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Indonesian government freezes 61 more flight permits The Indonesian government froze 61 more flight permits of five airline companies on Friday. "Based an audit results, 61 flight permits were issued to five airline companies, which have been found violating license regulations set by the government," Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan announced during a press conference.

Posted in Travel @ 09 January 2015 19:40 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


KPK raids offices rooms of officials in Karawang The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Saturday raided the office rooms of the regent of Karawang and other officials of the district administration looking for document related to the issuance of land use approval in the city.

Posted in Corruption @ 19 July 2014 21:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Former Riau governor jailed for 14 years for corruption Former governor of Sumatra's Riau province Rusli Zainal was sentenced to 14 years in jail for corruption here on Wednesday.

Posted in Corruption @ 12 March 2014 23:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


265 Indonesian migrant workers on foreign death rows Some 265 migrant workers from Indonesia are facing the death penalty in countries such as Malaysia, China and Saudi Arabia, Migrant Care founder Anis Hidayah said.

Posted in Crime @ 28 December 2013 20:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia marks International Anti-Corruption Day Indonesia marked International Anti-Corruption Day as well as Human Rights Day at a function held in the Presidential Palace, here on Monday.

Posted in Corruption @ 09 December 2013 19:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police delay implementation of headscarf for policewomen The Indonesian police plans to postpone the implementation of their decision to allow policewomen to wear headscarves while on duty, citing the pending issuance of a decision on uniformity. National Police chief General Sutarman confirmed the postponement here on Monday, saying a uniform headscarf for all policewomen had to be decided upon.

Posted in Politics @ 02 December 2013 17:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister Suswono meets antigraft body`s summons Agriculture Minister Suswono met the summons of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to be grilled as a witness in a beef import scandal on Thursday. "KPK invited me for questioning as a witness for four suspects in the beef import scandal," the minister said when he arrived at the KPK building at 10 am on Thursday.

Posted in Corruption @ 14 March 2013 13:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono calls on people to prioritize economy President Susilo Yudhoyono called on the nation to keep on maintaining the economic conditions to assure continued growth despite increasing political tension ahead of the general elections in 2014.

Posted in Economy @ 24 February 2013 22:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt urged to simplify land holding certification Real Estate Indonesia (REI) called on the government to simplify land holding certificates that are required by property developers.

Posted in General @ 22 February 2013 00:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Government must be responsible for Batavia bankruptcy     The Indonesian Airline Ticketing Association (Astindo) for Riau province office said the government should be responsible for the bankruptcy of Batavia Air as declared by a court on Wednesday.

Posted in Travel @ 01 February 2013 22:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Investigations in progress with regard to bailout scandal Indonesia`s chief anti-graft investigator, Abraham Samad, said investigations are being carried out with regard to the (Rp6.7 trillion) Bank Century bailout scandal.

Posted in Crime @ 07 December 2012 18:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Sports minister resigns over alleged corruption Sports Minister Andi Malaranggeng resigned from his present post at his ministry after the issuance of a travel ban by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) against him.

Posted in Corruption @ 07 December 2012 10:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta smokers demand special room inside buildings Several members of a people`s group called `Cigarettes Community` have demanded that the Jakarta government revise Governor`s Regulation number 88/2010 that abolishes the presence of smoking room inside buildings in Jakarta.

Posted in Health @ 08 October 2012 19:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Stricter environmental regulations for Gianyar The Gianyar regency is preparing new regulations that will govern the way in which new hotels are built and ensure that accommodation projects are “green” and friendly to the environment.

Posted in Environment @ 18 September 2012 10:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police prepare substitutes for withdrawn investigators National Police Chief Gen. Timur Pradopo said that replacements have been found for 20 police investigators who had been withdrawn from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

Posted in Corruption @ 17 September 2012 23:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta police to tighten permits for football match Jakarta police plan to tighten the issuance of permits for football matches that the potential to create clashes among supporters following the death of three supporters following a match here on Sunday.

Posted in Violence @ 28 May 2012 09:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to have world`s longest bridge The construction of the Sunda Strait Bridge (JSS) is awaiting a feasibility study so that the building of the mega-project would be realized according to plan.

Posted in General @ 10 May 2012 14:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


House factions differ on gasoline restriction plan Several political party factions in the House of Representatives (DPR) differ with regard to the government`s plan to restrict consumption of subsidized gasoline.

