Wie Wie wins 2nd stage drag race JAKARTA (JP): Local driver Wie Wie Rianto won the Pro Stock
category in the second stage of the Gudang Garam national drag
race at Sentul circuit, near Bogor, on Sunday.Wie Wie, driving a Ford Capri, clocked 9.671 seconds. More ...
Men sentenced for drug abuse TANGERANG (JP): The Tangerang District Court sentenced on
Saturday two men, 35-year-old Zainal Abidin and his elder
brother, a civil servant named Nasarudin, 40, to 15 months and 18
months in jail for using and selling Shabu-Shabu (crystal
methamphetamine). More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Painting Exhibition: Tilo Kaiser, at Duta Fine Arts
Foundation, Jl. Kemang Utara 55A, South Jakarta (Phone: 7990226),
Tuesday to Saturday at 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Monday at 11
a.m. to 4 p.m., until April 20. More ...
Tanri goes abroad with special permit JAKARTA (JP): Attorney General Marzuki Darusman admitted on
Sunday that his office had given approval to former state
minister of state enterprises empowerment Tanri Abeng to go
abroad despite a travel ban imposed on him. More ...
Rp 7.3b budgeted for new plan to spruce up Monas JAKARTA (JP): The city administration is setting aside Rp 7.3
billion in the new 2000 fiscal year for the beautification of the
vast Medan Merdeka Park at the National Monument (Monas) in
Central Jakarta. More ...
Chess team to meet Megawati JAKARTA (JP): A team from the Indonesian Chess Association
(Percasi) is scheduled to meet Vice President Megawati
Soekarnoputri at the vice president's palace on Monday at 9:30
a.m. More ...
Akbar warns Abdurrahman of social unrest CISARUA, West Java (JP): House of Representatives Speaker
Akbar Tandjung warned President Abdurrahman Wahid on Saturday of
creating social unrest as a result of his controversial
statements and the continuing political and economic instability. More ...
Police gear up for Aceh congress, trial BANDA ACEH, Aceh (JP): Security authorities are gearing up for
the Aceh People's Congress (KRA) and the joint civilian-military
tribunal here this month, despite rejection from certain parties
to their presence.Aceh Police chief Brig. Gen. More ...
Over 2,600 logs seized PALANGKARAYA, Central Kalimantan: The local administration has
seized 2,618 illegal logs scattered over several areas formerly
owned by forest concession holder PT Djajanti Jaya, Antara
reported on Sunday. More ...
Fire causes destruction, death in Greater Jakarta JAKARTA (JP): Greater Jakarta residents were hit by three
outstanding criminal cases involving fires over the weekend.Two of the incidents occurred on Sunday morning, with one
causing two fatalities and the other the burning down of four
houses. More ...
Minister opposes perk increase YOGYAKARTA (JP): Minister of National Education Yahya Muhaimin
joined on Saturday the public's opposition to the government's
plan to raise structural allowances of high-ranking officials. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
Stir Of Echoes 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Boys Don't Cry 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Very Bad Things 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
The Prophecy II 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
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Government: Mining deals must be unaffected by autonomy law JAKARTA (JP): The Ministry of Mines and Energy has demanded
that the wider autonomy to be given to provincial administrations
should not affect existing mining contracts. More ...
Reconciliation crucial for Indonesia, says sociologist SEMARANG (JP): Reconciliation is crucial for the nation to
rebuild trust among its people, political observer Daniel
Sparingga said on Saturday. More ...
IMF to disburse loan to Indonesia soon JAKARTA (JP): The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is
expected to disburse US$400 million in loans to Indonesia later
this month, according to Cabinet Secretary Marsillam Simanjuntak. More ...
Bawa puts modern renaissance on canvasBy Mehru Jaffer JAKARTA (JP): To look at the paintings of I. Wayan Bawa is to
float back in time to the 16th century, when painters of the
historic period of the High Renaissance in Italy had elevated art
to a level of noble expression. More ...
TNI must reject President's proposal I read an article in The Jakarta Post of April 6, 2000 which
reported that the Indonesian Military (TNI) is studying the
lifting of the ban on communism. As a retired TNI officer I think
that this study is a waste of time and not worth the effort. More ...
Ananda flops in first leg of F3000 JAKARTA (JP): Young Indonesian racer Ananda Mikola failed to
survive the first leg of the FIA F3000 series opener at the Imola
Circuit in San Marino, Italy, after his car hit the safety wall
on the 15th lap on Saturday evening. More ...
