2:34 pm June 27, 2014 | No Comment
The Religious Affairs Ministry was scheduled to hold an isbat on Friday to finalize the government's official date for the start of Ramadan. This afternoon's formal meeting will not affect followers of Indonesia's second-largest Islamic organization, Muhammadiyah, which has already announced that the fasting month begins at midnight tonight.
11:25 am June 17, 2014 | 6 Comments
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visited Fiji on Tuesday — the first visit by a sitting president of Indonesia to the island nation — in a move to strengthen ties with South Pacific states as well as to clear up diplomatic disagreements over the situation in Papua.
4:07 pm June 14, 2014 | No Comment
The founder of a tabloid accused of smear campaign against presidential candidate Joko Widodo has denied any wrongdoing, emphasizing that an overly pliant media had damaged Indonesia's ability to properly scrutinize its presidential candidates.
7:30 pm June 13, 2014 | No Comment
The chief of the National Police said on Friday that officers were looking at urban areas and would assign two officers to every polling station to ensure the smooth running of the July 9 election.
2:36 pm June 9, 2014 | 6 Comments
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono inaugurated Lukman Hakim Saifuddin on Monday as the new religious affairs minister to replace Suryadharma Ali, who continues to fight corruption charges from the sidelines of Indonesian politics.
5:21 pm June 3, 2014 | No Comment
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday warned his cabinet ministers that they must not allow political campaigning in the run up the the July 9 presidential election to distract them from government responsibilities.
1:51 pm May 26, 2014 | 18 Comments
Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali resigned from the cabinet on Monday after he was charged by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in relation to alleged impropriety in the country's $5 billion fund for the hajj pilgrimage.
3:40 pm May 16, 2014 | No Comment
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Friday inaugurated Chairul Tanjung as the new Coordinating Minister for Economics, replacing Hatta Rajasa who resigned last week to pursue a vice presidential bid.
3:45 pm May 8, 2014 | No Comment
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday called for a national movement against sexual abuse of children following a spate of cases that has caught the nation’s attention.
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