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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Drivers strike over threats by hoodlums PEKANBARU, Riau: Hundreds of public transportation drivers here continued their strike on Friday to protest the presence of hoodlums along their routes.The strike began on Wednesday following the assault of a driver by several hoodlums.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Teachers issue strike threat CIANJUR, West Java: Some 12,000 teachers here have threatened to go on strike and hold mass demonstrations next week to denounce the government's lack of attention to their welfare.Antara reported the teachers were fully prepared for the action.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Two-year jail term sought for Zarina's boy JAKARTA (JP): A prosecutor demanded on Friday the West Jakarta District Court sentence an alleged accomplice of drug suspect Zarina Mirafsur to two years in jail and fine him Rp 5 million (US$714) for possessing and carrying psychotropic substances.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

BRI to disburse Rp 500b rice credits JAKARTA (JP): State-run Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) promised on Friday to begin disbursing Rp 500 billion (US$66.6 million) in credits to village cooperatives on Monday to help them buy unhusked rice from farmers, Antara reported.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Pay rise fuels fears over MyanmarBy Philippe Agret YANGON (AFP): Myanmar's decision to grant wage hikes of up to 600 percent to civil servants has raised new fears about the military's ability to manage a chaotic economy which foreign experts say is already on the verge of collapse.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Govt to disburse Olympic training fund JAKARTA (JP): The National Sports Council (KONI) would receive Rp 4.2 billion (US$545,000) from the government next week to support the 2000 Olympic Games training program, said official in charge of planning and budgeting Togi Hutagaol on Friday.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Oil spill halts activities of fishermen in Cilacap waters CILACAP, Central Java (JP): Thousands of fishermen here complained on Friday that they haven't been able to catch any fish following an oil spill by a fuel tanker MT King Fisher last week.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Three killed in clashes at East Timorese refugee camp JAKARTA (JP): Three people were shot dead and two others sustained injuries in clashes at a camp housing East Timorese refugees in Kupang, capital of East Nusa Tenggara, Antara reported on Friday.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Conversion RatesBank Indonesia's conversion rates on April 7, 2000: Bank notes rates Buying Selling Rp Rp U.S. dollar 1 7,637.00 7,713.00Australian dollar 1 4,580.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Goods, service consumption slides JAKARTA (JP): The Jakarta office of the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) hinted on Friday that city residents were facing serious threats of malnutrition and poor health if the economic crisis continues.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

TV todayTVRI 5:30 a.m. Religious Teachings 6:00 News 8:00 Variety Show 9:00 Interval 2:00 p.m.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Where to go in Jakarta: Saturday, April 8, 2000Exhibitions * Painting Exhibition: Tilo Kaiser, at Duta Fine Arts Foundation, Jl. Kemang Utara 55A, South Jakarta (Phone: 7990226), Tuesday to Saturday at 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Monday at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., until April 20.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Rectors told to promote freedom of speech, thought SEMARANG (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid urged the country's rectors on Friday to promote freedom of thought and freedom of speech on their campuses."Rectors must not let bureaucratic interests invade the campus.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Nazif appointed new president of PT Telkom JAKARTA (JP): Shareholders of publicly listed telecommunications company PT Telkom approved on Friday the appointment of former banker Muhammad Nazif as new company president, replacing A.A. Nasution, despite objections from some public shareholders.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Berets and pens: Civil-military ties in SE Asia This is the second of two articles by Southeast Asian historian Hermawan Sulistyo, Ph.D, the executive director of the Research Institute for Democracy and Peace in Jakarta.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Military court opens hearing in drug prosecution of Agus Isrok JAKARTA (JP): The Jakarta Military Court began on Friday the very long-awaited military trial of Army Special Force's (Kopassus) Second. Lt. Agus Isrok over his alleged possession and trafficking of drugs last August.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Pick of the Flicks (for Saturday, April 8, 2000)Hollywood KC The Insider 14:30 17:15 21:00 Very Bad Things 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55 The Green Mile 13:45 17:15 20:45 The Prophecy II 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55 The ...
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Akbar advises 'jihad' volunteers JAKARTA (JP): House Speaker Akbar Tandjung called on a Muslim organization to cancel its plan to send trained warriors to launch a jihad (holy war) in strife-torn Maluku."Sending men to Maluku will create a new problem.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

