Trials open on Medan riots MEDAN, North Sumatra: Two men were arraigned at Medan District
Court yesterday for vandalism during a workers' riot in April.
They are the first of 83 suspects to be prosecuted in connection
with the riot that left one businessman dead and dozens of
factories destroyed. More ...
Traffic agency criticized for ticketing violators JAKARTA (JP): Regardless of the harsh criticism from city
councilors, the Municipal Traffic and Land Transportation Control
Agency (DLLAJR) is still issuing traffic tickets to traffic
violators in West Jakarta. More ...
Islam's role in nationalism debated JAKARTA (JP): Moslem leaders responded to charges that Islam
and the powerful Association of Indonesian Moslem Intellectuals
(ICMI) spearheaded growing sectarian politics here, saying the
religion unites, rather than divides, the country. More ...
FIFA Competition RulesA. League System For the first time, three points will be awarded for each win.
"We want to avoid teams playing out three 0-0 draws and still
being able to progress to the second phrase," explains Alan
Rothenburg. More ...
IBF will not punish Indonesia JAKARTA (JP): The International Badminton Federation (IBF)
will not impose sanctions on Indonesia following incidents
involving rowdy, local spectators who flocked the Thomas and Uber
Cup finals at the Senayan stadium here last month. More ...
New council hoped to boost public participation JAKARTA (JP): The city administration has formed another
village council at each subdistrict to increase the public
participation in civic affairs at the grassroots level. More ...
`Burung Garuda' RI's unknown endangered raptorBy Jan Wind BOGOR, W. Java (JP): Burung Garuda Indonesia or the Javan Hawk
Eagle, is one of the world's most endangered raptors, yet remains
largely unknown.Its protection in the wild is urgent. More ...
Income tax on land sales JAKARTA (JP): Land offices throughout the country have been
instructed to reject the registration of the transfer of land-
title ownership if the seller has not yet paid income tax on the
sale. More ...
RI should develop new environmental partnership with NGOsBy Arian Ardie JAKARTA (JP): As Indonesia intensifies its efforts to develop
and protect its environment it is presented with a unique
opportunity to develop a new environmental partnership between
government, industry and ... More ...
Brunei Darussalam's quest for ideology (2)By Bilveer Singh This is the second of two articles examining the national
ideology of Brunei Darussalam, the Melayu Islam Beraja. SINGAPORE (JP): In terms of monarchy, Brunei has had this
system of government for more than ten centuries. More ...
AC Milan conquers Surabaya Selection despite heat JAKARTA (JP): Treacherous heat and humidity failed to stop AC
Milan from showing its mastery yesterday, as the European soccer
giant obliterated local team Surabaya Selection 4-1 at the Gelora
Tambaksari Stadium in the East Java capital of ... More ...
Floods sweep farmland BENGKULU: Farmland owned by some 450 families at a
transmigration camp in Talo subdistrict, south Bengkulu, have
been swept by floods following a breakdown in the drainage
system.Suprapto, a settler, reported the tragedy to Bengkulu Governor
A. More ...
Proposal on guarantee fund sparks debateBy Imanuddin JAKARTA (JP): The proposal for establishing a guarantee fund
(GF), a kind of credit insurance firm, has drawn different
responses from banking experts and policy makers. More ...
Late deliveryDue to technical problems with our printing machines, The Jakarta
Post reached subscribers in several areas, including those
outside Java, late yesterday. We apologize for the inconvenience
this caused. More ...
TV Today: Tuesday, June 7, 1994TVRI 2:30 p.m. TV Series: Hassai Sensei
3:30 TV Series: Huckleberry Finn
4:30 Science Film
5:00 Regional News
5:30 English Lessons
6:05 Nusantara the beloved country: Bengkulu
6:15 Village Program
6:30 Belief in One Supreme God
7:00 ... More ...
Arable land scarcity haunts East Asia: FAO JAKARTA (JP): The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
warns that Indonesia will face shortages of arable land in the
coming years if it does not take conservation measures. More ...
Old mosque gets ready PEKANBARU, Riau: An old mosque at Air Tiris village in Kampar,
Riau, is being groomed for the upcoming national Koranic recital
competition next month.Kampar Regent Saleh Jasit at Bangkinang said the mosque was
already polished. More ...
