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Observer: 'Kalla has potential to overshadow Jokowi' Political observer Hendri Satrio of the Paramadina University said Jusuf Kalla (JK), who is a former vice president and a senior statesman, has the potential to overshadow Joko Widodo or Jokowi.

Posted in Politics @ 21 May 2014 08:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Baby with two heads born in Cilacap A baby with two head was born in Duta Mulya Maternity Hospital of Cilacap, Central Java, with his newborn weighing 4.2kg. "The baby boy is the son of Usman (36) and Munjiah (27), residents of Purwosari Village, Wanareja Subdistrict of Cilacap," Director of Duta Mulya Maternity Hospital Tatang Mulyana said here Thursday.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 27 June 2013 19:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Citilink purchases 25 ATR 72-600 planes Citilink, the low-cost subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia, will be ordering an initial 25 ATR 72-600s with an option on an additional 25 aircraft as part of a deal with the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer that will supply aircraft, foreign pilots and maintenance technicians.

Posted in Travel @ 29 December 2012 08:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt to use military aircraft to carry logistics to Papua The government will deploy military and police aircraft to transport logistics to Papua since Susi Air and Trigana Air are not yet operating following a recent shooting at Mulia airport.

Posted in General @ 19 April 2012 16:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Polri deploys police in Puncak Jaya after airplane shooting The National Police (Polri) has deployed officers in Puncak Jaya, particularly in southern PT Freeport area, Papua Province, to apprehend members of an armed group that shot at a Twin Otter airplane on Sunday, killing one passenger.

Posted in Crime @ 09 April 2012 11:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts again Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupted again on Friday after showing increased activity since the previous day, local officials told an Indonesian news agency.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 February 2012 14:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts three times, causing panic Several eruptions at Mount Lokon on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Tuesday morning caused panic among local residents, local media reported. There were no casualties.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 27 December 2011 13:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Lokon in Indonesia's Sulawesi erupts again Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupted again on Wednesday afternoon after showing increased volcanic activity since the day before, officials said on Thursday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 27 October 2011 19:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir gets sentence reduced A radical Islamic cleric accused of setting up a terror training camp in western Indonesia had his prison sentence slashed from 15 years to 9 years, an appeals court said Wednesday. No reason was given for the decision.

Posted in Terrorism @ 27 October 2011 05:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia and S. Korea sign defense cooperation agreement The governments of Indonesia and South Korea on Friday signed a defense agreement to strengthen its cooperation, local media reported.

Posted in Military @ 09 September 2011 16:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts four times Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupted four times on Tuesday after increasing its volcanic activity during the past week, officials said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 September 2011 00:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts three more times Indonesia\'s Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, erupted three more times on Wednesday, local authorities said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 25 August 2011 04:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts again Indonesia's Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, erupted again on Wednesday, local authorities said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 17 August 2011 19:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Poisonous gasses from Mount Papandayan crater Indonesian authorities have warned people to keep a distance of at least two kilometers from the twin craters of Mount Papandayan in West Java province. The volcano is on high alert, a status three out of four, because of increased activity of the volcano.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 August 2011 11:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: Over 5,000 return home after Mount Lokon eruptions Over 5,000 evacuated residents following the eruptions in Indonesia's Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, have begun returning to their homes, officials said on Monday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 25 July 2011 16:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two fresh eruptions at Indonesia's Mount Lokon Indonesia's Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, on Monday erupted twice, as thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate the area, officials said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 18 July 2011 19:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands more evacuate as Mount Lokon erupts again Thousands more evacuated on late Thursday evening when Mount Lokon in Indonesia's North Sulawesi erupted again in full force, triggering panic among locals, officials said on Friday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 15 July 2011 02:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: Over 2,000 evacuated in Mount Lokon eruption Over 2,000 people have been displaced in the latest eruption from Indonesia's Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, officials said Wednesday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 13 July 2011 17:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts, disrupts air traffic network Indonesia's Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, on Monday erupted, officials said, who also warned air traffic networks.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 12 July 2011 02:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Increased volcanic activity seen at Mount Anak Krakatau With Indonesia facing twin disasters from Mount Merapi's eruptions and the Mentawai islands tsunami, Mount Anak Krakatau's activity is increasing and sea temperatures nearby are rising due to its activity, officials said on Tuesday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 03 November 2010 01:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Six terrorists arrested in Medan Once again the police has rounded up a number of terrorists. This time it was the city of Medan in North Sumatra that saw some of it's residents being taken away by police. They were arrested late Saturday evening and were found out to be involved with the network of Dulmatin, which has been hit hard earlier this year when the anti-terrorism unit came into action.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 April 2010 10:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Woman on trial for harboring terrorist An Indonesian woman went on trial Monday on charges of harboring Southeast Asia's most wanted terrorist at the home where he was slain last year in a shootout with police. Judges opened and then immediately adjourned the trial of 21-year-old Putri Munawaroh.

