60 Inmates on Indonesia’s Execution List: Attorney General

JAKARTA ~ Attorney General H. M. Prasetyo said that 60 inmates convicted in major crimes are on Indonesia’s death penalty list. There are still some 50 to 60 inmates on death row in Indonesia, Prasetyo stated here on Tuesday, on the sidelines of a meeting with Indonesian editors in chief. Despite protests from a number […]

Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers in Indonesia Regrettable: EU Envoy

JAKARTA ~ Death penalty for six people, including a Dutch citizen, for narcotics offences is regrettable, according to High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. The EU is opposed to capital punishment without exception and has consistently called for its universal abolition. Death penalty is cruel and […]

Angkasa Pura I Ready to Enforce Tax Merger Airport

DENPASAR ~ PT Angkasa Pura I International Airport Ngurah Rai, Bali, expressed its readiness to impose airport tax into reservation ticket started from January 1, 2015. “The program will facilitate the passengers and reduce their check point before the flight, “said Co-General Manager of PT Angkasa Pura I International Airport Ngurah Rai I Gusti Ngurah […]

2,044 Illegal Fishing Boats Inspected In 2014

JAKARTA ~ As many as 2,044 illegal fishing boats were inspected by the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry’s Directorate General for Maritime Resources and Fishery Supervision during patrol operations in 2014. These illegal boats included 2,028 Indonesian fishing boats and 16 foreign fishing boats, Director General Asep Burhanudin said here Monday at a press conference […]

Densus 88 Arrests Wanted Terror Suspect

JAKARTA ~ The police’s anti-terrorist unit Densus 88, on Monday, arrested another wanted terror suspect linked to the Indonesian Eastern Mujahidin (MIT) network led by Santoso, who is now still at large. “At 7a.m. local time, on Monday, a Densus 88 squad, in cooperation with the Central Sulawesi police, arrested terror suspect Imran alias Legenda,” […]

Over 13 Thousand Houses Flooded In Pandeglang, West Java

JAKARTA ~ Some 13,054 houses were flooded in 12 villages in Panimbang and Cikesik sub-districts, Pandeglang District, Banten Province. “These villages are flooded almost every year as they are located in flood prone areas,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, said here, Tuesday. The floods, which have affected 21,528 people, […]

Airport Customs Authorities Foil Drug Smuggling

TANGERANG ~ The Soekarno Hatta airport customs officials foiled an attempt to smuggle 13.1 kilograms of methamphetamine worth in the street at around Rp17.7 billion into the country over the past month. Four suspects were arrested in the case, head of the airport Customs office Okto Irianto said here on Wednesday. The suspects include a […]

40.9 Million People Are at Risk of Landslides

JAKARTA ~ As many as 40.9 million people, which is 17.2 percent of the population of Indonesia, are in danger of landslides, a spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said. “Some 40.9 million people are at risk, which includes 4.28 million children, 323,000 persons with disabilities and 3.2 million elderly,” […]