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Chaos over House leadership

A House of Representatives plenary session failed late on Wednesday to select its leaders after several lawmakers disrupted the selection…

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  • New lawmakers vow to keep hands clean

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    Fifty-year-old Siti Marhamah, looking half her age in a yellow woven dress and moss-green veil, greeted friends and politicians with her most dazzling smile at the inauguration ceremony for new…

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  • Fate of Perppu remains uncertain

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    The configuration of party coalitions in the House of Representatives will decide the fate of the government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) on direct regional elections currently being drafted…

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  • August trade books unexpected deficit

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    Indonesia’s international trade unexpectedly recorded a deficit in August, having posted a meager surplus in July, despite the sharp year-on-year increase in exports over the course of the month.

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  • Jakarta theaters attracting more visitors

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    With increased interest in theater and musical drama, venues across the Greater Jakarta area are welcoming an ever-greater number of visitors.

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  • New govt promises to narrow social gap despite high growth target

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    The incoming government is optimistic that the country’s growing inequality can be narrowed despite its target to achieve economic growth of at least 7 percent a year, said vice president-elect…

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  • New fresh-faced, star-studded House feared inept

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    Lawmakers at the House of Representatives ended their tenure Tuesday leaving a string of appalling legacies, with the recent and most devastating being their decision to end the direct elections…

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