Journalist slain by police after his arrest JAKARTA (JP): PILAR biweekly magazine photographer Rudi P.
Singgih was in the midst of covering some long-term investigation
when he was shot dead by Bandung Police for allegedly being a car
thief. More ...
O'Hagan's Pub a spot of genuine Irish green JAKARTA (JP): Despite the fact that it was only a few weeks
ago that your reviewer was bemoaning the lack of a true Irish pub
in this great metropolis, he is now pleased to be in a position
to report to all the Guinness guzzlers out there that ... More ...
Two killed, 2 injured in Guntur bomb blast JAKARTA (JP): A powerful bomb blast ripped through the
Acehnese students dormitory in South Jakarta on Thursday
afternoon, killing two men instantly and injuring two others. More ...
Matahari plans to open four new outlets JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk
plans to open four new outlets this year in response to growth in
the country's retail sector. More ...
No extra effort, no deal As a teacher of Cross-Cultural Understanding, I have read with
interest Rob Goodfellow's article entitled Cross-cultural risks
in business (April 28, 2001) and Donna Woodward's Cultural
sensitivity or snobbery? letter of response (May 5, 2001). More ...
Government closely monitors over 10 of 129 active volcanoes BANDUNG (JP): An "alert" status has been placed on 10 of the
country's 129 volcanoes due to increased activity, a state
volcanologist said on Thursday. More ...
Workers protest over dismissals MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi: At least 500 workers from two
different companies protested at the South Sulawesi provincial
legislative council on Thursday, demanding fair treatment from
their respective companies. More ...
Direct presidential election urged by MPR experts JAKARTA (JP): A team of experts from the People's Consultative
Assembly proposed on Thursday constitutional amendments that
included a direct presidential election. More ...
Cultural risk is a two way street My thanks to Donna K. Woodward from Medan for her spirited
response to my article published in The Jakarta Post dated April
28, 2001, entitled Cross cultural risk in doing business. More ...
Government considers lifting PLN fuel subsidies JAKARTA (JP): The government is considering raising the fuel
price charged to state-owned electricity company PT PLN to as
high as 50 percent of the international market price in order to
cut fuel subsidies and trim its state budget deficit, an ... More ...
Asep surprisingly takes 1st round lead in JJGF tour BOGOR (JP): Little-known golfer Asep Suganda made a surprising
performance to take the lead at the fifth JJGF Open Golf
Championship opener by carding three-under-par 69 at the Jagorawi
Golf and Country Club's new course on Thursday. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on May 10, 2001: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Telkom-Indosat landmark deal Most of the independent shareholders, including foreign
investors, who together own 3.3 billion shares or 33.57 percent
of PT Telkom predictably voted on Thursday to approve the US$1. More ...
Indonesia Open offers higher prize money JAKARTA (JP): Organizers of the Sanyo Indonesia Open will
increase prize money for the five-star tournament to US$170,000
to attract more world-class foreign players, particularly from
China, to compete at the event in July. More ...
Police continue probe on Soeripto JAKARTA (JP): Jakarta Police detectives are focusing their
investigation into former secretary-general of the forestry
ministry Soeripto on reports that he leaked state secrets to
Japan and Australia.National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. More ...
People long for peace, stability: Survey JAKARTA (JP): "Give us the good old days" was the cry of many
respondents of a survey conducted by the New Indonesia Alliance
(PIB).The non-stop political bickering and protracted economic
crisis has actually resulted in 75. More ...
Union vows to take Adidas' case to ILO JAKARTA (JP): The Federation of Independent Trade Unions
(GSBI) condemned on Thursday the arrest and trial of a labor
activist and vowed to take the case to an International Labor
Organization (ILO) session in Geneva in June. More ...
Indonesia has chance to beat China: Captain Bima Sakti JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian captain Bima Sakti radiated
confidence over his squad's chances of beating host China in the
2002 World Cup Asia Zone Group Nine qualifier at Kunming, China,
on Sunday. More ...
Cabinet remains solid, palace spokesman says JAKARTA (JP): Presidential spokesman Wimar Witoelar asserted
on Thursday that the Cabinet remained sound despite reports of
widening political differences between President Abdurrahman
Wahid and Vice President Megawati Soekarnoputri. More ...
Suryalaya reschedules debts JAKARTA (JP): PT Suryalaya Anindita International, the owner
of several star-rated hotels in the country, has reached an
agreement with its creditors to restructure its US$34.99 million
debt, the company said on Thursday. More ...
