President tells world RI accepts differences GENEVA, Switzerland (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid assured
the international community here on Sunday night that his
government was committed to equal treatment for all, regardless
of their ethnicity or religion. More ...
KONI to exclude wrestling and judo from Olympics preparation JAKARTA (JP): The National Sports Council (KONI) is likely to
exclude judo and wrestling from its training program for the 2000
Olympic Games in Sydney in September. More ...
Key considerations on federalismBy Jeffrey Winters CHICAGO (JP): Recently a broad coalition of students organized
a national seminar to discuss federalism and autonomy. It is a
very important national discussion. In the context of Indonesia's
history, it is also highly controversial. More ...
House legislator found dead in N. Sumatra JAKARTA (JP): A House of Representatives legislator
representing Aceh, Tengku Nashiruddin Daud, has been killed, with
House Speaker Akbar Tandjung suspecting on Monday that politics
might be behind the murder. More ...
Police shoot man dead, prevent Rp 2.5b robbery JAKARTA (JP): A North Jakarta Police internal affairs officer
shot and killed one of four suspected armed robbers in a dramatic
shootout in front of Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) on Jl. Veteran,
Central Jakarta. More ...
Akbar urges military top brass to resign JAKARTA (JP): House of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Akbar
Tandjung said on Monday that Indonesian Military (TNI) top brass
found to be involved in the East Timor debacle should resign. More ...
Police ban mass gatherings in Yogyakarta YOGYAKARTA (JP): Provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Dadang
Sutrisno announced on Monday a ban on mass gatherings in the city
following attacks on churches by unruly crowds on their way home
from a mass prayer on Sunday. More ...
Govt forms teams to curb academic titles JAKARTA (JP): The government followed up its commitment to
cleanup dubious educational institutions by forming three special
teams to regulate the awarding of academic titles. More ...
Rates for tax payment, valid from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6 U.S. dollar 1 Rp 7,300.00Austrian schilling 1 523.62Australian dollar 1 4,758.14Belgian franc 1 178.61Canadian dollar 1 5,063.12Swiss franc 1 4,471. More ...
Local travel agencies told to realize Net value JAKARTA (JP): KLM Royal Dutch airlines called on Indonesian
travel agencies on Monday to adopt e-commerce or risk loosing
business to competitors with online ticket reservation services. More ...
Water ties with foreign partners to go on JAKARTA (JP): The city administration has made progress in its
water management deal with two foreign firms -- Thames Pam Jaya
(TPJ) and Pam Lyonnaise Jaya (Palyja) -- and only needs to secure
the City Council's approval to start the project. More ...
Aceh rebels offer cease-fire to TNI BANDA ACEH, Aceh (JP): Separatist rebels grouped in the Free
Aceh Movement (GAM) in this restive province have said they will
accept a cease-fire if Indonesian security forces call off their
campaign to crush the resistance movement. More ...
Individuals must act to end RI's crisisBy Christopher Lingle SYDNEY (JP): Despite an apparent respite from the currency and
financial woes that began in 1997, Indonesia continues to face an
ongoing structural crisis. More ...
Govt to trade Rp 19t in treasury bonds JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia deputy governor Miranda Goeltom
said on Monday that some Rp 19.7 trillion (US$2.60 billion) in
government bonds would be tradable at the Surabaya Stock Exchange
starting on Tuesday. More ...
Davos gathering: New trade round seen as distantBy Robert Evans DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters): World trade leaders believe
there is little chance a new round of trade negotiations can be
launched before late next year at the earliest, despite high-
profile demands for a quick start. More ...
'Becak' drivers occupy City Council JAKARTA (JP): Thousands of becak (pedicab) drivers occupied
the City Council on Monday in a desperate move to pressure the
administration to legalize their operation in the capital. More ...
Executives get two years in jail for fraud JAKARTA (JP): A judge at the West Jakarta District Court
sentenced company executives Tansri Benui, alias Tan Beng Hoei,
and Soesanto Leo on Monday to two years in jail each for
defrauding Bank Prima Ekspress. More ...
Pick of the Flicks (for Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000)Hollywood KC
Double Jeopardy 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
The Mighty 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Random Hearts 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Anna And The King 13:45 16:30 20:15
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Megawati told to withdraw party nomination JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI
Perjuangan) Deputy Chairman Dimyati Hartono hinted that Vice
President Megawati Sukarnoputri should withdraw her nomination as
party chair for the good of the party. More ...
RI dismisses calls for world tribunal JAKARTA (JP): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs dismissed on
Monday the likelihood of an international tribunal for Indonesian
generals in connection with last year's violence in East Timor. More ...
Flooding going from bad to worse in SemarangBy Haryoso SEMARANG (JP): Parti, 43, breaks down every time she remembers
how her merchandise worth Rp 10 million went missing when a flood
swept through Mangkang Market on Jan. 28. More ...
