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PDIP: 'Indonesian govt must crack down on tax mafia' Secretary General of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) Hasto Kristiyanto said the government should fight tax mafia.

Posted in General @ 26 December 2014 21:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Airport operator wants Merpati Nusantara to pay their bills PT Angkasa Pura I has revealed that the debt owed to them for airport charges by PT Merpati Nusantara Airline has reached Rp. 38.4 billion (US$3,84 million.) According to Bisnis.com, the head of corporate administration for PT Angkasa Pura I, Harry Budi Waluyo, said that state-owned Merpati also has debts for aeronautic services due to a number of airports managed by Angkasa Pura I and Angkasa Pura II.

Posted in Economy @ 26 August 2013 09:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BNPB to install tsunami early warning sirens in Bengkulu The Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) is to install six tsunami early warning sirens in six districts of Bengkulu, an official said. The sirens installment is a part of the tsunami shelter development program which will cost around Rp68 billion (6.8 million US dollar).

Posted in Earthquake @ 12 June 2013 20:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ruling party`s chief named suspect over corruption Indonesia`s ruling Democrat Party`s chief Anas Urbaningrum was named suspect in connection with a corruption case here on Friday and banned to travel abroad.

Posted in Corruption @ 22 February 2013 21:02 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


Nike to pay $1 million to Indonesian workers for unpaid hours A group of Indonesian Nike factory workers have won a settlement against the sportswear company in which they will be awarded $1 million for unpaid overtime work hours, non-governmental organization (NGO) Educating for Justice said Wednesday.

Posted in Economy @ 12 January 2012 03:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 2 reactions


Graft suspect re-installed as Bengkulu governor Incumbent Bengkulu Governor Agusrin Maryono Najamudin will be sworn in for a second term Monday despite his status as graft suspect. Agusrin, who is from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Democratic Party, will be installed along with running mate Junaidi Hamzah before members of the Bengkulu Legislative Council.

Posted in Corruption @ 29 November 2010 02:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda shopping for more aircraft The Jakarta Post reports that Garuda Indonesia has allocated US$100 million (70 million euro) for expenditure in 2010 as the first of five yearly installments that will increase the airline's present fleet from 67 to 116 aircraft. Garuda's finance director Eddy Purwanto told the press, "We plan to spend $100 million in capital expenditure in 2010 to buy more planes as well as to fulfill Garuda's other operational expenditure."

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 14 November 2009 11:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The mess at PLN Cikarang #3 Last contact with PLN dated back to July this year. Indeed I was not called back or did I receive information in any other way from them. So until that very moment I did not have a clue about what was going on and how I was able to pay for my monthly electrical bill.

Posted in Lippo Cikarang @ 06 November 2009 09:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Former governor faces four year in jail over bribery The former governor of South Sumatra, Syahrial Oesman, is facing a jail term of four years over alleged corruption of 5 billion Rupiah (350,000 euro). He has allegedly channeled money to members of the House of Representatives. "We demand the board of judges to convict defendant Syahrial Oesman in this corruption crime," said Zet Tadungallo, a member of the corruption watchdog KPK team of prosecutors.

Posted in Corruption @ 09 September 2009 03:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta withdraws it's support for the Bali toll road Efforts to construct a toll bridge connecting Sanur and Nusa Dua via Serangan Island have just been complicated further by the withdrawal of financial support by the central government, leaving the people of Bali to find their own funding for a project estimated to eventually cost about 117 million euro.

Posted in General @ 05 November 2008 01:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali January 2008 arrivals burst out of the starting gate The National News Agency Antara reports that 154,000 foreign tourists visited Bali in January 2008. While these figures remain preliminary until confirmed by yet-to-be-received official figures from Bali's immigration office, the 154,000 tally suggests a record-breaking start to 2008, exceeding arrival totals for January 2007 (109,504) by a whopping +40.63%.

Posted in Tourism @ 10 February 2008 03:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to install tsunami warning system in Java and Bali Indonesia will prioritize the southern waters off Java and Bali islands when setting up tsunami early warning system, a minister said Thursday. Research and Technology Minister Kusmayanto Kadiman said the government would install the device on the basis of the density of population, the amount of assets and the vulnerability of the area from the possible disaster. "We put priority on southern sea off Java and Bali islands," Kusmayanto said.

Posted in General @ 20 July 2006 15:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More motorists shift to motorcycles As a civil servant at the office of the Ministry of Tourism in Central Jakarta, Cecep, 32, who lives with his family in a small house in Ciputat, Tangerang, decided he needed a motorcycle to reduce his monthly expenses. "I can't afford bus fares because I have to change buses three times to get to my office," he told The Jakarta Post.

