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22 bodies of AirAsia victims recovered US ship USS Sampson has found the bodies of 12 victims of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 on Friday taking the total number of bodies recovered so far to 22.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 January 2015 17:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Six die, three go missing in Bogor landslide A landslide claimed six lives and three others went missing in the Neglasari hamlet of Cariu Sub-district, Bogor District, West Java, on early Tuesday, stated a rescuer. The landslide occurred as a high cliff fell and buried five houses, Head of Bogor Districts Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) Yos Sudrajat remarked here on Tuesday.

Posted in Accidents @ 17 June 2014 19:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Military officer shot in Papua border area An Indonesian military officer was shot by members of an outlawed armed group in a border area between Skouw (Papua, Indonesia) and Wutung (Papua New Guinea), on Tuesday.

Posted in Violence @ 03 June 2014 16:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Haze disrupts oil palm production in Riau Haze from the ongoing forest fires in the Riau province had disrupted the harvest of oil palm fruits, a local farmer Rohim, 57 years old, said here on Friday. "The thick haze makes it hard for farmers to see the palm fruits that are ready to be harvested," Rohim noted.

Posted in Forest fires @ 14 March 2014 16:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Global Fund to hold meeting in Jakarta The Global Fund plans to hold its 31st meeting in Jakarta, on March 6-7, to further discuss its strategies and funding commitment towards fighting AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in the world.

Posted in Health @ 28 February 2014 22:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Four-meter long croc captured in Bangka A four-meter long crocodile weighing almost 300 kilograms was captured by villagers of Gedong, Belinyu district, Bangka Belitung Province, on Thursday. "I and other residents managed to catch the four-meter long crocodile by using a mangrove monkey as bait to lure it," stated Mang Yasak, a Sungailiat resident here on Friday.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 14 February 2014 22:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


32 people treated at Bantul hospital due to Kelud eruption Thirty-two people have received treatment at the PKU Muhammadiyah hospital in Bantul, Yogyakarta, due to the ill effects of the Mount Kelud eruption in East Java.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 February 2014 16:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Thick haze in Riau disturbs air transportation Planes heading to Sultan Syarif Kasim international airport, Pekanbaru, Riau province, are forced to circle around before landing due to decreasing visibility, a result of ongoing forest fire in the area, an official stated.

Posted in Forest fires @ 12 February 2014 14:46 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


President to spend night in Sinabung evacuee camp President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will spend Thursday night in an evacuee camp with victims of the Mount Sinabung eruptions in North Sumatras Karo district.

Posted in Politics @ 22 January 2014 20:56 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


Lion Air plane fails to land at El Tari Airport On Tuesday, a Lion Air plane failed to land at the El Tari Airport in the East Nusa Tenggara provincial capital of Kupang amid bad weather conditions.

Posted in Weather @ 21 January 2014 22:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Former ruling party chief grilled by KPK Indonesias anti-graft agency, Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), grilled former chief of the ruling Democratic Party, Anas Urbaningrum, for the first time on Friday.

Posted in Corruption @ 17 January 2014 20:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia recalls ambassador to Australia The Indonesian government has recalled its ambassador to Australia to express its disappointment over the recent wiretapping incidents. "We have recalled the ambassador to Australia in Canberra for consultation and to receive information on what is happening in Australia," Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa said during a press conference on Monday.

Posted in Politics @ 19 November 2013 08:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta authorities set to impose penalty for littering The Jakarta administration is set to impose a penalty for littering, which is in violation of Law No. 3/2013 on Waste Treatment. "Those who litter will be fined. An individual fine could be Rp500,000, while a company could be fined Rp50 million," Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stated on Wednesday.

Posted in Culture @ 15 November 2013 13:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mayor of South Tangerang next in line for KPK investigation The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has launched an investigation into alleged corruption in the administration of South Tangerang Mayor Airin Rachmi Diani, the sister in-law of the controversial Banten Governor, Ratu Atut Chosiyah.

Posted in Corruption @ 23 October 2013 10:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Miss World`s final round moved to Bali CEO of MNC Group Hary Tanoesoedibjo expressed his disappointment over the government`s decision to centralise all activities of the Miss World 2013 beauty pageant in Bali, following protests from Islamic organisations.

