January 4, 2009 |
A series of powerful earthquakes in remote eastern Indonesia killed at least three people today as it cut power lines, flattened a hotel and damaged other buildings, officials and witnesses said. Five people were injured when several floors of the hotel collapsed in Manokwari, the provincial capital of West Papua, and a search was underway for people who might have been trapped in the rubble. An emergency room assistant said the bodies of a man and boy were brought to a hospital.
December 29, 2006 |
The trial of Playboy Indonesia's editor in chief was closed to the public Thursday, angering dozens of Islamic hard-liners who threatened to break down the Jakarta courtroom doors if they are not granted access to the proceedings. Erwin Arnada went on trial three weeks ago on indecency charges and could face 32 months in prison if convicted. Under Indonesian law, indecency trials are closed when witness testimony is being heard to avoid obscene material or discussions being made public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1996
"Clinton Aided Indonesia Regime" (Oct. 16) provides a completely inaccurate and misleading picture of the Clinton admin- istration's trade policy with regard to Indonesia. The record in fact shows that at President Clinton's direction, the U.S. has used its trade policy to achieve substantial reforms in worker rights in Indonesia. Our policy led to recognition of independent unions in the workplace, the democratic election of union leaders, new regulations allowing unions to be given direct financial control over their dues for the first time, several annual increases in the minimum wage in Indonesia, and an enhanced workplace inspection program.
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.
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
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
February 17, 2009 |
The last time Indonesia allowed Peace Corps volunteers to work here, they weren't sent into villages to teach English or build schools. The Americans were assigned to whip athletes into shape for the 1964 Olympics. The peculiar aid to reluctant hosts didn't work out: Jakarta ended up boycotting the Tokyo Games, and thugs from the Indonesian Communist Party, which accused the American coaches of being CIA agents, ran them out of the country in 1965, less than three years after they had arrived.
April 27, 2004 |
Mobs set fire to buildings at a Christian-run university Monday in Indonesia's Molucca Islands, where at least 24 people have died in two days of clashes between Christians and Muslims, police and witnesses said. Police rushed reinforcements to the provincial capital, Ambon, to stem the fighting, the bloodiest outbreak of violence in the Moluccas since a peace deal in 2002 ended two years of sectarian fighting that killed 9,000 people.
November 10, 2010 |
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.