No need for additional troops in Irian: Albert JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya (JP): Trikora Military Command chief Maj.
Gen. Albert Ingkiriwang overseeing Irian Jaya says there is no
need to send reinforcements to the province, despite growing
calls for separatism. More ...
Megawati inaugurates merrier Jakarta Fair JAKARTA (JP): Vice President Megawati Soekarnoputri
inaugurated the annual Jakarta Fair on Friday amid growing
optimism that the economy will improve and encouraging signs of
society's increasing political tolerance toward the Chinese
community. More ...
IBRA, Sipatex sign debt deal JAKARTA (JP): PT Sipatex Putri Lestari has obtained approval
from the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) to
restructure its Rp 155.46 billion and US$24.37 million debts. More ...
Alliance reprimands Gus Dur JAKARTA (JP): An alliance of political parties that helped
elect Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid is clearly losing patience with
the President, saying they had tried to "correct" him and, thus,
were no longer accountable for future problems which may arise. More ...
Police arrest troublemakers near Palu JAKARTA (JP): Local police in Central Sulawesi have arrested
seven people for allegedly attempting to disrupt the closing
ceremony of the 19th National Koran Reading competition in
Donggala, near the provincial capital Palu. More ...
Onrust's past reflected in its dirty watersBy Iman Novan Santosa and Pandaya Onrust, one of the Seribu Islands in Jakarta Bay, has come
under media scrutiny lately in connection with the government's
plan to develop the island in order to attract tourists. More ...
Miss Universe grateful for Indonesia's invitation JAKARTA (JP): Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta from India
expressed her gratitude on Friday for the invitation to visit
Indonesia, the first of her international trips after winning the
title."Thank you for inviting me to your beautiful country. More ...
WB vice president to visit RI JAKARTA (AFP): World Bank vice president for East Asia and the
Pacific Jemal-ud-din Kassum will visit Indonesia next week for
consultations with the government's senior officials. More ...
Sutiyoso confirms plan on snipers deployment JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso confirmed on Friday that the
City Police would deploy sharp shooters at 25 main business
centers to anticipate possible mass unrest during the General
Session of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) next August. More ...
Street kids to stage 'Buyung Don't Cry' JAKARTA (JP): Behind the Jakarta Arts Institute (IKJ)'s campus
building, a group of Jakarta street children practice the play
Buyung, Don't Cry, under the guidance of Suryadi Sanubari. More ...
Huge number of job seekers crowd expo JAKARTA (JP): With estimates reaching as high as 25 million
Indonesians out of work, it is not surprising that any employment
opportunities will attract a high number of job seekers. More ...
Disease threatens quake-hit Bengkulu JAKARTA (JP): People in Bengkulu is expecting a fight against
diarrhea and typhoid before they regain their feet after the
powerful aftershocks that wreaked havoc across the province. More ...
NGO unveils alleged role of Gus Dur in Rp 35b Bulog scam JAKARTA (JP): Government Watch (Gowa), a non-governmental
organization that first disclosed the controversial Rp 35 billion
scam at the State Logistics Agency (Bulog), revealed on Friday
the alleged role of President Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" ... More ...
House urged to suspend Sjahril, reform BI JAKARTA (JP): Government watchdogs heated up the controversy
over suspension calls for Bank Indonesia (BI) Governor Sjahril
Sabirin, saying if he was nonactive it would help facilitate the
investigation of the Bank Bali scandal. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Painting Exhibition: Bali, an Endless Fascination, by Widodo
Soenarko, at Bebek Bali Cafe, Taman Ria Senayan, Central Jakarta,
until June 30.
* Painting Exhibition by Eddy Sundara, at Negeri Lama Gallery,
Jl. More ...
BI faces growing pressure to redefine independency JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia is facing growing pressure to
redefine its independent status, particularly following this
week's high-profile standoff between central bank Governor
Sjahril Sabirin and President Abdurrahman Wahid. More ...
Gudang Garam has new CEO SURABAYA (JP): Publicly listed clove cigarettemaker PT Gudang
Garam announced on Friday the appointment of former finance
director Djajusman Surjowidjono as the new president of the
company.Djajusman replaces Rachman Halim, who now becomes the chief
commissioner. More ...
Olympic-qualified shuttlers banned from competing in PON JAKARTA (JP): The National Sports Council (KONI) finally
decided to ban 19 Olympics qualified shuttlers from performing in
the 15th National Games (PON) in Surabaya this month. More ...
Why selling degrees still thrives in IndonesiaBy Nirwan Idrus JAKARTA (JP): A few weeks ago a flattering facsimile came,
citing my experience, qualifications and positions and said that
I deserve a Doctor Honoris Causa from the sender's institution
which I did not recognize. More ...
Gamblers protest police shooting TANGERANG (JP): Hundreds of regular gamblers at cock fights in
Cipondoh thronged the local police station on Friday, protesting
the shooting of a man in a police raid earlier in the day. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on June 9, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Prepaid GSM card launched JAKARTA (JP): Local telecoms firm PT Cipta Multi Usaha Perkasa
launched on Thursday an international GSM-based roaming card, the
GSM card easyRoam, which enables mobile phone users to make calls
from anywhere in the world and be charged at a single global
rate. More ...
IMF team to review reform program next week JAKARTA (JP): The International Monetary Fund (IMF) review
team will resume talks with the government next week over the
country's economic reform program, said Coordinating Minister for
the Economy, Finance and Industry Kwik Kian Gie. More ...
Woman found dead beside baby JAKARTA (JP): A woman was found dead next to a stillborn baby
in her rented room in the Palmerah district of West Jakarta on
Thursday.Martha Nur, 29, from Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, was found
bleeding on her bed next to her baby girl by her brother Marius. More ...
TNI joint chiefs of staff needs DPR approval JAKARTA (JP): Representatives of most factions at the People's
Consultative Assembly have agreed on the formation of a joint
chiefs of staff of the Indonesia Military (TNI). More ...
Palestinian lawyer denies abusing Indonesian maid JAKARTA (JP): Palestinian Ambassador to Indonesia Ribbi Awad
said on Friday that Palestinian police had questioned an employer
over the alleged abuse of a female Indonesian migrant worker in
Gaza last March. More ...
Mega cities join in race to construct tallest buildingBy Gwynne Dyer LONDON (JP): Long bull markets, you may be disheartened to
learn, tend to collapse just as a new contender for the world's
tallest building is nearing completion. More ...
Conoco told to leave Lorentz JAKARTA (JP): The legislative council of Irian Jaya has asked
U.S.-based oil company PT Conoco to stop its oil exploration in
the Lorentz National Park, Antara reported on Friday. More ...
Corruption report rocks antigraft body MEDAN, North Sumatra: Deputy chief of the North Sumatra
Prosecutor's Office Charles Mindamora Harahap said here on Friday
he had reported alleged bribery in the election of Mayor Abdillah
to the newly established joint anticorruption team in Jakarta. More ...
Gen. Tyasno discusses military reshuffle JAKARTA (JP): Army Chief of Staff Gen. Tyasno Sudarto denied
on Friday allegations that outside individuals had any influence
over military reshuffles, stressing that any shakeup occurring in
the near future would have nothing to do with the resignation ... More ...
Pasar Gede's facelift on hold SURAKARTA, Central Java: The local administration has said the
renovation of Pasar Gede market was unlikely to commence in the
near future because only 40 percent of the necessary funds have
been raised. More ...