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Indonesian Navy sinks Filipino fishing boat The Indonesian Navys Eastern Indonesian Fleet Command (Koarmatim) has sunk a Filipino fishing boat MV Gerry 12 in the waters of Tahuna Bay, Apengsembeka village, Sangihe Islands District, North Sulawesi.

Posted in Crime @ 13 January 2015 13:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll in Central Java landslide increases to 39 The death toll in the major landslide that engulfed Jemblung hamlet in Central Javas Banjarnegara district rose to 39 on Sunday evening, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Board (BNPB).

Posted in Accidents @ 14 December 2014 21:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


'Double-track railway construction should be accelerated' The construction of double-track railway in Java Island should be accelerated, the Vice Minister of Transportation Bambang Susantono reported here on Wednesday.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 10 September 2014 18:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta begins towing illegally parked vehicles The Jakarta provincial administration on Monday has initiated to tow and impose fines for illegally parked vehicles on the citys streets.

Posted in General @ 08 September 2014 21:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali provides 24-hour medics in anticipation of ebola The health office of Bali Province has provided a round-the-clock medical team in Ngurah Rai International Airport to anticipate the possibility of Ebola virus transmission coming from the passengers, an official said here on Monday.

Posted in Health @ 11 August 2014 19:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods inundate 18.000 houses in Bandung district Around 18 thousand houses were inundated in Bojongsoang, Baleendah and Dayeuhkolot sub-districts, Bandung District, West Java, on Monday, following the overflow of the Citarum River.

Posted in Flooding @ 03 March 2014 18:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods still threatening Jakarta until March The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) called on residents of Jakarta and its satellite town of Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi (Jabodetabek) to remain alert because floods were still threatening the areas until March.

Posted in Flooding @ 24 February 2014 00:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Airports closed over Mount Kelud eruption Volcanic ash from a major eruption in Indonesia shrouded a large swath of the country's most densely populated island on Friday, closed three international airports and sent thousands fleeing.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 February 2014 03:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Nineteen volcanoes in Indonesia on alert level As many as 19 out of 127 volcanoes in Indonesia have shown increasing volcanic activities and their statuses have been raised from normal to alert level II (Waspada).

Posted in Volcanoes @ 03 February 2014 17:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven dead as Jakarta floods continue Heavy rainfall and flooding have left at least seven dead this week in Indonesiaís capital, according to city officials. The causes include sickness, drowning after slipping and getting electrocuted, according to Surya Putra, Jakarta Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) information chief on Saturday.

Posted in Flooding @ 18 January 2014 09:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Free tourist bus tours for Jakarta visitors The Jakarta Tourism Agency welcomed the arrival of five double-decker tour buses Monday night as the capital, long listed as a sight best left unseen on a visit to Indonesia, began an aggressive push to double the number of foreign tourists visiting the city.

Posted in Tourism @ 15 January 2014 06:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake jolts Morotai A tectonic earthquake measuring 6.2 on Richter scale shook Morotai Island, North Maluku Province, at 10:32 p.m Eastern Indonesian Standard Time (WIT) on Tuesday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 20 November 2013 01:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flood kills two in Tangerang A flood inundated several residential areas and killed two inhabitants of Tangerang City, Banten Province, on Thursday. The victims were identified as Ratna, 63, and Sukamto, 61, chairman of the disaster alert youth group (Tagana), Iksan Bhakti, said here on Friday.

Posted in Flooding @ 15 November 2013 20:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Disaster agency to control rainfall end of this year The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) will control the level of rainfall in Jakarta between December and March to avert a flood, said BNPB`s Head of Public Relation and Information Center Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Posted in Weather @ 11 October 2013 15:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Haze forces temporary closure of schools in Pekanbaru The Pekanbaru education office has temporary closed kindergartens and elementary schools partly in the city, which have been hit by haze.

Posted in Forest fires @ 29 August 2013 14:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Magnitude 5.5 quake hits West Sumatra An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted West Sumatra province at 12.43 pm on Wednesday, according to Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).

