9:27 am September 17, 2014 | No Comment
Lawmakers will vote Sept. 25 on a bill to revise a 2004 law on regional government that enabled direct elections. The draft, seen by Bloomberg News, would turn the clock back to a system of local assemblies choosing regional leaders that was created after the downfall of the late dictator Suharto.
8:37 am September 17, 2014 | No Comment
Legislators are making life difficult for the next administration by rewriting the draft state budget and inserting assumptions that many will dismiss as shooting for the moon.
8:20 am September 17, 2014 | No Comment
Aides to President-elect Joko Widodo continued on Tuesday to elaborate on the make-up of the incoming cabinet, amid a general sense of disappointment that it fails to improve on the current cabinet that is largely beholden to political parties and their interests.
12:25 am September 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
Indonesia becomes the last member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to ratify the Asean Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution, which now means that Singapore and Malaysia, the two countries worst affected by the smoke from forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan, can now get involved in monitoring, preventing and combating fires deemed to pose a haze threat to their populations.
9:43 pm September 16, 2014 | No Comment
A soy-milk seller in Purworejo district was arrested by the National Police's anti-terror unit Densus 88 on Tuesday morning for alleged involvement in a notorious terror network.
8:48 pm September 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
Model-turned-politician Wanda Hamidah has been dismissed from the National Mandate Party (PAN) after deciding to throw her support behind President-elect Joko Widodo of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P).
8:27 pm September 16, 2014 | No Comment
Prasetyo Edi Marsudi of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) has been officially chosen as the speaker of Jakarta City Council (DPRD).
5:53 pm September 16, 2014 | No Comment
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Tuesday questioned Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto as part of its investigation into the corruption scandal allegedly involving former Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik.