58 articles.
Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Woman, grandchildren injured in fireMulta Fidrus, TangerangNinety-year-old Isah, or Mak Iyong, her grandson Hamsani, 14, and granddaughter Risna, 9, were rushed to a hospital with serious burns after their bamboo hut in Selapajang subdistrict, Tangerang, exploded in flames on Wednesday night.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Govt revokes policy on extra school feeMEDAN, North Sumatra: The Medan municipal government reversed its decision on Thursday to allow state senior high schools (SMU) in Medan to impose additional fees on students who got low grades in the junior high school national exam but wished to enroll ...
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Poll commission rules on revote at Al-Zaytun schollM. Taufiqurrahman, JakartaAfter a five-hour meeting, the General Elections Commission (KPU) decided on Thursday to allow over 11,000 registered voters at the Al-Zaytun Islamic boarding school in Indramayu regency, West Java, to recast their ballots ...
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Eight grilled over Bandung explosionsYuli Tri Suwarni, BandungA top police officer in West Java calmed public fears on Thursday that the two separate explosions that rocked Bandung a day earlier were caused by high explosives.Meanwhile, eight people have been questioned over the incident.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Suspects to pay bail before travelingKurniawan Hari, JakartaAside from a letter from a doctor and a permit from the Attorney General's Office, a corruption suspect or defendant wanting to get medical treatment abroad will have to pay a bond, a newly endorsed bill says.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Stakeholders seek to curb pollutionEvi Mariani, JakartaJakarta officials and organizations concerned with air pollution resulting from vehicle emissions have started to develop a computer simulation program to help analyze the city's pollution problem, which it is hoped will help them to formulate ...
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Megawati, Susilo each have their own problemsJusuf Wanandi, Jakarta The first direct presidential election on July 5 was as peaceful and democratic as the April 5 legislative election. It shows the growing political maturity of the Indonesian people. Indonesians should be proud of this.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

UNESCO holds workshop on waste JAKARTA: The United Nations for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will hold a two-day workshop on integrated waste management, titled "The Recycling Habit Begins at Home".
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

JP/4/BNNGovt told to regulate precursor import, tradingAbdul Khalik JakartaThe government has been urged to regulate the trading of precursors imported from abroad to stop the misuse of the chemical substances for the production of narcotics and psychotropic substances.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Furniture tariffs could boomerang on U.S. JP/7/LAFurniture tariffs could boomerang on U.S.David H. Feldman The Baltimore Sun President Bush now has another trade controversy on his hands. The Commerce Department has imposed stiff anti-dumping tariffs on US$1.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Poll warns LDP against hubris Yoshio Okubo The Daily Yomiuri Asia News Network Tokyo How should we interpret the outcome of Sunday's House of Councillors election? There are two answers to this question.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Officials 'complaint' in ivory trade: ActivistsOyos Saroso H.N., BandarlampungThe trade in elephant tusks has been thriving, as can be seen from unchecked poaching and trade over the past two years in the South Bukit Barisan (TNBBS) and Way Kambas (TNWK) national parks due to park authorities ...
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Agum may retain ministerial post JAKARTA: After losing the July 5 race, vice presidential candidate Agum Gumelar of the United Development Party (PPP) may resume his job as minister of transportation.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Trials of FKM activists begin; OPM chief chargedM. Aziz Tunny and Nethy Dharma Somba, Ambon/JayapuraAmbon District Court began hearings on Thursday for two separatist leaders in Maluku, while prosecutors in another troubled province, Papua, demanded a five-year term for a local secessionist suspect.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Furniture tariffs will hurt U.S.David H. Feldman, The Baltimore SunPresident Bush now has another trade controversy on his hands.The Commerce Department has imposed stiff anti-dumping tariffs on US$1.2 billion in imports of Chinese-made wooden bedroom furniture.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Fire victims plan to rebuild homesBambang Nurbianto, JakartaFire victims in the Kebon Melati subdistrict, Central Jakarta, were clearing away the debris of their burned houses on Thursday and expressed hope that the city administration would allow them to rebuild their makeshift homes on the state ...
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Property dispute may close school BEKASI: The landowner of the plot where state elementary school Karangsetia stands has said he would reclaim the property."The fate of hundreds of students is at stake," Bekasi councillor Abdul Rasyad was quoted by Antara news agency on Thursday.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Panwaslu reports alleged pro-Susilo fraudAbdul Khalik, JakartaThe Election Supervisory Committee (Panwaslu) filed a police report on Thursday over alleged election violations by staff members at the Indonesian Consulate General in Tawau, East Malaysia.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Quo Vadis America? JP/7/YALEQuo Vadis America?Immanuel Wallerstein The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. New Haven Quo vadis America? Everyone wants to know, including Americans.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Rp 1t for free medication MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi: The government has allocated Rp 1 trillion (US$111 million) to provide free medical treatment for the poor, Minister of Health Achmad Suyudi said here on Thursday.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