President to discuss truth body with Mbeki JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid plans to discuss the establishment of a truth and reconciliation commission with his South African counterpart Thabo Mbeki during a visit to the country this weekend, an official said on Friday.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Shenny set for three int'l events before Olympics JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian women's platform diver Shenny Ratna Amelia is scheduled to compete in three international events and the 15th National Games (PON) before having an overseas stint in Beijing in July.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Fighting organized crime in Thailand Four Laotian women rescued last September from a brothel in the southern (Thai) province of Satun were sent home after having received rehabilitation and vocational training provided by the Anti-Trafficking in Women and Children in Mekong Region Project.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Newmont agrees to pay taxes to Minahasa regency JAKARTA (JP): Gold mining company PT Newmont Minahasa Raya said on Friday it was ready to pay Rp 550 million (US$71,000) in overdue taxes on building material to the Minahasa regency in North Sulawesi, much less than the amount demanded by ...
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Hiker found dead in West Sumatra PADANG, West Sumatra: A hiker was found dead on Mt. Merapi after falling 50 meters into a ravine on Sunday, rescue workers said on Thursday.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Indonesia set for for place at CITES SURABAYA, East Java: Indonesia for the first time will participate in the 10-day Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) on Monday in Kenya.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Police question actor about treasures JAKARTA (JP): Tanjung Priok Port (KP3) Police have questioned famous local drama artist Anwar Fuady over the salvage of hundreds of ancient ceramic articles from a Chinese shipwreck found in the Blanakan waters off Subang, West Java.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Anton hopes for KONI helping hand JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian men's table tennis player Anton Suseno hopes the National Sports Council (KONI) will support him financially in an overseas stint in the United States and Brazil in July.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Street justice on the rise For Kusnadi's family -- assuming he has a family -- Tuesday of last week must be a day that will forever remain in their memories. The 30-year-old man was caught red-handed by residents as he was about to make off with a stolen motorcycle.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

JITF to restructure $10b in foreign debts JAKARTA (JP): The Jakarta Initiative Task Force (JITF) is striving to help private companies to restructure some US$10 billion in overseas debts this year, according to newly appointed JITF chairman Laksamana Sukardi.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

LNG plant design Referring to your article on Feb. 11, 2000 entitled Pertamina picks Chiyoda, Betchtel designs for plant, there is misleading information quoted by your writer which has caused us to receive a claim from our client.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

UN sanctions: On a loser with IraqBy Ewen MacAskill LONDON: The United States and Britain are out of step with the rest of the world in their vindictive perseverance of United Nations sanctions against Iraq.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

New wave of protests target plan on communism JAKARTA (JP): The capital witnessed the second consecutive massive street rallies by thousands of Muslim youths on Friday to protest President Abdurrahman Wahid's plans to revoke the ban on communism in the country and to resume trade ties with Israel.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Indonesia holds court with lead in Davis Cup tie JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia made a good start in the opening of Group II of the Davis Cup Asia Oceania zone by overpowering Malaysia 2-0 at National Tennis Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Friday.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Medan Jaya ties 0-0 against Persiraja MEDAN, North Sumatra (JP): Supported by nearly a thousand local fans, Medan Jaya failed to satisfy them with victory and had to settle for a scoreless draw against Persiraja in the Bank Mandiri Soccer League on Friday.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Disciplining your children From the moment a couple learn that they are expecting a child, their hopes, imaginations and dreams begin to grow. They imagine what their baby will be like and whose qualities he or she will inherit? All these dreams are common and are natural for any parent.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Contemporary music concerts keep on playingBy Y. Bintang Prakarsa JAKARTA (JP): A wave of contemporary music has been flooding into Jakarta in recent weeks. Last month it was concerts by West Sumatra-born Epi Martison, and a rising star from Germany, Detlev Glanert. But it isn't over yet.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Asian trade gives Russia's Far East new lookBy Heather Clark VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AFP): Japanese cars with drivers on the right crowd the roadways, stir fry vegetables with rice is a staple in the hotels and Chinese lettering adorns goods in what locals dub the "Chinese" market.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Election by the people Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid was cheered when he said recently that his government would propose that the next president and vice-president be elected directly by the people in 2004. The reason for the applause he drew was obvious.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Money politics popular in MedanBy Donna K. Woodward MEDAN (JP): In 1998 Indonesians joined forces against Soeharto, united in their belief that to overcome corruption a clean leader was needed.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

When will 'Fortress Europe' come into being in the defense sector?By Paul R. Michaud PARIS (JP): After "Fortress America", will "Fortress Europe" be far behind? Although the idea of merging all of Europe's major defense contractors into a new super defense group sounds impressive on paper, will ...
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Stock quotations on JSXStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on April 7, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume ------------------------------------------------------------ Ades Alfindo ...
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

