Where to go in Bali: Exhibitions * Painting Refleksi Seni II, Warna Warni Ekspresi, Darga
Gallery, Komplek Sanur Raya 20-21, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Denpasar (Phone: 0361 285249), 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., until Dec.
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Colors and lines on canvas conform two trendsBy Chandra Johan JAKARTA (JP): This is an artist's story. He is a graduate of a
noted university here. There is no doubt about his knowledge and
skills in fine arts. His paintings demonstrate his talent and
ability to grasp the visual elements. More ...
Caltex workers continue protests for higher pay JAKARTA (JP): About 3,000 workers of contractors that support
the oil operations of PT Caltex Pacific Indonesia in Riau
continued protests on Wednesday to pressure the company to meet
their demands for higher pay. More ...
Nurdin submits letter of resignation JAKARTA (JP): The Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI)
official in charge of athletes development, Nurdin Halid,
submitted his resignation Tuesday evening amidst pressure
critical of some of his decisions."I have to consider his resignation carefully. More ...
Islamic parties demand early election JAKARTA (JP): A forum of several Muslim-based political
parties demanded on Wednesday an early general election and
nominated United Development Party (PPP) chairman Hamzah Haz for
the presidency."We want the general election to be speeded up. More ...
Experts decry grand art auction as likely fraud JAKARTA (JP): An upcoming auction of a group of paintings
touted as long-lost works of local and international masters may
turn out to be a huge swindle, experts warned on Wednesday.Agus T. More ...
PDI-P congress in stalemate PURWOKERTO, Central Java: A branch congress of the Indonesian
Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) ended in stalemate
here on Tuesday after dozens of civilian guards disrupted the
meeting to protest against the possible election of a rank
outsider as chairman. More ...
Indonesia told to free Aceh activist JAKARTA (JP): Pressures are mounting from international and
domestic communities for an immediate release of the chairman of
the Information Center for Aceh Referendum (SIRA) Muhammad Nazar
who was arrested on Monday evening for allegedly creating ... More ...
Teachers to get 300% hike in allowance JAKARTA (JP): Teachers will receive a total of 300 percent
hike in their allowance starting January next year amid calls for
a better salary system for educators, an official said on
Wednesday. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Nov. 22, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Classical Javanese court music and dances on show in JakartaBy Hartoyo Pratiknyo JAKARTA (JP): Coming on the heels of the triumphant
presentation of the Senapati Kelaswara-Adaninggar dance drama --
performed in the golek menak (wooden puppet) style of Yogyakarta
at the Taman Ismail Marzuki arts ... More ...
Rp 250 million stolen in daytime robbery JAKARTA (JP): A daylight holdup took place in Central Jakarta
on Wednesday when an armed man robbed a private employee of Rp
250 million in cash in front of his office and shot a police
officer who was escorting the employee. More ...
Love your nature I was sad to hear the news that one of the main causes of the
flood in the Cilacap area, in Central Java, was illegal logging
by irresponsible locals (TPI broadcast, Nov. 4, 2000). The flood
has forced people to set up tents or flee to other areas thought
to be safe. More ...
Cable damage only trivial: Indosat JAKARTA (JP): State-owned telecommunication company PT Indosat
stated that the damage to the world's longest undersea cable
network had only slightly affected the telecommunication service
in the country. More ...
Teijin expands fiber production capacity JAKARTA (JP): Publicly-listed PT Teijin Indonesia Fiber
Corporation (Tifico) began on Wednesday a US$20 million project
to expand its polyester staple fiber plant. More ...
Sutiyoso, Edy upset over councillors' trips JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso and City Council Speaker Edy
Waluyo will summon the board of directors of the city-owned PT
Pembangunan Jaya Ancol over a Rp 4 billion (US$425,500) fund used
to finance six councilors' overseas trips last month. More ...
PBSI bans Taufik from two world badminton events JAKARTA (JP): World number one men's singles shuttler Taufik
Hidayat has had to bury his dream of winning the 2000 Grand Prix
Final in February next year after the Badminton Association of
Indonesia (PBSI) banned him from two international events. More ...
Three men go on trial for rape and murder of young woman JAKARTA (JP): A witness testified on Wednesday that the last
time he saw his girlfriend alive was on May 7, two days before
the body of 24-year-old Daisy Mustiko was found in a room at
Wisma Kos Super Ambassador on Jl. More ...
Sale of the century: IndonesiaBy Donna K. Woodward MEDAN, North Sumatra (JP): "For Sale: A group of tropical
islands. Rich variety of natural resources. Large reserves of
mineral, oil and natural gas deposits. More ...
Bali's first surfers find comfort and joy among the wavesBy Alex Leonard KUTA, Bali (JP): Bump into Gde Narmada and he's sure to be
surfing, on his way to see how the waves are or taking his young
son down to Kuta Beach to teach him a few things about surfing
and always with a look of contentment ... More ...
Kimia gets ISO certificates JAKARTA (JP): State-owned pharmaceutical company PT Kimia
Farma received on Tuesday certificates of ISO 9001, ISO 9002 and
ISO 14001 for its production units in Central and East Java.The certificates were handed over by Lloyd's Register Quality
Assurance Ltd. More ...
