Taxi stolen, driver tied to tree BOGOR (JP): Bogor Police detectives are on the lookout for
three armed men, who rode off in a stolen Jakarta-based taxi
after tying the driver to a tree in the Gebluk village of
Palasari, Cijeruk district, early Wednesday morning. More ...
ABN AMRO-BNI alliance JAKARTA (JP): ABN AMRO Bank of the Netherlands and state-owned
Bank BNI have entered into a nation-wide cash management network
to give their customers in Indonesia access to their combined
networks, the Dutch bank said here on Thursday. More ...
'K@belvision' gives Olympic coverage JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian sports fans will be able to witness
the most complete coverage of the Olympic Games in Sydney from
Sept. 15 to Oct. 1 through the K@belvision channel."WE are very proud to be able to broadcast the Olympics. More ...
Siblings arrested for drug possession BANDUNG, West Java: Police arrested a man and his 17-year-old
brother here early on Thursday for possessing 235 kilograms of
marijuana.Local police chief Supt. H. More ...
Indonesian Hendrawan, Budi survive in Thailand Open JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian top seed Hendrawan and compatriot
Budi Santoso survived in their quarterfinals tests at the
Thailand Open in Bangkok on Thursday. More ...
11,886 public phones damaged by vandals: Official JAKARTA (JP): About one-third, or nearly 12,000, of all coin-
operated pay phones in the capital and its surrounding areas are
vandalized each month, an official with PT Telekomunikasi
Indonesia (Telkom)'s Greater Jakarta office revealed on ... More ...
Gen. Tyasno denies involvement in fake money case BANDUNG (JP): Army Chief of Staff Gen. Tyasno Sudarto flatly
denied on Thursday his alleged involvement in the case of
production and distribution of fake rupiah notes totaling up to
Rp 19.2 billion."It (the accusation) is not true. More ...
Police quiz man believed to know about bomb blast JAKARTA (JP): Police have finally found and questioned a man
tipped earlier by witnesses as the one who could possibly have
information about the blast that rocked the attorney general's
office last week, a senior officer said on Thursday. More ...
Ellipse offers digital service JAKARTA (JP): PT Ellipse Indonesia announced on Thursday the
launch of a new service called Ellipse Digital, which will offer
integrated Internet and multimedia marketing strategies for
companies. More ...
Seribu Islands faces 'seribu' problemsBy Novan Iman Santosa PUTRI ISLAND, Seribu Islands (JP): Nobody knows for sure how
or why the chain of 110 islands (including six already washed
away by the sea) is called the Seribu (thousand) Islands. More ...
Alwi senses U.S. uneasiness at RI internal conflicts JAKARTA (JP): Foreign Minister Alwi Shihab revealed that in
his meetings with United States officials, he detected a sense of
uneasiness from Washington at the continuing troubles besetting
Indonesia. More ...
Mob attack police station CILACAP, Central Java: Police fired warning shots here on
Thursday to disperse an angry mob which attacked a police
station, a local police chief said.Cilacap Police chief Supt. More ...
Search effort extended for missing ferry passengers JAKARTA (JP): Despite apparent hopelessness, the National
Search and Rescue Agency decided on Thursday to extend for
another week the search for the missing Cahaya Bahari ferry and
its hundreds of passengers fleeing strife-torn Tobelo district ... More ...
Thoughts on Indonesia after MPR sessionBy Bahtiar Effendy JAKARTA (JP): The new administration of President Abdurrahman
Wahid has been in a roller-coaster situation since its formation
in October 1999. A honeymoon period was hardly in sight before
the new government encountered predicaments. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
House on Haunted Hill 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
The Next Best Thing 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Mission Impossible 2 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Me, My Self and Irene 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Shanghai Noon ... More ...
Lee confirms status as new pop-R&B divaBy Joko E.H. Anwar JAKARTA (JP): Unlike many Latin American stars, very few Asian
singers have successfully penetrated the international market,
particularly in the United States. More ...
Pertamina and Indian Oil to discuss LNG sale deal JAKARTA (JP): India and Indonesia have agreed to start
discussing the details of the sales of liquefied natural gas
(LNG) from state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina to India. More ...
RP governor offers trade opportunities JAKARTA (JP): Visiting governor of Nueva Ecija in the central
Luzon region of the Philippines, Tomas N. Joson, has invited
Jakarta's entrepreneurs to invest their money in his province. More ...
