PlayStation rental houses boom in JakartaBy Hera Diani JAKARTA (JP): The economic meltdown, which is yet to
completely recover, has had its good side. It has at least
inspired people from all walks of life to think about different
ways to make ends meet in order to weather the economic struggle. More ...
Witness tells court Agus not the owner of seized drugs JAKARTA (JP): A witness testified in the drug trial of Second
Lt. Agus Isrok that the defendant was not the owner of the
illegal substances seized by the police from a room of a West
Jakarta hotel last August. More ...
The fate of Vietnam 25 years after historic fall of SaigonBy Gwynne Dyer LONDON (JP): The fall of South Vietnam was not inevitable.
After all, South Korea is still there. And if South Vietnam were
still there too, it would probably be doing just fine. More ...
Marzuki seeks Swiss's help to find Soeharto's account JAKARTA (JP): Attorney General Marzuki Darusman reiterated on
Friday his appeal to the Swiss government to help the Indonesian
authorities probe former president Soeharto's financial wealth
which might be hidden in that country. More ...
Astra International earns Rp 1.5t in 1999 JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed automotive giant PT Astra
International said on Friday it registered net income of Rp 1.5
trillion last year (US$192 million at the current rate), compared
to a net loss of Rp 3.7 trillion the previous year. More ...
KONI supports urine tests to detect illegal drugs use BOGOR (JP): The National Sports Council (KONI) will support
sports organizations that undertake urine tests on athletes
suspected of using illegal drugs. More ...
IBRA wants 'fair' price for BCA public offeringBy Reiner S. SINGAPORE (JP): The Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency
(IBRA) wants to set a "fair" price for the landmark initial
public offering of Bank Central Asia (BCA). More ...
Military to set up special administrative tribunal BANDUNG (JP): The Indonesian Military (TNI) will establish a
special tribunal to handle cases relating to disputes between
officers and their subordinates, TNI Deputy Chief of Staff Gen.
Fachrul Rozi said. More ...
Laksamana denies graft allegations JAKARTA (JP): Laksamana Sukardi denied on Friday graft charges
that cost him his post as state minister of investment and state
enterprises development, and demanded that President Abdurrahman
Wahid clear him of the allegations. More ...
Public urged to accept new fares JAKARTA (JP): Arguing a fare hike was unavoidable, Governor
Sutiyoso appealed to residents on Friday to understand the city
administration's decision to start implementing new bus fares on
Sunday. More ...
Outdoor equipment shops flourish in YogyakartaBy Anis Suryani YOGYAKARTA (JP): The fast-growing adventure tours and sports
industry in Yogyakarta has been accompanied by a mushrooming of
shops selling outdoor equipment. More ...
PT Newmont Correction: A few words were inadvertently left out in the sixth
paragraph of the letter PT Newmont responds of the April 28
edition. The paragraph should read "... nor do our ongoing
community development programs and their associated budgets. More ...
Transparency and corporate governance in RI This is the second 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 group in cooperation with ... More ...
RI wants talks with Australia, E. Timor JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid proposed on Friday a
three-nation summit between Indonesia, Australia and East Timor
to mend ties and create stability in the region. More ...
Angry university students burn senate hall JAKARTA (JP): Angry maritime engineering students of Dharma
Persada University in Pondok Kelapa, East Jakarta, set on fire on
Friday morning the student senate boardroom of the university's
School of Engineering. More ...
City to enforce lower private parking fees JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso insisted on Friday all
privately managed parking lots must lower their parking fees in
compliance with city regulations. More ...
Corruptors pampered The axe swung by the communist government in Beijing to
eliminate corruption has fallen without any discrimination on
corrupt officials (this is not just rhetoric, as is usually the
case in Indonesia). More ...
Talk, talk and talk Instead of coming out with ways of solving the country's many
pressing problems, President Abdurrahman Wahid and leaders of the
House of Representatives ended up hurling accusations at each
other in their latest round of consultations on Thursday. More ...
Where to go in Yogyakarta: Saturday, April 29, 2000Exhibitions* Painting exhibition by Yaksa Agus, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta,
Jl Suroto 2 (phone: 0274-560404) April 25 - May 2.
* Installation video exhibition: Evolution 2.0, Rotraut Pape, CCF
French Cultural Center, Jl. More ...
FPI members suspected behind attack on bar JAKARTA (JP): City police detectives are investigating an act
of vandalism which occurred on Thursday night in which a karaoke
bar in Ciputat was seriously damaged and resulted in an attack on
an officer of the Elite Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob). More ...
Fire devastates historical Pasar Gede in Surakarta SURAKARTA, Central Java (JP): Fire devastated Pasar Gede, the
oldest traditional market in Central Java in the early hours of
Friday morning, leaving more than 1,000 vendors jobless. More ...
A megalomaniac Newsweek magazine in its March 20 issue published an
interesting article. It is amazing that World War II was
instigated by one man, Hitler, who was an unknown person before
his debut. More ...
Sion Church: Jakarta's oldest buildingBy Ida Indawati Khouw This is the 2nd article on old churches in Jakarta published
in commemoration of Easter. It is also the 36th in a series of
articles on old and protected buildings in the capital published
every Saturday in The Jakarta Post. More ...
