November 14, 2002 |
The commander of Indonesia's elite commando force will be charged with gross human rights violations for his alleged involvement in the massacre of 33 protesters in 1984, the nation's attorney general said Wednesday. Thousands of Muslim youths were fired on by soldiers while demonstrating peacefully in northern Jakarta, the capital, against the arrest of several anti-government protesters. Atty. Gen. Mohammed Abdul Rahman said Maj. Gen.
April 29, 2006 |
One of Southeast Asia's most wanted suspected terrorists escaped capture when security forces raided his hide-out before dawn today, killing two militants and arresting two, police said. Malaysian fugitive Noordin Mohammed Top, regarded as a key leader of the militant group Jemaah Islamiah, fled before heavily armed police arrived at the house on the island of Java, police spokesman Brig. Gen. Anton Bahrul Alam told El Shinta radio.
February 17, 1985 |
Islamic extremist Salman Hafidz has been executed before a 12-man firing squad in the West Java capital of Bandung, justice ministry officials said here Friday. The officials said the execution was conducted in a secluded place around midnight Feb. 8. Hafidz, 29, was the No. 2 man in the Islamic movement headed by Imron Mohammad, who was executed in April 1983. Hafidz was sentence to death by the Bandung district court in 1982, after he was found guilty of subversion and murder.
October 6, 2009 |
Expect a far more powerful earthquake than last week's magnitude 7.6 temblor to hit the devastated Indonesian city of Padang and surrounding areas in the next few decades. That's the word from a team of leading seismologists, who said the worst is yet to come, although they cautioned that predicting the timing of earthquakes is an inexact science at best. After a three-day review of seismic evidence using global-positioning equipment, scientists with the Earth Observatory of Singapore, or EOS, found that the Padang earthquake did little to relieve the stored tension at the juncture of two tectonic plates.
June 13, 2007 |
The suspected military commander of Indonesia's most feared terrorist group has been captured, dealing another blow to Al Qaeda's main ally in Southeast Asia, police said here today. Abu Dujana, wanted in connection with at least two bombings in Jakarta, was arrested by a special anti-terrorism unit Saturday on the central Indonesian island of Java, a police spokesman said at a news conference. Seven other terrorism suspects also were rounded up.
November 11, 2009 |
The teenager lay dazed amid the settling dust and debris, his leg trapped by a fallen concrete wall. He sensed that he was going to die. So he made a decision: He would cut off his own limb to save his life. Ignoring the major blood loss, taking deep breaths as he concentrated on the terrible task at hand, the 18-year-old construction worker cut halfway through his right leg just below the kneecap. Finally, too weak to continue, he begged for help, and a fellow worker finished the job for him in the aftermath of the magnitude 7.6 earthquake that struck Sumatra in September.
December 2, 2009 |
The wild bull elephant stood menacingly in the clearing, trumpeting in annoyance and anger, its brain racing with a chemical that unleashes a throbbing and unceasing headache. It was the heart of mating season, and the bull was desperately seeking a mate. Was this really a good moment to be sitting on top of another elephant just a few hundred feet away? But Syamsuardi, a native of the wild Sumatran forest, had his strategy ready: He would pit his own elephant against the amorous stranger.
June 26, 1998 |
Fearing that growing economic hardships could spark new riots, Indonesia and the International Monetary Fund announced a revised bailout deal Thursday loaded with fuel and food subsidies. The deal--the fourth struck by Indonesia and the IMF since October--calls for tough reforms while balancing the needs of the tens of millions hit hard by the region's worst financial crisis in 30 years.
September 19, 2004 |
Police said Saturday that they have arrested four suspects in the Sept. 9 suicide bombing at the Australian Embassy in Indonesia's capital. The four men were detained under anti-terrorist laws but have not been charged in the attack, which killed nine people, including two bombers, and wounded nearly 180. National Police Chief Dai Bachtiar said he was "convinced" police would capture the alleged masterminds, Malaysian militants Azahari bin Husin and Noordin Top.
November 26, 2005 |
Roche Holding Ltd. said Indonesia could make a generic version of Tamiflu without its license because the medicine, which may be useful in treating avian influenza, isn't protected by a patent in the Southeast Asian nation. "We've informed the government they can produce it for local use," said Martina Rupp, a spokeswoman for the Swiss drug maker. "Quality guidelines will have to be assured by the Indonesian government."