Posted in General @ 16 September 2013 18:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll from boat accident in Mahakam River now 20 The death toll from a boat accident in Mahakam River in East Kalimantan province rose to 20 after one more body was found early Tuesday. The body was found about 6 km from the scene at around 02.10 a.m. local time, head of the Samarinda port police Comr. Harun Purwoko said.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 April 2013 23:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


House speaker disagrees with dissolution of Densus 88 House Speaker Marzuki Alie said he disagreed with the dissolution of the Densus 88 anti-terror squad, saying its presence is able to minimize terror acts in Indonesia. "If Densus 88 has weaknesses, it is the weaknesses that should be improved, its institution should not be disbanded," the House Speaker said here on Friday.

Posted in General @ 01 March 2013 23:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 12 killed in Cianjur tour bus accident  Going downhill at high speed in Cianjur, West Java, a tour bus hit a rocky hillside, leaving 12 people dead, 12 sustained severe injury, and tens other had minor injury, according to a report on Wednesday.

Posted in Accidents @ 27 February 2013 20:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Political temperatures on the rise in Bali Anyone doubting that political temperatures are on the rise in Bali in the period leading up to the election of its next governor on May 15, 2013, need look no further than the ongoing polemic on whether or not the current governor Made Mangku Pastika is barred from making official visits to the regency of Tabanan and the report of the expulsion of a Denpasar municipal legislator from a town-forum meeting conducted by the governor on Saturday, February 16, 2013.

Posted in Politics @ 18 February 2013 01:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta governor optimistic giant sea wall to start in 2013 Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, Jokowi, is optimistic that the construction of giant sea levees or giant sea wall to prevent sea water inland will start this year.

Posted in General @ 12 February 2013 01:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lower occupancy Bali hotels during holidays The head of the Denpasar chapter of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), I.B. Gede Sidharta Putra, told Radar Bali that there has been a “retreat” in hotel occupancy levels over the just concluded Christmas and New Years Holiday period.

Posted in Tourism @ 05 January 2013 09:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Oversupply of private villa's on Bali Bali Daily (The Jakarta Post) quotes a “Bali Property Outlook” study by Knight Frank’s senior research manager Hasan Pamudji predicting that private rented villas in Bali will experience declining occupancies during the first half of 2013.

Posted in Tourism @ 05 November 2012 03:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Illegal villa complex in Canggu, North Kuta Badung Enforcement Officials (Satpol PP Badung) recently descended on the construction site of the Club Residence Canggu in Tibubeneng Village, North Kuta to forcibly halt the ongoing construction of that multi-townhouse development.

Posted in General @ 29 October 2012 10:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


UNESCO world heritage site 'on sale' A special committee of legislators from the Tabanan House of Representatives (DPRD-Tabanan) reviewing the provincial zoning law (RTRW) recently surveyed the Jatiluwih rice terraces at Penebel, Tabanan – elevated to a World Heritage Status by UNESCO.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 06 October 2012 11:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


More suspected terrorists arrested in Solo Two suspected terrorists arrested by police on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Solo, Central Java are being linked to the Thorik terrorist network that surrendered to police on September 9, 2012. Okezone.com reports that the two men arrested were poised to launch terrorist acts linked to bombs confiscated by police in connection with their arrest.

Posted in Terrorism @ 24 September 2012 07:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Death sentence demanded for Uganda drug smuggler A 39-year-old Ugandan citizen, Bashit Gadafi Polikoko, has heard Bali prosecutors call for the death sentence in his ongoing trial before Denpasar District Court. Poliloko is charged with trying to smuggle 1.055 kilograms of methamphetamine into the Bali, concealed within his alimentary tract.

Posted in General @ 23 September 2012 10:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Foreign ministry repatriates 331 workers from Syria, Jordan Foreign Ministry has taken home a total of 331 migrant workers from Syria and Jordan who all of them arrived in Jakarta on Thursday afternoon.

Posted in General @ 21 September 2012 01:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hillary Clinton to visit Indonesia on September 3 US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Indonesia on September 3, to discuss with senior Indonesian officials about the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership and respective engagements on regional global issues.