Kimia Farma plans IPO next month JAKARTA (JP): State-owned pharmaceutical company PT Kimia
Farma announced on Thursday plans for an initial public offering
(IPO) to sell up to 500 million new shares. More ...
Students loot, vandalize BOGOR (JP): Armed with machetes and sickles, high school
students attacked a school building, damaging two cars belonging
to the school principals, looting a car cassette player, a
telephone, and stealing some money. More ...
Government bond market key to revivalBy Larry Berger JAKARTA (JP): This week's announcement of a draft law on bonds
is a laudable advance in Indonesia's long-running effort to build
an effective government bond market. More ...
UN soldier's murder unsolved KUPANG, East Nusa Tenggara: The investigation into the killing
of a New Zealand-born UN peacekeeper by an East Timorese
militiaman last year is hanging in the balance due to a lack of
additional evidence, an official said on Thursday. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Advertising Postcards, 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. More ...
Indonesian driver Ananda quits Formula 3000 circuit JAKARTA (JP): Young Indonesian driver Ananda Mikola must bury
his Formula One dreams due to the termination of his contract
with the Formula 3000 Astromega team this month, ended because of
financial problems and declining performance. More ...
Government set to extradite American to Philippines JAKARTA (JP): The government is scheduled on Friday to
extradite American national Dennis Austin Standefer, 55, to the
Philippines, where he will be facing fraud and rape charges in
Manila. More ...
PDI-P accepts Sophan's resignation JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI
Perjuangan) is to replace Sophan Sophiaan, their faction chairman
in the People's Consultative Assembly, as the party's executive
board has approved his resignation. More ...
Painter Amri gets doctorate YOGYAKARTA: The Yogyakarta State University (UNY) awarded on
Thursday an honorary doctorate to well-known batik painter Amri
Yahya in recognition of his promotion of batik arts, his
dedication to the arts, and his outstanding works. More ...
Government to crack down on natiowide illegal logging JAKARTA (JP): The government will launch a joint operation to
crack down on rampant illegal logging which causes up to US$4
billion in losses every year, Justice and Human Rights Minister
Baharuddin Lopa said on Thursday. More ...
'Leftist' books secure in 'preemptive sweep' YOGYAKARTA (JP): Yogyakarta police have conducted a
"preemptive sweep" of "leftist" books in the Sultanate,
contending that the actions are an attempt to save the literature
from being destroyed by anticommunist groups.Yogyakarta Police Chief Brig. Gen. More ...
Bill on child protection submitted for deliberation JAKARTA (JP): A team of legislators proposed a child
protection bill on Thursday for deliberation by the House of
Representatives, which will regulate children's rights and
punishment for persons or organizations who neglect them. More ...
Governor, council sued for Rp 11b JAKARTA (JP): The Central Jakarta District Court began hearing
on Thursday an action brought by a coalition of nine non-
governmental organizations (NGOs) against the City Council and
governor over the passing of the 2001 city budget. More ...
Telkom shareholders approve controversial deal JAKARTA (JP): Shareholders of state-owned telecommunications
company PT Telkom approved on Thursday the sale of some of the
company's assets to PT Indosat, despite protests from the
company's employees. More ...
VAT rate may be raised to curb budget deficit JAKARTA (JP): With the 2001 state budget deficit threatening
to reach critical levels, one option available to the government
to check the deficit is increasing the value added tax (VAT),
which currently stands at 10 percent. More ...
Show reveals added value of promotional postcardsBy K. Basrie JAKARTA (JP): For Risa Permanadeli, Paris is a paradise, a
great place to see, study and live.No doubt about it: Risa, in a word, thinks Paris is perfect. More ...
Bulog rejects rice swap deal JAKARTA (JP): The State Logistics Agency (Bulog) will resist
the government's proposal to exchange Indonesia's CN 235
airplanes with rice from Thailand, chief Widjanarko Puspoyo said
on Thursday. More ...
Two councillors have over Rp 1b in wealth JAKARTA (JP): While most legislators and politicians at the
national level have submitted audit reports of their personal
wealth, city councillors have continued to drag their feet on the
issue raising question marks as to the motive behind ... More ...
Indonesia's problem today is the President To move ahead from a likely return to square one, alternative
agendas of a special session of the People's Consultative
Assembly should be considered, writes Jakarta-based political
analyst J. Soedjati Djiwandono. More ...