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A number of districts want to have nuclear power plant A number of districts in the country want to build a nuclear power plant (PLTN) to cope with crisis in power supply in their respective areas, an official said. "Mr Basuri Tjahaja Purnama, regent of Belitung Timur proposed to me to build a mini PLTN in his area," head of the National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan) Djarot Sulistio Wisnubroto said here on Friday.

Posted in Power supply @ 21 November 2014 20:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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


'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


KPK raids offices rooms of officials in Karawang The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Saturday raided the office rooms of the regent of Karawang and other officials of the district administration looking for document related to the issuance of land use approval in the city.

Posted in Corruption @ 19 July 2014 21:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Biak Fair closed after shooting incident The Biak Numfor district administration closed the Biak Fair on Monday after the shooting incident in which an elite Indonesian soldier was killed. Private Wardi Deni of the Air Force special force was shot at by a sniper early at 03.15 on Sunday .

Posted in Violence @ 28 April 2014 11:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven die on good friday ceremony in Flores At least seven persons died after a ship that carried hundreds of passengers for the Good Friday Sea Ceremony in Indonesia's Flores waters sank when hit by strong waves on Friday afternoon.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 April 2014 16:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia Islamic parties have possibility to coalesce Islam-based political parties in Indonesia have the possibility to join forces in the presidential race next July, according to a political party chairman. "It is possible for Islam-based political parties to coalesce," General Chairman of the Islam-based United Development Party (PPP) Suryadharma Ali said here on Saturday.

Posted in Politics @ 01 March 2014 20:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Sinking of Permata vessel leaves two dead The sinking of the Permata Sukron vessel on Sunday evening in Lembata District led to the deaths of two passengers. The accident occurred on Sunday evening, claiming two casualties identified as a husband and wife, according Vice Regent of E Flores Valens Tukan in a phone interview with ANTARA News here on Monday.

Posted in Accidents @ 20 January 2014 17:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


KPK names Banten governor as suspect in 2 corruption cases The Governor of Banten province Ratu Atut Chosiyah has been named as a suspect in two corruption cases that are currently being investigated by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), KPKs Chairman Abraham Samad said on Tuesday.

Posted in Corruption @ 17 December 2013 18:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


KPK searches house of Banten governor Ratu Atut The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has searched the house of Banten Governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah for clues to wrap up investigation into case of dispute over election of new head of Lebak District in Banten.

Posted in Corruption @ 17 December 2013 11:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Banten governor Ratu Atut charged with graft Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chief Abraham Samad has announced that Banten Governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah has been named a suspect in a graft case connected to allegations of bribery in the Lebak regent election dispute.

Posted in Corruption @ 17 December 2013 10:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Former regent of Karanganyar charged with corruption The Central Java high prosecution office has summoned former regent of Karanganyar Rina Iriani, who was charged with corruption. Rina, who had just ended her term of office, is charged with involvement in a corruption of a Rp18.4 billion housing subsidy.

Posted in Corruption @ 17 December 2013 10:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Location of proposed new Bali airport still not clear The continuing tug-of-war over the location for a proposed new airport in North Bali entered a new phase with the announcement by the Regent of Buleleng that villages surrounding Kubutambahan are favored for Bali’s second air gateway.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 07 December 2013 11:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flooding submerges 80 houses in Benenain Heavy rain had triggered widespread flooding in the regency of Malaka of East Nusatenggara. At least 80 houses in the village of Umatoos in the the sub-district of Malaka Barat were inundated forcing the people to move to safer areas.

Posted in Flooding @ 25 June 2013 20:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


VP calls for improvement of 'raskin' distribution Vice President Boediono said the distribution of for the poor (raskin) needs to be improved if the fuel price hike is to be imposed later.

Posted in General @ 30 April 2013 23:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Small traders get their space on new Bali airport terminal After increasing pressure on a number of fronts, the managers of Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, PT Angkasa Pura I (AP-I), has relented on strict qualifying requirements for traders currently operating from the airport and seeking commercial space in newly renovated air gateway for the Island.

