42 articles.
Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Arutmin delays $45m plan JAKARTA (JP): Coal producer PT Arutmin Indonesia said on Monday it would postpone and possibly cancel its US$45 million investment plan in mining operations due to the unclear status of a coal purchase agreement with state electricity company PT PLN.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Governor orders crackdown on illegal migrants JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso ordered the City Population Agency on Monday to conduct a crackdown on illegal migrants beginning next month, following an influx of people to the city after the Idul Fitri holiday, an official said.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Transvestite killed by crowd JAKARTA (JP): A man dressed as a woman was beaten to death on Sunday after trying to steal a motorbike taxi, known locally as ojek.The incident happened at 11:30 p.m.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Indosat, StarHub tie up JAKARTA (JP): State-owned international direct dial (IDD) operator PT Indosat has signed an operational agreement with Singapore's new IDD operator StarHub, Indosat's spokesperson Budi Prasetyo said on Monday.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Arie named training director for Olympics and SEA Games JAKARTA (JP): The National Sports Council (KONI) named its vice chairman Arie Sudewo as training director for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and the 2001 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur next year.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

E. Timor sets finance rule JAKARTA (JP): The United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) chief, Sergio de Mello, said on Monday he had signed a new regulation establishing a central fiscal authority, the embryo of a future finance ministry for the territory.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Gus Dur denies reports on reshuffle JAKARTA (JP): For President Abdurrahman Wahid, a Cabinet shake-up is simply a matter of wording.In yet another dismissal of media reports of an impending reshuffle of his almost three-month-old Cabinet, Abdurrahman said on Monday such speculation was baseless.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Police arrest two men for kidnapping JAKARTA (JP): Central Jakarta Police detectives arrested two brothers for a series of child kidnappings at two separate places on Friday and Saturday, an official said.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Zarina to face charges of drug possession, use JAKARTA (JP): Drug suspect Zarina Mirafsur is expected to appear in the courtroom of the West Jakarta District Court on Tuesday on double charges, Judge Basoeki of the court said.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Say it isn't so As the disillusioned young boy said to a disgraced baseball hero whose cheating was discovered, "Say it ain't so, Joe". Mr.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Out of hand President Abdurrahman Wahid has effectively presented his critics with new ammunition to attack his administration. He has been accused of lacking a proper sense of crisis resulting from his offhand approach to the sectarian conflict in Maluku.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Workers protest minimum wage BOGOR (JP): Some 60 workers of a garment company staged a rally on Monday demanding an increase in salary, which is still below the government-set minimum wage.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Rude treatment My friends and I went to BATS on Jan. 1, 2000, for a farewell party. We went through the car park entrance and paid the cover charge. Two of my friends had been drinking and took their beer cans into the bar with them with the full notice of the security guards.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Indonesia and U.S. In the aftermath of World War II, the United States actively supported Indonesia's independence movement, and in December 1949 the United States was one of the first countries to recognize the new Republic of Indonesia.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Battle for Astra International shares escalates JAKARTA (JP): The battle for the acquisition of the almost 40 percent of PT Astra International the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency claims to control has escalated since Cacuk Sudarijanto took over as head of the agency last week.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Alwi to lobby UN over international tribunal on E. Timor JAKARTA (JP): Foreign Minister Alwi Shihab left for New York Monday evening to convince United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and other Security Council members that an international tribunal on East Timor is not needed as Indonesia ...
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Ryaas denies govt sluggish over implementing autonomy law JAKARTA (JP): State Minister of Regional Autonomy Ryaas Rasyid denied on Monday the government was sluggish in implementing the regional autonomy law.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Mob burns 10 churches in Mataram DENPASAR, Bali (JP): Ten churches were either torched or damaged in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on Monday when a mob ran riot after a gathering to protest sectarian violence in Maluku.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

TV todayTVRI 5:30 a.m. Religious Teachings 6:00 News 8:00 Children's Songs 9:00 Music 10:30 Interval 2:00 p.m.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Husband slashes wife in domestic dispute TANGERANG (JP): An angry man severely slashed his 25-year-old wife in the neck at their rented house on Jl. Tanah Seratus in Sudimara Jaya, Ciledug, on Monday morning.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Lufthansa Airlines adds 2 flights a week to Jakarta JAKARTA (JP): Lufthansa Airlines of Germany has added two flights a week to Jakarta and Air France will follow suit by adding one flight a week, both in anticipation of increasing travel demand to and from the country.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC: The Patriot 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15 Wishmaster 2 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55 The World Is Not Enough 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15 Anna And The King 14:30 17:15 21:00 Airbud 2 ...
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Jakartans return to their routines JAKARTA (JP): Jakarta's social and business routines began to return to normal on Monday as heavy traffic was observed throughout the city and offices have been swarmed by returning employees.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

