Construction at heritage landmark illegal: Official JAKARTA (JP): City Secretary Fauzi Bowo said on Monday that
the construction of a four-story office building which demolished
part of a heritage landmark, the former Supreme Court building on
Jl. More ...
Tangerang gets new military chief TANGERANG (JP): Lt. Col. Hadi Prasodjo was appointed chief of
Tangerang military district, replacing Lt. Col. Meris Wiryadi in
a handover ceremony led by Wijayakrama Military Commander Col.
Tritamtomo on Monday. More ...
PT Exspan questioned over technology rights JAKARTA (JP): Oil service company PT Wahana Petranusa
questioned on Monday PT Exspan Petrogas Internusa, a unit of oil
and gas company PT Medco Energy Corporation, over its rights to
use a patented enhanced oil recovery technology. More ...
Stock quotations on JSXStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Feb. 7, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
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President asked to curtail his controversial statements JAKARTA (JP): Politicians and observers here decried on Monday
President Abdurrahman Wahid's habit of making controversial and
often reckless statements during his overseas trips, saying this
only served to cause needless confusion at home. More ...
Jepara produces refined and elaborate weft-ikatBy Ahmad Solikhan JEPARA, Central Java (JP): Jepara is not only famous for its
beautiful wood carvings and furniture but also well-known as a
traditional weft-ikat producer. More ...
Moroccan king face Islamist challengeBy Ali Bouzerda RABAT (Reuters): In a brief six months since coming to the
Moroccan throne, King Mohammed has won widespread popularity with
actions undreamt of under his autocratic father. More ...
Travel agency loses $3,000 in robbery JAKARTA (JP): South Jakarta Police detectives are searching
for the robber or robbers who broke into the director's office of
Batavia Travel agency in the Wisma Harun shop-house complex on
Jl. Raya Pasar Minggu. More ...
A picture of panic Many political observers say that the social change Indonesia
is going through is happening very slowly because there are so
many elements of the old Soeharto regime still playing a role. More ...
From bad to worse The Indonesian political situation is going from bad to worse,
which should not be the case because of the President's goodwill
mission abroad. Everywhere the President goes, he assures foreign
governments and Indonesians living abroad that he is in full
control of the situation. More ...
Korean forced laborer comes home after 58 yearsBy Jun Kwan-woo ANSAN, South Korea (AFP): It took 58 years for Son Yong-chol,
snatched from Korea by Japan's Imperial Army to toil as a forced
laborer, to realize his dream: To return home to die. More ...
Where to go in Bandung for Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000Performances * Sundanese Traditional Drama: Babad Cirebon Dibagi Dua, Gedung
Kesenian Rumentang Siang, Jl. Baranang Siang 1, Kosambi (Phone:
022 4233562), 8 p.m., Feb. 11. More ...
Indonesia Davis Cup team intact for next round JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Tennis Association (Pelti) will
likely retain the current national Davis Cup team after its
victory over the Philippines in the first round of the Asia
Oceania Zone Group II match last week. More ...
West Jakarta Court drops charges against Zarina JAKARTA (JP): A panel of judges at the West Jakarta District
Court on Tuesday dropped the prosecutor's charges against drug
suspect Zarina Mirafsur, saying that the indictment was
incomplete. More ...
No misconduct found in use of BI liquidity credits JAKARTA (JP): The House of Representative on Monday said that
so far it has found no misconduct over the obtainment and use of
Bank Indonesia's emergency liquidity credits by four private
banks. More ...
A new law to fight drug abuse The new legislation drafted by the House of Representatives to
fight drugs in the country will have little meaning so long as
the law continues to discriminate between people. More ...
Five disgraced Brimob sergeants discharged JAKARTA (JP): Five police officers of the Mobile Brigade
(Brimob) corps accused of taking part in a violent robbery last
week were publicly humiliated on Monday when their commander
roughly removed their insignias and berets to mark their
dismissal from ... More ...
Japan urged to defuse time bomb of state debtBy David Williams TOKYO (AFP): Japan must start to defuse the time bomb of state
debt which is growing at an alarming rate while the government
focuses almost exclusively on economic growth, analysts say. More ...
The UN's former role in Irian JayaBy John Saltford LONDON (JP): Recently declassified United Nations documents
shed new light on an episode from the 1960s which should serve as
a warning to the organization today. More ...
