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Headlines

  • 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.

  • Commentary: A dangerous path ahead for divided Indonesia

    It is ironic that at a time when it has been hailed as politically mature, reformasi is facing its own death at the hands of the man who was midwife…

  • 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…

  • House drops bills on financial crisis, banking

    Members of the House of Representatives have finally agreed not to deliberate the long-awaited bill on the financial system safety net (JPSK) because a government regulation in lieu of law…

  • SBY bids to save direct elections

    Under pressure for allowing the passage of a law that will scrap direct local elections, outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono announced on Tuesday that he was now drafting a government…

  • Court upholds MD3 Law, rejects PDI-P’s judicial review request

    The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle’s (PDI-P) attempt to secure the House speaker post has collapsed with the Constitutional Court’s (MK) rejection of its judicial review request.

  • MPR sticks to old rules amid concerns

    A People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) plenary meeting on Monday maintained an internal regulation that makes it difficult to remove a serving president, as well as amend the 1945 Constitution.