Lippo to open factory outlet in Karawaci JAKARTA (JP): Giant retailer PT Lippo Supermall will launch
Factory Outlet Supermall Karawaci in August, offering merchandise
with far lower prices than those offered by other shops. More ...
High expectations for new Syrian presidentBy Jack Redden BEIRUT (Reuters): Bashar al-Assad officially became president
of Syria on Monday, both supported and burdened by expectations
he will reform the system he inherited from his father to quickly
improve the lives of his citizens. More ...
RI rules out foreign troops for Maluku JAKARTA (JP): Top government officials rebuffed suggestions on
Monday that foreign troops be stationed in the Maluku islands,
saying steps were already being taken to end the violence in the
area. More ...
Muladi insists on Chief Justice post JAKARTA (JP): Shaking off rumors of sex and financial
scandals, former justice minister Muladi told a "fit and proper"
hearing for new justices at the House of Representatives on
Monday that he wants no less than the top Supreme Court job. More ...
Australian business directory JAKARTA (JP): The Australian ambassador to Indonesia, John
McCarthy, will introduce the 2000/2001 Directory of Australian
Businesses in Indonesia at his residence here on Wednesday. More ...
Rates for tax payment, valid from July 17 to July 23 U.S. dollar 1 Rp 9,275.00Austrian schilling 1 630.29Australian dollar 1 5,424.02Belgian franc 1 215.00Canadian dollar 1 6,258.43Swiss franc 1 5,605. More ...
Government soon to complete reform targets JAKARTA (JP): Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Finance
and Industry Kwik Kian Gie expressed optimism on Monday all
reform targets agreed to with the International Monetary Fund
would be achieved before Thursday's deadline. More ...
Investigating wealth a foregone conclusion It took only 10 minutes for the House of Representatives
(DPR), in a plenary session attended by 58 members (which is less
than required quorum), to approve 45 names to sit on a commission
to investigate the wealth of civil servants. More ...
Business to dominate Sino-Russian summitBy Robert J. Saiget BEIJING (AFP): China is eagerly awaiting Vladimir Putin's
first visit as Russian president, hoping to reaffirm the
strategic partnership that blossomed under his predecessor Boris
Yeltsin and to energise trade ties. More ...
Gus Dur's leadership and Indonesia's survivalBy Jusuf Wanandi JAKARTA (JP): Many have asked whether President Abdurrahman
Wahid can survive the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR)
session next month, such is the amount of criticism that has been
directed against him over the last two months. More ...
Mahathir's 20th year in powerBy Eileen Ng KUALA LUMPUR (AFP): Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad,
the country's longest-serving leader, is to start his 20th year
in office Sunday without any sign he will soon hand over the
reins of power, analysts and politicians say. More ...
Low rhino numbers in Ujung Kulon concern park officials, expertsBy Pandaya UJUNG KULON, West Java (JP): There is nothing more enigmatic
than the Javan rhino, as far as the famed Ujung Kulon National
Park is concerned. More ...
Govt agrees to recapitalize Bank Bali JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA)
and Bank Indonesia finally reached an out of court settlement
with the former owner of Bank Bali, the Ramli family, paving the
way for the government to recapitalize the publicly listed bank. More ...
Burial agency under fire over levies JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso has ordered city Chief
Inspector Hendarmin Ono Saleh to investigate alleged illegal
payments being levied at the city's cemeteries. More ...
Suwandi, Fahmi cruise on JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian tennis player Suwandi defeated fellow
countryman Sebastian Da Costa 6-1, 6-1 and cruised to the second
round of the Extra Joss Men's Future-3 at Kemayoran Tennis Center
on Monday. More ...
Marzuki insists that Soeharto attend trial JAKARTA (JP): Attorney General Marzuki Darusman insisted on
Monday that former president Soeharto be present in court when
his corruption trial begins, possibly next month. More ...
Old habits die hard North Korea's approach to the outside world following decades
of self-imposed isolation is undergoing some remarkable changes.
But so far its autocratic regime is not ready to reverse one
policy which has paid off handsomely in recent times, that of
blackmail diplomacy. More ...
RI seeks bilateral talks with U.S. to settle debt JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia is seeking bilateral talks with the
United States government to help solve the country's private-
sector debt problem with American creditors, Indonesian
ambassador to the U.S. Dorodjatun Kuntjorodjakti said on Monday. More ...
Team begins inquiry into attack on PDI headquarters JAKARTA (JP): A joint military-police investigation team
initiated on Monday an inquiry into the involvement of both
military and police personnel in the July 27, 1996 attack on the
Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI) headquarters on Jl. More ...
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Where to go in Bandung:Films * French Film at CCF - French Cultural Center, Jl. Purnawarman 32
(Phone 4212417), 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m.: L'Horloger de Saint-Paul,
July 18. Le Juge et I'Assassin, July 21. L.627, July 25. L'appat,
July 28. More ...
C. Java athletes join training SEMARANG (JP): Four Central Java athletes have been invited to
join an Indonesian Amateur Athletic Association (PASI) training
camp following on from their successes in the 2000 National Games
(PON) in East Java last month. More ...
Unlicensed AK-47 rifle given to Haryogi under order: Witness JAKARTA (JP): An Army captain testified on Monday that he
handed over an AK-47 rifle without proper documents to defendant
Haryogi M. Maulani under the order of his father, Lt. Gen. More ...
ACPC urges RI to cut back on coffee exports JAKARTA (JP): The Association of Coffee Producing Countries
(ACPC) urged Indonesia on Monday to join its scheme to cut back
exports by 20 percent, pointing to hefty financial penalty for
members who refuse to comply. More ...
