V-Kool to open RI outlets JAKARTA (JP): V-Kool Franchise International is to open
outlets in Indonesia under franchising agreements with local
companies to meet the growing demand for its window coating
films.Andrew K.T. More ...
Dutch defense Finally our Chichi shows some of his true face! Anyone who
disagrees with his point of view is countered with prejudice and
compared to neo-Nazis. Very likely his next "victims" will be
Richard Ward for his lovely wink in The Jakarta Post of March 30,
2000. More ...
PDI-P pledges to train cadres for challenges ahead SEMARANG (JP): The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle
(PDI Perjuangan) will intensify training and consolidation
programs over the next three years to prepare for the 2004
general election, party activists said. More ...
Fuel hike delay a blessing in disguise JAKARTA (JP): While the central government announced on Friday
afternoon a postponement of the fuel price hike, the city
administration stated earlier in the morning that it was not
ready to carry out the fuel subsidy scheme due to lack of ... More ...
U.S. rights groups file lawsuit against TNI general JAKARTA (JP): Lt. Gen. Johny Lumintang was notified of a
lawsuit filed against him by two human rights groups in the
United States representing victims of atrocities committed in
East Timor last year, a New York-based human rights group said ... More ...
Police officer takes on street thieves JAKARTA (JP): Armed with a gun, a police sergeant apprehended
a group of five young men who attempted to rob the officer and
his female friend at a traffic light in Permata Hijau, South
Jakarta early Friday morning. More ...
Estrada tries to save administrationBy David Thurber MANILA, Philippines (AP): For a president dedicated to helping
impoverished Filipinos, a nun's accusation that President Joseph
Estrada's family diverted US$10.5 million from a fund for
financing health care has been explosive. More ...
Western Java's history written on stonesBy Ida Indawati Khouw Many may be unaware that flood problems in the capital date
back to ancient times. The evidence is on ancient boulders, which
also show that Jakarta was part of the Tarumanagara kingdom. More ...
Red Army rebels adrift 30 years onBy Shigemi Sato TOKYO (AFP): Thirty years after hijacking a plane to North
Korea in its first foray overseas, Japan's Red Army far-left
group looks a spent force in a vastly changed world. More ...
RI hands over E. Timorese refugees to UNHCR JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia handed over responsibility for some
140,000 East Timorese refugees in the western half of Timor
island to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
(UNHCR) on Friday, saying that the cost of caring for them has
become too ... More ...
Billet makers face closure JAKARTA (JP): The Association of Steel Billets and Concrete
Bars Producers (ABBESI) said on Friday most of its 27 members
would close down their operations if state electricity company
PLN continued with its plan to increase it rates on April 1. More ...
Privatizing water is more rational, efficient and fairBy Christopher Lingle SYDNEY (JP): When thinking of how to resolve future needs for
water, it might be helpful to think of garbage.This may seem to be a distasteful analogy. More ...
No skirting the issue The picture in the March 30 The Jakarta Post of the failed
Israeli-Syrian peace talks in Geneva somehow conveys the
impression that the ungainly and unesthetic sight of Madeline
Albright's overexposed and overripe thighs may have contributed
to Havez al-Assad's decision to ... More ...
ABN AMRO Bank opens model branch in Jakarta JAKARTA (JP): The Netherlands based ABN AMRO Bank opened on
Friday a newly designed branch in Kemang, South Jakarta, a
forerunner for all of the bank's other branches throughout the
South Asia Pacific region. More ...
University boys tried for drugs BOGOR (JP): A prosecutor at Bogor District Court here demanded
10-month jail terms for two university students accused of
illegally possessing and consuming several grams of marijuana. More ...
Political crisis in Zimbabwe deepensBy Matthew Engel and Andrew Meldrum HARARE: The political crisis in Zimbabwe worsened on Thursday
as more white-owned farms came under occupation from war veterans
and the first reports came through that the confrontation was
turning more violent. More ...
More funds needed for reforestation BANDUNG: Director General of Site Rehabilitation and Social
Reforestation Yaman Mulyana said here on Thursday that shortage
of funds had hampered the reforestation programs for critical
areas. More ...
