RI to wait to sign rice import contracts JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Industry and Trade Rahardi Ramelan
said on Tuesday that the government would not sign any new
contracts to import rice until May or June. More ...
Donated rice dumped in sea MAUMERE, East Nusa Tenggara: The branch of Care International
in Maumere, Flores in Sikka regency here had to dispose of 325
sacks of rice on Sunday because the contents were no longer
edible.The head of Care International here, Agnes Savitri F. More ...
Rio Tinto, UNPAD sign deal JAKARTA (JP): Rio Tinto Foundation, established by mining
company PT Rio Tinto Indonesia, has signed a cooperation
agreement with Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) of Bandung, West
Java, to promote geological studies. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on March 16 , 1999: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
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Citizens arrest robbery suspects JAKARTA (JP): Two people were apprehended by Prumpung
residents in East Jakarta late Monday after they were caught red-
handed robbing a passerby in the area, Jakarta Police spokesman
Lt. Col. Zainuri Lubis said. More ...
The haj pilgrimage: A social and global visionBy A Chaedar Alwasilah BANDUNG (JP): This year 71,078 Indonesians will perform the
annual haj pilgrimage to the holy land of Mecca. This figure is
about one third the number of pilgrims last year. More ...
A favorable change of heart at Bistro Garden Malls are not the best of places to sit down and
savor a heartening meal. Or so has been the rather persnickety
view of Epicurus during treks through the marble-covered floors
of many a Jakarta shopping emporium. More ...
Baby found suffering from chronic undernourishment JAKARTA (JP): At least one infant has been found to be
suffering from chronic and acute undernourishment at the Cipto
Mangunkusumo General Hospital (RSCM) in Central Jakarta. More ...
Judiciary marred by distorted rule of law concept The recent detention and trial of student demonstrators in
Jakarta unveils the hypocrisy beneath the new law on freedom of
expression. Political scientist J. More ...
Govt says economy set to bottom out JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's crisis-hit economy should bottom out
in the first semester of the next fiscal year beginning in April
after shrinking by an estimated 16 percent in the current
1998/1999 fiscal year, the government said Tuesday. More ...
Subdistricts lack office rent funds TANGERANG (JP): At least 13 subdistricts in Cipondoh district
here are short of funds to extend their office rentals and could
face eviction, an official said on Tuesday. More ...
Bank employees consult legislature MEDAN, North Sumatra: Delegates of some 800 employees of
liquidated banks went on Tuesday to the legislature here,
rejecting the application of the severance pay regulations in
their case. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
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Enemy Of The State 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Shakespeare In Love 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
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17 foreigners caught for immigration violations JAKARTA (JP): Immigration officers detained 15 Africans and
two Indians for permit violations during raids on three different
spots in the capital on Tuesday.Coordinator of Jakarta immigration affairs, Hamsuk S. More ...
Security forces fire warning shots in riot-torn Ambon JAKARTA (JP): Tensions again rose in the ravaged Maluku
capital of Ambon on Tuesday when a fire mysteriously broke out
and a security officer fired warning shots to disperse
spectators. More ...
Indovest Bank likely to close: Official JAKARTA (JP): The government is weighing the fate of publicly
listed Indovest Bank after its Japanese partners refused to
recapitalize the ailing joint venture bank, a senior government
official said on Tuesday. More ...
Acting on asset foreclosure JAKARTA (JP): Lawyer J.M. Sutarman on Tuesday urged the
finance minister, the governor of Bank Indonesia and the chairman
of the Capital Market Supervisory Agency to honor and follow up
the South Jakarta district court's order last week for the
foreclosure on two ... More ...
Staffs of closed banks vow to continue strikes JAKARTA (JP): Employees of banks closed by the government late
last week pledged on Tuesday to continue their strike unless
demands for fair severance payment were met. More ...
Defense asks military court to drop abduction charges JAKARTA (JP): Defense lawyers called on the military court on
Tuesday to drop all charges against 11 Army's Special Force
(Kopassus) soldiers, accused of abducting political activists in
the last months of the Soeharto regime, claiming the ... More ...
Prosecutor's demand to free legislator Nurdin protested UJUNGPANDANG, South Sulawesi (JP): Hundreds of university
students and lecturers on Tuesday protested the provincial
prosecutor's office over its demand for the acquittal of
legislator Nurdin Halid on charges of embezzling funds from ... More ...
Soehartos puts London homes on market: Report JAKARTA (Agencies): Relatives of former president Soeharto are
selling three lavish London properties in a move which could be
linked to the corruption probe Soeharto faces back home, AFP
reported on Tuesday. More ...
