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  • National scene: Two terrorist suspects arrested in Sumedang

    JAKARTA: The National Police’s counterterrorism unit Densus 88 arrested two men on Thursday in Sumedang, West Java, who are suspected of being connected to two of the perpetrators of last month’s terrorist attack in Central Jakarta.

  • National scene: Police detain suspects in condensate case

    JAKARTA: The National Police have detained two of three suspects allegedly connected with corruption in the sale of state-owned condensates in 2009.

  • National scene: RI to host conference on terrorism

    JAKARTA: Indonesia will host an international meeting on counterterrorism measures that will focus on deradicalization, Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan has said.

  • AGO to drop prosecution of Abraham, Bambang, but not Novel

    The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is considering dropping prosecutions of two former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leaders Abraham Samad and Bambang Widjojanto, but will continue to bring criminal charges against the antigraft body’s top investigator, Novel Baswedan.

  • Crowded field to compete for Golkar Party chairmanship

    The field in the race for the Golkar Party chairmanship has become increasingly crowded with more key figures within the party declaring their candidacy.

  • Bawaslu wants more authority to handle poll violations

    After being largely left out of handling disputes resulting from last year’s simultaneous regional elections, the Election Supervisory Committee (Bawaslu) has demanded that it be granted more authority to deal with electoral complaints.

  • Russia seeks stronger ties with Indonesia

    Russia is seeking stronger relations with Indonesia in an effort to boost economic and other forms of cooperation between the two countries, according to Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Mikhail Galuzin.

  • Messaging app concedes to government warnings, removes same-sex emoticons

    Following a social-backlash and warnings from the government, Japanese-based mobile chat application Line issued an apology on Friday for offering stickers featuring same-sex couples.

  • Jokowi inaugurates newly elected governors

    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has inaugurated seven governors and deputy governors, who were elected in the simultaneous regional elections held on Dec. 9, 2015.

  • 20 organizations support state defense program

    Representatives of 20 mass organizations signed on Friday an agreement with the Defense Ministry to support a state defense program that will involve Indonesian civilians.

  • Indonesia must protect LGBT rights: Human Rights Watch

    The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to defend the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in a letter sent to the President on Friday.

  • PKS, third party to reject KPK Law amendment

    Opposition to the planned amendment to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law is strengthening in the House of Representatives as the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) has followed the Democratic Party (PD) and Gerindra Party in rejecting the proposed amendment.

  • National scene: Six provinces prone to corruption: KPK

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) warned six provinces on Thursday over their poor budget management, which shows signs of corruption.

  • Coral destruction shifts to eastern Indonesia

    Coral reefs and the marine ecosystem in the eastern part of the country are under threat, with more and more fishermen in the region resorting to the use of fish bombs, a survey conducted by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) has revealed.

  • KPK sets sights on minister in fresh graft case

    A graft case involving senior officials at the Agriculture Ministry could implicate Minister Amran Sulaiman following the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) plan to summon him as a witness.

  • Confusion reigns over village assets

    More than a year after the passing of the Village Law, village administrations around the country remain in the dark over the legal status of the village-run businesses mandated by the law.

  • AGO abandons plan to question tycoon Reza

    The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) said on Thursday that it had dropped a plan to question oil kingpin Reza Chalid as a witness in an alleged attempt to extort shares from a mining company.

  • ASEAN calls on North Korea to comply with UN Security Council

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has strongly urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or North Korea, to comply with all relevant United Nation Security Council Resolutions.

  • House ethics council to probe lawmaker's alleged assault

    The House of Representatives’ ethics council will investigate the assault case involving lawmaker Masinton Pasaribu after coordinating with the National Police's Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim), a council deputy chairman said on Thursday.

  • Govt to issue child identity cards this year

    The Home Affairs Ministry will begin to issue child identity cards (KIA) this year, initially rolling out the measure in 50 cities across the country.