Lists of most popular Indonesian acronyms


Some of these are a bit dated and not used so much. Conversely, there are new ones cropping up all the time. Unlike in the West, many of these are used in a first reference in the mass media without any explanation – as most people just “know” them or are expected to.

AND… most dictionaries don’t tell you what these are. Some of these are so commonly used in everyday conversation many locals have forgotten precisely what the acronym spells out, but they’ll know the meaning. For example, every Indonesian clearly understands what ‘SARA’ means. (But ask them to tell you what it spells out. They will all be able to describe to you that it means it’s really bad to debate serious issues about minority religions or minority groups, and they’ll get to ‘Suku’ [ethnicity], ‘Agama’ [religion], then … er… um… wait… ‘apa sih?’…)
Bottom line, if you want to be effective in communicating with Indonesians, (or even reading local newspapers), you need to know these.

A

* AAI Indonesian Advocates’ Association
* AAPMI Association of Indonesian Fashion Designers
* ABRI Indonesian Armed Forces
* ADRI Indonesian Army
* AEI Indonesian Public Companies Association
* AFA ASEAN Federation of Accountants
* AICE Association of Indonesian Coffee Exporters
* AICESSCC Indonesia-China Economic Social and Cultural Cooperation Association
* AIMMI Association of Indonesian Edible Oil Industries
* AIPI Association of Indonesian Political Scientists
* AIPO ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Organization
* AJI Alliance of Independent Journalists
* AKABRI Armed Forces Academy
* ALRI Indonesian Navy
* Amdal The Environmental Impact Analysis
* AMM ASEAN Ministerial Meeting
* AMN National Military Academy
* AMT Tangerang Military Academy
* ANEX ASEAN News Exchange
* AP3I Indonesian Retailers Association
* APBN State Budget
* APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
* APECC Asia Pacific Exhibition and Convention Council
* APEI Indonesian Securities Companies
* Apfindo Indonesian Meat Producers and Feedlot
* APHI Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires
* API Indonesian Textile Association 2nd ref association
* Apindo Indonesian Employers Association
* APJATI Association of Labor Export Companies
* APKI Indonesian Pulp and Paper Association
* Apkindo Association of Indonesian Wood Panel Producers
* Apnatel Indonesian Telecommunications Association
* Apodeti Prointegration group in East Timor
* Aprindo Association of Indonesian Retailers
* Arpindo Indonesian Association of Pager Operators
* Askindo Indonesian Cocoa Association
* ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
* ASEAN CCI ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Industry
* ASEM Asia-Europe Meeting
* Asirevi Video Film Importers Association, 2nd ref association
* ASIRI Recording Industry Association
* ASITA Association of Indonesian Tour and Travel Agencies
* Askes State-owned Health Insurance Company
* Aspadin Association of Indonesian Producers of Packaged Drinking Water
* Aspiluki Indonesian Computer Software Association
* ASRI Indonesian Fine Arts Academy
* Astek State insurance program
* ATF ASEAN Tourism Forum
* ATNI National Theater Academy of Indonesia
* AURI Indonesian Air Force
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B

