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  • KPK quizzes VP at State Guest House

    The antigraft body on Thursday questioned Vice President Boediono and Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati in connection with the controversial 2008 Rp 6.76 trillion (US$716 million) bailout of Bank Century.

  • Thailand’s FM rules out coup, denies cracks in the military

    The Thai government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has the full support of the military, making it unlikely the country will see another military coup, Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya…

  • BPK chief grilled over tax fraud case

    Current Supreme Audit Agency chief and former taxation director general Hadi Poernomo was questioned Thursday by legislators at a hearing over alleged tax fraud involving business tycoon Paulus Tumewu.    

  • Government not ready for information law rollout

    The historic freedom of information law comes into force today with most state institutions, mired in a decades-long culture of secrecy, still in the dark over how to actually implement…

  • US mulls more sanctions on Myanmar

    The US government said it could impose more sanctions on Myanmar over unfairness in the reclusive state’s upcoming elections that have barred opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running…

  • Don’t doctor statistics: VP

    Vice President Boediono has urged banks to prudently manage financial reports to help regulators take appropriate action in dealing with financial problems in times of crisis.

  • Miranda election the ‘result of a conspiracy’

    The election of Miranda Swaray Goeltom as central bank senior deputy governor in 2004 was the “result of a conspiracy” between bankers and businesspeople, a legislator alleges.

  • Minister denies links to BI vote-buying case

    Industry Minister M.S. Hidayat and Indonesian Soccer Association chief Nurdin Halid denied Wednesday any involvement in a Bank Indonesia vote-buying scandal, rebuking media reports that they were implicated in the…

  • Govt to revise Tax Tribunal Law to close loopholes

    The government will revise the 2002 Tax Tribunal Law in an attempt to close loopholes currently abused by tax cheats, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said.

  • New region created every two weeks, minister says

    The formation of new regions in Indonesia is growing at an alarming rate, with a new region created every 15 days, Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi said Wednesday.