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 Indonesia to execute six drug convicts Indonesia's attorney general announced on Thursday, January 15, that the country is ready to carry out the execution of 6 people on death row on Sunday. "The preparations for the implementation (of the execution) are almost final," Attorney General H.M. Prasetyo announced in a press conference on Thursday afternoon.

Posted in Drugs @ 16 January 2015 02:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian Navy sinks Filipino fishing boat The Indonesian Navys Eastern Indonesian Fleet Command (Koarmatim) has sunk a Filipino fishing boat MV Gerry 12 in the waters of Tahuna Bay, Apengsembeka village, Sangihe Islands District, North Sulawesi.

Posted in Crime @ 13 January 2015 13:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaysian ship discovers AirAsia victim`s body and luggage A Malaysian ship involved in evacuation operations recovered a body and luggage believed to be of the victim of AirAsia flight QZ8501 carrying 162 people from Surabaya to Singapore, which disappeared on Sunday (Dec. 28).

Posted in Accidents @ 01 January 2015 19:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Gamalama volcano still angry, Ternate airport remains closed The Sultan Babullah airport of Ternate is still closed at least until Dec. 28 as Mount Gamalama continues activities.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 December 2014 10:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia repatriates 39 human trafficking victims The Indonesian government has repatriated the second batch of 39 people, who had been trapped by human traffickers, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Posted in Crime @ 03 December 2014 20:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two foreign fishing vessels detained for illegal operation The navy ship the KRI Sutedi Senaputra-878 has caught and detained two foreign fishing vessels operating illegally in the sea off Natuna in the Riau Island province.

Posted in General @ 15 November 2014 18:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian minister to crack down upon illegal fishing Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti has vowed to step up efforts to curb illegal fishing in Indonesian waters, which has caused losses worth trillions of rupiah to the state and disadvantaged traditional fishermen.

Posted in Economy @ 03 November 2014 16:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


'Double-track railway construction should be accelerated' The construction of double-track railway in Java Island should be accelerated, the Vice Minister of Transportation Bambang Susantono reported here on Wednesday.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 10 September 2014 18:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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


Governor: 'New oil reserve discovered in Riau' Governor of Riau Province Annas Maamun revealed on Monday that a new oil reserve, presumably the biggest in Riau, was found in Rokan Hilir District by PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI).

Posted in Economy @ 18 August 2014 15:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


18 of 20 foreign tourists in sinking boat off Bima saved At least 18 of 20 foreign tourist reported missing in the sea off Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, were found safe and rescued by rescue team and local fishermen. The boat with 25 people on board including 5 crewmen capsized off the Sangeang island in the district of Bima, West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 August 2014 11:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Motorcycle homebound travelers flock Merak port Nearly a thousand home-bound travelers on motorcycles, on Saturday, flocked the Merak port, Banten, waiting to be transferred by ferry to Bakauheni port, Sumatra Island. The travelers had been arriving at the port since early morning. At the time of filing this report, long queues were forming at Merak port, according to Antaras observations.

Posted in Religion @ 26 July 2014 15:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


22 foreign nationals arrested on cyber crime charges Police arrested 22 foreign nationals for allegedly being involved in cyber crime at the Bukit Senyum elite housing complex in Batam city on Saturday.

Posted in Crime @ 20 July 2014 00:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Island-wide power blackout hits Bali Bali experienced an island-wide power outage on Saturday night, July 12, 2014 that started just before 9:00 p.m. local time with electricity only returning to Sanur, in Baliís south, at midnight.The deputy spokesman for the State Power Board (PT PLN) for East Java, Arkad Matulu, blamed a ďtechnical disturbanceĒ for the power outage.

Posted in Power supply @ 13 July 2014 04:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


30 million people expected to travel during Idul-Fitri Around 30 million people are expected to return to their hometowns to celebrate Idul-Fitri holidays (mudik) at the end of Ramadan, a deputy minister said. "Of the total, around three to four million will travel through sea transportation," Transportation Deputy Minister Bambang Susantono said here on Thursday.

