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  • Jokowi’s demeanor, sartorial choices bring relaxed vibe

    While his predecessor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was known for his staid demeanor and formal sartorial preferences, after a day in the country’s highest political office, new President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo…

  • Red-and-White Coalition looks to dominate House

    Recent efforts at reconciliation from President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and losing presidential contender Prabowo Subianto do not appear to apply to the two political coalitions that support them, with the…

  • Commentary: A Cabinet of strange bedfellows

    After the party the hangover sets in. Following the evening of euphoria, discord and wariness sets in with the gray dawn light.

  • Indonesia key investment hub for Japan

    Indonesia has become an increasingly important investment hub for foreign companies, especially from Japan, although various issues in the fields of bureaucracy, legal uncertainty and corruption remain a major concern,…

  • Clean Jokowi Cabinet ‘a must’

    In the wake of revelations that some of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s ministerial candidates could have questionable histories, the country’s new leader has been urged take more time to carefully…

  • Youngest driver

    A 15-year-old boy (name withheld), who works as a driver, waits for passengers on his Metromini public bus at the Manggarai bus terminal in Jakarta on Tuesday. He drives his…

  • World leaders applaud Jokowi, no confirmation on G20 attendance

    Foreign leaders congratulated Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday on his presidential inauguration, saying that they were looking forward to working with Indonesia’s seventh president to strengthen ties and boost bilateral…

  • Thousands attend street parties to welcome new leaders

    Dewi Citrowati, a 33-year-old bank employee, waited with colleagues for more than two hours in the sweltering heat in front of her office building on Jl. MH Thamrin on Monday.

  • Swearing-in of President, VP celebrated nationwide

    The swearing-in on Monday of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla as President and Vice President, respectively, was celebrated across the archipelago, albeit in different ways.

  • News Analysis: Jokowi’s fresh take on an erstwhile foreign policy

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has repeatedly proven his detractors wrong in his rise to power. With an unimposing style, too many had written him off as a simpleton. Many are…