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Basuki has not officially become Jakarta Governor yet Acting Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has yet to officially become Jakarta Governor, although Jakartas Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) held a plenary meeting to discuss the vacancy of Jakarta Governor.

Posted in Politics @ 14 November 2014 21:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dahlan Iskan urges Garuda to hold extraordinary meeting State-owned Enterprise Minister Dahlan Iskan has instructed state airlines PT Garuda Indonesia to convene a special meeting of shareholders to discuss its swelling losses.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 28 August 2014 20:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BCA to reduce interest rate for deposits above Rp25 billion PT Bank Central Asia (BCA) Tbk. has cut the interest rate for deposits above Rp25 billion from 9.25 percent to 9.0 percent from this month.

Posted in Economy @ 13 August 2014 23:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President Yudhoyono to inaugurate Sail Raja Ampat President Susilo Yudhoyono is scheduled to open the international maritime event of Sail Raja Ampat on August 22, 2014, stated West Papua Governor Abraham O Atururi.

Posted in Culture @ 20 June 2014 13:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi's running mate to be surprise The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), which is the likely winner of the legislative elections on April 9, has claimed that the running mate for Jokowi will be a surprise, Rieke Diah Pitaloka stated.

Posted in Politics @ 24 April 2014 19:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police seize 1.5 kilogram meth from Malaysian citizens The Regional Police Department of Riau, in cooperation with National Narcotics Agency, have seized 1.5 kilograms methamphetamine from five suspects two of whom are Malaysian citizens.

Posted in Drugs @ 16 April 2014 16:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Detachment 88 foils bomb package smuggling attempt Polices Anti-terror Special Detachment, Detachment 88, is reported to have foiled a bomb package smuggling attempt that was sent via freight services from Surabaya to Makassar.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 March 2014 18:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Megawati calls on students to monitor 2014 elections Opposition party leader Megawati Soekarnoputri called on students here on Saturday not to become absentee voters, but to help monitor the upcoming general elections. "Do not become absentee voters, because if we do we might get a leader that we do not want. We, instead, must monitor the election to avoid fraud," she said before students of Surabaya University.

Posted in Elections @ 01 March 2014 23:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Ngurah Rai customs reveal narcotics smuggling from Africa The customs officials at the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, revealed that a consignment of 1,540 grams of methamphetamine was smuggled in by a 58-year-old South African Stephen Henri Lubbe.

Posted in Drugs @ 14 February 2014 22:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Jockey 3-in-1 as sex-service in Jakarta For those who have been in Jakarta, they will most likely remember the never ending traffic jams and possibly also the zones that need some carpooling for private cars during busy hours. Knowing Indonesia, there is a solution for this, they care called jockey.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 25 December 2013 07:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


All crew members of crashed helicopter in Papua survive Four crew members and a passenger aboard a helicopter that crashed in Kampung (village) Aroanop, Tembagapura District, Mimika, Papua on Sunday at about 3.30 pm local time were found survived, an official said.

Posted in Accidents @ 16 December 2013 09:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Airport customs foils Rp9.9 billion crystal meth smuggle Soekarno-Hatta airport`s Customs has foiled two separate attempts in one week to smuggle crystal methamphetamine and seized Rp9.9 billion worth of the narcotic, an official said here on Friday.

Posted in Drugs @ 18 October 2013 23:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ministry of industry issues policies to maintain growth The Ministry of Industry has issued a package of policies to maintain the growth of national industries affected by current financial market conditions and the rupiah depreciation.

Posted in Economy @ 28 August 2013 17:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indoensia's inflation may reach 9 percent Indonesia's inflation may jump to 9 percent this year under the impact of the recent rise in the prices of subsidized fuel oils, World Bank economist Ndiame Diop has predicted. "The higher fuel prices will first have a greater impact on the inflation rate by increasing average annual inflation rate in 2013," he said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Economy @ 02 July 2013 17:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Indonesia to be free of child laborers in 2020' Indonesia is expected to be free from child laborers in 2020 through the implementation of its Child Labor Elimination Program (PPA) in support of its Family Empowerment Program (PKH), a minister said.

Posted in General @ 24 May 2013 10:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Susno looks relaxed when surrendering Former Police Headquarters` chief detective retired Comr. Gen. Susno Duadji looked relaxed and enjoyed a `nasi bungkus` (packaged rice meal) before he signed the minutes of his imprisonment execution on Thursday night.

