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December 21, 1986
As a result of seeing an item in Sharon Dirlam's Tours and Cruises column last May 4 entitled "Explore Indonesia," we had an extraordinary experience in Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi and Bali) guided by Cipora Kronen. It was a structured tour but not a rigid one. It allowed us to have the flexibility to follow whatever spontaneously occurred, which enriched the general itinerary. Mrs. Kronen is very well-versed in the nuances of the various cultures of Indonesia as well as anthropology and mythology.
December 24, 1995
Some important information was omitted from "Indonesia Eager for Foreign Investment" (Dec. 11). The article mentions some unfair Indonesian business practices that have discouraged foreign investment in the past, but there is no mention about the continuing problems of corruption and human rights abuses in Indonesia. The Suharto dictatorship is notorious for demanding bribes to do business in Indonesia and for ignoring environmental degradation, sweatshops and unfair trade practices.
June 4, 2010 | By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau
President Obama is putting off his June trip to Indonesia and Australia, postponing the visit for a second time this year as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues unabated. President Obama is putting off his June trip to Indonesia and Australia, postponing the visit for a second time this year as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues unabated. Obama called the leaders of both countries Thursday night to convey his regrets, according to a senior administration official.
February 14, 1997
Re Jim Mann's "Indications Point to Clinton Toughening Indonesia Policy," International Outlook, Jan. 29: Indonesia has consistently worked to improve industrial relations, including worker rights and conditions of employment. We have made great strides in addressing freedom of association rights and the right to organize and bargain collectively. A significant step forward was encouraging the development of democratically established and independent company-level unions that can negotiate collective-bargaining agreements with management.
June 29, 1992
The government of Japan takes exception to Karl Schoenberger's article on Japanese aid to Indonesia (June 9). The author criticizes Japan's aid to Indonesia as aimed at benefiting Japanese companies rather than assisting the Indonesians to develop their economy and society, with specific reference to the Asahan project. Japan has been vigorously implementing the principle of "untied" ODA (official development assistance) loans since 1978. In Indonesia, all projects financed with Japan's ODA loans are open to bidders of all countries.
October 31, 1986 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Shaken by the depressed oil market, Indonesia's economy is headed for zero growth at best this year after government countermeasures--including a 31% devaluation of the country's currency--have failed so far to turn it around. "We are back on solid ground," Ali Wardhana, the minister of economy and industry, maintained after devaluation of the rupiah last month. But businessmen and non-government economists are doubtful.
August 26, 2012
Here's a $946 round-trip fare from LAX to Jakarta, Indonesia, on China Airlines, but the booking window is short: The fare must be bought by Friday. The fare, which includes all taxes and fees, is subject to availability for travel Mondays-Thursdays from Sept. 3 until Nov. 29. There's a maximum stay of one month. Info: China Airlines , (800) 227-5118 Source: Airfarewatchdog
November 10, 2010 | By Christi Parsons, Los Angeles Times
President Obama will probably cut short his one-day Indonesia visit because volcanic ash is complicating air travel in the region, aides said as Air Force One arrived here Tuesday. The change would be just the latest of several disruptions in the president's trip to the country where he lived for a while as a child. The Tuesday arrival comes after two cancellations earlier in the year, first because of a congressional vote on the president's healthcare plan and then because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
August 14, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A hazardous haze dissipated in Malaysia, but anger mounted against Indonesia for failing to control forest fires at the root of the pollution, which forced the closure of schools and workplaces and increased respiratory ailments. "Enough Is Enough, Indonesia," said a headline in the Star newspaper. The haze is caused by the annual fires on Sumatra island -- across a narrow strip of sea from Malaysia -- where farmers, plantation owners and miners clear land during dry weather.
October 2, 2009 | Mark Magnier and Charles McDermid
Hundreds of people remained trapped in collapsed buildings today after two powerful earthquakes struck near Padang on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 529 people. The toll was expected to rise, with Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari saying it could soar into the thousands. "Let's be prepared for the worst," Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said in the capital, Jakarta, before boarding a flight for Padang. Thursday's magnitude 6.8 earthquake came a few hours after a magnitude 7.6 one Wednesday, leaving the city of 900,000 reeling.
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