Banks allowed to trade up to 25% of bond portfolio JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia said on Wednesday it would allow
recapitalized banks to trade up to 25 percent of the outstanding
government recapitalization bonds they hold for stapled bonds, up
from the original ceiling of 15 percent. More ...
Penitentiaries need modern security systems: Yusril JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Justice and Human Rights Yusril Ihza
Mahendra blamed the prisons' poor security systems on Wednesday
for rising numbers of inmates fleeing the penitentiaries."It happened ... More ...
Govt plans to turn coal into fuel JAKARTA (JP): The government is studying the possibility of
establishing a coal liquefaction plant to benefit from the
country's massive coal reserves, especially in South Sumatra,
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Purnomo Yusgiantoro said
on Wednesday. More ...
University to host kickboxing c'ships SURAKARTA, Central Java (JP): State-run Sebelas Maret
University will host the Tarung Derajat (Indonesian Kickboxing)
national championships in April, an event that will be attended
by about 200 kickboxers. More ...
Gorontalo people challenged to build the new province GORONTALO, North Sulawesi (JP): Gorontalo officials welcomed
the establishment of the new province, cautious of the need for
qualified human resources. More ...
PSSI plans to hire neutral auditing firm JAKARTA (JP): As a way to improve the financial situation of
the Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI), chairman Agum Gumelar
announced on Tuesday evening a plan to hire
PricewaterhouseCoopers to audit the PSSI. 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 ...
Nov. 11 caucus established by 32 legislators JAKARTA (JP): Thirty-two "alumni" of a recent informal meeting
of legislators announced on Wednesday the establishment of the
November 11 Caucus, a discussion forum meant to seek solutions to
the nation's problems. More ...
City to ever record new budget surplus JAKARTA (JP): The city administration expects to achieve a Rp
400 billion (US$42,100) surplus in the nine-month budget period,
ending this month, due to a remarkable increase in its overall
earnings, City Revenue Agency head Deden Supriyadi said on
Wednesday. More ...
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Storm Catcher 13:00 15:15 19:30
Million Dollar Hotel 13:45 16:00 20:15
Charlie's Angels 13:00 15:15 19:30
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New moves on the Kashmir chessboard SINGAPORE: Four months ago, a cease-fire in the murderous
Kashmir operations was declared by Hizbul Mujahideen, the
strongest of the pro-Pakistani separatist groups fighting for
sovereignty in the disputed territory. More ...
Immigration official nabbed for drugs JAKARTA (JP): Police arrested an Immigration officer at
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport for stealing drugs contained
in packages which were being processed by his office, Jakarta
Police Detectives chief Sr. Supt. Harry Montolalu said on
Tuesday. More ...
Singaporean tried for overstaying TANGERANG (JP): Singaporean national Lim Eng Kok, alias Tan
Paulus, 69, faces a maximum punishment of five years for
overstaying the time allowed for his stated purpose in Indonesia. More ...
Discovering wholeness, simplicity through artBy Mehru Jaffer JAKARTA (JP): What kind of art is this? You take one panel of
canvas and paint it plain red acrylic, another one white and put
the two side by side for an exhibition -- and price it at eight
million rupiah?Perhaps in this context the ... More ...
Stock quotations on JSXStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Dec. 6, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Stop developing real estate in Ancol, councilors plead JAKARTA (JP): Expansion of a residential area in Ancol, North
Jakarta, should be stopped to avoid disrupting operations at
Tanjung Priok seaport, councilors said. More ...
Gun stolen from car at DPR complex JAKARTA (JP): Police are still searching for a thief who broke
into a car at the People's Consultative Assembly/House of
Representatives (MPR/DPR) compound on Tuesday and stole a bag
containing a pistol, a police report stated on Wednesday. More ...
Sjahril returns to Bank Indonesia JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia Governor Sjahril Sabirin returned
to office on Wednesday after five months in detention, while the
House of Representatives special team vowed to speed up the
deliberation of the government-proposed bill on the amendment of
the ... More ...
RI outclassed in maths and science JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia ranks among the six most poorly
educated countries in mathematics and science, according to a
survey of 38 members of the Third International Mathematics and
Science Study (TIMSS). More ...
1.3 tons of marijuana seized JAKARTA (JP): West Jakarta Police seized some 1.3 tons of
dried marijuana on Wednesday and arrested five suspected
traffickers in Kembangan Selatan subdistrict, West Jakarta. More ...
Firms' appeal to adjust power rate hike rejected JAKARTA (JP): The government turned down on Wednesday an
appeal from several firms to adjust an electricity rate increase,
and told them instead to reschedule their bill payments with
state electricity company PT PLN. More ...
Antam to build new smelter JAKARTA (JP): State-owned nickel and gold mining company PT
Aneka Tambang (Antam) said on Wednesday that it planned to build
a US$180 million smelter next year to boost its annual nickel
production to 24,000 tons from 11,000 tons. More ...
Soeharto and tax evasion It's said the President has instructed the director of
taxation to investigate Soeharto for tax evasion. Such a policy
can be imposed on any corruptor. How?Information regarding a taxpayer's assets is submitted to the
tax office. More ...
Beddu placed under house arrest due to ill-health JAKARTA (JP): Former chief of the State Logistics Agency
(Bulog) Beddu Amang has been returned to his home in South
Jakarta and placed under house arrest after spending the previous
week confined in the Attorney General Office's detention center. More ...
