PAN likely to dominate June general election This is the first of two articles on potential results of the
coming general election prepared by Lance Castles, an Australian
scholar and visiting lecturer of political sciences at Gadjah
Mada University, Yogyakarta. More ...
Govt bonds to bear interest rate below 20%: Official JAKARTA (JP): The interest rate on government bonds for the
recapitalization of nine private banks is expected to be less
than 20 percent, Bank Indonesia director Subarjo Joyosumarto said
over the weekend. More ...
Golkar must introspect itselfFrom Media IndonesiaThe Golkar Party will encounter problems in the future. When
the party held a grand meeting at the Senayan Main Stadium in
Jakarta, it was a public secret that it gave money and lunch to
everybody attending the meeting. More ...
Gaprindo calls for cigarette tax review JAKARTA (JP): The Association of Non-clove Cigarette
Manufacturers (Gaprindo) appealed to the government on Saturday
to review the new cigarette excise tax, claiming it would cut the
output of its members by 95 percent this year. More ...
Tall ship leaves Jakarta for the U.S. JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's tall ship KM Dewa Ruci left Jakarta
for the United States on Saturday to join an international tall
ship competition, Gold Rush Race 1999, in California in July.The ship is scheduled to arrive in Surabaya on Monday. More ...
Govt urged to review policy on scout movement recruitment JAKARTA (JP): A senior executive of the Indonesian Scout
Movement (Pramuka) urged the government on Sunday to abandon its
policy which forces students to join the movement. More ...
East Timor autonomy plan akin to HK system: Dewi JAKARTA (JP): The government's offer on East Timor's autonomy
bears similarities to the deal worked out by Britain and China
for Hong Kong, a senior palace official said on Saturday.Dewi Fortuna Anwar, President B.J. More ...
Calm returns to Central Maluku district of Amahai JAKARTA (JP): Police detained at least 35 alleged rioters in
the Central Maluku district of Amahai as calm returned to the
area.Local police chief Lt. Col. More ...
New forestry tax sparks controversy over stated aim JAKARTA (JP): The government's planned introduction of a
progressive tax on logging activities has stirred opposition in
the timber industry. More ...
Experts identify areas of possible future unrest JAKARTA (JP): Experts warned unrest was likely either to occur
or accelerate in West Java and several areas outside of Java,
including Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan; Balikpapan, East
Kalimantan; Lampung, Sumatra and Jayapura, Irian Jaya. More ...
Living in two different worlds at the same timeBy Zatni Arbi JAKARTA (JP): "If I can use this program, anybody can," said
Werner Sutanto. He must have been trying to sound humble. As
Intel's country manager for Indonesia, this amicable man is more
computer-proficient than the vast majority of us. More ...
The world is watching us One of the most crucial aspects of the June general election
will be the presence of local and foreign observers to help
ensure that the polls are free and fair, just as President B.J.
Habibie has promised. More ...
Sjahrir's political vision still relevant, says Jakob JAKARTA (JP): The political vision and social commentary of
the late Sutan Sjahrir, Indonesia's first prime minister, remain
relevant in this reform era, a senior journalist has said. More ...
Belo threatens to cancel dialog DILI, East Timor (JP): Following controversy over the death
toll in the violence in Liquica, Dili Bishop Carlos Felipe
Ximenes Belo threatened on Saturday to cancel the planned
reconciliation dialog between prointegration groups and
proindependence groups in East ... 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., until May
1. More ...
Mothers encouraged to breatfeed longer JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian mothers exclusively breast-feed their
babies for an average of 1.8 months rather than the ideal period
of four months, according to an expert. More ...
Poor security, civil unrest still disrupt RI food supply JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's food supply continues to be affected
by poor security, the escalation of civil unrest as well as
general economic problems, international observers have said. More ...
Ex-bank workers spurn job offers JAKARTA (JP): Most of the 17,000 former employees of 38 banks
closed down by the government last month appear to have little
interest in securing other jobs, if a four-day meeting organized
by the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) last week is
anything ... More ...
Police perplexed by attacks on its personnel JAKARTA (JP): An officer of the city police's Mobile Brigade
was attacked and stabbed by five unidentified men attired in
combat uniforms in East Jakarta on Thursday.Police say they are confounded by the assault on Jl. Ciracas. More ...
Slow disbursement fo fund for poll costs questioned JAKARTA (JP): Chairman of the Provincial Elections Committee
(PPD I) Djafar Badjeber complained on Sunday about the slow
disbursement of fund allocated for operational costs for the June
7 general election in the city. More ...
RI forex reserves rise to US$15.9 billion JAKARTA (JP): The country's net foreign exchange reserves
increased slightly by US$102.2 million to $15.9 billion on April
7 compared to the level in the previous week, Bank Indonesia said
in its weekly report. More ...
Shortage of funds halts development of garbage dump JAKARTA (JP): The city administration's plan to build a new
garbage dump at Ciangir, Tangerang, to replace the existing one
at Bantar Gebang, Bekasi, is being hindered by a lack of funds,
an official said on Friday. More ...
NATO attack: Behind the rhetoric This is the first of two articles on the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization (NATO) bombings of Serbia written by Noam Chomsky, a
noted social and political affairs. WASHINGTON: There have been many inquiries concerning NATO
(meaning primarily U.S. More ...
Regrettable report on urban poor We would like to express our appreciation for your March 30
coverage on the visit of urban poor communities to the World Bank
office -- WB urged to postpone aid package on Page 3. However,
there are some very disturbing details that we would like to
clarify. More ...
Megawati asks supporters to make elections a success JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI
Perjuangan) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri appealed to party
supporters to vote in the June 7 general election. More ...
Almost all real estate developers insolvent JAKARTA (JP): About 95 percent of the country's housing
developers have gone bankrupt due to the continued slump in the
country's property sector, according to the Indonesian Real
Estate Developers Association (REI). More ...
Ambarawa tobacco merchant shot dead SEMARANG: The head of the Body for National Unity's Temanggung
chapter, Himawan, was murdered on Friday night in Ambarawa,
Central Java. He died at an Ambarawa hospital from gunshot wounds
to the neck and chest, police said. No motive has been found. More ...
Students against street brawls TANGERANG (JP): Hundreds of students from several schools
staged a protest on Saturday in Cibodas, Jatiuwung district here,
condemning an upward trend in student brawls. More ...