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  • Yasonna’s probe plan weakens as PAN gets nod

    A proposal for an inquiry into Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna H. Laoly over an alleged “abuse of power” is losing its muscle as the minister approved the new…

  • Police name former deputy law minister suspect in graft case

    The National Police have named former deputy law and human rights minister Denny Indrayana a suspect in a graft case centering on the Law and Human Rights Ministry’s online passport…

  • Palyja, Aetra to appeal water verdict

    Private water operators PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya (Palyja) and PT Aetra Air Jakarta (Aetra) plan to file an appeal against the Central Jakarta District Court’s recent ruling banning the privatization…

  • One Direction rocks Jakarta, as Zayn quits

    The four lads of boy band One Direction captivated over 30,000 concertgoers at a concert in Jakarta on Wednesday, despite downpour and the absence of band member Zayn Malik, who…

  • OECD hits out at govt food policy

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has strongly criticized President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s food-sovereignty policies, which it claims are too protectionist and too costly for the economy .

  • IS influence extends beyond radical groups

    More and more Indonesians unaffiliated with radical groups are joining or finding other ways to support the Islamic State (IS) movement amid aggressive campaigning by the movement’s local advocates.

  • Opposition parties try to launch Yasonna inquiry

    Parties in the opposition Red-and-White Coalition, supported by the Aburizal Bakrie faction of the Golkar Party, have agreed to launch an inquiry into Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna H.…

  • Getting to know you

    Isnani Alimah (right), a medical doctor, interviews a tuberculosis (TB) patient at the Community Lung Clinic in Bandung, West Java, on Tuesday. World Tuberculosis Day is commemorated every March 24.…

  • ISL may kick off with depleted number of teams

    Concerns over the ability of Indonesian soccer clubs to submit administrative documents as a requirement for their participation in the 2015 Indonesian Super League (ISL) have left the planned kickoff…

  • Smart city index coming to Indonesia

    Decades ago, urban conglomerations competed to clinch “global city” or “world city” status by luring big corporations to establish headquarters in their city. Now, the global “smart city” concept has…