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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Govt to pay Asiatic, BDB depositors soonUrip Hudiono/Wahyoe Boediwardhana, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta/DenpasarThe government said on Monday it would pay the depositors of the closed down Bank Dagang Bali (BDB) and Bank Asiatic within two weeks, as more than 100 depositors held a peaceful rally in ...
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Muhammadiyah asked to support AmienMuninggar Sri Saraswati, The Jakarta Post, JakartaThe second largest Muslim organization in the country has repeated its call that members of the organization should throw their support behind presidential hopeful Amien Rais.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Govt split over military service JAKARTA: Minister of National Education Abdul Malik Fajar rejected on Monday a plan to require senior high school graduates to undergo compulsory military service.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

KPC told to speed up sale of sharesThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta East Kalimantan-based coal mining giant PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) is required to start offering a 32.4 percent stake to local investors this month, a government official has said.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Nokia 8210: Deadly 4th element My Nokia 8210 cell phone frequently disconnects when on-line and has abrupt operation failures. I have to turn it on again to make further calls, which is very annoying.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Another way to win the hearts of particular customersSyafruddin Chan, Contributor, Jakarta For several years now, major banks here have made available premium products and services specially created for their privileged customers.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Bus crewsCorrection: The title of the letter in the third column of Your Letters on Monday, April 12 Pubic bus crews deserve better should have read Public bus crews deserve better. We regret the error.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

No more election delays after Tuesday: KPUThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta/Ambon/KupangThe General Elections Commission (KPU) said on Monday the last poll would take place in Paniai regency in Papua on Tuesday, four days behind the April 9 deadline due to transportation problems.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

How to deal with uncertainty with insecurity and freedomRalf Dahrendorf, Former Rector, London School of Economics Project Syndicate I have often wondered why Karl Popper ended the dramatic peroration of the first volume of his Open Society and Its Enemies with the sentence: "We must go on into ...
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Sutiyoso orders agency to take down billboardsDamar Harsanto, The Jakarta Post, JakartaGovernor Sutiyoso ordered Jakarta Revenue Agency head Deden Supriadi on Monday afternoon to remove billboards along the Sedyatmo toll road in Kapuk, North Jakarta, that were put up without the agency's permission.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

PLN's disappointing serviceFrom Koran TempoAs a subscriber to state electricity company PLN in Kebon Jeruk, Jakarta, I paid my electricity bills from November 2003 to January 2004 at the monthly subscription rate of only Rp 39,130, because PLN officers had failed to keep regular records of power ...
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

JP/5/ACROSSDysentery hits Madura, 17 treated BANGKALAN, Madura: Following a dengue outbreak, a dysentery outbreak has hit Bangkalan district in Madura island. At least 17 people, mostly children, were treated at Bangkalan General Hospital on Monday.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Working committee on HIV/AIDS in jails formedLeony Aurora, The Jakarta Post, JakartaAlarmed by the rising number of inmates testing positive for HIV/AIDS, the government and non-governmental organizations have formed a national working committee as part of an attempt to help curb the spread of ...
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

PDI-P biggest ad spender during election campaignDadan Wijaksana, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The results to date of the count in the legislative elections appear to more or less reflect the amount of work put in by the political parties during the campaign, and how much they forked out on ...
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

HIV/AIDS cases continue to soar in Papua province this yearNethy Dharma Somba, The Jakarta Post, Jayapura, PapuaThe number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Papua province now reaches 1,398 and has sparked concern among Papuans and local health officials.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Retired generals protest eviction JAKARTA: At least 18 retired Army generals sought on Monday legal protection after alleging they were being intimidated by the Army, which wishes to evict them from an Army housing complex on Jl. Gatot Subroto, South Jakarta.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Golkar officials fear money politicsKurniawan Hari, The Jakarta Post, JakartaGolkar Party officials supervising the party's convention have expressed concern about possible money politics during unreported meetings of leaders of the party's regency chapters with presidential candidates.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Bank closure exposes BI's weak controlThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta The liquidation of Bank Dagang Bali (BDB) and Bank Asiatic, caused in part by a number of lending irregularities, point to the fact that the painful and costly efforts to restructure the banking sector have yet to bear fruit.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

'Samudraraksa', mission possible A cheerful atmosphere prevailed during the conferring of the Satya Lencana medals by President Megawati Soekarnoputri to the crew of the Samudraraksa traditional sailing vessel at the State Palace recently (The Jakarta Post, March 27).
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

JP/5/ACROSSDysentery hits Madura, 17 treated BANGKALAN, Madura: Following a dengue outbreak, a dysentery outbreak has hit Bangkalan district in Madura island. At least 17 people, mostly children, were treated at Bangkalan General Hospital on Monday.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Stock, rupiah down on instability fearsRendi A. Witular, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta After a week-long rally triggered by relatively trouble-free legislative elections, the Jakarta stock market plunged on Monday on fears of political instability following news that several politicians may reject ...
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Working committee on HIV/AIDS in prisons formedLeony Aurora The Jakarta Post Jakarta Alarmed by the rising number of inmates testing positive for HIV/AIDS, the government and non-governmental organizations have formed a national working committee as part of an attempt to help curb the spread ...
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Dysentery hits Madura, 17 treated BANGKALAN, Madura: Following a dengue outbreak, a dysentery outbreak has hit Bangkalan district in Madura island. At least 17 people, mostly children, were treated at Bangkalan General Hospital on Monday.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

