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  • FM to realize Jokowi’s maritime-axis vision

    New Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi made it very clear on Wednesday that her office would focus on how to materialize President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s vision to make Indonesia the world’s…

  • Senior PPP members give nod to Romy

    Two rival groups in the United Development Party (PPP) are striving for legitimacy after the government issued a decree confirming the contested appointment of new chairman Muhammad “Romy” Romahurmuziy.

  • Affiliate of @TrioMacan2000 arrested

    The Jakarta Police have arrested a man identified as Edi Saputra, suspected of being affiliated with the administrators of notorious Twitter account @TrioMacan2000, for allegedly extorting an official at state-owned…

  • Worrying mutiny in the House

    Simmering tensions between rival coalitions in the House of Representatives boiled over on Wednesday, with the dueling camps at the legislative body, the Red-and-White Coalition and the Great Indonesia Coalition,…

  • Jokowi wants relocation of evacuees accelerated

    On his first official visit outside Jakarta, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo instructed all related institutions to speed up the relocation of the Mount Sinabung evacuees in Karo regency, North Sumatra.

  • Fuel-hike social programs planned

    Indonesia’s new finance minister on Wednesday reiterated the government’s commitment to hiking fuel prices, at the same time revealing a plan to overhaul the country’s social-compensation system to make its…

  • ‘Know-it-alls’ make up large chunk of drivers

    Most Jakartans have heard the joke that when the traffic light turns yellow, it means hit the gas. The joke implies that drivers in Jakarta know that yellow means prepare…

  • Commentary: What is it with Rini and all the opposition to her?

    The appointment of former trade minister and PT Astra International CEO Rini Soemarno as State-Owned Enterprises Minister has drawn many skeptical comments regarding her commitment to the reform of state…

  • Jokowi to visit Mt. Sinabung evacuees during first official tour

    Amid a silent protest at the lack of a Batak figure in the new Cabinet, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is set to visit evacuees of the eruption of Mount Sinabung…

  • Anti-graft agencies call for untainted attorney-general

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) urged President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Tuesday not to appoint a politician as attorney-general for the 2014-2019 term, fearing a failure to restore public trust…