Posted in Politics @ 29 August 2012 14:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


US offers 24 F-16 fighters in grant to Indonesia The US has offered to provide additional F-16 fighter jets to Indonesia through a grant, Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said here on Wednesday. He noted that the offer was made when the defense ministry`s secretary general, Vice Marshal Eris Herryanto, visited the United States last week.

Posted in Military @ 15 August 2012 22:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President Yudhoyono discusses creating healthy society President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono discussed ongoing efforts to create a healthy society during the coordination meeting of the Ministry of Health, here on Wednesday. To create a healthy society, there are many precautions and measures that need to be enacted to ensure public health remains a national goal, the president said.

Posted in Health @ 01 August 2012 15:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ten confirmed dead in air force plane crash Seven crew members of the air force Fokker 27 plane that crashed in a housing complex near Halim Perdanakusumah airbase in East Jakarta on Thursday and three complex residents had been confirmed dead.

Posted in Accidents @ 21 June 2012 17:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Spokesman: 'Missing Sukhoi Superjet 100 still being traced' Search for commercial aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 that was lost from radar monitoring on Wednesday is still ongoing, Indonesian Air Force head of public information sub-division Col. Agung Sasongko said.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 May 2012 16:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President Yudhoyono concerned about anarchist actions President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono expressed concern about anarchism and violence in many regions due to ignorance amongst people concerning their personal rights.

Posted in Politics @ 25 February 2012 02:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President: Imbalanced news make public skeptic President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Thursday that imbalanced news will make the public unconvinced or skeptical about the government or state agencies. "Whatever news journalists write, be it bad or good, will lead to public distrust," he said at a meeting marking National Press Day here.

Posted in General @ 10 February 2012 06:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lion Air to create city check-in for Bali To meet the steady increase in Bali passengers and to ease congestion at the under-renovation Bali Airport, Lion Air have announced plans to open a city check-in. The announcement was made by Fajar Teguh Santoso, the Area Manager for Lion Air based in Denpasar.

Posted in Travel @ 25 January 2012 02:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian Islamic groups stone ministry over alcohol sales Members of Indonesia's hard-line Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) on Thursday stoned the Ministry of Home Affairs in Central Jakarta after the minister accused religious groups of "spreading lies" during an ongoing dispute over alcohol sales, local media reported on Friday.

Posted in Protests @ 13 January 2012 21:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia to begin publicizing subsidized fuel cutting policy The government will start familiarizing the public with its policy to limit subsidized fuel oil consumption next week, Deputy Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Widjajono Partowidagdo said.

Posted in Economy @ 07 January 2012 14:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Shiite followers’ houses looted in Madura People are reportedly looting houses of a Shiite community that was evacuated after a clash with alleged Sunnis on Thursday in Nangkreng hamlet, Karang Gayam village in Sampang on Madura Island in East Java, which resulted in a number of Shiite followers’ houses being burned down.

Posted in Religion @ 01 January 2012 03:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dengue fever outbreak in Sumatra, Indonesia kills 27 An ongoing outbreak of dengue fever in western Indonesia has killed at least 27 people in the past two months, officials said on Thursday. Hundreds more have been affected.

Posted in Health @ 15 December 2011 21:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Cabinet Secretary promises solution for Yasmin church Cabinet Secretary Dipo Alam says he met last week with representatives of GKI Taman Yasmin church in Bogor, West Java, in a dialogue to settle the dispute surrounding the much-protested ban on the church's activities.

Posted in Religion @ 05 December 2011 10:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mimika district preparing to buy Freeport stake Five-percent stake in mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia, is bought by the Mimika district, administration deputy administrator H Abdul Muis, said here Thursday. He said the district administration was eyeing a 9.38 percent stake in PT Freeport that was previously owned by Indo Copper company.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 04 November 2011 12:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian imports increase by 56 % in September Indonesian imports increased by 56.4 percent in September when compared to the same period last year, reaching a total value of $15.1 billion, officials said on Wednesday.

Posted in Economy @ 02 November 2011 16:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police still conducting dialog with striking Freeport workers Police are still conducting dialogs in their efforts to persuade Freeport workers in Papua to end their strike in support of their demand for a pay raise.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 02 November 2011 15:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


More tourists visiting Komodo Island The number of foreign tourists visiting Komodo National Park has increased since Komodo became a finalist in the New7Wonders of Nature competition, East Nusa-Tenggara Deputy Governor Esthon Foenay said. "Up to August 2011, some 32,354 foreign tourists visited the Komodo national park while the number of domestic tourists who came to the island was 4,145, up from 2,955 in 2010," the deputy governor said.

