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  • Unfazed by past conflicts, chief Suparman seeks second term

    Despite the burden of conflicts that emerged during his tenure, Judicial Commission (KY) chief Suparman Marzuki is undergoing selection in the hope of becoming a commissioner for the second time.

  • Delayed projects see minimal city budget spending

    More than halfway through the year, the Jakarta administration’s spending has reached only Rp 12.2 trillion, or 19.23 percent of a planned Rp 63.65 trillion (US$4.7 billion).

  • Jokowi calls on Muhammadiyah to act as driver of progress

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday opened the 47th muktamar (national congress) of Muhammadiyah, the country’s second-largest Islamic organization, in Makassar, South Sulawesi, with the event themed “Enlightenment for a…

  • Insight: Muhammadiyah and Indonesia’s international identity

    This week, Muhammadiyah, the oldest and second-largest Muslim organization in Indonesia, will hold its 47th congress in Makassar, South Sulawesi. The congress is significant for at least two reasons.

  • For richer, or for poorer

    Wearing orange detainee vests, North Sumatra Governor Gatot Pujo Nugroho (right) and his second wife Evi Susanti (left) are escorted to a waiting van that will take them to detention…

  • BI warns of backlash from interest rate cut

    Despite the lower-than-usual inflation figures during the month of Ramadhan, Bank Indonesia (BI) has rejected the possibility of lowering interest rates in the near future, on the basis that a…

  • Seven regional elections to be postponed

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is still awaiting reports from his ministers and input from the General Elections Commission (KPU), the House of Representatives and the public before making his final…

  • Gus Mus’ tears win over NU

    A tearful Mustofa “Gus Mus” Bisri, acting rais aam (supreme leader) of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), appealed to all the delegates at the organization’s muktamar (national congress) to behave themselves and…

  • Bekasi regency suffers water crisis

    Hanipah cuddles her 2-year-old son while preparing buckets to collect water from the Cipamingkis River a kilometer away from her house, which is located near a dried out rice field…

  • RI prepares for worst as El Niño causes prolonged dry season

    The government has confirmed that over 9,000 hectares (ha) of rice fields in six provinces have experienced harvest failure over the past few months as it warns that this year’s…