New service to pamper prepaid simPATI cards JAKARTA (JP): The extraordinary expansion of Internet-enabled
cellular telephone facilities owes much to factors peculiar to
humankind, making consumers receptive to a handset-based online
experience. More ...
Central Java fisheryfolk sink in debtBy Haryoso SEMARANG (JP): The Central Java high seas are rich in marine
resources; most notably fish but, ironically, loan sharks, who
prey on local fisherfolk by throwing them into the jaws of sheer
poverty. More ...
Wullems to help PSM Makassar MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi (JP): Henk Wullems of the
Netherlands, a former coach of the national soccer team, signed a
contract with the PSM Makassar club on Saturday. More ...
Armageddon in Kanugu Hundreds of followers in the tiny southwestern Ugandan village
followed Joseph Kibweteere -- their sect leader and "prophet" --
into death. Even dousing their children in gasoline, they lit
themselves all on fire. More ...
How to make your personal computer boot up fasterBy Zatni Arbi JAKARTA (JP): I have to admit that, in the past few months,
this column has been dealing with rather technical and
enterprise-oriented topics. More ...
PDIP comes under fire from experts SEMARANG (JP): The first congress of the Indonesian Democratic
Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) crossed the finishing line
unimpeded, but has raised criticism from both insiders and
outsiders over its failure to live up to people's demands. More ...
Five die in car accident TANGERANG (JP): Five passengers of an angkot (public minivan)
were killed when a truck speeding in the wrong direction hit the
vehicle on Jl. Daan Mogot at Tanah Tinggi area on Saturday around
midnight, police and witnesses said. More ...
Soeharto's lawyers 'can be arrested' JAKARTA (JP): Observers and legal practitioners said on
Saturday that Soeharto's lawyers could be arrested for hampering
the investigation into the former president's alleged corruption
case. More ...
Mob burns house of 'witch' PURWOKERTO, Central Java: About 100 angry residents in
Karangtengah village in Cilongok of Banyumas regency burned down
on Saturday the house of a local named Muhidi Watim, 50, for
allegedly practicing black magic. More ...
The dilemma in hiking oil pricesBy David E. Sumual JAKARTA (JP): The price of oil is of critical importance to
today's Indonesian economy, given that oil is the largest traded
commodity, both in volume and value terms. It is generally known
that we depend on a "hydrocarbon economy". More ...
Remedying distorted mind-set Congratulations on the fine article Lifting ban on communism
is belated thinking by Soedjati Djiwandono (The Jakarta Post,
March 29, 2000). I would like to congratulate Mr. More ...
Collector offers wide range of rare booksBy Ida Indawati Khouw JAKARTA (JP): Having trouble locating books and other printed
materials dealing with the history of Indonesia?Browsing the virtual bookstores on the Web might prove
helpful. More ...
SNYL expects 40% growth Insurance company PT Asuransi Jiwa Sewu New York Life (SNYL)
said it expected its new individual sales to grow by 40 percent
this year amid the growing demand for life insurance. More ...
Communism vs. democracy Mr. Mercier's opinion on communism (Red threat remains, The
Jakarta Post, April 1, 2000) is a something about which I will
not comment. That is his opinion and he is of course entitled to
it.Different, altogether, are his arguments. More ...
Singh wins Rally Indonesia MEDAN, North Sumatra (JP): Malaysian racer and top seed
Karamjit Singh and navigator Allen Goh won the final stage of the
Gudang Garam Rally Indonesia here on Sunday.Singh, driving the Proton PERT, finished first with a total
time of 3:01:00.5. More ...
PDI Perjuangan: So much to learn to become a modern party The leadership of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle
(PDI Perjuangan) have been talking about making the party into a
"modern" one. More ...
Free circumcision for students JAKARTA (JP): The student senate at the Medical School of the
University of Indonesia held a one-day free circumcision service
for teenagers living near the Salemba campus in Central Jakarta
on Sunday. More ...
Berau Coal restructures US$40 million in debt JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed heavy equipment distributor PT
United Tractors said its coal mining subsidiary, PT Berau Coal,
had signed an agreement with its creditors on the restructuring
of a debt worth US$40 million. More ...
Save Kartini and baby's lives The photos of brides and grooms, most with babies in arms (The
Jakarta Post , March 20, 2000) spoke volumes about the tolerance
of the world's largest Muslim society. More ...
Asia enters new era in digital audio service A group of Indonesian journalists were invited by WorldSpace
Corp. to witness the live broadcast in Singapore recently of the
launch of its digital satellite in Kourou, French Guiana. The
following is a report from The Jakarta Post's Hyginus Hardoyo. More ...
Human skeletons found in separate graves in Aceh BANDA ACEH, Aceh (JP): A joint team of policemen and military
personnel found eight human skeletons -- some dressed in military
uniforms -- during search operations in Aceh Besar, North and
West Aceh on Saturday, a military source said.Lt. Col. More ...
Matraman residents called to settle battle themselves JAKARTA (JP): City police chief Maj. Gen. Nurfaizi regretted
the seemingly endless dispute between two neighboring residents
in the Matraman area, East Jakarta, urging the disputed parties
to settle the prolonged battle on their own. More ...
Student working as taxi driver murdered JAKARTA (JP): Efendi Manurung, a college student who earned
his living driving a taxi, was killed by two thieves pretending
to be passengers on Saturday evening.According to a police report, the crime took place at about
7:30 p.m. on a spot of Jl. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta: Monday, April 3, 2000Exhibitions * Sculpture Exhibition: Mother of Earth, at Galeri Lawang, 8th
floor of block L building, Campus I Tarumanegara University, Jl.
