Student organizations hold free wedding service for poor JAKARTA (JP): Some 150 poor couples in West Jakarta exchanged
wedding vows in front of local imams at several religious affairs
offices on Wednesday, a member of the committee which organized
the weddings said. More ...
Financial troubles suspected in suicide JAKARTA (JP): An owner of public buses killed himself with
a .22 caliber gun on Jl. Kemang Timur, South Jakarta, early on
Tuesday, relatives and employees said, with family financial
problems the suspected cause. More ...
Lippo e-Net risks losing its business permit: Official JAKARTA (JP): Listed life insurer PT Lippo e-Net risks losing
its insurance business permit if it directly handles its Internet
business, a senior insurance official has warned. More ...
Gus Dur reveals coup attempt JAKARTA (JP): The uneasy relationship between President
Abdurrahman Wahid and the Indonesian Military (TNI) was again
highlighted on Tuesday with the revelation of a coup attempt by
some regional military commanders. More ...
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TNI accused of abusing Red Cross emblem JAKARTA (JP): The International Committee of the Red Cross
(ICRC) accused the Indonesian Military (TNI) on Tuesday of
abusing the Red Cross emblem during a 1996 raid to release
hostages in Irian Jaya. More ...
Budget deficit to drop to 3.9% of GDP JAKARTA (JP): The deficit in the current state budget ending
on March 31 is expected to shrink to 3.9 percent of gross
domestic product from the earlier forecasted 6.8 percent of GDP,
according to Minister of Finance Bambang Sudibyo. More ...
Take control of your life by putting paid to smokingBy Clare E. Urwin This is the second of two articles offering tips on how to quit
smoking. SURABAYA (JP): The fear about stopping smoking is huge. More ...
Situation still under control, police chief tells House JAKARTA (JP): National Police chief Lt. Gen. Rusdihardjo
acknowledged on Tuesday that counterfeit cases and gun-related
crime were of concern, but argued the overall situation remained
satisfactory. More ...
Bank Mandiri to launch IPO in January 2001 JAKARTA (JP): State Bank Mandiri will launch an initial public
offering (IPO) either at the end of this year or in January 2001
to raise about US$1.5 billion, president Robby Djohan said. More ...
President approves reopening of old communist files JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid gave the official
green light on Tuesday for the public to reopen the case of the
1965 abortive coup that led to the massacre of hundreds of
thousands of communists and their sympathizers. More ...
Man killed in train accident JAKARTA (JP): A man was killed when the bajaj (three-wheeled
motorized vehicle) he was riding in became stuck in a pothole on
a railway track in Cipinang Lontar, East Jakarta, on Monday
afternoon, a police officer said.Chief Sgt. More ...
House commission wants special hearing on Damura JAKARTA (JP): The House of Representatives Commission VI for
human resources and religious affairs wants to hold a special
hearing soon on the fund raising program, Damura (the People's
Fund for Sports), with the National Sports Council (KONI) ... More ...
Pack mentality for savagery In light of the recent savage attack on the deputy speaker of
the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR), Matori Abdul Djalil,
there is another dimension of the case that seems to have been
missed by most people. More ...
Police no show in Petrus lawsuit JAKARTA (JP): Two city police detectives failed to appear on
Tuesday for the opening session of their trial for the alleged
wrongful arrest of a lawyer last December. More ...
Indonesia eyes $2 billion from shoe exports this year JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia will likely earn US$2 billion from
exports of shoes this year, up from $1.7 billion in 1999, thanks
to improving political climate in the country, the Indonesian
Footwear Association (Aprisindo) said on Tuesday. More ...
TNI out to uphold border security: Kiki DENPASAR, Bali (JP): Chief of the Udayana Military Command
Maj. Gen. Kiki Syahnakri said on Tuesday the Indonesian Military
(TNI) was doing its best to maintain security along the East
Timor border, including a sweep which confiscated hundreds of
weapons. More ...
Travel firm Sona Topas reschedules $26.5m loan JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed travel company PT Sona Topas
Tourism Industry secured on Tuesday a six-year extension period
for US$26.5 million in matured loans for its subsidiary PT Inti
Dufree Promosindo (IDP). More ...
