Govt must take real action When reading statements from the President and ministers,
especially about how rebellions are being handled in certain
areas one cannot escape a feeling of satisfaction for the
resoluteness shown in those statements. More ...
Sjahril visits ailing father PADANG, West Sumatra: Sentiment dominated the reunion between
suspended Central Bank governor Sjahril Sabirin and his ailing
91-year-old father at Yarsi Islamic Hospital in Bukittinggi on
Thursday. More ...
New Order agents 'might be behind bomb blasts' JAKARTA (JP): The government pledged on Thursday to get to the
bottom of a series of bomb attacks here and was cautiously
suggesting that remnants of the New Order regime or wayward
military personnel might be behind the senseless acts. More ...
Forum organizer Thank you very much for the photograph of Junior Minister
Cacuk Sudarijanto and myself on page 12 of the Sept. 14 issue of
The Jakarta Post.We sincerely appreciate the coverage of our Forum. More ...
MPR members' planned overseas trip questioned JAKARTA (JP): The countries two largest political parties
slammed on Thursday a planned trip to dozens of countries by 90
members of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) working
committee as extravagant and unnecessary. More ...
Possibility of disintegration It would appear, quite ominously, that history could well
repeat itself in Indonesia.Although decentralization, devolution and autonomy may enhance
the cause of democracy in many other countries, in Indonesia it
may do quite the opposite. More ...
S. Sumatra needs Rp 140b to host PON SEMARANG (JP): South Sumatra's authorities have allocated some
Rp 140 billion (US$16 million) to stage the 16th National Games
(PON) in 2004, Governor Rosihan Arsyaad said on Wednesday. More ...
C. Java sends 12 karatekas SEMARANG (JP): Central Java is sending 12 karatekas to fight
in the KSAD (Army Chief of Staff) Cup national karate
championships in Palembang, South Sumatra, from Sept. 15 to Sept.
17. More ...
Governor uninformed of fuel subsidy JAKARTA (JP): Governor Sutiyoso is in the dark about the
government's plan to provide cash to the city's poor to protect
them from the effects of fuel price hikes due in two weeks. More ...
Two injured in rally near Soeharto's home JAKARTA (JP): Students from pro- and anti-Soeharto groups met
in another face-to-face confrontation near the former president's
residence in Central Jakarta on Thursday, leaving at least two
anti-Soeharto protesters injured by the police. More ...
Monagro goes ahead with plan on transgenic cotton JAKARTA (JP): PT Monagro Kimia said it would go ahead with its
plan to sell transgenic cotton seeds in South Sulawesi despite
the suspension of a cooperation agreement with the government. More ...
Marlboro to reveal winter adventure JAKARTA (JP): Cigarette producer Philip Morris Indonesia has
introduced a new challenge for Indonesian adventurers with its
Marlboro Adventure Team Winter Challenge 2000. More ...
IDI legal advisor defends members' independence JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI)
defended on Thursday the independence of its members examining
whether former president Soeharto is fit to stand trial for
corruption."Doctors are independent and they are professionals. More ...
Judge tells prosecutors to produce Soeharto in court JAKARTA (JP): Presiding judge Lalu Mariyun ordered prosecutors
in the trial of former president Soeharto's US$571 million graft
case to bring the defendant before the court at the next hearing
on Sept. 28, 2000. More ...
Retreating to 'New Order speak'By Damien Kingsbury MELBOURNE (JP): When Indonesia was still under the rule of
president Soeharto, one of its most notable characteristics was
the government's use, or misuse, of language. More ...
Most airports managed by Angkasa Pura suffer losses JAKARTA (JP): State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I,
which manages 13 airports in the central and eastern parts of the
country, said only three of its airports were profitable. More ...
Drought hits 11 regencies SEMARANG: A prolonged drought has extended its sphere of
influence in Central Java as residents living in 11 regencies in
the province began to run out of water, a provincial legislator
said on Thursday. More ...
MPR entreated to rule on Soeharto's political status JAKARTA (JP): In order to prepare for a long and complicated
trial of former president Soeharto and its consequences, it is
necessary for the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) to decide
on the political status of the former ruler, an ... More ...
Pertamina to cut employees YOGYAKARTA (JP): State-owned oil and gas company, Pertamina,
will gradually, in the next five years, reduce the number of its
employees to reach an ideal number of around 17,000, an official
said. More ...
Samaranch denies statement on Hasan JAKARTA (JP): President of the International Olympics
Committee (IOC) Juan Antonio Samaranch told a press conference in
Sydney on Thursday that he never issued a statement, which became
headlines in Australian newspapers, asking the Indonesian
government to ... More ...
PITI urges an end to societal segregation YOGYAKARTA (JP): Indonesians must overcome the imposed
colonial legacy of social divisions if the relationship between
ethnic Chinese and non-Chinese is to prosper, the caretaker
chairman of the Association of Indonesian Chinese Muslims (PITI)
Usman ... More ...