Posted in General @ 16 February 2013 09:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Number of 'official poor' on the rise on Bali The Bali Post, reporting information from the Bali Statistics Bureau (BPS-Bali), confirms that poverty is on the rise in Bali.The number of “officially poor” in Bali in 2012 (based on a March survey) counted 168,800 impoverished citizens, an increase from the 166,200 estimated in 2011.

Posted in Economy @ 12 January 2013 07:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Garut regent impeached for illegal marriage The Garut Legislative Council (DPRD) on Friday recommended the dismissal of Garut Regent Aceng Fikri after finding him guilty of violating the code of ethics and breaking the oath of office - for his undertaking of an unregistered marriage with a teenager.

Posted in Politics @ 22 December 2012 00:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Catholic sacred place Sendangsono to be renovated Catholic sacred place Sendangsono in the sub-district of Kalibawang, Yogyakarta, will be renovated to serve not only as a place for devotional visit by Catholics but also as a tourist object. Renovation will be made by phases depending on the available fund collected from donators and philanthropists.

Posted in Religion @ 16 December 2012 21:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Closing illegal online travel agents almost impossible As part of a growing dialogue on illegal online travel agents (OTA) in Bali, Bisnis Bali reports that trying to curb such operations won’t be an easy task.

Posted in Travel @ 01 December 2012 08:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BMKG warns of high waves in Arafura Sea The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) office in Ambon has warned Aru Islands residents to be on the alert for three-metre-high waves from the Arafura Sea, which are likely to hit the district's coasts between October 31 and November 5.

Posted in Weather @ 30 October 2012 23:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


UNESCO: 'Batur`s caldera part of global geopark network' The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared the caldera area of Mt Batur located in Kintamani district, Bali, as part of Global Geopark Network (GGN), a ministry official said here Thursday.

Posted in Environment @ 04 October 2012 23:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Fire destroys central market in Bangli The Kidul Market in Bangli, northwest Bali, was heavily damaged by fire on Monday, September 9, 2012. The fire, which started at 2:30 pm, destroyed 104 shops, threatening both the livelihoods of the shop owners and the distribution network that drives a large part of the Bangli economy.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 September 2012 11:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Badung regent not interested in becoming governor A.A. Gede Agung has reaffirmed that he has no interest in seeking the post of Bali’s governor in elections to be held in early 2013. Agung told Nusa Bali his preference is to continue to focus on the job of serving as the bupati or regent of the Badung regency.

Posted in Politics @ 18 September 2012 10:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Stricter environmental regulations for Gianyar The Gianyar regency is preparing new regulations that will govern the way in which new hotels are built and ensure that accommodation projects are “green” and friendly to the environment.

Posted in Environment @ 18 September 2012 10:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hartati Murdaya detained  by KPK in graft case Another senior leader of the ruling Democratic Party Hartati Murdaya was detained by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Wednesday in a bribery case. Hartati, a member of the party`s Advisory Board which is chaired by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was sent to KPK`s detention house after 9-hours questioning.

Posted in Corruption @ 12 September 2012 23:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali’s rice terraces a part of world heritage The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has finally ratified the Subak irrigation system in Bali and including it on the word heritage list during its just concluded 36th assembly in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Posted in Culture @ 04 July 2012 11:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Some 80 million residents own E-KTP, minister says Home Affairs minister Gamawan Fauzi has said that approximately 80 million people of Indonesia have completed their electronic identification cards (e-KTP).

Posted in General @ 01 June 2012 18:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


UNESCO declares Wakatobi world biosphere reserve The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared the Wakatobi Marine National Park of Southeast Sulawesi province as a world biosphere reserve area unconditionally.

Posted in Elections @ 10 May 2012 15:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali to declare large parts of  public spaces 'no-smoking' Bali is preparing to lead a nation-wide movement to establish no-smoking areas in most public places. A provincial law will come into effect on June 1, 2012, that will make enclosed building spaces off grounds to smoking, including hotels and nightspots. The law also strictly regulates advertising of tobacco products.

Posted in Health @ 05 April 2012 03:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gianyar says 'no’ to construction of condotels The Gianyar regency in Bali has taken the bold step of banning condotel investments, closing the door on the local development of condotels mushrooming in other parts of Bali in their region.

