Market awaits Astra's debt solution JAKARTA (JP): Analysts have welcomed PT Astra International's
plan to restructure its US$1 billion in debt, saying it could set
a positive precedent for corporate debt restructuring in the
country. More ...
Health hazards threatening Madurese refugees JAKARTA (JP): Since a massive evacuation which began almost
two weeks ago, 41 out of at least 25,000 refugees in the West
Kalimantan capital of Pontianak and its surroundings have died of
illnesses, a report on Saturday said. More ...
Children of slain generals demand truthBy Budiman Moerdijat JAKARTA (JP): Children of Army generals slain during the 1965
coup attempt blamed on the now outlawed Indonesian Communist
Party (PKI) called on 10 newly released political prisoners to
reveal the truth about the event. 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 ...
Oil, gas bill's revenue sharing plan criticized JAKARTA (JP): Several academics criticized the oil and gas
bill currently being debated by the House of Representatives for
its unclear revenue sharing formula between the central
government and provincial administrations. More ...
Car showroom owners slain BOGOR (JP): A middle-aged couple was found murdered in their
Kijang van in a quiet valley where rice and bananas are grown in
Pasirmuncang village, Caringin, on Friday morning.Local police identified the victims as Didi Sasmita, 59, and
wife Susanti, 51. More ...
Diarrhea affects 291 in Timor KUPANG, East Nusa Tenggara: At least 291 people have suffered
from diarrhea-related dieases in South Central Timor, some 110
kilometers east of here, since breaking out early this month. More ...
Tourist taxi service starts JAKARTA (JP): Taxi company PT Ratax Armada is scheduled to
launch on Monday a tourist taxi service, Taksi Ratax Wisata, an
executive of the firm said.Ratax Armada's president, Andra Y. More ...
Golkar should stand down Former president Soeharto may have committed grave mistakes
and major sins in his 32 years of rule, a period in which
disasters and mishaps hit this nation one after another. More ...
Philippines low key over its Davis Cup chances JAKARTA (JP): The Philippines Davis Cup team is playing it low
key over its chances of beating host Indonesia in the semifinals
of the Group II Asia Oceania zone.Salvador H. More ...
Scarcity of sacrificial animals hits Jakarta on Day of Sacrifice JAKARTA (JP): Observance of Idul Adha in the capital and its
surrounding areas on Sunday was marked by a scarcity of goats
used for slaughtering to commemorate the Muslim Day of Sacrifice. More ...
12 forest concessions to be auctioned: Official JAKARTA (JP): The government will auction 12 logging licenses
covering some one million hectares of forest concessions in East
Kalimantan, an official said on Saturday.The head of East Kalimantan's forestry and plantations office,
Kayat R. More ...
Mob vandalizes shaman's home JAKARTA (JP): Hundreds of villagers in the Srono subdistrict
of East Java's Banyuwangi regency vandalized and looted the house
of an alleged practitioner of black magic in Kepundungan village,
police said on Saturday. More ...
Tommy's lawyer wants Ghalib to drop case JAKARTA (JP): The lawyer of Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, who
has been named a suspect in a land scam that caused the state Rp
96 billion in losses, wants the attorney general to drop the
charges against his client. More ...
Driving force I wonder whether Mr. Wildner (Discriminition, March 27) would
feel the same way if it really was his wife driving and the only
space left was the Self-driving Ladies section and the male
driver in front of her decided to take it because he had little
kids with him. More ...
Faltering privatization program 'affects banking' JAKARTA (JP): Government failure to raise the US$1 billion
privatization proceeds targeted for the 1998/1999 fiscal year
ending in March, may create another obstacle for the bank
restructuring program, according to economists. More ...
Foreign water firms clarify statements on subsidies JAKARTA (JP): Two foreign partners of city-owned tap water
company PDAM Jaya expressed objections on Friday over a recent
statement by an executive of the firm on water subsidies. More ...
Polls likely to be called off in 10% of regencies: KIPP JAKARTA (JP): Elections are unlikely to take place in 10
percent of the country's 243 regencies due to their vulnerability
to unrest, a poll monitor predicted on Saturday.Mulyana W. More ...
23,000 volunteers to be recruited to poll monitoring JAKARTA (JP): At least 23,000 volunteers will be recruited to
monitor the June 7 general election in the city and surrounding
areas, an executive at the Independent Election Monitoring
Committee (KIPP) said on Saturday.Mulyana W. More ...
Praise, brickbats for Habibie's Aceh trip JAKARTA (JP): An Acehnese community leader here expressed
appreciation over President B.J. Habibie's day trip to Banda
Aceh, the capital of Aceh province, on Saturday. More ...
In the driver's seat In reference to Walter Wildner's letter "Discrimination" on
March 27, I would like to commend Kem Chicks for not being
bullied into breaking its rules. All too often firms here take
the easy way out and give in to demanding customers. More ...
PMI obtains blood bag donation form Japanese firm JAKARTA (JP): Japanese Terumo Corporation gave a donation
worth Rp 132 million (US$14,700) to the Indonesian Red Cross
(PMI) on Friday to assist its blood transfusion services. More ...
Idul Adha peaceful in riot-torn areas JAKARTA (JP): Messages of peace were issued across the country
in conjunction with the Islamic Day of Sacrifice, calling for
self-restraint, a halt to violence and respect for diversity. More ...
CD-ROM holds library of classic worksBy Zatni Arbi JAKARTA (JP): Would you care to know why I admire Norman
Shwarzkopf so much? It definitely is not because he successfully
led the Allied troops during Desert Storm. More ...
Caretaker governor installed PADANG, West Sumatra (JP): A demonstration accompanied the
installing of West Sumatra's caretaker governor on Saturday in
protest over what was seen as a symbol of the central
government's arrogance.The protest took place outside the provincial legislature
where Maj. More ...
Almost 1.4m phone access line units installed in three years JAKARTA (JP): Five contractors from state telecommunications
operator PT Telkom announced on Saturday the installment of
1,371,548 access line units in the last three years.Contractors' spokesman D. More ...
Who will thriumph at the polls This is the first of two articles on the mapping of Indonesian
politics prepared by Lance Castle, a visiting lecturer in
political science at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. More ...
Experts urge high school students to end brawls JAKARTA (JP): Psychologist Tika Bisono and criminologist
Erlangga Masdiana urged high school students on Saturday to start
formulating their own solutions to bring an end to the continual
street brawls in the capital. More ...
Managed knowledge a valuable assetBy Bambang Wicaksono Witoyo JAKARTA (JP): Unlike other kinds of company assets, knowledge
increases in value differently.In comparison to capital assets, knowledge assets have two
distinct characteristics. More ...
Expert urges court ruling on ministers in campaign JAKARTA (JP): A constitutional law expert has urged the
Supreme Court to immediately issue a ruling to end the polemic on
whether ministers should be allowed to campaign in the general
election. More ...
Baby born without an anus dies JAKARTA (JP): A three-month-old baby boy who was born without
an anus died on Sunday after suffering difficulties in breathing.His parents recalled that the face and abdomen of Muhammad
Fauzan, the couple's first baby, had turned blue, especially
around the lips. More ...