Posted in Travel @ 03 July 2014 22:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


28.3 million Indonesians live in poverty More than 28.28 million Indonesian people live in poverty as of March 2014 compared to 28.17 million in the same period last year, according to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS). "It was the result of a shift in the number of people working in the agricultural sector due to the impact of climate change, which had led to belated harvest," BPS Chief Suryamin said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Economy @ 01 July 2014 22:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Whirlwind damages tens of houses in Batam Several areas in Batam City of Riau Archipelago bore the brunt of a whirlwind, which caused minor to major damages to tens of houses on early Thursday.

Posted in Weather @ 12 June 2014 18:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Sangeang Api in West Nusa Tenggara erupts Mount Sangeang Api in Bima District, West Nusa Tenggara, erupted on Friday at 03:55 p. m. local time spewing plumes of ash and smoke 3,000 meters westbound into the air.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 31 May 2014 00:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


TNI Chief: 'Indonesia currently needs no aircraft carrier' A carrier vessel (CV) is not yet required to strengthen the countrys primary weaponry defense system (alutsista), Indonesian Military (TNI) Chief General Moeldoko claimed here on Monday.

Posted in Military @ 19 May 2014 18:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ministry predicts mudik travelers to reach 27 million The number of home-bound travelers during the Idul Fitri Holiday 2014 is expected to reach 27 million, according to a forecast made by the Indonesian Transportation Ministry.

Posted in Travel @ 12 May 2014 18:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ministry: 'Jakarta monorail project must go on' The transportation ministry said the Jakarta monorail project must continue to be built to help solve the capital citys transportation problem. "The monorail project under the PT Jakarta Monorail (JM) must be continued," Director for Traffic and Transportation Affairs of the Ministry of Transportation Hanggoro Budi Wiryawan said in a written statement here on Saturday.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 10 May 2014 21:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Analyst: 'Kalla perfect running mate for Jokowi' Former vice president M. Jusuf Kalla is the perfect vice presidential candidate for Joko Widodo (Jokowi) who is running for president in the presidential election held next July 9, political analyst from Pelita Harapan University Embrus Sihombing said here on Sunday.

Posted in Politics @ 04 May 2014 16:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Long list of complaints for Baliís renovated airport A public forum organized by the Bali Tourism Board on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 to discuss service and conditions at Baliís Ngurah Rai International Airport brought a shower of strong criticism from stakeholders in the Islandís tourism industry concerned with the many complaints about the airport received form the traveling public.

Posted in Tourism @ 28 April 2014 08:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven die on good friday ceremony in Flores At least seven persons died after a ship that carried hundreds of passengers for the Good Friday Sea Ceremony in Indonesia's Flores waters sank when hit by strong waves on Friday afternoon.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 April 2014 16:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Five dead in speedboat accident in Bangka Belitung Five passengers reportedly died after a speed boat capsized in Nangka Island water, Sungaiselan Subdistrict, Central Bangka Regency of Bangka Belitung Province on Sunday. The speedboat "Rasyida" was carrying 28 passengers before sinking after being hit by big waves in Nangka Island water.

Posted in Accidents @ 13 April 2014 22:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BMKG: 'Total lunar eclipse to occur on April 15' The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) stated that a total lunar eclipse will occur on April 15, 2014. "The eclipse can be observed from Indonesia, except in western Java and the western islands of Kalimantan and Sumatra," the BMKGs chief Andi Eka Sakya said here on Friday.

Posted in Weather @ 11 April 2014 23:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


New presidential aircraft arrives in Halim air base The new Boeing Business Jet 2 Green 737-800 for Presidential aircraft use is reported to have arrived at the Halim Perdana Kusuma airport, Jakarta. The aircraft, worth 91 million US dollars, was manufactured by the Boeing factory in the United States, with the aircraft dimension reaching 38 meters in length with a wingspan of 35.79 meters.