Farmers struggle to bring back citrus gloryBy Kartika Bagus C KARANGANYAR, Central Java (JP): Those visiting the scenic
Tawangmangu resort in the 1980s would have sweet recollections of
the famous local citrus. More ...
PDI-P office attacked PALU, Central Sulawesi: Some 150 Indonesian Democratic Party
of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) supporters attacked the office of
the party's provincial chapter on Wednesday to protest what they
called the undemocratic election of Dahyar Alatas as chairman. More ...
People urged to join fight against illiteracy JAKARTA (JP): A noted sociologist called on Thursday for the
people's active participation in helping the government deal with
the illiteracy problem. More ...
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Big Momma's House 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Road Trip 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Joan of Arc 14:15 17:15 20:15
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Local cosmetic giants in dispute over name JAKARTA (JP): What's in a name? Shakespeare may well dismiss
the significance of a name, but two local cosmetic giants, PT
Mustika Ratu and Martha Tilaar (owner of PT Tiara Permata Sari)
appear to be heading for a legal collision over just that. More ...
Military retains resources to make come back: Report JAKARTA (JP): Despite its waning political influence, the
military -- especially the Army -- retains several "political
resources" which could enable it to come back in the future, an
international policy research group warned in a recent ... More ...
PRD hearing postponed over technicality JAKARTA (JP): The Central Jakarta District Court adjourned on
Thursday the hearing of a Rp 5.2 billion (US$612,000) lawsuit
against former president Soeharto and 11 other defendants. More ...
Construction permit policy still hamstrung JAKARTA (JP): A policy aimed at encouraging citizens to seek
construction permits for small homes is still hamstrung by a lack
of preparation both from officials and residents. More ...
Court dismisses Nestle's lawsuit against Andec JAKARTA (JP): The North Jakarta District Court dismissed on
Thursday the lawsuit filed by Swiss-based food products producer
PT Nestle Indonesia against New Zealand-based milk producer PT
New Zealand Milk Indonesia Andec over an advertising flap. More ...
Vilifying Wiranto The relentless vilification of Pak Wiranto over the East Timor
saga is typical of a society thirsting for a scapegoat. Everyone,
it seems, is jumping on the "get Wiranto" bandwagon. Why? Because
he was head of the Indonesian Military at the time. More ...
Maan and Danny share lead in JJGF Open BOGOR (JP): Defending champion Maan Nasim of Indonesia and
Malaysian Danny Chia shared the lead on the first day of the JJGF
Open Golf Championships 2000 - Epson Cup with three-under-par 69
on Tuesday. More ...
'Angkot' drivers in Bogor upset BOGOR (JP): Dozens of angkot (public minivans) that usually
operate from the busy Parung terminal here gathered at the Bogor
Regency council on Thursday to request that authorities meet
their promise to impose controls over street vendors at the
terminal. More ...
Telkom partners threaten to end KSO contracts JAKARTA (JP): PT Telkom's five foreign partners have
threatened to pull out of their Joint Operation Schemes (KSO)
contracts if the telecom giant fails to come up with a more
reasonable deal. More ...
Stock clearing at SSX halted JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Central Securities Depository
(KSEI) and the Indonesian Clearing and Settlement Agency (KPEI)
said on Thursday they would halt all clearing and settlement
activities at the Surabaya Stock Exchange (SSX) until trading at
the Jakarta Stock ... More ...
Fifty years after famous Inchon amphibious landing by U.S. forces The following is the first of two articles by Harvey Stockwin
on the landing of American troops in Inchon, Korea, in the early
stages of the Korean War. HONG KONG (JP): Friday Sept. More ...
The usual suspects The bomb explosion at the Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSX)
building on Wednesday has set off another police investigation,
which, in all likelihood, will end up going the same way as other
investigations into recent atrocities: nowhere. More ...
Susilo, Gusmao, de Mello meet to discuss E. Timor DENPASAR, Bali (JP): Indonesia's top political and security
officials held closed-door meetings here with East Timor leader
Jose Alexandre Xanana Gusmao and United Nations officials late on
Thursday. More ...
Procon Indah declares force majeure at JSX building JAKARTA (JP): PT Procon Indah, the property company which
manages the Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSX) building, disclaimed on
Thursday any responsibility for the deaths, injuries and damage
caused by the blast in the building's underground parking ... More ...
TV todayTVRI 5:00 a.m. Religious Teachings
8:00 Children's Program
2:00 p.m. Olympics Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony (live)
7:00 Evening News
7:30 TV Drama
9:00 World News
10:30 NewsProgram 2 5:30 p.m. More ...
Rexy to carry RI flag in Games' opening ceremony JAKARTA (JP): The 1996 Olympic Games badminton men's doubles
gold medalist Rexy Mainaky will carry the red-and-white banner
for the Indonesian contingent in the opening ceremony of the 2000
Olympic Games in Sydney on Friday. More ...
JSX blast shatters investor confidence JAKARTA (JP): The blast at the Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSX)
building on Wednesday has further rattled investor confidence in
the country and may slowdown the economic recovery process,
analysts and government officials say. More ...