Posts Tagged ‘Indonesia’

Indonesia Expands Submarine Fleet in Response to China’s Aggression in South China Sea

Indonesian military sources have revealed that the country is planning to expand its submarine fleet from four vessels to 12, in response to China’s repeated incursions into disputed waters in the South China Sea. Indonesia has the world’s third largest water territory under its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), but currently has just four submarines. By […]

Indonesia ferry catches fire, passengers jump to sea

Passengers and crew were forced to jump overbroad when a ferry caught fire whilst travelling to a remote island in eastern Indonesia. The KM Karya Indah was carrying nearly 200 people and was headed to the port of Sanana, in the Sula Islands, according to Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency. The rescued passengers were […]

Indonesia pauses distribution of 450,000-batch of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine over ‘sterility & toxicity’ concerns

A large batch of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine has been put on hold in Indonesia after a 22-year-old died a day after getting the shot. The batch will be run through additional “sterility and toxicity” tests. The move was announced by the Indonesian Health Ministry on Sunday. The suspension follows the abrupt death of a 22-year-old […]

Iran sympathizes with Indonesia over submarine incident

TEHRAN— Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Monday offered condolences to the “brotherly” government of Indonesia over the sinking of an Indonesian submarine that has resulted in the death of a group of navy personnel. The spokesman also wished divine mercy and forgiveness for the victims and offered condolences to the bereaved families. On […]

Indonesia submarine: President sends condolences after wreck found

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Sunday the country’s missing submarine had been found sunken in the Bali Sea and that he had sent his condolences to the families of the 53 crew.”The army and navy have changed the status of the KRI Nanggala 402 submarine from having lost contact to being ‘sub-sunk’ or drowned,” […]

53 Declared Dead After Indonesia Navy Submarine Sinks And Cracks Open

BANYUWANGI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s navy on Saturday declared its missing submarine had sunk and cracked open, killing 53 crew members aboard, after finding items from the vessel over the past two days. Military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said the presence of an oil slick as well as debris near the site where the submarine’s last […]

Floods, landslides, kill dozens in Indonesia and East Timor

Flash floods unleashed by torrential rains killed 41 people on the Indonesian island of Flores on Sunday, the disaster management agency BNPB said, and at least three more were reported killed in neighboring East Timor.At least 49 families were hit on Flores, in the east of Indonesia’s sprawling archipelago, Raditya Jati, a BNPB spokesman said […]

Indonesia raids find explosives related to church attack

Indonesian police found explosives on Monday in a raid outside the capital city Jakarta related to Sunday’s suicide attack on a cathedral on Sulawesi island, news channel Kompas TV reported.Raids were conducted in several places in response to the attack in the city of Makassar, Kompas reported.The two bombers were the only fatalities in the […]

14 injured after Catholic church in Indonesia hit by Islamist suicide bomb attack

Home » Asia, Religion, Terrorism » 14 injured after Catholic church in Indonesia hit by Islamist suicide bomb attack     A bomb went off outside a Catholic church in the Indonesian city of Makassar during Sunday service. Police believe it was a suicide attack. The moment of the blast was caught on a CCTV […]

Suicide Bombers Attack Palm Sunday Mass In Indonesia, Wounding At Least 14

MAKASSAR, Indonesia (AP) — Two attackers blew themselves up outside a packed Roman Catholic cathedral during a Palm Sunday Mass on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, wounding at least 14 people, police said. A video obtained by The Associated Press showed body parts scattered near a burning motorbike at the gates of the Sacred Heart of Jesus […]

Indonesia ramps up pressure on vaccine-dodgers by allowing FINES & SANCTIONS ahead of phase II of immunization campaign

As Indonesia begins the second phase of vaccination against Covid-19, the government made the shot semi-compulsory, authorizing regional authorities to impose various sanctions against eligible people who reject the vaccine. Indonesia stepped up its immunization campaign on Wednesday, adding the elderly and front-line public workers to the list of those who can be vaccinated. By […]

JFK, INDONESIA, SUKARNO, TRUMP, OBAMA, DULLES

Marilyn Monroe and Sukarno. In 1962, a CIA memorandum stated that President Kennedy and UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan agreed ‘to liquidate Indonesia’s President Sukarno.’ Bloodiest secrets. Unknown commented – Australian expert on Indonesia, Greg Poulgrain, has written ‘JFK vs Allen Dulles: Battleground Indonesia’, reviewed on Dissident Voice by Edward Curtin. The book “exposes the intrigue […]

Indonesia, Malaysia Discuss Christians Missing Since 2016 and 2017

[embedded content] Malaysia (Mission Network News) — Indonesia’s foreign minister met virtually with his counterpart in Malaysia yesterday to follow up on missing Christians. Malay Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his wife Ruth disappeared in late 2016. The Human Rights Commission in Malaysia held hearings earlier this month as part of an ongoing investigation. For the […]

Indonesia seizes Iran, Panama-flagged tankers

JAKARTA – Indonesia said its coast guard seized the Iranian-flagged MT Horse and the Panamanian-flagged MT Freya vessels over suspected illegal oil transfer in the country’s waters on Sunday. Coast guard spokesman Wisnu Pramandita said the tankers, seized in waters off Kalimantan province, have been escorted to Batam island in Riau Island Province for further investigation. “The […]