Posted in Corruption @ 03 May 2013 17:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


No pregnant students allowed to sit for exams No pregnant students are allowed to sit for national examination even though they have been registered, a local education official said. "That`s the rule we must abide by altogether," Rustam Akkas, the head of the secondary education section at the Palu city education and teaching office, said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 10 April 2013 00:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Customs authorities foils attempt to smuggle drug The customs authorities of Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, foiled an attempt to smuggle in Rp1 billion worth of drug from Mumbai, India.

Posted in Drugs @ 29 March 2013 11:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Eight military members killed in Papua Indonesia`s chief security minister Djoko Suyanto said armed groups had killed eight military (TNI) members in Papua. "The government condemned the brutal actions that had left eight TNI members dead," he said at a press conference at his office here on Thursday.

Posted in Violence @ 22 February 2013 00:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President calls on all sides to remain on flood alert President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called on all elements to remain alert against floods because rainfall was expected to be still high in the coming several weeks. The president made the remarks after holding a meeting on floods and observed the flood command post in Bidara Cina, East Jakarta, on Sunday.

Posted in Flooding @ 20 January 2013 23:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Rp2 bln worth of drugs smuggled from India seized Customs and excise officers, in cooperation with the National Narcotics Agency (BNN), have foiled an attempt to smuggle one kilogram of crystal methamphetamine, worth Rp2 billion, from Mumbai into Indonesia.

Posted in Drugs @ 03 January 2013 21:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Soekarno-Hatta Airport rail link to emulate Changi model The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport rail link will be modelled on the one in Changi, Singapore.

Posted in General @ 03 January 2013 17:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


East Java police destroys meth worth Rp2 billion The Narcotics Investigation Directorate of East Java Police has destroyed 908 grams of shabu (methamphetamine) worth Rp2 billion. The drug is worth Rp2 million to Rp2.5 million per gram.

Posted in Drugs @ 26 December 2012 04:04 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


Health Ministry to set up more than 1,400 posts for travellers The Ministry of Health has planned to set up 1,468 health-care posts, with at least 65,000 paramedics, for home-bound travelers during Id-ul-Fitr, according to a minister.

Posted in Ramadan @ 09 August 2012 21:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Fresh water investment plan for Bali The government of Bali via the Bali Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM-Bali) is offering a number of fresh water supply infrastructure projects in four regencies/cities in Bali worth an estimated value of Rp. 1.305 trillion (US$145 million).

Posted in Health @ 05 April 2012 04:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest three for carrying 35,000 ecstasy pills Police in Lampung, Sumatra, have arrested three residents of Medan, North Sumatra, for carrying 35,000 ecstasy pills at Seaport Interdiction area in Bakauheni, South Lampung.

Posted in Drugs @ 27 January 2012 03:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Poverty rate down to 11,7 percent in 2013' The government will lower the poverty rate from 12.36 percent in 2011 to 11.7 percent this year, Coordinating Minister for People`s Welfare Agung Laksono said. "It is expected the rate will drop to 11.7 by March 2013 and to achieve the target all parties need to work hard," he said in his new year speech here on Wednesday.

Posted in Economy @ 05 January 2012 05:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: 13 mentally ill found chained, isolated at homes Social services in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra are investigating the cases of more than a dozen mentally ill people who were kept isolated and chained by their families for years, officials said on Tuesday.

Posted in Crime @ 04 January 2012 02:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta police bust drug trafficking ring Jakarta police have busted a methamphetamine trafficking ring by arresting nine people who were about to distribute 16 kilograms of the drug in the capital.

Posted in Drugs @ 31 December 2011 02:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta police uncover Dutch-supplied narcotics ring Police have uncovered a drug distribution operation believed to have been supplied from the Netherlands in Jakarta`s Mangga Dua business district and arrested a suspect involved in it.

Posted in Drugs @ 22 December 2011 11:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia earmarks Rp1.3 trillion to buy rice for poor Coordinating Minister for People`s Welfare Agung Laksono said that the government had allocated funds totaling Rp1.3 trillion to procure rice for the poor (raskin) to be provided in the 13th package.

Posted in General @ 15 December 2011 12:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia captures South Sumatra terror suspects ndonesian National Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of two terrorism suspects who are thought to be behind recent bomb blasts in South Sumatra.

Posted in Terrorism @ 16 August 2011 23:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Suspicious package found outside U.S. Embassy in Jakarta A suspicious package was found outside the U.S. Embassy in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Tuesday, causing some panic among employees and office workers in the area.