Posted in Tourism @ 24 February 2012 13:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jayapura administration obliges circumcision The Jayapura administration of Papua will oblige circumcision for the society to reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS. Administration Officer of Jayapura Regent Edison Muabuay said earlier that according to research in several countries, circumcision was one of the preventive steps to reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS.

Posted in Health @ 07 February 2012 08:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia promoting medicinal herbs tonic scientifically The Indonesian government has made a strong commitment to develop and promote traditional medicine, especially jamu (medicinal herb tonic), with a view to integrating traditional medical treatment into the national health system, in which a number of regulatory frameworks had been published, including the development of jamu scientifically.

Posted in Culture @ 03 November 2011 07:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta governor: 'Victims the blame for sexual assaults' Women’s rights activists condemned Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo for his statement that shifted the blame for a spike in rape cases onto women wearing tight and revealing outfits. Fauzi said on Friday that women should not wear miniskirts when riding public transportation vehicles to avoid "any unwanted consequences".

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 18 September 2011 03:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


AviaStar plane drives into three cows on landing strip A British Aerospace BAE 146/200 operated by AviaStar Jet on route from Kupang – Ende – Labuan Bajo (Komodo) to Bali narrowly averted disaster on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, when it plowed into a herd of cattle grazing on the runway of the Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport in West Flores.

Posted in Accidents @ 17 September 2011 02:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Saving Bali’s traditional markets Regents across Bali are being urged by the governor to impose a moratorium on the opening of all new supermarkets or chain convenience stores. Beritabali.com reports that the widening network of convenience stores and supermarkets, even in otherwise remote regions of Bali, are seen as a threat to traditional markets.

Posted in Economy @ 29 August 2011 07:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands of homes flooded, 1 killed in Sulawesi Thousands have been affected and at least one child has died during the heavy flooding in Indonesia's island of Sulawesi, officials said Thursday.

Posted in Flooding @ 01 July 2011 01:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Forced relocation of villagers on slopes Mount Merapi The government of Sleman regency, in Yogyakarta province has made available plots of land for the relocation of villagers that live on the slopes of the Mount Merapi volcano in the province. The regent of Sleman, Sri Purnomo, asked villagers that are currently rebuilding their houses to still obey to the relocation program that will be starting soon.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 22 June 2011 03:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Changing the rule after violating them The chairman of the Karangasem House of Representatives (DPRD-Karangasem), I Gede Dana, is calling for a definite decision on whether to close down or allow the Hotel Chateau de Bali project located on Bukit Mimba in East Bali to continue.

Posted in Environment @ 20 April 2011 08:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Condoms from 'ATM' for users of prostitutes in Malang The regent of Malang, Rendra Kresna, has made it easier for users of prostitutes in Malang to get their hands on a condom. Not to promote prostitution - efforts to close down several red light areas in the district fail over and over again because of resistance from the population - but to curb the spread of diseases like HIV/AIDS.

Posted in Health @ 14 February 2011 08:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Bali governor calls for closure of illicit cafe's BeritaBali.com reports that governor Made Mangku Pastika has called on regional leaders to bring into line the numerous illegal cafes (kafes), oftentimes operating as fronts for prostitution, now operating across the island. Moreover, the governor is asking Bali regents to close those kafes not holding operating licenses.

Posted in Health @ 16 January 2011 04:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi replanting movement launched People living on the slopes of Mount Merapi are being encouraged to replant as part of a government campaign to restore land badly damaged by recent eruptions. The campaign officially kicked off on Tuesday with Agriculture Minister Suswono planting banana trees in Batur village, Sleman, in Yogyakarta.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 December 2010 04:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Bali expecting very busy Christmas and New Year Beritabali.com reports that the Bali Tourism Office is saying that, on the average, 80% of all available hotel rooms in Bali have been booked for the coming Christmas and New Years period.

Posted in Tourism @ 19 December 2010 05:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Shark sanctuary declared in eastern Indonesia Misool Eco Resort and Shark Savers on Tuesday announced that a Shark Sanctuary has been declared for the entire 17,760 square miles of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, located in the eastern region of the country. Bupati Drs Marcus Wanma, the Regent of Raja Ampat, made this historic declaration, demonstrating leadership in marine conservation.

