KL badminton chief must go: Sidek JAKARTA (JP): Malaysia's Nusa Mahsuri coach Misbun Sidek said
on Saturday Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president
Abdullah Fadzil Che Wan should stick to his plan to quit after
his team's disappointing Thomas Cup showing. More ...
Calm returns to capital despite minor demonstration JAKARTA (JP): Calm returned to Jakarta on Saturday, although
some 200 student protesters, grouped under the City Network
(Jarkot), made another effort to march to former president
Soeharto's residence on Jl. More ...
Traditional tooth filing ceremony in today's BaliBy Degung Santikarma DENPASAR (JP): A small army of Balinese, dressed in
traditional sarongs and headdresses and sporting walkie-talkies
and lighted batons, have been deployed to direct traffic. More ...
Yogyakarta lures tourists with 'bekakak'Text and photos by R. Agus Bakti YOGYAKARTA (JP): A bride and the groom are always treated in a
special way. Everybody gives them privileges and spoils them with
attention and gifts. More ...
C. Java athletes lack of budget SEMARANG (JP): The Central Java National Games (PON)
contingent still suffers a Rp 550 million (US$65,050) deficit
although it has received funds from the Provincial Budget of Rp
13.5 billion and from the Central Java Sports Fund Foundation
(Yadora) of Rp 1. More ...
Getting old is unavoidable, but not a crime Elderly people face complex hidden problems. The Jakarta
Post's contributor Mehru Jaffer reveals the facts in conjunction
with the National Day of the Elderly that falls on May 29. More ...
President cancels plan to open Papua Congress JAKARTA (JP): Presidential aides confirmed here on Saturday
that President Abdurrahman Wahid has canceled plans to open
Monday's Papua Congress in Jayapura, over fears that his presence
would be interpreted as tacit support for the ... More ...
Allowance for Angie in French Open JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Tennis Association (Pelti) met
Saturday and approved financial assistance for junior girls
singles hopeful, Angelique Widjaja, to compete in the French Open
junior tournament next week. More ...
World population growing older due to better care JAKARTA (JP): Of the approximately 580 million elderly people
in the world today, about 355 million live in developing
countries. By 2020, more than 1,000 million people aged 60 years
and older will be living in the world. More ...
Today's menu: Bad food, bad service, bad dealBy Aida Greenbury JAKARTA (JP): With his nose pointed up, his right hand
supporting a tray full of perfectly arranged plates, the waiter
elegantly approached our table. More ...
Musings on using the Internet JAKARTA (JP): If you asked most Indonesian people about
whether they have ever lost money, or been victims of fraud, or
caught a computer virus on the Internet, you would feel relieved
because most would say, "No". More ...
Government must change tourism policy Tourism is vital for generating foreign exchange revenues, but
facts show that the industry is in turmoil. While earnest work to
lure tourists back remains unfruitful, fresh violence hit the
capital city of Jakarta on Friday. More ...
Crackdown a letdown as illegal loggers fly the coopText and photos by PJ Leo TARAKAN, East Kalimantan (JP): As the helicopter landed in the
Kalimantan jungle, the armed soldiers jumped off one by one,
ready to fight the enemy. More ...
Dita meets calling to fight for oppressedBy Emmy Fitri Hastuti JAKARTA (JP): Dita Indah Sari, 27-year-old labor activist,
shows her true concerns when she speaks at length about the hard
life of laborers and their oppressed aspirations amid the current
strong wave of capitalism and industrialism. More ...
Guess What: Ciputra Property tycoon Ciputra said he had enough with KKN, an
Indonesian acronym for corruption, collusion and nepotism,
condemning it as the cause of the country's economic and
political calamities. More ...
Group attacks police at boardinghouse BOGOR (JP): A Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) officer was hurt
and two motorcycles were destroyed on Friday evening when a group
of about 75 men attacked a boardinghouse in Kedung Halang. More ...
The fall of a DeityBy Putu Arya Tirtawirya In his living room, in the last of the evening's fading light,
High Priest Ida Pedanda Madi Sugriwa paced back and forth as he
ground his false teeth on the stem of his cold pipe that jutted
outward from his face beneath a white mustache streaked with ... More ...
Thailand strokes ahead at SEA Age Group eventBy Lukman Natanagara DENPASAR (JP): Thailand continued its supremacy in the 24th
Southeast Asia (SEA) Age Group Swimming Championships on Saturday
by sweeping 12 more gold medals at the Bali Cliff pool. More ...
Dark SkyIn case our ways
are parted along the line
In case you stop caring
allow me to be the one
to say how much you mean to meI want you to know
that just a simple hello from you
would light up the darkest skyAnd if ever comes the day
when that sky remains dark
and leaves me all alone in the ... More ...
The Magic Carpet
As I lit a cigarette one lonely night
I pondered the sky and noticed a light
Never had I seen such a fascinating sight
So misty but yet so clearly bright
A misty illumination surrounding the moon
Like the brightness of it melting in one hot June
Lighting up the dark lifeless ... More ...
Meditation the path to freedom from cravingBy Rahayu Ratnaningsih JAKARTA (JP): In the previous article we talked about the root
of suffering which was craving (desire), caused by attachment to
a phony sense of identity. More ...