Ambon now resembles battlefield AMBON, Maluku (JP): Ambon began to resemble a battlefield on
Sunday, as violence entered its fifth consecutive day with
security forces seemingly powerless to stop it. More ...
Yanes doesn't mix sport and politics SURABAYA (JP): Short-distance runner Yanes Raubaba from Irian
Jaya doesn't believe in mixing sports and politics, despite calls
for independence from his fellow Irianese."I don't want to combine sport and political affairs. Sport is
sport, politics is politics. More ...
Govt voices concern over KPC miners' strike JAKARTA (JP): The Ministry of Mines and Energy, expressing
concern over the prolonged workers strike at coal mining company
PT Kaltim Prima Coal in East Kalimantan, called on both parties
to settle their dispute amicably. More ...
Megawati arrives in Singapore for a three-day working visit SINGAPORE (JP): Vice President Megawati Soekarnoputri arrived
in Singapore on Sunday for a three-day working visit.During her stay in the island state the Vice President is
scheduled to meet Singapore President S.R. More ...
Striving to protect the witness amid calls for trialsBy Ati Nurbaiti JAKARTA (JP): There is a lot of clamor nowadays to bring those
guilty of abusing power and violating human rights to trial --
those involved in abduction, arbitrary detention, corruption,
torture, rape and killings. More ...
The 12 steps of Narcotics Anonymous JAKARTA (JP): "What are the 12 Steps of Narcotics Anonymous?"
is always the most frequently asked question by addicts, families
and the general population.1. We admit that we are powerless over our addiction, that our
lives have become unmanageable.2. More ...
Local doctors concentrate on making money, not on research JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian doctors tend to ignore scientific
work and devote themselves to making money, a medical observer
said on Saturday. More ...
Narcotics Anonymous program poses way outBy David Gordon JAKARTA (JP): On April 1, 1997 in South Jakarta, eight people
attended the first ever meeting held in Indonesia of the most
successful and respected program known worldwide to help drug
addicts to become, and remain, clean. More ...
Don't separate refugees: Mar'ie JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian Red Cross Chairman Mar'ie Muhammad
urged the Central Sulawesi administration on Sunday not to
segregate Muslim and Christians refugees, saying that it would
heighten religious and ethnic discord in the province. More ...
ASEAN automotive sector bouncing back JAKARTA (JP): The ASEAN automotive sector is now bouncing back
from the devastating economic crisis of 1997/1998 which crippled
the region's automotive industry, according to a new report from
the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). More ...
JSX to continue upward movement: Analysts JAKARTA (JP): Equity analysts said the Jakarta Stock Exchange
(JSX) Composite Index would stay above the 500-point level this
week as more investors -- shrugging off concerns over political
instability sparked by feuds among elite politicians -- ... More ...
Two new local airlines begin their operations JAKARTA (JP): Lion Airlines and Awair International launched
their inaugural flights last week, becoming the first of seven
new airlines to start operation. More ...
Rebel attacks still widespread in Aceh, says police chief BANDA ACEH, Aceh (JP): Outgoing Aceh Police chief Brig. Gen.
Bachrumsyah Kasman warned of dangerous security disturbances here
despite the humanitarian pause that came into effect on June 2. More ...
How to deal with the past The following is the first of two articles based on a
presentation by Peter R. Baehr, emeritus professor of human
rights at Utrecht University and Leiden University, the
Netherlands. More ...
Yogya elects AJI chief YOGYAKARTA: Raihul Fadjri was reelected on Sunday as chairman
of the Yogyakarta branch of the Alliance of Independent
Journalists (AJI) for the second consecutive two-year term. More ...
Govt attacked for neglecting fishing JAKARTA (JP): The Association of Indonesian Fishing Companies
(Gappindo) has criticized the government for its lack of concern
about promoting the country's lagging fishing industry. More ...
Jakarta still trying to catch up with E. JavaBy Ivy Susanti SURABAYA (JP): Jakarta was trailing by a wide margin in the
15th National Games (PON) medal tally on Sunday, still trying to
catch up with host East Java at the 15th National Games (PON). More ...
Seasonal workers still lack protection JAKARTA (JP): The lack of a clear-cut regulation on industrial
labor relationships and poor control from the government have led
to the vast exploitation of workers, especially those hired on a
seasonal basis, according to legal expert Apong Herlina. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta: Monday, June 26, 2000Exhibitions * Painting Exhibition: Ekspresi Nuansa 15 untuk Kemanusiaan, at
World Trade Center, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 29-31, South Jakarta
(Phone: 5211320), until July 1. More ...
