Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners

Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners
Widodo has pledged to bring reform to Indonesia

Ban appeals to Indonesia to stop death row executions

Ban appeals to Indonesia to stop death row executions
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has pleaded to Indonesia to stop the execution of prisoners on death row for drug crimes. AFP PHOTO

Pope: 'Death penalty represents failure' – no 'humane' way to kill a person

Pope: 'Death penalty represents failure' – no 'humane' way to kill a person
The pope wrote that the principle of legitimate personal defense isn’t adequate justification to execute someone. Photograph: Zuma/Rex

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison (US Justice Systems / Human Rights)

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison   (US Justice Systems / Human Rights)
US President Barack Obama speaks as he tours the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma, July 16, 2015 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)

US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)
Woman who spent 23 years on US death row cleared (Photo: dpa)


"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Monday, February 27, 2012

Indonesian Immigration Boss Arrested

Jakarta Globe, Zaky Pawas | February 27, 2012

The head of immigration at Soekarno-Hatta International
Airport has been arrested over the suspected forgery of
documents. (EPA Photo Mast Irham)
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Police have arrested the head of immigration at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on suspicion of signing a bogus document to cover for another falsified document in a convoluted legal wrangle involving a Singaporean national.

Sr. Comr. Rikwanto, a Jakarta Police spokesman, said on Sunday that Rochadi Iman Santoso had been detained since Friday.

“He was arrested on charges that he made a document containing false information regarding the traffic or trips made to and from Indonesia by a Singaporean named Toh Ke Ng Siong,” he said.

In the document, Siong was reported to have arrived at Soekarno-Hatta on a Tiger Airways flight on Aug. 5, 2009, and to have left for Amsterdam aboard a KLM flight a day later.

“The fact is,  Siong never came here, but there was a letter [stating that he did] that was signed by R.I.S.,” Rikwanto said, referring to Rochadi by his initials.

Rikwanto said it was Siong’s lawyers, identified only as B., D. and P. from the law firm Cakra & Co., who had asked Rochadi to sign the letter.

The lawyers, who were representing Siong in a civil suit filed by an Indonesian investment bank, Makindo, had been accused of faking a letter in which Siong granted them power of attorney to act on his behalf.

Makindo reported the lawyers to the police for document forgery, so the lawyers came up with a scheme to make it appear as though Siong had arrived in the country to sign the contract giving them power of attorney, Rikwanto said.

The police spokesman added that after obtaining the bogus immigration document from Rochadi, the lawyers presented it to the prosecutors who were handling the document falsification charge against them.

But after verifying with the Justice Ministry’s Directorate General of Immigration, Tiger Airways and KLM, the prosecutors discovered the immigration document had been falsified.

“The Justice Ministry confirmed that Siong had never been registered by the immigration office, nor did the airlines list him in their passenger manifests for those dates,” Rikwanto said.

He added that Rochadi would be charged with document forgery, which carries a maximum prison sentence of six years. He also said Rochadi had claimed it was all a clerical error.

“We want to find out if money was involved,” Rikwanto said. “He told us there wasn’t and said it was just a case of the wrong information being inputted and that the official who made the error is currently studying in Australia.”

Adj. Sr. Comr. Daniel Bolly Tifaona, the head of the Jakarta Police’s national security unit, said the police would question the three lawyers, who are based in Jakarta. He said the police had yet to talk to them because they traveled overseas often.

Maryoto, a spokesman for the Directorate General of Immigration, said he could not comment on Rochadi’s arrest because he had not yet been officially notified.

“I’m still trying to get information on it. I only heard about it in the media,” he said.

Siong is not being questioned.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Indonesia refuses US ban

Bigpond, Saturday, February 25, 2012

Indonesian police say they will not ban an Islamist group branded a terrorist organisation by Washington, while a member of the group said US sanctions against him are 'a joke.'

Indonesian police say they will not
 ban an Islamist group branded a
 terrorist organisation by Washington.
The United States on Thursday officially labelled Islamist firebrand Abu Bakar Bashir's Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT) group a foreign terrorist organisation, linking it to several attacks in Indonesia.

The State Department accuses the group of being behind a church bombing in Java last September, deadly attacks on Indonesian policemen and bank robberies aimed at raising money for weapons and bomb materials.

'It is the right of the United States to make such a statement, but the group is allowed to carry on in Indonesia as long as it is not breaking the law,' National Police spokesman Saud Usman Nasution told AFP on Friday.

'We will keep monitoring their activities,' Nasution said, adding that Indonesian police had still not finished investigations into the church bombing.

The US Treasury also announced that it was placing sanctions on three leading members of the group, banning US citizens and businesses from any transactions with them.

The trio are JAT acting emir Mochammad Achwan, spokesman Son Hadi bin Muhadjir, and recruiter and fundraiser Abdul Rosyid Ridho Ba'asyir.

Muhadjir told AFP the US sanctions were 'a joke that does not deserve a reply.'

'This shows America's foolishness, since there was no evidence in court that proved we are guilty (of terrorism)', he said.

'The United States is looking for a new target for its fight against terrorism and it wants to enlarge its hegemony in Indonesia,' he said, adding he would 'never do business' with the US irrespective of the sanctions.

JAT was founded in 2008 by 73-year-old Bashir, who was sentenced to prison last year on charges of funding terrorist activities. It says it is a legitimate group to help Muslims and promote Islamic law in Indonesia.

Upon appeal last October the Jakarta High Court slashed Bashir's 15-year jail sentence to nine, citing lack of evidence and old age.