Posted in General @ 14 June 2011 16:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Possible explosives found after bomb threat for Garuda flight Bomb threats forced a Garuda Indonesia flight to be grounded in the country's East Java province on Wednesday, as airport officials confirmed finding suspected bomb packages.

Posted in Terrorism @ 25 May 2011 15:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Life in prison for Malaysian drug trafficker in Indonesia A Malaysian man on Monday was sentenced to life in prison for trafficking over 3 kilograms of methamphetamine, the Antara news agency reported.

Posted in Drugs @ 23 May 2011 17:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven more arrested in relation to parcel bomb attacks Indonesia's National Police on Thursday arrested seven people suspected of being members of the Pepi Fernando-led terror network in Aceh, alleged responsible for the series of parcel bomb attacks.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 April 2011 18:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Twelve arrested over book bomb attacks Indonesian police on Monday said twelve terrorist suspects linked to the book bomb package are being held under custody.

Posted in Terrorism @ 25 April 2011 15:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


19 arrested over recent book bomb and Church attacks Police have arrested 19 people in connection to recent book bomb attacks in Indonesia, including Thursday's bomb attempt near a Catholic Church in the outskirts of the capital of Jakarta, officials said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 April 2011 15:04 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


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


Police finds another parcel bomb in South Kalimantan Indonesian police on Wednesday found and disposed another suspected parcel bomb in South Kalimantan province, the Antara news agency reported.

Posted in Crime @ 23 March 2011 20:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Legislator: parcel bomb issue should not be used against Islam An Indonesian legislator on Monday stated that the recent parcel bomb incidents should not be used to discredit Islam, Indonesia's Antara news agency reported.

Posted in Politics @ 22 March 2011 01:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


No explosives found in suspicious package on Bali Police on Monday informed that no explosives were found in the suspicious package that sparked an alert in the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 March 2011 18:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Another bomb hidden in a book located in Indonesia Indonesian police on Thursday announced that a fourth explosive device hidden in a hollowed out book was sent to a residence in south Jakarta.

Posted in General @ 17 March 2011 16:48 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Pres. Yudhoyono orders probe on parcel bomb incidents Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Wednesday ordered the national police to conduct a thorough probe on Tuesday's parcel bomb incident, Antara news agency reported.

Posted in Crime @ 16 March 2011 21:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaysia arrests Indonesian pirates after attacking tanker The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) on Wednesday was able to prevent a pirate attack on a cargo vessel off the southern coast of Malaysia, officials said Thursday.

Posted in General @ 10 March 2011 14:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ten new hotels in Jakarta this year Jakarta can expect to see 10 new hotels opening this year, ranging from one-star to five-star establishments, all of which are currently under construction, the Jakarta Hotels and Restaurants Association says.

Posted in Travel @ 25 February 2011 07:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


IMF admits errors in Indonesian bailout package The International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn admitted its bailout package designed for Indonesia ten years ago had mistakes, which led to several changes, local media reported Friday.

Posted in Economy @ 04 February 2011 07:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Thai smuggler caught after swallowing 1,200 ecstasy pills Authorities have arrested a Thai woman after she tried to enter the Indonesian resort island of Bali with approximately 1,200 ecstasy pills, the Jakarta Globe reported on Monday.

Posted in Drugs @ 20 December 2010 19:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia and Australia sign transport safety and security agreement Indonesia and Australia have signed a transport safety and security agreement, further reassuring their bilateral cooperation.

Posted in Politics @ 16 December 2010 19:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Filipino woman sentenced to death for trafficking heroin A Filipino woman was sentenced to death on Wednesday for trafficking heroin in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, the Manila Times reported. The Filipino woman, whose name is being held for privacy reasons, was arrested on April 25 at Adisucipto International Airport in Yogyakarta by Customs authorities.

Posted in Drugs @ 28 October 2010 12:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands flee, some hurt as Mount Merapi erupts Mount Merapi erupted on the Indonesian island of Java on late Tuesday afternoon, causing thousands of residents to flee the area, officials said. The eruption began at around 5.50 p.m. local time on Tuesday when three loud explosions rocked the mountain, spewing volcanic ashes into the sky.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 October 2010 14:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi threatens over 50,000 people on Java More than 50,000 people are threatened and urged to evacuate on Indonesia's island of Java as Mount Merapi is feared to erupt soon, officials said on Monday. Authorities say more than 50,000 people may be in danger if the volcano erupts now, and urged residents to move to safer ground immediately. However, many locals are refusing to evacuate, saying it is too soon.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 October 2010 04:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sriwijaya Air e-tickets available on ticketindonesia.info Starting today, e-tickets from the Indonesian airliner Sriwijaya Air are available for reservation on ticketindonesia.info. The several dozen destinations of the airline, with in general very attractive prices, have been added to the search function and can be booked quick and easy just like the nine other airlines already available on this website.