C. Java climbers want 3 golds at PON SEMARANG (JP): Central Java climbing team are eyeing three
golds in the difficulty, individual and team bouldering events in
the 15th National Games (PON) in Surabaya, East Java, the
chairman of the Central Javanese chapter of the Indonesian
Climbing ... More ...
IBRA receives five bids for stake in Astra JAKARTA (JP): Chairman of the Indonesian Bank Restructuring
Agency (IBRA) Cacuk Sudarijanto said on Monday the agency had
received at least five bids for its 45 percent stake in the
publicly listed auto giant PT Astra International after it opened
fresh ... More ...
I never gave the order to kill Gus Dur: Feisal JAKARTA (JP): Former Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Gen.
(ret.) Feisal Tanjung on Monday vehemently denied being part of
an alleged plan to "eliminate" President Abdurrahman Wahid and
Vice President Megawati Soekarnoputri. More ...
House to qrill BI over legal aid to its employees JAKARTA (JP): The House of Representatives' Commission IX on
banking and finance will question Bank Indonesia on Tuesday about
its recent ruling providing legal protection to its employees. More ...
Complaints mark the initial debut of new parking system JAKARTA (JP): Complaints over parking attendants' low daily
income and improper parking arrangements marked the introduction
of the new parking system in the city on Monday.No clear guidelines were provided and at one trial location on
Jl. More ...
C. Java cyclists eye 5 golds in PON SEMARANG (JP): Central Java cyclists were expected to win five
golds in the 15th National Games (PON) in Surabaya, East Java,
coach M. Arifin said on Monday."We are grooming 13 cyclists. More ...
Sutiyoso unhappy with street beautification JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso told the City Park Agency on
Monday to conduct an integrated design and plan for the city's
major streets beautification project."The city administration has allocated Rp 3. More ...
10 named for PAN chairmanship YOGYAKARTA (JP): The Yogyakarta chapter of the National
Mandate Party (PAN) has proposed 10 people for the party's
chairmanship.These 10 would meet and select PAN's next chairman from among
themselves when the party holds its congress here on Thursday. More ...
Pertina to select boxers for Olympics JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Amateur Boxing Association
(Pertina) are to select the boxers to fight for tickets to the
2000 Olympics Games in the final prequalifying round in Bangkok
from April 1 to April 7. More ...
ISSI disappointed with Tour de Langkawi's result JAKARTA (JP): The deputy secretary-general of the Indonesian
Cycling Association (ISSI), Sofian Ruzian, expressed his
disappointment with the performance of Indonesian cyclists in the
Tour de Langkawi in Malaysia. More ...
26 arrested for allegedly masterminding Luwu feuds LUWU, South Sulawesi (JP): Local police and military troops
have arrested 26 people for their alleged involvement in the two-
year-long ethnic clashes in Luwu and North Luwu regencies.Local police chief Lt. Col. More ...
Forest team to probe corruption JAKARTA (JP): The ministry of Forestry and Plantation together
with the Attorney General's Office is establishing a team to
probe suspected corruption in the forestry sector which include a
misuse of funds by concessionaires owned by former President
Soeharto's ... More ...
Tumenggung Tarib wages peaceful resistance against loggers JAKARTA (JP): Tumenggung Tarib, the "Tarzan" has never
formally learned about conservation but, obviously, he knows it
better than the more "civilized" timber-hungry people from
outside the jungle. More ...
President likely to pardon Wiranto if found guilty BRUSSELS (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid indicated that if
former Armed Forces Chief Gen. Wiranto is found guilty of human
rights violations in East Timor, he would legally pardon him and
most likely dismiss him from his official cabinet post. More ...
Irian to send 19 fighters to PON JAYAPURA (JP): The Irian Jaya chapter of the Indonesian
Pencak Silat Association (IPSI) will send 19 fighters to the 15th
National Games (PON) in Surabaya, East Java.The chapter's chairman Ishak Montolalu said he had not set a
medal target for his team. More ...
Astra meeting Regarding your article titled Astra meeting may become
showdown published on Feb. 7, I would like to make several
clarifications.First, the sale of Astra Securities is not related to Mohamad
"Bob" Hasan as implied by your article. More ...
