Sampdoria recruits Indonesia's Kurniawan JAKARTA (JP): Italian Serie A club Sampdoria has agreed to
recruit Indonesian footballer Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto for three
years, but he will only start playing this December. More ...
Danny produces second surprise JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian international master Danny Yuswanto
produced his second surprising win when he toppled English
grandmaster Julian Hodgson at the BNI chess tournament yesterday.It was Danny's strong composure that earned him the precious
victory. More ...
Indonesia's contribution The chances of finding a settlement to the Moro problem are
improving, especially since the government in Manila and the Moro
National Liberation Front agreed to establish an autonomous
region for the Moros in the southern Philippines. More ...
IBM Expo '96 opens JAKARTA (JP): Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce
and Industry Aburizal Bakrie opened a computer exhibition
yesterday, called IBM Expo '96, which will last until Saturday. More ...
Telkomsel acquisition deal JAKARTA (JP): PT Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel), one of
the country's three operators of the Global System for Mobile
(GSM) communications, finalized yesterday the sales of its shares
to private companies through direct investment placement. More ...
Marijuana grower shot and killed BANDA ACEH, Aceh: The police shot dead a marijuana grower for
resisting arrest when they raided his farm on Sunday, Antara
reported yesterday.Southeast Aceh military commander Lt. Col. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta: July 17, 1996Music * Hotel Dai-ichi, Jl. Senen Raya 135, Central Jakarta.
- Mezzanine Lounge: The Praise Vocal Group, nightly except
Sundays, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
* Hotel Aryaduta, Jl. More ...
Soeharto rallies small businesses MATARAM, West Nusa Tenggara (JP): President Soeharto said
yesterday that small businesses and cooperatives were strong
enough to participate in national development if they were
properly managed through strategic partnerships with large
companies. More ...
PDI councilors are 'too busy' JAKARTA (JP): Business at party headquarters means
city councilors from the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI)
faction have to spend most of their time outside the City Council
building. More ...
Flour-based food only short term trend: Minister JAKARTA (JP): The increasing number of Indonesians consuming
flour-based foods is an indication of improved living standards
but the trend will end when Indonesians go "back to basics",
Minister of Food Ibrahim Hasan said yesterday. More ...
East Timor integration Today marks the 20th year since East Timor was officially
integrated into Indonesia. On July 17, 1976, President Soeharto
approved the legislation to incorporate the former Portuguese
territory into the republic. More ...
East Timor celebrates 20th anniversary DILI, East Timor (JP): East Timor celebrates its 20th year of
integration with Indonesia today, but despite great strides in
development, it still suffers the occasional outburst of
discontent. More ...
Man loses nose after argument MEDAN, North Sumatra (JP): When you go to San Francisco,
you'll get a flower in your hair, or so a romantic song goes. But
when you visit a moody buddy in Medan, you may lose your nose. More ...
Boxing, a sport? I love sports and all sports events. During my college days we
used to be really crazy about Cricket, one of the most popular
games in India. Sometimes we would get hurt and all the players
would run to our help. Medical assistance was immediately
available. More ...
Lawyer strongly criticizes independent poll watchdog JAKARTA (JP): A lawyer accused the unrecognized Independent
Election Monitoring Committee yesterday of having no clear-cut
working programs for its activists in the provinces. More ...
Karadzic and Mladic must be arrestedBy Gwynne Dyer LONDON (JP): Imagine the scene. It is early 1945, and Allied
troops have just overrun the first of the Nazi death camps. It is
no longer possible to deny the genocide. More ...
More students on hunger strike for justice Adi JAKARTA (JP): Six Lampung University students began a hunger
strike yesterday in a show of support for justice Adi Andojo
Soetjipto' efforts to rid the Supreme Court of corrupt practices. More ...
Solution to East Timor neededBy Sebastianus Darwin JAKARTA (JP): For the eighth time, Indonesia and Portugal met
to discuss the issue of East Timor at the UN headquarters in
Geneva on June 27. More ...
A harder line from Israel President Bill Clinton tried, politely, to register concern on
Hebron and the blockade, and on the question of planting new
Jewish settlements in the West Bank.But with a U.S. More ...
Local surveyor firm to diversify its products JAKARTA (JP): State-owned PT Surveyor Indonesia will diversify
its products and reduce the number of foreign personnel in its
overseas branches prior to the termination of its pre-shipment
inspection contract in April 1997.Toga M. More ...
Indonesia urged to ratify more UN conventions SEMARANG (JP): Legal expert Muladi said yesterday Indonesia
should ratify more United Nations conventions if it wished to
raise its standing internationally."We shouldn't disregard those international standards and
legal instruments," he said. More ...
