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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

This is the 20th article in a series on the 24 political parties contesting the 2004 elections.Security must come before recovery: Democratic Party Sandy Darmosumarto, Research and Development Unit, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Disillusion typically follows euphoria, and one usual response is a ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Most drug companies fail to meet export standards, study saysTony Hotland, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Only 10 percent of the country's 190 pharmaceutical companies have received the Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) certification for export, revealed a study by the Food and ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Alvien questioned on early campaign SEMARANG: The Semarang Election Supervisory Committee (Panwaslu) questioned on Friday Alvien Lie, a legislator and a National Mandate Party (PAN) legislative candidate, for conducting an illegal, early campaign.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Duping the thievesFrom Warta Kota With bank customers still facing robbery everyday, I would like to suggest the following measures to reduce the risks.While hiring police guards, you should also prepare two bags of the same shape and color before going to the bank.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Traders reject relocation site TANGERANG: The majority of vendors who lost their kiosks in the fire that razed Jombang market in Ciputat district, Tangerang, on Tuesday, refused to be relocated to either the vacant land next to Jombang railway station or a soccer field.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Bus-truck crash leaves driver dead SEMARANG: One person was killed, three severely injured and eight others lightly injured on Friday morning, after a Tri Sakti bus crashed into a truck on Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan in downtown Semarang.The sole fatality in the accident was Atmadi, the bus driver.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Councillors flee Kampar regencyHaidir Anwar Tanjung, The Jakarta Post, Pekanbaru, Riau Dozens of university students in Kampar regency were seen on Friday "guarding" Sultan Syarif Qasim II Airport in the Riau capital of Pekanbaru, in order to prevent Kampar councillors from skipping out on the ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

WHO urges solid action plan to prevent bird fluEva C. Komandjaja, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the government that the longer it takes to implement preventive measures to handle the bird flu outbreak, the greater the possibility for poultry and humans ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Taking the long view in countering terrorismBarry Desker, The Straits Times, Asia News Network, Singapore The emergence of the Jamaah Islamiyah (JI) threat in Southeast Asia has spawned a cottage industry of books and commentaries discussing terrorism in the region.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Navy MPs decline joint murder trial JAKARTA: The Navy Military Police declined a request for a joint trial by lawyers for Gunawan Santosa, who faces trial for the murder of PT Aneka Sarana Bakti (Asaba) director Boedyharto Angsono."Why should there be a joint trial ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

TV Program: Tuesday, February 24, 2004TVRI .TB.30" .90" 5:00 a.m. Religious Teachings6:00 News: Berita Pagi7:00 Entertainment News: Selebrita7:30 Children Show: Pentas Ceria8:00 Music: Sik Asik 10:00 TV Drama12:00 p.m.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Where to go in Bandung for Tuesday, February 24, 2003Performances* Cabaret Cut Nyak Dien, Taman Budaya, Jl. Bukit Dago Selatan no. 53 A (Tel. 022 2504912), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 28. * Sundanese Traditional Performances, Taman Budaya, Jl. Bukit Dago Selatan no. 53 A (Tel. 022 2504912), March 20.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Surya Paloh meets Yogyakarta sultan OGYAKARTA: One of Golkar's presidential candidates Surya Paloh met with Yogyakarta Governor Sultan Hamengkubuwono X on Friday, more than one week after the latter withdrew from the party's convention.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

'A Child's Eye': Children portray their hopes, fearsBambang Bider, The Jakarta Post, Pontianak, West Kalimantan "Thank you for making our children laugh again with this beautiful coming together," said Buchari Arachman.Buchari is the municipality head of Pontianak.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

