Kalla demands government revive Bukaka's deal JAKARTA (JP): Former minister of industry and trade Yusuf
Kalla said on Wednesday he would continue his fight against the
government's recent decision to revoke the contract awarded by
state electricity company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to ... More ...
Thousands attend 'Gerebek Maulud' YOGYAKARTA: Thousands of people thronged a square in front of
Yogyakarta Palace on Thursday to commemorate Prophet Muhammad's
birthday in an annual ritual locally known as Gerebek Maulud. More ...
Expat racism I am an Indonesian woman married to a European. I've lived in
Europe for five years and in Australia for 15 years. With a high
level of education, from a good family and as an ex-stewardess, I
speak and write a few languages. More ...
Merpati expects profit JAKARTA (JP): State-owned airline Merpati Nusantara expects to
book Rp 100 billion (US$12.5 million) in profit this year, up
from over Rp 60 billion earned last year, company president Wahyu
Hidayat said on Wednesday. More ...
Fans protest shuttlers ban BANDUNG (JP): Badminton lovers arrived on Wednesday at the
West Java provincial council, protesting a ban which prevents the
province's Olympics qualified shuttlers from competing in the
15th National Games (PON) in Surabaya next week. More ...
BI eases rulings to boost bank lending JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia has temporarily relaxed three
bank rulings in a bid to encourage banks to lend more money to
the real sector, and to help accelerate the corporate
restructuring process. More ...
Military police feared likely to stall July 27 probe JAKARTA (JP): Legislator Pande Nabanan doubts that the
government will be able to solve the July 27, 1996, bloody
takeover of the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI) headquarters. More ...
Human rights, election amandment agreed JAKARTA (JP): Major factions at the People's Consultative
Assembly's (MPR) Ad Hoc Committee (PAH) have agreed to insert a
chapter on human rights and a free and fair general election into
the Amendments to the 1945 Constitution. More ...
Culture team to go to New York JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia will send a cultural team of
traditional dancers and singers to New York in an attempt to help
restore the country's falling image, an official said on
Thursday. More ...
Farmers rally for land BANDUNG: More than a thousand of farmers from the Pasundan
Farmer Union staged a rally in front of the local administrative
office on Wednesday.Arriving in dozens of buses and trucks, the farmers demanded
that the government give them uncultivated land. More ...
Indonesia's online banking race The following article by Fabrice Desmarescaux is based on a
presentation in a seminar on e-finance. It was held here on June
5 by, among others, McKinsey & Company's Financial Institutions
Group, where the writer is a senior consultant. More ...
Pretty cushions the latest export item in YogyaBy Singgir Kartana YOGYAKARTA (JP): "Never ever sit on a pillow or you will get
boils all over your buttocks," so Javanese parents used to advise
their children. More ...
KAI bans staff from watching Euro 2000 BANDUNG (JP): State railway company PT Kereta Api Indonesia
(KAI) has instructed its operational and technical division
employees not to watch Euro 2000 matches in the evenings in order
for them to rest. More ...
Bakin witness doubts Haryogi's gun permits JAKARTA (JP): An employee of the State Intelligence
Coordinating Body (Bakin) testified on Wednesday that he doubted
the authenticity of two gun permits owned by Haryogi M. Maulani,
a defendant in an alleged illegal arms possession case. More ...
KONI asks for athletes' personal Olympic targets JAKARTA (JP): The National Sports Council (KONI) has urged 11
sports organizations, whose athletes are preparing for the 2000
Olympic Games in Sydney in September, to set maximum targets in
the quadrennial event. More ...
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Situation remains tense in brawl-torn Matraman JAKARTA (JP): Tension was the prevailing mood in the Matraman
area, East Jakarta, on Thursday as residents of the bickering
Kebon Manggis and Palmeriam subdistricts remained cautious of
possible attacks following a fresh brawl on Tuesday night. More ...
WB links loans to reform programs JAKARTA (JP): The World Bank warned the government on
Wednesday that it must be able to provide concrete results of its
economic reform programs and its efforts to curb corruption in
order to continue receiving financial support from international
donors. More ...
Gus Dur's plan on graft probe evokes skepticism JAKARTA (JP): There is growing skepticism among anticorruption
activists over President Abdurrahman Wahid's claim that he had
solicited Washington's help to combat corruption and investigate
the wealth of former top Indonesian officials. More ...
Sutiyoso to quit city companies JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso will shortly resign from his
position as chief supervisor at six city-owned companies, locally
known as perusahaan daerah (PD), as ordered by Law No. 22/1999 on
Regional Autonomy, an official said on Monday. More ...
