West Java police named four suspects in the case of boat carrying 204 illegal immigrants that sank in Indonesia`s Cianjur Selatan waters last Tuesday (July 23), police spokesman said. The boat carried a total of 204 asylum seekers from Srilanka, Iraq and Iran, 15 of them were found dead after the incident while the rest of 189 survived.

Posted in Accidents @ 26 July 2013 23:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to End Visa-on-Arrival for Iranians The Jakarta Globe reports that effective August 20, 2013, Indonesia will withdraw the visa-on-arrival facility currently extended to Iranian passport holders visiting Indonesia.

Posted in General @ 20 July 2013 04:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of Indonesian overstayers ask for Saudi amnesty About 300,000 Indonesian immigrants overstaying their stay permits in Saudi Arabia are asking for amnesty to the Saudi government, a senior manpower official said.

Posted in General @ 04 July 2013 17:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


21 illegal immigrants from Afghanistan caught in Jambi Twenty one illegal immigrants from Afghanistan caught by police in Jambi, Sumatra, on Friday are being accommodated at the local immigration office waiting for transfer to Pekanbaru. They are still being intensively interrogated by immigration officials, head of Jambi province`s immigration office, Marsudi, said here on Sunday.

Posted in Crime @ 30 June 2013 22:11 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


More than 100 illegal immigrants nabbed in Cianjur Police detained more than 100 illegal immigrant in Cianjur, West Java , on the highway leading to southern coast of Java on Thursday. Police detective Adj Comr. Gito of the Cianjur police said the first group of 80 illegal immigrants from Maynmar, Pakistan, and Afghanistan were stopped in the Cianjur-Bandung highway.

Posted in Crime @ 13 June 2013 22:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Banten water police catch 80 illegal immigrants The Banten provincial water police caught 80 illegal immigrants from Iran and Myanmar in the waters off Peucang island on Thursday. The immigrants were caught after their boat leaked on their way to Christmas Island in Australia, director of the water police Snr. Comr. Budi Hermawan said.

Posted in Crime @ 07 June 2013 00:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Illegal immigrants from Iran detained in Bali`s hotels At least 95 illegal immigrants from Iran arrested in the sea off Benoa, Bali, on Sunday , have been detained in a number of hotels in this province. "No more place in our detention houses for the newly arrested illegal immigrants ," Head of the Denpasar Immigration Service Bambang Wisnu Wardana said here on Monday.

Posted in General @ 13 May 2013 18:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali police arrest 80 illegal immigrants The Bali police have arrested 80 illegal immigrants from Middle Eastern countries in Badung Strait about a mile from the Benoa Port in Denpasar. "Around 05.00 a.m. local time our patrol officers saw a suspicious boat, so they stopped it and checked the passengers one by one," Bali provincial police spokesman Comr. Hariadi said here on Sunday.

Posted in Crime @ 13 May 2013 09:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Pakistani sentenced to six years for smuggling people The district court in Pandeglang, Banten, sentenced a Pakistani national to six years in jail on Tuesday for trying to smuggle people to Australia. The court also ordered the Pakistani, Saadhat Ali (49), to pay a fine of Rp500 million or spend two more months in jail.

Posted in Crime @ 07 May 2013 22:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Sampang police detain 76 Rohingya refugees Sampang police detained 76 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in Tanglok seaport, Madura Island, East Java Province, on Saturday evening. "The arrest happened last night and right now they are in the Pamekasan immigration office," Sampang Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Solehan said here on Sunday.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 21 April 2013 15:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


120 Sri Lankan immigrants refuse to return to their country Some 120 Sri Lankan immigrants stranded in the waters off the west coast of Sumatra island have refused to return to their social conflict-, civil war-affected homeland, a spokesman said.

Posted in General @ 31 March 2013 13:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Boat carrying Sri Lankan immigrants stranded in Mukomuko A boat with 120 Sri Lankan immigrants on board was stranded at sea around four kilometers off Air Rami Sub District, Mukomuko, Bengkulu Province, on Thursday. The boat ran out of fuel while sailing toward Australia, Jhoni Adi, the secretary of the Air Rami rural administration, said here on Friday.

