6:32 am August 27, 2014 | No Comment
Jakarta. Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will announce his cabinet team in early October, according to a senior adviser to the president-elect, as he steps up preparations to become the next leader of the world’s third largest democracy. All eyes are on Joko’s choices to head the main economic ministries, who will inherit problems in Southeast Asia’s […]
11:25 pm August 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
The Constitutional Court’s confirmation last week of Joko Widodo’s presidential win has resulted in the quiet fight among his backers to get louder, with some beginning to complain about an “exclusive” team he has assembled to prepare for the transition to a new government.
11:14 pm August 26, 2014 | No Comment
Ranai, Indonesia. The word “sleepy” could have been invented for Ranai, the largest town in Indonesia’s remote and sparsely populated Natuna archipelago. It has few cars and only two sets of traffic lights. The cloud-wreathed mountain looming over it resembles a slumbering volcano. Nearby beaches lie pristine and empty, waiting for tourists. From Ranai, it […]
5:51 pm August 26, 2014 | No Comment
Indonesia's National Police have assigned officers to gas stations to prevent disorder after the state-owned energy giant reduced its quota of subsidized gas because of a shortfall.
3:34 pm August 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
Lawmaker Nova Riyanti Yusuf has said that she intends to report Muhammad Nazaruddin to the police for defamation after the graft convict told a court she was the second wife of the deposed Democratic Party chairman, Anas Urbaningrum.
11:10 pm August 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
Testimony implicating Muhammad Nuh, minister for education and culture, in graft-ridden projects involving his ministry and several lawmakers, emerged on Monday during the trial of former Democratic Party chairman Anas Urbaningrum.
8:07 pm August 25, 2014 | 2 Comments
Indonesia needs international support and cooperation to combat the militant group Islamic State, or IS, said the head of the country’s top anti-terrorist agency on Monday.
6:38 pm August 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
Elected members of the 2014-2019 Jakarta legislature (DPRD) officially stepped into office on Monday, following an inauguration program at the DPRD builing in Central Jakarta, led by 2009-2013 DPRD Speaker Ferrial Sofyan.