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  • Former Kostrad commander sworn in as new Army chief

    resident Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono swore in Lt. Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo on Friday as the new Army chief of staff to replace Gen. Budiman, who was abruptly removed from his position three months before he was due to retire.

  • RI needs more accessible services: UN

    Indonesia must improve access to quality social services and to jobs to reduce the widening inequality gap that has left the country’s growing middle class vulnerable to poverty, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) says in its latest report.

  • PPP politician throws more dirt on Suryadharma

    A United Development Party (PPP) politician revealed on Tuesday that party chairman and former religious affairs minister Suryadharma Ali also took other politicians from other parties to join his haj entourage in 2012-2013, a practice the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has been investigating as an abuse of power.

  • Voter turnout fails to meet expectations

    With this year’s presidential election featuring two presidential candidates with contrasting styles, many predicted voter turnout would reach a record high.

  • Jokowi volunteers to stay involved for a long fight

    The sun slowly sank in the sky as hundreds of joyful volunteers and supporters of president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo gathered at Tugu Proklamasi (Proclamation Monument), in an effort to not only celebrate their candidate winning the country’s presidential election, but also to galvanize people’s motivation and continued political involvement after the initial success.

  • Prabowo visits PKS data center

    JAKARTA: Gerindra Party chief patron and presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto visited on Thursday the data center operated by the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS).

  • New plan

    Heru Prasetyo, the new head of the REDD+ Management Agency (RMA), outlines the agency’s next programs while REDD+ chief operating officer William Sabandar looks on. The two REDD+ agency executives visited The Jakarta Post office on Thursday.

  • KPK to decide Jero’s fate after Idul Fitri

    Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Abraham Samad said on Thursday that the antigraft body would hold a case expose after the Idul Fitri holiday to determine the role of Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik in a number of graft case plaguing his ministry.

  • PDI-P files lawsuit MD3 Law with Constitutional Court

    The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle’s (PDI-P) legal team filed a lawsuit over the newly-passed Legislative Institution Law, known as MD3, with the Constitutional Court on Thursday.

     

     

  • KPK questions PPP lawmaker for haj case

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) questioned on Thursday the deputy chair of House of Representatives Commission IX, Irgan Chairul Mahfiz, as a witness in relation to the alleged corruption in the Religious Affairs Ministry's haj management in 2012-2013.