Indonesia: How to restore confidence This is the second article on restoring confidence by
Laksamana Sukardi, former state minister of investment and state
enterprises development. JAKARTA (JP): Transparency is obviously a key component of
good governance. More ...
Pupuk Kaltim outgrows its yearly profit targetBy Berni K. Moestafa BONTANG, East Kalimantan (JP): Scheduled for privatization
this year, the country's largest state-owned fertilizer company,
PT Pupuk Kaltim, is upbeat that this year's profits will exceed
last year's despite the sluggish market. More ...
Nokia opens new center JAKARTA (JP): Cell phone producer Nokia Mobile Phones
Indonesia opened on Thursday a new sales and service center at
the Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD) office complex. More ...
Heri Dono genetically engineers 'wayang'By Prasetyohadi and Pandaya JAKARTA (JP): Lovers of the arts streamed out of Teater Utan
Kayu giggling, grinning and even laughing out loud when
discussing the bizarre shadow puppet show they had just seen. More ...
Supremacy of law vital to rebuild nation JAKARTA (JP): Respect and improvement of judicial principles
and individual and collective political freedom based on the
supremacy of law are needed to rebuild the battered nation, a
political scientist said. More ...
Bulog puts nonbudgetary funds onto balance sheet JAKARTA (JP): The State Logistics Agency (Bulog) has shifted
its controversial Rp 383 billion (US$45 million) nonbudgetary
funds onto the agency's balance sheet, the agency's chairman
Rizal Ramli said here on Thursday. More ...
Free certificates for residents TANGERANG (JP): The Tangerang office of the National Land
Agency (BPN) is offering free and simple processing of land
certificate applications for residents in four villages of
Kosambi district, an official said here on Wednesday. More ...
Residents called on to help rebuild Jakarta JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso urged city residents on
Thursday to use Jakarta's 473rd anniversary as the momentum to
rebuild the city after the unrest of past years had left so much
destruction. More ...
Factories offer free schooling for workers TANGERANG (JP): Enlightened by the awareness that education is
a valuable investment in order to earn a decent living, many
casual workers at factories -- with strong support from their
employers -- have proudly begun to take part in classes at ... More ...
Disappointment leads to birth of new moral movement JAKARTA (JP): A new moral movement made up of some 33 public
figures is emerging out of the growing disappointment at the slow
pace of reform under the administration of President Abdurrahman
Wahid. More ...
Students support Islamic customs MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi: Hundreds of students rallied at the
provincial legislature here on Thursday demanding the adoption of
Islamic principles in the province when the regional autonomy law
takes effect next year. More ...
Presidential control of police backed by legal experts JAKARTA (JP): In search of an independent and professional
police force, legal experts and a sociologist supported on Friday
a proposal to put the National Police under the direct
supervision of the president.Legal experts J.E. More ...
Stock quotations on JSXStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on June 22, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Military officers role in Poso riots investigated MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi (JP): Wirabuana Military Police are
investigating the alleged involvement of 28 soldiers in the Poso
riots which began on May 23, regional military commander Maj.
Gen. Slamet Kirbiantoro disclosed on Thursday. More ...
On Pancasila Dr. Hj. Nina Herlina Lubis, M.S., historian at Padjadjaran
University (Unpad) Research Institute and lecturer at the History
Department of the School of Letters of Unpad, wrote in the
Pikiran Rakyat daily on June 5, 2000 an article titled
Straightening out the history of the birth of ... More ...
Russian judges 'still bow to authority'By Marina Lapenkova MOSCOW (AFP): The reform of Russian justice, trumpeted to be
very liberal, is making slow progress, nine years after the
collapse of the Soviet Union, human rights groups say. More ...
Rosena chooses family over Sydney Olympics SURABAYA (JP): Most athletes in the world dream of competing
in the Olympic Games. But not so with Indonesian women's archer
Rosena Gelanteh, who prefers to live a happy life with her family
and concentrate on her job rather than the Olympics. More ...
IBRA raises about Rp 2.8t as of mid-June JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA)
has raised about Rp 2.8 trillion (US$324.07 million) in cash as
of June 16, less than 15 percent of the Rp 18. More ...
Govt comes under fire over Sjahril JAKARTA (JP): The government came under strong attack from top
politicians on Thursday for detaining Bank Indonesia (BI)
Governor Sjahril Sabirin on corruption charges. More ...
Olympic-trained swimmers undergo selection at PONBy Ivy Susanti SURABAYA (JP): The performance at the 15th National Games
(PON) of swimmers who attended the Olympic training program will
help determine who will be selected to represent Indonesia at the
quadrennial event being held in Sydney in ... More ...
Future of Tenda Semanggi hangs in the balance JAKARTA (JP): The administration will put Tenda Semanggi, a
popular hangout among Jakarta's young elite in South Jakarta, in
order because it has violated the building code. More ...
Promised land death ride to Britain NEW DELHI: Britain's worst tragedy involving illegal
immigrants occurred a couple of days ago when 58 bodies of men
and women were found crammed into a vegetable truck at Dover. The
Chinese stowaways died of suffocation. More ...
