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FPI opposes Ahok as Jakarta governor Some one thousand FPI Muslim activists staged a protest rally on the premises of the Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD), rejecting a plan to appoint Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) as the Jakarta governor succeeding Joko Widodo.

Posted in Protests @ 24 September 2014 18:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two police officers injured in clash with armed group Two police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) personnel were injured in a clash with an armed group at Kilo village some 160 km southeast of the Central Sulawesi provincial capital of Palu on Monday at around 1 p.m.

Posted in Violence @ 03 March 2014 17:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police chief inaugurates new Brimob Corps chief National Police Chief Gen. Sutarman inaugurated Brig. Gen. Robby Kaligis as Chief of the Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) Corps, replacing Insp. Gen. M. Rum Murkal, here on Friday.

Posted in Politics @ 07 February 2014 21:48 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police confirm death of two Poso terrorist group members Two members of a terrorist group had been killed in a shootout in Poso, Central Sulawesi, on Thursday, the police confirmed here on Friday. "Yes, we have confirmation that they are indeed members of a terror network led by Santoso," stated National Police Chief General Sutarman.

Posted in Terrorism @ 07 February 2014 19:04 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


3,500 police officers to be deployed at flood-hit areas The Police Headquarters will deploy 3,500 police officers at several areas in Indonesian that have been hit by floods, landslides, and volcano eruption. "The 3,500 policemen are from the Police Headquarters and Mobile Brigade," Commissioner General Badrodin Haiti, the head of the Police Headquarters Security and Maintenance Departement, stated here on Wednesday.

Posted in Flooding @ 22 January 2014 17:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Former ambassador cooks fried rice for flood volunteers Former Indonesian ambassador to the United States, Dino Pati Djalal here on Sunday visited victims affected by flash floods in Jakarta and helped cook fried rice for flood volunteers in Kalibata and Pancoran.

Posted in Flooding @ 19 January 2014 18:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police kill one alleged terrorist and arrest two others Police anti-terrorist squad Densus 88 killed an alleged terrorist and arrested two others in Bone, South Sulawesi, on Thursday. As the head of the public information section of the National Police Headquarters` Public Relations Division, Senior Commissioner Agus Rianto confirmed the initials of the three alleged terrorists here on Friday: S alias PG, E alias J alias U, and AI.

Posted in Terrorism @ 18 October 2013 18:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


FPI Attempting to March on Bali Tempo.com reports that around 100 members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) from East Java are attempting to cross over on the ferry crossing from Ketapang, East Java to Gilimanuk, Bali. The group is reportedly intent on disrupting the Miss World Competition being held at Nusa Dua, Bali.

Posted in Religion @ 14 September 2013 01:01 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


Terror perpetrators in Poso increasingly aggressive Presidium Chairman of the Indonesia Police Watch (IPW) Neta S Pane said the perpetrators of terror acts in Poso, Central Sulawesi, had become more and more aggressive as reflected in the suicide bombing incident Monday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 June 2013 19:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two thousands officers secure Soekarno-Hatta Airport During the Labor Day or May Day, the International Soekarno-Hatta Airport at Tangerang, Banten, was secured by joint-security personnel from the National Police and Military to anticipate the anarchic actions.

Posted in Protests @ 01 May 2013 12:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


22 missing after vessel sinks in E. Kalimantan At least 22 persons are reported missing after Karya Indah Vessel which carries more than 40 passengers sinks in Mahakam River of Samarinda City, E Kalimantan on Wednesday at 18.15 pm.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 April 2013 19:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


2,000 Brimob personnel deployed to help flood victims Some 2,000 personnel of the Mobile Brigade (Brimob) police were deployed to flood-hit areas in Jakarta on Thursday.

Posted in Flooding @ 17 January 2013 17:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police say situation in Kutai Barat returning to normal National Police Chief General Timur Pradopo said situation in Kutai Barat, Kalimantan, has returned to normal while the cause of the conflict was purely criminal and suspects involved had been caught.

Posted in Violence @ 26 November 2012 18:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police send Mobile Brigade to Wamena Papua regional police sent a mobile brigade to Wamena in the regency of Jayawijaya on Friday to take security precaution after weapons of the Aphalapsili district police were stolen by unknown people.