* Bapebti Indonesian Commodities Exchange Agency
* Bakin State Intelligence Coordinating Board 2nd ref board
* BAKN Institute of State Personnel Administration
* Bakorlak An interdepartmental agency for drug control
* Bakornas PB National Disaster Management Coordination Board
* Bakorstanas Agency for the Coordination of Support for the Development of National Stability
* Bakorstanasda The Jakarta Agency for the Coordination of Support for the Development of National Stability
* Bakosurtanal Coordinating Body for Survey and National Charting Development Board
* Bakom-PKB Coordinating Body for National Unity
* Bamus House’s Consultative Body
* Bamus Betawi Native Jakartans Association
* Bandungwangi Mutual Support for Friendship and Protection (a help group for Kramat Tunggak prostitutes)
* Banpro Bandung Promotion Group (setup by leading Bdg hotels)
* Bapedal Environmental Impact Management Agency, agency
* Bapeka Supreme Audit Body
* Bapeksta Export Service Facilitating Agency
* Bapedalda Regional Environmental Impact Management Agency
* Bapepam Capital Market Supervisory Agency,
* Bapfida Film Control Agency or City Film Control Agency
* Bapindo Indonesian Development Bank
* Bappeda City’s Development Planning Board
* Bappebti Futures Exchange Supervisory Board
* Bappenas National Development Planning Board
* Batan National Atomic Energy Agency
* BAZIS an (Islamic) board which oversees the collection of alms
* Bepedti Commodities Trading Board
* BIA Armed Forces Intelligence
* BIDA Batam Industrial Development Authority
* BIDSUS An agency responsible for fighting certain crimes, like subversion, corruption and smuggling
* BIMP-EAGA East Asian Growth Area composed of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
* BKKBN National Family Planning Board
* BKKKS Social Welfare Coordinating Body
* BKPM Investment Coordinating Board
* BKPMD Regional Investment Coordinating Board
* BKSDA Natural Resources Conservation Center a local natural conservation office
* BKSP Greater Jakarta Coordination Board
* BLHI Board of the Indonesian Environment Management
* BMG Meteorology and Geophysics Agency
* Bopunjur Bogor-Puncak-Cianjur
* Botabek Bogor, Tangerang and Bekasi
* BP7 Referred to as: an agency for the study of the state-ideology Pancasila and Agency for the Propagation of Pancasila) OR an agency entrusted with the task of disseminating the state-ideology Pancasila
* BPD Regional Development Bank
* BPEN National Agency for Export Development, 2nd ref agency
* BPHN Agency for National Legal Development
* BPI The over-the-counter market, the Indonesian Parallel Bourse (stock exchange)
* BPIS Strategic Industries Supervisory Agency whose 10 strategic industries also include rail, weapons, explosives and telecommunications companies.
* BPK Supreme Audit Agency (was Bapeka)
* BPKP Development Finance Controller
* BPN National Land Agency
* BPPC Clove Marketing and Buffer Stock Agency
* BPPI Indonesian Tourism Promotion Board
* BPPK An agency to supervise the affairs of national heroes and their widows
* BPPKA Foreign Contractors Management Body
* BPPT Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, chaired by State Minister of Research and Technology
* BPS Central Bureau of Statistics
* BPUT Land Affairs Office
* BRIEF Business Review Indonesia Forum
* BRN State Secrets Agency, later became Bakin
* BSF See LSF
* Bulog State Logistics Agency
* BUMN State-owned enterprises

C

* CBSA Indonesian “active learning method” education system
* CESDA Center for the Study of Development and Democracy
* CGI Consultative Group on Indonesia (was IGGI)
* CIDES Center for Information and Development Studies
* CIFOR Center for International Forestry Research
* CNPPA-SEA Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas for South East Asia
* CNRT Conselho National de Resistancia Timorese, an East Timor resistance movement (National Resistance Council for an Independent East Timor)
* CPIS Center for Policy and Implementation Studies (of the Ministry of Finance)
* CRP Community Recovery Program, an NGO entrusted with distributing safety net funds from foreign donors

D

* DAMRI State-run bus company
* Dekopin Indonesian Cooperatives Council
* Depanri National Aeronautics and Aviation Council
* DFN National Film Board
* DIA Aceh Special Province
* Dinas Autonomous agency offices under the governor or mayor/regent
* DIY Yogyakarta Special Province
* DKI Jakarta Special Province
* DKP Officers Honor Council or Honorary Press Council
* DKS Surabaya arts council
* DLLAJ City Land Transportation Agency
* DOM Military operation areas
* DPA Supreme Advisory Council (this body advises the President on matters in various sectors)
* DPIS Agency for the Supervision of Strategic Industry
* DPKEKU Indonesian Economic and Finance Reselience Council
* DPN National Productivity Council
* DPR House of Representatives
* DPRD I Provincial Legislative Council for provinces; City Council for cities
* DPRD II Regional Legislative Council for provinces; City Council for cities
* DRN National Research Council
* DSN National Standardization Board (environmental)