Posted in Travel @ 06 September 2010 01:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Almost 20.000 evacuated after Sinabung eruption Since the eruption of the Sinabung volcano in the Karo district in North Sumatra yesterday around midnight, thousands of people have been brought to safety. Several dozen villages on the slopes of the erupting volcano have been evacuated and residents have found shelter in nearby cities like Kabanjahe and Berastagi.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 30 August 2010 02:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Kalla lists three causes of LPG explosions Former vice president Jusuf Kalla wrote on his blog at kompasiana.com that there are three main factors that cause 3-kilogram liquid petroleum gas (LPG) canisters to explode. "First, is because the poor quality equipment does not meet national standards. Therefore, it is necessary for all parties to be aware of the age of their equipment," he said Wednesday.

Posted in General @ 08 July 2010 02:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A few hours in Jalan Jaksa I have been there before and I have written about it before. It is still a nice and not unimportant easy-to-reach destination for a quick lunch and a Large Bintang before you start the second half of the day. Just relaxing for a couple of hours, coming to terms after the first part of the day.

Posted in Travel @ 23 March 2010 09:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Scrapping 7-day visa-on-arrival causes problems Resort developers and tour agents who market tour packages for Batam and Bintan islands are crying foul over Jakarta's sudden decision to change its visa rules. On Jan 25, the Law and Human Rights Ministry said it would scrap the option for a US$10 visa-on-arrival for visitors from non-Asean countries, like the United States and Australia, which would let them stay in Indonesia for seven days.

Posted in Tourism @ 15 February 2010 13:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Uh oh, Australian arrested with two grams of marijuana An Australian dad, Robert Paul McJannett (48) who flew to Bali with his 21-year-old son yesterday evening, has been arrested for possession of illegal drugs. This case however does not seem to be the standard smuggling case, but just 'bringing along personal belongings', since Robert Paul only brought two grams of marijuana.

Posted in Drugs @ 29 December 2009 04:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 4 reactions


43 kilograms of marijuana seized at Medan airport The customs at the international airport of Polonia near Medan have seized some 43 kilograms of marijuana that was about to be smuggled into the country via the city in North Sumatra. The head of the narcotics brigade at the airport, Jukiman Situmorang, confirmed the big catch. He added that the marijuana was detected when it went through the x-ray machine at the airport.

Posted in Drugs @ 25 November 2009 01:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rp 200 billion drug smuggling plot Jakarta airport foiled The customs at the international airport of Soekarno-Hatta near Jakarta have stopped the smuggling of some 26.8 kilograms of drugs and 17.5 liters of liquid drugs towards the Middle East. The drugs are worth some 195 billion Rupiah (13.8 million euro). Ten people from the Middle East were to fly on four separate flights to carry the drugs to their destination.

Posted in Drugs @ 23 October 2009 02:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sexy, a young woman with candy Simply strange to see. Make a sexy picture of yourself, or ask your friends to make one of you, just to put this picture on your Facebook or Myspace in the hope that people are willing to give a comment on it. Many people aim at comments that are all to predictable, but short replies like "Sexy!", "Hot!" and "I would like to have sex with you!" in various phrases are all to common, also in Indonesian of course.

Posted in Sexy @ 24 September 2009 09:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Made in Chian - for sale in Indonesia I was shopping earlier today and when queuing up the cashier - it was crowded because it is still Idul Fitri - I noticed a small pack of fireworks. Attracted to everything that burns, I grabbed it to take a closer look. I did not have the intention to buy it, since I am supposed to be an adult now, not playing with fireworks like I did when I was ten.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 23 September 2009 03:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


1.74 tons of marijuana seized by Sukabumi police The regional police of Sukabumi has seized some 1.74 tons of dried marijuana when it raided a house in the city of Sukabumi last Friday. The raid was a joint operation between the National Narcotics Brigade and the police in the region. The total value of the drugs is estimated at 6 billion Rupiah (410.000 euro). The drugs were already prepared for distribution. Four suspects were arrested during the raid.

