Alexander Weissink

For Alexander Weissink's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Business Jun 24, 2002

Indonesia just the tip of copyright-piracy iceberg

JAKARTA -- Piracy of intellectual property rights can be found all over Southeast Asia. A short visit to the street markets of Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Manila or Singapore will convince anyone that counterfeits, fakes and so-called look-alike products are big business. In most countries ...

Business Jun 17, 2002

Piracy of intellectual property rampant in Indonesia

JAKARTA -- Piracy of intellectual property rights is found all over Southeast Asia. A short visit to the street markets of Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Manila or Singapore will convince anybody that counterfeits, fakes and so-called look-alike products are big business. In most countries ...

Commentary / World May 17, 2002

Rude awakening for East Timor

JAKARTA -- The world's youngest democracy will have to stand on its own feet from Sunday. On this day East Timor will become the first newly independent nation of the 21st century. After more than 400 years of colonial rule by Portugal, 25 years ...

Commentary / World Mar 22, 2002

'Tommy' Suharto trial also tests judiciary

JAKARTA -- The youngest son of former Indonesian President Suharto went to trial for murder Wednesday. The case is probably the most important test yet of the credibility of Indonesia's legal system. Hutomo Mandala Putra, better known as Tommy, stands accused of masterminding the ...

Business Dec 20, 2001

Wary foreign investors shunning Indonesia

JAKARTA -- Foreign investment in Indonesia has been locked in a downward spiral. Despite optimism at the appointment of the current government, the country has barely been able to attract capital from outside. The terror attack against the United Stated on Sept. 11 only ...