E

* EAGA East ASEAN Growth Area, encompassing Indonesian provinces of North Sumatra and Aceh, the western parts of Malaysia and Thailand’s southern areas.
* ECONIT Advisory Group on Economic Industry and Trade
* EJIP East Jakarta Industrial Park
* EKONID German-Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
* ELSAM Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy
* ET (Ex-political prisoner/former political detainee
* ETAN East Timor Alert Network

F

* FASI Indonesian Aerosport Federation
* FCHI A Hindu intellectual organization.
* FEUI University of Indonesia’s School of Economics
* FISIP School of Social and Political Science of University of Indonesia
* FKI Indonesia Working Forum
* FKKP Forum of Communication for Counterbalance Group
* FKPGA Communications Forum for Retired Garuda Employees
* FKPPI Communication Forum of Indonesian Veterans’ Children
* FKSH Forum of Social and Humanistic Studies in Yogyakarta.
* Foreri Forum for the Reconciliation of the Irian Jaya Community
* Forki Indonesian Karate Federation
* Fosko 66 Forum, Studi dan Komunikasi, a study and communication forum
* FPI Islamic Defenders Front (medium-core reactionary gang/militia known for vandalism against “sinful” bars/nightclubs, but not any heavy terror bombings)
* FPMR Forum for Students and People Movement
* FPR Reformed Entrepreneurs Forum

G

* G30S One of two abbreviations for the 1965 coup on Sept. 30, 1965 (also see “Gestapu”).
* Gabsi Indonesian Contract Bridge Association
* Gaikindo Association of Indonesian Automotive Industries
* GAM Gerakan Aceh Merdeka (Aceh Independence Movement)
* Gapensi Indonesian Builders Association
* Gapkindo Indonesian Rubber Producers Association
* Gappindo Association of Indonesian Fishing Companies
* GAPPRI Association of Indonesian Cigarette Producers
* GBHN State Policy Guidelines
* GBSI Federation of Independent Trade Unions
* GDN National discipline movement Gegana bomb squad
* Gerkatin Organization For Care of the Deaf
* Gestapu Gerakan 30 September (Sept. 30 Movement 1965)
* Ginsi Indonesian Importers Association
* GKBI Federation of Indonesian Batik Cooperatives
* GKJ Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (Jakarta Playhouse)
* GMF Garuda Maintenance Facility
* GMKI Indonesian Christian Students Movement
* GMNI The Indonesian Nationalist Students Movement
* GNOTA National Foster Parents Movement
* GOI Government of Indonesia
* Golkar Golongan Karya (translates as functional group), the government-backed ruling political organization
* Golput The acronym for Golongan Putih, literally meaning “white group”, coined to describe people who refuse to vote during the general elections.
* GPBSI All Indonesian Theater Organization
* GPK The government term meaning peace-disturbing movement or security disturbance groups
* GRM Marhaen’s People Movement, an organization grouping disciples of the late president Sukarno
* GUS Coordinating Agency for the Development of the Informal Sector(this agency registers street vendors and moves them to more “appropriate” places)
* GUSK Small-scale business task force

H

* Hankamnas National Defense and Security Board
* Hati Hapus Hukuman Mati (ban capital punishment)
* HGB Right of Building
* Himasita Association of Students for Plant Protection
* Himpala Association of Nature Lovers (in Uni)
* Hiperkes The occupational health and safety program
* Himni Indonesian Nuclear Society
* Hipmi Association of Young Indonesian Businessmen
* HIPPI Indonesian Indigenous Businessmen’s Association
* HKBP Congregation of Toba Batak Protestant Churches
* HKI Indonesian Christian Church
* HKTI Indonesian Farmers Association
* HMI Association of Islamic Students
* HMWI Indonesian Women Managers Association
* HPPIA Association of Indonesian Researches and Students in Australia
* HSBI Association of Islamic Art and Culture
* HTI Industrial timber estate

