Poland protect border from former alliesBy Beata Pasek MEDYKA, Poland (AP): Out here on the new fault line of a
changing Europe, geopolitics has reversed the perspective of
Polish border guards. More ...
Telkom's partners seek revision of KSO scheme JAKARTA (JP): The five private partners of state-owned PT
Telkom urged the telecommunications operator on Wednesday to
revise their current joint operations scheme, which they claimed
was "flawed".Gatot S. More ...
Anak Krakatau increasingly active SERANG, West Java: Mount Anak Krakatau, a volcano standing in
the Sunda Strait, has been showing increasing activity -- marked
by occasional explosions -- since mid-February, local sources
said here Tuesday. More ...
Government divided over plans to expose bad bankers JAKARTA (JP): The government is still undecided whether to go
ahead with plans to expose the central bank's list of bad bankers
on March 13, according to Bank Indonesia (BI) Governor Sjahril
Sabirin. More ...
NTT builds more vocational schools KUPANG, East Nusa Tenggara: The East Nusa Tenggara (NTT)
province is building three vocational schools, two of which will
be funded by the Japanese government. More ...
Ministers wary over telephone buggingBy Kornelius Purba JAKARTA (JP): The uproar over the recently leaked telephone
conversation between President B.J. Habibie and Attorney General
Lt. Gen. A.M. Ghalib has forced some ministers to reduce usage of
their telephones, especially the cellular variety. More ...
BI's net claim on govt rises to Rp 120.9t JAKARTA (JP): The government has issued bonds worth Rp 144.5
trillion (US$16.3 billion) to Bank Indonesia to cover liquidity
support to troubled commercial banks.It helped multiply the central bank's net claim on the
government by Rp 147. More ...
Search for soldiers bodies ended SAMARINDA, East Kalimantan: Rescue workers ended on Wednesday
their search for the bodies of three soldiers who are believed to
have died after their boat capsized in Mahakam River more than
two weeks ago.The military commander of Samarinda, Lt. Col. More ...
Paintings show life for street kidsBy Chandra Johan SANUR, Bali (JP): Two boys are sexually abused in the middle
of the road. A policeman is seen brandishing his cudgel at
nothing in particular. Across the road a scavenging child
witnesses the incident, but can do nothing. More ...
Quadruplets die in Bali DENPASAR, Bali: The last of Indonesia's first set of
quadruplets conceived by artificial insemination died in Bali on
Tuesday, less than a week after they were born on Thursday, Feb.
25. More ...
Principals 'responsible' for student brawls JAKARTA (JP): A city councilor has underlined the importance
of sacking a school principal if any student of the school he
supervises dies in a street brawl. This is in a bid to reduce the
number of such fatalities. More ...
Insurance employees seeking justice over unpaid salaries JAKARTA (JP): All 60 employees at the head office of privately
owned PT Buana Putra life insurance company, lodged complaints at
the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute on Wednesday, saying that their
salary had not been paid since last August. More ...
Suspicious cable installation I'm very disappointed with one of Indovision's agents. It
happened one month ago when someone from "Spectrum" (their office
is at Jl. Fatmawati) called at my house to install the mini-
parabola from Indovision. More ...
E. Timorese groups trade blame for exodus JAKARTA (JP): The pro-integration East Timorese calling
themselves Besi Merah Putih (Red and White Iron) denied on
Wednesday intimidating hundreds of Maubara residents in Liquica
regency into fleeing their town. More ...
Plane passenger caught with ecstasy TANGERANG (JP): A male passenger of a Garuda Indonesia flight
heading for the East Java capital of Surabaya was arrested for
possession of 400 ecstasy pills in the departure hall of
Soekarno-Hatta Airport on Wednesday.Tangerang Police chief detective Capt. More ...
PT Freeport in fresh environmental dispute JAKARTA (JP): The Irian Jaya legislative body has established
a team to investigate environmental damage blamed on the mining
operations of PT Freeport Indonesia in Mimika.The speaker of the legislative body, T.N. More ...
Indonesia not safe: Poll respondents JAKARTA (JP): Most people in Indonesia say they do not feel
safe because of the recent bloody riots rocking various parts of
the archipelago, according to a new survey. More ...
Where to go in Surabaya:Exhibition * The World Press Photo, at CCCL - French Cultural
Center, Jl. Darmokali 10 (Phone: 031 5678639), 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., March 3-12.Film * French Film, at CCCL - French Cultural Center : Chacun cherce
son chat, directed by Klapisch Cidric, on March 5. More ...
Raid signal unspoken war against Iraq BONN: The bombing we forget it must have some reason like
passengers taking the suburban commuter train, the pilots climb
into their cockpits for another routine sortie. More ...
Hendro favored to stay head of judo association JAKARTA (JP): A.M. Hendro Priyono, incumbent chairman of the
Indonesian Judo Association (PJSI), is a strong candidate to
remain head of the association at its congress this weekend, an
official said on Wednesday. More ...