The Act of Free Choice Two articles Indonesia reaffirms sovereignty over Papua (Monday, July 12) and RI repeats same old song on Papua (Tuesday, July 13) concern U.S. attitudes to Papua at the time of the Act of Free Choice.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

'Just send the squatters home'World Population Day fell on July 11 but many observers say little is being done to address population issues, including the desperate existence of squatters worldwide.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

The role of aid agencies in warIsabel Hilton, Guardian News Service, London The story of Jonathan Idema, the ex-Green Beret arrested in Kabul for running his own private Abu Ghraib, would be comic if it were not so grotesque.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

PPP poised to back Mega JAKARTA: Vice President Hamzah Haz said on Thursday his United Development Party (PPP) would decide later this month whether it would support incumbent President Megawati Soekarnoputri in the Sept. 20 runoff.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Spotlight on Papua The recent declassification of documents by the U.S. National Security Archive pertaining to the 1969 referendum on Papua has put this vast and resource-rich westernmost province of Indonesia in the spotlight.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

JP/7/LETQuick Count is only PredictionFrom Koran TempoThe Economic and Social Research, Education and Information Institute (LP3ES) has challenged all parties to verify the quick-count method it is using to determine the results of the July 5 presidential election.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Failure rate keeps state university enrollment downSari P. Setiogi and P.C. Naommy, JakartaThe improved quality of private universities in recent years has encouraged many students to no longer focus all their energies on gaining admission to state universities, education experts said on Thursday.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Are NGOs in it for the money or are they just anarchists? Pana Janviroj The Nation Asia News Network Bangkok "They are in it for the money, albeit foreign money," said Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra while describing several non- government organizations (NGOs).
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Five students caught with drugsSALATIGA, Central Java: Salatiga Police arrested on Thursday five university students on charges of drug use.Drug paraphernalia was seized from the students, said Salatiga Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Wanto Sumardi.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Bakrie gets US$28m to develop Esia JAKARTA: Singaporean financial institution Capital Managers Asia Pte Ltd and New York's Credit Suisse First Boston consortium have agreed to invest US$28 million to develop PT Bakrie Telecom's fixed-wireless service Esia.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Malaysian accomplice gets 3 yearsUrip Hudiono, JakartaThe South Jakarta District Court sentenced Samsul Bahri bin Husein, alias Farhan, on Thursday to three years in prison for his role in the Aug. 5, 2003, Marriott hotel bombing that killed 12 people and injured 47 others.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

JSX announces new listing regulationsZakki P. Hakim, JakartaThe Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSX) announced on Thursday changes in its listing regulations, which provide tougher sanctions for companies failing to submit their audited financial reports on time.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Observers urge better busway setupEvi Mariani and Bambang Nurbianto, JakartaTransportation observers have deemed the service of the six-month-old busway has improved, but urged the administration to provide the expected supporting infrastructure to maintain good services.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

'Angkot' drivers strike in BandungBANDUNG: Some 1,000 public transportation drivers in Bandung went on strike on Thursday to demand that the government reverse a decision to make a number of two-way roads one way.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Jasa Marga officials charged in toll road scamAbdul Khalik, JakartaThe Attorney General's Office officially named on Thursday four officials of state-owned toll road operator PT Jasa Marga as suspects in the embezzlement of Rp 74 billion (US$8.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Kampar councillors return moneyPEKANBARU, Riau: As of Thursday, some 20 of 43 councillors at Kampar regental council had returned gratuity payments to the state, following an investigation by Riau prosecutors.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

IPB, Japan to produce bird flu super vaccineTheresia Sufa, BogorThe Veterinary School of the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) and the institute's firm PT Bogor Life Science and Technology have cooperated with Japan's Shigeta Animal Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Tissot holds MotoGP playstation contests JAKARTA: A MotoGP playstation competition kicked off on Thursday at EX Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta, with the first prize being a ticket to the Malaysian MotoGP in October.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

The way Soga kissed JenkinsKornelius Purba, Jakarta Many Japanese TV viewers, reportedly, were surprised at the way Hitomi Soga kissed her husband, Charles Jenkins, when they met at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Friday, last week.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

