RI firms in Singapore expo JAKARTA (JP): Several Indonesian plastic mould and die casting
companies will take part in Manufacturing Asia 2000 (MTA 2000) in
Singapore next week, organizers said Friday. More ...
Mauritius investors due here JAKARTA (JP): Forty entrepreneurs from Mauritius will be flown
into Indonesia, courtesy of Singapore Airlines, to explore
investment opportunities here, the airline's office in Jakarta
said on Thursday. More ...
Inti Indo Sawit stops fire JAKARTA (JP): PT Inti Indo Sawit plantation company announced
on Friday it had extinguished the fire that hit about 17 hectares
of its 20,247 hectare plantation area at Pangkalan Kuras in Riau. More ...
Military will not protect officers SURABAYA, East Java: East Java Military Commander Maj. Gen.
Sudi Silalahi reaffirmed on Friday that the military would not
protect its members who were involved in the brutal murder of
laborer Marsinah in 1993. More ...
City Council likely to endorse proposed budget JAKARTA (JP): The City Council will likely endorse the draft
2000 fiscal year budget of Rp 3.29 trillion (US$438 million) as
none of the council's five commissions are opposed to the city
administration's proposed financial plan. More ...
Jakarta arts festival makes its return JAKARTA (JP): Local art enthusiasts will have the chance
between Aug. 19 and Sept. 9 to see world class performing arts in
an international festival they missed last year because of the
economic and security crisis. More ...
Police brace for PDI-P congress SEMARANG (JP): Central Java Police plan to deploy at least
5,000 personnel to secure the upcoming Indonesian Democratic
Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) congress.Provincial police chief Maj. Gen. More ...
On JIPAF 2000 I read your report on JIPAF 2000 What a performance!
Challenging nights at TUK, The Jakarta Post, March 11, and it
help us, the viewers, to understand a little more about what we
have seen in Teater Utan Kayu (TUK). More ...
'Stuart Little': Of mice, men and adopted children trying to fit inBy Tam Notosusanto JAKARTA (JP): When was the last time you fell in love with a
digital image? It couldn't have been during the screening of
Jurassic Park, none of those dinosaurs look even remotely
adorable. More ...
Atma Jaya holds ball tournament JAKARTA (JP): Atma Jaya University is staging a national
interuniversity baseball and softball tournament at the softball
stadium of Pintu Satu Senayan, university spokesman Felix
Lengkong said on Friday. More ...
New parking fees to be imposed ahead of plan JAKARTA (JP): The city administration announced on Friday it
would increase parking fees beginning Thursday, instead of April
1 as originally planned. More ...
Hopes high for Aceh peace after historic meeting JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid expressed hope on
Friday that the informal meeting between his aide Bondan Gunawan
and Aceh rebel leader Tengku Abdullah Syafi'ie would give a boost
to the peace process in the restive territory. More ...
President sticks with coup allegations JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid repeated allegations
a regional military commander had publicly expressed
discontentment with the government, warning the unnamed commander
to end his outbursts if he wished to keep his job. More ...
Police confiscate more fake American dollar JAKARTA (JP): City police detectives arrested four men at two
separate locations on Thursday for possession of counterfeit
American dollars totaling $15,000, a police source said. More ...
What RI crisis means to the region This is the second of two articles based on a paper presented
by Minister of Foreign Affairs Alwi Shihab when opening the
Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP)
conference on Indonesia on March 8. More ...
Aussie business group to meet president JAKARTA (JP): A high-powered Australian business delegation
will arrive here on Sunday for a series of meetings, including
one with President Abdurrahman Wahid, the Australian embassy said
on Friday. More ...
Hendrawan to quarters, Ellen out of Swiss Open JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's men's singles sole hope Hendrawan
will challenge second seed Chen Hong of China in the
quarterfinals of the four-star Swiss Open in Basel, Switzerland,
on Friday. More ...
The fake money menace With hordes of problems still plaguing the Indonesian economy
and no speedy solutions in sight, reports over the past week of
the seizure of billions of rupiah worth of counterfeit money
alone make one wonder: Considering the state of disorder that
exists in many, if not ... More ...
Old Dutch schools rekindle the pastBy Ida Indawati Khouw Unlike so many colonial buildings in Jakarta which have been
demolished over time, many schools built by the Dutch in the
early 1900s still exist. More ...
Court gives qualified nod to Benjamin's bid JAKARTA (JP): The Supreme Court said it would accept the
appointment of Benjamin Mangkoedilaga as a member of the
country's highest court if his qualifications met requirements
under the law. More ...
Lovable mice play nice at local cinema JAKARTA (JP): A mouse named Mr. Jingles, from the Tom Hanks
prison movie, joins his fellow rodent Stuart Little at the
cineplexes. The following reviews and grades are by Rayya Makarim
(RM) and Tam Notosusanto (TN).American Beauty. More ...
Kostrad troops arrive in Irian JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya: Irianese were called upon on Friday not
to worry and be afraid of the arrival of 450 Army Strategic
Reserves Command (Kostrad) troops.Local military commander Lt. Col. More ...
