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SBY caves in, pledges to issue law annulling indirect elections

After drawing a wave of ire for failing to defend democracy by allowing the passage of a law that scraps direct elections for local leaders, outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono…

MPR sticks to old rules amid concerns

A People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) plenary meeting on Monday maintained an internal regulation that makes it difficult to remove a serving president, as well as amend the 1945 Constitution.

Aburizal could be forced to settle Lapindo mudflow

The House of Representatives on Monday unanimously passed into law a bill that allows president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to force chairman of the Bakrie Group, Aburizal Bakrie, to fulfill his…

Malang cake-seller walking all the way to Jokowi

A street vendor has set out on foot on a journey of hundreds of kilometers to fulfill his nazar (promise) of meeting president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in Jakarta.

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