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  • RI children suffer from stunted growth

    Despite Indonesia’s achievement of becoming the world’s 10th-largest economy, the country is struggling to provide adequate childhood nutrition, with the number of children suffering from stunted growth remaining high nationwide.

  • Minister shuts down TKI shelter

    Manpower Minister Muhammad Hanif Dhakiri has revoked the permit of PT Elkarim Makmur Sentosa, a private company supplying migrant workers (TKI), on Friday, after finding that the company had violated workers’ rights.

  • President to issue fuel card to fishermen

    In addition to his three signature cards, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will soon launch a fuel card for fishermen to cushion the impact of the subsidized fuel price hike, which came into effect on Tuesday.

  • One third of RI children suffer stunted growth

    Despite Indonesia’s achievement of becoming the world’s 10th-largest economy, it is struggling to provide adequate childhood nutrition with the number of children suffering from stunted growth remaining high nationwide.

  • Minister shuts down TKI shelter

    Manpower Minister Muhammad Hanif Dhakiri revoked the permit of PT El Karim Makmur Sentosa, a private company supplying migrant workers (TKI), on Friday since the company had violated workers’ rights.

  • Amnesty criticizes SBY over surge in blasphemy convictions

    Former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has left a lot of work to do for the new government in relation to blasphemy prosecutions.

  • Jokowi to attend son's graduation in Singapore

    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is scheduled to fly to Singapore in an economy-class flight on Friday to attend the graduation ceremony of his youngest son, Kaesang Pangarep.

  • Sutan Bhatoegana is a good man: Jero

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) questioned on Thursday former energy and mineral resources minister Jero Wacik for his alleged role in a bribery scheme involving fellow Democratic Party politician Sutan Bhatoegana.

  • Government to extend cash-aid program to mid-2015

    The government plans to extend the disbursement of cash aid to poor families until the middle of 2015 following the recent increase in subsidized fuel prices.

  • KPK receives award for website transparency

    A civil society group has named the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) as the public institution with the most transparent information on its website.

  • Jokowi to fly economy class to Singapore

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and First Lady Iriana are scheduled to fly to Singapore on Friday to attend the high-school graduation ceremony of their youngest son, Kaesang Pangarep.

  • Ministry to require urine tests for academics

    The Research and Technology and Higher Education Ministry says it would require urine tests for officials of universities following the recent arrest of Musakkir, a professor from the University of Hasanuddin’s (Unhas) School of Law, and his fellow lecturer, Ismail Alrip, over alleged drug abuse.

  • Prasetyo vows to answer critics with performance

    Newly appointed Attorney General HM Prasetyo has said he is fully aware that his appointment has sparked controversy, especially among rights activists. Activists have suggested that there were indications of transactional politics behind Prasetyo’s appointment.

  • President Jokowi to fly economy class to Singapore

    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and First Lady Iriana are scheduled to fly to Singapore on Friday to attend the high-school graduation ceremony of their youngest son, Kaesang Pangarep.

  • Experts voice concern on appointment of new attorney general

    As soon as former NasDem Party lawmaker HM Prasetyo was installed as the country’s new attorney general, activists and legal experts began voicing their concerns about the future of law enforcement in Indonesia, casting doubt on Prasetyo’s capacity.

  • Guilty

    Kaltim Parna Industri president director Artha Meris Simbolon cries after attending her verdict hearing at the Jakarta Corruption Court in the capital on Thursday. Judges sentenced Artha to three years in prison after finding her guilty of giving former Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force (SKKMigas) chief Rudi Rubiandini US$522.500 in bribes. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

  • HM Prasetyo appointed new attorney general

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has appointed HM Prasetyo, a NasDem Party politician, as attorney general, succeeding Basrief Arief.

  • National Police chief leaves for Batam to investigate soldier-police clashes

    National Police chief Gen. Sutarman, accompanied by Mobile Brigade chief Brig. Gen. Robby Kaligis, flew to Batam, Riau Islands, on Thursday to investigate the deadly clashes between soldiers and Mobile Brigade personnel that occurred on Wednesday night.

  • Jokowi wants order in Batam after deadly clashes

    Several hours after armed clashes broke out between Army and police mobile brigade (Brimob) personnel in Batam, Riau Islands, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has instructed his top military and police leaders to take any means necessary to restore order in the city.

  • US willing to help Jokowi’s maritime axis

    The United States government is willing to assist President Joko “Jokowi’ Widodo realize his maritime-axis vision, US Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Orris Blake says.

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