Minister Mahadi to speak with archer Yana about rejoining team JAKARTA (JP): State Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports
Mahadi Sinambela, promised Monday to speak directly to women's
archer Nurfitriyana Saiman Lantang and ask her to rejoin the
national team in order to compete in the Olympic ... More ...
Gasoline drought affects Denpasar DENPASAR, Bali: Gasoline supplies here returned to normal on
Monday afternoon after two days of scarcity due to delivery
problems.Most of the gas stations situated on the city's main streets
were forced to cut their services over the last couple of days. More ...
Gulf-state summit talks over ties with IranBy Alexandra Pironti DUBAI (DPA): The Gulf Arab states have been improving
relations with their neighbor and former foe Iran. Their efforts
have been boosted by the democratic changes initiated by Iran's
president, Mohammad Khatami. More ...
Lippo Land still books loss JAKARTA (JP): Listed property developer PT Lippo Land
Development said on Monday that it suffered a net loss of Rp 51.5
billion (about US$6.4 million) in 1999.Lippo Land's net loss per share narrowed to Rp 104 from Rp
974. More ...
Talise Island: A lesson in stakeholders and sustainabilityBy Lisa Rogers JAKARTA (JP): There are plenty of buzzwords in the development
world, few more potent than "stakeholders" and "sustainability". More ...
Political situation 'still haunts rupiah' JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia Governor Sjahril Sabirin said on
Monday the domestic political situation was still weighing on the
exchange rate of the rupiah against the U.S. dollar. More ...
Judit unsure of pro career after marriageBy Ivy Susanti SANUR, Bali (JP): The past ten years must have been a
memorable period for top women chess player Judit Polgar of
Hungary. In 1991, at age 14, she earned her Grand Master (GM)
title making her the youngest chess grand master in history. More ...
Prolonged periods of dryness hits JamnagarBy Rory McCarthy JAMNAGAR, India: The dusty wasteland stretching out from the
village is brown and barren. "These are our fields," said Jay
Salaya, a cattle farmer, pointing in despair. More ...
Reports of athletes using illegal drugs worry KONI JAKARTA (JP): Reports of athletes involved in illegal drug use
have worried the National Sports Council (KONI).In an effort to confirm that their athletes are clean, KONI
will conduct urine tests prior to the Olympics in Sydney in
September. More ...
Two students shot dead in Medan JAKARTA (JP): A violent clash on Monday between student
protesters and police in Medan, North Sumatra, claimed the life
of at least two students and injured 17 others.Both victims were reportedly shot in the neck. More ...
Army chief visits Jayapura, Ambon JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya: Army chief of staff Gen. Tyasno Sudarto
arrived here on Monday for a two-day visit to the easternmost
province.Acting governor Musiran, local military commander Maj. Gen.
Alberth Inkiriwang, provincial police chief Brig. Gen. S.Y. More ...
Pertamina to double profit this year JAKARTA (JP): State oil and gas company Pertamina said on
Monday it expected to double its consolidated net profit this
year to Rp 6.9 trillion (US$873 million) from Rp 3 trillion last
year as a result of better operational efficiency. More ...
Government vulnerable to new crony capitalism The government is being increasingly challenged to show
results of the eradication of corruption, collusion and nepotism
after the recent Cabinet reshuffle, says economist Hadi Soesastro
of the Jakarta-based Centre for Strategic and ... More ...
New Telkom management remains committed to KSO contracts JAKARTA (JP): The new management of the state-owned telecom
company PT Telkom said on Monday that it remained committed to
its contract agreement with multinational partners in the Joint
Operation Scheme (KSO). More ...
Cement price hits record JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya: Cement prices in the remote Puncak Jaya
capital of Mulia have risen to a world record of Rp 750,000
(US$95) per sack of 50 kilograms, an official said on Monday. More ...
Four killed and 37 injured in head-on train crash TANGERANG, West Java (JP): A speeding train on the Jakarta-
Merak line collided head-on with another train on Monday morning,
killing at least four passengers and injuring 37 others. More ...
On exit tax I refer to Mrs. R. Tuty's letter in The Jakarta Post on April
11, 2000, on the issue of exit tax. I am sure that many of us
share her frustration. We have to pay road tolls and parking
fees, and even illegal fees charged on the road when we make a
left or right turn. More ...
Police discover bullets in Poso PALU, Central Sulawesi: Local police detectives have found a
number of bullet shells near the center of sectarian clashes that
hit the Central Sulawesi town of Poso two weeks ago. More ...
Passengers, bus crews unhappy with new fare JAKARTA (JP): City bus crews and passengers expressed
dissatisfaction on Monday with the new bus fares, saying they
brought no significant change in service or income for the crews. More ...
Divisions between Iranian forces reach a crisisBy Geneive Abdo TEHRAN: A woman was shown on Iranian television recently
dancing without a headscarf and wearing a low-cut, sleeveless
shirt. It is the first time in 20 years that such risque shots
have been allowed on the state-run network. More ...
Private firm objects to Pasar Jaya decision JAKARTA (JP): A private construction firm protested on
Saturday city-owned market operator PD Pasar Jaya's decision to
appoint a state-owned construction firm to rebuild gutted Glodok
market in West Jakarta. More ...
Yusril reelection causes split in PBB JAKARTA (JP): The re-election of Yusril Ihza Mahendra as
Crescent Star Party (PBB) chairman has brought about a split
within the party.Sixteen senior members said they would reject the results of
the congress and hold a separate special congress of their own. More ...
Tanri facing second corruption accusation JAKARTA (JP): Already a suspect in the Bank Bali scandal, a
private organization on Monday accused former state minister of
investment and state enterprises development Tanri Abeng of
corruption in the privatization of Tanjung Priok Container
Terminal. More ...
