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  • KAHMI members show support to Aburizal

    Alumni of the Islamic Students Association (HMI), which is considered to be the country’s largest and most influential student organization, offered Golkar Party chairman and presidential candidate Aburizal Bakrie its support during a meeting on Thursday.

     

  • God only knows

    Several students of Madrasah Ibtidaiyah Islamiyah school are hypnotized during a mass prayer and hypnotherapy program ahead of the national exams in Madiun, East Java on Thursday night. The program was aimed at motivating and building self confidence among students to face the national exams that will be conducted in May. (Antara/Fikri Yusuf)

  • Genuine or fake?

    Indonesian Military Commander Gen. Moeldoko shows a branded watch - which he claimed was a fake - to reporters in Jakarta on Wednesday, following media reports that he collects expensive watches.(JP/Don)

  • KPK urged to charge Hadi under money laundering law

    An NGO has urged the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to explore the possibility that Hadi Purnomo committed money laundering offenses when he served as taxation director general in 2001-2004.

     

  • Democratic Party stands a chance in presidential poll

    One of the participants of the Democratic Party’s presidential convention, Irman Gusman, says he is optimistic that the party will soon name a clear convention winner, despite political uncertainty.

  • Discourse: Countries should keep doors open to asylum seekers: UNHCR

    At least 60,000 people, mostly asylum seekers, are believed to have made so-called “irregular” maritime journeys last year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says. More than 1,300 people are estimated to have gone missing or been killed during the often perilous voyages. On the sidelines of an International Workshop on the Protection of Irregular Movements of Persons at Sea in Jakarta on Tuesday, the UNCHR’s regional representative, James Lynch (JL), and senior regional protection adviser, Thomas Vargas (TV), gave an interview to a limited number of Indonesian press outlets, including The Jakarta Post, to talk about their hopes of providing better protection to asylum seekers and refugees.

  • Islamic party leader dragged further into SKRT graft case

    The trial of graft suspect Anggoro Widjojo has revealed that former forestry minister MS Kaban — who is chairman of the Islamic-based Crescent Star Party (PBB) — allegedly asked for bribe money from Anggoro in return for a multimillion US dollar government project.

  • Moeldoko says his luxury watch is a knockoff

    Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander Gen. Moeldoko rebuffed Singaporean media reports on his lavish watch collection and claimed that he only purchased knockoff watches to satisfy his curiosity about watch technology.

  • KPK questions eight witnesses in Atut’s case

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has summoned eight witnesses in the graft case surrounding the procurement of medical equipment in Banten province involving Governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah and her brother Tubagus Chaeri “Wawan” Wardhana.

  • No tenders in FM’s 2004-2005 projects

    A witness in the graft trial of former Foreign Ministry secretary-general Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat said that no bidding had taken place in projects for the convening of international conferences between 2004 and 2005.