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  • Zuma cancels state visit to RI due to unrest

    South African President Jacob Zuma announced on Saturday that he had canceled his state visit to Indonesia, where he had been scheduled to hold bilateral talks with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and attend the Asian-African Commemoration Conference (AACC).

  • Indonesians unhurt by xenophobic unrest in South Africa

    The Indonesian embassy in Pretoria has confirmed that no Indonesians were hurt during the recent xenophobic attacks in two of South Africa’s biggest cities, Johannesburg and Durban, where six people have reportedly been killed, an embassy official has said.

  • National scene: Poor villages to get Internet access

    JAKARTA: Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Minister Marwan Jafar said that the ministry was aiming to provide Internet access to 5,000 villages in the country this year.

  • National scene: Agung’s son refuses to be rotated

    JAKARTA: A member of the House of Representatives Commission I overseeing defense and foreign affairs, Dave Laksono, who is the son of embattled new Golkar chairman Agung Laksono, said that he would not accept the decision of a rival faction within the party to rotate him.

  • National scene: New PAN leadership looks for new building

    JAKARTA: The central board of the National Mandate Party (PAN) said the initiative to collect donations for the construction of a new party headquarters was a good idea, but it was never ordered by party chairman Zulkifli Hasan.

  • National scene: PDI-P lawmaker admits accepting bribes

    JAKARTA: Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) legislator Adriansyah, who was recently caught accepting a Rp 500 million (US$39,000) bribe from a businessman in Bali, admitted that it was not the first time he had accepted money from the company.

  • Ministry in damage control mode after national exam leaks

    The Culture and Primary and Secondary Education Ministry has found in its probe that national exam material leaks were not widespread as they only affected students in Aceh and Yogyakarta.

  • France wants halt to execution of its citizen

    France has requested Indonesia to halt the plan to execute one of its citizens who was put on death row after being convicted of drug charges, warning that the relationship between the two countries could suffer if it goes ahead.

  • Media reports on Tebet murder victim are unethical: Press Council

    The media reports on the victim of a recent murder taking place in Tebet, South Jakarta, were unethical, says a member of the Press Council.

  • Agung-led Golkar optimistic about participation in simultaneous polls

    The Golkar Party faction led by former coordinating minister for people’s welfare Agung Laksono expressed its optimism that his camp would be allowed and prepared to contest the upcoming simultaneous local elections.

  • Badrodin to address top cops on Monday

    Newly sworn in National Police chief Gen. Badrodin Haiti is scheduled speak before all provincial and resort police chiefs on Monday to build solidity within the police force.

  • President installs Badrodin as new National Police chief

    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo installed on Friday Comr. Gen. Badrodin Haiti as the new National Police chief, ending uncertainty after the post was left vacant since January.

  • President installs Badrodin as new National Police chief

    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo installed on Friday Comr. Gen. Badrodin Haiti as the new National Police chief, ending uncertainty after the post was left vacant since January.

  • Adriansyah admits accepting bribes

    Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) legislator Adriansyah, who was caught red-handed accepting a Rp 500 million bribe from a businessman in Bali recently, admitted that it was not the first time he had accepted money from the company.

  • RI, Madagascar aim to translate historical ties into economic cooperation

    The government hopes to boost cooperation in trade and investment, especially in the energy and maritime sectors, with Madagascar, an African nation with historical ties with Indonesia spanning over a millennium, an official has said.

  • Government mulls exam do-over

    The government is considering a redo of the national exam at schools where students were suspected of cheating by obtaining exam materials ahead of time.

  • National scene: Alex fails to comply with KPK summons, again

    South Sumatra Governor Alex Noerdin failed once again on Thursday to show up for a round of questioning from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in a high-profile graft case centering on the construction of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games athletes’ village.

  • National scene: Bambang joins rally against cement factory

    Former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioner Bambang Widjojanto joined a protest on Thursday against the construction of a cement factory in Rembang, Central Java.

  • National scene: Jokowi to increase soldiers’ salaries

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Thursday that the government would improve the welfare of military personnel by raising their salaries by 56 to 60 percent.

  • Lawmakers reject reassignments

    After surviving months of infighting due to a political struggle between the ruling and opposition coalitions, the House of Representatives will likely face another hurdle in carrying out its legislative duties after a group of Golkar lawmakers refused to obey reassignments at the House from leaders of one faction of the party.

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