Father accused of sexual abuse JAKARTA (JP): A woman reported to police on Monday that her
husband had allegedly sexually abused their eight-year-old
adopted daughter for the last few months and demanded that he be
arrested. More ...
14 questioned over jailbreak MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi: Fourteen wardens from the Gunung
Sari Penitentiary here were brought in for police questioning on
Monday following an overnight jailbreak in which 29 prisoners
escaped after reportedly finding their cells unlocked. More ...
Abdurrahman's governance appears based on hunches How should one run a government infested with problems from
the past and present? Politics lecturer Ichlasul Amal of
Yoygakarta's Gadjah Mada University shared his views in a recent
interview with The Jakarta Post. More ...
Telkomsel budgets Rp 1.5t to improve transmission JAKARTA (JP): PT Telkom's subsidiary mobile phone service
operator PT Telkomsel will invest up to Rp 1.5 trillion (about
US$207 million) this year in a bid to improve its service and
transmission capacity, a company executive has said. More ...
Two new members join 'Asia News Network' PHNOM PENH (JP): Two top English-language newspapers in the
region, The Korea Herald and the Philippine Daily Inquirer,
joined the Asia News Network (ANN) on Monday, bringing the number
of major Asian newspapers in the regional alliance of same-day
news ... More ...
Where to go in Bandung for Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000Performances * Puppet Show: Bambang Sutra Dewa, by puppeteer Aep Adimiharja
at Gedung Kesenian Rumentang Siang, Jl. Baranang Siang 1,
Kosambi (Phone: 022 4233562), 9:30 p.m., Feb. 5. More ...
A cry for justice Now that the government-sponsored Inquiry into Human Rights
Violations in East Timor, or KPP HAM as it is known by its
Indonesian acronym, has announced its findings, the Attorney
General's office must quickly act on its recommendations. More ...
Stock quotations on JSXStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Jan. 31, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Holding high officials accountable British Home Secretary Jack Straw recently ruled that former
Chilean leader Augusto Pinochet is physically incapable of
standing trial and therefore unable to be extradited to Spain to
face charges of crimes against humanity. More ...
For stronger Asian ties We support an Indonesian foreign policy which aims at opening
new opportunities by strengthening ties with China and India.
Stronger ties with both those countries could bolster Indonesia's
bargaining position vis-a-vis the West.It is a fact that the U.S. More ...
Military hunts terror callers AMBON, Maluku (JP): Maluku Military are hunting anonymous
telephone callers who have spread terror among residents in the
last two weeks.Chief of the Pattimura Military Command Brig. Gen. More ...
Inflation up 1.32 percent in January: BPS JAKARTA (JP): Inflation in January increased by 1.32 percent
compared to the previous month due, in particular, to higher food
prices and other basic necessities, according to the Central
Bureau of Statistics (BPS). More ...
Justice seekers need quick solution I have received several reactions to my letter Justice at a
Price, (The Jakarta Post, Jan. 28, 2000) and I sincerely thank
those who took the time to react, either favorably or
unfavorably, and even tracked me down on the phone. More ...
TNI respects KPP HAM's findings JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Military (TNI) said on Monday it
fully respected the findings of the government-sponsored
Commission of Inquiry into Human Rights Violations (KPP HAM) in
East Timor. More ...
Explosion rocks Denpasar school DENPASAR, Bali: An explosion rocked an elementary school in a
housing complex in Denpasar on Sunday, damaging the wall
surrounding the building.The deafening explosion at about 9:30 p.m. More ...
Astra deal make or break time for IBRA's credibilityBy Vincent Lingga JAKARTA (JP): The competition to control the ownership of PT
Astra International, respected as one of the best-managed
companies in the country, held all the ingredients to end up as
the most high-profile foreign investment ... More ...
Rp 135m for Hermes replica JAKARTA (JP): The city administration has allocated Rp 135
million for a replica of a statue of the Greek god Hermes to be
placed on Harmoni bridge in Central Jakarta at the end of March,
a city official said. More ...
Three nabbed over rape, molestation of schoolgirls JAKARTA (JP): Ciputat Police have arrested three men for
allegedly raping a schoolgirl and molesting another early on
Sunday morning in an abandoned building on Jl. Dewi Sartika,
Ciputat, Tangerang.Ciputat Police chief Capt. More ...
Radio broadcaster ignorant about rape I am writing in reference to a talk show on the radio station
Jakarta News FM 97.4 at 7 p.m. on Jan. 30. Its topic was a recent
rape case in a taxi.The woman broadcaster mentioned the rapist was a father of
five. More ...
Bayer to acquire Lyondell JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed PT Bayer Indonesia Tbk announced
on Monday plans to take over a majority share in polyurethane raw
materials manufacturer PT Lyondell Indonesia. More ...