Posted in Terrorism @ 05 April 2010 08:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb found in terrorist hideout The police are working on defusing a bomb that has been found during an anti-terror raid on a house in the village of Kepuhsari, near the city of Solo in Central Java. Dozens of police have closed off the entire neighborhood after the raid, in which a long gunfight was heard by residents. At the end of the raid there were two loud explosions. It is suspected that the police was on the hunt for suspects of the twin bombings in Jakarta last July.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 September 2009 07:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


How to scare the shit out of people Plane crashes normally are breaking news across the world because of their sudden nature and the often high numbers of casualties involved in that kind of accidents. Reporting such events - and others that are also causing worldwide news - should be handled with care. However it is not always that easy to select the information and images going with them. Making a mistake in a hurry is nothing uncommon as well.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 14 September 2009 11:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aviastar Twin Otter skids over runway in Papua A Twin Otter plane from the airline Aviastar skidded over the runway of Serui airport in Papua when it tried to land at around 10:00 local time (GMT+9) this morning. The three crew members and five passengers were not injured in the incident however. According to Iman Setiawan of the local police, the incident happened when the plane tried to land. At 400 meters before the end of the runway the plane slipped

Posted in Accidents @ 14 September 2009 05:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


FPI doesn't agree with how it goes - again The head of the FPI (Front Pembela Islam, 'Islamic Defenders Front') has said that the current Cipta Kondisi operation held by the police during the holy month of Ramadan is provocative. Habib Rizieq Shihab said that the operation by the police was like terrorism and intimidate religious persons like in the time of Suharto. "It violates human rights and the constitution," he said in an SMS while he was in Samarinda, Kalimantan.

Posted in Religion @ 30 August 2009 02:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Police: Mohamad Jibril seen as suspect of terrorism After three nights in 'Hotel Police Headquarters' in South Jakarta, Mohamad Jibril is now officially seen as the latest suspect in the twin suicide bombings of two hotel in Jakarta last month. "After thorough investigation, Mohamed Jibril is now an official suspect," said the head of the national police, Bambang Hendarsono Danuri after the Friday afternoon prayers.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 August 2009 10:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


MP: 'Mohamad Dibril too small to fund terrorism' A member of the Indonesian parliament, Ali Mochtar Ngabalin of the Partai Bulan Bintang (PBB, Moon & Star Party) has said that the police is wrong in thinking that Mohamad Jibril is involved in looking for funds to pay for acts of terrorism in Indonesia. He said this after the family of Mohamad Jibril had a meeting with some of the members of the First Commission of the parliament. They asked the police to be closely watched so that he would not be intimidated.

Posted in Terrorism @ 28 August 2009 04:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


POLICE: MAN KILLED IN TEMANGGUNG WAS IBROHIM Police in Indonesia said that a DNA test on the body of a man killed in the anti-terrorism raid in Temanggung last Saturday showed that the body was not terrorist mastermind Noordin M. Top. The body was identified by police as being the body of Ibrohim, who worked as a florist in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Jakarta which was the scene of a twin attack on July 17, 2009.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 August 2009 04:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


Passengers of Merpati Twin Otter found dead Members of a search and rescue team that have been searching for the passengers of the Twin Otter belonging to state-run Merpati Nusantara have eventually found the bodies of all 15 people aboard. Earlier it was assumed that there were 16 passengers and crew aboard. The president director of Merpati, Bambang Bhakti, said that a search and rescue team and local residents had reached the crash-site on a slope of Bintang mountain, at an altitude of 2.850 meters.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 August 2009 11:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Merpati Twin Otter localized in Papua mountains The Merpati Nusantara Twin Otter plane that went missing in the Papua region of Indonesia has been localized. The plane has been found in the Ampisibil area in the district of Pegunungan Bintang. The plane went missing two days ago. Commander of the Search and Rescue team in Jayapura, Suandi Miharja, said that the plane was found at 06:30 local time by pilot Erik Doglas when he was looking for the plane from the sky.