Posted in Earthquake @ 28 August 2013 17:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong tectonic earthquake jolts Maluku A tectonic earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scaled jolted West Southeast Maluluku (MTB) district in Maluku province at 9.53 am local time on Monday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 12 August 2013 13:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods inundate some residential areas in Denpasar A number of residential areas in Denpasar, Bali, are inundated by flood waters after Denpasar City was showered with rain since Thursday night until Friday morning.

Posted in Flooding @ 28 June 2013 09:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BNPB to install tsunami early warning sirens in Bengkulu The Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) is to install six tsunami early warning sirens in six districts of Bengkulu, an official said. The sirens installment is a part of the tsunami shelter development program which will cost around Rp68 billion (6.8 million US dollar).

Posted in Earthquake @ 12 June 2013 20:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt prepares Rp6 tln for basic infrastructures The Public Works Ministry is preparing at least Rp6 trillion in funds to build various basic infrastructure facilities in return for the imminent fuel price hike.

Posted in General @ 05 June 2013 20:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Some 4.6 million elderly in Indonesia prone to be neglected Some 4.6 million out of 18 million elderly people in Indonesia are prone to be neglected, Social Affairs Minister Salim Segaf Al Jufri said here on Tuesday.

Posted in General @ 28 May 2013 15:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Rescue workers discover 12 bodies of Cililin landslide Evacuation team for landslide mitigation at Mukapayung village, Cililin sub-district of West Java province has discovered two other bodies that makes the total casualties of the disaster to 12 persons.

Posted in Accidents @ 27 March 2013 18:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Sky Aviation touts safety at Sukhoi Superjet unveiling Indonesian airline Sky Aviation assured the public that the Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 is safe during a press conference unveiling the first of 12 planes purchased by the small domestic airline on Thursday.

Posted in Travel @ 28 February 2013 13:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods inundate North Sumatra Floods submerged hundreds of houses, oilpalm plantations and mosques in Stabat, Tanjung Pura, and Tandam, Langkat District, North Sumatra Province. The floodwaters started to rise on Friday evening as a nearby river overflowed, Ginting, a local resident, said here on Saturday.

Posted in Flooding @ 03 February 2013 08:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


PMI deploys 200 volunteers to help handle Jakarta floods The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) for Jakarta deployed 200 volunteers to help Jakarta residents in the face of floods that took place in various parts of the capital city.

Posted in Flooding @ 15 January 2013 18:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lapan: 'Extreme weather conditions occurring in Indonesia' Indonesia`s National Aviation and Space Board (Lapan) said people may experience extreme weather conditions until mid-January as Indonesia`s skies continue to be covered by thick clouds.

Posted in Weather @ 09 January 2013 14:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Teachers asked to propose for extra allowance The district administration of Belu, East Nusa Tenggara, told school teachers in frontier areas sharing border with East Timor in Belu to submit their proposal for special allowance in 2013.

Posted in Economy @ 05 January 2013 13:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Disasters to be expected in Indonesia in 2013 The number of whirlwinds that hit Indonesia last year was 28 times higher than that of the year 2002 due to the impact of global warming, according National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Posted in General @ 24 December 2012 03:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta no longer suitable for center of government Vice Chairman of the Peoples Consultative Assembly (MPR), Ahmad Farhan Hamid, has said that Jakarta should no longer be the center of government because of its many complex problems.

Posted in Politics @ 08 December 2012 18:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Landslides hit 10 sub-districts in Sukabumi Landslides have hit 10 sub-districts in Sukabumi district, West Java province, following incessant heavy rains on Sunday.

Posted in Weather @ 19 November 2012 14:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Narcotics agency administers urine test to judges The National Narcotics Agency of the West Kalimantan Province has administered urine test to the judges and the staff of the local high court on Monday morning.

