Mob attacks three Metro Minis JAKARTA (JP): Galur residents in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta,
vandalized three Metro Mini public minibuses on Wednesday evening
after another minibus ran over a local in the morning, police
said on Thursday."The incident happened at about 7:45 p.m. More ...
Hotel opts for in-house meals JAKARTA (JP): The management of Bumi Karsa Hotel in South
Jakarta has decided to discontinue all outside catering services
after food poisoning forced dozens of participants in two
training sessions to be rushed to hospital on Tuesday. More ...
Indonesia, Denmark have equal chances KUALA LUMPUR (JP): Indonesia will battle against Denmark for
the last ticket to the final of the Thomas Cup championships at
the Putra Indoor Stadium here on Friday. More ...
Soldiers get jail terms for Aceh killings BANDA ACEH, Aceh (JP): A joint military-civilian court
sentenced on Wednesday 24 Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers and
one civilian to prison terms ranging from 8.5 to 10 years for
last year's mass killings at a West Aceh boarding school. More ...
Lack of political support blamed for economic woes JAKARTA (JP): A senior economist on Wednesday blamed failing
political support for the government's coalition cabinet as being
the main factor in the deterioration of the country's economic
recovery process. More ...
Deadline set for Dharmala JAKARTA (JP): The Jakarta Commercial Court gave on Wednesday
two more weeks to listed holding company PT Dharmala Sakti
Sejahtera to restructure US$180 million in debts with its
creditors or face a bankruptcy verdict. More ...
Police officers deployed on trains BANDUNG: In a bid to improve security aboard trains, Bandung's
office of the state railway company PT KAI has stationed two
Mobile Brigade police officers in every coach of trains departing
from Bandung station, starting from Thursday. More ...
Westlife deliver hysteria, but precious little euphoriaBy Chris Brummit JAKARTA (JP): Take all that is good about pop music -- its
quirkiness, its manic thrills, its honesty even -- replace it
with all that is bad about it -- its formulaicness, its banality
and unashamed pursuit of money at the ... More ...
Three arrested for burglaries BOGOR (JP): Three men were arrested for a series of robberies
on bungalows and villas in the hilly resort area of Puncak on
Wednesday, police announced on Thursday.Bogor Police chief Lt. Col. More ...
Navy ship collides with freighter in Java sea SURABAYA (JP): One person is missing after the Pulau Ratewo
warship collided with the Iris Masaudi freighter in Karang Jamuan
waters off Gresik, East Java, on Tuesday, witnesses said on
Thursday.Tanjung Perak Port Police chief Lt. Col. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
The Talented Mr. Ripley 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Play it to the Bone 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
Erin Brockovich ... More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on May 17, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Deliberation of bill on Banten province postponed JAKARTA (JP): The government and the House of Representatives
agreed to postpone deliberation of the bill on Banten province as
they work to resolve "technical hurdles". More ...
LoI signing moved after press boycott JAKARTA (JP): A boycott by Palace journalists protesting
coverage restrictions forced the signing of the Letter of Intent
between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the government
to be moved from its original venue at Bina Graha Presidential
Office on ... More ...
Vendors of pirated VCDs say police's raid was unjust JAKARTA (JP): Pirated Video Compact Disc (VCD) vendors
questioned the police over a raid conducted last Saturday, saying
they were being treated unjustly. More ...
Memorandum of economic and financial policies The government signed a new letter of intent with the
International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday May 17, 2000. The
agreement is expected to free US$400 million in blocked IMF
support funds by early June. More ...
Customs seizes sex toys at Soekarno-Hatta Airport TANGERANG (JP): Customs and Excise officers at Soekarno-Hatta
International Airport have recently foiled a series of attempts
to smuggle sex toys and Viagra pills into the country, an
official said on Wednesday. More ...
JIEP expects high occupancy rate this year JAKARTA (JP): State owned PT Jakarta Industrial Estate
Pulogadung (JIEP) expects a stable occupancy rate this year
despite negative reports on the country's investment climate. More ...
Ratna's 'Alia' puts human face on Aceh's tragedyBy Rita Sri Hastuti JAKARTA (JP): White ropes hung down from the ceiling,
separating the stage and the audience at Graha Bhakti Budaya at
Taman Ismail Marzuki Cultural Center (TIM). The black cloth
around the stage radiated a sense of grief. More ...
Observers warn against increase in 'bad journalism' JAKARTA (JP): Observers and veteran journalists warned here on
Tuesday against an increase in "bad journalism", and called on
the media to regulate itself in upholding professionalism and its
code of ethics. More ...
Players support IBF's new scoring system to be 1st staged in China KUALA LUMPUR (JP): Players are throwing their weight behind a
trial run of a five-game seven-point system introduced by the
International Badminton Federation (IBF) to be implemented at the
World Junior Championships in Guangzhou, ... More ...
Moral appeals won't stop spread of AIDS: Activist JAKARTA (JP): Graphic campaigns promoting condom use to
prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS have failed to change sexual
behavior, an expert said.Publisher of the Jakarta-based journal WartAIDS Chris W. More ...
Dibyo grilled over July 27 case JAKARTA (JP): Former National Police chief Gen. Dibyo Widodo
appeared at his former office on Wednesday for questioning as a
witness in the forcible takeover of the Indonesian Democratic
Party (PDI) headquarters on July 27, 1996. More ...
PSN plans listing on local stock exchanges JAKARTA (JP): Satellite communications provider PT Pasifik
Satelit Nusantara (PSN) said on Wednesday it would list its
shares on the Jakarta or Surabaya stock exchange after completing
a debt-restructuring program with the Indonesian Bank
Restructuring ... More ...