5,000 rare deer killed by hunters SAMARINDA, East Kalimantan: At least 5,000 of East Kalimantan's rare deer locally known as Rusa Sambar were illegally hunted and killed last year, an official said on Monday.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Entrepreneurs face tricky U.S. immigration lawsBy Anna K. Oh SACRAMENTO, California (JP): A businessman planning to establish a trading operation or some other business venture in the United States should take the same care that a ship captain would use in steering his vessel through a rocky ...
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

East Timor inquiry ends questioning of TNI JAKARTA (JP): The Commission of Inquiry into Human Rights Violations (KPP HAM) in East Timor ended its questioning of Indonesian Military (TNI) officers on Monday, well ahead of its Jan. 31 deadline to submit its report to the government.Army First Lt.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Jan. 17, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume ------------------------------------------------------------ Ades Alfindo ...
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Steady Safe to settle debts before April JAKARTA (JP): Transportation company PT Steady Safe announced on Monday that it would settle its US$265 million debt with the liquidator of Peregrine Fixed Income Limited (PFIL) before April.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Minister hints at rise in fuel, electricity prices JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Mines and Energy Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono hinted on Monday that fuel and electricity prices would be increased in April to reduce their combined subsidies to Rp 22.3 trillion (US$3 billion).
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Becak drivers protest govt policy JAKARTA (JP): Seeking a flexible policy on the presence of becak (pedicabs) in the capital, some 60 pedicab drivers staged a protest at City Hall demanding limited becak operational zones in the city.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Indonesia to host Southeast Asia Fencing Championships JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia will host the fifth Southeast Asia Fencing Federation (SEAFF) championships from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 at state-owned Universitas Negeri Surabaya's sports hall.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

President says pay hike intended for future JAKARTA (JP): Amid a public outcry, President Abdurrahman Wahid said on Monday he would not propose a massive pay hike for top state officials in the 2000 draft state budget.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

The strategic position of Indonesian small businessesBy Tony Agus Ardie JAKARTA (JP): To overcome the negative impact of the economic crisis in Indonesia, President Abdurrahman Wahid has given first priority to creating the maximum number of job opportunities.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

35,000 dropouts in Central Java SEMARANG: About 35,000 students from elementary to high school levels dropped out of school in Central Java last year, the provincial ministry of national education spokesman said on Monday.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Team accuses four of stirring up Maluku violence JAKARTA (JP): A team established to effect reconciliation in Maluku has submitted a list of the men it suspects fomented the bloody sectarian strife, a team member said on Monday.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Where to go in Bandung:Performances* Sundanese Traditional Theater Festival, at Gedung Kesenian Rumentang Siang, Jl. Baranang Siang 1, Kosambi (Phone: 022 4233562), 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., until Jan. 23. * Theater: Anarkis itu Mati Kebetulan, at Gedung Kesenian Rumentang Siang, 8 p.m., Jan. 29 - 30.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

TNI attacks AGAM headquarters in Pidie BANDA ACEH, Aceh (JP): The Indonesian Military (TNI) continued on Monday to attack the headquarters of AGAM (the armed wing of the Free Aceh Movement) on a hilly area in Pidie, some 100 kilometers east of here.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Govt plans amendments to 1999 law on election, KPU JAKARTA (JP): On Monday, the government announced a planned revision to the 1999 election law which would include dissolving the present General Elections Commission (KPU).
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Conversion Rates Bank Indonesia's conversion rates on Jan. 17, 2000: Bank notes rates Buying Selling Rp Rp U.S. dollar 1 7,179.00 7,251.00Australian dollar 1 4,771.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

No plans to close down any banks this month: BI JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia has no plans to close down any banks this month because owners of private banks with insufficient capital have already recapitalized the banks, according to BI Governor Sjahril Sabirin.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Market may be unreceptive to Astra shake-up: Executive JAKARTA (JP): The market would react negatively to a change now in Astra International's senior management and the firm's share price would plummet, a securities company executive warned on Monday.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2000

Holidaymakers pelt train TEGAL, Central Java: At least 300 people waiting at the local railway station ran amok on Monday after being incorrectly informed by a station official that a train heading for Jakarta would not stop in Tegal.
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