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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Sense and sentiments India, which shares a maritime boundary with a few ASEAN states including Indonesia, has never really been seen by the organization as a direct security threat even in the context of New Delhi's nuclear arms testing in 1998.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Court begins trial of BI governor JAKARTA (JP): The Central Jakarta District Court commenced the trial of Bank Indonesia (Central Bank) governor Syahril Sabirin on Wednesday regarding his alleged involvement in the disbursement of Rp 904 billion (US$96.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Yusuf fetes old Banten JAKARTA (JP): Artist Yusuf Susilo Hartono has long been interested in Banten, located on the western coast of Java.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Flags prevent demolition plan BOGOR (JP): City officers failed on Wednesday to demolish 184 houses which have no building permits in Bojong Kaso village of Cileungsi here after each of the house owners raised the national red-and-white and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle flags.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Corruption foils reform movement, says Nurcholish JAKARTA (JP): Noted Muslim scholar Nurcholish Madjid called on the nation to renew its commitment to fighting all forms of corruption, collusion and nepotism, lest it lose the momentum of the widely touted reform movement.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Pick of the Flicks(for Thursday, Jan. 18)Hollywood KC The Sixth Day 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15 Unbreakable 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55 Bless The Child 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15 The Escort 14:55 17:35 19:45 ...
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

U.S. supports Indonesia's policies on troubled Aceh JAKARTA (JP): While expressing support for a united territory of Indonesia, United States Ambassador to Indonesia Robert S.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

BI to maintain forex ruling despite protest JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia deputy governor Achjar Iljas said on Wednesday that the central bank would maintain its new foreign exchange ruling despite reports of protest and confusion among foreign banks."We'll maintain the new ruling ...
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

South Korean politics is in a sorry state SEOUL: South Korean politics is in a miserable state, with rival parties engaging in acrimonious argument over political gambits and scandals.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Return of People Power? The People Power revolution may likely recur in the Philippines if the court trial of President Joseph Estrada's corruption charges fails to bring justice to the more than 72 million people of the Philippines.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Uranium controversy The Depleted Uranium controversy focuses attention on two issues that cannot be solved by any commission. Firstly, the problem of "humanitarian wars" and the way in which they are fought.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Where to go in BaliExhibition * Painting by German artist Peter Dittmar, at Gaya Fusion of Senses, Jl Raya Sayan (Phone: 0361 979253), until Feb. 10.Museums and Galleries * Blue Moon Gallery, Jl. Tirta Tawar, Banjar Kutuh Kaja, Ubud (Phone: 0361 976727), daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

RI to host Asian Cup Baseball Championship JAKARTA (JP): Six second division teams are expected to compete in the fourth Asian Cup Baseball Championship at the Senayan Baseball Stadium next month."Besides Indonesia, five other countries will compete in the event.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

'LinkNet' opens Yogyakarta branch YOGYAKARTA: LinkNet internet service provider (www.link.net.id) officially opened its branch here on Wednesday, the second after the first opened in Surabaya last week.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Tension escalates in Poso: Police MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi (JP): The South Sulawesi Police sent 300 personnel from its Mobile Brigade (Brimob) unit to the restive regency of Poso in Central Sulawesi following an escalation in sectarian tension, South Sulawesi Police chief Insp. Gen.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Governor asks for unpaid compensation AMBON, Maluku: Governor Saleh Latuconsina submitted a letter of inquiry to state-owned insurance company PT Jasa Raharja on Tuesday, because the company has yet to compensate the families of Masnait passengers who drowned when the boat sank on May 7, 1999.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

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

Must Hindu names, symbols be used in non-religious context?By Putu Wirata DENPASAR, Bali (JP): For the Hindu community, Rama, Vishnu and Khrisna, are sacred names.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Curriculum revision The new learning strategy, according to Accelerated Learning for the 21st Century, will follow the mnemonic method created by Jayne Nicholl, author of Open Sesame.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

LBH Jakarta condemns purchase of gas pistols JAKARTA (JP): The Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta) on Wednesday condemned the purchase of 60 gas pistols to be used by city public order and civil defense officials.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Police plan probe into bunker mystery JAKARTA (JP): The National Police will question a number of people for providing them with misleading information, in connection with the underground bunker found below the Central Jakarta home of fugitive Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

UN criticizes RI over handling of militias JAKARTA (JP): Despite goodwill from the Indonesian government and leaders of East Timor, a United Nations senior official on Wednesday criticized Indonesia for failing to fully implement Security Council resolution 1319.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Provinces allowed to issue forest concession permits JAKARTA (JP): In line with regional autonomy legislation, the Ministry of Forestry has relinquished some of its authority regarding the authorization of new forest concession permits, to provincial administrations.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Pertina to send boxers to Cadet championship JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Amateur Boxing Association (Pertina) plans to send a group of boxers to the first international boxing championship for the cadet category (13 to 16 age group) in Baku, Azerbaijan, in September.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Maj. Gen. Mahidin posted to Irian Jaya JAKARTA (JP): Commander of the Army's Strategic Reserve Command (Kostrad) 2nd Infantry Division in Malang, East Java, Maj. Gen. Mahidin Simbolon, has been appointed as the New Trikora Military commander replacing the late Maj. Gen. Tonny A. Rompis.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Militaries need to rethink role in a changed worldBy Shefali Rekhi SINGAPORE: Sometimes the silence of guns can be disturbing. For those whose lives revolve around its echoes, it can even be deafening.Militaries in many advanced countries find themselves in this predicament today.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Sports officials still in the dark about autonomy JAKARTA (JP): As regional autonomy is underway nationwide, many sports officials, as with their colleagues in other fields, still have no idea about the concept of autonomy nor its prospects.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Bunker prize Has everyone forgotten the generous Rp 200 million award offered by Mbak Tutut should anyone discover the elusive bunker allegedly located under the Cendana complex?I am hoping these are a few questions that can be answered through The Jakarta Post: Who's gonna get this loot? The ...
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Major reshuffle at industry ministry JAKARTA (JP): The government replaced four senior officials at the Ministry of Industry and Trade on Wednesday in an effort to revitalize the ministry to adapt better to new challenges.Under presidential decree No. 12/2001 issued on Jan.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Huge rally wants Gus Dur to resign JAKARTA (JP): Around 3,000 students and youths staged an antigovernment demonstration at the gates of the House complex on Wednesday, demanding President Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid step down for his alleged involvement in two financial scandals.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Prabowo denies role in bombings JAKARTA (JP): Former Army Strategic Reserves Command (Kostrad) chief Lt. Gen. (ret) Prabowo Subianto firmly denied on Wednesday allegations he was behind a series of bomb attacks on Christmas Eve.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Six quizzed over car bombing JAKARTA (JP): Police detectives are questioning six people as witnesses, in connection with the bombing of an Espass van in Pancoran, South Jakarta late on Tuesday night.Pancoran police subprecint chief Comr.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

