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Lifestyle 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Selling the dream

How do all these Indonesian women end up in Malaysia as maids, anyway, wonders PHILIP GOLINGAI?

AseanPlus News 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Protests mount as Indonesia faces transport chaos

B>JAKARTA/B>: Thousands took to the streets across Indonesia yesterday to protest against the government#8217;s decision to raise electricity, fuel and telephone charges, as the country braced for transport disruptions.

AseanPlus News 08 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Indons continue protests

B>JAKARTA:/BProtests continued yesterday in several Indonesian cities against the government#8217;s decision to raise electricity, fuel and telephone charges.

Nation 10 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Indon gets 10 years' jail, whipping for raping girl

The Sessions Court here sentenced an Indonesian labourer yesterday to 10 years#8217; jail and ordered him to be given three strokes of the rotan after he pleaded guilty to raping a 16-year-old girl in a house near Parit Jawa on Feb 10 last year.

Lifestyle 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Orangutans are cultured beings

Orangutans #8211; those tree-living apes with the flashy red manes #8211; have distinct cultures that dictate how they build their nests, use tools, eat, show off for each other and even how they say good night, according to a study published recently.

Business 15 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Guthrie’s diversification pays off

PLANTATION giant Kumpulan Guthrie Bhd has been rewarding its shareholders with reasonable dividends despite being saddled with underlying issues pertaining to the stability of its investments in the 215,000ha Minamas plantations in Indonesia and huge borrowings of about RM2.7bil.

Nation 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Discuss airspace plan, Jakarta urged

Kuala Lumpur has asked that Jakarta discuss with Malaysia and Singapore about its plan to take full control of its airspace now handled by its two neighbouring countries before making a final decision.

AseanPlus News 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Java man admits eating corpses to get magic powers

B>JAKARTA:/BA man arrested by police in Indonesia's densely-populated Central Java has admitted to having eaten the flesh of three corpses, a report said yesterday.

Lifestyle 21 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Illegal bargains galore

MARKED poverty triggered by the Asian meltdown has fuelled a burgeoning trade in wild animals in Indonesia, where an orangutan costs less than RM900 and rare birds the price of a meal. Endangered species are threatened with near extinction, and habitats are being torn apart. Yet there is little the government can - or will - do about it.

Nation 23 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tremor felt in several areas, no damage reported

A tremor hit several areas in the Klang Valley, Kedah, Penang and Kelantan when an earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck North Sumatra at 10.59am yesterday.