Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJakarta Indonesia
IN THE NEWS

Jakarta Indonesia

FEATURED ARTICLES
WORLD
August 25, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
An Indonesian court sentenced a Muslim militant to 10 years in jail for involvement in last year's bombing of the J.W. Marriott hotel in Jakarta but acquitted him of helping plan the 2002 Bali attacks, even though he acknowledged participating. The August 2003 attack on the Marriott killed 12 people, and the bombings in Bali killed 202.
ARTICLES BY DATE
WORLD
February 7, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Deadly floods that swamped the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, have begun to recede, but much of the city remained covered with filthy water. Flooding and related problems, such as downed power lines, have killed at least 50 people and forced more than 220,000 from their homes, but some were returning as the water levels dropped. Thousands of people had sought shelter in government buildings, schools and mosques. Overcrowding and unsanitary conditions sparked fear of waterborne diseases.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jakarta police asked Playboy magazine Thursday to stop publishing its Indonesian edition out of fears it could enrage Muslims. No laws ban the magazine, which does not feature any nudity and is no more risque than other local and foreign publications sold in the world's most populous Muslim nation. Ponti Carolus, the director of Playboy's publishing company, said the magazine would think about the request by police.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jakarta police asked Playboy magazine Thursday to stop publishing its Indonesian edition out of fears it could enrage Muslims. No laws ban the magazine, which does not feature any nudity and is no more risque than other local and foreign publications sold in the world's most populous Muslim nation. Ponti Carolus, the director of Playboy's publishing company, said the magazine would think about the request by police.
WORLD
February 7, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Deadly floods that swamped the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, have begun to recede, but much of the city remained covered with filthy water. Flooding and related problems, such as downed power lines, have killed at least 50 people and forced more than 220,000 from their homes, but some were returning as the water levels dropped. Thousands of people had sought shelter in government buildings, schools and mosques. Overcrowding and unsanitary conditions sparked fear of waterborne diseases.
BUSINESS
April 11, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
The International Monetary Fund has outlined an $18-billion plan to help overhaul Indonesia's banking system as part of an agreement to resume its aid to the country. The new agreement, which comes after the IMF suspended aid from a $40-billion bailout plan because the government failed to keep promises in two earlier pacts, also outlines steps to end foreign ownership restrictions.
NEWS
May 17, 1998 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Budi Lesmana steered his Honda motorcycle through the riot-damaged streets of Jakarta on Saturday, passing burned-out department stores and looted shops, and said to a passenger behind him: "I am ashamed; truly ashamed to be an Indonesian." But at least, after four days of rioting that left about 500 dead, the capital was finally quiet.
SPORTS
March 19, 1990
Former heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon stopped Greg Gunnel in the third round of a scheduled 10-round bout in Jakarta, Indonesia.
NEWS
July 5, 1991 | Associated Press
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake was recorded Thursday near the Flores Sea, Indonesia, the Hong Kong Observatory reported. The quake was centered about 1,200 miles east of Jakarta, Indonesia, in an area of sparsely populated islands, it said.
NEWS
September 11, 1987 | United Press International
President Reagan will nominate Richard Howland, a career Foreign Service officer, to be the U.S. ambassador to Suriname, the White House has announced. Howland, 53, has been deputy chief of the U.S. mission in Jakarta, Indonesia, since 1983.
WORLD
August 25, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
An Indonesian court sentenced a Muslim militant to 10 years in jail for involvement in last year's bombing of the J.W. Marriott hotel in Jakarta but acquitted him of helping plan the 2002 Bali attacks, even though he acknowledged participating. The August 2003 attack on the Marriott killed 12 people, and the bombings in Bali killed 202.
NEWS
May 17, 1998 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Budi Lesmana steered his Honda motorcycle through the riot-damaged streets of Jakarta on Saturday, passing burned-out department stores and looted shops, and said to a passenger behind him: "I am ashamed; truly ashamed to be an Indonesian." But at least, after four days of rioting that left about 500 dead, the capital was finally quiet.
BUSINESS
April 11, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
The International Monetary Fund has outlined an $18-billion plan to help overhaul Indonesia's banking system as part of an agreement to resume its aid to the country. The new agreement, which comes after the IMF suspended aid from a $40-billion bailout plan because the government failed to keep promises in two earlier pacts, also outlines steps to end foreign ownership restrictions.
WORLD
November 6, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
East Timor's former governor was released from jail in Jakarta, Indonesia, after a court over-turned his conviction in connection with violence that left up to 2,000 East Timorese dead, officials said. Abilio Jose Soares was the only Indonesian official to be punished for the bloodshed that accompanied the former province's 1999 United Nations-sponsored vote for independence.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|