55 articles.
Mon, 01 Jul 2002

'Syariah' won't rid corruption, say scholarsAsip A. Hasani, The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta Two noted Muslim scholars, Nurcholis Madjid and Solahuddin Wahid, rejected on Sunday a proposal that the country adopt syariah (Islamic law) to rid the country of its deep-rooted problem of corruption.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Cholil wants AG replaced JAKARTA: People's Consultative Assembly deputy speaker Cholil Bisri supported calls that Attorney General MA Rachman be replaced for his blatant failure to handle high-profile corruption cases.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

'Kerak telor', a traditional Jakarta snack tries to surviveLeo Wahyudi S, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Jakartans have long been fond of kerak telor, one of the capital's traditional foods that are often sold whenever a major event like the Jakarta Fair or the Jl. Jaksa Festival takes place.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Expert calls for debate on gubernatorial candidatesBambang Nurbianto, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta An executive director of the Urban and Regional Development Institute (URDI), Wicaksono Saroso, called on the Jakarta City Council on Saturday to sponsor proper debate between pairings of gubernatorial ...
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

PhotoA;JP/Asip A. HasaniSupriyanto sketches on material made from the eceng godok water plant. He sells his batik paintings from Rp 150,000 to Rp 500,000 (about US$59).Photo: B JP/Berto ???Various artifacts are displayed at a gallery in Kemang, South Jakarta.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

The new twist in governmet accountabilityMarc Robinson, Technical Advisor, Development Finance, Comptroller (BPKP), Jakarta The first rule of business is to keep your customers happy. If you produce products which are poor quality or too expensive, you'll go out of business.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

What we need is leadership, not quarrels about the IMFSayidiman Suryohadiprojo, Former governor of National Resilience Institute (Lemhanas), Jakarta State Minister of National Development Planning Kwik Kian Gie has surprised many people when he strongly suggested that Indonesia should terminate ...
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

The new accountability revolution in government-------------------------- Marc Robinson Technical Advisor Badan Pengawasan Keuangan dan Pembangunan (BPKP) Jakarta -------------------------- The first rule of business is to keep your customers happy.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Parents face headache in getting kids into schoolDamar Harsanto, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta From Monday to Thursday of this week, the city will be filled with frazzled parents accompanying their children as they apply for seats at popular state high schools.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Restoration of historic Sunda Kelapa still a dreamTantri Yuliandini, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Dozens of phinisi ships dock at the Sunda Kelapa harbor in North Jakarta.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Corruption cannot be dealt with by adoption of 'syariah'Asip A. Hasani The Jakarta Post Yogyakarta During a seminar here on Sunday, one participant proposed that the country adopt syariah (Islamic law) to rid the country of its deep-rooted problem of corruption. The proposal came from Irfan S.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

New features on your mouse For seasoned computer users, the ubiquitous mouse is actually the extension of their hand. It allows them to reach anywhere inside their computer screen, so to speak.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Indonesian Septi caps double win at Thamrin tennis eventMusthofid, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Septi Nindya Yutami shrugged off the jitters to win the girls' singles competition at the Thamrin Cup International Junior Tennis Championships here on Saturday.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Police to probe Tommy conspiracy JAKARTA: National Police chief Gen. Da'i Bachtiar has ordered a team from the Jakarta Police to probe alleged collusion between former president Soeharto's youngest son Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra and security personnel when the former was on the run.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Refugees picket governor's officeYemris Fointuna, The Jakarta Post, Kupang Hundreds of hungry East Timorese refugees thronged the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) governor's office compound on Saturday to protest the government's unilateral decision to stop providing humanitarian aid.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

WorldCom fiasco proves that market will not heal itselfLos Angeles Times, Los Angeles So WorldCom was cooking its books to the tune of more than US$3.9 billion. News of this sort is becoming less shocking.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Citibank clarifies I refer to A. Jakubowski's letter, Citibank's service (The Jakarta Post, June 6), and Pieter's letter, Citibank again (June 10).We have contacted the above customers and have resolved the problems satisfactorily.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Govt opens special tax office for big business groupsThe Jakarta Post Jakarta The government is scheduled to officially open the Large Taxpayers' Office (LTO) on Monday, which is specially assigned to collect taxes from the country's top 200 businesses.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

