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  • Jokowi cancels the announcement of his Cabinet at Priok

    Newly inaugurated President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has postponed the announcement of his Cabinet, earlier expected to take place at Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta Wednesday evening.

  • Rini may sue media outlet over Cabinet leak

    Former minister Rini Mariani Soemarno, who is also a close aide to former president Megawati Soekarnoputri, was mulling suing a media outlet that ran a report suggesting she was not eligible to be a ministerial candidate, a close aide to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Wednesday.

  • New Cabinet likely to have 4 coordinating ministers

    President Joko ”Jokowi” Widodo is expected to announced his Trisakti Cabinet on Wednesday evening in a structure that is likely to have four coordinating ministers and retain most of the past structure with minor adjustments.

  • Jokowi likely to announce cabinet at 7 p.m. in Tanjung Priok

    Newly inaugurated President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is likely to announce his Cabinet at Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

  • Eight names removed from Jokowi’s minister candidate list

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo revealed on Wednesday that he would not choose eight individuals who had been red-flagged by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), which indicated that they were vulnerable to implication in graft cases.

  • House receives information on changes to ministerial nomenclature

    House of Representatives speaker Setya Novanto said the House had received President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s letter on Wednesday informing it of changes to the names of ministries in his administration.

  • Street art

    Painter S. Wito makes a finishing touch to a painting of new Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (right) and his deputy Jusuf Kalla at his street-side kiosk in Jakarta. Jokowi was inaugurated as the country's seventh president on Monday, Oct. 20. (AP/Tatan Syuflana)

  • Jokowi summons prospective Cabinet members to State Palace

    Prior to the announcement of his Cabinet, Indonesia’s new president, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, arranged on Wednesday a series of closed-door meetings with experts and politicians who have allegedly been tipped to fill several of the 33 ministerial positions in the Cabinet.

  • National Police chief recommends four officers to Jokowi.

    National Police chief Gen. Sutarman says that he has recommended four of his institution’s best officers to newly elected President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who is to select an adjutant.

  • Jokowi gives Palace tour to former subordinates

    With the announcement of his Cabinet expected sometime today, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo reserved some time on Wednesday morning to give his former subordinates in the Jakarta administration a tour of his new office.

  • Jokowi to announce Cabinet line-up today

    Two days after his inauguration as Indonesia's seventh president, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has confirmed that he will announce his Cabinet line-up today.

  • Andika Perkasa inaugurated as new Paspampres commander

    Indonesian Military Commander Gen. Moeldoko inaugurated on Wednesday Brig. Gen. Andika Perkasa as the new commander of the Presidential Security Detail (Paspampres).

  • PDI-P respects Muhaimin’s decision to decline Cabinet post

    Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) executive Hendrawan Supratikno said that his party would respect a decision made by National Awakening Party (PKB) chairman Muhaimin Iskandar to continue leading his party rather than accept a ministerial post offered by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

  • New president Jokowi hits the ground running

    New Indonesian President Joko Widodo got down to "work, work and work" early yesterday, starting his second day in office by meeting Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.

  • SBY, Ani get social media makeover

    Former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife Kristiani “Ani” Herawati have taken steps to rebrand themselves on social media following their return to civilian life on Monday.

  • Three IS militants from RI killed in Syria

    Three Indonesians were among 20 Islamic State (IS) militants who were reportedly killed last week in an attack launched by Syrian Kurdish fighters in the latter’s efforts to reclaim Syrian-Turkish border areas from the militant group.

  • PPP throws full support behind Jokowi-Kalla

    Amid an internal conflict between two rival factions inside the United Development Party (PPP), embattled chairman Suryadharma Ali has hinted at a change of political direction to support newly inaugurated President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

  • MPR speaker implicated in land-conversion scandal

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said on Tuesday that it would summon People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) speaker Zulkifli Hasan to clarify a statement made by graft suspect Riau Governor Annas Maamun with regard to suspected graft in the issuance of land-conversion permits in Riau.

  • Govt offices’ AC should be at 25 degrees

    Vice President Jusuf Kalla has reminded government officials that air conditioners (AC) in government offices should not be lower than 25 degrees Celsius to minimize operational costs.

  • New RI president must prioritize Papua: HRW

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should use his first official visit to Papua and West Papua on Thursday to endorse specific measures to address serious human rights problems on the country’s easternmost island, according to a New York-based rights watchdog.

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