IFC loses bankruptcy vote against Panca Overseas JAKARTA (JP): PT Panca Overseas Finance (POF) survived a bankruptcy threat when the majority of its creditors approved its debt restructuring proposal on Wednesday.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Working is a ritual of life and 'dharma' for Balinese womenText and photos by Murdani Usman GIANYAR, Bali (JP): Balinese women are often portrayed on painters' canvasses in romantic images of beautiful nymphs from heaven, embellished with gold-thread and intricate costumes with flowers in their ...
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Akbar dismisses call for probe into alleged scams JAKARTA (JP): Speaker of the House of Representatives Akbar Tandjung rejected calls by the National Awakening Party (PKB) faction for an investigation into an alleged financial leakage in the July 2000 House rehabilitation projects and the ...
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Timber workers taken hostage by Irian separatist rebels JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya (JP): Eleven workers of timber company PT Korindo, including a Korean national, were taken hostage by a group of armed men in the district of Asiki, Merauke regency on Tuesday, in the presence of Indonesian military ...
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

IBRA plans to clear over Rp 130t in large bank loans JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) plans to resolve and restructure over Rp 130 trillion (US$13.83 billion) in corporate loans in 2001.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

City needs Army, Police to maintain order JAKARTA (JP): The city authorities are seeking more help from the military and police in their citywide crackdown on public order offenders.A member of the just-concluded operation to maintain security and order, R.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Shop-houses have no building permits JAKARTA (JP): Hundreds of shop-houses in Kelapa Gading Barat sub-district, North Jakarta, have no building permit (IMB), a councillor said on Wednesday.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

IOC urges RI to apply for Olympic funds JAKARTA (JP): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) representative Michel Filliau urged the National Sports Council (KONI) to prepare its four-year planning and strategy for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games to secure the Olympic Solidarity scholarship.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Rupiah Rates Jan.17 Bank notes rates TT rates Buying Selling Buying Selling Rp Rp Rp Rp U.S. dollar 1 8,925.00 9,925.00 9,378.00 9,472.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Expo organizers ask govt to ease licensing procedures JAKARTA (JP): The Association of Indonesia Trade Exhibition Promoters (Asperapi) appealed to the government on Wednesday to simplify the licensing procedures for holding trade fairs and exhibitions in the country.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Bali needs rules on local liquors DENPASAR, Bali: Tabanan police Chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Rahardja Subyakta urged local administration and councillors on Wednesday to issue a regulation to control the distribution of traditional liquors in the regency.
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Thu, 18 Jan 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 Talk Show 12:00 p.m.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Parking agency in cahoots with 'hoods' JAKARTA (JP): To increase the city's parking revenue, the local authority plans to cooperate with unofficial parking attendants who have control of one-third of street parking here and offer them a shared account mechanism, an official said on Wednesday.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Stable rupiah more acceptable With regard to your editorial of Jan. 17, 2001, I am glad to know that more and more people (and the press) agree with the new central bank policy on rupiah transactions for non-residents.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Police search for marijuana salesman MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi: Jeneponto police are searching for Is, 32, a vegetable vendor at Pasar Terong, who allegedly has been selling marijuana plants.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

New Australian envoy presents credentials JAKARTA (JP): The new Australian Ambassador to Jakarta, Richard Smith, presented his credentials to President Abdurrahman Wahid at a ceremony at the Merdeka Palace on Wednesday.Also delivering credentials was new South African ambassador Norman M.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Askes eyes rise in premium income YOGYAKARTA (JP): State-owned health insurance company PT Asuransi Kesehatan (Askes) has forecast a 10 percent increase in premium income this year to Rp 550 billion (about US$58.5 million) from around Rp 500 billion last year.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Honda sales still high despite tough competition JAKARTA (JP): Motorcycle manufacturer and distributor PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) said on Wednesday that competition from imported Chinese-made motorcycles in the last few years had not effected its sales figure in Indonesia.
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Party takes bold step towards maturityBy Mochtar Buchori JAKARTA (JP): The decision of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) leadership to expel 17 of its members, to discharge two of its members from their present party posts, and to issue a stern warning to 25 members for their ...
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Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Muslim consumers' body calls for 'halal' certification agency JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Muslim Consumers Foundation (YLKM) has called for the establishment of a national standardization agency to issue halal certificates indicating that a product is fit for consumption by Muslims.
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