Komnas Ham sets up inquiry on Maluku JAKARTA (JP): In the wake of mounting criticism for its
alleged indifference, the National Commission on Human Rights
(Komnas Ham) set up on Friday a commission to investigate
atrocities in Maluku and North Maluku. More ...
A learning process Strained relations between President Abdurrahman Wahid and
Muslim-oriented political parties show that democracy is very
much alive here. The rift is also teaching those involved that
they still have much to learn about navigating the political
currents of newfound openness. More ...
National Police urged to deploy more officersBy Maria Endah Hulupi JAKARTA (JP): Two leading criminologists have blamed the
National Police for its inability to cope with the rising crime
rate in the capital, saying more police personnel were needed to
guard crime-prone areas to ensure the safety ... More ...
Imlek Chinese New Year decorations color the city JAKARTA (JP): Ornaments of Imlek Chinese New Year have started
to color the street kiosks at the busy Chinatown of Glodok in
downtown Kota of West Jakarta as the annual celebration is just
weeks away. More ...
National dialog planned in Aceh JAKARTA (JP): The government and the separatist Free Aceh
Movement (GAM) will participate in a dialog aimed at seeking a
peaceful solution to the conflict in the restive province,
organizers of the talks announced on Friday. More ...
People begin pouring back into city JAKARTA (JP): City residents began crowding railway stations
and intercity bus terminals on Friday as they returned from their
hometowns after the Idul Fitri holiday."There were more than 11,000 passengers who arrived at Pasar
Senen Railway Station as of 8 p.m. More ...
Candidate for Army commander It is interesting to observe the reassignments happening
within the Indonesian Military (TNI), in particular the Army. For
the past year the Army has been suspected of committing big
mistakes during the New Order regime. More ...
New inquiry into alleged 1998 rapes draws mixed reactions JAKARTA (JP): The government decision to start a fresh
investigation into alleged widespread sexual abuse during the May
1998 riot received mixed reactions from female activists
concerning the relevance of the inquiry. More ...
Govt agrees to provide debt haircut for indebted firms JAKARTA (JP): Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Finance
and Industry Kwik Kian Gie announced on Friday new strategies to
accelerate the restructuring of the lifeless corporate sector,
including an option for the Indonesian Bank ... More ...
Dollars account I have been a customer with the former Bank Exim, now part of
Bank Mandiri, for 15 years. I have always been pleased with the
Denpasar branch service, and have enjoyed ready access to the
dollars in my U.S. dollar account. More ...
Mahathir's fading authority When an opposition politician is arrested for criticizing
police conduct in riots that took place 30 years ago, and a
second is apparently charged over statements he made in a
courtroom while defending ousted deputy prime minister Anwar
Ibrahim, questions are ... More ...
Joko to head human rights commission JAKARTA (JP): Joko Sugianto was elected on Friday as chairman
of the National Commission on Human Rights, replacing Marzuki
Darusman who was recently appointed the attorney general. More ...
Student dies from drug overdose JAKARTA (JP): A 22-year-old university student was found dead
at the house of a classmate in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, on
Friday afternoon, an employee at the Cipto Mangunkusumo General
Hospital morgue said. More ...
President's remark upsets Riau council PEKANBARU, Riau: The provincial council plans to send a letter
to President Abdurrahman Wahid protesting his recent remark that
calls for independence in Riau were "nonsense", council speaker
H. Chaidir said here on Friday. More ...
Yusril travels to Netherlands to invite home coup exiles JAKARTA (JP): In an action which would have been unthinkable
in the last 30 years, Minister of Law and Legislation Yusril Ihza
Mahendra left for the Netherlands Friday night to invite home
Indonesians in self-imposed exile in Europe since ... More ...
Rusdihardjo wants an end to political intervention JAKARTA (JP): Newly installed National Police chief Lt. Gen.
Rusdihardjo urged the nation on Friday to no longer allow any
parties to intervene in police work for their own benefit. More ...
Stock quotations on JSXStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Jan. 14, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Construction begins on airport toll road canal JAKARTA (JP): The City Public Works Agency has started
constructing a canal along both sides of the 1.5 kilometer
inundated part of the Soedyatmo toll road which links Soekarno-
Hatta Airport with the city, an official said on Friday. More ...
