Papua rights activist questioned JAKARTA (JP): The director of the Irian Jaya office of the
Institute for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (ELSHAM),
Johanes G. Bonay, was questioned at the Jayapura Police station
on Saturday for allegedly slandering the police. More ...
Onyx urn largest in the world TANGERANG (JP): The 4.89 ton urn for the placing of joss-
sticks in the Nimmala Buddhist Monastery, which recently
won a certificate for its remarkable size from the Indonesian
Museum of Records (MURI), is now waiting for its name to be
written up in the prestigious ... More ...
Indonesian media and the absence of peace The following is based on a presentation by The Jakarta Post
journalist Santi Soekanto at a workshop on the role of the media
in promoting peace, held in Manila from Dec. 3 to Dec. 6, and
hosted by the Singapore-based Asian Media Information Centre. More ...
Police arrest kidnapper of gambling king's grandson JAKARTA (JP): Police have arrested one of four suspected
kidnappers of deceased gambling boss Nyo Beng Seng's grandson on
Thursday, an officer said over the weekend.Head of the city police's general crime investigation unit,
Asst. Supt. More ...
McDonald's yet to decide on aid for SEAG contingent JAKARTA (JP): Fast food firm McDonald's Indonesia aims to help
the Indonesian contingent in the 2001 Kuala Lumpur Southeast
Asian (SEA) Games but the company is still considering the
mechanism to be employed. More ...
Year-end fun, festivities at Jakarta hotels JAKARTA (JP): Star-rated hotels in the capital are again busy
offering special room, food and entertainment packages to woo
Jakartans and holidaymakers observing the upcoming Christmas,
Idul Fitri and New Year's Eve festivities. More ...
Yaspem foundation helps Maluku refugees, the poor JAKARTA (JP): Maria Mediatrix Mali, a resident of Maumere,
East Nusa Tenggara, and director of the Society Development
Foundation (Yaspem), dashes to a pig sty in nearby Kewapante
village. More ...
Government considering presidential decree on fuel price policy JAKARTA (JP): The government is considering to issue a
presidential decree to require export oriented companies to buy
fuel at international prices, according to a senior government
official. More ...
Astra Graphica divestment JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed information technology company
PT Astra Graphica said it had completed the divestment of all of
its non-ore business activitiesThe company said on Saturday it had sold its shoe-making
business unit and its leather and garment business units ... More ...
10 die ahead of Gus Dur's visit to Aceh BANDA ACEH, Aceh (JP): An ominous specter of violence looms
ahead of President Abdurrahman Wahid's visit here on Tuesday, as
at least 10 people died in separate incidents across the province
over the weekend. More ...
SMUN 70 stages photo expo JAKARTA (JP): Students of state run senior high school SMUN 70
will launch on Monday an exhibition of their photographs at the
Foto Cahya Gallery in Kemang, South Jakarta. More ...
Demo to be held against workers' rights abuses JAKARTA (JP): Some 100 workers from West Java who used to work
abroad are slated to gather at the Hotel Indonesia roundabout on
Monday in a rally to commemorate International Migrant Workers
Solidarity Day and as part of the campaign against violence ... More ...
Thorny period in Indonesia-Singapore relations is over: MarzukiBy Budiman Moerdijat JAKARTA (JP): Attorney General Marzuki Darusman, after a
meeting with Singapore's Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and Senior
Minister Lee Kuan Yew, said that the thorny period between the
two countries which erupted ... More ...
Watch out, the gaze-tracking equipped computer is watching you!By Zatni Arbi ALMADEN, California (JP): "Try to fix your gaze on the
opposite corner of the screen," said David Koons, an MIT Media
Lab PhD, to Tony Waltham from Bangkok Post. More ...
PBVSI eyes gold at SEA Games SEMARANG (JP): The Indonesian Volleyball Federation (PBVSI) is
aiming to win two golds for the men's division and two silvers
for the women's division at the 2001 Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian
(SEA) Games, the PBVSI deputy chairman for athletes development
Putut ... More ...
Government has no intention of negotiating in Aceh: Activist The signs are that the government has no plans to come to the
table to seek a peaceful settlement on Aceh, sociologist Otto
Syamsudin who is also the director of Cordova, a non-governmental
organization focusing on human rights, told ... More ...
Consumers feel more confident about economy JAKARTA (JP): The consumer confidence index rose to 56.8 from
52.2 on the back of stronger confidence in the economy in the
reporting month and its prospects in the coming six months. More ...
Pawning business picks up for holidays JAKARTA (JP): Pawnshops in the capital are no longer dominated
by visits from the poor, with many affluent figures, like
businesspeople, celebrities and even children of former
ministers, visiting the shops often to get loans by pawning their
belongings. More ...
Ambonese are haunted by rumors of holiday riots AMBON, Maluku (JP): Ambonese are cautious as rumors have it
that fresh interreligion conflicts will erupt during the
Christmas and Idul Fitri holidays. More ...
