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  • Community media important in fighting corruption: KPK

    Community media plays a crucial role in preventing and eradicating corruption in Indonesia, an expert has said.

  • Police hand over Florence Sihombing’s dossier to prosecutors

    The Yogyakarta Police say they have completed their investigation into charges of defamation allegedly perpetrated on social media by Florence Sihombing, a graduate law student from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, and handed over her case dossier to the Yogyakarta Prosecutor’s Office.

  • Government urged to save Tesso Nilo National Park

    The government has been asked to come up with a comprehensive policy to stop illegal encroachment on 12,000 hectares of forest per year, which is threatening Tesso Nilo National Park in Riau province.

  • KPK grills Riau officials on Annas Maamun bribery case

    Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators on Wednesday examined a number of officials from the Riau provincial administration in Pekanbaru, Riau, to probe alleged bribery in a forest conversion case implicating Riau Governor Annas Maamun.

  • West Nusa Tenggara people relay on overseas employment

    Working abroad as a migrant worker (TKI), especially an unskilled one, may be considered humiliating by many.

  • French journalists were reporting: Expert

    The activities carried out by French journalists Thomas Charles Dandois and Marie Valentine Bourrat during their stay in Papua were of a journalistic nature, in line with Press Law No. 40/1999, said a witness.

  • USAID: Teachers must be managed better

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Prioritizing Reform, Innovation, and Opportunities for Reaching Indonesia’s Teachers, Administrators, and Students (Prioritas), deems that teacher management in Indonesia remains weak.

  • Australian plane forced down in Manado

    An aircraft from Darwin, Australia, was forced to land at Sam Ratulangi Airport in Manado, North Sulawesi for trespassing Indonesian airspace. The Beechcraft 95 plane was en route to the Philippines.

  • Two French journalists were working, says expert witness

    Activities conducted by two French journalists, Thomas Charles Dandois and Marie Valentine Bourrat, during their stay in Papua could be categorized as journalistic activities as defined by Law No. 40/1999 on the press, said an expert witness during the trial of the two defendants in Jayapura on Wednesday.

  • Jokowi should be clean and consistent, not dictated to by political party: Expert

    Political expert Wimar Witoelar has said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo must be a leader who is clean, consistent, hard working and free from any political-party influence, as his supporters expected.

  • Voters reluctant to demand fulfilment of campaign promises: Study

    A survey commissioned by the political and governance study program at the University of Gadjah Mada’s (UGM) School of Social and Political Sciences reveals that 85 percent of voters have never demanded the fulfilment of campaign promises made by elected lawmakers, considering that legislative bodies in Indonesia seem to be unable to convey the aspirations of the country’s citizens.

  • PDI-P grassroots seek different figure for Bantul regent

    Current Bantul Regent Sri Surya Widati’s plan to run for the regent’s office for the second time might fall apart since the majority of members of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), to which she belongs, have apparently aimed for a different figure who wasn’t linked to graft allegations.

  • Management of teachers in RI needs improvement: USAID Prioritas

    Education in Indonesia has continued to face obstacles, including unbalanced deployment of teachers in areas across the country, which has led to pronounced education quality gaps among the regions, an expert has said.

  • Govt urged to take steps to save Tesso Nilo

    The government must take more comprehensive measures to settle land-use conflicts in order to stop the illegal forest clearings that have reached 12,000 hectares (ha) per year, and which threaten the ecosystem in Tesso Nilo National Park in Riau, Sumatra, a senior official has said.

  • Oz aircraft forced to land in Manado for trespassing

    An Australian twin-engine aircraft Beechcraft 95 en route to The Philippines from Darwin was forced to land at the Sam Ratulangi Airport in Manado, North Sulawesi on Wednesday for allegedly trespassing in Indonesian airspace.

  • Banyumas Satpol PP chief sacked over bribery

    The Banyumas regency administration has dismissed Banyumas Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) head Rusmiyati for allegedly accepting bribes from the management of Indomaret convenience stores.

  • Sinabung villages to be turned into tourist sites

    The Karo regency administration in North Sumatra plans to officially turn several locations already used by residents and foreigners to observe Mount Sinabung’s activity into new tourist sites.

  • No witnesses against French journalists

    The Jayapura District Court resumed on Tuesday a trial of two French journalists, Thomas Charles Dandois and Marie Valentine Bourrat, hearing from three witnesses from the prosecution who were not able to confirm that the defendants undertook journalistic activities.

  • British man murdered, suspect not yet known

    A British national was found dead with his throat cut and feet tied in a ditch in a rice field area in Sedang village, Abiansemal subdistrict, Badung regency, around 20 kilometers from Denpasar.

  • Child sexual violence cases on the rise

    The Jambi City Police’s Women and Children Protection (PPA) unit has recorded 31 cases of sexual violence against minors so far this year.

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