SBSI chairman sues police for arrest JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian Prosperous Labor Union (SBSI)
chairman Muchtar Pakpahan filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against
National Police chief Gen. Surojo Bimantoro and East Kalimantan
Police chief Insp. Gen. Togar M. More ...
City council takes cautious stance on Governor Sutiyoso JAKARTA (JP): While the media has widely announced that
Governor Sutiyoso is one of the suspects in the July 27, 1996
violent takeover of the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI)
headquarters, the City Council still takes a cautious stance ... More ...
Two Nigerians shot dead for drug trafficking JAKARTA (JP): Police personnel shot dead on Tuesday night two
Nigerians over alleged drug trafficking.Their bodies were brought to the Cipto Mangunkusumo General
Hospital morgue on the same night.Deputy chief of the Central Jakarta Police Precinct Asst. More ...
Cendana family lied about Tommy, say police JAKARTA (JP): Family members of former president Soeharto lied
to investigators when they said they had no knowledge of Hutomo
"Tommy" Mandala Putra's whereabouts, senior police officers said
on Wednesday. More ...
Trisakti marks 35th anniversary JAKARTA (JP): Trisakti University marked its 35th anniversary
here with an oration by Prof. K.G.P.H. Haryomataram in front of
the university's senate on Wednesday. More ...
Two seeded girl players tumble in junior c'ships JAKARTA (JP): Two girls' U-18 singles seeds crashed out in the
2000 Nabisco International Junior Championships at the Senayan
tennis complex on Wednesday while all of the Indonesian boy's
singles cruised into the quarterfinals. More ...
Father confesses to killing son TANGERANG (JP): Pasar Kemis Police detectives of Tangerang
arrested a disturbed 60-year-old man, who confessed to murdering
his son in his sleep in the Gelam village of Pasar Kemis early
Wednesday morning. More ...
Government starts crackdown on tax evaders JAKARTA (JP): The government set into motion on Wednesday
their promise of cracking down on tax crime by announcing two
wealthy individuals who allegedly evaded taxes, causing a loss of
about Rp 1 trillion (US$107 million) to the state. More ...
BI operates normally despite resignation: Official JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia (BI) is operating normally
despite the recent resignation of key members of its board of
governors, central bank spokesman Halim Alamsyah said on
Wednesday. More ...
City to selectively prohibit operation of nightspots JAKARTA (JP): In an apparent attempt to put an end to the
public dispute about the opening of entertainment centers and
nightspots during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadhan, Governor
Sutiyoso will likely selectively close businesses ... More ...
Kamra demands extension of their service JAKARTA (JP): Accompanied by Yogyakarta's monarch Sultan
Hamengkubuwono X, 11 representatives of the People's Security
(Kamra) converged at the House of Representatives to demand an
extension of their service on Wednesday. More ...
Bus robberies On Sept. 3 and Sept. 22, I traveled from Yogyakarta to
Denpasar at night by bus: the Safari Dharma Raya, Super
Executive. Both times I was robbed.The first time I lost a valuable IBM Thinkpad 240x computer. More ...
Garuda to meet creditors this week JAKARTA (JP): National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia said on
Wednesday that it would meet with various local and foreign
creditors this week to finalize its debt restructuring proposal,
one of the airline's executives said. More ...
Emergency status mulled for Aceh JAKARTA (JP): The government is considering adopting a civil
emergency status to address the long-standing violence in Aceh,
Coordinating Minister for Politics, Social and Security Affairs
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Wednesday. More ...
Comedy of errors Three weeks after the dramatic disappearance of Hutomo "Tommy"
Mandala Putra, former president Soeharto's youngest son who was
sentenced to 18 months in prison for corruption, the hope that
police will be able to track him down any time soon and that the
principle of equality ... More ...
Three die in landslide BANDUNG: At least three residents of the Ibun-Majalaya area
here have been killed and dozens other were admitted to hospital
after a mud slide buried them near Pasir Tukung hill. More ...
S. Korean crusader declares war on corruption SEOUL: President Kim Dae-jung has declared a "war on
corruption." During a recent interview with a TV network, Kim
said it would be the "last war" of his administration to drive
out corruption from our society. More ...
Taipei Open canceled JAKARTA (Agencies): The Chinese Taipei Badminton Open
organizers -- which traditionally follows the Korea Open as one
of the season openers in January -- have announced that the event
had to be shelved due to lack of financial support and its
proximity to the Lunar New Year ... More ...
PLN and Paiton agree on long-term agreement scheme JAKARTA (JP): State electricity company PT PLN and independent
power producer (IPP) PT Paiton Energy have agreed on a long-term
solution to settle their dispute over the power tariff charged by
Paiton to PLN, a Paiton executive said on Tuesday. More ...
Indonesia in danger of collapsing: Lemhannas JAKARTA (JP): National Resilience Institute (Lemhannas), a
think tank institution that conducts in-depth studies on national
resilience, warned on Wednesday that Indonesia could collapse if
no actions were taken to defuse the prolonged economic ... More ...