Stocks and rupiah plunge following weekend unrest JAKARTA (JP): Stock prices and the rupiah plunged on the local
market yesterday as jittery investors lost confidence in the
aftermath of the weekend riots.The Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSX) lost 3. More ...
TV todayTVRI 12:00 p.m. Travel: My Country
12:05 TV Series: Kid's Song: Mind Your Manners
12:30 Music: Dilentasia: Vokal, Piano dan Biola
1:00 News: Lintasan Berita
1:05 TV Series: Beyond Tomorrow
1:30 Science World
2:30 Sports: Olympiad '96 from Atlanta (live)
5:00 Regional News
5:25 ... More ...
Horror bus driver's trial postponed BOGOR (JP): Yesterday's planned trial of the Kramatdjati bus
driver charged with causing the deaths of 31 passengers, who were
incinerated inside the bus, has been rescheduled to Monday at the
Bogor District Court. More ...
Averting a harmful impact The incidents that occurred in Jakarta over the weekend have
affected one of the pillars of our development efforts, namely
political stability. A thorough study is needed to limit their
negative effect on the national economy. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Music * 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 ...
Indonesia-Africa relationship Be ready for a shock: Indonesia, despite its geographical
distance, has been known in Africa for ages. The island of
Madagascar in Southern Africa was populated by immigrants from
various parts of the Indonesia archipelago. Their migration was
continuous until 1511. More ...
Experts discuss organ transplants JAKARTA (JP): Islamic medical experts are discussing crucial
questions on health technologies, including whether religious
laws permit uterus transplants and transplants of animal organs. More ...
Two firms secure loan facilities JAKARTA (JP): PT Pramindo Ikat Nusantara and PT Eternal Buana
Chemical secured US$400 million and US$43 million respectively
yesterday in syndicated loan facilities. More ...
Smoking in hospitals and busesFrom NeracaBasically I do not care if a person smokes close to me. It is
his right and his money. What I object to is people smoking in
public places like buses and hospitals.One day I saw a bus passenger smoking quietly next to a fellow
passenger's baby. More ...
Rights body open to all complaints DILI, East Timor: The National Commission on Human Rights
office recently opened here will take any complaints of rights
violations and will try to seek the best solutions, the office
chief said yesterday. More ...
No decision yet on party-line ads JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Association of Advertising
Agencies has yet to accept the appeal from the state-owned
communications company Indosat to block a foreign telephone
service's advertisements promoting a "party-line". More ...
Davenport ends Huber's hopes STONE MOUNTAIN, Georgia (Agencies): Lindsay Davenport caused a
minor upset when she knocked out fifth seed Anke Huber of Germany
in a rain marred third round of the Olympic tennis competition on
Sunday. More ...
EVA Air carries more passengers JAKARTA (JP): The number of passengers transported between
Taiwan and Indonesia by EVA Air of Taiwan during the first five
months of this year increased by 58.13 percent to 68,000 over the
same period of 1995. More ...
Consumer institutions asked to do more JAKARTA (JP): Consumer groups should do more to defend the
public from the adverse effects of advertising, an anthropologist
said at a seminar on women and advertising in Surabaya yesterday. More ...
More protests over Tangerang nightspots TANGERANG (JP): Thirty youths from the Balaraja regency in
Tangerang marched to the local council yesterday, protesting that
local nightspots have become sites for drug transactions and
illicit prostitution.The protest is the latest of several in the area. More ...
Corn self-sufficiency may cost US$81.89m JAKARTA (JP): The government's target of reaching national
self-sufficiency in corn will require the intensive development
of 456,150 hectares of hybrid-corn fields, costing Rp 188.34
billion (US$81.89 million) in farmers' credit funds. More ...
Local runners win cross country JAKARTA (JP): Local runners sped to a double victory yesterday
in the Arafura Youth Games' cross country at the Somba Opu Fort
in Ujungpandang, South Sulawesi.M. Idris won the men's 5,000-meter gold medal in 15 minutes
and 14 seconds. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on July 29, 1996: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo 1,275 ... More ...
Garuda delays I nearly fell out of my chair in disbelief reading that
"Soepandi told reporters that Garuda had never been involved in
delayed flights" (The Jakarta Post, July 19, 1996). To give just
a few examples, flight 958 to Manila on Feb. More ...
