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Basarnas: '30 bodies of AirAsia victims evacuated' Some 30 bodies of the victims of the ill-fated AirAsia QZ8501 aircraft have been evacuated, according to National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) chief Rear Marshal F Henry Bambang Soelistyo.

Posted in Accidents @ 03 January 2015 08:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Boyolali claims leptospirosis outbreak The Boyolali district, Central Java, said there was a leptospirosis outbreak following the death of five residents from the deadly disease in the area.

Posted in Health @ 16 April 2014 23:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta to build elevated train track in 2015 Jakarta city will build an elevated train track to address the traffic congestion in the capital starting 2015. "The building of the elevated train track can be done by next year, 2015," Director General of Railways from the Transportation Ministry, Herman Dwiatmoko, stated in a written statement received here on Friday.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 21 March 2014 18:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Victims due to haze to receive compensation The Ministry of Social Affairs will provide compensation for a haze victim who died in Riau province, according to National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Head Syamsul Maarif. "The amount of the compensation will be decided later, after holding coordination discussions with the local government," the BNPB chairman said here on Thursday.

Posted in Forest fires @ 07 March 2014 09:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Floods inundate 146 villages in Karawang Heavy flooding inundated as many as 146 villages in 25 subdistricts in Karawang, West Java, following heavy rainfall over the region in the last several days. On Monday, Head of Karawang Social Affairs and Disaster Mitigation Office Rochuyun A. Santosa stated that the floods have become an overwhelming disaster as 25 out of the 30 subdistricts in Karawang have been inundated.

Posted in Flooding @ 20 January 2014 17:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian mother and daughter dead of food poisoning An Australian mother and daughter died of suspected food poisoning or a severe allergic reaction in Bali on Saturday, a day after arriving on the island to begin a holiday.

Posted in Health @ 06 January 2014 03:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Jakarta to reach zero-hole roads target in 2014 The Government of Jakarta Capital Regions has planned to reach the zero-hole roads target throughout the area in 2014. The government of Jakarta has also allocated Rp50 billion, with a total of Rp250 billion, for street improvements in each of the Capitals regions.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 18 December 2013 18:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta begins emergency river dredging Jakarta officially commenced the long-overdue project to dredge the city’s rivers and waterways to prevent flooding. The project, known as the Jakarta Emergency Dredging Initiative (JEDI) was approved in 2009 but the actual dredging was delayed for five years.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 14 December 2013 08:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Earthquake strikes near Lombok An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale shook Bali and it’s neighboring island of Lombok at 12:42 pm local time on Saturday, June 22, 2013.Information from the Indonesian Department of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) said the epicenter of the earthquake was 14 kilometers northwest of Lombok at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Posted in Earthquake @ 23 June 2013 10:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dahlan Iskan urges Jokowi to speed up underpass construction Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Dahlan Iskan urged Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to accelerate the construction of underpasses or roads passing under railway tracks in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi (Jabodetabek).

Posted in General @ 14 May 2013 23:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Court rejects citizen lawsuit on traffic situation in Jakarta The Central Jakarta court here on Monday rejected a citizen lawsuit against the government over severe traffic congestion in the capital city, Chief Judge Kasianus Telaumbanua said. "The arguments in the lawsuit are not strong enough, hence we deny to continue this case," said the judge.

Posted in General @ 08 April 2013 18:30 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


6 soldiers named suspects in attack on police station Six soldiers have been named suspects in last Thursday`s arson attack on the Ogan Komering Ulu district police station in South Sumatra, a military officer said.

Posted in Violence @ 13 March 2013 19:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Ministry provides Rp4.5 bln for Jakarta floods The Ministry of Social Affairs has provided Rp4.5 billion for the need to prepare buffer stocks for flood handling in Jakarta.

Posted in Flooding @ 18 January 2013 11:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


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

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


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


Finance minister: 'People must pay taxes' Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo has stated that people must pay taxes, as regulated by the law, for the benefit of the state.

Posted in General @ 17 September 2012 23:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta to face severe traffic jams by 2014, says official The Indonesian Ministry of Public Works has warned that Jakarta will face severe traffic congestion by 2014 due to the growing number of vehicles that exceed road capacity.

Posted in General @ 13 September 2012 22:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt developing programmes to tackle drought The government has planned to develop and implement programmes in order to minimise the impact of drought on the nation`s agricultural land, according to Agriculture Minister Suwono.

Posted in General @ 05 September 2012 23:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 900 people killed in accidents during Lebaran A total of 908 fatalities from road accidents have been recorded across the country during the traffic Ketupat Operation 2012, according to a national police spokesman.

