49 articles.
Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Artist creates abstraction of Merapi windsBy Sri Wahyuni YOGYAKARTA (JP): For the Javanese, Mount Merapi is more than just a volcano. For many residents of this ancient city Merapi, some 20 kilometers to the north, houses an invisible "kingdom" and there lives a king and his subject.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Bali's textile industry faces problemsBy I Wayan Juniarta DENPASAR, Bali (JP): In the face of the new millennium and a new free trade era, textile and garment producers on the island of Bali are struggling to improve labor welfare and to solve environmental problems.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Officials shift blame for blunders in war on drugs JAKARTA (JP): City officials blamed each other on Tuesday over the lack of coordination in the city's war against drugs.An aura of incongruity was observed in a meeting discussing an antidrug campaign at City Hall.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Textiles and handicrafts form Bali's economic backboneBy I Ketut Sutika DENPASAR, Bali (ANTARA): The beauty of Balinese arts and handicrafts has not only made the Island of the Gods famous around the world but also one of the most prosperous of Indonesia's provinces.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

13 people named suspects in Aceh massacre: Djasri JAKARTA (JP): Military police chief Maj. Gen. Djasri Marin said here on Wednesday that 11 military personnel and two civilians had been declared suspects in the killing of at least 65 people, including Islamic boarding school teacher ...
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Multiartha signs restructuring deal JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed finance company PT Sinar Mas Multiartha and its wholly owned PT Sinar Mas Multifinance signed on Wednesday a restructuring agreement for their US$46.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Gus Dur keeps Aceh off year-end travel plans JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid announced on Wednesday plans to visit the troubled provinces of Maluku and Irian Jaya, but failed to set a firm date for a trip to Aceh.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

TNI 'needs support, not denunciation' JAKARTA (JP): Navy Chief of Staff Adm. Achmad Sutjipto called on Wednesday for an end to public denunciation of the Indonesian Military (TNI), saying it would uphold its defense mission.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Where's the maturity? More than one year after the fall of the authoritarian Soeharto regime, rumors still replace modern journalism here.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

ITI stops classes after student clash TANGERANG (JP): The authority of the Indonesian Institute of Technology (ITI) in Serpong decided on Wednesday to temporarily halt learning activities at the campus until Monday next week in a bid to lower tension between students from two rival schools at the ...
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

The capital market versus the banking systemBy I. Putu Gede Ary Suta This is the second of two articles on the capital market and the government's privatization policy. JAKARTA (JP): Some progress has been made in the development of the capital market despite weak government support.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Bank Indonesia has Rp 96t in cash ready to counter Y2K bug JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia deputy governor Aulia Pohan said on Wednesday the central bank was ready with some Rp 96 trillion (US$13.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Workers need to better their bargaining powerBy Tjipta Lesmanaa JAKARTA (JP): The current picture of Indonesian workers is not that encouraging. Of the 90 million-strong workforce Indonesia currently has, roughly 60 million are engaged in the formal sector as well as in the informal sector.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Amusement centers temporarily banned MEDAN, North Sumatra: Medan Mayor Bachtiar Djafar ordered all entertainment spots to halt operations during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadhan, which begins on Thursday.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Jl. Thamrin to be closed temporarily JAKARTA (JP): Part of Jl. Thamrin, one of the city's main thoroughfares, will be temporarily closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Thursday and Friday due to the construction of a pedestrian bridge in front of the Landmark building.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Farmers win rights award SURABAYA: The Legal Aid Foundation here presented the Nipah Award on Tuesday to Gambar farmers in Blitar for their persistent struggle to reclaim their land.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Save the Omo Hada site The North Sumatra Heritage (NSH) group is a non-governmental organization which focuses on development and cultural advocacy in Medan, North Sumatra.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Maluku governor declares 'cease-fire' in Ambon AMBON, Maluku (JP): Maluku Governor M. S. Latuconsina, declared a cease-fire and appealed for peace in the riot-torn province during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadhan and Christmas.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Dec. 08, 1999: Shares Close Change Trading Volume -------------------------------------------------------------- Ades Alfindo ...
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Contract bridge team to hold international warm up JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Contract Bridge Association (GABSI) is holding the Bermuda Bowl and Venice Cup bridge simulations as a warm up for men's and women's national teams prior to both international events.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Bankruptcy suit filed against Polysindo JAKARTA (JP): Bank Inter Pacific filed a bankruptcy suit against publicly listed textile concern Polysindo Eka Perkasa at the Jakarta Commercial Court for failing to repay US$1.5 million in promissory notes, the plaintiff's lawyer said.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

World major IT companies join technology exhibition JAKARTA (JP): The world's largest information technology companies are among the 33 corporations taking part in the Techno Pre-Eminence 1999 exhibition, which opened here on Wednesday.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

13,000 police officers at ready for Ramadhan JAKARTA (JP): Jakarta Police chief Maj. Gen. Noegroho Djajoesman said on Wednesday some 13,000 officers would be deployed to secure the city during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadhan."I want to ensure the safety of the capital during Ramadhan.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Bali's textiles reflect its cultural richnessBy Mehru Jaffer DENPASAR, Bali (JP): Obviously Charlie Chaplin had not done his homework properly on the exuberant tradition of textiles in Bali when he visited in the 1930s.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

British firms upbeat about Indonesian economy JAKARTA (JP): British business executives expressed confidence in the Indonesian economy after meetings with their local counterparts and top government officials on Wednesday.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Avoid a military coup d'etat Let's shift our attention to the representatives at the House of Representatives (DPR) and at the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR). Their behavior is becoming a problem; look at their civilian and military background.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

