57 articles.
Fri, 18 May 2001

682 thugs netted in one month JAKARTA (JP): In an anti-hoodlum campaign, the city administration, in cooperation with the Jakarta Police, netted 682 thugs and shot dead 36 others across the city in a one-month operation starting April 16, an official said.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

BANDUNG, West Java (JP): On a recent weekend escape to Bandung, it seemed like half of Jakarta had the same idea, with most hotels booked up and "B" vehicle registration plates seemingly everywhere on the streets.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Anne Frank exhibition at Erasmus JAKARTA (JP): The Erasmus Huis Dutch Cultural Center will hold an exhibition on the diary of Anne Frank, a Jewish teenager who went into hiding with her family during World War II.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

'Flor Contemplacion Story' flawed but still respectableBy Joko E.H. Anwar The Flor Contemplacion Story (**1/2 out of ****); Drama, 120 minutes; Starring Nora Aunor, Ian De Leon, Julio Diaz, Vina Moralez, Gloria Sevilla; Directed by Joel Lamangan; A Viva Films Presentation; In Tagalog and English ...
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Fri, 18 May 2001

JP/10/JOBNetworking for competitive advantage JAKARTA (JP): Relationships are at the heart of our lives. And it can also be said that our professional relationships are at the heart of our success.Networking, therefore, has become an invaluable skill, tool or orientation.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Laskar Jihad commander offers to stop lawsuit JAKARTA (JP): Laskar Jihad Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammaah commander Ja'far Umar Thalib offered on Thursday to revoke his lawsuit against the National Police on the condition that they drop the murder charges against him.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Bandung chic with a view at trendy McNzie BANDUNG, West Java (JP): On a recent weekend escape to Bandung, I decided to head up to the cool climes of Dago, one of the main attractions for visitors to the city.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Indonesia Muda buries Bima Sakti beneath avalanche of threes JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia Muda (IM) of Jakarta came from behind to crush Bima Sakti Nikko Steel Malang 92-73 on the last day of the 2001 Nuvo Kobatama national basketball league's third leg on Thursday.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Mustika Ratu expects 50% increase in income in 2001 JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed traditional cosmetic company PT Mustika Ratu expects its profit to increase by 60 percent to Rp 50 billion (US$5.45 million) in 2001 from Rp 31 billion last year.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Feeding a need for nightlife at Manna JAKARTA (JP): A new bar has opened in Jakarta and is gaining a reputation as the hottest place in town, the place to be. Manna by Dionysus is along the same lines as Cinna Bar and upstairs at Paprika, which is good and bad.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Girl burns to death while playing BOGOR (JP): A seven-year-old girl playing with matches was burned to death on Thursday morning after she set buckets filled with fuel on fire outside her residence in Sadeng Kolot village, Leuwiliang, Bogor.Leuwiliang police subprecinct chief First. Insp.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

W. Java Council jet-setters BANDUNG: Despite various financial problems, there always seems to be just enough money for councillors to conduct a "comparative study" tour abroad.The latest example is West Java council's plan for councillors to visit five countries in the near future.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on May 17, 2001: Shares Close Change Trading Volume --------------------------------------------------------------- Ades Alfindo ...
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Fri, 18 May 2001

YLKI calls for vehicle tax boycott, council wants postponement JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) called on Jakartans on Thursday to boycott vehicle registration fees, which went up to 100 percent as of last month, while city council has urged the city administration to ...
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Fri, 18 May 2001

The problem with autonomy Less than five months after its induction last Jan. 1, some serious flaws in Indonesia's law on regional autonomy are beginning to show.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Man shot, robbed of Rp 100m in North Jakarta JAKARTA (JP): A man identified as E. Makmun bin Rais, 44, was shot in his right hand during a robbery on Jl. Bugis on Thursday, police said.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Pertamina may amend LNG deals on buyers' request JAKARTA (JP): State oil and gas company Pertamina said on Thursday that it was ready to amend its existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) contracts to meet buyers' wishes, provided that they agree to purchase more LNG.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Illegal foreigners held in Makassar MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi: Makassar Port Police arrested some 70 illegal immigrants from India, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Tunisia on Wednesday for illegally entering the country.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Merpati suspends Palembang flights PALEMBANG, South Sumatra: Merpati Nusantara Airlines has temporarily suspended its services on the Palembang-Pangkal Pinang-Belitung route starting on Tuesday due to a shortage of aircraft.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

