Saudi Arabia: Security, democracy and human rights The elements of security, democracy and human rights go hand-
in-hand in any country. There would not be any peace and security
without the right to free speech and freedom of lifestyle and
protection of the rights of individuals. More ...
Protesters target Australian Embassy again JAKARTA (JP): The Australian Embassy was kept alert again on
Wednesday when two groups of some 100 angry Indonesians held
protests in front of the embassy compound in South Jakarta.Police kept security tight and there were no serious
incidents. More ...
Victim not our employee: Hotel JAKARTA (JP): Management of the five-star Gran Melia Hotel in
South Jakarta denied on Wednesday that the overdosed victim found
dead in front of a kindergarten a day earlier was their employee. More ...
To protect and to smile MATARAM: Traffic police here are practicing smiles daily to
change their image from that of power-thirsty officials, Antara
reported on Tuesday.Traffic police chief Lt. Col. More ...
Workers threaten to occupy factory TANGERANG (JP): A group of 105 suspended workers from PT Fajar
Sun Master, the manufacturer of Cosmos household equipment,
threatened on Wednesday to occupy their workplace if they are not
reinstated. More ...
Sports must be excluded from politics: Agus JAKARTA (JP): Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) vice
chairman Agus Wirahadikusumah said on Wednesday that sports
should not become tangled up in worsening political relations
between Indonesia and Australia. More ...
Habibie fails to uphold supremacy of law: Experts JAKARTA (JP): The government has failed to uphold the
supremacy of law as an integral part of the reform movement, law
practitioners said on Wednesday. More ...
S. Arabia's future planned investments Saudi Arabia's development during the past four decades has
been characterized by three features:* The extent and degree of enormous economic and physical change. More ...
Man murdered in his home JAKARTA (JP): Sixty-two-year-old Andi Sardi, a resident of
Griya Kencana, Ciledug, South Jakarta, was murdered by two
acquaintances who came to his home at about 9 p.m. on Tuesday. More ...
East Timor force starts fanning out DILI, East Timor (Agencies): The United Nations International
Force for East Timor (Interfet) began cautiously moving out of
Dili on Wednesday after Sander Thoenes, the Jakarta-based
journalist for the Financial Times of London was shot dead on
the city's ... More ...
Developing nations 'need fair trade, not free trade' JAKARTA (JP): Former minister Emil Salim called on
industrialized nations on Wednesday to allow wider access for the
inflow of goods from developing countries. More ...
The House's last farce The leadership of the outgoing House of Representatives, the
latest performance of which has become target of public
criticism, still has ambitions for the House to be remembered as
an effective legislature. More ...
Ambassador's message This is a momentous occasion for every citizen of the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia, as well as for the Arab and Islamic world. Today
we are celebrating the 67th National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia. More ...
Humanitarian group evaluates conditions in refugee camps JAKARTA (JP): Humanitarian workers visited a refugee camp in
Atambua on on the border of East Nusa Tenggara and East Timor on
Wednesday. More ...
Habibie's warning of disintegration President B.J. Habibie has threatened Golkar leaders that
their failure to nominate him as presidential candidate for the
next term would encourage separatism in the country. More ...
TNI concedes insufficient promotion of security bill SURABAYA (JP): The Indonesian Military (TNI) and Ministry of
Defense and Security have said they will leave a decision whether
to approve the controversial state security bill to the House of
Representatives. More ...
McDermott tender audited JAKARTA (JP): The tender of a contract for the construction of
a natural gas pipeline between West Natuna and Singapore, which
was awarded to PT McDermott Indonesia, is currently under a
special audit to investigate possible irregularities in the
assessment of bids. More ...
Where to go in Bali:Exhibition * Painting Exhibition: Pengider Bhuana, The Colours of Life,
Deja Vu Gallery, Jl. Dewi Sita, Ubud (Phone: 0361 978225), 10
a.m. to 6 p.m., until Oct. 8.Music and Entertainment * Hard Rock Hotel, Jl. More ...