An open letter to Amien Rais In regard to your invigorating speech at the Aachener-alumni seminar on Dec.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Wiranto may be charged with 'omission' JAKARTA (JP): A government-sanctioned inquiry said on Wednesday that Gen. Wiranto could be charged with "omission" for allowing violence and destruction to continue in the ravaged territory of East Timor after the Aug. 30 self-determination ballot.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Government in a bind in battling graft JAKARTA (JP): Coordinating Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry Kwik Kian Gie said on Wednesday that the new government was facing a dilemma in rooting out corruption in the country because of its huge scale.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

People told to respect others during Ramadhan JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Religious Affairs Tolchah Hasan has made a plea to people of all faiths to mutually respect each other during the fasting month of Ramadhan, the date of which falls close to other religious milestones.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Sultan, rector read poetry YOGYAKARTA: Yogyakarta Sultan Hamengkubuwono X and the rector of state Gadjah Mada University, Ichlasul Amal, read their poetry during an arts performance which also featured noted stage actor W.S. Rendra.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Pelti announces team for next year's Davis Cup JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Tennis Association (Pelti) official in charge of athlete and regional development, Sujiono Timan, announced on Wednesday the tentative lineup for next year's Davis Cup.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Ryaas denies receiving bribe of Rp 500 million JAKARTA (JP): State Minister of Regional Autonomy Ryaas Rasyid denied on Wednesday accusations that he accepted a bribe of Rp 500 million to facilitate the election of Hasan Zein as governor of Bengkulu.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Where to go in Bali:Exhibitions * Painting Exhibition: The Grey Experience, by M. Firman Ichsan, at the Gallery of the Chedi in Ubud, until Dec. 27. * Sculpture Exhibition: Reflection by Nyoman Nuarta, at Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), Pengosekan, Ubud, until Dec. 14.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Bakrie one of 20 firms to get preshipment loans JAKARTA (JP): The Bakrie Group revealed on Wednesday it was one of 20 companies which received preshipment loans from Bank Indonesia.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

TV todayTVRI 5:30 a.m. Religious Teachings 6:00 News 8:00 Children's Program 9:00 Music 10:30 Interval 2:00 p.m.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Up to court to move bombing suspect: Noegroho JAKARTA (JP): Jakarta Police chief Maj. Gen. Noegroho Djajoesman said on Wednesday the city police were not responsible for extending the detention period of convicted Istiqlal Grand Mosque bomber Surya Setiawan who is still under police custody.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Design students turn to foil, lightbulbs JAKARTA (JP): Ask any fashion school student to create a dress from their own imagination. Abracadabra! You will be surprised by their wild ideas.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Conversion Rates Bank Indonesia's conversion rates on Dec. 08, 1999: Bank notes rates Buying Selling Rp Rp U.S. dollar 1 7,174.00 7,246.00Australian dollar 1 4,562.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Liberian jailed for 15 years for heroin deal JAKARTA (JP): A court sentenced on Wednesday a Liberian to 15 years in jail for involvement in a heroin transaction.Presiding judge I Gde Sumitra also ordered the defendant, Christian Chinnedu Ejionye, to pay a Rp 5 million (US$714) fine.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Howard sets back RI-Canberra tiesBy Ikrar Nusa Bhakti JAKARTA (JP): Australia-Indonesia relations have always gone through their ups-and-downs, but they have never been as bad as their current state. In the last three months, the two countries' relationship dropped off to its lowest level.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Thank you Blue Bird On the odd occasion that I have glanced at the Letters section -- normally to catch up on the latest installment of who is verbally attacking who -- I have not helped but notice the continual cascade of bad publicity directed toward taxi operators in Jakarta.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Hard-up vendors say Idul Fitri will be spent far for home JAKARTA (JP): With business still bad for many sidewalk vendors, they are looking at the probability of not spending the post-fasting month holiday of Idul Fitri in their hometowns.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Bank Putera needs Rp 200b to restart clearing JAKARTA (JP): Bank Putera Multikarsa, hit by a massive run in recent days, needs at least Rp 200 billion (about US$28.5 million) to enable it to resume its clearing activities, a reliable source said on Wednesday.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Tourist arrivals estimated to be slightly above target JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia estimates 4.8 million tourist arrivals for the whole year, a 4 percent increase from the initial estimate of 4.6 million, I Gede Ardika, director general of tourism, said on Wednesday."The first 10 months recorded 3.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Mob burns kiosks in rage over immorality TANGERANG (JP): Hundreds of angry locals raided and burned 28 dimly lit kiosks which they believed had been used as prostitution dens at Sungai Tahang, Selembaran Jati village, Kosambi district here on Wednesday morning.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

AIDS activists try to spread the wordBy Novan Iman Santosa KARAWANG, West Java (JP): Like many AIDS volunteers around the globe, Abdurrachman Saibun, 25, is busy at the end of the year preparing to commemorate World AIDS Day, which falls on Dec. 1.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Red lights put off at Kramat Tunggak JAKARTA (JP): "In the name of Allah, I hereby declare from this moment the closure of Kramat Tunggak red-light district."So said Governor Sutiyoso in a modest ceremony held on Wednesday marking the closure of the 30-year-old Kramat Tunggak red-light district.
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Thu, 09 Dec 1999

Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC: End of Days 13:00 15:15 19:30 Blue Streak 13:45 16:00 20:15 The Substitute 2 13:00 15:15 19:30 Nightwatch 13:45 16:00 20:15 Bowfinger 13:00 15:15 ...
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