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Religious minister defends abortion law The Governments Regulation Number 61/2014 on abortion legalized last July is in line with the Indonesian Ulema Councils (MUIs) recommendation, stated Minister for Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin. "In the regulation, abortion is allowed under certain conditions. It is in line with the recommendations from the MUI," Lukman remarked.

Posted in Health @ 13 August 2014 23:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


22 missing after vessel sinks in E. Kalimantan At least 22 persons are reported missing after Karya Indah Vessel which carries more than 40 passengers sinks in Mahakam River of Samarinda City, E Kalimantan on Wednesday at 18.15 pm.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 April 2013 19:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


One dead, seven injured in Aceh earthquake One dead and seven injured following an earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale that hit Pidie district, Aceh Provice, at 05.26 am on Tuesday. "A nine-year old girl died after her house collapsed due to earthquake," Aceh province`s Chief of Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) Jarwansyah said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 22 January 2013 10:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Victims commemorate second Bali Bombings Survivors and families of victims of the second Bali bombings in 2005 gathered to commemorate the tragedy here on Monday. In their message read out on the occasion they called on all community elements, including the government to prevent terrorism.

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 October 2012 17:28 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


Terrorist bankrobber gets 12 years in prison The panel of Medan District Court judges sentenced the defendant named Marwan alias Wakgeng to 12 years in prison after he was proven guilty of playing a significant role in the CIMB Niaga robbery in Medan last year that was tied to terrorist activity.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 August 2011 09:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One dead, many injured in chaos in Aceh after tsunami rumor One person on Friday died and many were injured in the chaos that stemmed from tsunami rumors in Aceh, northwestern Indonesia, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in Earthquake @ 18 March 2011 21:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Elephants run amok in Riau village again A group of elephants has run amok again in a village in Riau province. They have trampled at least four houses in their rage. Based on information from villagers, the elephants have already trampled to death one villager last Saturday. The four houses are on a main migration route for the large animals. Residents of the houses have found shelter elsewhere.

Posted in Environment @ 15 June 2010 02:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Habitat and SCTV rebuild West Sumatra On November 24th 2009 morning, the groundbreaking of West Sumatra Disaster Response was organized by Habitat for Humanity Indonesia. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Deputy of Self-supporting Housing- Indonesia Ministry of Housing, Mr. Kriya Arsjah,Vice Head District of Padang Pariaman Mr. Drs.H Ali Mukhni, Habitat for Humanity Indonesia National Director Mr. Tri Budiardjo and Director of Pundi Amal SCTV Mr. Risanggono. The ceremony was also attended by the local government representative, non profit organiations that operates in West Sumatra and Habitat's main donors: DBS Bank, General Motors , and Rajawali Corporation. Electronic cinema actor and actress, Iqbal Pakula and Donita, were also turned up in this event.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 December 2009 02:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More aid for West Sumatra quake victims Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the country's largest Muslim organization, and the Australian government agency AusAID have extended relief aid worth A$250,000 for victims of the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that devastated much of West Sumatra last month.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 November 2009 00:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Quake survivors struggle with trauma Daniel Himawan, 11, stood silently on the front porch as his mother swept the floor of their house, which was damaged in the earthquake that devastated Indonesia's West Sumatra province. "I'm scared that another big earthquake will hit again," said Himawan, a sixth-grader.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 October 2009 11:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Teen model escapes 'abusive' Malaysian prince A teenage US-Indonesian model has returned to her family in Indonesia with tales of abuse, rape and torture at the hands of a Malaysian prince, after her dramatic escape with the help of Singapore police. Manohara Odelia Pinot, 17, told reporters she was treated like a sex slave after her marriage to Tengku Temenggong Mohammad Fakhry, the prince of Malaysia's Kelantan state, last year.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 01 June 2009 12:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 12 reactions


Ferry fire survivers get 600.000 Rupiah compensation Several survivors of Thursdays fire on boat the ferry Levina I complained that they received compensation worth only 600.000 Rupiah (50,20 euro) from the operating company. Helu, one of the survivors, said he received a mere 600.000 Rupiah in an envelope. "They said it was a refund worth four times the price of the ticket which cost 150,000 Rupiah," he said. The staff of the operator told him only it was a refund.

Posted in Accidents @ 24 February 2007 04:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


Three moderate earthquakes shake Indonesia on one day An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale occurred in the waters of Taliwang, West Sumba district, West Nusa Tenggra, at 10:10 a.m. (0310 GMT) on Saturday. "The earthquake took place under the sea water, some 291 km to the south east of Taliwang," Fausi of the Meteorological and Geophysics office said here on Saturday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 21 January 2007 09:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Minor quake jolts Yogyakarta A minor tectonic earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale shook Yogyakarta at 5.56 a.m. on Saturday. Traumatized by last year`s quake which killed thousands of people in the province, residents living near the epicenter were made panicked. Tiar Prasetyo of the Meteorological and Geophysics (BMG) said that the epicenter of the quake was located at 8.0 south latitude and 110.5 east longitude at a depth of 10 km.