Posted in Economy @ 14 October 2005 07:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


KPK publishes wealth of five ministers Coordinating Minister for the Economy Aburizal Bakrie has declared assets worth a whopping Rp 1.19 trillion (US$132 million), making him perhaps the richest serving state official. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) published on Friday the wealth reports of Aburizal and four fellow ministers, out of 25 Cabinet ministers who had declared their assets to the antigraft body.

Posted in General @ 16 November 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN meter readings 'often incorrect' State-owned power company PT PLN has acknowledged that electricity meter readings are often incorrect and give rise to unreasonable bills. It plans to implement a new system, but has warned that customers may face high bills as a result of arrears and unpaid usage as a consequence. "There will be a 'booming' of bills," Fahmi Mochtar, the general manager of the firm's Jakarta and Tangerang branch, said on Saturday.

Posted in General @ 04 October 2004 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Water rate to increase by 30 percent The Jakarta administration submitted to the City Council its proposal for a 30 percent increase in tap water rates starting Jan. 1, 2004. However, the hike may not guarantee better service because the money will be used to pay debts and cover inflation. Chairman of the City Water Regulatory Body Achmad Lanti said on Monday that 17 percent of the hike would be used to pay off debts to city-owned tap water operator PD PAM Jaya, which amount to Rp 900 billion (US$105.88 million), to European-based partner companies PT Thames PAM Jaya (TPJ) and PT PAM Lyonaisse Jaya (Palyja) and the central government.

Posted in General @ 11 November 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia faces up to post-IMF reality After five years under the harsh tutelage of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Indonesia, Southeast Asia's largest economy, is to break free from the IMF's bailout program and loan lifeline at the end of this year when its US$5 billion line of credit expires. A government committee has drafted an economic blueprint, a White Paper for post-IMF Indonesia that will be revealed on Friday, simultaneously with the draft budget for 2004, by President Megawati Sukarnoputri.

Posted in Economy @ 17 August 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Failed Jakarta mayor demands bribe money back A disgruntled candidate who lost a race for the post of governor in the Indonesian capital has demanded that members of the city council return bribes he paid them, media reports said Saturday. Mahfudz Djaelani told reporters that 40 councilors in the 84-seat body had received a total of 200 million rupiah ($20,000) as a first installment for their votes. He had promised to pay the balance of the 2 billion rupiah ($200,000) bribe after Wednesday's council vote.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 14 September 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


$1.3b subway project may start next year The city administration hopes to start the construction of its Fatmawati-Kota subway project, which is to be financed by a Japanese loan worth US$1.3 billion, next year, a senior official said on Thursday."If the final design of the project can be completed early next year, we expect that the construction will also be able to start next year," Deputy Governor for Development Affairs Budihardjo Sukmadi told reporters after accompanying Governor Sutiyoso to a meeting with executives from Japan's Itochu Corporation.

Posted in General @ 07 September 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Special session starts today Leaders of the People's Consultative Assembly have decided to accelerate impeachment proceedings against the President by convening a plenary session on Saturday morning to decide whether the special session to seek a presidential accountability can begin immediately. Should the Assembly plenary session be approved, the President may have to present his all-important accountability speech on Monday, which, if he fails to do or is rejected, could see him ousted within days.

Posted in Politics @ 21 July 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The city administration's target to flood Jakarta streets with 14,500 kancil vehicles in the next three months, to replace the noisy, polluting bajaj, would not materialize as the company tasked to produce Kancil would only be able to assemble 250 Kancil vehicles in the next three months. The marketing director of automotive firm PT. Kurnia Abadi Niaga Citra Indah Lestari (Kancil), Kresna D. Abednegoro, said on Thursday that the company would only be able to supply 1,000 locally-made kancils by the end of this year.

Posted in Politics @ 08 June 2001 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Megawati, Ministers trapped as students surround palace Vice President Megawati Sukarnoputri and ministers who just finished a cabinet meeting led by the embattled President Abdurrahman Wahid in presidential residence complex apparently trapped at midday on Monday as they could not leave the compound surrounded by thousands of anti-Wahid students. "We are still thinking ways how to take Megawati and ministers out of this presidential palace complex," a security guard said.

Posted in Protests @ 12 March 2001 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


IMF head hopes Indonesia avoids return to chaos Expressing concern about conditions in Indonesia, IMF Managing Director Horst Koehler urged Jakarta in an interview published on Thursday to implement a raft of policy changes to boost confidence in its shattered economy. Koehler, speaking in Singapore to the local Business Times newspaper and to the International Herald Tribune, said the Indonesian government needed to be more decisive in its efforts to tackle a situation he described as very difficult and complex.

Posted in General @ 11 January 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Neighbors asked to help rupiah The acting governor of Bank Indonesia has asked Singapore and other neighboring countries to provide technical assistance in shoring up the embattled rupiah. Anwar Nasution said on Thursday that Bank Indonesia's request pertained to stricter supervision of foreign exchange trading regulations, which could curb speculative attacks on the rupiah.

Posted in Economy @ 28 July 2000 09:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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