House committee invites President on Jan. 17 JAKARTA (JP): A House of Representatives special committee has
invited President Abdurrahman Wahid to clarify his alleged
involvement in two financial scandals on Jan. 17, the committee's
deputy chairman said on Wednesday. More ...
Anti-luxury car rally turns sour JAKARTA (JP): About 20 people protesting against imported
luxury cars clashed with 30 customs officers outside the
Directorate General of Customs and Excise in East Jakarta on
Wednesday. More ...
200 Kamra members to be sent abroad SURABAYA (JP): In response to the disrupting demonstrations
held by members of the police-sponsored civilian militia (Kamra)
who face unemployment after their working contract ends this
month, East Java governor Imam Utomo promised on Wednesday to
have 200 ... More ...
30 military trucks for travelers JAKARTA (JP): Jakarta military commander Maj. Gen. Slamet
Kirbiantoro said on Wednesday that the command would provide 30
military trucks to help transport holiday travelers to their
hometowns for the upcoming Christmas and Idul Fitri festivities. More ...
The nation's treasures are being looted JAKARTA (JP): The monetary crisis afflicting the country for
the past few years has contributed to the chronic looting and
theft of national treasures, officials said here on Wednesday. More ...
Where to go in Bali:Exhibitions * Painting Women After Women, at Seniwati Showspace, Ubud Main
Street, until Dec. 26.
* Painting by German artist Peter Dittmar, at Gaya Fusion of
Senses, Jl Raya Sayan (Phone: 0361 979253), Dec. 28 to Feb. 10. More ...
Bodybuilder Ade Rai to take two-year break JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian bodybuilder champion Ade Rai hopes to
take a two-year break from competitions starting early next year
in order to fulfill his desire to popularize bodybuilding
throughout the country. More ...
Yogya mulls building large fishery port YOGYAKARTA (JP): The Yogyakarta administration is studying the
possibility of constructing a large fishery port to raise revenue
ahead of the full implementation of regional autonomy. More ...
Security in Aceh intensified ahead of Gus Dur visit JAKARTA (JP): The government said on Wednesday that they were
beefing up security in Aceh ahead of President Abdurrahman
Wahid's visit to the troubled province on Tuesday. More ...
6,000 bullets seized from ship AMBON, Maluku: As many as 6,042 bullets, of various calibers,
were confiscated by the military from a Dobonsolo passenger ship
docked at the Ambon Naval base on Wednesday, an official said
here. More ...
Susanto wins in boys contest JAKARTA (JP): Susanto Megaranto of Indonesia produced his
second victory in the Asian Continental Boys Under-16
Championships at the National Power Corporation (NPC) training
center at Bataan, in the Philippines on Wednesday. More ...
Scientists, cultural critics awarded with 'Satya Lencana' JAKARTA (JP): Eight scientists and cultural critics were
honored on Wednesday for their outstanding contributions to
education and culture. More ...
7 C. Java cyclists join SEAG training SEMARANG (JP): Seven cyclists from Central Java have been
undergoing training for the 2001 Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian
(SEA) Games. They are Nurrachman, Andi Wibowo, Febiyanto, Teguh
EP, Mujiono, Sri Suhemi and Rini Suyatni. More ...
Honorary doctorate for Gus Dur JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid is due to leave for
Thailand on Thursday morning to receive an honorary doctorate
from the Asia Institute of Technology, the presidential press
bureau said in a statement on Wednesday. More ...
Integral system needed to secure sea JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia badly needs an integrated sea security
system to maintain its sovereignty over its sea territory and
curb fish theft, Minister of Maritime and Fishery Sarwono
Kusumaatmadja said on Wednesday. More ...
CorrectionPhoto captionCorrection: A caption for a photo on Page 9 in Wednesday's
edition, showing a Chinese health worker handing out free condoms
to pedicab drivers in Sichuan province, was accidentally
juxtaposed with one for a photo of medical treatment in Colombia.
We regret the error. More ...
Six still missing after landslides in Kulon Progo YOGYAKARTA (JP): As of Wednesday afternoon, rescue workers had
yet to recover the bodies of six villagers believed to be buried
in the mud left by Monday's landslides in Kalibawang district,
Kulonprogo regency. More ...
Mapping Indonesia's legal reformBy Meuthia Ganie-Rochman JAKARTA (JP): How do we kick off legal reform in Indonesia?
The whole system looks messy. The court system is still widely
regarded as a state-run mafia. More ...
Govt vaccinates children in volatile provinces JAKARTA (JP): The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in
coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO) is running
an immunization program, which is expected to cover around 2. More ...
Badminton body mulls new hiring system for coaches JAKARTA (JP): Hoping to improve the performance of its
shuttlers in international events, the Badminton Association of
Indonesia (PBSI) will use a new system in hiring coaches for its
training center in Cipayung, East Jakarta. More ...
Marzuki to brief House leaders on Timor MOU, joint communique JAKARTA (JP): In an attempt to calm fears of foreign
intervention, Attorney General Marzuki Darusman said on Wednesday
he would brief the House of Representatives (DPR) on a joint
investigation by his office and the United Nations into ... More ...
Mayor proposes new name for Ambon AMBON, Maluku (JP): Ambon Mayor Chris Tanasale proposed on
Wednesday Ambon be renamed National Disaster City because of the
prolonged sectarian violence that has claimed thousands of lives
and destroyed Maluku's provincial capital. More ...
BI to continue to supply dollars to help ailing rupiah JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia plans a fresh intervention to
protect the rupiah from the expected surge in the demand for U.S.
dollars at the year-end, deputy governor Miranda Goeltom said on
Wednesday. More ...