I

* IAI Indonesian Architects Association
* IAIN State Islamic Institute or State Academy of Islamic Studies
* IBF International Badminton Federation
* IBI Indonesian Midwives Association
* IBRA Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency
* IBT Eastern part of Indonesia
* ICEL Indonesian Center for Environmental Law
* ICIP Indonesian Cleaner Industrial Production Program
* ICMI Association of Indonesian Muslim Intellectuals
* ICW Indonesian Corruption Watch
* ICWA Indonesian Council on World Affairs
* IDI Indonesian Doctors Association
* IDT Presidential instruction on least developed villages program
* IGGI Inter-Governmental Group on Indonesia (now CGI)
* IIEE Foundation Foundation of Indonesian Institute for Energy Economics
* IIP Institute of Public Administration
* IJEG Indonesian Japanese European Group
* IJS Jakarta Social Institute
* Ikadin Indonesian Bar Association
* Ikapi Indonesian Publishers Association
* Ikasi Indonesian Fencing Association
* IKIP Teachers Training Institute
* IKJ Jakarta Arts Institute
* IKPM Indonesian Fashion Designers Association
* IKPN Civil Servants Cooperatives Organization
* IMAMI Indonesian Mosques Association
* IMB Building permits
* IMI Indonesia Motorsports Association
* IMM Muhammadiyah Students Association
* IMS-GT Indonesia-Malaysia-Singapore Growth Triangle
* IMT-GT Indonesian-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle
* INACA Indonesian Nati
* Inkopar Federation of Employees Cooperative
* INDRA Indonesian Debt Restructuring Agency
* INFA Indonesian Forwarders Association
* INFID International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development
* INPI Indonesian NGOs Partners Initiatives
* INPI-PACT Indonesian NGOs Partners Initiatives Private Agencies Collaborating Together
* IGA Indonesian Gas Association
* Inkopkar Workers’ Central Cooperative
* INPRES Presidential instruction program
* INSA Indonesian National Shipowners Association
* Insus An agricultural intensification program
* INTI Chinese-Indonesians Association
* IPA Indonesian Petroleum Association
* IPB Bogor Institute of Agriculture
* IPCOS Institute for Policy and Community Studies
* IPHI Association of Indonesian Lawyers
* IPKI Independence Vanguard Party
* IPKIN Indonesian Association of Computer and Information Professionals
* IPMI Indonesian Management Institute
* IPMI Indonesian Fashion Designers Association
* Ipoleksosbud Ideology, politics, economics, social and cultural
* IPSI Indonesian Pencak Silat Association
* IPTN Bandung-based PT Industri Pesawat Terbang Nusantara,
* IPU Inter-Parliamentary Union
* ISAI Institute for the Studies on Free Flow of Information
* ISEI Indonesian Economists Association
* ISHI Institute of Study on Human Interests
* ISI Indonesian Fine Arts Institute
* ISSI Indonesian Cycling Association (lnt 4/98)
* ISWI Association of Indonesian Women Graduates
* ITB Bandung Institute of Technology
* ITI Indonesian Technical Institute
* ITPB Indonesia Tourism Promotion Board different from BPPI
* ITTO International Tropical Timber Organization

J

* Jabotabek Jakarta-Bogor-Tangerang-Bekasi (Greater Jakarta)
* Jakprom Jakarta Tourism Promotion Board
* JATS Jakarta Automated Trading System
* JI Jemaah Islamiyah (a hardcore Islamist terrorist group led by Abu Bakar Bashir, which perpetrated the Bali Bombings and several other terror attacks)
* Jibor Jakarta interbank offered rate
* JITC Jakarta International Trade Fair Corporation
* JSX Jakarta Stock Exchange