Posted in Tourism @ 01 November 2011 02:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian brain damaged after drinking toxic cocktail An Australian nurse has fallen ill after drinking a toxic alcoholic beverage at an Indonesian resort island, local media reported on Wednesday. She is currently hospitalized after eventually suffering from brain damage and kidney failure.

Posted in Accidents @ 12 October 2011 06:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 5 reactions


Mount Krakatau: tremblors up to five times a minute Scientists at the observation post for the Mount Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra have announced that the number of tremors in the volcano has now increased to up to four or five a minute. During Wednesday, a total of 5,000 tremors were recorded.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 October 2011 10:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A double tracked Pantura almost a reality An infrastructure project that was started back in the Dutch colonial era, will hopefully be rounded up in the coming years. What project took almost a century to be completed? The construction of a double tracked - now it's only a single track for the biggest part - railroad connection between Jakarta and Surabaya through the northern lowlands of Java Island.

Posted in Travel @ 28 August 2011 06:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Boat accident in Indonesia kills at least 6 At least six people are confirmed dead after a passenger speed boat carrying 40 people capsized on the Indonesian island of Borneo, local media reported on Thursday.

Posted in Accidents @ 25 August 2011 16:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts three more times Indonesia\'s Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, erupted three more times on Wednesday, local authorities said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 25 August 2011 04:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia deploys Navy ships after second death in Tiaka riots The Indonesian government on Tuesday deployed two Navy ships to the northeastern island of Tiaka after a second death was reported due to ongoing riots.

Posted in Violence @ 24 August 2011 13:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Helicopter crash in Sulawesi, Indonesia kills 10 Ten people were killed, including four Australians, when a helicopter crashed on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Wednesday, officials said on Thursday.

Posted in Accidents @ 04 August 2011 16:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Islamic groups demand Ahmadiyah group be outlawed Hundreds of conservative Muslims on Saturday rallied in the Indonesian capital to demand the government outlaw an Islamic sect, the Jakarta Globe reported. Almost 1,500 protesters wearing white robes gathered in Jakarta to urge the banning of the minority Ahmadiyah group. According to reports, some protesters held placards reading "Disband Ahmadiyah or Revolution."

Posted in Religion @ 30 July 2011 23:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Light sentences for Ahmadiyah killings spark condemnation A wave of condemnation greeted the verdicts imposed on Thursday against 12 people accused of killing three members of the minority Ahmadiyah group in Indonesia.

Posted in Crime @ 28 July 2011 23:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's trade surplus declines third straight month Indonesia's exports reached $16.52 billion and imports reached $14.89 in April, resulting in a surplus of $1.53 billion, the country's Central Statistics Agency (BPS) said Thursday.

Posted in Economy @ 03 June 2011 00:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Fish kill in Lake Ranau Since early last month, fish kill is taking place in the Ranau Lake, located inside an old volcano in Lampung province in southern Sumatra. The area under the current lake is still geologically and volcanologically active, which causes the lake to change colors sometimes because of chemical processes.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 23 May 2011 02:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police investigating NII for alleged subversion The National Police are investigating the Indonesia Islamic State (NII) movement over allegations of subversion, or planned subversive activities, as has been alleged by a number of its former members. National Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Boy Rafli Amar said on Friday that the police could not act against the NII without sufficient evidence.

Posted in Politics @ 08 May 2011 01:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Somali pirates hijack Singapore ship with 25 Indonesian crew Somali pirates on Saturday hijacked a Singapore-flagged ship off the coast of Kenya with more than two dozen crew members on board, most of them Indonesians, officials said on Sunday.

Posted in Crime @ 01 May 2011 19:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Quickly growing population threatens Indonesia Indonesia's National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) chief on Friday warned of problems possibly caused by the country's growing overpopulation, Antara news agency reported.

Posted in General @ 08 April 2011 15:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Pertamina refinery fire gains strength again The Pertamina refinery fire in Indonesia is again burning one of its tanks after it had been temporarily contained, the refinery said Wednesday.

