Tanri a suspect in Bank Bali scandal JAKARTA (JP): Former state minister of the empowerment of
state enterprises Tanri Abeng and Bank Indonesia official Erman
Munzir were officially named on Friday night as suspects in the
Rp 546 billion Bank Bali scandal. More ...
Psychology of a person who is used to being underpaidBy Mochtar Buchori JAKARTA (JP): The news about the plan to increase the salaries
of members of the executive and legislative bodies was greeted
with skepticism and cynicism in my family. More ...
Taufik and Marlev fall in Taipei Open quarters JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia was shut out of the men's singles of
the US$150,000 Chinese Taipei Open after Taufik Hidayat and
Marlev Mainaky lost in the quarterfinals on Friday. More ...
Resurfacing set for 42 streets JAKARTA (JP): As part of its routine property and public
facility maintenance programs, the city administration will
resurface 42 major streets, an official said on Thursday."The repair projects, estimated to cost some Rp 16 billion
(US$ 2. More ...
BSM to help government boost trade with Iraq JAKARTA (JP): Bank Syariah Mandiri (BSM) and the Indonesian
Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) agreed here on Friday to
help promote bilateral trade with Iraq. More ...
Refugees keep flowing out of Lombok island MATARAM, West Nusa Tenggara (JP): There was no letup on Friday
in the exodus of people fleeing the violence in Lombok of the
past week, with most headed to neighboring Bali. More ...
Give some examples Mr. Frank Richardson, in his letter in response to Mr. Karl
Fritz's rebuttal of his article on the CIA's crimes in Indonesia,
refers to Mr. Fritz's failure to "rebut the numerous facts"
contained in his article.Mr. More ...
An aircraft carrier in sight? Outwardly, the sea has calmed down and the "sharks" have been
chased away, though some are still swimming around; they are
called shark provocateurs. Yet Mr. Clinton from the USA found it
necessary to send special emissaries from the White House, such
as Mr. More ...
Separate province for Flores urged MAUMERE, Flores: Some 200 non-governmental organization
activists from the East Nusa Tenggara islands of Flores and
Lembata demanded on Friday the creation of a separate province. More ...
Government doesn't need to 'recapitalize BI' JAKARTA (JP): Finance Minister Bambang Sudibyo revealed on
Friday that Bank Indonesia (BI) had massive profits accumulated
from its foreign exchange transactions, and that thereby, the
government did not need to recapitalize the central bank after
all. More ...
Plan to use budget for recapitalization called 'unfair' JAKARTA (JP): The government's plan to use a large part of the
2000 state budget to finance bank recapitalization costs is
unfair, according to analysts.Analyst Didik J. More ...
Suwardoyo wins pre-Olympic match JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian flyweight Suwardoyo won his fight
against Holapatiphone of Laos in the Olympic qualifying round at
Tae Jeon City in South Korea on Thursday evening, outpointing his
opponent 11-4, Antara news agency reported. More ...
KONI to maintain training organization JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's Olympic training director Arie
Sudewo told reporters on Friday that the National Sports Council
(KONI) chairman Wismoyo Arismunandar would maintain the
structural organization of officials until 2002. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Jan. 21, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo 875 ... More ...
Gus Dur to meet Bintan protesters JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid has agreed in
principle to receive representatives of villagers in Bintan who
are seeking higher compensation for their former land, a Palace
official said on Friday. More ...
Indonesia signs new letter of intent with IMF (2) The following is the second and last part of the complete text
of the new Letter of Intent signed by the Indonesian government
and the International Monetary Fund on Thursday. Tables and
annexes are not included. More ...
Official arrested over fake bills BOGOR (JP): An official of Bogor District Prosecutor's Office
and two of his associates were arrested by local police for
allegedly distributing fake Taiwan dollar bills in Jakarta.Bogor Police chief of detectives Capt. More ...
Thousands of students decry arrests in Makassar MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi (JP): Thousands of students at
various higher education institutions and the congregation of the
Al Markaz al Islami mosque marched on Friday to the police
station demanding the release of their friends detained ... More ...
Pedicab drivers say job offers not for them JAKARTA (JP): Pedicab drivers banned from operating in the
capital rejected on Friday the city administration's offer to
take up new jobs, arguing they lacked the skills to do anything
else. More ...
PKB, PDI-P vow to work together JAKARTA (JP): The moderate Muslim-based National Awakening
Party (PKB) and nationalist Indonesian Democratic Party of
Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) said they would further their strong
partnership to calm rising regional and sectarian tension. More ...
