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  • S’pore, RI to sign 'monumental' agreement on sea borders

    The Indonesian and Singaporean governments are scheduled to sign a new agreement delineating their sea borders during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to Singapore from Tuesday toThursday, a presidential spokesman has said.

  • Hatta admits 'secret' meeting with Jokowi, denies political negotiations

    Former vice presidential candidate and National Mandate Party (PAN) chairman Hatta Rajasa admitted that he had met with president-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, but denied that any political negotiations had taken place.

     

  • SBY encourages Indonesian media outlets to go ‘global’

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has said that he expects Indonesia will soon have world-standard media outlets that can compete head-on with other global broadcasters like CNN, the BBC and Al Jazeera, which have become leaders in the broadcast-news industry.

  • Jokowi’s transition team discusses presidential, VP division of labor with Boediono

    The transition team of president-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will formulate a plan to strengthen the presidential institution.

     

  • Muhaimin elected PKB chairman for third term

    Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar is on his way to becoming one of the country’s longest-serving political party chairpersons after the National Awakening Party’s (PKB) national congress unanimously agreed on Monday to appoint him as party chairman until 2019.

  • Busyro drops retirement plan, reapplies for KPK post

    Outgoing Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioner Busyro Muqoddas announced on Monday that he would reapply for the same job on the anti-graft body, a move that many said could thwart the government’s alleged plan to influence the commission.

  • After 10 years, Munir murder unresolved

    Rights activists and family members of slain rights campaigner Munir Said Thalib will use the 10th anniversary of his murder to build momentum in demanding president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo take action to finally resolve the case.

  • Airport operator head named graft suspect

    The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has declared the president director of state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I), Tommy Soetomo, a suspect in a corruption case regarding the procurement of five fire trucks worth Rp 63 billion (US$5.41 million).

  • Police chief promoted for supervisory role

    The National Police announced on Monday that Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Dwi Priyatno had been promoted to three-star general and had assumed the position of chief of the general supervision inspectorate (Irwasum), replacing retiring Comr. Gen. Anton Bachrul Alam.

  • No need for congress to join Jokowi: PPP

    United Development Party (PPP) politician Arwani Thomafi said on Monday that the party did not have to convene a national congress, or muktamar, to make a decision about joining the coalition of president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

  • Disgraced

    Suspended Banten governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah gestures as she enters the Jakarta Corruption Court (Tipikor) to hear the verdict in her case on Monday. Judges found her guilty of bribing Akil Mohctar, former Constitutional Court chief justice, in a local-election dispute being heard by Akil. She was sentenced to four years in prison and fined Rp. 200 million (US$ 17,085). Akil was previously sentenced to life in prison for accepting the bribe. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

  • ​Blessed journey

    Haj pilgrims wave goodbye to their relatives as they depart from Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar, South Sulawesi, on Monday. The first batch of 455 haj pilgrims from Makassar were flying to the holy land in Saudi Arabia. (Antara/Sahrul Manda Tikupadang)

  • Tycoon release taints SBY’s corruption eradication, says KPK

    Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) spokesperson Johan Budi said the Law and Human Rights Ministry’s decision to give a conditional release to businesswoman Siti Hartati Murdaya, who was convicted of graft in a case involving former Buol regent Amran Batalipu, did not reflect the commitment to corruption eradication frequently sounded by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

  • Angkasa Pura I CEO declared suspect

    The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has declared the president director of state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I), Tommy Soetomo, a suspect in a corruption case regarding the procurement of five fire trucks worth Rp 63 billion (US$5.41 million).

     

     

     

  • Fish farmers to get extra counseling

    The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has revealed that it is currently promoting a nationwide counseling program to develop fish farming across the nation.

  • KPK confident of long prison term for Atut

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said on Sunday that it was optimistic the Jakarta Corruption Court would hand down a 10-year prison sentence as demanded by prosecutors for suspended Banten governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah.

  • Prabowo to decide new chairman

    Chief patron and head of the supervisory board of the Gerindra Party, Prabowo Subianto, has yet to appoint a replacement for party chairman Suhardi who passed away on Thursday.

  • House official Priyo to run for Golkar chairman

    House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Priyo Budi Santoso, who is also a Golkar Party politician, says he will run for the party’s chairmanship in the next national meeting.

  • Megawati likely to be reelected as PDI-P chair

    Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Effendi Simbolon has said the upcoming party congress will almost certainly reelect Megawati Soekarnoputri as leader of the party.

  • Tycoon released on parole

    Anti-graft activists have criticized the decision by the Law and Human Rights Ministry to release graft convict Siti Hartati Murdaya on parole.