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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

On snacks and autism This is in response to Mr. Sunarto Prawirosujanto's letter entitled Snacks and autism, which was published in The Jakarta Post of Jan. 18, 2002, and is a comment on Ms. Santi Hendrawati's article entitled Snacks: Delicious but dangerous (The Post, Jan. 2, 2002.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Singapore's detector sought to find plane's black boxTarko Sudiarno The Jakarta Post KlatenAuthorities here said on Sunday they would hire a detector from Singapore to find the flight recorder of a Garuda Airlines Boeing 737 plane that last week made a forced landing into a river in Klaten ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Little expected from rights tribunalAnnastashya Emmanuelle, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Relatives of the victims of the 1984 Tanjung Priok incident expressed pessimism on Saturday over the upcoming human rights tribunal, saying it was established mainly due to external pressures rather than good ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

World safety is at stake under threat of nuclear warHuck Gutman, Professor of English University of Vermont, USA, The Statesman, Asia News Network, Calcutta Americans know little about the current confrontation of massed troops across the Line of Control, but then Americans in general know little ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

RI works hard to polish image through upcoming ATFGrace Emilia The Jakarta Post Contributor YogyakartaSpirits are running high among people in the tourism industry here currently as the city is very busy welcoming delegates to an upcoming conference on tourism in Southeast Asia.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

E-mail from your cellphone thanks to spohisticated 2.5GZatni Arbi, Columnist, Jakarta What in the world is this 2.5G that we have been seeing in newspaper headlines lately?Just like any other evolving technology, people talk about "generations" and "the next generation".
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Rights body questions Theys murder JAYAPURA, Papua: The mysterious death of Papua proindependence activist Papuan Presidium Council chairman, Theys Hiyo Eluay, will be among the issues to be raised by three officials of Amnesty International who arrived in the province's capital on Sunday.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Civil emergency fails to promote peace in MalukuTiarma Siboro, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The imposition of civil emergency in restive Maluku and North Maluku has failed to promote peace and reconciliation between warring groups in the two provinces, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) said on ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Jakarta stock market seen active but a bit cautiousDadan Wijaksana, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The Jakarta stock market is expected to remain bullish this week, although not be as active as it was over the past three weeks, which have seen the Composite Index jumping by nine percent, analysts ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

BI's prognosis Indonesia's economic outlook for this year, as charted out by Bank Indonesia's board of governors in its report on Tuesday, fundamentally is not much different from that of 2001.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Tourism in Bali Last July I spent a few days in Bali with my wife, between Nusa and Ubud.It was a pleasant stay and I decided to repeat it, this time alone, arriving on Oct. 19, 2001 and leaving on Dec. 18, 2001.Again the experience was pleasant and smooth.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Hamzah Haz plays down PPP Reformasi formationYogita Tahilramani, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta A splinter group of the United Development Party (PPP) declared the founding of the United Development Party of Reform (PPP-Reformasi) Sunday amid claims by PPP chairman and the country's Vice President ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Many doubt independence of rights tribunalTiarma Siboro, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta While the human rights tribunal's ad hoc judges have yet to hear their first case, many people have already expressed doubts about whether such cases will be free from politicking.M.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

'Elite conspire to preserve corruption'A'an Suryana and Kurniawan Hari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Political observers lashed out on Saturday at what they saw as a conspiracy to save House Speaker Akbar Tandjung, a suspect in a Rp 40 billion scandal involving the State Logistics Agency (Bulog), ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Pick of the Flicks (for Monday, January 21, 2002) .TB3.10" 3.90" 4.70" 5.50"Hollywood KC (Tel. 5256351)Training Day 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15 Dr T and the Women 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55 Original Sin 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15 Malena 14:55 ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Lampung under fire over draft budgetOyos Suroso, The Jakarta Post, Bandarlampung Activists and experts lambasted Lampung's 2002 draft budget, which they said reflected the provincial government's scant concern for local social and economic problems.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Nine big-time corruptors arrested in N. SumatraApriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Medan The North Sumatra High Prosecutors Office has detained nine local officials and businessmen suspected of being involved in corruption of at least Rp 5.8 billion in several regencies in the province.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Debt trap and dependence in Argentina, IndonesiaRizal Ramli, Economist, Jakarta For Indonesians, the images of the Argentine riots broadcast by the international news media recall the horrific mass violence that erupted in our country on May 12, 1998.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Yogyakarta, Yogya, Jogja or Jogya? You may call it Yogyakarta, Yogya, Jogja or Jogya. No problem.Honestly, there are no other cities in Indonesia that have equally "popular" different names like this one.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Access the Net from your mobile phone!Vishnu K. Mahmud, Contributor, Jakarta After stubbornly holding on to an old, dilapidated cellular phone for years (which my friends called "The Brick"), I finally relented to the advances of mobile technology and purchased the new Ericsson T-39, a petite ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Police tracking Cililitan bomb suspect JAKARTA: The police are still tracking down a suspect who allegedly detonated a bomb near an electricity relay station in Cililitan area last Friday.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions* Painting by children from 161 countries, the National Gallery of Indonesia, Jl. Medan Merdeka Timur 14, Gambir, Central Jakarta (Tel. 34833954) until Jan. 26.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Thousands to gather in support of AkbarThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta Security forces will be on alert as at least 40,000 Golkar supporters from Aceh converge on the capital to put pressure on the Attorney General's Office to let the party chairman Akbar Tandjung leave the country for a haj pilgrimage ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Alwi to meet Amien over PKB factionAsip A. Hasani and Blontank Poer, The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta Elected National Awakening Party (PKB) chairman Alwi Shihab said he would meet People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Amien Rais on Monday to claim his party's right to the assembly's deputy ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