Gus Dur and his guesswork Admittedly, it was meant to be a confidential political
whisper from President Abdurrahman Wahid, or (cleric) Gus Dur,
about some military commanders he saw as attempting or just
conspiring to undermine the authority of his government. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
The Green Mile 13:45 17:15 20:45
Turbulence 2 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Wings of the Dove 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Stuart Little 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
American Beauty ... More ...
City to nominate six candidates for Bank DKI JAKARTA (JP): The city administration has nominated six names
to chair the city-owned Bank DKI following Wednesday's dismissal
of its president, an official said on Friday. More ...
Police to protect legislators and House complex JAKARTA (JP): The National Police agreed on Friday to demands
to step up security at the House of Representatives.According to a security agreement reached by House Speaker
Akbar Tandjung and National Police chief Lt. Gen. More ...
Maluku migrants arrive in Bandung BANDUNG: About 143 West Java transmigrant settlers arrived
here from riot-torn North Maluku on Thursday night, state railway
company PT KAI's spokesman Akhmad Sujadi said. More ...
Plywood investors back off JAKARTA (JP): About 10 foreign investors and buyers of
plywood from Kalimantan have threatened to pull out of their
contracts due to concern over escalating conflicts between timber
companies and local communities, the Indonesian Forestry Society
said on Friday. More ...
Small firm compliant with new regulation SEMARANG, West Java (JP): A small clove cigarette manufacturer
has said the government's new ruling on nicotine and tar levels
was achievable, denying it would hurt the country's clove
cigarette industry. More ...
Seminar on decentralization JAKARTA (JP): The University of Indonesia, in cooperation with
the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, will hold a
two-day international seminar on decentralization here next week. More ...
Economists support new L/C facility for Texmaco JAKARTA (JP): Economists supported on Friday the Rp 720
billion (US$96 million) credit facility extended by state Bank
Negara Indonesia (BNI) to giant textile producer Texmaco Group
despite the latter's huge nonperforming loans. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Ceramics Exhibition: Pagerjurang, at Bentara Budaya Jakarta,
Jl. Palmerah Selatan, Central Jakarta, March 17.
* Painting Exhibition: Pameraya 2000 by H. Widayat at the
National Gallery, Central Jakarta, until March 31. More ...
Plan to create new economics advisory team hailed JAKARTA (JP): Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Finance
and Industry Kwik Kian Gie welcomed on Friday President
Abdurrahman Wahid's plan to form a new economics advisory team to
support economics ministers. More ...
'Linguist' needs improving I refer to the article by Zatni Arbi, Linguist: A locally
made Indonesian English dictionary, published in The Jakarta Post
on March 13, 2000. I purchased this electronic dictionary about a
year ago when PT Ciptasoft Prima had an exhibition at the
Shangrila Hotel. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on March 17, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Police told to probe illegal medicine trading JAKARTA (JP): While indicating that city officials were
implicated in the wrongdoing, Governor Sutiyoso called on the
city police on Friday to follow up on the results of a recent
raid on distributors of illegal medicine. More ...
Jail term sought for drug owners TANGERANG (JP): The Tangerang District Court initiated on
Friday the trial of defendants Saiful Bahri, 32, Pujianto, 22,
Ari Sigit, 25, and Roni, 22, for their alleged possession of 86.5
kilograms of marijuana. More ...
'Becak' drivers still reluctant to change jobs JAKARTA (JP): Most becak (pedicab) drivers are reluctant to
start a different career as they believe new jobs will only mean
an uncertain income for the future, an official said on Friday. More ...
Ombudsman to watch over law enforcement JAKARTA (JP): The head of the National Ombudsman Commission,
Antonius Sujata, said on Friday he would prioritize the
supervision of law enforcement, including the provision of public
legal services in his newly appointed post. More ...
Embassy hosts conferences JAKARTA (JP): The Canadian Embassy is organizing a series of
business conferences next week to bolster trade and investment
relations between the two countries in post-crisis Indonesia. More ...
Rights groups invited to join East Timor probe JAKARTA (JP): Three leading human rights groups have been
invited by the Attorney General's Office to join the
investigative team probing last year's violence in East Timor. More ...
Activists and the government overlook ex-political detaineesBy Dewi Anggraeni MELBOURNE (JP): Most Indonesia watchers would agree that the
country has made a definite turn toward a better and more
democratic Indonesia, though the road is dangerous and the
journey unpredictable. More ...
Kwik demands IBRA provide government with cash JAKARTA (JP): Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Finance
and Industry Kwik Kian Gie insisted on Friday that the Indonesian
Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) surrender Rp 17 trillion
(US$2. More ...
Sports council awaits Rp 4.2b from government JAKARTA (JP): The National Sports Council (KONI) has not
received the expected Rp 4.2 billion (US$567,000) from the
government to fund the training program for the 2000 Olympics
Games, Olympics training director Arie Sudewo said on Friday. More ...
Child dies in military accident BANDUNG (JP): A young girl was killed and four people were
injured after a 105-millimeter cannon projectile shot by
artillery troops in a routine training exercise crashed into a
house in Batujajar on Wednesday.Spokesman for the Siliwangi Military Command Lt. Col. More ...