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New govt promises to narrow social gap despite high growth target

The incoming government is optimistic that the country’s growing inequality can be narrowed despite its target to achieve economic growth of at least 7 percent a year, said vice president-elect…

New fresh-faced, star-studded House feared inept

Lawmakers at the House of Representatives ended their tenure Tuesday leaving a string of appalling legacies, with the recent and most devastating being their decision to end the direct elections…

Battle rages for House leadership

After the controversial passage of the Regional Elections (Pilkada) Law, another challenge looms for president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and vice president-elect Jusuf Kalla as the Red-and-White Coalition sizes up leadership…

Idul Adha livestock merchants brawl with officers in Tanah Abang

In the run-up to the Idul Adha celebrations, many merchants showcase and sell sacrificial livestock in public spaces, such as sidewalks and parks.

Schools, flights off as haze thickens

The Jambi administration has closed childhood education program (PAUD) centers and kindergartens, as haze from forest fires blanketing the city continues to worsen.

Malaysia could lose wushu gold to RI

Indonesian athlete Juwita Niza Wasni looks almost certain to have her wushu silver medal upgraded to gold following a report that Malaysia’s gold medalist, Tai Cheau Xuen, could lose her…

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