'Police continue to carry out their daily tasks poorly'Tiarma Siboro and Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The National Police, officially dubbed the defenders of the country's justice system, have a long way to go in satisfactorily performing their duties of providing public ...
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Rupiah expected to remain stableFitri Wulandari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The rupiah is expected to hover at between Rp 8,650 and Rp 8,700 per U.S. dollar this week amid prevailing positive sentiment and weakening confidence in the greenback, according to an analyst.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Govt tries to strip independent bodies of their power orIndependent bodies stripped of their powerEdith Hartanto and Moch. N. Kurniawan The Jakarta Post JakartaWe are back to square one. Democracy is backpedaling to what it was during the Soeharto regime, experts said here on Saturday.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

RI to join maritime contest JAKARTA: A team of 18 students from the Surabaya Institute of Technology are to leave for the United State to take part in an international maritime contest called the Atlantic Challenge 2002.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

TNI told on to be more accountableThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta The days when national security depends on funds from obscure sources should be brought to an end, legislators and analysts said.They urged the Indonesian Military (TNI) to get accountable and make its budget transparent.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Give us a just system The decrease of almost 60 percent in foreign direct investment approvals and 30 percent in licensed domestic investment projects in the first five months of this year provide further evidence of the worsening disadvantages of doing business in Indonesia.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

IT, an alternative to conventional programmingVishnu K. Mahmud, Contributor, Jakarta There once was a time when Information Technology (IT) belonged to the elite. Needed to computerize your catalog system? You had to call in a programmer.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Batik painting: Success story from the pastAsip A. Hasani, The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta For visitors, Yogyakarta is not only one of the country's ancient cities but also the center of batik painting. But its popularity as the city of batik is on the decline.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

TV Program: Monday, July 1, 2002TVRI 5:00 a.m. Religious Teachings6:00 News 8:00 Environment8:30 Children's Program9:30 Cooking Program10:30 Documentary11:00 News11:30 Music12:00 p.m.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Selling works of arts in Kemang areaGrace Emilia , Contributor, Jakarta People would regard it strange if someone enrolled in the faculty of arts in the 1970s. But the trend is currently reversing as parents are trying hard to enroll their children in such schools.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

PDI Perjuangan claims that Akbar's trial is effectiveKurniawan Hari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Defying fierce criticism over its decision to block moves to probe House Speaker Akbar Tandjung's alleged corruption, leaders of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (DPI Perjuangan) insisted on ...
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Fire razes six kiosks at Senen marketMuninggar Sri Saraswati, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Only a day after a fire destroyed the Taman Puring market in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, a fire swept through the Senen market in Central Jakarta.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Bilingual education remains a fantasy for Indonesian schoolsSimon Marcus Gower, High School Principal Harapan Bangsa High School, Tangerang, Banten At the time of year when schools open their doors to receive registrations of new or continuing students for the coming academic year, all kinds of ...
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Ki Manteb, a true puppeteerSri Wahyuni, The Jakarta Post, Karanganyar, Central Java His very firm and energetic sabetan, a puppet master's way of moving puppets in fighting scenes, has earned Ki Manteb Soedharsono the name Dalang Setan, a devilish puppet master, among Javanese wayang (shadow ...
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Two survive chopper accident in PapuaThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta Two out of five military officers aboard a missing military helicopter in remote Paniai regency in Timika, Irian Jaya province, were found alive on Sunday, after they had managed to reach the nearest settlement, Kobae village, a ...
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Bali's galleries promote local artists on global stageRita A. Widiadana, The Jakarta Post, Denpasar, Bali In Bali two different worlds coexist, Bali, the center of arts and culture and Bali, one of the world's foremost tourist destinations.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

JAKARTA: A Bell 205 helicopter belonging to the Indonesian Military (TNI) carrying five servicemen went missing in Papua on Saturday morning and is feared to have crashed shortly after takeoff at 10:10 a.m.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Govt opens special tax office for big business groupsThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta The government is scheduled to officially open the Large Taxpayers' Office (LTO) on Monday, which is specially assigned to collect taxes from the country's top 200 businesses.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

