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27 reported safe after boat capsizes in Mahakam river Twenty-seven people aboard a boat that capsized in the Mahakam River in East Kalimantans Kutai Kartanegara district were rescued on Saturday evening.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 February 2014 22:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Communication ministry detects signal interference spots The Informatics and Communications Ministry has detected several signal interference spots for cellular telecommunication due to the application of illegal signal repeater instrument.

Posted in General @ 19 December 2013 15:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Traffic jam extends 3 km along Trans-Sumatra highway Slow procession of Lebaran holiday home-bound travelers extended as far as 3 km along Trans-Sumatra highway in Bandarlampung, Lampung Province, on Monday morning.

Posted in General @ 29 July 2013 12:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Government dismisses idea of moving capital city The government indicates it is not in favor of moving the capital city from Jakarta saying it opts for seeking to prevent the city`s almost annual flooding. Presidential spokesman Julian Aldrin Pasha said here on Monday President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has hinted no interest in moving the capital city.

Posted in General @ 21 January 2013 18:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Transportation Safety Committee needs 267 investigators The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) needs a total of 267 investigators to cover cases of transportation across the country, said KNKT chief Tatang Kurniadi.

Posted in General @ 28 December 2012 21:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Indonesian military officers face up to 15 years for human smuggling Five military officers and a civil servant are facing up to 15 years in prison for their alleged role in human smuggling which led to the deaths of around 200 asylum seekers off the coast of East Java in Indonesia, local media reported on Wednesday.

Posted in General @ 16 February 2012 05:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 1 reaction

Indonesia arrests 77 illegal Afghan asylum-seekers Indonesian authorities on Sunday arrested nearly 80 illegal Afghan immigrants at the rest area of a toll road near Jakarta, officials told a local news agency on Monday.

Posted in Crime @ 09 January 2012 20:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Death toll reaches 95 in Indonesian immigrant boat sinking The death toll after a ship carrying Australia-bound immigrants sank off the coast of Indonesia on Saturday evening has risen to at least 95, officials said on Friday. Around 100 people remain missing.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 December 2011 19:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Hundreds still missing after boat sinking off Indonesia Up to 200 people remain missing after a ship carrying Australia-bound immigrants sank off the coast of Indonesia on late Saturday evening, officials said on Tuesday. Nearly 50 others have been rescued.

Posted in Accidents @ 20 December 2011 05:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Boat capsized off Indonesia carried 100 asylum-seekers The United Nations (UN) on Saturday said a boat which capsized off the coast of Indonesia on Tuesday was carrying up to 100 asylum-seekers who were trying to reach Australia.

Posted in Accidents @ 06 November 2011 03:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Truck with illegal wood breaks Kalimantan bridge A truck loaded with wood that was illegally taken from Kalimantan forests, came crashing down into a river after the bridge it was using suddenly broke. The accident happened yesterday afternoon. The truck with the illegally cut wood eventually ended up ten meters lower, in the Sungai Setui riverbed in the village of Legai, Tanah Grogot district in East Kalimantan.

Posted in Accidents @ 14 September 2009 05:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

110 safe after boat sinks on Kalimantan river Some 21 people went missing after the Sari Mulia boat sunk in the waters of a river in Negara Desa Batalas in the under-district of Candi Laras Utara in the district of Tapin, Kalimantan. "110 passengers were rescued from the waters and one person was found dead. There are still 21 people missing," told a spokesperson of the local police, Fery Aditiya Sasmita.

Posted in Accidents @ 29 August 2009 02:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Location of sunken ship close to Adam Air plane wreck The minister of Communication, Jusman Syafii, has said that the location of the capsized and sunken boat Teratai Prima, in the waters off the coast of Majene, is not that far from the place where a passenger plane belonging to Adam Air crashed into the sea over a year ago. "It looks like that," said Jusman to reporters at the offices of the Communications Department.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 13 January 2009 03:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Overcrowded buses in Jakarta Overloaded they are and it is not just only on 'Halte Harmoni' where the situation is not really clear. There are even bigger exchange stops. One of the largest might just be 'Halte Senen', a little more to the north. This stop is situated directly at one of the corners of a busy intersection, directly under a fly-over. This is also the meeting point of a number of routes and transferring here is made difficult by hundreds of people that are finding their way here. That is not the only thing however what makes it a mess here.