Posted in General @ 29 March 2013 14:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ministry frees 11 Indonesian fishermen The Ministry of Maritime and Fisheries Affairs (KKP) succeeded on Friday in freeing 11 Indonesian fishermen who were arrested by Malaysian authorities early this month, a cabinet minister said.

Posted in General @ 16 March 2013 19:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 300 illegal immigrants detained in Kupang The Kupang immigration office in East Nusa Tenggara said it has detained 304 new illegal immigrants from Middle East on their way to Australia.

Posted in Crime @ 09 January 2013 21:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


East Java police destroys meth worth Rp2 billion The Narcotics Investigation Directorate of East Java Police has destroyed 908 grams of shabu (methamphetamine) worth Rp2 billion. The drug is worth Rp2 million to Rp2.5 million per gram.

Posted in Drugs @ 26 December 2012 04:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


35 illegal immigrants arrested in Garut waters Thirty-five illegal immigrants from Middle Eastern countries were arrested by the Water Police in Garut waters, West Java, on Thursday.

Posted in Crime @ 16 November 2012 10:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Military man get six years for human trafficking A military court in Madiun, East Java, on Monday sentenced Indonesian Military Personnel Second Sergeant Ilmun Abdul Said, 36, to six years in jail for smuggling immigrants. The defendant was also fined Rp500 million and dismissed from the military service due to his actions.

Posted in Crime @ 24 September 2012 21:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


23 illegal immigrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan arrested Police have arrested 23 illegal immigrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan planning to cross to Australia in Cisolok and Pelabuhan Ratu in Sukabumi, West Java.

Posted in Crime @ 21 September 2012 22:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


900 illegal immigrants arrested by immigration in Kupang Immigration officers in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, have arrested some 900 illegal immigrants from Middle Eastern countries, who were headed for Australia, this year.

Posted in Crime @ 20 September 2012 22:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


446 Indonesian boat crew still at Australian detention cells A total of 446 Indonesian boat crew members are still held in Australian prisons until this month for smuggling asylum seekers to that country, an ambassador said.

Posted in Crime @ 19 September 2012 17:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


60 illegal immigrants from Middle East held in Madiun The immigration office of Madiun, East Java, held 60 illegal immigrants from Middle East arrested by police at the regency of Pacitan, on Friday.

Posted in Crime @ 07 September 2012 22:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Illegal immigrants nabbed in West Sumatra A joint team of military and police officers have caught 93 illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka attempting to go to Australia.

Posted in Crime @ 01 September 2012 22:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


56 immigrants saved, one died after boat capsized A total of 56 immigrants whose boat capsized in the Panaitan Strait waters in Pandeglang, Banten, in West Java have successfully been evacuated to shore but one died on the way.

Posted in General @ 01 September 2012 04:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia and Australia to strengthen military cooperation Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said the Indonesian and Australian governments will strengthen military cooperation in humanitarian fields.

Posted in Military @ 03 August 2012 02:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ship with illegal immigrants capsized near Christmas island A ship carrying more than one hundred illegal immigrants has capsized in the waters between Indonesia and Australia`s Christmas Island.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 June 2012 12:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


47 illegal immigrants plan to go to Australia Ciemas Police Sector chief Adjunct Police Commissioner Sumaryoto said 47 illegal Afghan immigrants wanted to cross to Christmas Island, Australia, from Ciemas waters.

Posted in Crime @ 04 June 2012 05:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Detained immigrants still in Bandarlampung Twenty-eight illegal immigrants from Pakistan and Myanmar, detained in Lampung Province since Saturday, are still stuck in the Bandarlampung immigration office, according to an official.

Posted in Crime @ 07 May 2012 13:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police officers questioned over immigrant-smuggling attempt Two police officers from the East Lombok resort police command, West Nusa Tenggara, are being questioned over their alleged involvement in a Somalian and Eritrean immigrant-smuggling attempt to Australia.

Posted in Crime @ 25 April 2012 17:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Afghan, Sudanese immigrants in Pasuruan detention center A total of 68 Afghan and Sudanese immigrants being detained at the Malang immigration office will soon be taken to the Pasuruan immigration detention center in East Java.

Posted in Crime @ 22 April 2012 17:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


30 illegal immigrants sent to Tanjungpinang Cilegon immigration authorities are moving 30 illegal immigrants to immigration detention centers on Tanjungpinang, Riau Islands.

