Hike in blood tranfusion fee a pain for hospitals JAKARTA (JP): The city chapter of the Indonesian Red Cross
(PMI Jakarta) will increase its service cost for blood
transfusions because most of the materials and equipment used are
imported."The average cost is Rp 35,000 (US$5) per vial of blood. More ...
Meat, eggs ample for the holidays PURWOKERTO, Central Java: The country has enough meat and eggs
for the coming festive seasons of Christmas and Idul Fitri,
Director General for Farming Sofjan Sudrajat said on Friday. More ...
City to target Rp 550b in vehicle tax: Sutiyoso JAKARTA (JP): With a projected Rp 550 billion (US$78.5
million) income from motor vehicle taxes for the current
1999/2000 fiscal year, governor Sutiyoso vowed on Friday to seek
taxes on imported luxury cars and motorcycles. More ...
TNI asked to guard Aceh's oil and gas operations JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Mines and Energy Minister Susilo
Bambang Yudhoyono has asked the military to guard oil and gas
operations in the troubled province of Aceh amid growing tension
caused by separatist activity in the area. More ...
House to probe into Bank Bali takeover by SCB JAKARTA (JP): The House of Representatives (DPR) joint
commission responsible for the review of the Bank Bali scandal
would undertake an investigation into the bank's management
takeover, the commission's chairman Sukowaluyo Mintorahardjo said
on ... More ...
Indosat to hold bowling tournament JAKARTA (JP): The top bowlers from nine provinces and Batam
Island are competing for a total cash prize of Rp 86.75 million
in the Sixth National Indosat Championships at the Jaya Ancol and
Megamal Pluit bowling allies from Nov. 12 to Nov. 21. More ...
Council to probe vanished rivers JAKARTA (JP): The City Council will question the
administration about several rivers in the capital which have
disappeared due to the construction of housing and office
complexes, a council member said on Friday. More ...
Forum angered by debt restructuring JAKARTA (JP): The Communication Forum of Borrowers complained
on Friday over the slowness of the debt restructuring program
executed by the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA).Forum chairman BK. More ...
Police shoot hoodlum to death JAKARTA (JP): Central Jakarta police detectives shot a
homeless criminal to death, when caught red-handed snatching a
gold necklace from a woman who was waiting for a bus in front of
Senen market on Friday morning, Central Jakarta police chief of
detectives said.Maj. More ...
Military exploits films to strengthen hegemonyBy Gotot Prakosa JAKARTA (JP): A film portrays a society's realities at a given
point in time, so goes the famous opinion of prolific film critic
Bill Nichols. More ...
Sumba people face food shortages MAUMERE, East Nusa Tenggara: With supplies of staple food
running short in the past two months, people in East Sumba
regency could suffer from hunger early next year, a local
legislator said on Thursday. More ...
Polish envoy bids farewell after five years of service JAKARTA (JP): Poland's ambassador to Indonesia Ksawery Burski
gave his farewell party on Friday (Polish Independence Day) at
the Embassy's new premises after almost five years of service. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
Deep Blue Sea 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
The Haunting 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Airborne 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
The Thomas Crown Affair 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Virtual Sexuality ... More ...
Individualizing English instruction at Islamic collegesBy Besral BANDUNG (JP): For over 30 years, English teaching in the State
Institutes for Islamic Studies (IAIN) has been carried out
differently. More ...
Another 'something stinks in the military' JAKARTA (JP): We now have the latest movies from the directors
of Die Hard, Die Hard2 and Speed playing in our cinemas.
What more could we possibly want? The following reviews and
grades are offered by Rayya Makarim (RM) and Tam Notosusanto
(TN). More ...
Indonesian team to mark Lee, Cheung in Asian Cup JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian soccer team will pay particular
attention to Hong Kong defender Lee Kim-wo in their Group 7 match
in the Asian Cup prequalifying round at Senayan stadium here on
Sunday. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Festival * Festival November '99 features poetry readings, theaters,
exhibitions, dances, and film, at Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM), Jl.