Gowa fingers BTN directors for graft JAKARTA (JP): The non-governmental organization Government
Watch (Gowa) filed a report at National Police Headquarters on
Monday against current and former members of state Bank Tabungan
Negara (BTN)'s board of directors. More ...
Sri Lanka's 'war footing' begins to affect economy COLOMBO (AFP): Sri Lanka's Tamil separatist war has been
dragging for decades, but defense spending has begun to harden
its bite on the economy after an unprecedented shopping spree by
the military. More ...
Dental and mouth disease on the rise BANDUNG: Dental and mouth diseases among Indonesians is on the
rise in the last 20 years with 90 percent of the population
having suffered with dental and mouth problems. More ...
Taufik to compete in Indonesia Open JAKARTA (JP): Defending champion Taufik Hidayat has confirmed
his participation in the Sanyo Indonesia Open, which starts on
Wednesday, after previous reports that he might withdraw due to a
back injury. More ...
PSSI is tired of 'Pacho' Rubio JAKARTA (JP): Chilean striker Francisco Javier Rodriguez
Rubio, who currently plays for Arema Malang, is to be banned from
playing in the national league, a top soccer official has said. More ...
Suspicious accident delays Pinochet hearingBy Jonathan Franklin SANTIAGO: A crucial Supreme Court hearing to examine the first
of 137 criminal cases against Augusto Pinochet was postponed last
week after a mysterious car accident that nearly killed a leading
human rights lawyer. More ...
Men behind RI's most powerful womanBy Kornelius Purba JAKARTA (JP): They say that behind every powerful man is a
strong woman.Some are asking if there are any strong men behind Vice
President Megawati Soekarnoputri, arguably Indonesia's most
powerful woman. More ...
Sultan Bolkiah questions furor over his donation JAKARTA (JP): Minister of Foreign Affairs Alwi Shihab said
Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah questioned the public furor here
over his US$2 million donation to President Abdurrahman Wahid,
saying the monarch conferred the money in a personal ... More ...
Provinces asked to honor contracts signed by Jakarta JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid urged provincial and
district administrations on Monday to honor business contracts
concluded by the central government and to act as good hosts to
businesses. More ...
... and expert urges 'some form of federalism' LONDON (JP): Indonesia needs to adopt some form of fiscal and
political federalism if it wants to survive as one country,
economist Anne Booth says. More ...
Indonesia Democracy Institute launched JAKARTA (JP): The New Indonesia Democracy Institute,
established by noted figures from the Indonesian Democratic Party
of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan), was launched on Monday as a body
designed to heighten political awareness and education. More ...
A welcome show of unity Whatever has prevented the nation's leaders from meeting to
defuse the political tension currently gripping Indonesia, as
intellectuals and analysts have urged, it did not stop
legislators in the People's Consultative Assembly from issuing
their own statement aimed at ... More ...
Defendants get five years for distributing fake money JAKARTA (JP): Two defendants in a counterfeit money case
winced on Monday after a judge sentenced them to five years each
in prison for distributing Rp 80 million (US$8,421) of fake
money. More ...
Irregularities in state finances add up to Rp 209.43t JAKARTA (JP): The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) said on Monday it
had found some 779 instances of irregularities involving Rp
209.43 trillion (US$23. More ...
MPR's call for calm gets cool response JAKARTA (JP): A unified stance proclaimed on Sunday by all 11
factions of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) to reduce
mounting political tensions got mixed reactions from observers
with some saying it would help strengthen the plunging rupiah ... More ...
Muslim TV stations necessary With reference to Mr. Pandu K's letter in The Jakarta Post
dated July 12, 2000, titled Discrimination against Islam, I fully
agree and am concerned that films shown on all TV stations are
not Islamic and can have a very bad effect on our lives,
especially on the ... More ...
Residents foil taxi robberies JAKARTA (JP): Residents of Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta, and
Penjaringan, North Jakarta, foiled taxi robberies in their
respective areas early on Sunday morning, and handed over the
suspects to the police. More ...
Revised Agrarian Law demanded MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi (JP): Thousands of farmers and
fishermen in the province marched to the provincial council
office on Monday demanding revisions to the 1960 Agrarian Law
which they described as "unjust". More ...
India seeks support for Nuclear test banBy Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters): India's coalition government is looking
to shore up domestic support for the Comprehensive Test Ban
Treaty (CTBT) two years after it carried nuclear explosions and
declared itself a nuclear weapons state. More ...
Mysterious murder Recently local TV reported that a man traveling on an express
train from Surabaya to Jakarta was killed when he went to the
bathroom on the train. But the circumstances of the murder were
so mysterious that it is comparable to a Sherlock Holmes story. More ...
Mayors postpone crackdown on street vendors JAKARTA (JP): To safeguard against possible attacks on City
Public Order officials, Jakarta's five mayors have decided to
leave street vendors out of a cleanup operation of the capital. More ...
Pick of the Flicks (for Tuesday, July 18, 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
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Workshop questions Indonesia's autonomy laws The School of Oriental and African Studies in London held a
workshop on Southeast Asian politics on July 7-8. In this and the
accompanying article, Santi W.E. Soekanto of The Jakarta Post
gives her report on the discussions on Indonesia. More ...
Fuad elected as new chairman of KAHMI SURABAYA (JP): The Corps of the Alumni of Islamic Students
Association (KAHMI) ended its three-day congress here on Sunday
with the election of Fuad Bawazier as its new chairman, who vowed
to keep the organization independent. More ...