Posted in General @ 10 April 2014 19:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia kicks off parliamentary elections Indonesians cast their votes in parliamentary elections held simultaneously across the nation, which is the biggest democracy after India and the United States, on Wednesday.

Posted in Elections @ 09 April 2014 07:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lake Toba officially declared as 'Toba Caldera Geopark' President Susilo Yudhoyono officially designated Lake Toba as Toba Caldera Geopark, in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, on Thursday. The confirmation of Toba Lake as a geopark is crucial in supporting Indonesia's plan to propose Lake Toba caldera geopark to be included in UNESCO's Geopark Global Network (GGN).

Posted in Environment @ 28 March 2014 15:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Megawati to campaign in Bali Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Chairperson Megawati Soekarnoputri is scheduled to campaign at Badung district in Bali on Saturday afternoon, according to party officials. "We hope the people of Bali will give their strong support to PDI-P," the partys deputy secretary general, Hasto Kristiyanto, said here this morning.

Posted in Elections @ 22 March 2014 14:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


China includes part of Natuna waters in its map China has included part of Natuna waters in Indonesias Riau Islands province in its territorial map, assistant deputy to the chief security minister for defense strategic doctrine Commodore Fahru Zaini stated.

Posted in Politics @ 13 March 2014 13:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tourists advised not to visit Bali during Day of Seclusion Foreign tourists are advised not to visit Bali during the Hindu Day of Seclusion on March 31, 2014, a regional government official said.

Posted in Religion @ 13 March 2014 11:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Expert reminds Indonesia of Indian Ocean future prospects An international sea law expert has emphasized the importance of Indian Ocean as Indonesia's future economic and political prospects in view of its natural resources.

Posted in Economy @ 27 February 2014 23:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Moderate quake hits Sumbawa An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale shook Sumbawa district, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, at dawn on Monday but there was no immediate report of casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 24 February 2014 17:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Riau forst fire hot spot multiplied 150 times forest fire hot spots in Riau have multiplied 150 times, from 64 on Sunday (Feb. 23) to 1,234 on Monday, across eight districts and cities, as detected by Terra and Aqua Satellites, BMKG stated.

Posted in Forest fires @ 24 February 2014 13:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


East Kalimantan police foil meth, ecstasy smuggling attempt East Kalimantan police foiled an attempt to smuggle crystal methamphetamine and ecstasy drugs at Semayang seaport, Balikpapan, East Kalimanan province, an officer said on Saturday.

Posted in Drugs @ 22 February 2014 23:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Kelud evacuees allowed to return home The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has allowed evacuees to return to their homes on the slope of Mount Kelud after the volcanos status has been lowered from the top to the third alert.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 20 February 2014 21:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Satellite detects 81 hotspots in Riau The Terra and Aqua satellite detected 81 hotspots of forest, plantation and peat land fires in Riau Province on Monday afternoon.

Posted in Forest fires @ 18 February 2014 10:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Rescue team searches for seven Japanese missing The Denpasar Search and Rescue (SAR) team is searching for seven Japanese tourists who went missing in the waters off the Nusa Lembongan Island, Klungkung Regency, an official said here on Saturday.

Posted in General @ 15 February 2014 18:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Kelud's eruption is force majeure The Transportation Ministry has declared the eruption of Mount Kelud in Kediri, East Java, to be a force majeure, which exempts airlines from compensating passengers due to cancelled flights.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 15 February 2014 13:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven airports closed due to volcanic ash from Mount Kelud Seven airports and one airstrip remain closed on Saturday, as of 10:00 am local time (GMT +7), due to volcanic ash from Mount Kelud in East Java, an official said.

Posted in Travel @ 15 February 2014 12:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


7 airports in Indonesia closed due to Mount Kelud eruption Seven airports on the Indonesian island of Java have been closed due to the eruption of Mount Kelud in Kediri, East Java, on Thursday night. "Seven airports have been temporarily closed due to Mount Keluds eruption," Director General of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation Herry Bakti stated here on Friday.