Arkoun: Allowing reason to be slave to religious texts JAKARTA (JP): As long as Indonesia remains open to
multiculturalism and political pluralism, there will be more to
celebrate in the future, says Mohammad Arkoun, Sorbonne
University's professor emeritus of the history of Islamic
thought. More ...
UN: Volunteers need better networking to solve problems JAKARTA (JP): Better networking among organizations of
volunteers is needed to share experiences to solve common
problems such as funding and overlapping, activists said on
Friday. More ...
Mugabe vs. Zimbabwe A few hundred white farmers hold more than 70 percent of
cultivable land and employ only 350,000 people, out of a
population of more than 11 million. The injustice is patently
obvious and socially explosive. More ...
Indorayon warns govt to let it reopen or face lawsuit JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed pulp and fiber rayon firm PT
Inti Indorayon has given the Indonesian government one week to
allow the company to resume operations or face international
arbitration. More ...
Low power supply causes blackout PALEMBANG, South Sumatra: The recent blackout in some areas in
South Sumatra and the neighboring provinces of Lampung, Bengkulu
and Jambi was caused by an insufficient electric power supply, an
official said here on Friday. More ...
Alinafiah: Pos Indonesia ready to end monopoly, face competition JAKARTA (JP): State-owned PT Pos Indonesia says it is ready to
let go of its monopoly rights to deliver personal letters,
postcards, and aerograms and face competition, including from
courier companies. More ...
East Timorese man cleared of spying KUPANG, East Nusa Tenggara: Police said here on Friday they
did not have enough evidence to charge an East Timorese man with
spying, Antara news agency reported. More ...
Cleansed royal heirlooms ward off evilBy R. Agus Bakti YOGYAKARTA (JP): The Sura month, the first month in the
Javanese calendar is considered sacred. The Javanese royal
families usually hold a series of ceremonies to purify their
priceless and royal heirlooms. More ...
Over 20 people injured in train crash in South Jakarta JAKARTA (JP): At least 24 people were injured on Friday
evening when a Jabotabek commuter train heading for Bogor
careered into a Pakuan Express train, also Bogor-bound, between
Manggarai and Tebet stations in South Jakarta. More ...
Yusril owns up to taking Rp 1b from Habibie JAKARTA (JP): Crescent Star Party (PBB) chairman Yusril Ihza
Mahendra acknowledged on Friday accepting Rp 1 billion from then
president B.J. Habibie to help finance the newly established
party prior to the 1999 general election. More ...
PLN books net loss of Rp 11.3t this year JAKARTA (JP): Cash-strapped state-owned electricity company PT
PLN booked a net loss of Rp 11.3 trillion (US$1.4 billion) this
year, up from Rp 9.5 trillion in 1998, PLN said on Friday.PLN's revenue, however, rose to Rp 15.6 trillion from Rp 13. More ...
Stock quotations on JSXStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on April 28, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Govt and GAM to sign peace accord in Geneva JAKARTA (JP): State Minister of Human Rights Affairs Hasballah
M. Saad said on Friday that an agreement would be signed in the
next week with the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) "to resolve the Aceh
issue". More ...
Fake diesel made in Tanjung Barat JAKARTA (JP): Residents of a neighborhood unit in the Tanjung
Barat subdistrict of Jagakarsa, South Jakarta, alleged on Friday
that a cooperative had long used a plot of land in the area to
manufacture fake diesel. More ...
Councilor to be questioned over attack on council TANGERANG (JP): Local police are to question Tangerang Council
speaker Gian Sugiharsono as the alleged mastermind behind
Monday's attack on the council building, which resulted in two
people, one a councilor, sustaining injuries. More ...
Removal of Laksamana bad for RIBy Jeffrey A. Winters CHICAGO (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur) showed
poor judgment when he fired Laksamana Sukardi from the Cabinet.
No one can disagree that a president should be able to choose
ministers he can work with and who can work with each other. More ...
KIA Motor eyes 10% of RI auto market KUTA, Bali (JP): PT KIA Mobil Indonesia, the sole distributor
of South Korean KIA Motors' products targets between eight and
ten percent of Indonesian market annually. More ...
Panin Sekuritas floats shares JAKARTA (JP): PT Panin Sekuritas plans to float its shares on
the Jakarta Stock Exchange in May to raise operating cash.The shares will be sold at between Rp 500 and Rp 600 each
during the offering period between May 24 and May 26. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta: Saturday, April 29, 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 ...
Movie celebrate longevity, but will they last in cinemas JAKARTA (JP): Longevity is the keyword here, with a robot that
lives to two hundred years and a marriage that lasts 15 years
before it begins to crumble. The following reviews and grades are
by Oren Murphy and Tam Notosusanto. More ...
Adventurous tour hits YogyakartaBy Bambang Trisno and Anis Suryani YOGYAKARTA (JP): Have you had enough of "conventional" touring
for your holidays? Turn to an adventurous picnic. It lifts up
your spirit and doesn't cost that much money.Look at what some local travel agents have to offer. More ...
Ra Kyung-min axed from S. Korean Uber Cup team JAKARTA (JP): South Korea surprisingly excluded women's and
mixed doubles specialist Ra Kyung-min from the Uber Cup team
despite her contribution in the qualifying round in New Delhi in
February. More ...