PDI-P gains two more key posts JAKARTA (JP): Leaders of the 11 factions at City Council have
agreed to name chairmen for the council's five commissions with
the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan)
leading two important ones. More ...
Government backs Australian investment JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia will protect and secure Australian
investment despite the deteriorating political relations between
the two countries, a senior official of the Investment
Coordinating Board (BKPM) said on Thursday. More ...
Minister urges KONI to discuss Asiad bidding with Malaysia JAKARTA (JP): State Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Agung
Laksono urged the National Sports Council (KONI) to sit down with
Malaysia to discuss their bids for the 2006 Asian Games. More ...
Indonesian girls win gold at Asian School C'ships JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian girls' team won the gold medal,
while Thailand took the gold in the boys' team event at the first
Asian School Championships held on Thursday at the Senayan tennis
complex. More ...
Teachers urged to join antidrug drive JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso called on some 6,000 teachers
and school principals on Thursday to participate in a massive
antidrug campaign across the capital. More ...
Ginandjar finally selected for MPR from West Java BANDUNG (JP): Coordinating Minister for Economy, Finance and
Industry Ginandjar Kartasasmita has been selected as a member of
the West Java regional representative in the People's
Consultative Assembly (MPR). More ...
Australia has no strategic designs on E. Timor: Envoy JAKARTA (JP): Australia said Thursday that it did not have
strategic designs on the troubled East Timor, saying it already
had enough problems controlling and administering its own
country. More ...
Lessons on the public memory for HabibieBy Hidayat Jati JAKARTA (JP): While the political costs of the Bank Bali
scandal and the East Timor fiasco continue to build, it is clear
that President B.J. More ...
Humanitarian aid reaches Dili by road JAKARTA (JP): A convoy of trucks loaded with humanitarian aid
provided by the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) arrived
in refugee camps outside East Timor's capital of Dili on Thursday
from Atambua in East Nusa Tenggara. More ...
Governor tells police to clear out protesters JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso asked the city police on
Thursday to take possession of the premises of joint-venture
water company Pam Lyonnaise Jaya (Palyja) from employees of city
water company PDAM Jaya, who have occupied the property ... More ...
Agencies accredited to issue Y2K licenses JAKARTA (JP): Two local certification agencies were authorized
on Thursday by the National Committee of Accreditation (KAN) to
issue certificates for companies' readiness in dealing with the
millennium bug. More ...
It's the right time to balk at splitting the childBy Donna K. Woodward MEDAN (JP): The Golkar Party's presidential candidate B.J.
Habibie suffers from presidential paralysis, unable to execute
the reform mandate the people gave him. More ...
A dubious accomplishment Finally, after weeks of deliberation, Indonesia's legislature,
the House of Representatives (DPR), approved on Thursday the
controversial state security bill, despite the objections of
thousands of critics and protesters across the country. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Painting Exhibition: Dialog Topeng, by Abas Alibasyah, at
Cikini Galeria, Jl. Cikini Raya no. 65, Central Jakarta (Phone:
31901082), until Oct. 10.
* Indian Dolls Exhibition at the National Museum, Jl. More ...
All the President's men simply buy time With the Bank Bali scandal still unresolved despite the
lengthy amount of time which has passed since it broke publicly,
there is scant trust remaining in the government's sincerity in
settling the case. Economist Tony A. More ...
A reflection on military violenceBy Harkiman Racheman MEDAN (JP): Despite some of the phenomenal changes that have
taken place within the current administration, the Habibie-led
Indonesia is currently witnessing numerous scenes and acts of
violence occurring in different parts of the country. More ...
Muladi, past and present Several years ago, when the Soeharto regime was still in
power, I knew Muladi as a champion of human rights and the law
who voiced popular aspirations. I admired his personality which
was reflected in his idealism and writings. More ...
Indonesian firms to stop wheat imports from Australia JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian companies have agreed to stop
importing wheat from Australia due to tension in bilateral
relations between the two countries, an executive said on
Thursday. More ...
