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Motorcycle ban invites complaints

As expected, the trial motorcycle ban imposed on Jl. MH Thamrin and Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat in Central Jakarta that kicked off Wednesday has triggered complaints and traffic congestion in…

Djarot inaugurated as Jakarta’s deputy governor

Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Djarot Saiful Hidayat officially became Jakarta deputy governor after being sworn in by Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama at City Hall on Wednesday.

Church of England appoints first female bishop

The Church of England named the first female bishop in its 500-year history on Wednesday, promoting saxophone-playing, soccer-loving vicar Libby Lane to bishop of Stockport.

KPK raids ministry’s office in land-conversion case

Just one day after the Jakarta Corruption Court made a new revelation about the role of former Forestry minister Zulkifli Hasan in the graft-ridden land-conversion permit in Riau, the Corruption…

Ahok sends 30 mosque keepers on ‘umrah’

Madari, 65, will never forget the day when the Jakarta Mosque Council summoned him and said he was among the first 30 mosque keepers selected to perform umrah (a minor…

Restive Poso is training ground for IS: Minister

The government has called on security authorities to step up their efforts to prevent locals from joining the Islamic State (IS), also known as ISIS or ISIL, especially in the…

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