Posted in General @ 16 November 2012 17:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Body of terrorist suspect belongs to Jipo Police confirmed that the body of a terrorist suspect killed during a firefight with police Densus 88 anti-terrorist squad in Poso belongs to M Choiri alias Jipo alias Iben hailing from Bima, West Nusa Tenggara.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 November 2012 15:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Pindad: 'Military`s demand for ammunition increasing' The Indonesian Defence Forces` demand for ammunition has tripled this year, according to Adik Avianto, the president director of state-owned ammunition company Pindad.

Posted in Military @ 31 October 2012 20:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


US Embassy in Jakarta one of terror bomb targets The US embassy in Jakarta is one of the targets of bombing by terrorist group of Harakah Sunny Untuk Masyarakat Indonesia (HASMI), police said. "There are four bombing targets planned by the HASMI Group," Insp. Gen. Suhardi Alius, head of the public relation division of the police headquarters, said here on Saturday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 27 October 2012 19:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Densus 88 discover explosives and bombs during raids The Indonesian special police anti-terror unit Densus 88 has discovered bombs and explosives during raids in several places, and arrested 11 suspects.

Posted in Terrorism @ 27 October 2012 19:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police neutralizes homemade bomb in Poso The Mobile Brigade (Brimob) Gegana team of the regional police of Central Sulawesi neutralised a homemade bomb in Tonipa Village, Poso Pesisir sub-district, Poso district, on Tuesday.

Posted in Crime @ 23 October 2012 17:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


TNI sends soldiers to violence-hit Adonara island The Indonesian military (TNI) has sent a platoon of soldiers to Adonara island, East Nusa Tenggara province, to restore security after residents of two neighboring villages clashed over a land dispute, according to a military spokesman.

Posted in Military @ 04 October 2012 23:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Nine Al-Qaeda Indonesia members detained Police have formally detained nine Al-Qaeda Indonesia members for their alleged involvement in terrorist activities across the country.

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 October 2012 21:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police collecting information from terrorist suspect Toriq Police are still intensively examining suspected terrorist M Toriq in an effort to develop his case. "Right now we are still seeking efforts to develop the case from Toriq," National Police head of public relations Brigadier General Boy Rafli Amar said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 11 September 2012 21:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Rescue team evacuates 12 bodies from crash site The rescue team is evacuating 12 bodies of the crashed Sukhoi Superjet 100 victims from the crash site to a temporary helipad in a nearby evacuation post.

Posted in Accidents @ 11 May 2012 15:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Polri deploys police in Puncak Jaya after airplane shooting The National Police (Polri) has deployed officers in Puncak Jaya, particularly in southern PT Freeport area, Papua Province, to apprehend members of an armed group that shot at a Twin Otter airplane on Sunday, killing one passenger.

Posted in Crime @ 09 April 2012 11:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest two suspects in Palu arson case Police have arrested two teenagers on charges of setting a house on fire during a brawl between two groups on April 4 in the Central Sulawesi provincial capital of Palu.

Posted in Violence @ 07 April 2012 13:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police to send 364 personnel to Pontianak over FPI The National Police Headquarters has sent 364 Mobile Brigade members to Pontianak, West Kalimantan, in anticipation of security disruptions.

Posted in Violence @ 18 March 2012 10:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Six years jail for corrupt former tax official Gayus Former tax official Gayus Tambunan was sentenced to six years in jail and fined Rp1 billion for corruption and money laundering on Thursday. The chairman of a panel of judges at the Corruption Court here, Suhartoyo, said Gayus had validly been proven guilty of corruption in several cases.

Posted in Corruption @ 04 March 2012 02:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Five shot, five missing in land dispute clash in Riau A clash between local residents and guards of a plantation company in a land dispute in Batang Kumuh village, Rokan Hulu (Rohul) district, Riau province, on Thursday night is reported to have led to the shooting of five civilians by police and the disappearance of five others.

Posted in Violence @ 05 February 2012 07:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bekasi workers block Cikarang toll road Tens of thousands of Bekasi workers staged rallies on Friday, blocking the Jakarta - Cikarang toll road access to Bekasi from KM 21 to KM 26. Tens of thousands of road users are trapped on various locations in and around Bekasi because of the closures, that started just in the morning rush hour at about eight o'clock.

