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  • PDI-P says fuel price hike will divert crisis

    The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) says that it supports a fuel price increase because Indonesia was on the verge of a financial crisis.

     

  • Prosecutors, judges query role of Anas’ wife

    Corruption Eradication (KPK) prosecutors and a panel of judges pounded a witness with questions on Friday in relation to the role played by Atiyyah Laila, wife of Hambalang project graft suspect Anas Urbaningrum, in PT Dutasari Citralaras.

     

  • Gerindra chairman laid to rest at UGM cemetery

    The body of the late Gerindra party chairman, Suhardi, was buried at Gadjah Mada University’s (UGM) burial ground in Sawitsari, Sleman, Yogyakarta, on Friday afternoon.

  • KPK to announce Jero’s status next week

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said on Thursday that it would announce the legal status of Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik some time next week with regard to a number of graft cases it has investigated at his office.

  • Police deny criminalizing Adrianus

    The National Police are resuming an inquiry into National Police Commission (Kompolnas) member Adrianus Meliala over his statement that police officials often exploited criminal investigations divisions at regional police level to enrich themselves.

  • KPK to announce Jero's status next week

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) says it will announce the status of Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik with regard to an alleged bribery case in his ministry next week.

  • SBY to initiate int’l meeting on Ebola

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has agreed to fulfill the request of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) secretary-general, Iyad Ameen Madani, to initiate a meeting of health ministers from the organization’s member countries to discuss Ebola.

  • Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

    Indonesia and Australia have signed a new security agreement to mend ties damaged last year by spying allegations.

  • Govt eyes ownership verification of forests

    The Presidential Working Unit for the Supervision and Management of Development (UKP4) and the Forestry Ministry launched a program on Wednesday that encourages people to step forward and declare their land ownership in forested areas.

  • Dems wait for signs from House, SBY on merger

    While president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo held the first tête-à-tête with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Wednesday, politicians remained skeptical that the conversation would lead to a possible merger between their political parties.

  • Female workers lack access to jobs, paid lower

    Women are still largely discriminated against at the workplace in Indonesia.

  • SBY, Jokowi claim Bali meeting a new tradition in power transition

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono praised a closed-door meeting between him and president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, which was held in Nusa Dua, Bali, saying that it is part of their attempt to prepare a smooth power transition.

  • First Lady ‘not involved’ in Anas’ corruption

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s family lawyer Palmer Situmorang said on Wednesday there was nothing negative about a mention of First Lady Ani Yudhoyono during the trial of disgraced former Democratic Party chairman Anas Urbaningrum, who has been indicted for graft.

  • KPK to summon Megawati in BLBI scandal

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Wednesday said it would question Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri in its investigation into alleged irregularities in the “release and discharge” policy for Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (BLBI) debtors.

  • Convicted terrorist Abu Tholut denounces ISIL

    Convicted terrorist Abu Tholut, alias Mustofa, alias Imron, who is currently serving eight years in prison for terrorist activities, denounced the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Wednesday.

     

     

     

     

  • The most important thing about democracy is the process: Experts

    In light of the public's responsiveness and shifting cultural barriers caused by this year's elections, political experts and analysts agreed on Wednesday that Indonesia had become a central democratic nation.

     

     

  • Jokowi-Kalla urged to strengthen migrant worker protection

    Migrant Aid Indonesia executive director M.Kholili has urged the president and vice president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla to create a policy to strengthen the protection of Indonesian migrant workers.

     

     

  • AI calls on Yudhoyono to save RI national from death row

    Global rights organization Amnesty International (AI) is urging President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to call on the Saudi Arabian authorities to postpone the execution of Siti Zainab binti Duhri Rupa, an Indonesian migrant worker on death row.

  • Jokowi meets SBY in Bali

    President-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo held a meeting with outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Bali on Wednesday.

  • Busyro intends to teach after retiring from KPK

    Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioner Busyro Muqoddas said he would return to his previous job as a lecturer after retiring from the KPK this December.