Sailors nabbed for illegal trip DENPASAR, Bali: An Indonesian ship with eight Iranians and 53
Iraqis, including 16 children, on board, drifted ashore here
following a mechanical failure around 20 miles off the coast of
Jimbaran."The ship drifted ashore on Jan. More ...
Regional stability the loser Pakistan's claims not to have been involved in the recent
hijacking of an Indian Airlines jet are becoming increasingly
tenuous.Islamabad claims it will arrest those involved if they can be
identified within its borders. More ...
Moonlighting on motorbikes PALU, Central Sulawesi: Dozens of state employees here have
taken side jobs as motorcycle taxi drivers, locally known as
ojek, to help survive the economic crisis.One of the civil servants, Udin, 43, said dozens of employees
had joined the ojek organization. More ...
Solemnity marks Idul Fitri festivities JAKARTA (JP): Millions of Muslims in the capital celebrated
the Idul Fitri holiday on Saturday and Sunday in a solemn and
peaceful mood.Mosques, sports fields and parking lots were packed on
Saturday morning as people said the Idul Fitri prayer. More ...
Initial evaluation of the impact of the Y2K bug on IndonesiaBy RM Roy Suryo YOGYAKARTA (JP): "Saved by the bell," an idiom often used in
boxing, is a good phrase to begin this initial evaluation of the
impact of the millennium bug in Indonesia.After all, following the critical period of Dec. More ...
Corel Print Office 2000 could use a lot of improvementsBy Zatni Arbi JAKARTA (JP): When I visited the well-known Danish pump
company Grundfos last year, there was something that really
struck me as a very useful idea. Many of the managers and
employees had their photograph on their business cards. More ...
Fast action ordered for N. Luwu conflicts MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi (JP): Wirabuana Military Commander
Maj. Gen. Agus Wirahadikusuma has ordered security personnel here
to disarm warring residents in North Luwu regency. More ...
Calls for calm, jihad over Maluku mayhem JAKARTA (JP): There were urgent calls for calm and
understanding as demands for an Islamic holy war (jihad) to
avenge the death of Muslims in Maluku continued to resonate over
the Idul Fitri weekend. More ...
Mercure's positive outlook JAKARTA (JP): The four-star hotel Mercure Rekso in West
Jakarta expects good business prospects in 2000 with its total
room occupancy rate increasing 10 percent to 55 percent, a hotel
executive said.The hotel's public relations manager, Mirna A. More ...
Bringing an end to Aceh's saga of sadness This is the first of a two-part article based on a year-end
evaluation of conditions in Aceh by Saifuddin Bantasyam,
executive director of the Care for Human Rights Forum (FPHAM),
one of several private groups monitoring human rights in the
province. More ...
Bigger share awaits RI in global textile market: API JAKARTA (JP): The country's textile industry is considered a
local giant, providing 19 percent of the country's nonoil and gas
revenue and a 1.2 million-strong work force. More ...
Verdict not executed I am an investor who is engaged in a civil case, registration
number 535/PK/PDT/1996.According to the computer service data 121 of the Supreme
Court, the verdict of the civil case was pronounced on May 19,
1997 with the brief decision as under "Rejected P". More ...
A mystical reminder A father was buried on Dec. 24, 1999. Later that evening, the
family members gathered in the house of the deceased to discuss
their mother's future. The father was survived by five children
and a wife who had been his life partner for 54 years. More ...
Large influx of newcomers expected JAKARTA (JP): About 200,000 newcomers are expected to enter
the capital along with millions of residents returning home after
the Idul Fitri holiday, head of the City Population Agency
Sjahrin Lumban Toruan said on Sunday."Last year some 2. More ...
Residents block road in Jimbaran JIMBARAN, Bali: Local residents blocked the road leading to
the Four Seasons and The Ritz Carlton in Jimbaran, some 25
kilometers south of Bali capital's Denpasar, on Saturday,
demanding compensation for the land taken up by it. More ...
Large influx of travelers on weekend: Official JAKARTA (JP): The capital is set to groan under a massive
influx of returning Idul Fitri holiday makers beginning this
weekend, railway officials said on Sunday. More ...
Forest export earnings to exceed $8b in 2000 JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Forestry Society (MPI) forecasts
the country's foreign exchange earnings from exports of wood and
other forest-related products this year to reach more than US$8
billion. More ...
Pick of the Flicks (for Monday, Jan. 10, 2000)Hollywood KC
Anna And The King 13:45 16:30 20:15
Wishmaster 2 14:55 17:35 21:55
The World Is Not Enough 14:15 16:55 21:15
The Last Marshal 14:55 17:35 21:55
Good Will Hunting ... More ...
A Cabinet reshuffle imminent? Compared to (his predecessor) B.J. Habibie, President
Abdurrahman Wahid has everything. He has a strong legitimacy that
originates from the people because he was chosen as the result of
a fair general election. More ...
Six armed robbers break in at dawn JAKARTA (JP): A group of six robbers, armed with sharp
weapons, broke into a house in Central Jakarta early on Sunday,
making off with a car, jewelry, and electronics goods totaling Rp
85.6 million (US$12,230).A local police officer said the robbery on Jl. More ...
Violence in Maluku I regret Donna K. Woodward's letter Gen. Wiranto's Berlin
Wall? in The Jakarta Post on Jan. 5, 2000. The violence in Maluku
involves conflict between Christians and Muslims. The former
wants to annihilate the latter. More ...
Carbide cannons put the bang in Idul FitriBy Edi Petebang and Erma S. Ranik PONTIANAK, West Kalimantan (JP): Loud explosions rattled
hamlets along Kapuas and Landak rivers during the month of
Ramadhan. The deafening noise peaked on the eve of Idul Fitri. More ...
Fire destroys four blocks of souvenir market in Kuta KUTA, Bali (JP): Fire destroyed four blocks of a five-block
souvenir market here on Sunday, causing at least Rp 5 billion in
losses.No fatalities were reported.Eyewitnesses said the fire started at about 7:00 a.m. More ...
BI: Third parties and second opinions YOGYAKARTA (JP): The government's move to present the Supreme
Audit Agency's (BPK) audit of Bank Indonesia (BI) to the House of
Representatives last week has sparked a rift between the
government and the central bank, leading to more fears in
relation to the ... More ...
Man's body found at construction site JAKARTA (JP): A man in his 30s was found dead at a restricted
construction site in the Senen area, Central Jakarta, on Sunday
morning.Local police said they were in the dark about the identity of
the man and the cause of his death. More ...
Graft the reason for potential Cabinet shake-up: Khofifah JAKARTA (JP): The possibility of a Cabinet reshuffle remains
uncertain, but if there is one it will not bear political
motives, State Minister of the Empowerment of Women Khofifah
Indar Parawansa said on Sunday. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta: Monday, Jan. 10, 2000Exhibitions * Handicraft Exhibition: Cinderamata Nusantara, at Galeri
Kampoeng Seni, in Metropolitan Mal, Bekasi, Jan. 7. Dances and
music performance, every Monday, Thursday, at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. More ...
Beginning of the end for WTOBy Bharat Jhunhunwala NEW DELHI (JP): The debate about global trade in the days
following Seattle's WTO conference has continued with the
assumption that globalization is fundamentally beneficial for the
people of the world. More ...
'January effect' blunted by fears of U.S. rate hike JAKARTA (JP): Fund managers are expected to start the year's
buying program, intensifying their activities at the Jakarta
Stock Exchange (JSX) and raising the composite index this week,
according to stock analysts. More ...