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  • Three death-row convicts arrive at Nusakambangan prison island

    Three death-row convicts arrived on Wednesday morning at Nusakambangan in Cilacap, Central Java, where they will soon face a firing squad.

  • PAN seeks cohesion

    Following the bitterly contested race for the National Mandate Party (PAN) leadership, the newly inducted chairman of the party’s honorary council, Amien Rais, who is also the party’s cofounder, said there would be no purge of supporters of losing candidate Hatta Rajasa.

  • Blasphemy Law sows radicalization: Experts

    Experts have warned that implementation of the Blasphemy Law could lead to the radicalization of Muslims.

  • National scene: KPK overwhelmed by piles of graft cases

    Acting Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Taufiequrachman Ruki said his commission had been overwhelmed by graft cases that have to be handled in the next 10 months before the KPK leaders end their term of office in December.

  • National scene: IS recruiting through tour programs: Minister

    The government has acknowledged that the Islamic State (IS) militant group has a new way of recruiting people: tourism activities.

  • Golkar tribunal declares Agung Laksono party leader

    The Golkar Party’s tribunal declared on Tuesday that Agung Laksono was the rightful party chairman, although it also mandated that Agung must also accommodate the opposing camp.

  • Families of AirAsia crash victims try to move on

    Relatives of unlocated victims of AirAsia flight QZ8501 said on Tuesday that they were coming trying to terms with the fact they would never see the remains of their loved ones.

  • Book fair

    Children attend the 2015 Islamic Book Fair at Istora Senayan in Jakarta on Tuesday. As many as 415 vendors take part in the country's biggest book fair, which will run until Sunday, March 8. (Antara/Teresia May)

  • Preparations for execution almost completed: AG

    Attorney General Prasetyo said preparations for the execution of death-row convicts in Nusakambangan prison island, Central Java, were 95 percent complete.

  • Police seeking to drop Abraham, Bambang cases

    Acting National Police chief Comr. Gen. Badrodin Haiti said police were still approaching those who have filed reports against suspended Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leaders, Abraham Samad and Bambang Widjojanto, for their consent to drop the legal cases.

  • Jokowi informed about incident at KJRI Sydney

    State Secretary Pratikno said the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) head Marciano Norman has informed President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo about an incident at the Indonesian consulate-general office (KJRI) in Sydney that occurred on Monday morning amid Jakarta's plan to execute convicts on death row, including two Australians.

  • KPK staff walk out in protest at Budi case handover

    Hundreds of employees of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) staged a walkout for a quarter of an hour and in protest at the commission’s decision to hand over the case on former National Police chief candidate Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).

  • Police warned against criminalizing 'Tempo'

    The Independent Journalists’ Alliance (AJI) has called on the police not to criminalize media reporting on corruption since it was the people’s constitutional right to be informed.

  • Jokowi reminds police, TNI to maintain national security

    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo reminded the leaders of the National Police and the Indonesian Military (TNI) on Tuesday about their roles in ensuring national security, a condition that would support the country as it sought to reach its economic and developmental goals.

  • KPK overwhelmed by numerous graft cases

    Acting chairman of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Taufiequrahman Ruki said his commission has been overwhelmed by graft cases that have to be handled in the next ten months before the KPK leaders end their term of office in December.

  • TNI, police hold leadership meeting

    The Indonesian Military (TNI) and the police began a three-day leadership meeting to enhance consolidation in launching Jokowi's mental revolution.

  • National scene: Ministry to build 200 vocational schools

    The Education and Culture Ministry is aiming to build 200 vocational schools this year.

  • National scene: Zulkifli to stay on as MPR speaker

    Newly elected National Mandate Party (PAN) Zulkifli Hasan will not relinquish his position as speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) and has reassured skeptics that he will be able to carry out both leadership roles effectively.

  • National scene: Minister maintains impartiality in Kalbe case

    Health Minister Nila Moeloek said she would uphold justice and fairness in the current investigation into pharmaceutical company Kalbe Farma, whose drugs have caused two patient deaths at the Siloam Hospital in Tangerang, Banten.

  • KY may recommend Sarpin’s dismissal

    The Judicial Commission (KY) said Monday that South Jakarta District Court judge Sarpin Rizaldi could face dismissal if a current investigation confirmed that he had abused his power in annulling the suspect status of then National Police chief nominee Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan.

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