Bashir was the alleged founder and chief ideologue of the better-known violent group Jemaah Islamiya, responsible for a string of attacks, including the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, most of them foreign tourists.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Officials to Aid Stranded Air Australia Passengers in Bali

Jakarta Globe, Lydia Tomkiw, February 17, 2012

Australian passengers arrive at Ngurah Rai airport for flights to Australia
 in Denpasar on Bali island on Friday. Budget carrier Air Australia collapsed
 on Friday stranding thousands of passengers as its domestic flights and
 international services to Honolulu, Bali and Phuket were all grounded.
(AFP Photo/Sonny Tumbelaka)

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Australian consular officials are stationed at Denpasar International Airport in Bali to offer assistance to any Australians who have been affected by budget carrier Air Australia’s sudden collapse on Friday.

Two flights leaving Bali for Australia, with over 100 passengers booked on each, were scheduled to depart tonight and tomorrow.

Australian embassy spokesman in Jakarta, Ray Marcelo, said consular officials will offer assistance such as emergency loans and help finding places for passengers to stay.

Air Australia’s collapse in February may be serendipitous because it is a quieter travel month for Australians to Bali, and other flights may have spare capacity to accommodate stranded passengers, Marcelo said.

Air Australia advised its passengers to find alternative flights.

Marcelo said the embassy has not yet received any requests for assistance, however it is prepared for the possibility some people may not know about Air Australia’s collapse and will arrive at the airport expecting to board a flight.

“We will have to wait and see,” he said.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Indonesia Partners Catholic Church to Protect Children from Clerical Abuse

Jakarta Globe, February 10, 2012

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Vatican City. The Catholic Church launched an international Internet center against pedophilia on Thursday at the close of a four-day Vatican summit aimed at ending decades of abuses and cover-ups.

The new e-learning Center for Child Protection will be based in Germany, with partners in Argentina, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Italy and Kenya, seeking to bring together research and ways to prevent clerical abuse.

The center “is only one part of a renewal of the Church,” Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the archbishop of Munich, said at a news conference.

“This historical hour obliges us to an attitude both of humility and action ... The loss of credibility is far from over but we will rebuild credibility step by step,” he said.

President stresses importance of press freedom

Antara News, Fri, February 10 2012

President Yudhoyono said he had appreciated press freedom since 1999 while he was still active in the military (TNI)."Until now I remain consistent that press freedom is very important to be maintained in Indonesia," he said.

Jambi (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono emphasized the importance of maintaining press freedom in the country on Thursday.

"Through press freedom people are assured information that they need and this meets the principles of `right to know of the people`," he said before hundreds of media people at an event to mark the National Press Day.

He said with the press freedom democracy would be safeguarded. With the press freedom the government and all state institutions could be controlled by the press and people`s aspirations as well as public policies and what the government has done could be made known.

With the press freedom openness would be created to make interactions between the head of state and the people possible. If all elements are really implemented he said he believed it would bring benefit and goodness to the country.

President Yudhoyono said he had appreciated press freedom since 1999 while he was still active in the military (TNI). He said in a discussion forum the President said it was important to assure that the press freedom remains alive in the country.

"Until now I remain consistent that press freedom is very important to be maintained in Indonesia," he said.

President Yudhoyono did not deny various impacts that press freedom had brought on several countries but he believed that it was better to have it rather than not having it such in countries under totalitarian system or authoritarian governments.

Regarding press development in the country President Yudhoyono said that the press community in the country had been better in developing communication with the public. They have big moral responsibility, he said.

He said what the press is doing will affect the people much and therefore the press community must continue to maintain its integrity and capacity.

"I am glad if the press could continue maintaining its integrity and improving its capacity. I would also like to thank the press for having participated in the country`s development," he said.

In the event that was also attended by First Lady Any Yudhoyono, several cabinet members and other officials including the chairman of the Press Council, Bagir Manan, the President received 22 books written by press components from the event committee chairman, Margiono.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

SBY Calls on Muslims to Follow Muhammad in Respecting Harmony

Jakarta Globe, February 05, 2012

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, center, attends a
ceremony of the Milad an-Nabi, locally called 'Mawlid' or 'Maulud' in
Jakarta on Sunday. Muslims in Indonesia along with Muslims around the
world celebrated Milad an-Nabi, or the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed
on the 12th day of Rabiul Awal in the Islamic calendar. (AFP Photo)

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President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Sunday called on Indonesian Muslims to follow the Prophet Muhammad’s example in living in a religiously diverse society and in overcoming differences among people.

The president made the appeal while he attended a large prayer service held in celebration of the Prophet’s birthday at the National Monument (Monas).

“Let’s us follow the Prophet, his morals and manners as well as his attitude and politeness,” Yudhoyono said, stressing how the Prophet built solidarity and stressed a message of peace in his teachings.

The president said that the leadership and the manners of the prophet in managing state and national affairs during his life deserved to be followed nowadays. 

The Prophet, he said, asked all to take part in developing the nation’s future and ensuring it remained harmonious and civilized.


"The End of History" – Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Muhammad, Jesus, God, Jews, Arabs, EU, US, Israel, Iran, Russia, Africa, South America, Global Unity,..... etc.(Text version)

"Perceptions of God" – June 6, 2010 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Quantum Teaching, The Fear of God, Near-death ExperienceGod Becomes Mythology, Worship, Mastery, Intelligent Design, Benevolent CreatorGlobal Unity.... etc.(Text version)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Indonesian Religious Groups Plan ‘Peace Park’

Jakarta Globe, February 02, 2012

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Interfaith leaders said on Wednesday that they would set up a “Peace Park” on the grounds of the House of Representatives’ complex in Jakarta to symbolize interreligious harmony.

Din Syamsuddin, chairman of Muhammadiyah, the country’s second-biggest Islamic organization, said the groundbreaking ceremony would take place on Feb. 10.

Martinus Situmorang, chairman of the Indonesian Bishops Conference (KWI), said religious harmony in the country had come under threat recently from intolerance and needed to be revived.