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Experts, politicians split over Jokowi’s indecisive KPK stance

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s non-intervention approach to the worsening standoff between the National Police and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has won support from politicians but criticism from experts who…

Public outraged by Minister Tedjo’s derogatory remarks

The public’s rising anger toward the police and a growing impatience with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo have been partly channeled against Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Tedjo Edhy…

Freeport to start divesting stake in 2015

Mining giant Freeport McMoran will start divesting its stake in subsidiary PT Freeport Indonesia in October as both companies have drawn up an agreement that will allow the copper giant…

Jokowi buys time in KPK row

In what appears to be a time-buying strategy, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has held yet more discussions over possible solutions to the recently escalating tension between the National Police and…

No entity allowed to feel ‘above the law’, says Jokowi

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said the National Police and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) must stand shoulder to shoulder in corruption eradication and neither is allowed to feel more…

Yogyakarta academics urge Jokowi to resolve KPK-Polri rivalry

Academics from various universities in Yogyakarta, together with representatives of civil society groups, have said the Indonesian people are urging President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to take tough and proper action…

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