Observers condemn Friday's attack on Komnas HAM JAKARTA (JP): Political observers Hermawan Sulistyo and
Johannes Kristiadi have condemned Friday's violent attack on the
headquarters of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas
HAM) by members of the Front for Defenders of Islam (FPI). More ...
Amien expresses dissatisfaction at reform movement JAKARTA (JP): People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker
Amien Rais expressed his discontent on Saturday over the foot-
dragging reform movement which he had once set the pace of. More ...
Bulog Correction: In the story "Gus Dur questioned over Bulog
scandal" that appeared in our paper on Sunday, we erroneously
reported that the President had been named a suspect in the Bulog
scandal. The President was actually questioned as a witness in
the scandal. More ...
Vice President inaugurates 2MW nuclear reactor BANDUNG (JP): Indonesia entered a new phase in its nuclear
development on Saturday when the country's first two-megawatt
reactor was inaugurated. More ...
Tanjung Priok revisited Sixteen years since the military opened fire on demonstrators
on the streets of Jakarta's Tanjung Priok district, the ghosts of
the victims continue to haunt the nation. More ...
Porn VCD traders arrested JAKARTA (JP): West Jakarta's Taman Sari Police detectives have
arrested nine alleged traders of pornographic video compact discs
(VCDs) in a five-day raid at Harco Glodok shopping center, an
officer said on Saturday.Taman Sari Police chief of detectives First Lt. More ...
More tremors hit Bengkulu BENGKULU: Another large tremor measuring 7.3 on the Richter
scale shook Bengkulu on Sunday nearly three weeks after the
initial earthquake which caused nearly 100 deaths."The latest quake was felt at around 9:23 a.m. More ...
Hikers, campers destroying Gede and Pangrango peaks JAKARTA (JP): The Gede Pangrango National Park near Bogor is
suffering increasing environmental degradation due to visiting
hikers and campers, many of whom profess to be nature lovers,
environmental experts said. More ...
Tension still grips Matraman area JAKARTA (JP): Matraman in East Jakarta was still tense on
Sunday afternoon, with residents of Kebon Manggis and Palmeriam
subdistricts preparing for attacks following fresh brawls early
on Sunday morning. More ...
Slack investment worrisome for MalaysiaBy Sabyasachi Mitra KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): Foreign investors are shying away from
Malaysia while it drags its feet on corporate reforms, depriving
industry of capital and technology needed for long-term growth. More ...
Sutiyoso launches first 'Delman' parade JAKARTA (JP): In a campaign to establish an image of a capital
that is safe to invest in and in connection with the city's 473rd
anniversary, Governor Sutiyoso launched the first delman (horse-
drawn carriage) parade on Sunday. More ...
Beating the smugglers The discovery of the corpses of 58 Chinese illegal immigrants
in the back of a tomato truck at a British port has prompted
calls for a crackdown on the growing trade in people smuggling. More ...
Father kills daughter with mattock SURAKARTA, Central Java: Local police have arrested a man for
allegedly killing his own daughter with a mattock in Laweyan
village on Saturday.Antara reported that the deceased, Dewi Siti Halimah, 16, was
struck with a mattock while asleep. More ...
No political bickering, please Looking at the situation in our country at this moment makes
me very sad. What has become of the Indonesia we love so much and
for which we are mentally and physically ready to sacrifice our
lives. More ...
Debt collectors haunt store JAKARTA (JP): An employee of a store selling water pumps filed
a complaint to the police on Saturday of intimidation by debt
collectors, fearing that they might return on Monday. More ...
Anwar called on to clean BI of corrupt practices JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia senior deputy governor Anwar
Nasution must act immediately to eliminate corruption from the
central bank to make its monetary policy credible, according to a
group of former Bank Indonesia employees. More ...
Sjahrir says RI economy could grow by 6% this year JAKARTA (JP): Despite the bleak political environment,
Indonesia's economic growth this year could reach 6 percent as
the country's real economy has been growing rapidly during the
past few months, according to noted economist Sjahrir. More ...
Indovision's explanation sought Indovision has done it yet again, for the second time in a
row. It has failed to negotiate a timely renewal of its contract
with Sony Entertainment Television, resulting in the abrupt
cessation of the channel's programs and, thereby, inconveniencing
subscribers. More ...
A matter of common sense A solution to the Maluku problem, as we see it, a matter of
common sense. If the government is willing to apply common sense,
the problem will soon be over.What most upsets us is the question of weapons. More ...
Good ink and media give fine resultsBy Zatni Arbi JAKARTA (JP): I was enjoying the ride in his white Fiat Uno
when my friend, Happy, raised the classic question, "Can it
really harm my printer if I use a refilled cartridge?"Happy runs a fast-growing graphic design business. More ...