Indonesia’s Mount Semeru spews hot ash 5.6km into the air

Indonesia’s Mount Semeru on Saturday erupted throwing hot ash and smoke around 5.6km into the air. There were no immediate evacuations, but the National Disaster Mitigation Agency warned people who live in the villages on the slopes of the mountain to be vigilant in looking for signs of danger. Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation […]

Warty Pig Cave Painting Discovered in Indonesia is a Game Changer

A team of archaeologists researching in  Indonesia have come across what they think is the world’s oldest cave painting. The image has now been found to date back 45,500 years, older than any other image of its kind. The challenge now is to discern whether it was drawn by the hand of a Homo sapiens or […]

Indonesia Earthquake Topples Buildings And Kills Dozens

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia’s Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing at least 34 people. More than 600 people were injured during the magnitude 6.2 quake, which sent people fleeing their homes in the darkness. Authorities were still collecting information about the […]

Body parts, debris found after Indonesia plane crash

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian rescuers pulled out body parts, pieces of clothing and scraps of metal from the Java Sea early Sunday morning, a day after a Boeing 737-500 with 62 people onboard crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, officials said. Officials were hopeful they were honing in on the wreckage of Sriwijaya Air […]

Indonesia Passenger Plane Goes Missing With 62 People On Board

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Sriwijaya Air passenger jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Saturday on a domestic flight, officials said. Indonesian Transportation Ministry spokesperson Adita Irawati said the Boeing 737-500 took off from Jakarta at about 1:56 p.m. and lost contact with the […]

Indonesia: Navy has located Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 passenger plane crash site

A signal from the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 passenger plane that crashed into the sea off the Indonesian capital Jakarta with 62 people onboard has been detected, an army official said Sunday. After a navy ship detected a signal from the aircraft, “a diving team went down and found pieces of the aircraft such as […]

Indonesia’s baby sea turtles make a break for freedom

Dozens of palm-sized baby turtles flipped and flopped on a beach as they made their way towards the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean, under the watchful gaze of conservationists at a national park in Indonesia. Small enough to fit into the palm of a hand, some ended up on their backs, wriggling their tiny […]

Indonesia to release suspected Bali bombings mastermind Bashir

JAKARTA  – Indonesia will release radical cleric and alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings Abu Bakar Bashir from prison later this week, its government said on Monday, upon completion of his jail term. Bashir, 82, who was among Indonesia’s most notorious extremists, is considered the spiritual leader of the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah (JI) […]

Why Indonesia is vaccinating its working population first, not the elderly

As Indonesia prepares to begin mass inoculations against Covid-19, its plan to prioritise working age adults over the elderly, aiming to reach herd immunity fast and revive the economy, will be closely watched by other countries. Several countries such as the United States and Britain that have already begun vaccinations are giving priority to elderly […]

Hard Evidence of Neolithic Little People In Scotland, Hawaii, Indonesia…

From the lush, foggy hills rolling through the Scottish Isles, to the primordial peaks of glorious Hawaii, and all the way across the globe to the wild rainforests of Indonesia, evidence of a “little people” dwarf species is emerging from the depths of prehistory. It’s difficult to decipher the difference between myth, legend, folklore, and […]

‘Explosion of peace’: Trump administration attempts to lure Indonesia into recognizing Israel with $2bn in aid

President Donald Trump is rushing to ‘Make Israel Great Again’ in his last days in office, dangling as much as $2 billion in aid in front of Indonesia if the majority-Muslim nation just recognizes the country. The US International Development Finance Corporation has revealed it is willing to throw an extra $1 or $2 billion […]

Indonesia denies in talks with Israel

Foreign Affairs Ministry’s spokesman Teuku Faizasyah denies Israeli media claims of Indonesia seeking to normalize diplomatic ties with Israel. Last week, Israeli news outlet claimed that Indonesia is likely to establish ties with Israel after four Arab states –the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco — decided to open diplomatic relations with Jerusalem. Indonesia […]

Indonesia Bans Bali Locals from ‘Getting Drunk’ on Christmas, New Year

The government of Bali, Indonesia, announced on Tuesday that “celebrations, fireworks, as well as getting drunk for the upcoming Christmas and New Year holiday will be prohibited” on the island to accommodate an expected domestic tourism boom in the coming weeks, Coconuts Jakarta reported. Bali government officials issued an official notice on Tuesday explaining that “any […]

Report: Oman, Indonesia Next in Line for Peace With Israel

Oman and Indonesia could be the next likely candidates to establish diplomatic relations with Israel in the coming weeks, the Jerusalem Post reported Sunday, citing a diplomatic source. Morocco was the latest Arab Muslim country to announce normalizing ties with Israel, joining the U.S.-brokered Abraham Accords with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan. Bhutan also […]

Deadly flooding hits Indonesia’s Sumatra island

Flash floods hit the Indonesian city of Medan in Sumatra island, leaving several dead and hundreds temporarily displaced, according to officials. Houses have been damaged and cars swept by the flood water after torrential rain in the past few days caused the Sunggal river to overflow. 00

Thousands take part in anti-France rallies in Bangladesh and Indonesia

Tens of thousands of Muslims marched in the capitals of Bangladesh and Indonesia to protest against Emmanuel Macron’s support for caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. In Dhaka, they chanted slogans such as “Down with France”, “Boycott French Products” and burned effigies of the French president. Meanwhile in Jakarta, more than 2,000 demonstrators many wearing white […]

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