Bogus reporter taken to cop station SURABAYA: A meeting between 23 businessmen from Hong Kong and
East Java Governor Imam Utomo on Friday not only attracted the
attention of accredited journalists but also a bogus reporter. More ...
Check and checkmate First of all, we are lucky to have a President like Gus Dur.
Why? Indonesia has been "dying" since we were hit by the monetary
crisis years ago. Common sense says there is no cure to this
crisis. More ...
Two cents worth The rebuke the Parking Management Agency of Jakarta has
addressed to private parking management companies violating the
provision on parking rates, reflects the inability of the city
administration to manage private parking affairs. More ...
Indonesia, GAM sign peace agreement JAKARTA (JP): Representatives of the Indonesian government and
Free Aceh Movement (GAM) signed a Joint Understanding on
Humanitarian Pause on Friday in Davos, Switzerland, which could
pave the way for permanent peace in the restive province of Aceh. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on May 12, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Luxury imported cars dominate automotive expo JAKARTA (JP): Expensive cars are dominating the automotive
show currently being held at the Jakarta Convention Center as
local demand at the high end of the market is growing. More ...
IBRA not involved in Bank Bali scandal: Glenn JAKARTA (JP): Former chairman of the Indonesian Bank
Restructuring Agency (IBRA) Glenn M.S. Yusuf testified on
Thursday that the agency was not involved in a January 1999
cessie contract between factoring firm PT Era Giat Prima (EGP)
and Bank Bali. More ...
Acehnese pray for lasting peace accord BANDA ACEH, Aceh (JP): Thousands of Acehnese thronged mosques
and schools on Friday to pray for the success of a peace accord
being signed in Geneva between separatist rebels and the
government. More ...
Government blames politicians, media on rupiah's slide JAKARTA (JP): Acting Coordinating Minister for Security and
Political Affairs Surjadi Soedirja blasted certain political
leaders and the media on Friday for creating a tense political
atmosphere; one that has, in his opinion, contributed to ... More ...
Roberts' movie shines at local cinemas JAKARTA (JP): A young innocent tries to experience life
outside the walls of his orphanage, while an unlikely legal
crusader storms through legal bureaucracies and snobbish lawyers. More ...
Zarina remains tightlipped over her pregnancy JAKARTA (JP): Very much affected by televised gossip of Zarina
Mirafsur's pregnancy, dozens of print and television journalists
thronged the West Jakarta District Court on Friday to search for
the truth and check out the former actress' physical ... More ...
Rupiah breaches 8,500 level against dollar in panic selling JAKARTA (JP): The rupiah continued falling on Friday, breaking
through the 8,500 mark against the US dollar as investors
remained concerned over the future of the country's economy and
the prospect of a hike in U.S. interest rates. More ...
Commemoration of 1998 shooting marred by clash JAKARTA (JP): Hundreds of university students taking part in a
commemoration of the May 12, 1998 fatal shooting of four Trisakti
University students clashed with security personnel while
rallying near the residence of former president Soeharto ... More ...
A tale of an amateur's work on Tugu history JAKARTA (JP): Writing the history of ethnic groups is not only
the domain of academicians.Amateurs can also do the work, just as housewife Frieda
Manusama-Moniaga has proven with her work on the old Tugu "Black
Portuguese" community here. More ...
Not a pretty picture I bought a Kodak DC 240 digital camera about nine months ago
(it is still under warranty) from one of PT Macindo dealers in
Indonesia. I brought the camera in for servicing to PT Macindo on
March 6, 2000. More ...
Local pop singers's fees in the stratosphereBy Endi Aras JAKARTA (JP): Showbiz means money and glitter. You only need
to have good looks, a good voice and a good slice of luck to be
on the way to becoming a millionaire.So says Krisdayanti, one of Indonesia's top female singers. More ...
Parking rate policy needs 'sorting out' The Jakarta city administration is involved in a dispute over
parking fees with private parking operators, with the former
threatening to close down the booths and equipment of defiant
operators on May 22, allowing private vehicles to park for free. More ...
Council chairman rejects summons TANGERANG (JP): Calling the allegations baseless, ousted
chairman of Tangerang Council Gian Sugiharto decided on Friday
not to meet the police summons to testify over his alleged
involvement in a mob attack on the council building on April 24. More ...
S. Korea dishonors host Malaysia 3-2 in Thomas CupBy Primastuti Handayani KUALA LUMPUR (JP): Host and runner-up Malaysia suffered a
humiliating 2-3 defeat to South Korea before a home crowd at the
Thomas Cup championships in Putra Indoor Stadium here on Friday. More ...
Highlanders will gather here again after two year absence JAKARTA (JP): Organizers of this year's Jakarta Highland
Gathering estimated that some 10,000 people will attend the event
at Pelita Harapan School compound Lippo Karawaci, a 30 minute
drive west from Jakarta. More ...