Posted in Accidents @ 27 August 2012 18:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian citizen`s murder suspect surrendered in Malaysia The prime suspect in the killing of an Indonesian citizen whose body was found in an oil palm plantation ditch at Kampung Tapah, Setiu, Terengganu, Saturday, July 27, finally surrendered on Thursday.

Posted in General @ 03 August 2012 00:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Floods in Jakarta due to environment exploitation' Environment affairs minister Balthasar Kambuaya confirmed here on Thursday that the flash floods in several parts of Jakarta in recent days were due to excessive human exploitation of the environment.

Posted in Flooding @ 08 April 2012 04:12 CET by Blog Bot · 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


More heavy rain and floods expected in Jakarta Jakarta residents should be ready for likely flooding and traffic gridlocks in the coming days as the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) forecasts further rain to fall on the capital over the next three days.

Posted in Weather @ 04 April 2012 11:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Man electrocuted while putting up billboard A man working to put up a billboard on top of a bank building here was electrocuted and had to be rushed to hospital for severe burns on Tuesday. The man, 28-year-old Aan Widjayanto is now under intensive medical care at the Dr Sardjito General Hospital for burns on 80 percent of his skin.

Posted in Accidents @ 04 January 2012 08:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Wall collapses in Indonesia's South Sulawesi, killing 11 Eleven people were killed on Sunday afternoon when a wall enclosing a housing construction project collapsed in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi, officials said on Monday. Several others were injured.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 December 2011 22:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two dead in suicide bomb attack on Surakarta church At least two people had been confirmed dead in a suicide attack in a church in Solo. Bambang Sumartono, an official at Dr. Oen hospital, said that 20 people, including a child, were admitted to the hospital, and one of the victims, a teenager, died in the emergency room.

Posted in Terrorism @ 25 September 2011 11:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ex-terrorist is now comic book hero The real life adventures of former al-Qaida-linked terrorist Nasir Abas have become a new comic book in Indonesia, chronicling his transformation from militant to invaluable ally in the fight against terrorism.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 10 September 2011 09:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jellyfish alert for Bali's eastern coasts Bali Post, Nusa Bali and Beritabali.com are both reporting that a species of purple and poisonous jellyfish have invaded the waters off Bali’s western beaches near Tabanan in an area stretching from the Tanah Lot Temple, to the Kediri district, Yeh Gangga and Kerambitan.

Posted in Environment @ 18 July 2011 09:58 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


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


Indonesian Army helicopter crash critically injures four An Indonesian Army helicopter on Monday crashed in the eastern region of the country, critically injuring four passengers, officials said.

Posted in Military @ 17 May 2011 00:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BI imposes harsh sanctions on Citibank Bank Indonesia (BI) announced Friday it was imposing severe sanctions on Citibank following a massive embezzlement scandal by a bank employee and the suspected death of a customer at the hands of debt collectors recently. The bank possibly faces other sanctions if found guilty of the two crimes by a court.

Posted in Economy @ 08 May 2011 07:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Merpati Airlines passenger plane crashes in Papua, killing 27 A Merpati Nusantara Airlines passenger plane carrying 27 people crashed off Indonesia's West Papua province on Saturday, officials said, killing everyone on board.

Posted in Accidents @ 07 May 2011 11:06 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


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


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


Two villages affected by flashfloods in East Java Two villages on Wednesday were affected and many houses inundated by flash floods in East Java, Indonesia, the Antara news agency reported.

Posted in Flooding @ 06 April 2011 23:24 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


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

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


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


Over 250,000 malnourished children in West Java province More than 250,000 Indonesian children under the age of five suffer from malnutrition in West Java's impoverished northern coastal regions, the Jakarta Post reported Saturday.


Posted in Health @ 19 March 2011 20:37 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


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

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


Indonesian police chief resigns after criticism over sex scandal An Indonesian police chief on Tuesday resigned after being criticized over a sex scandal involving three of his subordinates and a female detainee in Papua province, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 01 March 2011 20:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 475 houses submerged by flooding in Bali At least 475 houses on Wednesday were submerged due to the severe flooding that hit the Indonesian province of Bali, the Antara news agency reported. Three villages, Tinga-Tinga, Celukan Bawang, and Pengulon, were struck by heavy rains in Bali from Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning. The villages are located in Buleleng district.

Posted in Flooding @ 23 February 2011 19:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Nearly 100 Indonesians evacuated due to flooding in Australia Indonesia's Foreign Ministry on Thursday informed that at least 97 Indonesians have been evacuated from Australia due to major flooding, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in General @ 13 January 2011 20:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to block Blackberry browsing if provider fails to filter porn Indonesia's communication ministry is threatening to block Blackberry internet browsing capabilities if pornographic internet content is not filtered out by Canadian tech company Research in Motion (RIM) in the coming week, local media reported on Tuesday.

