Parties push ahead with premature campaigning JAKARTA (JP): Although the official election campaign period
is still a month away, political parties across the country have
moved their electioneering activities into high gear. More ...
RI's pre-Olympics soccer team tie 1-1 with Cambodia JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's pre-Olympics soccer team achieved a
1-1 draw against Cambodia in the first of a two-game friendly
match at the Lebak Bulus stadium on Sunday. More ...
Pickpockets beat conductor to death JAKARTA (JP): A Metromini bus conductor was beaten to death by
a group, thought to be pickpockets, after he refused to allow
them to board the public vehicle near the Tebet train station in
South Jakarta on Sunday. More ...
I'd like to shut off the sun You mind if I shut off the sun? The whole world, of course,
would be plunge into darkness as a result. Hopefully, men would
stop fighting each other and peace would finally descend on
earth. More ...
Govt set for Soeharto's legal fight BOYOLALI, Central Java (JP): Minister/State Secretary Akbar
Tandjung said on Sunday the government was ready to face any
legal attempts to drag President B.J. Habibie into the corruption
case being built against former president Soeharto. More ...
Supreme Court to annuls Hutama Karya verdict JAKARTA (JP): The Supreme Court is set to save state-owned
construction firm PT Hutama Karya from liquidation by annulling
on Friday its earlier verdict that declared the company bankrupt. More ...
Irian Jaya town isolated NABIRE, Irian Jaya: This provincial town has virtually become
a no-flight zone for the past two weeks due to a
telecommunications breakdown that makes it impossible for any
aircraft to land.Telephone communication has also ceased, Antara reported on
Saturday. More ...
KPC required to divest 30% stake to local partners JAKARTA (JP): The country's largest coal mining company PT
Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) is required to divest more shares to
local partners this year for failing to fulfill its initial
divestment program. More ...
Couple arrested for producing Ecstasy pills JAKARTA (JP): Police arrested a husband and wife on Friday for
allegedly producing Ecstasy pills at their residence in a police
housing complex in Jelambar subdistrict, West Jakarta. More ...
Sutoyoso tells Jakartans to be more vigilant JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso urged city residents on Friday
to improve vigilance "at all times" in light of the recent bomb
blast at Hayam Wuruk Plaza shopping center in West Jakarta. More ...
Clashes continue in East Timor JAKARTA (JP): One person died and several were injured on
Sunday in a clash between groups for and against East Timorese
independence in Hera, east of the capital of Dili, in a
continuation of violence that killed at least 20 on Saturday. More ...
Search for helicopter debris continues JAKARTA (JP): Search for helicopter debris continued off the
Java Sea on Sunday, following the discovery of the last three of
four fatalities of the aircraft chartered by Atlantic Richfield
Company (ARCO) Indonesia which crashed on Wednesday. More ...
Togean islands biota in danger PALU, Central Sulawesi: Locals from the Togean Islands have
renewed their calls on the government to stop environmental
destruction caused by the use of fishing explosives. More ...
Lake Toba's water level The cause of Lake Toba's water level dropping continues to be
an argument without end. One of my hobbies is visiting Parapat,
Samosir and other places around the lake. I like to observe the
surface of the lake from time to time. More ...
Wukirasih retains title on RI circuit JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's Wukirasih Sawondari retained her
title in the women's singles at the first event of the 1999
Indonesia Circuit held at the Danamon Kemayoran Tennis Center on
Sunday after beating Switzerland's Diane Asensio 6-1, 6-4. More ...
House approves new bill to boost BI's independence JAKARTA (JP): The House of Representatives approved on Friday
the new central bank bill designed to boost Bank Indonesia's (BI)
independence and realign its function in the banking industry
into that of a regulatory agency. More ...
IPTN delivers two aircraft to Thailand JAKARTA (JP): State-owned aircraft manufacturer IPTN will hand
over on Monday two CN-235-220 aircraft ordered by Thailand's
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. More ...
Japanese loan for environment TANGERANG (JP): Mitsui Corporation of Japan is expected to
disburse part of a US$100 million loan it pledged for the
improvement of environmental conservation in Indonesia, an
official said on Friday. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Painting Exhibition: by Jeihan, at the Cikini Galeria, Jl.
Cikini Raya 65, Central Jakarta (Phone: 31901082), until April
* Documentary Exhibition: Jan Steen (1626 - 1679), at Erasmus
Huis, Jl. H.R. More ...
One million hectares of forest to be alloted to cooperatives JAKARTA (JP): The government will allocate at least one
million hectares of the country's forests to cooperatives in
order to give more people an opportunity to manage the country's
forest resources, Minister of Forestry and Plantations ... More ...
Our refugee problem With unrest continuing to fester in several areas in this
country -- East Timor, West Kalimantan and Maluku in particular
come to mind -- the authorities seem to be having difficulty
keeping track of the refugees forced to flee the troubled areas,
not to mention providing ... More ...
Man slashed to death in quarrel BOGOR (JP): A man was slashed to death for trying to stop a
fight over a land dispute between two of his neighbors in Babakan
village, Parung district, here on Thursday night. More ...
Govt to give percentage of oil, gas yield to provinces JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Mines and Energy Kuntoro
Mangkusubroto said on Friday the ministry would draft a formula
to distribute a percentage of the government's oil and gas
revenue to provinces in the form of oil and gas royalties. More ...
Flood inundates Sampang SAMPANG, East Java: Two days of heavy rain caused flooding in
this East Java town on Saturday, but most residents had
anticipated the deluge.Antara reported that thousands of people had gathered their
belongings and stored them in the ceilings before flooding
commenced. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
John Carpenters Vampires 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Payback 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Meet Joe Black 14:30 18:00 21:30
One Tough Cop 14:30 18:00 21:30
Shakespeare In Love 14:15 ... More ...
Former official indicted for graft JAKARTA (JP): A former president of city-owned slaughter house
operator PD Dharma Jaya, has been indicted at the Central Jakarta
District Court for involvement in a Rp 1.1 billion (US$132,800)
corruption scandal. More ...
Winner of next general election The general election is just a few weeks away, and if I am
right, this is going to be a very important national event,
because after the elections, Indonesians are hoping the nation
will be steered in the right direction and achieve the real goals
of reform. More ...
Kopassus repairing its tarnished image JAKARTA (JP): The Army's Special Force (Kopassus) marked on
Friday its 47th anniversary with promises to undertake reform in
order to repair its tarnished image, but refused to spell out the
measures.Maj. Gen. Syahrir M.S. More ...
Matahari to enter Yemen JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed retailer Matahari Group said
last week it would expand its business to Yemen.Matahari's chairman Hari Darmawan said the company would
cooperate with the local Shoumaela Group to facilitate the move
into Yemen. More ...