Fortis provides $500m for trade financing JAKARTA (JP): Netherlands-based Fortis Bank NV agreed on
Monday to provide US$500 million in a trade financing scheme
aimed at assisting Indonesian exporters. More ...
Military to deport 1,900 'jihad' members from Maluku MALANG, East Java (JP): The Indonesian Military (TNI)
announced on Monday that it would soon begin deporting some 1,900
members of Laskar Jihad (Jihad Force) from Maluku as part of its
campaign to restore peace and order to the area.Brig. Gen. More ...
Wonosobo's Purwaceng coffee selling wellBy Bambang M. WONOSOBO, Central Java (JP): It looks just like any other
coffee: Black powder in small packs. But you will experience a
difference as soon as you mix it with hot water, stir and drink
it. It has a ginger flavor. More ...
G-8 wonders if it can go on meeting like thisBy Tom Heneghan OKINAWA, Japan (Reuters): The eight mightiest politicians in
the world ponder global issues behind closed doors once a year
and wonder afterwards if they can still go on meeting like this. More ...
IBRA debtor asks for time to negotiate debts JAKARTA (JP): Facing a bankruptcy suit from the Indonesian
Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA), PT Mustika Niagatama Nusantara
has asked the Jakarta Commercial Court to give time for the
company to negotiate debt rescheduling terms with its creditors. More ...
Anti-Christian sentiment a serious threat in IndiaBy Abhik Kumar Chanda NEW DELHI (AFP): A deepening row between Hindu hardliners
allied to India's ruling coalition and the minority Christian
community over hate attacks against the Church could carry a
serious political and social fallout, ... More ...
City seeks 20% hike in minimum wage JAKARTA (JP): The city administration bowed to union demands
on Monday to seek a mid-term review of the minimum wage for
workers in the capital, saying that it would push for a 20
percent hike from the central government. More ...
State companies owe Rp 141m BANDUNG: The land tax arrears from the West Java division of
the state-owned telecommunications company PT Telkom and
electricity company PLN have reached Rp 427 million, West Java
Governor R. Nuriana said on Monday. More ...
Gus Dur to increase welfare of TNI in exchange to loyaltyBy Ahmad Junaidi MALANG, East Java (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid promised
on Monday to improve the welfare of Indonesia Military (TNI)
personnel in exchange for their loyalty to the government. More ...
Attorney General to probe May riots JAKARTA (JP): Attorney General Marzuki Darusman has set a one-
week deadline for the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas
HAM) to integrate data on the May 1998 riots and submit the
reports to his office for further legal action. More ...
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Another tax reform The amendments to five tax laws approved on Monday by the
House of Representatives are designed mainly to improve the
efficiency of tax administration, make tax burdens more
equitable, increase tax compliance, broaden the tax base and
support the decentralization of political ... More ...
Villager's plan nets a big catchBy Lisa Rogers JAKARTA (JP): At first the logic seems a bit crazy: stop
fishing in one place so you can catch more fish in another. But
that's exactly how the people of a small village in North
Sulawesi have reinvigorated their fishing grounds. More ...
Govt reviews agreement with former bank owners JAKARTA (JP): Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Finance
and Industry Kwik Kian Gie said on Monday the government was
reviewing a debt settlement agreement signed by former bank
owners and the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) last
year. More ...
FPI destroys 82 kiosks used for vice activities TANGERANG (JP): Thousands of members of the Islam Defenders
Front (FPI) burned and destroyed 82 kiosks on the Tahang
riverbank in Salembaran Jati village of Kosambi district here on
Monday, accusing the owners of running vice activities on ... More ...
Where to go in Bandung for Tuesday, July 25, 2000Film* French Film at CCF - French Cultural Center, Jl. Purnawarman 32
(Phone 4212417), 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m.: L.627, July 25. L'appat,
July 28. La vie est un long fleuve tranquille, August 1. More ...
From Okinawa with tears No doubt many Indonesians were honestly, and perhaps a bit
naively, expecting to get some benefit from the just-concluded
summit of industrialized countries on the Japanese island of
Okinawa.However, there was no (more) writing off of the debts of poor
countries. More ...
Bird sellers look for new businesses amid crisis JAKARTA (JP): Amid the sound of heavy traffic above and the
cheering of some gamblers below, a bird seller stared blankly at
passersby under the overpass at the Kebayoran Lama market in
South Jakarta. More ...
White racism lives on in S. Africa, commission hearsBy Philippe Bernes-Lasserre JOHANNESBURG (AFP): White racism lives on in South Africa and
is still taken for granted by many blacks 10 years after the
abolition of apartheid laws, the South African Human Rights
Commission is hearing as it ... More ...
A young King for a new millennium By H.E. Omar HilaleThe Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco The Kingdom of Morocco celebrates, on July 30, 2000, its
national day, which coincides with the first anniversary of the
accession to the throne of His Majesty The King Mohamed VI,
following the ... More ...
ASEAN to address transborder problemsBy Meidyatama Suryodiningrat BANGKOK (JP): Foreign ministers of the Association of
Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed on Monday to the
establishment of an ASEAN Troika, a rapid reaction ad hoc
committee to deal with transborder problems occurring ... More ...
RI to file complaint at WTO JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Polyester Fiber Producers will
file a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against
antidumping measures imposed on their products by the European
Commission. More ...
Seven questioned over the death of senior FPI member JAKARTA (JP): City police detectives have questioned seven
witnesses in connection with the murder of Habib Saleh bin
Abdullah Alatas, a leading figure in the Islam Defenders Front
(FPI), an officer said on Monday. More ...
