War on drugs must be joint effort: Seminar JAKARTA (JP): The government, law enforcers and the public
must be enlisted in the war on drugs or efforts to eradicate the
country's growing drug problem will be doomed to failure,
speakers and participants in a seminar on drug addiction
concluded on ... More ...
Foreign missions vandalized SURABAYA (JP): Protesters vandalized the U.S. consulate office
and the Western Australia trade representative office here on
Monday, venting their anger at what they perceive to be foreign
meddling in Indonesia's domestic affairs. More ...
Couples told they are living in sin PURBALINGGA, Central Java: At least 51 married couples in
Karangreja district recently discovered to their horror that they
have in fact been living out of wedlock.The couples were recently notified that their marriage
certificate may be fake. More ...
Drug dealer nabbed in Bogor BOGOR (JP): Housewife Nia Kurniasih, alias Atun, 22, was
arrested in a drug raid at her house in Kampung Babakan Sirna in
Cileubeut Timur village here on Sunday night, an official said. More ...
Swisscontact helps SMEs JAKARTA (JP): Swisscontact, an international nonprofit
organization, in cooperation with the World Bank is currently
running a pilot project to support small and medium enterprises
(SMEs) in East Java. More ...
Chemical safety in the works JAKARTA (JP): A national committee monitoring chemical and
chemical-related industries will issue industrial guidelines to
promote pollution protection, workers' health and safety in the
industry. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
Runaway Bride 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Lake Placid 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Entrapment 14:55 17:35 19:45 ... More ...
KPU rejects Gus Dur's nomination JAKARTA (JP): The General Elections Commission (KPU) rejected
on Monday the nomination of Abdurrahman Wahid, better known as
Gus Dur, as a Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) candidate for the interest
group faction in the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR). More ...
Carter and military aid With reference to Zatni Arbi's article in The Jakarta Post on
Sept. 12, 1999 on What can our leaders learn from Carter?, it
might be useful to refresh the author's memory. More ...
Hats off to Rudy Ramli The live report of the public hearing between Commission VIII
of the House of People's Representatives and Mr. Rudy Ramli
(former president director of Bank Bali) was really satisfying to
watch. More ...
E. Timor University may be moved BANDUNG: The Rector of East Timor University, Theo T Balella,
said here on Monday that if conditions forced the closure of the
only university in the province, then it should be moved to the
neighboring town of Atambua in East Nusa Tenggara. More ...
A presidiumFrom Rakyat MerdekaI am writing in response to a Sept. 6 interview in Rakyat
Merdeka with Sarwono Kusumaatmadja, former Golkar secretary-
general and now a prominent figure of the movement for justice
and unity in the nation. He advocates the necessity of a
presidium to replace B.J. More ...
UN to face challenges in East TimorBy Omar Halim JAKARTA (JP): Discussions on who is at fault for the East
Timor tragedy should start with acknowledgment of the fact that
the territory was colonized by Portugal for many centuries. More ...
Rahardi hopes for end of Australian union boycott JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Industry and Trade Rahardi Ramelan
said on Monday he was hopeful that an Australian union boycott
against Indonesia goods would end, following Jakarta's decision
to allow United Nations peacekeeping forces in East Timor. More ...
Indonesia wants Australia kept off UN force JAKARTA (JP): The House of Representatives and the ruling
Golkar Party demanded on Monday that Australia and Portugal be
excluded from any international peacekeeping forces sent to
restore peace and order in East Timor. More ...
Indonesian Military vows to get tough with militia groups KUPANG, East Nusa Tenggara (JP): Indonesian Military (TNI)
leaders have ordered their troops to disarm East Timorese
proautonomy militia groups who crossed the border here along with
thousands of refugees fleeing violence in the territory. More ...
Sydney's Olympics still on agenda: KONI JAKARTA (JP): The National Sports Council (KONI) has assured
that rising political tension between Indonesia and Australia
concerning East Timor will not affect its participation in the
2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. More ...
Logging threatens national parks, orangutan habitatBy Stevie Emilia JAKARTA (JP): Gistok, a famous orangutan from Tanjung Puting
national park in Central Kalimantan, used to spend hours with the
park visitors, playing, watching and learning. More ...
