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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Japan wins int'l bridge tourney JAKARTA (JP): The Japanese national team won the Djarum Cup International Bridge tournament after defeating the Indonesian Lippo SGS team on Sunday in a one-sided four-session final match.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Religious TV shows fuel hope and prayers for viewersBy Ida Indawati Khouw JAKARTA (JP): Blurting out her story in between sobs, the caller tells Lutfiah Sungkar that her husband has taken a second wife and is now ignoring her.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

State firms sell more rubber JAKARTA (JP): The joint marketing office of state-owned plantation companies will auction 466,128 kilograms of rubber this week.The volume of unprocessed rubber to be tendered in Jakarta on Tuesday represents a 70 percent increase from 271,944 kilos last week.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Governor Sutiyoso surprised by traders' comments JAKARTA (JP): The crackdown on hoodlums began on Monday, and to the surprise of Governor Sutiyoso, who was informed by traders in Tanah Abang Market, Central Jakarta that they had never been extorted by thugs, locally known as preman.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

ExxonMobil expected to resume operations in May JAKARTA (JP): ExxonMobil Oil Indonesia Inc., the subsidiary of American energy giant ExxonMobil Inc.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Rates for tax payment, valid from April 16 to April 22 U.S. dollar 1 Rp 10,560.00Austrian schilling 1 Rp 681.48Australian dollar 1 Rp 5,186.02Belgian franc 1 Rp 232.45Canadian dollar 1 Rp 6,751.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Maluku governor bans FKM activities AMBON, Maluku (JP): Administrator of the civil emergency status in Maluku Governor Saleh Latuconsina issued a decree to ban the activities of the separatist Maluku Sovereignty Front (FKM) on Monday in a bid to maintain the improving security situation in the ...
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Angry residents burn, stab police officers to death BOGOR (JP): Angry residents of Gunung Sindur district here burned a man alive and stabbed another to death on Monday, reportedly over the wrongful fatal shooting of a worker.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Two charred in road accident BANDUNG: Two people were burned to death in their car during a toll road accident between Padalarang and Cileunyi in West Java on Monday.The two fatalities were identified as Asep Ridwan and Leni.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

ISSA protests government regulation on shipping JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Shipping Agencies Association (ISAA) has called on the government to annul a controversial regulation that requires every agency of a foreign shipping company in the country to own, at the minimum, a ...
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Why health messages fail to get through in IndonesiaBy Santi W.E. Soekanto JAKARTA (JP): To many, statistics may be mere numbers that do not reflect human realities, whereas to more people statistics are depressing because the numbers do not seem to shift much over the decades.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Fed Cup team needs ranked players JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Tennis Association (Pelti) should invite more players with better world rankings to the Federation Cup team to help secure its position in the world group qualifying round, the association's spokesman said on Monday.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

People's search for spirituality at core of religious TV programs JAKARTA (JP): As an important part of her day, Ria Irvilita does her best to catch the regularly aired Islamic TV programs.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Babies and corruption Recently The Jakarta Post reported two separate news stories. One was that nearly seven million young Indonesian children are undernourished and at risk of permanent developmental damage because of poverty and malnutrition.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Kupang needs 5,900 teachers KUPANG, East Nusa Tenggara: Head of the East Nusa Tenggara National Education Office Jhon Manulangga said on Monday that the province faces a severe shortage of school teachers, forcing more than one in 10 elementary school students to drop out.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

City officials to be freed from Ancol charges JAKARTA (JP): City officials are likely to be freed from charges that they were involved in a controversial foreign trip - dubbed the Ancol scandal - as no witness has testified against them, the Jakarta Prosecutors Office intelligence chief, R.J.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

APP considering merger of four Indonesian units JAKARTA (JP): Singapore-based Asia Pulp & Paper Company Ltd (APP) is considering merging its four Indonesian units to speed up the company's complicated debt restructuring process, a senior executive of the group said here on Monday.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Lawyers ask court to drop the JSX bombing charges JAKARTA (JP): Lawyers of the suspects of last year's bombing of the Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSX) building demanded that South Jakarta District Court drop charges on Monday claiming that they were legally flawed.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Government agrees to bail out PLN JAKARTA (JP): The government said on Monday it had accepted a proposal from state electricity company PLN to take over its Rp 29.9 trillion (US$2.76 billion) debts in a bid to prevent the state company from going bankrupt.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC Hannibal 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15 The Watcher 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55 Men of Honor 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15 Thirteen Days 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55 What Women Want ...
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Where to go in Bandung:Exhibitions* Traditional and Modern Art Collaboration, by Kalingga Gallery the lobby of Grand Hotel Preanger Bandung, Jl. Asia Afrika No. 81 (Phone: 022 4231631), 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., until April 30.* Sculpture: Para Rupa, by Toni Kanwa, CCF - French Cultural Center, Jl.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