BIMP-EAGA to hold seminar in Manado JAKARTA (JP): Businesspeople from Indonesia, Malaysia, the
Philippines and Brunei Darussalam will meet in Manado, the
provincial capital of North Sulawesi, later this week to promote
business relations. More ...
Dimyati removed as PDI Perjuangan faction chairman JAKARTA (JP): The fallout from the Indonesian Party of
Struggle's (PDI Perjuangan) controversial congress continued with
Monday's revelation that Dimyati Hartono will be replaced as
chairman of the party's faction at the House of ... More ...
Pertamina agrees to involve Riau in joint venture JAKARTA (JP): President of state-owned oil and gas company
Pertamina Baihaki Hakim supports the government's move to allow
the involvement of the Riau provincial administration in its oil
production activities. More ...
FPI not responsible for attack JAKARTA (JP): A leader of the Defenders of Islam (FPI),
announced on Monday that the FPI members arrested on Sunday for
allegedly attacking three female prostitutes and a transvestite
in a park in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, were acting as
private citizens and ... More ...
March exports strike record high JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's monthly export earnings reached a
record high level in March due to the sharp increase in the
volume of non-oil and gas exports, the Central Bureau of
Statistics (BPS) announced on Monday. More ...
Kashmir hardliners vow to fight onBy Rory McCarthy MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan Kashmir: High on a hillside on the
outskirts of Muzaffarabad stands a shaded, two-storey, redbrick
house covered in vine leaves. More ...
Rates for tax payment, valid from May 1 to May 7 U.S. dollar 1 Rp 7,880.00Austrian schilling 1 521.52Australian dollar 1 4,630.29Belgian franc 1 177.89Canadian dollar 1 5,333.69Swiss franc 1 4,566. More ...
Gus Dur slams abuse of religion by certain groups JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid renewed his warning
to the nation on Monday of provocation by certain people who
abuse Islamic symbols and spirit for their own interests. More ...
Administration cannot finish Hermes replica work on time JAKARTA (JP): The city administration cannot meet its own
deadline to finish the replica of the Greek god Hermes statue,
which was once reported missing, due to a delayed budget
disbursement, an official said on Monday. More ...
Greenspan in a mess of his ownBy Mark Atkinson LONDON: In the pantheon of finance, few gods rank higher than
Alan Greenspan. Worshiped by Americans from Wall Street to Main
Street, the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve is credited with
saving the world from economic disaster not once but twice. More ...
Thais voters are getting tired of endless votingBy Joshua Kurlantzick BANGKOK (AFP): Thai voters welcomed the cleaner politics last
Saturday's re-election represents but are tiring of delays and
frustrations associated with stamping out poll fraud, observers
said. More ...
Myanmar to exploit propaganda value of summitBy Stephen Collinson YANGON (AFP): Myanmar's generals are determined to exploit the
propaganda value of hosting this week's ASEAN Economics Ministers
retreat, styling the country as a key regional player and
honored member of an important alliance. More ...
Bimantara's losses narrow JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed PT Bimantara Citra booked a net
loss of Rp 218.41 billion (US$27.26 million) in 1999, compared
with a net loss of Rp 270.54 billion the previous year, according
to the company's end-of-year audited financial report. More ...
VAT and sales taxes in Batam still needed JAKARTA (JP): Director General of Taxes Machfud Sidik said on
Monday he had not received any order to cancel the government's
plan to impose 10 percent value-added tax (VAT) and sales tax on
luxury goods on Batam island. More ...
Khmer Rouge trial is some way off The weekend's preliminary agreement between Cambodia and the
United Nations of a formula for a trial of Khmer Rouge leaders is
a positive step in the right direction. But whether it results in
an actual trial remains to be seen. More ...
Thousands of workers commemorate Labor Day JAKARTA (JP): Workers across the country rallied in observance
of International Labor Day on Monday to voice their demands,
including a 100 percent pay increase. More ...
Govt to introduce fishing tax to boost state revenue JAKARTA (JP): The government plans to introduce a fishing tax
in the immediate future to raise revenue from the country's rich
fishery sector, according to Minister of Maritime Exploration
Sarwono Kusumaatmadja. More ...
30 houses razed in Tambora JAKARTA (JP): Fire razed at least 30 houses in the densely
populated area of Jembatan Besi subdistrict in Tambora district,
West Jakarta, on Monday.No fatalities were reported, state news agency Antara
reported. More ...
Generals grilled over East Timor JAKARTA (JP): The Attorney General's Office kicked off on
Monday their official investigation into last year's violence in
East Timor by questioning several Indonesian Military (TNI)
officers.Former East Timor military commander Brig. Gen. More ...
Largest ever ecstacy seizure in Italy LONDON: This is a story that links two continents, four police
forces, a disgraced British duke, an Australian soap star, a
cocaine dealer called Gerald, a London socialite and the world's
biggest Ecstasy bust. More ...
Councillors on tour to European countries JAKARTA (JP): City residents wishing to meet their councillors
this week are likely to be disappointed.Most of them have either left for a comparative trip to
Europe or are intending to leave for one shortly. More ...
Indorayon's fate to be decided next month: Sonny JAKARTA (JP): State Minister of Environment Sonny Keraf said
on Monday the decision whether to shut down or maintain the
operations of pulp and fiber rayon producer PT Inti Indorayon
Utama would be decided next month. More ...
One arrested over stolen wood JAKARTA (JP): Tanjung Priok Port (KP3) Police arrested on
Sunday night a suspect in an alleged attempt to smuggle four
shipping containers of some 100 cubic meters of expensive
Kalimantan wood, worth billions of rupiah, into the capital.KP3 police chief Lt. Col. More ...
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