Posted in Drugs @ 12 November 2012 14:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Moderate earthquake jolts Ambon city A tectonic earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted the eastern Indonesian city of Ambon in Maluku province on Thursday afternoon, according to local Meteorology and Geophysics Agency report.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 November 2012 14:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


KPK, immigration launch online blacklisting system for corruptors The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the Directorate General of Immigration will launch an online blacklisting system for corruptors in an effort to increase efforts to fight corruption.

Posted in Corruption @ 25 October 2012 15:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


New tool to keep Indonesia one step ahead of disaster To help communities better prepare for floods, earthquakes and tsunamis, a new hazard impact modelling tool, the Indonesia scenario assessment for emergencies (InaSAFE), was launched Wednesday, according to the Australian Embassy here in its official web site on Wednesday.

Posted in General @ 24 October 2012 21:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Baliís wet season due in October Bali Daily reports that the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) is signaling that Baliís rainy season commence in October.The BMKG is sending the additional warning that residents in Bali should be on the alert for the potential of landslides, floods and whirlwinds.

Posted in Weather @ 24 September 2012 08:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mukomuko braced for powerful earthquake The Mukomuko district of Bengkulu province is likely to have a powerful earthquake and a devastating tsunami any moment, according to Mukomuko district head Ichwan Yunus.

Posted in Earthquake @ 22 June 2012 16:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


All Indonesian workers to be repatriated from Syria Minister of Manpower and Transmigration Muhaimin Iskandar has called for the repatriation of all Indonesian migrant workers from Syria in the wake of escalating political conflict in the Arab country.

Posted in Violence @ 19 June 2012 14:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


448 buildings damaged in Sukabumi earthquake The 6.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Sukabumi on Monday has damaged 448 buildings, reported an official of the Sukabumi disaster mitigation office (BPBD).

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 June 2012 08:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Earthquake of 5.3 richter magnitude hits Aceh The earthquake that shook the Banda Aceh region on Wednesday morning at 02:07 am Indonesian Western time measured 5.3 on the Richter scale.

Posted in Earthquake @ 16 May 2012 14:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia has 143 social-conflict-prone areas Indonesia contains 143 social-conflict-prone areas, according to the Disadvantaged Regions Ministry. "Indonesia has 183 disadvantaged regions, 143 of which are conflict-prone areas - many of them in eastern Indonesia," said the Deputy Minister for the Development of Special Regions at the Ministry for Disadvantaged Regions, Suprayoga Hadi, here on Tuesday.

Posted in General @ 08 May 2012 16:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Attention needed for tsunami early warning system The Acehnese government has said that the tsunami early warning system, which has been installed in a coastal area, needs special attention for improvements in the future.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 April 2012 12:48 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami alert issued after 8.5 magnitude Sumatra quake A tsunami watch was issued for countries across the Indian Ocean after a massive earthquake hit waters off Indonesia on Wednesday, triggering widespread panic as residents along coastlines fled to high ground in cars and on the backs of motorcycles.

Posted in Earthquake @ 11 April 2012 12:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta police on standby for flood anticipation At least 1,000 Jakarta Traffic Police are on standby in case flooding occurs in the capital city of Indonesia, said an official here on Thursday.

Posted in Flooding @ 07 April 2012 03:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tectonic earthquake jolts Aru Islands A tectonic earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted Aru Islands District in Maluku Province at 08.42 local time on Wednesday morning.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 April 2012 09:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest 1,766 people linked to thuggery Indonesian police have arrested 1,766 people across the country linked to in thuggery. "We have arrested 1,766 linked to thuggery and 344 of them have been processed while the rest is being recorded and given counseling," National Police head of public relations Inspector General Saud Usman said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Crime @ 06 March 2012 16:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Marapi in Indonesia's West Sumatra briefly erupts Mount Marapi, a volcano located in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra, briefly erupted on early Wednesday morning, officials said. It comes after activity was also reported at the volcano in August 2011.

