Rates for tax payment, valid from June 5 to June 11 U.S. dollar 1 Rp 8,475.00Austrian schilling 1 570.57Australian dollar 1 4,842.62Belgian franc 1 194.63Canadian dollar 1 5,629.73Swiss franc 1 5,001. More ...
Flood inundates 130 homes in Kenjeran SURABAYA, East Java: Some 130 homes in Cumpat, Kenjeran
district, continue to be inundated every high tide after an
embankment protecting the settlement broke three days ago. More ...
Loan disbursement not discussed: Baramuli JAKARTA (JP): Former Supreme Advisory Council (DPA) chairman
A.A. Baramuli, has denied any involvement in the Bank Bali
scandal, although he has acknowledged he was engaged in several
meetings with some business associates and banking officials. More ...
Gus Dur denies plan on capital controls JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid dismissed on Monday
speculation that the government was considering imposing capital
controls to help strengthen the ailing rupiah. More ...
Environment-friendly transportation Not only the new information society has changed our world.
Environmental aspects have shown us that the world truly is
increasingly globalized. Threats and challenges for one country are often everybody's
concern. More ...
Police probe not concentrated on palace staff JAKARTA (JP): City police detectives chief Col. Alex Bambang
Riatmodjo insisted on Monday that his office has no plan at all
to summon anybody from the Presidential Palace for questioning in
connection with the still mysterious Rp 35 billion Bulog ... More ...
East Java Menwa protest disbandment JAKARTA: Around 1,000 members of university paramilitary
regiments from 60 universities in East Java gathered at the
governor's office here on Monday to protest the dissolution of
the paramilitary force. More ...
Puzzling government If I am not mistaken the government has shown, more or less,
its agreement the people of Irian Jaya to convene a Papuan
people's congress by giving a donation of Rp 1 billion to the
organizers and the promise that the president himself would
attend. More ...
At least 58 killed in Bengkulu quake JAKARTA (JP): A massive earthquake measuring up to 7.9 on the
Richter scale and scores of aftershocks shook Bengkulu on Sumatra
island, killing at least 58 people and leaving hundreds injured,
officials and medical staff said on Monday. More ...
Din Syamsuddin calls for dissolution of Apjati JAKARTA (JP): Director General of Manpower Placement and
Development Din Syamsuddin called on labor export companies on
Monday to set up a consortia in place of the longstanding
Association of Labor Export Companies (Apjati). More ...
Badminton body faces problems over PON JAKARTA (JP): The National Sports Council (KONI) will strive
to retain the gold medal tradition in badminton in the Olympic
Games in Sydney this September. More ...
Soeharto probe to be completed soon: Yushar JAKARTA (JP): Amid ongoing pressure to speed up the
investigation into Soeharto's corruption cases, the Attorney
General's Office vowed on Monday that the questioning of Soeharto
would soon be completed. More ...
Police arrest three alleged provocateurs in Poso riot PALU, Central Sulawesi (JP): Central Sulawesi Police have
arrested eight alleged rioters, of whom three are suspected
provocateurs, in the recent communal clashes in Poso.Chief of the Central Sulawesi Police Col. More ...
Government submits bill on human rights court JAKARTA (JP): The government proposed a new bill to the House
of Representatives on Monday that would be used to establish a
national court of human rights. More ...
Stock quotations on JSXStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on June 5, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Start-ups need one year for JSX listing JAKARTA (JP): President of the Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSX)
Mas Achmad Daniri said on Monday that start-up companies should
have been established for a minimum of one year to qualify for
listing on the exchange. More ...
Plenty of frights onboard 'The Ghost Train'By Mehru Jaffer JAKARTA (JP): Oei Eng Goan may have ended up being a journalist,
but he is unable to divorce himself from theater, perhaps his first
love. More ...
Makindo uses new technology JAKARTA (JP): Listed stock trading company Makindo said on
Monday it would implement new technology from Australia to
provide maximum security for all online stock transactions
conducted by its clients through its cybertrade business. More ...
Why the poverty-stricken are still poor The following is the second of two articles on an assessment of
poverty in Indonesia by Poppy Ismalina, a researcher and lecturer
on economics at the Yogyakarta-based Gadjah Mada University. More ...
One dies in vicious clash JAKARTA (JP): Dozens of Duren Sawit Police officers of East
Jakarta were busy on Monday securing the Malaka Jaya district of
Klender, following a vicious clash on Monday between two groups
of angry local residents, which resulted in one fatality. More ...
Fiber association asks EU to drop dumping charges JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Synthetic Fiber Makers
Association (APSyFI) has asked the European Union (EU) member
countries to drop the dumping charges imposed by the European
Commission on all Indonesian polyester staple fiber (PSF)
products, an ... More ...