Critics say budget snubs education JAKARTA (JP): There were words of exasperation on Friday over
the government's 2000 draft budget, which significantly increased
defense spending but failed to show an equal financial commitment
to education. More ...
Mass vs mob politics Since the student-led people's movement brought down the long-
ruling regime of president Soeharto in May 1998, mobilizing the
masses has come to be seen by many as a potent weapon in pushing
their political agendas. More ...
WB to hold forestry seminar JAKARTA (JP): The World Bank's office in Jakarta will hold a
high-level seminar on forestry next Wednesday to find solutions
to the ongoing problems confronting Indonesia's forestry sector. More ...
Three killed in road crash SUBANG, West Java: Three people were killed and two children
seriously injured after an intercity bus struck another vehicle
near Ciasem market here on Friday.Wahono, 35, his wife Tini, 30, and an ojek (motorbike taxi)
driver, Giman, died instantly. More ...
Student shot dead after robbing ATM customer JAKARTA (JP): A senior university student was shot dead on
Friday morning by a BCA bank security guard after robbing an ATM
customer on Jl. Radio Dalam in South Jakarta.Detectives chief of the local police precinct, Maj. More ...
'Fight Club' leads new movies in town JAKARTA (JP): Pugilists are making our theaters their very own
fighting ring, starting this week. The following reviews and
grades are by Rayya Makarim, Oren Murphy and Tam Notosusanto.Anna and the King. More ...
President set to hold dialog with Aceh leaders on Tuesday JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid is expected to hold
a dialog with Acehnese leaders during a one-day visit to Sabang
off the province's coast on Tuesday. More ...
Railway firm putting safety first JAKARTA (JP): Train commuters may find themselves late to work
for some time as the state railway operator, PT Kereta Api
Indonesia (KAI), has introduced a new policy aimed at preventing
passengers from riding on the top of train carriages. More ...
Police question men from Maluku, East Timor JAKARTA (JP): Tanjung Priok port police in North Jakarta
detained 113 new arrivals for questioning on Friday for
possession of sharp weapons and suspicion of intending to cause
public disorder.Seaport police chief Lt. Col. More ...
Robbers caught in raid BOGOR (JP): Local police apprehended seven of 10 alleged
notorious armed robbers and confiscated two assembled guns from
them in the wee hours of Thursday.Bogor Police chief Lt. Col. More ...
New funds help banks evade closure JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia Governor Sjahril Sabirin
confirmed on Friday that the owners of two ailing banks provided
fresh funds in a bid to meet the minimum 4 percent capital
adequacy ratio (CAR) requirement. More ...
Asia must strive to compete with integrated EUBy Ronald Nangoi JAKARTA (JP): The failure of the World Trade Organization's
(WTO) Ministerial Conference in Seattle at the end of 1999 could
accommodate initiatives for economic integration at regional
levels. More ...
Human rights body starts inquiry into Maluku strife AMBON, Maluku (JP): A National Commission on Human Rights
fact-finding team started on Friday their inquiry into the year-
long sectarian violence across Maluku.The team of four, comprising Bambang W. Suharto, Maj. Gen. More ...
FCCI to meet in Cirebon JAKARTA (JP): The G-15 developing countries' Federation of
Chambers of Commerce and Industry will hold their third general
body meeting and workshop in Cirebon, West Java, from Jan. 22 to
Jan 24. More ...
Police deployed to monitor forest PONTIANAK, West Kalimantan: Provincial police here started a
four-day forest ranger training program on Thursday to reinforce
monitoring of illegal logging activities around the border area.West Kalimantan Police chief Brig. Gen. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Painting Exhibition: Fenomena Masyarakat Urban, by 15 Jakartan
artists, at Galeri Milenium, Golden Truly, Blok B-23, Jl. R.S.
Fatmawati No. 15, South Jakarta (Phone: 7507828), 10 a.m. to 8
p.m., until Jan. 30. More ...
Bakrie unit seals debt deal with IBRA JAKARTA (JP): PT Seamless Pipe Indonesia Jaya (SPIJ) of the
Bakrie Group has entered into an agreement with the Indonesian
Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) and the Asian Development Bank
(ADB) to restructure its debt totaling US$140 million and Rp 561
billion ... More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
Fight Club 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
The Patriot 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
The World Is Not Enough 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Random Hearts 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Anna And The King ... More ...
Baihaki tipped as new Pertamina boss after Palace visit JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman 'Gus Dur' Wahid invited
the former president of PT Caltex Pacific Indonesia, Baihaki
Hakim, for a face-to-face talk on the oil business at Merdeka
palace on Friday, raising speculations that the President ... More ...