WB chief awards local education team JAKARTA (JP): The education team of Indonesia's social safety
net program has been given a special honor by the World Bank for
its work in keeping four million students in school. More ...
Aceh's horror continues as mass grave discovered BANDA ACEH, Aceh (JP): Horror and tension again reigned here
over the weekend when three suspected rebels were killed in a
gunfight with police in North Aceh, while in Central Aceh the
stench of rotting bodies led residents to a hidden mass grave. More ...
Rumored Cabinet reshuffle feared to hit stock market JAKARTA (JP): Unconfirmed reports of more reshuffling in the
Cabinet will likely continue to cause jitters to investors on the
Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSX) this week, securities analysts said. More ...
Man chokes on live fish PURWOKERTO, Central Java: A man named Marjono, 34, a resident
of Pesantren village, died after accidentally swallowing a live
Gabus fish which wiggled and got stuck in his throat. More ...
'Adobe' tries to take on 'QuarkXpress' with 'InDesign'By Zatni Arbi JAKARTA (JP): First there was Xerox Ventura Publisher. Then
there was Aldus PageMaker. Both were godsends to page layout
professionals and desktop publishers back in late 1980s, when a
386 PC was still rare. More ...
Apartment prospects rely on expatriates JAKARTA (JP): Future demand for apartments in Jakarta depends
on the return of expatriates in response to the expected influx
of foreign investment, a property consultant says. More ...
Truth commission considered crucial JAKARTA (JP): A truth commission is a crucial complement to
criminal prosecution as the former is "less expensive" and better
able to address thousands of cases of past human rights
violations, experts say. More ...
Glodok market's reconstruction to cost $6.94m, says official JAKARTA (JP): City-owned market operator PD Pasar Jaya has
pledged to rebuild Glodok market in Chinatown, West Jakarta, at a
cost of Rp 50 billion (US$6.94 million), an official says.The market was destroyed in the May 1998 riots. More ...
Indonesia, S. Korea, Japan go to Uber Cup finals JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's women shuttlers will join South
Korea and Japan in the Uber Cup finals in Kuala Lumpur in May,
after defeating Hong Kong 3-1 at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New
Delhi on Sunday. More ...
Golkar welcomes return of defectors JAKARTA (JP): Golkar Party chairman Akbar Tandjung said he
would welcome the return of politicians who last year deserted
the party if they wished to again work for Golkar. More ...
Vatican on Pinochet It was with a strange feeling I read that the foreign minister
of the Vatican announced that it was of the opinion that former
Chilean dictator Pinochet should be allowed to go home from
England, based on humanitarian reasons. More ...
Amdal on Freeport examined MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi (JP): State Minister of Environment
Sonny Keraf said his office would audit, and perhaps redo, the
environmental impact analysis (Amdal) of copper and gold mining
company PT Freeport Indonesia as the analysis report contained
several ... More ...
Andi believes fellow activists already dead JAKARTA (JP): Political activist Andi Arief has attracted
public attention by announcing that he no longer believes 14
fellow activists who disappeared in 1998 are still alive."I am sure that they died a long time ago. More ...
Yayuk and Irawati partner to win Circuit-1 women's doubles final JAKARTA (JP): Yayuk Basuki and Irawati Moerid Iskandar shone
in the US$10,000 Indonesia Women's Circuit-1 doubles final,
winning the title with a 7-5, 7-5 victory over Choi Young-ja and
Kim Eun-sok of South Korea at the Kemayoran ... More ...
No internal feud in PDI-P: Theo Syafe'i JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI
Perjuangan) deputy chairman Theo Syafe'i discounted talk of a
rift in the party, and said the emergence of alternative
candidates to Megawati Soekarnoputri for party chief was
welcomed. More ...
Loggers threaten to stop operation in East Kalimantan JAKARTA (JP): Seventy-seven loggers in East Kalimantan have
threatened to close down their operation in response to continued
conflicts with local communities, a loggers' association
executive said. More ...
Confidence key to Indonesia's recovery: WB JAKARTA (JP): World Bank president James Wolfensohn said here
on Sunday that Indonesia's economic recovery was underway but
social issues and politics remained a factor affecting
confidence. More ...
City unveils plan to beautify its parks JAKARTA (JP): The City Park Agency announced last Thursday an
ambitious beautification project for 2000 fiscal year at a cost
of Rp 11.9 billion (US$1.65 million). In comparison, the city administration spent Rp 2. More ...
Megawati supporters gather in Temanggung TEMANGGUNG, Central Java: About 10,000 supporters of the
Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) gathered
here on Saturday afternoon to express support for Megawati
Soekarnoputri's reelection as party chief. More ...