JP/7/LETQuick Count is only PredictionFrom Koran TempoThe Economic and Social Research, Education and Information Institute (LP3ES) has challenged all parties to verify the quick-count method it is using to determine the results of the July 5 presidential election.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

One dies in tribal conflict in Papua's Mimika regencyNethy Dharma Somba, JayapuraA police officer revealed on Thursday that one person had been killed and more than 10 people were injured after renewed violence broke out in Mimika on Tuesday.Otto Magal was killed on Wednesday afternoon on Jl.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Are NGOs in it for the money, or are they anarchists?Pana Janviroj, The Nation, Asia News Network, Bangkok "They are in it for the money, albeit foreign money," said Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra while describing several non- government organizations (NGOs).
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Mayor criticized for hiring workersCIREBON, West Java: Cirebon municipal councillors lashed out on Thursday at a recent decision by the Cirebon mayor to hire 100 contract workers as permanent employees at the administration.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Bangkok's grim reminder When did Indonesians last hear about the global HIV/AIDS epidemic? After the initial fright, came a hush that lulled many among us into a state of complacency. Then came wishful thinking, as in the minds of many Indonesians AIDS is something that happens elsewhere.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Garuda customer service I and members of my staff are frequently flying to various places within Indonesia. As the National Carrier it has always been my policy that we should use Garuda in preference to other airline companies because of better service and greater flexibility.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

RI awaits clarification from Malaysia: NuwaDewi Santoso and Ridwan Max Sijabat, JakartaThe government is ready to bring home all Indonesians working illegally in Malaysia with the hope that government will stick to the bilateral agreement on handling illegal migrants, says Minister of Manpower and ...
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

No March pay for civilian guards TANGERANG: Dozens of civilian guards in Pondok Aren district, Tangerang regency complained that they only received half of the promised Rp 80,000 (US$18) in wages for helping to provide security during the April 5 legislative election.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

New HI owner told to get permitsThe Jakarta Post, JakartaThe city administration has called on PT Cipta Karya Bumi Indah (CKBI), a subsidiary of cigarette giant Djarum that took over the management of Hotel Indonesia and the adjacent Hotel Inna Wisata, to stop the hotels' renovation, pending their ...
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

PABBSI barred from PON participationMoch. N. Kurniawan, JakartaThe National Sports Council (KONI) said here on Thursday it would allow bodybuilders from the troubled Indonesian Weight Lifting, Power Lifting and Bodybuilding Association (PABBSI) to participate in the 2004 National Games (PON).
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Bangkok's grim reminder When did Indonesians last hear about the global HIV/AIDS epidemic? After the initial fright, came a hush that lulled many among us into a state of complacency. Then came wishful thinking, as in the minds of many Indonesians AIDS is something that happens elsewhere.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Puteh admits no bid offeredTiarma Siboro, JakartaGraft suspect Abdullah Puteh admitted on Thursday that no tender was held for the purchase of a Russian-made helicopter in 2001, but denied suggestions that he had violated any law in the deal.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Pertamina to resume Iraq ventureThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta State-owned oil and gas firm PT Pertamina hopes for an immediate resumption of its Iraq oil exploration project, following last month's historic handover of sovereignty to the new Iraqi government.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

'Inflation could exceed target'The Jakarta Post, JakartaMinister of Finance Boediono said on Thursday that full-year inflation could reach 7 percent, exceeding the government's target, mainly due to the fall of the rupiah against the U.S. dollar.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

BEM UI gets new chairman DEPOK: Gari Primananda has been elected chairman of the University of Indonesia Student Executive Body (BEM UI) -- the equivalent of a student union -- replacing Ahmad Nur Hidayat, the organization announced recently.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Disputed mining bill endorsedRendi A. Witular and PC Naommy, Jakarta The House of Representatives has endorsed a controversial government regulation in lieu of law that allows a number of mining firms to resume operations in protected forests, with critics describing the move as a reflection of ...
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

House criticized over ministry billKurniawan Hari, JakartaLegal experts criticized the House of Representatives on Thursday for being too diligent in deliberating the ministerial offices bill, suggesting that the lawmakers focus solely on the setting up of basic ministries.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Police have no leads in murder of SuwarjoID Nugroho, BondowosoPolice still have no leads in Wednesday's murder of an executive of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P)'s Bondowoso branch and his family.
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Fri, 16 Jul 2004

Poll delay ruling passed by House JAKARTA: The House of Representatives endorsed on Thursday a government regulation in lieu of law that permits a delay of the April 5 presidential election in some regions.Regulation No.
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