72 articles.
Thu, 27 May 2004

Western Australia's culture of diversity I am aware that recent media reports about the senseless attacks on three restaurants in February in Perth may have raised concerns among some of your readers.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

PT Gajah Tunggal clarifiesIn line with the clarification written on May 21 by Rebecca Lee, Head of Communications at Michelin Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

KPU, Panwaslu relations turn sour over Gus DurM. Taufiqurrahman, Jakarta Differences over ways to handle complaints filed by Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid have aggravated relations between the Election Supervisory Committee (Panwaslu) and the General Elections Commission (KPU).
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Pakistani school in Menteng given a year to moveJakarta Governor Sutiyoso gave the Embassy School of Pakistan a year to move to another location in the city as the school is presently located in the plush area of Menteng in Central Jakarta, which is designated as a residential area.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Asia needs economic communityAkira Kojima, The Straits Times, Asia News Network, Singapore China and other parts of Asia are embracing possibilities for further development and the establishment of a regional community in the 21st century.However, the development process is not a straight line.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

How many more 'Nirmalas'? Reports on the torture of an Indonesian maid in Kuala Lumpur have shocked both Indonesia and Malaysia, while the message coming from Malaysia through its leaders' remarks regarding swift legal action has been loud and clear.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Screening starts for ambassadorship candidates JAKARTA: The House of Representatives (DPR) began on Wednesday the screening of 16 candidates for ambassadorships, including in South Korea, Canada, Cambodia, and Thailand.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Experts suggest ombudsman for mediaUrip Hudiono, Jakarta In light of increasing libel suits against the press, experts are suggesting that media enterprises establish an ombudsman to examine the news before publication and to mediate in case of complaints.Deputy chairman of the Press Council, R.H.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Motor oil additive demand on the rise JAKARTA: Demand for moto oil additive are estimated to see an increase between 6 percent and 8 percent this year, said a licensee and producer of Agip oil additive here PT Agip Lubrindo Pratama (ALP).
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Makro stages 'Extravaganza' JAKARTA: Makro Indonesia is holding its annual HoReKa Extravaganza to promote food and nonfood products for hotels and restaurants.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Haj dormitory construction unclear TANGERANG: The proposed construction of the Banten haj dormitory in Curug subdistrict remains unclear although it has been approved by the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

The issue of leadership in Indonesian democracySatish Mishra, Jakarta During its Second Wave of Reform Indonesia must complete three inter-related tasks in record time: Abandon dictatorship in favor of a more open and representative political system, establish competitive and fair market systems, ...
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Illegal logs confiscated and concessionaire named suspectPC Naommy, Jakarta Police have confiscated 21,627 cubic meters of illegal logs over two separate security operations held in East Kalimantan province on April 14 and May 13, and named three suspects, including a forest concessionaire.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Aqua to pay out Rp 10.5b dividend JAKARTA: Shareholders of beverage producer PT Aqua Golden Missisipi approved the company's plan on Wednesday to allocate 17 percent of its 2003 net profit for the paying of a dividend this year.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Police eye outspoken activistsTiarma Siboro and Muninggar Sri Saraswati, Jakarta Authorities are closely monitoring activists of 20 local and foreign non-governmental organizations (NGO), a move that could herald a crackdown on outspoken government critics.National Police chief Gen.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Police rescue 13 women in North SumatraThe Jakarta Post, Medan/Bandung/Kupang Police officers in Medan, North Sumatra, claimed on Wednesday that they had rescued 13 women seeking work in Malaysia, who had been locked up by labor recruitment agency PT Bagus Bersaudara for two weeks at its office ...
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Govt to set up team to cope with increasing cyber crimeTony Hotland, Jakarta The government plans to establish an "emergency response" team to deal with cases of cyber fraud, especially those involving credit cards.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Aspirants seeks NU support before pollSuherdjoko and Fabiola Desy Unidjaja, Pekalongan/Jakarta As the presidential election fast approaches, presidential and vice presidential aspirants are scrambling to win the support of the country's Muslim organization, the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU).
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Thu, 27 May 2004