Posted in Protests @ 27 January 2012 07:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police question 40 officers over Sape violence The police have questioned 40 of their officers over the violence in last Saturday`s clash at the Sape ferry port in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, that left two people dead.

Posted in Violence @ 28 December 2011 10:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bima port returning to normal after deadly clash Security conditions at Sape ferry port of Bima district in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) where police and demonstrators clashed on Saturday are returning to normal, according to ANTARA correspondent on Sunday.

Posted in Violence @ 26 December 2011 02:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: two dead in clashes with residents in Mesuji Police said two clashes happened between local residents and police in Mesuji district, Lampung province, during 2011. Lampung regional police command spokesperson Adjunct Senior Commissioner Sulistyaningsih said here on Thursday, during the clashes, two people were killed by police fire but harsh sanctions had been imposed on the officers who had opened fire in violation of standing procedures.

Posted in Violence @ 16 December 2011 03:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of people flee Indonesian village in fear of police Hundreds of people have fled a village in Indonesia's restive Papua region following the deployment of more than 100 security officers, the Jakarta Post reported on Wednesday.

Posted in General @ 07 December 2011 22:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police to monitor activities related to OPM anniversary National Police Chief General Timur Pradopo said police would monitor all activities in Papua related to the anniversary of the Free Papua Organization (OPM) on December 1.

Posted in General @ 30 November 2011 09:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bodies of all three ill-fated cessna crew found A search and rescue team has found the bodies of three people who had been in the Cessna 172 PK plane that crashed in the Mount Ceremai area, Majalengka, West Java, recently.

Posted in Accidents @ 30 November 2011 05:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian police arrest 12 alleged separatists At least twelve men believed to be members of the separatist Free Papua Organization (OPM) have been arrested after an alleged series of violent attacks in the restive region of Papua, Indonesian police said on Friday.

Posted in Protests @ 25 November 2011 12:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Three dead in violent clashes in Ambon Riots broke out in Ambon on Sunday, claiming three lives and injuring 60 others following a rumor that an ojek (motor taxi) driver was tortured to death by another group of residents in the city.

Posted in Violence @ 12 September 2011 03:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mobile brigade officers on trains against hijacking At least two police officers from the mobile brigade unit will be on a train to secure crew and passengers’ safety, following the Gajayana train hijacking on Saturday morning. PT Kereta Api Operational Area I head of public relations Mateta Rizalulhaq said that the mobile brigade officers would be armed with firearms.

Posted in Travel @ 28 August 2011 03:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Terror suspect Umar Patek admits assembling 2002 bombs Terror suspect Umar Patek has admitted to having assembled the explosive devices which were used in the 2002 Bali bombings in which 202 people were killed, officials said on Saturday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 August 2011 23:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 5 reactions


'Bali Bomb' terrorist Umar Patek back in Indonesia National Police chief Gen. Timur Pradopo on Thursday confirmed that Umar Patek, wanted for his alleged role in the 2002 Bali bombing, had arrived in Jakarta on Thursday morning to face legal process. "Patek arrived at seven o’clock this morning in Jakarta," Pradopo said before the Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Palace.

Posted in Terrorism @ 11 August 2011 10:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police enter Islamic boarding school 2 days after bomb blast Two days after a bomb explosion in an Islamic boarding school in Indonesia killed one person, police were finally able to enter school grounds after struggling with armed students, officials said Wednesday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 July 2011 02:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Former deputy wants KPK to take over Gayus' case The case of graft suspect Gayus H. Tambunan has now become the most embarrassing case ever for Indonesian law enforcement , according to former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Erry Riyana.