Inflation, recovery may spur ringgit revaluationBy M. Jegathesan KUALA LUMPUR (AFP): As Malaysia gingerly moves towards
economic recovery, pundits say it is time to strengthen its
currency, the ringgit, to head off inflation which may be fueled
by high import costs. More ...
On human rights law In referring to Compromises vital to settle debate on human
rights bill (The Jakarta Post, Feb. 5, 2000), I also refer to
previous remarks by the minister of law and legislation in
November 1999, about which I commented in my letter of Nov. 24,
1999. More ...
Racism at carnival reveals cracks in Brazil's racial democracyBy Michael Astor SALVADOR, Brazil (AP): The annual carnival parade put on by
Ile Aye was long a symbol of the African roots of this colonial-
era capital, which is the undisputed center of Brazil's black
culture. More ...
KONI urges group to honor promises JAKARTA (JP): National Sports Council (KONI) chairman Wismoyo
Arismunandar urged the 1997 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games
underwriting consortium to fulfill its obligation to pay the
insurance premiums for Games medalists. More ...
Chase executive leads investors on Jakarta visit JAKARTA (JP): New York-based Chase Manhattan Bank is leading a
group of institutional investors from the United States, Europe
and Asia to look for business opportunities in Indonesia. More ...
Bullet found at legislator office JAKARTA (JP): A bullet was fired through the window of a
legislator's office on the 16th floor of the House of
Representatives/People's Consultative Assembly (DPR/MPR) building
sometime over the weekend.Office staffer Khairuddin found a 4. More ...
Pick of the Flicks (for Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000)Hollywood KC
Chill Factor 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
13th Warrior 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Anna And The King 13:45 16:30 20:15
Random Hearts 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
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Aceh rights abuse suspect missing after vacation JAKARTA (JP): Officials here revealed that the key missing
witness in the prosecution of alleged human rights abuses in Aceh
is actually a suspect who disappeared after obtaining permission
to go on vacation. More ...
Paradox of life During the Vietnam War, a young American surgeon went to
Vietnam. The cruel war had claimed not only thousands of the
lives of young soldiers, but there were many who lost limbs after
standing on some of the one million land mines believed to be
deployed by the enemy. More ...
Sunarto reelected Surabaya mayor SURABAYA: The incumbent Surabaya mayor, Sunarto Sumoprawiro,
was reelected to another five-year term on Monday. One contender,
Soetikno, from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI
Perjuangan), was knocked out of the race for a past crime. More ...
Govt rejects 100% hike in salaries JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Finance Bambang Sudibyo said on
Monday it was impossible for the government to fulfill the demand
from the House of Representatives to raise the salaries of
government employees by 100 percent this year. More ...
Ten years on, Mandela knows legacy is safeBy Brendan Boyle CAPE TOWN (Reuters): In the 10 years since his walk to
freedom, Nelson Mandela, now 81, has packed more into life than
most young men. More ...
Army responsible for Maluku riots: Tamrin JAKARTA (JP): The continuing conflict in Maluku falls into
line with the Army's struggle to protect its political and
economic interests following the end of the New Order regime, a
member of reconciliatory team in the territory says. More ...
RI, Korea businessmen to meet JAKARTA (JP): More than 100 Indonesian businesspeople will
hold talks with their South Korean counterparts in Seoul to
coincide with President Abdurrahman Wahid's two-day state visit
beginning on Thursday.Soy M. More ...
Two missing in flood PURBALINGGA, Central Java: Two people, Mahyuni, 20, and
Mihardji, 60, are feared to have died after being drowned in the
troubled Gintung River on Sunday.A number of rivers across the province burst their banks after
persistent rainfall since Saturday. More ...
Ex-regent gets one-year jail term PADANG, West Sumatra: The nation-wide antigraft campaign
against past corruption took a new toll on Monday with the
imprisonment for one-year of former Padang Pariaman regent,
Nasrul Syahdun, and his former assistant, Masri Kasim.Presiding judge, M. More ...
Time to step down In most democracies, when a government minister is implicated
in any type of misconduct, even a relatively minor financial or
sexual scandal, he usually tenders his resignation without delay. More ...
Govt bonds have yet to lure foreign buyers JAKARTA (JP): The government's multibillion dollar bonds
traded on the local market last week have yet to attract foreign
investors given the uncertainty in the monetary field. More ...