Posted in Travel @ 11 July 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

The southern edge of Yogya: A truck on the run Departing from the flatlands from the beach of Parangtritis I decided to head east for a little while. The small mountain road up is a very nice route with generally good road conditions. It is a trip into history a little bit with houses made of bamboo and plaid work mats as walls which you will find here in some places. There are here, at just several dozen kilometers distance from the city of Yogyakarta, still villages that don't even have access to power at all.

Posted in Travel @ 14 May 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

Thousands of hungry passengers stuck at Jakarta airtport Some 4.000 passengers are still waiting to be transported at the Soekarno-Hatta international airport west of Jakarta. They have arrived since last morning and most of them are transit passengers. Unfortunately there is no information whatsoever about their departure yet. Nothing is sure at the moment. "The strange thing is that the employees of the airlines and airport have already gone. Where did they all go?" is what Prasetyo asks himself.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 03 February 2008 02:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction

Two neighbors but a completely different world It is a completely random day at the end of August. Time to catch a plane to head for a new destination. Fortunately I know what is waiting for me on the other side. This is, for me personally, a lot less stress. I tend to arrange everything into the smallest details, and that from someone that tries to build a life in Indonesia. Yeah, I know, it sounds strange, but until now it was relatively easy for that matter. The bright red AirAsia plane touches down after about two hours of flight. The environment still is tropical and green. It is clouded, that is the only thing I notice directly. That means that here at least I can see what kind of weather it is, because that is a big difference than just two hours ago. Because Jakarta is always covered under a thick layer of brown smog and other lethal stuff.

Posted in Travel @ 06 October 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Alun-alun Lor; a nice green heart It hasn't been that long that it was a sunny and very hot day in Yogyakarta when I made a short walk around the so-called alun-alun lor, the northern square belonging to the kraton, the palace of the family of the sultan. The green grass - during the wet season the grass often is green, in the dry season it more resembles hay - reached until half a meter in some places. Not well maintained as we should expect at a palace, but at least there was an open space in the city which offered the opportunity to blow of some steam. This blowing steam you should not do at times that I generally visit this kind of locations, no it's much better in the early hours until seven in the morning and after five in the afternoon again. The salespeople along the edge will offer you something to drink or eat if you like.

Posted in Culture @ 24 February 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Java quake toll soars as hospitals strained The number of casualties from the Indonesian quake soared as the United Nations said hospitals were overcrowded and still lacked basic supplies to treat the mass of injured. The death toll rose to 6,234 while the number of those hurt in the quake more than doubled to some 46,000, with more than 33,000 suffering serious injuries, the social affairs ministry said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 June 2006 10:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

200 feared dead in Indonesia sea accident As many as 200 people were feared dead days after a ferry capsized in rough seas off eastern Indonesia, a rescue official said Sunday. The 150-ton KMP Digul sank Thursday night off the coast of Papua province while heading from the port town of Merauke to Tanah Merah, about 124 miles to the north, said Sumpeno Juono of the local Search and Rescue agency.

Posted in General @ 10 July 2005 13:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Govt: Blackouts not due to power crisis The government asked on Wednesday for understanding from people in Bali and Java over the planned rotating blackouts on the Java-Bali power network. Ongoing work on the massive grid had caused a shortage of power, but it was aimed at improving power in the future.