Posted in Accidents @ 06 April 2011 14:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian police: parcel bombs from outside Jakarta Indonesian police on Tuesday said the series of parcel bombs that have targeted different areas of the country's capital, Jakarta, might have been sent from outside the city.

Posted in Crime @ 29 March 2011 16:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


The TransJakarta busway as a good example Earlier I wrote about the TransJakarta busway as a bad example of how things should be taken care of if implementing public transport. But this system does not only have negative sides of course, so TransJakarta also deserves a more positive piece of writing if you ask me.

Posted in Travel @ 26 March 2011 04:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One dead, one injured in explosion in East Java, Indonesia An explosion on Friday left one person dead and several injured in a market in East Java, Indonesia, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in Accidents @ 25 March 2011 16:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: 'Radiation-free certification for Japanese food imports' The Indonesian government on Thursday said it had requested that all food imported from Japan be accompanied with certification that ensures the safety of the imports, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in Health @ 24 March 2011 19:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Disaster-prone, but still hungry for nuclear energy In the hope of bringing electricity to some of Indonesia's 90 million people who are currently without it, the country is proceeding with plans to build four nuclear reactors, despite growing opposition sparked by the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan.

Posted in Power supply @ 22 March 2011 04:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Flash floods leave nine dead, 21 missing in northern Sumatra Indonesian authorities on Friday informed that flash floods in northern Sumatra have killed nine people and left 21 missing, the Antara news agency reported. Since Wednesday, incessant heavy rains have struck a mountainous area in Tangse sub district, Pidie District in Aceh Province.

Posted in Flooding @ 11 March 2011 22:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta crime rate falls slightly in 2010 Jakarta Police Chief Sutarman on Tuesday said that the crime rate in the capital this year fell by about 2,000 cases in comparison with 2009, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in Crime @ 29 December 2010 01:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Up to 10 centimeters of ash after Mount Bromo erupts The current eruption of the Mount Bromo volcano that is still ongoing, causes ash rains in the entire district of Probolinggo. Ash is falling down in the entire area, but at some locations closer to the volcano, the situation can be referred to as serious.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 20 December 2010 12:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Wikileaks: Ban on training Kopassus lifted over Obama visit Indonesia threatened to derail a visit to Jakarta by President Barack Obama this year unless he overturned the US ban on training the controversial Kopassus army special forces, Australian newspaper Sydney Morning Herald reported Friday.

Posted in Politics @ 17 December 2010 12:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Man arrested for sexually abusing 12 boys Indonesian authorities on Wednesday arrested a 46-year-old man for allegedly sexually abusing 12 boys near an internet cafe in the southern area of Jakarta, officials said.

Posted in Crime @ 08 December 2010 15:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt starts building temporary houses for Merapi refugees National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) secretary Fatchul Hadi says the government has kicked off the construction of 300 temporary housing units for people displaced by the Mount Merapi eruptions. The temporary houses would be prioritized for those living nearest to the volcano's crater as their residences were the most severely damaged by the ongoing volcanic eruptions, Fatchul said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 23 November 2010 02:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


304 dead after Mount Merapi eruptions The death toll from Mount Merapi’s ongoing eruption is now 304, the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said Sunday. Recently recovered bodies were behind the increase, BNPB disaster risk reduction chief Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a text message to the Post on Sunday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 21 November 2010 11:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


U.S. President Obama to visit Indonesia despite volcano threat U.S. President Barack Obama is due to arrive on Tuesday for a 24-hour visit to Indonesia as part of a 10-day Asian tour, despite concerns resulting from the ongoing eruptions at Mount Merapi, Indonesian and U.S. officials said on Monday.

Posted in Politics @ 09 November 2010 09:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


135 dead and almost 300.000 evacuated over Mount Merapi eruption The total number of casualties caused by the ongoing eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano in Central Java has risen to 135. This was announced by a government agency earlier this afternoon, but it is very likely that this number will increase futher because several areas can not be searched and the volcano is showing no signs of cooling down.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 November 2010 09:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