Posted in Corruption @ 09 January 2011 11:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian terror suspect Abu Tholut defended by 16 attorneys A representative on Wednesday informed that terrorist Abu Tholut, one of the previously most-wanted men in Indonesia, will be defended by a team of sixteen attorneys.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 December 2010 23:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: Terrorists planned to bomb Danish embassy Suspected terrorists had planned to explode Royal Danish Embassy in Kuningan, South Jakarta, using a car-bomb, National Police chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri said on Thursday. Bambang said the embassy was targeted in retaliation of the globally criticized publication of Prophet Muhammad cartoon by Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005, Bambang said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 July 2010 05:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police investigates claim of Al Qaeda in Aceh Investigations are underway into whether a terrorist group police fatally clashed with in Aceh last week is connected to al-Qaeda, says the National Police. During an armed conflict with the group last week, three officers from the Mobile Brigade (Brimob), two civilians and two alleged terrorists were killed.

Posted in Terrorism @ 07 March 2010 09:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ten hurt in shootout between armed group and Brimob Ten people were injured in a shootout between the Indonesian mobile brigade Brimob and an armed group that is currently fleeing from the police. The shootout took place in a populated area in the regency of Aceh Besar in Aceh province. All injured were transported to a hospital in the city of Banda Aceh.

Posted in Violence @ 05 March 2010 05:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Six injuries in latest attack near Freeport mine A group of unidentified gunmen opened fire at a convoy of vehicles carrying employees of US-based gold miner PT Freeport Indonesia and security officers on Sunday, the first shooting incident after a few months of peace.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 24 January 2010 10:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dozens of bolts stolen near Purwokerto station Dozens of bolts and safety hooks used on train tracks have been stolen in the area around the Purwokerto train station located in Central Java. The Mobile Brigade of Banyumas checked the entire length of the track and soon discovered the theft. It is most likely that the bolts and hooks were stolen to be sold as scrap iron.

Posted in Crime @ 06 September 2009 10:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Live on TV: shootout with terrorists in Temanggung The Indonesian television has cleared out two stations of their normal programs which now broadcast live one of the biggest anti-terrorist actions in Indonesia ever. Hundreds of members of the national and regional police, anti-terrorism unit Densus 88 and the mobile brigade have gathered around a house in the village of Beji in the district of Temanggung.

Posted in Terrorism @ 08 August 2009 03:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of kilograms of explosives in Bekasi house The police has started to clean out the house from hundreds of kilograms of explosives that were found inside the terrorist hide-out in the Nusaphala Indah housing complex in Bekasi, West Java province. The evacuation started around 07:30 local time and was witnessed by hundreds of locals which had flocked to the scene after two terrorists were killed there earlier today.

Posted in Terrorism @ 08 August 2009 03:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Protests over land acquisition Semarang - Solo toll road Acquisition of land needed for the construction of the Semarang - Solo toll road in the village of Sarono in the Kalirejo subdistrict in Central Java, has lead to protests of local residents. Six of them refuse to agree to a payment scheme. One of the residents, Benny, told that he would not agree with a payment of just 500.000 Rupiah (36 euro) per square meter, because that was too little.

Posted in Protests @ 30 July 2009 11:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Active but unexploded bomb found at J.W. Marriott room An active but unexploded bomb was found in one of the guest rooms of the J.W. Marriott hotel in Mega Kuningan, Jakarta. The bomb was found after a special bomb squad searched the entire hotel after two bombs exploded earlier today, killing nine people.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 July 2009 09:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali's longest staying guests prove hard to handle Bali Police officials' attempts to undertake a drugs and narcotics sweep of Kerobokan prison on Thursday, June 19, 2009, collapsed when angry inmates refused the order of armed police personnel to return to their cells. According to local press reports, some of the prisoners verbally abused and threw stones at the contingent of three truckloads of armed police drawn from the police's mobile brigade together with narcotics and intelligence officers from the Bali police headquarters.

Posted in Crime @ 26 June 2009 03:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Crackdown on freedom of expression in Maluku At least 70 people have been arrested or imprisoned for peaceful pro-independence activities in the province of Maluku, Indonesia over the last two years, Amnesty International revealed today. The Indonesian government should immediately and unconditionally release all those detained for the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression, belief and association.

Posted in Protests @ 20 December 2008 07:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Securing Jakarta: police concentrate on three locations The Jakarta Police have changed the security concentration towards places assumed to be used as protest sites by students and other members of the general public. “Yesterday, we estimated that there were 14 points. However, there were some changes that we will only concentrate on three locations. These are the State Palace, the Vice Presidential Palace and the Hotel Indonesia Round,” said Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Firman Gani in Jakarta on Thursday (29/09).