Butet's monolog probes diseased Indonesia societyBy Rita A. Widiadana and Endi Aras JAKARTA (JP): Visitors to Taman Ismail Marzuki arts center
last Monday turned their back on films of Hollywood stars like
Tom Hanks, Kevin Spacey or Denzel Washington, which were playing
at the on-site movie ... More ...
More public involvement Nearly every piece of new legislation or government policy
draws public protest as soon as it is announced. In a fledging
democracy like Indonesia, this is somewhat expected. More ...
Red threat remains The opinion of Kusnanto Anggoro in PKI: Opening a new chapter,
without closing the book in the March 30 edition of The Jakarta
Post is well-meaning but extremely confused and poorly informed."The potential for a communist rebirth remains remote"
Kusnanto says. More ...
Mahadi assures world racer safety in RI MEDAN, North Sumatra (JP): State Minister of Youth Affairs and
Sports Mahadi Sinambela guaranteed the security of world racers
should Indonesia be appointed host to the 2001 World Rally
Championship. More ...
Embargo on Iraq benefits SaddamBy Heiko Flottau CAIRO (DPA): It is now 10 years since Saddam Hussein marched
his army into Kuwait and the United Nations imposed a wide-
ranging trade embargo on Iraq.No-one then could have anticipated that Saddam would still be
in power a decade on. More ...
$100m needed to rebuild Maluku, official says JAKARTA (JP): The government can only provide US$40 million of
the $110 million needed to rebuild ravaged Maluku, Coordinating
Minister for People's Welfare and Poverty Eradication Basri
Hasanuddin said on Thursday. More ...
Bogus officer arrested at Blok M JAKARTA (JP): Kebayoran Baru police detectives in South
Jakarta caught a tattoo artist pretending to be a police officer
in order to rob two street vendors on Friday morning.South Jakarta Police chief Col. More ...
Diaz returns to local cinemas in black comedy JAKARTA (JP): Cameron Diaz reenters our movie theater circuit
with another one of her black comedies. The following reviews and
evaluations are by Rayya Makarim (RM), Oren Murphy (OM) and Tam
Notosusanto (TN).American Beauty. More ...
Police declare high alert status to face mass rally JAKARTA (JP): Jakarta Police chief Maj. Gen. Nurfaizi said on
Friday the capital would be on high alert from Saturday through
until the end of April. More ...
Clark Hatch to open three new outlets JAKARTA (JP): Clark Hatch International fitness center and
life spa will open three new outlets, two in Jakarta and one in
Denpasar, company representative Terje H. Nelson said here on
Thursday. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta: Saturday, April 1, 2000Exhibitions * Painting Exhibition by Satya Graha, at Galeri Milenium, Golden
Plaza complex, Blok B-23, Jl. R.S. Fatmawati No. 15, South
Jakarta (Phone: 7507828), 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., until April 2. More ...
SLA prepares for postpullout LebanonBy Salim Yassine MARJAYOUN, Lebanon (AFP): The South Lebanon Army (SLA)
militia, which for more than 20 years has cooperated with Israel
in the occupied border strip, is bracing itself to deal with the
new situation it will face in July, when all Israeli troops ... More ...
Bank Mandiri shifts all bad loans to IBRA JAKARTA (JP): State-owned Bank Mandiri has transferred its
remaining bad loans of Rp 16.5 trillion (US$2.2 billion) to the
Indonesia Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA), Bank Indonesia
governor Sjahril Sabirin said on Friday. More ...
Government to establish Agrotourism complex JAKARTA (JP): In a move to help traders survive the continuing
slump in business, the city administration is planning to develop
the Flower and Decorative Plants Promotion Center in Rawa Belong,
West Jakarta, into an Agrobusiness Tourism site, an ... More ...
Government submits general elections bill to the House JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Home Affairs Surjadi Soedirdja
submitted to the House of Representatives on Thursday the general
elections bill which recommends that the government set up an
independent election commission. More ...