The lesson from Vietnam war for the Middle East mayhemMartin Woollacott, Guardian News Service, London Anybody who has done some foreign reporting knows that the views of correspondents on the nature of the crisis or war which has brought them to a particular place tend to be similar.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

New labor bill could turn foreign investors awayDadan Wijaksana, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Businessmen criticized the new bill on labor protection and development as "overly protective" and at the expense of investors, saying that if it is passed into law, it will further deteriorate the ...
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Eight more die in Aceh violenceNani Farida, The Jakarta Post, Banda Aceh Eight people were killed in a series of violence incidents in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam province over the weekend, the military and the GAM separatist group both said on Sunday.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

RI should forget assets and help East TimorFabiola Desy Unidjaja, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta With East Timorese President Xanana Gusmao arriving on Monday for a five-day visit, Jakarta should drop demands that East Timor compensate it for Indonesian assets in the territory, and instead offer ...
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Milo junior meet attracts eight countriesThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta The Milo Junior Indonesia Open badminton championships, which will start next week in Surabaya, East Java, has attracted foreign players.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Logging ban pleases environmentalists but upsets pulp industryRendi A. Witular, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The government's plan to temporarily ban logging in natural forests has been praised by environmentalists but upsets industry players who fear the policy will have a big impact on ...
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

L2000 Series: Overclocking comes to the notebookZatni Arbi, Columnist, Jakarta, zatni@cbn.net.id When a Pentium processor leaves the foundry, Intel puts a label on it to tell the user what the maximum speed is.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

PDI Perjuangan betrays the people: ObserversMuhammad Nafik, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Noted political observers bemoaned on Saturday the decision of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) to spurn moves within the House of Representatives (DPR) to probe Speaker Akbar ...
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Manulife case, another blow to foreign investmentNovan Iman Santosa and Yogita Tahilramani, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Foreign investors are saying that the controversial Manulife ruling is further proof of how weak the country's legal system is and is yet another blow to the investment climate ...
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Gaudi works exhibited JAKARTA: The Spanish Embassy is putting on display photographs of over 100 works of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi in an exhibition to commemorate his 150th anniversary at the National Archive Building on Jl. Gajah Mada, Central Jakarta, from June 25 to July 4.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Police search bus driver JAKARTA: Bogor Police are still searching for the driver and assistant of a Benteng Jaya bus, which was involved in a fatal accident in Cisarua, Bogor, on Saturday.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Mega wants death for drug dealers JAKARTA: President Megawati Soekarnoputri repeated on Saturday her earlier demand that drug dealers be sentenced to death in an effort to effectively eradicate the misuse of narcotics in the country.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Defense policy should be rewritten: AnalystThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta The government should revise its defense policy first before proposing an additional budget allocation of Rp 1 trillion (about US$ 116 million) for the military and the police to handle security problems.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

On decolonization of East Timor I would like to refer to the May 21 letter from Onghokham titled Decolonization of East Timor.It is surprising that the noted historian categorically described the integration of East Timor (1976-1999) as "colonization and imperialism".
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

JP/ / Army's Special Force gets new chief: Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ryamizard Ryacudu has appointed Brig. Gen. Sriyanto the new chief of the Army's Special Force (Kopassus) to replace Maj. Gen. Amirul Isnaini.Sriyanto is currently Amirul's deputy.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Healthy diet helps reduce cancer risk, expert claimsDebbie A Lubis, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Early cancer detection and adopting a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of breast cancer and secondary cancers in women, according to a health expert.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

People regret Megawati's support for Sutiyoso Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri's decision to throw her weight behind the incumbent, Sutiyoso, in September's gubernatorial election has raised many eyebrows.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

30 prostitutes arrested in raid JAKARTA: A total of 30 prostitutes working in five mayoralties were arrested early on Saturday during a joint operation by the Jakarta Public Order Office, Jakarta Social Affairs Agency, the Jakarta Police and the city's military garrison.
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Mon, 01 Jul 2002

Price of premium gasoline unchangedThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta State-owned oil and gas firm Pertamina announced on Sunday the price of premium gasoline for the month of July would remain at Rp 1,750 per liter.But the company said the price of other fuel products, except fuel oil, would be lowered.
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