Transvestite gets six months jail for theft JAKARTA (JP): A judge at the Central Jakarta District Court
sentenced on Tuesday defendant Amin Buchori, alias Ratna, to six
months in jail for stealing Rp 50,000 (US$6.8) from witness R.
Bagoes Trihono last December. More ...
Gus Dur visits E. Timor DILI, East Timor (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid became on
Tuesday Indonesia's first head of state to set foot here since
the majority of people in the territory voted for a breakaway
from Indonesia last August. More ...
PASI targets world's top 16 for sprinters in 2000 Olympics JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Amateur Athletics Association
(PASI) eyes the world's top 16 for women's and men's sprinters,
and men's relay team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. More ...
House speaker could replace triumvirate, minister says JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Law and Legislation Yusril Ihza
Mahendra proposed on Tuesday that the House of Representatives
speaker alone could be charged with executive authority should
the president and vice president be incapacitated. More ...
NGOs criticize poverty eradication program JAKARTA (JP): A group of non-governmental organizations
advocating better conditions for the poor suggested on Tuesday
that the government intensify people's participation in its
poverty eradication program in order to avoid past mistakes. More ...
Mobs kill alleged shaman in Cilacap CILACAP, Central Java: A mob of about 100 people went on a
rampage and destroyed a house in Bantarpanjang village, Cimanggu
district, belonging to Sukamto, 61, a suspected shaman late on
Monday night. More ...
Singaporean tried for smuggling TANGERANG (JP): Singapore national Kow Muin Huat Al Gao Meifa,
34, went on trial at Tangerang District Court on Tuesday for
allegedly trying to smuggle thousands of ecstasy pills to
Australia last September. More ...
Civil servants to get 30 percent pay increase JAKARTA (JP): The government reached agreement on Tuesday with
the House of Representatives budget committee to raise the salary
of government employees, police and the military by 30 percent in
the April-December 2000 state budget, legislator Aberson ... More ...
E. Java councillors to get pay raise SURABAYA: Councillors in East Java are set to get a hefty 60
percent salary raise.The raise will come into effect on April 1. Councillors
currently take home an average of about Rp 4.7 million. More ...
Reforming Pertamina President Abdurrahman Wahid continues his cleanup campaign on
state companies which, under former president Soeharto's rule,
were exploited as cash cows for his family members and cronies.
And the target this time is the biggest of them all. More ...
RI signs UN protocol on women's rights JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia signed the protocol of the United
Nations Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of
Discrimination Against Women (UN-CEDAW) on Monday. More ...
Autonomy 'nonsupportive' of democratization JAKARTA (JP): The planned implementation of regional autonomy
will not necessarily help democracy to flourish in regions due to
centralized judicial and political systems, an observer said on
Tuesday. More ...
Tanri files complaint against Manimaren JAKARTA (JP): Former state minister of empowerment of state
enterprises Tanri Abeng, a suspect in the Rp 546 billion (US$78
million) Bank Bali scandal, filed a complaint at National Police
headquarters on Tuesday morning protesting business tycoon
Marimutu ... More ...
Rural Chinese I refer to my letter The myth of the China threat in The
Jakarta Post on Feb. 29, 2000. I would like to correct a
typographical error that occurs in the last paragraph.The sentence should have read: "To dispel the myth ... More ...
Daunting task: Trying to control world gun tradeBy Jim Anderson WASHINGTON (DPA): A United Nations conference this week will
begin to think about the unimaginable -- trying to dry up the
global flood of small arms that kill 200,000 people each year,
one quarter of them children. More ...
Prosecutors deny ignoring Attorney General's order JAKARTA (JP): Prosecutors denied on Tuesday reports that they
were disobeying Attorney General Marzuki Darusman's order to send
a medical team to examine former president Soeharto's health at
his house on Monday. More ...
New ruling allows IBRA to provide debt reduction JAKARTA (JP): The government issued a new ruling on Tuesday to
help accelerate the massive debt restructuring work of the
Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA), including an option
for the agency to provide debt reduction. More ...
PSSI invites players for national team selection JAKARTA (JP): The Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) has
invited 28 soccer players from the main division clubs who are
now competing in the sixth Indonesian Soccer League (Ligina) to
attend the selection for the national team's lineup. More ...
