Will Sino-U.S. ties help solve Korea's problems?By Landry Haryo Subianto JAKARTA (JP): Many analysts maintain that one solution to
Korea can be found in stable Sino-United States relations.
However, Sino-U.S. relations have always been marked by periods
of ups and downs. More ...
PSIS the underdog in Manado showdownBy Ivy Susanti MANADO, North Sulawesi (JP): Defending champion Persebaya
Surabaya's coach Rusdy Bahalwan is fearful his players will be
lulled into overconfidence against dark horse PSIS Semarang in
the fifth Indonesian Soccer League (Ligina) final on Friday. More ...
Butet's mimicry keeps Melburnians entertainedBy Dewi Anggraeni MELBOURNE (JP): If not for the fact that we were definitely in
Melba Hall at the University of Melbourne, it would have been
easy to be lulled into thinking we were somewhere in an
Indonesian city, enjoying the hard-hitting, ... More ...
Prointegration civilian militia rally in E. Timor JAKARTA (JP): Thousands of prointegration civilian militia
members rallied in the East Timor town of Maliana on Thursday,
claiming they were ready to die for Indonesia's sovereignty over
the province, while the government announced here it had ... More ...
Karol Kucera, a Slovenian? A photo caption entitled Greeting the hero, page 10, The
Jakarta Post, April 6, 1999, mentioned Karol Kucera as a member
of the Slovenian Davis Cup team.Karol Kucera is from the Republic of Slovakia, once a part of
Czeckoslovakia. More ...
Another landslide in Bali DENPASAR, Bali: A landslide demolished a house in Karangasem
regency on the eastern tip of the island on Wednesday.No fatalities were reported.It was the second landslide caused by heavy rain within a
week. A landslide on Sunday killed at least three people in
Bangli. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Photo Exhibition: Reflections Of Asia, Paul Beiboer, at Galeri
Foto Cahya, Plaza Menteng, 2nd floor, Jl. H.O.S. Cokroaminoto 79,
Menteng (Phone: 3907623), Central Jakarta, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
until April 20. More ...
Habibie, Prayogo confer on Chandra Asri's fate JAKARTA (JP): President B.J. Habibie summoned business tycoon
Prayogo Pangestu on Thursday to discuss the fate of his company
PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Center. More ...
Investments safe in RI, says ABRI JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Defense and Security/Armed Forces
Commander Gen. Wiranto appealed to foreign investors on Thursday
not to leave the crisis-hit country, assuring them the military
would maintain security. More ...
Language testing needs revolutionBy Bambang Sugeng YOGYAKARTA (JP): When the communicative methodology in
language teaching was gaining momentum 20 years ago, one of its
proponents reminded the rest of the world that new testing
techniques were needed to be developed to accompany the ... More ...
Unruly Mia likely to miss team events JAKARTA (JP): The country's number one women's singles
shuttler, Mia Audina, could be kept off the team for the Sudirman
Cup and World Championships next month due to undisciplined
behavior. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on April 8, 1999: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Four arrested for alleged extortion JAKARTA (JP): A police officer shot and injured two technical
high school students and, with the help of bystanders, arrested
two others for allegedly extorting money from bus passengers in
East Jakarta late Wednesday.City police spokesman Lt. Col. More ...
No clear resolution in sight on taming sex and violence on TVBy Brillianto K. Jaya JAKARTA (JP): The government, as well as and television
viewers, are relieved to hear that the country's TV stations have
agreed to minimize violence and sex in their broadcasts. More ...
Hiring assistant better for investors I feel sorry for Mr. Ng Yang Houg (whose letter Foreign
investment handling was published on April 3) facing a dilemma
whether he would use the service of a consultant or hire an
employee. More ...
Army-linked body to lose forestry license JAKARTA (JP): The government will revoke logging rights owned
by a foundation under the Ministry of Defense, Minister of
Forestry and Plantations Muslimin Nasution said on Wednesday. More ...
Labor union holds worker festival JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Prosperous Labor Union (SBSI)
will hold contests for workers in Jakarta and surrounding areas
of Bogor, Tangerang, Bekasi, Karawang and Serang on April 24 and
April 25 here. More ...
