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Headlines

  • Xmas on the streets for churchgoers

    Some churchgoers will be forced to attend their Christmas masses on the streets because after years of struggle no resolution has been found to the issues their churches face.

  • Jokowi wants ‘soft’ approach to terrorism

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Friday that “softer” religious and cultural approaches were better tools in eradicating terrorism in the country, rather than adopting a security approach.

  • Kalla claims controversial Lapindo bailout a win-win solution

    After an allegation that the government’s decision to take over the Bakrie family’s liabilities in the Lapindo mudflow disaster in Sidoarjo, East Java, was the result of a back room…

  • Floods hit thousands of homes after days of heavy rain

    Heavy rains that began on Thursday evening have triggered floods in a number of regions in Sumatra and Java.

  • Potential missteps in Jokowi’s plan

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has been warned about potential missteps in his development agenda as his ambition to drastically increase Indonesia’s economic growth in a short period of time might…

  • New AGO team to tackle graft

    In a bid to improve its reputation for graft prosecution, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), once deemed the country’s most corrupt institution, has established a special taskforce consisting of dozens…

  • British, Dutch envoys submit credentials

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo received letters of credentials from four new foreign ambassadors in a ceremony at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Thursday.

  • Jokowi heading to Papua for Christmas

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is slated to go to Papua to celebrate Christmas this year and also plans to meet local residents to hear their aspirations on various issues.

  • Tough Ahok shows softer side to high-school students

    To the public, Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has a tough image, often reprimanding his officials in front of the cameras.

  • Dispute strips glory from Golkar HQ

    With the Golkar Party leadership dispute intensifying in recent weeks, Polo, a receptionist at the party’s headquarters in West Jakarta, now has an additional task when receiving incoming correspondence.