Who is ethnically cleansing whom? Mr. Gwynne Dyer's latest warmongering article "Bomb the Serbs
and betray the Kosovars", March 24, 1999, clearly shows that said
gentleman knows nothing about war and the suffering it brings. More ...
Discrimination On March 19, 1999, I drove to Kem Chicks supermarket with two
small children (6 and 3 years old). On arriving there I tried to
park in the free parking spaces near the entrance to the
supermarket. This area is reserved for "Self driving Ladies. More ...
51 cases of HIV found in E. Java SURABAYA: As many as 51 people in East Java were found to have
been infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), nine
of whom have died, in the past decade, a local health official
said on Thursday. More ...
'Tribune' bullish on operations in RI JAKARTA (JP): Readers' increasing awareness of the
relationship between business and politics is one reason the
International Herald Tribune is confident of its opportunities in
Indonesia, one of the countries worst-hit by the Asian economic
crisis. More ...
UKI student takes ABRI to court over alleged beating JAKARTA (JP): A female student of Indonesian Christian
University (UKI) filed a lawsuit against Armed Forces (ABRI)
Commander Gen. Wiranto and Jakarta Military Commander Maj. Gen.
Djadja Suparman on Friday over alleged torture by soldiers. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Photo Exhibition: Revolution, at Galeri Foto Jurnalistik
Antara, Jl. Antara No. 59 Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta (Phone:
3458771), daily except Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., until
April 11. More ...
Semifinalists decided in soccer playoffs JAKARTA (JP): Home favorite Persija Jakarta will meet PSIS
Semarang in a semifinal of the fifth Indonesian Soccer League
(Ligina) playoffs on April 1 at the Senayan main stadium. More ...
Police to probe tax evasion at five firms JAKARTA (JP): Acting on a tip-off, police will begin to probe
five companies here for possible tax evasion, a police officer
said on Friday.Speaking to reporters, chief of the Jakarta Police detectives
Col. More ...
City government seals off Timor, Humpuss buildings JAKARTA (JP): Central Jakarta public order officials sealed
off the disputed multistory Timor and Humpuss buildings on Jl.
Medan Merdeka Timur early Friday morning. More ...
Police seize 25 vehicles from three auto theft gangs JAKARTA (JP): City police detectives have confiscated 25
stolen vehicles, mostly Kijang and Isuzu Panther vans and Feroza
jeeps, in the last two weeks.Chief of the Jakarta Police detectives Col. More ...
Realization of Haneda-Kimpo air route awaitedBy Edward Neilan TOKYO (JP): Has the time finally come for the takeoff of the
Haneda (Japan)-to-Kimpo (South Korea) air shuttle?Last week's summit meeting between South Korean President Kim
Dae-jung and Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi in ... More ...
It's Milosevic's move NATO's relentless missile and air strikes against Yugoslavia
begun on Wednesday have once again demonstrated how almost
irrelevant national boundaries have become in this era of
globalization. More ...
Govt may review Natuna pipeline project nod JAKARTA (JP): The government is considering reviewing the
controversial recommendation for construction of a 650-kilometer
underwater pipeline to supply natural gas from west of the Natuna
island group to Singapore, an official said on Friday. More ...
Rights body to visit Sambas to get full picture on strife JAKARTA (JP): Representatives of the National Commission on
Human Rights will visit Sambas regency on Tuesday for a close-up
look at the devastation from ethnic strife. More ...
TV programsTodayTVRI 5:30 a.m. Religious Teachings
6:00 Morning News
7:00 Children's Program
7:30 TV Series: Charlie Chaplin
8:30 Tour and Travel
9:00 TV Drama
2:00 p.m. More ...
Reckless driving claims 12 lives JAMBI: Reckless driving cost 12 lives and seriously injured 12
others in two separate traffic accidents in the Sumatra town of
Kerinci and the Central Sulawesi town of Poso on Thursday. More ...
Earth purification ritual in C. Java JAKARTA (JP): A three-day earth purification ceremony
featuring local arts and cultural activities is being held in a
village about one hours drive from Yogyakarta this weekend. More ...
WHO warns Indonesia of aging population pressures JAKARTA (JP): The World Health Organization (WHO) warned
Indonesia on Friday of health problems among its senior citizens,
as their number would reach 29 million in 2020, the third largest
aging population in the world after China and India. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on March 26 , 1999: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo 225 0 ... More ...
