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Obama on private holiday in Indonesia

Obama on private holiday in Indonesia

Jakarta – Former United States President Barack Obama flew into the resort island of Bali Friday night on a family holiday trip to Indonesia. Local online media quoted Bali Police spokesman Hengky Widjaja as saying that Obama and his family came to the island in a private aircraft. He said the visitors were staying at […]

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Indonesia earthquake: Injuries and damaged buildings, no tsunami

Indonesia earthquake: Injuries and damaged buildings, no tsunami

Indonesia – A strong, shallow earthquake rocked Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province Monday evening, injuring at least three people and damaging some buildings and houses, but producing no tsunami warning. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.8 quake was centered in a thinly populated area 79 kilometers (49 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, Palu, at […]

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Rakyat Malaysia di Indonesia dinasihat jauhi tempat tumpuan awam

Rakyat Malaysia di Indonesia dinasihat jauhi tempat tumpuan awam

Kuala Lumpur – Rakyat Malaysia yang berada di Indonesia diingatkan supaya berjaga-jaga dan menjauhi tempat tumpuan awam atau dikawal pasukan keselamatan, susulan insiden letupan bom di sebuah terminal bas di Kampung Melayu, Jakarta Timur pada Rabu malam. Duta Besar Malaysia ke Indonesia Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim ketika dihubungi Bernama berkata peringatan itu ditujukan kepada […]

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5 killed in Indonesia’s boat fire

5 killed in Indonesia’s boat fire

At least five people were killed when a boat carrying nearly 200 people caught fire in Indonesia, rescuers said Saturday. The vessel caught fire on Friday afternoon in the waters off the archipelago’s main Java island, prompting the captain to order people to abandon the boat, the national disaster management agency said. The agency said […]

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4 Indonesian soldiers killed in S. China Sea training

4 Indonesian soldiers killed in S. China Sea training

Jakarta – Four Indonesian soldiers have been killed and eight others injured by artillery fire in an accident during training on a South China Sea island, the army said Thursday. It took place Wednesday when an artillery cannon malfunctioned during the exercise involving an army reserve battalion on Tanjung Datuk Natuna, on the northwestern fringe […]

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Lelaki Indonesia ugut penjawat awam ditahan polis

Lelaki Indonesia ugut penjawat awam ditahan polis

Miri – Seorang warga Indonesia berusia 26 tahun ditahan polis kerana mengugut menyerang penjawat awam menggunakan pisau pemotong daging di Gerai Golden Sunbest Sdn Bhd dekat Taman Tunku Miri petang semalam Timbalan Ketua Polis Daerah Miri, Supritanden Stanly Johnathan Ringgit, berkata suspek yang berasal dari daerah Pontianak, Kalimantan, Indonesia, bertindak demikian kerana marah ditegur serta […]

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Indonesia to disband hard-line Islamic group Hizbut Tahrir

Indonesia to disband hard-line Islamic group Hizbut Tahrir

Jakarta – The top Indonesian security minister said Monday the country’s president has ordered the dissolution of a hard-line Islamic group that favors a global caliphate for Muslim nations and was behind massive blasphemy protests in Jakarta. Wiranto, who goes by one name, announced the action against Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia in a brief meeting with […]

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Indonesia jail break: About 200 escapees still at large

Indonesia jail break: About 200 escapees still at large

The manhunt for hundreds of Indonesian prisoners continues after more than 400 inmates escaped from an overcrowded jail in Sumatra island. Scores of inmates fled the Sialang Bungkuk prison in Pekanbaru, the capital of the Riau province, Friday following clashes with prison guards, authorities said. At least 442 inmates broke through a prison gate, overwhelming […]

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Indonesia sues Thailand’s PTT, PTTEP for US$2b over oil spill

Indonesia sues Thailand’s PTT, PTTEP for US$2b over oil spill

Jakarta – The Indonesian government is suing Thailand’s state-owned PTT and PTT Exploration and Production for around US$2 billion for alleged damage to the environment from an oil spill in the Timor Sea eight years ago. The Montara wellhead operated by subsidiary PTTEP Australasia caught fire in 2009, leaking hundreds of thousands of litres of […]

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Man attacked by Komodo dragon in Indonesia

Man attacked by Komodo dragon in Indonesia

Singapore – A man was attacked by a Komodo dragon in West Manggarai, in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province on Wednesday (May 3) morning. The man is believed to be a tourist who was in the area to visit the Komodo National Park, Sudiyono, a park official, told The Jakarta Post. The man had approached […]

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