Kofi Annan to visit Indonesia, E. Timor JAKARTA (JP): United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is
due to visit Indonesia and East Timor in mid-February as part of
an Asia Pacific tour.Annan will arrive here on Feb. More ...
The global economy The global economy entered the year 2000 amid a glow of
optimism not witnessed in the recent past.More than two years have passed since the Asian currency
crisis. Countries in East Asia have displayed a faster-than-
expected recovery. More ...
Unlicensed tow truck crew caught JAKARTA (JP): West Jakarta Police on Wednesday arrested three
members of an unlicensed East Jakarta tow truck crew who tried to
extort money from a vehicle owner, deputy police chief Maj.
Syafril Nursal said. More ...
Is TNI always to blame? I was pleasantly surprised when I read a letter written by
Irine Dewi Kurniati called TNI in the eyes of a layman in The
Jakarta Post on Jan. 5, 2000. To me it was like drinking ice-cold
Coca-Cola on a hot windless day. More ...
INDRA rate set at Rp 6,738 JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Debt Restructuring Agency (INDRA)
has set the exchange rate used to convert private foreign debt at
Rp 6,738 to the U.S. dollar for companies joining the agency this
month. More ...
Stock quotations on JSXStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Jan. 13, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
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Off-duty guard hacked to death JAKARTA (JP): Police believe mistaken identity led to the
killing on Thursday afternoon of an off-duty security guard in
Pela Mampang subdistrict, Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta.The precinct's deputy chief of detectives, First Lt. More ...
Woman's body found in motel JAKARTA (JP): Medical officials suspect suicide in the death
of a woman whose decomposed body was found in a bathtub at an
East Jakarta motel on Wednesday.The woman was identified as Evelina Sihite, in her late 20s,
who was missing since Jan. More ...
Popularizing 'wayang' via the Internet? Why notBy Kanti Waluyo JAKARTA (Antara): The communications revolution has changed
people's lives.The world has become a huge system of information exchange. In
1988, one optic fiber cable could carry 3,000 electronic messages
at the same time. More ...
President may get Rp 107m in planned pay hike JAKARTA (JP): A senior official confirmed on Thursday the
government's plan to raise the salaries of state officials and
civil servants, including the President, who under the plan would
receive Rp 107.4 million (US$14,900) a month. More ...
Extra buses carry holidaymakers PURWOKERTO, Central Java: More than 100 extra buses have been
sent from Jakarta to transport Idul Fitri holidaymakers from
Central Java, chief of the local state-owned bus company (PPD)
Anton Sudarto said on Thursday. More ...
Top officials hail concern over Maluku JAKARTA (JP): Two top officials on Thursday pointed to calls
for a jihad as a message to the government to take concrete
action to stop the bloodshed in Maluku. More ...
IBRA receives another $1.2b in bad loans from state banks JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA)
has recently received an additional Rp 8.5 trillion (US$1.2
billion) in nonperforming loans (NPLs) from three state banks.The agency also expects to get another Rp 16. More ...
TNI spokesman Sudrajat set to be replaced JAKARTA (JP): In what appears to be part of an ongoing
reshuffle within the Indonesian Military (TNI), President
Abdurrahman Wahid confirmed on Thursday that military spokesman
Maj. Gen. Sudrajat would be replaced by Air Rear Marshal Graito
Husodo. More ...
Three officials questioned over train accident BOGOR (JP): Local police have questioned three officials at
Bogor Railway Station and are currently awaiting further
information from the five operators of the train, following a
tragic incident that claimed 12 lives on Wednesday afternoon. More ...
Village chiefs ask for allowance hike ALOR, East Nusa Tenggara: A number of chiefs in remote
villages in the province have complained over their small
government allowances, warning that they could generate
corruption. More ...
Occupational accidents kill 6 SAMARINDA, East Kalimantan: The local Manpower Office here
recorded six deaths and 72 permanently disabled due to industrial
accidents throughout the province last year. More ...
Calm returns to Maluku, claims government JAKARTA (JP): The government claimed on Thursday to have
restored order in riot-torn Maluku and was now considering
reconstruction and reconciliation there.Coordinating Minister for Political Affairs and Security Gen. More ...
IBRA's new head says asset sales his top priority JAKARTA (JP): New chief of the Indonesian Bank Restructuring
Agency (IBRA) Cacuk Sudarijanto set his top priority on Thursday
as the sale of government stakes in PT Astra International, Bank
Central Asia and Bank Bali. More ...
