Bank workers' demand Seen from an economic standpoint, the demand by former bank
employees for severance pay up to ten times the government-
mandated standard package could simply be discarded as completely
unreasonable and excessive. More ...
Bad weather halts chopper salvage SAMARINDA, East Kalimantan: Rescue workers found on Thursday
the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed off the coast on
Saturday.Bad weather made any attempt to salvage the wreckage
impossible. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on April 9, 1999: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo 400 ... More ...
Ex-employees from closed bank continue rallies JAKARTA (JP): Former employees from at least 18 closed banks
vowed to take to the streets on Monday for a massive rally,
unless severance payment demands are fulfilled, a spokesman said
on Friday. More ...
400 million ballots must be distributed by May 10: Rudini JAKARTA (JP): Four hundred million ballots will have to be
distributed to the provinces by May 10 at the latest, chairman of
the General Elections Commission (KPU) Rudini said on Friday. More ...
Suspected drug dealer nabbed JAKARTA (JP): City police detectives seized one kilogram of
shabu-shabu, an amphetamine derivative, on Thursday in the Mangga
Dua area of North Jakarta, an officer said on Friday.The head of the city police detectives, Col. More ...
Bill on clean governance lacks teeth: ICW chairman JAKARTA (JP): To pass the clean governance bill without giving
substantial authority to an independent body to implement the
power controls would be a pointless and abortive attempt to
uproot corruption, according to the Indonesian Corruption ... More ...
Drug syndicate suspects arrested at airport JAKARTA (JP): City police have arrested five people, including
a husband and wife, believed to be members of a drug syndicate,
an officer said on Thursday.Jakarta Police detective chief Col. More ...
RI election in Australia? The "weather" I mean in this letter has nothing to do with
Jimmy Carter, a former U.S. president. Carter came here to see if
preparations for the general election are in accordance with
international rules in democratic societies. More ...
Riau hosts writers' camp PEKANBARU: Two hundred poets and writers from Southeast Asia
are expected to gather in Daik Lingga in Riau province in June.
They are likely to come from Malaysia, Brunei Darrusalam,
Thailand and Singapore. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Documentary Exhibition: Jan Steen (1626 - 1679), at Erasmus
Huis, Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said, Kav S-3, Kuningan, South Jakarta
(Phone: 5252321), Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 10
to May 1. More ...
Making films in hard timesBy Brillianto K. Jaya JAKARTA (JP): The national film industry is dying.This statement is heard repeatedly these days, and the reason
is obvious. One just has to look at the sharp decline in the
number of new national films. More ...
Parties gets Rp 50 million from city administration JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso handed over special fund
packages worth Rp 50 million each to all 48 political parties for
their Jakarta chapters on Friday.The Rp 2. More ...
Rivals admit responsibility for seizing Golkar flags JAKARTA (JP): Rival political parties admitted responsibility
for the theft of scores of Golkar Party flags in a number of
regencies in East Java. More ...
Nokia opens outlet in Medan JAKARTA (JP): Nokia Mobile Phones Indonesia, a subsidiary of
Finnish mobile phone producer Nokia, opened on Thursday a new
Nokia Professional Center (NPC) outlet in Medan, North Sumatra. More ...
TV todayTVRI 5:30 a.m. Religious Teachings
6:00 Morning News
7:00 Children's Program
8:00 Children's Songs
8:30 Students' Program
9:00 Cooking Program
9:30 TV Drama
10:00 TV Series
2:00 p.m. More ...
Poll monitors begin to unveil their findings JAKARTA (JP): Despite lacking official accreditation,
independent poll monitors both foreign and local have begun
announcing findings of irregularities in the preparations for the
June 7 general election. More ...
Making most of human resourcesFrom RepublikaIn the final stage of the merging process of four state banks
-- Bank Dagang Negara, Bank Exim, Bank Bumi Daya and Bapindo --
into Bank Mandiri, there will be layoffs which will provide
golden handshakes to those affected. More ...
Rights body to probe E. Timor violence JAKARTA (JP): Members of the National Commission on Human
Rights will visit strife-plagued East Timor next week to
investigate reports of an attack on a proindependence group in
Liquica on Monday, which was allegedly perpetrated by the
military-backed ... More ...
