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  • Indonesia to launch locally made satellite

    Indonesia is set to launch a locally made satellite from India on Sept. 27.

  • Bangladeshi immigrants run away from shelters in Aceh

    A total of 15 Bangladeshi immigrants have left their temporary shelter in Lhokseumawe, Aceh province, recently while the immigration office was preparing documents for their deportation. Their escape reportedly took advantage of the recent heavy rains that poured down over the area, said an immigration officer.

  • Indonesia's tourism growth beats Malaysia, Singapore

    Indonesia has registered higher tourism growth in the first semester of this year than Malaysia and Singapore.

  • Police name Nina Nurlina suspect in Pertamina graft case

    National Police's detective corps Comr. Gen. Budi Waseso has confirmed that the police have named former Pertamina Foundation executive director Nina Nurlina as a suspect in a corruption case connected to the foundation.

  • If Budi Waseso is fired, I will resign, says Victor

    Commenting on the rumors about the dismissal of the chief of the National Police's detective corps, Comr. Gen. Budi Waseso, director for special economic crime Brig. Gen. Victor Edi Simanjuntak has said that he will resign if the cause of the dismissal is due to the investigation into a corruption case at state port operator PT Pelindo II.

  • Indonesia repatriates former US policeman over alleged murder

    A former Texas policeman arrested for alleged involvement in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend was flown back to the United States from Indonesia Wednesday, an official said.

  • National scene: Film producers to report websites for piracy

    The Association of Indonesian Film Producers (APROFI) is planning to report four additional websites for pirated content from copyrighted films found on the sites.

  • National scene: Police question Agung Laksono

    Investigators from the North Sumatra Police questioned on Tuesday Agung Laksono, leader of the Golkar Party’s splintered faction, in connection with document forgery.

  • National scene: Jokowi has lunch with transportation workers

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had lunch on Tuesday with transportation workers including ojek (motorbike taxi) drivers, public minivan drivers and pedicab drivers at the State Palace.

  • National scene: House leaders miffed by red carpet

    Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Taufik Kurniawan of the National Mandate Party (PAN) said that he opposed the practice of leaders of the legislative body entering the plenary hall on a red carpet and pledged that he would never allow himself to do it.

  • Walhi to gather complaints on forest fires

    The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) is setting up regional posts to accommodate complaints from the public related to losses caused by forest fires.

  • Pertamina Foundation mired in graft scandal

    The National Police are expected to summon Pertamina Foundation executive director Nina Nurlina Pramono and question her on her alleged role in a graft case involving one of the foundation’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects.

  • PAN joins the ruling collation

    The National Mandate Party (PAN) chairman Zulkifli Hasan says that his party has officially joined the ruling Great Indonesian Coalition (KIH) and left the Red and While Coalition (KMP). His statement was made after meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the State Palace on Wednesday.

  • 831 mudflow victims get compensation

    Hundreds of mudflow victims in Sidoarjo, East Java, will soon get compensation from the government now that the Fiance Ministry has submitted documentation about their destroyed properties to the State Treasury Service Office (KPPN).

  • US to aid Indonesia with electricity project

    The US government is set to support President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo's 35,000 megawatt (MW) power plant project by establishing an energy work group that will collaborate with the government of Indonesia.

  • Lay-offs unavoidable, says employers association

    The Central Java chapter of the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) has said that for certain companies, laying off workers is avoidable due to the current economic slowdown.

  • Students meet VP to discuss economic crisis

    Several representatives of the Association of Indonesian Muslim University Students (KAMMI) met Vice President Jusuf Kalla to discuss the latest developments in the country’s economic conditions at the Vice Presidential Office in Jakarta on Tuesday.

  • Police investigate graft at Pertamina Foundation

    The National Police directorate of special economic crimes (Bareskrim) has searched through the Pertamina Foundation (PF) office in Kebayoran Lama, South Jakarta, amid allegations of corruption at the institution.

  • National scene: Kalla: police should act according to law

    Vice President Jusuf Kalla has stressed that law enforcement officers should be able to differentiate crimes from administrative mistakes in a corporation, saying that a mistake of a corporate executive in deciding policy was not necessarily a crime.

  • National scene: Two English journos to face trial soon

    Two English journalists arrested in Batam, Riau Islands, will soon face trial for allegedly violating immigration regulations, according to Ronny F. Sompie, the head of the Law and Human Rights Ministry’s immigration directorate general.