Message from Australian Ambassador Australians celebrate their national day this year with the
memory of one of our country's greatest tragedies fresh in our
minds.The terrorist bombs that tore through Bali on Oct. More ...
Thorpe comes from behind to win medley gold Andy Moorhouse
Stockholm, SwedenAustralian Ian Thorpe completed a golden double with a stunning
victory in the 200 meters individual medley at the short course
World Cup meeting on Wednesday. More ...
Whistle-blower's detention extended JAKARTA: The South Jakarta Prosecutor's Office has extend the
detention of prosecutor Kito Irkhamni, who gave evidence against
Attorney General M.A. Rachman, for another 30-days over his
alleged involvement in a fraudulent case. More ...
Bill promoters deny condoning abortionDebbie A. Lubis, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Authors of the health bill currently being deliberated upon by
the House of Representatives (DPR) denied on Thursday that they
were trying to legalize abortion. More ...
Lalu denies underreporting his wealth JAKARTA: South Jakarta District Court President Lalu Mariyun
claims he has reported all his assets to the Public Servants'
Wealth Audit Commission (KPKPN), denying all the tip-offs
received by the commission from the public regarding his alleged
corruption. More ...
Do Muslims really hate the West? A little sensitivity would helpRob Asghar, Contributor, Los Angeles, email@example.com Thousands of Pakistanis chanted "Down with America" recently
in the wild, woolly and somewhat insane frontier town of
Peshawar. More ...
Man arrested for fake ATM cards JAKARTA: Police arrested on Wednesday a suspect allegedly
involved in the production of dozens of fake Automated Teller
Machine (ATM) cards enabling their users to steal cash from the
accounts of banks' customersThe suspect, John Petrus (43), whose identity card ... More ...
House slows down talk on Akbar's dismissalKurniawan Hari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Complicated procedures have put an early damper on moves to show
House of Representatives Speaker Akbar Tandjung the door as the
steering committee (Bamus) that was scheduled to discuss the
issue on Thursday ... More ...
Nine killed, 23 wounded in N. Sumatra collisionsApriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Medan, North Sumatra At least nine people were killed and 23 others seriously injured
in two separate head-on collisions on the Trans-Sumatra Highway
in North Sumatra on Thursday. More ...
GAM and elections The Jakarta Post reported on page three of its Jan. 11
edition a statement from the Indonesian chief negotiator, Wiryono
Sastrohandoyo, who is a seasoned and very experienced diplomat. More ...
Laksamana faces legal defeat at PTUNThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta A former member of PT Telkom's board of commissioners who lost
his job for alleged incompetence during a government-ordered
reshuffle, must be reinstated, the Jakarta State Administrative
Court has ruled. More ...
NGOs, local govts to get bulk of CGI grants Local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local
administrations will get the bulk of the grants and technical
assistance facilities worth US$400 million that were pledged by
foreign donors Wednesday. More ...
Gearing up for another big partyHendarsyah Tarmizi and Rita A. Widiadana, The Jakarta Post,
Jakarta, Denpasar Less than a month after all the year-end festivities,
partiers, gourmands and shopping maniacs will have another big
event to celebrate on Feb. More ...
Labor market As one of the leading providers of training for professional
certification (project management) in Southeast Asia, I feel
compelled to respond to your article in the Jan. 15, 2003 issue
of The Jakarta Post, entitled RI asked to open its labor market
by Rendi A. Witular. More ...
`Security personnel attacked church'Zakki Hakim, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta An East Timorese priest testified before a rights tribunal on
Thursday that Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers and policemen
were among the crowd that attacked a church in Liquica, East
Timor, in April 1999. More ...
RI to protest to U.S. over profiling policyKurniawan Hari and Berni K. Moestafa, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Minister of Foreign Affairs Hassan Wirayuda said Indonesia
would file a protest with the United States over its new policy
requiring Indonesian males of 16 years and above to ... More ...
Barham leads rain-interrupted Caltex MastersNovan Iman Santosa, The Jakarta Post, Singapore Thunder and lightning forced tournament officials of the Caltex
Singapore Masters to suspend the game twice at the Laguna
National Golf and Country Club on Thursday before calling it a
day. More ...
Dengue attacks nearly 100 in Makassar MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi: Makassar mayor H.B. Amiruddin Maula
instructed on Thursday the local health office to take immediate
measures to control the spread of dengue fever across the city. More ...
Rally in support of govt birthday present for MegaTiarma Siboro and Zakki Hakim, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Worn out by over two weeks of boisterous antigovernment rallies,
President Megawati Soekarnoputri received a special gift on her
56th birthday on Thursday as hundreds of her supporters took ... More ...
Flat tires force Star Air into hard landing: A Boeing 737-200
aircraft operated by Star Air airlines that landed at Soekarno-
Hatta airport at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday suffered four of its six
flat tires and some jangled nerves as its tires made contact with
the runway. More ...
City council continues budget meeting in AncolAhmad Junaidi, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Having aborted its plan to hold a budget meeting in the Puncak
hill resort in West Java, the city council now plans to hold its
next round of meetings on the 2003 draft city budget in the Hotel
Horison in ... More ...
Sipadan-Ligitan case won't recur JAKARTA: Minister of Foreign Affairs Hassan Wirayuda assured
on Thursday that there would be no more loss of islands in the
future as there was no more disputed islands in the country. More ...