JP/4/scene21Surya Paloh meets Yogyakarta sultan YOGYAKARTA: One of Golkar's presidential candidates Surya Paloh met with Yogyakarta Governor Sultan Hamengkubuwono X on Friday, more than one week after the latter withdrew from the party's convention.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Southeast Asia in 2004: Living dangerously againThang D. Nguyen, Program Coordinator, United in Diversity Forum, Jakarta 2004, the Year of the Monkey, will be an exciting, but challenging one for Southeast Asia.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Solar Home Systems to light up the lives of 2,750 rural familiesP.C. Naommy, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Villagers living in 13 remote regencies throughout Indonesia will have electricity by the end of March thanks to the Solar Home System (SHS).
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Steal often and steal big: It paysEndy M Bayuni Deputy editor The Jakarta Post Cambridge, Massachusetts I overheard recently the following conversation at an adjacent table in a Cambridge Starbucks cafe. I was minding my own business, but could not help being attracted to what they were saying.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Swedish prosecutors here in March JAKARTA: Indonesia is still unsure about the schedule of the planned visit of Swedish investigators who will probe the alleged involvement of Free Aceh Movement (GAM) leaders in terrorism and crimes in Aceh and Jakarta, a government official says.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Five pedophiles escape Bali after media hypeWahyoe Boediwardhana, The Jakarta Post, Denpasar, Bali A senior police officer revealed on Friday that five suspected pedophiles had left the resort island of Bali, following the arrest of a former Australian diplomat last month on charges of molesting ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

RI suggests peacekeeping force Indonesia has proposed that ASEAN establish its own peacekeeping forces by 2012.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Hero's profit drops 93% amid tougher competitionThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta Publicly listed retailer PT Hero Supermarket said on Friday that its net profit plunged by 93 percent last year due to the huge costs of business repositioning amid tougher competition in the industry.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Europe and Japan have to re-think immigration.Jonathan Power Columnist Lund, Sweden Immigration, we are belatedly beginning to realize, has enabled western industrial societies to put on hold problems it should have been forced to confront earlier.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Makita chess tournament heats up at halfway markMusthofid, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The race for the championship at the Makita-Lakoni chess tournament has heated up with GM Zhu Chen's loss to IM Danny Juswanto in the fifth round here on Friday.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Jakarta to have blue bajaj JAKARTA: The current orange bajaj (motorized pedicab) will have a new competitor, the environmentally friendly blue bajaj that use either natural gas and/or gasoline.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

UPN alumnus becomes professor YOGYAKARTA: Pembangunan Nasional University (UPN), a university owned by the Ministry of Defense, will inaugurate on Saturday Conradus Danisworo, an alumnus of the university's geological technology school.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Jakarta flood claims three lives as alert level raisedThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta At least three people are dead and three others missing after floods swept through Greater Jakarta on Friday after another overnight downpour.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Bob Hasan freed on paroleThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta/Semarang Timber tycoon Mohammad "Bob" Hasan was released from the notorious prison island Nusakambangan in Central Java on Friday after serving two-thirds of his six-year prison sentence.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Kuala Namo to replace Polonia AirportApriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Medan North Sumatra After seven years of delay caused by the financial crisis that hit Indonesia in 1997, construction on the Kuala Nemu Airport in Deli Serdang regency here will begin this year.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Sutiyoso declares 'Siaga 2', demands fund for canal project Governor Sutiyoso declared Siaga 2 (Alert Level 2) on Friday, the third day the capital has been hit by heavy floods which have forced more than 13,000 people to flee their homes and seek refuge.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

RI lacks integrated policy at WTO talks: EconomistSari P. Setiogi, The Jakarta Post,Jakarta The government is being criticized for not having an integrated policy on global trade issues, making the country's negotiation team at World Trade Organization (WTO) talks less effective in promoting ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Golf tournament at Hyatt Regency YOGYAKARTA: The five-star Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta on Jl. Palagan Tentara Pelajar is to stage a two-day golf tournament at its nine-hole golf course.The Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta Open Golf Tournament will start on Feb. 28.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Property mogul named Kadin chiefFitri Wulandari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Property magnate Mohammad S.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Dengue hits 19 provincesThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta The dengue fever outbreak has spread to 19 of the country's 32 provinces, with the death toll from the outbreak approaching 200.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Banking restructuring still a long way offDadan Wijaksana, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Despite years of painful and costly restructuring, the country's banking sector has yet to emerge as a fully sound financial system and remains vulnerable to shocks, banking experts said on Friday.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Outline of Democratic Party platform Indonesia has lost its character because sudden reform movements did not stem from a comprehensive concept. The party thus strives to promote a democracy that values high religious, moral and social norms.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Last bastion of justice? Two starkly contrasting images appeared on Feb. 13 in most Jakarta dailies.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Locals hand over homemade rifles PALU, Central Sulawesi: Two people living in Tojo Una-Una regency, Central Sulawesi, voluntarily handed over late on Thursday two homemade rifles to local police.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Islands of Excellence W. Scott Thompson Gianyar, Bali There is often almost a sense of despair in the analyses of Indonesian writers in these pages.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

