Currency turbulence again Short-lived turbulence again struck the international
financial markets on Tuesday when the American dollar -- for the
first time in over 50 years -- fell to below 100 yen. The
dollar's tumble followed an official announcement that the U.S. More ...
Golden Key Group's staff brace for dismissal JAKARTA (JP): Some 200 workers at a giant petrochemical
project belonging to Eddy Tansil have been advised they'll soon
be looking for new jobs, as it is unlikely that the project will
be completed with their boss still on trial for corruption. More ...
Soeharto briefed on Barito's $1b deal in Kuala Lumpur JAKARTA (JP): The Malaysian government has agreed to provide
Indonesia's Barito Pacific Group with one million hectares of
land in Sabah state for the development of timber estates for
pulp. More ...
Australia's `Visions for the Future' an eye-openerBy Samsudin Berlian JAKARTA (JP): Name one scientist from Australia!Um...um....Go ahead, take your time. Maybe it would help to know that so
far, six Australian research scientists have won the Nobel Prize. More ...
Mar'ie wants WB and ADB to cope with volatile yen JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Finance Mar'ie Muhammad yesterday
urged the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) to take
more initiatives to maintain the stability of the Japanese yen
rate against the U.S. More ...
Schering pays dividend JAKARTA (JP): The annual shareholders meeting of PT Schering-
Plough Indonesia, a company of discovery, development and
marketing of human pharmaceutical and healthcare products,
announced a 40 percent increase in its final dividend from Rp 250
per share for 1992 operation ... More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Music * The Aryaduta Jakarta, Jl. Prapatan 44-48, Central Jakarta:
- Ambassador Lounge: Amir (pianist) Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m.
to 9:30 a.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Boece (pianist) & Rima
Monday to Thursday 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday 7 p.m.
to 12:30 a.m. More ...
Governor seeks help from city's advisory board JAKARTA (JP): Governor Surjadi Soedirdja is calling for
assistance by development experts as the city soars ever upwards
toward the era of "skyscrapers and flyovers. More ...
Human error remains prime cause of accidents JAKARTA (JP): A leading traffic expert is calling on traffic
authorities to issue "temporary" drivers' licenses for new
drivers so that their driving abilities can be tested before they
receive permanent licenses. More ...
Artwork expo expresses ever-changing AustraliaBy Amir Sidharta JAKARTA (JP): The exhibitions held in conjunction with
Australia Today Indonesia '94 at the National Museum question the
Australian artists' perception of their own country, and at the
same time challenge the world's popular ... More ...
Stock Exchange JAKARTA (JP): Share prices, which have been on a downward
trend for more than three weeks, continued losing ground on the
Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSX) yesterday.The broad-based Composite Index lost 2.17 points to close at
470.95 after losing another two points the previous day. More ...
Pasar Jaya official to be tried for scam JAKARTA (JP): A PD Pasar Jaya's employee will be tried soon
for allegedly embezzling two billion rupiahs from the city-owned
company, Chief of Jakarta Prosecutor's Office Suyoto said
yesterday. More ...
NU scholars set for controversial talks in Rembang JAKARTA (JP): After enduring weeks of controversy and numerous
obstacles, a group of ulemas of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) have
finally scheduled the meeting where they will discuss their
strategy to win the election at the United Development ... More ...
Don't play up differences in society: Soeharto JAKARTA (JP): President Soeharto warned the people yesterday
against playing up differences between various groups in society
because it could sow seeds of instability. More ...
NEC Nusantara receives big telephone contract JAKARTA (JP): The state-owned PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia
(Telkom) has given the Japan-Indonesia joint venture PT NEC
Nusantara Communications an order to build telephone exchanges
with a combined capacity of 1.5 million lines. More ...
Asuransi Bintang nets 29 percent increase in premiums JAKARTA (JP): PT Asuransi Bintang, a public general insurance
company, netted a total premium income of Rp 27.4 billion
(US$12.69 million) in 1993, up by 29 percent from Rp 21.24
billion ($9. More ...
Weather agency plans to buy more sophisticated equipment JAKARTA (JP): The government yesterday promised to spend $90
million in new equipment to bolster the capability of the
Meteorological and Geophysics Agency (BMG), which forecasts
weather and monitors natural disasters such as earthquakes. More ...
RI to host 5th Merdeka Cup JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia will host the fifth international
Merdeka basketball tournament at the Senayan stadium here in Aug.
25 until Sept. 1, says Bunyamin Ramto, an official of the
Basketball Association of Indonesia (Perbasi). More ...
Barito's wood-chip plant JAKARTA (JP): Prajogo Pangestu, a conglomerate who controls
the forest-based Barito group, plans to build a wood chip plant
on Sungsang island in South Sumatra to process 1. More ...
TV TodayTVRI 2:30 p.m World Cup 1994: Italy vs Norway (rerun)
4:30 Student Quiz
5:00 Regional News
5:30 Dunia Pustaka
6:05 Nusantara the beloved country: South Sulawesi
6:15 Village Program
6:45 Karya Nyata
7:00 Evening News
9:00 World News
9:25 ... More ...
