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World 15 Sep 2013 | 6:38 PM

Thousands flee as volcano erupts on Indonesia's Sumatra

JAKARTA: Thousands of villagers fled Sunday after a volcano erupted on Indonesia's Sumatra island spewing rocks and red-hot ash onto surrounding villages, officials said.

Nation 04 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Rainfall in Sumatra douses hotspots

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is expected to be haze-free over the next one week, thanks to frequent rains that continue to douse haze-causing fires in central Sumatra, Indonesia.

Nation 26 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Put out Sumatra fires, Indonesia told

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has called upon Indonesia to immediately extinguish and prevent further land and forest fires in Central Sumatra that are responsible for the transboundary haze since Sunday, says Environment and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel.

AseanPlus News 15 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Sumatra cops discover large cache of bombs

JAKARTA: Police have found 300kg of explosives and more than 15 bombs in the houses of an arrested terrorist and his accomplice in northern Sumatra.

Nation 16 Jan 2017 | 3:00 PM

Sumatra quake felt in Perak

IPOH: Residents of Ipoh, Manjung, Kuala Kangsar and Seri Iskandar were shocked by the earthquake that struck northern Sumatra on Monday night.

AseanPlus News 23 Aug 2016 | 4:28 AM

Woman accused of triggering riot leaves Sumatra town

MEDAN: Meliana, an Indonesian woman of Chinese ethnicity, who made headlines in local and national media last month for allegedly triggering a riot after complaining about the volume of the adzan (Islamic call to prayer) broadcast from a mosque near her house in Tanjungbalai, North Sumatra, has finally decided to leave the city.

Nation 03 Mar 2016 | 12:28 AM

Johor, Selangor residents shaken by Sumatra quake

JOHOR BARU: Residents panicked when tremors were felt at their condominium here Wednesday night following an earthquake in West Sumatra, Indonesia.

Nation 19 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Four times as many hotspots in Sumatra now

KUALA LUMPUR: In just one week, the number of hots spot in Sumatra, Indonesia, has more than quadrupled from 46 to 187. With the westerly wind during the south west monsoon season, the haze situation looks set to worsen in Malaysia.

World 25 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia lifts tsunami warning after Sumatra quake

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia lifted a tsunami warning after a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck in the Indian Ocean off Indonesia's Sumatra island on Thursday, the country's meteorological agency said.

Indonesia 11 Oct 2015 | 7:45 PM

Indonesian helicopter carrying five loses contact in Sumatra: Official

JAKARTA (AFP) - An Indonesian chopper carrying five people on Sunday lost contact with air traffic control during a flight on Sumatra island, an official said, in the latest blow to the country’s troubled aviation sector.