Freeport still searching for missing people JAKARTA (JP): A rescue team has yet to find the bodies of four
people reported missing after the Wanagon basin collapsed last
week, a company official said here on Thursday. More ...
E-volution: New tools for a new ageBy Rob Goodfellow and Daniel Lindgren WOLLONGONG, New South Wales, Australia (JP): Are we looking at
things the wrong way? Since the dawn of the industrial revolution
nearly 200 years ago, economic theory has accompanied change. More ...
Circumstances demand foreign minister stay close to Gus Dur Foreign minister Alwi Shihab has been under fire from critics,
who have charged he has spent too much time with President
Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur) and too little on foreign affairs. More ...
TNI backs peace deal with GAM JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Military (TNI) has thrown its
weight behind an unprecedented peace accord to be signed in
Geneva with the Free Aceh Movement (GAM).TNI chief Adm. Widodo A.S. More ...
Ratna Sarumpaet back on stage with 'Alia' JAKARTA (JP): Ratna Sarumpaet, whose plays were often banned
by the Soeharto government for alluding to chaos wrought by his
authoritarian administration, is back on stage today. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on May 11, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
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Cloth thief jumps from third floor of Pasaraya JAKARTA (JP): A 20-year-old man who was apprehended on
Thursday morning by security guards after being caught stealing
clothes at the seven-story Pasaraya department store in Blok M,
South Jakarta, decided to escape by taking a free fall from ... More ...
East Java councilors to be gagged in future SURABAYA (JP): Rather than coaching and educating their
councillors, major political parties in East Java are
contemplating bridling councillors' freedom to speak to the media
to curb embarrassing and contradictory news statements. More ...
Rupiah's tumble due to economic uncertainty: WB JAKARTA (JP): The World Bank's country director for Indonesia,
Mark Baird, said on Thursday the weakening rupiah in recent days
was mainly due to uncertainties over the future of the
government's economic reform. More ...
50 local firms offer e-solutions at show JAKARTA (JP): Some 50 local companies operating in the
Internet-related business sector are currently flaunting their
newest products and services at an event dubbed the country's
first Internet business exhibition, the e-Business Show 2000. More ...
Yusril says Habibie helped PBB secure Rp 1 billion JAKARTA (JP): Crescent Star Party (PBB) chairman Yusril Ihza
Mahendra insisted on Thursday the role former president B.J.
Habibie played in the raising of a Rp 1 billion fund donated to
the party last year."The matter has been settled. More ...
Mahaka SM vows to fight in ABC Cup JAKARTA (JP): Champion of the 1999 national basketball league
Mahaka Satria Muda (SM) left for Lebanon on Thursday to fight in
the Asian Basketball Confederation (ABC) Champions Cup, with a
strong hope that it will not end up in the bottom position. More ...
Demands of local people unavoidable, says mining body JAKARTA (JP): The increasing number of provinces making
demands on mining companies is unavoidable and is a consequence
of the transition into democracy, the Indonesian Mining
Association (IMA) said on Thursday. More ...
KTM may send dispute to RI, Korean Presidents JAKARTA (JP): While claiming to be a legitimate owner of a
portion of a disputed plot in Cikampek, a foreign partner of
"national car" producer PT Timor Putra Nasional (TPN) hinted on
Thursday the possibility of taking the matter to ... More ...
Sunken ferry is not seaworthy: Official AMBON, Maluku (JP): The Masnait ferry which was sank on Sunday
killing at least 41 people, was not supposed to ply sea routes
because it was designed to operate on lakes and rivers, an
official said on Thursday. More ...
Peace effort in Geneva Today, barring any unforeseen developments, a document will be
signed in Geneva that will hopefully end one of the most extended
and, in terms of human lives, most devastating conflicts that has
plagued Indonesia for almost 25 years. More ...
Ill-mannered youths On May 3, 2000, at 7:30 p.m. Erasmus Huis hosted a concert fit
to quench the thirst of classical music lovers and admirers in
Jakarta.Erasmus Huis was full with people of all ages and occupations.
Some were willing to stand during the whole 1. More ...
RI students win millennium awards JAKARTA: Seven Indonesian students were among 2,000 winners of
Millennium Dreamers Awards across the world honored in a ceremony
at the Walt Disney Resorts in Orlando, Florida recently. More ...
Acehenese put high hopes on Geneva accord BANDA ACEH, Aceh (JP): Weary of the incessant conflicts that
have claimed countless lives, the Acehnese expressed high hopes
of a planned peace agreement to be signed in Geneva. More ...
Interest in Prabowo? Will the Attorney General's Office take an interest now that
Prabowo, the former chief of the Army's Special Force, has
announced his intention to remain in Indonesia?After all, quite apart from declaring an interest in something
he prefers to call a "clean" intelligence ... More ...
Local share prices plunge by 3.5 percent JAKARTA (JP): Share prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSX)
plunged amid selling pressure from foreign investors, with the
benchmark composite index losing 3.5 percent to close at 529.20
in active trading. More ...
Is Indonesia significantly gearing up for e-paradigm? JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian media is now full of articles and
advertisements about this new entity that starts with a small
"e", like e-business, e-commerce, e-education, e-distribution and
e-etc. More ...
RI invited to join German fair JAKARTA (JP): The Association of German Bakery Organizations
invited Indonesian companies here on Thursday to join the
international trade fair for bakers and confectioners in Munich,
in September. More ...