Posted in Travel @ 14 February 2014 22:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Lewotobi alert status raised to alert level II Increased seismic activity reported in Mount Lewotobi located in the Flores Timur district in Indonesias eastern province of East Nusa Tenggara has led officials to raise its danger status to alert level II.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 February 2014 20:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President inducts eight new ambassadors At the Presidential Palace, on Friday, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono appointed eight ambassadors who will be commissioned in various countries.

Posted in Politics @ 14 February 2014 19:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Airports closed over Mount Kelud eruption Volcanic ash from a major eruption in Indonesia shrouded a large swath of the country's most densely populated island on Friday, closed three international airports and sent thousands fleeing.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 February 2014 03:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Kelud volcano erupts A volcano on the main island of Indonesia has sent plumes of smoke and ash high into the air, while tens of thousands have gone to shelters for safety, the Antara state news agency reported Thursday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 February 2014 03:18 CET by Jeroen · 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


Thousands of flood evacuees in Kudus return home Thousands of flood evacuees in Central Javas Kudus district returned home as the floodwaters began to recede. The floodwaters began to ebb in a number of affected areas including the Goleng hamlet in the Jati subdistrict, Head of the Kudus District Disaster Mitigation Board (BPBD) Jumadi stated here on Friday.

Posted in Flooding @ 31 January 2014 23:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flash floods sweep away seven houses in Kudus Flash floods have swept away seven houses and seriously damaged four others as the Gelis River overflowed in Kota Sub-district, Kudus District, Central Java, on Tuesday. The eleven houses were located on the banks of Gelis River, Adi Santoso, stated Demaan neighborhood head.

Posted in Flooding @ 28 January 2014 19:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrests terror suspects in West Nusa Tenggara The police arrested two alleged terror suspects on Thursday at 9:00 p.m. local time, in the Karang Bongot Village of the West Lombok District, West Nusa Tenggara Province.

Posted in Terrorism @ 24 January 2014 21:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flooding spreads to other areas in Indonesia In the past two weeks, floods and landslides have hit parts of Indonesia, particularly Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Kalimantan Islands, and continue to spread further, thereby claiming more lives as torrential rains continue to lash.

Posted in Weather @ 22 January 2014 21:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two terror suspects Poso group arrested in Surabaya Two terror suspects arrested in Surabaya, East Java, on Monday night are believed to be part of the Poso group led by Santoso, who has long been on the polices most-wanted list, claimed the Police.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 January 2014 20:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Sinking of Permata vessel leaves two dead The sinking of the Permata Sukron vessel on Sunday evening in Lembata District led to the deaths of two passengers. The accident occurred on Sunday evening, claiming two casualties identified as a husband and wife, according Vice Regent of E Flores Valens Tukan in a phone interview with ANTARA News here on Monday.

Posted in Accidents @ 20 January 2014 17:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


30 thousand residents displaced by flood in Jakarta At least 30,784 residents have been displaced by floods in Jakarta caused by incessant rain for the last several days, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) stated on Sunday.

Posted in Flooding @ 19 January 2014 17:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President extends aid to flood victims in North Sulawesi President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has extended emergency aid such as foods and medicines to people affected by floods in North Sulawesi provincial cities of Manado, Tomohon and Minahasa district.

Posted in Flooding @ 17 January 2014 23:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


16 killed in North Sulawesi floods and landslides At least 16 people fell victim to Wednesdays floods and landslides in Indonesias North Sulawesi province. On Thursday, Head of the North Sulawesi Provincial Disaster Mitigation Board (BPBD) Noldy Liow stated that 15 bodies were recovered and one was still missing.

Posted in Flooding @ 16 January 2014 22:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaysian caught trying to smuggle 11,877 ecstasy pills A Malaysian citizen of Indian descent, MR, was caught at the Batam Center Ferry Port carrying 11,877 ecstasy pills worth around Rp3 billion.