Posted in Environment @ 17 November 2010 01:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mentawai tsunami death toll rises to 413, almost 300 still missing The latest death toll in the remote Indonesian islands of Mentawai after the tsunami caused by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake has risen to at least 413 with 298 people still missing, 267 critically injured, and another 142 suffering minor injuries, officials said Friday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 October 2010 07:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


40,000 people on Mount Merapi need to be evacuated Some 40,000 people living on Mount Merapi need to be evacuated after the volcano status was raised to alert level on Monday morning. The people live in Sleman regency, Klaten regency, Magelang regency and Boyolali regency.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 25 October 2010 10:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


House of North Sumatra governor seized by KPK One of the houses of the governor of North Sumatra, Syamsul Arifin, in the neighborhood Raffles Hills in Cibubur, East Jakarta, has been seized by the corruption watchdog KPK. A spokesperson of the KPK, Johan Budi, said that the money that was used to buy the house originated from regional government coffers, and thus was corruption.

Posted in Corruption @ 01 October 2010 12:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Districts in Yapen Waropen isolated by earthquakes At least 12 remote districts in Yapen Waropen regency, Papua, have been isolated following an earthquake, which devastated the area on Wednesday. About 98,000 people living in the 12 districts were badly in need of basic necessities, mainly foods, medicines, tents and blankets, Alex Kriseo, a deputy secretary of the Yapen Waropen regental administration, said on Thursday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 18 June 2010 03:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


8.3 million hectares of Riau rainforest 'disappeared' The destruction of the tropical rain forest in Riau is just stunning. Of the 9.2 million hectares of rain forest existing in 1982, even before the provinces of Riau and Riau Islands were formed, only some 860.000 hectares is left now. In just 28 years some 8.3 million hectares has vanished completely.

Posted in Environment @ 14 May 2010 12:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Big dicks can not become police The website kompas.com brought the news that to become a real policeman, men should stay away from using products that make vital parts of the body bigger than they used to be. The head of the police in Papua, Bekto Suprapto, has said that the use of stimulants to get a bigger penis, is not allowed and is a reason to be rejected.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 23 April 2010 11:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Corrupt regent of Boven Digoel arrested at Jakarta airport An investigative team of corruption watchdog KPK has arrested the regent of Boven Digoel, Papua, at the airport of Jakarta. Yusak Yaluwo was arrested late last night in relation to a corruption case about funds from the regional budget and regional autonomy.

Posted in Corruption @ 16 April 2010 11:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bogor regent: 'Time to demolish illegal villa's' Bogor Regent Rachmat Yasin promised on Saturday to demolish hundreds of villas built in conservation areas, many of them belonging to state officials and businesspeople. Rachmat said he the demolition could take place next month at the earliest.

Posted in General @ 07 March 2010 08:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Please upgrade Bali airport quickly!' Indonesia's Minister of Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik, was in Bali on Sunday, February 28, 2010, to officiate at the launching of a book covering the history of Bali aviation. Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport: Gateway to Paradise 1930-2010 which has been published by Angkasa Pura I, the company that manages Bali's only air gateway.

Posted in General @ 03 March 2010 00:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cilacap regent gets nine years in jail for corruption Cilacap regent Probo Yulastoro was found guilty of corruption on Wednesday and sentenced to nine years in jail. Presiding judge Solahudin said Probo had embezzled more than Rp 20 billion (US$2.15 million) in state funds.

Posted in Corruption @ 25 February 2010 05:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Regent sentenced to jail over corruption Suspended Sleman Regent Ibnu Subiyanto was convicted Wednesday of committing graft in procurement of school textbooks in 2004 and sentenced to four years in prison. Ibnu also has to pay Rp 200 million in fine or else he will have to serve an extra three months of imprisonment.

Posted in Corruption @ 14 January 2010 10:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


North Sumatra governor questioned by KPK The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has summoned the governor of North Sumatra, Syamsul Arifin yesterday. He was questioned in relation to the possible embezzlement of regional budgets of Langkat regency between 2000 and 2007. "Syamsul is being quizzed in his capacity as former Langkat regent,” said KPK spokesman Johan Budi.

