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AseanPlus News 12 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

JI weapons cache found

B>JAKARTA:/BIndonesian police have arrested nine suspected Jemaah Islamiah militants linked to last year's Bali attacks and seized explosives and chemicals capable of making a bomb 10 times bigger than those which hit the island.

AseanPlus News 12 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Three senior JI militants held Hambali not among them

B>JAKARTA:/BIndonesian police have arrested at least three senior Jemaah Islamiah Muslim militants over the Bali bombings and foiled plans for more attacks, but they have not yet caught the group's operations chief, they said yesterday.

Lifestyle 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Eternal testimony to Indonesia’s cultural diversity

The world's largest Buddhist monument celebrated the 20th anniversary of its restoration last month. MENG YEW CHOONG, who attended the event, was awed by the quiet majesty of Borobudur located in Indonesia's Central Java.

Nation 20 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Series of slip-ups prove costly for wily Hambali

Hambali, the brains behind Jemaah Islamiah operations, is finally caught after over two years on the run. He was the most wanted man in the South-East Asia, being the operations director of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda terrorist network. Last week, the Indonesian Muslim preacher was arrested in Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand, by Thai police and the CIA. WONG CHUN WAI and LOURDES CHARLES spoke to security contacts in the region on how this terrorist was arrested.

AseanPlus News 26 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Prosecutors seek death for Mukhlas

Indonesian prosecutors yesterday asked a court to impose the death penalty on Bali bombing suspect Mukhlas, accused of having overall responsibility for the blasts that killed 202 people last October.

AseanPlus News 11 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ba’asyir deeply involved in terror, says US

Radical Indonesian Muslim preacher Abu Bakar Ba'asyir is deeply involved in terrorist activities and Washington hopes he can be brought to justice for his activities, a top US official said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 08 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Questioning of Abubakar off

Indonesian police postponed plans to interrogate jailed militant Muslim preacher Abubakar Ba'asyir on Wednesday, but still intend to quiz him, a lawyer for the cleric said.

AseanPlus News 30 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Police set to re-arrest Abubakar

Indonesian police are set to re-arrest militant Muslim preacher and terror suspect Abubakar Ba'asyir after his jail term ends today, although the precise timing has not been decided, a police spokesman said.

AseanPlus News 25 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Abubakar to face charges on terrorism

Militant Muslim preacher Abubakar Ba'asyir is set to face charges of involvement in terror crimes, including last year's bombing of the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, police said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 07 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Court rejects Abubakar’s appeal to be released

A court here yesterday rejected a bid by detained cleric Abubakar Ba'asyir, accused of being the spiritual leader of the al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah network, to be released from jail.