Election Commission officialy dissolved JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid has issued two
decrees on the dissolution of the much-criticized General
Elections Commission (KPU) and dismissal of its 53 members. More ...
Bank Buana to go public JAKARTA (JP): PT Bank Buana Indonesia plans to sell 970
million new shares or 20 percent of its enlarged stocks to the
public next month to raise funds for equity improvement. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Ceramics Exhibition by F Widayanto Galeri Nasional Indonesia,
Jl. Medan Merdeka Timur 14, Gambir, Central Jakarta (Phone:
3813021, 34833954), 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., June 16. More ...
IBRA loses another legal fight against defaulters JAKARTA (JP): The Supreme Court has rejected a bankruptcy
appeal filed by the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA)
against palm oil producer PT Sumi Asih, marking another failure
in the agency's legal battles against debt defaulters. More ...
Mideast peace status Hope for reaching a final peace agreement between Israel and
the Palestinian Authority seems to be fading after Palestinian
chief negotiator Saeb Erakat suspended talks with his Israeli
counterpart on Thursday. More ...
Soldier killed in armed attack AMBON, Maluku: A soldier was killed in a mob attack in this
riot-stricken town on Thursday, an official said.Pvt. Rifel de Queljoe of the 733rd Airborne Infantry Battalion
died of stab wounds in the abdomen when he and his colleague,
Second Sgt. More ...
'No outside influence to TNI reshuffle' A document called Bulak Rantai, which refers to the meeting
place of senior Army officers, has circulated ahead of a rumored
major military reshuffle speculating the replacement of some
prominent officers. Military observer Lt. Gen. More ...
Gus Dur cleared of all suspicions JAKARTA (JP): Police declared on Wednesday President
Abdurrahman Wahid free of all charges involving the Rp 35 billion
scandal at the State Logistics Agency (Bulog), but said that they
still needed to question him to help clarify the matter. More ...
Indonesians find it difficult to remain objective: Scientist JAKARTA (JP): Indonesians still find it difficult to remain
objective or accept the presence of ideas that are not akin to
their personal convictions. More ...
TNI chief, Juwono to restructure powerful TNI JAKARTA (JP): The restructurization of the Indonesian Military
(TNI) is being worked upon by the defense ministry and TNI
itself, defense minister Juwono Sudarsono said on Wednesday. More ...
'MTV' amplifies promotion in IndonesiaBy C. Stevens JAKARTA (JP): Throughout the past five years there has been a
dangerous beast hunting the cultural souls of Indonesia's youth,
corrupting the young and impressionable with hours of frivolous
pop. More ...
BCA to launch online banking in August JAKARTA (JP): Publicly listed Bank Central Asia (BCA) will
launch online banking services in August and enter the business-
to-customer e-commerce next year, company president D.E. Setijoso
said on Wednesday. More ...
District Court hears first trial on Matori JAKARTA (JP): The South Jakarta District Court commenced on
Wednesday the trial of a man alleged to have been involved in the
attempted murder of National Awakening Party chairman Matori
Abdul Djalil last March. More ...
More on Kosovo In reference to the article Year of fitful progress in Kosovo
by Andrew Gray, published in The Jakarta Post on June 8, 2000, we
would like to give more information to your readers about the
real results of the UN Mission in Kosovo. More ...
Telkom, Indosat awarded project JAKARTA (JP): State-owned listed telecom firms PT Telkom and
PT Indosat have been assigned to install new telephone lines
until 2004, a senior government official said on Wednesday. More ...
Soeharto awards for Gus Dur and Marzuki JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid and Attorney General
Marzuki Darusman are among some of the recipients of the second
ignoble "Soeharto Awards" from the University of Indonesia's (UI)
Student Executive Council. More ...
Soeharto to return wealth: Gus Dur TEHRAN (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid hinted on Thursday
former president Soeharto would comply with popular demand to
return his family's wealth to the state. More ...
Astratel ties up with foreign investment firm JAKARTA (JP): London-based investment company CDC Capital
Partners has signed a strategic alliance agreement with PT
Astratel Nusantara, an affiliate of automotive concern PT Astra
International. More ...
Garuda, get real! Following Garuda Indonesia's advertisement in The Jakarta Post
on June 12, 2000, I would like to relate my recent unpleasant
experience with the airline and ask why it is thanking its
customers for complaining but then doing nothing about the
complaints. More ...
Radiotherapist brutally murdered JAKARTA (JP): Police are still investigating the death of a
female radiotherapist, known as a generous person by her
neighbors, who was found dead on Wednesday. More ...