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  • Text your say: Police's latest controversy

    The police arrested and prevented former detective chief Comr. Gen. Susno Duadji from flying to Singapore for alleged disciplinary violations. What do you think of his arrest and questioning?

  • Visa application declined? Too bad.

    Many Indonesians have been puzzled on learning that their visa applications were rejected by the United States because they were unable to find out why.

  • Forum kicks off, $5b worth of projects on offer

    Asia’s premier infrastructure forum, Infrastructure Asia 2010, kicked off in Jakarta on Wednesday with the host country, Indonesia, showcasing projects worth US$5 billion under its public-private partnership (PPP) scheme.

  • Govt regulation to allow businesses in peatlands

    The government is drafting a regulation on peatland protection that would allow businesses to utilize the areas despite mounting calls for a moratorium to conserve the areas to prevent the…

  • Fuel shortage may lead to worse city blackouts

    Jakarta may face another round of rotating blackouts, worse than those it endured at the end of last year, as one of its main power plants is facing a serious…

  • Big parties cautious of moves to impeach VP

    Major political parties remain cautious of a move by five House of Representatives lawmakers to push for the impeachment of Vice President Boediono for his role in the 2008 bailout…

  • Priok’s memorial dispute sparks clashes

    Mbah (Grandfather) Priok’s tombstone was relocated from Koja to Semper cemetery, both in North Jakarta, in 1997, but the relocation left a smoldering dispute between the late Mbah Priok’s self-acclaimed…

  • Sjahril named suspect in graft scandal

    The police have now named Sjahril Djohan as a suspect in a major bribery and graft case and detained him immediately after a questioning session on Wednesday.

  • Two dead in North Jakarta standoff

    Two died and at least 130 people, including  public order officers, were injured in a violent eviction attempt at a “sacred” memorial complex in Koja, North Jakarta, Wednesday.

  • World activists demand release of Suu Kyi

    Hundreds of participants in the World Movement for Democracy (WMD) symposium in Jakarta have signed a petition calling for the release of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi and  a fair…