Haryono leads golf tournament SURABAYA (JP): Haryono Min, an amateur golfer from East Java,
outshone on Thursday the national training camp golfers by
leading the Ciputra golf tournament at the Ciputra Golf Club
here.The Surabaya Yani Golf Club member scored 68 points (33-33). More ...
Foreign journalists know of the risks: Sudrajat JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian Military (TNI) spokesman Maj. Gen.
Sudrajat expressed regret on Thursday over the death of a Dutch
reporter in East Timor, but noted that foreign journalists were
warned of potential hazards in the territory. More ...
Seven armed robbers shot dead in shootout JAKARTA (JP): Seven armed robbers were killed in a shootout
with South Jakarta Police detectives in Kebayoran Lama, South
Jakarta, on Thursday morning. More ...
Rp 50b allocated for MPR General Session JAKARTA (JP): The price of democracy is high, and this year it
is estimated at some Rp 50 billion.That is the expected cost for the upcoming General Session of
the People's Consultative Assembly, the most expensive ever held
in the nation's history. More ...
Residents protest land dispute MEDAN, North Sumatra: Thousands of farmers from six regencies
in this province have occupied Merdeka Medan field here since
Wednesday to demand settlement of 534 land dispute cases. More ...
YLKI opposes plan to raise cell phone rate JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Consumer Foundation (YLKI) called
on the government on Thursday to delay a 23 percent rise in
airtime rates for regular cellular phone services beginning next
month. More ...
House endorses internal rulings JAKARTA (JP): The next House of Representatives whose members
will be sworn in Oct. 1 will have a code of ethics and an
honorary council to investigate all violations committed by House
members. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Sept. 23, 1999: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Seven senior government officials involved in bank scandal: House JAKARTA (JP): The House of Representatives concluded on
Thursday that seven senior government officials were directly or
indirectly involved in the Bank Bali scandal. More ...
Government revokes martial law in East Timor JAKARTA (JP): President B.J. Habibie lifted on Friday the
state of military emergency in East Timor and ordered Indonesian
Military (TNI) chief Gen. More ...
Top leaders attend Anak Agung cremation GIANYAR, Bali (JP): Top political leaders put aside party
politics for a few hours here on Thursday to pay homage and
attend the cremation ceremony of the late Ide Anak Agung Gde
Agung. More ...
Jambi children suffer malnutrition JAMBI, Jambi: Over 9,700 children below the age of five here
are suffering from malnutrition, but only 3,500 of them have
received proper medical assistance, an official said on Thursday. More ...
Asia back to the center of global 'cybercapitalism'By Eisuke Sakakibara This is the second of two articles based on a paper presented
at the Asia Press Forum seminar on challenges and opportunities
facing Asia in the 21st century. The seminar, from Sept. 14 to
Sept. More ...
Rupiah declines on worries anti-government rally will turn violent JAKARTA (JP): The rupiah plunged on Thursday on fears that a
widespread rally against the newly approved security bill would
turn into total chaos. More ...
Students protest rapist's sentence PADANG, West Sumatra: Thousands of high school students went
on a rampage on Thursday after the local district court here
sentenced a rapist to eight years in jail. More ...
House rejects oil and gas bill afters lengthy debate JAKARTA (JP): The House of Representatives officially rejected
on Thursday the government-sponsored oil and gas bill after both
parties failed to reach a compromise after six months of debates. More ...
Kites flown for money: Authority JAKARTA (JP): An executive from airport management firm PT
Angkasa Pura has accused Cengkareng residents in Tangerang of
intentionally flying kites in the Soekarno-Hatta Airport vicinity
in the hope of seeking financial assistance from the company. More ...
Foreigners denied bogus visas PEKANBARU, Riau: The provincial immigration office has denied
access to 75 foreign job seekers who tried to enter the country
via Dumai port using bogus visas, an official said on Thursday.Head of Riau's Ministry of Justice M. More ...
Malarial mosquitoes biting back Of course I have not lost my (geographical) senses. I do
really mean New York, and not East Timor, the most likely place
to find people with malaria, in view of the many refugees
suffering from all kinds of diseases. Even clean water is in
short supply. More ...