K

* Kadin Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
* KABI Association for Action of Indonesian Workers
* KAMI Indonesian Students Action Front
* KAMMI Indonesian Muslim Students Action Front
* Kamra People’s Security
* KAMURRI Students Action Front for Reformation
* Kanwil District offices of the central government located in the provinces
* Kapci Committee of Indonesian Advocates for the Disabled
* Kapet Biak Integrated Economic Development Zone
* KARMA Action Coalition of Acehnese Students
* KCBI Indonesian Buddhists Association
* KDEI Indonesian Securities Central Depository
* KDF District development fund
* KFT Indonesian Television Workers Association
* KIP Kampong Improvement Program
* KIPP Independent Election Monitoring Committee
* KISDI Indonesian Committee for World Muslems Solidarity
* KISS Coordination, Integration, Synchronization and Simplification (system)
* KITAS Temporary Stay Permit
* KMHDI Association of Indonesian Hindu Students
* KMPAN Nusantara Youths-Students Committee
* KNIP Indonesian National Central Committee
* KNPI Indonesian National Youth Committee
* Kodiklat Military Education and Training Command in Bandung
* Kodim District military command
* Komnasham National Commission on Human Rights
* KONI National Sports Council
* Konphalindo National Consortium for Nature and Forest Conservation in Indonesia
* Kontras Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence
* Kopassus The Army’s Special Force (red berets)
* Kopkamtib Operational Command for the Restoration of Security and Order a now defunct internal security agency
* Kopti Indonesian Soybean Curd and Soybean Cake Cooperative
* Korem Military command post
* Korpri Indonesian Civil Servants Corps
* Kosgoro Multipurpose Cooperative of Mutual Assistance
* Kostrad Army Strategic Reserves Command (green berets)
* Kowani Indonesian Women’s Congress
* KPB State Joint Marketing Office
* KPLP Indonesian Coast and Sea Guard Unit
* KPPRI Indonesian Successors Struggle Association
* KPR Housing loan/home loan
* KTI Indonesian Boxing Committee
* KUD Village cooperatives
* KUHAP Criminal Code Procedures
* KUHP Criminal Code
* KUHPer or
* KUH Perdata Civil Law Code
* KUK Credit for small enterprises
* Kukesra People’s Prosperity Business Credit (antipoverty drive)
* KPU General Elections Commission (name changed from National Elections Committee March 1999)
* KUT Credit for farmers
* KWI Bishop Council of Indonesia
* KWK Koperasi Wahana Kalpika, a bus cooperative established in 1996

L

* LAKA Aceh Custom and Culture Institute
* Lamindo Latin America-Indonesia trading firm
* LAN National Institute of Administration
* Lapan National Space and Aviation Agency
* LBH Legal Aid Institute , also see YLBHI
* LEI Indonesian Ecolabeling Foundation
* Lekra People’s Cultural Institute
* Lemhannas National Resilience Institute
* LIPI National Institute of Sciences
* LKMD Community Welfare Organization, at village level
* LP2K Institute for Consumers’ Protection and Fostering
* LP3ES Institute of Research, Education and Information of Social and Economic Affairs
* LP3M Institute of Rural, Coast and Societal Studies
* LPSI Institute for Strategic Studies of Indonesia,
* LPU General Elections Institute
* LSAF Institute of Religious and Philosophical Studies
* LSF Film Censorship Institute, formerly called the Film Censorship Board (BSF)
* LUBER Langsung, umum, bebas, rahasia (direct, public, free and secret {elections})
* LVRI Indonesian Veterans Legion

M

* MA Chief Justice (of the Supreme Court)
* MANI Anti-Nuclear Society
* MARA Council for People’s Mandate
* Masyumi Indonesian Muslim Congregation)
* Masjumi Defunct Islamic political party Majelis Syurro Muslimin Indonesia
* MCK Mandi, cuci, kakus — public bathing, washing and toilet facilities
* Menwa University military group, recruited and trained by ABRI
* MIPPA Indonesian Society for Alternative Press (Australia-based)
* MKGR Musyawarah Kekeluargaan Gotong Royong, a mass organization affiliated to Golkar which broke away in May 1998
* Mobnas National car
* Monas The National Monument in Medan Merdeka Square, Centra Jakarta
* MPI Indonesian Forestry Society
* MPR People’s Consultative Assembly
* MPRS Provisional People’s Consultative Assembly
* MUI Indonesian Ulemas Council

N

* NAFED National Agency for Export Development
* NCO Nusantara Chamber Orchestra
* NEM Grade point average from the final school exam
* NERIC Natural Resources Information Center
* NU Nahdlatul Ulama, a 30-million-strong Muslim organization.