Sudwikatmono appeals $10m ruling JAKARTA (JP): Prominent businessman Sudwikatmono appealed to
the Supreme Court last Friday over the Jakarta High Court's
ruling that he pay US$10 million to his former business associate
Bambang Sutrisno over a 1997 business dispute. More ...
Pro-Jakarta group rejects UN force in East Timor JAKARTA (JP): Prointegration East Timorese said on Monday they
rejected the presence of foreign peacekeepers in the province,
urging the international community instead to send badly needed
humanitarian aid for refugees. More ...
Summers, Armin top golf tourney JAKARTA (JP): Red Summers of the United States and Armin of
Indonesia won the overall best gross and best net at the charity
golf tournament at Rancamaya Golf and Country Club. More ...
Bambang points finger at Baramuli JAKARTA (JP): Finance minister Bambang Subianto said on Monday
that Supreme Advisory Council (DPA) head Arnold A. Baramuli had
been meddling in the country's bank restructuring program. More ...
Xanana ready to forgive past wrongs JAKARTA (JP): East Timorese proindependence leader Jose
Alexandre "Xanana" Gusmao on Monday called on East Timorese and
Indonesians to work together for the future, despite the tragic
past of his homeland. More ...
Woman stockbroker robbed of Rp 500m outside JSX JAKARTA (JP): A female stock broker was allegedly robbed on
Monday afternoon of Rp 500 million outside the Jakarta Stock
Exchange tower in the busy Sudirman Central Business District in
South Jakarta. More ...
Robinson zeros in on alleged rights abuses JAKARTA (JP): United Nations High Commissioner for Human
Rights (UNHCR) Mary Robinson said on Monday that military
personnel should be prosecuted for any rights abuses in East
Timor and recommended the formation of an international
commission to ... More ...
Habibie supports Pertamina privileges JAKARTA (JP): President B.J. Habibie has agreed with the House
of Representatives to maintain the decades-long privileges of
state oil and gas company Pertamina in the oil and gas sector, a
legislator said on Monday. More ...
City could be 'rocked by riots' JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian Military (TNI) Deputy Commander Adm.
Widodo A.S. warned on Monday that the current situation was not
conducive enough to hold the General Session of the People's
Consultative Assembly (MPR) in November. More ...
Habibie's absence at APEC The most intriguing gossip today seems to center around the
absence of President Habibie from the Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation (APEC) summit in Auckland, New Zealand. More ...
Environmentalist urges action at city dump JAKARTA (JP): An environmentalist called on the city
administration on Monday to stop burning activities at the city's
garbage dump, Bantar Gebang, in Bekasi. More ...
Council speaker reelected despite fervent protest JAKARTA (JP): Maj. Gen. Edy Waluyo from the military faction
was reelected on Monday as the City Council's speaker in a
plenary session which was marked with protests from dozens of
supporters from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle ... More ...
Rates for tax payment, valid from Sept. 13 to Sept. 19U.S. dollar 1 Rp 8,050.00Austrian schilling 1 614.80Australian dollar 1 5,194.67Belgian franc 1 209.72Canadian dollar 1 5,404.14Swiss franc 1 5,283. More ...
Finding a place to stay along the road through Banten The Jakarta Post, in cooperation with Banten West Java Tourism
Development Corporation, is presenting weekly issues on the
Banten region. This week's issue is on finding accommodation and
what you can do on your trip. More ...
Our moment of shame For a nation that prides itself on being one of the few in the
world to constitutionally enshrine the principle of "just and
civilized humanity", Indonesians should be appalled by events
currently taking place in East Timor. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Sept. 13, 1999: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
S&P's puts Indonesia's ratings on credit watch JAKARTA (JP): U.S.-based rating agency Standard & Poor's has
placed Indonesia's triple C+ long-term and C short-term sovereign
and unsecured foreign currency credit ratings on its credit watch
list with negative implications. More ...
Thousand Islands' fishermen form unionBy Berni K. Moestafa JAKARTA (JP): After years of fighting against unfair
competition brought on by illegal trawling, traditional fishermen
in the Pulau Seribu (Thousand Islands) marine resort area
eventually agreed to establish a union to help voice ... More ...