DHL opens new office JAKARTA (JP): PT Birotika Semesta/DHL Worldwide Express
officially opened on Tuesday a new service center in Tangerang to
meet the rising demand from local export-oriented companies. More ...
Ernst & Young has new partner JAKARTA (JP): Ernst & Young, Hanadi, Sarwoko & Sandjaja
consulting firm announced on Tuesday the appointment of Joseph
(Jos) Luhukay as a partner of the firm's corporate finance
division. More ...
Transportation owners seek reasonable fare hike JAKARTA (JP): The government's recent decision to raise fuel
prices by an average of 12 percent beginning in April has drawn
strong criticism from public transportation owners who complain
of skyrocketing expenses. More ...
Oil seen staying high even on more supplyBy Andrew Mitchell LONDON (Reuters): Oil producers may be about to increase
output but it looks like being too little, too late to make much
of a dent in sky-high prices any time soon. More ...
Analyst doubts restart of Timor project JAKARTA (JP): A leading automotive analyst expressed
skepticism on Tuesday about a plan to revive the suspended
national car project, despite a renewed commitment from the
former South Korean partner. More ...
Becak drivers angry, burned two cars JAKARTA (JP): Some 500 becak (pedicab) drivers and residents
went on a rampage as city public order officials held a
simultaneous becak-free operation in the city's five mayoralties
on Tuesday evening. More ...
Abdurrahman's subtle strategy He may have begun as a frail and seemingly bumbling compromise
choice in a politically divided country. But behind Indonesian
President Abdurrahman Wahid's outwardly erratic actions a subtle,
decisive strategy is gradually taking shape. More ...
Pertamina chief vows to rise company output JAKARTA (JP): The new president of state oil and gas company
Pertamina, Baihaki Hakim, vowed on Tuesday to increase the
company's oil output to 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) in two or
three years from 70,000 bpd at present. More ...
Residents told to help cut aedes life cycle JAKARTA (JP): Officials called on city residents on Tuesday to
actively participate in preventing the dengue hemorrhagic fever
outbreak by cutting the life cycle of the aedes aegypty mosquito. More ...
One shot dead as police open fire in Irian violence JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya (JP): One man was killed when police
opened fire on mobs attacking a Mobile Brigade (Brimob) police
headquarters in the easternmost province of Irian Jaya, police
said on Tuesday. More ...
President to open 1st PDI-P congress SEMARANG (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid is slated to open
the first congress of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle
(PDI Perjuangan) here on March 27, a party official said on
Tuesday. More ...
Courth declares activists guilty of illegal rally JAKARTA (JP): A judge at the Central Jakarta District Court
declared on Tuesday that Wardah Hafidz and four other activists
of the Urban Poor Consortium (UPC) were guilty for their failure
to notify the police before organizing a rally the day ... More ...
Sounds the same Prof. Sudjoko in a letter to Kompas daily recently said that
the development of the Indonesian language did not have any
definite direction. I think that analysis of the language needs
to be continued. More ...
Minister calls for Damura to be delayed JAKARTA (JP): State Minister of Social Affairs Anak Agung Gde
Agung urged the National Sports Council (KONI) and PT Mutiara
Mandala Mahardhika (PT 3M) to delay their plan to launch the fund
raising program Damura (the People's Fund for Sports). More ...
Djadja upset at Army chief over removal JAKARTA (JP): Army Strategic Reserved Command (Kostrad) chief
Lt. Gen. Djadja Suparman was fuming that he had not been told he
was being removed from his post, and without even an encouraging
word of "thanks" from his superiors. More ...
Government to raise income tax rate JAKARTA (JP): The government will increase the income tax
brackets for individual taxpayers from three to four and the
highest bracket from 30 percent to 35 percent but will retain a
three-bracket tax structure for institutional (corporate)
taxpayers. More ...
Police question Bakin general over AK-47 rifle permit issuance JAKARTA (JP): The Jakarta Police have questioned a brigadier
general and a retired colonel in connection with the arrest of
Haryogi M. More ...
Fears of govt control greet broadcasting directorate JAKARTA (JP): An alliance of radio and television associations
protested on Tuesday the government's decision to establish a
directorate general covering broadcasting affairs. More ...