Buddhists visit heroes' cemetery Around 1,500 Buddhists from the Indonesian Buddha Niciren
Syosyu (NSI) Council paid homage to the Kalibata heroes' cemetery
on Sunday as part of the celebration of Waisak (Buddha
Enlightenment Day). More ...
Stock Exchange JAKARTA (JP): Share prices on the Jakarta exchange continued
downward in heavy trading with shares registering losses across
the board, dealers said here yesterday.The Composite Index closed slightly lower at 486.52 yesterday
from 486.72 on Friday. More ...
Waste decree has many loopholes: LawyerBy Prasetya Subekti JAKARTA (JP): A leading environmental lawyer has welcomed the
government's initiative to compel manufacturers to treat their
toxic and hazardous industrial waste but he warns that the new
ruling does not go far enough to stop industrial ... More ...
Family planning agency shows the will and the wayBy Arif Suryobuwono JAKARTA (JP): The saying "where there's a will there's a way"
has been paraphrased by the Indonesian Planned Parenthood
Association (PKBI) into "where others have no will, we do. We
have the will and the way. More ...
Report of Riggs The Jakarta Post published a short report on June 4, 1994,
regarding a hand-over by the Indonesian Military to the British
government of the remains of Sub-Lt. J. Gregor Riggs, who was
killed on Merapas Island, Riau, on Nov. 5, 1944. More ...
Shoot them boars, boys! JAKARTA: Minister of Transmigration Siswono Yudohusodo bid
farewell to an expedition team led by Herman Sarens Sudiro off to
hunt wild boars in South Sumatra's forests. More ...
Dharmala Intiland to issue rights shares JAKARTA (JP): PT Dharmala Intiland, a property company,
yesterday announced its plan to offer rights shares at Rp 2,500
(US$1.16) each to generate funds for its project expansion. More ...
Watchman killed over pair of pants North Jakarta police are now looking for a man who allegedly
stabbed a security guard to death.Henky Ebo Wahilait Wan, 26, a security guard at the Podomoro
housing complex, was allegedly killed yesterday morning by his
neighbor, identified only as H.B. More ...
Prove the accusation OK, the deed is done, "that film" has been banned. The letters
which have filled this column have at least served to show the
true level of religious tolerance in Indonesia. The Jakarta Post
offered an excellent commentary on this in its editorial of May
28, 1994. More ...
Clean livingFrom Suara KaryaIn compliance with the government's program to promote order,
cleanliness, beauty and better saving habits, I would like to
suggest to the companies that they print the following messages
on their on their paper, packages, tickets or notes:* Dispose of your litter in the ... More ...
Batak Protestants demand punishment for military chief JAKARTA (JP): Members of the Toba Batak Christian Chuch (HKBP)
opposed to their government-appointed bishop demonstrated at the
House of Representatives (DPR) yesterday alleging that the
military has been torturing members of their dissident ... More ...
Company bill gets mixed reactions from DPR members JAKARTA (JP): The four factions within the House of
Representatives (DPR) gave mixed reactions to the government-
proposed bill on limited liability companies in a plenary hearing
with the Minister of Justice Oetojo Oesman yesterday. More ...
Eighteen people still missing after tidal waves JAKARTA (JP): Rescue workers yesterday were searching for 18
people who have remained missing since last Friday's tidal waves
that have already left 201 dead and wrought uncounted destruction
in East Java. More ...
Security guards jailed for slaying Marsinah JAKARTA (JP): Two security guards were sentenced yesterday to
12 years in prison each for their roles in the brutal murder of
labor activist Marsinah last year. More ...
Soeharto calls for fair links between trade and environment JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia supports the inclusion of
environmental clauses in international trade, but any move
towards this should be by consensus and not imposed unilaterally
by the industrialized world, President Soeharto says. More ...
PDI attacks new deregulatory measures as unconstitutional JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI) yesterday
attacked the government's newest economic deregulation package,
which opens the door wide to foreign investors, as violating the
spirit of the 1945 Constitution. 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 ...
IPTN to invest in U.S. Before meeting with President Soeharto at the Bina Graha
presidential office recently to report on his recent visit to the
United States, State Minister for Research and Technology B.J. More ...