Posted in Politics @ 26 January 2012 00:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ex-minister sentenced to 2.5 years for corruption Former home affairs minister Hari Sabarno was sentenced to 2.5 years in jail on Thursday for corruption. Chief judge Suhartoyo of the Jakarta Corruption Court, in reading out the verdict, said the retired army general was proven guilty of committing corruption together with others.

Posted in Corruption @ 07 January 2012 02:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Permits travel agencies Bali one big mess The results of  a formal letter issued by Bali’s governor Made Mangku Pastika calling for a moratorium or a halt to the issuance of new travel agency licenses in Bali has failed to bear any concrete results, despite an eager reception by travel professionals in Bali when the governor’s recommendations were initially made public.

Posted in Travel @ 19 December 2011 03:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Five years demanded for former home affairs minister A Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutor on Friday demanded five years in jail for former home affairs minister Hari Sabarno for allegedly abusing his authority in the procurement of fire trucks.

Posted in Corruption @ 12 December 2011 05:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ahmadiyah religious sect officially banned in West Java The Ahmadiyah religious sect on Thursday was officially banned by the West Java provincial government in Indonesia, the Antara news agency reported.

Posted in Religion @ 03 March 2011 17:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali government may reconsider taxi quota According to Beritabali.com, the government of Bali may reconsider its position on the issuance of new taxi licenses following demonstrations and protests by hundreds of taxi drivers opposed to more taxis being allowed to operated on the island.

Posted in General @ 30 December 2009 07:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Illegal levies sought at Bali's Tourism Office NusaBali has broken a story indicating large-scale unofficial payments being made to the Badung Tourist Office (Dispar Badung) in connection with the issuance of licenses for hotels, restaurants and bars in the regency.

Posted in Corruption @ 01 December 2009 07:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Crackdown on illegal hotels and clubs Community enforcement officers have finally begun to take decisive action against Badung regency accommodation and night entertainment venues who have failed to secure required licenses and permits in support of their operations.

Posted in Tourism @ 07 October 2009 10:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Denpasar to issue biometric ID-cards Bali's capital city of Denpasar will initiate a pilot project for new identity cards (KTP) utilizing a Single Identity Number (SIN) and biometric markers as part of overall steps to stop the widespread misuse of double KTPs.

Posted in General @ 06 September 2009 10:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two foreigners wanted as pedophiles extradited from Bali After sitting behind bars at Bali's Kerobokan prison for nearly eight months, a man on Interpol's Most Wanted List, 46 year-old Christian Burger, is now in France to face child sexual abuse charges. Burger, who has both French and Swiss citizenship, was placed on a plane to Paris on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, following the issuance of a letter agreeing to his extradition signed by Indonesia's President Yudhoyono. He has issued the needed letter last Monday, as was confirmed by Public Prosecutor I Ketut Sujaya, SH.

Posted in Crime @ 08 August 2009 13:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia’s debut rupiah sukuk falls short of expectations Indonesia has sold only 4.7 trillion rupiah of its debut rupiah-denominated Islamic bond, or sukuk, an amount slightly below its target. As a result, the government is likely to increase the size of its global dollar sukuk later this year in a bid to make up for the shortfall, people close to the deal told Dow Jones Newswires on Friday.

Posted in Economy @ 24 August 2008 05:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to issue first shariah bonds tomorrow After a long wait, the Indonesian government will finally issue government shariah bonds (SBSN) or the first 'sukuk'. They will be issued tomorrow. The newly introduced sukuk will be sold as 'akad ijarah' or sell and rent back with a length of seven and ten years. The general director of the state dept department of the Department of Finance, Rahmat Waluyanto, said that this SBSN will be the same as the normally issued bonds (SUN, surat utang negara). The only difference is that this SUN will follow the principles of shariah.

Posted in Economy @ 14 August 2008 02:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Greenpeace: Peatland forest destruction continues in Indonesia Peatland forests in Indonesia are continuously destructed by palm oil industry, although the government has stopped issuing new permits for new plantations at peatland ecosystem, a Greenpeace campaigner said here Monday. Hapsoro, Greenpeace campaigner for Southeast Asia, said that the Greenpeace team has found a new plantation opened without permits on peatland forest in Indonesia's Riau province at Sumatra Island.