Posted in Earthquake @ 20 January 2007 14:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tourist heart torn out of tsunami-hit Indonesia resort The tsunami that ripped through the south coast of Indonesia's West Java province landed a brutal blow on the economy of this popular beach resort, in a country where tourism has already been reeling from bombs, bird flu and earthquakes. Monday's tsunami left the beach front at Pangandaran, formerly clustered with hotels and souvenir shops, looking like a war zone.

Posted in Earthquake @ 20 July 2006 15:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands displaced by noxious mud in Java Noxious mud oozing from around an oil well since late May has driven about 8,000 people from their homes in Indonesia's East Java province and left hundreds gasping for breath or vomiting, according to local officials. "Factories, houses, fields, freeways have been drowned by the mud which is spread over more then 200 ha (494 acres)," Win Hendrarso, head of Sidoarjo regency, an area near the city of Surabaya where the well is located, told reporters late on Thursday.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 07 July 2006 14:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Prayers in Java as looters hinder quake aid Survivors of the Indonesian earthquake have held their first prayers since the disaster after looters raided aid convoys bringing food and medicines to stranded victims. As thousands flocked to mosques across Central Java, many survivors who had spent six nights in the open were still waiting for help as trucks loaded with badly-needed supplies were ambushed en route, a disaster relief official said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 June 2006 08:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Quake survivors wait patiently for help Muddin gently tries to lift his injured two-year-old daughter from the hospital trolley she shares with her injured mother and five-year-old brother. The half-naked little girl is hot and crying. Iksanu Khoirun Nisa wants her father, but the drip in her arm -- held in place by a piece of cardboard and bandage -- and her splinted leg makes it difficult, so instead he fans her with an old box.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 May 2006 17:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Supplies arrive in Javanese quake zone Emergency aid began arriving Monday in areas devastated by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia, but officials said the supplies were not reaching survivors quickly enough as victims pleaded for money on debris-filled roads to buy food. An aid plane chartered by the U.N.'s children agency arrived in the city of Solo, about three hours from the hardest-hit district of Bantul on Java island. It was loaded with water, tents, stoves and cooking sets that officials said would be distributed later Monday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 29 May 2006 10:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Post-tsunami baby boom on the horizon Giggling women swarm outside a little gray tent in Block D of a sprawling refugee camp. The attraction is one tiny miracle — 2-month-old Asmaul Tzuchina, swaying peacefully in a cloth hammock. The baby simply known as Tzuchi, which means “pure” in Acehnese, represents new life and hope for the women who lost children to the earthquake-spawned tsunami nearly a year ago.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 11 December 2005 12:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dutch make historical gesture: foreign minister to independence day Of all the anniversaries marking the end of World War II, one of the most difficult for the Netherlands is the ragged conclusion of the war in Indonesia, the former Dutch colony that declared itself a sovereign nation 60 years ago this month. For the first time, the Dutch government is sending a Cabinet-level official, Foreign Minister Bernard Bot, to Jakarta to join the Aug. 17 Independence Day celebrations - a deliberate yet grudging move meant to paper over a longstanding historical dispute.

Posted in Politics @ 04 August 2005 14:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 19 reactions


Quake toll up to 2000, says Indonesia A massive earthquake is believed to have killed between 1000 and 2000 people on Indonesia's Nias island, the country's Vice President Jusuf Kalla said today. Already reeling from fatalities caused by the Boxing Day tsunami disaster, the 600,000-strong popular surfing island found itself near the epicentre of the 8.7-magnitude quake, which struck at 11.15pm local time (2.15am today AEST).

Posted in Earthquake @ 29 March 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia gives up counting its dead Indonesia has given up on trying to count the exact number of dead from Sunday's Indian Ocean tsunami so it can get on with the task of burying tens of thousands of disaster victims whose corpses lay rotting on the devastated island of Sumatra. As the sun set on Asia for the last time this year, millions were homeless, many of them with no clean water to drink and little or no food.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 January 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian jailed for child sex hangs himself An Australian hanged himself in his prison cell in Indonesia's Bali island, a day after being jailed for 13 years for paedophile offences, police said. The body of William Stuart Brown, 52, will be taken from the eastern town of Amlapura to the island's capital Denpasar for an autopsy, said Bali police spokeswoman Andi Arwita. She said an initial police examination indicated the death was suicide.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 12 May 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Troops try to quell Ambon unrest, 30 killed Snipers killed one policeman and wounded two in Indonesia's strife-torn Ambon on Tuesday as police and soldiers patrolled the streets to restore order, officials and witnesses said. The death toll from clashes between Christian and Muslim residents rose to 30, police said, but most of the deaths were from fighting on Sunday, and there were signs the violence in the capital of the eastern Moluccas islands was easing.