National coaches to be certified by KONI JAKARTA (JP): The National Sports Council (KONI) will issue
certificates for coaches in a bid to standardize coaching
methods, KONI's officer in charge of research and development
Imam Sujudi said on Wednesday. More ...
Candra, Sigit to team up at the Korean Open JAKARTA (JP): The Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI)
will partner Olympics gold medalists Candra Wijaya and Sigit
Budiarto for the Korean Open early January. More ...
Why censor cinema? Artistic expression has always had its detractors. A Rushdie
or a Husain has had to face wrath only because what one wrote and
the other painted did not conform to the ideas in vogue. Or,
maybe, both were far too original in their interpretations. More ...
Youths exposed to HIV/AIDS through intravenous drug useBy I Wayan Juniarta DENPASAR, Bali (JP): On Tuesday morning David was informed
that once again a young drug-user had died of an overdose, while
another young user was dying in a hospital bed after shooting up
low-quality heroine. More ...
RI eludes U.S. dumping charge JAKARTA (JP): The United States Embassy in Jakarta announced
on Wednesday that the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)
has rejected a proposal to impose antidumping duties on imports
of expandable polystyrene resins from Indonesia. More ...
AmCham elects new president JAKARTA (JP): The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in
Indonesia elected its new board members for 2001-2002 on
Wednesday, with chairman of the Castle Group James Castle being
reelected as president. More ...
Sultan hints factors to invite investors YOGYAKARTA (JP): Governor Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X asserted
here on Wednesday that there were three key factors in attracting
investors to the respective provinces: security, supremacy of law
and labor issues. More ...
Krisna Murti turns family's memories into artworkBy Aendra H. Medita JAKARTA (JP): White attending the 7th biennial International
Fine Art Festival in Havana, Cuba, Indonesian video artist Krisna
Murti managed to create a new work titled Family's Memories
(Series I, Havana City, 2000) which ... More ...
Insurer Manulife questions police's professionalism JAKARTA (JP): Insurance company PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife
Indonesia (AJMI) questioned on Wednesday the police's
professionalism in handling the case involving the disputed sale
of a 40 percent stake in the company to its Canadian-based ... More ...
Bulog scandal suspect shifted to Cipinang jail JAKARTA (JP): While awaiting the trial of the multibillion
rupiah State Logistics Agency (Bulog) scandal, the Jakarta
Prosecutor's Office on Wednesday transferred suspect Alip Agung
Suwondo from the city police detention house to the ... More ...
Property firm faults IBRA for illegal action JAKARTA (JP): A relatively small property firm called PT Geria
Wijaya Prestige (GWP), which owns the Kuta Paradiso Hotel on the
resort Island of Bali, has faulted the powerful Indonesian Bank
Restructuring Agency (IBRA) for a legal violation. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC
A Murder of Crows 13:00 15:15 19:30
Million Dollar Hotel 13:45 16:00 20:15
Charlie's Angels 13:00 15:15 19:30
The Grinch 13:45 16:00 20:15
Chicken Run 13:00 15:15 ... More ...
Bali called on to protect ancestral lands and religious sitesBy Putu Wirata DENPASAR, Bali (JP ): Balinese people will be cursed if they
sell plots of lands belonging to traditional villages and
religious temples because they are part of the valuable assets of
the local Hindu people, said a ... More ...
Council rejects hike in water fees JAKARTA (JP): A city council commission rejected on Wednesday
a proposed 6 percent to 43 percent hike in tap water fees, saying
many residents were still disappointed with the city's water
service. More ...
Stock quotations on JSXStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Dec. 13, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
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Meisya wins karate gold JAKARTA (JP): An Indonesian female karate competitor, Meisya,
managed to grab the gold medal in the women's under-50 kilograms
division at the eighth International Karate Championships in
Venice, Italy, on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10. More ...
Arts council suspends Sulebar over scam JAKARTA (JP): The Jakarta Arts Council has suspended M.
Sulebar Soekarman from the executive board pending the outcome of
an investigation into his role in last month's aborted painting
exhibition which was widely billed by art critics as a scam. More ...
Netherlands donate streetlights JAKARTA (JP): The Netherlands has donated 530 streetlights
worth Rp 2.177 billion to the city, with officials saying the
project would hopefully help boost investor confidence. More ...
LBH asks UI rector to assure six students' status JAKARTA (JP): The Jakarta Legal Aids Institute (LBH Jakarta)
asked University of Indonesia (UI) rector Asman Boedisantoso on
Wednesday to give an assurance that their clients could join
classes for the upcoming semester. More ...
Japan provides E. Timor scholarships JAKARTA: The Japanese government donated on Wednesday
US$658,000 in scholarships for East Timor students studying in
universities and educational institutions throughout Indonesia. More ...
Sutiyoso ready to go, to face sanctions JAKARTA (JP): "I am ready to face any kind of sanction over
the 1996 forcible takeover of PDI (the Indonesian Democratic
Party). I have never hesitated or been ashamed of it," Jakarta
Governor Sutiyoso said without remorse. More ...
Detectives assigned to locate fugitive Tommy JAKARTA (JP): In a move some say smacks of desperation, the
National Police established on Wednesday five special teams to
track down and arrest the fugitive Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra
before 2001.National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. More ...
Greatest handicap: Self-pity God has bestowed so many things upon us. He has strewn a path
with roses for everyone. Yet most of us enter into the valley of
self-pity thus making our lives change for the worse. More ...