To Yogyakarta with a little detour With two tickets Batam-Jakarta-Yogyakarta we made an effort to get to our final destination of the day quite early in the morning today. When I checked the news enjoying a fresh cup of coffee I found out that the airport of Yogyakarta was still closed and that this was likely to stay this way for some time to come. So no direct flight to Yogyakarta today.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 November 2010 16:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll rises to 122 in Merapi eruptions With Mount Merapi's most recent eruption, which is being described as the worst in a century, the death toll has risen to 122, officials said Friday. Merapi's thunderous roars late Thursday night were heard up to 25 kilometers away as it shot hot ash 10 kilometers into the sky and 11 kilometers down its slopes.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 November 2010 00:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gayus spent Rp 20b to avoid imprisonment Police said on Wednesday former low-ranking tax officer Gayus Tambunan had disbursed a total of Rp 20 billion (US$2.18 million) to bribe law enforcers and lawyers in order to avoid imprisonment for alleged graft and money laundering.

Posted in Corruption @ 03 June 2010 04:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


3.5 kilograms of heroin seized in port of Dumai The customs in Dumai have seized some 3.5 kilograms of heroin from Malaysia bound for Indonesia. The total value of the illegal drugs is estimated at some 6.5 billion Rupiah (580,000 euro). The drugs were seized after a 45-year-old woman was arrested after she arrived from Malaka in Malaysia with the Indomal Ekspress V.

Posted in Drugs @ 31 May 2010 10:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Woman on trial for harboring terrorist An Indonesian woman went on trial Monday on charges of harboring Southeast Asia's most wanted terrorist at the home where he was slain last year in a shootout with police. Judges opened and then immediately adjourned the trial of 21-year-old Putri Munawaroh.

Posted in Terrorism @ 05 April 2010 08:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Identity and gender of mutilated body still unknown The identity and gender of the mutilated body that was found in the Kalimalang canal is not known yet. Police investigation is ongoing at several locations where body parts were found. The police has also visited a few places where waria ('man-woman', in general men dressed up as women) for their extended investigation.

Posted in Crime @ 02 April 2010 03:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Erosion hits beaches in Nusa Dua as well Concerned about ongoing beach erosion, the General Manager of the Melia Bali, Jim Boyles, met with the Bupati of the Badung Regency, AA Gde Agung, last month, to urgently consult on the growing erosion problems threatening Nusa Dua.

Posted in General @ 02 February 2010 09:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of Aceh residents with malaria Hundreds of residents of the underdistrict of Sungai Mas, in the district of Aceh Barat in the westernmost province of Aceh on Sumatra, have contracted malaria in the last two weeks. Since yesterday, two of them also died. The heavy rains that hit the area in the last month have caused an increase in the spread of the disease.

Posted in Health @ 13 January 2010 01:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Counterfeit money network uncovered The local police of East Bandung in West Java have uncovered a counterfeit money network in the area. Five people involved were arrested by the police after an investigation. One of those arrested is currently seen as the mastermind of the group, but further investigation is still ongoing. The police investigated several reports of fake money circulating in the area before making the arrests.

Posted in Crime @ 13 November 2009 04:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Status of Mount Batur volcano raised to 'careful' The Mount Batur volcano, located on the island of Bali shows signs of renewed activity. The first recorded eruption of the volcano was in 1804. Since then it erupted at least 28 times with intervals of between one and 39 years. Normally the 1,717 meter high volcano erupts in a strombolian eruption where lava just flows out of it's crater. The last eruption as on July 7, 2000.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 11 November 2009 00:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono: 'Show me the damned evidence!' The ongoing war between the Indonesian police, known to be one of the most corrupt bodies in Indonesia, and the corruption watchdog KPK with president Yudhoyono in the middle is heating up once more after the arrest of two other top members of the KPK two days ago. President Yudhoyono asked the police once more to release any evidence related to the case, because until now the police only pointed fingers but never produced any evidence.

Posted in Corruption @ 31 October 2009 00:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Reconstruction of West Sumatra will cost 7 trillion The Indonesian government has made a first estimation about the costs of rehabilitation and reconstruction of the quake-hit area of West Sumatra. The total costs are now estimated at 7 trillion Rupiah (500 million euro). "We have not set the actual budget for the rehabilitation and reconstruction program, but for the time being it may cost Rp 7 trillion," said the Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare, Agung Laksono.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 October 2009 01:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rabies vaccines out of stock at Bali's main hospital Bali's ongoing struggle to fight the current rabies epidemic is being complicated by the lack of rabies vaccine at Bali's Sanglah General Hospital. As reported by Berita Bali.com, the drug store on the hospital's premises has posted a sign in its window announcing that rabies vaccine are "out of stock" .