Jasindo aims to boost retail market revenue JAKARTA (JP): State-owned general insurance firm PT Asuransi
Jasa Indonesia (Jasindo) said on Wednesday that it would raise
its retail-driven revenue to 20 percent from last year's 8
percent. More ...
JAPFA wins chess tourney JAKARTA (JP): JAPFA chess team of Surabaya beat Bali Jeff team
of Bali 3-1 to claim the 2000 Indonesian chess league title at
Novotel Surabaya on Wednesday. JAPFA pocketed Rp 8 million and
Bali Jeff Rp 6 million. More ...
Detectives sent to East Java for murder probe JAKARTA (JP): Tanjung Duren Police in West Jakarta has sent a
team of detectives to East Java cities in search of a suspect,
who allegedly stabbed to death a maidservant in an empty house
and stole motorcycle on Wednesday morning. More ...
Pirated VCD producers should be tried: Judge JAKARTA (JP): Pressure is mounting on the police to put
producers and key distributors of pirated video compact discs
(VCDs) on trial amid rampant VCD piracy. More ...
False story In the Sunday (April 9, 2000) edition, under Travel & Leisure
you published a story Tropical winery contends with fungi,
religious riots, which misreported that Hatten Wines of Bali is
"The only winery in the world's largest Muslim nation ... More ...
Wanaartha eyes lower end of market JAKARTA (JP): PT Asuransi Jiwa Adisarana Wanaartha plans to
increase its share in the Indonesian life insurance market by
targeting middle-to-lower income groups, with the help of PT Pos
Indonesia and Bukopin Bank. More ...
IBRA critisizes Jakarta Commercial CourtBy Wachyudi Soeriaatmadja JAKARTA (JP): Seemingly confused, the Indonesian Bank
Restructuring Agency (IBRA) has voiced concerns against 'funny'
verdicts made by the Jakarta Commercial Court in bankruptcy cases
filed by the agency against recalcitrant ... More ...
Political gestures vital to calm the market The Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) revised downwards on
Monday its projection regarding Indonesia's economic growth this
year, from about 4 percent to 1.5 percent, due to continuing
political instability. More ...
What's up Gus? For the past six months, the nation has learned to cope with
the eccentricities of President Abdurrahman Wahid's leadership.
People in this country are actually beginning to accept his
unconventional and at times controversial style as long as he
delivers the goods. More ...
Limited Levi's for Jakarta residents JAKARTA (JP): Amid the endless business and security
uncertainties in Indonesia, particularly in the capital, Jakarta,
one of the world's leading garment producers, Chicago-based Levi
Strauss & Co, has decided to launch its new millennium products
here. More ...
Media boycott PDI-P news BANDUNG: Journalists in the Bandung Journalists Solidarity
group have agreed to boycott all news concerning the Indonesian
Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) following the
alleged torture of a reporter from Pikiran Rakyat daily by the
party's security guards in ... More ...
China beats Indonesia to meet Denmark in Uber Cup finalBy Primastuti Handayani KUALA LUMPUR (JP): Indonesia found the going too tough against
the heavily favored Chinese team in the Uber Cup badminton event,
losing 0-3 in the semifinal at Putra Indoor Stadium on Wednesday. More ...
China beats Korea to reach Thomas Cup finalBy Primastuti Handayani KUALA LUMPUR (JP): China moved closer to grabbing the Thomas
Cup after dashing South Korea's hopes 3-1 in the semifinals on
Thursday at the Putra Indoor Stadium. More ...
Malaysian media blames BAM president for failure KUALA LUMPUR (JP): Following the defeat of host and runner-up
Malaysia, local media has put the blame firmly on Badminton
Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Abdullah Fadzil Che Wan,
saying he should be held responsible. More ...
Dead toll after Aceh latest clashes stands at 12 BANDA ACEH, Aceh (JP): The signing of a peace accord between
the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and the government last week has
failed to stop violence in Aceh; at least 12 people have been
killed and two military personnel injured in separate ... 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 ...
30,000 Buddhists celebrates Waisak at Borobudur MAGELANG, Central Java (JP): Over 30,000 people joined prayers
and meditations at Borobudur temple on Thursday, in observance of
Waisak, the Buddha's Day of Enlightenment. More ...
On character building On the morning of May 14, I tuned in to NHK Japan, when
fortunately the regular Sunday Debate (Japanese: Nichiyoo Tooron-
kai) program featured a talk show with the appearance of Prime
Minister Yoshiro Mori, discussing a topic entitled Questioning
the Prime Minister. More ...
Antidumping -- remedy or protection? This is the first of two articles on antidumping actions
written by Herry Soetanto, director for multilateral cooperation
of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and Alfons Samosir, the
ministry's deputy director for trade defense/remedy, based on ... More ...
Floods kill at least 38 people in East Nusa Tenggara JAKARTA (JP): Floods following two days of rain in East Nusa
Tenggara have killed at least 38 people and swept through
hundreds of homes, Antara said on Thursday. More ...
Government and IMF sign letter of intent JAKARTA (JP): The government finally signed on Wednesday a new
letter of intent (LoI) with the International Monetary Fund to
pave the way for the release of a US$400 million loan early next
month. More ...
Governor rejects police's proposal for more funds JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso rejected on Wednesday the
possibility of granting more money to the city police for
additional operational expenditures. More ...
Jatis plans JV in Malaysia JAKARTA (JP): PT Jatis, a local company providing information
technology service, said on Wednesday that it planned to
establish a joint venture company in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More ...