Govvernment to reduce its borrowing in yen JAKARTA (JP): The government will reduce the portion of
foreign aid in yen to lower the risks caused by fluctuations on
the foreign exchange market, an official says. More ...
Sumalindo more than doubles net profits JAKARTA (JP): PT Sumalindo Lestari Jaya, the timber unit of
the Astra group, more than doubled its net profits to Rp 36.09
billion (US$16.75 million) last year and increased its earnings
per share by 98. More ...
Be selective in buying new house, Wardiman says JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Culture and Education Wardiman
Djojonegoro said yesterday that people should be selective before
buying new houses offered by developers. More ...
Share prices on Jakarta Stock Exchange JAKARTA (JP): Share prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange
(JSX), which eroded by 17 points in the first three days of the
week, continued declining yesterday.The broad-based Composite Index fell six points to 487.10
yesterday from 494.32 on Wednesday. More ...
Faldo, Frost, Singh to play in Asian Masters JAKARTA (JP): Golf world beaters David Frost of South Africa,
Vijay Singh of Fiji and Nick Faldo of Britain will try to tame
the plush Bali Golf and Country Club when they play in the
US$345,000 Asian Masters in November. More ...
2,000 delegates expected for 1994 fair JAKARTA (JP): Governor Surjadi Soedirdja yesterday said
he expected 2,000 delegates from local and foreign companies to
participate in the Jakarta trade fair from June 18 to July 16."Last year only 1,912 people took part," Surjadi recalled. More ...
College seeks reconciliation SALATIGA, Central Java: The Christian Satyawacana University
has formed a team to explore ways of bringing about
reconciliation among its divided campus, split by the election of
a new rector last year. More ...
Judaism feared to be lurking in heart of charityBy Riyadi JAKARTA (JP): The Rotary and Lions Clubs of Indonesia, two
organizations that have been active in charity and social work,
are strongly denying recent suggestions that there are Zionist
influences within their organizations. More ...
Standard & Poor's defends appraisal of local banks JAKARTA (JP): A spokesman for Standard & Poor's, an American
rating company which has been criticized for its recent appraisal
on the Indonesian banking industry, defended its conclusions,
yesterday, saying that the valuation was made under ... More ...
Activists send video tape to East Timor conference JAKARTA (JP): Scholar George Aditjondro and human rights
campaigner H.J.C. Princen have decided to stay away from the
controversial conference on East Timor in Manila, but their views
will still be expressed at the forum. More ...
Columbia looks to hold NAM's next chairmanshipBy Oei Eng Goan CAIRO (JP): Columbia would seem to be the most favorable
candidate to lead the 111 member countries of the Non-Aligned
Movement (NAM), replacing Indonesia which holds the chairmanship
until September 1995. More ...
Violence and children I am writing to express my family's concern over the nature of
television commercial breaks that appear during daytime viewing.Many film clips are shown during children's programs which are
quite unsuitable for young viewers. More ...
Conglomerates to open restaurant Conglomerate tycoon Sudwikatmono and Adiguna Sutowo will open
a Planet Hollywood restaurant here.The restaurant is scheduled to be opened in September with
hollywood heavyweights Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone in
attendance. More ...
Forest revenues expected to triple in next five years JAKARTA (JP): The Ministry of Forestry hopes to collect Rp 3.8
trillion (US$1.79 billion) in forest royalties and Rp 1.7
trillion in reforestation funds in the coming five years. More ...
'Normal' Cindy says fame and fortune aren't picnic JAKARTA (JP): Many women may envy her. She seems to have
everything, a reputable position among the international fashion
catwalk goddesses, money, and a `happy marriage'.But top model Cindy Crawford really misses normality. More ...
AC Milan promises to perform full-force against Persib JAKARTA (JP): Forget the impossible dream of beating AC Milan,
but a goal scored by national amateur intercity soccer champion
Persib Bandung in its international friendly match against the
European champion tomorrow will worth Rp 3 million ... More ...
Playing by the rules Skirmishes broke out between student protesters and security
troops in Bandung on Wednesday, only days after West Java
military authorities issued an official ban on demonstrations. More ...
PT Inalum faces financial crisis due to slump in aluminum price MEDAN, North Sumatra (JP): Steady declines in prices and
production, and increases in operational spending have thrown PT
Indonesia Asahan Aluminum (PT Inalum), a aluminum-smelting joint
venture between Indonesia and Japan, into ... 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 00:30 a.m. More ...
Human rights concept I feel that Bilveer Singh's article entitled Asian human
rights versus the West tends to perpetuate rather than dispel the
myths surrounding the supposed differences of perception of human
rights by Westerners and by Asians. More ...
Indonesian aviation industry in dire needs of skilled workers JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia will likely fail to provide the
additional 15,000 skilled personnel demanded by its own civil
aviation industry in the newly begun Sixth Five Year Development
Plan (Repelita VI) period, an official says. More ...
Museum set to revive chewing betel habit JAKARTA (JP): The National Museum has launched a campaign to
preserve, or even revive, one of the nation's favorite pastimes
that has now become almost a dying art -- chewing betel. More ...
TV todayTVRI 2:30 p.m Cartoon: I'm Telling
3:05 Langka & Unik
3:30 Science Film: Zero One Magazine
4:00 Student Quiz
4:30 TV Series: Ibn Taimiyah
5:00 Regional News
5:30 Harmony in Life
6:05 Nusantara the Beloved Country: West Sumatra
6:15 Village Program
6:45 Giant Aquarium
... More ...
84 to be prosecuted for Medan riots MEDAN, North Sumatra (JP): The government plans to prosecute a
total of 84 people in connection with the April workers' riot
that left one businessman dead. More ...