Posted in Health @ 27 September 2009 05:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Court chief: 'Drop investigation on KPK leaders' The chief of the Constitutional Court, Mahfud M.D., has asked the national police to drop an investigation into deputy chiefs of the Corruption Eradication Commission KPK, Chandra Hamzah and Bibit Samad Rianto if no solid evidence was found. Mahfud said that he doubted that the commission leaders had really committed crimes an asked the police to publicly back up their accusations.

Posted in Corruption @ 21 September 2009 04:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Prosecutors to pursue immigration corruption scandal? As reported on earlier, State Auditors recently uncovered the misappropriation of Rp. 3 billion (211,000 euro) in visa-on-arrival fees committed by 44 members of the immigration service assigned to Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Posted in Corruption @ 17 August 2009 06:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two more killed at Freeport mine in Papua province Gunmen have killed two people in an attack at the world's largest gold mine in Indonesia's Papua Province. This is the latest in a series of attacks that began on July 11. Local aid officials are concerned the military will use the attacks as pretext to arrest independence activists.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 23 July 2009 01:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia proposes joint patrols in disputed Ambalat waters Indonesian Defense Minister Juwono Sudarsono Wednesday proposed that Indonesia and Malaysia conduct joint maritime border patrols in the disputed waters of Ambalat in the Sulawesi Sea. He conveyed the suggestion to visiting Malaysian Chief of Defence Forces Gen Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal who had called on him at his office here.

Posted in General @ 10 June 2009 02:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


1 billion Rupiah in fake duty stamps uncovered in Surabaya The customs office in East Java province has succeeded in closing down a criminal group which sold fake duty stamps in Jakarta and East Java. Earlier, two printing facilities in Jakarta and Lippo Karawaci were raided. From there it just took two days to track down the address of one of the people involved. Several arrests were made that same day.

Posted in Crime @ 24 May 2009 21:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia cuts key interest rate by 25 basis points The Indonesian central bank (Bank Indonesia) Tuesday reduced benchmark rate by 25 basis points to 7.25 percent, a Bank Indonesia senior official said. "The decision to reduce the benchmark rate was made after the governor board learned about the ongoing economic developments in both the domestic and international market," said Strategic Planning and Public Relations Director at Bank Indonesia Dyah Makhijani.

Posted in Economy @ 05 May 2009 04:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda to fly Brisbane-Bali in November 2009 Bali Post reports that Garuda Indonesia is considering re-establishing flight service between Bali (Denpasar) and Brisbane, Australia. The re-examination of the viability of putting Brisbane back on the Indonesian carrier's Australian gateways comes on heals of the recent termination of service to Darwin and an ongoing evaluation of route efficacy.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 30 April 2009 14:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


White Rose Hotel in Bali seized by prosecutors Radar Bali reports that the White Rose Hotel. located on Jalan Raya Legian in Kuta, has been seized by officers from the Bali police headquarters in connection with an ongoing investigation of a complaint made by Hari Budihartono on February 21, 2009.

Posted in General @ 24 March 2009 08:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


UPDATED: online dictionary kamus-online.com In the last couple of days, the online dictionary of kamus-online.com has been updated with some 2500 phrases and example sentences. Updates at the dictionary are an ongoing process of processing searches performed by visitors and paid members of the website.

Posted in Website @ 01 December 2008 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bank Indonesia increases interest rate Bank Indonesia has increased its policy rate by 25 basis points to 9.5% as they continue their ongoing battle with inflation. Indonesia did not join Australia, who cut rates today by the highest since a recession in 1992. It is predicted however that today’s increase may be the last this year as the aim of the central bank moves onto supporting growth rather than continuing the fight against inflation.

Posted in Economy @ 07 October 2008 03:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian authorities plan uniforms for accused corruptors There is growing criticism of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's decision not to dismiss two senior ministers, implicated in a Bank Indonesia corruption scandal. The situation has been further complicated in recent weeks by allegations that the father-in-law of President Yudhoyono's eldest son was approving the bribes.

Posted in Human rights @ 13 August 2008 15:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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