RI country risks remain highJohanes L. Sitanggang, Jakarta A modicum of political stability has returned to Indonesia.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Safari Park gains Sumatran tigers BOGOR: A Sumatran tiger, Riau, gave birth to twin cubs, a male and female, on Sunday at the Indonesian Safari Park, Cisarua, Bogor. The first was born at 12:45 a.m., followed by the second around 70 minutes later. The birth weight of each was 1.4 kilograms.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Senior Poso official held over aid misuseRuslan Sangadji and Rusman, Poso/Samarinda While in Central Sulawesi, Poso Social Affairs Office head Anwar Ali has been detained for allegedly embezzling funds earmarked for refugees; in East Kalimantan, East Kutai Legislative Council speaker Abdal Nanang ...
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Thu, 27 May 2004

'Buses should only stop at bus stops' The Jakarta administration plans to construct a monorail and expand the busway system, yet it still has not completed an evaluation of the four-month-old Blok M to Kota busway route.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Pornography definition, bill contents unclear: NGOA. Junaidi, Jakarta Activists and experts supported on Wednesday an antipornography bill, but urged the government and the House of Representatives to drop several controversial articles in the bill, including those banning of erotic dances and ...
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Thu, 27 May 2004

WB: Wealthy nations must up measures to help poor nationsStevie Emilia, Shanghai Wealthy nations must do more to help the poor by reducing debt and ending trade protectionism, leaders of developing countries said here on Wednesday.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

PKB warns members to remain loyal SURABAYA, East Java: An executive of the local chapter of the National Awakening Party (PKB) has warned that it would throw out any PKB members involved in campaigning for the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P).
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Govt to provide 13th-month bonus to civil servantsMoch. N. Kurniawan, Jakarta The government passed on good news on Wednesday to around 5 million active and retired civil servants and Indonesian Military and National Police personnel that they would receive doubled salaries and pension funds in ...
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Thu, 27 May 2004

FKM leader's son-in-law moved as precaution: PoliceP.C. Naommy, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The police officer son-in-law of Maluku Sovereignty Forum (FKM) leader Alexander Manuputty has been transferred by the Maluku City Police to Tual in Southeast Maluku.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Gold price in the local market to continue riseZakki P. Hakim Jakarta A combination of a falling rupiah and the rising international price of gold is pushing the price of the commodity up in the local market.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Govt fears larger deficit due to high oil pricesDadan Wijaksana and Rendi A. Witular, Jakarta The government will submit, as early as July, a revision to the 2004 state budget to the House of Representatives -- earlier than scheduled -- which is likely to include a higher assumption for oil ...
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Nine companies given permits to distribute gasFitri Wulandari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The government has issued interim permits to nine companies to distribute natural gas for industrial consumers, a senior official said on Wednesday.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Chrisjon to defend WBA title against SatoSuherdjoko, Semarang World featherweight champion Christian John of Indonesia will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) title against Osamu Sato in Tokyo next week.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

JAKARTA: Saying that the General Elections Commission (KPU) had successfully organized a democratic and transparent election, the United States invited the commission on Wednesday to provide technical assistance for the polls in Iraq, expected to take place in January 2005.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Seven killed as train plows into bus in JemberID Nugroho, Surabaya Another railway disaster hit the country's railways on Wednesday as a passenger train smashed into a bus in Jember regency, East Java, killing at least seven people and injuring 21 others.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Judge receives anti-graft award PADANG, West Sumatra: The Masyarakat Profesional Madani (MPM) bestowed on Wednesday its Anti-Graft Fighter Award 2004 to justice Bustami Nusyirwan for fighting corruption in West Sumatra province.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Govt launches books on labor JAKARTA: The Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, in cooperation with the International Labor Organization (ILO), launched on Wednesday a publication titled Major Labor Laws of Indonesia.The publication is a compilation of three major labor laws: Law No.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

PGN to cut size of bond saleThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta Publicly-listed state gas distribution company PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) has cut the size of a proposed bond sale from an initial target of US$350 million to between $200 million and $225 million due to a bearish market.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Boediono optimistic about this year's inflation targetRendi A. Witular and Dadan Wijaksana, Jakarta Minister of Finance Boediono said on Wednesday the inflation rate this year would likely be in line with the government's projections, despite fears in the financial market the current decline in ...
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Poso skeptical about Komnas HAM POSO, Central Sulawesi: National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) members again visited Poso regency to look into alleged human right abuses during the 2000 sectarian riots, but received a cold reception from local residents.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Indonesia too strong for Japan in round-1 clashThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta Indonesia scored an impressive 54-run victory over Japan on Tuesday on day one of the 11-a-side International Cricket Council tournament in Japan.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