Posted in Environment @ 07 April 2008 03:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Security chief busted with narcotics inside prison Tempo Interaktif reports that Bali's Chief of Police, Inspector General Paulus Purwoko, has ordered anti-narcotic raids at all of Bali's prisons. The order follows the recent capture and arrest of Muhammad Sudrajad, the Chief of Security at Bali's Kerobokan for his alleged involvement a narcotics transaction and further reports of his involvement in a large drug ring at the prison.

Posted in Drugs @ 16 September 2007 11:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


E-ticketing finally takes off in Indonesia according to IATA After lagging behind with e-ticketing, 82 percent of all passengers in Indonesia now access websites or make a telephone call to have their tickets issued electronically, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This percentage is higher than the global and regional averages.

Posted in General @ 19 May 2007 09:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


'Sharia-based bylaws violate Constitution' Tangerang is firmly in the spotlight after the issuance of a controversial bylaw to eradicate prostitution in the municipality. It also issued another bylaw that bans liquor. Syafi'i Anwar, executive director of the International Centre for Islam and Pluralism (ICIP), shared his views with Ridwan Max Sijabat >on what is happening in the region.

Posted in Religion @ 04 May 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Travel warning part of Australia's propaganda against Indonesia Australia's travlel advisory that terrorist attacks would occur in Indonesia on Sunday, April 2, which was not true, constitutes part of Australia's propaganda against Indonesia, according to an observer. The travel warning is categorized as C3 rather than A1, meaning that the truth of the warning needs rechecking, Wawan H. Purwanto, an intelligence observer and a lecturer at State Intelligence Institute (IIN), said here Monday.

Posted in Politics @ 04 April 2006 10:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 4 reactions


Govt set to examine sharia bylaws The Home Affairs Ministry will review regional bylaws amid the issuance of sharia-based regulations by several administrations, which critics say impinge on the rights of minorities. "We have asked local administrations to send their regional bylaws for evaluation," Home Affairs Minister M. Ma'ruf confirmed Monday. The review process would also involve other related ministries, he added.

Posted in Religion @ 09 February 2006 17:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four planes grounded after fatal crash Indonesian air transport authorities have grounded four Boeing 737-200s belonging to four unnamed private airlines in the wake of a recent fatal crash. "Four Boeing 737-200s owned by four airlines have been declared grounded until all damaged components are repaired," the Kompas newspaper quotes Transport Minister Hatta Rajasa as saying.

Posted in General @ 11 September 2005 11:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Preachers told to support controversial MUI edicts Despite the ongoing controversy surrounding the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI)'s edicts against secularism, pluralism and liberalism, the Indonesian Council for Islamic Propagation (DDII) will fully support the MUI in its "war on deviant thoughts", a top preacher said on Sunday.

Posted in Politics @ 08 August 2005 12:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 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


Indosat earmarks US$700m for cellular phone expansion Indonesia's second biggest telecoms firm Indosat is earmarking at least 700 million dollars to develop its lucrative cellular telephone communication business in 2005, a report said. "The 700 million dollar amount is deemed enough. We are also considering to issue bonds or borrow from banks," Indosat finance director Wong Heang Tuck said according to the Media Indonesia newspaper.

Posted in General @ 19 October 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


East Timor judge issues arrest warrant for Wiranto A judge in East Timor on Monday issued an arrest warrant for Indonesian presidential candidate Wiranto for crimes against humanity in the territory in 1999. "On 10 May, 2004, an international judge at the Special Panel for Serious Crimes in East Timor issued an arrest warrant for retired General Wiranto," prosecutors from the Serious Crimes Unit (SCU) said in a statement. Wiranto was military chief when army-backed militiamen waged a bloody campaign against independence supporters in the then-Indonesian territory.

Posted in Crime @ 10 May 2004 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Prosecutors urge arrest of Wiranto Prosecutors in East Timor have intensified their push for the arrest of former Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) commander Wiranto, citing "voluminous" evidence that he failed to prevent crimes against humanity in the territory in 1999. The deputy general prosecutor for serious crimes last Thursday (19/3/04) filed a 92-page court brief to the UN-sponsored Serious Crimes Unit in support of its application for the issuance of an arrest warrant against Wiranto.