O

* OIC Organization of Islamic Conference
* ONH Haj pilgrimage fund
* OPM Free Papua Movement
* Organda Organization of Land Transportation Owners
* Ormas Mass organizations
* Orsos Social organizations
* Orpol Political organizations
* OT Organisasi terlarang, (prohibited organization)
* OTB Organisasi tanpa bentuk (formless organizations)

P

* P3DT Infrastructure development program in less-developed villages
* P3M Indonesian Society for Pesantren and Community Development
* P4 Guidelines for the comprehension and practical application of Pancasila
* P4D Regional Committee for the Settlement of Labor Disputes (attached to the Ministry of Manpower)
* PABBSI Indonesian Weightlifting, Powerlifting and Bodybuilding Association
* Panwaslak or
* Panwaslakpus Election Supervisory Committee
* Pantura Java’s northern coast (pantai utara)
* Parkindo Ddefunct Indonesian Christian Party
* PASI Indonesian Amateur Athletics Association
* Paskas Air Force’s special force
* Paspampres Presidential Security Detail (old acronym was Paswalpres)
* PBB (Indonesian acronym for) United Nations
* PBHI Indonesian Legal Aid and Human Rights Association
* PBI Indonesian Bowling Association
* PBSI Badminton Association of Indonesia
* PBVSI Indonesian Volleyball Association
* PCPP Association of Intellectuals for Pancasila Development
* PDBI Indonesian Business Data Center
* PDI Indonesian Democratic Party (Partai Demokrasi Indonesia)
* PDII-LIPI Center for Scientific Documentation and Information at the Indonesian Science Institute
* Pefindo PT Pemeringkat Efek Indonesia (state bond rating agency)
* Pelindo PT Pelabuhan Indonesia, a state-owned company assigned to managed several seaports in West Java,
* Pelti Indonesian Tennis Association
* PEPABRI Armed Forces Veterans Association
* Peradah Association of Hindu Youths
* Peradin Association of Indonesian Advocates
* Perbakin Indonesian Target Shooting and Hunting Association
* Perbanas Federation of Private Domestic Banks
* Perbasi Indonesian Basketball Association
* Perbasasi Indonesian Baseball and Softball Association
* Percasi Indonesian Chess Association
* Perhapi Association of Indonesian Mining Professionals
* Perhepi Association of Agriculture Experts
* Perkemi Indonesian Kempo Association
* Perpani Indonesian Archery Association
* Perpobin Indonesian Power Boating Association
* Persagi Indonesian Nutrition Association
* Persani Indonesian Gymnastics Association
* Persetasi Indonesian Sepaktakraw Association
* Persija Jakarta Soccer Association
* Persis Persatuan Islam
* Persit Association of wives of servicemen
* Pertina Indonesian Amateur Boxing Association
* Perum State company
* Perumka State railway company Perusahaan Umum Kereta Api
* Perumnas State Housing Company
* Peruri State-owned securities paper and bank note printing company
* Pesti Indonesian Soft Tennis Association
* PETA Pembela Tanah Air (Defenders of the Fatherland), the militia set up during the Japanese occupation in 1942. PETA was one of several militias that were incorporated, after the proclamation of independence in August 1945, to become the Badan Keamanan Rakyat (People’s Security Corps). The BKR later became the republic’s military, now known as the Armed Forces (ABRI), which was established on Oct. 5, 1945.
* PFN State-owned Movie Industry
* PGI Indonesian Communion of Churches (Protestant)
* PGI Indonesian Golf Association
* PGN PT Perusahaan Gas Negara
* PGRI Indonesian Teachers Union
* PGSI Indonesian Wrestling Association
* PHDI Indonesian Hindu Religious Council
