Thu, 18 Sep 2003

Three scientists win Habibie Award

JAKARTA: Three scientists were awarded on Wednesday the Habibie Award by the Human Resources Development Foundation for their achievements in science and technology.

The three scientists were Bambang Hidayat, Sangkot Marzuki, and I Made Bandem.

Bambang, who is now working for the Boscha Observatorium in Bandung, West Java, won the Habibie Award for science.

Sangkot, a senior lecturer at the Medical Faculty of the University of Indonesia, was given the award for biotechnology and medical science.

Made Bandem, a lecturer at the Yogyakarta Institute of Fine Art (ISRI), won the award for philosophy, art, and culture.

Each recipient of the award received a medal, a certificate and funds worth US$25,000, which was handed over by the foundation supervisory board chairman Malik Fadjar.

The jury for the award includes the former Minister of Education, Wardiman Djojonegoro. -- Antara

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151 firms join ballot boxes tender

JAKARTA: At least 151 companies have registered themselves to participate in the tender to produce ballot boxes for the 2004 elections, the General Elections Commission (KPU) says.

Six of them -- PT Asgarindo Utama, PT Survindo Indah Prestasi, PT Maspion, PT Pudak Scientific, PT Phon Deang, and PT Pranamuda Raya Mandiri -- presented their proposed specifications for the ballot boxes on Wednesday.

Mulyana W. Kusumah said KPU would soon decide the type of ballot boxes and select the best option from the registered companies.

The 2004 elections may require more than 2 million ballot boxes, according to KPU.

The production of ballot boxes for the next elections is expected to be completed at the end of this year at the latest. -- JP