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  • Andi Widjajanto named as Cabinet secretary

    Andi Widjajanto, one of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s closest aides, will soon serve as the new Cabinet secretary, pending an inauguration at the State Palace slated to be held next…

  • Tensions rise in Golkar as rivals attack Aburizal

    A group of Golkar Party politicians vying for the party’s top job have warned their incumbent chairman Aburizal Bakrie against abusing his authority to stay in power.

  • Four minimart robbers shot dead

    The Malang Police apprehended on Thursday a gang of assailants who allegedly committed a series of robberies at 28 minimarts across Malang regency, Malang city, Batu city, Pasuruan and Blitar…

  • Police press on Jokowi defamation case

    The National Police on Thursday reiterated their commitment to continuing an investigation into a small-time worker in East Jakarta, who stands accused of posting a modified pornographic image that bears…

  • Commentary: Cutting red tape will reduce business risks, bolster investment

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s surprise inspection of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) on Tuesday, only one day after he installed his Working Cabinet, will not immediately solve the business licensing…

  • BI imposes stricter regulation on dollar loans

    The Indonesian central bank officially introduced on Thursday the much-anticipated regulation on foreign debts, which also includes a requirement to hedge part of offshore borrowings to reduce risks to domestic…

  • PDI-P offers truce in standoff

    The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P)-led Great Indonesia Coalition struck a conciliatory note on Thursday after a month-long political standoff at the House of Representatives that culminated in the…

  • It’s not snow

    Foam generated from industrial waste accumulates in the East Flood Canal in the Pondok Kopi area in East Jakarta on Thursday. Almost all rivers and canals on Java are polluted…

  • FM to realize Jokowi’s maritime-axis vision

    New Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi made it very clear on Wednesday that her office would focus on how to materialize President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s vision to make Indonesia the world’s…

  • Senior PPP members give nod to Romy

    Two rival groups in the United Development Party (PPP) are striving for legitimacy after the government issued a decree confirming the contested appointment of new chairman Muhammad “Romy” Romahurmuziy.