KPU rejects reelection demand but parties remain adamantThe Jakarta Post JakartaThe General Elections Commission (KPU) turned down on Monday a demand for a nationwide reelection by a score of political parties contesting the legislative election.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Nokia 8210 problem My Nokia 8210 cell phone frequently disconnects when on-line and has abrupt operation failures. I have to turn it on again to make further calls, which is very annoying.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

JP/5/poso300 police reinforcements arrive in PosoRuslan Sangadji The Jakarta Post Palu, Central SulawesiMore than 300 additional paramilitary police arrived in the religiously-mixed regency of Poso, Central Sulawesi, on Monday after an new attack on a church over the Easter weekend injured seven ...
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Offering premium services to lure privileged clientsRudijanto, Contributor, Jakarta In the current tough market, Indonesian banks must improve the quality of their services and products if they want to remain competitive.For many banks, their future relies on their existing big customers.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Smuggled cigarettes seized in Medan MEDAN, North Sumatra: The Customs and Excise authority in Belawan Port, near Medan, the capital of North Sumatra, have seized three containers laden with hundreds of thousands of cigarettes smuggled into Medan from China.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Hundreds protest at Riau governor's office PEKANBARU, Riau: Around 700 people, who claimed to be the supporters of the dismissed Kampar regent, Jefri Noer, descended on the Riau governor's office in Pekanbaru on Monday, protesting the governor's endorsement of Jefri's dismissal.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Conjoined twins die, hospital criticizedEva C. Komandjaja, The Jakarta Post, JakartaNewborn conjoined twins Ardi and Arda from Kampung Naga village in Tangerang died on Monday at Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital (RSCM) before doctors could perform surgery on them.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Tangerang needs fire trucks TANGERANG: The Tangerang Fire Department has said that it lacks the hook and ladder trucks necessary for fighting fires in high-rise buildings."We submitted a proposal to Mayor Wahidin Halim but he said the cash-strapped administration could not afford (the trucks).
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Fire safety standards It was with interest I read that the Jakarta Administration is to formulate an Indonesian National Standard on Fire Safety. These standards are long overdue for a metropolis the size of Jakarta.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Heat put on Braga street developmentYuli Tri Suwarni, The Jakarta Post, BandungThe controversial Braga City Walk project was unlikely to bring the historic Jl. Braga area back to life, a heritage activist and residents said on Monday.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

KPU dismisses parties' call for repeat electionThe Jakarta Post, JakartaThe General Elections Commission (KPU) turned down on Monday a demand for a nationwide reelection by a score of political parties contesting the legislative election.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

New stars in RI political skiesLeo Suryadinata, The Straits Times, Asia News Network, Singapore Prior to this year's election in Indonesia, observers generally agreed that the PDI-P led by President Megawati Soekarnoputri, and Golkar, the ruling party during president Soeharto's time, would ...
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Councillor questioned over libel of ex-copYemris Fointuna, The Jakarta Post, Kupang, East Nusa TenggaraA senior councillor from the Crescent Star Party (PBB) in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) was questioned on Monday as a suspect in a libel case.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Rude awakening for man in floodTheresia Sufa and Marilin, The Jakarta Post, Bogor/DepokA man woke up in a tree in Depok on Sunday night to find that he and his house had been swept downriver by floodwaters in the area.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Easier to be a minister than a legislatorFabiola Desy Unidjaja, The Jakarta Post, JakartaOne thing that people tend to overlook regarding the legislative election is the fact that it is easier to become a minister than a legislator.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

House should quickly approve cyber law: ExpertsDewi Santoso, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The government and the House of Representatives should quickly deliberate on and approve the bill on electronic information and transactions as it will be a crucial tool to fight rampant cyber crime in the ...
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Minivan drivers want police to ticket them BOGOR: Dozens of drivers of public minivans plying the Sukasari to Bubulak route held a strike rally on Monday at Bogor City Council, protesting extortion by officers from the transportation agency.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Two of 16 suspects in high-profile BNI scandal triedM. Taufiqurrahman and P.C. Naommy, The Jakarta Post, JakartaThe high-profile state Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) trial began on Monday at the South Jakarta District Court, with two bank officials facing corruption charges in a case that caused Rp 1.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Ballot counting in Jakarta near completion: OfficialsEva C. Komandjaja, The Jakarta Post, JakartaDespite sluggish computerized ballot counting at the Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPUD), officials were confident that all work would be completed by late Monday, as about 93 percent of ballots ...
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Commission tells members to zip itKurniawan Hari, The Jakarta Post, JakartaPressed for time, the Constitutional Commission will not allow its members to talk too much during the remaining three weeks of deliberation of the amended Constitution.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Ministry leaves open-pit mining decision to HouseTony Hotland, The Jakarta Post, JakartaDespite mounting public criticism, the Ministry of Forestry will not push the House of Representatives to reject regulation in lieu of law No. 1/2004 that allows open-pit mining in protected forests.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Govt allocates Rp 60b for private vocational schoolsLeony Aurora, The Jakarta Post, JakartaThe Ministry of National Education has allocated Rp 60 billion (US$7.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Court opens new case against AkbarMuninggar Sri Saraswati, The Jakarta Post, JakartaJust as he gears up for the presidential convention, Golkar leader Akbar Tandjung is about to face another battle he did not choose to fight -- a lawsuit filed by a self-confessed middleman.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Banking moral hazard The closure of two small banks -- Denpasar-based PT Bank Dagang Bali (BDB), owned by I Gusti Made Oka, and Jakarta-based Bank Asiatic, owned by Tong Muk Keung -- by Bank Indonesia on Thursday due to insolvency is not likely to cause a major panic.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