Reflections for May Time, it is said, heals all wounds.That, perhaps, is why only two years to the day after the
event, only a few Indonesians seem to remember what could easily
be the most traumatic episode this country has gone through in
recent history. More ...
Authorities to set up team to monitor parking operators JAKARTA (JP): In an effort to enforce the new city ordinance
on parking fees, the city administration will set up a second
special team to monitor defiant private parking operators and
close operations not in compliance an official said on ... More ...
Anglican church speaks of historyBy Ida Indawati Khouw Most people are probably unaware that the Anglican church on
Jl. Ridwan Rais in Central Jakarta once housed the first English-
speaking institution in Indonesia. More ...
TNI reshuffle rumors downplayed JAKARTA (JP): Amid speculation over a possible reshuffle in
the Indonesian Military (TNI), President Abdurrahman Wahid
unexpectedly summoned on Friday morning several senior officers. More ...
Authorities arranges plans for departure of jihad force AMBON, Maluku (JP): Maluku authorities on Friday were already
making plans to find the most expeditious way of transporting
over 1,200 members of Laskar Jihad Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah out of
the province. More ...
PKB, axis force say allegation of treason 'baseless' JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid's National Awakening
Party (PKB) and a coalition of Muslim-oriented parties called the
axis force played down on Friday a plot linked to People's
Consultative Assembly Speaker Amien Rais to undermine ... More ...
Indonesia hopes for survival in Uber Cup tie KUALA LUMPUR (JP): The Indonesia Uber Cup team hopes to
survive in the upcoming match against Denmark on Saturday in the
Thomas and Uber Cup championships at the Putra Indoor Stadium. 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 ...
More dwellings being used for commercial activities JAKARTA (JP): The South Jakarta Building Supervision Office
has listed at least 179 houses in the area as having violated
building permits by being used for commercial activities, its
head said on Thursday. More ...
KafeFoto opened in Kemang JAKARTA (JP): A new cafe in Kemang, South Jakarta, designed
for photo enthusiasts was officially introduced on Friday to
selected guests.Called KafeFoto, the 54-seat cafe located next to the Cahya
gallery photo at the first floor of Wisma Surya Kemang on Jl. More ...
People flee homes after rumors MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi: Thousands of people left their homes
in the Banggai islands regency and fled to Luwuk Banggai town in
the Banggai in mainland Central Sulawesi following rumors of
fresh strong tremors.Mahmud Dg. More ...
Sutiyoso away to Pusan to attend regional meeting JAKARTA (JP): In a move to anticipate harsh criticism over
city officials' costly lifestyles, Governor Sutiyoso decided to
drop his planned trips to a Latin America country and an European
country and accept a gratuitous invitation to a meeting of ... 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 Cider House Rules 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
The Whole Nine Yards ... More ...
Pan Brothers pays dividend JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed PT Pan Brothers will pay a cash
dividend of Rp 35 per share for financial year 1999, down from Rp
50 per share in the previous year, the company's president
Bambang Setijo said here on Friday. More ...
Freeport told to close Wanagong dumping site JAKARTA (JP): The government will order copper and gold mining
company PT Freeport Indonesia to temporarily stop using Lake
Wanagong as a dumping site, following an incident that led to the
disappearance of four workers. More ...
Market fire causes Rp 5b loss PURWOKERTO, Central Java: The total financial loss resulting
from a fire in Ajibarang market has been estimated at Rp 5
billion, police said on Friday.Banyumas Police chief of detectives Capt. More ...
Sketch artist proves simple is beautifulBy Tarko Sudiarno SURABAYA (JP): Among jostling photographers taking pictures of
a recent royal wedding in Solo palace, a man was seen busily
scribbling with a pencil on a piece of paper. In no time, it was
full of illegible lines and squiggles. More ...
Wicaksana gets $15 million debt haircut JAKARTA (JP): Listed trading and distribution company PT
Wicaksana Overseas International has managed to get some US$15
million in an overall debt haircut from its creditors after it
signed a US$130 million debt restructuring agreement here on
Friday. More ...
Filling the desperate need for information in East TimorBy Ati Nurbaiti JAKARTA (JP): On a typical work day in Lalenok newsroom in
Dili, reporters line up waiting their turn on the one computer in
the office. "Hey, aren't you done yet," shouts one of them. More ...
Refugee shot on border ATAMBUA, East Nusa Tenggara: East Timorese refugee Manuel
Martins, 45, was seriously injured in the right thigh on Thursday
after being shot, allegedly by a member of United Nations
Peacekeeping Force on the border of East Timor and Webendera
village in the province. More ...
Activists call on nation to look ahead JAKARTA (JP): Top human rights activists announced on Friday a
joint initiative "to think of and decide about the future
Indonesia" and warned the nation against "too much bickering"
over insignificant matters. More ...