U.S. invites KPU to polls in Iraq JAKARTA: Saying that the General Elections Commission (KPU) had successfully organized a democratic and transparent election, the United States invited the commission on Wednesday to provide technical assistance for the polls in Iraq, expected to take place in ...
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Thu, 27 May 2004

JP/1/BOMBAnother bomb rocks AmbonAMBON, Maluku: A powerful explosion and two gunshots were heard on late Wednesday in the troubled city of Ambon, only a day after a bomb exploded in Batu Meja Market, Sirimau subdistrict, and killed one and injured 12 others.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Jakarta to diminish Puteh's powerMuninggar Sri Saraswati, Jakarta Despite earlier assurances that the governor of Nanggroe Aceh Darrussalam would remain in charge of the civil emergency administration, a presidential instruction to be issued on Thursday will effectively curtail his powers.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Police get tough on gamblingEvi Mariani, Jakarta The Jakarta Police have detained a total of 138 suspects engaged in gambling activities since January in an apparent effort to improve the image of the force, following media reports saying that police have turned a blind eye to existing gambling ...
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Thu, 27 May 2004

JP/5/FOCUS Councillor jailed over fake diplomaBANDARLAMPUNG, Lampung: The Tanjungkarang High Court endorsed on Tuesday a verdict by a lower court that sentenced councillor Dwi Sutarno to 10 months in jail with a probation period of 20 months, for forging a school diploma.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

TV Program: Thursday, May 27, 2004 .TB.30" .90"TVRI 6:00 a.m. News: Berita Pagi7:00 Children Show Pentas Ceria7:30 Music10:00 Talk Show: Wirausaha11:00 Singing Contest: Konteswara12:00 p.m.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

20% of monthly traffic victims children, say Jakarta PoliceEvi Mariani, Jakarta Around 50 children in the Greater Jakarta area are killed in traffic accidents every month, or an estimated 20 percent of total victims, according to Jakarta Police data."The number is devastating.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

240 Brimob officers return home from Aceh BANDUNG: After six months of serving in conflict-torn Aceh, 240 officers of the police's Mobile Brigade returned to their hometown of Bandung, West Java, on Wednesday, where they were greeted by family and friends.West Java Police deputy chief Sr. Comr.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Latest edition of Porsche Cayenne hits the roadNovan Iman Santosa, Jakarta What's the point in driving a powerful sports utility vehicle (SUV) around Jakarta's notoriously jammed streets? While you may not be able to satisfy your need for speed, an SUV can provide passengers the comfort of solid ...
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Six die in gang fight in BengkuluThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta Two platoons of police officers were deployed to a village in Bengkulu province on Sumatra island on Wednesday after at least six people were killed and two others injured in a machete fight.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Youngsters need to be embraced, not blamed: Huberman Barbara Kemp Huberman, director of the International Outreach Program for the Washington-based Advocates for Youth, spent three days working with Indonesian youth in Kuta, Bali.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Former Lampung council speaker's son detained over bomb attacksOyos Saroso H.N., Bandarlampung Chandra, 35, a son of Lampung Legislative Council's former speaker Abbas Hadisunyoto was officially detained as a suspect on Wednesday for his alleged role in recent terror attacks in the provincial ...
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Thu, 27 May 2004

City to scrap 200 buses as part of new buswayDamar Harsanto, Jakarta The city's second busway corridor from Kalideres in West Jakarta to Pulogadung in East Jakarta will result in the decommissioning of around 200 buses operating on routes that overlap with the 33- kilometer express corridor.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

RI youth learn the hard facts of adulthood The Indonesian Coalition for Health and Johns Hopkins University's Center for Communications Programs invited 200 advocates, policymakers, donors and young activisits to a gathering in Kuta, Bali, from May 14 to May 16, to devise programs and policies to ...
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Thu, 27 May 2004

PKB confirms support for WirantoThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta/Surabaya/Semarang Presidential candidate Gen.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

