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Archipelago

  • PetroChina to open new wells in W. Tanjungjabung

    The West Tanjungjabung administration has said that it is processing permit requests for the opening of three new oil and gas wells that PetroChina Jabung International Ltd., a local subsidiary of China’s petroleum giant PetroChina, has proposed to explore in the regency.

  • Masks prepared to anticipate haze in Jambi

    The East Tanjungjabung administration says it has prepared 20,000 masks to anticipate haze pollution as this year’s dry season is likely to trigger a spike in forest fires in Jambi.

  • Fires in Jambi continue to expand

    A Jambi environmental activist has said the Pematang Damar forest, which is an orchid conservation area, caught fire in the past week threatening various endangered species of orchids.

  • Nigerian drug trafficker jailed for life

    The Depok District Court in West Java has sentenced Nigerian citizen Uzoma Elele Alfar, 33, to life imprisonment for smuggling 4 kilograms of methamphetamine and 301.1 grams of marijuana.

  • Police foil attempt to sell protected eagles on Facebook

    The East Java Police have arrested a man for allegedly attempting to trade wild protected eagles on social media.

  • Islands in focus: Police run reenactment of Engeline’s murder

    Police conducted a reenactment on Monday of the murder of 8-year-old Engeline Margret Megawe in a house on Jl. Sedap Malam No. 26, Denpasar, where the tragedy took place.

  • Islands in focus: Malaysia deports over 1,300 NTB workers

    The Malaysian government has deported 1,315 migrant workers from West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) so far this year, mostly for not having proper documentation, overstaying visas or involvement in criminal acts.

  • Islands in focus: NTT police officer cheats would-be cadets

    A member of the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Police Internal Affairs Division (Propam) First Brig. Fitra has allegedly cheated dozens of prospective police cadets of hundreds of millions of rupiah during selection procedures.

  • Islands in focus: Gorontalo exports 2,000 tons of corn to RP

    Gorontalo province has resumed corn exports, sending off a 2,000 ton shipment, this time to the Philippines. Gorontalo Agricultural Food Crops and Horticulture Office head Mulyadi Mario said the total export volume of corn had reached 95,967 tons as of July this year, or valued at Rp 555 billion (about US$426 million).

  • Bintan airport designed for charter flights, ready in 2017

    The development of the Bintan International Airport, scheduled for completion in 2017, is aimed at supporting the region’s tourist industry, especially the needs of charter flights, said Bintan Regent Ansar Ahmad.

  • Pekalongan mayor to sue home minister

    Pekalongan Mayor Basyir Achmad has threatened to sue Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo if the minister does not allow him to resign as mayor.

  • Families urged to report relatives suspected killed in Hercules crash

    The North Sumatra Police’s Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team has called on people to report to the authorities any relatives feared to have died in a military plane disaster last week.

  • Drought

    Farmers walk across rice fields cracked as a result of drought in Cijeungjing, Ciamis, West Java, on Monday. At present, 3,500 hectares of rice fields in Ciamis are facing drought. (Antara)

  • Over 1,300 NTB migrant workers deported from Malaysia

    The Malaysian government has deported 1,313 migrant workers from West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) so far this year, mostly for not having proper documentation, overstaying or involvement in criminal acts.

  • East Java Police to deploy 5,050 officers to safeguard Lebaran exodus

    The East Java Police will deploy 5,050 officers in Operation Ketupat Semeru 2015 to help maintain security during the exodus of holidaymakers traveling from big cities to their hometowns to celebrate Idul Fitri.

  • Govt urged to prioritize gas distribution for E. Kalimantan residents

    East Kalimantan Governor Awang Faroek Ishak has called on state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina, on behalf of the government, to ensure that the distribution of gas via pipelines reaches the homes of East Kalimantan residents.

     

     

  • E.Kalimantan governor accepts Jokowi decision on Mahakam block

    East Kalimantan Governor Awang Faroek Ishak says he will abide by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s decision to reject the provincial administration’s request for a participating interest of 19 percent in the Mahakam oil and gas block.

     

     

  • Policeman mobbed amid festivity

    Second Brig. Putra Suhardiman, a member of Mamasa Police in West Sulawesi, was stabbed by a group of youths on Sunday night amid the hustle of a fair. Putra remained unconscious on Monday morning.

  • Pekanbaru family joins IS

    The Riau Police’s intelligence and security directorate had discovered the whereabouts of a family from Pekanbaru, which was reported to have joined the radical Islamic State (IS) movement in Syria, following a thorough investigation, a police official said on Sunday.

  • Islands in focus: Tons sugar smuggled from Timor Leste

    The Belu Military District of East Nusa Tenggara has thwarted an attempt to smuggle 2.4 tons of sugar from Timor Leste.