8:32 pm September 17, 2014 | No Comment
Joshua Oppenheimer, who made documentaries about Indonesia’s massacre during the communist purge of 1965-66, was named a MacArthur Fellow.
8:27 pm September 17, 2014 | No Comment
The opposing factions within Indonesia's oldest Islamic party in existence were digging in their heels on Wednesday, with former chairman Suryadharma Ali being reported to the police for allegedly instigating the occupation of the party office by his supporters.
8:10 pm September 17, 2014 | No Comment
Stuck in between vocal supporters and opponents of ending direct elections of local leaders, the government has prepared two versions of the Regional Elections Bill — one for each camp
6:05 pm September 17, 2014 | No Comment
President-elect Joko Widodo has shot down rumors that he plans to shut the Ministry of Religious Affairs and replace it with a new Ministry of Hajj Affairs.
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 | 2 Comments
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.