The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 12/18/2014 11:52 AM
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should commute the death sentences of five individuals scheduled for execution “as soon as possible” for violating drug trafficking laws, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today.
Ina Parlina, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 12/18/2014 9:24 AM
The selection committee established by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to
select a new Constitutional Court justice pledged on Wednesday that it
would give equal treatment to candidates regardless of background.
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 12/18/2014 7:10 AM
The National Police are expected to rotate several middle and high ranking officers in the next few months in anticipation of the retirement of senior officials, said National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Ronny F. Sompie on Wednesday.
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 12/17/2014 10:18 PM
“We are very glad that this year Orange Tulip Scholarships will provide Indonesian talent with the opportunity to study in a world-class higher education system and develop them into global citizens,” Nuffic Neso Indonesia director Mervin Bakker said in a release made available to The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.
Nadya Natahadibrata, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 12/17/2014 10:03 AM
The Public Works and Public Housing Ministry has earmarked Rp 6.19
trillion (US$329 million) from the state budget for next year’s
flood-mitigation projects, following predictions that the wet season
will peak in January and February 2015.
Fedina S. Sundaryani, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 12/17/2014 10:01 AM
Antigraft watchdog Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) has alleged that
graft cases happened in the printing and distribution of guide books for
the problematic 2013 National Curriculum last year involving a
publishing house and one of the Culture and Elementary and Secondary
Education Ministry’s work units in Malang, East Java.
Haeril Halim, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 12/17/2014 9:55 AM
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) was forced to delay its
investigation into a graft-ridden multimillion dollar gas contract in
Bangkalan regency, Madura Island, after former high ranking officials
from state-owned oil and gas giant Pertamina and now-defunct Upstream
Oil and Gas Executive Agency (BPMigas) failed to show up for questioning
Ina Parlina, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 12/17/2014 9:53 AM
The government is standing the decision to issue two government
regulations in lieu of law (Perppu) that will bring back a
direct-election mechanism for local heads, arguing that they are in line
with the Constitution.
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 12/17/2014 7:32 AM
The Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) has signed a tripartite agreement with companies and migrant workers to push down costs that migrant workers are obliged to pay to secure a job as a domestic worker abroad.
Nethy Dharma Somba, The Jakarta Post, Jayapura | Tue, 12/16/2014 9:58 PM
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is sticking with his plan to celebrate Christmas in Papua despite mounting calls from a number of Papuan church leaders who are urging him to cancel his intention to join in on the festivities in the province, a minister said.
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 12/16/2014 7:08 PM
A researcher from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences’ (LIPI) geotechnology research center, Adrian Tohari, says extremely steep land and fast stream flows were key factors that caused the recent landslide in Grumbul Jemblung, Sampang village, Karangkobar district, Banjarnegara regency, Central Java, which killed more than 60 people.
Fishermen arrange a net at Jongor Port in Tegal, Central Java, on Tuesday. In 2015, the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry will start to build 1,000 fishing villages to eradicate poverty. (Antara)
Bagus BT Saragih, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 12/16/2014 5:41 PM
Disputed Golkar Party chairman Aburizal Bakrie appears reluctant to immediately follow up the government’s suggestion that his camp reconcile with a rival Golkar faction led by former deputy chairman Agung Laksono.
Hasyim Widhiarto, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 12/16/2014 3:21 PM
The government has decided not to get involved in the Golkar Party’s ongoing leadership dispute in a move to avoid political intervention, asking the leaders of the country’s second-largest political party to settle the problem through internal mechanisms.
Ina Parlina, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 12/16/2014 10:20 AM
The Judicial Commission (KY) backed on Monday a move by the
Constitutional Court (MK) to push President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo not to
involve two top lawyers in a committee established by the government to
conduct the selection process to appoint a new court justice.