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  • PDI-P on verge of endorsing Kalla

    The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) will announce the running mate of its presidential nominee, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, within a few days, with former vice president Jusuf Kalla said…

  • Big brother watches young lovebirds in Jakarta’s parks

    Security guards at a public park in West Jakarta have been on an undercover mission in the past few months: in pairs, they pose as young couples dating in Cattleya…

  • Former Bandung govt secretary gets 8 years

    The Bandung Corruption Court handed down an eight-year sentence on Thursday to former Bandung administration secretary Edi Siswadi, after he was found guilty of bribing the court’s three judges, at…

  • Second alleged JIS abuse victim comes forward

    The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) is currently seeking more information regarding claims that another kindergarten pupil at the Jakarta International School (JIS) in Terogong, South Jakarta, was sexually abused…

  • Commentary: General’s watch and his ‘retracted’ apology to Singapore

    Reports of Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Gen. Moeldoko‘s apology to Singapore have sparked noisy protests from the Indonesian public, while in Singapore he has been ridiculed for wearing a luxury…

  • FDI slows amid global uncertainty

    Indonesia saw a sharp slowdown in foreign direct investment (FDI) growth in the first quarter of 2014 due to lagging global economic recovery, while at the same time investors also…

  • Intimidation of Ahmadis escalates in West Java

    The Indonesian Ahmadiyah Congregation (JAI) West Java is standing strong after the local Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued a letter asking them to cease worshipping in order to maintain security…

  • SBY, Abbott meeting in May could see tensions thaw

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to meet Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the sidelines of a conference in Bali in early May.

  • JIS confirms US child molester former teacher

    Jakarta International School (JIS) has confirmed that a suspected child molester who was under the investigation of the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was a former teacher at…

  • Govt calls for postponement of Mandiri acquisition of BTN

    The government has issued a circular demanding the postponement of Bank Mandiri’s plan to takeover Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN), both being state lenders, because the plan has stirred controversy.