Posted in General @ 29 February 2012 16:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flash flood destroys hundreds of houses in W Sumatra A flash flood triggered by heavy rains destroyed at least 113 houses at Nagari Simpang, Pasaman district, West Sumatra, on Wednesday evening. About ten houses were washed away, spokesman of the Pasaman district administration Budi Hermawan said on Thursday.

Posted in Flooding @ 24 February 2012 02:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


FPI has renounced violence, says chairman Chairman of the Islam Defenders` Front (FPI) Habib Rizieq said members of his organization had abandoned violence as a way of expressing their aspirations. Habib made the statement during meeting with Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali here on Friday.

Posted in Politics @ 20 February 2012 11:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Flores island A strong earthquake struck the Savu Sea off the Indonesian island of Flores on early Saturday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. No tsunami warnings were issued.

Posted in Earthquake @ 20 January 2012 23:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Powerful earthquake off Indonesia triggers brief tsunami alert A powerful earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on early Wednesday morning, seismologists said, prompting a brief tsunami alert but causing no damage.

Posted in Earthquake @ 11 January 2012 04:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami warning following 7.6 quake off Sumatra A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on early Wednesday morning, seismologists said, prompting a tsunami warning for local coastlines.

Posted in Earthquake @ 10 January 2012 20:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia police: Sunda Strait prone to piracy The Sunda Strait, a waterway separating Java island from Sumatra island, is prone to piracy, police said. Therefore, the Banten police would also pay attention to the security of vessels passing through or crossing the strait from Java to Sumatra or vice versa, Banten Regional Police Chief Brig Gen Eko Haid S said.

Posted in Crime @ 06 December 2011 10:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Earthquake jolts Bengkulu, West Sumatra An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted Bengkulu early Wednesday morning at 00.43, awakening the people who were sleeping soundly to scramble out of their houses in panic.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 November 2011 04:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Panic after strong earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia A strong earthquake struck the Molucca Sea in eastern Indonesia on early Monday afternoon, seismologists said, causing panic but no damage or casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 14 November 2011 10:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dozens injured in Bali earthquake A strong earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Bali on late Thursday morning, seismologists said, collapsing a number of buildings and injuring dozens of people. There were no immediate reports of fatalities.

Posted in Earthquake @ 13 October 2011 07:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta governor apologizes for rape comments Jakarta governor Fauzi Bowo on Saturday apologized for his comments which suggested that women could avoid sexual assault by not wearing revealing clothes, the Jakarta Globe reported on Sunday.

Posted in General @ 18 September 2011 10:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake strikes western Sumatra, Indonesia A strong earthquake struck Northern Sumatra in western Indonesia on early Tuesday morning, seismologists said, but there was no immediate word about damage or casualties. No tsunami alert was issued.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 September 2011 20:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake strikes southwest of Sumatra, no damage A strong earthquake stuck southwest of Sumatra in Indonesia on early Tuesday morning, seismologists said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 23 August 2011 13:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: Strong earthquake hits the Banda Sea, no damage A strong earthquake struck the Banda Sea in Indonesia on early Wednesday morning, seismologists said, causing no damage and posing no tsunami threat.

Posted in Earthquake @ 13 July 2011 03:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake jolts Indonesia's Papua province A strong earthquake shook the Indonesian province of Papua on late Sunday evening, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 26 June 2011 22:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Powerful earthquake strikes off Sulawesi, no tsunami warning A powerful earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on late Monday evening, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 13 June 2011 17:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


One more strong earthquake off Sumatra A strong earthquake struck off Southwestern Sumatra in Indonesia on early Monday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and no tsunami alert was issued.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 May 2011 00:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake hits off Southern Sumatra, no tsunami A strong earthquake struck off Southern Sumatra in Indonesia on early Sunday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and no tsunami alert was issued.

