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  • Shocked fans bid farewell to King of Pop

    The untimely death of Michael Jackson stunned many people around the world, not least his legion of Indonesian fans.

  • Rhani shows up at police station but remains tight-lipped

    After having her picture splashed across newspapers and on TV, golf caddie Rhani Juliani, the key witness in the murder of her husband, Nasruddin Zulkarnaen, made a public appearance at…

  • Exhibition shows off RI's latest wares

    This year's exhibition of Indonesia's creative power in Jakarta signals a significant step towards the government's objective to shore up the creative industries.

  • Prosecutor's office head replaced after Prita acquittal

    A day after housewife Prita Mulyasari was acquitted by the court, the Attorney General's Office (AGO) said Friday it would officially replace Dondy Kumando Soedirman, head of the Banten Prosecutor's…

  • MUI bans Naqsabandiyah as `heretical' Islamic sect

    Yet another minority Islamic group has come under attack from the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), the country's "highest" Islamic authority officially sanctioned by the government.

  • Text your say: Livelier debates

    The presidential candidates were involved in a livelier debate on Thursday evening when the candidates started criticizing each other. Do such debates affect voters? Why?

  • Mulyani to head BI, creating new govt vacancy

    The nomination of Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati as the central bank's governor is seen as positive, but will leave a big hole in the government, experts say.

  • Teaching last option, says Muslim intellectuals group

    The quality of the country's teachers remains in doubt as those choosing the profession do so to keep their families happy or as a last resort, a new survey reveals.

  • Ministry pilots single identity system in four cities

    The Home Ministry will run pilot programs of its Population Administration Information System (SIAK) in four cities.

  • Commentary: The poor, the unemployed and the inflated promises

    The second round of presidential debates Thursday evening presented a slightly livelier exchange of views, especially between Jusuf Kalla and incumbent president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, concerning what they would do…