S. Korean, Indian found dead JAKARTA (JP): A South Korean and a 20-year-old girl, believed
to be from India, were found dead late Thursday in separate
incidents in Jakarta and Tangerang.Both of them appeared to have committed suicide, city police
spokesman Lt. Col. Zainuri Lubis said on Friday. More ...
Timber firms object to new forestry fee plan JAKARTA (JP): The Association of Indonesian Wood Panel
Producers (Apkindo) on Friday balked at the government's plan to
impose a new forestry fee, saying it would place heavy financial
burdens on the timber industry. More ...
Rama, CNAMaritime tie up JAKARTA (JP): PT Asuransi Rama Satria Wibawa said on Friday it
had formed a partnership with CNAMaritime of Britain to help
develop its marine insurance business.Asuransi Rama president M. More ...
Govt upbeat oil revenue will rise JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Mines and Energy Kuntoro
Mangkusubroto projected on Friday the government's oil revenue
would rise to more than Rp 13 trillion (US$1.4 billion) for the
1999/2000 fiscal year despite a reduction in output. More ...
Mismanagement in the EU The resignation of all 20 members of the European Union's
executive commission is a dramatic way for the many to take
collective responsibility for the failings of some. More ...
Firm aiding SMEs slated to operate in two months JAKARTA (JP): The government said on Friday that PT Permodalan
Nasional Madani, a state-owned financial company to cater to the
needs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), will be operational
within two months.B.S. More ...
Winters wants Ghalib to pursue Freeport probe JAKARTA (JP): American scholar Jeffrey Winters called on
Attorney General Andi M. Ghalib on Friday to pursue
investigations into alleged corruption in mining giant PT
Freeport Indonesia. More ...
Beyond the Washington consensusBy Bharat Jhunjhunwala NEW DELHI (JP): World Bank Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz has
called for a post-Washington consensus.The origins of the original consensus lie in the crisis of the
1980s. Most Latin American countries were then suffering
hyperinflation. More ...
Clean water: A precious resource becoming rarer by the dayBy Stevie Emilia JAKARTA (JP): Four-year-old Atang was busy playing with his
toy, a wooden truck. But the sound of rain drops made him stop.
In a rush, he took off his shirt and shorts and ran outside into
the rain. More ...
Habibie says sorry to AcehneseBy Kornelius Purba BANDA ACEH, Aceh (JP): A demonstration involving thousands of
people, flavored by tear gas and warning shots fired by security
personnel, greeted President B.J. More ...
Company told to pay for ammonia leak JAKARTA (JP): Food seasoning producer PT Ajinomoto, based in
Mojokerto, East Java, should compensate people affected by
ammonia leaked from its storage cylinder, but closing the company
is asking too much, a government official said Friday. More ...
Political parties urged to conduct 'smart campaigns' JAKARTA (JP): Rather than simply relying on famous national
political figures, who often are unknown to local constituents,
political parties should pursue "smart campaigns" to introduce
their legislative candidates and party programs, ... More ...
Over 100 infants undernourished YOGYAKARTA: More than 100 infants here aged under five years
have been found in the past four months to suffer from
malnutrition, 36 of them needing intensive treatment, an official
said on Thursday. More ...
Income tax yield nearly doubles initial target JAKARTA (JP): State revenue from income tax in the 1998/1999
fiscal year ending in March is expected to reach Rp 49.71
trillion (about US$5.8 billion), double the initial target of Rp
25.85 trillion. More ...
India's dream factory entices local movie fansBy Mehru Jaffer JAKARTA (JP): As if television was not enough, they are now
all over the big screen as well, running around trees, chasing
each other, singing and waltzing through mountains, valleys and
parks often located in Europe. More ...
Tor Ganda builds CPO plant JAKARTA (JP): Plantation company PT Tor Ganda is building a
crude palm oil (CPO) processing plant in Bukit Kapur district,
Dumai regency, Riau.Company president DL Sitorus said in the Riau capital of
Pakanbaru the new plant, costing Rp 90 billion (US$10. More ...
KPU considers compromise on campaigning rule JAKARTA (JP): The General Elections Commission (KPU) is
considering exempting Cabinet ministers who chair political
parties from its ban on state officials' campaigning for the June
7 polls, KPU chairman Rudini said on Friday. More ...