Sunday, 24 Zulhijjah 1440 / 25 August 2019

Sunday, 24 Zulhijjah 1440 / 25 August 2019

INDEX BERITA

Minister admits poor law enforcement in handling wildfire

Thursday, 22 Aug 2019 08:23 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto has admitted poor law enforcement against individuals applying slash and burn method caused forest and land fires....

Tesso Nilo elephants show signs of stress due to forest fire

Wednesday, 14 Aug 2019 08:35 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- Mahouts of the elephant Flying Squad at the Tesso Nilo National (TNTN ) Park had to evacuate the trained elephants to a safer place, as they...

Satellite detects 2,070 hotspots across Indonesia

Friday, 09 Aug 2019 02:01 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Indonesian Environmental Affairs and Forestry Ministry recorded 2,070 hotspots, with a confidence rate at over 80 percent, during the January-July 2019 period, based on monitoring...

700 Pekanbaru people suffer respiratory illness due to haze

Monday, 05 Aug 2019 10:10 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- Some 700 people in Pekanbaru, Riau Province, currently suffer from respiratory illness as haze from forest fires has shrouded the city over the last several days....

Smog lowers visibility in Pekanbaru

Tuesday, 30 Jul 2019 14:57 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- Haze from forest and land fires blanketing Pekanbaru City, Riau Province, since Tuesday morning, has reduced visibility, an official of the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency...

Jokowi highlights efforts to overcome smoke haze

Sunday, 16 Dec 2018 07:45 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has disclosed his government's efforts to overcome smoke haze that affected several parts of Indonesia, including Riau Province, for dozens of years....

Haze shrouds Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan

Monday, 17 Sep 2018 19:15 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BALIKPAPAN -- Haze from forest fires has shrouded Banjarmasin City, the capital of South Kalimantan Province, on Monday morning. In residential and farming areas in Pemurus, South Banjarmasin...

Four people named suspects in C Kalimantan land fires

Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 19:48 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SAMPIT -- Police in East Kotawaringin district, Central Kalimantan, have named four suspects in land and forest fires in a number of areas in the district. Police said...

Beware of long drought this year: Wiranto

Wednesday, 22 Aug 2018 05:45 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto asked all the parties to be aware of the possibility of a long drought in 2018. Due...

BNPB keeps on trying to contain forest fires in W Kalimantan

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018 12:43 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has deployed four water bombing helicopters to put out land and forest fires in West Kalimantan. On Monday, Pontianak city...

Three Riau residents arrested for burning land

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018 07:37 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- The army personnel joining the Riau Forest and Land Firefighting Task Force have caught red handed three local residents while burning a piece of land in...

BMKG detects 140 hot spots in Riau

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 21:21 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- Pekanbaru Station's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) detected 140 hot spots. It indicated that forest and land fires (Karhutla) occured in Riau Province.

Based...

Smoke detectors installed in Jakabaring Sport City area

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 02:05 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALEMBANG -- Smoke detectors have been installed in the Jakabaring Sport City (JSC) area in Palembang, South Sumatra. The device was installed to ensure the location of the...

Govt discusses precautionary measures against forest fires

Thursday, 26 Jul 2018 02:30 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The government has held discussions on precautionary measures against land and forest fires following the onset of the dry season in 2018. Hotspots have emerged in...

Ministry struggles to make Asian Games free from smoke

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 13:03 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Environment and Forestry Ministry is determined to do its utmost to make Indonesia free from smoke when it hosts the Asian Games 2018 from Aug...

Water-bombing choppers deployed to Palembang for Asian Games

Saturday, 02 Jun 2018 11:39 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALEMBANG -- Two additional water-bombing helicopters have been sent to Palembang, South Sumatra Province, for anticipating wildfires during the 18th Asian Games that will be held from Aug...

Drought to peak in conjunction with Asian Games: BPBD

Monday, 28 May 2018 15:46 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALEMBANG -- Regional Disaster Management Board (BPBD) has predicted that the drought will peak in August 2018. It will be in conjunction with the international sporting event of...

Riau to extend alert status on fires ahead of Asian Games

Monday, 21 May 2018 22:38 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- The Riau provincial government will extend an alert status of land and forest fires (Karhutla), which will end this month, in order to avoid haze during...

Govt optimistic Asian Games to be free from haze

Monday, 02 Apr 2018 03:19 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALEMBANG -- The Environmental Affairs and Forestry Ministry is optimistic that the 2018 Asian Games to be free from haze. The government has been doing its utmost to...

On Forest fires, President says no more

Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 10:03 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo said here on Monday that Indonesia's economy was corrected by 0.2 percent due to smog problems caused by forest and land fires in...

