Jakarta to host Uzbekistan in Davis Cup Group I matches JAKARTA (JP): Jakarta will host the Group I of Davis Cup match
between Indonesia and Uzbekistan next February and is hoping for
a miracle to beat the visiting team. More ...
Demand to drop charges against Bob Hasan denied JAKARTA (JP): The Central Jakarta District Court dismissed on
Thursday a motion to have corruption charges against timber baron
Mohamad "Bob" Hasan dropped. More ...
In search of a benevolent dictatorBy Ari A. Perdana JAKARTA (JP): Robin Hood may have never existed. If he had, he
would have died centuries ago anyway. But the legend of Robin
Hood is eternal, given the classical dichotomy of the poor and
the rich. More ...
Middle East mayhem Despairing onlookers might conclude that the Israelis and
Palestinians deserve each other now that the two sides once again
have transformed an opportunity for peace into deadly violence. More ...
3,215 officers to secure IPU JAKARTA (JP): Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Nurfaizi said on
Thursday the police would deploy 3,215 officers to secure the
upcoming Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference scheduled to
begin here on Sunday. More ...
Four arrested for drug trafficking BOGOR, West Java (JP): Cisarua Police subprecinct nabbed four
drug traffickers in separate locations near the popular Puncak
resort and confiscated 1.5 kilograms of marijuana, a police
officer said on Thursday.Subprecinct chief First Insp. More ...
Govt to provide provinces with greater tax authority JAKARTA (JP): Finance Minister Prijadi Praptosuhardjo proposed
on Thursday an amendment to regional tax law which would allow
provincial and regency administrations to have greater authority
in collecting tax and fixing tax tariffs. More ...
Residents demand land certificates PADANG, West Sumatra: Hundreds of residents of Aur Kuning area
set roadblocks on Thursday at Bukittinggi bypass road, paralyzing
the traffic leading to the bus terminal and neighboring Agam
regency. More ...
Beddu questioned over Bulog scam JAKARTA (JP): The former chairman of the State Logistics
Agency (Bulog) Beddu Amang appeared on Thursday at the Attorney
General's Office to face questioning as a suspect in a corruption
case linked to the youngest son of former president Soeharto,
Hutomo "Tommy" ... More ...
Korean scam: Too many unanswered questions SEOUL: The prosecution has closed its investigation into the
loan guarantee scandal involving former culture and tourism
minister Park Jie-won, concluding that it all boils down to one
man's attempt to veil his own corruption by trying to defame
Park. More ...
Govt bans separatist flag in Irian Jaya JAKARTA (JP): The government announced on Thursday a ban on
the "Morning Star" separatist flag in Irian Jaya and a crackdown
on the proindependence Papua Task Force. More ...
Wearing heavy outfits? It is difficult to understand why the members of the People's
Consultative Assembly and the House of Representatives (MPR and
DPR) prefer to don a complete suit (a jacket, a long-sleeved
shirt and a tie) to go to work, considering that Indonesia is a
tropical country. More ...
Minivan drivers demand tariff hike ANGERANG (JP): Hundreds of angkot (public minivan) drivers
staged a rally at the city council building here on Thursday
demanding a raise in the minivan tariff. More ...
Lippo launches Internet portal JAKARTA (JP): The Lippo Group launched on Thursday its first
Internet portal, Lippostar.com, offering news and Internet
gimmicks such as games, e-mail and message board."In its first stage, Lippostar provides eight channels ... More ...
Maya Sigit sentenced to 8 months in jail JAKARTA (JP): The court sentenced on Thursday former president
Soeharto's granddaughter-in-law Gusti Maya Firanti Noor, 29, to
eight months in prison and fined her Rp 15 million (US$1,720) for
possessing a small amount of crystal methamphetamine. More ...
Nokia introduces new services JAKARTA (JP): Nokia Mobile Phones Indonesia and its
distributor for wireless data applications, PT inTouch,
introduced on Wednesday several new value-added services for
booking flights and buying movie tickets through Nokia's
handsets. More ...
Get to know France through film BANDUNG (JP): For those who haven't had the chance to go to
France, there are other ways to learn about its people and
culture, such as through books, TV, print media and films from
which one can get a glimpse of the country well-known for its
historical revolution. More ...
Ship stranded off Nabire SORONG, Irian Jaya: Luxurious passenger ship KM Umsini,
belonging to the state-owned liner PT Pelni has been stranded in
the waters off Nabire since hitting coral reefs on Tuesday, an
official said on Thursday. More ...
Student dies of drug overdose JAKARTA (JP): A student at a private university was found dead
with a needle sticking in one of his arms in a toilet at his
campus in Cinere, Depok on Tuesday morning, a police report said. More ...
Campaign to reduce mortality rates launched JAKARTA (JP): The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in
cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) launched on
Thursday a campaign called "Make Pregnancy Safer" to reduce the
country's high maternal and infant mortality rates. More ...
Ade defies sanction imposed by IFBB JAKARTA (JP): National men's bodybuilder Ade Rai will continue
to compete in international events despite the three-year
sanction from the Asian chapter of the International Bodybuilding
Federation (IFBB). More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Judgment Day 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
What Lies Beneath 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Shaft 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Center Stage ... More ...
BSP reschedules $76m debt JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed PT Bakrie Sumatra Plantation
(BSP) said here on Thursday it had signed an agreement with
foreign creditors on the restructuring of its US$76 million debt. More ...
