Thu, 31 Jul 2003

Regency offices may be seized

TANGERANG: Offices of the Tangerang administration and council in Tiga Raksa subdistrict were almost confiscated by the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) on Wednesday, because the land certificate was pawned by developer PT Panca Wira Sakti.

The developer, which built the offices with an agreement from the administration in 1996, is currently in possession of the land certificate for the 80-hectare plot.

"We have urged the regent to handle the issue with haste to avoid IBRA confiscating this land," said council spokesman Dadang Kartasasmita.

The old administration building on Jl. Daan Mogot was too narrow, so then-regent Tadjus Sobirin made an agreement with the developer to build the new building in Tiga Raksa without permission from the council.

Dadang said that the agreement was illegal without the council's approval.

He also called on the central government to understand the problem and not to seize the land. -- Antara

;JP;Kiky; ANPAj..r.. Focus-water-disruption-PAM Water supply in West and South Jakarta to be disrupted JP/8/GREAT

Jakarta water supply disrupted

JAKARTA: PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya (PALYJA) warned the public to anticipate a water supply disruption in certain areas on Thursday and Friday.

PALYJA urged people to fill up home reservoirs and to use water efficiently during the two days as the company will maintain and rehabilitate the system

Water supplies will be disrupted on Thursday in Swadharma, Dukuh Patra, Warung Pedok, Palmerah, Daan Mogot and the surrounding vicinity of West Jakarta.

On Friday, water supplies in Bulungan, Jl. Pati Unus, Jl. Hang Tuah, Jl. Hang Lekir, Dukuh Patra, Lapangan Roos, Tebet, Bukit Duri, and surrounding South Jakarta will be disrupted by the works. -- JP

;JP;Kiky; ANPAj..r.. Focus-Bogor-fire Careless motorist razes family home JP/8/GREAT

Careless motorist razes family home

BOGOR: The carelessness of a motorist almost killed a family when the suspect, who is still at large, threw a cigarette butt into a gas kiosk owned by Didin, 40, and wife Titih, 36, in Parung Banteng village, Bogor.

Eyewitness Romly, a relative, said that the cigarette butt started a fire at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday that burned down both the kiosk and the house behind it.

Both victims suffered serious burns and were taken to the Indonesian Red Cross Hospital in Bogor, from where they will be transferred to Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital, Central Jakarta.

Neighbors managed to save the couple's 3-year-old daughter Nurul Azizah, 3.

It took four fire trucks, which arrived at the scene 30 minutes later, to extinguish the fire.

East Bogor police station chief Adj. Comr. Taryadi said they were investigating the case and searching for the motorist who caused the fire. -- JP