Posted in Protests @ 30 September 2005 07:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Dutch student shot in Aceh Less than two weeks after the shooting of a Hong Kong aid worker, a Dutch student was shot while traveling in a car in Aceh, child activists and police said on Friday. Azmiati Zuliati, a staffer at the Center for Child Protection, said that 24-year-old Marije Mellegers was shot in Krue Kluet village in Tapak Tuan at about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 08 July 2005 09:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Attack in Indonesia sparks fears An attack killing five paramilitary policemen last week in eastern Indonesia have raised fears that Muslim-Christian violence may resume in the Moluccas Islands. Since 1999-2002, violent clashes have killed 5,000 people.

Posted in Violence @ 23 May 2005 20:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Moonlighting common among police officers "We need to find other sources of income beside our salary," said First Sgt. Yono (not his real name), a 36-year-old officer of the police's Mobile Brigade, adding that his monthly salary was around Rp 1 million (US$111.11). The amount is only a bit higher than the minimum cost of living for laborers, set by the manpower ministry at Rp 759,532. "As long as our commander knows in advance, we can take the job. Besides, guarding people or a company is a good thing," Yono said over the weekend.

Posted in General @ 29 November 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Troops try to quell Ambon unrest, 30 killed Snipers killed one policeman and wounded two in Indonesia's strife-torn Ambon on Tuesday as police and soldiers patrolled the streets to restore order, officials and witnesses said. The death toll from clashes between Christian and Muslim residents rose to 30, police said, but most of the deaths were from fighting on Sunday, and there were signs the violence in the capital of the eastern Moluccas islands was easing.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 27 April 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Soldiers, police clash in South Sulawesi A soldier and a policeman were wounded on Thursday in shoot-outs between troops and police in the town of Palopo, Luwu regency, South Sulawesi, officials and residents said. The clash erupted briefly near the Luwu Police station at around 9:30 a.m., and ended after Army commanders arrived at the scene. However, officials could not say who had started firing first, as the investigation was still underway.

Posted in Violence @ 05 December 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Six more parties pass screening for 2004 elections Six more of the 40 political parties undergoing factual verification have passed the final screening and are thus officially eligible for next year's elections, the National Elections Commission (KPU) announced on Tuesday. KPU chairman Nazaruddin Syamsuddin said the six parties had met the minimum requirements of having branch offices in at least two-thirds or 21 of the country's 32 provinces and in two-thirds of regencies or municipalities in those provinces.

Posted in Elections @ 03 December 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Poso calm as more troops arrive Calm returned on Monday to Poso regency, Central Sulawesi, after around 300 paramilitary police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) personnel arrived in the religiously divided town. Residents in the attack-hit villages of Saatu, Pantangolemba and Pinedapa resumed their daily activities. No further violence was reported after Sunday's dawn attacks there by masked gunmen, who killed at least nine people.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 14 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three killed in armed robbery in Medan Robbers shot dead three people in a heist at the Medan branch of Bank Lippo on Tuesday, making off with the bank's cash box containing Rp 133 million (US$13,000). Two of the bank's security guards, Eddi Ridwansyah and Syamsuddin, died at the scene. Joni Purba, who worked as a driver for the bank, died at a hospital belonging to the Police Mobile Brigade.

Posted in Crime @ 07 May 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aceh rebels lose the plot, and the war The news that the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) will soon sign a peace agreement with the Indonesian government came as a pleasant surprise to Indonesians who had long wanted to see the bloody conflict there to come to an end. Nevertheless, it also invites curiosity as to why the rebels suddenly agreed to enter into a peace agreement with the government. The secessionist movement, which has been fighting for independence since 1976, had always refused to settle for anything less than a nation separated from the Republic of Indonesia. Over 10,000 people, mostly innocent civilians, have been killed in the conflict.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 19 November 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Airport security tightened amid new terror threats The authorities have tightened security at airports and other key facilities across the country following renewed threats of terror attacks in the wake of the Bali bombing tragedy, police said on Monday. More than 100 additional police officers, some of them plain-clothed personnel, were deployed at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport near Jakarta to tighten security there, said airport police chief Insp. Sri Suari. The police are conducting patrols within the airport complex located in Tangerang, Banten province.