Dossiers on fake rupiah await polygraph results SURABAYA (JP): After putting Col. (ret) Soemarjono, the main
suspect in the Rp 4.7 billion fake rupiah notes case, through a
lie detector test, Surabaya Police said on Monday they would hand
the case dossiers to the prosecutors office this week. More ...
Government to raise fuel prices in October, April JAKARTA (JP): The government will increase domestic fuel
prices by an average of 12 percent in October this year,
according to finance minister Bambang Sudibyo. More ...
Dutch war hero cemeteries Recently two Dutch naval ships visited Surabaya and Jakarta.We can read from newspapers that the crew did not go to the
war-hero cemeteries in either city to pay homage to the fallen
military and civilian Dutch citizens during World War II and the
independence war of our ... More ...
Government urged to act prudently on Papuan aspiration JAKARTA (JP): Legislators and political observers on Monday
called on the government to use prudence, rather than force, in
reacting to a declaration of independence by the Papuan Congress. More ...
What do you knowabout Sweden?Did you know that ...* Sweden is about the same size as Sumatra or California.* The population of Sweden is approximately 8.9 million.* Like Indonesia, Sweden is a country dense with forests. Over 50
percent of the area is covered by forests. More ...
Sjahril named bank scandal suspect JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia Governor Sjahril Sabirin was
named a suspect on Monday in the Bank Bali scandal for allegedly
violating the central bank's prudential principle in its policy
to reimburse interbank loans guaranteed by the government. More ...
The empowerment of the ombudsman system The concept of an ombudsman originates from a Swedish system
of checks and balances. The first ombudsman, the Parliamentary
Ombudsman (Justitieombudsmannen, JO), was established in 1809. More ...
Bringing consumptive zone to book for global warmingBy Frank Richardson JAKARTA (JP): One family community in a village with a
population of 3,155 was successfully sued recently for producing
an inordinate amount of pollution. More ...
Government adamant Irian will remain in Indonesia JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid renewed on Monday
his tough warning to proindependence supporters in Irian Jaya,
saying he would do his best to keep Indonesia's sovereignty over
the easternmost province intact. More ...
Celebrating 50 years of Swedish-RI relations With globalization and the Information Technology (IT)
revolution, the distance between Sweden and Indonesia is
shrinking dramatically. The following is an interview with the
Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia, Harald Sandberg. More ...
Councillors yet to decide on Sutiyoso's speech JAKARTA (JP): Amid strong public pressure that he resigns from
his governorship, Sutiyoso gave his annual accountability speech
on Monday before city councillors at the City Council building on
Jl. Kebon Sirih in Central Jakarta. More ...
Heroin overdose Recently, my husband's brother's son died tragically of a
heroin overdose. He was only 17 years old.I was horrified to learn that this was not just an isolated
incident but almost a daily occurrence. More ...
Developers get environment-friendly awards JAKARTA (JP): The central government on Monday granted awards
to 12 developers in Greater Jakarta (Jabotabek) for their roles
in helping protect the environment at their respective housing
complexes. More ...
Bus strike leaves thousands stranded BOGOR (JP): Bus crews went on strike on Monday at
Baranangsiang bus terminal, leaving thousands of passengers,
including commuters employed in Jakarta, stranded. More ...
Forex control, who needs it? The administration of President Abdurrahman Wahid seems to
have mastered the art of blaming everything that goes wrong in
this country on anything but itself. The weakening of the rupiah
these past two months is the latest example of that nagging
habit. More ...
On Thoenes' death As a journalist, I read with confusion your article on page 2
of the newspaper on June 2, 2000 beginning with the headline:
Thoenes' death still puzzling as no bullet wounds found. More ...
Promoting democracy, sharing RP experience This is the second of two articles by former president of the
Phillipines Corazon C. Aquino, based on a presentation at the
colloquium and inauguration of The Habibie Center in Jakarta on
May 22. More ...
House endorses bill on general elections JAKARTA (JP): The House of Representatives endorsed on Monday
the general election bill, which will become the basis of
establishing a new, "independent" general election commission
(KPU). More ...
Government to help Sony settle labor strike JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Manpower Bomer Pasaribu promised on
Monday that the government would help settle the labor problem
currently being faced by PT Sony Electronics Indonesia. More ...
23 survivors in Kendari accident KENDARI, Southeast Sulawesi: Search and rescue teams on Monday
said they have found 23 survivors from the KM Citra Baru ship
which sank on May 30 near Wawonii Island some 49 kilometers
southeast of Kendari. More ...