Posted in Drugs @ 16 January 2014 20:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


40.000 displaced by flood-landslide in North Sulawesi At least 40 thousand residents have been displaced by flash floods and landslides in the North Sulawesi region, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) stated on Thursday. Head of Information Center of BNPB Sutopo Purwo Nugroho stated in a press release, on Thursday that floods hit six districts in North Sulawesi, namely Manado, North Minahasa, Tomohon, Minahasa, South Minahasa and Sangihe Islands.

Posted in Flooding @ 16 January 2014 13:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of houses inundated in Manado Hundreds of houses have been submerged in flood water reaching a height of 2.5 meters, following 11 hours of incessant rains in Manado, on Wednesday. "The flood waters reached a height of two meters in Ternate Tanjung. The roof of our house was submerged in water," stated Herry Permata, a local inhabitant of Ternate Tanjung, Singkil.

Posted in Flooding @ 15 January 2014 19:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Batam police arrest 61 Vietnamese fishermen for illegal fishing The Batam Water Police recently took 61 Vietnamese fishermen into custody for illegal fishing in the waters of Riau Island province, stated an official. "On January 4, the fishermen were caught onboard four big fishing vessels in the waters of the Anambas District. They entered the Riau Island waters through the South China Sea," Commander of Bisma 8001 patrol boat Adjunct Senior Commissioner Sigit N. Hidayat remarked here on Friday.

Posted in Crime @ 10 January 2014 18:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Navy halt treasure raider ship in Riau Islands The Indonesian warship, KRI Teluk Gilimanuk 531, of the Navy Western Fleet (Koarmabar) halted a local flagged KM Trianis ship carrying treasures salvaged from a shipwreck in the Mapur waters, Bintan District, Riau Islands.

Posted in History @ 08 January 2014 22:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Government to recruit 3,000 doctors as civil servant candidates As an endeavor to support the Social Security Management Agency (BPJS) on health, the government will recruit three thousand doctors as civil servants, who will be exempt from the entrance examination, an official stated.

Posted in Health @ 07 January 2014 22:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian mother and daughter dead of food poisoning An Australian mother and daughter died of suspected food poisoning or a severe allergic reaction in Bali on Saturday, a day after arriving on the island to begin a holiday.

Posted in Health @ 06 January 2014 03:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Mount Sinabung volcano erupts over 30 times An Indonesian volcano that has erupted relentlessly for months shot volcanic ash into the air 30 times on Saturday, forcing further evacuations with more than 20,000 people now displaced, an official said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 January 2014 15:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More tourists visit Komodo National Park in 2013 The town of Labuan Bajo, the entry point to Komodo island, in East Nusa Tenggara, has seen a steady influx of domestic and foreign tourists, following the inclusion of the Komodo National Park in the New7Wonders of Nature.

Posted in Tourism @ 30 December 2013 17:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Batam immigration office deports 121 foreign nationals Since early this year, immigration authorities in Batam, Riau Islands province, have deported 121 foreign nationals on various charges. "Most of the deportees were nationals of Malaysia, Singapore, and Myanmar," Head of the Batam Immigration Office Yudi Kurniadi stated here on Friday.

Posted in General @ 27 December 2013 22:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali hotel rate war escalates As Bali grows increasing fearful of an escalating price war among the Islandís hotels, rates among hotels within the Nusa Dua Complex (BTDC) are reported to be increasing. Bisnis Bali said that despite declining occupancies, the average room rate among BTDC hotel hit US$152.94 per night.

Posted in Tourism @ 21 December 2013 11:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flooding Bengawan Solo inundates 100 villages in Bojonegoro Water from the overflowing Bengawan Solo River has inundated nearly 100 villages in 15 sub-districts in Bojonegoro, East Java, National Disaster Mitigation Agency stated on Friday.

Posted in Flooding @ 20 December 2013 21:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia, Netherlands agree on island construction project The governments of Indonesia and the Netherlands have reached an agreement on the five islands construction project near the Tanjung Perak Port, Surabaya (East Java), for building the proposed industrial area.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 12 December 2013 16:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono holds meeting with Sunni-Shiite reconciliation team President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has met with the Sunni-Shiite Reconciliation Team in Sampang on the island of Madura, East Java, on Wednesday. The informal meeting with the reconciliation team, led by Abd Ala, was the first meeting of the president on his two-day working visit to the island.

