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  • Budi will not go to KPK today: Lawyer

    National Police chief candidate Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan will not answer the Corruption Eradication Commission's (KPK) summons for questioning as a graft suspect on Friday, according to one of his lawyers.

  • Defending their man

    Protesters rally in front of the regional headquarters of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) in Yogyakarta on Thursday. The protesters called on the PDI-P to not interfere with how President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo runs his government.

  • RI records third-highest English language proficiency in SE Asia

    General proficiency in the English language in Indonesia has improved, driven by the rising number of fresh graduates and young employees, according to the 2014 Education First (EF) English Proficiency Index.

  • Terror-attack survivors join campaign to deradicalize

    It has been 10 years since a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the Australian Embassy on Jl. Rasuna Said in Kuningan, South Jakarta.

  • Computer-based exam designed to prevent cheating

    The Culture and Elementary and Secondary Education Ministry will implement a computer-based national exam in selected schools this year, although the results will not determine whether a student graduates.

  • Govt will not deliberate controversial bills this year

    The government will postpone the deliberation of bills that are deemed controversial, including a bill on the protection of religious communities, which the Religious Affairs Ministry had touted as a breakthrough in the protection of minority rights.

  • AGO steps up graft eradication efforts

    The Attorney General’s Office (AGO), once considered one the country’s most corrupt institutions, has said its anticorruption task force, comprising 100 of its best prosecutors and established in early January, was handling 31 graft and money-laundering cases.

  • The Philippines wants judicial review for its citizen

    The Philippines is trying to prevent the execution of a female citizen, who faces death by firing squad in Indonesia for drug smuggling, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

  • Jokowi has meeting with regents, mayors

    In the midst of the standoff between the National Police and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo once again held a meeting with all regents and mayors in the country at the Bogor Palace, West Java, on Thursday morning.

  • DPD to move to sports ministry building

    Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) Fahri Hamzah said that the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) would no longer be given space to operate from the DPR building and had to relocate to the nearby Youth and Sports Ministry office.

  • Jokowi’s approval rating below 50 percent

    A public opinion survey conducted by the Indonesian Survey Circle (LSI) found that after only three months the public has shown disillusionment toward the way President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is running the country.

  • AirAsia copilot at the controls when it crashed: KNKT

    The copilot of AirAsia flight QZ8501 was at the helm of the aircraft on Dec. 28 when it crashed, the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) preliminary report revealed on Thursday.

  • KNKT reveal preliminary findings in AirAsia QZ8501 investigation

    The National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) revealed in Jakarta on Thursday a number of findings that were crucial in the preliminary investigation in to the crash of AirAsia flight QZ8501, which killed all 162 people on board.

  • Jokowi likely to meet with Prabowo this afternoon: Gerindra

    Gerindra Party secretary-general Ahmad Muzani has confirmed that Gerindra chairman Prabowo Subianto will meet President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo later this afternoon.

  • ICMI urges President to accept recommendations of Team of Nine

    The chairman of the presidium of the Association of Indonesian Muslim Intellectuals (ICMI), Nanat Fatah Natsir, has urged President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to immediately make a decision on the recommendation of the Team of Nine formed to help overcome issues between the police and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

  • Alliance for peace

    Two advisors for the Alliance for a Peaceful Indonesia (AIDA), Farha Ciciek Assegaf (second left) and Imam Prasodjo (left), attend a gathering on Wednesday along with three survivors of bomb attacks — Mulyono from the Kuningan attack in Jakarta (from right to left), Dwi Welasih from the JW Marriot attack in Jakarta and Ni Luh Erniati from an attack in Bali. The gathering was attended by dozens of survivors of the three incidents. JP/DON

  • Civil servants ordered to submit wealth reports

    The Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Ministry has issued an order requiring all civil servants, military personnel and members of the National Police to submit regular wealth reports.

  • Police to explain KPK commissioner’s arrest

    Amid the controversy surrounding the arrest of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Bambang Widjojanto, the National Police have agreed to explain the reasons behind their move.

  • PAN rejects proposal for permanent coalition in regions

    The Red-and-White Coalition will unlikely be able to bring its current opposition formation at the House of Representatives to local politics for simultaneous local elections, with the National Mandate Party (PAN) indicating that it would reject such a proposal.

  • Biodiversity heroes awarded for innovation

    The Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation (Kehati) gave awards on Wednesday to six individuals who made significant contributions to protecting the country’s biodiversity.

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