Posted in Accidents @ 04 August 2009 04:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Plane with 16 people missing in Papua province A small plane with 16 people on board went missing in Indonesia's eastern province of Papua on Sunday, the state Antara news agency reported. The Twin Otter plane, belonging to the state-owned Merpati Nusantara Airline, was travelling from Sentani airport in the provincial capital of Jayapura, to Bintang district's Oksibit airport, Antara said.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 August 2009 10:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


New Suramadu bridge built to last a century The newly built Suramadu bridge between the city of Surabaya on the island of Java and the island of Madura is expected to last a century. The lifespan is mainly based on the volume of traffic that will use the bridge. According to the head of the executing body for the Suramadu bridge, Akhmad Ghofar Ismail, the bridge is able to accept an incredible increase in volume of traffic. Furthermore a twin bridge can always be built if needed.

Posted in General @ 09 June 2009 07:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali bombers defiant as they await execution Three Islamic militants on death row in Indonesia for their involvement in the deadly 2002 Bali bombings say they have no regrets about carrying out the attacks. The twin nightclub bombings killed 202 mostly foreign tourists. Speaking with a group of reporters Wednesday at a maximum security prison on an island in eastern Indonesia, the bombers warned that retribution would come to those who carry out their executions.

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 October 2008 04:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian beaches ravaged by 2004 tsunami still eroding The catastrophic damage of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was mostly done within a few hours, but that was just the beginning of a different process that may take up to a decade or more to complete - the stabilization of new beaches and landforms in areas ravaged by this disaster. In continued studies, researchers at Oregon State University and the U.S. Geological Survey are finding that the beaches may continue to shift and change for several more years, as the lands adjust both to the tsunami impacts and the sudden drop of some nearby land by three to six feet.

Posted in Earthquake @ 21 January 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Trigana Air Fokker 27 skidds of runway after tire breaks A Fokker 27 plane from Trigana Air made an emergency landing at the end of the runway of the airport in Wamena, in the district of Jayawijaya in Papua. The accident occurred at eight o'clock in the morning after one of it's tires broke out.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 April 2007 06:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


People asked to stay away from Mount Talang's peak The Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) has recommended that people stay outside a three-kilometer radius from the peak of the smouldering Talang volcano in West Sumatra. This warning came after the 2,597 meter high volcano showed signs of increased activity last Saturday. "Being within the 3-km radius will bring the risk of exposure to volcanic materials and probably toxic gas from the volcano," said PVMBG chief Dr. Surono Monday night.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 21 March 2007 09:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Many still without food and shelter after Sumatra quakes Officials on the island of Sumatra asked for patience on Saturday after telling that relief aid for the people left homeless after twin earthquakes had been handed out to people who did not need it. Many people living in remote areas away from cities have complained about upcoming food shortages after Tuesdays twin earthquakes that killed more than 70 people in the area.

Posted in Earthquake @ 11 March 2007 01:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Increasing volcanic activity after Sumatra earthquakes A twin earthquake that killed over 70 people in western Sumatra may have triggered heightened activity at three volcanoes according to experts. Geologists said that sensors on the slopes of three volcanoes - Talang, Tandikat and Marapi - have above-average activity since the 6.3 and 6.1 earthquakes. "We usually need about a month to observe whether the earthquake could trigger an eruption," said Gede Suantika, official from Indonesia's volcanology institute.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 March 2007 05:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aid flows in as Sumatra buries earthquake victims Dozens of victims of the twin earthquakes in western Sumatra were buried on Wednesday as aid flowed in for thousands of displaced when their homes were flattened during the quakes. Disaster management told that 72 people were killed in these quakes, which were also felt in neighboring Malaysia and Singapore. Many had to spend a night in the open, frightened of another earthquake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 08 March 2007 02:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll of twin earthquakes now at 70 A powerful twin earthquake crumbles houses in a large area in western Sumatra on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people, leaving hundreds injured as was told by local authorities. They also predicted the toll would probably rise. The magnitude 6.3 and 6.1 earthquakes struck the western part of the island, near the coastal city of Padang and was felt as far as Malaysia and Singapore, where tall buildings were evacuated.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 March 2007 01:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of buildings collapsed, fires break out after quakes The powerful twin earthquake that hit western Sumatra earlier Tuesday killed at least 26 people. It also flattened hundreds of buildings. Hospitals in the area are flooded with wounded according to officials and witnesses. Under the collapsed buildings are a building of the BRI (government bank), a traditional market and some schools. Not all casualties from those sites are counted as some buildings are ablaze.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 March 2007 09:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Some missing planes have never been found As an immense search for Indonesia's missing passenger plane intensified on Sunday, records show that a string of aircraft have never been found in the archipelago nation after disappearing. The Adam Air plane with 102 passengers and crew vanished off radar screens on January 1, halfway through a flight from Surabaya on Java island to Manado on the northeast tip of Sulawesi island.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 January 2007 07:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