Posted in General @ 19 April 2012 14:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Boat with illegal immigrants still missing A wooden boat carrying some 50 illegal immigrants from the Middle East which allegedly went down southwest of Maluk Strait on Thursday at 1:50 p.m. local time had not been recovered by a SAR team using a National Disaster Agency (Basarnas) helicopter of Denpasar, Bali.

Posted in Accidents @ 13 April 2012 12:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


More illegal immigrants arrested in Sukabumi Police in Sukabumi, West Java, have arrested some more illegal immigrants seeking to cross over to Australia, bringing the total caught so far to 72.

Posted in Crime @ 13 March 2012 14:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian military officers face up to 15 years for human smuggling Five military officers and a civil servant are facing up to 15 years in prison for their alleged role in human smuggling which led to the deaths of around 200 asylum seekers off the coast of East Java in Indonesia, local media reported on Wednesday.

Posted in General @ 16 February 2012 05:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 1 reaction


149 illegal immigrants detained in Bogor The Immigration authority of Bogor district, West Java province, has detained a total of 149 illegal immigrants in a raid at the provincial Puncak tourist resort, an immigration official said.

Posted in Crime @ 15 February 2012 08:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 90 illegal immigrants detained in Tasikmalaya A total 91 illegal immigrants whose boat had sunk off Tasikmalaya`s Cipatujah beach and were saved by local fishermen have been accommodated at the Asri hotel here after being held at the local police precinct.

Posted in Crime @ 07 February 2012 03:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Five soldiers named suspects in illegal immigrants case Five Indonesian army (TNI-AD) members have been named suspects in the case of illegal immigrants whose boat sank in Prigi, Trenggalek, East Java, recently, on its way to Australia.

Posted in Military @ 21 January 2012 05:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia arrests 77 illegal Afghan asylum-seekers Indonesian authorities on Sunday arrested nearly 80 illegal Afghan immigrants at the rest area of a toll road near Jakarta, officials told a local news agency on Monday.

Posted in Crime @ 09 January 2012 20:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll reaches 95 in Indonesian immigrant boat sinking The death toll after a ship carrying Australia-bound immigrants sank off the coast of Indonesia on Saturday evening has risen to at least 95, officials said on Friday. Around 100 people remain missing.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 December 2011 19:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Some 75 bodies found in Banyuwangi waters Search and rescue teams operating in Banyuwangi waters have found the bodies of a total of 75 illegal immigrants whose boat capsized in the sea near Prigi, Trenggalek, East Java, recently.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 December 2011 02:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds still missing after boat sinking off Indonesia Up to 200 people remain missing after a ship carrying Australia-bound immigrants sank off the coast of Indonesia on late Saturday evening, officials said on Tuesday. Nearly 50 others have been rescued.

Posted in Accidents @ 20 December 2011 05:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Boat carrying immigrants sinks in Prigi waters A motorboat carrying hundreds of Middle East immigrants sank in the international waters, south of East Java`s Prigi coast on Saturday. Based on information gathered by Antara in the field, the boat belonging to Indonesian fishermen and was hired to smuggle out illegal immigrants to Australia sank for overloading.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 December 2011 03:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Jambi police arrest 31 illegal immigrants Police in Jambi province arrested 31 Afghan immigrants at 7.30 on Thursday evening, Jambi Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Yassir said Friday. "The police arrested the 31 Afghan immigrants because they did not have passports and other official documents," Yassir said.

Posted in Crime @ 12 November 2011 04:11 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Boat capsized off Indonesia carried 100 asylum-seekers The United Nations (UN) on Saturday said a boat which capsized off the coast of Indonesia on Tuesday was carrying up to 100 asylum-seekers who were trying to reach Australia.

Posted in Accidents @ 06 November 2011 03:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Six drown after boat with immigrants capsizes in Indonesia At least six illegal immigrants trying to reach Australia were killed on early Tuesday morning when their boat capsized off Indonesia, officials said.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 November 2011 18:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian boy in immigration detention center over drugs A 14-year-old Australian boy who was previously arrested for drug possession on the Indonesian island of Bali has been moved from a police detention cell to an immigration detention center, the Antara news agency reported on Monday.

