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  • No paper

    The Jakarta Post will not be published this Saturday, Oct. 25, in observance of the Islamic New Year 1436 H. Visit our website, thejakartapost.com, to stay up-to-date on the latest…

  • Election body gears up for concurrent regional polls

    The General Elections Commission (KPU) is preparing for regional head elections, slated to be held simultaneously in seven provinces and 181 regencies and cities in 2015.

  • Kids say poverty pushes them to drive public buses

    Sixteen-year-old Randa relaxed in the driver’s seat of a Metro Mini bus on route S62, traveling from Manggarai Bus Station to Pasar Minggu Bus Terminal in South Jakarta, while waiting…

  • 4 months in jail sought for French journos

    Prosecutors asked on Thursday the Jayapura District Court to sentence French journalists Thomas Charles Dandois and Marie Valentine Bourrat to four-month jail terms and fine them Rp 2 million (US$174)…

  • Eclectic urban escape at SoundsFair festival

    The inaugural SoundsFair music festival is set to roll on Friday afternoon, providing a weekend escape in Jakarta with a mix of pop, rock and electronic music shows from foreign…

  • Leaders’ style on ‘all the president’s men’ formation

    For senior Golkar Party politician and former General Elections Commission (KPU) member Mahadi Sinambela, Oct. 26, 1999 marks one of the most memorable days of his political career.

  • Cabinet near completion

    Amid widespread speculation about the role of Megawati Soe-karnoputri’s close friend, Rini Mariani Soemarno, in determining the composition of the new Cabinet, an aide to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said…

  • Moments of reflection

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo readies himself to have his official photographs taken Thursday. Well-known for his modesty, Jokowi was born to and raised in a humble family, beginning his political…

  • Happy Deepavali

    Indian-Indonesian children celebrate Deepavali, or the “Festival of Lights”, at the Kaliyuga Sikh Temple in Pasarbaru, Central Jakarta, Thursday. The religious festival fell on Oct. 22-23 this year.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

  • Another day, another delay

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo again delayed the announcement of his Cabinet lineup on Wednesday night, prompting speculation that he was wrangling with the leaders of political parties in his coalition…