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National

  • Indonesian Navy set to have domestically built frigate in 2016

    The Indonesian Navy will soon have its own domestically made frigate when the construction of the PKR 10514 guided-missile destroyer escort is completed in 2016.

  • Legal marriage age contributes to mortality

    The National Commission on Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan) called on the government to raise the legal minimum age for marriage from 16 to 18 years old for females.

  • Mounting plot within Golkar to unseat Bakrie

    A faction of Golkar Party members disappointed with how party chairman Aburizal Bakrie has been handling coalition-building negotiations ahead of the July 9 presidential election may attempt to unseat the chairman at the party’s upcoming national executive meeting.

  • Dahlan defends Pelindo II boss in KPK probe

    State-Owned Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan on Wednesday shrugged off the questioning of state-owned Pelindo II president director RJ Lino over alleged irregularities in the purchase of US$17 million worth of equipment by the country’s biggest seaport operator.

  • Forest law failings could speed up climate change

    Climate change experts have said that stronger law enforcement was needed to prevent future disastrous wildfires in susceptible areas such as the peatlands of Riau, Sumatra.

  • KPK investigates dozens of cars tied to Atut

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has found evidence that graft suspect Banten Governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah bought 26 cars with money she allegedly acquired from rigging a government project.

  • Exam question was a plot against me: Jokowi

    Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that the inclusion of his name in questions for the national examinations for high school students was planned by his rivals as a way to tarnish his image.

  • Sorry, no hearing

    People wait for a hearing at a Central Jakarta courtroom Wednesday. Members of the Association of Indonesian Court Registrars and Secretaries went on strike to press their demands for better pay.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

  • The race is soon to begin

    A man shows images of possible pairings of presidential and vice presidential candidates in the July election that have been circulating on social media in Jakarta on Wednesday. In the pictures, the Gerindra Party’s Prabowo Subianto is paired with National Mandate Party (PAN) chairman Hatta Rajasa, while the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle’s (PDI-P) Joko Widodo is matched with former vice president Jusuf Kalla. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

  • Media must protect sexual abuse victims, NGO says

    Some press coverage on an alleged sexual violence case against a student in an international school in Jakarta has not provided adequate protection to the victims and has even violated he journalistic code of ethics, an NGO has said.