* PHRI Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association
* PHSI Indonesian Hockey Association
* PIFA Portugal-Indonesia Friendship Association
* PII Institute of Indonesian Engineers
* Pijar Center of Information and Action Network for Reform (an NGO)
* PIKI Association of Protestant Intelligentsia
* PIN National Immunization Week
* Pindad Army Industrial Affairs Center (includes its weaponry industry)
* PIPM Three stock market outlets established by JSX or capital market information centers
* PIR Smallholders estate
* PJKA Old name of state railway company, now Perumka
* PJSI Indonesian Judo Association (lnt 4/98)
* PKBI Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association
* PKI (Defunct) Indonesia Communist Party
* PKK Family Welfare Movement, a community family welfare organization
* PKWA American Studies Center (at the University of Indonesia)
* PLN PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara, state-owned electricity company
* PLTN Nuclear Power Plant
* PMI Indonesian Red Cross
* PMII Indonesian Quality Management/Control Association also Indonesian Islamic Students Movement
* PMKRI Association of Catholic Students
* PMPD Pro-Democracy Students Party, established by a group of Hasanuddin
* University (Ujungpandang) students in 1996
* PMU Project Management Unit (for Jakarta subway)
* PN State company
* PNI Indonesian National Unity established Oct. 1995 also Indonesian National Party
* PNRI State-owned Printing Company
* PPK/S District/Subdistrict Polling Committees
* PODSI Indonesian Rowing Association
* POGI Indonesian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
* POLRI National Police
* POMG Parent-teacher association
* PON National Games
* Poperi The Association of Indonesian Lawyers Organizations: AAI and five lawyers’ organizations — IPHI, LBPH Kosgoro, BPKH MKGR, LKBH Trisula and LPPH — joined forces to establish Poperi
* Pordasi Indonesian Equestrian and Horse Racing Association
* Porlasi Indonesian Yachting Association
* Porserosi Indonesian Roller Skating Association
* Posindo PT Pos Indonesia, state-owned postal service company
* POSSI Indonesian Diving Association
* PPBI Center for Indonesian Workers Struggle
* PPD State-run city or municipal bus company
* PPFI Indonesian Film Company Organization
* PPI Indonesian Workers Party
* PPD I Provincial Elections Committee
* PPD II Regional Elections Committee
* PPIP Portugal-Indonesia Friendship Association
* PPS Polling Committee
* PPMKI Vintage Car Lovers Association
* PPN Value-added tax (VAT)
* PPP United Development Party
* PPPM The Association for the Development of Pesantren (traditional Islamic schools) and Society
* PPSK Center for Strategy and Policy Studies
* PPTI Organization for Eradication of Tuberculosis
* PPW-LIPI Center for Political and Regional Studies, Indonesian Institute of Sciences
* PRD Democratic People’s Party
* Prokasih Clean River Program
* PRSI Indonesian Swimming Association
* PSASI Indonesia Water Skiing Association
* PSI Indonesian Socialist Party (defunct)
* PSI Indonesian Squash Assoc
* PSPI Center for the Study of Indonesian Property
* PSRSI Indonesian Squash Association
* PSSI All Indonesian Football Federation,
* PTIK Police Staff College
* PTMSI Indonesian Table Tennis Association
* PTO Entertainment tax
* PTPN State plantation company
* PTS Systematic Land Registration
* PTTUN State Administrative High Court
* PTUN State Administrative Court
* PUDI Indonesian Democratic Union Party
* Puskopau Indonesian Air Force Cooperative
* PWI Indonesian Journalists Association