Saddam brushes sanctions aside to take on U.S.By Heiko Flottau CAIRO (DPA): Saddam Hussein is back. At least in Gaza and
Ramallah. People's hearts have been warming to the international
outcast and the huge sums of money he has been spending on them.
Even better -- he pays cash. More ...
Two killed in fresh Ambon attack AMBON, Maluku: Two people were killed on Wednesday morning
when a religious procession to hand-in weapons was attacked by a
rival group.Two homemade bombs exploded and shots were fired as the
procession passed near the Ambon security post on Jl. A.Y. More ...
House committees needed to measure trust in the President Legal technicalities aside, the special committees set up by
the legislature to investigate recent scandals are needed to help
the body measure its trust in the President and the government,
lecturer in politics Pratikno of the ... More ...
Tabloids delve into mysticism, mysteryBy Putu Wirata DENPASAR, Bali (JP): Do you believe in mysticism? Like it or
not, mysticism and mysterious tales are now packaged in
attractive stories by a number of tabloids published in Bali to
delight the province's "mystic" lovers. More ...
New U.S. president may confront darkening economic prospectsBy Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON (AP): President Bill Clinton may be taking more
with him than his suitcase when he leaves the White House on Jan.
20. More ...
Bali to welcome visitors for festive seasonBy I Wayan Juniarta DENPASAR, Bali (JP): December is a month of celebration and
Bali will likely become the most popular holiday destination for
domestic as well as foreign visitors. More ...
Mythological images featured in Bali painter's new exhibit JIMBARAN, Bali: Painter Astari Rasjid will hold her year-end
exhibition called Wings and Excursions at Ganesha Gallery in Four
Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay starting from Dec.11, 2000 through
Jan. 12, 2001. More ...
RI, Japan in forestry project JAKARTA (JP): Japan and Indonesia will launch in January a
US$5 million joint project to promote reforestation through
"carbon fixing" forest management over the next five years as
part of a campaign to slow down the process of global warming. More ...
Telkom to begin mobile telephone services next year JAKARTA (JP): State-owned domestic telephone operator PT
Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) will join the ranks of cellular
phone network providers in 2001, an executive said on Thursday. More ...
Workers urge salary hike SEMARANG: At least 500 workers of timber company PT Tri Cahya
Purnama rallied on Wednesday in front of the provincial
legislative building, demanding a salary hike and welfare
improvements. More ...
City official denies receiving cash from Ancol JAKARTA (JP): Jakarta Development Agency head Bambang Sungkono
denied on Wednesday allegations that he had received some
US$10,000 in cash from PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol before an
official trip to South Africa last month. More ...
The world needs to check Iraq Iraq turned off its oil supplies last week, and then turned
the pumps back on again. It was the latest in a series of actions
which show that Baghdad remains unwilling to co-operate with the
rest of the world. The UN must approach talks with Iraq with this
in mind. More ...
HIV infects four in Maumere MAUMERE, East Nusa Tenggara: At least four people in East Nusa
Tenggara have tested positive for Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus
(HIV), a state hospital official said.Head of the pathology clinic at the W.Z. More ...
Government blamed for separatist movements JAKARTA (JP): Separatist movements in some parts of the
country, including Aceh, have been -- historically -- the result
of the government's failure to realize the goal of the nation to
be free, noted historian Anhar Gonggong said on Wednesday. More ...
60 players to join badminton center JAKARTA (JP): The Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI)
plans to admit 60 players -- 40 seniors and 20 juniors -- to the
Indonesia Badminton Center in Cipayung, East Jakarta. More ...
Lebanon comes under pressureBy Samia Nakhoul BEIRUT (Reuters): Lebanon is facing heavy foreign pressure to
curb Hizbollah border raids on Israeli troops that could trigger
devastating Israeli retaliation. More ...
PDI-P to lodge objections to chief justice candidates JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI
Perjuangan) faction at the House of Representatives is set to
lodge a note of objection against Muladi and Bagir Manan whose
candidacy for the top post in the Supreme Court is ... More ...
Last stand for Chile's PinochetBy Gwynne Dyer LONDON (JP): The freedom to murder your fellow-citizens with
impunity used to be what made up for the long hours and all the
paperwork. Some people simply wouldn't have taken the job of
president without it, and Augusto Pinochet was one of them. More ...
Older people will outnumber youngBy Bernard Besserglik PARIS (AFP): Having broken through the six billion threshold
in the closing weeks of the 20th century, the world's population
is likely to stand at around nine billion by 2050, but the figure
for the end of the 21st century is anyone's guess. More ...
Great escape "Going ... going ... gone? No, this letter is not about the
wonderful piece of ad, recently published in The Jakarta Post, in
dedication to the "Universal Children's Day" -- the picture was,
of course, deeply touching and worth a thousand words. More ...
Businesses need safety guarantee SURABAYA: East Javanese and South Korean businessmen
separately called for better security guarantees for the their
business activities here on Wednesday amid the rising number of
labor demonstrations in the province. More ...
Air Force Academy has 135 new graduates YOGYAKARTA (JP): A total of 135 graduates from the Air Force
Academy in Yogyakarta completed their three years of study on
Wednesday and took an oath as new Air Force officers. More ...
Supersemar statement 'meant for study' YOGYAKARTA (JP): The defendant in a case over the March 1966
presidential order, known as Supersemar, said in his trial on
Tuesday in Yogyakarta his public statements on the process of the
issuance of the instruction was not meant to be a testimonial,
but ... More ...