Posted in Drugs @ 13 September 2009 09:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Residents resist extension of North Bali airport runway After an impasse lasting several months, citizens whose residences are blocking plans to extend the runway of the Letkol Wisnu Sumberkima Airport in Buleleng are reported to be deadlocked on any agreement for compensation that would allow the demolishment of their homes and the expansion of the current runway. According to BisnisBali, some citizens continue to hold out for a more generous pay-out before agreeing to allow the project to proceed.

Posted in General @ 16 June 2009 07:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's central bank slashes interest rate by 50 basis points The Indonesian central bank on Wednesday cut its benchmark interest rate by a half percentage point to 7.75 percent to boost economic growth and reduce unemployment, the bank said in a statement. Easing inflation and the fall of overseas sales have triggered governor Boediono and his seven colleagues to reduce the rate, which is more than the expected 25 basis points.

Posted in Economy @ 05 March 2009 09:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian exports mark biggest drop in 22 years Indonesia's exports fell 36 percent in January from a year ago, the biggest drop since 1986, amid plunging demand for the country's vast natural resources and manufactured goods, the statistic's agency reported Monday. The downward trend - which began in October - was in line with declines in exports from other nations across Asia.

Posted in Economy @ 03 March 2009 11:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia in largest Asian debt sale for five years Indonesia has completed the largest Asian debt sale for five years by selling $3bn in sovereign bonds in a dual-tranche transaction to fund a stimulus package aimed at mitigating the impact of the global crisis. The yields were 11.75 per cent on a $2bn 10-year offer and 10.5 per cent on a $1bn five-year offer. These were higher than expected, and both more than 8.4 percentage points higher than similar US Treasuries. But Sri Mulyani Indrawati, finance minister, told the Financial Times that the price was worth paying to ensure the "security of the whole national economy".

Posted in Economy @ 27 February 2009 05:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian government to launch massive stimulus plan Indonesia unveiled its stimulus package worth 71.3 trillion rupiahs (about 4.75 billion euro) or 1.4 percent of its GDP to boost economy amid the threat of global financial crisis, the Jakarta Post reported Wednesday.

Posted in Economy @ 28 January 2009 04:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Illegal jamu seized by Banyuwangi police The narcotics brigade of the regional police of Banyuwangi have seized thousands of bottles of illegal jamu - traditional medicine which are suspected to contain medication that is not allowed. Yesterday the police succeeded in seizing some 100 boxes with bottles and packages of illegal jamu with an estimated value of several million Rupiah.

Posted in Crime @ 11 June 2008 02:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


IITF 2008 - Holiday fair offering discounted travel packages With the theme 'Plan Your Holidays Ahead', the Indonesia International Travel Fair 2008 which is considered to be an important event in the Visit Indonesia Year (VIY 2008) calendar of events, will be held on 27-30 March 2008. Balai Kartini Expo, located at the heart of Jakarta, was chosen to be the venue for IITF 2008 which is a one-day B2B and a 3-day consumer show where the Jakarta consumers can purchase domestic and international travel packages at very special prices.

Posted in Tourism @ 02 February 2008 10:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The bare breasts of Djarum It has to be said that it is somewhat strange to see when you are browsing the internet and you end up looking at a number of pictures where some women with bare breasts advertise an Indonesian cigarette-brand. In this case it was Djarum that was doing its best in Hungary to have their brand settled in the local market. Whether the clove-cigarette-producer will be able to build a brand as strong as it is in Indonesia, I can't tell, but would having women with their breasts bared have any positive impact in this entire story?

Posted in Culture @ 09 September 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


Dr Love brings good sex to Indonesia When Singapore's Dr Love invites you up to his hotel room, you don't say no. And once you're inside, he doesn't disappoint. The doctor has plans for educating about the entire world about sex. He starts with pointing at his laptop - and Indonesia. People there can send questions via cellphone text messages anonymously. An avatar called 'Nova' - a virtual character with artificial intelligence - will give an answer.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 18 July 2007 04:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


EU to send air safety experts to Indonesia The European Union will send safety experts to Indonesia for the review of an EU ban on Indonesian airlines which started last Friday, said the ambassador of the EU to Indonesia. All 51 airlines, including national carrier Garuda Indonesia, have been barred from entering European airspace because of safety concerns. Although no Indonesian airline currently flies to the EU, the ban obliges tourist agencies to warn customers that the airlines are unsafe if they sell package tours with these carriers.