Posted in Corruption @ 02 December 2009 01:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Banyuwangi starts culling dogs from Bali The ministry of Agriculture in the region of Banyuwangi, East Java, is to cull some 40 dogs that were discovered after they were transported from the island of Bali. The animals are currently in quarantine in Ketapang. They are culled to prevent rabies from spreading to the region after all of Bali is now officially a rabies-zone.

Posted in Health @ 20 November 2009 09:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Karangetang in North Sulawesi erupts The Mount Karangetang volcano on the island of Sitaro in North Sulawesi has just started erupting. The volcano exhausts hot lava and volcanic debris from it's crater. The volcano rumbled to life two days ago but the intensity of the eruption was still increasing.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 November 2009 11:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Women in West Aceh banned from wearing trousers Women wearing jeans and other trousers in the regency of West Aceh, in North Sumatra, will have to face the regional Sharia police. Vendors of trousers for women will also have to close down. The regent for West Aceh, Ramli, has issued the new controversial Islamic regulation yesterday. People who disobey, will be forced to wear loose-fitting attire when Sharia police cuts their trousers.

Posted in Religion @ 29 October 2009 00:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Julia Robert pays extra to start filming in Bali Oscar-winning Hollywood star Julia Roberts has arrived in Bali for what is expected to be a month-long filming of the Bali portion of Elizabeth Gilbert's novel "Eat Pray Love." Gilbert's best-selling autobiographical recounting of her post-divorce travels in Italy, India and Bali is to become a Columbia Pictures (Sony) film starring Roberts, Javier Bardem and Richard Jenkins.

Posted in Media @ 19 October 2009 03:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Big money is the 'boss' in Bali NusaBali carries the story that the closure of at least four entertainment and accommodation venues by the Badung regency's enforcement agency (Satpol PP) is being criticized as an example of "selective enforcement of the rules." The four closed businesses in the Kuta area - The Wave, Holiday Colada, Wild Catz and Sara Residence are threatening to re-open unless the rules are enforced in a more even-handed fashion.

Posted in Corruption @ 12 October 2009 13:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Crackdown on illegal hotels and clubs Community enforcement officers have finally begun to take decisive action against Badung regency accommodation and night entertainment venues who have failed to secure required licenses and permits in support of their operations.

Posted in Tourism @ 07 October 2009 10:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali's governor says no against rebuilding Sari Club Bali's Governor Made Mangku Pastika has asked the regent van Badung not to grant permission for the building of a night club on the location of the former Sari Club, destroyed by a terrorist bomb on October 12, 2002. Governor Pastika's recommendation comes following an announcement by a local businessman of his plans to build another night club on the lot.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 September 2009 15:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Prostitution zones in Blitar regency to stay open during Ramadan Prostitutes in the regency of Blitar don't have to worry any longer now the regional government has decided that not all prostitution areas in the district have to be closed down during the Ramadan this year. One of the three locations will stay open this year, so people that serve customers can go to that one place in the district of Selorejo. The red light areas in Talun and Ponggok will be closed however.

Posted in Culture @ 16 August 2009 09:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New gas leaks near Sidoarjo mud flow catch fire Four places were gas emerges from the earth in the area of Siring Barat, in the subdistrict of Porong in Sidoarjo, have caught fire yesterday late in the afternoon. The fire reaches heights up to four meters. A spokesperson from the regional government, Dodi Irmawan, has said that the gas that escapes from the leaks is indeed highly flammable if there is open fire at a distance of a few meters. To put out the fires, local fire crews were called to the location.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 08 July 2009 02:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


What do they do with a corrupt mayor? Ever wondered what Indonesians do with a mayor, or someone else at a quite senior government level, has been found guilty of corruption by the special corruption court of the anti-corruption commission KPK? Well, it´s quite simple, most of those convicted criminals, because that´s what they are, will appear in local and regional newspapers, including name and ´mugshot´.

