ASEAN agrees to promote health YOGYAKARTA (JP): A meeting of health ministers from the
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ended here on
Saturday with a Healthy ASEAN 2000 declaration, which promises
to strengthen health cooperation between member states. More ...
Pointless meetings Any self-congratulations on the part of the International
Monetary Fund and the World Bank that the 2000 Spring Meetings of
the two organizations did not go the way of the 1999 Seattle
conference of the World Trade Organization would be misplaced. More ...
Singapore unaffected by submarine issue SINGAPORE (JP): Singapore is unconcerned about President
Abdurrahman Wahid's caution to the Indonesian Navy over a recent
purchase by Singapore of new submarines. More ...
Planned regional autonomy lacks ruling on education, says expert JAKARTA (JP): Education experts have raised concerns over the
lack of ruling in education ahead of next year's planned regional
autonomy. More ...
Probe into human rights abuses in E. Timor start JAKARTA (JP): Three military officers serving in East Timor
during last year's violence will appear for questioning at the
Attorney General's Office on Monday, their lawyer said on Sunday. More ...
Court monitoring body set up YOGYAKARTA: A group of lawyers, activists and scholars
established on Sunday the Indonesian Court Monitoring (ICM)
watchdog, an independent organization set up to scrutinize the
country's court and legal proceedings. More ...
Plan to abolish bus terminals opposed JAKARTA (JP): Fearing the loss of bus terminals would cut
their income, public bus crews opposed on Saturday the city
administration's plan to abolish city bus terminals and replace
them with shelters. More ...
Stronger financial reports to help lift stock prices JAKARTA (JP): Recently released stronger financial reports of
some public companies will help boost trading sentiment on the
Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSX) this week, equity analysts said. More ...
Gus Dur and pace of reform It is indeed "a puzzlement" that the same population that
tolerated repression, oppression, corruption and official
violence for 32 years will not allow the new government even six
months to rebuild the rotting institutions they inherited --
particularly the banking, ... More ...
Megawati urged to speak up about Laksamana dismissal YOGYAKARTA (JP): Noted political scientist Riswanda Imawan
said that as the chairwoman of the Indonesian Democratic Party of
Struggle (PDI Perjuangan), Megawati Soekarnoputri could not
remain silent on the dismissal of one of her party members ... More ...
Microsoft still waiting for Net boom in Indonesia JAKARTA (JP): PT Microsoft Indonesia said rampant software
piracy was keeping the company from making gains in the Internet
boom in the country. More ...
Lebanese workers anxious about futureBy Richard Engel TURMOS CROSSING, Lebanon (AFP): For many years thousands of
Lebanese workers have walked through this checkpoint to Israel,
but today their mood is ominous, with many fearing that the
Jewish state's plan to unilaterally pull out of south ... More ...
Youths group calls Amien 'opportunist' JAKARTA (JP): The National Youth Movement (GP Kebangsaan) has
condemned Amien Rais, chairman of the People Consultative
Assembly as a "political opportunist", exploiting the Islam
banner for his own political interests. More ...
E. Kalimantan bid to buy KPC shares studied: Official JAKARTA (JP): The government will examine the source of funds
to be used by the East Kalimantan provincial administration in
acquiring shares of mining company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), a
senior official said on Friday. More ...
Jakarta workers warm up for Labor Day JAKARTA (JP): Hundreds of workers from various companies
across Greater Jakarta took to the capital's main streets on
Sunday as they geared up for International Labor Day on Monday. More ...
Sutiyoso denies maneuvering JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso denied on Friday allegations
he had launched a "political movement" to secure his position
prior to the General Assembly of the City Council in June. More ...
Yusril likely to be reelected PBB chairman JAKARTA: Yusril Ihza Mahendra looked almost certain to retain
his post as chairman of the Crescent and Star Party (PBB) on
Sunday night despite the threat of a party split.As of midnight, eligible voters were still casting their
ballots. More ...
Disabled teenagers take their turn at 'Joy Sailing' JAKARTA (JP): The naval crew on board KRI Teluk Peleng 535
received 389 disabled visitors, mostly teenagers, on board the
German-made landing ship on Sunday. More ...
U.S. teaches Europe economic reformBy Stefan von Borstel WASHINGTON (DPA): The economic upsurge in the United States is
calming down gradually. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew by an
annual rate of 5. More ...
Six killed in Ambon violence AMBON, Maluku (JP): At least six people were killed and 50
others injured on Sunday when security personnel opened fire to
disperse warring groups at the border between Batu Merah and
Mardika districts.Witnesses said the clash, which began at around 3 p.m. More ...
Forestry graft probe has no teeth: ICW JAKARTA (JP): The government effort to probe prominent
businesspeople's alleged involvement in corruption in the
forestry sector is doomed to failure because of the probability
investigators are also corrupt, experts said. More ...