Posted in General @ 12 January 2011 05:31 CET by Blog Bot · 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


Flood and landslides hit northern Bali Severe weather has brought a range of extreme weather phenomenon to Bali in mid-December 2010. Higher-than-normal winds and wave conditions are blamed for sporadic closings of the ferry crossing between Java and Bali. Meanwhile, heavy rains, flooding, hail storms, lightning strikes and landslides have been experienced in various parts of the island.

Posted in Weather @ 22 December 2010 09:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia as new Pakistan It seems to be very common these days that after every Friday and Sunday, there are messages in the Indonesian press in which the results of the criminal intolerance of a small group of severely mentally limited people have tarnished the Indonesian state-ideology once more.

Posted in Religion @ 15 December 2010 05:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


US-backed elite Indonesian forces target churchmen and civilians A leading churchman in West Papua has called on President Obama to withdraw US cooperation with Indonesia’s elite ‘Kopassus’ forces, after finding himself on a military ‘enemies’ list. Kopassus soldiers murdered a previous ‘enemy’, Papuan leader Theys Eluay, in 2001.

Posted in Human rights @ 08 December 2010 11:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi's mudflow forces hundreds to escape Severe flooding from Mount Merapi's cold volcanic mud in Indonesia's Yogyakarta has prompted government officials to declare state of emergency, officials said Tuesday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 30 November 2010 19:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


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


Yogyakarta airport closed until at least November 20 The international airport of Yogyakarta, Adisucipto, will be closed until at least November 20, 18:00 local time. The volcanic activity of the Mount Merapi volcano is still very high, that it is decided to keep the airport closed for another five days to take away all uncertainty. Earlier, the airport had been closed to November 15, with a possibility to extend this, depending on the current situation.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 November 2010 01:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Muntilan turned into disaster zone Yesterday, after a night of rest without too much new activity of the Mount Merapi volcano, we left for that area soon after breakfast to see what happened outside the city of Yogyakarta. That this was much worse than inside the city was nothing to doubt about. How bad? That is something I didn't know yet, because I had never had the chance to experience it.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 08 November 2010 10:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta declared no-fly zone after volcano eruption Just days before President Barack Obama's visit to Indonesia, all international airlines canceled flights into the country’s capital city Saturday after a volcano hundreds of miles to the west unleashed its most powerful eruption in a century. The cancellation also means passengers leaving Jakarta for overseas had to call off their trips.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 November 2010 15:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


89 dead after Mount Merapi erupts violently The number of dead after the most recent eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano last night has risen to 89. The nightly eruption was the most heavy one since the eruption started a week and a half ago. The Coordinating Minister of Welfare, Agung Laksono, has confirmed this information earlier today.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 November 2010 04:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll rises to 34 after Merapi eruptions The death toll has risen to at least 34 following Mount Merapi’s latest eruption, officials said Thursday. According to hospital medics, 33 bodies had been under the supervision of Dr. Sardjito Hospital, while one other in Panti Nugroho Slemen Hospital.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 29 October 2010 05:35 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 €1.5 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


Powerful earthquake, small tsunamis hit Sumatra A small tsunami was recorded after a powerful earthquake struck off the western coast of Sumatra, officials said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The 7.2-magnitude earthquake at 9.42 p.m. local time (1442 GMT) was centered just off the Mentawai Islands, about 240 kilometers south of Padang, the capital and largest city of West Sumatra.

Posted in Earthquake @ 26 October 2010 04:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 26 killed in Central Java train crash A train crash in central Java killed at least 26 people and left many others injured Saturday, many with burns and broken bones, witnesses told local television. Some bodies were still trapped in the wreckage. The accident occurred near a station in Petarukan, a city on the northern coast of Central Java province, at around 3 a.m., when many passengers were sleeping.

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


Indonesia prosecutors say Australian must die Indonesian prosecutors said Monday an Australian on death row for drug smuggling must be executed in line with his original sentence, rejecting appeals for mercy from Australian police. Presenting their response to the appeal of Scott Rush, 24, against his death sentence, prosecutors said no new material had been presented to warrant a more lenient punishment.

Posted in Drugs @ 27 September 2010 09:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt to withdraw nine million faulty gas canisters The government will soon withdraw nine million 3-kilogram gas cylinders from circulation for failing to meet the national standard, a minister said Wednesday. Coordinating People's Welfare Minister Agung Laksono told reporters the faulty cylinders would be collected through state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina refill depots.

