45 articles.
Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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 ...
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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).
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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 ...
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on May 10, 2001: Shares Close Change Trading Volume --------------------------------------------------------------- Ades Alfindo ...
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

Four robbers rob church BOGOR (JP): Four armed robbers stole some Rp 50 million (US$4.500) from a church on Jl. Suryakencana here on Thursday.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

Rupiah rate May 10 Bank notes rates TT rates Buying Selling Buying Selling Rp Rp Rp Rp U.S. dollar 1 10,715.00 11,715.00 11,159.00 11,271.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

'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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

TV todayTVRI 5:00 a.m. Religious Teachings 6:00 News 8:00 Music 9:00 Women's Program 10:00 Music 11:00 Travel 12:00 p.m.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

Toyota Astra Motor plans more hikes in car prices starting June JAKARTA (JP): PT Toyota Astra Motor (TAM), a joint venture between Japan's Toyota Motor Corp.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

VP to inaugurate Jambi park JAMBI, Jambi: Vice President Megawati Soekarnoputri is set to visit Jambi on May 11 to inaugurate a park in the city, a local official said on Thursday.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

Dealing with a legacy of injustice What interesting days were last Thursday and Friday (May 3 and May 4) with regard to human rights. On Thursday the United States (U.S.
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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 ...
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Fri, 11 May 2001

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.
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