Deforestation a threat to wildlife MANADO, North Sulawesi: Continuing deforestation by local
residents is posing a threat to the existence of four endangered
species in the Duasudara Conservation Park in Bitung regency
here. More ...
PLN subsidiaries going public BANDUNG (JP): President of PLN Kuntoro Mangkusubroto said the
state electricity company's subsidiaries PT PJB I and PT PJB II
were being prepared for initial public offerings. More ...
Newly opened Honzen allures with pricey Japanese cuisine Honzen is the newly opened upmarket Japanese restaurant right
in the middle of the central business district on Jl. Sudirman.
It is located on the lower ground floor of the Kempinski Hotel,
directly opposite the hallway from the Umenadori. More ...
Bus drivers say new levies imposed at terminals too steep BOGOR (JP): Public bus drivers in Baranangsiang intercity bus
terminal complained on Tuesday that the 300 percent increase in
terminal levies was too burdensome. More ...
Soeharto's lawyer hints at prospect of questioning JAKARTA (JP): In what seems to be a drastic turnaround of
events, former president Soeharto's lawyer said his client would
fully comply with the Attorney General's Office summons for
questioning if an independent medical examination proved he ... More ...
Rates for tax payment, valid from Mar. 13 to Mar. 19 U.S. dollar 1 Rp 7,370.00Austrian schilling 1 513.75Australian dollar 1 4,433.06Belgian franc 1 175.24Canadian dollar 1 5,055.91Swiss franc 1 4,396. More ...
Wilson to sponsor RI's junior golfers JAKARTA (JP): International sports manufacturer Wilson plans
to sponsor Indonesian junior golfers' training and competition in
various tournaments, Paul Gibbons, Wilson's golf marketing
director for Asia Pacific said on Tuesday. More ...
Tracking capital flows Starting this month banks and their customers, including
foreigners holding stay permits and Indonesians residing
overseas, are required to prepare more detailed reports on all
foreign exchange (forex) transactions in excess of US$10,000. More ...
JSX suspends Texmaco firms JAKARTA (JP): Stock trading of companies under the Texmaco
Group was suspended in the first session on Tuesday due to the
transfer of the group's Rp 14.9 trillion (US$2.1 billion) debt to
the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA). More ...
Experts say laws needed for e-commerce JAKARTA (JP): Experts and Internet businessmen demanded on
Tuesday that local stock markets allow the listing of prospective
internet start-up companies to raise cheap funds to finance their
investment. More ...
Government sets up forest fire enforcement team PONTIANAK, West Kalimantan (JP): Air pollution and health
problems are causing concern among people in the province, with
no sign of abatement in devastating forest fires on Tuesday. More ...
Brimob sergeant punished BANDUNG: A member of the Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) here
was sentenced to 21 days detention for his involvement in illegal
ammunition and gun sales to the Free Aceh Movement (GAM), West
Java Police spokesman Maj. Dade Ahmad said here on Tuesday. More ...
Proper handling of sacrificial animalsFrom Media IndonesiaI am a veterinarian and wish to explain the method of handling
animals for sacrifice, mainly from the aspect of the consumers'
health. More ...
Mahaka aims to qualify for ABC championship JAKARTA (JP): Mahaka Satria Muda aim to qualify for the Asian
Basketball Confederation (ABC) championship by reaching the final
of its prequalifying round in Kuala Lumpur next month. More ...
PDI-P warned on money politics YOGYAKARTA (JP): With Megawati Soekarnoputri's reelection to
the top post literally waiting for the gavel, calls mount for
supporters of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI
Perjuangan) to monitor money politics involving their
representatives at local ... More ...
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Jury trials worth a try in RI courtsBy Mark Cammack LOS ANGELES, California (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid has
recently stressed the vital importance of restoring public
confidence in the administration of justice in Indonesia. More ...
Central Kalimantan closed to migrants PALANGKARAYA, Central Kalimantan: An official here declared
the province was closed for immigrants from other provinces due
to the lack of funds in the 2000 local budget. More ...
Petrokimia starts NPK production in October SURABAYA (JP): State-owned PT Petrokimia Gresik will begin
production of a compound fertilizer in October this year, with an
annual production level of about 300,000 tons, the company's
president said here on Tuesday. More ...