Nine dead, scores injured in Ambon trail of violence AMBON, Maluku (JP): A trail of violence in Ambon left at least
nine people dead and scores injured on Sunday as security forces
seemed helpless to stop rioters despite the enactment of the
civil emergency status. More ...
TMII benefits from long school holiday JAKARTA (JP): The two-week-long school break has benefited the
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah theme park in East Jakarta, an
official said on Saturday."We estimated there were nearly 750,000 visitors during the
school break. More ...
Indonesia needs to expand local share of gas reservesBy Berni K. Moestafa JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia is the first country to export
liquefied natural gas (LNG) and is currently the biggest LNG
exporter, making up 30 percent of the world's LNG trade. More ...
Makro establishes its tenth RI store in Medan JAKARTA (JP): Holland-based wholesale chain Makro opened its
tenth outlet on Saturday in the North Sumatra capital of Medan,
and said it was confident about the future of the country's
economy. More ...
Megawati against the federal state concept MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi (JP): Vice President Megawati
Soekarnoputri said on Saturday she was opposed to the idea of
turning Indonesia into a federal state. More ...
Zarina gives birth to baby girl JAKARTA (JP): Jailed Zarina Mirafsur gave birth to a healthy
baby girl weighing 2.8 kilograms at Tangerang Hospital at 12:50
p.m. on Saturday."The baby's very fair and has cute, slanty eyes. More ...
Legislators: Only a few justices likely get approval JAKARTA (JP): With two thirds of the 46 Supreme Court justice
candidates screened by legislators on Sunday, early indications
suggest that very few would likely be endorsed by the House of
Representatives. More ...
Utut bows out to Ye JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian chess Grandmaster Utut Adianto bowed
out to Chinese GM Ye Jiangchuan in the seventh leg of the sixth
Tan Chin Nam Cup at the Hua Yuan hotel in Beijing on Saturday
evening.Utut, playing black, used the Modern defense against Ye's e4
opening."The 9.. More ...
Legislators unite in call for calm JAKARTA (JP): All 11 factions of the People's Consultative
Assembly (MPR) on Sunday declared a unified stance and vowed to
reduce mounting political tension ahead of the Assembly's annual
session in August. More ...
Opportunities, challenges in mining investment The following is based on the address of Noke Kiroyan, vice
chairman of the Indonesian Mining Association, at the Indonesian
Investment Summit on Mining and Energy, held in Jakarta on July
12. More ...
Stylus Photo 2000P for quality printsBy Zatni Arbi JAKARTA (JP): We have taken quite a close look at high-end
photo printers from HP and Canon, so it would be unfair to Epson
if we didn't check their newest photo printer, the Epson Stylus
Photo 2000P. More ...
Policeman killed in South Aceh BANDA ACEH, Aceh: Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) Pvt. Iwan was
shot dead by two men on Sunday morning while shopping at a
village market in Kuta Fajar, South Aceh.His friend, Pvt. More ...
Car junkyards offer plenty to collectors JAKARTA (JP): In the eyes of classic car collectors, junkyards
along Jl. Raya Depok and Jl. Raya Lenteng Agung in South Jakarta
are considered a heaven for finding older cars and spare parts
for vehicles. More ...
Pick of the Flicks (for Monday, July 17, 2000)Hollywood KC
Josh 14:15 17:30 20:45
House on Haunted Hill 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
... More ...
Local leaders give up on Matraman melee JAKARTA (JP): Local community leaders in Matraman, Central
Jakarta, have given up trying to end the destructive and bloody
feud between two neighboring subdistricts in the area, which has
been going on for some three decades. More ...
Business in bloom early for flower traders JAKARTA (JP): As the rest of the economy is still struggling
to recover, the flower industry in the capital is blossoming with
sales reaching the precrisis level of 1997. More ...
Megawati to open President Cup JAKARTA (JP): Vice President Megawati Soekarnoputri is
scheduled to open the 19th international amateur boxing President
Cup at the Grand Bali Beach Hotel in Sanur, Bali, on July 27. More ...
Irian Jaya hit by air strike WAMENA, Irian Jaya: Social and economic activities in remote
parts of the Irian Jaya province have been paralyzed due to a
week-long strike by pilots of missionary flights protesting a
lack of airport safety. 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 ...
Innovation: The wonders of cellular phones JAKARTA (JP): Nowadays, cellular telephones are beginning to
resemble computers rather than telephones, with features such as
a diary, voice recognition and infrared links to a PC and, of
course, to the Internet. More ...
Mosques consider entering telecom kiosk business JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Council of Mosques is looking
into the possibility opening telecommunication centers in the
grounds of some of the 650,000 mosques spread across the country. More ...
Irawati, Wukirasih win doubles title JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian tennis doubles Irawati Moerid
Iskandar and Wukirasih Sawondari won the US$10,000 Extra Joss
Women's Circuit 3 at the Kemayoran tennis center after South
Koreans Chae Kyung-yee and Jeon Mi-ra couldn't perform due to
illness. More ...
Security dilemma for investorsBy Lesley McCulloch JAKARTA (JP): On Monday at the opening of the Jakarta
International Energy Conference, President Abdurrahman Wahid
stated that the government would use force if need be to protect
the operations of mining companies against disruption ... More ...
Ruwatan, a tradition breaking a bad streakBy Tarko Sudiarno YOGYAKARTA (JP): The giant, Batara Kala, became angry as he
ordered two small children to be killed. The children looked weak
and frightened. But the man-eating giant ran after them, no
matter where they hid. More ...
Students missing in Rancabuaya BANDUNG: Five students of the Design and Arts School of the
Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) are missing after their
rubber boat was hit by strong waves in waters off Rancabuaya
beach, Garut regency, West Java, on Saturday noon. More ...
Telkom, KSO partners aim to modify their contractBy Christiani Tumelap JAKARTA (JP): State-owned telecommunications company PT Telkom
and its five partners in a joint operation (KSO) scheme are
seeking changes in their contract in a bid to save their troubled
relations. More ...
Self-confessed sodomizer says he was a victim JAKARTA (JP): A 22-year-old man who has confessed to
sodomizing four boys said on Saturday that he had been a victim
of sexual abuse when he was a primary school pupil. More ...
Foreign aid to Maluku The Bangkok Post opinion published in The Jakarta Post of July
12, 2000, said "Admittedly it was Jakarta's decision to send
thousands of Muslim migrants to the Malukus, and Jakarta must
deal with the consequences. More ...
Ananda finishes 15th in Austrian F-3000 JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia racing driver Ananda Mikola finished
15th on Sunday in the seventh leg of the FIA Formula 3000
International race at the A1 Ring circuit in Spielberg, Austria. More ...
HKBP to hold national conference in Jakarta JAKARTA (JP): The Congregation of Toba Batak Protestant
Churches (HKBP) will hold a national conference here on July 26
aimed at helping forge national unity. More ...
Hendrawan wins Thailand Open in all RI final JAKARTA (JP): Men's singles shuttler Hendrawan won the
US$80,000 three-star Thailand Open on Sunday, the only Indonesian
success at the event, with China taking the remaining four
titles. More ...