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Bali: Brit and Asuusie Jailed for brutal killing of police officer

Denpasar (Indonesia) (AFP) – An Australian woman and her British DJ boyfriend were jailed Monday over the killing of a policeman who was beaten to death on a beach on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Sara Connor and David Taylor were convicted of the fatal group assault of officer Wayan Sudarsa, whose battered body was found in the popular tourist area of Kuta in August.

Connor, 46, was jailed for four years and Taylor, 34, was sentenced to six years. Read Article

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Jakarta Indonesia: Suicide Attacks, gun battles continue, Starbucks closes all locations in country

bbc.com reported Multiple Fatalities – Starbucks closes all locations in Indonesia until further notice Armoured personnel carriers called onto the streets amid explosions and gunfights in one of city’s busiest precincts. Up to seven blasts and multiple gunfights hit the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Thursday, including one outside the United Nations building in the centre [...]

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Indonesia: Embassy issues alert for potential threats against U.S. interests

theguardian.com reported officials say there is potential threat against US-associated facilities in Surabaya and recommend heightened vigilance and awareness of one’s can you buy viagra over the counter surroundings. The US embassy in Indonesia issued a security alert on Saturday for its citizens in the country’s second-biggest city, Surabaya. “The US Isoniazid embassy has been [...]

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Indonesia: Tourists still missing after boat sinks

scmp.com reported 13 rescued two days after Indonesia tourist boat sinks as two foreigners remain missing Tourist vessel sank in a storm on trip between Lombok and Komodo islands .Eight foreigners and five Indonesians were rescued on Monday two days after their tourist boat sank during a storm in the archipelago, having survived by huddling [...]

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Bali: Dog Culling Effort, supposedly to protect tourism business

Yes, Bali — the tropical isle of surfers, volcanoes and enchanting temples — is overrun with stray dogs. They’re everywhere: nibbling roadside trash, wandering along the picturesque beaches and prowling through villages. Some are rabid. In the last six years, according to government figures, nearly 150 people on Bali have died from rabies. No tourists [...]

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Indonesia Alert: police warn of possible extremeists attacks on worshipers at Christmas

Indonesian police warned Thursday that extremists may be planning to target worshipers at Christmas and New Year celebrations in the capital Jakarta and other parts of the country. National police chief Sutarman said there were indications that militants were heading to areas they wished to target, and may be assembling bombs. “The terrorists have cells [...]

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Bali Indonesia: Five tourists from China killed in bus crash

xinhuanet.com reported…….Now for an update on the deadly bus crash involving Chinese tourists on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Two days after the crash, a fifth Chinese tourist has died in hospital. This brings the total death toll to seven–five Chinese and their Indonesian driver and tour guide. Eight other Chinese were injured, now [...]

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Indonesia: Seven Australians contract measles in Bali, tourists warned of potential spread

According to tvnz.co.nz, health authorities in Australia are warning travellers to Bali to ensure they are vaccinated against measles before they leave. At least seven Australians have caught the highly infectious disease while holidaying on the Indonesian island. The caution comes after five Victorians, who were not vaccinated, contracted measles in Indonesia in a five-week [...]

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Group of Nigerians arrested in Indonesia in alleged money laundering scheme

Bernama.com reports that Indonesia’s National Police Criminal Investigation Directorate has arrested 25 Nigerians in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, for alleged involvements in money laundering via email account hijacking, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported. Indonesian Police Commissioner General Sutarman said during the raid, the police also took three Indonesian women into custody. All of the suspects [...]

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Indonesia: Travelers to Bali warned of risk of measles after four Australians contract the disease

According to stuff.co.nz, Bali holidaymakers have been warned to watch for measles symptoms after four West Australian travelers contracted the disease in the past week after returning from Indonesia. The WA Health Department director of communicable disease control Paul Armstrong said people were also potentially exposed to infection at general practice surgeries where the infected [...]

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