Time to rejuvenate court's imageBy Frans H. Winarta JAKARTA (JP): The plight of the Supreme Court began with
Justice Adi Andojo Soetjipto's suspicion of collusion between a
justice and a former justice.The justice was in charge of the Gandhi Memorial School case. More ...
Plane makes emergency landing PALANGKA RAYA, Central Kalimantan: An F-28 Merpati Nusantara
aircraft failed to land yesterday morning at the Tjilik Riwut
airport and was forced to make an emergency landing at the
Syamsuddinoor airport in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. More ...
More women work but are still paid less JAKARTA (JP): Over 45 percent of all the world's women aged 15
to 64 earn money but they are paid on average 25 percent less
than men, the International Labor Organization (ILO) says. More ...
BNI defies shaky market with plan to go public JAKARTA (JP): State-owned Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) 1946
will go ahead with its initial plan to float shares on the local
capital market later this year despite the jitters felt after
last week's rioting. More ...
Megawati may be questioned over riot JAKARTA (JP): While the government blamed the weekend riot
squarely on the Democratic People's Party (PRD) yesterday, senior
government figures did not rule out the possibility of
questioning Megawati Soekarnoputri over the unrest. More ...
Riots may affect RI investment, economists say JAKARTA (JP): Economists have raised concerns about investment
in Indonesia following last weekend's riots, but differed on the
magnitude of the impacts.Sri Mulyani I. More ...
Latest rape in Bekasi studied BEKASI (JP): Police say the latest report regarding Friday's
rape of a 35-year-old wife of a teacher was still under
investigation.Reporters yesterday waited for five hours before Bekasi Police
Chief. Lt. Col. Alex Bambang R. said that no progress had been
made. More ...
Cheap cars may push up current account deficit JAKARTA (JP): An economist warned yesterday that the
introduction of cheap cars on the domestic market, following the
government's national car policy, was likely to encourage more
imports and increase current account deficits.Sri Mulyani I. More ...
Right to continue Olympics Officials of the Atlanta Olympics made the correct decision to
proceed with the games after a deadly bomb blast early Saturday
afternoon Thailand time.That this decision was made quickly and apparently unanimously
is even more encouraging. More ...
Hunger strikers protest injusticeBy Mochtar Buchori JAKARTA (JP): The July 18 edition of Merdeka carried a very
moving story about the encounter between Supreme Court Justice
Adi Andoyo Soetjipto and his student supporters in Central Java
town of Purwokerto. More ...
Students and employees stay at home JAKARTA (JP): A number of schools, mainly in Central Jakarta,
remained shut yesterday following the weekend riots, to avoid
risk to students, while some offices and shops closed early. More ...
After Mandela Few leaders in recent history have forged a popular sainthood
as durable as Nelson Mandela's. The veneration the South African
president received on his trip to Britain and France early this
month inspired one cartoonist to portray him walking across the
English Channel. More ...
Government stand on Confucianism sparks anger JAKARTA (JP): Lawyers and experts are lambasting the
government's ambivalent stand on Confucianism, questioning its
authority to exclude Confucianism from the original list of six
religions recognized in Indonesia as guaranteed by laws. More ...
Hoax bomb threats hit Jakarta JAKARTA (JP): Several areas of the capital, still nursing
wounds from two days of street violence, were disrupted by hoax
bomb threats and rumors of fresh waves of riots yesterday. More ...
Drugs kill discotheque employee JAKARTA (JP): A discotheque employee was found dead yesterday
on a sofa in her rented house on Jl. Keselamatan Dalam, Krukut
district, in West Jakarta. She was believed to have swallowed
some Ecstasy pills. More ...
Rp 2.8t available for clove industry JAKARTA (JP): The National Federation of Village Cooperatives
(Inkud) is sitting on more than Rp 2.8 trillion (US$1.2 billion)
in assets that are allocated for the buffer-stocking and
marketing of cloves, an official says. More ...
Yachts to reach Ambon tonight JAKARTA (JP): The first yacht in the 20th Darwin to Ambon
International Yachting Championships is scheduled to cross the
finish line this evening at Amahusu Beach in Ambon, Maluku. More ...
RI survives elimination round JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian female archers Hamdiah, Dahliana and
Nurfitriyana survived the Olympic Games elimination round at
Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta on Sunday. More ...