Journalist hopefulsFrom Media IndonesiaThe students of STIE Swadaya, Jatiwaringin, Jakarta, held a
journalism workshop for 83 Jakarta students from various private
and state universities.But what is the benefit of the workshop for the students?
Nothing. They were disappointed and confused. More ...
Exhibition reveals what's new in Italian artBy Rina Rao JAKARTA (JP): "Young Italian Artists," an exhibition sponsored
by the Italian Embassy at the World Trade Center on Jl. Sudirman,
South Jakarta, is a comprehensive snapshot of what is new in
Italian art. More ...
Russia takes command in world powerlifting championships JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia stole a little bit of thunder as
Russia snatched the first day lead at the junior world
powerlifting championships in Nusa Dua, Bali on Wednesday night. More ...
Great River to procure new machine, complete facilities JAKARTA (JP): PT Great River Industries, a producer of brand
name garments listed on the Jakarta and Surabaya stock exchanges,
will procure new sewing machines and complete facilities for new
branded garments in anticipation of increased ... More ...
Multipurpose Citicard JAKARTA (JP): Citibank launched new ATM card, called the
Citibank Citicard, yesterday which allows customers access to
their accounts from over 166,000 ATM locations at worldwide
Citicard Banking Centers and affiliated ATM networks in more than
50 countries. More ...
Share prices rally on Asian Exchanges TOKYO (AFP): Share prices jumped back yesterday after a three-
day losing streak on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, heartened by the
easing of the yen against the dollar.The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average closed 458.89 points, or
2.2 percent, higher at 21,040. More ...
Pindad and Cogifer to make rail switches JAKARTA (JP): The state-owned army industrial company PT
Perindustrian Angkatan Darat (Pindad) signed a Memorandum of
Understanding with French Cogifer Industries to construct 200
rail switches worth Rp 20 billion (US$9.26 million). More ...
255 motorbikes for law enforcers Governor Surjadi Soedirdja donated 240 motorbikes to the
Jakarta military-police headquarters and prosecutor's office in a
ceremony at City Hall yesterday.The military received 115 motorbikes, the police 125
motorbikes, and the prosecutor's office 15 . More ...
Students should act rationally I have decided to write this letter after reading about the
fate of jailed student activists, who seem to be victims of wrong
advice. As a teacher, I feel obliged to pass on my humble advice
to my fellow students. More ...
Taiwanese suspect may be tried in his country JAKARTA (JP): Police said yesterday they may not be able to
extradite YYS, a Taiwanese man believed to have murdered a
businesswoman here last month, because Indonesia and Taiwan do
not have diplomatic relations. More ...
Kuwait seeking support in conflict with Iraq JAKARTA (JP): Kuwait yesterday solicited the support of
Indonesia, which currently chairs the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM),
in its bid to have the international economic embargo against
Iraq extended. More ...
Complaint I am writing to your newspaper as there are no other avenues
that I can go to in order to lodge a complaint about the customer
service at Louis Vuitton, a luxury goods store located in Plaza
Indonesia.I visited the store in early January 1994 and sent my handbag
for repair. More ...
against press bans JAKARTA (JP): Hundreds of journalists and employees of three
news magazines marched to the Ministry of Information yesterday,
demanding the government to lift the ban against their
publications. More ...
New resort at Carita beach JAKARTA (JP): PT Wahana Pandugraha, a private developing
company, will construct Carita Paradise Resort, a star-rated
resort and hotel, in Carita beach, in the district of Labuhan,
West Java. More ...
Police face uphill battle to uphold the law enforcement JAKARTA (JP): The low ratio of police officers to the general
population has led made the national police unable to serve the
people adequately, says a former national police chief.General (ret. More ...
Saleh BasarahCorrection: The seventh paragraph of the letter entitled "Saleh
Basarah clarifies" published on this page yesterday incorrectly
read "..., the alleged fake documents are in the name of PT Teguh
Timbul," instead of "..., the alleged fake documents are not in
the name of PT Teguh Timbul. More ...
Last flight of pilgrims ends largest ever haj operation JAKARTA (JP): The largest ever haj operation conducted by the
government ended when the last of 355 flights bringing the Moslem
pilgrims home arrived at the Halim Perdanakusuma airport
yesterday. More ...
Listed firms told to sell shares to cooperatives JAKARTA (JP): Listed companies are strongly urged to sell a
portion of their shares to 617 new village cooperative units
throughout the country in an effort to help develop small-scale
businesses. More ...
Timorese jailed for protests DILI, East Timor: Three young men who held an anti-government
demonstration in front of visiting foreign journalists last April
have been sentenced to 20 months imprisonment by a court. More ...
No fast food here First of all let us thank you for your article "How much for a
game ball and fries" on June 18, 1994.It's been helpful to promote our restaurant's promotional
event which is linked to our social program. More ...