All Indonesians are corrupt? I have had to enter an Indonesian police station three times. The first time was in 1983 when I visited a now popular tourist area in the central highlands of Java.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

JITF sees more corporate debt converted into equity JAKARTA (JP): Chairman of the Jakarta Initiative Task Force (JITF) Bacelius Ruru said on Thursday that there had been a growing amount of corporate foreign debt being converted into equity in the debt restructuring processes mediated by the ...
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Rupiah rate May 17 Bank notes rates TT rates Buying Selling Buying Selling Rp Rp Rp Rp U.S. dollar 1 10,835.00 11,835.00 11,278.00 11,392.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

House refuses to budge on G-15 summit JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid faces possible international embarrassment when he hosts a G-15 summit later this month after legislators on Thursday refused to reschedule a key plenary session which could spell a vote of no confidence against his ...
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Fri, 18 May 2001

TV todayTVRI 5:00 a.m. Religious Teachings 6:00 News 8:00 Music 9:00 Women's Program 10:00 Music 11:00 Travel 12:00 p.m.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Protesters greet Gus Dur in Kendari JAKARTA (JP): Thousands of protesters in the Southeast Sulawesi provincial capital Kendari caused a two-hour cut in electricity and telephone services on Thursday, in a show of discontent at President Abdurrahman Wahid's visit.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Council seeks vehicle tax delay, YLKI urges boycott JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) called on Jakartans on Thursday to boycott vehicle registration fees, which went up to 100 percent as of last month, while city council has urged the city administration to postpone ...
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Fri, 18 May 2001

The value of expatriate expertsBy Idris Kyrway JAKARTA (JP): The article by Donna Woodward on expatriates in this newspaper last Saturday contains some questionable statements -- but her article has the advantage of bringing the subject out of the closet.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

TNI chiefs say no to dissolving DPR JAKARTA (JP): In another signal of the souring relations between Abdurrahman Wahid and the military, Navy Chief of Staff Adm. Indroko Sastrowiryono joined his Army counterpart on Thursday in warning the President not to dissolve the House of Representatives.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Fuel, power prices to go up in June JAKARTA (JP): The government finally decided on Thursday to raise fuel prices by an average 30 percent and electricity rates by 20 percent next month in a bid to help keep the 2001 state budget deficit at a safer level.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Cibinong to boost cement sales SEMARANG (JP): Publicly listed cement producer PT Semen Cibinong expected to increase the volume of its domestic sales to 25 million tons of cement this year from about 22.3 million tons last year, a senior executive said.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Local professional basketball players set up association JAKARTA (JP): Professional basketball players of the Kobatama national league premier division will set up the Players Association (Apbama) to act as a mediator between the players and sponsors and clubs.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Groups seek revision of broadcasting bill JAKARTA (JP): Thirty groups from various professional fields have united in their fight to revise a broadcasting bill as legislators continued to snub proposed revisions to the bill, which is entering its penultimate deliberation stage at the House of ...
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Police to question governor, musician over bombing JAKARTA (JP): Jakarta Police Chief Insp. Gen. Sofjan Yacob said on Thursday that police would question prominent people whose names have emerged amongst the evidence at the Guntur blast site in South Jakarta, that claimed three lives.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Well tax to increase 500 percent JAKARTA (JP): While the controversy about the increase in vehicle registration fees still rages, the city administration revealed on Thursday a plan to increase artesian well tax by 500 percent.Head of the City Mining Agency M.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Favorite 'Soto Gebraak' boasts a broth with a big bang JAKARTA (JP): Soto is most often translated in English as chicken soup, which really does not do justice to this popular, delicious, satisfying dish. For it's much more than a simple broth for when you are feeling under the weather.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

U-15 player falsifies age JAKARTA (JP): A Jakartan soccer player has allegedly falsified his age in order to compete in the Bogasari Under-15 soccer league despite having twice passed administration procedures and medical screenings in Bandung and Jakarta.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Well tax to increase by 500% JAKARTA (JP): While the controversy about the increase in vehicle registration fees still rages, the city administration revealed on Thursday a plan to increase artesian well tax by 500 percent.Head of the City Mining Agency M.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

House sidelines government on Papua autonomy JAKARTA (JP): Disregarding its internal rules, the House of Representatives has decided to deliberate the draft law on special autonomy for Irian Jaya proposed by the provincial legislature.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Business sentiment index turns to pessimistic JAKARTA (JP): The Business Sentiment Index (BSI) continued on a downward trend over growing fears that political mayhem might further affect business progress, according to a survey by Danareksa Research Institute.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