This is the 20th article in a series on the 24 political parties contesting the 2004 elections.Security comes before recovery: Democratic partySandy Darmosumarto, Research and Development Unit, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Disillusion typically follows euphoria, and one usual response is a wish to ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Floods hit densely populated JavaThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta Floods continued to sweep through densely populated areas of Java on Friday, with the worst-hit of the rice belt regencies in West Java, disrupting public transportation and the supply of basic commodities to the provinces.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Hero's profit drops 93% amid tougher competitionThe Jakarta Post Jakarta Publicly listed retailer PT Hero Supermarket said on Friday that its net profit plunged by 93 percent last year due to the huge costs of business repositioning amid tougher competition in the industry.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Severance bonus for councillors sparks fury in SamarindaRusman, The Jakarta Post, Samarinda, East Kalimantan Defying protests from locals, the Samarinda government and municipality council agreed to pay a severance bonus for councillors of Rp 25 million each, a councillor confirmed on Friday.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

JP/17/SIDEUGM launches smart GamaCardYOGYAKARTA: In cooperation with Bank Mandiri and PT Telkom, Gadjah Mada University (UGM) launched on Wednesday the GamaCard, a student identity card-cum-multipurpose card.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

KPU told to start educating votersKurniawan Hari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The success of the upcoming polls remains a big question, as the General Elections Commission (KPU) has focused more on the procurement of election materials and thus ignored voter education.Politicians Andi A.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Stock hits another record on rise in bluechipsRendi A. Witular, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The Jakarta stock index skyrocketed again on Friday to another record level in the nation's history, lifted by selected banking bluechips following a successful placement of the government's minority shares ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

WWF rejects action plan set out by pulp and paper makerTony Hotland, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) refused to endorse Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)'s action plan to ensure a sustainable wood supply for the world's 10th largest pulp and paper mill.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Dengue fever destroys family's hopeAbdul Khalik, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Tiharoh, 29, felt like the whole world had fallen down around her when she witnessed the death of her five-year-old daughter, Maulidina Putri, due to dengue fever on Thursday.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Military personnel to guard elections The Jakarta Military Command will deploy 1,200 personnel to help 15,968 officers from the Jakarta Police in securing the upcoming general elections.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Road map offers risk, but also rewardsM B Naqvi Inter Press Service Karachi, Pakistan As was widely expected, the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan succeeded Wednesday in drawing up a road map for what is being described as "composite dialogue" between the two estranged neighbors.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Late treatment destroys a mother's dreamAbdul Khalik The Jakarta Post JakartaTiharoh, 29, felt like the whole world had fallen down around her when she witnessed the death of her five-year-old daughter, Maulidina Putri, due to dengue fever on Thursday.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Photographer vows to always come backSri Wahyuni, The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta It may not have occurred to Australian photographer Bill Morrow that his first trip to Yogyakarta, in 1981, would end up with his deep love of the city.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

On Kijangs and coziness People who own Toyota Kijangs could be disappointed in coming months, that is if they own them for reasons of prestige, because, since older Kijangs have been used as mikrolet minibuses for years -- the City administration has allowed Kijang vans to be used as taxis.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

UGM launches smart GamaCard YOGYAKARTA: In cooperation with Bank Mandiri and PT Telkom, Gadjah Mada University (UGM) launched on Wednesday the GamaCard, a student identity card-cum-multipurpose card.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Malaysian warships visit Balikpapan BALIKPAPAN, East Kalimantan: Three Malaysian warships have moored at the pier of Balikpapan Navy base in East Kalimantan, as part of a four-day visit to the province, starting on Thursday.The three vessels were Royal Ship Jerong, Yu and Renchong.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

IBRA sells shares in four major banksThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta The Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) on Friday sold some of its remaining shares in the country's major private banks including Bank Central Asia (BCA), Bank Danamon, Bank Internasional Indonesia (BII) and Bank Niaga ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Police ticket 6,603 offenders JAKARTA: Officers from the Jakarta Police's traffic division have ticketed 6,603 offenders since the new three-in-one traffic policy began on Jan. 26.The head of the traffic division, Sr. Comr.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

