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Tax target hard to meet: Govt

Finance Minister Bambang Bro-djonegoro said in Jakarta on Thursday that the government would likely be unable to achieve this year’s tax revenue target due to the country’s economic slowdown.

Police crack down on fake degrees

In response to a recent report filed by the Research and Technology and Higher Education Ministry against a higher education institution for issuing fake degrees, the National Police said it…

Time to set record straight: Megawati

Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chair Megawati Soekarnoputri has called for nationwide soul-searching, especially by examining what really transpired during the 1965 anticommunist purge.

ISIS backers set sights on Singapore targets

Singapore has been identified as a possible target for attack by a recent Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) posting on social media, a report this week said.

Acehnese gets death row sentence in drug case

The Stabat District Court in Langkat, North Sumatra, sentenced to death Furqon Yanuar, a 22-year-old resident of Pinyo Makmur village in Muara Baru, North Aceh, for trafficking 2.8 kilograms of…

Flawed terminal puts spotlight on incompetent consultants

The Jakarta administration’s plan to sue the consultants who worked on the seriously flawed Rawamangun Terminal in East Jakarta has put the spotlight on the all-too-common practice of appointing consultants…


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