48 articles.
Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Unchanged import duty signals death of sugar mills JAKARTA (JP): At least 50 local sugar mills, or more than two- thirds of the country's 70 mills, will go under if the government does not raise the import duty on the commodity, a sugar mill executive warned on Thursday.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Qantas passengers drop 50% JAKARTA (JP): Australian airline Quantas said it has suffered a 50 percent drop in the number of passengers traveling to Indonesia, largely due to the January riots in tourist destination Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Rp 7.5b allotted for small-scale enterprises JAKARTA (JP): The city administration is allocating Rp 7.5 billion (US$1 million) in soft loans for small-scale enterprises for the 2000 fiscal year, an official said on Thursday.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Police search for two men over Rp 100m armed robbery JAKARTA (JP): Central Jakarta Police detectives are on the lookout for two men who allegedly shot a driver of a Honda Civic and stole Rp 100 million (US$13,400) from the car's owner on Jl. Dukuh Golf in Kemayoran.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Delay in BCA's IPO won't affect IBRA sale target JAKARTA (JP): The delay in the initial public offering of Bank Central Asia (BCA) will not affect the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency's asset sale target of Rp 17 trillion (about US$2.3 billion) for the fiscal year ending in March 31.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Davis Cup players crash in Indonesia Futures-1 JAKARTA (JP): Davis Cup team members Febi Widhiyanto and Edy Kusdaryanto crashed out of the Indonesia Futures-1 on Thursday in the second round of the men's singles at Kemayoran tennis center in Central Jakarta.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Military planning major reshuffle, says Suaidi JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Military (TNI) is set to announce another round of reshuffling that involves 44 officers, including some top brass, pending approval from the Army chief of staff, TNI Chief of General Affairs Lt. Gen.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Nine killed, 27 feared missing in Brebes landslide BREBES, Central Java (JP): A landslide swept through the village of Windu Sakti here as residents slept on Wednesday night, leaving at least nine people dead and another 27 missing.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

People's money I am concerned to hear the news about the planned increase of salaries of the government officials, the ministers, the President and the Vice President.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Gus Dur goes on amid poor personal, government image: Poll JAKARTA (JP): A recent poll conducted in five major cities by the Center for the Study of Development and Democracy (CESDA) indicates that most urban dwellers are wary of President Abdurrahman Wahid's indecisive attitude, but still ...
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Indofood books Rp 1.39t profit JAKARTA (JP): Food producer PT Indofood Sukses Makmur announced on Thursday a net profit of Rp 1.39 trillion (US$187 million) for 1999, an increase from Rp 458 billion in 1998.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

East Timor, causes and consequences During the Dutch colonial era, my history teacher in junior high school once said that Indonesians have gentle characters, but when they are oppressed intensely or for a prolonged period they will run amok, indiscriminately attack everything or everyone around ...
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Iran's new era The victory of Iran's reformers over the conservatives in last week's parliamentary elections has undoubtedly sent a significant message to the international community that the younger Iranian generation would prefer to live a more democratic way of life rather than live under a ...
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Conversion RatesBank Indonesia's conversion rates on Feb. 24, 2000: Bank notes rates Buying Selling Rp Rp U.S. dollar 1 7,408.00 7,482.00Australian dollar 1 4,599.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

JSX suspends three stocks JAKARTA (JP): The Jakarta Stock Exchange suspended trading in stocks in PT Davomas Abadi, PT Anwar Sierad and PT Alakasa Industrindo on Thursday over their legal battles in the bankruptcy court.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

President diagnosed with the flu JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid was diagnosed with influenza on Thursday after a flurry of doctors at the palace earlier in the day sent jitters over his state of health.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Luxury car confiscated JAKARTA (JP): City police detectives have confiscated a black Jaguar sedan from a businessman living on Jl. Kwini, Central Jakarta, a police source said on Thursday."It was taken early this week from a man identified only as Soni from Jl. Kwini.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

KONI to propose 11 sports for 2001 SE Asian Games JAKARTA (JP): The National Sports Council (KONI) will propose 11 sports to feature in the 2001 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur.KONI secretary-general Rudolf S.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Accor foresees recovery for RI's hotels JAKARTA (JP): The country's major hotels are heading for a full recovery thanks to a surge in business activities in the country, a major international hotel group said.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC: Three Kings 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15 Life is Beautiful 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55 Stigmata 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15 Astronauts Wife 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55 The Bone Collector ...
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

IBRA signs agreement with Astra management JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) has signed a confidentiality agreement with the management of auto manufacturer PT Astra International to allow bidders access to complete a timely due diligence of the company.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Bank Indonesia issues four rules for Islamic banks JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia has issued four regulations governing the operation of the mushrooming interest-free Islamic banks, locally known as syariah banks.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Student loans suggested as alternative to subsidies JAKARTA (JP): Education experts suggested on Thursday the adoption of a loan scheme to help students cope with tuition fees and help alleviate the burden of subsidies the government has to bare.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Make generic drugs available Living as an expatriate physician in Jakarta, I had the following experience:Recently in a well-known dispensary I stood beside a customer who needed a special medicine. From the clothes he wore one could tell that he was not wealthy.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Police arrest seven for 'witchcraft' killings BOGOR (JP): Police detectives in Sukabumi arrested 12 people suspected of killing at least seven Tegal Beleud villagers whom they accused of practicing witchcraft.Col.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Palembang wins race to host 2004 PON JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid finally gave a green light to Palembang to host the 2004 National Games (PON). It will be the first PON to be staged outside Java island in the last 30 years.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Bandung lacks space for burials BANDUNG: The West Java capital of Bandung lacks open space for public cemeteries, an official said here on Thursday.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Feb. 24, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume ------------------------------------------------------------ Ades Alfindo ...
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