RI Embassy shelters 30 troubled workersThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta A woman migrant worker who had her leg amputated recently is still staying with 29 other colleagues, including a child worker, at the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore awaiting compensation for her suffering from her Singaporean ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Centris to add 250 new taxisThe Jakarta Post Jakarta Publicly listed taxi operator PT Centris Multipersada plans to expand its fleet with 250 new cars this year in a bid to boost its revenue, company CEO said.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Sleman PDAM executives named YOGYAKARTA: Three new executives hired through the first open and transparent recruitment process by Sleman regency for its PDAM tap water company will be officially installed on March 1.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Muslim leaders, legislators back move to restrict haj tripsTiarma Siboro and Kurniawan Hari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Muslim leaders and legislators have thrown their weight behind the government's plan to limit an individual's haj trips to one every five years.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Blood demand rises as dengue worsensM. Taufiqurrahman, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The severe dengue fever outbreak in the capital has increased the demand for blood by 200 percent since last month, said an Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) official.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Megawati secures tiny Nipah islandFadli and Fabiola Desy Unidjaja, The Jakarta Post, Batam, Riau/Jakarta Traumatized by the perceived loss of two islands from Indonesia's territory, President Megawati Soekarnoputri placed a plaque on Friday at a location on a small island bordering Singapore.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Ippepin demands action over ring fatalitiesZakki Hakim, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The Indonesian Professional Boxer and Coach Association (Ippepin) has urged the Indonesian Professional Sport Monitoring and Supervisory Board (BPPOPI) to set up a disciplinary commission in a bid to prevent more ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

China's Taiwan dilemmaBeijing's obsession with Taiwan could damage its economic and diplomatic prospects, and even threaten Communist rule Michael Yahuda Yale Center for the Study of Globalization Washington Beijing has turned the Taiwan issue into a huge obstacle to China's rise as a great ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Companies agree to print ballot papersMoch. N. Kurniawan, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The General Elections Commission (KPU) announced on Friday that it had sealed a deal with 18 companies for 660 million ballot papers at Rp 275 per ballot paper as set by the commission.KPU member Mulyana W.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Educators must help to separate fact from opinionSimon Marcus Gower, Executive Principal, High/Scope Indonesia School, Jakarta Amongst all the problems and sufferings that Indonesia has had to overcome in its recent history it may seem trivial to suggest that Indonesia really needs to deal with ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Show support for antigraft drive with concrete actionV.K. Chin, The Star, Asia News Network, Selangor The public is encouraged by the government's determination to wipe out graft in both the public and private sectors.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

'It's bad business for taxis already' In addition to the already stiff competition among taxi operators in Jakarta, the city administration is planning to endorse the launch of a new service using Kijang minivan taxis which can accommodate more passengers and luggage.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Tenants report management over alleged fraudulent taxEvi Mariani, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Tenants of Pulomas apartments in East Jakarta reported to the police on Thursday that the managing company of the city-run apartments, PT Pulomas Jaya, had allegedly committed tax fraud.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Jakarta crisis center ready to handle floodsUrip Hudiono, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The Jakarta Operation Coordination Board (Satkorlak) for Disaster Mitigation is now fully prepared to handle floods in the capital, according to one agency worker.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Democracy or disaster Lying dormant for some time, and yet now the conscience of Indonesia begins to stir as the 2004 general election looms ever closer.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

TNI chief awarded by Thailand JAKARTA: Military commander Gen. Endriartono Sutarto was awarded "The Knight Grand Cross of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand" earlier this month, detik.com reported Friday.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Govt rejects use of press law in libel disputesFabiola Desy Unidjaja, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The government challenged on Friday the Press Council's appeal for the Supreme Court to abide by the press law in cases involving the media, saying the law was too lenient.
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Sat, 21 Feb 2004

Where to go in Yogyakarta: Saturday, February 21, 2004Exhibitions* Ceramics by Kelompok Sajiji, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Jl. Suroto 2, Kotabaru (Tel. 0274 560404), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., until Feb. 21. * Painting by Dutch artist Tonny Holsbergen at Affandi Museum, Jl.
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