• Military chief in Poso to observe quick reaction force exercise

    Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Gen. Moeldoko flew to Poso regency, Central Sulawesi, on Tuesday, to get a first-hand glimpse of a military exercise being conducted by the Quick Reaction Strike Force (PPRC).

  • We do not promote radicalism, say blocked Islamic sites

    The chief editors of seven blocked sites deemed to have promoted radicalism protested the blockage of their sites by the Communications and Information Ministry, saying that their sites have nothing to do radicalism.

  • National scene: Govt forms team to discuss Badrodin’s bid

    The government will soon form a team to discuss the nomination of National Police deputy chief Comr. Gen. Badrodin Haiti for the role of police chief, which has been challenged at the House of Representatives.

  • National scene: Amir denies wrongdoing in passport case

    Former law and human rights minister Amir Syamsuddin said all the money generated by an online passport payment system, or the “payment gateway”, had been delivered to state coffers.

  • National scene: Defendant admits bribing ex-BP Migas official

    A former executive of the now-defunct upstream oil and gas regulator BP Migas revealed on Monday at the Jakarta Corruption Court details about those whom he bribed to secure a multibillion dollar gas contract on Madura Island in East Java.

  • Judge orders two-week delay for former BPK chief case hearing

    Graft suspect and former Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) chief Hadi Poernomo has expressed his concern that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) could use a two-week pretrial hearing delay to expedite investigations and send his dossier to the Jakarta Corruption Court to void his pretrial petition.

  • Agung camp takes over faction office in House

    The government-approved camp of the Golkar Party led by Agung Laksono took over the party faction office at the House of Representatives after hours of resistance from the rival camp led by Aburizal Bakrie.

  • Govt tries to free 15 Indonesian detainees

    The Foreign Ministry is in the process of securing the release of 15 Indonesians who were reportedly among 21 detained in Yemen for immigration issues last week before the country’s security situation deteriorated.

  • RI, Malaysia compete over joint office for haze

    Indonesia is in a race with Malaysia for leadership of the upcoming ASEAN secretariat that will coordinate efforts to reduce transboundary air pollution caused by land and forest fires in the region.

  • 17 percent of Indonesians live in landslide-prone areas: Agency

    The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has revealed that 40.9 million Indonesians, or around 17.2 percent of the population, live in landslide-prone areas.

  • 3 pretrial hearings delayed after request from KPK: legal team

    Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) legal bureau head Chatarina Mulya Girsang said the postponement of three pretrial hearings that the antigraft body was scheduled to face at the South Jakarta District Court on Monday was due to administrative problems and based on the commission’s requests.

  • Govt blocks 19 sites related to radicalism

    The Communications and Information Ministry has instructed Internet service providers (ISP) to block 19 sites deemed related to radicalism, an official said on Monday.

  • KPK faces 3 pretrial hearing requests

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Monday received three pretrial hearing requests filed by graft suspects at the South Jakarta District Court.

  • Hadi Poernomo’s pretrial hearing postponed to April 13

    The South Jakarta District Court has decided to delay the pretrial hearing for graft suspect and former Supreme Audit Agency head Hadi Poernomo to April 13 following a postponement request submitted by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

  • National scene: KPU recognizes Agung’s Golkar

    The General Elections Commission (KPU) says it recognizes the Golkar Party faction led by Agung Laksono. The faction has recently been validated by the government.

  • National scene: UN recommends abolition of death penalty

    The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for Southeast Asia has called on countries to reduce or halt capital punishment in their pursuit of justice.

  • Denny shifts blame to former boss Amir

    After being declared a suspect in a graft case involving the Law and Human Rights Ministry’s online passport payment system, former deputy law and human rights minister Denny Indrayana appeared to try to shift the blame to former minister Amir Syamsuddin.

  • Govt evacuates Indonesians from Yemen

    The Foreign Ministry says it has repatriated 141 Indonesians following deteriorating security conditions in Yemen, after the Saudi Arabia-led coalition bombed a number of targets in the country to strike against Houthi rebels, a Shiite minority group that has taken over the capital.

  • AGO may reconsider names scheduled for execution

    As the Supreme Court (MA) is processing the case reviews of several death-row inmates, Attorney General M. Prasetyo has said his office will likely add or remove convicts scheduled for immediate execution.

  • Komnas HAM proposes inclusive forum for KKR

    While a bill to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (KKR) for past human rights violations is among priority legislation to be deliberated this year, the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) is calling on the government and the House of Representatives to arrange public hearings prior to the setting up of the new commission.

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