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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Weekend lineup JAKARTA (JP): The following sports competitions are to be broadcast live this weekend on local TV stations (all times are Jakarta Time):Sunday Boxing: Junior middleweight: Javier Castillejo vs Oscar de la Hoya, RCTI, 9 a.m.Soccer: Bank Mandiri league: Persija vs Persib, RCTI, 4 p.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on June 22, 2001: Shares Close Change Trading Volume --------------------------------------------------------------- Ades Alfindo ...
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Pharmaceutical firms swallow bitter pill of weak rupiah JAKARTA (JP): Most local pharmaceutical companies are still facing difficulties due to the Indonesian rupiah's continued slump against the U.S. dollar, an industry insider said here on Friday.PT Darya-Varia Laboratoria president Philip A.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Press charged with disinformationBy Harry Bhaskara JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian press retains many of its less- than-satisfactory qualities three years into the so-called reform era.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Tight schedules for Yogya railways YOGYAKARTA: State railway authorities in Yogyakarta had to arrange very tight schedules on Friday following the detour of trains serving northern routes to the south.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Confident Jakarta 'ready for more autonomy' JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso feted the 474th anniversary of Jakarta on Friday with a declaration that the nation's capital was ready to accept greater responsibility, as well as duties, from the central government under the new regional autonomy law.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Former red-light district to become Islamic center JAKARTA (JP): The city administration revealed on Friday its plan to convert the former Kramat Tunggak brothel area in North Jakarta into an integrated Islamic center.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Give me back my hot spot I have been reading The Jakarta Post for years. I first started to love the paper when I once found some nice issues on education. At present, however, your paper is no longer enjoyable to read since you have forgotten my favorite "hot spot".
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Rp 9 billion for Poso refugees PALU, Central Sulawesi: The central government has provided Rp 9 billion in relief aid for at least 79,000 refugees from Poso currently accommodated in Palu and several regencies in Central Sulawesi.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

JP/2/DAYAKFollow-up actions to Dayak-Madura reconciliation urged PALANGKARAYA, Central Kalimantan (JP): Several local tribal leaders have called on all levels of the government to promptly follow up results of the newly concluded Dayak people's congress, which recommended the settlement of ...
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Jakarta at 474 It may be a sign of the times that Indonesia's capital city, Jakarta, marked its 474th anniversary on Friday all but unnoticed even by the its own citizens.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Prisoner hangs himself in Cipinang JAKARTA (JP): A prisoner hanged himself inside his jail cell at the Cipinang Penitentiary on Thursday.A penitentiary warden on Friday confirmed the suicide and identified the prisoner as 24-year-old Sopher Manurung.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Two killed in road accident SURABAYA, East Java: At least two people, a middle-aged woman passenger and a toddler, were killed instantly when a minibus was hit by a passing freight train at a railroad crossing near the Pondok Benowo Indah housing complex in West Surabaya at around 1:30 p.m.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Jakarta meets Yogyakarta in men's semifinals JAKARTA (JP): Jakarta's men's team outclassed East Java 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-14, 25-22) in the last qualifying match of the 2001 interchapter national volleyball championships on Friday to top group A.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Gus Dur repeats threats after Friday prayers JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid claimed on Friday that he has not run out of ammunition that could foil an attempt by the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) to impeach him or restrict his power.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Abortion case suspects quizzed BANDUNG: Three suspects in a case allegedly involving over 500 illegal abortions in Bandung are being questioned by police to find out if they were linked to a criminal ring.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Every computer needs a peripheralBy Zatni Arbi JAKARTA (JP): Come to think of it, a computer system is so much like our stomach. It typically consists of one or more input devices, one central processing unit (CPU), and one or more output devices.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Identifying opportunities in today's job marketBy Pri Notowidigdo JAKARTA (JP): Hartono (a fictitious name) was stunned when he walked out of his boss' office.After 12 years of working as an engineer for PT Engineering Indonesia (also a fictitious name), he was informed that he was being laid off.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

AriaWest rejects demand to set up transitional management JAKARTA (JP): One of state-owned PT Telkom's joint cooperation partner, PT AriaWest International, has rejected its workers' demand for establishment of a transitional management team to run its telecom services in West Java and Banten.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

President, TNI united in defense of troops actions JAKARTA (JP): Despite perceived tension between President Abdurrahman and the Indonesian Military (TNI) recently, both made a united stand on Friday in defense of the much-criticized action of joint security troops stationed in the riot-torn ...
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Tommy skips tax debts as document missing JAKARTA (JP): With the mysterious disappearance of a court document, Indonesia's most wanted fugitive, Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, has managed to avoid the payment of Rp 3.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Miss Universe almost loses her dazzling crown JAKARTA (JP): The thunderous applause from some 100 guests, mostly noted businessmen and celebrities, filled the entire Sasono Mulyo ballroom of Le Meridien hotel when the newly crowned Miss Universe 2001, Denise Quinones August, appeared ...
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