State electricity firm admits to poor service JAKARTA (JP): State electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik
Negara (PLN) has acknowledged its unsatisfactory customer
services, which it says are partly due to employees who ignore
public complaints. More ...
Bogor mayor to sue illegal inn JAKARTA (JP): Bogor Mayor Eddy Gunardi is to sue the
management of Wisma Hesa in Pangkalan Bantarjati, Bogor Utara,
for reopening the sealed-off motel illegally.The 20-room building was closed by the authorities last month
for operating illegally. More ...
Penjaringan fire victims begin life in open air JAKARTA (JP): Residents of the Penjaringan district, North
Jakarta, who lost their homes in a fire on Monday, said yesterday
they are uncertain if they have to quit the area or whether they
will be allowed to rebuild their houses. More ...
Ministry unaware of an Indonesian at U.S. rally JAKARTA (JP): A high-ranking manpower official expressed
surprise over the involvement of a local worker at a rally in
which demands for better pay and conditions for a U.S.-based
company's Indonesian workers were voiced."I just heard about it. More ...
Indonesia's Yankee bond issue gets BBB rating JAKARTA (JP): The U.S. rating firm Standard & Poor's Corp. has
assigned a "triple-B" long-term foreign currency rating to the
Indonesian government's upcoming Yankee bond issue. More ...
'Oki can be prosecuted here' JAKARTA (JP): The prosecutors of Harnoko Dewantono, alias Oki,
the alleged killer of three people in Los Angeles, U.S., said
yesterday that the defendant's lawyers had included irrelevant
material in their rebuttal. More ...
Three aliens held for Ecstasy SEMARANG: An Irishman and two Singaporeans are being held on
suspicion of trafficking Ecstasy in Indonesia, National Police
Chief Lt. Gen. Dibyo Widodo said yesterday.The foreigners are believed to be members of drug syndicates
that supply the pills in Indonesia. More ...
TV Program: Wednesday, July 17, 1996TVRI 2:30 p.m. Travel: My Country
2:35 Game Show: Fun House
3:00 News: Lintasan Berita
3:05 Talks: Gita Wicara
3:30 TV Series: Roseanne
4:05 TV Drama: Gadis Pentas
4:30 Documentary Film
5:00 Evening News
5:30 Indonesian Lessons
6:00 News: ... More ...
PT Astra forms partnership with small businesses MATARAM, West Nusa Tenggara (JP): Publicly-listed car maker PT
Astra International is to form partnerships with small businesses
and cooperatives in Lombok in the spirit of the so-called
Jimbaran Declaration. More ...
'Pos Kota' employees robbed JAKARTA (JP): Two employees of the Pos Kota morning daily,
well renowned for its crime stories, were robbed by three men who
stole their bag containing a cheque worth Rp 50 million and Rp 34
million in cash. The incident took place behind their office on
Jl. More ...
Police focus on one suspect in boys killing JAKARTA (JP): Police are focusing their investigations on one
of the 10 men who have been questioned since a few days ago in
connection with the killing of at least eight boys in the city. More ...
Property venture set up JAKARTA (JP): PT Duta Pertiwi of the Sinar Mas Group, LG Group
of South Korea, Marubeni of Japan and Land & House of Thailand
agreed yesterday to form a joint venture to develop a 415-
hectare residential area in Cibubur, East Jakarta. More ...
No more cellular operators needed JAKARTA (JP): A business executive suggested yesterday that
the government cancel its plan to license more companies to enter
the mobile cellular telecommunications business, which has been
tapped by too many firms. More ...
Governor vows to investigate apartment sales JAKARTA (JP): Governor Surjadi Soedirdja vows to investigate
reports that several apartments built for fishermen in Muara
Angke, North Jakarta were sold by the owners. More ...
Soerjadi calls on Megawati's supporters to join his camp JAKARTA (JP): Chairman of the government-backed faction of the
Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI) Soerjadi has called on
supporters of his foe, ousted PDI chief Megawati Soekarnoputri,
to jump her ship and climb aboard his own. More ...
ABRI tightens controls on weapon ownership JAKARTA (JP): The Armed Forces (ABRI) is tightening its
controls on the possession of weapons by both active and retired
military personnel in order to curb their abuse.ABRI Commander Gen. More ...
Mixed marriages decrease PONTIANAK, West Kalimantan: Marriages between Taiwanese and
local women of Chinese descent have dropped after the Indonesian
government passed a stricter law on mixed marriages.Between January and June this year, the local government
recorded 90 mixed marriages. More ...