Pertamina signs four oil production sharing deals JAKARTA (JP): State-owned oil company Pertamina awarded on
Monday four contracts for the exploration and development of
Indonesian oil and gas resources, the first oil mining deals
signed this year. More ...
Kuntoro calls for thorough inquiry into refinery graft JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Mines and Energy Kuntoro
Mangkusubroto called on the public prosecutors and government
auditors on Monday to thoroughly investigate alleged corruption
at the Balongan refinery in Indramayu, West Java. More ...
Team blames officers for shooting JAKARTA (JP): An independent fact-finding team probing the
Sept. 24 incident when shots were fired into a crowd of
protesters said on Monday security personnel were responsible for
the fatal shooting. More ...
Police investigate fatal wall collapse TANGERANG (JP): Tangerang Police have questioned three soccer
tournament committee members here, following the collapse on
Sunday of a factory wall which killed three children.Police declined to identify the committee members. More ...
Prosecutor says Bank Bali 10 dossiers lacking JAKARTA (JP): The Jakarta Prosecutor's Office has rejected
dossiers of the 10 suspects in the Bank Bali scandal due to a
"minor technicality", a senior official at the National Police
said on Monday.Police spokesman Brig. Gen. More ...
4th national drag race to begin JAKARTA (JP): The fourth leg of the national drag race series
continues at the Sentul Circuit near Bogor in West Java on Oct. 3.The race features five categories: the free for all, 1000cc to
2000cc cars, jeeps, Volkswagens and motorcycles. More ...
RI-Australia CPO plant JAKARTA (JP): PT Comismar Wana Atmaja will build a crude palm
oil mill in Samarinda, East Kalimantan next year to support its
60,000 hectares of oil palm estates under development in Bulungan
district.The company's director, Andas F. More ...
Interfet takes control of East TimorBy Ridwan Max Sijabat DILI, East Timor (JP): The International Force for East Timor
(Interfet) officially took over control of security
responsibilities in East Timor from the Indonesian Military (TNI)
on Monday. More ...
KONI quiets fears about Indonesian taking part in Olympics JAKARTA (JP): The National Sports Council (KONI) vice
chairman, Harsuki, told reporters on Monday there was no need to
be afraid of sending a contingent to the 2000 Olympic Games in
Sydney. More ...
Government urged to delay TRIPs agreement JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Consumer Foundation (YLKI) urged
the government on Monday to postpone realization of its
commitment to the Uruguay Round trade liberalization agreement on
trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPs). More ...
Over 230,000 East Timorese flee to East Nusa TenggaraBy Jupriadi ATAMBUA, East Nusa Tenggara (JP): Almost one third of East
Timor's population of 800,000 have sought refuge in neighboring
East Nusa Tenggara following the Aug. 30 ballot. More ...
House supports national car JAKARTA (JP): House Commission V for industry and trade has
suggested that the government save the national car project
developed by PT Timor Putra Nasional from bankruptcy and bring in
new investors to continue the project. More ...
Akbar Tanjung a pathetic comparisonFrom Rakyat MerdekaConcerning the report, believed to be leaked from a meeting,
in the Sept. 20 Rakyat Merdeka, I have greater trust in the
explanations of Arifin Panigoro than the response given by Akbar
Tanjung.1. More ...
Students rally against Interfet MEDAN, North Sumatra: Some 100 students staged a rally at the
provincial council here on Monday demanding Australian troops in
the International Force for East Timor (Interfet) be withdrawn. More ...
Going bananas over sun-dried bananas from South BantenYr. Prahista The delicacy sale pisang sold in Jakarta, Bogor, Tangerang,
Cianjur and other towns in West Java is most likely produced in
remote villages in South Banten. More ...
Almost 1 million youths abuse drugs: Expert JAKARTA (JP): Drug abuse is currently affecting at least
900,000 members of Indonesia's youth, says an expert.The figure represents 70 percent of 1.3 million known cases
from the age group of 12 to 55, said police Maj. Gen. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Sept. 27, 1999: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Council elects five members for MPR JAKARTA (JP): City Council elected five city representatives
for the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR), with a Golkar Party
candidate securing the most votes in the council's plenary
session on Monday. More ...
Government to help importers give Australia a miss JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Trade and Industry Rahardi Ramelan
said on Monday the government would help in finding substitute
supply sources for local importers who wanted to switch their
imports of essential raw materials from Australia. More ...