U.S. must listen to international concerns on NMDBy Hazairin Pohan NEW YORK (JP): The recent announcement of the much-awaited arms control policy by the President of the sole superpower in facing the challenges of the 21st century should not surprise anyone, for the United States has been ...
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Court accepts Danamon bankruptcy case JAKARTA (JP): The Central Jakarta Commercial Court on Thursday decided to proceed with a bankruptcy petition filed by Bank IFI against publicly listed Bank Danamon, despite the objection from the central bank, Bank Indonesia.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

House developers face bankruptcy MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi: Around 90 percent of house developers in South Sulawesi, who depend on housing credit from state-owned Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN), could go broke if the government goes ahead with plans to suspend subsidies to the banks in question.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Surya sells stake to pay debts JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed PT Surya Semesta Internusa announced on Thursday the sale of its entire stake in PT Giri Lingga Abadi for Rp 28 billion (US$2.5 million) to help repay subsidiaries' debts.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

IBRA has yet to obtain Eka's guarantee JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) has so far failed to obtain the personal guarantee of business tycoon Eka Tjipta Widjaja in return for the guarantee given by the agency on loans made by Bank Internasional Indonesia (BII) ...
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Female shuttlers told to prove their mettle JAKARTA (JP): Mixed doubles specialist Tri Kusheryanto urged his female teammates to prove their skills in the upcoming Sudirman Cup so as to quell the mounting criticism of their poor achievements over the last two years.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Telkom books 18.5% rise in net income JAKARTA (JP): State-owned telecommunications company PT Telkom reported on Thursday an unaudited consolidated net income of Rp 891.3 billion (about US$81 million) for the first quarter of the year, an increase of 18.5 percent from the same period last year.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Advertisement Postcard, Gallery RPC, Jl. Suryo 8 Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, until May 31. * Painting by Rusli, Galeri Lontar, Jl. Utan Kayu 68H, East Jakarta (Phone: 8573388), until May 19.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Wimar Witoelar suffers minor heart attack JAKARTA (JP): Presidential spokesman Wimar Witoelar was rushed to Pondok Indah Hospital in South Jakarta on Thursday after suffering what is believed to be a minor heart attack.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Indonesia, U.S. hold naval exercises JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Navy and its American counterpart have shrugged off the strained relationship between their governments as they are taking part in an annual series of disaster relief simulation exercises.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

PT Pos, Wanaartha tie up JAKARTA (JP): Policy holders of insurance company PT Asuransi Wanaartha can now pay their insurance premium at state-owned postal service company PT Pos Indonesia, which has 5,000 offices across Indonesia, under a cooperation agreement recently signed by the two companies.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Major political parties defend Vice President JAKARTA (JP): The country's two top political parties, Golkar and the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan), jumped to the defense on Thursday of Vice President Megawati Soekarnoputri, who has come under attack by President ...
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Englishman deported JAKARTA (JP): The immigration office deported on Thursday an English national through Soekarno-Hatta international airport for abusing his immigration permit, an official said.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Police want school alcohol lessons MANADO, North Sulawesi: North Sulawesi Police chief Brig. Gen. Erald Dotulong stated here on Thursday that it is time to teach school students the dangers of being drunk.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

25 Irian Jaya officers implicated in rights abuses JAKARTA (JP): The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) on Thursday submitted to the Attorney General's Office the names of 25 Irian Jaya police officers who were allegedly responsible for physically abusing and torturing ...
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Maxus clarifies Referring to the article published in The Jakarta Post on May 16, 2001, titled Govt threatens firms abusing fuel subsidies, we deem it necessary to clarify some points so that the readers are not misled by incorrect information.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Pertamina signs 3 new oil and gas contracts JAKARTA (JP): State oil and gas company Pertamina signed on Thursday two new production sharing contracts with PT Chevron Kisaran Ltd, Texaco Kisaran Inc, and with Coparex Banyumas BV, and one technical assistance contract with Buana Sadpetra Ltd.
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Fri, 18 May 2001

Washington readying new ambassador to Indonesia JAKARTA (JP): The United States government has quietly made preparations to replace the current Ambassador to Indonesia, Robert Gelbard, with Ralph "Skip" Boyce, Antara reported from New York.
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