PMI lacks funds to supply blood JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Red Cross is seeking more funds to overcome blood supply expenses, its top executive said on Friday.Chairman Mar'ie Muhammad said the Red Cross (PMI) had to spend Rp 70 billion annually on blood supplies alone.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

RI men's doubles secure final place in Japan Open JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia secured a final ticket in the US$180,000 Yonex Japan Open men's doubles after world number one pairing Candra Wijaya and Tony Gunawan set up a showdown with veteran compatriots Bambang Suprianto and Tri Kusheryanto ...
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Temporary workers protest uniform change TANGERANG (JP): Some 675 temporary employees with the Tangerang office of the City Land Transportation Agency (DLLAJ), brought on Friday their grievance to the local chapter of the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI).
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Man jumps to death from 7th floor JAKARTA (JP): A security officer was killed on Friday after he tried escape a fire by jumping from the seventh floor of a building at Jayabaya University in East Jakarta, an officer said.East Jakarta Police chief Col.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Tale of Jl. Pecah Kulit more than skin deepBy Ida Indawati Khouw For those unfamiliar with the capital, its assortment of unusually named streets -- Jl. Gereja Ayam ("church chicken"), Jl. Gambar Hidup ("portrait of life") and Jl. Tiang Bendera ("flagpole") -- may sound more than a little odd.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Jakarta braces for bus strike JAKARTA (JP): Millions of commuters in the capital could be stranded beginning on Monday following a planned massive strike by owners of the over 8,000 private city buses, minibuses and mikrolet (minivans).
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Government assures LIPI's independence JAKARTA (JP): The government assured the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) on Friday that it will enjoy complete independence in carrying out its mission because freedom is a pillar of creativity.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Two boxers qualify for Olympics JAKARTA (JP): Boxers La Paene Masara and Hermansen Ballo have joined the list of national athletes to qualify for the 2000 Olympic Games.La Paene outclassed Daniello Lerto Jr.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Aceh rights abuse trial rescheduled for April 17 YOGYAKARTA (JP): After three delays, the joint military- civilian tribunal for alleged human rights violations in Aceh is slated to open on April 17 in Banda Aceh, Minister of Human Rights Affairs Hasballah M. Saad said on Friday.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

More suspected thieves killed by residents JAKARTA (JP): Three more men were mobbed to death by residents at separate incidents on Thursday, bringing the death toll of vigilante victims in Greater Jakarta to 30 this year.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

IBRA's request for ad hoc judges denied JAKARTA (JP): The Jakarta Commercial Court has rejected the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency's (IBRA) request to assign independent "ad hoc" judges to examine the agency's three bankruptcy cases.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Indonesian music loses gifted Broery Pesolima JAKARTA (JP): Broery Pesolima, one of Indonesia's pop legends, died from a stroke at Puri Cinere Hospital in South Jakarta at 7:15 Friday. He was 56.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Soeharto questioning to be resume Monday JAKARTA (JP): State prosecutors failed on Friday to resume the questioning of former president Soeharto due to his illness, but set a new date for Monday.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Iran's youth samples a taste of modern lifeBy Dietrich Alexander BERLIN (DPA): If you guessed the snowy slopes were Aspen, Saas Fee or St. Moritz, you're way off target. This is Dizin in Iran, just 100 kilometers north of Tehran.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Siemens opens new division JAKARTA (JP): PT Siemens Indonesia, a supplier in the energy and communication industry, has opened a new business division to tap a growing demand for healthcare equipment in the country, the company's senior executive said here on Friday.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Road damage A situation requiring careful attention is the damaged section of road at Ciputat Raya between the bridge and the Hero supermarket. The severe rupture in the road dramatically affects traffic on this major Jakarta thoroughfare.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Bogor teachers plan mass strike BOGOR (JP): Some 300 teachers said on Friday they would hold a three-day strike next week to protest their meager salaries and the government's refusal to increase their benefits.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Pilgrimage to the west: When spirit of Earth, sky is awakenedBy Wawan S. Husin BANDUNG (JP): Suprapto Suryosudarmo had traveled to Bandung, Ciamis and Padang in his journey to the west from Padepokan Lemah Putih in Surakarta, Central Java.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Matraman brawl causes Rp 10b losses JAKARTA (JP): Recent brawling between residents in Matraman district of East Jakarta has caused Rp 10 billion (US$1.3 million) in financial losses and left 336 people jobless, an official disclosed on Friday.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Oscar-winning turn on screens here JAKARTA (JP): Naughty angels, newborn psychics and gender confusion fills up our movie theaters. The following reviews and grades are by Rayya Makarim (RM), Oren Murphy (OM) and Tam Notosusanto (TN).American Beauty.
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