Robbers in Bali net Rp 100 million DENPASAR, Bali (JP): Two men made off with Rp 100 million in
cash after a daylight robbery here on Thursday afternoon.The robbery, on Jl. W.R. Supratman, occurred just 300 hundred
meters from Bali Police Headquarters. More ...
Reluctant to be a father One day, when participating in a Japanese language proficiency
examination, I met a classmate from about eight years ago. When I
asked her about her life down under (Australia), she unraveled a
story full of tragedy and misery, to which I gave my sympathy. More ...
Strong aftershock rocks Bengkulu for some 15 minutes JAKARTA (JP): A powerful aftershock measuring 6.2 on the
Richter scale jolted earthquake-stricken Bengkulu early on
Thursday as locals protested the slow supply of emergency relief. More ...
Weapons seized from burglars BOGOR (JP): Detectives of the Bogor Regional Police have
confiscated eight pen guns with six bullets and 59 bullets of
different calibers from a member of a noted gang of burglars
specializing in villa burglaries in the area.Chief Col. More ...
Direct election Mr. John Hargreaves' letter On direct elections (The Jakarta
Post, June 3, 2000) should be considered by the government as a
means of achieving true democracy.Any person entering the office of the presidency without a
mandate directly from at least 50. More ...
Sutiyoso defends firm actions against rioters JAKARTA (JP): While suggesting that the city authority has had
enough of all persuasive approaches, Governor Sutiyoso defended
on Thursday the city police's plan to take firm action against
any violent demonstrations during the upcoming General ... More ...
House told to pick nine supreme justice candidates JAKARTA (JP): A group of nongovernmental organizations
suggested the House of Representatives on Thursday pick nine out
of around 40 supreme justice candidates now under its close
watch. More ...
Military remains cautious with Australia JAKARTA (JP): The government seems to be making symbolic steps
toward repairing diplomatic ties with Australia, but for the
Indonesian Military (TNI) the neighboring country remains a
source of concern and apprehension. More ...
Three bodies found in 2 days JAKARTA (JP): City police have recorded three dead bodies
which were dumped at different places across the capital over the
past two days, according to police reports. More ...
Palestine has yet to move in maid abuse case JAKARTA (JP): Palestinian Ambassador Ribbi Awad said on
Thursday that he had yet to receive an instruction from his
government to start an investigation into the alleged abuse of a
female Indonesian migrant worker by her employer in Gaza last
March. More ...
IBRA told to divest its ownership in three banks JAKARTA (JP): The Financial Sector Policy Committee (KKSK) has
recommended that the government divest its ownership in three
publicly listed banks, including Bank Internasional Indonesia,
Bank Niaga and Bank Universal. More ...
Six nations to join football c'ships JAKARTA (JP): Host Indonesia and five other countries from
Asia will compete in the Asian Australian Football Championships
at Cibubur Cricket Ground, West Java, on June 17. More ...
BI insists bad bankers cannot lead state bank JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia insisted on Thursday that any
bankers who failed the central bank's fit and proper test could
no longer lead a bank in the country even if the banker was
President Abdurrahman Wahid's close friend. More ...
Perawang Lumber to float shares JAKARTA (JP): Plywood producer PT Perawang Lumber Industri
plans to sell about 180 million new shares or about 20 percent of
its enlarged stocks next month to repay debts of Rp 64 billion.The company said on Thursday it expected to raise about Rp 90
billion (US$10. More ...
Indonesia, Australia look ahead for close ties TOKYO (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid and Australian Prime
Minister John Howard agreed on Thursday to shun past acrimony
between the two countries and focus on efforts to bolster
relations between the neighbors. More ...
Sutiyoso launches Rp 63.4b project JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso launched on Thursday a Rp 63.4
billion (US$7.46 million) integrated project to reduce poverty
and develop slum areas in the city's 15 subdistricts. More ...
BMW, Mercedes expect robust sales JAKARTA (JP): The sole agents of BMW and Mercedes-Benz expect
bullish sales this year thanks to market recovery and a more
favorable government automotive policy. More ...