Posted in Corruption @ 24 May 2009 17:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods hit northern shores of Java island At least 400 houses in Pecakaran village, Wonokerto regency of Pekalongan, Central Java, were inundated with water levels reaching up to half a meter due to an continuous rainfall in recent days. The incessant rain also caused some bridges and farms in other neighboring villages to be broken and ruined by landslides.

Posted in Flooding @ 09 February 2009 04:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods claim eight lives in West Sulawesi Floods caused by continuous heavy rains in West Sulawesi province killed eight, with two still missing, the Jakarta Post reported. The floods also displaced thousands people from their homes in West Sulawesi province and West Nusa Tenggara province and inundated some popular tourist spots in Bali province.

Posted in Flooding @ 12 January 2009 12:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cable bridge collapses in Padang three killed Over 50 people were injured in the collapse of a cable bridge near the regents office in the town of Sijunjung in western Sumatra yesterday evening. Three people were killed in the incident and dozens of others were brought to hospitals for treatment of their wounds. According to an eyewitness, the bridge collapsed suddenly when dozens of people walked on it.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 August 2008 03:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One billion Rupiah worth of fence for regent's house The total cost of a fence around the house of the regent of Bekasi is valued at one billion Rupiah (70.000 euro) in an added budget in the regional budget for 2008. The regional government has also added some 1.5 billion Rupiah (105.000 euro) for just dressing up the house of the regent and some other buildings near it, stated in one permit.

Posted in General @ 25 July 2008 12:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Soputan volcano in Minahasa erupts The Mount Soputan volcano in Southern Minahasa has started to erupt around 09:00 local time this morning. Based on information from head of the observation post Sendi Manengke, there were exhausts of dust around that time, as well as a tremor with an amplitude of 45 mm. "Soputan exhausted dust. A number of villages near the volcano are covered with it; Maliku, Kota Menara and Ritey," told Sendi earlier today.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 June 2008 09:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Suharto's family grave being prepared for funeral tomorrow Astana Giribangung, the family grave of the family of former president Suharto in Karanganyar, central Java, is starting to see high activity. It didn't take long for activity to pick up after the news broke that the former president had passed away at 13:10 local time (GMT+7). Many preparations are executed by the police and the army. Some of the people that are at the scene of the family grave are the local police chief, the regional police chief, the regent of Karanganyar and the commander of the local army department.

Posted in General @ 27 January 2008 10:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Call to demolish illegal villas in Tabanan regency The Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) in Tabanan is calling on the Regent and Governor to demolish illegal luxury villas built in the Tabanan Regency of Bali.

Posted in General @ 13 January 2008 04:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Residents of Siring Barat want financial help for mud flow Some 200 residents of the sub-district of Siring Barat, in the area of Porong in the district of Sidoarjo in eastern Java, demonstrated yesterday in front of the building of the local government of Porong. They want that the area they live in is included in the map on which the mud flow is indicated, so they can claim the right for payment. Last Thursday a dam broke, after which their area flooded with watery mud as well.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 08 January 2008 01:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New international airport in the plans for Bali Jembrana Regency in the west of Bali has drawn up a plan to construct its own international airport, and is awaiting the go-ahead, and funds totaling some US$110 million, from the central government to proceed with the ambitious project, officials said. A feasibility study has just been completed on a Jembrana International City Airport, but there were indications of resistance to the project from the Bali government, said Regent I Gede Winasa.

Posted in Tourism @ 21 October 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali: An island losing its cultural character The Indonesian language daily newspaper NusaBali has questioned in the rapid development of businesses along Kuta's Sunset Road and the lack of Balinese architectural elements in the buildings populating this major thoroughfare.

Posted in General @ 10 August 2007 16:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


70% of villa's on Bali illegal Tempo Interaktif reports that an estimated 70% of villas in Bali operated commercially do not have the required permits and licenses. In the Regency of Badung, where most villa development is centered, only 253, or approximately 35%, of the 711 villas recently surveyed can be considered legal operations.

Posted in General @ 07 July 2007 11:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands rally against nuclear power plants Thousands of people demonstrated in the province of central Java today to protest the government plan to build a nuclear power plant in the city of Kudus. Local residents as well as environment activists hit the streets and public places in Kudus, 400 kilometers east of Jakarta. They protest the construction of the power plant which is to be started in 2016.