RI to push Malaysia on worker protectionDewi Santoso and Fabiola Desy Unidjaja, Jakarta Minister of Manpower and Transmigration Jacob Nuwa Wea left on Wednesday for Malaysia to push for the signing of a bilateral agreement on protection of Indonesians working in the informal sector in that ...
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Developing a viable market for scientific researchRobert J. Shiller, Project Syndicate Scientific advances are the fundamental cause of economic progress, and yet many nations often apparently hope to piggyback on discoveries made in more scientifically-advanced countries.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Ford's Superstore in Surabaya JAKARTA: PT Ford Motor Indonesia (FMI) has made a bold move by expanding its outlets across the country with another Superstore, this one in Surabaya, on May 24 just 10 days after opening a new Superstore in Semarang.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Water rate hike proposed in June TANGERANG: Tangerang regency water company PDAM Tirta Kerta Raharja (TKR) will increase its rates by between 10 percent and 30 percent starting June.Currently, the rate is Rp 2,500 (27 U.S. cents) per cubic meter.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

City under fire for 'discrimination' against sidewalk vendorsDamar Harsanto, Jakarta The city administration was slammed on Wednesday for what critics said was its harsh treatment of sidewalk vendors, while at the same time turning a blind eye to businesses being run out of houses not designated ...
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Mandatory contributions to social securityHasbullah Thabrany, Jakarta A recent article by Alex Arifianto that appeared in The Jakarta Post criticized the National Social Security System (SJSN) as disregardful of the role of a free and competitive market, the budget deficit, individual accounts ...
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Thu, 27 May 2004

BMW 645Ci gives another option for coupe loversPrimastuti Handayani, Jakarta Almost 70 years have passed since German carmaker BMW launched its legendary 327 Coupe in 1937, a milestone in automotive history.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Fishery officials accused of granting Thai trawlers permitsApriadi Gunawan, Medan A North Sumatra councillor has alleged that many Thai trawlers operating in North Sumatra waters had obtained fishing permits from the provincial fisheries office.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Telkom to ring in code changes next yearYuli Tri Suwarni, Bandung With PT Indosat entering the country's fixed-line telecommunications market, which was monopolized by PT Telkom for decades, telephone access codes nationwide will undergo significant changes starting April 1 next year.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Manado resident reports Pertamina MANADO, North Sulawesi: Theo Gerungan, 52, has reported state oil and gas company PT Pertamina to the police for allegedly occupying his land illegally since 1968.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Glaxo to probe food poisoning JAKARTA: Glaxo-SmithKline, producer of Ribena beverage, expressed concern on Tuesday over alleged food poisoning in Surabaya that resulted in 40 elementary school students being hospitalized.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Jakarta vies for PON titleEva C. Komandjaja, Jakarta The Jakarta Sports Council has set itself the target of regaining the overall championship winner's title at the 16th National Games (PON) in Palembang, South Sumatra, this September.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Pipemaker gets ISO certificate JAKARTA: Steel pipe producer PT Seamless Pipe Indonesia Jaya, a subsidiary of Bakrie & Brothers Tbk., received on Wednesday an ISO 14001 certificate for its environmental protection management program.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Court orders KPU to recount ballotMuninggar Sri Saraswati, Jakarta The Constitutional Court ordered on Wednesday the General Elections Commission (KPU) to recount ballot papers in 754 polling stations in Sampang regency on Madura island in a bid to obtain hard evidence for a lawsuit filed by the ...
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Thu, 27 May 2004

City's registered voters total 7 million for electionBambang Nurbianto, Jakarta The Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPU Jakarta) recorded 555,881 more voters as the registration for presidential election closed on Tuesday, making a total of 7,050,332 eligible voters for the presidential ...
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Laskar Jihad leader meets home minister JAKARTA: Home minister Hari Sabarno received on Wednesday Ambon Mayor Yopie Papilaya and the former leader of disbanded hard-line Muslim group Laskar Jihad, Ja'far Umar Thalib, following renewed violence in Ambon, Maluku.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Forestry correction The May 18 article in The Jakarta Post, Tree DNA marker may curb illegal logging, addressed a number of issues discussed at the Indonesia-Italy Workshop on Wood research and Industrial Needs for the Forestry Wood.
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Thu, 27 May 2004

Where to go in Bali for Thursday, May 13, 2004.TB.30" 1.0" Exhibitions* Ceramic and Painting by Philip Lakeman and Graham Oldroyd, at Jenggala Ceramic Jl. Uluwatu 2, Jimbaran, Kuta, until June 3.Museums and Galleries * Sika Galery, Jl. Raya Campuhan Sanggingan, Ubud (Tel.
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