Indonesia discusses efforts to prevent forest fires

Monday, 18 Jan 2016 23:53 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo and officers discussed efforts to prevent forest fires in Indonesia in 2016, including the involvement of the private sector.The coordination meeting was held...

BMKD detects 10 hotspots in Riau

Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 09:24 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Pekanbaru detected 10 hotspots which spread across six counties and cities in Riau Province, on Friday (25/12).Head of BMKG Pekanbaru...

Peatland restoration should be based on several considerations

Wednesday, 02 Dec 2015 18:00 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PARIS -- The initiative launched by the government to restore peatland ecosystems to mitigate climate change should be based on ecological and economic considerations, stated a researcher from...

In ASEAN Summit, Jokowi explains how to handle forest fires

Sunday, 22 Nov 2015 16:17 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) explained the issue of forest fires faced by Indonesian. This was conveyed in a plenary session of 27th ASEAN Summit in KLCC,...

Foreign companies involved for causing forest fires, VP says

Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 16:32 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, MANILA -- Vice President Jusuf Kalla reiterated Indonesia's efforts in addressing the smog disaster in Sumatra and Kalimantan that were affected by a number of neighboring countries. Kalla...

America provides 2.9 million US dollar for Indonesia's forest restoration

Saturday, 14 Nov 2015 08:02 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya, said the Government of the United States (US) would provide assistance of 2.9 million US dollars for restoration of...

Indonesia thanks Australia for assistance in handling forest fires

Friday, 13 Nov 2015 03:45 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has expressed gratitude to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for lending assistance in handling land and forest fires.President Widodo accompanied by First...

Two helicopters reassigned to South Sumatra

Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 17:31 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALEMBANG -- Two Kamov helicopters will be reassigned to maximize land and forest fire extinguishing operations in South Sumatra, which has recorded 105 hotspots.Head of the National Disaster...

Police arrests 78 suspects of forest fires

Sunday, 08 Nov 2015 19:50 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Police was handling 286 cases of land and forest fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra. A total of 266 individuals and corporations had been named as suspects."78...

BMKG: Increase in number of hotspots recorded in Babel

Thursday, 05 Nov 2015 21:14 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PANGKALPINANG -- The Pangkalpinang station of Indonesia's Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) revealed an increase in the number of hotspots detected by the Terra and Aqua...

Norway ready to help solve forest and land fires in Indonesia

Wednesday, 04 Nov 2015 17:14 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Norwegian government has expressed its readiness to help Indonesia in seeking a solution to resolve the forest and land fires permanently."If there is a question...

Smog disaster is intentional

Tuesday, 03 Nov 2015 17:47 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, By: Ahmad Syafii MaarifFor Riau, at least, besides Central Kalimantan, there was a Governor Regulation No 11/2014 which gave permission to burn forests for land cultivation. The heads...

Satellites detect 200 hotspots across Sumatra Island

Tuesday, 03 Nov 2015 16:02 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PADANG -- The Terra and Aqua satellites detected some 200 hotspots of forest and plantation fires across Sumatra Island on Tuesday at 6 a.m. local time."Some 165 hotspots...

Govt accused of negligence allowing land clearing with fires

Tuesday, 03 Nov 2015 12:34 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Non government organization Forest Watch Indonesia accused the government of negligence allowing regional regulation legalizing the use of fire in land clearing.The regional regulation is against...

Only want to serve people

Tuesday, 03 Nov 2015 01:23 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, By: Julkifli Marbun/Editor in Republika.co.id   Perhaps what he did is not mean anything to ease the burden on the residents of Sumatra, especially in Medan, North Sumatra. But Muhammad...

President of PT Dyera named suspect in forest fire

Monday, 02 Nov 2015 19:54 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAMBI -- Police have named the president director of PT Dyera Hutan Lestari, with concessions in Muaro Jambi and Tanjung Jabung Timur, a suspect in forest fire case...

Victims of smog in Riau reach 97,139 people

Monday, 02 Nov 2015 14:14 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- Riau Provincial Health Department recorded casualties due to smog had reached 97,139 people for various diseases. The data was obtained until 30th October 2015."Of the total...

Jusuf Kalla holds Istisqo prayer to ask for rain

Sunday, 01 Nov 2015 22:35 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Vice President Jusuf Kalla held an Istisqo prayer to ask for rain at Jakarta's main Istiqlal Mosque here on Sunday morning."The prayer is initiated by the...

VP: Peatland restoration prevents forest fires

Sunday, 01 Nov 2015 21:00 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla said peat land restoration in several islands of Indonesia can prevent forest fires that can cause haze disaster."The most important thing...

Police: Suspects of forest fires reach 258 people

Sunday, 01 Nov 2015 19:34 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Indonesian Police continued to investigate cases of land and forest fires that occurred in Sumatra and Kalimantan. Reports related to the cases also continued to increase.Head...