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  • Jokowi makes a sweeping change at the Palace

    As President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo continues to push his relaxed style of leadership at the State Palace by breaking strict protocols, many of his staffers have been staggering to keep up with his frenetic style.

  • Golkar facing worst turbulence yet

    Conflict over the Golkar Party leadership has been predicted to be fierce because whoever wins will have significant influence over the country’s political landscape up until the 2019 legislative and presidential elections.

  • New database key to fighting deforestation

    Indonesia is seen by many to have unreliable forestry data because of poor data management, poor data access and conflicting data sets.

  • Yudhoyono gets religious on Twitter

    Former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono delivered a statement through the popular microblogging site Twitter on Friday warning his successor President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo against becoming a tyrant.

  • Jokowi wins praise for peatland protection

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo praised a local initiative in Riau, Sumatra to dam a canal in order to stop the drainage of a peat forest, signaling a good step toward tackling Sumatra’s devastating forest fires.

  • Election activists push for an omnibus election law

    A group of election researchers are pushing for the merging of three current laws on elections into an omnibus law.

  • Jokowi’s move to protect peatland praised

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo praised a local initiative in Riau to dam a canal in order to stop the drainage of a peat forest in Sumatra, signaling a good gesture to tackle Sumatra’s devastating forest fires.

  • Indonesian, 2 Filipinos convicted in 2002 bombing

    A Philippine court has convicted an Indonesian militant and two Filipino extremists for their role in a 2002 mall bombing that killed at least 12 people and signaled the start of the alliance of two of Southeast Asia's most violent terrorist groups.

  • W. Nias, Paniai most vulnerable regions

    A recent study by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) shows that West Nias in North Sumatra and Paniai in Papua are the country’s areas most vulnerable to climate change.

  • KPK, ministry join forces to safeguard Rp 70t village fund

    The Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Ministry has asked the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to help monitor the transfer next year of Rp 70 trillion intended for the country’s 73,000 villages.

  • KPK grills former minister Dorodjatun on BLBI case

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) resumed an investigation on Thursday, after a year-long hiatus, into former president Megawati Soekarnoputri’s Bank Indonesia liquidity support (BLBI) case.

  • Ministry reins in officials’ lavish lifestyles

    On orders from President Joko “Jokowi’ Widodo, Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Yuddy Chrisnandi has issued a circular banning government officials from throwing lavish parties or partaking in other wasteful spending activities.

  • Jokowi inaugurates new BNP2TKI chief

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo swore-in on Thursday Golkar Party politician Nusron Wahid as the Head of the Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI).

  • Ryamizard says friendship with Prabowo helps ease tension

    Newly appointed Defense Minister Gen (ret.) Ryamizard Ryacudu acknowledged on Wednesday that his friendship with defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, founder of the Gerindra Party, had contributed to easing tensions between Prabowo and President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

  • Jokowi inaugurates agency heads

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated Franky Sibarani, a businessman and secretary-general of the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo), as chief of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) in Jakarta on Thursday at the State Palace.

  • Jokowi installs Nusron Wahid as BNP2TKI chief

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has installed Golkar Party politician Nusron Wahid as the new head of the Agency of Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI), replacing Gatot Abdullah Mansyur.

  • Govt wants Singapore to better protect RI workers

    Manpower Minister Muhammad Hanif Dhakiri met with his counterpart from Singapore, Tan Chuan Jin, in Jakarta on Thursday to better enhance collaboration between the two countries in protecting Indonesian migrant workers in Singapore.

  • Industrialization a challenge toward press freedom: Council

    Big media owners pose a huge threat to the press in achieving freedom, professionalism, quality and prosperity for industry players, says an expert.

  • Expedition reveals biodiversity in W. Papua

    An expedition which aimed to collect initial data on biodiversity in West Papua has revealed the mysteries of Lengguru, an area that consists of limestone formations called ‘karst’, as a mosaic of natural ecosystems in the province.

  • Lawyer slams KPK’s punishment of client

    Noted lawyer Adnan Buyung Nasution has launched a protest against the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) decision to punish his client, former Democratic Party chairman Anas Urbaningrum, for his criticism of the KPK detention center.

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