People fed up with pickpockets JAKARTA: Electric train passengers have complained about pickpockets on trains from Bogor to Kota in Jakarta, especially on weekends.At least six pickpockets are known to push their way through the crowd when trains stop at Pasar Minggu station, South Jakarta.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Health centers remain unaware of high alertRendi A. Witular, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The Jakarta Health Agency has declared a high alert for the possible outbreak of diarrhea in flood-prone areas, but several public health centers - located in some of the worst affected areas - remain unaware ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Pertamina to launch fuel policy campaignMoch. N. Kurniawan, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina is still waiting for government instructions to launch an information campaign about its confusing new fuel price hike policy.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Local investor mulls foreign bank to join BCA bidThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta Local business tycoon Setiawan Djodi said he might ask for a foreign bank to join his consortium in bidding for Bank Central Asia (BCA), and warned the government against trusting the Salim Group's promise not to try to ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

JP/9/BRIEFSGao named Player of the Year 2002 LONDON: The International Badminton Federation (IBF) announced on Friday China's dual World Champion Gao Ling as the recipient of its "Eddy Choong Player of the Year" award for 2001.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

First group of haj pilgrims leave for Saudi ArabiaThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta A group of 445 haj pilgrims left the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport here for Saudi Arabia, at 8 a.m.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Portable projectors get more advancedZatni Arbi, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta, zatni@cbn.net.id The news about TFT LCD monitors (thin Liquid Crystal Display monitors that have very high contrast ratio and wide viewing area) is very exciting these days.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

It's end of the road for 'third way' politicsWilliam Keegan, Observer News Service, London When his shuttle diplomacy in Syria, India and, Pakistan is long forgotten, Britain's Tony Blair will still retain a footnote in history for his "third way.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Alwi elected chairman of Gus Dur's PKBAsip A. Hasani and Agus Maryono, The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta Alwi Shihab was confirmed as the new chairman of former president Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid's National Awakening Party (PKB) early on Sunday after his strongest competitor Saifullah ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Government seeks new amendment on BI lawBerni K. Moestafa, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The government has resumed talks with legislators on the long suspended amendment of the central bank law, expanding the scope of discussion from Bank Indonesia's accountability to the entire law if need be, a ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Jakarta should restore water catchment areasBambang Nurbianto, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta As part of the effort to resolve the annual flood problem in the capital, the city administration should give priority to restoring those water catchment areas which have disappeared due to their conversion ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Bus pick up passengers at tollroads JAKARTA: Public buses are only allowed to pick up passengers at official bus stops. But many violate the rules, as can be seen from several toll roads here, including the Jakarta-Merak and Jakarta-Bekasi toll roads.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Iranians take refuge near UNHCR officeThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta Twenty-four Iranians, including seven children, have taken refuge on Jl. Kebon Sirih, Central Jakarta, after fleeing clashes with other asylum seekers at their accommodation in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Sovereignty or security?Amando Doronila Philippine Daily Inquirer Asia News Network Manila The participations of about 600 American troops in joint military exercises with Philippine forces in Mindanao constitutes the largest deployment of U.S. forces in the U.S.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

JP/4/OTHER3Gov't needs a spokesman An increase in fuel prices is essential in view of the ailing state finances. Consequently, the government must sharpen its priority scale to be able to use available funds for wide-ranging purposes at this difficult time.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

ASEAN+3 to meet in YogyakartaThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta The tourism ministers of the 10 ASEAN countries, along with those from China, Japan, and Republic of Korea, will gather later this week in Yogyakarta to forge a partnership in tourism, the ASEAN secretariat said.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

