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  • New president Jokowi hits the ground running

    New Indonesian President Joko Widodo got down to "work, work and work" early yesterday, starting his second day in office by meeting Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.

  • Jokowi postpones unveiling of Cabinet line-up

    A day after his inauguration celebrations, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo was faced with the realities of governing and forced to postpone unveiling his cabinet line-up in order to resolve differences with his backers.

  • SBY, Ani get social media makeover

    Former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife Kristiani “Ani” Herawati have taken steps to rebrand themselves on social media following their return to civilian life on Monday.

  • Three IS militants from RI killed in Syria

    Three Indonesians were among 20 Islamic State (IS) militants who were reportedly killed last week in an attack launched by Syrian Kurdish fighters in the latter’s efforts to reclaim Syrian-Turkish border areas from the militant group.

  • PPP throws full support behind Jokowi-Kalla

    Amid an internal conflict between two rival factions inside the United Development Party (PPP), embattled chairman Suryadharma Ali has hinted at a change of political direction to support newly inaugurated President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

  • MPR speaker implicated in land-conversion scandal

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said on Tuesday that it would summon People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) speaker Zulkifli Hasan to clarify a statement made by graft suspect Riau Governor Annas Maamun with regard to suspected graft in the issuance of land-conversion permits in Riau.

  • Govt offices’ AC should be at 25 degrees

    Vice President Jusuf Kalla has reminded government officials that air conditioners (AC) in government offices should not be lower than 25 degrees Celsius to minimize operational costs.

  • New RI president must prioritize Papua: HRW

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should use his first official visit to Papua and West Papua on Thursday to endorse specific measures to address serious human rights problems on the country’s easternmost island, according to a New York-based rights watchdog.

  • KPK recommends troubled ministers be removed from candidate list

    Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chief Abraham Samad has suggested that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo not consider minister candidates with bad track records.

  • Kalla receives Prabowo at VP office

    Vice President Jusuf Kalla met with losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto at the Vice Presidential Office in Jakarta on Tuesday, leading to further hope for political reconciliation in the country.

  • Jakarta High Court rejects Wawan's appeal

    The Jakarta High Court announced on Tuesday that it had rejected an appeal filed by graft convict Tubagus Chaeri “Wawan” Wardana, a politically wired Banten businessman who is the younger brother of former Banten governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah.

  • Witnesses claim ‘unaware’ of Bourrat’s and Dandois’ journalistic activities

    Three witnesses presented by prosecutors during the follow-up trial session of two French journalists, Marie Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Charles Dandois, at the Jayapura district court on Tuesday, said they never saw either of the two journalists conducting journalistic activities.

  • Kalla welcomes Thai, Dutch delegations on first day as VP

    Vice President Jusuf Kalla welcomed delegations from Thailand and other foreign partners on his first day in the new job, discussing various issues relating to conflict resolution and strengthening bilateral relations in Jakarta on Tuesday.

  • Supreme Court get four new justices

    Supreme Court Chief Justice Hatta Ali has sworn in four new justices -- Amran Suadi, Is Sudaryono, Purwosusilo and Sudrajat Dimyati -- in a ceremony at the court in Jakarta on Tuesday.

  • Jokowi needs PPATK and KPK, says ICW

    A watchdog says the Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla administration’s Cabinet-formation process, which has involved the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK) and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), should be viewed positively.

  • Jokowi’s first son scorned by Twitterati for showing anger

    Twitterati across the archipelago have roundly criticized Gibran Rakabuming, 27, for having displayed anger in front of reporters, an incident broadcast by the private television station, MetroTV, on Monday at 8 a.m., two hours before his father, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, was inaugurated as Indonesia’s seventh president.

  • BNN, KPK team up over drug crimes enforcement

    The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) head Anang Iskandar met with representatives of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to discuss cooperation between the two law enforcement agencies in handling drug cases.

  • No KPK leaders on list of Jokowi’s minister candidates

    No leaders in the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) are on the list of minister candidates rumored to be announced later on Tuesday by newly inaugurated President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

  • New RI president should highlight rights in Papua: HRW

    Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should use his first official visit to Papua and West Papua on Thursday to endorse specific measures to address serious human rights problems in the country’s easternmost island, a New York-based rights watchdog has said.

  • Jokowi plans to give ministerial seat to PPP

    Newly elected President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo decided on Tuesday to grant a Cabinet seat to the United Development Party (PPP), which has recently declared allegiance to his Great Indonesia Coalition.

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