S. Parman no. 1, West Jakarta, until April 21. More ...
IMF does not object to delay in fuel price hikes: Kwik JAKARTA (JP): The International Monetary Fund (IMF) did not
object to the government's decision to delay fuel price hikes,
Coordinating Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry Kwik Kian
Gie said. More ...
JSX to be quiet due to religious holidays JAKARTA (JP): The religious holidays on Tuesday and Thursday
will drive trading activities on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSX)
to a very quiet state this week, according to equity analysts. More ...
Govt plays down lawsuit against Johny JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Foreign Affairs Alwi Shihab played
down on Saturday a lawsuit filed by two U.S. human rights groups
against an Indonesian Army general, saying it was an ordinary
case in the United States. More ...
No more medals for RI swimmers in Pusan JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia failed to earn more medals in the
Sixth Asian Swimming Championship's final day at Pusan, South
Korea after its swimmers only managed to finish below the top
three. More ...
Doctors demand ruling on legal abortion to curb illegal practice JAKARTA (JP): Lack of a government regulation in performing
abortions has led to the uncontrolled illegal practice in
Indonesia, obstetricians stated Saturday in a symposium on
abortion. More ...
E-commerce boom expected in RI in three years JAKARTA (JP): E-commerce is expected to start booming in
Indonesia in three years thanks to a better telecommunications
infrastructure, a growth in the number of computers and more
Internet users, an international consulting firm has said. More ...
Summit to see Libya come in from the coldBy Ian Black BRUSSELS: Moammar Qaddafi will achieve a historic breakthrough
in Libya's relations with the west when he meets European Union
leaders at the first EU-Africa summit in Cairo on Monday.Working hard to shed his pariah status, Col. More ...
EU deals a blow to China's WTO bid, PNTR debateBy Rachel Morarjee BEIJING (AFP): The breakdown of Sino-EU trade talks is a blow
to China's hopes of joining the World Trade Organization (WTO)
this year and could hurt its bid for permanent normal trade
relations (PNTR) from the United States. More ...
Irian seeks only eligible migrants JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya: The province will only accept
transmigrants who can help local people achieve prosperity,
Governor Freddy Numberi said here on Saturday. More ...
Government to set up anticorruption body JAKARTA (JP): The government is to set up an anticorruption
body within two weeks as part of its commitment to the
International Monetary Fund (IMF), Attorney General Marzuki
Darusman said on Saturday. More ...
Try Sutrisno ready for questioning JAKARTA (JP): Former vice president Try Sutrisno welcomed on
Saturday plans by the National Commission on Human Rights to
question him over the bloody 1984 incident in Tanjung Priok,
North Jakarta. More ...
Ballo, Stevie win first matches JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian boxers Hermansen Ballo and Stevie
Binalay won their first matches at the Olympic Games third
qualifying round in Bangkok on Saturday evening.Ballo defeated RMA Bratnayake of Sri Lanka while Stevie beat
Namjil Munkshaikan of Mongolia. More ...
Cuba-U.S. ties frozen in post-Cold War glacierBy Jim Anderson WASHINGTON (DPA): The sound and fury around the case of six-
year-old Elian Gonzalez serves to obscure a larger truth:
Relations between Miami and Havana are locked in a post-Cold War
glacier for the foreseeable future. More ...
Robbers steal a Lippo ATM DENPASAR, Bali: A group of thieves made away with a Bank Lippo
Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) containing Rp 85.5 million in cash
on the northern outskirts of Denpasar in the early hours of
Saturday. More ...
IBRA sells Indovina stake JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA)
has sold a 50 percent stake in Vietnam's Indovina Bank to
Taiwan's United World Chinese Commercial Bank for US$10.1
million, the agency said on Saturday. More ...
Rev. Nathan named lawsuit against Johny JAKARTA (JP): The Communion of Churches in Indonesia (PGI)
elected Rev. Nathan Setiabudi from West Java the new chairman in
the final day of its congress in Central Kalimantan's capital of
Palangkaraya on Saturday. More ...
Pick of the Flicks (for Monday, April 3, 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 Beach ... More ...
TNI told to generate intellectuals BANDUNG (JP): Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Adm. Widodo A.S.
asserted on Saturday the need for TNI Staff and Command School
(Sesko TNI) to find -- in the face of rapid change in the country
-- intellectuals to help deal with many complex issues. More ...
Job recruitment goes interactiveBy Tantri Yuliandini JAKARTA (JP): The advent of e-business is revolutionizing the
way companies recruit their employees.Soon, companies will no longer have to spend heavily on
newspaper advertisements. Nor will they have to wait months for
responses to their ads. More ...
Corporal detained for being 'trigger-happy' JAKARTA (JP): The city police have detained a police corporal
over the shooting of an 18-year-old student in the midst of
Saturday's street brawl in Jatinegara, East Jakarta, an officer
said on Sunday.Jakarta Police chief Maj. Gen. More ...
Rp 1m fake note found in Bogor BOGOR (JP): Residents at the BPPT housing complex on Jl.
Pajajaran in Central Bogor handed over three men, along with
bundles of fake bank notes worth Rp 1 billion, to the Bogor City
Police headquarters in the early hours of Sunday, according to
witnesses. More ...