Anti-tobacco campaign in schools in major cities JAKARTA (JP): The Ministry of National Education launched on
Thursday an anti-tobacco campaign in five of the country's major
cities in a bid to reduce the number of smokers below 18 years of
age. More ...
KONI has problems raising Rp 77 billion for SEA Games JAKARTA (JP): The Kuala Lumpur 2001 SEA Games are less than
one year away but the National Sports Council (KONI) is still
encountering difficulties in raising the Rp 77.4 billion (US$9. More ...
PPD badly needs overhaul not new management JAKARTA (JP): The 46-year-old PPD city bus transportation
company urgently needs government intervention in handling the
firm's oversized workforce and the growing number of aging
vehicles, its spokesman said. More ...
More on Satelindo service I refer to the letter by Mr. Amir Sidharta regarding the poor
service of Satelindo which appeared in this column on Oct. 11. I
fully agree with Mr. Amir on this point. Particularly over the
last six months, Satelindo's service has deteriorated completely. More ...
Govenment denies plans to lift Maluku civil emergency status JAKARTA (JP): The government denied on Thursday having made
plans to lift the civil emergency status in the conflict-ridden
Maluku and North Maluku provinces, despite its failure to bring
peace and order in the territories. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Painting Exhibition Ojo Ngono by Nasirun, at Galeri Nasional
Indonesia (the National Gallery), Jl. Medan Merdeka Timur 14,
Gambir, Central Jakarta (Phone: 34833954), 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
until Oct. 15. More ...
Extradition of Eurico opposed JAKARTA (JP): Speakers of the country's two legislative bodies
urged the government on Thursday not to allow the extradition of
former militia leader Eurico Guterres to East Timor. More ...
Two soldiers arrested for supplying arms to GAM JAKARTA (JP): Two soldiers from the Military Police
Headquarters have been arrested on charges of supplying AK-47
rifles to the separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM), Jakarta
Military commander Maj. Gen Slamet Kirbiyantoro said on Thursday. More ...
Prosecutor's appeal is baseless, says Soeharto's lawyer JAKARTA (JP): Lawyers defending former president Soeharto
submitted a counterstatement to the South Jakarta District Court
on Thursday in response to the appeal brought by the state
against the court's ruling on their client. More ...
Print batik finally gains popularity among youthsBy Tiwi and Erry YOGYAKARTA (JP): For decades, batik cap (print batik) has been
considered "second class" and less worthy than batik tulis (hand-
made batik). More ...
Uncalled-for criticism What can I say about your paper's review of our restaurant in
The Jakarta Post dated Oct. 11, 2000? I was not aware of the
reviews, until a customer telephoned me to comment. His rebuttal
of this tasteless piece of drivel allows for little explanation
on my part. More ...
Armed men rob state banks BANDA ACEH, Aceh (JP): Armed men stormed branches of state
Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) and provincial administration-owned
Bank Pembangunan Daerah (BPD) in Bireuen regency, northern Aceh,
making away with a total of Rp 43 million on Wednesday, an
officer said. More ...
Sorry seems to be the hardest word for JapanBy Phar Kim Beng BOSTON: Finding an exact explanation for Japan's reluctance to
account for its wartime actions can be taxing.To begin with, there is a need to overcome the morass of what
constitutes the equivalent of an "apology". More ...
Riau archipelago province bill opposed JAKARTA (JP): A bill proposed by the House of Representatives
to develop the Riau Islands into its own province, separate to
that of mainland Riau, is meeting strong opposition from the
provincial administration and council. More ...
Former tofu boss gets 4 years for corruption JAKARTA (JP): Marzuki Bazis, 37, former head of the Indonesian
Tofu Soybean Cooperatives (Kopti), sat silent on Thursday when a
packed courtroom cheered after Judge Bay Bastur sentenced him to
a four-year jail term for embezzling Rp 1. More ...
Oki to appeal for clemency over death sentence JAKARTA (JP): Convicted murderer Harnoko Dewantono, alias Oki,
35, plans to seek clemency from the President, after the Supreme
Court upheld the death sentence imposed on him by the Jakarta
High Court in 1997, following his conviction for three ... More ...
Hospital finds HIV-contaminated blood supplied by local Red Cross BANDUNG (JP): A private hospital here has found that nine bags
of blood supplied by the local office of the Indonesian Red Cross
(PMI) have tested positive to the Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus
(HIV). More ...
RI vows to fight all-out against Kuwait JAKARTA (Agencies): Despite its underdog position, Indonesia's
soccer team pledged to fight all-out in its first Group B match
of the 2000 Asian Cup final against Kuwait at the Tripoli stadium
in Lebanon on Friday. More ...
Vice chairman of IBRA is replaced JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA)
deputy chairman Sumantri Slamet will be appointed as the agency's
second top man to replace outgoing vice chairman Arwin Rasyid,
Finance Minister Prijadi Praptosuhardjo said here on Thursday. More ...
Stock quotations on JSXStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Oct. 12, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Paralympics athletes get funds JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian contingent to the Sydney
Paralympics received more than Rp 600 million (US$70,600) in
contributions to support their participation, an official said on
Thursday. More ...
Fire destroys important documents at BPKP office JAKARTA (JP): Documents related to the alleged "mishandling"
of multibillion dollar emergency supports from Bank Indonesia
have allegedly turned into ashes in a fire that gutted the third
floor of the Development and Finance Comptroller's (BPKP) ... More ...