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2008-08-25 06:01:01

Text of report in English by influential Indonesian newspaper The Jakarta Post English-language website on 24 August [Unattributed article: "Kalla wants DPR investigate Tangguh LNG contract"] Vice President Jusuf Kalla has asked the People's Representative Council (DPR) Energy Inquiry Team to investigate the export contract of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the BP-run Tangguh plant in West Papua to China. He said the contract was costing Indonesia dearly. Kalla described the...

2008-07-14 09:01:02

Text of report in English by website of independent Indonesian news magazine Tempo on 14 July [by Anton Aprianto and Yuliawati] Indramayu: Vice-President Jusuf Kalla guarantees that there will be no electricity blackouts next year. This is because the government is speeding up construction of steam-powered electricity generating plants (PLTU) with a total capacity of 10,000 MW. Construction was originally planned to be finished by September 2009. "I have checked construction of the...

2006-08-14 06:34:59

By Ahmad Pathoni JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia needs to ensure that a hard-won peace in Aceh province becomes permanent, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Monday, ahead of the anniversary of a deal to end three decades of conflict. The separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and the Indonesian government signed a pact in Helsinki on August 15, 2005, aimed at ending a war in which 15,000 people died and giving Acehnese greater power over their own affairs. "We must consolidate...

2006-07-18 21:47:26

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Thousands awoke from a second night on mosque floors or under makeshift shelters on Indonesia's Java island on Tuesday as authorities grappled with the aftermath of a tsunami that killed at least 368 people. As efforts continued to find 235 people still missing, the media questioned why there was no warning ahead of Monday's killer waves despite regional efforts to set up early alert systems after the massive Indian Ocean tsunami of...

2006-07-17 23:57:08

By Heru Asprihanto PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - At least 230 people were killed after a tsunami smashed into fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island, following a strong undersea earthquake, rescue officials said on Tuesday. No warnings were reported despite efforts around the region to establish early warning systems after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed 230,000 people, including 170,000 in Indonesia. But many residents and tourists recognized the...

2006-06-15 06:05:01

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister John Howard wrote to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday to protest the decision to free a hardline Islamic cleric jailed over links to the 2002 Bali bombings. The criticism comes ahead of a planned summit between Howard and Yudhoyono set for June 26 in Indonesia. That summit had been expected to cap an improvement in ties after a flap over Australia granting asylum to 42 people from Indonesia's...

2006-04-05 05:27:02

By Telly Nathalia JAKARTA (Reuters) - Thousands of Indonesians rallied across the world's fourth-most-populous country on Wednesday to protest against a parliamentary move to revise employment laws. Employers have complained that Indonesia's 2003 labor bill gave workers so many benefits and so much freedom to organize and strike that it dealt a blow to the country's economic competitiveness and its attractiveness to investors. The 2003 bill was a product of the country's first...

2006-02-22 00:54:45

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is working to uproot militant Islamic ideas but officials and moderate clerics say they face a long struggle, while also coping with setbacks such as anger over cartoons that lampooned the Prophet Mohammad. In November, Indonesian police discovered videos showing three young suicide bombers using Islam to justify attacks on restaurants in Bali that killed 20 people the previous month. Vice President Jusuf Kalla said the videos showed...

2006-02-09 04:06:35

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Iran's nuclear programs have peaceful aims and will not be abandoned even under threats of military action, which are no more real than a vampire's teeth, one of the country's vice presidents said on Thursday. Esfandiar Rahim Mashaee said on a visit to Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, that Iran opposes nuclear weapons and their use. "On the Iranian nuclear issue, we have always been clear in our action, and in Iran all of its nuclear (programs)...

2005-11-26 00:19:06

By Dean Yates and Tomi Soetjipto JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will take tough action in its newly declared war on militant ideas that could include shutting an Islamic school co-founded by hardline jailed cleric Abu Bakar Bashir if serious teaching deviations are found, the vice president said on Saturday. Jusuf Kalla said the government would soon ban a widely circulated book of militant ideas written by one of the 2002 Bali bombers, Imam Samudra, who is on death row. He said that...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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