Agum vows to name committed people to PSSI JAKARTA (JP): National congress members from the All-
Indonesian Soccer Federation (PSSI) officially elected Agum
Gumelar to serve a four-year term at the end of their three-day
congress on Wednesday. More ...
Where to go in Surabaya:Exhibition * Cartoon Exhibition by 40 Indonesian cartoonist, at CCF -
French Cultural Center, Jl. Darmokali 10 (Phone: 031 5678639),
until Oct. 2.Music and Entertainment * Hyatt Regency Surabaya, Jl. Jend. More ...
KSO firms hire advisor to assess ties with Telkom JAKARTA (JP): Joint operation partners of PT Telkom Indonesia
has appointed Credit Suisse First Boston as an advisor to assess
a possible change in its cooperation scheme with state
telecommunications company.Stephen R. More ...
Economic, social achievements in S. Arabia The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has witnessed tangible development
achievements that have contributed to the realization of
significant qualitative transformations in the country's economic
and social spheres. More ...
ITB rector leads West Java representatives for MPR BANDUNG (JP): Coordinating Minister for Economy, Finance and
Industry Ginandjar Kartasasmita has to wait until Thursday to
know whether or not he qualifies for the People's Consultative
Assembly (MPR). More ...
Walhi sues government over peat land JAKARTA (JP): The opening hearing of a lawsuit filed by the
Indonesian Forum for Environment (Walhi) against the government
over a controversial one-million-hectare peat soil area in
Central Kalimantan has been postponed. More ...
Killing of Dutch journalist condemned JAKARTA (JP): The International Federation of Journalists
(IFJ) and the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) condemned
on Wednesday the killing of Jakarta-based writer for London's
Financial Times Sander Thoenes in East Timor. More ...
Chief editor tried in court PALU, Central Sulawesi: The chief editor of the Sulteng Post
daily will be tried here on Thursday at the district court,
Antara reported on Wednesday.The defendant, only identified as AA, is charged with defaming
Murad Husain of PT Kurnia Luwuk Sejati. More ...
East Timor teachers alloted Rp 5m each JAKARTA (JP): The government has allocated Rp 5 million
(US$610) for each teacher who has fled East Timor, Minister of
Education and Culture Juwono Sudarsono said on Wednesday. More ...
Man killed over rooster JAKARTA (JP): City police spokesman Lt. Col. Zainuri Lubis
said on Wednesday an East Jakarta resident was mobbed to death
over a stolen rooster."Imagine, a man dead over a rooster," Zainuri said. More ...
Saudi Arabia celebrates 67th anniversary On Sept. 23, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrates its
National Day in commemoration of the foundation of the kingdom by
his majesty King Abdul Aziz Ibn Abdul Rahman Al-Saud, who unified
segmented regions and peoples in one unified nation in 1351 H. More ...
Five people rob man of Kijang JAKARTA (JP): Five unidentified suspects robbed 59-year-old
Alum Suryadi and escaped with his Kijang van on Tuesday evening,
City police spokesman Lt. Col. Zainuri Lubis said on Wednesday. More ...
House suggests firing of senior government officials JAKARTA (JP): The House of Representatives special
investigative team will recommend President B.J. Habibie fire or
make nonactive several senior government officials it concluded
were involved in the Bank Bali scandal. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Sept. 22, 1999: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Hanil Bakrie sues IBRA JAKARTA (JP): Finance company PT Hanil Bakrie Finance (HBF)
filed suit on Wednesday against the Indonesian Bank Restructuring
Agency (IBRA) for the latter's alleged failure to pay US$4.5 in a
guaranteed claim. More ...
Airport a nirvana for many businesses JAKARTA (JP): Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in
Cengkareng, west of here, is home to a wide variety of people
offering all conceivable goods and services to passengers and
their families. More ...
Lake Toba lures visitors JAKARTA (JP): Ajibata shore of Lake Toba, North Sumatra, will
be promoted as a major tourist attraction in the province in a
three-month cultural and sports festival, the Lake Toba Samosir
Island Care Foundation said. More ...