Government issues new debt restructuring policy JAKARTA (JP): The Financial Sector Policy Committee (FSPC) has
issued a new ruling that will provide the legal basis for
creditors regarding concessions that can be granted to debtors in
a bid to accelerate debt restructuring process. More ...
Kamra seeks final verdict on their future JAKARTA (JP): Some 1,000 civilian guards of the People's
Security (Kamra) from Central Java arrived in the capital on
Sunday to seek the government's final decision on their fate as
their period of service is due to end on Dec. 31. More ...
Free SMS chatting for GSM phone usersBy Lim Tri Santosa BANDUNG (JP): Johny Adrian, an 18-year-old student, taps at
the keypad of his silver-metallic cellular phone as he sits with
friends at a shopping mall, sending text messages to other
friends. More ...
Trust is the crux of national integration Preserving patience, as the President urged last week, is not
a realistic way to escape from the crisis, writes Mochtar
Buchori. JAKARTA (JP): I felt quite appalled reading the report of
President Abdurrahman Wahid's speech on Dec. 13. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta: Exhibitions * Photo Exhibition: A Letter from the Ocean by Mosista Pambudi
at Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara, Jl. Antara No. 59 Pasar Baru,
Central Jakarta (Phone: 3458771), until Jan. 24. More ...
Prima to play 15 tours abroad SEMARANG (JP): The Indonesian Tennis Association (Pelti)
Central Java chapter chairman Soekendro said on Saturday that the
body supports its junior player Prima Simpatiaji to compete in 15
tournaments abroad. More ...
Ethnic brawls in West Kalimantan still going on JAKARTA (JP): Brawls between Madurese migrants and locals in
Kereng Pangi area, Katingan Hilir district, Kotawaringin regency,
Central Kalimantan, continued on Sunday as four buses were set on
fire.The buses of P.O. More ...
Top NU ulemas still support Abdurrahman MALANG, East Java (JP): Top ulemas of the country's largest
Muslim organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) are said to still
support President Abdurrahman Wahid despite being critical of his
leadership, NU chairman Hasyim Muzadi has said. More ...
Dubious nature of YLKAI It was interesting for Manulife to receive a public letter
from the Foundation of Indonesian Insurance Consumers (YLKAI), an
organization which claims to represent the interest of insurance
consumers in Indonesia, but which Manulife is aware of being run
by lawyers ... More ...
Light moment for 6,000 orphans JAKARTA (JP): The McDonald's chain of fast food restaurants
provided meals for more than 6,000 orphans at a breaking of the
fast gathering at the Senayan Indoor Tennis Stadium, Central
Jakarta on Sunday. More ...
Cellular operators spend $800m to expand networks JAKARTA (JP): The country's seven cellular operators have
invested more than US$800 million this year to expand their
networks, the Association of Indonesian Cellular Operators (ATSI)
said on Saturday. More ...
E. Java pawn business booming JEMBER, East Java (JP): Local pawn offices here have been
allocated an additional Rp 2 billion (US$210,526) to anticipate a
jump in the number of people pawning their belongings to raise
money for the holiday season. More ...
Tickets to Java all sold out BALIKPAPAN, East Kalimantan (JP): Thousands of migrants from
Java living here may have to postpone their plans to go home for
the coming holidays as tickets for pre-Christmas departures to
Jakarta and Surabaya through Sepinggan Airport and Semayang Port
here were all ... More ...
Some tips on buying a portable MP3 player It started with the creation of the MPEG standard, the one
used to squeeze video and movies onto a disc the size of the
compact disc (CD). The audio part of the recording was called
MPEG-1, Layer 3, later popularly known as MP3. More ...
Heavy rain to come through January JAKARTA (JP): Heavy seasonal rains will continue to affect
most areas of Indonesia except for Java where only light sporadic
rain will fall from overcast skies, an official said. More ...
Governor to raise minimum wage SEMARANG: Governor Mardiyanto said on Saturday he would bow to
demands to increase the 2001 minimum monthly salary of workers in
the province from the earlier decreed Rp 234,000. More ...
Mob loots hard liquor from stores PURWOKERTO, Central Java: A mob of some 100 people calling
themselves the Wangon District Ukhuwah Muslim Group raided dozens
of stores and kiosks in the district late Saturday, and seized
thousands of bottles of liquor."What they did was illegal. More ...
Police destroy liquor, firecrackers BANDUNG: About 43,000 bottles of liquor and 433,000
firecrackers seized during a recent police operation were
destroyed here on Saturday.Bandung Police chief Supt. More ...
People in Kudus live in religious harmonyBy Wahyuni Kamah KUDUS, Central Java (JP): After a bit of bargaining, a pedicab
driver finally agreed to take me to Kudus Tower from the town
square for Rp 4,000. More ...
Committees for property rights bids JAKARTA (JP): The government has set up two committees to
examine appeals filed by applicants whose requests for patents
and trademarks of their products have been rejected by the
directorate general of intellectual property rights of the
Ministry of Justice ... More ...