Posted in General @ 29 July 2010 02:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Busiest travel period ahead in Indonesia: book your plane tickets now! Starting from September 10 it is Idul Fitri in Indonesia again, the end of the holy month of fasting, also known as Eid-ul-Fitr. Tens of millions of Indonesians will use any means of transport to get home in the days before that date to celebrate this important holiday with their families back home, so the many forms of transport in the country will be severely put to the test.

Posted in Travel @ 17 June 2010 15:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


NU youths: 'Porn more dangerous than drugs' A youth department of Nahdlatul Ulama has said that the spread of porn videos is more dangerous for youths and especially children than drug use. Because of this, spreaders and makers of porn should be punished severely. These strong words were used to express the meaning of the youths after a porn tape with three famous Indonesian artists - Luna Maya, Cut Tari and Ariel - started spreading among Indonesians earlier this months.

Posted in Religion @ 13 June 2010 02:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Eight dead after 'alcohol party' in Cirebon Eight people dead and two arrested is the result of a alcohol party that went slightly out of control. The police in Cirebon is still investigating the death of the eight 'party goers', but it is already clear that the two people that were arrested supplied the booze. Although the police reported an alcohol party is was most likely a gathering to get wasted as soon as possible.

Posted in Health @ 08 May 2010 09:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Islamists ban non-Islamic TV in Aceh More and more Taliban-like regulations are repressing millions of non-Islamic and Islamic residents in Aceh, North Sumatra. Now the leaders there are working on a qanun (regional Islamic bylaw) that prohibits television stations from broadcasting programs that are not of any use to Islam.

Posted in Religion @ 05 May 2010 03:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


HRW: 'Prosecute abusive soldiers in civilian courts' The Indonesian parliament should enact a pending bill that would permit civilian authorities to investigate and prosecute soldiers responsible for crimes against civilians, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to a key lawmaker released today.

Posted in Human rights @ 24 April 2010 03:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


No connection to power grid for 50,000 Balinese families Bali's severe shortage of electrical power is perhaps best exemplified by the grim statistic that 50,000 requests for new connection and 8.900 requests for increased power capacity remain outstanding and unserved.

Posted in Power supply @ 20 April 2010 08:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jail term for rape of young Norwegian woman The suspect of the rape of a Norwegian woman, Oktaviano Prastiwan, is waiting for his sentence to be handed out. He will most likely get seven years in prison. Prosecutor Ari Dewanto said that the suspect has been charged with having extramarital sex with a defenseless victim.

Posted in Crime @ 23 March 2010 02:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Unilever and Nestle ban palmoil giant Sinar Mas After Unilever, Nestle also decided to ban Indonesian palmoil giant Sinar Mas as a supplier for their factories. The world's biggest food producer has done this after pressure from environmental organisations like Greenpeace, which accuse Sinar Mas of destroying the Indonesian rain forests.

Posted in Environment @ 19 March 2010 05:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Five dead when lightning strikes Lightning has killed five people and seriously injured another as it struck a hut near a rice field in Kampuang Caniago village in the West Sumatra regency of Agam, Antara news agency reported. The survivor, Nofi Alizar, 12, is in a critical condition at M. Jamil Hospital due to severe burns in his back following the accident on Friday.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 14 February 2010 12:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More limitations for importing films to Indonesia A United States trade representative to Indonesia, Demetrios Marantis, has expressed his concern over a new decree that is currently considered by the Indonesian government. This decree will further restrict regulations over imports of foreign films to Indonesia. Marantis said that if the decree was accepted, it could disrupt bilateral relationship.

Posted in Culture @ 13 February 2010 07:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Eight dead after drinking oplosan alcohol Eight men have died after drinking so-called oplosan alcohol in Yogyakarta. Oplosan is alcohol that has been mixed with ethanol and then sold cheap for those who want to get drunk quickly. The local police is currently investigating the case. The first death occurred on Sunday, with the others following on Monday, according to a Yogyakarta police spokesperson.

Posted in Crime @ 09 February 2010 14:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


In court because of a bee-sting A court in Indonesia has decided not to sentence a boy after he stung a class-mate with a bee. The now nine year old David Yusuf could be sentenced to three years in prison for severe abuse, but the judges decided to let him walk. The case dragged on for almost a year.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 02 February 2010 01:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


West Sumatra quake survivors lack water and sanitation Thousands of survivors of an earthquake that devastated Indonesia's West Sumatra Province are still grappling with a lack of clean water and adequate sanitation more than a month after the disaster, relief workers say.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 November 2009 01:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Men join in the fight against polygamy Indonesian pro-polygamy groups are not only facing protest from angry housewives and women's rights activists; a new group of men calling themselves the Men’s Coalition against Polygamy (Kolmi) has also joined the struggle. Kolmi spokesman Abdul Hamim Fauzie said via a statement in the capital Jakarta on Sunday that the coalition considered the practice of polygamous marriage degrading, not only to women, but to men as well.

