8:38 am July 23, 2014 | No Comment
The prime ministers of Singapore and Malaysia were the first among world leaders to congratulate Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo, who beat rival candidate Prabowo Subianto in the July 9 election.
12:58 am July 23, 2014 | No Comment
Capital market investors would likely find comfort in the absence of any violence amid the outcome of Indonesia’s presidential election despite political complications arising from losing candidate Prabowo Subianto’s withdrawal from the electoral process.
12:39 am July 23, 2014 | No Comment
Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s president-elect, has called for a national reconciliation after the election commission crowned him the winner of the July 9 election on Tuesday night, amid drama staged by rival Prabowo Subianto, who had not only rejected the official results during a televised press conference, but also removed himself from the electoral process.
12:25 am July 23, 2014 | No Comment
Now that the General Elections Commission has officially named Joko Widodo as Indonesia’s president-elect, all of Indonesia should unite behind him and fight against any attempts to stir conflict among the people and divide the country.
11:02 pm July 22, 2014 | No Comment
Gen. Budiman, the Army chief of staff, has denied that the announcement of his impending early retirement was prompted by an alleged falling out with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono over the presidential election.
10:44 pm July 22, 2014 | No Comment
Acting Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama expressed his hope on Tuesday that president-elect Joko Widodo would return to his office at City Hall, following the announcement by the General Elections Commission, or KPU, that sealed the former Solo mayor’s presidency.
10:39 pm July 22, 2014 | No Comment
With Idul Fitri just a week away, the annual holiday exodus has begun, forcing transportation companies to put on additional services to cater for the jump in passengers trying to leave Jakarta.
10:35 pm July 22, 2014 | No Comment
Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto upstaged Tuesday night’s announcement confirming his defeat in the election earlier this month by declaring his rejection of the official outcome on the basis of alleged fraud, in a move that poses an unusual precedent for constitutional law.
8:48 pm July 22, 2014 | No Comment
The Indonesian elections commission on Tuesday night officially proclaimed Joko Widodo the winner of the most bitterly fought and closest-run presidential election in the country's history
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