Ravaged Jaffna Sri Lanka's gemBy Amal Jayasinghe COLOMBO (AFP): For Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil Tiger rebels and
government troops the battle-scarred northern city of Jaffna is a
prized possession. More ...
Pertamina sets new 'CD guidelines' JAKARTA (JP): State oil and gas company Pertamina has issued a
new ruling ordering its oil and gas contractors to focus their
community development (CD) programs on the people living around
their operating sites. More ...
10 arrested over attack on prostitutes, transvestite JAKARTA (JP): South Jakarta police detectives arrested 10 men
for attacking three female prostitutes and a transvestite in
Brawijaya Park in Kebayoran Baru early on Sunday morning.South Jakarta Police chief Col. More ...
What is a people-driven strategy?By Dj. A. Simarmata JAKARTA (JP): An article by colleague H.S. Dillon in this
newspaper on April 10 was intriguing to me in that it shed some
badly needed light on the protracted debate involving the recent
crisis and the country's development. More ...
Bank Universal's lending up JAKARTA (JP): Publicly-listed Bank Universal extended Rp 350
billion (US$43.7 million) in new loans and booked Rp 11 billion
in net profits (unaudited) in the first quarter, the bank's
president, Stephen Z.Satyahadi, said over the weekend. More ...
Sipadan abduction fans fears about militant groupsBy Girlie Linao MANILA (DPA): Fears of an upsurge in "Islamic radicalism" in
the southern Philippines and neighboring Muslim-dominated
countries were fueled last week when 21 nationals from seven
countries were kidnapped from a popular tourist ... More ...
Officials to be questioned over fishy levy collection TANGERANG (JP): The regency office will soon question
officials of a local fishery agency in connection with an 8
percent levy it collected from fishermen selling fish at Surya
Bahari village's fish auction market in Pakuhaji district. More ...
Vietnam: Taking a trip to a living 'warscape'By Andreas Baenziger XUAN LOC, Vietnam (DPA): Nature has long since spread its lush
verdant tentacles and covered the physical scars of the war in
Vietnam. More ...
Summitplast plans to float shares on local stock mart JAKARTA (JP): PT Summitplast Interbenua, a plastic components
manufacturer, plans to float its shares on the local stock market
in a bid to raise fresh funds to back up its expansion program. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta: Monday, May 1, 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 ...
More than just ghosts haunt PacificBy Michael Field AUCKLAND (AFP): He's angry and he's nearly naked and he has an
ancient 50 caliber machine gun bullet mounted on bamboo to kill
his rivals with -- if it doesn't kill him first. More ...
Pancasila remains basis of RI The title of your report on my speech Scrap Pancasila as state
ideology (The Jakarta Post, April 28, 2000, page 2) could suggest
that I proposed the abolition of Pancasila. This would be the
direct opposite of what I meant to say. More ...
Developers told to start building houses again JAKARTA (JP): Developers must resume building houses now,
before an anticipated surge in demand, a senior official from the
Ministry of Settlement and Regional Development said on Saturday. More ...
Business climate still gloomy: Sofyan SEMARANG (JP): The country's overall business climate remains
uncertain despite signs of recovery in some sectors, Indonesian
Business Council chairman Sofyan Wanandi said. More ...
Independence fighter Rasjid dies JAKARTA (JP): Sutan Mohammad Rasjid, one of Indonesia's
independence fighters, died on Sunday after being treated for
three days at the private Pondok Indah Hospital in South Jakarta.He was 89 and is survived by four sons. His wife died two
years ago. More ...
Four GMs struggle to become championBy Ivy Susanti SANUR, Bali (JP): Four Grand Masters (GM) will fight hard to
finish first in the US$56,500 JAPFA Classic International
Tournament 2000 on Tuesday. More ...
Big decision, bad timing on antiballistic missile systemBy Jim Anderson WASHINGTON (DPA): A momentous nuclear arms control decision by
the U.S. government is due to be made this summer at the worst
possible time under the least desirable conditions. More ...
Germany to extend aid to Atambua ATAMBUA, East Nusa Tenggara: The German government has pledged
Rp 4.2 billion in financial aid for the development of the local
hospital here, a hospital official told Antara on Saturday. More ...
Union awareness weak in Yogyakarta YOGYAKARTA: Workers' awareness of their right to association
and organization remains low in Yogyakarta, an official said on
Saturday.Out of 2,600 registered companies, only 10 percent, or 208,
have set up labor unions, he added. More ...
Action needed The presidency has made every man who occupied it, no matter
how small, bigger than he was; and no matter how big, not big
enough for its demands. Perhaps these words, spoken by the late
American president Lyndon B. More ...
Dynaplast books robust sales JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed plastic materials manufacturer
PT Dynaplast Tbk booked net sales of Rp 196.8 billion (US$24.6
million) in 1999, a 31.3 percent increase from the Rp 149.9
billion in 1998. More ...