• Businesses prefer professional economic ministers

    Amid the continuing speculation about a Cabinet reshuffle, businesspeople have expressed the hope that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will recruit professional economic ministers with the power to accelerate economic growth.

  • Jimly not afraid of criminalization

    Former chairman of the Constitutional Court Jimly Asshidiqie who has passed the initial test in the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leadership selection, says he is not afraid of any criminalization if he is selected as a leader of the commission.

  • Engeline case reconstructed amid tight security

    Margriet Megawe and Agus Tay Hamba May, the two chief suspects in the murder of eight-year-old Engeline Margret Megawe, took part in a re-enactment of the crime at Margriet’s residence on Jl. Sedap Malam in Denpasar, Bali, on Monday.

  • Garuda adds 5 extra flights after fire

    National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia said on Monday that it had prepared five additional flights for passengers caught in delays and cancellations following a fire at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport’s Terminal 2E on Sunday morning.

  • Teachers strive to improve reading capacity of students in S.Manokwari

    Poor reading capacity is a serious problem in South Manokwari, West Papua, as Guru Garis Depan (GDD) or “frontline teachers” from the Culture and Elementary and Secondary Education Ministry have found that many children cannot read even after they have graduated from elementary schools.

  • Govt to discuss incentives for environmentally friendly electricity plants

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said the government is examining incentives for the development of environmentally friendly electricity plants in Indonesia with a hope that investors will become more attracted to developing the sector.

  • KPK’s future leaders must complete BLBI investigation

    A researcher from the Indonesia Study and Advocacy Center (PAS Indonesia) Taufik Riyadi has said the new Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leaders must prioritize conducting thorough investigations of Bank Indonesia liquidity support (BLBI) cases.

  • Get ready

    Democratic Party chairman Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (right) greets party officials (left to right) Amir Syamsuddin, secretary-general Hinca IP Pandjaitan and EE Mangindaan at the Jakarta Convention Center on Saturday. The party on Saturday inaugurated its new central executive board and held a national leadership meeting to discuss preparations for December’s simultaneous regional elections. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

  • Jimly passes initial KPK test

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) selection committee announced on Saturday that Election Commission Honorary Council (DKPP) chair Jimly Assiddiqie was one of 194 applicants to have passed an initial administrative test.

  • TNI to pay compensation to 83 civilian victims in Hercules tragedy

    The Indonesian Military (TNI) will pay compensation to all civilian victims who were killed in the Air Force’s Hercules C-130 tragedy in Medan, North Sumatra, on Tuesday.

  • 194 applicants pass administrative test for KPK roles

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) selection committee has so far passed 194 of 611 people applying to become the commission’s leaders.

  • Indonesians going abroad must report online: Ministry

    The case of an Indonesian believed to have gone missing in Syria has prompted the Foreign Ministry to issue a regulation requiring any Indonesian traveling outside the country to report online before departure.

  • Marzuki Alie likely to quit Yudhoyono’s party

    Former House of Representatives speaker Marzuki Alie has given signals he would likely quit former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Democratic Party (PD) since he has not been entrusted with a role in the party’s current structure and composition.

  • Welcome

    Foreign tourists visit Istiqlal Mosque in Central Jakarta on Friday. The rich history and beautiful architecture of Istiqlal, the biggest mosque in Southeast Asia, attracts large numbers of foreign visitors

  • Urban future

    Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil introduces the city’s development concept to US Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake on Friday at the Bandung Command Center. During the visit, Ambassador Blake said that his country would support the Bandung municipal administration’s plan to implement the smart-city concept.


  • Dismissed workers can withdraw JHT funds instantly

    Only workers who are dismissed and can no longer work with other employers, will be allowed withdraw their deposits from the old-age risk scheme, says president director of Workers’ Social Security Management Agency (BPJS TK) Elvyn G. Masassya.

  • National scene: Police must join rights committee: Badrodin

    JAKARTA: National Police chief Gen. Badrodin Haiti has said that it is important for the police force to join the government-sanctioned human rights committee tasked to probe past rights abuses.

  • National scene: No Cabinet shake-up during Ramadhan

    JAKARTA: People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Zulkifli Hasan has stated that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had told him that there would be no announcement of a reshuffle of the Cabinet during Ramadhan.

  • National scene: Suryadharma suspect in new graft case

    JAKARTA: The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named former religious affairs minister Suryadharma Ali a suspect in a new case related to the alleged embezzlement of operational funds at the Religious Affairs Ministry.

  • National scene: Kalla holds meetings with Sri Mulyani

    JAKARTA: Vice President Jusuf Kalla said on Friday that he had held several meetings with former finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, currently a World Bank managing director, amid speculation that she had been tapped by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as the new finance minister.