Westwood, Clarke will tea off in Macau Open MACAU: European Player of the Year Lee Westwood, winner of an
amazing seven titles worldwide last year, will line up with
fellow Ryder Cup player Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland to
battle Asia's top professionals in the Macau Open next month, ... More ...
Golkar 'the common enemy' to beat lawfully in polls JAKARTA (JP): Ruling party Golkar will be the common enemy of
parties seeking political changes in the country, but it must be
defeated through fair play, politician Rudini said on Tuesday. More ...
Young designer promotes ready-to-wear collectionBy Stevie Emilia LOMBOK, West Nusa Tenggara (JP): Expressionless models wearing
chic, clear-cut, all-white, simple ready-to-wear outfits took to
the stage with slow strides under the shade of palm trees. More ...
Hindus to attend ritual at Prambanan SEMARANG: At least 50,000 Hindus from Central Java and
Yogyakarta are to attend the Tawur Agung Sasih Kesanga rite
centered at the Prambanan temple in Klaten, Central Java, on
Wednesday. More ...
PT Telkom to enter joint ventures for more efficiency JAKARTA (JP): The government plans to convert the existing
joint operation schemes between state-owned telecommunications
operator, PT Telkom, and private partners into joint ventures in
order to improve efficiency, a minister said on Tuesday. More ...
Elections committee set up to run polls JAKARTA (JP): The General Elections Commission (KPU)
established on Tuesday a seven-member National Elections
Committee (PPI) to run the general election scheduled for June 7. More ...
PLN renegotiates deals with IPPs JAKARTA (JP): President of state electricity company PT PLN
Adhi Satriya said on Tuesday renegotiations would soon get
underway with independent power producers (IPP) on power purchase
agreements. More ...
Next president A date for the general election has been fixed, and we are
waiting and praying that we will get a good president, one who
can lead us to a better Indonesia. By a good president I mean
that he or she should have a good educational as well as
religious background. More ...
W. Sumatra governor resigns JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Home Affairs Syarwan Hamid said he
will appoint a caretaker to replace West Sumatra Governor Muchlis
Ibrahim, whose resignation was approved by President B.J. Habibie
on Wednesday. More ...
Another criminal shot dead JAKARTA (JP): Police shot dead another alleged criminal near
the crowded Cililitan bus terminal in East Jakarta early Tuesday
morning, bringing to 24 the number of alleged criminals shot dead
by police over the last two months.City police spokesman Lt. Col. More ...
Memorandum of economic and financial policies JAKARTA: The following is text of the Supplementary Memorandum
of Economic and Financial Policies, Fourth Review Under the
Extended Arrangement, attached to a letter the Indonesian
government wrote to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday.1. More ...
Champion-in-waiting There will be a rematch in six months' time. It is not hard to
guess what I mean, yes, Lennox Lewis versus an opponent three
years his elder, from California, USA: Evander Holyfield. More ...
Students injure two at RSCM JAKARTA (JP): Two staff members at state-owned Cipto
Mangunkusumo General Hospital (RSCM) suffered light wounds and a
number of doors and windows in the hospital were broken by a
group of some 30 students on Tuesday. More ...
Ideological rift worsens conflict in politics JAKARTA (JP): Chief of the Armed Forces Territorial Affairs
Lt. Gen. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said an ideological rift has
worsened conflict among the political elite, hampering efforts to
overcome the crisis. More ...
RI bank moves a positive step: S&P JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's latest bank restructuring move was a
positive step and marked the effective nationalization of the
banking sector, Standard and Poor's said Tuesday. More ...
Poll watchdogs 'lacking coordination' JAKARTA (JP): The United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
blamed on Tuesday a lack of coordination among three leading non-
governmental organizations (NGOs) acting as poll watchdogs for
its failure to disburse funds allocated for election monitoring. More ...
Bogor judges upset by lack of cases BOGOR (JP): The district court here announced on Tuesday that
all of its 18 judges have had less to do in the past few months
due to a significant drop of cases to be tried. More ...
Hotel to donate meat to the needy JAKARTA (JP): PT Metropolitan Realty International, the owner
of Horison Hotel in Ancol, North Jakarta, will provide three cows
and 30 goats for slaughter in commemoration of the Islamic Day of
Sacrifice on March 28. More ...
Persija makes good start in Ligina playoffs JAKARTA (JP): Persija made a fine start to open its campaign
at the fifth Indonesian soccer league (Ligina) playoffs on
Tuesday by defeating Pelita Bakrie 1-0 in a Group II round-robin
match at the Senayan main stadium. More ...
Bank Indonesia to take errant bankers to court JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia (BI) Governor Sjahril Sabirin
pledged on Tuesday to take to court the management and owners of
the 38 banks closed down last week who were suspected of
violating banking rules. More ...