Posted in General @ 06 July 2007 02:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Pilots resign from Garuda Indonesia Over 70 pilots from Garuda Indonesia - Indonesia's national flag carrier - have resigned so far this year. They say poor working conditions and low salaries are the cause, according to the head of the airline's union. Most of the pilots have accepted more lucrative packages by other regional airlines, of which some are planning expansions of their fleets.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 24 May 2007 02:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Traveling between Yogyakarta and Malang It's not really difficult go get up on time, around seven in the morning, so for that matter it's a nice service that it's possible to get a minivan in front of the door within the hour when I'm making a trip to a destination at a bigger distance than just in the city or nearby. That kind of minivan is called a travel here, and plies a fixed route a few times a day, for example from Yogyakarta via Solo, Madiun and Malang to Surabaya. Of course you can also travel the other way around, if you like you can go as far as Jakarta, but from Yogyakarta that is such a big distance that I rather prefer taking the train or a plane. Trains often depart or arrive at the most strange times possible, but that's a matter of looking what you personally most like.

Posted in Travel @ 19 April 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Situation report: Floods Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang and Banten This report has been prepared by the UN HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) Jakarta, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), and media reports.

Posted in Flooding @ 16 February 2007 01:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Situation report: Floods Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang and Banten This report has been prepared by the UN HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) Jakarta, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), and media reports.

Posted in Flooding @ 13 February 2007 01:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yeo: Linking Indonesian sand ban to extradition treaty unfortunate Indonesia's ban on sand exports to Singapore was one of the key concerns in Parliament on Monday. Members of Parliament were keen to find out about the impact of the ban on the construction industry and Singapore's relations with Indonesia. In his reply, Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo said linking the sand ban to the extradition treaty being sought by Indonesia and border talks would be unfortunate and counterproductive.

Posted in General @ 13 February 2007 01:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Situation report: Floods Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang and Banten The UN HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) Jakarta, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), and media reports has prepared this report.

Posted in Flooding @ 09 February 2007 01:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Situation report: Floods Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang and Banten This report has been prepared by the UN HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) Jakarta, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), and media reports.

Posted in Flooding @ 05 February 2007 02:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WWF: Illegal coffee growing risks Sumatra tigers Illegal coffee bean growing in an Indonesian wildlife park could wipe out already endangered local tigers, elephants and rhinos within 10 years, the WWF conservation group warned on Wednesday. The coffee growers are clearing vegetation in Bukit Barisan Selatan park, a World Heritage Site on the southern tip of Sumatra Island, to make room for the crop which brings much needed export revenue to the impoverished region.

Posted in Environment @ 17 January 2007 07:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia becomes frontline in World Bank battle against corruption Paul Wolfowitz, a key architect of America's invasion of Iraq and its ambitions to reshape the world, was President George Bush's controversial choice to take the reins of the World Bank last year. Mr Wolfowitz, despised by many for his policies but admired for his intellect, ignored the furore over his appointment, waiting 12 months to make his first major policy pronouncement. Its location, Indonesia, and his warning of rampant corruption undermining global aid and development efforts, was almost as ambitious and controversial as his attempts to re-engineer the Middle East.

Posted in Economy @ 18 November 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The day before the fall of Suharto Controversy has surrounded the book written by former President Habibie, which reveals a number of new historical facts about the events of May 1998. The military is mentioned as having a hand in speeding up the downfall of the Suharto regime. Two major-generals and a number of colonels are suspected of having "allowed" university students to occupy the parliament building in Senayan. Tempo sorts out the important moments during the 24 hours preceding Suharto's downfall. Here is the report.

Posted in History @ 03 November 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two caned for adultery in Aceh Two people in Indonesia's province of Aceh have been caned for adultery under Islamic sharia law. The punishment was handed down to a 23-year-old widow and a 35-year-old married man, according to Tengku Marnus Labsyar, Head of the South Aceh Sharia's office.

Posted in Religion @ 31 July 2006 06:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to build safe zones on tsunami-prone coasts Indonesia plans to construct elevated safe zones near low-lying coastal resorts across the country as anticipatory measures against tsunami, a newspaper said Friday. The sites will consist of elevated land areas about four to five meters high and located about 500 meters from the shoreline to speed up evacuations during tsunamis, The Jakarta Post reported, quoting a senior official.