Posted in Religion @ 04 December 2013 18:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Protesting workers block road to Batam airport Noisy crowd of protesting workers are converging on the Hang Nadim cross road seeking to close access to the Batam airport. The workers said they protested as Riau Islands Governor Muhammad Sani had failed to meet his promise to determine wages of workers.

Posted in Protests @ 28 November 2013 18:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Double track of northern Java railway operational in 2014 The double track of northern Java railway between Jakarta and Surabaya of East Java is expected to be operational early 2014. Operation of the new track would considerably reduce the burden of the highways linking the two largest cities in the country.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 27 November 2013 11:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi to accelerate giant sea wall construction Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, has said he wants to accelerate the construction of the Giant Sea Wall mega project in North Jakarta.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 22 November 2013 14:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake jolts Morotai A tectonic earthquake measuring 6.2 on Richter scale shook Morotai Island, North Maluku Province, at 10:32 p.m Eastern Indonesian Standard Time (WIT) on Tuesday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 20 November 2013 01:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mahfud MD confirms he will run for president Former Constitutional Court chief justice Mahfud MD has confirmed that he will run for president in 2014. In a meeting with Madureses younger generation here on Friday evening, he said he would no longer hide his intention to run for president.

Posted in Politics @ 16 November 2013 17:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrests members of drug cartel The West Jakarta police have arrested six members of an international narcotic drugs ring planning to conduct a transaction involving two kilograms of methamphetamine kept in snack packets.

Posted in Drugs @ 12 November 2013 19:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


No to mining business in Raja Ampat Minister for the Environment Balthasar Kambuaya said he would reject any proposal for mining operation in the district of Raja Ampat of West Papua. "I have already told my staff to reject any such proposal in the district of Raja Ampat," Balthasar said here on Friday.

Posted in Environment @ 18 October 2013 07:06 CET by Jeroen · 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


President officially opens Bali toll road President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono officially opened the 12.7-km Bali toll road, spanning across Benoa Bay, at 4 pm local time on Monday. Apart from pressing a button to mark the official opening of the toll road, the president was the first person to pay the toll fare using the e-toll card.

Posted in General @ 23 September 2013 17:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali Youth Alliance rejects radical organizations Several members of the Dvipa Bali Youth Alliance staged a protest outside Bali Police Headquarters here on Monday to denounce the presence of radical organizations in the country.

Posted in Protests @ 16 September 2013 17:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President to name combat vehicle after Komodo Lizard President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will immortalize the `Komodo` lizard, as it becomes the name of the Indonesian-made tactical combat vehicle.

Posted in Military @ 14 September 2013 13:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Decline of rupiah test for Bali tourist industry The rapid decline in the value of the Indonesian Rupiah against the U.S. Dollar and a host of other currencies is presenting a myriad of challenges to Bali and its tourism industry.

Posted in Economy @ 02 September 2013 08:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Sumatra haze might affect Malaysia due to wind direction Haze from land-clearance fires in Riau Province, Sumatra Island, might affect Malaysia, with the wind blowing toward the neighboring country, said a weather analyst.

Posted in Forest fires @ 27 August 2013 15:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


297 hotspots for forest fires detected in Riau The Terra and Aqua satellite has detected 297 hotspots for forest fires throughout the Riau Province, according to the Pekanbaru meteorological, climatology, and geophysics station (BMKG).