Posted in Religion @ 03 November 2009 03:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Kuta Beach shoreline eroding again The investment of substantial sums in recent years to reclaim and protect Kuta's shoreline has done little to prevent severe erosion in the last days of October 2009. A major stretch of Kuta has lost 15 meters of beach depth along a stretch 200 meters long. A member of Commission B of Bali's House of Representatives (DPRD), Wayan Puspa Negara, said the erosion damage was severe and has been taking place over the past several months.

Posted in Weather @ 03 November 2009 01:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Diseases strike West Sumatra quake survivors Survivors of a severe earthquake that struck Indonesia's West Sumatra province have developed illnesses caused by poor living conditions, say medical workers, while shelter and food remain key concerns almost two weeks after the disaster.

Posted in Earthquake @ 13 October 2009 02:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Unregistered children at risk Satri Rama's youngest children do not have birth certificates, but that does not bother the 39-year-old mother of five. "We don't need birth certificates, we need to eat," she said, standing in a damp shack in the centre of Indonesia's capital.

Posted in General @ 07 September 2009 03:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


24-year old dies of Mexican Flu in Jakarta A patient infected with the H1N1 flu died on Sunday after being treated for several days at the Persahabatan Hospital in Jakarta. She died due to severe complications and was being treated for the H1N1 virus for at least one week. She also suffered from pneumonia before she was infected with H1N1. The doctor said the complication then caused bacteria to enter her lungs which caused her to die of heart failure.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 03 August 2009 13:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Megawati wants too much Defeated in the first round of the presidential elections held earlier this month, Megawati Soekarnoputri will do everything to disrupt the democratic process as much as possible. She and her campaign team are calling on the General Election Commission KPU to hold a second round of presidential elections, a runoff between her and current President Yudhoyono - who also won the first round with a vast majority of the votes.

Posted in Politics @ 29 July 2009 03:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two soldiers die in another helicopter crash An Air Force Puma helicopter crashed at the Atang Sendjaya airbase in Bogor, West Java, on Friday killing two and injuring five of the seven servicemen it was carrying, an Air Force spokesman said. The helicopter crashed at about 14:15 local time during a test flight, Indonesian Air Force spokesman Commodore Bambang Soelistyo said here Friday.

Posted in Accidents @ 13 June 2009 12:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


President's relative faces 4-year jail term for corruption Indonesian prosecutors demanded four-year jail term for a relative of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in connection with a scandal of embezzling over 100 billion rupiah (some 71 million euro) of central bank funds, local media reported. Aulia Pohan, the former deputy of Indonesia's central bank, stood trial along with three other former top officials of the bank at the anti-graft court in Kuningan in South Jakarta.

Posted in Corruption @ 08 June 2009 12:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Inadequate power supply contributes to slowdown of investments The Jakarta Post reports that limited power supplies are causing headaches for domestic and foreign investors in Bali. Quoting the vice-chairman of the Bali branch of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN), Tedja Nandi Yasa, the lack of power on Bali's electrical grid has become severe: "We have been working hard to promote Bali, but the anxiety over the minimum electricity supply has eliminated almost 50 percent of the chance to invest here."

Posted in Economy @ 27 May 2009 16:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sex cult leader named suspect for insulting religion He encouraged spouse-swopping and wild orgies, and gave sermons in his underpants. On a news website, police are said to describe him as looking 'cool... just like youngsters nowadays', with dyed brown hair and fair skin. But he's no love guru. He is the leader of a deviant sect in Indonesia.

Posted in Religion @ 01 February 2009 06:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Crackdown on freedom of expression in Maluku At least 70 people have been arrested or imprisoned for peaceful pro-independence activities in the province of Maluku, Indonesia over the last two years, Amnesty International revealed today. The Indonesian government should immediately and unconditionally release all those detained for the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression, belief and association.

Posted in Protests @ 20 December 2008 07:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali water supply endangered by shrinking Lake Batur BeritaBali.com reports that observations made the Bali Environmental Agency conclude that sedimentation has decreased the depth of Bali's famous Batur lake by one meter over the past five years. Experts blame the rapid sedimentation on the diversion of surrounding land from natural jungle habitat to agricultural pursuits.

Posted in Environment @ 16 November 2008 00:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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