The Nation

November 9, 2006

Exec Faces Jail over Bridge Collapse

JAKARTA ~ An executive at a recreation park faces possible jail time for negligence over the deadly collapse of a footbridge during Idul Fitri celebrations last month, a report said. – Read More...
November 9, 2006

Europeans Jailed for Life over Drug Factory

JAKARTA ~ A judge has sentenced two Europeans to life in prison for their role in running the world’s third-largest ecstasy factory, while the two Indonesian co-owners of the plant – Read More...
November 16, 2006

Firm to Sell Unit Involved in ‘Mud Volcano’

JAKARTA ~ Indonesian oil and gas firm PT Energi Mega Persada has said it will sell a unit that caused a massive mud spill in East Java and forced about – Read More...
November 16, 2006

‘At Least 1,000 Orangutans’ Killed in Fires

JAKARTA ~ At least 1,000 orangutans are estimated to have been killed by fires and land clearing in Indonesia this year, a wildlife expert said here this wee. Willie Smits – Read More...
November 16, 2006

EU Monitors Arrive in Aceh Ahead of Elections

BANDA ACEH, Aceh ~ A team of EU election monitors is due to arrive in Aceh to monitor elections across the province, the mission’s deputy chief said. The 30 monitors – Read More...
November 16, 2006

Money Laundering Efforts Boosted

JAKARTA ~ The country’s anti-money laundering watchdog has reported a sharp increase in suspicious transactions but added that convictions remained low. “For this month alone, there has been a 100-percent – Read More...
November 22, 2006

Australian Faces Long Jail Term over Sex Charges

JAKARTA ~ An Australian man faces up to 15 years in jail after prosecutors accused him of abusing and molesting children. Peter William Smith, 48, a London-born Australian citizen, who – Read More...
November 22, 2006

For Aceh, Three More Years to Rebuild

SINGAPORE ~ Aceh needs three more years to rebuild itself after the December 2004 tsunami, the head of the province’s reconstruction agency said this week. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto said there had – Read More...
November 22, 2006

Police Seek US Help over Munir Death

JAKARTA ~ Police have said they will seek assistance from the United States to speed up their probe into murder of respected human rights activist Munir Said Thalib. National police – Read More...
November 22, 2006

Smuggled Orangutans Return Home

JAKARTA ~ Forty-eight orangutans that were smuggled into Thailand returned home to Indonesia on Wednesday, two years after they were discovered in a Bangkok zoo. The apes were received by – Read More...
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