TV todayTVRI 5:00 a.m. Religious Teachings 6:00 News 8:00 Music 8:30 Documentary 9:30 Variety Show 10:00 Music 11:00 Performance 12:00 p.m.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Violent protests irrational: NGOs JAKARTA (JP): A labor watchdog has claimed that the recent violent labor protests demanding the revocation of two ministerial decrees on labor issues were irrational as they were not comparable to their goals.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Mortuary assistant performs thankless job from the heartBy Multa Firdaus JAKARTA (JP): The stench of the rotten corpse was unbearable, but Sofah calmly leaned over the body and cleaned it. The dead was not a member of her family, nor her best friend.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Position of deputy police chief restored JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid has issued a decree to reinstate the post of the National Police deputy chief, a position which he had earlier removed.Dated June 21 this year, presidential decree No.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Referees banned from matches JAKARTA (JP): The Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) disciplinary commission has banned four referees and a match commissioner for two years after they violated Bank Mandiri league rules when supervising a match between Persma Manado and Pelita Solo in Manado, ...
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Abdurrahman's Australian visit to begin on Monday JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid is scheduled to arrive on Monday morning in Canberra for a state visit during which he will meet with Australian Prime Minister John Howard and other key Australian figures, Minister of Foreign Affairs ...
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Time bomb defused ahead of congress SURABAYA, East Java (JP): Police on Friday managed to defuse a time bomb planted near the city's main sports arena, where a congress is scheduled to be held on Sunday to support President Abdurrahman Wahid and Vice President Megawati Soekarnoputri.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Falungong now a political exercise Peter Kerr in his first article (The Jakarta Post, May 8, 2001: Falungong strives for another dimension in life) said there were only about 1,000 Falungong practitioners in Jakarta.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Two Indonesians named in billionaires club JAKARTA (JP): Both are 53 and both sit atop business empires built solely on kretek, the sweet smelling clove-flavored cigarettes. On Friday, Rachman Halim and Putera Sampoerna were named among the world's 538 billionaires by the leading U.S.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Economist warns inflation in 2001 may surge to 14% JAKARTA (JP): Inflation in 2001 could reach a worrying level of around 14 percent, much higher than the government forecast of 9.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Switching to unleaded gasolineBy Kardono JAKARTA (JP): The use of leaded petroleum is gradually being phased out worldwide, because of increasing recognition of health risks of lead exposure and the introduction of catalytic converters, which require unleaded petroleum.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Another bomb found at Pancoran blast site JAKARTA (JP): The National Police's bomb squad (Gegana) found yet another pipe bomb on Friday afternoon among the rubble left by Tuesday's bomb blast in a two-story boardinghouse in Pancoran, South Jakarta.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Megawati asks IBRA to speed up asset sale JAKARTA (JP): Vice President Megawati Soekarnoputri has told the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) to speed up the sale of various banking assets under its control, Finance Minister Rizal Ramli said on Friday.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

ExxonMobil sued over rights abuses in Aceh WASHINGTON (Agencies): The International Labor Rights Fund announced here on Thursday that it has sued ExxonMobil Corporation on charges it paid and directed government security forces who committed atrocities while protecting an ExxonMobil facility in ...
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Retired judge admits meeting 'case broker' JAKARTA (JP): A retired judge who has been accused of accepting bribes told the Central Jakarta District Court on Thursday that he had met a "case broker" at his residence three times, but denied receiving any money.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Pertamina postpones Arun start-up to mid-July JAKARTA (JP): State-owned oil and gas company Pertamina said on Friday that gas production from the Arun gas fields in Aceh was expected to be restarted by mid-July, or two weeks later than previously scheduled.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

BAM hopes to hire Indonesia's Kho Mei Hua JAKARTA (JP): The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) is hoping to hire Indonesia's women's singles coach Kho Mei Hua to support its ambition of improving its women's squad in international events, in particular, at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in ...
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Towards better cooperation between home and schoolBy Mochtar Buchori JAKARTA (JP): Education starts at home, many say, and school education is said to be merely an extension of education provided within the family.In reality, the situation is not that simple.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Where to go in Jakarta: Friday, June 22, 2001Exhibitions * Art in Italian and Indonesian Ceramics in the framework of the Indonesian-Italian Workshop on Advanced and Conventional Ceramics, Italian Cultural Institute, Jl. HOS Cokroaminoto 117, Central Jakarta (Phone: 3927531), Monday to Friday, 9 a.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Government to provide subsidy for imported buses and taxis JAKARTA (JP): The government said on Friday it would subsidize imported new buses and taxis by public transportation companies instead of handing out cash to compensate for the recent fuel price hike.Minister of Industry and Trade Luhut B.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Offerings a must before the sugar mill rollsText and photos by Bambang Muryanto KARANGANYAR, Central Java (JP): So, the machines are all installed, the workers are organized and ready to start -- now it's time to take care of the spirits.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Searching for the right school always a headacheBy Hera Diani JAKARTA (JP): This month, many parents find themselves in the quest for selecting schools for their children, which, as in war, needs a certain strategy.Searching for a good school in a big city like Jakarta is not easy for most people.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Hallstrom's winning 'Chocolat' a delicious low-fat fableBy Joko E.H. Anwar Chocolat (*** out of ****); Drama/Romance/Comedy, 121 minutes; Starring Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Victoire Thivisol, Carrie-Anne Moss, Johny Depp; Written by Robert Nelson from a novel by ...
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Rupiah rate June 22 Bank notes rates TT rates Buying Selling Buying Selling Rp Rp Rp Rp U.S. dollar 1 10,845.00 11,845.00 11,288.00 11,402.
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Sat, 23 Jun 2001

Cisadane fiesta opens Saturday TANGERANG, Banten (JP): The annual Cisadane Festival, which opens here on Saturday, will present an assortment of traditional art performances and competitions for residents of Tangerang.Speaking to Antara, E.
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