Cikini Raya 73, Central Jakarta.
- Exhibitions, at 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. More ...
Prosecutor demands tough drug sentence JAKARTA (JP): A prosecutor demanded on Friday a six-year jail
sentence and Rp 30 million (US$4,400) fine for a 37-year-old
woman accused of producing shabu-shabu (crystal methamphetamine). More ...
River trash blamed on city agency JAKARTA (JP): People living along the city's riverbanks blamed
refuse collectors on Friday for the accumulation of garbage in
the rivers and for the continuing floods. More ...
IBRA promises to review contract with SCB JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA)
will review its contracts with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) amid
growing animosity of Bank Bali's employees toward the U.K. bank,
agency chairman Glenn S. Yusuf said. More ...
Suparni breaks national record JAKARTA (JP): Newcomer Suparni of Dewa Ruci club sharpened
Indonesia's national record of the women's air rifle match at the
National Interclub Shooting Championships in Palembang, South
Sumatra, on Friday. More ...
Kunaefi buried at heroes cemetery BANDUNG: Former West Java governor A'ang Kunaefi died on
Friday at Pondok Indah Hospital in Jakarta at that age of 77. His
body was buried later in the day at the Cikutra Heroes Cemetery
here in a military ceremony. More ...
Government urged to uphold law or face disintegration BANDUNG (JP): National disintegration will not materialize if
the government upholds the supremacy of law and avoids abusing
its power, a noted rights activist said on Friday. More ...
Illegal acts of Israel One can readily understand why Dirk Vleugels may be emotional
about Palestinian terrorism, having lost a friend to a random act
of violence far from the theater of conflict. However, Israel has
committed many illegal acts of its own. More ...
Governement rules out immediate hikes in fuel prices JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Mines and Energy Susilo Bambang
Yudhoyono ruled out on Friday any immediate hikes in domestic
fuel prices despite soaring costs to the government. More ...
Bali hosts family planning conference JAKARTA (JP): The National Family Planning Board (BKKBN) will
hold a one-week conference to evaluate the outcome of an
Indonesia-sponsored international training program on family
planning. More ...
Siemens phone sales double JAKARTA (JP): Brisk demand for Siemens latest cell phone
products, has led sales of Siemens mobile phones to double to
22,000 units during the nine months ending in September, the
local distributor said on Friday. More ...
RI shuttlers secure semifinals berth at Asia Cup JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia secured on Thursday a semifinal berth
after eliminating Thailand in the round-robin Group B match of
the US$100,000 JVC Asia Cup in Ho Chi Minh City. China, South
Korea and Malaysia also cruised into the semifinals. More ...
Renewed violence hits Ambon AMBON, Maluku (JP): Renewed sectarian violence erupted here on
Friday after unidentified people burned a house belonging to a
Christian family in the Wailela subdistrict. More ...
Gus Dur says U.S. can help put economy rightBy Kornelius Purba WASHINGTON, D.C. (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid has
appealed to the United States to help his government's efforts in
rebuilding the ravaged economy and establishing a clean
government.On the eve of his meeting with U.S. More ...
U.S. trade mission to visit Indonesia JAKARTA (JP): Chairman of the United States-Indonesia Business
Committee Michael Gadbaw and president of the U.S.-ASEAN Business
Council Ernest Bower will lead a 25-member U.S. business mission
to Indonesia from Jan. 18-20, 2000. More ...
Two drug suspects arrested in Bogor BOGOR (JP): Two alleged drug dealers identified as Abdurochim
and Atikah Nurlela were arrested in Pondok Remaja Hotel of Leuwi
Malang village in Cisarua, Bogor Police deputy chief Maj. Weri
Sujatmiko said on Friday. More ...
Timber stolen in Pati PATI, Central Java: About 1,500 locals felled some 3,000 trees
and looted the chopped teakwood from a forest in Jinggotan
village north of here, woodland director Sukarjan Suriana said on
Friday."Residents raided and vandalized the forest until Friday
morning. More ...