Is arbitration answer to labor rifts?By Ridwan M. Sijabat JAKARTA (JP): Amid the proliferation of industrial disputes in
Indonesia, union leaders and labor experts say the time has come
for the country to look at alternative ways of resolving these
conflicts. More ...
Agency undercuts police with illegal tickets JAKARTA (JP): The City Traffic and Land Transportation Control
Agency (DLLAJ) has issued illegal tickets to fine traffic
violators, reliable police sources disclosed Wednesday. More ...
Maman claims he took his cues from Bapindo top executives JAKARTA (JP): The former deputy manager of Bapindo's branch in
Jakarta testified in court yesterday that he took his cues from
the head office in handling the loans for Eddy Tansil, who is
being tried for swindling US$448 million from the ... More ...
Sarwono to beef up environmental watchdogs JAKARTA (JP): State Minister of Environment Sarwono
Kusumaatmadja plans to beef up the Agency for Environment Control
(Bappedal) by creating a new division that will extend the
agency's reaches in the region. More ...
SwedenBy Richard Pedler JAKARTA (JP): Sweden were desperate at Italia'90. Three
losses, including one to Costa Rica, and they were out on their
backsides. Since then, new coach Tommy Svensson has taken his
team to the European Championship semi-finals and just one defeat
in the USA'94 qualifiers. More ...
High school students greet final exam result JAKARTA (JP): Many high school students in the city seemed
heedless of their future yesterday as they were swept up in the
emotion of joy after the announcement of their final exam
results. More ...
Concibune meets tragic end in 'Raise the Red Lantern'By Jane Freebury JAKARTA (JP): This stern and beautiful film directed by Zhang
Yimou was released in cinemas overseas several years ago but
never reached movie theaters here. More ...
W. Jakarta mayor rousts illegal residents from his district JAKARTA (JP): West Jakarta Mayor Sutardjianto said yesterday
he wants to see scavengers get out of his territory."If they (the scavengers) don't have any land here, they must
leave the (West Jakarta) mayoralty. More ...
NGOs raise question over laborer's death JAKARTA (JP): Legislators buckled to activists' demands
yesterday to question the police's finding that suicide was the
cause of death of a female labor activist in the West Java town
of Sumedang. More ...
Customs seize illegal China SEMARANG: Local customs officers have foiled an attempt to
smuggle in some 186 pieces of China from Singapore.The ceramics were found aboard the motorized ship Derajad when
it docked on the Tanjung Emas port. More ...
Emha to appear at college SEMARANG, Central Java: The noted poet Emha Ainun Najib who
has been banned from speaking at public forums in Central Java in
recent years is scheduled to address a seminar at the University
of Diponegoro. More ...
Jobs limited in apprenticeship program JAKARTA (JP): Around 1,000 Jakarta high school students
flocked to the Jakarta office of the Ministry of Education and
Culture for part-time jobs at either private or state companies
yesterday, only to find there are not enough positions available. More ...
Dai-ichi apologizes In reply to the letter which appeared in "Your Letters" (The
Jakarta Post, May 31, 1994), I would like to offer my sincere
apologies to Mr. Ferry Adiwono of Singapore for any inconvenience
caused during this unfortunate incident. More ...
N. Korea opposes NAM's offer on nuclear arms CAIRO (JP): North Korea and other members of the Non-Aligned
Movement (NAM) were divided on how to resolve the standoff on
nuclear arms on the Korean Peninsula during a plenary session of
the 11th conference of NAM foreign ministers, diplomats ... More ...
Lumber firms need strong commitment to sustainability JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Forestry Djamaloedin
Soeryohadikoesoemo said yesterday that the timber firms of the
future will have a strong commitment to sustainability, high
sensitivity to global and environmental changes, strong attention
to ... More ...
Salim Group accepts govt's penalty JAKARTA (JP): The Salim Group will accept the decision of the
Minister of Forestry to cancel its license to convert 570,000
hectares of forests into plantation areas, the group's president,
Anthony Salim, says. More ...
Door widened for foreign investment JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian government has significantly
eased restrictions on foreign investors, freeing them from the
minimum capital requirements and ending compulsory equity
divestment for joint ventures. More ...
Indonesia and Turkmenistan agree on direct trade JAKARTA (JP): The governments of Indonesia and Turkmenistan
agreed yesterday to begin direct trade.President Soeharto and his counterpart Saparmurat Niyazov
explored the trade areas that the two countries can develop. More ...
Police arrest car thief Police have arrested an alleged member of a prominent vehicle
theft syndicate, led by an ex-Army corporal, and confiscated a
total of 17 vehicles from the suspect.Eddy, alias Alex, in his 30s, was nabbed at around 3:30 a.m. More ...
Share prices down in Asia, up in Europe TOKYO (AFP): Share prices fell back on the Tokyo Stock
Exchange yesterday on profit-taking pressure following four
consecutive days of advance.The Nikkei Stock Average of 225 selected issues in the first
section closed 44.11 points or 0. More ...
Lippo PacificCorrection: The US$16.5 million loan facility, as mentioned in our story
Lippo Pacific gets $16.5m syndicated loan yesterday, was not for PT
Lippo Pacific but for PT Prudential Hotel Development, a subsidiary of
the Lippo Group. More ...
Growth Triangle preparations go forth MEDAN (JP): The third ministerial meeting on the Indonesia,
Malaysia and Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) project ended here
yesterday with an accord to eliminate the remaining obstacles to
the tri-partite economic cooperation as soon as possible. More ...
Fathers of aborted ICKI trade accusations JAKARTA (JP): The plan to establish the Association of
Nationalist Intellectuals (ICKI) has fallen apart, and the two
figures who were trying to found the group are now trading
accusations about who sold out the organization. More ...