BPGS plans to reclaim ex-Asian Games land JAKARTA (JP): The Gelora Senayan Management Board (BPGS) aims
to reclaim its rights to ex-Asian Games land in Rawa Bilal area,
Tebet, in South Jakarta, most of which is being used for housing
complexes."I checked the land last year and it was still empty. More ...
President full of praise for Kostrad JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid accompanied Army
Strategic Reserves Command (Kostrad) Commander Lt. Gen. Agus
Wirahadikusumah on a ride on an armed vehicle during an
inspection at the green berets' headquarters in Cilodong, West
Java. More ...
Semen Gresik to spin off unit JAKARTA (JP): State cement maker PT Semen Gresik booked a net
income of Rp 240.6 billion (US$30 million) last year, compared to
Rp 221.6 billion in 1998, according to the company's audited Dec.
31, 1999, income statement. More ...
Government expects to raise fuel prices in July JAKARTA (JP): The government plans to increase fuel prices in
July after a delay of three months from its original schedule of
April due to mounting opposition from the public, a senior
government official said on Thursday. More ...
Corporate governance in Indonesia This is the first of two articles by Mark Baird, the World
Bank's country director, based on a presentation on April 25 at
the conference on freedom of economic information, held here
among others by the LP3ES research institute in cooperation with
the ... More ...
Military court to go ahead with Agus case JAKARTA (JP): Judges at the Jakarta Military Court ruled on
Thursday that the court would continue the trial of defendant
Army Second Lt. Agus Isrok on the grounds of a legal
technicality. More ...
Mayor gives Humpuss one month to vacate building JAKARTA (JP): Central Jakarta Mayor Andi Subur Abdullah said
on Thursday he gave the diversified Humpuss Group of companies
one month to vacate its property in the government office complex
of the National Monument (Monas) area in Central Jakarta. More ...
Team manager all-important: Surjadi BOGOR (JP): Indonesia's team manager for the Thomas and Uber
cups will play a crucial role, particularly for the decider in
the best-of-five match ties, a former chairman of the Badminton
Association of Indonesia (PBSI) said on Thursday. More ...
Mobs loot teak trees SEMARANG: Hundreds of locals have chopped down and stolen
around 3,500 teak trees from forests around Randegan and Jeruk
villages in Losari, Brebes, Central Java, over the past three
days. More ...
For rent: 10,000 Indonesian islands JAKARTA (JP): The government hopes to rent 10,000 small
uninhabited islands to local and foreign investors, an official
at the Ministry of Maritime Exploration said. More ...
Puerile mentality It is natural that children like to be given attention,
spoiled, indulged and condoned in their behavior.What is illogical is that such childish mentality occurs with
the power elite in this country. More ...
Jakarta Commercial Court again irritates IBRA JAKARTA (JP): The Jakarta Commercial Court on Thursday turned
down the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency's (IBRA) bankruptcy
suit against PT Sumi Asih. More ...
Karpov shows his class to beat Utut in JAPFA ClassicBy Ivy Susanti SANUR, Bali (JP): Indonesian Grand Master (GM) Utut Adianto
bowed under pressure to chess legend GM Anatoly Karpov in the
fifth round of the JAPFA Classic International Tournament 2000 on
Thursday. More ...
SSI hopes for better revenue with Glodok Plaza JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed property company PT Surya
Semesta Internusa said on Thursday it was optimistic the
reopening of Glodok Plaza in downtown Jakarta would boost its
financial performance. More ...
Stock quotations on JSXStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on April 27, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Bank Niaga recapitalization cost soars JAKARTA (JP): The recapitalization cost of publicly listed
Bank Niaga is estimated to soar to around Rp 9.3 trillion
(US$1.23 billion) from an earlier estimate of Rp 8. More ...
Banks muddy Malaysia's recovery plansBy M. Jegathesan KUALA LUMPUR (AFP): The "ultra-conservative" lending policies
adopted by Malaysian banks to prevent bad loans may derail an
economic recovery just as it gathers steam, economists and
businessmen warn. More ...
Police seize $60,000 in bogus note haul JAKARTA (JP): Police announced on Wednesday the seizure last
week of counterfeit American dollars totaling $60,000, in $100
denominations, from a 61-year-old resident of Bekasi.Chief of Jakarta Police detectives Col. More ...
Militia head queried about illegal gun JAKARTA (JP): The leader of an East Timor prointegration group
has been questioned by East Nusa Tenggara Police in connection
with the illegal possession of a weapon, police said on Thursday.Col. More ...
City awash in protests for different demands JAKARTA (JP): Protests covering various demands were held in
the city as President Abdurrahman Wahid clarified his economic
and political policies with members of the House of
Representatives (DPR) on Thursday. More ...
City police to be reshuffled JAKARTA (JP): City police spokesman Lt. Col. Zainuri Lubis
hinted on Wednesday a planned reshuffle at the Jakarta Police
headquarters, involving four significant police officers."The decree for the reshuffle has already been issued, signed
by National Police chief Gen. More ...
'Nanook of the North' set for JakartaBy Gotot Prakosa JAKARTA (JP): Local moviegoers will have the chance to enjoy
ethnographic film week from April 27 to April 29 at Lingkar
Budaya on Jl. Tanjung, Central Jakarta.The cultural center screens selected films every month. More ...