Posted in Earthquake @ 28 May 2011 20:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake strikes off Java, no damage reported A strong earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Java on early Tuesday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 26 April 2011 12:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake rocks Sulawesi, causes damage A strong earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on early Monday morning, seismologists said, causing some damage but no casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 April 2011 07:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


13 people killed in flash floods in Papua, Indonesia The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) on Friday informed that thirteen people have been killed in the flash floods that affected Papua, Indonesia.

Posted in Flooding @ 01 April 2011 17:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Moderate earthquake hits off West Sumatra A moderate earthquake struck off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia on late Wednesday evening, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 26 January 2011 17:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong 6.5 magnitude quake hits off Southern Sumatra A strong earthquake struck off Southern Sumatra in Indonesia on early Tuesday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 17 January 2011 21:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Moderate 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattles Java island A moderate earthquake rattled the Indonesian island of Java on late Tuesday morning, seismologists said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 21 December 2010 05:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake hits the Banda Sea in Indonesia, no damage A strong earthquake struck deep underneath the Banda Sea in Indonesia on early Wednesday morning, seismologists said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 17 November 2010 00:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands return to slopes of Mount Merapi Thousands of villagers returned to ash-covered homes along the slopes of Indonesia's most volatile volcano Monday, after the government said some areas well away from the fiery crater appeared out of danger from another eruption.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 November 2010 07:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


EU provides 1.5 million in aid for tsunami and volcano victims The European Union (EU) on Thursday announced that its Commission will be providing Ä1.5 million ($2 million) in humanitarian assistance to survivors of the tsunami in Mentawai and the volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi in Java.

Posted in General @ 29 October 2010 02:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 113 dead after tsunami hits Mentawai Islands Navy ships packed with medicine and food and rescuers in helicopters headed to remote Indonesian islands on Tuesday that were pounded by a 3-meter tsunami, sweeping away villages and killing at least 113 people.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 October 2010 10:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake hits off Maluku island A strong earthquake struck north of the Indonesian island of Wetar on early Sunday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake at 12.44 a.m. local time (1544 GMT Saturday) was centered in the Banda Sea, northwest of the Indonesian island of Wetar in Maluku Province.

Posted in Earthquake @ 17 October 2010 04:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake hits eastern Indonesia, no damage expected A strong earthquake struck south of West Papua province in eastern Indonesia on early Tuesday evening, seismologists said, but no damage was expected.

Posted in Earthquake @ 12 October 2010 14:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Semarang to construct levee along coastline The city council of Semarang has decided to construct a levee along it's northern coast to prevent the city from flooding with extremely high tides or strong winds. This news was announced by the new mayor of the city, Soemarmo. He said that a group of South-Korean experts was currently visiting Indonesia to make estimations.

Posted in General @ 09 June 2010 03:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rights group: 'Most detainees tortured' A survey conducted by the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute Foundation (YLBHI) recently found that about 80 percent of detainees in the country suffered from acts of violence under police investigation. "Based on our survey, about 70 to 80 percent of detainees suffered from violence while under police detention," YLBHI chairman Patra M. Zen said.

Posted in Crime @ 10 April 2010 13:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Another 'Visit Indonesia Year' coming Indonesia's Department of Culture and Tourism has announced its intention to continue the current Visit Indonesia Year (VIY) campaign for a third year as part of plans to attract 7 million foreign visitors in 2010.

Posted in Tourism @ 19 October 2009 11:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


UN: 'Climate change worsening disasters' Climate change is contributing to more frequent and deadlier natural disasters, and governments need to speed up measures to mitigate their impact, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, John Holmes, warns.