Posted in Power supply @ 26 May 2005 06:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Death toll from boat accident off Sumatra rises to 17 Rescue workers recovered more bodies Tuesday from a speed boat accident in Indonesia's Sumatra island, bringing the death toll to 17 with 19 others still missing. Local government authorities blamed the accident, which took place on Sunday, partly on the 'Tuakal Express' speed boat that was overloaded with passengers, the state-run Antara news agency reported.

Posted in General @ 16 March 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Six die when passengers boat capsizes in Maluku Six people died when a fully loaded passenger boat capsized off the coast of Southeast Maluku regency on Sunday. Spokesman for the Maluku Police, Comr. Endro Prasetyo, said on Wednesday that the KM Taruma Jaya which operated on Ngadi island, Tual, sank as it might have exceeded its passenger and baggage capacity. Besides 85 passengers and six boat crew members, the ship was believed to be fully loaded with passengers' baggage.

Posted in Accidents @ 25 November 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Jakarta roads offer freedom for F1 wannabes Neither the traffic or the potholes can stop some Jakartans from speeding, and with the police turning a blind eye to the problem speeding motorists have turned some roads in the capital into their own private race tracks. Of the 295,003 tickets issued by the Jakarta Police from January to July, surprisingly not a single one was for speeding. The highway patrol can often be seen cruising along the toll roads, but they are also seemingly uninterested in citing speeding drivers.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 23 August 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Capsized boat off Papua kills 13 At least 13 people died and one isstill missing after a motorboat Wednesday overturned in a remote area of Indonesia's Papua province, state news agency Antara reported Friday. The ill-fated boat, with 30 passengers aboard, reportedly left a mangrove forest area in Urfasei, Waropen regency, west of Jayapura, for an undisclosed destination in the same regency when the boat capsized.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 April 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Road accidents claim 14 lives At least 14 people died in road accident on Friday, as most Indonesian Muslims were preparing to observe the Idul Fitri holidays next week. Ten people were killed in a road accident in the East Java district of Paiton, while the other four died in another accident in South Lampung regency, Lampung province. Brig. Wayan, a police officer at the Paiton police subprecinct, said the tragic accident in Paiton began as a tanker truck was heading south west toward Surabaya, from Probolinggo regency in Friday morning.

Posted in Accidents @ 21 November 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Boat sinks off Ambon; upto 65 die Some 70 people were feared to have drowned after an overloaded boat carrying more than 200 passengers sank in eastern Indonesia, officials said yesterday. The Masohi Star went down on Sunday night after travelling just 500 metres from the shore of Ambon Island, said Lieutenant-Colonel Marten Luther Djari, an adviser to the provincial governor.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 November 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Bus plunges into ravine, 22 killed An overloaded bus carrying kindergartners and their parents to the beach for a field trip plunged into a ravine near the East Java town of Jember on Tuesday, killing at least 22 people and injuring many others, police and doctors said. Most of the victims -- 10 children and 12 adults -- died instantly in the crash, which occurred at about 7:30 a.m. The 47-seat bus, part of the fleet of state-owned bus company Damri, was carrying more than 100 students from Jember's Theo Bromo Kebunrayap PTPN XII kindergarten and their parents. The group was traveling to Pasir Putih beach in the neighboring town of Situbondo in Besuki regency.

Posted in Accidents @ 03 July 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Expert warns of high cost of subway A overseas expert warned on Tuesday of the price the city would have to pay for its Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) or subway system, saying the project would be barely feasible. Director for International Affairs at Japan's Teito Rapid Transit Authority (TRTA) Kunio Kawakami told a seminar on the Indonesian railway system here that there were only a few subway systems worldwide whose operating income exceeded operating costs.

Posted in General @ 07 February 2001 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

270 refugee feared dead as ship sinks A boat carrying at least 270 refugees fleeing sectarian violence in Tobelo, Halmahera island in North Maluku, is believed to have sunk somewhere in the Sahu waters off the northern tip of Sulawesi. There was no immediate information on survivors or confirmation of the exact condition of the overloaded ferry.

Posted in General @ 30 June 2000 09:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
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