Golkar in opposition? In the midst of the recent agitation over the use by the House
of Representatives right of interpellation -- which Golkar also
supported -- the party's chairman Akbar Tanjung announced that
Golkar was ready to go into opposition. More ...
Alleged car thief shot by police BOGOR (JP): One of two alleged car thieves was fatally shot by
police in the wee hours of Monday when they accidentally crossed
paths in Sukmajaya village, an officer said.Bojong Gede Police chief First Insp. More ...
Good governance and transparency discussed at ASEAN meetingBy Meidyatama Suryodiningrat BANGKOK (JP): Human development and nontraditional pursuits
such as good governance were underlying themes at the opening of
the 33rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting here on Monday. More ...
Stolen cars await owners: Police JAKARTA (JP): City police spokesman Supt. Zainuri Lubis said
on Monday 247 of over 600 recovered stolen cars had not been
reclaimed by owners, even though the vehicles had been sitting in
the city police parking lot since last year. More ...
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Boy arrested for stealing YOGYAKARTA: Police arrested here on Monday a 12-year-old
elementary student for an alleged motorcycle theft at the Umbul
Harjo bus station.Chief of Yogyakarta Police detective unit First Insp. R. More ...
Higher antidumping duties urged for Japanese steel JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Association of Steel Pipe
Producers (Gapipa) has asked the Indonesian Antidumping Committee
(KADI) to impose higher antidumping duties against Japanese
welded steel pipes. More ...
Flower expo at Rawa Belong JAKARTA (JP): Flower traders and floriculturalists at the
popular Rawa Belong market in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta, are to
hold a 12-day exhibition at their trading stands on Jl. H.
Sulaeman beginning this Wednesday. More ...
House defers, not defuses, row with President JAKARTA (JP): The House of Representatives, under pressure to
defuse tension with President Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid, has
temporarily deferred further moves against the head of state as
it begins a three-week recess on Tuesday. More ...
Bus crash kills one BANDUNG: A 30-year-old salesman was crushed to death and at
least a dozen more injured when a minibus lost control and rolled
over in Cililin district, Bandung regency on Monday morning,
police said. More ...
Small donation for big payoff?By Bob Burton SYDNEY (JP): Should an Australian legal rights group in
"partnership" with one of the world's largest mining companies be
involved in helping draft Indonesian legislation on the
environment, human rights and corporate governance?The mining company, Rio ... More ...
Legal action to be taken against closed bank owners JAKARTA (JP): Attorney General Marzuki Darusman said on Monday
his office would immediately take legal action against the owners
of four banks closed down by the government last year. More ...
Irianese leader seeks special autonomy JAKARTA (JP): The sooner the central government gives Irian
Jaya special autonomy, the better Jakarta's chance of silencing
the demands for independence emanating from the province, a
political leader in Irian Jaya said. More ...
Abdurrahman to officially join PKB: MuhaiminBy Ainur R. Sophiaan and Ahmad Junaidi SURABAYA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid will officially
join the National Awakening Party (PKB) which he founded two
years ago, the party's secretary-general Muhaimin Iskandar said
on Monday. More ...
Devolution plan 'a big step for Pakistan'By Mazhar Abbas KARACHI (AFP): Pakistan's cabinet this week is expected to
approve a radical overhaul of the political system designed to
change centuries of feudal culture by empowering women and the
downtrodden. More ...
Govt spends Rp 1.4t on Aceh humanitarian pause BANDA ACEH, Aceh (JP): The government has allocated Rp 1.4
trillion (US$155 million) to finance the implementation of the
Joint Understanding on Humanitarian Pause in Aceh, Acting
Governor Ramli Ridwan said on Monday. More ...
Barak, Arafat need but don't trust each otherBy Paul Taylor WASHINGTON (Reuters): If a peace deal emerges from the Camp
David summit, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian
President Yasser Arafat will need each other's help in the tough
battle to sell it to their publics. More ...
Top tips for a good life None of life's goals are achievable without good health. Most
office-goers can't allocate special hours to take up specific
physical exercises. Some simply can't afford to enroll in fitness
centers. More ...
Quality, cheap prices lure people to buy used clothing JAKARTA (JP): Fashion hunters can now find good quality
clothes at cheap prices at Senen market in Central Jakarta or
Glodok market in West Jakarta. More ...
End bloodshed in Maluku! How can matters go on as usual in Indonesia with the Laskar
Jihad force at work in the islands of Maluku, and threatening
Lombok? Where are the 200 million religious Indonesians voicing
there outrage and anguish that their youth and military are
massacring innocent men, ... More ...
Bob Hasan arrested again on graft charges JAKARTA (JP): Timber tycoon Mohammad "Bob" Hasan will spend
another 20 days behind bars after the Attorney General's Office
announced on Monday his arrest for his alleged mishandling of
US$84 million provided for export promotion. More ...
Kurniawan and Putu Gede get berths in national team JAKARTA (JP): Following their excellent performances in the
just-concluded Bank Mandiri national soccer league, the Soccer
Association of Indonesia (PSSI) invited Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto of
PSM Makassar and I Putu Gede of Arema Malang to join the ... More ...
Police hand over suspect in Bulog scam JAKARTA (JP): City Police submitted to the Jakarta
Prosecutor's Office on Monday the dossier on Sapuan, the main
suspect behind the Rp 35 billion (US$3.9 million) scandal at the
State Logistics Agency (Bulog). More ...