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Jakarta Car Free Day more popular, commercial

As Jakarta’s Car Free Day (CFD), which closes off the capital’s main roads in Central Jakarta to vehicles on Sunday mornings, grows more popular, not only are hordes of Jakartans…

SBY calls for vigilance on ISIL

President Susilo Bambang Yu-dhoyono has warned the country against being complacent in its fight against terrorism and says the Islamic State (IS) organization, also known as ISIL, is a clear…

Jokowi to have new ministries, eliminate deputy ministers

President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will make moderate adjustments as he crafts his Cabinet, employing only minor changes to accommodate his vision but with close attention to the values of effectiveness…

SBY hints at support for direct elections

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has hinted that he could support the proposal to maintain direct elections to choose regional heads.

BI on alert as bad loans increase

Bank Indonesia (BI) will closely monitor the increase of bad loans, particularly in four business sectors, as they are slowly approaching the benchmark set by financial regulators.

Getting to know the Betawi better

Men and women with Betawi costumes — koko shirts for men and kebaya encim blouses for women — mingled around stands decorated with ondel ondel traditional Betawi effigies at the…