Posted in Environment @ 17 October 2009 08:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Giant volcano discovered off Sumatra island Scientists scouring the ocean floor to study the nature of tsunamis discovered a massive underwater volcano off Indonesia's western coast. The 4,600m high mountain spans 50km at its base, Yusuf Surachman Djajadihardja, a marine geologist with the government's Agency for Assessment and Application Technology, said on Friday. Its discovery was 'completely unexpected,' he said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 29 May 2009 10:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Strong earthquake hits north of Sulawesi island A shallow earthquake measured 6.5 on the Richter scale rocked eastern parts of Indonesia earlier today, but no tsunami warning was issued and there are no reports of damage or casualties, the country's meteorology and disaster management agency said here. The quake struck at 00:31 Jakarta time (17:31 GMT) with epicenter at 117 kilometers northeast of North Sulawesi and at a depth of 10 kilometers, an official of the agency told.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 April 2009 06:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia sends warship to help secure Somali waters Indonesia on Friday sent a warship to support maintaining security in the waters of Somali following the rampant piracy there, Indonesian Military Commander General Djoko Santoso said here. "The participation has been coordinated with the United Nation," Santoso said during the deployment of the ship here in Jakarta.

Posted in Military @ 19 March 2009 13:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


BMG: 'Big parts of Indonesia in danger of more floods' The Meteorological and Geophysical Agency predicts that in the coming days big parts of Indonesia will be hit by rains with an intensity between light and very heavy together with strong winds. There are warnings outstanding for the new years celebrations in Jabodetabek where it will most likely rain throughout the day. This information was released by Achmad Zakir, who is head of the information department of BMG.

Posted in Weather @ 31 December 2007 12:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lodaya Malam to Bandung, trains run on time It is half past two in the afternoon on a warm Tuesday afternoon at the start of the wet monsoon. No guarantee for rain however, it has been strange weather for over a week now in Yogyakarta and elsewhere in Java it seems to be more of the same. The wind blows from the wrong direction I was told. Maybe that is just good, because that would mean I could have a dry trip to Bandung. However using the train is less reliable on the weather than flying, it is still prone to various delays.

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


Indonesia wants Australian uranium Indonesia has said it expects to be able to buy Australian uranium if it continues with the plans to build a nuclear power plant on the earthquake-prone island of Java. The government has repeatedly said that it hopes to build it's first nuclear power plant by 2016.

Posted in General @ 30 August 2007 02:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Powerful earthquake rocks buildings, scares people A powerful earthquake under the Java Sea shook Indonesia's capital early Thursday morning local time. The quake violently shook tall buildings and panicked residents in Jakarta. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.4. It was centred about 104 kilometres east of Jakarta, at a depth of 290 kilometres.

Posted in Earthquake @ 08 August 2007 20:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Pressure to cancel the 'Honoris Causa Award' for Jakarta governor Open Letter to the Rector and Students Senate of the Diponegoro University in Semarang

Posted in Human rights @ 06 August 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Keeping connected in Yogyakarta One year on from the Yogyakarta earthquake, hundreds of thousands of people are rebuilding their lives, picking up the pieces that were so violently smashed. For a lot of survivors, the long road to recovery is compounded by feelings of grief and loss. Many people lost family members and friends in the earthquake. Some also lost the ability to walk. Nearly a thousand people suffered spinal injuries, a tragically common consequence of earthquakes, when collapsing buildings crushed occupants.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 May 2007 02:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Experts worried over seismic trends Experts in Indonesia are worried that after the huge earthquake off the coast of Aceh in December 2004 - which was the world's strongest in the last 40 years - the center of seismic activity is gradually moving to the southeast, in the direction of Jakarta, where millions of people live. "We think that the next quake may take place in the Jambi Province but do not want to publicize this for fear of causing panic," said a source from the Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG) told after the earthquakes in West Sumatra.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 April 2007 08:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Rain hampers Flores landslide rescue efforts Rains and the given fact of the remoteness of the areas earlier hit by landslides hamper relief efforts for the about 40 missing. Hundreds of people are displaced after landslides hit the island of Flores last week. Around 1,000 people have been evacuated from the area because their houses were washed away. Main roads also got damaged in the landslides, which further complicates the process. At least 34 people are confirmed dead.

Posted in Weather @ 05 March 2007 11:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


7.3 earthquake off coast of Ternate 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Sunday about 30 miles under the Molucca Sea in northeastern Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the major quake was about 80 miles from the city of Ternate, in north eastern Indonesia, it said. It had a depth of more than six miles below the ocean floor.