Posted in General @ 28 July 2006 15:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New policy package on financial sector issued The government and Bank Indonesia (BI) have signed a joint decree to improve coordination between fiscal and monetary authorities and help reform financial markets. Announcing the package Wednesday, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Boediono said it was expected to accelerate reforms in the banking sector, non-bank financial institutions and in capital markets. It would also enhance businesses' access to capital, he said.

Posted in Economy @ 06 July 2006 14:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Protests in Papua threaten peace, crisis group says Protests in Indonesia's Papua province threaten the resource-rich region's peace process, which will collapse without the support of the Indonesian government, the International Crisis Group said. The government sent additional forces to Papua's capital, Jayapura, after the deaths of five security officers last week during protests to demand the closure of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.'s Grasberg mine, the world's largest for gold and second-biggest for copper.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 24 March 2006 08:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


BI to limit role of foreigners at lending banks The central bank plans to limit the role of foreign employees at foreign-owned lenders in the country, an effort it says will provide more jobs for local workers and encourage the institutions to increase their credit to homegrown businesses. Bank Indonesia (BI) Governor Burhanuddin Abdullah said expatriate staff positions at the banks would be limited to middle-level management -- two levels below directors.

Posted in Economy @ 17 January 2006 07:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb blast kills seven in Palu A bomb packed with nails exploded in a crowded Christian market selling pork ahead of New Year celebrations in eastern Indonesia on Saturday, killing seven people and wounding 47, police said. The blast in Palu, capital of volatile Central Sulawesi province, came after warnings of militant violence during the Christmas and New Year season in Indonesia.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 31 December 2005 10:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 4 reactions


Bomb defused in central Sulawesi town A home-made bomb has been found and defused in Indonesia's central Sulawesi province, local media reported in Jakarta Friday. The bomb, hidden inside a package in front of a house in the religiously divided town of Poso, was defused by a police bomb squad later Thursday after police received reports of local residents, Poso police's First Inspector Obed was quoted by Jakarta Post website as saying.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 04 November 2005 18:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Nine Austrailans go on trial in Indonesia over drug charges The first trials of nine Australians accused of trying to smuggle nearly nine kilograms of heroin from the Indonesian island of Bali to Sydney are due to begin later in the day. All nine face charges of possession and trafficking heroin, with Indonesian prosecutors seeking the death penalty in each of the cases.

Posted in Drugs @ 11 October 2005 07:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Subsidy cut to fuel the fire In the wake of a two-month "mini crisis" that saw the rupiah hit a four-year low of 11,750 per dollar on August 30, Jakarta has finally announced an imminent and substantial reduction in fuel subsidies. The exact date and the level of cuts have yet to be announced, though there is widespread speculation over both. Vice President Jusuf Kalla has said fuel prices may rise as early as October 1 while National Development Planning Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has said an increase in November would be too late to help reduce subsidies to the level of Rp89.2 trillion. She said fuel prices might increase by at least 50% in October.

Posted in General @ 27 September 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia says to hike fuel prices in early October Indonesia plans to raise domestic fuel prices early next month, the government said on Monday, in the first clear indication of when it would reduce crippling but politically sensitive fuel subsidies. "We have not set the date but it will be in early October," State Secretary Yusril Ihza Mahendra told reporters when asked about the timing of the fuel price hike. He said the size of the increase was being calculated.

Posted in Economy @ 12 September 2005 08:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Oil smuggling losses IDR8.8 tln annually Indonesia suffers annual revenue losses of IDR8.8 trillion due to illegal oil exports, National Police Chief Sutanto said Thursday. Sutanto said a total of 105 metric tons of crude oil and oil products are smuggled out of Indonesia every month to countries including China and Thailand.

Posted in Economy @ 09 September 2005 13:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia president warns of terror attacks Indonesia's president warned on Monday of possible terrorist attacks in the coming two months, and said he would also take steps to show the country was still a tolerant Muslim nation. Speaking at a seminar in Jakarta, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said bombmakers from the militant network Jemaah Islamiah posed a threat to the world's most populous Muslim nation.

Posted in Terrorism @ 29 August 2005 14:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali named world's best tourist island of 2005 For the second time, the New York-based tourism magazine Travel + Leisure named Bali as the world's best tourist island in 2005. "We have been received confirmation from the magazine's editor. An appreciation ceremony will be held on July 14," an Indonesian diplomat in New York, Kristio Wahyono, said.

Posted in Tourism @ 10 July 2005 13:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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