Posted in Crime @ 24 March 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


RI to give visa-on-arrival facility to 20 states The government will provide a visa-on-arrival facility to 20 countries and one region, an immigration official said on Tuesday. The decision was made during a meeting on political and security affairs here last Sept 9, the immigration office's spokesman, Ade E Dachlan, said. "The visa-on-arrival facility will only last for 30 days but can be extended," he said.

Posted in Tourism @ 28 October 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Houses torn down for Cilandak mall South Jakarta public order officers bulldozed on Thursday three houses on Jl. T.B. Simatupang, Cilandak Barat, to make way for extensions to the Cilandak Town Square mall, despite an ongoing legal battle over the ownership of the land. Having lived there for 37 years, Soenarno, Handoyo and Jemry Simatupang refused to comply with an order issued by the municipality's housing agency on July 12, 2003, which gave them a deadline to vacate the land on Wednesday.

Posted in General @ 17 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's post-IMF soon reality Indonesia is set, later this year, to exit the International Monetary Fund's lending program, the last country to graduate the post-Asian crisis of 1997-1998. Many economists agree it is time to leave the program but what will happen next remains open to debate.

Posted in General @ 06 May 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Official: Fresh travel warnings are unwise Jakarta considers the issuance of fresh travel advisories from the United States, Australia and Britain an unwise decision and regrets that the warnings were issued against Indonesia, an official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said. Since the country had made progress in the Bali bombing case and heightened security ahead of the holidays, the warnings would be counterproductive to the international cooperation against terrorism, the ministry spokesman, Marty Natalegawa, said on Sunday.

Posted in Tourism @ 23 December 2002 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The moment of Megawati Megawati Soekarnoputri could well have been thinking, "She who laughs last laughs longest," as she was sworn in as the country's president on Monday. Before the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) members who voted against her in the 1999 presidential election, Megawati vowed to cooperate with all elements of the nation to cope with the problems the country was facing.

Posted in Politics @ 24 July 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gus Dur told to avoid state of emergency Ministers and security authorities expressed hopes on Wednesday that embattled President Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid would not declare a state of emergency, as a last resort, to survive his political life. Coordinating Minister for Political, Social and Security Affairs Agum Gumelar said he was working hard to avoid national disintegration and any declaration of a state of emergency.

Posted in Politics @ 28 June 2001 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Nation celebrates Sukarno birthday What started as a day of sentimental remembrance became one full of political nuances as the nation commemorated on Wednesday the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of the state's founding father, Sukarno. The apex of the commemorations was a ceremony at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Center, the name of which was only recently reinstated after having been changed to the Senayan Sports Complex.

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


One killed in Pasuruan as unrest continues One person was killed and four others injured in a fierce clash between people claiming to be President Abdurrahman Wahid's supporters and security officers in tense Pasuruan on Wednesday, while another group of people ransacked and torched a Muhammadiyah senior high school in neighboring Situbondo. However, in general the situation remained under control in East Java, the stronghold of Abdurrahman, contrary to people's belief that on Tuesday more people would take to the streets to protest the House of Representative's (DPR) plenary session in Jakarta.

Posted in Violence @ 31 May 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Scores of weapons confiscated from Gus Dur supporters Police seized hundreds of weapons and arrested 22 people as thousands of President Abdurrahman Wahid supporters from East Java arrived here on Tuesday. Jakarta Police Detective Chief Sr. Comr. Adang Rochana said the people were arrested at city bus terminals and railway stations for possessing illegal weapons. Police questioned an additional 100 people but later released them.

Posted in Protests @ 30 May 2001 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gus Dur, Megawati hold crisis talks A flurry of meetings were held within the country's two highest offices on Tuesday as senior Cabinet officials tried to seek a political compromise to salvage the administration amid tension between President Abdurrahman Wahid and Vice President Megawati Soekarnoputri. Coordinating Minister for Political, Social and Security Affairs Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono emerged as the central figure in the negotiations, which focused on a deal to delegate the running of the government to Megawati.

Posted in Politics @ 09 May 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Demonstrations by Gus Dur supporters turn violent Disgruntled supporters of the incumbent President Abdurrahman Wahid continued venting their anger in East Java on Monday by vandalizing the National Awakening Party (PAN) and Golkar Party offices in the town of Gresik, some 30 kilometers northwest of Surabaya. No fatalities were reported, but the police said that they had failed to curb the violent actions committed by at least 2,000 people.

Posted in Protests @ 06 February 2001 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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