Suspected killer arrested JAKARTA (JP): Jakarta police detectives arrested on Friday the
primary suspect in the murder of Silvy Maugpin, a French national
who was robbed and murdered on Monday at her residence, on Jl.
Madrasah II in Cilandak Timur, South Jakarta. More ...
Pick of the Flicks (for Saturday, April 1, 2000)Hollywood KC
The Insider 14:30 17:15 21:00
Very Bad Things 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
The Green Mile 14:30 18:00 21:30
The Prophecy II 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
The ... More ...
Govt told to put in place freedom of information law JAKARTA (JP): A law allowing public access to information is
essential to create transparent and accountable government
institutions, a legislator and an observer said on Friday. More ...
Indorayon's foreign shareholders to sue govt JAKARTA (JP): Foreign shareholders of publicly listed pulp and
rayon firm PT Inti Indorayon have decided to file suit against
the Indonesian government over the mid-1998 suspension of the
factory's operations in Porsea, North Sumatra. More ...
Some top city police officers accused of pocketing payoffs JAKARTA (JP): National Police chief Lt. Gen. Rusdihardjo vowed
on Friday to conduct a thorough probe into a report that several
top Jakarta Police officers took a percentage of illegal fees for
driver's licenses. More ...
Aceh rebels attack Exxon-Mobil airfield BANDA ACEH, Aceh (JP): Separatist rebels in Aceh province shot
and wounded two employees of the multinational company Exxon-
Mobil Inc. in an attack on an airfield run by the company in
Lhokseumawe on Friday, officials said. More ...
Challenges to RI foreign policyBy Ali Alatas This is the second of two articles based on a presentation by
the former minister of foreign affairs at the Aksara Foundation,
which focuses on the development of an interactive civil society.
The function was held on March 23. More ...
Tax collections exceed target JAKARTA (JP): The government collected Rp 95.57 trillion
(US$12.74 billion) in income, sales, value-added and property
taxes in the fiscal year which ended on Friday, about 3 percent
above the Rp 92.14 trillion target. More ...
Sea crossing route closed for Nyepi SURABAYA, East Java: The sea route to Bali between the ports
of Ketapang Banyuwangi and Gilimanuk in Bali will be closed on
April 4 for 24 hours to respect the Hindu Day of Silence,
observed by most Balinese, Antara reported on Friday. More ...
Gus Dur holds firm on lifting communist ban JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid repeated his demand
on Friday that the ban on communism and Marxism be lifted on the
grounds that it had often been abused to suppress people's
political rights. More ...
Minister's resignation shakes up Thai politicsBy Stephen Collinson BANGKOK (AFP): Political commentators on Thursday hailed the
resignation of powerful interior minister Sanan Kachornprasart as
a milestone in the struggle to cleanse Thai politics after
decades of cronyism and shady dealing. More ...
KONI seeks more sponsors for SEAG, Asiad JAKARTA (JP): Following its success in gathering sponsors for
the 2000 Olympic Games, the National Sports Council (KONI) is now
searching for sponsors to finance the training programs for the
2001 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur and the ... More ...
Govt backs down on fuel price hike JAKARTA (JP): The government bowed on Friday to widespread
public opposition to a planned fuel price increase, indefinitely
postponing the measure at the eleventh hour as the capital braced
for mass demonstrations. More ...
Israel urges Indonesia to end trade embargo JAKARTA (JP): Israel called on the Indonesian government on
Friday to lift the trade ban imposed on the Jewish state so that
people from the two countries could have greater opportunities to
conduct business and enhance friendly ties. More ...
99 foreigners and 10,750 locals netted in ID raid JAKARTA (JP): The City Population Agency netted 10,750 locals
and 99 foreigners for failing to carry valid identification cards
(KTP) and travel documents during a month-long operation which
began in mid-February, an official said on Friday. More ...
Swimmer Richard wins silver at Asian meet JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian swimmer Richard Sam Bera won a silver
medal on Friday in his favorite discipline, the men's 100 meters
freestyle, at the Sixth Asian Swimming Championships in Pusan,
South Korea.Richard clocked 51. More ...