New diplomatic challenges await next governmentBantarto Bandoro, Editor, The Indonesian Quarterly Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Jakarta, bandoro@csis.or.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Scouts told to save environment JAKARTA: President Megawati Soekarnoputri asked the National Scouting Movement (Pramuka) on Monday to pay more attention to environmental conservation.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Bouraq Airlines opens new route JAKARTA: Bouraq Airlines will begin direct flights between Palu, Central Sulawesi, and Surabaya, East Java, on April 13, a company official said.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

TV Program: Tuesday, April 13, 2004TVRI .TB.30" .90" 5:00 a.m. Religious Teachings6:00 News: Berita Pagi7:00 Children Show 8:30 Music: Asyik Asyik 9:30 Talk Show: Keterampilan Keluarga10:00 News: Agribiz11:00 Singing Contest: Konteswara 12:00 p.m.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

JP/5/AIDSHIV/AIDS cases continue to soar in PapuaNethy Dharma Somba The Jakarta Post Jayapura, PapuaThe number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Papua province now reaches 1,398 and has sparked concern among Papuans and local health officials.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Machinery exports sign of industry relocationAbdul Khalik, The Jakarta Post, JakartaAnalysts warned on Wednesday that the increase in Indonesian machinery exports as reported by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) could be due to relocation to other countries by foreign factories rather than ...
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Navy boat purchases by regional administrations condemnedA. Junaidi The Jakarta Post JakartaA non-governmental organization, the Indonesian Human Rights Monitor (Imparsial), urged the government on Monday to cancel the planned purchase of boats worth Rp 130 billion (US$15 million) by six local ...
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Kerosene tanker bursts into flames SITUBONDO, East Java: A driver of a tanker truck was killed instantly and his assistant suffered minor injuries when the tanker truck he was driving hit a tree in Situbondo area in East Java province on Monday.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

KKN a stumbling block to investmentsPatrick Guntensperger, Business Consultant, Jakarta, ttpguntensperger@hotmail.com As a new government settles in and takes on the Herculean task of turning the Indonesian economy around, there are a number of things that must be considered.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Policeman shot dead in Solo robberyBlontank Poer, The Jakarta Post, Surakarta, Central JavaIn the latest string of violent robberies, Surakarta was hit by an armed bank raid on Monday that left a police officer dead.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

'City, businesses should give space for vendors'The Jakarta Administration has long blamed street vendors for causing traffic jams and lending a shabby look to the city, and has frequently evicted them.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Kalit's music speaks to the soulTantri Yuliandini, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta One of Indonesia's most prolific composers to date is Nortier Panahatan Simanungkalit. On his music scores he is known only as N. Simanungkalit, and to his colleagues and friends, simply as Pak Kalit.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Elite police personnel arrive in PosoRuslan Sangadji, The Jakarta Post, Palu, Central SulawesiMore than 300 additional paramilitary police arrived in the religiously-mixed regency of Poso, Central Sulawesi, on Monday after an new attack on a church over the Easter weekend injured seven Christians.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Council pressing for mayor's ousterNana Rukmana, The Jakarta Post, Cirebon, West JavaMembers of the Cirebon legislative council appear set to press for the ouster of Mayor Subardi for his perceived poor performance by rejecting his accountability statement, due to be delivered on Tuesday.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

'Tempo' trial delayed JAKARTA: The hearing of a defamation suit filed by businessman Tomy Winata against Tempo magazine at the Central Jakarta District Court was delayed on Monday when two judges failed to appear.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Justice system slowly beginning to reformDouglas E. Ramage and Zacky Husein, Jakarta After the 1999 democratic election, a broad consensus emerged among Indonesians that legal reform was essential to consolidate democracy and support economic recovery through investment.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2004

Boat purchases by local govts protestedA. Junaidi, The Jakarta Post, JakartaA non-governmental organization, the Indonesian Human Rights Monitor (Imparsial), urged the government on Monday to cancel the planned purchase of boats worth Rp 130 billion (US$15 million) by six local administrations for ...
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