Dependency on sugar import dangerous: HKTI chairman JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Association of Farmers (HKTI)
urged the government to raise sugar import duty from the present
25 percent to help speed up the process of Indonesia becoming
self-sufficient in the commodity. More ...
Companies alleged in fuel fraud MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi: The provincial legislature revealed
on Saturday the involvement of three fuel delivery companies and
a gas station in the distribution of a blend of gasoline
kerosene, and diesel fuel. More ...
Expert supports bus fare increase JAKARTA (JP): An expert on transportation engineering says he
supports bus owners' demand to increase fares immediately, but
has suggested the government share the burden through a subsidy. More ...
Govt, Mandiri sign contract JAKARTA (JP): The Ministry of Finance and state Bank Mandiri
signed on Saturday a management contract on the bank's financial
and privatization targets for 2000 and 2001. More ...
JSX may make gains if government meets IMF demands JAKARTA (JP): Clear progress in the implementation of lagging
areas of the government's economic reform programs will remain a
driving factor in stock trading this week, securities analysts
said. More ...
Man arrested over widow's murder JAKARTA (JP): West Jakarta Police arrested a man over the
murder of a widow on Jl. Delima Raya in Tanjung Duren Utara, West
Jakarta, on Thursday night.West Jakarta Police chief Col. More ...
Gang robs jewelry store JAKARTA (JP): A gang of armed thugs robbed a jewelry store in
Plaza Senayan shopping center in South Jakarta on Sunday evening,
a witness said.Budi Santoso, an on-duty security guard, said all the four
robbers wore dark hats to cover their faces. More ...
'Laskar Jihad' worry Bogor residents BOGOR (JP): Residents of the otherwise peaceful Munjul village
of Kayumanis in the Tanah Sareal district expressed on Sunday
their deep concern and fear over the presence of the military-
style training camp of the Laskar Jihad (Jihad Army). More ...
Standoff in Maluku The government is gravely mistaken in assuming that the
sectarian conflict in Maluku has ebbed or even been resolved just
because there have been fewer clashes between Christians and
Muslims in recent weeks. More ...
BNI gets government bonds JAKARTA (JP): Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) has signed a
management contract with the Ministry of Finance, paving the way
for the publicly listed bank to join the government-sponsored
recapitalization program. More ...
Council grills developer over alleged corruption JAKARTA (JP): The City Council questioned PT Duta Pertiwi on
Friday over the development permit for a three-story shopping
complex on a pedestrian overpass that connects ITC Shopping
Center and Mangga Dua Mall in Mangga Dua, West Jakarta. More ...
Shuttlers Candra and Tony save RI's face once more JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's most respected men's doubles duo,
Candra Wijaya and Tony Gunawan, saved their country's face in
international tournaments one more time by winning the US$180,000
Yonex Japan Open. More ...
Two die and three injured in scuffle on bus at Senen JAKARTA (JP): Two people died and three others were injured
when passengers tried to disembark from a moving city bus in
Senen, Central Jakarta, on Sunday morning, a witness said. More ...
Colonialism: A pimple? The preoccupation with Dutch colonialism in the responses to
my analysis (East Timor: Dutch war replayed I & II, The Jakarta
Post, March 22 and March 23) suggests a curious predisposition to
avoid the issue of East Timor. More ...
Indonesia challenges Taipei for Group One promotion JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia will meet China Taipei in the final of
the Group Two Davis Cup Asia Oceania zone in a battle for a
promotion to Group One in October. More ...
Indonesian Air Force warns air intruders JAKARTA (JP): With reports of intrusion into the country's
airspace bordering East Timor becoming more and more common, the
Indonesian Air Force warned on Sunday that it would not hesitate
to shoot down any foreign airplanes, viewing such violations as ... More ...
Uncertainty shrouds planned bus strike JAKARTA (JP): While bus owners insist the planned strike will
go ahead on Monday, bus drivers are still debating the move as
striking would mean losing their income for as long as the strike
lasts. More ...
Accommodation sought in North-South ties: Gus DurBy Budiman Moerdijat PRETORIA, South Africa (JP): Visiting President Abdurrahman
Wahid said here on Sunday that accommodation is better than
confrontation in North-South relations. More ...
Lippo e-Net probed for allegedly misleading public JAKARTA (JP): Listed life insurance company PT Lippo e-Net has
presented misleading information to the public to give a false
image of the company, an informed source has said. More ...