Armed robbers hit mineral water firm DENPASAR, Bali: A group of about 10 robbers, one armed with a
gun, broke into a mineral water company office here on Sunday and
made off with money and jewelry.Bali Police spokesman Lt. Col. Y. More ...
United Tractor books profit JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed PT United Tractors announced on
Friday a consolidated net profit of Rp 456.69 billion (US$491.02
million) in 1999, a reversal of its net loss of Rp 718.50 billion
in 1998. More ...
Police identify six men arrested in Friday clash JAKARTA (JP): Jakarta Police spokesman Lt. Col. Zainuri Lubis
said on Sunday that three students and three unemployed men were
arrested for possession of Molotov cocktails and rocks in clashes
between the police and students in Central Jakarta on ... More ...
Events to mark 'May Tragedy' JAKARTA (JP): Six groups consisting of victims of state
violence and the Volunteer Team for Humanity are holding a series
of events this month to commemorate tragic incidents in the
nation's recent past, particularly the May 1998 riots. More ...
Indonesia wary of KL girls in Uber Cup test KUALA LUMPUR (JP): Indonesia is getting wary of Malaysia's
euphoria in the last round-robin match of the pink group in the
Uber Cup championships Monday considering their excellent
aggressiveness against Japan Saturday. More ...
Security personnel aid timber thieves JAKARTA (JP): The theft and smuggling of logs in the country
is highly organized and supported by security personnel and some
officials, a top government official said. More ...
More harm than good One major lesson that we have learned from the occupation of
the Jawa Pos newspaper in Surabaya, East Java, by members of the
Banser group last week, is the realization by society that there
is a pervasive military culture among many of our political
leaders. More ...
Government prepares provinces for autonomy of mining JAKARTA (JP): The government is beginning the transfer of
mining authority to the provinces following the issuance of the
autonomy regulation earlier this month, a government official
said. More ...
JSX looks uncertain over rupiah instability JAKARTA (JP): The share trading on the Jakarta Stock Exchange
(JSX) will likely head for another bearish sentiment this week as
the buying mood of investors has been badly hurt by the untamed
fluctuations of the rupiah, according to equity analysts. More ...
Six hurt as police, civilians clash JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya: Four policemen and two civilians were
injured in a clash on Sunday afternoon in the town of Merauke,
about 600 kilometers south of here.It occurred at about 1 p.m. local time in the Kuda Mati area. More ...
Indonesia should have impeachment institution JAKARTA (JP): Despite its presidential system, Indonesia could
in the future grant the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) the
right to impeach the president if people no longer trust in his
or her government, says a noted Muslim scholar. More ...
Former Sony distributor reports Tommy Winata to DPR JAKARTA (JP): A former distributor of Sony electronic goods in
the country has taken her business dispute with tycoon Tommy
Winata to House of Representatives (DPR) legislators. More ...
Rp 16b aid for Banggai quake LUWUK, Central Sulawesi (JP): The government has allocated Rp
16 billion for rehabilitating damages caused by a strong
earthquake which hit Banggai regency earlier this month. 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 Whole Nine Yards 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
The Cider House Rules ... More ...
Book on Bahasa Indonesia I have just finished reading a book titled Bahasa Indonesia
yang baik dan gimana gitu ... (Good Indonesian language and how,
so ...) by Lie Charlie, published by Gramedia. It contains a
number of articles, some of which were published in Kompas
between 1994 and 1999. More ...
Golf club holds tournament JAKARTA (JP): The Imperial Golf Club at Lippo Karawaci in
Tangerang will hold the St. Andrews International golf tournament
starting on Monday until Friday, the club's spokeswoman said. More ...
Violence rocks Aceh despite truce agreement in Davos BANDA ACEH, Aceh (JP): Just 24-hours after representatives of
the Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) signed
a Joint Understanding on Humanitarian Pause, violence erupted in
the province injuring at least six people. More ...
Digital TV: So close yet so far Philips, one of the world's top consumer product manufacturers,
invited members of the press from 16 countries in the Asia
Pacific, Middle East and Africa to Pulau Penang, Malaysia, from
May 3 to May 5 to get a glimpse of the company's vision and its
latest ... More ...
Rights commission gripes about delay JAKARTA (JP): The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas
HAM) criticized on Saturday the sluggish performance of the
Attorney General's Office in dealing with crimes against
humanity. More ...
U.S. calls OPEC to keep open mind SAN DIEGO, California (Dow Jones): U.S. Energy Secretary Bill
Richardson Friday called on members of the Organization of
Petroleum Exporting Countries to keep an open mind about crude
output when they meet next month to discuss third quarter action. More ...