Posted in Maluku conflict @ 27 April 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aftershocks rattle quake-hit Papua Two major aftershocks Sunday rattled the eastern Indonesian town of Nabire, which is facing a mammoth rebuilding effort after earthquakes killed at least 31 people and caused widespread destruction. The first aftershock in the morning measured 5.3 on the Richter scale while the magnitude of the second was not immediately known but appeared higher, said Fauzi, head of the National Seismology Center.

Posted in Earthquake @ 08 February 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia hit by another powerful earthquake, killing 34 A powerful earthquake shook Indonesia's West Papua on Saturday, hampering rescue efforts a day after a major temblor in the region killed at least 34 people and injured hundreds. The earthquake on Friday devastated the town of Nabire in Indonesia's Papua province. But officials in Jakarta said Saturday they did not expect the death toll to rise further.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 February 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Flood-devastated resort closed for six months for renovation The Bukit Lawang resort will be closed to tourists for six months so the local administration can rebuild the area after the devastating flood that killed more than 130 people. North Sumatra Governor Tengku Rizal Nurdin said on Sunday it would take at least six months to restore the resort, including an orangutan reserve, in Bahorok subdistrict, Langkat regency.

Posted in Weather @ 10 November 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aceh rebel leaders released Four Aceh rebel representatives held by Indonesian police as suspects in bomb attacks were released on Sunday, a move that may offer a glimmer of hope for last-ditch efforts to save a crumbling peace deal. Indonesia has said if Free Aceh Movement (GAM) rebels do not meet government officials by Monday to resolve differences over the agreement they face an all-out military offensive.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 11 May 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta talks tough on Aceh Indonesia has threatened to resume full combat operations in restive Aceh province as fresh clashes between troops and rebels killed four people, putting yet more strain on a shaky peace pact. The security minister said the military chief would present a battle plan to the president next week -- in case it should be needed -- after what he said was a snub from the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) to talk about the December 9 peace agreement.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 13 April 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Anti-terror law passed Indonesia's parliament passed on Thursday an anti-terror law that civil rights groups said could lead to widespread detention of innocent people. The vote put into law regulations issued by President Megawati Sukarnoputri just days after the October 12 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, most of them foreign tourists. The regulations arm police with the power to use intelligence data as the basis for arrests.

Posted in General @ 07 March 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Howard praises hospitals care for Bali victims Prime Minister John Howard has praised staff at hospitals around the country for their tireless efforts to treat victims of the Bali bombings. The Royal Darwin Hospital has been singled out for its frontline contribution over the past two days. The hospital says its operations are now starting to return to normal with just six victims of the Bali attacks remaining, two of those in intensive care.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 October 2002 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A huge car bomb ripped through two bars packed with foreign tourists on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, killing at least 182 people in an attack blamed on terrorists. The explosion late on Saturday destroyed the bars in the tourist district of Kuta and triggered an intense blaze which burned for hours as rescuers struggled to ferry hundreds of injured people to hospital.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 October 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The past 12 years have hardly been normal for Suraiya Kamaruzzaman. As a women's rights activist in conflict-torn Aceh, intimidation and terror have been part of the 33-year-old's daily life.

Posted in Politics @ 30 December 2001 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Wave of refugees leave Sampit Thousands of Sampit's citizens, the capital of East Kotawaringin Regency in Central Kalimantan, left Palangkaraya on Tuesday (20/2) in waves. Palangkaraya is located around 220 kilometers east of Sampit. Trucks laden with belongings of Sampit people and hundreds of private cars were constantly heading towards Palangkaraya.

Posted in Violence @ 21 February 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb bxplosion rattles Jakarta A TNT bomb (trinitrotoluene) of terrifying strength, exploded in front of the Philippine Ambassador's, Leonides T. Caday, residence on Jalan Imam Bonjol, Central Jakarta, and opposite the General Election Institute (LPU), Tuesday noon (1/8).

Posted in Terrorism @ 02 August 2000 16:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll in C. Sulawesi earthquake reaches 39 The intensive search for victims of the strong tectonic earthquake which hit Central Sulawesi last Thursday continued on Monday with the discovery of one more body, bringing the total death toll to 39. The crisis center in Banggai regency said 36 of the victims were residents of the Banggai islands while four were residents of Luwuk Banggai regency on mainland Central Sulawesi. However, only 15 of the deceased had been identified, reports said. Assistant to the South Sulawesi provincial secretary Mahmud Dg Masikki told The Jakarta Post in Makassar that the local administration was trying to cope with the survivors, who are being sheltered in tents.

Posted in Earthquake @ 09 May 2000 09:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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