Car robbery on toll road JAKARTA (JP): A driver was dumped on Friday in Tanjung Anom
village, Tangerang, after his van was stolen by four men who
stopped to help him change a tire on the Jakarta-Merak toll road."I was driving home to Tangerang, when I suddenly got a flat
tire. More ...
Official to release names BOGOR (JP): Bogor secretary Itoc Tochija promised on Thursday
to disclose names of officials who backed gambling activities in
a den on Jl. Siliwangi 23D which was raided by a group of angry
students earlier this month. More ...
Ten basketball clubs meet in final series JAKARTA (JP): The decisive sixth series of the 1999 A Mild
Kobatama national basketball league starting on Saturday will
feature 10 clubs from both eastern and western divisions at the
Senayan basketball hall. More ...
Lufthansa to add flights to Jakarta JAKARTA (JP): Lufthansa German Airlines will add two more
direct flights connecting Jakarta and Frankfurt in January next
year to anticipate a surge in demand resulting from an
improvement in the country's economic and political condition. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Nov. 12, 1999: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
No mass graves in Kosovo When foreign journalists came to Kosovo together with NATO
troops, Western newspapers were filled maps indicating numerous
mass graves into which bodies of thousands of Kosovar Albanians,
allegedly massacred by Serbs, had been thrown. More ...
Marzuki backs trials in Aceh rights abuses JAKARTA (JP): Attorney General Marzuki Darusman said on Friday
that he hoped to prosecute military members responsible for human
rights abuses in Aceh and have them tried in civil, rather then
military courts, to appease the people in the restive ... More ...
Tanasugarn bows out in Wismilak quarters KUALA LUMPUR (JP): The only Asian player, Tamarine Tanasugarn
of Thailand, had to bow out in the quarterfinals of the
US$180,000 Wismilak International '99 on Friday. More ...
Zarina and her boyfriend tell conflicting stories JAKARTA (JP): Zarina Mirafsur had more than just a close
relationship with 30-year-old Ahian Santoso, alias Yeye, the man
she was arrested with early on Thursday morning, city police
chief of detectives hinted on Friday.Col. More ...
Critics say foreign policy overlooks Muslim interests JAKARTA (JP): Objections heightened on Friday against the
foreign policy of President Abdurrahman Wahid's government, with
critics accusing it of ignoring Muslim interests by making
overtures toward Israel. More ...
Green light? Who is Hubert Neiss kidding when he stated on Nov. 5, 1999 (as
reported in the Nov. 7 issue of The Jakarta Post) after ending
his one-week visit to Jakarta: "The Bank Bali scandal is
resolved. More ...
Experts urge police to open frozen cases JAKARTA (JP): Police should reopen investigations into
controversial criminal cases not revealed to the public
immediately after they find new evidence or obtain testimony from
parties related to the cases, experts said on Friday. More ...
New Indonesia-U.S. ties Being a true democrat, President Abdurrahman Wahid must have
felt more at home talking with U.S. President Bill Clinton in
Washington on Friday than he did when he met with some of the
despots during his earlier Southeast Asian tour. More ...
C. Java qualifies 28 sports for PON SEMARANG (JP): The National Sports Council (KONI) Central Java
chapter official of athletes development, Kurniawan, said on
Friday that the province had qualified 28 of 35 sports for the
2000 National Games in Surabaya. More ...
Police seize 18 stolen vehicles TANGERANG (JP): Local police have arrested five suspects and
confiscated 18 stolen cars from a series of vehicle thefts in
Tangerang during the past two months.Tangerang Police Detectives chief Capt. More ...
Stability crucial to capital inflow: Tedy JAKARTA (JP): A retired Indonesian Military officer who is a
prominent member of the ethnic Chinese-Indonesian community said
on Friday that Chinese-Indonesians were reluctant to bring back
their overseas investments until security conditions in ... More ...