Posted in Forest fires @ 27 August 2013 13:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Palue Island to be emptied over Mount Rokatenda danger Residents living on the tiny island of Palue, in East Nusa Tenggara,will be moved to a nearby island over concern that the erupting Mount Rokatenda could become a larger threat, a disaster mitigation agency official said on Saturday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 August 2013 04:43 CET by Jeroen · 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


Mountt Rokatenda in East Nusa Tengara erupts Mount Rokatenda in Palue island, East Nusa Tenggara province, erupted early Saturday, spewing ash onto a number of villages on the island. The eruption, which occurred at nearly 01.00 a.m., also was accompanied by earthquakes, local resident Bertolomeus Pelle said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 August 2013 18:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali tightens security against possible infiltration of terrorists Bali police tighten control at all entry gates to the tourist island to prevent infiltration of terrorists to the island which has twice suffered big terrorist bombings over the past several years. Units of police mobile brigade are placed at the ports of Gilimanuk, Badung and Padangbai, Bali Police Chief Insp. Gen. Arif Wahyunadi said here on Monday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 05 August 2013 13:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tougher immigration policy against illegal asylum seekers The Australian government has put into effect a stricter immigration policy to prevent more asylum seekers from entering the country illegally, according to Australian ambassador to Indonesia Greg Moriarty.

Posted in Crime @ 02 August 2013 20:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President Yudhoyono discuss reconciliation over Shiite issue President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono met with Maduranese clerics and figures and local government officials to find a solution over Shiites who have been expelled from their homes on the island of Madura.

Posted in Religion @ 02 August 2013 08:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Singapore-bound planes divert flights to Batam Two Singapore-bound Airbus planes diverted their flights to Hang Nadim Airport in Batam island as heavy rains fell in Changi Airport on Friday, a spokesman said. The two planes belonged to Tiger Airways and Silk Air, according to the head of the general affairs section at the Hang Nadim Airport Suwarso.

Posted in Weather @ 26 July 2013 23:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


130 countries join Sail Komodo 2013 About 130 countries have registered as participants of Sail Komodo 2013 and the total number is still counting, the Head of Tourism and Culture Agency of East Nusa Tenggara Abraham Klakik said here on Monday.

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Magnitude 6.1 quake hits Mentawai A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Pagai Selatan in the district of Mentawai islands, Sumatra, at 12.05 pm on Saturday. "The epicenter of the quake was 36 kilometer deep in the sea, 149 kilometers southeast of Mentawai islands, West Sumatra, or 164 kilometers southwest of Muko-Muko, Bengkulu, or 184 kilometers southwest of Sungai Penuh, Jambi," the spokesman of the Natural Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nuegroho, said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 July 2013 17:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods hit Timor island Flash floods hit five districts on Timor Island, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province, following heavy rains over the past one week, a local official said. The floods swept away 47 houses and damaged around 126 others, Tini Thadeus, the head of NTT`s disaster mitigation agency, said here on Tuesday.

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Agricultural land conversion in Bali alarming Agricultural land conversion in Bali in the past five years has been alarming and potentially threatening food resilience in the tourist island, a local university professor said.

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Earthquake strikes near Lombok An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale shook Bali and itís neighboring island of Lombok at 12:42 pm local time on Saturday, June 22, 2013.Information from the Indonesian Department of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) said the epicenter of the earthquake was 14 kilometers northwest of Lombok at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Posted in Earthquake @ 23 June 2013 10:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Forestry Minister in Riau to inspect forest fire control Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan led a coordinating meeting on forest and plantation fire control here on Saturday. A number of personnel from forest fire brigade "Manggala Agni", military, police and forest rangers were present in the event.

Posted in Forest fires @ 22 June 2013 14:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Batam, Singapore shrouded in haze coming from Sumatra`s fires Thick smog haze has covered Batam and Singapore on Thursday, significantly reducing the visibility and causing eye irritation. The three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reading spiked to 321 in Singapore, Simon D.I. Soekarno of the Indonesian embassy in Singapore told Antara on Thursday.

Posted in Forest fires @ 20 June 2013 14:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BNPB sets aside Rp25 billion to battle forest fires The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has set aside Rp25 billion (around 2.5 million US Dollar) to make artificial rain over forest fires in Riau Province to battle haze looming over the region and neighboring countries.

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Riau extremely susceptible to drug trafficking The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) on Wednesday stated that Riau was extremely susceptible to international drug trafficking and might grow as an entry point of drug smuggling.

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