Twelve quakes jolt regions of Indonesia

Twelve quakes jolt regions of Indonesia

An analyst with the Pekanbaru Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said on Sunday there had been 12 tectonic earthquakes over the last two weeks. The latest quakes struck parts of Sulawesi and Singihe islands on March 21 and March 22, respectively, with magnitudes of 6.3 and 5.2 on the Richter scale (RS), the BMKG […]

Frenchman Suspected in Indonesian Embassy Bombing in Paris

Frenchman Suspected in Indonesian Embassy Bombing in Paris

Indonesia is hunting a radical group with links to Indonesia that may be behind a bomb outside its Paris embassy. Indonesia’s anti-terror agency said yesterday that a group active in France was behind the explosion in Paris last week.

Angry Indonesians protest proposed fuel price hike

Angry Indonesians protest proposed fuel price hike

Massive protests against a proposed fuel price increase failed to materialize in Jakarta on Tuesday, but smaller rallies, some of them violent, took place across the country.

3,000 kiloliters of fuel saved during Nyepi in Bali

3,000 kiloliters of fuel saved during Nyepi in Bali

Bali, whose residents are predominantly Hindu, saved up to 3,000 kiloliters of subsidized fuels at Nyepi, the Hindu Day of Silence, on Friday. The resort island consumes an average of 2,300 kiloliters of premium fuel and 7,000 kiloliters of diesel fuel a day on normal days.

Balinese Silent Day approaches and so do the Ogoh Ogoh (monsters)

Balinese Silent Day approaches and so do the Ogoh Ogoh (monsters)

Tomorrow Bali celebrates its New Year as a Silent Day called ‘Nyepi’ . However, the celebrations start today and, by contrast, today is called ‘noisy day’ – and for good reason! For weeks the Balinese youth have been making giant ‘Ogoh Ogoh’ out of bamboo frames covered in paper mache and then decorated to look […]

Terrorists or Robbers?

Terrorists or Robbers?

Bali Police Public Relations Head, Commissioner Hariadi said the five people shot on Sunday evening may have come to Bali as robbers, not terrorists. Police have not found any evidence that there would have been a bombing.

5 Terror Suspects Killed on Bali

5 Terror Suspects Killed on Bali

An elite anti-terrorism squad shot dead five suspected militants and seized several weapons in raids on Indonesia’s popular tourist island of Bali, police said Monday.