Monday, November 3, 2008


Five (5) Provinces in Indonesia are Struggling, Putting Out Seasonal Fire
Seasonal land and forest fire has started to escalate at several places in the Province of West Sumatra, Jambi, Central Borneo, and West Borneo. This natural phenomenon has caused trans-boundary haze, affecting adjacent provinces and even neighboring countries, like Malaysia and Singapore. As of October 18, 2006, several parts of the Province of North Sumatra were also reported to be affected by the haze. more »

Holding Statement Regarding the July 17th 2006 Earhtquake and Tsunami in West Java and Central Java
On behalf of all officials of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of RI, I would like to express our deepest condolence to all the departed, the victims, and the families in the affected areas of the earthquake and tsunami. more »

Asean Statement On Avian Flu And Disaster Preparedness
Avian Flu represents a potential global threat and is a matter of high priority for member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). more »

SBY Revives Pancasila as Basis for Reform
(Indonesia's Trade & Investment News-5 June 06). President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Thursday (1/6/06) that abandoning the Pancasila state ideology for narrow religious or ethnic-based doctrine will only jeopardize Indonesias unity and diversity. more »

Official Statement on Yogyakarta Earthquake
Jakarta, May 29th, 2006 " A 5.9 Richter-Scale earthquake has shaken Yogyakarta and its surroundings on May 27th, 2006, at 05.55 a.m. local time, causing many injured and more than 5,000 dead (as of May 29th, 2006, 13.30 local time). more »

Avian Flu Rumors May Need Clarification Before Further Damaging Indonesian Tourism
A Travel Weekly press release stated that "The cancellation of the Convexindo & Motivation Show 2006 came as bird flu claimed its 22nd victim in Indonesia last week." Jack Daniels from Bali Media Center points out this as proof of the immediate need for a more coordinated and sophisticated approach to press and media. more »

Poultry Stamped Out and Stricter Coordinated Actions as 19th Victim Succumbs to Avian Flu
Official comments from various government institutions concerning avian flu in Indonesia. more »

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