Calm returns to Soekarno-Hatta toll road TANGERANG (JP): An uneasy calm returned to the toll road
leading to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Sunday, after
an overnight incident in which thousands of locals staged a
protest along the road. More ...
Police to probe source of Haryogi's rifle BANDUNG (JP): National Police chief Lt. Gen. Rusdihardjo said
on Saturday that the National Police were planning to
reinvestigate the source of an AK-47 automatic rifle reportedly
found in the possession of Haryogi Maulana. More ...
Fly your kite and see your prayers answeredBy Mehru Jaffer JAKARTA (JP): People play all kinds of games all the time,
from boxing each other to kicking ball, but what makes Peggy
happiest is pulling strings. More ...
Shaman questioned over sex scam CILACAP, Central Java (JP): At least 35 women in the Cilacap
area have been swindled out of millions of rupiah and duped into
having sexual relations with a shaman who claimed to able to make
them more attractive. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
The Bone Collector 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
13th Warrior 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
She's All That 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Stigmata 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Life is Beautiful ... More ...
South China Sea I would like to thank Mr. Sia Ka Mou's comments on my recent
article (Making sense of Beijing's conduct in the S. China Sea,
published on Feb. 3, 2000).I am very aware of China's stern actions against non-Chinese
pirates recently. More ...
Subagyo denies meddling in son's investigation JAKARTA (JP): Former Army chief Gen. Subagyo said on Sunday
that he had never interfered with the investigation into the
alleged involvement of his son, Second Lt. More ...
Gus Dur's Cabinet Speculations that President Abdurrahman Wahid is about to
revamp his Cabinet have persisted this past week. So strong are
the rumors that one suspects some of them have actually been
planted to generate public pressure on Gus Dur to remove certain
members of the Cabinet. More ...
Police seize four alleged smuggled luxury cars JAKARTA (JP): City traffic police chief Col. Nyoman Sukesna
said his officers confiscated three Mercedes and a Land Cruiser
from the residence of a prominent figure on Jl. Barito, Kebayoran
Baru, in South Jakarta, early on Saturday morning. More ...
Direct vote suggested for local officials JAKARTA (JP): A law observer suggested on Friday that the
government introduce a direct voting system in the election for
local officials such as regents, mayors and governors to prevent
the practice of money politics. More ...
Maluku to dump weapons into sea AMBON, Maluku: Provincial military and police chiefs are
slated on Monday morning to dump into the sea some 4,000
confiscated weapons seized during security raids in restive
Maluku in the past couple of months. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Instalation Exhibition: Pangaradeon Ni Oroan (Persiapan
Pengantin Perempuan, by Altje Ully Panjaitan, Galeri Lontar, Jl.
Utan Kayu 68 H, East Jakarta (Phone: 8573388), Feb. 17 to March
17. More ...
Investors in Batam 'unshaken by unrest' BATAM (JP): The head of the Batam Island Authority, Ismeth
Abdullah, said over the weekend foreign investors remained
confident in Batam despite recent violence targeting foreign
investments on neighboring Bintan. More ...
Dutch officials aghast at damages JAKARTA (JP): Damages at several Jakarta's old and protected
buildings have stunned a group of visiting Dutch government
officials, who are here for a week-long orientation on heritage. More ...
Axis chiefs skip Muslim gathering JAKARTA (JP): Tens of thousands of supporters of Muslim-based
political parties attended an "axis force" gathering at Senayan
Sports Stadium in Central Jakarta on Sunday to call for Muslim
unity. More ...
Dress up and enter the Year of the DragonBy Agni Amorita JAKARTA (JP): The dragon is not always scary despite its sharp
claws and fire breath. It can also be flirtatious and an
inspiration for three Jakartan designers. More ...
Robbers fled with Rp 120 million BOGOR (JP): Ciawi Police subprecinct detectives are looking
for clues left by 10 armed men who stole furniture, two cars and
petty cash all worth Rp 120 million (US$16,000) from a house in
Muara Jaya village of Caringin, early on Sunday morning. More ...
Bank Mandiri chief vows to go ahead with planned IPO BATAM (JP): The president of giant state Bank Mandiri, Robby
Djohan, vowed to press ahead with plans to offer between 25
percent and 30 percent of the bank's shares through an initial
public offering (IPO) in October. More ...
Central Java urged to drop bid to host PON SEMARANG (JP): The Central Java legislative council urged the
provincial administration not to continue its efforts to host the
16th National Games (PON) after losing to South Sumatra in last
week's bidding for the Games. More ...