U.S. investors to keep close eye on RI pollsBy Yenni Djahidin WASHINGTON (JP): Among foreign groups and individuals planning
to monitor Indonesia's first multiparty elections in June are
American business leaders with interests in Indonesia. More ...
Gus Dur to lead religious leaders in Ambon visit JAKARTA (JP): Abdurrahman Wahid of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU)
Islamic organization and several other religious leaders will
visit the ravaged Maluku capital of Ambon to try to rebuild
inter-religious harmony in the region. More ...
Three killed in separate incidents in E. Jakarta JAKARTA (JP): A technical high school student was stabbed to
death on Wednesday, while two other men were also killed on
Thursday in separate incidents, all in Duren Sawit district, East
Jakarta, a police officer said.City police spokesman Lt. Col. More ...
Antique artworks to go on the block JAKARTA (JP): Art collector J. Roy Tobing and the Tobas Group
will auction off some of his best pieces at an exhibition
scheduled for March 20 through March 21 at Hilton Hotel, Central
Jakarta. More ...
Ambon refugees stranded in Taliabu JAKARTA (JP): More than 100 people fleeing sectarian violence
in the Maluku capital of Ambon have been stranded in West Taliabu
district, North Maluku regency, for more than a week after their
boat developed engine trouble. More ...
Is the end of the 20th century a tad hasty? The Jakarta Post's Asia correspondent Harvey Stockwin points
out that the world's media is forcing everyone to accept that the
20th Century ends this year. More ...
Small textile companies told to tie up with big producers JAKARTA (JP): The government is encouraging small textile-
related producers, including cooperatives, to work with major
producers in fulfilling their export quotas. More ...
Pelita draws with PSM, PSIS wins JAKARTA (JP): Pelita Bakrie played out a 1-1 draw with PSM
Ujungpandang in an aggressive match in Group II of the fifth
Indonesian soccer league (Ligina) playoffs at the Senayan main
stadium on Thursday. More ...
BI provides bank profiles JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia has provided profiles of the 38
closed banks, seven nationalized and nine recapitalized banks on
its Internet homepage.Data provided on the homepage -- www.bi.go. More ...
Astra CMG plans expansion JAKARTA (JP): Astra CMG Life, a joint venture life insurance
company owned by the Astra Group and Colonial Limited of
Australia operating in Asia as CMG, will go ahead with its
expansion plan despite the country's economic crisis, the company
has said. More ...
5 ministers barred from campaigning JAKARTA (JP): Five members of the 37-strong Cabinet are
prohibited from campaigning during the June 7 general election,
Minister of Information Muhammad Yunus said on Wednesday. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
Shakespeare In Love 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Enemy Of The State 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Tarzan And The Lost City 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Firelight 14:55 17:35 19:45 ... More ...
Madurese flee villages in West Kalimantan JAKARTA (JP): Some 1,200 migrant Madurese in West Kalimantan's
Pemangkat subdistrict of Sambas regency have fled their villages
to avoid more clashes with locals, Antara reported on Thursday.Quoting West Kalimantan Police chief Col. More ...
Golkar offers stability, Marzuki says JAKARTA (JP): Ruling Golkar claims it is the only party
capable of maintaining political stability when a new government
is formed after the general election. More ...
Sutiyoso saked to fulfill promise on neutrality JAKARTA (JP): Representatives from two political parties asked
Governor Sutiyoso to carry out his promise to take over the 18
city-owned buildings currently occupied by the three political
parties which existed during the Soeharto regime. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Mar. 17 , 1999: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo 350 ... More ...
Kudos to Garuda On Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, I was on Garuda flight GA 323 from
Surabaya to Jakarta that departed at 6 p.m. from Surabaya.I had an executive-class ticket, therefore, prior to boarding
the flight, I had taken advantage of the hospitality in the
Garuda lounge. More ...
Legislators seek probe on bad debts JAKARTA (JP): The monetary authority must take to court the
management of state banks suspected of violating banking rules
and bad debtors who inflicted huge losses on state banks, a
legislator from the ruling Golkar said on Wednesday. More ...
Police call on media to help fight gambling JAKARTA (JP): A senior police officer urged local media to
assist the police in efforts to abolish the mushrooming number of
gambling dens in the capital instead of assisting the operators
in spreading the social disease. More ...
Privatization of state firms may yield only $381m JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia is likely to raise only about US$381
million from its privatization measures in the 1998/1999 fiscal
year ending March 31, a senior government official has said. More ...
RI bars Japanese scholar Kunio from entering JAKARTA (JP): Renowned Japanese scholar Yoshihara Kunio has
been refused entry into Indonesia.He was to enter the country on Sunday, an executive of the
Jakarta office of the Kyoto University, Igarashi, told The
Jakarta Post on Tuesday. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Painting Exhibition: by Yayat. S, at Duta Fine Arts
Foundation, Jl. Kemang Utara 55A, South Jakarta (Phone: 7990226),
Tuesday to Saturday at 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Monday at 11
a.m. to 4 p.m., until March 25. More ...
Dazing antigraft drive Many people have grown more and more impatient in watching the
authorities' slow steps toward clean governance. And people
always get hurt because of the way the government stubbornly
defends its failures. More ...
Debates on controversial oil and gas bill intensifies JAKARTA (JP): Debates on the controversial oil and gas bill
have intensified as Minister of Mines and Energy Kuntoro
Mangkusubroto lobbies hard to win approval from the House of
Representatives. More ...
Ghalib ignores impending sale of Soehartos' homes JAKARTA (JP): Attorney General Andi M. Ghalib played down on
Wednesday media reports on the planned sales of three luxurious
mansions in London owned by relatives of Soeharto, saying it was
irrelevant to the government's investigation into the ... More ...
11 arrested for alleged Rp 22.8b tax scam JAKARTA (JP): Jakarta Police detectives have arrested 11
people for alleged involvement in a Rp 22.8 billion (US$2.59
million) taxation scam at private company PT Telekomunikasi
Selular (Telkomsel), an officer said on Wednesday. More ...
Cheap tires for minivan drivers BOGOR (JP): The Organization of Land Transportation Company
Owners (Organda) here has sold cheap tires to thousands of
minivans drivers since November in a bid to ease financial stress
caused by skyrocketing prices of automobile spare parts.Local office head, A. More ...
RI net forex reserves fall again JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's net foreign exchange reserves
dropped to US$14.4 billion in the week ending on March 15 from
$14.62 billion the previous week, Bank Indonesia announced on
Wednesday. More ...
Banking reform The liquidation of 38 commercial banks was announced as an
initial measure to save the national banking industry. As banks
serve as the main pillars of economic activities, local banks
must first be subjected to revamping before the real sector can
be revived. More ...
KPU passes controversial internal campaign ruling JAKARTA (JP): The General Elections Commission (KPU), which is
in charge of preparing the June 7 poll, decided on Wednesday to
allow its 53 members and the National Elections Committee (PPI)
to be both party activists and legislators. More ...