IBRA insists ad hoc judges be used in bankruptcy cases JAKARTA (JP): Legal affairs chief of the Indonesian Bank
Restructuring Agency (IBRA) Agustus Sani Nugroho stressed on
Tuesday that the agency still wanted independent ad hoc judges to
examine its bankruptcy cases despite "resistance" from ... More ...
'Time' hearing postponed over lawyers' delay JAKARTA (JP): Miscommunication forced judges at the Central
Jakarta District Court to adjourn on Tuesday the hearing of a
civil lawsuit filed by former president Soeharto against New
York-based Time magazine. More ...
Aspac books semis berth to mark last performance JAKARTA (JP): Jakarta-based Aspac basketball club marked its
exit from the women's league by cruising to the semifinal of the
Megawati Soekarnoputri Cup women's basketball tournament at
Senayan basketball hall here. More ...
Instrument teaching method I was very pleased to read Gus Kairupan's article about
Christiane Hutcap's master classes (The Jakarta Post, April 7,
2000). The article is very well-written and pleasant to read. More ...
Motorola, ITB hold tech contest JAKARTA (JP): The U.S.-based mobile phone company, Motorola,
in collaboration with the Electrical Engineering Student
Association of the Institute of Technology Bandung will hold a
nationwide competition to design applications using a
microcontroller. More ...
Proposal lauded to send ex-becak drivers abroad JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso welcomed on Tuesday a
proposal, the first of its kind, to send some 300 former becak
(pedicab) drivers, to work at plantations and furniture
manufacturers in neighboring Malaysia. More ...
Oil firm donates schools to Pulau Seribu residents KELAPA ISLAND, Pulau Seribu (JP): Argentinean-owned oil firm
YPF-Maxus inaugurated on Tuesday its donation of two schools, a
jetty and an access road to residents of Kelapa in the Jakarta
Bay. More ...
Catch-up to reform The manner in which the government scrambled last week to meet
rescheduled deadlines for the implementation of reform measures
clearly showed the programs were aimed mainly at satisfying the
International Monetary Fund in order to qualify for the next
disbursement of US$400 ... More ...
Government: Public to be spared fee hike JAKARTA (JP): The city administration announced on Tuesday a
plan to increase the fees of 19 business-related items beginning
next Monday after a thorough examination of possible
consequences. More ...
Police to be firm on armed protesters JAKARTA (JP): Jakarta Police chief Maj. Gen. Nurfaizi said on
Tuesday that police officers would take stern measures against
people who brandish weapons during protests."Do not blame me if the police start to take strict action. We
cannot tolerate it anymore. More ...
Newmont's closure could harm effort to woo investors JAKARTA (JP): The ruling by a local court in North Sulawesi
ordering gold mining company PT Newmont Minahasa Raya to shut
down its operations could undermine the government's efforts to
attract foreign investors and might harm the ... More ...
Changes transforming economyBy Ken Gibson JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia has clearly caught the 'dot com flu'
-- new startups are cropping up every day; U.S. dot coms have
arrived in Jakarta; and a host of companies are busily trying to
put an 'e-spin' on their Old Economy businesses. More ...
Irianese tribes want activists for Freeport audit JAKARTA (JP): Tribes from Irian Jaya have asked the government
to include international environmental organizations in the team
to assess the impact of Freeport Indonesia's gold mining
operation on the environment in the province. More ...
Mayor wants vendors to relocate soon JAKARTA (JP): Central Jakarta mayor Andi S. Abdullah urged the
City owned market operator PD Pasar Jaya on Tuesday to be more
active implementing the relocation program of street vendors
operating in Senen district. More ...
Is it Papua or Irian Jaya? JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya: Although still not formally endorsed by
the central government, people could refer to Irian Jaya by its
new name Papua, an official said on Tuesday. More ...
Muslim scholars claim Islam upholds democracy JAKARTA (JP): Unlike the general perception that Islam is
anti-West, Muslim scholars asserted on Tuesday that the religion
was the pioneer of democracy and introduced the concept of a
civil society. More ...
Toward a fair pricing system for fuel oilBy Otto Soemarwoto This is the second of two articles on fuel pricing. BANDUNG (JP): The higher tax and parking fees, and the
limitation of parking space would work as a disincentive for
using cars in inefficient ways. More ...
Gus Dur unyielding over communist ban CANCUN, Mexico (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid rebuffed
critics at home on Tuesday, insisting that his controversial
proposal to lift a 34-year ban on communism would bring about a
national reconciliation in Indonesia. More ...
Thai gets 15 years for heroin possession TANGERANG (JP): Thai national Khancana Thiangthum, 29, could
wept on Tuesday after a presiding judge sentenced her to 15 years
in prison plus a fine of Rp 150 million (US$20,000) after finding
her guilty of possession of heroin. More ...