IBRA gets new chief Cacuk Sudarijanto's first challenge as the new head of the
country's most powerful economic organization, the Indonesian
Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA), is to prove to the public,
notably the market, that his connections with the "axis force"
of Muslim-oriented political ... More ...
BI to decide soon on Category A banks' fate JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia Governor Sjahril Sabirin said on
Thursday that the central bank was still undecided on whether to
close private banks with a capital adequacy ratio (CAR) under the
minimum 4 percent requirement. More ...
RI men's doubles move to S. Korea quarters JAKARTA (JP): Veteran Indonesian men's doubles pair Ricky
Ahmad Subagja and Rexy Mainaky upset the world number one pairing
of Ha Tae-kwon and Kim Dong-moon of South Korea 15-10, 17-16 in
the second round of the 2000 Samsung Korea Open on Thursday. More ...
Kuntoro urges Paiton to revoke arbitration case JAKARTA (JP): President of state electricity company PT PLN
Kuntoro Mangkusubroto urged independent power producer PT Paiton
Energy on Thursday to revoke its arbitration claims against the
state company as a condition of starting out-of-court talks ... More ...
Residents support Taman Puring closure JAKARTA (JP): Businesspeople, workers and residents near Taman
Puring in South Jakarta expressed support for last week's closure
of the park's flea market in a bid to ease traffic in the area. More ...
Striving for effective higher educationBy Nirwan Idrus This is the second of two articles on ways to improve higher
education. JAKARTA (JP): It is exactly two years to the day. Regrettably,
business is as usual in almost all the country's state higher
education institutions. More ...
42 people killed on the road SEMARANG: A total of 42 people have been killed in road
accidents in the three days before and after the Idul Fitri
holiday, provincial police announced on Thursday.Chief of traffic directorate Col. More ...
Gus Dur wants new president for Pertamina JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid wants to replace the
president of state oil and gas company Pertamina, Martiono
Hadianto, and is calling on his ministers to select the best
candidate to become the new leader of the largest and most
strategic ... More ...
Kuta arson suspect nabbed DENPASAR, Bali: Police detectives arrested on Thursday a
suspect in last week's arson attack on Kuta souvenir market which
destroyed 512 kiosks.The male suspect, identified only as Aw, 28, was arrested at
around 00:20 a.m. at his rented house on Jl. More ...
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Bank Mandiri's lack of transparence The statement issued recently by Bank Mandiri's chief
director, Robby Djohan, that the time hasn't yet come for his
bank to disclose the names of its bad debtors constitutes a new
phenomenon in this time of reform in the financial services
sector, when the ... More ...
Lippo Life to invest $42m JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed Lippo Life of the Lippo Group
said on Thursday that it had allocated Rp 300 billion (US$41.7
million) to form a venture capital focusing on the financing of
internet-related businesses. More ...
Generals' lawyers ready for international court JAKARTA (JP): The legal defense team representing Army top
brass under scrutiny for violence in East Timor said on Thursday
they were ready to face legal proceedings including, if
necessary, an international tribunal. More ...
Police identify five alleged foreign drug suppliers JAKARTA (JP): City police have established the identities of
five foreigners shot dead during a drug raid at a rented house in
South Jakarta on Wednesday evening.Jakarta Police detectives chief Col. More ...
The U.S.: A party to mass murder?By Frank Richardson This is the second of two articles examining the influence of
the United States government on Indonesia in the past 30 years. JAKARTA (JP): The U.S. More ...
Govt starts fresh investigation into May 1998 riots JAKARTA (JP): Almost two years after the May 1998 riots,
government officials said on Thursday it was starting a new
investigation, as past inquiries had uncovered scant evidence to
support claims of sexual violence. More ...
KONI suggests Olympics athletes train in Sydney JAKARTA (JP): Secretary-general of the National Sports Council
(KONI) Rudolf S. Warouw proposed on Thursday that the women
archers and the windsurfer who are being groomed for the 2000
Olympic Games should train in Sydney. More ...
Goh proposes $740m fund for Indonesia JAKARTA (JP): Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, who is
leading a big investment mission here, proposed on Thursday two
investment funds totaling US$740 million designed to kick-start
investment by Singaporean companies in Indonesia. More ...