R

* Ratih Civilian militia
* REI Indonesian Real Estate Developers Association,
* Repelita, Pelita Rencana Pembangungan Lima Tahun (Five-Year Development Plan). Pelita stands for Pembangunan Lima Tahun (Five-Year Development Program.) Repelita is the plan, Pelita is the finished program. Do not interchange, e.g. the current Sixth Five-Year Development Plan will end on March 31, 1999. The Fourth Five-Year Development Program was considered successful.
* RKL Environmental Management Plan
* RMS South Maluku Republic (a separatist movement quashed in the 1950s)
* RPL Environmental Monitoring Plan
* RSCM Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital
* RSUD City hospitals
* RT Neighborhood unit
* RW Community unit

S

* SARA Tribal affiliations, religion, race and societal groups (a common acronym with loads of emotive baggage, which effectually means people cannot speak out or advocate on behalf of minority groups, i.e. non-Javanese, non-Muslim)
* Satgasus Special Jakarta traffic police squad
* SBI Bank Indonesia promissory notes
* SBKRI Evidence of Indonesian Citizenship certificate (for Chinese-Indonesians only. The law that requires SBKRI was abolished years ago, but is still actually in effect as most government institutions, including state schools still require that Chinese-Indonesians present it when applying for anything.)
* SBSI Indonesian Prosperous Labor Union
* SCBD Sudirman Center for Business Development
* SD Kindergarten
* SD IMBAS Satellite schools (of a Gugus Sekolah) (school affiliation)
* SDSB Now defunct government-sponsored lottery Sumbangan Dana Sosial Berhadiah (Social Philanthropic Contributions with Prizes)
* Sembako The nine basic comodities
* Sesko Staff and command colleges
* Seskoad Army Staff and Command School (not College, not SESKOAD)
* SGP Indonesian Press and Graphics Association
* SHS State-owned Perum Sang Hyang Seri rice seed company
* Sijori Triangle of growth involving Indonesia’s Riau province, Singapore and Johor, Malaysia.
* Sipora Foreigners Control Coordination
* SIPPT Land-use permit
* Siskamling Neighborhood watch
* SIUPP Surat Ijin Usaha Penerbitan Pers (publishing license) issued by the Ministry of Information
* SKEPHI Network for Forest Conservation in Indonesia
* SKU General Agency Permit for shipping
* SMI Indonesian Independent Union
* SMID Indonesian Students Solidarity for Democracy
* SMP Senior high school
* SMPI Indonesian Press Solidarity Society
* SNI Indonesian National Standards (environmental standards)
* Somaka Students Solidarity for Aceh Cases
* SPP Educational Management Contribution
* SPS Newspaper Publishers Union
* SPSI All-Indonesia Workers Union
* FSPSI All-Indonesia Workers Union Federation
* SPT Yearly tax assessment
* SRI Survey Research Indonesia
* SSE Surabaya Stock Exchange
* STO Automatic telephone system
* STSI Indonesian Arts High School
* SuPerSeMar – (March 11 Indonesian Executive Order) the somewhat disputed signing by Soekarno – under duress – of his own resignation on March 11, 1966 and handing presidential powers to Soeharto, six months after the 1965 coup.

T

* Taperum Civil Servants’ Housing Savings
* Taspen Civil Servants’ Pension Fund
* TIM Taman Ismail Marzuki arts center
* TIME Tourism Indonesia Market and Expo
* TNI Indonesian National Army
* TUK Card-operated public telephone (telefon umum kartu)

U

* UDT Timorese Democratic Union (now-defunct East Timor political party)
* UGM Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta
* UI University of Indonesia in Jakarta
* UKI Christian University of Indonesia
* UKSW Satya Wacana Christian University in Salatiga, Central Java
* Unfrel University Network for Free and Fair Elections (a poll watchdog)
* URC The police’s rapid reaction unit

W

* Walhi Indonesian Forum for Environment
* Walubi Council of Buddhist Communities
* Wanhankamnas National Defense and Security Council
* Wanra People’s Resistance groups (essentially thugs for hire/rent-a-guards)
* Wapam Warung Pasar Modal
* WCFSD World Commission on Forests and Substainable Development
* WI Indonesian Wushu Association
* WIB Indonesian Western Time Zone
* WIT Indonesian Eastern Time Zone
* WITA Indonesian Central Time Zone
* WKS Compulsory posting for university graduates
* WNI Indonesian citizen (Warga Negara Indonesia)
* WNA Non-Indonesian citizen (Warga Negara Asing)
* WPI Indonesian Women in Development

Y

* Yapusham Center for Human Rights Studies
* Yasco Scorpio Foundation
* YKAI Indonesian Children’s Welfare Foundation
* YKCI Indonesian Creativity Foundation
* YKPK National Brotherhood Foundation
* YLBHI Foundation of the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute
* YLKI Indonesian Consumers Foundation
* YLLI Yayasan Laut Lestari Indonesia, an environmental organization
* YPAC Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Children.
* YPSDMI Foundation of Indonesian Human Resources Development

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