Posted in Drugs @ 24 October 2011 11:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


1.2 million Indonesians join Malaysian amnesty program About 1.2 million Indonesian migrant workers have registered themselves in a massive amnesty program called “pemutihan” initiated by the Malaysian government to legalize the many immigrant workers who seek jobs illegally in the country.

Posted in Economy @ 02 September 2011 06:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


36 illegal Afghans arrested on Madura The regional police of Pamekasan on the island of Madura has arrested a total of 36 illegal Afghan immigrants. All of them were adult males, most of which have not yet been identified. The people were arrested in a house belonging to a villager of Tlonto Ares after neighbors informed the police about their whereabouts.

Posted in Crime @ 20 June 2011 09:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dozens missing after illegal migrant ship capsizes off Malaysia Several Indonesian illegal migrants have been reported missing after their boat capsized off the southern Malaysian coast, local media reported Wednesday.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 June 2011 15:48 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali police thwart people smuggling effort News Agency Antara reports that the Bali police successfully thwarted an effort to smuggle more than 50 people originating from the Middle East to Australia via Bali and Madura. "The were 52 immigrants from the Middle East who we taken into custody near Kubu, Karangasem on Saturday night, February 20th," said the director of the Bali Water Police, Agus Doeta Supranggono.

Posted in Human rights @ 28 February 2011 03:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ten illegal Afghan immigrants arrested by police Makassar police have arrested 10 more immigrants from Afghanistan, who arrived in the South Sulawesi capital at night on Friday to avoid security check. The police have now arrested 16 illegal immigrants, mostly from Afghanistan, over the last three days.

Posted in General @ 25 April 2010 09:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Chinese observe lunar New Year throughout Indonesia Ethnic Chinese throughout Indonesia celebrate the Chinese New Year today. Many of them will bring a visit to temples for praying to their gods and ancestors. The Dharma Bhakti, Sam Njan Kiong and Amorva Bumi temples in Jakarta were filled with visitors celebrating 'Imlek', as the Chinese New Year is also known in Indonesia.

Posted in General @ 18 February 2007 09:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Roh arrives in Indonesia for state visit South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun arrived in Indonesia Sunday for a a three-day state visit to the Southeast Asian nation prior to participating in an annual East Asian summit in the Philippines next week. Roh will hold a summit with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Monday to discuss means of strengthening their countries' bilateral ties, including cooperation in energy development and other areas of joint interest, presidential officials said.

Posted in Politics @ 04 December 2006 02:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia bars medical workers from performing female circumcision Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, has barred doctors and nurses from performing female circumcisions, a Health Ministry spokesman said Wednesday. The prohibition against the practice — also known as female genital mutilation or cutting — came in the form of a notice sent to doctors and nurses in April, said Soemardi, who goes by a single name. There is no punishment for those who ignore it, he said.

Posted in General @ 05 October 2006 03:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fresh attack on Bali could cause sectarian violence A Muslim religious leader in the predominately Hindu island of Bali in Indonesia has said that any fresh terrorist attack on the island could spark sectarian violence. "The relations between the majority Hindu people and the Muslim minority are still good but I fear this could change if there were another attack," Wayan Sahdan, a Balinese Muslim and director of a private Islamic school on the island told Adnkronos International (AKI).

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 October 2006 03:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


107 Sri Lankan illegal immigrants arrested in Bogor Indonesian officials Saturday said they have arrested more than 100 illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka in the latest crackdown on human trafficking. A total of 107 Sri Lankan men were detained when immigration officials raided two houses Thursday in the resort town of Cisarua, said Muhammad Indra, a director with Indonesia's immigration department.

Posted in General @ 11 June 2006 10:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Papua refugees charge Indonesia with genocide Indonesia has denied claims by asylum-seekers in Australia that genocide was taking place in the remote Indonesian province of Papua. The claim came from a group of more than 40 Papuans who fled their homes by boat last week, and then disappeared for several days before landing in tropical northern Australia.

Posted in Human rights @ 20 January 2006 07:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Illegal immigrants urged to accept KL amnesty Malaysia's prime minister has assured illegal immigrants that they would not be arrested or persecuted if they leave the country voluntarily under an amnesty offer. The premier, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, said late Saturday that illegal workers should come out immediately to avoid bottlenecks in the closing days of the amnesty.

