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Headlines

  • New regional body to net forest criminals

    Indonesia is proposing to lead the forthcoming ASEAN secretariat in charge of joint efforts to mitigate transboundary air pollution caused by land and forest fires in the region.

  • Dems seek Cabinet positions

    The Democratic Party’s about-face in rejecting the proposal to end the direct elections of local heads could have been a calculated move to secure seats in the Cabinet of president-elect…

  • Cleaners seek Komnas HAM help in JIS case

    The families and lawyers of four of the five outsourced cleaners accused of sexually assaulting a kindergarten pupil at the Jakarta International School (JIS) are seeking assistance from the National…

  • Wrongful arrest victim compensated only Rp 1m

    Krisbayudi, a 29-year-old man wrongfully arrested for premeditated murder, is planning to appeal to the Jakarta High Court after the North Jakarta District Court ordered the state to pay him…

  • Mob violence reflects people’s distrust, anger

    The body of a battered 40-year-old man remained at Bekasi General Hospital in West Java on Monday evening. He died after being beaten to death by a mob after he…

  • US gives funds for historical building restoration

    The US government has awarded a grant under the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) worth US$109,132 for the restoration of the Tjong A Fie Mansion heritage building in Medan,…

  • KPK zeroes in on to SBY’s inner circle

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is going after people inside President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s (SBY) inner circle.

  • Cabinet members to leave party positions

    Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) executives defended on Tuesday president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s decision to allocate almost half of the seats in his Cabinet to political party members, saying…

  • RI ratifies haze treaty

    Indonesia has officially adopted a decade-old regional haze treaty following pressure from neighboring countries over forest fires on the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan.

  • High-profile witness

    Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Djoko Suyanto answers reporters’ questions as he leaves the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building in Jakarta on Tuesday. Investigators questioned Djoko as a…