Press credentials Two years ago, the chief problem confronting the Indonesian
media was a lack of freedom. Now that the media enjoys so much
freedom, its main problem, at least as seen from the outside, is
a lack of ethics among journalists. More ...
Bridge, IndoExchange tie up JAKARTA (JP): Global financial information service provider
Bridge Information Systems announced on Thursday a new
partnership with local financial news portal IndoExchange.com. More ...
Government transfers Bank Bali back to Bank Indonesia JAKARTA (JP): The Financial Sector Policy Committee (FSPC)
decided late on Thursday to transfer Bank Bali from the
Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) into the hands of
Bank Indonesia. More ...
On drinking water Mr. Lane, I refer to your letter on July 11, 2000. Of course
you are quite correct. The sentences should have read " Purified
or reverse osmosis water has little or no minerals. Distillation
is the process in which the water is boiled, evaporated and the
water vapor condensed". More ...
20 people injured in fresh Matraman brawl JAKARTA (JP): A mass brawl broke out again in the Matraman
area of East Jakarta on Thursday as residents of the bickering
Palmeriam and Berlan subdistricts pelted rocks and threw Molotov
cocktails at each other. More ...
New violence in Ambon despite emergency state AMBON, Maluku (JP): There seems to be no reprieve from
violence in Ambon despite the state of civil emergency, as six
more people were killed and 12 others injured in clashes on
Thursday.According to information from Dr. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on July 13, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
City administration to hold public order operation JAKARTA (JP): With full backup from police and military
personnel, city administration officials will start a massive
public order operation on Monday to ensure public order in the
capital, Governor Sutiyoso said on Thursday. More ...
Lawyers contend Soeharto can't remember his name JAKARTA (JP): After maintaining for months that their client
was unfit to face questioning, lawyers for Soeharto now claim
that the 79-year-old former president is finding it difficult to
even remember his own name. More ...
Indonesia, Malaysia plan joint inquiry on illegal logging JAKARTA (JP): Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed to form a
joint fact-finding mission to investigate a massive trade in
illegal timber at the two countries' border areas. More ...
Counseling most effective in curbing drug abuse: Granat JAKARTA (JP): Counseling can be the most effective and
inexpensive way of curbing drug abuse in the capital, the
chairman of the Anti Drug National Movement (Granat) said on
Thursday. More ...
Ginandjar to meet Marzuki over alleged corruption JAKARTA (JP): Former minister Ginandjar Kartasasmita will meet
Attorney General Marzuki Darusman on Monday regarding several
dubious deals allegedly made during his ministerial term. More ...
Top leaders bicker over key meeting JAKARTA (JP): Top reform leaders blamed each other on Thursday
over last night's aborted meeting between them, boding ill for a
speedy resolution to the current political disharmony, despite
the tension and strife which is dragging down the country. More ...
Three killed in Aceh violence BANDA ACEH, Aceh: Military troops shot three alleged gunmen to
death in the latest violence in Aceh on Wednesday, police said on
Thursday.North Aceh Police chief Supt. More ...
Persija, Persikota and Pupuk Kaltim advance to semis JAKARTA (JP): Three clubs -- Persija, Persikota Tangerang and
Pupuk Kaltim (PKT) of Samarinda, East Kalimantan -- clinched the
semifinal tickets of the Bank Mandiri national soccer league in
dramatic but controversial matches Monday. More ...
Most Indonesian hospitals only give standard services JAKARTA (JP): Most Indonesian hospitals are only able to
provide standard services while complementary, but important,
facilities, such as counseling and the supply of pharmaceuticals
and medication, are not commonly found on the market. More ...
Political factors pull the rupiah down to Rp 9,435 JAKARTA (JP): Strong pressure on the rupiah persisted on
Thursday amid continuing disquiet over domestic political
uncertainty.The local currency ended lower at Rp 9,435 per U.S. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Painting Exhibition Rampogan by Sri Warso Wahono, at Galeri
Cipta II, Ismail Marzuki Cultural Center, Jl. Cikini Raya 73,
Central Jakarta (Phone: 3154087), 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., until July
23. More ...
C. Java athletes get cash bonus SEMARANG (JP): Central Java Governor Mardiyanto handed over
cash bonuses on Wednesday evening and also dismissed the Central
Java contingent competing in the 15th National Games in Surabaya
last month. More ...