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


Protesting asylum seekers sew mouths shut At least 40 Afghan asylum seekers in Bogor, south of Jakarta, have commenced a hunger strike, with several of them reportedly sewing their mouths shut, to protest the United Nations’ refusal to grant them refugee status. "They are frustrated. But the United Nations has given them an exceptional hearing. The Afghans have been given every possible consideration," Steve Cook, head of the Jakarta office of the International Office for Migration, was quoted as saying Tuesday (10/8/04) by the Associated Press.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 11 August 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Workers can return but not with families Thousands of Indonesians expelled from Malaysia for working there illegally are allowed to return once their papers are in order, officials said yesterday, but not with their families. Thousands of foreign plantation and construction workers fled Malaysia with the expiry of an Aug 1 deadline for all illegal immigrants to leave.

Posted in General @ 10 September 2002 00:03 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


Long-simmering tensions between indigenous Dayaks and immigrant Madurese suddenly exploded in the town of Sampit, Central Kalimantan, in the middle of February 2001. Within days, isolated killings perpetrated by both sides had developed into a one-sided massacre of Madurese by enraged Dayaks. In the following weeks the killings spread to other areas in the province and by early April almost the entire Madurese population had fled the province. The massacre of about 500 – and possibly many more - Madurese by Dayaks and the flight of virtually the entire Madurese community closely resembled two similar events in the Sambas district in the northern part of West Kalimantan in 1996-7 and in 1999 and highlighted the danger of violence spreading to West and East Kalimantan.

Posted in Violence @ 27 June 2001 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


As Jakarta loses control of its domestic situation, the region confronts a slowdown in foreign investment, a rise in Muslim extremism, and the threat of chaos — or even civil war — in Southeast Asia's largest country

Posted in Politics @ 23 June 2001 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


From his grief-gouged eyes to the way he presses his hands together to stop them from shaking, it's clear that if Syamsudin Noor makes it through the next few weeks, he is still a dead man inside. Syamsudin has pushed through a crowd of fellow refugees to tell his story, describing in patient detail how a visitation of almost unimaginable brutality destroyed his remote village of Sangai in Indonesia's Kalimantan province. "All my children, my grandchildren were killed," he mourns. "They cut off their heads and then cut them up and took them away to eat. There were a lot of Madurese in Sangai. Now 95% of us are dead."

Posted in Violence @ 10 March 2001 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Blood. countless gallons of blood soaked deep into the clay of a soccer field. There have been two heavy thunderstorms in the four days since 118 children, women and men—Madurese refugees huddled together and promised safe passage—were systematically butchered on the high-school playing field in Parenggean, a logging town deep in central Kalimantan. Those rains weren't cleansing enough: in the still of a tropical afternoon, the sweet stink of putrescence hangs in the air like the unquiet spirits of those murdered here. Halerin, a stocky sawmill hand in his thirties, was at the field that night. His account:

Posted in Violence @ 08 March 2001 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Kalimantan ethnic clashes kill 75, many beheaded More than 75 people have been slaughtered -- some beheaded and their heads carried around -- in savage ethnic bloodshed on Indonesia's portion of Borneo island, local officials and media said on Thursday. National police chief Suroyo Bimantoro told reporters the police and army had each sent in an extra battalion and the navy was being called in to handle a flood of thousands of refugees.

Posted in Violence @ 22 February 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


100 netted in illegal migrant raids City officials arrested 100 illegal migrants who failed to display ID Cards as the 'door-to-door' raid began on Thursday, an official said. The raid, which commenced at 6 a.m., was held in four subdistricts in Central Jakarta, head of the Central Jakarta Population Agency F.X. Wuryanto said.

Posted in General @ 12 January 2001 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


163 boatpeople feared drowned off Australian coast Up to 163 illegal immigrants were feared drowned off Australia's north coast Wednesday when two boats disappeared in treacherous waters en route from Indonesia. Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock said credible reports from Indonesia said the two boats, carrying people from various Middle Eastern countries, had left on the two-to-three day trip from Java to Ashmore Reef in Australian waters last week but failed to arrive.

Posted in General @ 13 December 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Violence on Tuesday brings Ambon death toll to 32 Community clashes which erupted in the Hative Besarvillage in the Teluk Ambon Baguala district of Ambon Island onTuesday have brought the death toll in the riot torn town to atleast 32 people.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 27 September 2000 16:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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