Posted in Nuclear power @ 12 June 2007 12:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Villa's built in Bali 'green zone' to be demolised? The Indonesian-language BisnisBali warns that the tolerance of the Badung Regency's authorities when it comes to granting licenses to Villas in Bali will have its limits. The Chief of Tourism for the Badung Regency, Made Subawa, told the press that the special team established for the registration of tourism accommodation will not process permits for villas built in Bali's "green zones" or "jalur hijau" where permanent construction of any kind is strictly prohibited.

Posted in General @ 08 June 2007 06:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Batu Tara volcano keeps spewing lava Thousands of people on the island of Lembata, in the Solor Archipelago are evacuated from the area of the Batu Tara volcano as it spews ash and lava. The volcano became more active during Saturday, as was reported by the Jakarta Post. Tons of ash and lava came from it's crater and were dumped in the sea.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 25 March 2007 12:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 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


50 still missing after landslides in Nusa Tenggara Rescue teams are still trying to find the fifty-odd people missing after landslides hit several villages on Flores. Roads blocked by landslides hamper rescue efforts. The landslides, which are triggered by heavy rain in the last days, hit several villages in four districts of Manggarai on the island, about 1,500 kilometers to the east from the capital Jakarta.

Posted in Weather @ 04 March 2007 08:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands face food shortage in East Nusa Tenggara Thousands of people in Sikka regency, East Nusa Tenggara faced serious food shortage after farmers in the regency failed to harvest their rice fields for two consecutive seasons. Secretary to Sikka regental administration Genyo Kerong said Thursday that residents of 80 out of 160 villages in the regency have ran out their food stocks following the failures of the twice rice harvests sparked by long drought there.

Posted in General @ 16 February 2007 07:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia asks troops to fight bird flu Indonesia has called on the military to help fight bird flu, a day after a young girl became the country's sixth victim this month. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono ordered the military chief to deploy soldiers to help fight the disease, Cabinet Secretary Sudi Silalahi told reporters. "He called on governors, regents, mayors to be more active in leading efforts to fight bird flu in affected areas," Silalahi said after ministers held talks with Yudhoyono.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 27 January 2007 09:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Protesters urge monitors to stay in Aceh Human rights protesters demonstrated in Indonesia's Aceh province on Thursday, urging international monitors overseeing a historic peace deal between the government and separatist rebels to stay on. Thirty-five remaining European and Asian monitors grouped under the Aceh Monitoring Mission (AMM) are due to leave the province on Friday, ending a 15-month stint there.

Posted in Elections @ 14 December 2006 10:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aceh votes to decide life after war More than 2 million people are expected to vote in Indonesia's once-rebellious Aceh on Monday in landmark elections aimed at bolstering a peace deal between the government and separatists. Jakarta and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) signed the Aug. 15, 2005 truce under Finnish mediation to end almost three decades of fighting that had killed 15,000 people since the rebels launched a struggle for an independent state on the northern tip of Indonesia's Sumatra island.

Posted in Elections @ 11 December 2006 03:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia eyes path for ex-Aceh rebels to form political party Indonesia will soon set the ball rolling to allow former rebels in Aceh to establish a political party and join the mainstream in the once volatile province, a top peace monitor said on Saturday. Aceh will hold landmark elections on December 11, the first ever direct vote for top executive posts in the province and seen as a key step toward consolidating a peace deal struck in August 2005.

Posted in Elections @ 03 December 2006 03:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Landmark election campaign begins in Aceh The candidates for the leaders of Aceh province in Indonesia began a two-week-long official campaign on Friday to compete over the positions of governor and mayors, the provincial electoral commission said. "The campaign starts today, from Nov. 24 to Dec. 7," M. Jafar, chairman of the commission, told Xinhua in a telephone interview.

Posted in Elections @ 25 November 2006 14:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


General, rebel among candidates in Aceh A former Indonesian general and a separatist rebel are among eight candidates running for governor in the once-volatile province of Aceh next month, an election official said on Monday. The poll, the first ever direct vote for top posts in the province, are a key stage in efforts to permanently end a conflict that has killed 15,000 people since the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) launched a rebellion against Jakarta in 1976.

