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  • PPATK ready to probe financial records of KPK commissioner candidates

    Agus Santoso, deputy head of the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK), has said the center is ready to gather all the relevant financial information belonging to the 11 candidates who are being considered for the role of commissioner at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

  • Minister’s pilgrimage paid with dirty money

    A businessman claimed in a court hearing on Monday that he had been a victim of an extortion scheme in which he had had to pay Rp 15 billion (US$1.25 million), part of which was used to pay for a holy trip to Medina for Disadvantaged Regions Minister Ahmad Helmy Faisal Zaini.

  • Yudhoyono turns tables on direct election saga

    Support from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for the direct-election of local heads is expected to help the campaign to maintain the 2004 law on regional elections, with the 150 lawmakers from his Democratic Party likely to toe the party line in defending the original regulation.

  • Attempt to form rights task force blocked

    The hope of bringing closure to human rights abuses has been dashed now that the transition team of president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and vice president-elect Jusuf Kalla has turned down the proposal to reopen investigations into unresolved rights violations.

  • Energy ministry worst at spending its budget, again

    The Presidential Working Unit for the Supervision and Management of Development (UKP4) announced on Monday that the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry was the ministry with the lowest rate of budget utilization for the second year in a row.

  • Busyro moves to next round

    The committee tasked to find a new commissioner for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) announced on Monday that 11 out of 56 prospective candidates had passed the imposed comprehension test and were eligible to move to the next round.

     

     

  • Hashim slams Ahok for leaving Gerindra

    Gerindra Party deputy chief patron Hashim Djojohadikusumo has lambasted Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama for his abrupt resignation from Gerindra, the party that nominated him as deputy governor during the Jakarta gubernatorial election in 2012.

  • Arrested

    Elite Indonesian anti-terror police from Densus 88 escort four Turks arrested on arrival at Jakarta airport on Sunday. The four Turkish nationals were arrested in Sulawesi island and are suspected to be linked to the jihadist Islamic State group, police spokesman said. The country's anti-terrorism police squad, Detachment 88, arrested the men, along with three Indonesians, after tailing their car on Saturday in central Sulawesi district of Poso, a known hotbed for militant activity, police spokesman said. (AFP/Bima Sakti)

  • PPP names Emron Pangkapi new chairman

    The third national leaders meeting (Rapimnas) of the United Development Party (PPP) has announced that Emron Pangkapi will be the party’s new chairman, according to a PPP official.

  • PPP names Emron Pangkapi new chairman

    The national leaders meeting (Rapimnas) of the United Development Party (PPP) has announced that Emron Pangkapi will be the party’s new chairman, according to a PPP official.

  • Soft power used to protect RI from IS threat

    Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Djoko Suyanto has said that the government is employing soft power to protect Indonesians from the influence of Islamic State (IS), also known as ISIL, militants.

  • KPK to charge Anas’ father-in-law with perjury

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said on Sunday that it was looking into the possibility of charging prominent cleric Attabik Ali with perjury after finding that the head of the Yogyakarta-based Krapyak Islamic Boarding school had allegedly given false testimony in court to defend his son-in-law, former Democratic Party chairman Anas Urbaningrum.

  • Jokowi told to prioritize asset-forfeiture bill

    Activists are calling on president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to throw his weight behind the enactment of an asset-forfeiture bill that was in the pipeline during the administration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

  • Jero paid ‘Indo Pos’ to airbrush his image

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has confirmed that the questioning of Indo Pos chief editor Don Kardono was carried out in connection to an allegation that graft suspect and former energy and mineral resources minister Jero Wacik paid the daily Rp 2 billion to print stories that could be regarded as “personal branding.”

  • TNI generals on Komnas HAM’s ‘negative list’

    The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has submitted a “negative list” of individuals implicated in past human rights abuses to president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, to prevent them from assuming public office.

  • PPP remains in Prabowo’s coalition

    Former United Development Party (PPP) chairman Suryadharma Ali said that the party was still in the Red-and-White Coalition and had not switched sides.

  • Committee set up to monitor KPK candidates

    The government selection committee mandated with finding a new commissioner for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) will include a tracking team tasked with investigating commissioner candidates’ backgrounds.

  • President discusses IS after arrest of 4 foreigners

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono summoned a number of ministers on Sunday to discuss the development and dynamics of the Islamic State (IS) organization, also known as ISIS, following the arrest of four foreigners in Central Sulawesi on Saturday.

  • Indirect elections based on Pancasila, says Gerindra

    Gerindra Party deputy chief Fadli Zon says the country’s founding philosophy, Pancasila, legitimizes indirect elections.

  • ‘Indo Pos’ chief editor suspected in Jero case

    Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chief Abraham Samad says investigators have gathered information pointing to former energy and mineral resources minister Jero Wacik allegedly transferring Rp 2 billion (US$168,648) to Indo Pos chief editor Don Kardono, to bribe the latter so the newspaper would publish only positive stories about Jero.