New curriculum not up to snuff The article Indonesia to introduce new education curriculum (The Jakarta Post, Feb. 23, p. 1) suggests that the Ministry of Education may be a bit out of step with recent political and legal changes, which began with the 1999 Decentralization Law.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

HI books Rp 15b in profit JAKARTA (JP): PT Hotel Indonesia Internasional Natour said on Thursday it booked Rp 15 billion (US$2 million) in net profit for the year 1999, exceeding its target by 15 percent.The State owned hotel chain's president A.M.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

West Sumatra gets new governor PADANG, West Sumatra: After three postponements due to threats of massive demonstrations, Minister of Home Affairs Surjadi Soedirdja swore in Zainal Bakar as the new West Sumatra governor on Thursday.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

High crime rate blamed for decrease in tourist arrivals JAKARTA (JP): The high crime rate is the main reason for the decrease in the number of tourist arrivals in the capital, an official said on Wednesday.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Fresh riots kill 12 in N. Maluku AMBON, Maluku: Pattimura Military Commander Brig. Gen. Max Tamaela confirmed on Thursday new communal clashes had erupted on Bacan island in North Maluku, leaving 12 dead and 25 injured.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Instalation Exhibition: Pangaradeon Ni Oroan (Persiapan Pengantin Perempuan, by Altje Ully Panjaitan, Galeri Lontar, Jl. Utan Kayu 68 H, East Jakarta (Phone: 8573388), Feb. 17 to March 17.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Strengthening East Asia economic cooperationBy Li Tieying This is the second of two articles based on a presentation at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences in Jakarta on Feb. 16. JAKARTA (JP): China, though not directly involved in the East Asia crisis, was affected as well.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Police struggle to put out fire JAKARTA (JP): Tanjung Priok Seaport (KP3) Police officers were still desperately trying on Thursday evening to put out a fire on a cargo ship.KP3 Police chief Lt. Col.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Lippo E-Net denies shifting core business JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed Lippo E-Net's president Billy Sindoro dismissed on Thursday media reports that the company had changed its core business from insurance to internet services.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Bill sets penalties for crimes against children JAKARTA (JP): A government sanctioned team has finished drafting the child protection bill that will allow the National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA) to take custody of children from parents for alleged negligence or abuse.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Government may reject Damura if it boosts gambling JAKARTA (JP): Fund-raising program Damura (the People's Fund for Sports) should not be launched if it encourages gambling, said State Minister of Social Affairs Anak Agung Gde Agung on Thursday.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

House questions civil servants' right to unionize JAKARTA (JP): Several factions of the House of Representatives questioned the controversial bill on labor unions that allows the four-million civil servants to unionize and hold strikes.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Churches reject Papuan separatists JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya (JP): All 11 Protestant denominations here have declared their rejection of the separatist movement, but vowed to maintain truth and justice for the sake of peace in the restive province.Rev.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Bantaqiah's relatives appeal for troop withdrawal in Aceh JAKARTA (JP): Relatives of slain Islamic boarding school teacher Tengku Bantaqiah called on the government to withdraw troops from Aceh, saying their presence only propagated a climate of fear and terror.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

TV todayTVRI 5:30 a.m. Religious Teachings 6:00 News 8:00 Children's Program 9:00 Music 10:30 Interval 2:00 p.m.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Bogus seminar organizer charged with swindling JAKARTA (JP): Vocational high school teacher Zawawi Suat is being tried at the Central Jakarta District Court for allegedly swindling the participants of a seminar he had organized.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Biodiplomacy in the new millenniumBy Irawan Abidin This is the first of two articles based on a paper presented at the Biopolitics International Organization conference in Athens on Feb. 7. ATHENS: The role of the environment in the evolution of international relations is crucial.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Sjahril detects political move to unseat him JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia Governor Sjahril Sabirin said on Thursday that there has been political maneuvering to unseat him from the central bank by launching a renewed accusation that he was involved in the high profile Bank Bali scandal.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Taxi driver fired for taking dip in DPR complex's fountain JAKARTA (JP): The driver that ran his Morante Jaya taxi into the fountain in front of the House of Representatives/People's Consultative Assembly (DPR/MPR) complex last Thursday said he had no regrets over his action.
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Fri, 25 Feb 2000

City to be free of 'becak' by April 1: Official JAKARTA (JP): The city administration started netting any becak (pedicabs) operating on any street in the capital beginning last Tuesday in an attempt to become a becak-free city as of April, an official said Thursday.
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