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  • Fahri tells KPK to remain silent on Hadi verdict

    House of Representatives deputy speaker Fahri Hamzah has said that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) should not comment further on the victorious verdict of the former chairman of the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK), Hadi Poernomo, in a pretrial motion he filed against being named a graft suspect.

  • Muhammadiyah to formulate blueprint of economic actions

    The second largest Islamic organization in Indonesia, Muhammadiyah, says it will formulate a blueprint of economic actions during a national seminar and workshop held by its central executive board’s economy and entrepreneurship council (MEK) in Palembang, South Sumatra, from June 5 to 7.

  • National scene: US ready to help RI in migrant crisis

    The US is ready to assist Indonesia, through the UN, to handle the Southeast Asian refugee crisis, US Ambassador to Indonesia Robert O. Blake, Jr. has stated.

  • National scene: Surya Chandra appointed as BKKBN head

    Health Minister Nila Moeloek inaugurated on Tuesday Surya Chandra Surapaty as the head of the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN), replacing his predecessor, Fasli Jalal.

  • National scene: PDI-P not forcing Jokowi to reshuffle Cabinet

    Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) lawmaker Pramono Anung says that even though his party has made suggestions to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on reshuffling his Cabinet, the ultimate decision is Jokowi’s alone to make.

  • National scene: Djan Faridz welcomes rival camp’s peace offer

    The United Development Party (PPP) camp led by Djan Faridz has welcomed an offer to reconcile by the rival Muhammad Romahurmuziy camp to end dualism in the party’s leadership and to enable the party to contest the upcoming simultaneous local elections.

  • Ministry to scrutinize civil servants’ docs

    After a higher education institution in Jakarta was found issuing fake degrees, the Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Ministry said on Tuesday that any civil servants possessing such counterfeit documents would face demotion.

  • Kontras blasts govt on abuses

    The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras), a human rights NGO, has lambasted the government’s recent decision to opt for a non-judicial mechanism to resolve past human rights abuses, saying that it will fail to bring perpetrators to justice.

  • Golkar’s rival factions close to securing deal

    Rival camps in the Golkar Party have come close to securing a truce that would likely put an end to a months-long power struggle, a deal that could allow the party to join the upcoming simultaneous local elections.

  • KPK leaders divided over ex-commissioners’ cases

    Acting Corruption Eradication Commissioner (KPK) leaders are of different minds when it comes to lobbying President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to stop the criminalization of two former commissioners being prosecuted by the National Police.

  • Jokowi to regularly visit Papua

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has pledged a commitment to monitoring the development in Papua and West Papua provinces, Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno said on Tuesday.

  • Budget issues may delay some elections, says KPU

    The General Elections Commission (KPU) has extended the deadline to June 3 for regions to settle their budget allocations for December’s concurrent regional elections, after which regions that still have budget issues must postpone their elections to 2017, KPU commissioners have said.

  • Registration of KPK candidates starts in June

    The committee that will select new Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioners says it will open registration for candidates on June 5.

  • KPK holds anticorruption training for women in Surabaya

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) trained dozens of women from various backgrounds in Graha Sawunggaling, Surabaya, East Java, on Tuesday.

  • Surya Chandra inaugurated as BKKBN head

    Health Minister Nila F. Moeloek inaugurated on Tuesday Surya Chandra Surapaty as the head of the National Demography and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN), replacing his predecessor, Fasli Djalal.

  • RI should not be wary of foreign journalists: Expert

    An international law expert with the University of Indonesia, Hikmahanto Juwana, is calling on all elements within society not to be wary of foreign journalists, especially those assigned to report on Papua and West Papua.

  • Djan Faridz camp welcomes rival camp’s reconciliation offer

    The United Development Party (PPP) camp led by Djan Faridz has welcomed an offer to reconcile by the rival Romahurmuziy camp to end dualism in the party’s leadership and to enable the party to contest the upcoming simultaneous local elections.

  • Jokowi says building system to prevent corruption is important

    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo reminded public officials on Tuesday that building a comprehensive system to prevent corruption was as important as upholding the rule of law to fight corruption.

  • PDI-P not forcing Jokowi to reshuffle Cabinet, says lawmaker

    Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) lawmaker Pramono Anung says that even though his party has made suggestions to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s on reshuffling his Cabinet, the ultimate decision is Jokowi’s alone to make.

  • Govt to maintain 'clearing house'

    The government will maintain the function of the controversial clearing house that is authorized to issue permits to foreign journalists to travel to Papua and West Papua, and change its name to the foreigner monitoring team, an official said on Tuesday.

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