Where to go in Bali:Exhibition * Photo Exhibition: Lumiere, Amour, Creation, by Jacques
Francois Xavier Guyot, at Ganesha Gallery, Four Seasons Resort,
Jimbaran (Phone: 0361 701010), 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., until March 22. More ...
Economic crisis affects students MALANG, East Java: With the economic crisis far from over,
more than 35 percent of the students at state-run Brawijaya
University here are relying on scholarships to continue their
studies, the university rector, Eka Afnan Troena, said. More ...
'The Jakarta Post' distributes 'IHT' JAKARTA (JP): The Jakarta Post's affiliate PT Bina Media
Sejahtera has agreed to distribute The International Herald
Tribune (IHT) in Indonesia, IHT Asia/Pacific managing director
Nigel Oakins said on Wednesday. More ...
Of bugs and bungles Somebody woke me up in the middle of the night and cried out:
"It must have been between Fidel Castro and John Pope II!" When I
showed no reaction, the voice continued "Castro proposes that
Clinton's impeachment process be continued!"I was too irritated at such nonsense of ... More ...
Armed Forces to segregate clashing parties in Ambon JAKARTA (JP): A senior military officer has dismissed the
possibility of an independent Aceh, believing the idea is part of
a wave of separatism representing a "serious threat" to national
unity.Governor of the National Resilience Institute Lt. More ...
Charoen Pokphand cuts feedmeal output JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed poultry feed meal producer PT
Charoen Pokphand Indonesia said on Wednesday that the country's
worst ever economic crisis has forced the company to reduce
production by 50 percent.Company Director Djoko M. More ...
Regends, mayors forewarned of possible riots JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Home Affairs Syarwan Hamid urged
regional leaders on Wednesday to be more vigilant in the wake of
riots and probable political tensions leading to the general
election. More ...
Parties asked to maintain security JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso is planning to invite leaders
of all political parties eligible for the June general election
to discuss how to maintain security and create peaceful campaigns
in the capital ahead of the poll. More ...
BATAN cooperatives to sue developer JAKARTA (JP): Workers cooperatives of the National Atomic
Energy Agency (BATAN) will sue private developer, PT Roma Permai
Abdina, for an alleged swindle involving more than Rp 1 billion,
a lawyer said on Wednesday. More ...
Hero supermarket suffer Rp 69b in net loss JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed grocery chain Hero Supermarket
announced on Wednesday it suffered a net loss of Rp 69 billion
(about US$8 million) in 1998 mainly due to the company's large
foreign exchange loss. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC
Hard Rain 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Firelight 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
An American Werewolf
in Paris 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Monsoon 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Stepmom 14:15 16:55 ... More ...
Wiranto removes Maluku police chief JAKARTA (JP): Armed Forces (ABRI) Commander Gen. Wiranto on
Wednesday removed Col. Karyono from his position as police chief
of riot-torn Maluku, citing "operational reasons". More ...
Street gangs gauge race relationsBy Gwynne Dyer LONDON (JP): Back in 1979 director Walter Hill, recalling the
success of West Side Story (which transposed Shakespeare's Romeo
and Juliet to 1950s New York City street gangs), made a clever
film called The Warriors. More ...
Sutiyoso proposes 56% increase in new budget JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso submitted to the City Council
on Wednesday a draft city budget for the upcoming 1999/2000
fiscal year worth Rp 2.74 trillion, a 56 percent increase from
the current budget of Rp 1.75 trillion. More ...
Siemens awards RI students JAKARTA (JP): The leading technology company, Siemens of
Germany has granted the Siemens Excellence Award to three
outstanding graduates of this country's universities, the company
said on Wednesday. More ...
Armed Forces to segregate clashing parties in Ambon JAKARTA (JP): A senior military officer called on Wednesday
for the establishment of a demarcation line to separate
conflicting parties in Ambon as fresh protests mounted over
Monday's shooting incident in Ahuru village in the Maluku
capital. More ...
Students protest gambling dens PALANGKA RAYA, Central Kalimantan: Dozens of students from
various universities on Monday demonstrated on the grounds of the
provincial police station, demanding that police close down all
gambling sites. More ...
Toll road tariff hike rejected by govt JAKARTA (JP): The government rejected on Wednesday a proposal
from toll road operators to increase toll tariffs.Minister of Public Works Rachmadi Bambang Sumadhijo said the
tariff would not be raised for the duration of the current
cabinet. More ...
Empowering people through free-range chicken breedingBy Joko Sarwono BOGOR (JP): The Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) is
currently running a chicken breeding project in Pamijahan village
here in a bid to empower local people to overcome the effects of
the current economic crisis. More ...
Why is Australian meat cheaper?By Mangku Sitepoe JAKARTA (JP): Following the Indonesian government's plan to
import meat from India, Australian businessmen, through
Indonesia's state minister of food affairs and horticulture,
offered on Feb. More ...