Entertainer Missy Elliott canceled a concert in
Indonesia after warnings about terrorist attacks in the country.
The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta warned Americans
about the potential attacks in Indonesia, which has been the site of two major
"We've sent out another warden message,
which is a message to American citizens residing in Indonesia, about the need
to be continuously vigilant and careful in their movement in Indonesia, to continue
to be aware of their surroundings, to be aware of the continued potential for
terrorist attacks against Americans or American interests," said Stanley
Harsha, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta.
Elliott was to perform in Jakarta on Wednesday
during her international tour. Other acts, such as Korn and Enrique Iglesias
ignored warnings issued in the past, but Elliott and company decided not to
take the risk, like many other performers.
In December of 2002, a popular tourist section
on the island of Bali was bombed, killing 202 people, mostly foreigners.
In August of 2003, a powerful bomb exploded outside
the JW Marriott Hotel in the Mega Kuningan business complex in Kuningan, South
Jakarta, killing 13 people.
The alleged mastermind of the Bali bombings,
a member of extremist group Jemaah Islamiyah, was arrested and charged in connection
with the attacks.
Yesterday, three alleged accomplices of the Bali
bombings were acquitted of aiding in the attack. The promoter of the show apologized
and said that ticket holders will be entitled to a full refund.