Sunday, 24 Zulhijjah 1440 / 25 August 2019

Sunday, 24 Zulhijjah 1440 / 25 August 2019

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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...

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...

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...

69 hotspots detected in South Sumatera

Sunday, 01 Nov 2015 16:31 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALEMBANG -- National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) stated that on Saturday (30/10), there were 69 hotspots detected in South Sumatra."Based on recent observation from satellite at 04:00 am,...

Minister hands over compensation to haze victims

Saturday, 31 Oct 2015 19:26 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANABARU -- Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa handed over a compensation worth Rp15 million to the families of each of those who died from the haze in...

President inspects canal development in C Kalimantan

Saturday, 31 Oct 2015 19:19 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALANGKARAYA -- President Joko Widodo inspected a blocking canal development project in Pulang Pisau Saturday, which is intended to prevent peat land fires in the district.President Jokowi, as...

Health Minister: Learn preventive measures to counter haze impacts

Friday, 30 Oct 2015 07:34 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAMBI -- Health Minister Nila Djuwita Anfasa Moeloek has called on the public to learn preventive measures against the impacts of haze emanating from forest fires, so they...

VP dispatches PMI team to haze-affected areas

Friday, 30 Oct 2015 07:00 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Vice President Jusuf Kalla, who is concurrently chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), dispatched a PMI emergency response team to the haze-affected areas in Sumatra...

Sumatra, Kalimantan to receive more rainfall in week ahead

Friday, 30 Oct 2015 05:35 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- More rainfall is forecast in the next seven days in Sumatra and Kalimantan where forest and land fires have been raging so far, according to the...

President holds meeting at OKI district head's official residence

Friday, 30 Oct 2015 05:00 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, OGAN KOMERING ILIR -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) held a meeting with several ministers at the official residence of Ogan Komering Ilir (OKI) district head in South Sumatra...

Police question 253 alleged perpetrators of forest fires

Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 15:56 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, MEDAN -- Police have so far questioned 253 parties accused of burning forests and lands, causing haze in various regions in Indonesia."The legal process (into the role) of...

Govt to use REDD+ funds to restore peat lands

Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 15:24 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Vice President Jusuf Kalla said here on Wednesday that the government would use funds from the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) program...

Airport operator, airways hit hard by forest fire haze

Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 15:22 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The haze emanating from forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan harms not only the locals and the environment, but has also affected the financial performance of...

Minister says not to interfere in haze committee discourse

Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 10:36 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Minister/State Secretary Pratikno has indicated that the government will not interfere with the discourse on the establishment of the special House committee on haze."The government will...

BNPB spends Rp 600 billion to handle Forest Fire

Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 10:12 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) has spent Rp 600 billion to handle land and forest fires. The funds were counted from the beginning of the year...

Some three thousand flights affected by haze over last month

Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 16:10 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PADANGPARIAMAN -- State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II has recorded that some three thousand flights were affected over the last one month due to haze emanating from...

Jokowi raises issue of forest fires at Brookings

Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 16:04 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, WASHINGTON DC -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) raised the issue of forest fires during his policy speech at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.The fires...

AP II loss due to smog reaches Rp 30 billion

Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 09:19 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PADANGPARIAMAN -- PT Angkasa Pura II as manager of airports in Indonesia, conveyed that the company suffered a loss of about Rp 30 billion in the last month....