PDAM Jaya workers seek pay hike JAKARTA (JP): Some 800 workers of city-owned water company
PDAM Jaya staged a noisy protest in front of the company's
headquarters in Central Jakarta on Thursday to demand an increase
in their monthly wages.The rally, which began at 8:30 a.m. More ...
PT Timor managed by government I once read in a Jakarta daily that Minister of Industry and
Trade Rahardi Ramelan said that if by March 26, 1999, PT Timor
Putera Nasional (PT TPN) had not settled its tax debt amounting
to Rp 3.029 trillion, its assets would be managed by the
government. More ...
S&P downgrades ratings on Freeport, ALatief JAKARTA (JP): International rating agency Standard & Poor's on
Thursday downgraded ratings on Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold
Inc. and PT ALatief Freeport Finance Co. BV., reflecting their
exposure to Indonesia's intensifying fiscal and political risks. More ...
Propeller kills Navy member SAMARINDA, East Kalimantan: A Navy member, Sgt. Syafrudin
Jihat Surya Candra, died after being struck by a airplane
propeller at Sepinggan Airport in Balikpapan on Wednesday. More ...
Iswara installed Bogor mayor BOGOR (JP): Bogor mayoralty secretary R. Iswara Natanegara has
been appointed mayor for a five-year term, replacing Eddy
Gunardi.The 51-year-old Padjajaran University graduate was installed
as the 16th mayor of the town on Wednesday by West Java Governor
R. Nuriana. More ...
Opposition parties offer alternatives JAKARTA (JP): Two major opposition political parties may
introduce fundamental changes in Indonesia' economic policy if
they win the upcoming June 7 general election. More ...
Ineptitude or apathy? With polling day for the June 7 general election less than two
months away, every visible sign in many areas of the country
seems to indicate that neither the public nor polling officials
are ready for the big event. More ...
House attacks govt over antigraft bill JAKARTA (JP): Legislators unanimously demanded on Thursday the
government clarify why there were restrictions on a clause in the
antigraft bill putting the onus of proof on the accused. More ...
Auditing rule to act as watchdog on party funding JAKARTA (JP): In a bid to curb money politics, voters will
know who is funding the 48 parties contesting the polls through a
ruling to be enacted shortly. More ...
KONI appoints more members JAKARTA (JP): Despite its declaration of streamlining, the
National Sports Council (KONI) on Thursday announced its
appointment of 37 commission members to bring the number of its
officials to 64. More ...
Two arrested with 30 boxes of drugs JAKARTA (JP): A 58-year-old man and his 20-year-old son were
arrested by police detectives with 30 boxes of drugs in front of
a courier company in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday,
a police officer said.City police detectives chief Col. More ...
Ex-employees of closed banks vow to reveal bosses' misdeeds JAKARTA (JP): More than 1,000 ex-employees from at least 18
closed banks threatened on Thursday to divulge incidents of
malfeasance committed by their former employers unless their
demands for more severance pay were met. More ...
Street vendors benefit from party attributs JAKARTA (JP): Although the official start of campaigning for
the June general election is 42 days away, traders are setting up
shop on the city's sidewalks with an array of party attributes.Eye-catching, colorful merchandise is available on Jl. More ...
Indonesian Heritage Society has new head JAKARTA (JP): Members of the Indonesian Heritage Society, a
volunteer organization here, bid farewell to chairwoman Mary de
Tray on Thursday and greeted Liz Oley, who replaces De Tray. More ...
RI freighter sinks in Malacca KUALA LUMPUR: An Indonesian freighter caught fire and sank in
the Strait of Malacca while on course for Dumai in Riau on
Wednesday, a local daily reported.The freighter's five crew members were saved by Malaysian ship
Ragamas 4.Capt. More ...
Over 410,000 Jakartans registered for election JAKARTA (JP): Some 7.1 percent of the city's 5.8 million
eligible voters have registered for the June 7 general election
as of Wednesday, the third day of the initial eight-day
registration period, according to Governor Sutiyoso. More ...
$35m loan to aid immigration office JAKARTA (JP): The Directorate General of Immigration has
secured a US$35 million loan from Spain to upgrade its
information system, director general M. Mudakir announced on
Wednesday.He gave no other details on the Spanish creditor or terms of
the deal. More ...
24 organizations receive UNDP funds for elections JAKARTA (JP): The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
announced the contribution of US$36 million to 24 Indonesian
organizations for electoral activities. More ...