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 October 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Soldiers attack police, killing four At least four Indonesian police were killed and 15 wounded when scores of soldiers using rifles and grenades attacked a police post on Sumatra overnight during a raid one police spokesman described as "horrific". "The situation is out of control. Four were killed including three mobile brigade personnel and one police officer. They were shot mostly in the chest," Amrin Karim, police spokesman for the North Sumatra provincial capital Medan, told Reuters.

Posted in Crime @ 30 September 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three years ago, a petty dispute between a local and two migrants in the Ambon capital of Maluku degenerated into a full-scale sectarian riot which up to this year has killed 9,000 people and forced more than 500,000 people out of their homes.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 23 January 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two die, 15 injured in a police-army battle in Madiun Two civilians were killed and 15 others were injured during a fierce clash between members of Infantry Battalion 501 of the Army Strategic Reserves Command (Kostrad) and police officers in Madiun, East Java, on Saturday night. Acting spokesperson for the East Java Police, Comr. Penny Handayani, confirmed the clash on Sunday, adding that five police stations, two buildings, including the police hospital in Madiun, and several vehicles were also destroyed.

Posted in Violence @ 17 September 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police chief rejects Gus Dur order to quit National Police Chief Surojo Bimantoro rejected on Friday an order from President Abdurrahman Wahid to resign, claiming such action was against existing regulations. "The President has asked me to resign. I will not," Bimantoro told reporters on Friday evening, after an emergency meeting at the National Police Headquarters.

Posted in General @ 02 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


Top security alert imposed, violence flares up in E. Java As police called for a top security alert throughout the country amid the heightened tension between members of the political elite, riots hit several towns of East Java province on Monday when thousands of self-proclaimed supporters of President Abdurrahman Wahid rampaged at public facilities, schools and offices of opposing political parties.

Posted in Violence @ 29 May 2001 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Eight die in latest clashes in Sampit A new bout of ethnic violence erupted on Wednesday in East Kotawaringin regency, Central Kalimantan, with reports that another eight people have been killed. Latest reports coming out of the small town of Sampit, about 214 kilometers west of the provincial capital Palangka Raya, bely police reports that the situation had calmed and was under control since the violence initially exploded on Sunday between migrant Madurese settlers and the local Dayak tribe.

Posted in Violence @ 22 February 2001 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mass demonstrations today Around one hundred thousand supporters of President Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur) plan to stage a grand meeting and demonstration themed " Aspirations of the Jember People" at the town square in Jember, East Java, today. The ulemas and religion`s figures will pray for the country currently suffering unabated political disturbance caused by the actions of the political elite to prioritize their respective group`s interests. Deputy chairman of the organizing team, Abdul Muis, said this meeting will provide `concrete evidence` that Jember people are consistent in supporting Abdurrahman Wahid as Indonesia`s President until 2004. He said that Wahid is the constitutionally chosen President. As such, if unconstitutionally ousted from power in the middle of his term, the action will destroy the basic system of the country.

Posted in Protests @ 13 February 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Security in Aceh intensified ahead of Gus Dur visit The government said on Wednesday that they were beefing up security in Aceh ahead of President Abdurrahman Wahid's visit to the troubled province on Tuesday. "We are going to clean up places that are going to be visited by the President three days before he arrives," National Police Chief Gen. Surojo Bimantoro told journalists before a Cabinet meeting at Bina Graha presidential office.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 14 December 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Prosecutors fail to jail Tommy The threat to jail former president Soeharto's youngest son Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra by force should he fail to surrender himself proved to be empty on Friday as Tommy was declared "lost" by prosecutors, after he successfully evaded receiving the presidential decree rejecting his plea for pardon. Attorney General Marzuki Darusman, however, said that he believed Tommy had not fled the country and would meet the deadline on Monday. "An arrest warrant has been issued, but we are not assuming that he's escaped. We still believe that he is in Jakarta. "If he fails to show up on Monday, we'll get him through a police manhunt," Marzuki told The Jakarta Post.

Posted in Politics @ 04 November 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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