» 10/01/2009, 00.00
As situation gets more horrifying, presidential plane evacuates Sumatra quake victims
Pariaman, a district near Padang home and to 80,000 people, is destroyed. Caritas mobilises and sends in volunteer teams to bring medicine, water, blankets and cooking equipment.
28/05/2013 INDONESIA - UNITED STATES
Yudhoyono ignores protests, flies to US for human rights award
Humanitarian organisations, religious minorities and moderate Muslims against the decision to give the Indonesian president a award take to the streets. The former president of the Muhammadiyah organisation is also against it. For the Indonesian leader, the prize recognises his country's "achievements", not "the success of a single individual."
Seven-metre tsunami strikes Maluku's Buru Island
A strong earthquake triggers a tsunami. Three people die and a village is swept away. News reported only today.
Muslim leader detained in anti-Christian attack
Police announce that Muharli Barda, notorious head of the Islamic Defender Front in Bekasi, is a suspect in the case. Nine other people are involved, but their names have not yet been made public as the authorities continue to investigate the stabbing of a Christian clergyman.
Democratic Party's main financial backer convicted on corruption charges
Siti Hartati, a businesswoman and head of the Indonesian Buddhist Forum Association, was sentenced to 32 months in jail and US$ 15,000 in fines. The scandal tarnishes the image of the president's party as the other major parties begin their own moralisation campaigns.
High risk of terrorist attacks in Indonesia, says President Susilo
"Terrorist cells are still active", the President warns. He puts country's security forces on high alert and gives notice to Islamic extremists.
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