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  • Jokowi reiterates his firm decisions on execution, illegal fishing

    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo reiterated on Monday his firm decisions on two controversial topics: executing death-row convicts, both local and foreign, and curbing rampant illegal fishing by foreign vessels in Indonesian vast waters.

  • Fuselage of ill-fated AirAsia aircraft to be handed over to KNKT

    The fuselage of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the sea off South Kalimantan late last year will be handed over to the National Committee for Transport Safety (KNKT) at Jakarta's Tanjung Priok port for further examination.

  • National scene: BPOM monitors recall of Kalbe drugs

    The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) has assured the total recall of anesthetic Buvanest Spinal and antihemorrhagic Asam Tranexamat Generik following the deaths of two hospital patients on Feb. 12.

  • National scene: Probe Megawati’s role in BLBI case: NGO

    The Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency (FITRA) has urged President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to investigate the controversial decision of former president Megawati Soekarnoputri in the 2002 Bank Indonesia liquidity support (BLBI) case.

  • National scene: Govt shuts down 71 study programs

    Research and Technology and Higher Education Minister Muhammad Nasir said that the government had closed 71 study programs in various universities due to a lack of competence.

  • More of Wawan’s assets seized as trial nears

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said on Sunday that its investigators had confiscated 17 plots of land worth billions of rupiah, allegedly bought using dirty money, from businessman Tubagus Chaeri “Wawan” Wardana, the younger brother of former Banten governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah.

  • Police disobey Jokowi in KPK crisis

    A member of an independent team assisting President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo resolve tensions between the National Police and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) — Bambang Widodo Umar — has called on the force to comply with the President’s earlier order to stop pressing dubious charges against KPK leaders and investigators.

  • Govt to make artificial rain in Riau

    The government is set to start modifying the weather on Monday to create artificial downpours in an endeavor to put out forest fires in Riau.

  • Challenger Zulkifli confident against rival incumbent

    People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) speaker Zulkifli Hasan said he was confident about his chances of taking over the leadership of the National Mandate Party (PAN) from incumbent Hatta Rajasa in a voting session, which was set to take place on Sunday evening, a day earlier than initially planned.

  • Zulkifli clarifies Amien’s harsh words at PAN congress

    The camp of outgoing National Mandate Party (PAN) deputy chairman Zulkifli Hasan has clarified patron board chairman Amien Rais’ recent accusative statement, which he said was not intended to attack his rival Hatta Radjasa but to express his love to him.

  • PAN to speed up chairmanship election

    The steering committee of the National Mandate Party (PAN) congress has announced it intends to expedite the chairmanship election to be held on Sunday, in the wake of escalating tensions between the two chairman candidates’ supporting camps.

  • Tensions escalate at PAN congress

    The second day of the National Mandate Party's (PAN) national congress on Sunday was marked by a descent into physical violence ahead of a chairmanship election scheduled for Monday.

  • Chaos reigns at PAN congress

    Deliberations on internal rulings descended into chaos on the second day of the National Mandate Party (PAN) congress, prompting the party’s steering committee to adjourn the morning session.

  • Hatta counters attack from Amien

    Amid fierce competition between two candidates for the chairmanship of the National Mandate Party (PAN) during the party’s congress in Denpasar, Bali, incumbent candidate Hatta Rajasa has responded to an attack on him by patron board chairman Amien Rais regarding his meeting with then president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the residence of National Democratic (Nasdem) Party chairman Surya Paloh following the presidential election in July last year.

  • Weather agency warns of whirlwinds, ice rain

    The Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned the public and airline companies of whirlwinds and ice rain during the transition into the dry season.

  • PAN congress to open in Bali

    Hundreds of National Mandate Party (PAN) officials arrived in Denpasar, Bali, to attend the party’s three-day national congress scheduled to open on Saturday.

  • Ticket counters to be scrapped at Soekarno-Hatta and Kualanamu airports

    Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten and Kualanamu International Airport in Medan, North Sumatra will no longer directly sell tickets as all ticket counters will be turned into customer service counters operated by airlines as of Sunday. 

  • BPOM assures total recall of drugs allegedly tied to deaths

    The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) has assured the total recall of anesthetic Buvanest Spinal and antihemorrhagic Asam Tranexamat Generik following the deaths of two hospital patients on Feb. 12.

  • 71 higher education program licenses revoked in 2014: Minister

    Seventy-one higher education program licenses were revoked last year while 21 are set to be pulled in 2015, Research and Technology and Higher Education Minister Muhammad Nasir said.

  • National scene: Navy tightens security at borders

    The Indonesian Navy is taking measures to tighten security in the country’s territorial waters, according to Navy chief of staff Admiral Ade Supandi.

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