Two big names confident of early victory in Thomas Cup KUALA LUMPUR (JP): Former world greatest doubles players Kim
Moon-soo and Park Joo-bong will participate in the Thomas Cup
championships round-robin match at the Putra Indoor Stadium in
Bukit Jalil on Friday. More ...
World Bank wants good governance, anticorruption JAKARTA (JP): The World Bank has again called on President
Abdurrahman Wahid's administration to pursue good governance and
anticorruption measures to improve confidence in public
institutions and development programs. More ...
Street workers go on strike BOGOR (JP): Some 400 temporary workers of the Bogor sanitation
agency went on strike on Thursday, demanding wage increases equal
to the official regional minimum wage (UMR) plus several basic
allowances. More ...
PKB tells Gus Dur to publicly declare his wealth JAKARTA (JP): Amidst growing accusations of corruption and
collusion within the government, the National Awakening Party
(PKB) urged party founder President Abdurrahman Wahid to set an
example and publicly document his finances. More ...
Aussie planes spying on Indonesia: Report JAKARTA (JP): Australia is conducting secret spy missions
against Indonesia using specially modified PC3 Orion aircraft
operating in international airspace, the Australian Financial
Review reported on Thursday. More ...
Remote regency needs teachers JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya: Puncak Jaya regency needs at least 364
new teachers for 77 elementary schools, a local official said on
Thursday.Regent Andreas Philipus Coem said in Jayapura, that all of the
schools in the remote regency lacked teachers. More ...
Expert testimonies in Lt. Agus trial delayed JAKARTA (JP): The Jakarta Military Court postponed on Thursday
the testimonies of legal experts Loebby Loqman and Andi Hamzah in
the trial of Army Second Lt. More ...
'Petualangan Sherina' awaits students on school holiday JAKARTA (JP): School holidays are still a month away, but
local child singer Sherina Munaf is ready to entertain her fans
with her debut movie Petualangan Sherina, the Adventure of
Sherina, to be released on June 14. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Photo Exhibition: Private Expressions 2000, at Galeri Foto
Cahya, Wisma Surya Kemang, Jl. Raya Kemang no. 33, South Jakarta
(Phone: 7193731), South Jakarta, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., until May 31. More ...
Kwik not quick enough Slow though President Abdurrahman Wahid's movements are, due
to his physical restraints, his limited eyesight (view), he
demands others, in particular members of his Cabinet's economic
team, to produce quick results. More ...
Astra Otoparts books profit JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed PT Astra Otoparts announced on
Thursday sales of Rp 1.56 trillion (US$200 million) in 1999, a 26
percent increase from Rp 1.23 trillion in 1998. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
Erin Brockovich 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Scream 3 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Romeo Must Die 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
The End Of The Affair 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
The Whole Nine Yards ... More ...
Dengue kills four in Kudus KUDUS, Central Java: Dengue hemorrhagic fever has claimed at
least four lives here this year, head of the regency's ministry
of health office Muchtadi disclosed on Thursday.He said his office recorded a total of 136 cases, most of them
affecting women and children. More ...
Lasker Jihad given a month to leave Maluku AMBON, Maluku (JP): Maluku authorities have given a one month
deadline to members of the Laskar Jihad Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah
Muslim group to leave the islands, or face forced expulsion. More ...
FPI protests SCTV over 'Esmeralda' JAKARTA (JP): A private television station has suspended
rerunning the popular Latin-American soap opera Esmeralda due to
protests from the Defenders of Islam (FPI), who have alleged the
show defames Islam. More ...
Koi lovers flock to Lembang for contestBy K. Basrie LEMBANG, West Java (JP): The weather was chilly last Saturday
afternoon in the mountainous area of Lembang. The drizzling rain
and the heavy mist that covered the peaks added to the wintry
mood. More ...
Nokia opens retail outlet JAKARTA (JP): Nokia Mobile Phones Indonesia reopens its Nokia
Professional Center (NPC) at Jl. Abdul Muis, Central Jakarta, on
Thursday with bigger space and longer hours. More ...
Chinese Taipei defeats Indonesian boys team JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian boys' tennis team was defeated 1-2 by
top seeded Chinese Taipei in stage one of the qualifying round of
the Asia/Oceania zone of the NEC World Youth Cup Thursday.Insufficient preparation was given as the cause for the loss. More ...
KEM land dispute won't affect foreign investment: RozyBy Reiner S SANUR, Bali (JP): Newly appointed Minister of Investment and
State Enterprises Development Rozy Munir played down on Thursday
the impact of the high profile land dispute between giant gold
mining firm PT Kelian Equatorial Mining ... More ...
Indonesia survives first test in Thomas and Uber CupBy Primastuti Handayani KUALA LUMPUR (JP): Indonesian teams won both matches in the
Thomas and Uber Cup championships at the Putra Indoor Stadium
here Thursday. More ...
Four masters share JAPFA Open prize JAKARTA (JP): Grand Master (GM) Super Jaan Ehlvest of Estonia,
GM Darmen Sadvakasov of Kazakhstan, GM Normund Miezis of Latvia
and International Master (IM) Bong Villamayor of the Philippines
shared the top prize of US$10,500 at the JAPFA International ... More ...
Fighting sex on TV I'm referring to Harry Rachmad's letter Sex on TV bad for
nation's youth in The Jakarta Post on May 7, 2000. I heard a
saying years ago that people who are school teachers never really
left school. More ...