Next KONI chief can expect a rough rideMusthofid, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The next chairman of the National Sports Council (KONI) faces a
tough task given the state of Indonesian sport and public demand
for improvement, a sports observer says. More ...
`I'm really pessimistic and expecting nothing' The city council is continuing its meeting to discuss the 2003
city budget, totaling Rp 11.05 trillion. If the budget proposal
is approved, each councillor will get a monthly income of about
Rp 90 million. More ...
Indonesia should look more to European Union Professor Corrado Guido Maria Letta is known for his expertise in
Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) affairs and chairs a strategic think-
thank of the ASEM Summit Organizing Committee. More ...
Donors criticize forest handling, but no action takenThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta Indonesia's donors have expressed their disappointment over the
country's failure to protect its forests, but they stopped short
of taking any action to force the government to meet its
commitments on illegal logging. More ...
City to implement 'pedestrianization' JAKARTA: The city administration has summoned owners of
buildings along Jl. Thamrin in Central Jakarta to discuss plans
to clear the street of gates, walls and barriers. More ...
Migrant workers lack government protectionM. Taufiqurrahman, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta A non-governmental organization (NGO) advocating migrant workers'
rights urged the government on Thursday to immediately ratify an
international convention to protect the rights of Indonesians
working overseas ... More ...
Civil servants get health insurance JAKARTA: The government has earmarked Rp 350 billion funds for
financing government employees' health insurance this year,
health minister Achmad Sujudi says. More ...
Exhibition showcases new Chinese artYusuf Susilo Hartono, Contributor, Jakarta Chinese art has developed fast over the past decade thanks to
Western influence, which has seen artists engaging more in
contemporary art, exploring social themes through their creations
ranging from installation works ... More ...
RI leaders warn U.S. not to attack Iraqor'U.S. must not fight Iraq as it will cause chaos in RI'Fabiola Desy Unidjaja
The Jakarta Post
JakartaNoted Muslim leaders, scholars and activists warned the United
States on Saturday against attacking Iraq, saying that a war
against Baghdad would only ... More ...
Where to go in Jakarta: Friday, January 24, 2003
Exhibitions* Painting, Horizon Keempat, by Agapetus A Kristiandana and
Januri, Edwin's Gallery, Jl. Kemang Raya No. 21, Kemang, South
Jakarta, (Tel. 021-7194721), Jan. 22 to Jan. 31, 8 p.m.. More ...
Bappenas official warns of embezzlement of CGI loansThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta A day after the Consultative Group on Indonesia (CGI) pledged
higher than requested fresh loans for the country, the National
Development Planning Board (Bappenas) gave a stern warning that
the loans could well end up ... More ...
Megawati turns 56, hundreds turn out in supportThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta President Megawati Soekarnoputri celebrated her 56th birthday on
Thursday, as she attempted to boost her parties flagging
political support. More ...
Budget to be cut, council to reactAhmad Junaidi, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta City councillors are likely to object to a proposed slash in
funds allocated to them in the 2003 city draft budget, after the
administration announced on Thursday that it would cut the funds
allocated to them in the budget. More ...
Joggers protest closure of Thamrin-Sudirman roadsDamar Harsanto and
Muninggar Sri Saraswati
The Jakarta Post
JakartaThose who used to jog and exercise along Jakarta's main arteries
of Jl. Thamrin and Jl. More ...
Drugs problem extremely alarming, says expertDamar Harsanto, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Drug trafficking and abuse in Jakarta are increasing at an
extremely alarming rate due to abundant supplies of drugs on the
market, an expert said. More ...
BEI to provide less export loansArya Abhiseka, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Bank Ekspor Indonesia (BEI), a state export financing bank, plans
to disburse export loans worth Rp 13.2 trillion (US$1.48 billion)
this year, according to an official. More ...
Toward better economic growth and justiceDorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti, Coordinating Minister
for the Economy, Jakarta Now let me turn to the agenda for 2003.The government's program for 2003 is based on the action plan
we presented to the House of Representatives last year. More ...
Govt issues decrees on illegal logging, activists unimpressedThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta In another effort to curb illegal logging, the government has
issued a joint ministerial decree on the transportation of logs
and a minister of trade decree on the exports of logs. More ...
Farewell, Hilda: pioneer of modern art dies Carla Bianpoen
On Friday, January 17, at 9.20 p.m. Jakarta time, Hildawati
Soemantri passed away at Darmais Hospital from cancer. More ...
NGOs intensify campaign against R&D policyA'an Suryana, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta A coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) said on
Thursday that it had collected thousands of signatures supporting
calls for the government to annul an earlier decision to drop
charges against former ... More ...
Where to go for a slap-up meal to celebrate `Imlek'Bill Blade, Contributor, Jakarta It's getting close to that time of year again when the blood
of ethnic Chinese people worldwide begins to pump a little faster
and younger Chinese people start to dream of fat red envelopes
(Ang Pau as they are ... More ...
ASEAN must compromise to fight terrorismMoch. N. Kurniawan, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Members of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN)
need solid legal rulings to support antiterror cooperation if
they wish to conduct an effective crackdown on transnational
terrorists, observers said. More ...