Welcome guests If there are welcome guests after the nation has celebrated
the end of the fasting month of Ramadhan and the New Year, they
must be coming from neighboring Singapore, led by Prime Minister
Goh Chok Tong, and accompanied by almost one hundred businessmen. More ...
750 tons of used lubricants seized JAKARTA (JP): The Sea and Air Police Corps arrested a man and
confiscated 750 tons of used lubricants in drums from a tugboat
about 1.5 kilometers north of Tanjung Priok Port on Friday
morning, an officer said. More ...
Salary hike not a priority: Sutiyoso JAKARTA (JP): The city administration will not follow the
central government's move to increase the salaries of its
employees, Governor Sutiyoso announced at City Hall, saying
salary hikes were not considered a top priority. More ...
Free beer for golfers at Imperial Golf Club JAKARTA (JP): The Imperial Golf Club at Lippo Karawaci,
Tangerang, is offering free beer to golfers who wish to
participate in six tournaments on Saturdays and Sundays in
January. More ...
Celluloid on paper: RI film books still few in numberBy Gotot Prakosa JAKARTA (JP): A book discussing films from the viewpoint of
the hegemony of power was published recently, another
contribution to the relatively sparse collection of books on film
in Indonesia. More ...
Pertamina's new president expected to be found soon JAKARTA (JP): The new commissioners of the state oil and gas
Pertamina expect to find a new president for the company in one
or two weeks, Minister of Mines and Energy Susilo Bambang
Yudhoyono said on Friday. More ...
RI books final berth in men's doubles in Korea JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia has earned a place in the men's
doubles semifinal and mixed doubles final in the 2000 Samsung
Korea Open at Hanra gymnasium in Cheju island, South Korea. More ...
Strong winds wreck houses in C. Java SEMARANG: Strong winds hit Purbalingga and Pati regencies on
Thursday evening, severely damaging 125 houses and leaving some
400 families without proper shelter.Central Java administration spokesman B. Sutrisno said on
Friday that five people were also injured. More ...
TNI reshuffle signals new balance of power: Analysts JAKARTA (JP): Analysts said the recent reshuffle in the
Indonesian Military (TNI) was an attempt by President Abdurrahman
Wahid to reduce the institutional dominance of the Army. More ...
Govt to step up taxation efforts JAKARTA (JP): The government will intensify taxation efforts
and reduce new foreign borrowing and investment spending to
control the budget deficit for the 2000 fiscal year at a maximum
of 5 percent of the gross domestic product, finance minister
Bambang Sudibyo ... More ...
Old mosque a legacy of ChineseBy Aan Suryana and Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak After an absence of several Saturdays due to public holidays,
Save Old Batavia appears again with a story of two protected
mosques built by Chinese-Indonesian Muslims in the 1700s. More ...
Building professional teachersBy Otong Setiawan Djuharie BANDUNG (JP): An article on teaching by Bantarto Bandoro last
month reminded us that teachers are transformative intellectuals
who must see themselves as professionals who are able to connect
pedagogical theory and practice with wider ... More ...
Pick of the Flicks (for Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000)Hollywood KC
The Patriot 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Wishmaster 2 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
The World Is Not Enough 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Anna And The King 14:30 17:15 21:00
... More ...
Govt argues ministers' pay hike good for all JAKARTA (JP): The government has defended its plan to raise
the salaries of state officials, saying a more appropriate pay
level would allow officials to concentrate on their job without
seeking additional sources of income. More ...
Two arrested over security guard killing JAKARTA (JP): South Jakarta Police detectives have arrested
two suspects Friday in connection with the killing of an off-duty
security guard in Pela Mampang subdistrict, Mampang Prapatan,
South Jakarta, on Thursday.South Jakarta Police chief Col. More ...
Wismoyo in charge of Olympics preparations JAKARTA (JP): Chairman of the National Sports Council (KONI)
Wismoyo Arismunandar said on Friday that he would lead the team
preparations for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. More ...
U.S. warns of antireform forces JAKARTA (JP): The United States sounded a strong warning
against domestic forces wishing to suppress democratic reform in
Indonesia, and warned the military against hindering the work of
a national inquiry investigating violence in East Timor. More ...