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Brawl occurs in Batam following oil-smuggling raid

The brawl between some members of the Indonesian Military (TNI) and police officers was allegedly triggered by an incident that took place during an attempt to raid a suspected illegal…

The ‘Post’ wins World Young Reader Prize

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in a statement on Monday announced that The Jakarta Post had been named one of the winners of this year’s World…

Fate of direct elections still unclear despite SBY’s stance

Despite President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s (SBY) declaration of support for maintaining the direct elections of local heads, the Democratic Party faction at the House of Representatives has yet to formally…

Jokowi gets long list of Cabinet candidates

A preliminary selection process has narrowed down the number of candidates for seats in president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s Cabinet from 1,000 to about 200.

House may ‘unlock’ fuel quota

Spending on fuel subsidies in the proposed 2015 state budget has been slashed by Rp 15 trillion (US$1.25 billion), however, it is very likely to surge again if lawmakers add…

'Medal Ceremony Girls' take up Korea beauty battle

North Korea has its "Army of Beauties", but the rival South is fighting back at the Asian Games with its "Medal Ceremony Girls".