Posted in Earthquake @ 21 January 2007 13:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia makes new efforts to curb spread of bird flu In a bid to stem a surge in human deaths from the H5N1 virus (bird flu), the Indonesian government will slaughter hundreds of thousands of backyard chickens over the next week, Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said here Wednesday. This is a new and concrete measure taken by the Indonesian government in facing with a critical situation since several bird flu patents died recently. But the policy has met with different reaction and opposition from owners of fowls.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 18 January 2007 09:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Moderate earthquake rocks Papua A moderate earthquake rocked parts of Papua province on Wednesday but there were no reports of any damage. The 5.9 magnitude quake hit 140 kilometers southwest of Jayapura, the provincial capital, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its Web site.

Posted in Earthquake @ 17 January 2007 19:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia crash brings safety of budget airlines into question The proliferation of budget airlines across Asia has made air travel affordable for millions, but this week's aircraft disaster in Indonesia has underlined the challenge for governments to ensure safety standards are met. Analysts say there is no hard evidence that budget airlines are more accident-prone than full-service carriers, but admit they have a harder job convincing the public they are not cutting corners as well as costs.

Posted in General @ 04 January 2007 12:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Landslides and floods in Lampung, Mataram, Semarang and Sambas Heavy downpours continue to cause severe problems throughout the Indonesian archipelago. In several places flash floods and landslides occurred in the last few days. Indahnesia.com gathered several messages and put them together as a news item.

Posted in Weather @ 02 January 2007 12:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods hit Montallat in Nort Barito, Kalimantan A number of villages in Montallat sub district, Barito Utara District, Central Kalimantan Province, was inundated as Barito River overflowed following incessant downpours. Floodwaters covered roads as high as 30 centimeters in Montallat, Bambang, Montallat resident, told ANTARA via phone on Thursday. "Floods have started on Tuesday (Dec. 26) and tend to continue raising," Bambang said.

Posted in Flooding @ 28 December 2006 10:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Asian nations remember the 230,000 killed in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami Two years after a devastating tsunami crashed into Asian coastlines, villagers in hardest-hit Indonesia were preparing for future disasters, with thousands expected to flee their homes by foot and car Tuesday as part of an early warning drill. Elsewhere across the tsunami disaster-zone, survivors and other mourners will visit mass graves, light candles along beaches, and listen to temple bells chiming to mark the moment the 2004 waves hit.

Posted in General @ 25 December 2006 04:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Moderate earthquake strikes off Jawa; no reports of damage, casualties A moderate earthquake struck off western Indonesia early Sunday, meteorological agencies reported, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The 5.7-magnitude quake was centered 150 kilometers southwest of the Indonesian capital Jakarta and 86 kilometers beneath the Sunda Strait, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its website.

Posted in Earthquake @ 24 December 2006 12:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Another tsunami could hit Indonesia, experts say Another big tsunami could hit Sumatra within the next few decades, flooding densely populated regions south of where a giant wave hit in December 2004, U.S. and Indonesian researchers predicted on Tuesday. The same big geologic fault, called a megathrust, that caused the 2004 tsunami continues to run parallel to the southeast, along the Indian Ocean coast of Sumatra, with the potential to a affect areas to the south, the team at the California Institute of Technology, the University of Southern California and elsewhere reported.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 December 2006 04:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Thick smog in Jambi province uncontrollable Jambi deputy governor Antony Zeidra Abidin held an impromptu meeting Sunday with a number of head of agencies and related authorities under his administration to deal with the increasingly thickening fog over Jambi, caused by forest and oil palm plantation fire. Antony, in charge of the Jambi province forest fire control and eradication team, held the emergency meeting after inspecting the fire raging in the oil palm estates in Arang-Arang on Saturday, according to a report by the Indonesian news agency, Antara.

Posted in Forest fires @ 02 October 2006 07:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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