Blame hypocrisy for lost of East TimorBy Donna K Woodward MEDAN, North Sumatra (JP): "To many leaders of the world,
(B.J.) Habibie appears to be a democrat, a supporter of human
rights. That is a pity." So says Megawati Soekarnoputri in her
article in the Sept. More ...
Vendors complain about kiosk cost BOGOR (JP): Vendors at the renovated Kebon Kembang market in
Bogor have complained that the Rp 60 million to Rp 100 million
price tag for a new kiosk is out of their reach. More ...
BRI to inject Rp 428b into Bank Inter-Pacific JAKARTA (JP): Shareholders of publicly listed Bank Inter-
Pacific approved on Monday the management's proposal to issue
rights shares to strengthen the bank's capital structure.The bank said it would sell 9. More ...
Gus Dur behind Megawati bid despite nomination: Matori JAKARTA (JP): Party leaders have brushed off Abdurrahman
Wahid's acceptance of the presidential nomination by the "axis
force", claiming the move is unlikely to affect the race between
the main contenders -- Megawati Soekarnoputri and ... More ...
A thorn in one's side After Soeharto took over power from Sukarno in 1967, for many
years he had cleverly navigated Indonesia through political
storms and crises, using his political instincts. More ...
Mother denies reports of Jumadi's death JAKARTA (JP): Street singer Jumadi, who was reported as
murdered last week during the two-day violent demonstrations in
the capital, is receiving care in the intensive care unit at
Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital in Central Jakarta. More ...
Idea of merging Telkom, Indosat hailed JAKARTA (JP): Legislators welcomed on Monday the idea of
merging two state-owned telecommunications operators, PT Telkom
and PT Indosat, as a strategy to survive the impending open
market competition. More ...
Police keep 49 street protesters in custody JAKARTA (JP): City police are detaining 49 people, including
students, they apprehended during two days of street protests on
Jl. Sudirman, an officer said on Monday.Jakarta Police spokesman Lt. Col. More ...
Students reject military speaker BOGOR (JP): Some 18 students representing Bogor Agricultural
Institute, Bogor Pharmacy School, Pakuan University and Ibnu
Chaldun University filed a petition with the City Council here on
Monday, rejecting a military or police candidate for the post of
council ... More ...
Govt expects lower inflation JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia is expected to post another deflation
in September on the back of an oversupply of food commodities,
the chief of the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS), Sugito
Suwito, said."We expect deflation of between 0.5 percent and 0. More ...
Cooperation with tribunal would boost trust in Indonesia A United Nations decision to bring Indonesia before an
international tribunal would not be a surprise, Coordinator of
the Independent Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of
Violence (Kontras), Munir, told The Jakarta Post. More ...
Govt urged to protect turtles PALU, Central Sulawesi: The rife smuggling of green turtles
(chelonia mydas) from the province may soon threaten the survival
of the amphibious species, an environmentalist said here on
Monday. More ...
Government to lower natural gas prices for domestic market JAKARTA (JP): The government will reduce natural gas prices
from an average of US$2.50/Million British Thermal Units (MMBTU)
to around $1.50/MMBTU, a senior official at the Ministry of Mines
and Energy said on Monday. More ...
Habibie: Legal means best to solve discord JAKARTA (JP): President B.J. Habibie urged the nation on
Monday to resolve differences nonviolently and according to the
law, warning several political time bombs may surface in the near
future."Sure, there is the East Timor issue, the Bank Bali issue. More ...
Bhakti set to issue Rp 200b in bonds JAKARTA (JP): Shareholders of securities company PT Bhakti
Investama approved on Monday a plan to issue bonds worth Rp 200
billion (about US$23.5 million) to boost working capital. More ...
UI abandons street protests JAKARTA (JP): University of Indonesia (UI) students decided on
Monday to continue their struggle for justice in the killing of a
fellow student without resorting to street protests. More ...
Healthful Sundanese fare a vegetarian's dream Sundanese food, although perhaps not quite as well known as
the internationally famed cuisine of West Sumatra, has
justifiably branched out of its West Java origins to earn a
nationwide reputation. More ...
Seven ministers to resign for new seats in Assembly JAKARTA (JP): More ministers will be holding dual posts in the
current, following the announcement that seven Cabinet members
will be serving as members of the People's Consultative Assembly
(MPR). More ...