[Update] 12 survive Adam Air jet crash; 90 dead [Update] 02 January 2007 20:37 WIB - Senior Indonesian officials said on Tuesday reports that an airliner with 102 people on board had been found on Sulawesi island were wrong, and the plane was still missing. Officials had earlier said that wreckage of the Adam Air plane had been found after it had crashed into the mountains in heavy rain. There were reports 12 people had survived the crash.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 January 2007 04:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 11 reactions


Relatives of missing aircraft's passengers busy seeking information A number of relatives of passengers of the missing Adam Air aircraft were on Monday busy seeking information on the whereabouts of the ill-fated aircraft which lost contact with air control in Makassar at 14:07 while on its way to Manado, North Sulewesi, from Surabaya, East Java. Reports from Manado said a number of people related to passsengers on the missing plane came to Sam Ratulangi Airport on Monday evening to enquire about the aircraft`s whereabouts at the Adam Air ticket sales counter.

Posted in General @ 02 January 2007 01:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Crash fears grow as plane goes missing in storm AN Indonesian passenger plane carrying 102 people was feared to have crashed after it disappeared in stormy weather yesterday. Rescue teams were sent to search an area where military aviation officials said the Boeing 737-400 may have crashed. The transport minister, Hatta Radjasa, said a distress signal was picked up over Sulawesi, a major island in the Indonesian archipelago, about 500 miles from the Adam Air flight's destination. It was unknown if the aircraft disappeared over sea or land.

Posted in General @ 02 January 2007 01:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rebel split overshadows elections in Aceh Muhammad Nasir has more than earned the right to cast a vote in the upcoming historic elections in Indonesia's strife-torn Aceh province. Only 18 months ago, the 39-year-old was languishing in jail, a political prisoner from the armed Free Aceh Movement (GAM), which had waged a guerrilla war against the Indonesian government since 1976.

Posted in Elections @ 09 December 2006 03:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Plane crash in Papua kills 12 ll 12 people on board a small twin-engine passenger plane that crashed in Indonesia's remote eastern province of Papua were killed, officials said on Sunday cited by Reuters. The Twin Otter plane with nine passengers and three crew went missing on Friday morning and its wreckage was spotted from the air in a hard-to-reach area on Saturday.

Posted in Accidents @ 20 November 2006 02:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Plane crashes in Papua, 12 feared dead A small twin-engine passenger plane has crashed in Indonesia's remote eastern province of Papua and all 12 on board are feared dead, Papua police spokesman Kartono Wangsadisastra said on Saturday. Speaking by phone from the provincial capital of Jayapura, 4,000 km east of Jakarta, Wangsadisastra said the Twin Otter plane went missing on Friday morning and its wreckage was spotted from the air in a hard-to-reach area on Saturday.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 November 2006 02:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Plane carrying 12 people missing in Papua A chartered plane with 12 people onboard went missing in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua Friday. The Twin Otter plane belonging to Trigana Air Service lost contact with the airport when making a short trip in the mountainous regency of Puncak Jaya.

Posted in Accidents @ 17 November 2006 09:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The noisy young demons of Tegalalang The quiet of the afternoon was shattered when hundreds of children stormed out of the majestic gates of Duur Bingin Temple into the streets of Tegalalang village. In terms of sheer volume, five children are enough to outscream an entire supermarket floor filled with busy adults. Imagine what an uproar a group of some 700 children can make in a quiet village!

Posted in Culture @ 19 January 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Shared end at record high at BI move Indonesia shares ended at a record high Monday buoyed the central bank's move to defy market expectations and not hike its benchmark Bank Indonesia rate for the first time since July, analysts said.

Posted in Economy @ 10 January 2006 07:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia plane seller insists on cash, not barter The managing director of the Indonesian aircraft firm involved in a sale to Thailand has directly contradicted Thai government claims it will take 300,000 tonnes of Thai rice for the sale - and insists the deal will involve cash.

Posted in Economy @ 22 December 2005 07:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


U.S. will extradite Hambali to Indonesia The United States will hand over terrorist suspect Hambali to Indonesia, AsiaNews reported Wednesday. Hambali was captured by U.S. Intelligence in 2003. The decision, which Jakarta greeted with some surprise, was announced Tuesday night by Henry A., Crompton. the Counter-Terrorism Coordinator of the State Department.