Doubts cloud Aceh military trial YOGYAKARTA (JP): Skepticism persists about the trial of 24
soldiers and a civilian charged in a mass killing in Aceh last
year as violence continued in the strife-torn province on
Thursday. More ...
Profits emerge as new focus in corporate AsiaBy James T. Areddy HONG KONG (Dow Jones): Whether stock markets ultimately manage
a full recovery from the pummeling of last week, analysts say
they expect the new economy's jolt to further focus corporate
Asia on the bottom line. More ...
Rebel leader killed in clash between separatists JAKARTA (JP): An Irian Jaya rebel leader was shot dead in a
clash between rival separatist groups, a report said on Thursday.Antara news agency quoted Irian Jaya Military Commander Maj.
Gen. More ...
Abdurrahman must beware of growing political divisions Disappointment with Abdurrahman Wahid's (Gus Dur) government
is leading to strange bedfellows, with the former ruling party,
Golkar, the faction being most courted, says observer Azyumardi
Azra, rector of the state-run Syarif Hidayatullah ... More ...
Amien warns Gus Dur to keep Cabinet intact JAKARTA (JP): People's Consultative Assembly Speaker Amien
Rais cautioned President Abdurrahman Wahid on Thursday that
further changes to his economic team would be political suicide. More ...
Over 90 new species found in Irian Jaya JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya: A group of researchers have found 93 new
species in the Wapoga and Sewa districts of Yapen Waropen
regency, a team member said on Thursday. More ...
Six arrested over Rp 750m robbery JAKARTA (JP): Police detectives have arrested five men over
their alleged roles in the robbery of imported video compact
discs (VCD) players and television sets worth Rp 750 million
(US$93,750) from an electronic goods importing firm, an officer
said on Thursday. More ...
Purwokerto trains bring profit PURWOKERTO, Central Java (JP): The regional office of state-
owned railway company PT KAI, overseeing Purwokerto and its
surrounding area, enjoyed Rp 9 billion in net profits last year. More ...
Prosecutors seize documents from Soeharto foundation JAKARTA (JP): The Attorney General's Office began on Thursday
the unprecedented seizure of documents believed to contain
information on assets allegedly illegally amassed by former
president Soeharto. More ...
RP economy sinking under President EstradaBy Bob McKee LONDON: In early April, Philippine armed forces spokesman Col.
Romero denied reports that the military was preparing a coup
against President Joseph Estrada. More ...
Balinese couple named professors DENPASAR, Bali: Scholars Luh Ketut Suryani and Tjokorda Alit
Kamar Adnyana were inaugurated as professors at Udayana
University's School of Medicine here on Thursday. More ...
Prosecutor's demand upsets court TANGERANG (JP): A prosecutor's demand to sentence a South
Korean national, the sole defendant in a murder case, to 18
months in jail sparked anger on Thursday in Tangerang District
Court. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta: Friday, April 28, 2000Exhibitions * Sculpture Exhibition: Klein Plastiek, at Erasmus Huis, Jl.
H.R. Rasuna Said, Kav S-3, Kuningan, South Jakarta (Phone:
5252321), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., until May 20. More ...
Bacelius replaces Laksamana as chief of JITF JAKARTA (JP): The government has appointed Bacelius Ruru to
head the Jakarta Initiative Task Force (JITF), newly appointed
State Minister of Investment and State Enterprises Development
Rozy Munir said on Thursday. More ...
One dead, three still missing in Ambon riot AMBON, Maluku (JP): A man was found dead with multiple stab
wounds, while three others were still missing on Thursday
following the latest sectarian conflict involving Christians and
Muslims in Waihaong subdistrict here. More ...
Graft rumors swirl after reshuffle JAKARTA (JP): Legislators said after a closed-door
consultative meeting that President Abdurrahman Wahid told them
his decision to replace two economics ministers was due to their
alleged involvement in corruption, collusion and nepotism. More ...
Two taxi robbers mobbed to death JAKARTA (JP): Residents from Kedondong village in Mangun Jaya,
Bekasi, fatally mobbed late on Wednesday evening two men from a
gang of four who police say were attempting to rob a taxi driver.Bekasi Police chief Lt. Col. More ...
Police checking IDs I am an Indian girl living and working in Jakarta with an oil
company. The other night I went out with some of my friends.
While the group was returning in a couple of taxis, we were
stopped near the Hard Rock Cafe about 1:30 a.m. More ...
Group in military garb storms police post, injures six JAKARTA (JP): A group of some 30 men in military uniforms
attacked on Thursday a traffic police post in Johar, Karawang, 45
kilometers east of here, and beat five of six on-duty officers
and vandalized six motorbikes, a local police source ... More ...
'Congkokan', a Javanese centenarian ceremonyBy Bambang M YOGYAKARTA (JP): The Javanese people were once known to
strongly hold their centuries-old traditions. Yet, in the modern
era, many think such traditions irrational with traditional
ceremonies a waste of time and money. More ...
Marine security system planned to stop poaching BANDUNG (JP): The government will require all commercial
vessels bearing Indonesian flags weighing more than 2,000 dead
weight tons to equip themselves with transponders next year in an
attempt to curb illegal entry and poaching in the ... More ...
Police impostor nabbed in Denpasar DENPASAR, Bali: Local police arrested on Wednesday night a 21-
year-old man from Praya in Central Lombok for pretending to be a
policeman.The man, named by police as Lalu Fauzi, was employed at a
fruit stall."We are still investigating the case. More ...