UN peacekeeping operation The classic characteristic earmarking the UN peacekeeping
operation throughout its history is identified as being not an
enforcement action, as envisaged in Article 42 of the Charter. More ...
Guns, bullets seized from owner of beauty salon JAKARTA (JP): East Jakarta Police detectives confiscated three
pistols, two gas-powered guns, two homemade air rifles and up to
32 .22 caliber bullets from the owner of a beauty salon on
Tuesday afternoon, an officer said on Wednesday. More ...
ASEAN begins 2000 countdown JAKARTA (JP): The Association of Southeast Asian Nations
(ASEAN) began on Friday the 100 Days to the Year 2000 countdown
in Indonesia with a contemporary production of Realizing Rama, a
story from the epic Ramayana, a statement from the ASEAN
Secretariat said on ... More ...
Indonesia shines in School C'ships finals JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's boys' and girls' tennis teams
reached the finals of the first Asian School Championships at the
Senayan tennis complex on Wednesday. More ...
Shitaresmi paints gloomy pictures of selfBy Susi Andrini YOGYAKARTA (JP): Laksmi Shitaresmi, a 25-year-old painter from
Yogyakarta, is showing that batik, too, can be a charming artwork
on canvas. More ...
To Gen. Wiranto Well, Gen. Wiranto, you have achieved your objective. You are
now Indonesia's president designate! With Soeharto as your mentor
and Habibie made your clown, you have overcome the forces for
democracy and, de facto, established yourself as the nation's new
leader. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
The Sixth Sense 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Wild Wild West 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Big Daddy 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Runaway Bride 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Lake Placid ... More ...
Military faction takes back seat in MPR election JAKARTA (JP): After chalking up an easy victory for its
nominee for City Council speaker last week, the military/police
faction said on Wednesday it would take a passive role in the
election of city representatives for the People's ... More ...
Play puts a human face on Dutch eraBy Dewi Anggraeni MELBOURNE (JP): For those who were brought up in Jakarta in
the 1950s, where Dutch homes were still grand enough to be out of
bounds for locals, seeing The Language of the Gods is like
peering into an intimate corner of a colonial Dutch home, ... More ...
Pontjo denies wrongdoing with Hilton JAKARTA (JP): Pontjo Sutowo, a noted hotelier, denied on
Wednesday an allegation that he did not settle his service dues
to Hilton International, which previously managed his five
properties. More ...
Tribesmen claim PT Freeport withholding trusteeship funds JAKARTA (JP): Two Irianese tribal chiefs accused mining
company PT Freeport Indonesia on Tuesday of withholding the
distribution of trusteeship funds worth Rp 7 billion (US$850,000)
to local Irianese people. More ...
Telkomsel explains Referring to the letter Phone firm doesn't pick up the phone
by Mr. Adrianus Hiyung Tjung in The Jakarta Post of Aug. 31,
1999, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience in the
services provided by Telkomsel.In this complaint, on Aug. More ...
Banking snags curb Indonesia's exports to E. Europe JAKARTA (JP): An absence of banking relations between
Indonesia and Rumania is hampering the country's businesspeople
from tapping the potential of emerging markets in eastern Europe,
a businessman said on Wednesday. More ...
Opposition to state security bill gains momentum JAKARTA (JP): Thousands of people, mostly students, took to
the streets of the capital and other major cities across the
country on Wednesday to protest once again the state security
bill they fear will give excessive power to the military. More ...
New law grants Aceh province broader autonomy JAKARTA (JP): Aceh province in the northernmost part of
Sumatra will be granted special autonomy to administer its
religious, educational and local customs affairs under a law
approved by the House of Representatives here on Wednesday. More ...
Pertamina to sell natural gas to Singapore power JAKARTA (JP): State oil and gas company Pertamina will supply
natural gas to Singapore Power Ltd. beginning in 2002 under a
letter of agreement signed with PowerGas Ltd. here on Wednesday. More ...
National pride not everything I was deeply impressed by Devi Asmarani's distinction between
Nationalism and irrational thinking in The Jakarta Post of Sept.
18, 1999, and would like to use this as an opportunity to comment
on the flag burning incident. More ...