RI uncompetitive compared to neighborsAdianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Some leading electronics and car producers are planning to relocate their production bases or set up new plants in one of the ASEAN countries to take advantage of the low import tariffs under the ASEAN free trade ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Govt must invest more on education to rekindle economic miracleThe Jakarta Post JakartaThe Indonesian government must invest more money on education and health care to help regain the high economic growth of the past, the United Nations say.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Aceh leaders hail plan for Puteh-GAM talksIbnu Mat Noor, The Jakarta Post, Banda Aceh Muslim and community leaders have given their support to Aceh Governor Abdullah Puteh's plan to invite the military chief of the separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM) Tengku Abdullah Syafiie for talks to bring an ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Tourist industry people work hard to polish RI's imageGrace Emilia, The Jakarta Post, Contributor, Yogyakarta Spirits are running high among people in the tourism industry here currently as the city is very busy welcoming delegates to an upcoming conference on tourism in Southeast Asia.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Indomobil sold without FSPC approvalBerni K. Moestafa, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) might have violated its own ruling by selling PT Indomobil Sukses International without the consent of the Financial Sector Policy Committee (FSPC), according to ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Empower poor to trust and use gov't bodiesMark Baird, Country Director, World Bank, Jakarta Office For over 30 years Indonesia produced the fastest rate of poverty reduction the world has ever seen. But, with weak governance and rising corruption, the story didn't have a happy ending.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Philippines: Sovereignty or security?Amando Doronila, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Asia News Network, Manila The participations of about 600 American troops in joint military exercises with Philippine forces in Mindanao constitutes the largest deployment of U.S. forces in the U.S.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Thousands to gather for jihad in support of AkbarThe Jakarta Post JakartaSecurity forces will be on alert as at least 40,000 Golkar supporters from Aceh converge on the capital to put pressure on the Attorney General's Office to let the party chairman Akbar Tandjung leave the country for a haj ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Derwin Pereira, The Straits Times, Asia News Network, Singapore THE Jemaah Islamiah is small compared to other militant groups in Indonesia but it has an international reach that makes it a potent and dangerous force.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Students stage fuel hike protest JAKARTA: Some 100 protesters grouped in the loose-knit student alliance City Forum (Forkot), along with supporters of Ciputat Students Communications Forum, staged a protest against the fuel price hike in front of Merdeka Palace in Central Jakarta on Saturday.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Flight recorder not yet found: Rescue teamTarko Sudiarno, The Jakarta Post, Klaten Authorities here said on Sunday they would hire a detector from Singapore to find the flight recorder from a Garuda Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed in Central Java last week.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Selo Sumardjan receives Hemengku Buwono IX awardThe Jakarta Post JakartaGadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta awarded Selo Sumardjan, a professor of sociology at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, for his notable integrity within the discipline and his strong commitment to social and ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Many health centers remain unaware of high alertRendi A. Witular The Jakarta Post Jakarta The Jakarta Health Agency has declared a high alert for the possible outbreak of diarrhea and dengue fever in flood-prone areas, but several public health centers - located in some of the worst affected ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Why defendant can walk free after being found guiltyMuninggar Sri Saraswati, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta It happens here every now and then: A defendant is declared guilty but can walk free after the judges have delivered their verdict.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Secretary of State Colin Powell is in South Asia trying to ease the dangerous buildup of military forces on the tense border between India and Pakistan. His most urgent task is to persuade the nuclear-armed neighbors to pull back their armies to reduce the risk of war.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Attend to Kashmir Secretary of State Colin Powell is in South Asia trying to ease the dangerous buildup of military forces on the tense border between India and Pakistan. His most urgent task is to persuade the nuclear-armed neighbors to pull back their armies to reduce the risk of war.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Bali to open specialist centerVincent Lingga, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta President Megawati Soekarnoputri will open an international center in Bali next month, which will provide mid-career and senior executives in the public and private sectors the skills and knowledge necessary to be effective ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

TV Program: Monday, January 21, 2002TVRI 5:00 a.m. Religious Teachings6:00 News 8:05 Environment8:45 City News10:00 Music10:30 30 Minutes with Anita Rahman11:00 News11:30 Music12:00 p.m.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Megawati attends monthly parade President Megawati Soekarnoputri attended on Sunday the first monthly afternoon parade since the fall of former president Soeharto in May 1998.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Strong winds flatten 46 houses MAGELANG, Central Java: Strong winds, which lasted for less than one hour, ripped through the village of Jogopranan, in Magelang regency, at about 2:30 p.m. on Friday, devastating 46 houses and uprooting scores of trees. No human casualties were reported.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2002

Aid and honesty The reconstruction of Afghanistan will be a costly endeavor for the international community The World Bank estimates at least US$15 billion over the next decade.
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