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  • Displaced villagers lose lawsuit in Japan

    Nothing seems to have changed for thousands of displaced villagers in West Sumatra in their pursuit of justice that began decades ago under the autocratic rule of Soeharto.

  • 20 years or death for `leaking state secrets'

    The State Secrecy Bill, should it be passed into law by the House of Representatives by the end of this month, will regulate that any citizen found accountable for leaking…

  • Indonesia braces for the big homecoming

    The government announced its preparedness ahead of the Idul Fitri holiday, saying food prices would be stable over the next two weeks and that transportation services were more than sufficient…

  • Australia plays down fears of strained ties

    Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith played down Thursday the possibility that ties between the two neighbors would be strained by the Australian Police's re-investigation of the deaths of five journalists…

  • Police let KPK probe top detective in bank fiasco

    National Police chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri says the police will not block the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) from interrogating a top police officer in connection with the Bank Century…

  • ‘89 percent’ of public vehicles violate smoking ban

    The Jakarta administration’s efforts to implement a smoking ban on public transportation since 2005 seems to have gone  up in smoke, as a recent survey by the Indonesian Consumers Foundation…

  • Ex-Century owner gets four years, denies top political links

    Former Bank Century owner Robert Tantular said Thursday he would file an appeal against a four-year jail term and Rp 50 billion (US$5 million) fine imposed in a verdict from…

  • Parents welcome newborn babies on auspicious date

    Parents expecting babies on the auspicious date, 09-09-09, welcomed their newborns Wednesday.

  • Text your say Controversial film bill

    Film industry professionals condemned the House of Representatives for passing the film bill on Sept. 8, which, they say, will hamper freedom of expression and stifle creativity. What do you…

  • Most Century bailout funds covered fraud and bad loans

    More than half of the amount spent on bailing out Bank Century went towards covering mounting fraud and bad loans, a BI report shows.