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  • Jokowi, prominent figures visit Megawati at Idul Fitri open house

    President-elect and Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and numerous prominent individuals and state officials visited Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri at an open house held at her residence on Jl. Teuku Umar, in Menteng, Central Jakarta, on the first day of Idul Fitri on Monday.

  • May peace be upon you

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (left) and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono (right) and youngest son Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono (unseen) greet guests a happy Idul Fitri 2415H at the state palace on Monday. Yudhoyono held an Idul Fitri open house for state officials and members of the public.(Antara/Andika Wahyu)

  • Former minister wants new govt to develop SMEs

    Former state-owned enterprise minister Tanri Abeng has called on the new administration under President-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to boost the capacity of micro businesses and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to improve people's welfare.

  • Not safe for Sampang Shiites to return home, says minister

    Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi defended on Monday the recent move by local authorities to prohibit hundreds of internally displaced Shia from returning to their homes in Sampang, Madura, for Idul Fitri and from visiting relatives in other areas of the island, saying that reconciliation was an ongoing process.

  • Jokowi attends Yudhoyono's last Idul Fitri open house at palace

    President-elect and Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo attended President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's last State Palace Idul Fitri open house on Monday.

  • SBY holds Idul Fitri open house at palace

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono opened his doors to people of various backgrounds at the State Palace to celebrate the first day of Idul Fitri on Monday, which will be the outgoing President’s last open house at the palace.

  • Time to pray

    Muslims leave their village by long boat to offer Idul Fitri prayers that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the port in North Jakarta in Jakarta Monday.

  • Idul Fitri falls on Monday, says govt

    The government decided in the isbat (confirmation) meeting on Sunday evening that Idul Fitri 1435 H would fall on Monday.

     

     

  • Annual exodus

    Scores of cars pack a section of the northern coastal highway (Pantura) in West Java on Saturday. As many as 20.1 million people are expected to return to their hometowns for the Idul Fitri holiday this year, with Saturday and Sunday expected to be the peak of this year’s annual exodus.

  • Passengers inundate Pasar Senen train station

    Pasar Senen train station in Jakarta has been overwhelmed by the large number of passengers traveling to their hometowns for Idul Fitri this year.