Victim Count in Banjarnegara Landslide Disaster Reaches 79

JAKARTA ~ Chairman of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Syamsul Maarif announced that 79 bodies of the Banjarnegara landslide victims have, so far, been found. “Seventy-nine bodies have been found. We will continue the search (for the missing victims),” Maarif remarked during a press conference at the presidential office, on Wednesday. Among the more […]

Bali Governor Replaces All BPMP Officials in Responds to Broken Queue Machine

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika replaced all officials of Department of Investment and License of Bali because they are showing no responsible in giving public service. “May be not all of the officials are wrong, but I have to replace all as all of them are “blind”. Every day they see the machine […]

Australian PM Says Cafe Siege ‘Horrific Wake-Up Call’

SYDNEY ~ Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday admitted Sydney’s cafe siege was “an horrific wake-up call” as details emerged of the final minutes of the standoff which left the gunman and two hostages dead. Abbott has ordered an urgent enquiry into the circumstances surrounding the tragedy and why deranged self-styled Islamic cleric Man […]

Bali Police Anticipates Smuggling of Narcotics in New Year

DENPASAR ~ Bali Police anticipate the smuggling and trafficking of drugs through the implementation of ‘Operasi Lilin’ ahead of New Year celebrations. “After ‘Operasi Zebra’ (for traffic), will be conducted Operasi Lilin including drugs,” said Head of Sub-Directorate II Drugs Bali Police, Assistant Commissioner John Lay in Denpasar on Friday. According to him, demand for […]

Badung Govt Will Firmly Handle Waste Problem

MANGUPURA ~ The government of Badung, Bali, said they would seriously address the issue of waste by providing assistance unit of dump truck to four villages in the district of South Kuta. “The provision of four units of dump trucks is a concern and the seriousness of the government in dealing with trash,” said Regent […]

Indonesia in State of Emergency over Drugs: President

YOGYAKARTA ~ President Joko Widodo has stated that Indonesia is in a state of emergency over drugs, so it has refused to pardon drug convicts on death-row. “Nearly 40-50 Indonesians die every day due to drug consumption,” the President said during a general lecture at Gadjah Mada University on Tuesday. Statistics show that Indonesia has […]

Bali Customs Office Foils Meth Smuggling Attempt

KUTA ~ Customs personnel at Ngurah Rai airport, Bali province, have arrested a New Zealand citizen, De Malmanche Antony Glen, with 1,709 grams of crystal methamphetamine he was trying to smuggle in from Hong Kong. “The perpetrator landed in Bali on Monday (Dec 1) by Hong Kong-Denpasar HX 709 flight, a Hong Kong Airline, at […]

Airport Tax Inclusion in Ticket Price Takes Two Months: Minister

SEMARANG ~ The inclusion of airport tax or passenger service charge (PSC) in ticket price will take two months, said Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan. “Sure, starting January 1, 2015, all airlines must include airport tax in ticket price with transition period until March 1, 2015,” the minister said on Thursday. Jonan made the remarks after […]