African national arrested over drugs JAKARTA (JP): Malawian Dennis Namaona, 35, became the sixth foreigner this year to be arrested for drug possession at Soekarno-Hatta airport, after customs officers apprehended him on Sunday morning for attempting to smuggle heroin into the country.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Kopassus readied to quell Aceh rebels JAKARTA (JP): Army Special Force (Kopassus) commander Maj. Gen. Amirul Isnaeni said on Monday that the force was ready to dispatch its troops to the troubled Aceh province in an effort to suppress the rebels.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Bayer names new president JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed pharmaceutical company PT Bayer Indonesia Tbk., a subsidiary of the German-based Bayer Group, has appointed Hans-Josef Schill as president upon the retirement of Wolfgang Piroth.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

IMF asks government to suspend large projects this year JAKARTA (JP): The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has asked the government to shelve several large projects this year in a bid to rescue the troubled state budget, according to a source.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Gus Dur approves members of General Elections Commission JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid has endorsed the 11 names recommended by the House of Representatives Commission II for home and legal affairs as members of the General Election Committee (KPU), an official said on Monday.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on April 16, 2001: Shares Close Change Trading Volume -------------------------------------------------------------- Ades Alfindo ...
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Rupiah rate April 16 Bank notes rates TT rates Buying Selling Buying Selling Rp Rp Rp Rp U.S. dollar 1 10,258.00 11,258.00 10,704.00 10,812.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

E-Coli bacteria in tap water JAKARTA (JP): A health official made a startling revelation on Monday when he claimed that Singaraja Tap Water Company in Bali is the only tap water company able to supply potable water in Indonesia.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Not all expats are expertsBy Nirwan Idrus JAKARTA (JP): There seems to be an accepted myth that expats are experts. This not only applies for Indonesia and Papua New Guinea for example, but also developed countries like Australia.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Sucofindo may loose contract JAKARTA (JP): The Directorate General for Customs and Excise will not renew its contract with state-owned surveyor PT Sucofindo in a bid to improve efficiency, its director general RB Permana Agung said here on Monday.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

TV todayTVRI 5:00 a.m. Religious Teachings 6:00 News 8:00 Music 8:30 Documentary 9:00 Children's Program 10:00 Music 11:00 Regional News 12:00 p.m.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Kopassus groups reduced to 3, with 2 supporting units JAKARTA (JP): The Army's Special Force (Kopassus) officially announced on Monday the reorganization of its structure from five operational groups to three, with two supporting units.Kopassus chief Maj. Gen.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Ginandjar's detention unlawful: Court JAKARTA (JP): Former minister of mines and energy Ginandjar Kartasasmita immediately packed his bags on Monday after a court ruled his detention unlawful, but prosecutors thwarted his attempts to leave incarceration, pending further clarification on the ...
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Thousands demand annulment of election BANJARNEGARA, Central Java : Thousands of people, mostly supporters of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan), staged a rally in front of the local council building on Monday to demand the cancellation of the recent result of the ...
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Woman found dead in motel room JAKARTA (JP): The corpse of an unidentified woman was found in a motel room on Jl. RE Martadinata in Ancol, North Jakarta, by motel staff on Sunday night.City police spokesman Sr. Comr.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

World Bank cancels loan Here is another international vote of no confidence in the credibility of the government of President Abdurrahman Wahid.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

150 traders protest raid JAKARTA (JP): At least 150 street vendors operating along Jl. Sudirman thoroughfare and its access Jl. Bendungan Hilir in Central Jakarta, gathered at the City Council on Monday to protest a raid conducted by the city's public order officers over the weekend.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

An apology makes a difference When you accidentally bump into someone, who was standing in your way, you would, as a civilized person, automatically say, "Sorry!", perhaps even more than once. This is to show that it was an accident and that you were sorry.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Arrests to boost opposition but Mahathir 'still secure'By Simon Martin KUALA LUMPUR (AFP): Malaysia's clampdown on pro-Anwar activists is likely to swell support for the opposition but Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's grip on his ruling party is still strong, analysts said.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Irian wants lion's share of revenues JAKARTA (JP): Irian Jaya wants to keep the lion's share of its own wealth under the special autonomy status offered by the central government, the province's governor said on Monday.Governor Jacobus P.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Gus Dur sets three issues for 'summit' JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid has proposed that the planned meeting between the country's top leaders include discussions on security, law enforcement and the economic crisis, a right activist said on Monday.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Mosque caretaker found dead BOGOR (JP): The caretaker of al-Hadi Mosque in Cilendek Barat subdistrict was found dead on Sunday night with severe head injuries.West Bogor substation chief First Insp.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Law shifting burden of proof sought in war against scam JAKARTA (JP): The House of Representatives Speaker Akbar Tandjung has said the government should sponsor a bill on shifting the burden of proof instead of just a issuing a government regulation in lieu of a law.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Police to crack down on 'Defenders of Truth' squad JAKARTA (JP): National Police chief Gen. Surojo Bimantoro asserted on Monday that he has ordered a crackdown on paramilitary training activities in East Java conducted by civilians grouped under the "Defenders of Truth" squad (FPK) who pledge to ...
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Sjamsul detained as corruption suspect JAKARTA (JP): Mogul Sjamsul Nursalim was detained at the Attorney General's Office on Monday evening as a suspect in a corruption case.However, as of 10:30 p.m.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

PT Newmont clarifies As is often the case with media interviews conducted over the telephone, quotes attributed to spokespeople are sometimes placed into news stories without context and, in some cases, erroneously.
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