10:26 am October 24, 2014 | No Comment
Two French journalists were on Friday handed short jail terms for illegally reporting in Indonesia's Papua province, but will walk free next week after already having served the time in custody, their lawyer said.
12:35 am October 24, 2014 | No Comment
Rumors and speculation surrounding President Joko Widodo’s yet-to-be announced cabinet kept Indonesians on the edge of their seats on Thursday. But as its structure was revealed, the picture became just a little bit clearer. One of the most important changes will be the creation of a coordinating minister’s post for maritime affairs, as part of the new president’s previously announced focus on the seas connecting and surrounding the archipelago.
11:30 pm October 23, 2014 | No Comment
Acting Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama’s preference for the number two job in capital’s executive branch has drawn criticism by former allies on the City Council and prompted counter-nominations.
9:30 pm October 23, 2014 | No Comment
The government is finally taking notice of the detrimental side effects coming out of the nation’s burgeoning mining sector.
5:50 pm October 23, 2014 | No Comment
After canceling his plan to announce members of his new cabinet at the Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta on Wednesday evening, President Joko Widodo will reportedly make his announcement at the State Palace on Friday, followed by an inauguration on Monday.
5:43 pm October 23, 2014 | No Comment
A Home Affairs Ministry official said on Thursday that acting Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama will be required to send in a letter of resignation from his current post prior to replacing former governor Joko Widodo, who has officially stepped in as Indonesia’s seventh president after his inauguration on Monday.
1:59 pm October 23, 2014 | No Comment
The chairman of the second-biggest party in President Joko Widodo’s coalition has reportedly dropped out of the running for a cabinet place, following background checks by antigraft investigators that flagged a number of problem candidates.
1:54 pm October 23, 2014 | No Comment
President Joko Widodo still has plenty of time to announce his much-anticipated cabinet lineup, a former member of his so-called Transition Team said on Thursday.
10:38 am October 23, 2014 | No Comment
A list of the ministries that President Joko Widodo plans to merge has come to light, confirming earlier speculation that the Education Ministry would be split up, among other changes.
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