Indocopper pays dividends JAKARTA (JP): PT Indocopper Investama Corporation announced on
Thursday it would distribute a cash dividend of Rp 702.86 per
share for the 1999 financial year, a decrease from the Rp
2,146.16 dividend per share the previous financial year. More ...
Tension grips Maluku as violence continues AMBON, Maluku (JP): Violence persisted in restive Maluku
province on Thursday after overnight clashes here left at least
11 people, including five security personnel, dead. More ...
Asia-EU links on the brink of a new eraBy Shada Islam BRUSSELS (DPA): Often-strained relations between the European
Union and Asian nations are set to enter a more dynamic phase at
a series of meetings in Lisbon next week. More ...
Seeking Israel's help Unlike many other ministerial visits abroad, the Home
Minister, Mr. L. K. Advani's mission to Israel was clearly
focussed. The very composition of his delegation gave a clear
message. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta: Friday, June 23, 2000Exhibitions* Irian Jaya (Papua) Art and Culture Care Exhibition at Arkadia
Plaza, Arkadia Office Building, Jl. T.B. Simatupang kav. 88,
South Jakarta, until June 24. More ...
Where's the aid? ask quake victims BENGKULU, Bengkulu: People affected by the recent earthquake
here have demanded to see the Rp 700 million aid package Vice
President Megawati Soekarnoputri gave to Governor Hasan Zen when
she visited the province on June 15. More ...
Iraq saddled with Gulf war reparationsBy Brian Whitaker LONDON: Iraq faces a series of gigantic claims for Gulf war
damage -- so large that there is almost no way to recover the
money, short of extending sanctions for well over 100 years. More ...
Tragedy of the commons in RI archipelagoBy Roger Michael Johnson and Daniel Rosyid SURABAYA (JP): In a project here focusing on the sustainable
technological development of traditional fishing vessels, an
almost identical set of conclusions have been found to the
comments of Mark V. More ...
On racism Having read Rosaline's article in The Jakarta Post on
June...., 2000 titled Expat racism, I find she seems to be a bit
racist herself by what she writes.I sympathize if someone has treated her unfairly. More ...
Strike brings work at KPC to a halt JAKARTA (JP): A strike by around 150 workers of coal mining
company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) has forced the company to halt
its mining operations in East Kalimantan, a senior government
official said on Thursday. More ...
Politics, religion behind rise of Islam in NigeriaBy Peter Cunliffe-Jones KANO, Nigeria (AFP): Both politics and religion lie behind the
revival of Islam in northern Nigeria, analysts say here, where
authorities in Wednesday were to introduce strict Islamic law. More ...
Tanamur marks Jakarta's anniversary in its own way JAKARTA (JP): Tanamur, the oldest discotheque in the country,
celebrated the capital's 473rd anniversary with transvestites
wearing overmodified Betawi costumes and seemingly never-ending
house music, giving the term 'cross-cultured' an extra ... More ...
Bambang threatens stubborn debtors JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Finance Bambang Sudibyo warned
indebted businesspeople on Thursday to cooperate in settling
their debts to domestic banks or risk the seizure of their assets
and legal prosecution. More ...
Man gets 10 months for theft JAKARTA (JP): The Central Jakarta District Court sentenced on
Tuesday a man to 10 months in jail after it found him guilty of
stealing office furniture and kitchenware from a building owned
by his parents in June last year. More ...
Agus receives discharge, 4-year sentence JAKARTA (JP): Army Second Lt. Agus Isrok stood motionless when
a military court discharged him from the Army on Thursday in
addition to sentencing him to four years in prison and fining him
Rp 10 million (US$1,176). More ...
Leave the rupiah alone For better or for worse, the government's decision to detain
Bank Indonesia Governor Sjahril Sabirin on corruption charges on
Wednesday may have removed one major element of political
uncertainty that has bugged the rupiah over these past few
months. More ...
More youths turn street singing as crisis drags onBy Prabandari YOGYAKARTA (JP): For bus passengers and commuters from Solo
(Surakarta) to Yogyakarta, pengamen (street singers) are very
familiar. They get on the bus at every major bus stop and get off
at the next one. More ...
Balongan refinery shut down JAKARTA (JP): State oil and gas company Pertamina said on
Thursday its Balongan refinery in West Java had been shut down on
Tuesday for ten days of maintenance."There were some problems that prevented the refinery from
operating at full capacity. More ...
Swiss firm to control PT Semen Cibinong JAKARTA (JP): Swiss cement giant Holderbank Financiere Glarus
AG has agreed to increase its stake in publicly listed cement
producer PT Semen Cibinong to become a controlling shareholder of
the company. More ...
'Illegal' polling on Irian's fate underway JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya (JP): Biak Military chief Lt. Col. Bayu
Purwiyono confirmed on Thursday reports that residents of at
least 10 villages in the regency had been asked to respond to a
poll checking their attitude toward a campaign to set up ... More ...