Posted in Elections @ 06 November 2006 13:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia mudflow breaks barriers, injures six Barriers built to control a torrent of mud gushing out from an exploratory oil well in Indonesia failed to hold late on Monday, injuring six workers and inundating nearby villages. Several experts have said the mudflow, which started to spurt in late May, could have been triggered by a crack about 6,000 feet (1,800 metres) deep in East Java province's Banjar Panji well.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 26 September 2006 11:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Nightspots told to 'respect' Ramadhan A band of 70 public order officers will patrol the capital to ensure nightspots and entertainment centers comply with an order to adjust their operating hours during the Ramadhan fasting month. Agency head Hariyanto Badjoeri said his office distributed a circular from the City Tourism Agency to the management of entertainment centers and nightspots in the capital earlier this month.

Posted in Ramadan @ 23 September 2006 14:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


No end in sight to Sidoarjo mudflow Hot mud that has been flowing from a gas well in Sidoarjo, East Java, since May 29 breached a dam Thursday morning, forcing thousands of more people from their homes. Later in the day Vice President Jusuf Kalla led an emergency meeting to discuss the continuing environmental and human disaster.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 11 August 2006 14:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police name 41 suspects in the Tuban violence The police have identified 41 suspects in riots linked to the Tuban regental elections and are focusing on seven people believed to have masterminded the unrest, National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Anton Bachrul Alam said Monday. The naming of the suspects came after the questioning of 104 people believed to be involved in Saturday's vandalism, where the incumbent regent's residence and the office of the Tuban chapter of the General Election Commission were among the buildings burned down, Anton said.

Posted in Violence @ 02 May 2006 20:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police issue shoot-on-sight for for East Java rioters East Java Police chief Brig. Gen. Herman Suryadi has issued a shoot-on-sight order for rioters following the massive wave of vandalism by disgruntled supporters of a candidate in the Tuban regental elections. Tuban Police intensified their hunt for the masterminds of the violence, Herman said, with a curfew imposed for an indefinite period of time in the area.

Posted in Protests @ 01 May 2006 07:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gusdur leaves for Tuban after mass riot Chief patron of the National Awakening Party (PKB), Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid was scheduled to leave for Tuban district, East Java, on Sunday following the mass riots broke out in the district after the direct election of the district head on Thursday. "Yes, he will leave for Surabaya today and proceed to Sidoarjo district for having dialogue with labors in the Sidoarjo`s sport-hall, after that he will visit Jombang district and will end his trip in Tuban district," chairman of East Java chapter of PKB, Imam Nahrawi said here on Sunday.

Posted in Protests @ 30 April 2006 12:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Abraham out front in West Irian Jaya polls Supporters of former Sorong regent Abraham Octovianus Atururi celebrated Sunday amid provisional results showing him headed for victory in West Irian Jaya's first direct gubernatorial election. Abraham, whose running mate is Rahimin Katjong, was reported ahead in all the election regions -- eight regencies and one mayoralty -- in the newly established but disputed province.

Posted in Elections @ 13 March 2006 08:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cirebon to close sand mines Regent Dedi Supardi on Thursday promised to put an end to all sand mining activities, which some have blamed for exacerbating recent flooding in the regency. He said, however, the closures would be done in stages. "We've closed illegal sand mining operations, but in the meantime, those which have permits will be closed down in stages, when their operating permits expire. But we'll close all C-type mining (for sand and building materials) by September at the latest," Dedi said.

Posted in General @ 17 February 2006 07:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Flooding affects planes, trains in Semarang It was a bright Sunday in Semarang but the floodwaters from three days of heavy rain were still inundating most parts of the city, with Ahmad Yani Airport and Tawang railroad station still not fully back to normal. Garuda Indonesia's general manager in Semarang, Arjo K. Bardijan, said on Sunday that the airline was still transporting passengers scheduled to depart from Semarang to Adi Sumarmo Airport in the neighboring city of Surakarta.

Posted in Flooding @ 31 January 2006 14:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions
    
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