Jihad force is no one's political tool': Commander Ja'far JAKARTA (JP): The name of Ustadz (religious teacher) Ja'far
Umar Tholib evokes images of military-style training for a holy
war following the closure last month of the Bogor training ground
for Muslim males dressed in white robes and ... More ...
NISP reports higher earnings JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed Bank NISP reported healthy
growth in the first three months of the year ending on March 31,
on the back of a recovery in the country's overall business
climate.The bank announced over the weekend its net profit rose 33
percent to Rp 7. More ...
Men in black robes attack bar TANGERANG (JP): Tangerang Police detectives are probing
Saturday's armed attack on a karaoke bar in Cibodas, Jatiuwung,
which caused Rp 100 million (US$11,770) in losses. More ...
S. Jakarta police catch 19 people in gambling raid JAKARTA (JP): South Jakarta Police detectives arrested 19
people and confiscated gambling equipment and cash during a raid
on Saturday night in the Grand Wijaya Center office/shop complex. More ...
Fortune Mate goes public JAKARTA (JP): Shoes producer PT Fortune Mate Indonesia plans
to sell 66 million new shares or about 20 percent of its enlarged
stock through an initial public offering later this month. More ...
Police shift blame for Glodok raid JAKARTA (JP): Top police officers blamed each other on Sunday
for the botched raid on sellers of illegal Video Compact Discs
(VCDs) in Glodok on Saturday which triggered widespread rioting
in the West Jakarta commercial district. More ...
Hermes placed at Historical Museum JAKARTA (JP): The Hermes statue, famous after being reported
missing from its place on Harmoni Bridge, was placed in the back
yard of the Jakarta Historical Museum on Jl. Taman Fatahillah in
West Jakarta on Saturday. More ...
Respect for contracts imperativeBy Bob P. Nainggolan JAKARTA (JP): The machinations of the dispute between PT Roche
Indonesia as the accused and PT Perusahaan Dagang Tempo as the
plaintiff in a recent legal case has opened up discussion on a
number of important and far reaching points in regards ... 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 ...
Capable of 3.3 MP, Powershot S20 fits nicely in your pocketBy Zatni Arbi JAKARTA (JP): Just last Saturday, Mr. Daripin Wongso, a
Jakarta Post reader, wrote in Your Letters column about his less
than happy experience in buying a Kodak DC 240 digital camera
from a local distributor. More ...
Poor find fault with community health center JAKARTA (JP): Mothers of poor families across the capital are
urgently calling on the authority to improve the service at
community health and nutrition centers (Posyandu). More ...
Government still sees environment as minor issue JAKARTA (JP): A local environment organization said here on
Saturday that the government still considers environmental
problems as minor issues and often sides with investors in
settling environmental disputes. More ...
Paul settles for fourth JAKARTA (JP): Canadian Robert Paul of the Star Mild team
failed to make up for past defeats in taking fourth place in the
third leg of the national drag race at the Sentul circuit, near
Bogor, on Sunday.The engineering consultant drove his Holden Torana to a time
of 11. More ...
Indonesia pledges better corporate governance in SOEs SANUR, Bali (JP): The government vows to improve corporate
governance in state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in a bid to boost
their performance and help ensure successful privatization
programs. More ...
TNI's territorial function ample snag to reform JAKARTA (JP): Despite the military's withdrawal from politics,
the Army could still pose a very substantial obstacle to reform
due to its territorial organization which remains intact, a noted
Indonesianist said. More ...
SCB launches new scheme JAKARTA (JP): Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), in cooperation
with insurance company CIGNA International, launched on Saturday
a new savings scheme combining a regular savings account with
insurance coverage. More ...
NU chief Hasyim supportingly critical of President Abdurrahman JAKARTA (JP): Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) chairman Hasyim Muzadi
criticized President Abdurrahman Wahid's inner circle palace
aides for their incompetence in establishing an effective public
relations campaign for the President. More ...
Malaysia still in running, Korea into final fourBy Primastuti Handayani KUALA LUMPUR (JP): Host Malaysia saved face in earning another
chance to reach the semifinals by beating India 4-1 and South
Korea upset favorite Denmark 3-2 in the Thomas Cup at the Putra
Indoor Stadium here on Sunday. More ...
Kostrad suspected in police attack MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi: The provincial police headquarters
were attacked on Saturday by a group of men believed to be from
the Army's Strategic Reserves Command (Kostrad). More ...
Forum aims to protect interests of IslamBy Sri Wahyuni YOGYAKARTA (JP): It's hard to believe that the quiet housing
complex in Degolan Village, Umbulmartani Ngemplak Sleman, some 15
kilometers north of here, is headquarters to the controversial
Laskar Jihad Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah Communication ... More ...