Biomass fuels, source of common man's energyBy Otto Soemarwoto BANDUNG (JP): Very little attention is being given to biomass
fuels, which primarily consist of wood, charcoal and agricultural
residues. The government almost never mentions them. More ...
Bodies of jobseekers found PURWOKERTO, Central Java (JP): The remaining six bodies of
nine people who were aspiring to work overseas and allegedly
killed by their recruiting agent have been found, police said
Saturday. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Painting Exhibition by Sem Cornelyoes Bangun, at Galeri Cipta
III, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jl. Cikini Raya 73, Central Jakarta, 9
a.m. to 8:30 p.m. until March 22. More ...
Experts warn against money politics in poll JAKARTA (JP): Observers again warned of the possibility of
money politics wreaking havoc with the June 7 general election,
committed especially by major political parties with great
resources. More ...
Navy practices helping riot victims JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Navy is currently conducting
integrated training exercises to handle the evacuation of and
first aid for riot victims in Jakarta, in anticipation of
possible riots around the June 7 general election and the General
Assembly Sessions. More ...
Mass rallies may be banned in campaigning JAKARTA (JP): The 53 members of the newly established National
Elections Committee (KPU) are to convene on Monday morning to
discuss a draft code of conduct for election campaigning, which
includes a ban on mass mobilization of supporters. More ...
It's a strange world A and B are at loggerheads; C who has nothing to do with A and
B's dispute becomes the victim: His possessions are vandalized.
Whenever social disturbances and riots occur, this happens again.Naturally, such behavior drives rational people to
exasperation and dismay. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Enemy Of The State 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Girl From Vietnam 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Firelight 14:55 17:35 19:45 ... More ...
City water deal We wish to clarify the content of a news report published in
The Jakarta Post of March 12, 1999, on page three, under the
headline of "ICW links Soeharto to city water deal". Since your
report quoted the statement of Mr. More ...
Govt cold shoulders Irian Jaya independence bid JAKARTA (JP): Irian Jaya Governor Freddy Numberi confirmed on
Saturday the government's disapproval of demands for independence
from the country's easternmost province."The demand for independence raised by a group of Irianese
before President B.J. More ...
Minister informed of obscene and threat calls JAKARTA (JP): State junior high school SMP 49 has filed a
report with the Ministry of Education and Culture regarding
obscene and threatening phone calls received by 30 of its
students last month, an official of the school said on Saturday. More ...
Meet Pentium III, the fastest processor for today's PCBy Zatni Arbi JAKARTA (JP): Have you ever tried using a voice-recognition
program such as IBM's ViaVoice or Dragon NaturallySpeaking? If
you have, you will know that before you can start using it, you
will have to train the program to ... More ...
Crisis forces 40% of Tangerang's 'angkot' to stop operating TANGERANG (JP): The skyrocketing prices of spare parts for
vehicles along with the decreasing number of commuters caused by
the closure of a number of companies here have forced many angkot
(public minivan) owners to halt their services. More ...
Women's roles need redefenition: Activist JAKARTA (JP): Activists are championing redefinition of
women's social, psychological and political roles as crucial in
shaping the "New Indonesia" of the reform era. More ...
ICMI offers itself as 'glue' to Islamic parties JAKARTA (JP): The influential Association of Indonesian Muslim
Intellectuals (ICMI) campaigned Sunday for the unity of Muslim
political parties, offering itself as the "glue" to bring them
all together. More ...
Diarrhea kills eight people KUPANG, East Nusa Tenggara: At least eight people have died
and 70 others were treated at local community health centers
after a diarrhea outbreak in South Central Timor regency, an
official said on Saturday. More ...
Police search for businessman's body in river JAKARTA (JP): Acting on suspects' testimony, police detectives
on Sunday searched the Banjir Kanal River in North Jakarta to
find the corpse of a businessman believed to have been killed
late last month. More ...
Officials evade land tax payment BANDUNG: Hundreds of current and former top government
officials who own land or houses here have not paid taxes, a
local revenue agency official said on Saturday. More ...
Weapons seized by military in Maluku JAKARTA (JP): Dozens of knives and other sharp weapons were
confiscated in raids on Sunday as security personnel searched
homes as well as travelers entering and leaving Ambon in Maluku
province. More ...
Senen bus drivers upset of soldier JAKARTA (JP): The busy Senen bus terminal in Central Jakarta
was tense on Sunday when scores of drivers flocked to a nearby
police station and threatened to attack the post shortly after a
soldier had beaten one of their colleagues. More ...
IBRA to take on up to 30% of closed banks' employees JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA)
plans to recruit from 20 percent to 30 percent of the 17,000
employees laid off following new bank closures, the agency's vice
chairman Eko Budianto said on Saturday. More ...
Dirty sweep of banks The multibillion dollar bank clean up, though the most massive
of such an effort ever attempted, is not as extensive or
transparent as one would expect for the vital process of
restoring public confidence in the banking industry. More ...
Scholarships for 12 teachers SEMARANG: Malaysia has awarded scholarships to 12 state
Islamic junior high school teachers in the province to study in
the neighboring country, an official at the Central Java
religious affairs office said on Saturday. More ...
Kuntoro has tough task in securing House nodBy Johannes Simbolon JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Mines and Energy Kuntoro
Mangkusubroto will be traversing a rocky road over the next few
months in his quest to secure approval for the oil and gas bill
from the House of Representatives. More ...
Exclusive school shows what it has to offer JAKARTA (JP): Sekolah Tiara Bangsa, an exclusive school for
both national and international students in Cibubur, southeast of
the capital, held a one-day introductory open house on Saturday. More ...
A friend in need is a friend indeed JAKARTA (JP): Tales of crime and violence here have given many
people the impression that the capital has reverted to the law of
the jungle, but friendship apparently still exists.On Sunday it even saved the life of M. Nur Sulaiman, a
20-year-old tire repairman. More ...
Portuguese envoy holds talks with E. Timor bishops JAKARTA (JP): The head of Portugal's diplomatic post here, Ana
Gomes, on Sunday met with two leading East Timor bishops on her
second day of visit scheduled to end Tuesday. More ...
Unhalu admits Ambon students KENDARI, Southeast Sulawesi: State-run Haluoleo University
(Unhalu) here has admitted 40 Pattimura University students who
fled the riot-torn Maluku capital of Ambon. More ...
Economists hail banking move JAKARTA (JP): Analysts and businessmen hailed the government's
decision on Saturday to close down 38 insolvent private banks,
take over seven more and recapitalize nine others, but reiterated
that the success of the bank restructuring program lies in
subsequent ... More ...
Will new govt heed Anderson's plea?By Lance Castles YOGYAKARTA (JP): After a quarter century of malicious
exclusion from what he wanted to be his second country, the
belated return of prominent American Indonesianist Ben Anderson
appears in the media as a triumphal progress. More ...
Councilor urges orderly collection of parking fees JAKARTA (JP): A city councilor urged the city parking agency
on Saturday to put in order parking attendants who collect
parking fees at places which are not subject to such a
collection. More ...
Rahardi challenges associations over resignation call JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Industry and Trade Rahardi Ramelan
has challenged critical business associations which recently
demanded all economic ministers to quit, to talk the matter over
at his office. More ...
Frenchwoman turns from reporting to studying IslamBy Kafil Yamin BANDUNG (JP): If there is anyone with a clear view of the
interreligious conflicts in Indonesia, it is Andre Feillard, a
French historian specializing in Indonesian studies. More ...