VISA/BNI Card As a VISA/BNI Card holder, I went to shop at Makro Pasar Rebo
on June 5, 2000. After filling my trolley with merchandises, I
went to a cashier for check-out.To my surprise my BNI Card was not accepted even though with a
surcharge as I requested. More ...
Col. Kawilarang buried in Bandung BANDUNG (JP): Col. (ret) Alex Evert Kawilarang, who passed
away at Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital in Jakarta on
Tuesday, was buried in Cikutra Heroes Cemetery here on Thursday. More ...
Street justice claims another victim TANGERANG (JP): A suspected motorcycle thief was beaten to
death by a mob in Jatiuwung on Wednesday evening, the latest
victim of the capital's trend for street justice. More ...
Arguments with police I refer to an article by Parlindungan Sibarani (The Jakarta
Post, Sunday, June 4, 2000, Living in Jakarta's crime-ridden
jungle).What he said in his article about his friend's experience with
police officers mirrored my experience on May 12, 2000. More ...
Aris Juanedi denies knowledge fo Rp 35m Bulog fund JAKARTA (JP): A businessman admitted to having received a Rp 5
billion cheque from President Abdurrahman Wahid's masseur Suwondo
but said he had no idea if the money was part of the scandalous
Rp 35 billion fund of the National Logistics Agency ... More ...
Alice Day performs from the heartBy Mehru Jaffer JAKARTA (JP): The Regent is having a party. And it is not just
any party but a jazz party. In fact the party started nearly four
months ago with the arrival in town of the melodious Monica
Crosby, Florida's first lady of jazz. More ...
Why Jeffrey Archer? Why would you want to bring Jeffrey Archer over here to
untangle the Bank Indonesia plot?Because he writes novels of a sort? Or because he's up to his
neck in a scandal of his own making? DAVID ... More ...
Body of Cisadane duck hunter found TANGERANG (JP): Local residents living along Cisadane River
fished out the dead body of 19-year-old Rocky, alias Kiki, who
drowned during a traditional Chinese duck catching festival on
Tuesday. More ...
Meeting of minds in Tokyo While in Tokyo to attend the funeral of the late Japanese
Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi, one of President Abdurrahman Wahid's
main agenda items will be to patch up Indonesia's relations with
Australia -- again, because patching up strained relations with
Australia has ... More ...
Government submits two more labor bills to House JAKARTA (JP): The government submitted on Thursday to the
House of Representatives two bills on labor protection and
settlement of industrial disputes in a bid to provide both
workers and employers with legal certainty. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on June 8, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
The French way of cooking fish by Frederic Vershoore JAKARTA (JP): Indonesians undoubtedly serve the most
delectable fish in the whole world. However it is always exciting
to try out how others prepare it. More ...
Soeharto celebrates 79th birthday under house arrest JAKARTA (JP): Former president Soeharto celebrated his 79th
birthday on Thursday, receiving a truck load of flowers and
bouquets from close friends and former aides.It is unclear if his successors B.J. More ...
The buck likely to stop with Aceh, Papua The government has again been reminded of problems behind the
controversial Papuan People's Congress. The following is an
excerpt of an e-mail interview with Robert Cribb of the
department of history at the University of Queensland, Australia. More ...
'Matra' editor receives 5-month suspended term JAKARTA (JP): The South Jakarta District Court sentenced on
Thursday chief editor of Matra monthly Robertus Riantiarno to a
five-month suspended jail term for publishing semipornograhic
pictures in its June and July editions last year. 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 Jun. 30.
* Painting Exhibition by Eddy Sundara, at Negeri Lama Gallery,
Jl. More ...
Bali-bound ferry sinks, over 30 still missing DENPASAR, Bali (JP): More than 30 people are missing after the
Citra Mandala Bakti ferry traveling from Ketapang Port in
Banyuwangi, East Java sank in the Bali Strait in the early hours
of Thursday, leaving at least four passengers dead, ... More ...
Pelti to expand mini tennis activities JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Tennis Association (Pelti) will
expand its mini tennis activities to include children and their
parents who do not have a full knowledge of tennis. More ...