Oil palm estates in Irian JAYAPURA (JP): Two plantation firms, PT Tujuh Wali-Wali and PT
Prabu Alaska, intend to open oil palm plantations in Irian Jaya,
an official from the Ministry of Forestry and Plantations said on
Friday. More ...
Blind voters face obstacles JAKARTA (JP): How will blind people vote in the June 7
elections? Will they have to pick out one of the 48 parties,
whose symbols will be printed on a flat piece of paper, without
accompanying braille characters?"The General Election Commission (KPU) must decide on ... More ...
Bulog getting out of wheat flour trading JAKARTA (JP): The State Logistics Agency (Bulog) will
relinquish its wheat flour activities to deal solely with rice
once its remaining stock is sold, Minister of Industry and Trade
Rahardi Ramelan said on Friday. More ...
Setting foot on two boatsFrom MerdekaDuring the New Order regime, all Cabinet ministers and
government officials from the upper to the lower echelon were
ordered to campaign for Golkar. Apart from their official job,
they were also Golkar functionaries and leaders at various
levels. More ...
Air Force backs search for truth about 1965 coup JAKARTA (JP): The Air Force leadership said it was giving its
full support to the writing of a book by former senior servicemen
aimed at countering suggestions of the force's involvement in the
Sept. More ...
The Asia crisis in perspective The following is a paper presented by Hubert Neiss, director
for Asia and Pacific Department of the International Monetary
Fund, at an IMF media seminar in Singapore on April 2. More ...
Anonymous letter leads to arrests JAKARTA (JP): Bogor Police arrested five suspects for last
month's murder of a man after receiving an anonymous letter which
revealed the motive behind the killing, an officer said on
Friday.Bogor Police chief Lt. Col. More ...
One killed, two injured in fresh violence in Maluku JAKARTA (JP): A Muslim woman was killed and two others were
injured in a clash on Seram Island, Maluku, on Friday morning,
even as Maj. Gen. More ...
PSIS upsets Persebaya to claim Ligina titleBy Ivy Susanti MANADO, North Sulawesi (JP): Underdog PSIS Semarang
unexpectedly upset defending champion Persebaya Surabaya 1-0 in
the thrilling final of the fifth Indonesia Soccer League (Ligina)
at Klabat stadium on Friday. More ...
Are ethnic hatreds in Balkans so deep?By Gwynne Dyer LONDON (JP): "There were 20 people underground, hiding in the
cellar. There were only women and children," said the boy. "They
first burnt a car on the road near the house and then they came
inside, howling like wolves. More ...
Incentives termed vital to prompt bank mergers JAKARTA (JP): The central bank's appeal for 74 private banks
to merge into several larger banks would be realized only if it
provides incentives, according to a senior advisor with the
Indonesian Private Banks Association (Perbanas). More ...
Offer on tax incentive unfair According to point K, article 1, chapter 4 of Law No. 10/1994
on Income Tax, income originating from written-off debts is
subject to income tax with a rate of 30 percent.Recently, Director General of Taxes A. More ...
Two arrested for robbing gas station JAKARTA (JP): Police arrested two employees of a gas station
in Taman Cibodas in Jatiuwung, Tangerang, on Friday for their
alleged roles in a robbery of the station.City police spokesman Lt. Col. More ...
Nation should be ashamed of ongoing riots: Mar'ie JAKARTA (JP): The chairman of Social Safety Net Supervision,
Mar'ie Muhammad, said on Friday rioting in many parts of the
country would not be brought to an end by indiscriminate blaming. More ...
Maluku fish exports up AMBON (JP): Maluku's fishery exports increased by about 20
percent last year to 170.96 million tons, from 143 million tons
in 1997, according to the provincial office of the Ministry of
Industry and Trade. More ...
Future fuel subsidies offered for tender JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Mines and Energy Kuntoro
Mangkusubroto said on Thursday future fuel subsidies would be
offered for tender in a bid to promote efficiency among refinery
owners. More ...