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  • Exploiters of sweepers should be jailed: Ahok

    Following widespread reports of contract cleaners and sweepers’ salaries being siphoned off, allegedly by their superiors in the city administration, Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has vowed that his…

  • Steep way to heaven

    Court servants carry the casket containing the remains of Kanjeng Ratu Ayu (KRAy) Nindyo Kirono, the fifth wife of the late sultan and vice president Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX, to…

  • PAN chief backtracks, denies leaving KMP

    Despite rumors that the National Mandate Party (PAN) will be awarded positions in the Cabinet for joining the government’s coalition, its chairman, Zulkifli Hasan, denied that the party had exited…

  • Sumatra suffers as smog spreads

    Haze shrouding Sumatra continues to thicken and spread, disrupting flights and posing a threat to human health on the island.

  • President passes the buck on high-speed rail project

    The widely publicized tug of war between Japan and China over a high-speed railway project in Indonesia may end in an anticlimax, with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo set to let…

  • Jokowi gunning for general

    The leadership of the National Police has sent a signal that the days of powerful Comr. Gen. Budi Waseso as the chief of the force’s detective division are numbered and…

  • PAN’s switch opens way for Cabinet shake-up, House cohesion

    The National Mandate Party (PAN) on Wednesday officially joined the government coalition, a political move that could give the former member of the opposition Red-and-White Coalition (KMP) at least two…

  • Fifty years of deadlines

    Comedian Butet Kertaradjasa (left) narrates the history of Kompas, Indonesia’s most influential daily, during its 50th anniversary celebrations at the Jakarta Conference Center on Wednesday.(JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

  • Jakarta bans students from driving to school

    Public school students are no longer allowed to bring cars and motorcycles to school.

  • 5 years in prison sought for 2 British journos

    Two British journalists detained by Indonesian authorities since May for making a documentary on piracy in the Malacca Strait without proper papers could face five years’ imprisonment for breaching the…