Teachers get sympathy aplenty and little else JAKARTA (JP): Leaders of the House of Representatives
expressed sympathy for poorly paid teachers on Tuesday but fell
short of endorsing their plan for a massive strike this week. More ...
PDI Perjuangan opposes direct presidential election JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI
Perjuangan) said on Tuesday that it would fight any move to
replace the indirect presidential election mechanism even though
the system cost it the presidency last year. More ...
Matori's attack remains mystery JAKARTA (JP): The city police have failed to uncover the
motive or the mastermind behind the March 5 attempted murder of
National Awakening Party Chairman Matori Abdul Djalil at his
South Jakarta residence. 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
The Insider ... More ...
Rekayasa hopes to acquire foreign firm JAKARTA (JP): State-owned engineering and construction company
PT Rekayasa Industry is seeking to acquire a foreign engineering
technology licenser firm prior to its privatization. More ...
New tax rule for Batam opposed BATAM, Riau (JP): A new government regulation imposing value-
added taxes (VAT) and sales taxes on luxury goods on Batam and
neighboring islands has drawn opposition from locals and
entrepreneurs. More ...
TNI regrets UN rebuff on border accord DILI, East Timor (JP): Udayana Military Commander Maj. Gen.
Kiki Syahnakri expressed on Tuesday disappointment over the
United Nations' refusal to accept Indonesia's proposal for a
border agreement. More ...
Where to go in Surabaya:Music and Entertainment * Hotel Majapahit, Mandarin Oriental, Jl. Tunjungan 65 (Phone:
- Indigo Restaurant & Bar: Music You Can Talk To, live show at 7
p.m. to 10 p.m. * Hyatt Regency Surabaya, Jl. Jend. More ...
Pedicab drivers defend lawsuit JAKARTA (JP): Becak (pedicab) drivers have defended their
decision not to name the City Council (DPRD) as one of the
defendants in their class action against a citywide ban on becak. More ...
People turning to traditional medicines JAKARTA (JP): Soaring drug prices have made many people turn
to traditional medicines.The surge in demand for alternative medicines has tempted
unscrupulous businesspeople to import unregistered and well-known
brandnames illegally. More ...
Proving Soeharto's innocence Recently, Juan Felix Tampubolon, one of Soeharto's lawyers,
was shown almost every day on many television channels and stated
that Soeharto was medically unfit to undergo questioning by
prosecutors from the Attorney General's Office. More ...
Soerjadi arrested over 1996 case JAKARTA (JP): Former Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI)
chairman Soerjadi was arrested by police on Tuesday following a
marathon questioning over his alleged role in the riots sparked
by a forcible takeover of the party's office in 1996. More ...
Tanri says no favoritism in picking Davis Cup players JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian Tennis Association (Pelti) chairman
Tanri Abeng said on Tuesday that there would be no favoritism in
choosing the members of the Davis Cup team, who will play against
Chinese Taipei in the final of Group Two Asia ... More ...
Villagers say they were shortchanged MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi: Some 200 residents of Mandai
district marched to the local prosecutor's office on Tuesday
demanding more compensation for their land acquired for the
extension of Hasanuddin International Airport. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on April 11, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
The Microsoft court judgment Nobody is above the law, not even the conquistadors of the new
economy, who like Bill Gates are building empires in the new
(cyber) world where the economic rules and laws of the old world
are no longer relevant. More ...
Gudang Garam suspends operation after labor strike SURABAYA (JP): Giant publicly listed clove cigarette producer
PT Gudang Garam in Kediri, some 125 kilometers southwest of here,
suspended operations for five days starting on Tuesday following
a huge labor strike for better conditions. More ...
DialMart to enter e-commerce era JAKARTA (JP): Grocery delivery service company DialMart,
providing customers with a limited selection of items via
telephone and facsimile, plans to connect their service to e-
commerce business, an executive said on Monday. More ...
Rizal suspects collusion involving Bulog employees JAKARTA (JP): State Logistics Agency (Bulog) chairman Rizal
Ramli has ordered an investigation into how 9,300 tons of Chinese
rice destined for East Nusa Tenggara found its way to Lampung. More ...
A Latief told to negotiate with IBRA JAKARTA (JP): The Jakarta Commercial Court delayed on Tuesday
proceedings in the bankruptcy suit filed against trading firm A
Latief Corporation to allow the company the opportunity to reach
an out of court settlement. More ...
Truth commission urged to unveil 1965 bloodshed JAKARTA (JP): An observer suggested on Tuesday the first task
undertaken by the government's proposed truth and reconciliation
commission be to unveil the truth behind the mass killings that
followed the 1965 abortive coup blamed on the ... More ...
Pile on the veggies, dump dairy products for good healthBy Darwin Karyadi NEW DELHI (JP): Entering the 21st century, the age structure
of the world is rapidly changing toward one which is more
elderly. More ...