Posted in General @ 20 October 2005 07:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali bomb death toll rises to 25 Bombs exploded almost simultaneously in two tourist areas of the Indonesian resort island of Bali, killing at least 25 people and wounding more than 100 others, police and hospital officials said. The Foreign Office said there was no reports that Britons were seriously injured but the British Ambassador to Jakarta, Charles Humfrey, was on his way to the affected area.

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 October 2005 21:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 9 reactions


Indonesia fuel-price hikes spark strikes Indonesia more than doubled the average cost of fuel on Saturday to try to stave off an economic crisis despite protests by thousands of people, some of whom burned tires and threw rocks at police. Security forces responded to Friday's demonstrations by firing tear gas at more than 100 rioting students, then chasing them down and hitting some with sticks. Transportation strikes in at least seven cities left thousands stranded, media reports said.

Posted in Protests @ 01 October 2005 08:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 6 reactions


Indonesia suspects JI over deadly blasts Twin bomb blasts that killed 22 people in a Christian town in eastern Indonesia bore the hallmarks of a regional militant group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), the vice president and a senior police official said.

Posted in Violence @ 30 May 2005 07:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Volunteers say Tentena explosions kill 27 Local volunteers said that 27 were killed in the twin bomb explosions Saturday morning in a busy market in Central Sulawesi town of Tentena, according to reports on the website of Indonesia's English daily Jakarta Post. The number was based on the body counts at the Tentena General Hospital.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 28 May 2005 09:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Indonesia polio outbreak nearly contained: officials Indonesia has nearly contained its first polio outbreak in a decade because of fast action in vaccinating children in affected areas and a willingness to seek international help, health officials said on Monday.

Posted in Polio @ 17 May 2005 07:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Wreckage of plane found in Papua, 17 dead Searchers found Sunday the wreckage of a light plane that crashed into a mountain in Indonesia's remote Papua province, killing all 17 people on board, the official Antara news agency reported. Five days after it went missing, searchers found the wreckage of the Twin Otter five miles from its destination, the town of Enarotali, Antara said.

Posted in PT Freeport @ 17 April 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Devastated Yogyakarta tries to cope with bus inferno Thursday was officially declared a day of mourning in Yogykarta for the victims of the grisly bus crash in which at least 54 people from Sleman regency in Yogyakarta were burned to death. Hundreds of sobbing parents, relatives and local residents gathered at the Yapemda I senior high school in Sleman to check the bus's passenger list after hearing of the tragic accident.

Posted in Accidents @ 10 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hunt for bombs as new alert issued for Bali Indonesian police are hunting terrorists who have prepared two bombs, and hope to apprehend the suspects before the October 12 anniversary of last year's Bali bombings, the island's police chief said. The announcement comes as a new warning was issued today by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade about the risk of more terrorist attacks on Bali.

Posted in Terrorism @ 24 September 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


4 killed in Papua plane crash At least four people were found dead Thursday after a small plane carrying at least 17 people crashed in a mountainous area of Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, local police officials said.

Posted in Accidents @ 28 March 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Borneo crash survivor found Police on the Indonesian island of Borneo say a survivor has been found from last week's crash of a cargo plane in a remote part of the jungle-covered territory. "A man was found by local people on Monday. Villagers confirm he was a survivor of the plane crash," the Associated Press quoted Herman Ismail, chief of police in the town of Tarakan, as saying. Wreckage from the Britten-Norman plane was spotted last Wednesday morning by American missionaries flying above the remote East Kalimantan province. A search mission by a military rescue team from Jakarta and volunteers found no survivors, and it was presumed all eight passengers and two crew had died in the crash.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 July 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Members of the Penan tribe of northeastern Borneo know that Batu Lawi, a 2,000-m sheer limestone pinnacle, is a demon-haunted place to be avoided at all costs. To Bruno Manser, however, Batu Lawi represented everything he loved about the untouched forest of the region. He almost perished trying to reach its summit in 1988. As he told friends, he spent 24 hours hanging from a rope, unable to reach the rock face. Only a desperate swing brought him within grabbing distance of the rock.

Posted in Culture @ 01 September 2001 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Students storm Indonesia parliament Police fired tear gas and warning shots as thousands of rock-throwing students stormed the gates of Indonesia's parliament Monday in the largest protest yet against the country's president. Three students were badly beaten by police as running battles broke out on the lawns of the heavily guarded legislature.

Posted in Protests @ 29 January 2001 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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